A girl from Colorado,
in love with river surfing and my job.
I believe LOVE IS LOVE.
I want to create art that you see your love alive in.
I grew up in Colorado, camping often and playing in the dirt. Outside is preferable, but too many blankets and Netflix on a rainy day are a close second. I love vegetables, Mexican food, and cupcakes. On any given day my Spotify is playing anything from A Perfect Circle to Kendrick Lamar, or The Offspring and Led Zeppelin. Being a traveling wedding photographer, plus road trips to spend my days river surfing in Colorado, Oregon, and Idaho keeps my calendar full. Waking up and going to bed next to Joshua is my own mushy love story but I’ll spare you my long-winded love for that human. I like to think I’ve inherited my mom’s no-bullshit leadership and relentless care-taking nature. My pop’s restless adrenaline-junky/endless need for nature and quiet is the other half of my brain. I’d love to see more of the world, as much of it as possible. I want to live a purposeful, kind-hearted life with my family and friends.
I started Heather Jackson Photography because I wanted a fulfilling career, to give my clients an unforgettable experience. Making my couples comfortable and happy, while creating unique and personal photographs that they can see themselves and their love alive in really keeps my cup full. I’ve had different jobs but there is nothing I’d rather do than adventure wedding photography with the couples who are my people. The mountain loving, barefoot on a dirt road, deep kisses and long stares, and holding each other just cause it feels good kind-of people. The people who see the beauty of life is not in the perfecting of it, but in the happy and sad times alike, and that not much matters besides the people (and animals) that you love. Memories are some powerful SOB’s, and they will make up the years you look back on when your face is wrinkled with lines of laughter and days spent exploring in the sunshine. Before becoming a traveling wedding photographer in Colorado, I spent many years photographing the outdoor industry and it led me to have a different perspective on photographing weddings and couples. I love the storytelling images, and bit nontraditional portraits that are more art than look-at-me-and-smile. Movement, genuine emotion, a little bit of grit, and willingness to have fun is a recipe for us to make some magic.
If you think I’m your gal and want to create something authentic and beautiful together for your small wedding or destination elopement photography, shoot me a message and let’s get to know each other. I am and always will be LGBTQ+ BIPOC inclusive! My clients are my family when we spend this intimate time together. Photographing you and your love is my privilege. I want you to trust me, open up to me, and be bursting at the seams excited about what we are creating together.
Heather saved my mom’s wedding!! Colorado in November can be unpredictable and the outdoor ceremony was snowed it. My mom was so upset and Heather went into superhero mode! She arranged the ceremony indoors, moved around some stuff to make it look picture perfect, and saved the day!! On top of being hilarious, nice, and an overall life saver, she also delivered the perfect wedding pictures. She kept the wedding from falling apart and we couldn’t be more grateful. Thanks for everything, Heather!!
Congratulations, your photographer search is over. You have officially found the best! Heather captured our wedding day beautifully and authentically. The items we were complimented most about from our wedding: food and photographer. Before ever even seeing a finished photo, everyone told us that Heather was the best. She is SO FUN and makes everyone feel so comfortable, therefore was able to capture such beautiful and candid photos. We have now hired Heather for photography three times for various moments and will continue to find an excuse to hire her annually and you should too! Cannot say enough nice things about her. Posting my favorite candids from the wedding and the other moments we hired her for (engagements and bachelorette weekend.
I cannot say enough how awesome of a job Heather did for our wedding. Not only do I love the preview of our photos we got (still got some time before the rest arrive) but they are now my favorite photos ever. Taking photos takes up so much time at a wedding and Heather made it fun, comfortable, and memorable. I genuinely think that without her, the day wouldn't have been as special. Things were stressful at times, but not a single thing with her went wrong. She should be charging more, because she was more professional than every vendor we had and the pictures are phenomenal. Seriously phenomenal. The photos, the service, the laughs 10/10 Without her that day wouldn't have gone the way it did and unexpectedly, she is a huge part of our day we will never forget.