Hey there, I’m Heather, the photographer behind Artful Heart Photography. When I’m not working, you’ll more than likely find me chauffeuring my kids to various activities or spoiling my goofy dog – Cubby, the Great Dane. Yes, he’s big! I love….antique shopping, exploring the outdoors, and can never pass up an episode of The Voice. My clients often refer to me as the “baby whisperer”.
With over 10 years experience photographing babies and families, I am dedicated to providing my clients with the absolute best quality photographs and a very special client experience. As a mother of 3 children, I know first hand just how quickly little ones grow and change, and how important it is to capture every little moment and detail. Today they are babies, and before you know it they’re teenagers. My goal is to capture those important moments, the ones you don’t ever want to forget, the ones you want your kids to remember about their childhood. A photograph is like life’s pause button, there to give us a glimpse back at some of the most important moments in our lives – a tangible keepsake.
My style…. I am a big kid at heart. Most sessions revolve around playing games and being silly – relaxed & fun! I’m perfectly okay with being goofy and making a fool of myself during sessions to interact with kids. I want to capture the true beauty of your children and family interacting and being who you truly are.
My love for children has led me to serve as PTO president for our local elementary school. It allows me to be around kids, taking me back to my childhood, and giving back to a cause that I care about so deeply… children and education. I am extremely passionate about a local pediatric cancer foundation called Cal’s Angels. I volunteer by running wishes out to cancer patients, photographing events, and help with hospital parties for Cal’s Angels; it’s my small way of giving back and helping children who are fighting cancer.
If you’re looking for a creative Chicago photographer to capture your babies first days, first year, or family contact me today by email at info@artfulheartphotography.com!
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Behind the scenes

Take a sneak peek inside Heather’s studio, and watch her during a newborn session!

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The Studio

The Artful Heart Photography Studio is located in South Elgin (Northwest suburb of Chicago). We have the most current props available to choose from including hats, headbands, chairs, baskets, etc. During your session, while Heather is working with your little one, you are free to hang out on the couch, enjoy a fresh cup of coffee, enjoy the session and relax.