I am an adventure seeking, light chasing, chocolate addict who loves all things romantic! I grew up surfing in sunny southern California, chasing waves and watching the sunsets over the water. I think it was all those days at the beach watching the light and the water dance that made me fall in love with warm light and sunsets. Chasing light, warm sunny photos and keeping it real is what do best. I am always seeking out new ways to grow and learn. I went to school to be a special ed teacher but after having my first baby I knew I wanted to stay home. I got my first pro camera and signed up for a photography class at the local community college. Within a month I was taking photos of my friends family and my little business has grown over the past 10 years into something magical!
The colors of film images are classic and true to life, I value this because when my couple's view their images I want it to take them back to that moment in time so they can relive the feelings of that moment. I specialize in film photography, I love the feeling and aesthetic a film image provokes. Film has pushed me creatively to become a more thoughtful and artful photographer. Shooting in film really forces me to slow down and conceptualize the image before clicking the shutter. This allows me to offer my clients artful and timeless imagery of their wedding day.
I am a hybrid photographer, meaning I shoot in both digital and film, so my clients get the best of both worlds. In the age of instant everything it may be hard to believe that I still choose film photography, but I have always loved the timeless look of film and I believe it is worth the wait! My images will produce a joyful storytelling of your love story. I enjoy documenting the love stories of couples all over the world. I strive to provide my couples with a stress-free wedding experience, along with images they can cherish for a lifetime.
I live in Temecula CA but I love to explore this golden coast so when I am not shooting you will find me taking day trips to the beach, camping and backpacking, rock climbing Joshua Tree, taking a date night at the local wineries or enjoying bonfires with the neighbors. I love all things chocolate but a gourmet chocolate cupcake is my favorite. When I am not shooting a wedding or running kids to around or exploring, you will likely find me on my yoga mat or taking in a good podcast!
I am a full time hybrid wedding photographer based in Southern California. As much as I love CA I also enjoy traveling and exploring the world to document love and meet new couples! I feel very lucky to be able to follow my dreams and my passion and work as a wedding photographer. I am happy you stopped by and I hope my work will put a smile on your face.
"My husband and I truly loved working with Heather. Choosing her to be our photographer was one of the best decisions that we made in planning our wedding. She's not only the best photographer that I have ever encountered, but seriously an incredible person overall."
Audrey + Trey
"Heather got all the shots we wanted and even caught several priceless moments that we could not thank her enough for! Needless to say, our wedding photos came out gorgeous as well, and we could not have asked for a more wonderful photographer!"
Krystal + Gavin
"Heather is truly a gifted photographer. My husband was resistant to take engagement photos, but she quickly put us both at ease! Heather was able to capture each special moment during our wedding and she was an absolute JOY to work with; she felt like our lifelong friend!"
Jennifer + Bob
"Heather Anderson was amazing from start to finish. We are so glad she was able to capture our engagement and wedding photos. She was recommended to us by our venue, and going with her was one of the best decisions we made for our wedding. I contacted several different photographers in the planning process, but just kept coming back to Heather because her photos have such a beautiful, authentic, and light quality to them and she seems to truly love what she does. She is very responsive, helpful, and knowledgeable. She sent a bridal guide, was always available to answer questions and give suggestions, and created the perfect day of timeline for us. Our family and friends had so many positive things to say about Heather and her team. Every other vendor that we worked with even went out of their way to tell us how thrilled they were that Heather was our photographer. When I look back at her photos of our wedding day, I love that they look exactly how I remember it. Heather was the one photographer that I felt could truly capture the joy of that day."