cherish: mama and babe, the everyday : san jose, ca

“Embrace the amazing potential MAGIC of today’s small everyday moments”
-Zina Harrington

Oh friends, let’s photograph your everyday. Often, we only think about the holiday cards, the instagram worthy, the perfectly curated moments… but this, this is what many of us parents want to remember, the everyday moments; creating, chasing, sitting, playing, and just being with our children. The snuggles and laughter, the tears, the favorite toys and t-shirts, and so much more. When my children are grown, having photos of us together, living our everyday, is what I’ll want most. If you’d like this too, let’s record these memories together.

Love and Light,

Heather

cherish : the gray girls : mama and me portrait

I had the honor of photographing my dear friend Tara before her family moved to Hawaii for a grand adventure. Tara and her husband love Hawaii and were married there, so their affinity of the islands inspired this next chapter of their lives. They sold most of their belongings, put their heirlooms in storage, and moved to the big island, leaving their home here in Colorado. With this in mind, I wanted to photograph the girls in the wide open spaces that run along the plains as they meet the Rocky Mountains. It was a very Colorado day, with bright sunshine and a blustery wind, which added to the magic of this portrait. It was a delight to spend time with Tara’s sweet daughter too and watch her imagination sparkle as she danced through the long grasses with her bunny.

Tara is a real gem and creative soul. She creates the most beautiful dream catchers and floral sculptures too, which can be found on her lovely blog. And beyond all this she’s the most beautiful soul.

Love and Light,
Heather

Cherish: Leila and Family: SLO Family Photographer

This family, especially the amazing mama, is so dear to me. Leila was our Doula for Desmond’s birth and she will forever hold a very special place in my heart. She was there for me in such a fundamental way during such a trying, wild and wondrous time. Her patience, kindness, sense of humor, and earth mama knowledge helped me safely deliver my baby boy. She’s a superhero, rockstar and insanely inspiring mama in my book, and her family is so beautiful and amazing.
Thank you Leila!
Love and Light,
Heather

Cherish : The Hubbell Family : Denver Colorado

Holy moly, super sweetness! The Hubbell family is just darling, aren’t they? Their adorable puppy, Gatsby, joined their family, and a week later we took this portrait to remember this special time. I’ve since seen Gatsby and he’s growing so fast and is getting cuter by the day!
Thank you, Hubbell family, for asking me to record your memories with you. 
Love and Light,
Heather

Cherish : The Hattig Family : Spring

I’ve had the great honor of photographing the Hattig family a few times a year for the past few years, and for this portrait we decided to adventure to Denver for their photos. They had never been to the Denver Botanic Gardens before, so it was so much fun to share this special place with them. We found a fairy garden, panda forest and monkey land. It was a magical day and visiting the gardens with little ones is seriously the way to go, they see and imagine so much!
Thank you, sweet Hattig family, for always making my heart smile.
Love and Light,
Heather

cherish : the collins family : lifestyle family photographer : santa cruz california

I had the best afternoon with the Collins family in their Santa Cruz, California neighborhood. Their son Eli, showed me some of his favorite toys and his cute cat. We shared a few snacks and then went on a lovely walk to a nearby park. It was so much fun to experience a day in the life of this beautiful family. I’d love to live in their awesome neighborhood. 
Love and Light,
Heather