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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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>>-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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>>–Denise + Jeff–> Married!! Willow Heights Mansion Wedding Photos, Santa Clara Mission Wedding

Touchdown!  I totally scored big time getting to shoot Denise & Jeff’s football themed wedding.  When they told me they were having a nacho bar at their wedding I think I blacked out for 2 minutes cuz I can’t remember what they said next.  When I came to, Denise was telling me about their Raiders […]

Aug 30

Touchdown!  I totally scored big time getting to shoot Denise & Jeff’s football themed wedding.  When they told me they were having a nacho bar at their wedding I think I blacked out for 2 minutes cuz I can’t remember what they said next.  When I came to, Denise was telling me about their Raiders theme and how they were gonna have pom poms in the bouquets, football boutonnières, and have all the guests wear their favorite football jersey at the reception.  They were speaking my love language and I knew I was destined to be their wedding photographer.  I was, after all the Fantasy Football champion of 2016. It is harder than you think choosing a team based solely off their profile pictures!  As we chatted over Facetime and again in person at a hotel bar, I could see how totally in love they were.  It was such a blast getting to know them and hearing about all the creative details they had planned to pull off their dream wedding!  

They were married at the beautiful Mission at Santa Clara University.  My all time favorite moment during the ceremony was the look on Denise & Jeff’s face when the bag pipe player entered the church after they were announced husband and wife!  Denise’s mom had completely surprised them with this moment!  As they walked down the aisle as newlyweds, all the guests waved their silver pom poms as they cheered!  It was such a great game ceremony filled with tears, laughter, and beautiful vows.  Afterwards we headed to the lawn with the bridal party to run some plays!  Meanwhile, back at the Willow Heights Mansion, a very talented musician they recruited from a dueling piano bar, was taking requests and rocking out on the piano!  Guests were sporting their jerseys, and if they weren’t eating nachos or hot wings they were blowing their Kissle (the special whistle) and waving their penalty flags.  It was a blast to shoot their wedding, and I know all their guests will be talking about that fun day for years to come!  Congrats Mr. & Mrs. Lynch!! No relation to Marshawn Lynch…or is there?

Venue: Willow Heights Mansion -http://willowheightsmansion.com/

2nd Photographer: Kevin Michael Photography – http://www.kevinmichaelphoto.com/

Wedding Coordinator: Briana Wendt via WHM – briana@willowheightsmansion.com

Flower designer:  Deluxe+Design+Décor via WHM – janine@deluxedesigndecor.com
Caterer:  Willow Heights Mansion (WHM)
DJ or Entertainment:  DJ Ano via WHM, – djano824@gmail.com
Piano Soloist Dave Alan – davealanmusic@gmail.com
Cake Designer:  Kim via WHM – kim@lealvineyardsgrove.com
Videographer:  IvorySky Media: erin@ivoryskymedia.com 
Makeup/Hair Artist: Xiomara Cedillo – Beautybyxiomarac@gmail.com
Mission Santa Clara – rcmendoza@scu.edu
 

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Michele & Mike {Married!!} Saratoga Springs Wedding Resort, Wedding Photography

The real Mr. & Mrs. Smith were married in the most magical place with mother nature as their witness…Saratoga Springs.  Their palette of soft pastels grounded in navy was especially amazing as the guys sported navy suspenders and grey suits.  I loved the glitter, sequence, and bistro lights juxtaposed with the rustic details of burlap and mason […]

Sep 13

The real Mr. & Mrs. Smith were married in the most magical place with mother nature as their witness…Saratoga Springs.  Their palette of soft pastels grounded in navy was especially amazing as the guys sported navy suspenders and grey suits.  I loved the glitter, sequence, and bistro lights juxtaposed with the rustic details of burlap and mason jars.  I’ll call it Nature Glam. Even more special was that Michele’s dress was something borrowed from her sister. Michele made it her own by changing the neckline and adding the gorgeous beaded belt.  I absolutely loved being a part of this wedding as these two are fellow Cal Poly Mustangs!  They met in college where they became good friends and rekindled that relationship years later.  I always get to know my couples, but it isn’t until the speeches from the people that know them best, where I come to realize just how special a couple truly is.  I just know these two are rare gems and I am so happy they found each other!  I wish them both an amazing life together and many more adventures!

Check out these very cool customized groom details!  I am especially digging the floral lining and wedding date embroidery inside the jacket lining!

How can you not enjoy a shot from Cute studly little mason jars!

Wedding Venue: Saratoga Springs - http://saratoga-springs.com/wedding/

Wedding Coordinator: Diana Meyer; weddingplanner@saratoga-springs.com

Flower designer: Kim Wakatsuki of Flowerstory; kimwaka@gmail.com

Caterer: Saratoga Springs

DJ or Entertainment: Max Alegria; max@gatsbyentgroup.com

Cake Designer: Minicakes by Tasha; info@minicakesbytasha.com

Hair Artist: Wendy of Alist Makeup; wendyngo.alist@gmail.com

Makeup Artist: Wendy of Alist Makeup; wendyngo.alist@gmail.com

Dress Designer: David’s Bridal

Bridesmaid Dresses: Donna Morgan

2nd Photographer: Kevin Quinley - http://kevinmichaelphoto.com
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