Yosemite elopement in front of Half Dome

Filed in elopement — July 30, 2021

Meet the Team!

I am so excited to share with you The Heather Anderson Photography Team. Over the last few years, I have grown so much, and adding associate photographers to my team was a way for me to photography more couples and add them to the HAP family.

What is an associate photographer?

An associate photographer is one that works under the lead photographer’s brand as an independent contractor. All of my associate photographers have a similar style to mine. From the moment you inquire I will take care of things for you from start until finish, the only difference will be the associate photographer will be with you on the day of.

We might all have different personalities but our style and drive to capture you the best during your session or wedding day is all the same experience. I ensure the consistency between me and my team will stay the same. You will have peace of mind knowing that we are a team.

Now, let’s meet everyone

Hi, I am Heather Anderson! An elopement and destination wedding photographer based in Southern California, and let me tell you, I’m thrilled that you’re here. Elopements are more than just bouquets in backpacks and wedding shoes dusted with the earth. They’re all about the two of you. Thank you for being here to meet my team and I can’t wait to talk about your session!


Maria is our OC-based photographer and she loves photographing weddings and families with both film and digital cameras. She and her family live in beautiful San Clemente, California where you’ll find her capturing beautiful images of clients immersed in the gorgeous beaches and open field backdrops. Maria is also a proud firefighter wife and homeschooling mama of 2 adorable girls. You can see Maria’s portfolio HERE!


Emily is our LA-based photographer. She enjoys photographing weddings of all sizes, families, individuals/brands, and vacation rental properties  She delights in connecting with our couples and learning their stories. She loves capturing authentic moments and delivering creative images to our couples. Emily has over 5 years of experience as a photographer. She is LGBTQ and her personal work reflects her desire to serve that community. She has years of experience working in the events industry. When she’s not behind the lens you will find her traveling with her partner and spending time with their animals. Emily is an artist and creative at heart!! Her passion for art is infused in all that she does. You can see Emily’s portfolio HERE!


Joycy is one of our Temecula-based photographers. She loves photographing weddings of all sizes.  She also loves to document all of life’s milestones for our couples and families. 
She is your lighthearted, adventure seeker & coffee lover! She enjoys going to the farmer’s market, botanical gardens, and hiking trails. She’s been a wedding & portrait photographer for the past 5 years. Joycy is a perfectionist at small details and will be there to capture all the details of your wedding day! You can see Joycy’s portfolio HERE!

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Denise is our resident “East Coaster”, who’s originally from Boston but currently lives in Temecula  CA with her husband and 3 boys! Dee enjoys working weddings and elopements. She has years of experience in the wedding industry as a florist and loves to help our couples with styling, pinning bouts, and making sure your florals look good on camera.   She strives to capture images that make your soul happy!! If you need an extra dose of happiness, she’s your girl. She always has a smile and go-with-the-flow attitude. When she is not tending her garden, shuffling her 3 boys around, or shooting you can either find her on the beach with a book in hand. You can see Denis’s portfolio HERE!


Katie is one of our OC-based photographers!! She loves photographing elopements, and weddings!! Her background as a teacher also makes her the ideal family photographer!   She is our laid-back, dog-obsessed, coffee-addicted photographer located in Orange County. She is a teacher by day and loves to work with kids. When she is not teaching or shooting, you will find her at the dog park with her pups or attending family events with her husband. She is inspired by nature and loves shooting in the forest or any area with lots of trees. You can see Katie’s portfolio HERE!


Ashley is one of our SD-based wedding and portrait photographers. She loves taking images that will be cherished for a lifetime! Ashley lives in San Diego but she loves to travel and meet our couples at any romantic destination they have in mind.  Ashley, like many of our couples, is engaged!! She understands the stress of planning a wedding and loves to connect with her couples and help them navigate this exciting time in their lives. Her passion for photography comes from the desire to freeze time through her images, bringing her couples and families to these special moments. Ashley loves nature from the beaches all the way to mountain backdrops! You can see Ashley’s portfolio HERE!


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