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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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>>–Stephanie+Nikhil-> Married! Viansa Winery Wedding

Photography by Danielle Reiff for Heather Scharf Photography – Editing by Heather Scharf I absolutely loved getting to know Steph and Nikhil during their engagement session and hearing all about there plans for their wedding day! I was equally excited to photograph it! Then…Dun, Dun, DUUUUN. enter Covid-19 a year later. Ugh, it turned every […]

Sep 29

Photography by Danielle Reiff for Heather Scharf Photography – Editing by Heather Scharf

I absolutely loved getting to know Steph and Nikhil during their engagement session and hearing all about there plans for their wedding day! I was equally excited to photograph it! Then…Dun, Dun, DUUUUN. enter Covid-19 a year later. Ugh, it turned every plan upside down and inside out all at once. They rolled with the stress of a new date, venue, and sadly, photographer. It was not a decision I took lightly to pass on their wedding to my Associate, Danielle, but I had 2 preemie infants at the time to consider. I knew they were in great hands as Danielle shares the same passion as myself for capturing people’s most important day, but I selfishly didn’t want to miss out on all the fun! However, as I began editing the photos, I noticed I was smiling ear to ear at the pure happiness in each photo. It felt as if I had been there myself and my FOMO slowly began to fade.

From Danielle: It was quite the warm day, but Steph & Nikhil didn’t let that bother them one bit. They had each other and their closest family and friends with them to help make their special day perfect. They were so much fun to photograph and the groomsmen had us laughing the whole time. All of the portraits were a breeze to photograph as each smile was a genuine reflection of the pure joy people were experiencing. It was also touching to see the pride and support that their parent’s felt for their children. The whole day felt laid back in the best way possible…everyone came to have a good time and show their love and support for Steph & Nikhil. Their focus was on each other’s love and the whole day flowed seamlessly. This wedding was a perfect example of why having an intimate wedding can be such a gift in the end.

Wedding Venue: Viansa Winery – www.viansa.com

Wedding Coordinator: Lauren Miller (Lauren Miller Events)
info@laurenmillerevents.com
707-291-0938
www.laurenmillerevents.com
Catering: Cara Hanson (Elaine Bell Catering)
chanson@elainebellcatering.com
707-603-1432
Lights: Jeff Mills (Twilight Design)
jeffry@twilightdesign.biz
707-570-0101
Rentals: Renee Gibson (Encore Events Rentals)
renee@encoreeventsrental.com
707-763-3322
20 Mill Street
Healdsburg, CA 95448
USA
Victoria Campbell (Vintage Wine
Estates)
vcampbell@vintagewineestates.com
707-921-2891
Flowers: Millita Walker (Vanda Floral Design)
millita@vandafloral.com
707-763-9271
vandafloral.com
501 Petaluma Blvd. N
Petaluma, CA 94952
USA
Hair and Makeup: The Powder Room
admin@itsadate.biz
707-537-7968
thepowderroomsr.com
2560 Mendocino Avenue
Santa Rosa, Ca 95403
USA
Photography: Heather Scharf (Heather Scharf
Photography)
heatherscharfphotography@gmail.com
559-916-1687
DJ: Jeff Virzi (California Mobile DJ)
jeff@calmobiledj.net
707-935-1696
www.calmobiledj.net
P.O. Box 105
El Verano, CA 95433
US

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>>-Ali + Fernando–> Married!! Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn Wedding

Ali & Fernando sure know how to roll with the punches! When the Kincade Fires made their original venue in Santa Rosa unsafe to use, they were totally at ease with the last minute switch to the gorgeous Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn. It turned out to be a flawless day and a beautiful setting for […]

Dec 9

Ali & Fernando sure know how to roll with the punches! When the Kincade Fires made their original venue in Santa Rosa unsafe to use, they were totally at ease with the last minute switch to the gorgeous Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn. It turned out to be a flawless day and a beautiful setting for a wedding. On top of all the lovely details, like the dusty blue bridesmaid dresses, florals and Ali’s wedding dress, I loved seeing how much these two families deeply loved each other. It was as though they had been one family united all along. I am so excited to share the photos from their fall wedding!

Wedding Venue: The Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn and Spa – https://www.fairmont.com/sonoma/meetings-weddings/

Wedding Coordinator:  Bertoli Bridal and Design – Leah Bertoli – 707-291-8002 info@bertolibridal.com

Site Coordinator: Sasha Talsky for The Fairmont Mission Inn and Spa – smi.weddings@fairmont.com –https://www.fairmont.com/sonoma/meetings-weddings/

Caterer: The Fairmont Mission Inn and Spa –https://www.fairmont.com/sonoma/meetings-weddings/

Flower designer:  Vanda Floral Design   707-763-9271  Millita Walker  millita@vandafloral.com 

DJ or Entertainment: DJ Fabian   707-481-3226  deejayfabian@gmail.com 

Cake Designer: Rassasy Cakes   Erin Manly   Rassasycakes@gmail.com

Hair & Makeup Artist: Shayna Azevedo     707 – 495 – 8858  azevedo.shayna@gmail.com

Blooming photo Booth
bloomingphotobooth@gmail.com

Dress Designer: Pronovias 

Invitation Desiger: Minted 

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>>-Sarah + John–> Married!! Vintner’s Inn, Santa Rosa Wedding

Sarah and John know how to throw a party…and a wedding 🙂 I should have known from the second Sarah told me she was from New Orleans, that it was going to be a wedding to remember! We had just returned form New Orleans two weeks before their wedding to celebrate our 10 year anniversary! […]

Nov 18

Sarah and John know how to throw a party…and a wedding 🙂 I should have known from the second Sarah told me she was from New Orleans, that it was going to be a wedding to remember! We had just returned form New Orleans two weeks before their wedding to celebrate our 10 year anniversary! It was our first time there and we were instantly in love with the city! There was so much culture and the live music and food was the best we’d experienced in all our U.S. travels! I was sooo excited to see that they were incorporating some of this culture into their wedding day! As they walked down the aisle as newlyweds, all the guests waved white scarves, while a brass band played a celebratory song. All the guests danced their way from their seats all the way to cocktail hour! It was an amazing moment that totally set the tone for the rest of the night. A HUGE dance party! The reception was cocktail style so the guests could dance all night and take breaks for food and drinks whenever they wanted. I LOVED every second of it! Another highlight was Sarah’s son, who was incredibly adorable! I couldn’t take enough photos of him 🙂 Congrats Sarah & John!

Venue: Vintner’s Inn – https://www.vintnersresort.com/

Wedding Coordinator: Leah Bertoli (Bertoli Bridal and Design), info@bertolibridal.com – www.bertolibridal.com

Venue Contact: Denette Huffman (Vintners Inn) – dhuffman@vintnersinn.com

Brass Band: Maxwell Church (Black Sheep) blacksheepbrassband@gmail.com

Jeff (California Mobile) – jeff@calmobiledj.net – www.calmobiledj.net

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



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Cline Cellars Wedding Photography ~ Sonoma, Ca {Nicole & Kyle} Married!!

I have been looking forward to this wedding all year!  I got to know these two genuinely kind people during their Engagement Session at Sutra Baths, which was especially cool since that is where Kyle proposed to her!  Their wedding was nothing short of spectacular which started from the moment I was warmly welcomed into the girls’ […]

Oct 19

I have been looking forward to this wedding all year!  I got to know these two genuinely kind people during their Engagement Session at Sutra Baths, which was especially cool since that is where Kyle proposed to her!  Their wedding was nothing short of spectacular which started from the moment I was warmly welcomed into the girls’ Cline Cellar’s villa.  Nicole already looked gorgeous as the finishing touches were being done to her hair and makeup.  In the bedroom her Oscar de la Renta gown and Christian Louboutin heels anxiously awaited their turn in front of my camera…and I eagerly obliged.  She looked like a vision in her dress!  One of my favorite moments happened in that villa when her dad saw Nicole, his daughter and only child, for the first time.

Every last detail was beautiful. The reception was held in a candle lit barrel room.  It was Nicole’s dream turned into a reality with four chandeliers dripping from the ceiling with crystals sending off their sparkling light in every direction.  It was the perfect setting for their romantic first dance followed by one of the best dance parties I have ever been to.  One of my favorite cover bands, Pop Fiction, performed and everyone had the time of their lives…including this girl!  I can tell that Nicole and Kyle have the most fun family and friends ever!

Congrats to the newlyweds!  Here is a snippet of their perfect wedding day.

And then the jewels came out to play!


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Venue: Cline Cellars - http://www.clinecellars.com

Wedding Coordinator:  Glow Event Design -Christina Millikin - http://www.gloweventdesign.com

Flower designer:  Rion Design, Lauren – www.riondesigns.com - lauren@riondesigns.com

Caterer:  Elaine Bell, Richard Earl, rearl@elainebellcatering.com

DJ or Entertainment:  Pop Fiction, Dan Meblin, dan@popfictionlive.com

Videographer:  Justin Fone, justinfone@gmail.com - http://justinfone.com

Cake Designer:  Crisp bakeshop - www.crispbakeshop.com

Hair Artist:  Joey Cheung, joey@jbeautique.com, 650-430-5917

Makeup Artist: same as hair

Dress Designer:  Oscar de la Renta

Shoes:  Christian Louboutin

Bridesmaid Dresses:  After Six / Dessy