Hi there, I'm Heather - a portrait photographer based in St. Charles, Missouri.

I'd venture to guess you and I are a lot alike. I take a thousand pictures of my two daughters on my iPhone every year, but so far I haven't use even one of them on our family's annual Christmas card. Not that they're not important- they are. But, let's be honest - I think we can agree that there isn't much on my camera roll that could be considered artistic. But portrait photography is not about documenting the everyday- our phones do that.

I believe portrait photography is about creating personalized artwork.

I believe family portraiture doesn't have to be expensive or complicated or intimidating. I think that cheesey "bite and smiles" are just as important as real smiles and the facial expressions that reflect your kids' personalities. I believe kids can be kids and skin is not green and that we can create great artwork together even if we're not on top of a fantastical mountain landscape. Do you agree? If so, I bet we'd be a great fit.

I see myself foremost as an artist.

My interest in portraiture is more than 30 years in the making. I used to sketch people endlessly as a kid. I didn't believe portrait art was something I could seriously pursue as a career, so I explored other things. After graduating from Saint Louis University, I pursued a career in marketing and communication design in the construction industry. Although it wasn't exactly portraiture, it was still creative.

I married the most wonderful man, and together we are raising two amazing daughters under the careful watch of our beagle-bully mix.

Becoming a parent inspired me to learn portraiture in a new and more technical language: photography. Though the medium is different, the heart of the artwork is still the same. With lots of practice and a big leap of faith, I started my photography business.

Parenthood is a wild ride, and truly does go so fast. I am here to make it easy and affordable enough for you to prioritize having your family's portraits done year after year, without stress on set or high-pressure upsell tactics after your gallery is delivered.

I enjoy this, my lifelong passion for portraiture, and I want you to know I am as excited about your gallery as you are. I offer limited dates/times so I can best serve my clients, and appreciate each and every referral I receive. 

"Heather is the best family photographer I have worked with. She is very organized and prompt. Our session couldn’t have run any smoother. Heather is also really great with kids and made everyone feel natural and comfortable."

jonathan e.

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