I'm Heather, the military wife and mom to 4 young kiddos behind Heather Nicole Photography.
I've been capturing memories for others since 2009 when I first got my hands on a DSLR and would photograph military ceremonies for the Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets. I've since branched out to families, children, events, and other beautiful memories.
My style is bright, fun, and true to capturing the personalities of the unique people I am photographing. I try to stay away from strict posing and "cheese" faces and gravitate towards catching sweet looks when everyone thinks the photographer isn't looking.
After becoming a mom I realized that it wasn't the perfectly posed Christmas photos I craved to have of my kids to share with our family more than 18+ hours from us that are missing my kid's growing up, but the simple moments of them finding a lady bug or cuddling mommy after they skinned their knee and because of that I enjoy sneaking in the shots of bits of time you didn't even know you wanted captured.
That's what I want to provide for families. A raw capturing of the moments that make up your lifetime - family photos, to babies, military milestones, to sacramental memories like a child's baptism or first Holy Communion - I want to freeze those moments in time so that you don't have to witness those special times from behind the lens of your phone but still have precious memories to look back on for many years to come.
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"I can't recommend Heather enough.
My husband and I were looking for some nice photos together because we've never taken any before. We also wanted "family" photos with our fur baby. Heather had no issues with us bringing our dog, and at one point she even juggled a camera and the leash/dog to take some couples photos of just us two. Above and beyond.
Truly amazing work and I will cherish these photos.
We had only met her seconds before the shoot, and she made us feel so comfortable throughout."
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"These photos are wonderful! Thank you so much!! It was a pleasure to work with you! I’m so grateful you were available to photograph this for us. I didn’t want to be stressed about taking pictures. I got to enjoy the moment. Thank you for that!"
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"Heather is a natural, talented and phenomenal photographer! She is easy to work with and eases any stress you may have about pictures with little children or even family photos. She has taken many pictures for us including, yearly photos of our children, maternity/pregnancy photos, 24 hr baby photos at hospital, and family photos. She always does an AMAZING job, we have 5 little children and she is so patient while capturing the perfect moments!"
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"Heather is creative and puts love into her work. She makes the photo sessions fun and exciting."
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"Heather did a beautiful and professional job with our family Christmas photos. I could not be happier!"
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"Heather does an awesome job of capturing everyone's personalities. She's taken my husband's retirement pictures, Halloween pictures of my kids, and family pictures. She's fun to be around, but also professional. She works with you to get the pictures you want and also the pictures you didn't know you wanted. Highly recommend her!"
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