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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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>>-Caroline+Corbett-> Engaged!! Baker Beach Engagement Session

Well, it is incredibly hard to imagine that this was my first photo shoot in 13 months due to Covid AND giving birth to twin baby boys! With most of my 2019 weddings getting pushed to 2020 everything seemed very uncertain. But, boy did it feel good to be back out there doing what brings […]

Dec 11

Well, it is incredibly hard to imagine that this was my first photo shoot in 13 months due to Covid AND giving birth to twin baby boys! With most of my 2019 weddings getting pushed to 2020 everything seemed very uncertain. But, boy did it feel good to be back out there doing what brings me so much joy! Don’t get me wrong, I LOOOOVE being a mom and caring for our kids, but holy cow…a girl needs her ME time! It’s been a loooong 9 months of surviving 4 kids, 4 and under, during a pandemic, with zero personal time or outlets. I swear, I went through all the phases of grief with photography, wondering if I’d ever shoot another wedding. I needed this engagement session like like a flower needs water. A part of myself that I had put on the back-burner, came back to life when I met this amazing couple for their engagement session!

Caroline and Corbett arrived to Baker Beach looking like they had just stepped out of a catalog. Such a beautiful couple! They both had such warm smiles and I knew instantly that kindness and love were weaved into the fabric of who they are. Making them even more amazing, was that they were game for anything I threw their way even if it meant getting soaked in the ocean…which was purely nature’s fault…and kinda mine 😉 I could tell they were having so much fun together and really living in the moment. I never would have guessed that this care-free couple had a huge amount of stress on their plate, wondering if their upcoming March wedding would take place. It warmed my heart to receive their email filled with gratitude explaining that the photo shoot had brought them so much joy and gave them a chance to celebrate their engagement in a way they had not been able to do yet. I loved every second of it too, and cannot wait to see you guys again at your wedding!

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>>–Katey & Brian-> Engaged!! San Francisco Engagement Session

Photos by Lead Associate Danielle Kelley, Editing by Heather Scharf They first met each other about six years ago. Katey’s friend Barbara had been trying to set Katey up with Brian for several weeks as she had a hunch they would be a perfect match. Eventually Brian called Katey and asked her to have lunch […]

Feb 26

Photos by Lead Associate Danielle Kelley, Editing by Heather Scharf

They first met each other about six years ago. Katey’s friend Barbara had been trying to set Katey up with Brian for several weeks as she had a hunch they would be a perfect match. Eventually Brian called Katey and asked her to have lunch down at the Ferry Building. They hit it off and the rest is history!

While it was grey skies and frigid temperatures on the day of Katey and Brian’s engagement session, they were all smiles as they walked up to our location, and their connection was immediately apparent. We hopped around to a few different locations including The Legion of Honor and Sutro Baths and navigated around the weekend tourists. I genuinely enjoyed the experience of getting to know who they are as a couple, and how they love one another, and cannot wait to capture their wedding day in April!

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>>–Stephanie+Nikhil-> Engaged!! San Francisco Engagement Session

It all began in 9th grade math class, which is a great place to develop a crush especially when everything else in class is not adding up. 😉 Despite this intrigue they had for each other, they ran in different circles until 12th grade. It wasn’t until they both happened to be on a bathroom […]

Dec 20

It all began in 9th grade math class, which is a great place to develop a crush especially when everything else in class is not adding up. 😉 Despite this intrigue they had for each other, they ran in different circles until 12th grade. It wasn’t until they both happened to be on a bathroom break from math class (hmmm…I see a pattern here that IS adding up!) that they finally started chatting. That conversation led to many lunchtime Starbucks runs, which eventually led to Nikhil timidly asking Steph to prom!

After high school, they remained a dating duo despite going to undergraduate universities 10 hours apart, and then choosing different countries in which to live after graduation. It was a long road of extremely long distance dating, but eventually Steph moved to San Francisco to be with Nikhil. YAH! They then adopted a sweet puppy named Riley.

Exactly one year from Riley’s adoption, Nikhil suggested that they take a longer-than-usual walk at Fort Point with a beautiful view of the Golden Gate Bridge. While Nikhil was positioning Steph with Riley for a picture facing the GGB (in the spot pictured above), he dropped to a knee and when Steph turned back around, he asked her to marry him. Their story deserves a standing ovation for the bravery, endurance, patience and love they needed to bring together what was always destined to be. I cannot wait to capture their wedding!

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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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