I capture all of it. The couple’s first look, and the tantrum throwing toddler who missed their nap. A beautiful cityscape in the background, and a sink full of dishes during your in-home sessions. Because you know what? Your photos should capture your life, right at this moment.
And you don’t have to pretend to be anyone other than yourself when you are with me.
I’m not going to ask you wear clothes you hate or force you into poses that are unnatural or shine bright studio lights in your face. I only ask that you relax and enjoy the time with your loved ones, and leave it to me to capture those moments that are unexpected and unplanned.
During your session or event, I will offer you guidance as needed, but then I will step back and let the magic happen. From navigating the booking process to picking a location to getting your grouchy teen to look up from their phone, I will take care of all the details so you don’t have to.
I get really excited about creating photographs that tell your unique family story and document unscripted moments of connection.
To me, the most beautiful photographs capture authentic emotion.
“We have used Heather McBride Photography multiple times and have a great experience every time! She is passionate about what she does and it shows. Our kids are so comfortable with her (which is huge for little kids) and she makes it so fun for them. There is no one else I would want to take our yearly family photo. I can't recommend her enough- you won't be disappointed with your experience and the wonderful photos you receive.”
“Where to begin with the incredible gift that Heather is, and brings? First, the overall accessibility of her work: communication was easy, quick & efficient, her pricing was affordable, her availability for an engagement photo shoot & our wedding was impressive, and our photos were back in record time. Second, the quality of her work cannot be overstated - she somehow managed to capture all the moods & moments, with a beautiful mix of details, architecture, candids, and close-ups. Her photos are absolute artwork, a print shop and a frame away from living on your walls permanently - if you can ever decide which ones to print. Finally, and to me I think most importantly, Heather has the best personality for the job. Pictures can at times feel awkward, and during a wedding your (and your loved ones’) true selves are often revealed in humbling ways. Heather was unphased by all of it - excited for the romantic moments, a voice of calm in the anxious ones, and overall a positive force every minute we were interacting. She was directive but not pushy, chill but not too laid back, playful but never over-the-top - always encouraging and up for whatever ideas we might have had in mind. I cannot recommend Heather highly enough.”
“Heather was such a joy to work with. She made us feel so comfortable and at ease. Photographing a newborn is no easy task but she captured our family perfectly and not only were we left with incredible photos to cherish but an unforgettable experience as well. I would and will choose Heather McBride Photography every time.”