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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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>>–Courtney + Andrew-> Married! Ru’s Farm Wedding – Healdsburg, Ca

I can honestly call this a dream wedding from start to finish. When I pulled up to the RU’s Farm property, I knew immediately that I was going to be extremely inspired all day. This venue has it ALL! A gorgeous barn with chandeliers, endless rows of vineyards, a majestic cork tree at the ceremony […]

Oct 19

I can honestly call this a dream wedding from start to finish. When I pulled up to the RU’s Farm property, I knew immediately that I was going to be extremely inspired all day. This venue has it ALL! A gorgeous barn with chandeliers, endless rows of vineyards, a majestic cork tree at the ceremony site, and outdoor dining beneath twinkle lights. But what made this wedding so dreamy was the amazing couple I got to photograph. They are so fun to be around especially since I can tell they have nothing but fun when they are together. It is no wonder their bridal party had me in stitches the whole day! I especially loved capturing the dance party in the barn as the live band, Cover Me Badd, had everyone on their feet all night. I am so excited to share these images with you all! Congrats Courtney & Andrew!!

Wedding Venue: Ru’s Farm – http://www.rusfarmweddings.com/

Wedding Coordinator: Lauren Miller – https://www.laurenmillerevents.com/

Flower designer: Russian River Flower School – https://www.russianriverflowers.com/

Caterer: Girl and the Fig – https://www.figcaters.com/

DJ or Entertainment: Cover me Badd Band – http://www.covermebadd.net/

Videographer: Studio Arcady – http://www.studioarcady.com/

Cake Designer: Johnny’s Doughnuts – http://johnnydoughnuts.com/

Hair Artist: The Powder Room – https://thepowderroomsr.com/

Makeup Artist: The Powder Room – https://thepowderroomsr.com/

Dress Designer: Bliss  Bridal

Rentals: Encore Event Rentals – https://www.encoreeventsrentals.com/

Shoes: Kate Spade

Bridesmaid Dresses: Jenny Yoo

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>>–Classica + Greg-> Married!! Vintner’s Inn Wedding – Sonoma Wedding Photographer

Classica & Greg said their vows at the beautiful Vintner’s Inn in Santa Rosa, Ca with a beautiful vineyard backdrop. It was such a joy to capture their wedding day because they are always laughing and smiling in each other’s presence, which was totally infectious ’cause I caught myself grinning ear to ear as I […]

Oct 1

Classica & Greg said their vows at the beautiful Vintner’s Inn in Santa Rosa, Ca with a beautiful vineyard backdrop. It was such a joy to capture their wedding day because they are always laughing and smiling in each other’s presence, which was totally infectious ’cause I caught myself grinning ear to ear as I photographed them. It was fun to witness the way their love for each other poured out through their smiles. One of my favorite moments from their wedding was photographing them in the vineyards during sunset. They were freshly married and completely on cloud 9 as they held each other. I am so excited to share this blog from their wonderful wedding! Congrats to Classica & Greg (and your adorable dog Chopper!)

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

Wedding Coordinator: Anna Marie Rubio (AR Weddings N Events) – https://www.arweddingsnevents.com/ cell #925-639-3924

Flower designer: Vanda Florist Design; Contact: Millita Walker email Millita@vandafloral.com Instagram @vandafloraldesign

Caterer: John Ash & Co.

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

DJ or Entertainment: Good Time Disc Jockeys; https://www.goodtimedj.com/DJ Mark Power cell #415-412-4023

Cake Designer: Fleur de Lisa; http://www.fleurdelisacakes.com/Lisa Colley cell # 707-494-0000

Bridesmaid Dresses: David’s Bridal

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>>-Ashley + Eric-> Married!! Vintner’s Inn Wedding

Congrats to Ashley & Eric! Their day was filled with so much beauty and love. They were married at Vintner’s Inn, one of my faves and one that never EVER disappoints! The place is oozing with charm and whimsy and I must add incredible sunsets! Ashley and Eric’s golden hour happened during dinner and getting […]

Jul 23

Congrats to Ashley & Eric! Their day was filled with so much beauty and love. They were married at Vintner’s Inn, one of my faves and one that never EVER disappoints! The place is oozing with charm and whimsy and I must add incredible sunsets! Ashley and Eric’s golden hour happened during dinner and getting all the way to the vineyard in heels at this point was not gonna happen for Ashley…which I totally get! I am only good for 45 minutes in heels! So I literally took them to where the sun was setting just a hundred yards away tucked behind the parking lot…I had no idea what I would find, but I stumbled upon the Holy Grail of hidden gems…Maybe it was the lighting or maybe it was the natural high I was on from photographing this amazing couple, but I’m pretty sure the garden was magical. Golden Hour is officially Magical Hour at Vintner’s Inn in my book.

One of my favorite parts of their day was the ceremony. It was filled with happy tears from siblings, parents, relatives and friends…and of course Eric when he saw his gorgeous bride for the first time walking down the aisle. I love tears on wedding days because that is the way I express over flowing happiness as well…(Cheerio commercials and proposal stories get me every time ). There is nothing better than capturing unfiltered emotion and I am so excited to share the story of their day through images!

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

Wedding Coordinator: Bravo Wedding and Events https://www.bravoweddings-events.com/Katy Lohse (707-338-7719) – Bravo
Flower designer: Anita Isaza, Wine Country Flowers – http://www.winecountryflowers.com/
Caterer: John Ash
DJ or Entertainment: AMS Entertainment – https://www.amswinecountry.com/
Cake Designer: JM Rosen’s Cheesecakes –https://jmrosencheesecakes.com/
Hair Artist: The Powder Room – https://thepowderroomsr.com/
Makeup Artist: The Powder Room – https://thepowderroomsr.com/
Bridesmaid Dresses: Starlet Bridal

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