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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?!

Kellie & Dean are a prime example of why I love what I do!  They have allowed me into their lives to capture so many milestones including their super awesome Cinqo de Mayo themed engagement shoot & their gorgeous rustic wedding.  They have graciously referred so many of their friends to me and for that I am so grateful!  If Heather Scharf Photography had a team they would be the captains!  So when I found out they were pregnant I was beyond thrilled for them and am honored they have chosen me to continue documenting these special times in their life.  I cannot wait to meet their son due in 8 weeks or less!  Their little man is going to have the best parents ever!  Kellie is the most beautiful momma to be and looked radiant in both her dresses!  Pretty much obsessed with the pancho shawl she layered over her blue asymmetrical dress and don’t get me started on her ivory lace maxi dress!  We caught the most beautiful sunset at Sutro Baths and took full advantage of the gorgeous light Mother Nature provided that night. It’s always fun times with you guys! Congrats You two!

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I know I say this a lot, but seriously I LOVE these two!  I don’t know how I get so lucky, but I am always more and more blown away by how much I get attached to each couple through documenting their biggest day! Erin & Bill are just the best.  There’s really no other way to describe them.  From the moment my camera laid eyes on them at their Capitola Beach Engagement Session I knew we were gonna have a blast together.  Their wedding was at the elegant Willow Heights Mansion in Morgan Hill, a venue that continues to inspire me each time I shoot there. Erin & Bill not only share a passion for riding bikes, but they first met years ago at Bill’s bike shop! I just loved how they incorporated a 2 seater bike from the 70’s into the decor!  The groomsmen had boutonnieres designed around bike cogs! So creative and original!  But what really stole the show was Erin’s Wedding dress!  It reminded me of a blooming white rose the way each layer cascaded above the previous one. Her gorgeous heels added the perfect pop of Tiffany Blue to the whole ensemble.  The wedding felt like one big family celebrating together.  I loved how the guests cheered and clapped as the groom, bridal party and parents walked down the aisle.  Made me wonder why this isn’t a thing.  Anyway, it set the stage for what turned into the most joyous occasion and I am so excited to share a snippet of their wedding with You!

P.S. I am still down for some Swirl action in Campbell with you two!

2nd Photographer: Briana Calderon – http://brianacphotography.com

Wedding Coordinator: Briana Wendt of Willow Heights Mansion, (408) 778- 1978, briana@willowheightsmansion.com,

Flower designer: Deluxe+Design+Décor, (408) 778-1978, janine@deluxedesigndecor.com

Caterer: The Grove, www.lealvineyardsgrove.com

DJ or Entertainment: Justin Horrell, (254) 498-6445, thejustinhorrell@gmail.com

Videographer: Martin Meyer, martinFILMS, (510) 325-7750, martin@martinfilms.com

Cake Designer: Kim Brandon – The Grove, kim@lealvineyardsgrove.com

Hair Artist: Caroline Kan, (650) 207-3828, info@makeuphairck.com

Makeup Artist: Steven Alva, (408) 528-4932

Dress Designer: Paloma Blanca

Shoes: Badgley Mischka
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Just when I thought I had heard all the romantic proposal stories there were to hear, Marjorie goes and drops her Nicholas Sparks-esque proposal story on me!  All I could do was lift my jaw off the floor and ask for more details!  But first some background. They met through a couple of mutual friends, which is always most of the time a recipe for success when it comes to finding love, especially if your friends thinks highly of you 😉  Rob first noticed Marjorie at their mutual friend’s dinner party, but didn’t get a chance to talk to her unfortunately.  But have no fear, Halloween was approaching and her name was on the guest list of people who would be attending his party! Let’s face it, if that Modern Dracula costume doesn’t give you the confidence needed to strike up a conversation with the Shanky Prisoner you’ve had your eye on, then nothing will.  Let’s just say Dracula and the Prisoner hit it off that night with no blood shed.  And thus began their love story…which leads me back to where we started.  After a year and a half of dating he took her to a nice dinner.  No, he did not propose in the middle of the restaurant with the ring hidden in her dessert.  When they got home she walked into what looked like a fantasy suite for The Bachelor complete with hundreds of candles flickering their soft glow on every last flower he could get his hands on in San Francisco.  You name it, that flower was in her apartment.  The romance of it all just makes me so giddy!  I saw a video of the room with my own eyes and it looked out of this world!  Right there in the middle of a candle lit secret garden he asked her to be his wife.  She. Said. Yes!

That’s where I get to come in!  I was chosen to shoot their upcoming wedding in October! They wanted to do a formal engagement session slash pre wedding photos so we went to The Legion of Honor, Lover’s Lane in the Presidio, and the grand finale at Treasure Island for some city skyline shots.  I got to ride in the car to all the locations with Marjorie and I am pretty sure we are Bffs now 🙂  These two are so fun to hang with and obviously a perfect match!  Oh, and let’s not forget their playful and adorable dog Dotsy, who wore a flower crown for the occasion!


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Lauren & Andrew were married on the beautiful property at Rancho Soquel in Capitola, Ca.  It was the perfect setting to create the bohemian garden wedding that Lauren envisioned.  The wedding party looked so chic in their bohemian white lace dresses and don’t even get me started on the flower girl dresses!  I am still searching for the dresses in my size!  Lauren’s dress was simply amazing.  Light, flawy, backless with a hint of leg!  Oh lala!  I just loved all my time working with Lauren and Andrew and can see why they are so popular with a 20 person bridal party! I couldn’t have asked for a more perfect wedding to start my season with!  Congrats you two!

 AND…the Warriors bring home a victory for Lauren & Andrew!

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2nd Photographer: Briana Calderon – http://brianacphotography.com

Wedding Coordinator: Denise Addesso, Wedding Connection – http://www.weddingconnection.net

Flower designer: Susi’s Flowers – http://www.susiesflorist.com

Caterer: Feast for a King Catering – http://feastforakingcatering.com

DJ or Entertainment: The Cheeseballs (band)

Cake Designer: Gayle’s Bakery – http://www.gaylesbakery.com

Hair Artist: Yesenia Guinea

Makeup Artist: Sarah Dean

Dress Designer: Rue De Seine, bought the dress at Loho Bride (SF)

Shoes: BHLDN

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OhMyGoodness!  I LOVED everything about this engagement session with Nicole & Kyle!  When I saw her walk up with her 4″ Mediterranean Blue – sueded, crystal-studded heels and backless white dress, I knew there was fun to be had during this shoot!  It was an overcast foggy day which made these heels even more amazing since they really POPPED against the grey backdrop.  I have done a lot of shoots at Sutro Baths this year and each time it offers something entirely novel.  I think I love the fog just as much as the sunsets here…wait, let me think about it…YES, I definitely do!  It really gives the ruins a mystical feel and more importantly it chases away all the tourists giving us our own private slice of paradise (minus the 30 degree weather).  This location holds a very special place in their hearts as this is where Kyle got down on one knee and asked Nicole to spend forever with him.  He took her to a secluded spot amongst the tall trees at the Sutro Baths Trail which is such a romantic nook in one of San Francisco’s most picturesque and historical locations.  Of course we had to visit where it all happened so they could show me exactly how the proposal all unfolded.  I am so excited to be a part of their wedding in a couple months!  Congrats you two!

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