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  • My Story

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    Hi My name is Heather and I am so happy you stopped by! This blog is a place for me to share my passion with you as well as share personal stories about my life...mostly for comic relief!

    I fell in LOVE with photography shortly after I got married to my first LOVE, Matt. The story of how we met and fell in love is in my opinion a miracle and there is no story that I hold more dear to my heart. I suppose that is why I tear up when I hear other couple's stories because I know that meeting Your soul mate was no was destined.
    Both Matt and photography were gifts from God and entered my life when I least expected them and in His Perfect timing.
    I had no idea what I was supposed to be doing with my life especially after graduating with a BS in Psychology. So to postpone life, I went traveling around Australia with a friend seeking adventure and more importantly to avoid that dreadful question, "What are you going to do now that you have graduated?" Turns out Australia was all part of God's plan for my life, cuz that is where I met Matt, a guy that I would reconnect with 3 years later and marry! To this day I am still in shock that I am married to that cute guy I met in Cairns, Australia!
    When I returned home from traveling I was more confused than ever! I took an aptitude test and the psycholgist suggested I try fashion school! I love to shop, but I didn't have a clue about design! I didn't even know how to thread a needle! But I enrolled, I succeeded and somehow graduated with the highest credentials one could achieve. Although I was designing children's clothes for a large corporation here in San Francisco, I began to feel creatively dry. Something was definitely missing from my life. It wasn't until right after Matt and I got married that family urged me to give photography a try...after all I had designed our wedding album and edited all the photos to my best ability with iphoto (Professional I know :) This urge turned into a reality very quickly, and before I knew it, I had a brand new Canon Dslr in my hands and was immediately HOOKED! It was seriously like a light switch had been turned on in my heart. I knew this was a gift that God had blessed me with and it was time to use it! I studied photography day and night, and even in my sleep...I breathed it and consumed it like a sponge. It was such an amazing feeling to actually be passionate about something (other than a good plate of nachos).
    Within a month I had booked my first shoot and had 2 weddings lined up that I offered to do for free. Yes, I had nightmares every night leading up to those weddings and I wondered what on earth I had gotten myself into! Who did I think I was? I threw myself into a sink or swim situation and it was up to me to swim.
    It has been 2 years of struggles, victories, and mostly pure joy and addiction for everything photography related. I feel so blessed to be a part of people's lives that I normally never would have crossed paths with...and the BEST part is these people are the happiest people in the world: People in LOVE!

    I work 9am-6pm Monday through Friday in the wonderful world of fashion and the rest of the time I am doing what I LOVE...capturing LOVE. Someday the dreams that keep me up at night will come true! Full time photographer, basement studio, and a puppy to keep me company when I am no longer working in corporate America. It feels good to see my dreams in writing and I hope to reach those some day, some day soon!

    Please feel free to send me a note or reach out if you are interested in chatting about photography or would like to set a session or wedding consultation.

    Thanks for reading and come back anytime!

    I heart Followers!
    Heather Scharf Photography


Memories are priceless.

I want to capture your story, and most importantly, the emotion of the day.   There are so many precious moments that often go unseen.  My specialty is catching the love, the connection, and the story that exists between a couple or family so that when you look back on that day you will remember exactly how you were feeling, what you were thinking, and possibly trigger a forgotten memory.  The images you will see in your slideshow and heirloom quality album will illustrate the day like a story book with the details, the people, the emotion, and most importantly, give  you the gift to relive the memories over and over again.

I will come to any location for the session within the bay area at no charge.  The goal is to capture moments that you will cherish for a lifetime, so I want to make sure the experience is just as special.  We will no doubt laugh a lot, share stories, and finish the session feeling like we have known each other for years:) Before the session a consultation is set up to talk about outfits, themes, and the location.

Wedding Packages Start at $3,500.00

 All Include, But Not Limited To: 2 photographers, a music slideshow, all your artistically edited images in a personalized online image gallery with free high resolution downloads where you can view, share, and purchase prints.

Engagement Packages Start at $700.00

 All Include, But Not Limited To: 2 hours, 2-3 outfit changes, any location of your choosing, online image gallery with free high resolution downloads.  Click Play for more information on your Engagement Session with me!
For inquiries and all package descriptions and prices please contact Heather Scharf Photography.

  • Katie Ostrich - February 10, 2011 - 6:06 pm

    Hi Heather,

    I found your website from a friend who ‘liked’ you on Facebook. I’m having my wedding in Sacramento on October 1. I noticed that you are Bay Area, but have you or would you consider Sacramento?
    If so, could you please send me your wedding package information? Thank you in advance!

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  • Joanna Arhon - June 16, 2011 - 9:16 pm

    Hi Heather! I’m Kelly’s cousin and have heard fabulous things! My wedding is in Berkeley on October 15. I would love to talk to you about your wedding packages. We’re not looking for anything extravagant as far as the packages go, just lovely, clean pictures. Please send me your package info.Thank yoU!

  • Jennifer Liu - July 13, 2012 - 7:25 am

    Hi Heather! I love your work and was hoping to get info about your pricing packages and availability or August 3, 2013. Thank you!!ReplyCancel

  • Jennifer Cordova - July 31, 2012 - 1:35 pm

    Hi Heather your pics are georgous! Me and my husband are from Ohio and we are going to Napa Aug. 24th-29th for our ten year wedding anniversary (we have been together for 16 years, highschool sweethearts :-), while we are there we are going to renew our wedding vows. We would love to have a photo session with you while we are there. Please let me kn
    ow if you are available any of those days. Thanks!ReplyCancel

  • Marcie Sapir - September 30, 2012 - 12:52 am


    I’m getting married on 1/19/13, at the Marriott in SF. I’m looking for a photographer and was wondering if you are available and what your various packages are.


  • Kate Harrison - October 11, 2012 - 7:11 pm

    Hi Heather,
    I absolutely love your photos! My wedding is scheduled for September 21, 2013 at Cypress Meadows, and I would love to get some information on your wedding packages as I love the shots you got of another couple at that site.
    Thank you,

  • Jenelle - March 15, 2014 - 5:22 pm

    Hi Heather,

    I am researching photographers for my daughter’s wedding. I see your basic fees, but can you provide a price list with options and more detail?

    The wedding is planned for the Santa Cruz/Aptos area April 2015.

    Thank you…


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