Let’s deviate from the norm, so we can create something that speaks to who you are.
Inspired and fascinated by connection, my passion is storytelling, and I want to help tell the story of your life and love! I will take the time to learn your journey, so we can create images which speak to who you are--Images which are curated moments, meant to showcase your pure, beautiful, quirky, authentic self. Let's shake it up and get away from the standard Pinterest poses... Let's capture your individual story, in visual form... Let's create some fine art, but make it badass!
So! I'm Heather: An LGBTQ+ friendly photographer, based in the Monterey Bay and just outside Big Sur, California. I've lived on four different continents and I fall down a lot. Growing up, my Momma, who is a talented artist (you can see her work here!), always fostered a home centered around creativity, and I was encouraged to dive in from a young age. Then, there was my Dad, and his beloved Minolta 35mm... From an early age, I was fascinated by that camera’s magical ability to suspend time by recording fleeting seconds.
In college, I studied Film and TV. Learning about all the behind-the-scenes aspects involved in visual storytelling thrilled my nerdy heart, and has given me a well-rounded perspective, which helps when crafting a concept around each individual session.
I always tell my clients: "You will spend more time with your photographer on your wedding day, than your new spouse, so make sure they feel like a friend! Even if that person isn't me!" And. I. Mean. That. You should feel 100% comfortable with your photographer, no matter who that is! My biggest piece of advice on your hunt: Hire someone whose work you love and who you would want to grab a coffee or glass of wine with.
Apart from being behind the camera, I love spending time exploring the Monterey Peninsula with my rad husband, dancing in the kitchen to Lionel Ritchie, hiking around Big Sur, cuddling our two poodles, and hunting for treasures in flea markets.
Mostly! I gotta tell ya... I can’t wait to work together to create images you're gonna love for your whole lifetime!
Know that I care about you and your story. My approach is centered around creating truly fine art moments, but not in the classical way. I'll be capturing the way it felt, not just the way it looked.
I want to capture images that bring to life your story. I want to direct you into moments where you have a chance to connect, and not just poses, where you are smiling at the camera, and not connecting with each other.
Check out my interview on the MILSPO Fine Artist Network website! I discuss my methods, client experience, and how photography is both my passion and career... How I pick up and build my business through moves across oceans... And! How I love connecting by mentoring newer photographers to the industry!
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