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November 8 – December 17, 2017
November & December, 2017
Senior guys don’t “love” to get their senior photos done like most girls do. But I must say, this guy, Jesse, nailed it!read more
This is 9 year old, Leah. She just had her First Holy Communion and Mom wanted a portrait for her wall.read more
Isn't she the cutest little nugget?!? Charlotte made us work for some of those smiles you see in the photos. We sang songs and did some laughing therapy. If you don't know what that is, look it up. After 10 minutes of nursery rhymes and laughing, her dad, Mike. said...read more
I’ve complimented couples before on their use of a state park for their wedding venue but I continue to be “wowed” by couples’ creativity when saving money on their wedding but not sacrificing any beauty or ambience.read more
Oh my gosh! How can this mom & dad stand it?? I seriously died and went to Cuteness-Heaven! Mom told me that these 2 turn into monsters after a certain time but I don't believe her. lol I have photographed this family since their wedding engagement. The only thing...read more
Barnsley Gardens & Resort is a tucked away, little paradise in Bartow county, GA.
I was completely surprised to see this incredibly charming little resort village after driving through some parts of Georgia that time seemed to leave behind. It is about an hour north of I-285 & I-75.
This is Olivia and her dog, Cody…read more
Heather Photographers’ studio has a black velvet drape on site for senior & graduation portraits.
I have learned that you get what you pay for. Although I found a drape for $50, I purchased the one from Maureen of Hollywood (the original creator of the Hollywood Portrait Drape), made from high end Fidelio Velvet (not fake velveteen) for $240. Remember, quality matters!
Heather Photographers is located in Cherokee County, Georgia, close to Woodstock & Canton.read more
I have lived in Atlanta on and off for 30 years. I had never been to Savannah, GA until last week! Can you believe that?read more
Katie & Ryan are the sweetest couple! Weather kept interfering with our plans; it was too cold or the trees weren’t in bloom. Third time’s a charm! I am so glad it was a perfect 70 degrees because Megan does not like shoes!read more
Becky fell in love with the Cherry Trees! She came from Alabama to meet her sister-in-law in Canton, GA to get portraits of her boys, Ryan & Colin with their new cousin, 5 month old, Madison. These boys were smitten with Miss Madison as you can see.read more
This is 10 year old, Clover. She has been losing a lot of weight and not being her normal lively self. It was determined that she has a brain tumor. Her mommy, Nicole, realized that she didn’t have any “good” photos of herself and Clover.read more
This year (2017), the Bradford Pear Trees bloomed about 2 weeks before I expected! In Canton, GA, I know of this special place with full grown trees lining a driveway and interspersed around this property. Next year, I will be ready for them by the end of February into early March. They are truly spectacular!read more
The May 1st wedding was beautiful! Rose Hall in Dallas, GA is my new favorite venue! The grounds were incredible and there was beauty every direction I turned. Even the bridal suite was great to shoot in! It was really fairy tale like and magical!read more
Leigh Anne had her mother’s wedding dress redesigned. Angela Maw of Sew Classy Designs didn’t disappoint! Leigh Anne looked modern & flawless for her bridal session! April 23 was beautiful! Have fun in the Dominican Republic!read more
Full Maternity Session.
Heather Photographers Studio A
Jenifer is about 34 weeks with baby #2. Almost 2 year old, Eleanor, was scared of the lights at first, so we just talked in my living room for a little bit until she warmed up. She really likes Cheerios. She still didn’t want to be in any pictures so we just let her play nearby while I took photos of Jenifer & Ben. After 15 minutes or so, she wanted to do what Mom & Dad were doing and, thankfully, we got some great family photos! Patience is key! 🙂read more
Afternoon Wedding, August 2: The majority of weddings I have photographed have full bars, DJs and dance floors. This wedding didn't and that didn't make it any less special! The couple toasted with Coca Cola bottles with their names on them. They also did a "First...read more
Look at this bride! Isn’t she as cute as a button?? Hannah & Nick are high school sweethearts and after 7 years, he popped the question. Hannah had so many incredible details. A lot of them incorporated “family.” The mason jars and windows are from her uncle’s farm, her dad officiated, and the lace is from her mom’s wedding dress. The caterer was one of my all-time favorites!read more
May 23. Heather Photographers Studios. Hank is only 7 days. His sisters are 2 and 4 years old. We had so much fun!
Photographer: Heather M.
Location: Heather Photographers indoor & outdoor studios, Canton, GA
What an incredibly beautiful day, even if it rained a smidge! Overcast skies make for beautiful pictures. Check out the groom’s speed boat entrance! Swagger!! Nikki looked beautiful and I truly loved all of the ivory lace dresses on the girls. There was a floating lantern ceremony for Scott’s dad with not a dry eye on the place! The setting is jaw-dropping with the lake and hills. Must see!read more
What an incredibly beautiful day for it being February…a high of 77 degrees! Wow. Incredible! Katherine looked beautiful and Mac had this insanely infectious smile. The dancing was off the hook and I can say I had a great time! We only had about 15 minutes of sunlight left when we were allowed to arrive at the venue, therefore very few natural light photos were taken.read more
March 17. In-Home Session. Laney is 6 months old. Here is a snippet of her session…read more
Nicole has been doing Crossfit for a year and decided to celebrate by doing a 1 year anniversary photo shoot to show off her new rips!
Photographer: Heather M.read more
New Buckhead Restaurant on Lenox Rd., Vine & Tap opened in February 2014. Architectural, ambience, & cuisine images captured for promotion, website, magazines, social media and other promotional outlets.read more
March Session. 37 weeks:
Maps & Globes is the theme of Baby Girl’s nursery.
Enjoy Jenifer & Ben’s Maternity photos….read more
Grayson is 1! Cutie Pie, Mr. Grayson… Mommy did an awesome job with her mustaches & bow ties party theme. Here is a taste of their day:read more
Heather & Jackson did their 15 year vow renewal at the incredibly beautiful stretch of 30A in Florida. They stayed in Watersound and had a small intimate ceremony & dinner at Vue on 30A in Santa Rosa Beach. Here is a the short story of their day:read more
Nancy & Mike live in Atlanta, GA and decided a beach wedding was what they wanted. They also decided that they wanted to bring a photographer rather than use the one being offered by the resort. So, in comes me! I feel so lucky to have been chosen to do a destination wedding in a place I’ve never been. One of the benefits to bringing a photographer was that I was able to capture the rehearsal dinner and some fun times on the beach too (no extra cost). It was the most magical experience. A sunny, tropical Caribbean wedding is JUST what the doctor ordered. It was hard to come back home. You would think Jamaica would have been this couple’s honeymoon too, but they actually took off across the globe to Africa. I can only imagine how much fun these 2 are having. Many blessings to you both. You are a beautiful couple and the love was felt throughout. Here is a the short story of their day:read more
Voted by the Kudzu Community as a Top Atlanta Photographer.
Atlanta – December 10, 2013 – Heather Photographers was named a Best of 2013 winner for Atlanta Photographers on Kudzu.com, a leading source for local business information and consumer reviews.
Over 5 million local businesses competed across a wide range of categories including home, auto, health and professional services. Winners were determined based on thousands of votes from consumers in the Atlanta Kudzu community. Heather Photographers received the top honor and will be recognized with a Best of 2013 badge displayed on their Kudzu business listing page.read more
Autumn is my favorite season!!! And I had my best Autumn season EVER! I am so thankful for the people that come to see me year after year. Once I am able to anticipate the perfect Autumn day for portraits, I try to host a day of mini portrait sessions in my backyard studio, called “Murphy Gardens” in Canton, GA. To find out when that will be, like my page on Facebook.
Here are some of my favorite fall photos from Fall 2013.read more
An incredibly beautiful sunny day for Marta & Shaun’s wedding. They had so much fun with their friends, family & me! They had their initials projected onto a wall and that became a very fun photo booth! This couple….so full of life….I wish them a lifetime of happiness!read more
Early Evening Session, October 13:
At first, I had these 2 families scheduled at different times until Jaymie told me how fun it would be to have all of them in 1 shot! You know what they say about working with kids & dogs, right? Well, I got the shot…I am super duper happy and proud. And Murphy Gardens is looking awesome!!read more
I have had Murphy Gardens for about 4 years now. I am discovering it’s magic. The lighting quality is unmatched at certain times of day.
I am so happy this family comes to see me every year for their holiday photos. Enjoy these beautiful images in my backyard studio.read more
Rachel & Zach were such a fun couple! We just barely beat the rain before being done with photos… but we did it! We nabbed the most important shots we could in the open field with the red barn in the background. I love to photograph at Bullock Springs Manor. The ceilings and walls are white which is great for bouncing flash. The fields and ceremony lawn are gorgeous too. There are lots of power lines but I am quite fond of them. 🙂read more
I am so lucky to have been part of Chelsea & David’s state park wedding! She was another beautiful bride with an incredible gown! He was an insanely handsome & photogenic groom! Chelsea & David were so much fun and I consider myself blessed to have been chosen to photograph their wedding story!! The group shelter was perfect! It is a smidge more rustic than your typical venue but it has all the space and amenities you could need and right next to the water. At $265 rental fee (+$5/per car) for a Saturday, you can spend some of that wedding budget on other things…like on me, Heather Photographer…with a final story book album! 🙂read more
Another beautiful bride & handsome groom! Kara & Jordan were so much fun and so stinkin’ IN-LOVE!! I had so much fun. The Wheeler House and the new barn were incredible. I LOVE photographing at this venue! Note: the Stay Puft guy from Ghostbusters did not really show up and terrorize the wedding party. That’s photoshop. 😉
The Wheeler House encompasses true southern charm with its meaningfully preserved, yet restored grounds and house. Built in 1906, the house was constructed with Heart Pine tongue and grove floors, walls, ceilings, and wrap-around porches. The Wheeler House is a historic gem.read more
We normally photograph newborns under 14 days old. Due to a rescheduling due to a snuffly Sienna, we photographed her at nearly 3 weeks old. She was incredibly alert which nixed the standard sleepy studio setup. Although I tried very hard to get the sleepy shots…I even tried using the continuous lighting I have for video so the flash wouldn’t shock her every time I clicked the shutter. Unfortunately, the color of the 2 lights didn’t match and I was very unhappy with the outcome. It is very difficult & time-consuming to balance 2 lighting temperatures. But I must say, the candids turned out wonderfully.read more
Golly, it has been one rainy season around here! But a little rain couldn’t dampen the spirits of this lovely couple!
The ceremony & reception were at Cherokee County Historical Society’s Rock Barn (a.k.a. Crescent Farm). The Rock Barn, built in 1906, has been charmingly modernized without sacrificing the architectural integrity of a race horse stable. While the building itself has a maximum occupancy of 180, tents may be set up outside on the lawn to extend the facility.read more
Jessica + Chris’ Old World Church & Eclectic Wedding Reception at Le Maison Rouge inside the Paris on Ponce Antique Market
Grace United Methodist Church on Ponce de Leon Avenue, Atlanta is old and grand. It is lovely with floor to ceiling stained glass and old exposed brick. The castle-like double doors on the front make a gorgeous background for photos.
Now….for the reception venue!!! Ohhhhhhhh La La….that Le Maison Rouge tucked into the back of the antique market, Paris on Ponce, Atlanta! Well….if I’d only had another 25 hours to shoot! This place is so much fun and a gluttony of fun, beautiful and crazy backgrounds….it’s a photographer’s dream and the guests were totally blown away!
I can’t always assume I know what I am walking into. Margaret was turning 92 and her son was throwing a party for her. He hired me because…well…you know…you never know how many more birthdays one will have past 92. And, a lot of the family was supposed to be there.
When I walked in, it was only Margaret and her nurse. I introduced myself to her and wished her a “Happy Birthday.” She told me that she didn’t want a party and asked her nurse to take her to her room; I never saw her again that evening.read more
Devin & Dustin are getting married on my birthday, so associate Sarah is covering their big day. By the looks of their engagement photos, I know they are all pleased. There was a lot of smiles and laughing. Sarah said she had so much fun with them!! I can’t wait for the wedding photos!!read more
Andy & I were working on calendar images for his shipping business. We set up a white background in his loft at the Telephone Factory in Atlanta, GA. When I walked the staircase & corridors of the old renovated factory, there was so much character that I knew I had to entice his kids to do some shots with me. I actually had to pay them each a dollar (to buy themselves an app). Wait a minute….!!! That’s not how this works!read more
Alli + Van’s Charming Chapel & Rustic Barn Wedding Photography – Fields Chapel and The Rock Barn – Canton, GA
Afternoon-Evening Wedding, April 6:
The little white chapel, called Fields Chapel in Canton, GA is so full of charm! The darling old chapel, built some time between 1768 and 1854, is surrounded by Canton country roads and beautiful gardens and is a great backdrop for an afternoon wedding. The couple did a “first look” before the ceremony. I really love this modern tradition. The ceremony was held indoors and was gorgeous just the same.
The reception immediately followed at Cherokee County Historical Society’s Rock Barn (a.k.a. Crescent Farm). The Rock Barn, built in 1906, has been charmingly modernized without sacrificing the architectural integrity of a race horse stable. While the building itself has a maximum occupancy of 180, tents may be set up outside on the lawn to extend the facility.
I truly enjoyed my day with Alli & Van. Everyone had an awesome time…lots of smiles and dancing going on.read more
After only 10 years, Paten poped the question! lol…. Even though Katy was kind of bummed that nobody warned her so she could wear waterproof mascara, I think her makeup held perfectly through the tears…she’s a knock-out! When Heather O. asked if they wanted to do any other poses before she left, Katy grabbed Paten’s face and said, “this is all I need right here!”
Prive Society needed some images to go with their article in Issue 2 2013 of Jetset Magazine, written by Tom Zenner. The brains behind Prive Society are retired NFL players, Ellis Hobbs of the New England Patriots and Michael Dean of the Carolina Panthers…2 of the nicest guys you’ll ever meet.read more
Afternoon-Evening Wedding, March 3: Here is an outside of the box wedding. When a bride contacts me, I always go and "have a look" on Facebook. There she was... filed-off horns, red skin, and yellow eyes! That's no blushing bride...it's none other than the...read more
Deirdre + Kyle’s Charming Southern Mansion Wedding Photography at The Gardens at Great Oaks – Roswell, GA
The Gardens at Great Oaks in Roswell, GA is so charming! The old 1842 secluded estate, with a canopy of century old trees and magnificent and breathtaking gardens, becomes the perfect backdrop for every wedding. Complete with wild flowers, primroses, blue bells, array of roses, gardenias, and hydrangeas flooding your senses of sight and smell. Fountains, artistically designed lighting and gazebo all to create an elegant …lush….romantic setting. The ceremony was held outdoors and there is a banquet hall separate from the home so that the antiques aren’t destroyed by anybody doing “the wobble.” I truly enjoyed my day with Deirdre and Kyle. I felt the love and energy emanate. …a WONDERFUL experience, had by all! Thanks to all of the wonderful vendors that made this day possible.read more
Maggie + Tripp’s Sweet and Elegant Southern Estate Wedding Photography at The Wheeler House – Ball Ground, GA
Maggie & Trip’s Wedding Photography at The Wheeler House in Ball Ground, GA. The Wheeler House encompasses true southern charm with its meaningfully preserved, yet restored grounds and house. Built in 1906, the house was constructed with Heart Pine tongue and grove floors, walls, ceilings, and wrap-around porches. The Wheeler House is a historic gem. Thanks to all of the wonderful vendors that made this day possible.read more
This is Alyse. She started doing pageants in August. She is currently your Southern Miss National Teen Miss Queen and NES Southeastern Grand Ambassador. I pined long and hard about what background to use to support the beauty of this magnificent dress. I needed something that looked like a palace.read more
This was my first rustic barn wedding. I was simply charmed. I smiled a lot and the details ranged from flowers grown on the farm to funky chickens to naturally occurring butterflies. It was perfect. I couldn't have been happier to have spent this evening with this...read more
I was able to take management headshots for an Atlanta-based firm's website. It is so important that we put a name to the face in this digital age. We may never meet a person we do business with face to face. If I know I'll never meet them in person, seeing their...read more
This client didn't have a good, professional shot of their headquarters in Atlanta, GA. Heather and her architectural lens stopped by to grab this spectacular angle of the building to be used in a...read more
Ahhhhh....Primrose Cottage! What an incredibly lovely place to tie the knot! It is so full of charm. I had a wonderful time photographing the lovely, Chelsea and handsome, BJ on their very special day. Location: Primrose Cottage - Roswell, GA When: Afternoon-Evening...read more
Allison is "with child." There is something so magical about this to me. It was raining when she arrived so we did a few studio shots before the rain ceased. Once we went outside, there was this haze that made for the most wonderful ethereal shots. Enjoy! Location:...read more
Safe-Guard Products 2012 Partner Conference Photography – The St. Regis & The Fabulous Fox Theater Atlanta, GA
This 3 day conference I photographed for Safe-Guard International Products was first-class and very inspirational! The St. Regis hotel in Buckhead and the historic Fabulous Fox Theatre are exquisite. Aside from the usual grip & grin and capturing the speakers, I'd...read more
This is Deirdre & Kyle. She knew she wanted engagement pictures done at his parents' estate. There was a gorgeous red barn and an incredible field with wonderful distances. She had 4 outfit changes. I am a huge fan of enthusiasm for a great photo. We are going to...read more
Lindsay & Gene are "Home Team!!!" I was lucky to be able to photograph their wedding day at a venue tucked away inside an Atlanta antiques store. The venue is French and red and luxurious and kitschy! I LOVED it! they are such a unique couple and so in love! Check...read more
Haley is an incredible pitcher and softball player. At only 10 years old, she is one talented player. I hope she goes far! Location: CRPA Twin Creeks Softball Complex (Canton, GA) When: Evening, April 30 -...read more
Jenny & Rick had a gorgeous wedding at Bullock Springs Manor in Dallas, Georgia. I was so lucky to have Jenny for a bride; she had an adventurous spirit when it came to the shots I'd take. She was an inspiration to me. Her family and friends were full of love and...read more
I brought my lights and background to an office building in the heart of Buckhead in Atlanta, GA. I set up in a large room and took 30 different headshots to achieve consistency on marketing materials and their website. Everyone on their "Key Contacts" page had a...read more
When I woke up this Sunday morning, I had no idea what was in store for me! I thought I was going to a suburban home in Canton, GA and would find a nice place outside to take the portraits of 7 children and be on my way in 45 minutes. When I pulled up to the gate, my...read more
I just installed 6 pieces of art in Kirkwood's newest restaurant/bar, The Pullman. The pieces will be displayed for 2 months and are available for sale. They are limited edition prints. Five of the serene pieces are on stretched canvas and 1 piece is on metal. If you...read more
This is Chelsea & BJ. We met at Lake Allatoona. Midday isn't the optimal time of day but I was able to make use of the sunlight in a magical contrasty way. There is nothing like a big expansive lake and trees for a backdrop. They were so much fun! Looking forward...read more
This is sweet little 8 month old, Emerson. This is her 1st photo shoot. She can sit on her own now. Mom couldn't decide if she wanted a more classic outdoor session or a fun costume session in studio...so she did both! Location: Heather Murphy's outdoor studio,...read more
The nutshell: A sweet county gal from Georgia moved to Chicago and met the man of her dreams.
Thanks to all of the wonderful vendors that made this day possible. Her dress was quite possibly my most favorite dress EVER!
Lisa & Jonathan had their wedding ceremony at Transfiguration Catholic Church. The reception was at Cherokee County Historical Society’s Rock Barn (a.k.a. Crescent Farm). The Rock Barn, built in 1906, has been charmingly modernized without sacrificing the architectural integrity of a race horse stable. While the building itself has a maximum occupancy of 180, tents may be set up outside on the lawn to extend the facility.read more
AmeriFleet hosted a golf event at the Golf Club of Georgia to benefit Special Olympics. OMG! It was the most beautiful spring day! The cherry blossoms were in full bloom and the temperature was in the 70s. Couldn't be better!! My team consisted of 2 photographers and...read more
I had the incredible opportunity to photograph my first mountain wedding. The weather was incredible. The temperature was perfect and there was a perfect blanket of clouds (which photographers know as the perfect diffuser). Jane and Chris were naturals in front of the...read more
It is the absolute BEST when I get to take photographs of people that are so happy that they forget to be nervous in front of my massive black camera! The following engagement images were taken at Atlanta's famous Krog Street Tunnel. It is famous because graffiti is...read more
I was so lucky to have the honor of photographing Mindy's & Stuart's wedding. Every wedding is very special to me and I end up feeling so very connected to the bride and groom. I can honestly say that my world has been enriched after witnessing the love between...read more
Inside this jolly tummy, bakes my nephew Bryce. At Mommy Candy's baby shower, we took a few minutes out to capture her belly shape. It is a once in a lifetime opportunity to capture yourself in this condition....I say, "Immortalize it!" I can't wait to meet him. Just...read more
The Napa Valley Collection: A Heather Photographer Gallery Event!! Gallery will expire 9/30/10. Only 1 print of each is available for purchase. 19 available...2 already sold. Heather Murphy's journey to Napa Valley, California was pure visual gluttony! If you click on...read more
I had the pleasure of photographing little man Pierce's baptism this past weekend. I have known his Mommy since we were in the 7th grade together. When you see her photograph below, you may ask yourself how in the world she looks sooooo great and flat-tummied after...read more
What a stinking blast! I feel so fortunate to have been witness to this heartwarming , sunny, magical trip. There was wine flowing from the tap...we all had red stained teeth. Kristy's and Alex's family and friends flew from all over the country and all over the...read more
WOW! This was a very fun group! I don't usually put so many images in my blog post...but here are 32 to tell the story of Jessica's & Josh's very special day. To see the full gallery and shopping cart where you can order prints, have them framed or stretched onto...read more
I am so honored to have been the photographer for Jamey & Rob on their wedding day. Jamey and I were BFFs in 8th grade and recently reconnected on the ever-growing pop-phenomenon, facebook. I am so happy to see her as happy as I did this day. They make a...read more
I would like to introduce you to Leo, the sweet little man I had the honor to "capture" recently. We trekked over harsh land to reach these ruins with equipment, props and a stroller. It was a rough hike but we made it and boy did it pay off!...check out these...read more
I just recently got to do an in-studio shoot at a facility north of Atlanta where a ton of hip-hop videos are shot. The day we were there, an episode of Junkyard Wars was in production in the next room. I was fortunate to have the talented Alan Neal by my side this...read more
Yay! After 7 years, Corissa & Brett finally tied the knot with a Hawaiian-themed wedding! I feel honored to have been a part of your wedding day and to call myself your friend. I wish you both nothing but the best for a blessed life together of fun, love &...read more