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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?!

This was one of those weddings that you walk into and your jaw drops from all the beautiful details!  From the gorgeous plantation style home that Sarah & Brandon were married in front of to the barrel room strung with white lights to dance under…everything was perfect!  It was one of the most memorable weddings for me to photograph not only because of the wonderful couple, but also because of Sarah’s 4 year old son who believed he was getting married to his two favorite people as well.  It melted my heart during the ring exchange as Hudson hid his eyes as his new dad put the ladybug ring on his finger symbolizing his commitment not only to be the best husband but also to be the best father.  Hudson of course was included in the first dance & cake cutting which was just too cute for words!  Thankfully there are photos so I don’t have to try and describe how it feels for your heart to melt.  I just love being around Sarah & Brandon!  They are hilarious and watching how they can laugh together and light up each other’s faces with just a look makes photographing them so fun!  I am so excited for this new family and all they have in store.  Here is the story of their day at the beautiful Concannon Vineyards!

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Too excited to look!  Hudson gets his very own wedding band!

The lights streaming above the whole reception area was something out of a dream!

This cake was out of this world!  I loved the quilted texture mixed with the ruffles and rhinestones!  Not to mention the silver glitter table cloth!  What!?

Obsessed with all the details Sarah hand made from the ombre glitter table numbers to the vases dipped in pink glitter!

Venue: Concannon Vineyards  – http://www.concannonvineyard.com

Day of Coordinator: Samantha Harper with Concannon Vineyards –  samantha.harper@thewinegroup.com

Flowers: Delford West – http://www.delfordwestflowers.com – Karl.Eckel@delfordwestflowers.com

DJ: Amos Production – http://amospro.com – info@amospro.com

Cake: Primrose Bakery – http://www.primrosebakery.com – service@primrosebakery.com

2nd Photographer: Kevin Michael – www.kevinmichaelphoto.com

Hair: Tallie Weckesser & Makeup: Jenny Nguyen –  www.mintforhair.com

Shoes: Jimmy Choo

Dress: Enzoani

Bridesmaid Dresses: Azazie.com

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Congratulations to Carly who recently celebrated her Bat Mitzvah at Temple Emanu-el!  She did an amazing job with all her closest friends and family there to witness it.  I could just feel the love and support in the sanctuary for Carly.  Adding to the warmth in the room was the upbeat harmonious music during the ceremony and of course Carly’s beautiful singing voice!  I did not know any of the words, but that didn’t stop my from humming along as I took photos 😉  After the ceremony a party filled with bright neon colors awaited all the guests at the City Club SF.  The party was designed and coordinated by the very talented ladies at Glow Event Design!  The guests had so many fun activities to take part in including a T-Shirt spray painting station and virtual photo booth!  The dance floor was flooded with bright colors and equally bright dance moves all night long, making it a night to remember!  Here are a few of my favorite moments from the celebration!

Venue: The City Club of San Francisco – Cassie Harris – Cassie.harris@cityclubsf.com

Coordinator: Glow Event Design – Christina Milikin – christina@gloweventdesign.com

Table Decor: TableArt – Henri Mansfield Herns – 650.280.0516

DJ & Entertainment – Aaron David Productions – aaron@aarondavidproductions.com

Caterer: SF City Club

 

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Kellie & Dean met on Cinco De Mayo, so when they planned a margarita themed engagement shoot I was all in!  Their story is so cute!  Check it out HERE. As tempting as it was to help them partake in my favorite cocktail, I had to refrain in order to avoid the “creatively blurred images.”  We had so much fun on this shoot and am so excited Love & Lavender posted it on Cinco De Mayo!

See their full engagement shoot HERE and the Full Feature HERE!

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LOVED this beautiful palette of monochromatic chiffon dresses mixed with shades of orange. It sat beautifully with the mansion’s existing decor.  If you are dying over Leanna’s dress like I was, it is made up of layer upon layer of tulle mixed with lace!  It is by Enzoani.  To see more from this wedding head HERE.  

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Leanna loves playing soccer so when she saw an opportunity to sign up for a co-ed team in Chicago, she jumped at the opportunity.  She made a lot of good friends on this team, including a guy named John.  Their shared love of soccer, competition, and steak was the foundation of a great friendship that was starting to bloom.  They began dating about a year later when the timing was right for both of them.  Seven months later Leanna found out she’d been given a job offer too good to pass up in California.  John knew that Leanna was too good to pass up as well, so he moved with her!  If that isn’t the ultimate testament of commitment and love then I don’t know what is!  After a couple years of adjusting to their new lives in California, John asked Leanna to take a day off of work telling her it would be nice to just relax and hang out together.  It wasn’t until the night before their day off, that John told her to pack her bags for a weekend away!  Leanna was thrilled!  She had so many questions racing through her head wondering what he had planned.  When they got to the airport she realized where they were going…Laguna Beach!  This was a favorite place of theirs with each trip being more special than the last.  John pulled out all the stops renting a mustang convertible for their drive down the coast, a hotel suite with ocean views, and of course reservations at Laguna Beach’s finest steakhouse!  Leanna was in a state of euphoria all day with each surprise just as amazing as the last.  Just when their day couldn’t get any better, they ended the evening strolling along the beach listening to the crashing waves roll in.  As they were ending their walk, John gave her a big hug and told her how much he loved her…and…proposed!  It was truly the most epic weekend filled with celebration and excitement for all that was to come.

These two are beautiful inside and out!  ‘Meant for each other’ is simply an understatement.  You could just feel the love surrounding them from the ceremony to the heartfelt speeches.  One of my favorite moments of the day was photographing all of the emotion escaping John as watched his breathtaking bride walk towards him.  It is emotional moments like that where being a trained photographer slash cryer comes in handy for me! I am so happy for Leanna & John and so excited to share the story of their day through images!

 

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 You are gonna wanna see more of this gorgeous mansion wedding!

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Venue: Willow Heights Mansion – http://www.willowheightsmansion.com

Day of Coordinator: Brianna with WHM

Floral Designer: Giselle Ribeiro – giselle@deluxedesigndecor.com – (831) 558-0977

Caterer: The Grove Restaurant via Willow Heights Mansion

DJ: Deluxe Design Decor – thejustinhorrell@gmail.com – (254) 498-6445

Cake Designer: The Grove – Kim

Hair & Makeup Artist: Teri Lacro – Charismatic Bride, Tlacro@gmail.com – (702) 279-4400

2md Photographer: Johanna Claesson www.pieceofheartphoto.com

Dress: Enzoani from Wendy’s Bridal, Columbus, OH

Shoes: Amazon

 

  • April 29, 2015 - 11:55 pm

    Pretty Palette Preview {Greys with Orange accents} » Heather Scharf Photography - […] LOVED this beautiful palette of monochromatic chiffon dresses mixed with shades of orange. It sat beautifully with the mansion’s existing decor.  If you are dying over Leanna’s dress like I was, it is made up of layer upon layer of tulle mixed with lace!  It is by Enzoani.  To see more from this wedding head HERE.   […]ReplyCancel

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