Here's a little about me, and I can't wait to learn more about you!
I was born and raised in Fresno, Ca. I have 3 brothers and an inevitable passion for sports. I played volleyball, soccer, and was a pole vaulter in high school. I will also never say no to a Ping Pong match. I'm currently obsessed with Pickle Ball!
I graduated from Cal Poly SLO as a Psych Major then went backpacking in Australia where I met my husband...My favorite story to tell! My first career was designing baby clothes at Gymboree...RIP. I have 4 kids ages 6, 4, 2 & 2...Yup twins! My house is LOUD and filled with LOVE! Oh, and if there is one thing in this world that feeds my soul more than anything, it is photography...and cheese.
I am a memory hoarder…I have an unusual amount of photo albums, boxes of memorabilia, and journals just to name a few. My motivation for preserving memories stems from my fear of forgetting. My grandpa died of Alzheimer’s when I was a kid and sadly my dad is now in the late stages of it. I think I never let go of the possibility that one day, I too will forget everything. I never realized growing up that I could actually make a living capturing memories for others the way I did for myself. I photographed weddings for 12 years and loved every second of it because I knew I had a very important role in preserving memories for generations to come.
My passion for photographing families stems from the love I have for capturing my own.
After 3 years of trying to get pregnant, 6 IUIs, and 4 IVF transfers, we are now so blessed to have 4 kids. The last 2 are twins (and they came naturally!) Their due date was April Fool’s Day. So if you didn’t know that God has a sense of humor, now you do! Capturing all of the sweet, crazy and heartwarming moments for my family is truly what sparked my passion to do it for others. I love the unpredictable nature of family sessions especially when it unravels into beautiful chaos or quiet moments of just being together. Capturing moments that will trigger a memory is all I ever wanted to do for myself and I am so thankful to do it for others as well!
Because they don't stay little for long...
“Having Heather photograph our family was a great experience. She was a blast to work with and captured our personalities and love so beautifully! By the end of the session, we felt like she was a friend. We were so impressed with the photos! We can't stop looking at them!”