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THE WHY

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I document because I know how important these stories are. I document because there is this ridiculously amazing beauty in the love, the laughter, the chaos.

The moment my subjects bust out laughing and are their most honest and happiest selves.

The moment that the father of the Groom looks at his son with this immense proudness that words really could never express.

The moment after the ceremony where I take my couple alone and they really just breath in that moment together in the quiet.

A bride's head on her groom's shoulder smelling his cologne and just feeling so blessed in that moment.

This is why I document.

Hello, I'm Heather. 


I didn't think this dream was possible.
I was working at a 9-5 job doing graphic design because it was safe. I would get off of work, come home, plan photo shoots with my little Sony camera that I had paid for myself.

I dreamed of taking photos for a living.

The world has a way of shoving you into what you need the most. I lost that job and at 22 I was left thinking "well... why not?"

In that first year, I booked 28 weddings. I was single, had nothing but a camera, some good work ethic instilled in me, and a Craigslist ad.

Well, that was about 9 years and 200 weddings ago. You could say my dreams came true.

So if you're a dreamer and living your life to the fullest and in love with a fellow dreamer.... let's chat.

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THE WHO

My beloved BFF, Poot. He is a sensitive little soul.
My beloved BFF, Poot. He is a sensitive little soul.

Good ol' Heather Tid Bits

  • // Loves dogs. All dogs. Please let me pet your dog.

  • // I can turn cowboy boots into appropriate attire for any occasion.

  • //Complete Disney nerd.
    (complete nerd in general, actually)

  • // Whiskey over beer, please!

  • // 100% artist in every aspect of my life. This entire site and all the artwork on it was created by yours truly.

  • // The Force is with me.

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You can expect to find cowboy boots on me 98% of the time

THE HOW

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I want to hear about how you and your mother are best friends.  How all of your bridesmaids were in ballet class with you. How your Best Man has literally been in your life since the 3rd grade.

The ultimate bravery is letting your guard down to really let yourself be known. To not be afraid of what someone thinks if you can't hold in your tears.  To not be afraid to bust out laughing hysterically during an awkward moment in your ceremony.

How do I tell stories as well as I do? I am not afraid to become close to these people who you see in my photographs.  

Ready to find out more?

Book me as your storyteller.

Let's chat. Let me know you and you can know me. The process of telling your story starts with a simple "hello".