DODGE

heather

serving central
virginia + beyond

Wedding & Lifestyle Photographer

When you look back at your photos in 50 years you won’t remember the elegant place settings or the coordinated bridesmaid dresses....you will remember the human connection, the emotion of having your marriage witnessed by your closest family, the butterfly feelings before your first look, the laughter and pure joy when your favorite song comes on the dance floor. My goal is to capture images that FEEL LIKE YOU, through effortless posing and serving my couples as if I were their closest friends!
 
I can't wait to work together to create a stress free portrait experience that feels like you! Take a look around at the portrait galleries to start envisioning your wedding day!  Keep scrolling to hear more about me and the details for an easy booking process! 


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I'm obsessed with helping down to earth couples capture genuine, joyful, natural light portraits

Effortless posing

that feels like you! 

I'm a big fan of

that feels like you!

The time my couples love
story was featured in the
New York Times 

The time my couples
love story was featured
in the New York Times 

The time I wrangled
3 golden retrievers & 3 humans
in A PICTURE PERFECT SHOT

The time I wrangled 3 golden retrievers & 3 humans in a PICTURE PERFECT SHOT

The time my bride and groom
made a mid-wedding pitstop to sneak into the UVA football game

The time my bride and groom
made a mid-wedding pitstop to sneak
into the UVA football game

A FEW CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

What an AMAZING photographer!! Heather made us feel so comfortable and photogenic in front of the camera . We are still in awe how she could take so many great photos . Heather went above and beyond in letting us incorporate our furry child into our engagement photos, and was very affordable, especially given the quality of the end result. If only we lived closer to Charlottesville - Heather would be our go-to photographer. She's AWESOME!

Heather felt more like a friend than a vendor, and it shows in the pictures. 

Kelsey & Chris

We could not have been happier and more impressed with her photography skills and how she handled herself from start to finish. Heather was very relaxed and so helpful with not just taking a zillion beautiful photos, but also just stepping in and helping us take care of random last minute wedding prep tasks! She is the coolest, most calm and collected photographer I've ever come across, my husband and I count ourselves very lucky to have found Heather!

"HEATHER KNOCKED IT OUT OF THE PARK!
She makes the entire process so easy!"

Madie & Michael

Her photographs are STUNNING—She finds a way to capture beautifully candid, intimate moments; has an artistic, creative eye for backgrounds, poses, and editing; and an approachable, calm, professional yet laid-back quality during sessions that made us feel comfortable and ourselves. She is quick to communicate with clients, flexible with working our our schedule, and just fun to be around!

"I never thought my fiancé and I were photogenic until I saw Heather's portraits."

MaryShea & Nick

My husband and I don't love being photographed but she made it so seamless and natural we couldn't get enough. Everyone has commented on how great our pictures look and I agree 100% but more importantly I felt so comfortable on the Wedding Day. She kept me calm, cool, and collected and worked well with everyone, including my family HIGHLY RECOMMEND!!

"The Best Photographer Experience"

Brett & Krystle

The first time My husband and I met Heather in person, we talked for hours! Heather agreed to shoot our rehearsal dinner and everyone knew she was the perfect choice! On the wedding day, Heather captured every magical moment, making us feel confident the whole time! Thank you so much for capturing the best day of our lives!

"WE FELT MORE LIKE FRIENDS THAN CLIENTS!"

Alexis & Geoffrey

Heather was absolutely fantastic in every way. She expertly guided our family and friends through a set of posed shots that made it fun and easy for everyone; perhaps most importantly her photos were better than anything that we had hoped for! We cannot wait to displaying her images in our home for decades to come!

"Heather was on our team at every moment and what she captured was absolutely and utterly us,"

John + Melissa

We can not say enough how comfortable Heather made us feel... She was so easy and fun to be around!Her ability to capture  amazing lighting, shadowing, and natural poses was incredible!!!  We will cherish the beautiful shots she captured for a lifetime and recommend her a million times over!

"My husband usually hates taking pictures, after the wedding, he said Heather WAS HIS FAVORITE VENDOR!"

Robin + Hunter

Heather has been such an amazing person to work with! She takes beautiful pictures with a light, airy quality to them that…
and makes you feel very comfortable in front of the camera. She is great at balancing giving you guidance when you need it and letting you do your own natural thing. We would 100% hire Heather again!

"the photographer was the NUMBER 1
MOST IMPORTANT THING about our wedding"

Chiara & Chris

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proud to be published


The Knot
WEDDING WIRE
NEW YORK TIMES
ZOLA UNVEILED
BLUSHING RICHMOND
OLD DOMINION BRIde
WHAT'S UP? WEDDING MAGAZINE
EASTERN SHORE WEDDING
BLUE RIDGE OUTDOOR
appalachian mnt bride
Aisle Memories

The Knot • WEDDING WIRE • NEW YORK TIMES • Old Dominion Bride • BLUSHING RICHMOND
ZOLA UNVEILED • WHAT'S UP? WEDDING MAGAZINE • EASTERN SHORE WEDDING
BLUE RIDGE OUTDOOR • GARDEN & GUN  • Appalachian Mountain Bride • Aisle Memories

let's work together

On your wedding day, you'll find me...rearranging furniture to get the perfect dress shot, stashing extra bobby pins to adjust your veil and counting down the moments to sneak away for your sunset portraits ! You will spend more time with your wedding photographer than any other vendor, or even your future spouse, so we want this to be a perfect fit! 

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