documenting joyful & light filled

Wedding & Brand Portraits



Located in Richmond
Serving Central Virginia & Beyond 

When you look back at your photos in 50 years you won’t remember the elegant place settings or the coordinated bridesmaid 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! 

Celebrating love & business with couples portraits and brand stories

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I'm obsessed with helping down to earth couples capture genuine, joyful, true to life portraits

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that feels like you!

Wedding days are very rarely about the photos.
They are about being present in the moment...
to capture the feelings that live behind the images!

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

The time I hiked Mt. Rainier with my couple to capture their epic mountain top vows! 

The time my wedding party made a mid-wedding pitstop to sneak into a 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

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

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 ONE most important vendor for our wedding"

Chiara & Chris

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 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

I want my couples to feel like LONG LOST FRIENDS! You'll find me veil pinning, cocktail holding, tissue dabbing, hype girling, dance floor jamming, and your personal body guard, ensuring you can soak in your carefully planned wedding celebration!

"photographer" barely scratches the surface

With over 10 years of experience as a graphic designer and photographer, storytelling is when my creative brain shines! This translates to everything from documenting the full wedding day experience in a handcrafted album, OR helping dedicated business owners confidently attract their ideal clients, with strategic brand portraits!

This is the best ADD-ON to enhance your new website or social media! Stock photos are great for filling in the gaps, but they will never be customized to fit your ideal client! Let's work together to tell your brand story! Are you ready to show off the personality behind the scenes?

Brand story portraits

for small business pros! 

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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! 

Now booking 2024 & 2025 wedding couples & quarterly brand sessions!

proud to be published

The Knot
appalachian mnt bride
Aisle Memories
Novela Weddings

The Knot • Wedding Wire • NEW YORK TIMES • Old Dominion Bride • BLUSHING RICHMOND
BLUE RIDGE OUTDOOR • GARDEN & GUN  • Appalachian Mountain Bride • Aisle Memories • novela