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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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>>-Danielle + Matt–> Engaged!! Marin Headlands & Fort Baker Session

When a couple starts a session by saying they are awkward in front of cameras I automatically think to myself, “This is going to be the BEST shoot EVA!” That is not a sarcastic thought, but a genuine-super-excited thought. I translate that to, “We do not take ourselves too seriously and we totally trust you […]

Sep 20

When a couple starts a session by saying they are awkward in front of cameras I automatically think to myself, “This is going to be the BEST shoot EVA!” That is not a sarcastic thought, but a genuine-super-excited thought. I translate that to, “We do not take ourselves too seriously and we totally trust you to do your thang!” From the very 1st picture I took, I knew Danielle & Matt were gonna do great. They totally focused on each other, made each other laugh, and just had fun with every situation I put them in. They are a super cute couple and I love that they changed into something more comfortable for the 2nd look: Lulu Lemon attire! So I naturally made them do things that heels and tight jeans wouldn’t allow 🙂 I had a blast with these two taking them to all my favorite spots from Bonita Point Lighthouse to Fort Point. It was an epic day and I am so pumped for their wedding!

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Welcome Baby Grace! Bay Area Family Photography

Meet Grace! She is 9 weeks old and is absolutely adored by her parents and her big sister Beverly the Bulldog! It was so fun meeting her and seeing her parents again! She was a little shy with the camera at first but warmed up quickly! She is already rolling onto her tummy and laughing […]

Sep 20

Meet Grace! She is 9 weeks old and is absolutely adored by her parents and her big sister Beverly the Bulldog! It was so fun meeting her and seeing her parents again! She was a little shy with the camera at first but warmed up quickly! She is already rolling onto her tummy and laughing at her dad’s jokes! She is well on her way to ruling at life! Congrats on your little darling, Jamie and Pat!

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>>–Lauren + Matt-> Married! Coyote Ranch Wedding

Photos by Danielle Reiff for Heather Scharf Photography What a perfect day to get married! With the venue’s country charm, perfect weather, and sweet bride and groom, we loved every minute of it! After the father of the bride did his speech, we felt like we knew the bride our whole lives. His speech was […]

Sep 17

Photos by Danielle Reiff for Heather Scharf Photography

What a perfect day to get married! With the venue’s country charm, perfect weather, and sweet bride and groom, we loved every minute of it! After the father of the bride did his speech, we felt like we knew the bride our whole lives. His speech was beautiful, mentioning the ups and downs of relationships and giving advice to them. The sunset romantics were a blast as per usual. I know they had fun making out and dancing in the golden light of the field. The coordinator/granddaughter of the owner was amazing to work with and was so incredibly kind and down to earth. She helped with family formals and all of the romantics.

I always love finishing an amazing wedding with a grand sparkler exit! Sparks were definitely flying as they kissed and hugged between all the lights! After the magical ending, we got huge hugs from the bride and groom and felt as though we had just made two new friends! Congrats Lauren & Matthew!

Wedding Coordinator: Corissa King – (831) 524-9615 corissaking99@mail.fresnostate.edu

Wedding Venue: Coyote Ranch – https://www.coyoteranch.com – Morgan Hill, Ca

Flower designer: Mariane with C&M Fleuri Florist- (408) 910-0254 – cmfleuri@gmail.com

Caterer: In house (Coyote Ranch)

DJ or Entertainment: Dancing Cowboy: Adam Herbel – (408) 890-7940 – adam@dancingcowboy.com

Photobooth: Phame Photobooth – (888) 456-5662

Second Photographer – Gabby Terrasi – gabbyterrasi@yahoo.com

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>>–Kathleen + Martin-> Married!! Palace of Fine Arts Wedding

These two found me through Martin’s cousin, whose wedding I did a couple years back. Martin was the officiant at their Olympic Club wedding, so he and Kathleen were familiar faces when we met to talk about their upcoming wedding. I was super excited to photograph their wedding as I had become quite fond of […]

Sep 12

These two found me through Martin’s cousin, whose wedding I did a couple years back. Martin was the officiant at their Olympic Club wedding, so he and Kathleen were familiar faces when we met to talk about their upcoming wedding. I was super excited to photograph their wedding as I had become quite fond of the Gilson Family and now totally smitten by Kathleen and Martin! They are the perfect match as they complement each other’s personalities so well…and I must add, both hilarious in their own ways! They planned the most epic San Francisco wedding I have ever had the privilege of photographing! They got ready at the Lodge at the Presidio, were married under the iconic rotunda at the Palace of Fine Arts, and had the reception at the legendary San Francisco Film Centre. It was literally a day like no other from start to finish! My favorite part of the day was photographing them under the rotunda and watching her veil take flight! It never once flew off to my surprise, but it sure did make for some fun photos! I am so excited to share these images from their special day!

Getting Ready Location: The Lodge at the Presidio – https://www.presidiolodging.com/lodge-at-the-presidio/

Ceremony: Palace of Fine Arts – https://palaceoffinearts.com/

Reception: The SF Film Centre – http://www.sffilmcentre.com/

Wedding Coordinator: Janette Najar – Janette’s Events – https://www.janettesevents.com/

2nd Photographer: Irina Ventresca – https://irinaventresca.com/
Flower designer: Janette’s Events – https://www.janettesevents.com/
Caterer: S+S Gastro Grub – https://www.ssgastrogrub.com/
DJ or Entertainment: Terry Cole – http://www.thespinheads.com/
Hair Artist: Cheyenne Kratz – http://smokeandmirrorssalon.com/
Makeup Artist: Hamaholic – https://www.hamaholic.com/
Dress Designer: YSA Makino
Shoes: Jimmy Choo

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