Thirty-two. That’s how many umbrellas I keep in my car just in case it rains on your big day.
Like I said, I leave nothing to chance!
Why? Because this is all just too dang important! I believe your wedding gallery—along with the albums and artwork we create—is the most important heirloom from your wedding day, and it should be handled with utmost care. After the peonies wilt and you forget where you stored your Bella Belles, they will be immortalized forever in images you can revisit and pass on. This is a piece of your legacy, and I want to make sure it’s absolutely perfect.
But I also believe there should be room for fun, spontaneity, and amazing dance moves along the way! Because we aren’t here to do things the “right” way or the way everyone expects. We are here to do it your way—the way you, your family, and your friends will love most! But I wasn’t always so “whatever” about tradition…
I used to think that I had to do things the traditional way. Go to college. Get a nine-to-five. Work a stable, sensible career with a stable, sensible weekly paycheck. And, for a while, I did that. I got my Associate’s in Healthcare Office Management and started working in an orthopedic office. While that job allowed me to help people while putting my planning and organizing skills to use, something was missing. It just didn’t feel right. It didn’t light me up.
Now, don’t get me wrong. I don’t think a job has to make you feel warm and cozy inside to be worth something, but just as I was burning out, I found photography.
I’ve always enjoyed grabbing friends for random photo shoots, but I guess I never realized it could be a career. An artistic passion, sure, but a job that pays the bills? No way. Even with those doubts still in my head, I bought a DSLR in 2016 and started offering sessions at the cost of a donation while I refined my skills. But when I photographed my first wedding, it all clicked. And the whirlwind began.
By 2018, the year my husband Tyler and I tied the knot, I had 27 weddings on my calendar. I guess you could say the rest is history!
Now, I deliver elegant, radiant galleries to fun-loving couples across Ohio. When I’m not photographing a white-washed barn wedding or getting lost in the beautiful rolling hills of the Ohio countryside during an engagement session, you can find me snuggling with my fur babies Colt and Case while watching an episode of Heartland or a classic Ryan Reynolds rom-com, adding some more modern farmhouse decor to my home, or planning my next trip with my husband. Across the state or around the world? Doesn’t matter as long as he’s with me, and I packed my camera!
But now I want to learn your story! Where did you two meet? How did he propose? How long have you known your maid-of-honor? What colors do you want to incorporate into your day? Have you considered asking your dog to be your flower girl? What about a late-night churro truck for the reception? We’ll talk all this and more soon as we begin the adventure toward your wedding day together!
To look back on that moment when he showered you with kisses during your first look. To relive when your grandma fastened the necklace around your neck that she wore on her wedding day. These are pieces of your family history that should be preserved forever.
But I also don’t want to cross through the aisle during your vows, blocking your loved ones’ view! Instead, I make sure the people there to experience this event with you have an unforgettable experience, and so do you! And sometimes that means being less of a lead photographer and more of a little fly buzzing quietly through the room. But don’t worry! I’ll never leave you alone and hope for the best! I’ll be there to help you find your best lighting during the sunset photos, tug the hair tie off your wrist before you walk down the aisle, or hunt down that one missing groomsman for bridal party portraits.
My approach is about balance. A balance of fun and elegance. Of candid and prompted. Of silly and sentimental. This way, I know you’ll have a wide variety of images in your gallery, and they’ll remind you of the joy you felt while we captured each one.
My approach to wedding photography is all about balance.
- PIPER & BRETT
“Heather was an absolute blast to work with! She is so bubbly and makes you feel so confident when she is taking your pictures. She delivers x1000 and blows you away with every picture she delivers to you. Another plus is that…you don't have to wait a painstakingly long time to relive the best day of your life!”
“My husband and I were beyond impressed with Heather and hope to work with her again!”
- MICHELLE & JON
“Heather was a dream to work with, and I look forward to working with her again in the future. She is not only professional and organized, but the quality of her photos truly shows how dedicated she is to each one of her clients. If you’re looking for a photographer that will go above and beyond and beautifully capture the special moments in your life, I highly recommend Heather!”
“Her bubbly and fun personality made
me and my husband feel so comfortable!”