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Did you know that that you can include your family in your elopement? You have decided you would love an adventurous elopement but your not sure how your family will feel. Maybe you feel like you want to elope but you would also like to have some of the people that matter most to you there […]

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dancer

Ballet, sunsets and beaches make a stunning combination Last week I got the chance to work with on a dance photoshoot. Creating a dance photoshoot was especially enjoyable to me as it brought back memories of the days I use to dance. I was a competitive at a young age and I spent hours everyday […]

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elopement in LA

As your wedding photographer, it is important to me that I am there to guide you and help you plan your perfect day. One of the questions couples usually ask me is if they should do a first look. I have shot hundreds of weddings and I love sharing advice with my couples on the […]

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Put Your Oxygen Mask on First It is so important to take practice self care. When you take care of yourself you have the energy and ability to show up as your best self for your friends, family and clients. I dive deeper into this on Episode 9 of Life Beyond the Lens on my […]

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How to write wedding vows

A Simple Guide To Writing Your Own Vows When you sit down to write your vows, it’s helpful to know why vows are a part of the wedding ceremony. Vows are a traditional part of the wedding ceremony for two reasons. First, vows offer the couple a chance to reflect during an otherwise hectic day. […]

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Life Beyond the Lens When you are chasing your dreams but you feel like giving up where do you turn? How can we serve others when we are feeling drained? Today on my episode of Life Beyond the Lens I dive deep into how to keep chasing your dreams. When life puts up roadblocks how […]

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  I have been doing a monthly blog post for hybrid photographers or this interested in learning more about film.  This month I wanted to go into so me of the ins and outs of hybrid shooting. I am often asked how I match my film and digital work.  I outsource most my film matching […]

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  Shooting film allows you to create your creative aesthetic in how you shoot and how you choose to have your film processed. One of the main questions you will be asked is how you rate your film.  Basically, the number you put as the ISO in your meter is what you are rating your […]

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The thing about shooting destination weddings and elopements is that the location is not a backdrop to the day, it is very much apart of the story. And just like every couple is unique, every location is unique. When you put the two together, it captures the couple in a location that represents them at […]

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  Portrait photography centers around photography of subject(s)… also know, in this case, as people. However, as a wedding photographer it is also important to include the setting and surroundings to be able to tell the full story.  Most likely the couple spent a lot of time choosing a venue that would make the perfect backdrop for their […]

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I recognized that weddings merit the same kind of heart-pounding adventure. That’s why I transitioned from fine art photography to adventure elopements, using the medium I love to tell love stories that are as real as the ocean is deep. 

Meet Heather

California elopement photographer

Nature inspired me to chase after awe-inspiring bursts of wonder — watching sunrises from Yosemite mountaintops, backpacking through the red rock landscape of southern Utah, surfing in waves that carelessly crash onto the beach and soaking up island sunsets. 

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