My name is Heather and I am so thankful for the journey life took me on that made me who I am today. I have been a professional photographer for fifteen years and a lover of photos from the time I was a little girl. I am a daughter, wife, mother and friend to some pretty amazing people.
Whether you're newly engaged, a Bride, a High School Senior or a baby smashing cake, I am excited to be a part of that journey with you and I can't wait to see you smile.
When I meet people, the focus of my heart is their story. The focus of my lens is to tell that story. I want to know what makes your heart beat fast, how you met the love of your life. How did you know they were the one? Tell me how you felt the moment you found out you were expecting. Share with me your joys or your sorrows. These moments are a part of who you are. By getting to know you, I can better reflect your uniqueness in your portraits. I want to share your story in a way no one has before.
I believe that each client who works with me, is destined to. The reason I believe that so deeply is because God shows me beauty in everyone. It isn't a beauty I can see with just my eyes, it happens when I put my eye up to the viewfinder of my camera. I see beauty beyond what my human eyes can see. Often, in my viewfinder, I see people with a radiant light about them. If it's a cloudy cold day, there's still a light, even if I see it in your eyes or your smile. If you are my client, I know God wants me to see the light in you. My mission is to reflect that in the images captured in our time together.
Before each session I pray, "God please be my hands and my heart. Let me be slow to speak and quick to hear. Please help me to see with my eyes what you will have me see. Lord I pray over my time with this client. I pray over the equipment you have blessed me with. I pray that I am a reflection of you. In Jesus name, amen."
So here I am, catapulted by a twist of fate... or an act of God, to do what He destined me to do, to take pictures of you.
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This is my gorgeous husband Dan and my bio wouldn't be complete without including him. We have three children, two from our previous marriages and one together. This photo is one of my favorite casual pictures together. We had just spent a long weekend alone at a log cabin over looking the mountains. Fall vacations by a fireplace, nothing but the sound of a crackling fire and nature... this is what I envision when I close my eyes and need to dream of something peaceful.
This man is the love of my life, the "I'll do the dishes since you cooked," and "Baby, let me carry that," kind of husband I have always wanted and will never let go. He is a man of action. A father that loves his kids with all of his heart.
When life gets preoccupied with responsibilities my favorite thing to do is drive by myself with the windows down letting the air blow throw my fingers. I crank up our song and it gives me that boost to conquer whatever is in front of us.
Our song: Speakers by Sam Hunt
The lyrics remind me of our love like we just fell into it thirty seconds ago.
"The moonlights tracing those tree tops across your face There's a feeling in your eyes the shadows can't erase The cool wind around us is breezing around us following my fingers through your hair The engine is idling and girl this heat lightning is flashing pictures of you and burning them in my head...
Your lips, your hair, your smile, your touch, your kiss, your stare your vibes too much It lights me up, you got me set I'm way too gone, so baby let your eyes close Say my name and watch me goin' up in flames..."