Moments are fleeting. Time is precious. In a nutshell, that is why I do what I do, and LOVE every second of it. I love to create priceless moments in time that will pull you back to that special point long after the moments have passed.
I'm Heather, Charlotte Family Photographer. I'm a mom to two beautifully talented daughters and married to my soul mate. This is my family. This is what grounds and centers me. My approach to photography is enhanced by them. They are my sounding board and my cheerleaders.
I fell in love with photography when I was ten. A Canon AE-1 film camera was a birthday gift from my grandparents to record my first trip to Europe. Little did they know the importance of that beautiful gift, and how it would mold my life. With that camera, which I still have, I learned patience. Patience for the right light, the right moment, the right feeling to press the shutter release. I learned to "see" like a camera, noticing light and shadows and lines. I discovered the satisfaction of a successful photograph and the challenge of the not so successful ones. Once this skill was imbedded my artistic side took over and started experimenting with those same lines and shadows to make them my own.
Photography is my voice. I speak of light and smiles, candid moments of emotions and tenderness, as well as uncontrolled giggles and love. I've invested countless hours into becoming a photographer that you want to be around. The one you trust with your most precious moments. Those moments are priceless and recording them is an honor. My organic approach to photography is constantly evolving, but my style is always true to my art and my clients.
My clients become family. They plan on my participation in the important moments in their family, from graduation to confirmation, from walking to lost teeth, from last generation portraits to newly discovered soul mates. The technical aspect of photography is a learned skill, but what makes me different is that I capture images that lets you see people as they truly are. One person said that it's almost like seeing inside them. I want my images to captivate, not just as the photographer or as the subject but as the viewer. It's what I love and the photos show that.
“We are making photographs to understand what our lives mean to us.”
- Ralph Hattersley
Photography is a way of feeling, of touching, of loving. What you have caught on film is captured forever… It remembers little things, long after you have forgotten everything.