I’m Heather, a Northern California photographer.
Spending time with my animals, hiking, painting,
drawing, and dancing at concerts makes me happy.
What makes my heart soar is creating art
that means something to wonderful people.
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 your brother who is deployed overseas in the military surprises you on your wedding day with a video speech, and you cry happy tears.
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. A mother gasping as she see’s her daughter turn around in her wedding gown for the first time. Your grandmother’s last family occasion. The wind blowing through your love’s hair while you say your vows to each other, all while you are trying to keep the tears from falling in front of everyone. When the flower girl follows the bride around carrying her dress in awe of all that is going on around her. These are the moments that happen on wedding days that make my heart feel alive.
This is why I document.
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.