Hello, I'm heather.

Photographer // music lover // mom of three

How it all started

When I was 10, I got my first digital camera for Christmas. I remember taking pictures of
anything I could, one being a sunset off of the back porch at my parents house. That picture still hangs up in my room there.


15 years later I had my first baby. I took pictures of him every second I could because I knew the importance of capturing every moment of his life. That was the moment that defined this business. I began trying new things, perfecting the pictures, learning as much as I could. I became sucked in, and found myself constantly searching, gaining more knowledge to grow my skills.


In Spring of April 2013, I officially opened my photography business. I gained a love for
photographing babies right from the start, so I knew thats where this business was leading me. I want to be able to share those same memories and special moments with you, and other families. I strive for the best customer service, the most beautiful images, and an amazing experience that will leave you feeling excited to see the final


This business is my baby, and take pride in the work I produce. I am so blessed and thankful to do something that doesn't ever feel like work. This is an incredible journey so far. I'd love for you to join me.



Get to know me

I love music.


I think music speaks to people in so many ways. For me music is art, it's a mood booster, and gets my creative mind working. All of my sessions will have music playing, and I love everything so if you like something specific, I am happy to accommodate your favorite artist or genre.


Just be prepared to hear me sing and watch me dance.

Know the facts

01 - I love Star Wars. Like....a lot.

02 - I want to learn how to make macarons because I am obsessed with them. Any tips for me send them my way!

03 - Photography is just one of my artistic passions. I love painting, drawing, and creating with video every once in awhile.

04 - I've always wanted to go hiking on a mountain in Glacier National Park.

05 - I love fitness and what it has done for my mental health, my confidence, and my energy. But I think I love buying workout clothes more..

06 - I have 3 kids that are absolutely hilarious. I love hearing stories of funny things kids do, so if you come in to your session with a great story please share with me!

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Richmond, Va Based Fine Art Portrait Photographer