"Let me tell y'all - Heather is IT! She is your biggest hype girl. She moves furniture, climbs on tables, lays on the ground, and does whatever it takes to get the shot. She is a go-getter. She is authentic. She is professional, talented, and so much fun. She even Instagrammed a photo from our session the SAME NIGHT she shot it, and we had previews within the week. Amazing!
But more significantly, she makes you feel like the most important person in the room. She radiates joy in everything that she does and it is absolutely contagious.
I cannot say enough wonderful things about our experience. I walked away with some pretty cool photos, yes, but I also walked away with a changed perspective. Photography is her job, but she takes it one step further and finds a friend in you. I would like to guess that this isn't part of the job description, but she genuinely wants to invest in you as both a client and a person, and expects no favors in return. How awesome is that?! I now look for every opportunity to get to know the people around me better in hopes that I can make someone feel loved in the same way Heather did with me.
She gained life-long clients in us the day she shot these photos. And aren't they amazing?!"
— Anna, Bride
Book her! Heather is the most talented person I know!! Not only is she an incredible photographer but she is a leader and a GO GET HER!! She was awesome for engagement pictures to get us comfortable taking photos, and my husband loved her too!! She was such a pleasure and so much fun. Her pictures captured our day so beautifully and I am blown away at how much she captured. She led us step-by-step in every aspect and got all of the amazing shots we wanted and even more. She even had us previews in several days!!! She was a game changer for our wedding day and worth every penny!! We love her and would recommend her for EVERYONE!!!!
— Lyndsey, Bride [Planner, M. Elizabeth Events]
My wedding photographer was the most important wedding vendor to me. I wanted someone that didn't treat my day like just another wedding weekend. One phone call with Heather sealed the deal. She is so genuine and truly cared about telling my unique story through my images. I was a COVID bride and had to reschedule twice. Heather could not have been more gracious and accommodating. She was so good about keeping in touch with me and checking in throughout the whole process. I felt I'd known her my whole life when we finally met in person! When you hire Heather, you're hiring a true professional that is going to give you magazine-quality shots to cherish forever. She treats every phase of photography just as important as the last — from first look to dance floor moments. Think no further and hire Heather for your big day!! You won't regret it! — Sloane, Bride [Planner, Magnolia Vine Events]
I can not say enough wonderful things about Heather Durham Photography. From our initial meeting until the wedding reception was over she was warm, professional and put us at ease. Her photos captured so many moments that were priceless and special to us. I look at our pictures often and feel so much gratitude that we chose Heather for our photographer. I consider her not only a talented photographer, smart business owner, kind soul but also a true friend. She exceeded any expectations that we had and more!!! — Cindy, Mother of the Bride [Planner: M. Elizabeth Events]
Heather was a JOY to work with! We are thrilled with they way she captured our day! She was professional, full of positive energy, and paid attention to detail. She was so easy to communicate with and was able to perfectly capture the images that were important to us! What beautiful memories we will have of our special day thanks to Heather and her team! I couldn’t be happier with my choice of photographer and would highly recommend her for your wedding day! — Francie, Bride [Planner: Mariée Ami]
The absolute cream of the crop!!! Heather is professional, quick to communicate, organized, attentive to EVERYONE, and SO MUCH fun! She made Gil and me feel so comfortable and truly did not miss a shot! We could not be more thrilled with the authentic images that she and her assistant captured on our wedding day. Not only did she love Gil and I so well, but she made our families and our wedding party feel so special! We absolutely adore Heather and her passion and enthusiasm for the memories she captures-- she feels more like a friend! :) Photography was a huge part of our wedding day, and I am so thankful that we entrusted it to Heather! — Callie, Bride [Planner: Mariée Ami]
Heather was absolutely the BEST!! Her photos are phenomenal and she perfectly captured our day. She was extremely easy to work with, very professional & super organized. From the moment I first contacted her to see if she was available to after the wedding, she always responded quickly and answered all my questions. My family and I are extremely pleased with the photos and will cherish them for years to come. I highly recommend Heather to capture your special day! — Liz, Bride [Planner: Jayne Bubis]
WOW!!!!!!!! You are amazing!!!!! We are seriously SO HAPPY with these and we are both very critical when seeing photos of ourselves (haha!!!). You did a spectacular job- I'm so happy we found you and were able to work it out with such short notice. – Andrea, Bride
We LOVE Heather!!
There are not enough words to describe how amazing Heather is!! From the first time we talked throughout the whole planning process she was so quick to respond and so helpful. She is extremely professional and truly loves what she does. Heather went out of her way to help and give advice in any way that she could. When the hair and makeup artist I had booked for the wedding had a scheduling conflict arise Heather called me at 9:30 on a Friday night to give me suggestions of other hair/makeup artists and reassure me that everything would work out and be okay.
On the day of the wedding Heather kept everything not only on schedule but ahead of schedule. She and her assistant had their system down to a T. Heather had a list of pictures that we worked on together and her assistant had everyone lined up ready to step in for each group photo. This made group pictures run so smoothly and efficiently.
Our pictures from Heather are a dream. She is truly the most talented photographer! She captures such real moments and real emotions. Our pictures are beautiful, natural, and classic - EXACTLY what we were hoping for. No filters, just classic. We will love and cherish these pictures forever! I couldn't recommend Heather more!! She was hands down one of the very best decisions we made during the planning process. — Morgan, Bride [Planner: Magnolia Vine Events]
When planning my wedding I knew photography was my top priority -- it is, after all, the only thing you walk away with from the night (besides the greatest memories & a new husband!)! I'd heard such wonderful things about Heather and how talented & professional she was, but she totally went above & beyond our greatest expectations! From the beginning of planning until the end, Heather was super responsive, uber organized & detail-oriented, building out a minute-by-minute schedule and ensuring every photo we wanted was taken (despite weather getting in the way)! She even recommended poses we would've never thought of, many of which ended up being our favorite shots! Leading up to the wedding we connected often and she even sent photos of trays, props, ribbons, etc to ensure we both had the same vision for all of the detail shots! The day of, we had a pretty large wedding party and a last-minute monsoon rolled into town, but thanks to Heather's direction we were able to stay on schedule and avoid any chaos. Most importantly, Heather made us feel SO comfortable in front of the camera, and was truly a pleasure to be around on our special day! Each & every photo turned out PHENOMENAL -- She managed to capture our personalities, all of the tiny details, fabulous action shots & more!! I can't tell you how many compliments we've received, and how thankful we are to have had Heather perfectly capture our favorite day! — Megan, Bride [Planner: Mariée Ami]
Heather was our wedding photographer for my daughter's destination wedding in Nashville. We communicated through email for several months. A few phone calls. My daughter and her fiancé did not meet her until their wedding day. She came highly recommended and her photos on her website blew us away! I was a little concerned what it would be like working with a complete stranger as our most important vendor on that day. The moment Heather and her team arrived that wasn't a thought in our head. Heather is as sweet, fun and personable as she is talented and the ultimate professional. She was every step of the way! Her attention to the bride and groom, wedding party, and every detail was outstanding! That day to a mom goes by in a blur and you try to take it all in and make sure you don't miss a thing. You don't have to worry about that with Heather, she won't miss a thing! Absolutely outstanding experience and now we have the most beautiful pictures that we will always treasure! Thank you so very much Heather and your team for everything! — Michelle, Mother of the Bride
Heather did the BEST job of capturing every minute of our day! She was such a joy to be around and made two awkward people feel great about posing for wedding photos. The pictures turned out perfectly, and every time we look at them we are able to relive the day in such vivid detail. She was exactly what we were looking for and she did such an incredible job! I would recommend her to anyone!! - Virginia, Bride [Planner - M. Elizabeth Events]
Made a rainy wedding day fun!
Having Heather photograph my wedding was an absolute dream. I’ve been eyeing her work for many years waiting for the day to have my photos taken by her. She has such a gift for photography and captured so many sweet moments with my groom. I was so upset about it raining on my wedding day but she reminded me that we can work with what we’ve got and make it part of our beautiful story. So she laid down in puddles and ran around in the rain to be sure we would have beautiful photos to enjoy for the rest of our lives. Thanks again Heather for your kindness and hard work! — Melissa, Bride
Heather photographed our rehearsal dinner and our reception and we are so happy with her work. The pictures she captured at each event are beautiful! Heather is so professional and organized that everything went smoothly even when the sun did not cooperate. Her still shots, as well as the photos she took, (that you did not realize she took) make us smile and something we will cherish forever. I highly recommend Heather for any photography work. — Cindi, Mother of the Groom
So glad we found Heather!!
Found Heather on Wedding Wire. Impressed with her blended professional background and images. Submitted an inquiry late in the evening and, low and behold, had a call almost immediately. That was typical of Heather—responsive, professional and and easy to work with, offering thoughts and suggestions in areas of need! Our out-of-town daughter—the bride—married on a grey, stormy Saturday in early March amid driving rain and severe weather, requiring the entire wedding celebration to take cover within. The photography could have been a disaster, but Heather was able to make tight spaces work with a large wedding party amid the business of preparations. This is where Heather’s professional background and experience was truly visible. Though unable to take advantage of the scenic outdoors, Heather still captured some amazing images! Her journalistic documentation of the entire wedding from start to finish is appreciated and loved. Thank you Heather!! — Linda, Mother of the Bride
Heather did a great job! She was very professional and so good at capturing a great picture! She was patient and very thorough! She scouted out beautiful backgrounds to use and took extra care to photograph special moments and details! — Kelly, Mother of the Bride [Planner: Invision Events]
Heather, I just want you to know that EVERY single friend and family member is in ahh over your incredible talent! I can honestly say that all the pictures are perfect, and you did an outstanding job of capturing Matt and I! You truly are an artist. THANK YOU SO SO MUCH. There is not one that I did not like...I mean they are PERFECT! I am looking forward to our bridal shoot and the wedding! — Katie, Bride [Planner: Handley Breaux Designs]
Heather Durham photography was the very first vendor we selected as soon as we found out there was to be a wedding in our future! The reason? Because she is simply the best in Birmingham and one of the best in the southeast. She works tirelessly in pursuit of the most dreamy photos ever imagined. Her talent is endless and indescribable and we were blessed by her all day long. We chose her because we saw the quality of professionalism in her body of published works. But we fell in love with her heart , her vision for our wedding and her passion. She captured moments in time that only happen once in a lifetime and for that we will be always so very grateful! — Linda, Mother of the Bride [Planner: Invision Events]
John and I had the pleasure of working with Heather Friday night for our rehearsal dinner and Saturday for the wedding of our dreams. Words cannot express the amazing moments she captured that we will now cherish forever through her photographs. Not only is she talented, she is kind, funny and professional. To top it off, she is a go-getter and will climb a ladder, stand in the middle of the street or crawl on the ground to get the perfect angle. Her work speaks for itself. We would highly recommend Heather for any event! — Leslie, Bride
If you're looking for an incredible wedding photographer, look no further! Heather is such a kind soul, and so fun to work with. She makes your feel so comfortable in front of the camera, and her work honestly speaks for itself. My husband and I used her for our engagement session, rehearsal dinner, and our wedding. We could not have been more pleased! We will cherish the special memories that Heather was able to capture for the rest of our lives! — Caroline, Bride [Planner: AK Brides]
Heather is the most professional and talented photographers. She handles herself in a way that is comforting and reassuring - which are supremely important when photographing individuals. She also is very talented and seems to be able to see each photograph in her minds eye which allows her to capture moments which wouldnt be captured by another photographer. We could not be any more proud of the result. — Mary Christin, Bride
Heather was a dream to work with! Her laser focus on the my daughter, the bride, was incredible. Scouting out the location, knowing our priorities, staying on schedule made the day go smoothly. Everyone has raved about how Heather "captured" the day - both the excitement of the celebrations and the quiet sentimental moments. I loved the fact that she posted sneak peeks on social media quickly and her slide show of selected pictures allowed those who could not attend the wedding feel like they were there. Our pictures are truly works of art we will cherish for years to come!!
The ladies at our church hosted a tea for Bethany on Sunday afternoon and we were able to have the slideshow running on a DVD player at the host’s home. I wish you could have heard everyone buzzing about what a fabulous photographer you are! The consensus was that you “captured the moments” of the day – which was exactly Bethany’s #1 request!
You were a dream to work with! Your laser focus on the bride was incredible. Scouting out the location, knowing our priorities, staying on schedule made the day go smoothly and produced pictures that are works of art…..And you are welcome to quote me on that! Thanks again! You are THE BEST!! — Suzanne, Mother of the Bride [Planner: Invision Events]
I always dreamed of an outdoor wedding and Heather captured our outdoor wedding in perfect memories! She was even able to photograph our crazy dogs in AMAZING photos. Really, the pictures speak for themselves. I can't imagine a more perfect experience. Heather is not only a professional photographer but a great friend. She is so easy to get along with and makes the photography part of your special day a breeze. I can't imagine having anyone else share the day with us! We look forward to using Heather for all of our upcoming events as we grow our family! — Lindsey, Bride
Heather was a second shooter for my sister's wedding four years before I got married and shot some family shots for my family so she was the obvious choice when I got engaged. She is so fun, professional, and became a family friend after the whole process. Her energy and flexibility made her easy to work with, and we got every shot we wanted. My husband and I used Heather for our engagement session and wedding day, and we drool over the pictures all the time. She created pictures that we will look at to remember our wonderful day for many years to come! We have one little sister and two brothers left, and I am hoping they will ALL choose to use Heather as their photographer. — Kathryn, Bride
I cannot even begin to describe how pleased we were with Heather. We have used her for each of my daughter's weddings. Heather was able to capture every detail of both weddings. Looking through her photos is like reliving that day over and over. What a treasure! When I had a big birthday last year...I told my husband that the only thing I wanted was a family photo taken by Heather. It turned out even better than I had hoped and will be a memory that we will treasure for a lifetime! If you want a photographer who is fun, creative and super talented...Heather is one of the BEST! — Dana, Mother of the Bride
Heather was the beyond amazing. She was so easy to talk to and easy to work with from the first time we met. She directed my husband and I so naturally when it came to photographing us for our engagement pictures and on wedding day. I am so pleased with the way all of our pictures turned out-I don't think it's possible for Heather to take a bad picture! Highly recommend her! — Amanda, Bride
Heather is phenomenal! She is so positive and has lots of energy, which is exactly what you want when you're tired and still have more pictures to take. She did our engagement pictures and our wedding pictures and both are awesome! She works hard to fit the theme and feel of the wedding and the style of the couple with the pictures. My husband wanted relaxed and more natural pictures and she captured that perfectly! — Mary Kathryn, Bride
Heather is an amazing photographer, but more importantly she's a very fun, caring and compassionate person who did her very best to make our day special. She was very patient with our whole family and captured some very special moments. Her attention to detail and willingness to go above and beyond for her clients is all a girl could ask for! I would highly recommend her as a wedding photographer! — Katy, Bride