I'm Heather. ENFP. Enneagram 7. Always a hope"full" romantic & an eternal optimist.
And I am obsessed with the idea that I get to help you literally bottle up YOUR special moments through my artwork! I love the creative freedom of being able to blend both the fun, candid, more documentary types of shots with the more romantic, fine-art editorial types of shots. And don't worry - I TOTALLY understand that being in front of the camera can sometimes feel major awkward! But hey - this is NOT my first rodeo, so I promise - I got you! Even though a good portion of my work is candid on a wedding day, when it's time for your individual portraits & your couple photos, I will be guiding you and directing you with fun, flirty & romantic things to say & do together to provoke your natural emotions & expressions!
I want to document not only how your day looked, but most importantly, how it felt.
So This is Us
So how did this photo journey begin? At 24 years of age, camera in hand, I hopped on a train to California and set off on my own personal adventure! The jagged shorelines and endless fields of wildflowers in California really inspired me, and I was determined to capture it all with my first Canon film camera! I met my husband of 12 years, Arnaud while traveling & photographing in France. I KNOW, so romantic right?! Hehe! One thing that I really remember from that trip is just being in this beautiful place, experiencing these perfect romantic moments, and feeling this intense desire... like "I just HAVE to capture all of this somehow so I can relive these moments over & over!" So here I am many years later - still being motivated by that same intense desire to preserve those extra special moments in life.
After Arnaud and I got married, he joined me in California for many years and then we moved to France in 2018 and spent three years together there before making our way to Kentucky! (Yes that explains all of the castles in my pictures, ha!) I couldn't do this job without my no.1 fan and the practical/organized brain behind my business, my husband Arnaud! He is also my assistant and second shooter and so we come as a package deal on your wedding day! I bring the enthusiasm, the creativity and the fun, and he is the steady anchor that keeps everything flowing smoothly, (& also has a cool creative eye that spots every detail!)
There are three things that set my soul on fire when it comes to photography. First off, and most importantly, light: I am obsessed with the way the sun illuminates our world and there is no better feeling than when that glow begins to filter through my lens and paint your photos with that extra special pop of magic. This is why all of my portrait sessions take place during golden hour, aka the last hour before sunset (or as an option - just after the sun hits the horizon at sunrise) as you just can’t get that glow at any other time of day. Secondly, connection: I live for for capturing love and emotion through connection. You can expect to do a lot of interacting with your loved ones at my session and I am always mindful of how your hands and bodies are intertwined to show the purest form of love. You may feel a bit silly hugging all over your people out in a sun drenched field, but I can feel when these silly poses give way to real, honest emotion and that is where the real magic starts to happen. Lastly, landscape: I am inspired by rolling hills, vast oceans, majestic mountains, dense forests and every other landscape in between. I'm a basically just a HUGE nature junkie and I can't EVER seem to get enough of exploring and adventure. Landscapes, wild places, & adventure call to me, and I will ALWAYS try to incorporate that sense of wonder & vastness into your photos as much as possible! You can also count on me to be your personal hype girl because well - basically, I can't put a lid on my enthusiasm. But my job is seriously like living inside of a chick flick and I'm ALLLL about it - can't wait to learn about yours! XO
A few things that make my heart go pitter-patter:
* HAND-MADE LOVE NOTES * A SKY FULL OF STARS * HIKING IN THE MOUNTAINS * WATERFALLS * MY HUSBAND * SOULMATES * CONNECTING WITH MY CREATOR * OLD MOVIE MARATHON NIGHTS * COFFEE * LAUGHING TILL I CRY * QUOTES * CAMPING & COZY CAMPFIRES * BEER * AUTUMN LEAVES CRUNCHING UNDER MY FEET * ROAD TRIPS TO NEW PLACES * JOURNALS FULL OF HEARTFELT WORDS * FREEDOM * TURQUOISE WATER * HEALTH & WELLNESS * GETTING LOST IN THE FOREST * WILDFLOWERS * MORNING SNUGGLES *
Client Reviews & Kind Words
Client Reviews & Kind Words
“Heather took our engagement and our wedding photos and she and her husband Arnaud were the BEST to work with!! She is so fun and cheerful and she made both me and my husband feel so at ease! She directed us in natural poses so well, so we never felt awkward or unsure what to do. Our whole bridal party and family looked BEAUTIFUL in her shots and had fun doing it! She is so creative with her shots and so skilled at editing - she provides such vibrant colors! Everyone is gushing over our wedding photos!!!”
Here's a little gallery below of our life & some of our travels!
Frequently Asked Questions
How would you describe your work/artistic style?
I am first and foremost a storyteller. As mentioned on my welcome page, it's all about capturing the real chemistry between you, your genuine laughs, + authentic moments with those you love dearly. Storytelling can be accomplished in a variety of photographic styles, and I love the creative freedom of being able to blend both the fun, candid, more documentary types of shots with the more romantic, fine-art editorial types of shots (think- swoony, magazine-worthy photos!) During the majority of your wedding day- getting ready, ceremony, dinner, reception - I lean towards a more documentary/candid style, always with the goal of capturing the genuine story that is unfolding. During the individual portraits as well as the bride & groom couple session, I love to bring out both the fun & the romance of your relationship. I use both prompting & posing to invite real connection, chemistry, and intimacy into your shoot, and to make it an authentic EXPERIENCE for you! I've developed a process of directing & guiding you in a way that your natural emotions will flow and you'll be able to RELAX, feel COMFORTABLE and HAVE FUN interacting together in front of the camera. Light is the key to beautiful, flattering photos, (and I am obsessed with pretty light!) so I will often be asking you to move into the best light possible, especially while getting ready and during your portraits and couple session. My ultimate goal is to capture the authentic connection between you and TO TELL YOUR LOVESTORY, YOUR UNIQUE WAY, so that when you look back through your photos in the future you will be transported back to this day to laugh again, cry again, and relive each moment just as it truly happened.
How would you describe your editing style?
I certainly enjoy the challenge of creating my own artistic universe & unique editing style! However, I'd say my editing style falls into the category of VIBRANT MOODY, with a twist of WHIMISCAL, BOHO flair! I'm sure you've noticed that I love golden light, shooting into the sun and capturing those GORGEOUS sunflares! I like rich tones and bold, vibrant colors! You'll notice in looking through my portfolio that the majority are taken using only the beautiful natural light that exists on any given day. I prefer to only use flash when absolutely necessary, like during wedding receptions and low-light situations. My editing style is consistant on my website and my social media, and it's also the style in which I will edit and deliver your photos. My editing style stays consistent with what you see here on my website, you should be sure when booking with me that you like my artistic style as presented here.
Do you shoot destination weddings and/or elopements?
Ummmmm, major wanderluster here! I am ALWAYS down to travel to you for weddings and elopements! And the best part for you is that I keep my prices competitive with your local photographers and usually am able to absorb my own travel fees! ESPECIALLY if it's some exotic place I've been dying to visit! I love it so much that I offer discounts to keep my services affordable for my couples while I get to see the world - Its a win/win for both of us! Let me know where you're getting married and if it's a bucket-list place for me you might just be lucky and get a pretty sweet deal!
Do you travel for photo sessions?
Yes I do! I travel 100 miles round-trip from Louisville, KY for free for weddings, 50 miles round trip free for other photo sessions. Anything outside of this area for regular photo sessions will include travel fees and possibly hotel fees if overnight stay is required.
How many photos do you deliver from a full wedding day?
I deliver EVERY PHOTO that turns out good! I don't limit the amount of photos included in your packages because I believe you deserve to have every good shot when you pay for my services! I also spend time hand-retouching skin, eyes, and teeth on your couples photos! In general, you can expect to receive 80-100 photos per hour of coverage! But don't worry - I'll never hold a good photo hostage haha!
Will there be a second shooter?
Most of my packages include a second shooter! And for those that don't you have the possibility of adding one on. Why does it matter? With 2 photographers you can be guaranteed not to miss any crucial moments and you'll also have two perspectives and two creative eyes!
How and when will we receive our photos?
I generally deliver sneak previews within 3-4 days and your entire gallery will be delivered via a beautiful, private, downloadable online gallery within 3-4 weeks after your wedding date. The photos are un-watermarked and you can share the link with your family and friends! You can download photos and order professional artwork & photo albums right from within the gallery. I highly recommend this option because your prints will come from a professional printer, which will guarantee a high quality and the most accurate color. However, the digital photos that I deliver to you are YOURS, which means you can also have them printed elsewhere if you choose!