Grandma fastens your cathedral veil into your curls while Mom grabs you a frosted donut from the local bakery. Your maid-of-honor snuggles up on the couch to put the final touches on her toast—you just know she’s going to tell that one story from college, and you’re already laughing thinking about it. One of your bridesmaids mixes you a mimosa while dancing to Shania. 

“Man, I feel like a woman!” I sing as I throw the door open, camera in hand, and run over to wrap you in a bear hug.

It’s your wedding day, and I’m here to make sure you can relive it all—the moments you’ve always dreamed of, the surprises you could never imagine, and the candids you might not have even noticed—on every anniversary until you’re old and gray!

Welcome to the Heather J Photography experience, where we believe breathtaking elegance and a killer dance party can coexist and that you can plan it all while having a blast!

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An Ohio and Carolinas wedding photography experience for unique couples with a unique vision.


“The photos that stand out to me most are the ones of my husband and I dancing the polka at our reception with my 93-year-old grandparents. I feel so fortunate to have had both of them in person at our wedding, let alone up dancing on the dance floor with us, even for a brief time. I still cry when I look at them. They will be so special to us in years to come.” 

“Heather knew getting photos with my grandparents
was very important to me, and she delivered!“


“However, what won me and my husband over was our first meeting with her. She was the most bubbly, pleasant, friendly, loving human being. We appreciated her warmth and her attention to detail. She was well-established, a wonderful planner, and she truly wanted us to have the greatest memories.”

“I loved her pictures. It was like love at first sight!”


“She has such a passion for her couples and capturing their true love story! It shows completely when she is snapping away. Her facial expressions and the gasps she makes when she takes a picture that she loves are just the best! We never had someone get as excited as her when taking pictures! And we love it!”

“Heather truly makes you feel like you are her
favorite couple ever to work with!”

Just like your heartfelt, sentimental wedding ceremony can be filled with laughter, too, I believe your photography experience can be more than one thing. With the right planning, I’ll ensure the energy is high when you want it to be, and things simmer down right on cue. I’ll line up every family member for portraits without wasting a second. Then I’ll fade into the background to let you enjoy your cocktail hour as I subtly capture the joyful interactions you never want to forget. How do I do it?

How is it possible that an experience can be tranquil but still thrilling? Effortless but still so exciting?