Hi, I'm Heather :). I've been working for myself as a photographer since 2002.
Like a lot of photographers, it seems there aren't very many pictures of me.
Of the ones that do exist, odds are I've got a camera in front of my face.
Photography has been a force in my life since I was little.
I was that nerdy little introvert kid with the Kodak 110 AND the Polaroid camera, slowing down hikes to capture details, and developing black & white prints (FILM!) in a basement darkroom.
I went to the police academy at the ripe age of 19, in between my freshman and sophomore years of college.
I then completed my degree and worked as a patrol officer in Indiana and Florida for a dozen years.
But as a creative and independent person, I REALLY wanted to work for myself.
With the support of my husband (who always tells me I can do anything!), I opened and ran a busy portrait studio for over a decade. I specialized in babies & families, and later added in Police K9s and weddings.
In 2016, I turned my focus to art prints and desk decor - and it's the best thing ever!
Working my way through years of images to choose the best ones, learning new editing techniques, and of course creating even more new images has let my creativity grow.
While I've created many large canvas and wall displays for customers, I love the flexibility of small prints.
As visual creatures, the items we surround ourselves set the mood. Things can get stale if we don't change them up - and the PHOTO JOY BOX can help!
( Also - I live in Southwest Florida on a few beautiful, wooded acres with my awesome husband and amazing kids. We currently have two dogs (one retired police K9, and one active duty police K9), two cats, an ever-changing number of chickens, and several aquariums.)