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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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>>Connie+Kevin–> Married!! Nestldown Wedding Photos

Nestldown was their dream wedding location, but when their ideal wedding date was not available, they booked another venue. Then entered Covid. Their wedding date was pushed back 2 years, but luckily the wonderful concept of Minimonys was born! They decided this was the perfect solution to become husband and wife at a sooner date […]

Jul 3

Nestldown was their dream wedding location, but when their ideal wedding date was not available, they booked another venue. Then entered Covid. Their wedding date was pushed back 2 years, but luckily the wonderful concept of Minimonys was born! They decided this was the perfect solution to become husband and wife at a sooner date and still have a few close family and friends present. Nesltdown was the perfect place, and their ideal minimony date WAS available! Everything was falling into place beautifully AND they get to have two weddings with the big one happening next year! Nestldown is like stepping into a fairytale. Hidden amongst redwood groves in the Santa Cruz mountains, it boasts a massive koi pond and a gorgeous ceremony site tucked inside of a sea of redwood trees and lush greenery. Everywhere you look there is something beautiful to admire. It has long been a dream of mine to shoot there!

The day started off with Connie getting into her gorgeous wedding dress! A corset inspired lace bodice with tiny crystals scattered throughout the skirt. They had their first look under a weeping willow tree by the coi pond which was a beautiful moment as I could tell Connie knocked his socks off! My favorite moments however, happened during the ceremony. Just watching her come down the winding steps that meandered through trees and lush gardens was breathtaking. There were so many happy tears throughout the ceremony which made it feel even more intimate. I am so thankful I got to be a part of their wedding and am excited to see them again for the BIGmony!

Wedding Venue: Nestledown, https://www.nestldown.com/

Coordinator: Jo Ann Yore, joann@nestldown.com, @nestldownevents

Flower designer: Kari Anne Trevino (Kat’s Flower Affair), katsfloweraffair@gmail.com, @katsfloweraffair

Hair Artist: Ann Ho, alistmakeupgirls@gmail.com, @stylesbyanndiary

Makeup Artist: Ann Ho, alistmakeupgirls@gmail.com, @stylesbyanndiary

Dress Designer: Morilee, @morileeofficial

2nd Photographer: Vanessa Rocha https://www.vanessarochaphotography.com/

Invitation designer: The groom 🙂 (for full 2022 wedding, no paper invite for 2021 minimony)

Photo Booth: N/A

Other: Rings by Blue Nile, @bluenilediamond; earrings and bracelet by olive + piper jewelry, @oliveandpiper

Bridesmaid Dresses: by Dessy, from Bella Bridesmaids

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>>-Danielle+Matt-> Married!! Vintner’s Resort Wedding -Wine Country Wedding

Follow Heather Scharf for more photos from this wedding: @ihearthsp Danielle & Matt will always have a special place in my heart! It was my “Coming Back” wedding after a year and a half of not photographing a single wedding due to Covid. They had to postpone their date TWICE! The stress of the unknown […]

May 26

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Danielle & Matt will always have a special place in my heart! It was my “Coming Back” wedding after a year and a half of not photographing a single wedding due to Covid. They had to postpone their date TWICE! The stress of the unknown they experienced with grace is admirable for sure. But in the end, their day…THE day, couldn’t have gone any better! I could tell from the constant smiles and laughter from Danielle and Matt that they were on cloud 9 being able to finally celebrate their marriage with all their friends and family.

There are some special details I have to mention, like the dress…It took my breath away when I saw it hanging in the bridal suite. Layer upon layer of tulle, each with a different wow factor. Some layers had lace appliques, while others were covered in a subtle gold glitter pattern. I also just love how the lace around the neck looked like a gorgeous piece of jewelry framing her neckline. It was a 9 month collaboration with her designer to make her dress-dreams a reality. Another detail that was a vision come to life, was the orchid and floral chandelier that they said their vows beneath. A total masterpiece by Wine Country Flowers and a dream come true for Danielle. See images below. I am so thankful for getting to be a part of this special day! I hope you enjoy the photos!

Coordinator: Kalika Casady from Run Away With Me (kalika@runawaywithme.com)

Wedding Venue: Vintner’s Resort -https://www.vintnersresort.com/

2nd Photographer: Vanessa Rocha Photography. https://www.vanessarochaphotography.com/

DJ: Angela from Wine Country Entertainment (angela@winecountryentertainment.com)

Florist: Anita Isaza from Wine Country Flowers (anita@winecountryflowers.com)

Hair & Makeup: Jocelyn Locy from Bella Bridal Napa Valley (707-968-7144)

Cake: Gergana Karabelov from Patisserie Angelica (karabelov1@gmail.com)

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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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