Get to know me
I can't wait to meet you!
I’m Heather, California born and raised photographer, artist, lady boss, animal lover. Spending time with my animals, hiking, painting, drawing, and dancing at concerts makes me happy. I "might" have a mild obsessions with Willie Nelson, Disney, and funko POP toys. What makes my heart soar is creating art that means something to wonderful people.
If I’ve learned one thing over the years, it’s that life is too precious to not live every day to the fullest. It was this way of thinking that had me embark on this journey of starting a photography business 10 years ago. From wallflower to the boss lady with a camera, it's been a radical journey.
Coming from a background in art and illustration, it was a random turn of events that I fell in love with creating photographs. All great things in life seem to be those sudden surprises, don't they? What has always lit me up was creating art that lifted people's hearts. Photography gave me the ability to create a time machine back to a moment that has already passed. The art from those moments lifted their spirits, changed their perspectives on themselves at times, and above all told them a story that they loved.
I’m not a stranger on your wedding day or session. I’m your friend who just happens to take really amazing photographs. Through learning about the things their love and what makes their story so uniquely theirs, it gives me a platform to create art so profoundly personal to someone's heart. My clients are passionate, funny as hell, love deeply, and are adventurous. When you see your photos, it’s my goal for you to go back to that moment and to relieve the feelings you felt that day in that photograph.
Little Tid-bits of Information
You can blame all of those trips to Disneyland that I have been taking since I was 6 months old for my love of magic! ;) Warning : You might get Disney songs sang to you during sessions in order to get some good laughing photos.
There is a chance I might do something ridiculous in front of you to get a good photograph. Just let it happen and trust the process! Hah! I am an artist, and sometimes my art looks like I am creeping in a bush. Or laying around in the dirt. Or hanging out of a car window... you get the picture. I get a bit fearless. ;)
11 years and counting this little guy has been my hiking buddy, office cheerleader, and morning snuggler. He is one of my many fur babies. I would love to meet yours!
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 at 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.