Hi! My name is Heather, I am a full time Photographer, Mom, and coffee/caffeine enthusiast. I am a people pleaser by nature, a little more clumsy than the average person, and have a bad habit of saying sorry even if I bump into inatimate objects (yes, I'm serious lol.) I won't tell you my age right away but was born in the 8th decade of the 1900s. I am one of the Covid Brides who never got to do the big wedding, but we did wind up getting married 3/28/2021 in NJ. I was just me, my Husband, my Grandma and my Grandpa <3 Yet even with how small it was I still got wedding and video done! lol I have always been in love with Photography and being creative so none of my friends or family are really surprised at how much I love my job. I really wanted to put myself out there and introduce myself to Brides and Grooms looking to cover all the celebrations leading up to your special day!
The Wedding Industry
I started off about 8 years ago shooting smaller weddings and fell in love right away! I love the excitement and energy, I love constantly learning new trends in the wedding industry, I love seeing the most cherished moments between parents and grandparents giving their babies away on one of the most beautiful days of their life, I love being creative and making art out of the love between two people. After shooting so many weddings on my own, I've branched out to shoot with larger wedding companies who I shoot with all the time. The experience I have gained over the years also helps me deliver the best experience I can for Brides on their celebrations before the big day like their Bridal Shower and Rehearsal Dinners which are so incredibly fun! I have to admit, lately Rehearsal Dinners have been one of my favorite events to shoot!
The Wedding Memories
One memory comes to mind although there is an endless amount of amazing moments! This one was actually recently at a rehearsal dinner for a couple who I shot their proposal/engagement session. The Bride's Mom had kept a letter that the Bride wrote to her Mom when she was 10 years old and told her to read it on her wedding day. She told her Mom how she was the best Mom in the whole world, and "thank goodness you don't let me stay up until 11 o'clock like the rest of the kids but basically it's ok if she wants to let her stay up until 11 o'clock" lol I don't remember word for word but how the Bride's Mom kept it together during the whole speech is beyond me! lol It was hilarious, thoughtful, emotional, and just absolutely amazing overall. The Bride didn't remember writing that letter which made it that much more amazing lol I hope this becomes a trend one day.
I specialize in events such as Bridal Showers, Engagement Parties, Proposals, Weddings (even the most intimate of sizes), Rehearsal Dinners, Engagement Sessions, and more! Basically anything you can think of from birth, to cake smash, to your 100th birthday party with your entire extended family.
The first time I was documented with a camera in my hand was back in diapers on my Mom's VHS tapes which I can't make public because for some reason she didn't put a shirt on me before she started recording lol but it was cute I promise! I took photography in High School, and picked up a DSLR when I was 23 when my daughter was born to take pictures of her because my phone quality was terrible. I started taking the camera literally everywhere with me to the point people would call me 'the photographer' at parties. I was only taking pictures because I liked it, but a friend of mine encouraged be to try and start a business. I took her advice, and never stopped. I even left my 9-5 job to focus on my passion, my career that I have built on my own, and to be more present for the kids which of course they love! I have been doing all types of Photography for over 8 years and for the first time won Bethpage of Long Island's Best Photographic Artist of 2023 and nominated for Long Island's Best Wedding Photographer in 2023! I sincerely love what I do and love delivering images that people can keep forever.
I don't really get the same questions over and over too much, but I do offer discounts for certain things if I am aware ahead of time. My husband is a Police Officer so I offer Blue Line discounts, returning client discount, etc.
Lately I have been actually really liking the gym which I never thought I would say! lol I hang out with my kids alot when I'm not working and love to take them out even if it's just to the park or for ice cream. I have two cats who I am obsessed with- Kitty who we call the OG Kitty aka Big Mama and Pheobe the Pretty Princess. I have always had dogs my whole life but my husband won't let me get another pet womp womp.
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Heather is so sweet and a very talented photographer. A hidden gem that i’m lucky to have stumbled upon last minute for my friends at-home casual wedding ceremony. We hired her for an hour and received almost 400 pictures - all beautiful!! Will definitely use Heather again for more special moments.
Heather is an absolute DOLL and so amazing to work with! She goes above and beyond and everyone from my engagement party was SOO OBSESSED with her! I used her for my engagement party pictures and she was all over the place capturing every single photo I got so many photos from the event and they were all amazing! I can’t wait to see her again for my bridal shower and every single event I ever have in the future.
Heather was so incredible and easy to work with! Super responsive and sweet! At my bridal shower she made me feel so comfortable and was such a pro at getting every shot with everyone and every table at my party. She really made it so easy for me and not to mention the photos were OUTSTANDING and so gorgeous!!!! I couldn’t have asked for more beautiful memories and photos from that day!
Heather is fantastic she does a wonderful job capturing beautiful memories. I love her work since she started I will definitely said if you have an event coming she is the one to capture those special moments absolutely love her work her personality as a photographer she truly is the best!!!!
Just finished up with the photo shoot and I was appreciative of her professionalism and how easy she made it feel. This was my first photo shoot and she made me feel completely at ease. She actually made me look good when we reviewed what she took.
We loved working with Heather! She was very accommodating for this mom of three who was trying to figure out how to fit a newborn shoot into the mix… she made everything feel effortless and our photos came out beautifully! We will definitely be working with her again!
Heather was very friendly and super responsive! She was very accommodating when we had to change our date and location for our maternity pics due to weather and when we went to the new location she did a great job of scouting out areas where our photos would look best. The edited images came out amazing! Would definitely recommend
We can’t begin to say how amazing working with Heather was. She was the best part of our wedding day. She directed our photo session amazingly and made time for us to capture every special moment.
We loved our photo session with Heather and how the pictures turned out! They are stunning!!!! Heather was patient and understanding. She was able to capture beautiful photos and worked magic! I will recommend Heather to everyone!! 100/10!