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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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Marjorie & Rob {Engaged!} Legion of Honor, Lover’s Lane, & Treasure Island Engagement Session

Just when I thought I had heard all the romantic proposal stories there were to hear, Marjorie goes and drops her Nicholas Sparks-esque proposal story on me!  All I could do was lift my jaw off the floor and ask for more details!  But first some background. They met through a couple of mutual friends, which […]

Jun 21

Just when I thought I had heard all the romantic proposal stories there were to hear, Marjorie goes and drops her Nicholas Sparks-esque proposal story on me!  All I could do was lift my jaw off the floor and ask for more details!  But first some background. They met through a couple of mutual friends, which is always most of the time a recipe for success when it comes to finding love, especially if your friends thinks highly of you 😉  Rob first noticed Marjorie at their mutual friend’s dinner party, but didn’t get a chance to talk to her unfortunately.  But have no fear, Halloween was approaching and her name was on the guest list of people who would be attending his party! Let’s face it, if that Modern Dracula costume doesn’t give you the confidence needed to strike up a conversation with the Shanky Prisoner you’ve had your eye on, then nothing will.  Let’s just say Dracula and the Prisoner hit it off that night with no blood shed.  And thus began their love story…which leads me back to where we started.  After a year and a half of dating he took her to a nice dinner.  No, he did not propose in the middle of the restaurant with the ring hidden in her dessert.  When they got home she walked into what looked like a fantasy suite for The Bachelor complete with hundreds of candles flickering their soft glow on every last flower he could get his hands on in San Francisco.  You name it, that flower was in her apartment.  The romance of it all just makes me so giddy!  I saw a video of the room with my own eyes and it looked out of this world!  Right there in the middle of a candle lit secret garden he asked her to be his wife.  She. Said. Yes!

That’s where I get to come in!  I was chosen to shoot their upcoming wedding in October! They wanted to do a formal engagement session slash pre wedding photos so we went to The Legion of Honor, Lover’s Lane in the Presidio, and the grand finale at Treasure Island for some city skyline shots.  I got to ride in the car to all the locations with Marjorie and I am pretty sure we are Bffs now 🙂  These two are so fun to hang with and obviously a perfect match!  Oh, and let’s not forget their playful and adorable dog Dotsy, who wore a flower crown for the occasion!

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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!

Jackie & Joel ~ Engaged!!! ~ San Francisco, Ca Wedding Photography

First of all, HAPPY BIRTHDAY JOE-FOOZIE!!  As I look at these photos my heart feels at ease knowing you have found yourself the perfect woman in Jackie.  A woman who sees You for You and looks at You with admiration and overwhelming support.  I remember you listing off all the things You wanted in a […]

Apr 19

First of all, HAPPY BIRTHDAY JOE-FOOZIE!!  As I look at these photos my heart feels at ease knowing you have found yourself the perfect woman in Jackie.  A woman who sees You for You and looks at You with admiration and overwhelming support.  I remember you listing off all the things You wanted in a girl and believe it or not, You found her!  More importantly, I am so thankful You have found the perfect new sister for me!  I don’t think I could have hand picked a better lady for you.  In fact, I think I kind of did hand pick her.  You didn’t realize that when we went apartment hunting in SF that it wasn’t the apartment I loved, it was your potential new roommate Jackie that caught my eye.

It didn’t take long before these two, both newly single, realized they had a shared sense of adventure, obsession with wine, and love for living life to the fullest.  Jackie, I think the world of You and love your positive outlook on everything.  You are so much fun, so incredibly smart, and so gorgeous!  You love, encourage, and push Joel to be normal I mean, to be the superstar he is today.  Most girls would run for the hills living with Larry the Clown & Detroit Lion Crap  memorabilia everywhere, but instead you embrace it. I had a blast photographing you guys and coaching Joel on how to look normal…but then again, what fun is normal?  Definitely still laughing at the spider pose I had you in for about 20 minutes too long!  Not sure what I was thinking, but thanks for playing along!

Per Joel’s request:  He Loves it when Jackie pulls her hair up with both hands 🙂

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And now for some outtakes…Getting Joel to smile normally was the biggest challenge to date, but love that their personalities really shine here.  This was the first time Joel has ever picked up Jackie so there were lots of questions on what I meant by “picking her up” haha!


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