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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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3rd Annual Canvas Giveaway! Voting starts NOW through Feb. 15th!

To My Couples of 2014:  Thank You for an awesome year and making it one that I will always remember as life changing!  I took a leap of faith this year quitting my corporate job designing tiny clothes for little people at Gymboree.  It was an awesome job, but it was more of my security blanket […]

Feb 9

To My Couples of 2014:  Thank You for an awesome year and making it one that I will always remember as life changing!  I took a leap of faith this year quitting my corporate job designing tiny clothes for little people at Gymboree.  It was an awesome job, but it was more of my security blanket than a passion.  If it wasn’t for You 17 couples who placed Your faith in me to capture the most important day of Your lives, I wouldn’t have been able to make the jump off the corporate ladder and land so softly on to the net below that was calling my name for the past 4 years. I recently heard that Passion is latin for sacrifice.  It is so true and it is a blessing to have something worth losing comfort, security, & routine for. I hope that each one of you know that you always have a friend in me and although we said goodbye on Your wedding night, I am always around for dinner, a hike, or even down to babysit Your adorable dog 🙂  Cheers to You and all the exciting things that Your future holds as Mr. & Mrs!

It is with great excitement that I get to share this 2014 wrap up blog with You all!  My couples have chosen their absolute FAVORITE image from their wedding and now it is time for YOU TO VOTE on YOUR FAVORITE!  The TWO Images with the most votes will win a 16×20 Gallery Wrapped Canvas!!!

Please take a quick second to review all the below images and VOTE for your favorite one by:

1) Liking my Facebook Page at https://www.facebook.com/ihearthsp and leave a comment with the image number you chose

2) Leaving your vote in the comment section at the bottom of this post

3) Send me an email at heather@heatherscharfphotography.com

Feel free to forward this Blog link to all your friends and family, “Share” the Contest Post on your own Facebook page, and tag yourself in the post to collect votes!

Contest ends February 15th at Midnight!

Ok, Here We Go!

Image #1) From the Bride: This picture is one of my favorites from our big day! I love it because we didn’t have a “first look,” but a “first touch” and we are both very happy. Just before our first touch, Rikio was being himself and avoiding my hand and being silly thus making us both laugh. There’s nothing more that I want then to start our new life together smiling and laughing! 

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Image #2) From the Bride & Groom: Our wedding was all about throwing a big party for Dan, and a lot of that was the venue. This photo is prefect because you can see our love and passion for each other and it also perfectly captures our BEAUTIFUL venue (Hotel Yountville).

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Image #3) From the Bride: I like this picture because it describes my relationship with Manu – old fashioned (black & white), twisting and twirling together in a whirlwind of God’s grace and love 

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Image #4) From the Bride & Groom: We stood in the forest hand in hand, an hour before the wedding, the sun beaming through the trees brightly as we beamed at each other.

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Image #6) From the Bride: What I really love about this picture is that I remember the exact moment it was taken: We had just said our vows, and had walked back down the aisle and turned the corner to head over and take family portraits. We were whispering and laughing in disbelief that we were actually married (and that I had forgotten my vows). It was a raw moment of pure joy.

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Image #7) From the Bride & Groom: This photo sums up our wedding day and theme of “My love, My laughter, My happily ever after”. I love the colors and lighting in the this photo from the church. If we weren’t kissing, we were laughing the entire day and it way by far the best day of our lives. This photo captures a brief moment we were able to share alone after just officially becoming Mr. & Mrs. When I look at this photo I feel the love and happiness of that day and it symbolizes the promise we made to each other among our friends, family, and God.

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Image #8) From the Bride & Groom: This image seemed to perfectly capture the happiness overflowing in our hearts. It was towards the end of the night and we had a blast celebrating with our friends and family. Shortly after this photo, we hopped in the “48 Chrysler New Yorker to start our life together as Husband and Wife.

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Image #9) From the Bride & Groom: “We love how Heather was able to capture the beauty of the forest and how much fun we were having with such a perfectly timed shot. This picture is truly memorable for us because as the sun broke through the clouds, we had so much fun running from section to section to try and catch the light as it was coming through the trees!”

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Image #11) From the Bride & Groom: “We snuck away from dinner to take this picture, it was a quiet, peaceful moment together before heading back into our boisterous celebration.”

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Image #12) From the Bride & Groom: Dance like nobody’s watching! The expressions on our faces perfectly capture our love story.

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Image #15) From the Bride & Groom: We love this photo because it captures our personalities and the love, joy, fun and connection that we share. Jeff commented that this photo of us makes him smile every time he sees it. Our wedding day was the happiest day of our lives and this photo captures that feeling perfectly. 

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Image #16) From the Bride & Groom: Every time we look at our wedding photos, we get a goofy smile on our face and instantly relive the entire night.  

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Image #17) From the Bride & Groom: Every time I see this photo I’m reminded of how Karl makes me feel….secure, loved and right at home. Because wherever we are, no matter what life has in store for us, as long as I am with him, I’m at home.

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Now, that you have chosen your favorite, head here “like” my page and vote by leaving a comment! Thanks so much for voting!

2nd Annual Canvas Giveaway!!! ~ Cast Your Vote for Your FAVORITE of 2013!!

Holy Cow!  I can’t believe it is 2014!! 2013 was an amazing year!  12 was the lucky number.  I met and fell in love with 12 new couples, heard 12 new love stories, and got to be a part of 12 beautiful, unique, and fabulous weddings!  I assure you, I cried at all 12 of […]

Feb 10

Holy Cow!  I can’t believe it is 2014!!

2013 was an amazing year!  12 was the lucky number.  I met and fell in love with 12 new couples, heard 12 new love stories, and got to be a part of 12 beautiful, unique, and fabulous weddings!  I assure you, I cried at all 12 of them behind my camera (and you thought the brides were the only one’s who needed waterproof mascara at weddings).

To My Couples of 2013:  It was an absolute honor to be given those front row tickets to all the most intimate moments that unfolded during Your wedding.  Thank You from the bottom of My heart for choosing Me to share those moments with.  I was by Your side when You put your dress on for the first time, I was there when You saw Your bride walk towards You down the aisle in all her breath taking glory, and I was there to cheer as You were announced husband and wife for the first time.  It is a privilege that I do not take for granted.  I spend hundreds of hours reliving those moments in front of my computer as I edit, and believe or not, I tear up again…and again.  My husband knows this about me, and loves me for it…But I think he has all of You to thank 🙂

It is with great excitement that I share this 2013 wrap up blog with you all!  My couples have chosen their absolute FAVORITE Image from their wedding and now it is time for YOU TO VOTE on YOUR FAVORITE!  The TWO Images with the most votes will win a 16×20 Gallery Wrapped Canvas!!!

Please take a quick second to review all the below images and VOTE for your favorite one by:

1) Liking my Facebook Page at www.facebook.com/ihearthsp and leave a comment with the image number you chose

2) Leaving your vote in the comment section at the bottom of this post

3) Send me an email at heather@heatherscharfphotography.com

Feel free to forward this Blog link to all your friends and family, “Share” the Contest Post on your own Facebook page, and tag yourself in the post to collect votes!

Contest ends February 16th at Midnight!

Ok, Here We Go!

Image #1) From the Bride: Pure wedding romance and seduction in the sky!! I still don’t believe that the Bride and Groom is us…So much drama and beauty captured in this picture. It really captures LOVE and meeting each other half way! Simply beautiful.

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Image #3) From The Bride: I love our smiles and the appearance that we are just floating away on the pond together…

Image #4) From The Bride: Love this picture because it is so romantic with the church behind us and my vail blowing in the wind while kissing my husband.

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Image #7) From The Bride: Historical family photos capture a classic moment in time that will be seen by family generations upon generations. When I look at old wedding photos of distant relatives, I can feel the love and history that the photo captures, a love story is told through a single image. This photo will be our historical wedding photo … telling our history & love story to our children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Image #8) From The Bride: This picture was taken right after our ceremony, and we were so relaxed, content, happy, and in love, which I think shows through in the picture.  The lighting almost personifies the serene glow of love that we feel in that moment.

Image #9) From The Bride: When I look at this photo, I feel absolute joy; you truly captured every ounce of happiness Cary and I share when we’re together.

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Image #11) From The Bride:  The angle makes the kiss look candid and unforced (which is really tough) and it’s one of the few you did in black in white, its just classic.  The lighting highlights the gold on my bangle and his new wedding ring, it also makes my veil look so soft without making it disappear with a B&W filter.  Nothing about this image is forced… it just embodies what romance and love looks like.  (Photo Credit Matt Scharf)

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Good luck to you all!  Head to Facebook at www.facebook.com/ihearthsp to leave a comment with your vote Now!