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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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>>-Megan+Mark–> Married!! Trentadue Winery Wedding

Images by Lead Associate Photographer Danielle Reiff – Editing by Heather Scharf Megan & Mark, like so many other engaged couples this year, were faced with the painfully tough decision on how to proceed with their wedding due to the Corona Virus pandemic. Timing didn’t allow for postponing to 2021, so it was now or…now! […]

Jul 3

Images by Lead Associate Photographer Danielle Reiff – Editing by Heather Scharf

Megan & Mark, like so many other engaged couples this year, were faced with the painfully tough decision on how to proceed with their wedding due to the Corona Virus pandemic. Timing didn’t allow for postponing to 2021, so it was now or…now! And so they moved forward with their wedding but with only an officiant, photographer and planner. Despite all the changes and stress Megan and Mark endured, they were so incredibly happy to get married in a little slice of wine country paradise surrounded by redwoods and rolling hills of vineyards. Though they missed their friends and family, they were grateful their closest loved ones were able to join via Zoom. Megan and Mark described it as an emotional day that was intimate and lovely…a day that they will never forget.

Venue: Trentadue Winery – https://trentadue.com/

Venue Coordinator: Sarah Klucznik (Trentadue Winery)
sarah@trentadue.com
707-901-3003

Photographer: Danielle Reiff for Heather Scharf Photography

Planner: Lauren Miller (Lauren Miller Events)
info@laurenmillerevents.com
707-291-0938
www.laurenmillerevents.com

Hair: The Powder Room – admin@itsadate.biz
707-537-7968
thepowderroomsr.com
2560 Mendocino Avenue
Santa Rosa, Ca 95403

Makeup: Stefanie Fritz (Stefanie Fritz Makeup Artistry)
stefaniefritzmakeupartistry@gmail.com
510-289-6126

Florist: Poppy Stone – Susan Cartwright – susan@poppystonedesigns.com – poppystonedesigns.com, Instagram @poppystone – 415-309-2550

Officiant: Wine Country Officiant: Clay Kyle
claykyle@gmail.com
818-284-3233

Musician: Michael (Lucky Devils Band)
michael@luckydevilsband.com
(415) 429-3640

Videographer: Studio Arcady – www.studioarcady.com. -Kyle Doohan

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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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