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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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>>–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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Kristen & Nick’s Country Picnic Wedding is on Ceremony Magazine Blog!

Wedding season is in full bloom and inspiration is flooding in from all directions!  I am so excited to share Kristen & Nick’s wedding feature on Ceremony Blog with you!  Their wedding had so many great country inspired DIY details from homemade jam to sunflowers in mason jars.  Their dessert table was even more amazing […]

Apr 11

Wedding season is in full bloom and inspiration is flooding in from all directions!  I am so excited to share Kristen & Nick’s wedding feature on Ceremony Blog with you!  Their wedding had so many great country inspired DIY details from homemade jam to sunflowers in mason jars.  Their dessert table was even more amazing with a cake made of Rice Krispy Treats surrounded by homemade goodies.  The bridal party stole the show as they partied in style with sexy cowboy boots on the girls and denim and boots for the guys!

Check out the full Ceremony Magazine feature HERE and the full Blog Post HERE.

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Couple’s Choice Award, 2015 Wedding Recap, & a Little Scharfie on the Way!

Yippeeeee!!! What an amazing year it has been thanks to all my wonderful couples and their families!  I have been welcomed with open arms into your homes, your lives, and your most cherished and personal moments.  I am so grateful for trusting me with these moments, for the friendships I have formed with you all, and the […]

Jan 11

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Screen Shot 2016-01-08 at 3.35.47 PMWhat an amazing year it has been thanks to all my wonderful couples and their families!  I have been welcomed with open arms into your homes, your lives, and your most cherished and personal moments.  I am so grateful for trusting me with these moments, for the friendships I have formed with you all, and the continuing support you give me through your referrals and stellar, blush-worthy reviews!  It is because of You that I have received The Couple’s Choice Award for 2016!  As my girl Ellen D might say, I want to take all that amazing goodness you brought me last year and give it all right back to you for you to stick in your back pocket for a rainy day!  I still haven’t gotten on the show so if someone out there reads this and happens to know Ellen’s gardner or even her dog walker, hook a sister up!

I especially want to thank the wonderful 2nd photographers that helped me this year with their amazing talent, professionalism and creativity…let’s not forget the occasional equipment carrying as my bump grew.  I am thankful for you all more than I can ever express!

Meghan Faith: http://meghanfaithphotography.com

Briana Calderone: https://brianacphotography.wordpress.com

Kevin Quinley: http://www.kevinmichaelphoto.com

Johanna Claesson: http://pieceofheartphotography.blogspot.com

On a personal note, 2015 also brought us our very first fur baby…Birdie!  You can follow her on Instagram here @birdie_style.  Can you tell her parents are just slightly obsessed?! She is our little stuffed animal with a heartbeat and a huge blessing to our family! Most importantly, she came to us as an emotional support dog to lift our spirits as trying to conceive a real baby (without fur) turned out to be one of the hardest and most trying times my husband and I have ever faced.  After years and years…and years of trying, praying, crying, remaining hopeful, & more praying we are BEYOND thrilled to meet our baby this February 2016!  As I write this, baby is kicking vigorously and all I can do is smile and thank God!  The miracle of becoming pregnant is something I will never take for granted and I am more than happy to share our journey with others who may be going through similar difficulties.  It is a crazy roller coaster and having a friend to lean on during the ride is so necessary.

With that said, I will be taking February – May off to get to know the little one…and brush up on my newborn photography skills 🙂  My first wedding is May 28th and am booking through November.  It’s gonna be a huge change, but excited to see what 2016 has in store!

And now a little fun with our sex reveal slideshow:

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Here is his very first camera appearance…apparently he has been body building to pass the time!

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To see Birdie and all her glorious stages of transforming from bear-owl-dog to fluff ball-dog, follow her on Instagram @birdie_style

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                                            And now for the recap of all my wonderful couples and families that made this year so spectacular!  

Heather & Ivan – City Club SF

Baby Maxine

Baby Everly

Leanna & John – Willow Heights Mansion

Sarah & Brandon – Concannon Vineyard

Shauna & Nick – Nicklaus Club

Yukie & Daisuke – Willow Heights Mansion

Eurie & Jason – Bernardus Lodge

Kristine & Jeff

Krystle & Andrew – Saratoga Springs

Jamie & Cameron – Private Estate

Jenny & Franky – Willow Heights Mansion

Beth & Jared – Olympia’s Valley Estate

Kristen & Nick – Coyote Ranch

Shannon & Jon – Maternity Session

Renne & Anthony – Paradise Ridge Winery

Michele & Mike – Saratoga Springs

Larissa & Chris – Wildwood Acres Resort

Marisa & Pete – Sand Rock Farm Bed & Breakfast

Jaclyn & PJ – Saratoga Springs

Sam & Davey – Steamboat Springs, Co wedding in 2016

Jennifer & Jason – Jacuzzi Family Vineyards

Karen & Phil – AT&T Park

Megan & Gregg – Sutro Heights Park & SF Film Center

Yina & Eyal – The Cliff House

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Kristen & Nick {Married!!} Coyote Ranch -Morgan Hill, Ca Wedding

Check out this wedding on Ceremony Magazine’s Wedding Blog now!  Click HERE I seriously cannot get enough of this wedding or this amazing couple!  Kristen & Nick make me and my camera smile!  I just love the chemistry they exude and the way they look at each other.  You can just tell their lives are […]

Oct 7

Check out this wedding on Ceremony Magazine’s Wedding Blog now!  Click HERE

I seriously cannot get enough of this wedding or this amazing couple!  Kristen & Nick make me and my camera smile!  I just love the chemistry they exude and the way they look at each other.  You can just tell their lives are filled with so much joy.  They have an all star group of friends too, who definitely shook things up in front of the camera which is my type of crew!  The grey bridesmaids dresses paired with the sunflower bouquets were perfect for this outdoor wedding surrounded by rustic barrels, carriage wheels, and chandeliers sprinkled throughout.  Kristen’s inspiration for their rustic country wedding were her ‘To Die For” Frye wedding boots!  She has loved boots since she was a child, so when she saw these boots a few years back, she knew they would be the boots she would wear on her wedding day.  Each of the bridesmaids & groomsmen also sported their favorite boots.  I just loved how the guys got to change into jeans and vests after the formal wedding ceremony so that they could party in comfort! All the special home spun details added to the warm feeling of the day including the quilt that Kristen’s mom sewed and the home made jam that Nick’s mom made for each of the guests.  I cannot wait until I get to photograph another milestone for these two awesome people!  For now, enjoy their wedding!

Wedding Venue: Coyote Ranch Resort - www.coyoteranch.com/

Wedding Coordinator: Lucia Franciosi 408-887-6215 luciaguerriero@yahoo.com

Flower designer: Jeannette’s Flowers 408-871-8700 jenetsflrs@aol.com

Caterer: (Venue)Coyote Ranch 408-463-0661

DJ or Entertainment: Elite Entertainment 408-733-8833 kevin@e3music.com

Cake Designer: Lucia Franciosi 408-887-6215 luciaguerriero@yahoo.com

Hair Artist: Rachel La’Roux

Makeup Artist: Marisol Arias 408-705-8957 makeupbymarisol408@gmail.com

Dress Designer: Stella York

Shoes: Frye Boots

Bridesmaid Dresses: Nordstroms, Jcrew, David’s Bridal

2nd Photographer: Julia Zave -http://www.juliazavephotography.com/

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