Hi, I'm Heather!
I'm a 34 year old laid-back goof and mother of two with a lifelong obsession of all things love and photography related, & a love of making new friends while I work. My natural tendency to want to connect with everyone in some way, make people laugh & talk about anything, helps me capture my clients at their most happy & authentic.
I specialize in clear, easy-to-follow posing for anyone who feels like they need a little more direction to look natural in-front of the camera, and detail work, which helps to elevate your images.
If you're looking for a photographer who can capture not only every detail of your love, be it your significant other, family, or wedding day, but also your true personalities by guiding you through natural, flattering posing and movement, you've come to the right place!
WHY I LOVE WHAT I DO
When I was a child, my camera and I were inseparable! I brought it everywhere with me and took photos of everything I could think of. In high school, I took classes in film photography, (and my friends would tease me for taking photos of them on all of our adventures). I enjoyed working at a photo studio for 2 years and was overjoyed to win blue ribbons in the county fair.
In 2015, I started working for 2 well-known companies doing product photography, social media marketing and public relations. My sister asked me to take headshots for her and I realized that I missed taking photos of people. From there, I began taking photography classes and free sessions to gain more experience and grow in my craft. In 2017, I officially opened Heather James Imagery to further follow my passion.
In my first year of business, my work was featured on the cover and inside of Spokane/Coeur d’ Alene magazine, Apple Brides, Tacori Wedding Blog, Popsugar and many more. In my second year of business, I was runner-up for the North Idaho Business Journal Best of 2018. In 2020, I was once again featured on the cover and inside of Spokane/Coeur d’ Alene magazine wedding feature.
Ready for a fun laid-back session where you can just be yourself, have a good time and get a gallery of beautiful photos? Contact me!
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What services do you offer?
I offer 3 types of photography:
What is your photography style?
My photography style blends both classic and modern photography and I love to use a mix of elegant, moody, posed and candid shots. I want my clients to feel comfortable and I make them feel at ease and relaxed during photoshoots so they can just focus on being themselves.
How many photos do you deliver after a session?
How long will it take to get my images?
I return your gallery within 1-2 weeks of our session, at which point you select your favorites. Once I am notified of these favorites, they are retouched and sent to you within a few days. I will then transfer your high resolution images to your complimentary USB, and mail it or deliver it to you based on which you prefer.
Will there be a second photographer at my wedding?
There will be a second shooter provided for your wedding day.
How do I book a photo session?
You can book a photoshoot by filling out the Contact Form on my Contact page. Feel free to contact me by calling or texting 208.965.4863 or emailing me at email@example.com.
Are you available to travel to other locations?
Yes! Travel is available upon request for a small additonal fee for areas of 30 miles or more outside of Meridian, Idaho.
I don't know how to pose or what to wear to my photo session. Can you help me with this?
This is perfectly normal! I do wardrobe consults (included in your session fee) where I help you determine what colors, fabrics and clothing helps you feel most comfortable and looks flattering. During the photo session, I will also advise you on how to pose, as well as use prompts to create natural expressions and emotions.
What sets you apart from other photographers?
What sets me apart from others is my photography style, my attention to detail and retouching skills, my excellent customer service and my personality, which helps clients to feel relaxed and at ease.
What gear do you use?
I shoot with a Canon R6 Mirrorless camera body, a Canon 6D Mark ii full frame body, a Canon 70-200mm f2.8 IS ii USM lens, a Canon 50mm EF f1.8 STM lens, a Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM lens, and a Speedlight flash. I utalize Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop for editing.
She Made it Actually Fun...
"Oh my goodness, we just got our photos back and we are amazed! I was super nervous heading into this but Heather made me feel so comfortable and she made it actually fun! Forever grateful, thank you!"
- Amber S