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Madie + Michael

HEATHER KNOCKED IT OUT OF THE PARK! We could not have been happier and more impressed with her photography skills and how she handled herself from start to finish. There was A LOT going on when she arrived at the farm to begin photographing on the day of our wedding, but 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 and captured so many beautiful (and natural) photos from our day. She's also incredibly affordable and was so easy to work with throughout the entire process. My husband and I count ourselves very lucky to have found Heather!

Robin + Hunter

Wow! Heather swooped in last minute saved the day after our photographer had to cancel 2 days before our wedding. Cool, calm, collected... She was so easy and fun to be around the entire day. Very laid back, yet able to wrangle our family and get a million beautiful shots, talk about efficiency!!! Her ability to capture amazing lighting, shadowing, and natural poses was incredible!!! We can not say enough how comfortable Heather made us feel, either... we were very concerned about things looking too posed, and she nailed it. My husband usually hates taking pictures, but after the wedding, he said SHE WAS HIS FAVORITE VENDOR and so much fun! I couldn't agree more. We will cherish the beautiful shots she captured for a lifetime! We were so lucky to have her as our photographer and recommend her a million times over!

John + Melissa

Heather was absolutely fantastic in every way. She was great with helping us decide what shots were important for us to have captured, and came up with a plan for getting them; she was very responsive to our needs and concerns, especially when we came up with changes in our plan; she expertly guided our family and friends through a set of posed shots that made it fun and easy for everyone; perhaps most importantly she produced shots that were better than anything that we had hoped for. What was captured in the wonderful images of the day was absolutely and utterly "US," and it shows. Beyond that, she was a joy to work with, and we completely enjoyed sharing our day with her: she was on OUR TEAM at every moment, and we're going to miss her! Thank you, Heather!

Chiara + Chris

Heather has been such an amazing person to work with! She takes beautiful pictures with a light, airy quality to them that, this is an especially nice style for weddings and engagement photos in my opinion. Second, Heather is so nice and makes you feel very comfortable in front of the camera. She is good at balancing giving you guidance when you need it (in terms of poses, etc.) and letting you do your own natural thing.  Third, Heather is very professional. She responds quickly to emails and is very straightforward about pricing, what you will get/can expect, etc. She is flexible and willing to work with you. Finally, her pricing is extremely reasonable! For us, the photographer was the NUMBER 1 MOST IMPORTANT THING about our wedding and we would 100% hire Heather again!

Lauren + John

Heather is the BEST! The photographs were stunning. She captured the day perfectly. I planned the wedding from overseas, so responsiveness was a big deal for me, and she was always quick to respond and ready to provide information She was so flexible, and she LISTENED! I don't love being photographed, but Heather made it natural and fun. She was laid back but professional - just what you need on a very busy day! Finally, the engagement shoot part of the package is such a MUST-DO! We were trying to cut costs wherever we could, and debated doing one, but it really is so helpful to get to know your photographer before the wedding, and get used to how to be posed for portraits. Not to mention the photos we received were also amazing and we're so glad we have them. Heather is fantastic!

Alexis + Geoffrey

My husband and I met Heather about 2 months before our wedding. After talking for about two hours, WE FELT MORE LIKE FRIENDS THAN CLIENTS! Heather agreed to shoot our rehearsal dinner and everyone knew that she was the perfect choice! We did a couple practice shots to prepare for the big day and felt so comfortable. On the wedding day, Heather captured every magical moment! She made us feel confident taking our photos. She even gave us a little surprise and made a quick slideshow about halfway through the reception. She displayed this on our table and everyone was so impressed! Heather, thank you so much for capturing the best day of our lives!

Mary Shea + Nick

Heather photographed my fiancé Nick and my engagement portraits in Charlottesville, Virginia, and we are so excited to have her photograph our wedding this upcoming May in Maryland. Her photographs are STUNNING—I never thought my fiancé and I were photogenic until I saw Heather's portraits. 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, affordable, and just fun to be around. We can't wait to see what she does with our wedding! Thank you, Heather!

Ali + Bryan

Heather recently shot our engagement photos and will be the photographer for our wedding this summer! We were nervous about having our pictures taken, as we are both admittedly awkward/shy about being in a front of camera. However, Heather made the whole experience so comfortable and fun! She was extremely quick with getting our photos to us after the session and we were in awe of how beautiful they turned out! We are so excited to have her as our photographer on our wedding day. We know we are going to have amazing pictures to cherish forever!

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