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Help me choose……

I need to choose a single image to represent my wedding photography in an Ad. Here are some of my favorites…..leave me a comment and let me know which one you think I should use, and why.

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Rosa and Scott’s Wedding at Wolf Lakes

This past week I had the wonderful pleasure of capturing the memories at Rosa and Scott’s Wedding. The wedding took place at Wolf Lakes in Sanger, CA. It is an incredibly beautiful location for a wedding. Beautiful gardens, a lakeside venue, and a wonderful staff to insure the day is everything the couple dreams it could be.

The first one dressed and ready on the wedding day was the couples daughter Kayla. She and I went for a walk while everyone else was still getting ready. Here’s one of my favorite shots from that walk.

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After my walk with Kayla I spent some time with the guys. Here’s my favorite shot of Scott with the groomsmen.

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I always try and have a good 30-60 minutes alone with the wedding couple. I want to be able to provide them with beautiful images they can display in their home, or feature in an album. Here are some of my favorite images of Rosa and Scott.
We were on our way to the dock for some photographs, when Scott reached down and swept Rosa off of her feet. He carried her all the way to the dock. I thought it was rather romantic, until he pretended to throw her in the lake….lol

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Once on the dock, I was able to capture some beautiful images. Rosa and Scott had practiced the “almost kiss” in their engagement session. Woohoo, boy did they get it right on the dock! I LOVE this shot!
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There’s a vine covered walkway at Wolf Lakes that’s really neat when it’s lit up at night. I stole Rosa and Scott away from the reception for a few to take some more shots of just them. Here they are dancing in the walkway.

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Some of the last moments I spent with Rosa and Scott were in the courtyard next to the fountain. As much as I loved the photograph and the moment that took place…I love the “art” version of the moment even better. This is the photo that was taken by the fountain.

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This is the art version, but to me it still didn’t seem finished.

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Here’s the final version of the art piece. I have been waiting for just the right image to use on a Metal Mural sample. Soon, this should be in my studio as a 4’x3′ Metal Mural!
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Rosa and Scott, thank you for allowing me to be a part of your special day! I can’t wait for you to see the rest of the images.

A big thank you also to the staff of Wolf Lakes. They did an amazing job of making the evening a wonderful memorable event!
-Heather

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Carmen and Scott got married!

Congratulations to Carmen and Scott!
Once again this past Saturday I had the joy of capturing the memories from a wedding. The wedding and reception were both held at The Victorian Gardens of Two Sisters in Kingsburg. It is an absolutely beautiful location. The owners are great to work with.

I started off the day taking a few bridal portraits of Carmen. Isn’t she gorgeous?


After Carmen it was the guys turn. They wanted to have a bit of fun with their pictures.

If I remember correctly this was called the human wall. If you’ve ever watched a soccer game, this stance should look familiar.

After the wedding I spent some time alone with Carmen and Scott. I love her smile, it’s absolutely infectious.


They got the almost kiss right too!

This was taken during their first dance. The couple tends to look towards me and “pose”, so I love when I have a second photographer with me.

Tracie helped me out with this reception. While the couple “poses” towards me, she’s able to get some absolutely wonderful candids!

This one is mine. I love catching those moments.

Carmen tossed the bouquet halfway to the moon! This was taken just after sunset, so I love the deep, deep blues still left in the sky.

Then came time for Scott to get the garter. The DJ told him he couldn’t use his hands.

Scott tossed the garter pretty well too, but I don’t think it caught as much air as the bouquet did. I love looking in the background and seeing Carmen’s son being hoisted into the air to catch the garter.

I thought the next few shots were hilarious. There were disposable cameras placed on the tables for the guests to use during the reception. I think they have about 30 pictures of me taking photos. This gentleman was the first. Then came little Joshua, and then little Mia. I had snuck up on Mia while she was getting some candy and took her picture. The rest of the night she’d run up to me with one o f the disposable cameras, snap a frame off and exclaim, “I snucked up on you!” It made me smile every time

Carmen and Scott, thank you for asking me to be a part of your special day by capturing the memories as they happened. It was truly a joy and I wish you much happiness together!

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Congratulations Lisa and Jeff!

This weekend I had the pleasure of being Lisa and Jeff’s wedding photographer. We met before the wedding for the formal photographs. They were married at the Heritage Church of God just east of Kingsburg. I’ve been told the church building is close to 100 years old. The reception was out at The Kingsburg Gun Club.

Here are a few of my favorite images and memories from the day.

After finishing the formal portraits, I headed inside the reception hall to capture a few detail shots. A banner had been made for the couple. I loved this shot…….anyone remember Max, Buff, and Melvin?null
I love asking my couples to pose in the “almost kiss.” BUT..it’s sometimes a challenge to explain and can take a few tries to achieve the look I’m hoping for. It’s not about the kiss. It’s about the moment just before. Lisa and Jeff got it right the very first shot!
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I wish I could take full credit for the next shot, but I can not. So, here’s a huge shout out to my second photographer for the day, Tracie! Tracie has worked quite a few weddings with me. I was setting up the shot to capture it from a different angle. Tracie saw this angle and shot it. I LOVE the way this one turned out. Thanks Tracie!
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You never know what’s going to happen when there are children taking part in a wedding. Little Wesley was great. We posed this one group shot with the men and Wesley wearing shades. The one below it is the same photo, just cropped in on Wesley.
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Here’s one of Jeff and the ladies.
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We had our share of laughs as well.
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Both the flowers and the rings were gorgeous.
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Lisa walked down the aisle hand in hand with her mom.
Once again, kudos to Tracie for this shot. Tracie was up in the balcony of the church during the ceremony.
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I love watching for the little details while a couple is at the alter. I love watching their hands.

I stole the couple from the reception at sunset. This one is all them, not posed……..just a wonderful moment.
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Four generations of Wesley. The youngest, “Little Dude,” his father, grandfather, and great-grandfather. All named Wesley.
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I was told there’s a story behind this shot, and that Jeff would get a kick of this. This gentleman’s wife sought out Tracie to have this shot taken. I think the tattoo on the finger is great.
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Lisa and Jeff, thank you for letting me be a part of your special day. Congratulations!

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Congratulations Lindsey and Raymond

This past Saturday I had the joy of capturing the moments as they happened at Lindsey and Raymond’s wedding. The wedding took place at Hope Lutheran Church in Fresno. The reception was at the Ramada Inn, also in Fresno.

I wanted to share a few favorite shots with everyone. The rest of their photos will be posted in a gallery in a few weeks.

Here are some of my favs…..

Lindsey before the wedding. Her dressing room had a gorgeous stained glass window in it.

Lindsey and Raymond in the sanctuary before the wedding, again with one of the beautiful stained glass windows at the church.

Lindsey being escorted down the aisle by her dad.

The wedding party at the alter.

The wedding party in the lobby of the Ramada prior to the reception.

The bridesmaids as they wait for Lindsey’s dress to be bustled.

Lindsey and Raymond cutting the cake.

Lindsey and her dad dancing. I always love the way a dad looks at his “little girl” on her wedding day as they dance.

Lindsey and Raymond,
Thank you for letting me be a part of your special day. It was a joy to be there capturing the memories for you. I wish you many, many years of happiness together. Congratulations!
-Heather

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Jennifer and Justin’s Wedding Album

Back in September I had the priveledge of shooting Jennifer and Justin’s wedding. Today I finished designing a first draft of their wedding album, and I wanted to share it.

The first image is what the cover will look like. The other images are the page spreads.

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The “title” page…..
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Giving away of the bride, and entire wedding party at alter.
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The unity candle….
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The rings and the kiss
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Husband and wife…..
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Formal portraits
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The rings…..
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The family
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The head table
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The toast
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Cutting the cake
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The first dance
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The bouquet
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The garter
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All the little details
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The setting
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Engagement Session With My New Video Light

Today I met with one of my upcoming wedding couples. We arranged to meet in Visalia at a little park near downtown. When we met, the sun was still a bit too bright for my liking. We got a couple shots off and then a full on bridal party in a limo pulls up. The photographer for the wedding party that arrived is a friend of mine, and fellow Now I Lay Me Down To Sleep photographer. I knew she would be working on a tight time schedule, so I started to look around for an alternate location to shoot.

In trying to find a brick wall, we noticed that across the street from this little park we were in is a beautiful red brick church. We decided to look closer. I am so glad that we did. What a beautiful little courtyard this little church has. I decided to run back to my truck and grab my new video light. The three shots below are taken using the video light for light.

Another shot from the little church courtyard.

It was then just about sunset. On my way to meet them I had passed a huge field filled with yellow flowers (ok, filled with yellow weeds….itchy yellow weeds!). We left the little church just in time to get to the field for sunset. Once again, this shot is lit with the video light.

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