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Hello! My name is Heather and I am so happy you stopped by! This blog is a place where I will share love stories of amazing couples who I had the honor of photographing. It is a place where I can express my passion with images where my words fall short. Photography has changed my life drastically and I am so thankful that God has blessed me with this gift. I wish I could say the same thing about my singing voice, but what can you do?!

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>>–Sami + Phil-> Married!! Half Moon Bay Wedding Photographer

  Sami & Phil chose the best possible way to start 2019 off…they got married!!  They met in at high school.  I’d like to think of them as high school sweet hearts version 2.0 The Teacher’s Edition!  They both teach and coach sports at Saint Francis High School and met at the winter athletics dinner […]

Jan 21

 

Sami & Phil chose the best possible way to start 2019 off…they got married!!  They met in at high school.  I’d like to think of them as high school sweet hearts version 2.0 The Teacher’s Edition!  They both teach and coach sports at Saint Francis High School and met at the winter athletics dinner for coaches.  Their paths had never crossed on campus until that night!  Sami coaches basketball and Phil coaches cross country and track.  Although Phil isn’t a winter sports coach, he was still invited to the dinner…and who wouldn’t want a free meal!?  Food is always the way to a man’s heart and this was literally the case that evening.  They sat next to each other and talked the whole night.  They had an instant connection with each other and they both knew this was the real deal.  They started dating and 6 months later he proposed!  LOVE their story!

Their wedding day started out rainy with a chance of more rain. It didn’t seem to bother either of them one bit, since rain or shine they were gonna marry the love of their lives!  One of my favorite moments was when the clouds parted at the exact moment that Sami walked down the aisle and the sun shone brightly on her through the church windows.  It was a beautiful gesture from above.  Not only did the clouds part during their ceremony, but we got the most amazing sunset on the beach in front of Sam’s Chowder House where their reception dinner was held.  It turned out to be an amazing day from start to finish with rain, shine, and chance of lobster rolls. I absolutely loved being a part of their wedding day!  Congrats Sami & Phil!

Ceremony: Los Altos Methodist Church – https://laumc.org/

Reception: Sam’s Chowder House, Half Moon Bay – https://www.samschowderhouse.com/

2nd Photographer: Irina Ventresca – https://irinaventresca.com/

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Meet My Lovely >>–Associate Photographer-> Danielle!

  I am beyond excited to introduce to you my LOVELY and ever so TALENTED Associate Photographer, Danielle!  She comes to me with over 7 years of wedding photography experience and has been a dream to take under the Heather Scharf Photography brand.  I searched high and low for my photography Twin Sista’ and I […]

Jan 17

 

I am beyond excited to introduce to you my LOVELY and ever so TALENTED Associate Photographer, Danielle!  She comes to me with over 7 years of wedding photography experience and has been a dream to take under the Heather Scharf Photography brand.  I searched high and low for my photography Twin Sista’ and I am so excited I have finally found her!  You will fall in love with her photography style and most importantly with her genuine passion for people and the art of capturing fleeting moments that are so easily missed and therefore forgotten.  She is the type of person you feel an instant connection with…so who better to capture your most important day than your new BFF!?

What is an Associate Photographer and why use one?

An associate photographer is someone who works under my brand who I have trained and invested time into so that they can represent Heather Scharf Photography in every sense of the word.  Basically, Danielle is someone I trust my life and your most important day!  Although the associate photography pricing is lower, you are still getting the same quality of work, same aesthetic, and same overall experience as if you were working with me.  I do all pre-wedding consulting and preparation as well as the engagement and wedding photo editing so that all your images are processed to perfection and reflect the Heather Scharf Photography signature look!

A little more about Danielle:

“My interest in photography started when I took a solo trip to Cambodia in 2007 to join other aspiring photographers from around the world for a photography quest I just happened to see online. I spent my time there documenting families that we met in various villages around Siem Reap, and I quickly developed a thirst for photojournalism, and the art of storytelling through images. I came home from that trip with a newfound compulsion to tell other peoples stories, and as luck would have it, a few friends had asked me to shoot their wedding. “A few friends” turned into “friends of friends”, and eventually allowed me to leave the corporate world to go full time with my wedding photography business.  Since then I have shot over 100 weddings and I have been telling the stories of people in love.  I am passionate about capturing fleeting moments and fragments of seconds during wedding days that would otherwise go unnoticed. I want the couples I work with to ‘laugh-cry’ the first time they see their wedding images, and then years after that. I want your wedding images to be a reflection of who you are, and what speaks to you as a couple, versus anything you’d see on a Pinterest board. I want you to feel confident that you’re in good hands, and that I’ll also tell you what to do with them (because hands feel instantly awkward on our bodies the second a camera is on us- don’t worry, I’m prepared). And most importantly, I want you to eat ALL of your dinner on your wedding and at least two pieces of cake so you’ll have dancing fuel.”
For more information about using one of my associate photographers and seeing a sample of their work, please inquire through my Contact page.
Packages start at $3,000.

 

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Introducing Baby Hunter!! San Francisco Family Photographer

It was so fun meeting Sasha & Greg’s little dude who arrived almost 6 months ago.  I photographed their wedding  a couple years ago so it was so great to see them again!  Hunter is the happiest baby and loved the camera which made my job so easy!  He is a tummy time champ and […]

Dec 4

It was so fun meeting Sasha & Greg’s little dude who arrived almost 6 months ago.  I photographed their wedding  a couple years ago so it was so great to see them again!  Hunter is the happiest baby and loved the camera which made my job so easy!  He is a tummy time champ and I can tell he is gonna be a strong boy.  He seems desperate to start crawling! Thanks for letting me hang with you all!  You have yourselves a very handsome and charming little guy!

 

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>>-Christina + Ron–> Married!! The Olympic Club SF Wedding, San Francisco Wedding Photographer

I am so incredibly excited to share this gorgeous San Francisco wedding on my blog!  It had it all…including fog and a sunset no one saw coming!  The Olympic Club in San Francisco was the perfect setting for Christina & Ron’s black tie affair.  The venue is at one of SF’s most famous private golf […]

Nov 30

I am so incredibly excited to share this gorgeous San Francisco wedding on my blog!  It had it all…including fog and a sunset no one saw coming!  The Olympic Club in San Francisco was the perfect setting for Christina & Ron’s black tie affair.  The venue is at one of SF’s most famous private golf clubs and offers breathtaking views from a bluff overlooking the ocean as well as a ceremony site with floor to ceiling windows.  It is one of my favorite places to photograph weddings.  Christina and Ron were a dream to work with!  I love that I got to be at their rehearsal dinner the night before as well!  One of my favorite moments of their wedding day was when they opened the dance floor to all the Father-Daughter duos in attendance.  To my surprise there were at least 20 of them on the dance floor.  It was so great to see fathers and daughters of all ages enjoying a dance together with Christina and her father.  I absolutely loved getting to know these two and hope our paths cross again soon!  Here are some of my favorite images from there day below…

Wedding Planner: The Wedding Coach – Sanford & Megan – www.weddingcoach.biz – sanford@weddingcoach.biz

Ceremony & Reception site: The Olympic Club – https://www.olyclub.com/ –

Catering – The Olympic Club –  Ava Chin, Achin@olyclub.com

Florist: Arlene Boyle, Violetta Flowers, violettaflowers@gmail.com – www.violettaflowers.com

Cake: Cake Coquette, Gabrielle Feuersinger, gabrielle@cakecoquette

Band: Magnolia Jazz Trio, Robbie Schlosser, robbie@magnoliajazz.com

DJ: DJ HyNoon – hynoonsf@yahoo.com

2nd Photographer – Julia Zave -Juliazavelifestyles.com

Videographer: Kyle Mize – kmizeproductions@yahoo.com

Linens – LaTavola – 415-440-3333

Plant Man: Plantman@plantman.com

Transportation: Main Event – Laurence Murphy, 415-640-5466

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