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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?!

Angie & Benito are a BLAST!  Dating since freshman year in college, their dream was to have a huge party to celebrate their marriage with their friends and family.  Mission: Accomplished!  They chose St. Ignatius, one of the most beautiful churches in San Francisco to get married in!  The grand aisle, stained glass windows, and handsome groom at the front of the church set the stage as Angie, stunning as can be, walked arm in arm down the aisle with her parents. The sight of her brought tears to Benito’s eyes as well as those who caught a glimpse of the fleeting moment.  It was the first time he’d seen her all day despite building the anticipation with a “first touch” at the Inn at the Presidio.  The ceremony was beautiful and lighthearted as the couple shared private giggles with each other.  Following the vows, A trolly car ride awaited the bridal party and took them to the iconic Palace of Fine Arts for photos!  One of my favorite all time wedding moments was witnessing the 50 yard dash after the flying veil headed straight for the lake.  If I had a gold medal to give out, I would have given it to the groomsmen who caught it mid leap, and the silver definitely would have gone to the bridesmaid who threw off her heels to help chase it down! After some priceless shenanigans at the Palace, we trollied to The Warming Hut Beach for some photos with Karl (nickname for the SF Fog) and the Golden Gate Bridge.  A San Francisco wedding wouldn’t be complete without a reception at The Observation Post in the Presidio, which has sweeping views of the bay!  Waiting to greet the bridal party was a room full of friends and family waiting to party with the newlyweds.  The night was a blast and I’m excited for these two to continue to love life and each other to the fullest! Congrats Angie & Benito!

Wedding Planner: 2 Friends Events, Lindsay Becht (408)807-5457

Florist: 2 Friends Events – http://twofriendsevents.com, Chrystal Keller – chrystal@2friendsevents.com

Rentals: 2 Friends Events, Nichole (925) 683-3937

Design Proposal: 2 Friends Events, Kristen Kubiak (925) 337-1728

Reception Venue: The Observation Post, Helen Wu – www.presidio.gov/venues/observation-post

Ceremony Venue: St. Ignatius San Francisco -http://stignatiussf.org

Ceremony Coordinator: Yvette Arcenal – yarcenal33@gmail.com

Caterer: Miraglia Catering: Karen Zachary – http://cateringandmore.com

Hair: Valerie Heredia – (408)710-6587

Makeup: Nikol Elaine – (707) 953-6236

DJ, Lighting, Photo Booth: Audio Ecstacy – John Roca – (415) 322-3052 -http://www.audio-ecstasy.com

Videography: Joshua Sanchez – (408)390-7519

Cable Car: Hornblower Classic Cable Cars – Jonathan Adams -http://www.classiccablecar.com

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

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From the word ‘Go’ (her last name is Go.  See what I did there?) I knew I would really like these two especially after sharing stories and laughs over a glass of wine at our first meeting!  To top it off, we are practically neighbors in North Beach!  Let me tell you, her favorite restaurant which is a short walk from our place, is our new favorite spot too. Dim Sum anyone?  Can you tell I am hungry?  Ok, back to this awesome duo.  Before Adam arrived at our wine meeting, Katrina told me all about how he proposed.  If you must know anything about me, know that I literally LOVE looking for things!  Not to go on and on about myself, but I love looking for golf balls hiding in bushes, open houses, love notes hidden all over the house (hint hint hubby), bargains, awesome airbnbs, and of course clues on a scavenger hunt.  In fact, I wish my life was one giant scavenger hunt.  Anyway, you guessed it, Adam planned a city wide scavenger hunt with special people in Katrina’s life waiting at each location to give her the next clue.  Each location had a signifiant meaning to their love story making the journey that much sweeter.  The hunt ended with the ultimate prize…Adam on one knee with a ring and a proposal!  So after Katrina finished taking me on the journey of her epic proposal story, Adam walks in and I literally wanted to give him a standing ovation!

Their wedding day was just as epic and I got to photograph it! Let’s just say if I could choose my wedding dress all over again, it would have been hers!  The BHLDN high neck lace dress with buttons all the way up the back looked like a dream on Katrina.  And Adam rocked his Batman cuff links and socks like a true super hero!  But what really stole the show was how Katrina lit up with laughter just being in Adam’s presence.  Katrina, as Adam said, truly is LOLing when she says she is 🙂  It was a pleasure to be a part of this wedding and I hope to run into these two soon!

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

Wedding Coordinator: Willow Heights Mansion (WHM) http://www.willowheightsmansion.com- Jasmyne

Flower designer: WHM – Traci

Caterer: WHM – Kim

DJ or Entertainment: WHM – Justin

Cake Designer: WHM – Kim

Hair Artist: Chau Nguyen – A List Makeup

Makeup Artist: Chau Nguyen

Dress Designer: David’s bridal

Shoes: BP nordstrom

Bridesmaid Dresses: Blush

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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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