Heather is the BEST!!! She knows what she is doing and makes the shoots fun and easy! I am NO model and she made the session so simple and pictures are just AMAZING!! She knows the poses and will direct you if needed. Her work is just perfection! First time taking maternity pictures and won't be the last thanks to her. Looking forward to our next shoot (Newborn)!!
- Jasmine Orellana
Heather is the BEST! I hired her for a family photo shoot and she was absolutely incredible from beginning to end. She was great at giving pointers about what color clothes to wear and was very thorough in clear about what the photo package included.
The day of the photo shoot she took the time to find the right and most beautiful spots where we could take photos. The way that she set my family up in the photos and the fact that she knew where to have us stand so the sun would not affect the quality of the photos just showed her level of professionalism.
After the photo shoot was done she kept true to her word of having a few pics sent to me right away so that I could see how everything turned out. Heather made the process so pleasant and fun for my entire family and she was great with getting the children in my family to smile. If you need to hire a photographer, you do not want to miss the opportunity to work with Heather. She is truly a great photographer and all-around great person to work with!
- Jessica Solis
Heather is a total professional and absolutely relentless in producing the perfect photo session for you and your loved ones.
I had the pleasure of working with her not once, but twice, and hopefully many more times to come. She did my maturity photos and then our newborn pictures.
With the maternity shoot, I was looking for a more original, boho and eclectic vibe than the standard 'ol boring poses of preggo gals on beaches. I called around to about 4 photographers, and hands down Heather had the best packages, unlimited wardrobe changes, look to her photos, and pricing. She was easy to get a hold of and down to earth yet very straightforward. I see some of these Groupon 'deals' and some advertised online that were limited to one or two wardrobe changes and 30 min to an hour. Super lame. How in the world do you do two wardrobe changes in 30 minutes when you're seven months pregnant?! And they charge an arm and a leg for hair and makeup which I didn't need.
We quickly booked a shoot date in Malibu (I drove in from Laguna Niguel in OC) and were able to do two different backdrops (ocean and woodsy) about 70 feet from one another. 3 hours, and what seemed like endless wardrobe changes later, we had a slew of amazing shots to choose from.
We didn't hesitate to book our newborn photos with her as well after seeing her portfolio on those. She was on time to our home and worked hard for a few hours to get amazing shots with our little peanut. The pictures are magnificent and we received so many compliments on them. They made the perfect announcement photos. I'm really glad she stressed doing them so early on- 5 days after our little girl was born. Another fabulous shoot. She even helped me get set up with my pump that I had no idea what all those parts were used for.
Basically, she's a boss. She knows her craft far better than those who've more recently tried to jump on this bandwagon. Aside from that, she has a shining personality that you'll just fall in love with.
Needless to say, the three of us are fans. Thank you Heather! You rock!!
- Linda Diane
She's amazing! We had our photoshoot at Point Dume in Malibu and it was so beautiful. The photos were better than anything I could have imagined!!! My boyfriend and I had never taken professional photos and we both enjoyed it so much. You can tell she has been doing this for a long time. She is very professional, extremely prepared, and excited to make you look good. Heather is very welcoming and has a wonderful spirit which makes her super easy to talk to. Any concerns you have will be addressed. She brought all the outfit changes which took a lot of stress off of me. I'm excited to have her shoot our little girl when she arrives!! Taking maternity photos was at the top of my list because this is my first pregnancy and I'm so happy I chose Heather. She responded to my request so quickly and with such high energy. After the shoot she sent us sneak peaks the same evening!! And she took the time to get us a couple photos early for our baby shower. I highly highly recommend her. You will have a wonderful experience, great quality photos, for an amazing and affordable price!!!
- Brianca King
I had an excellent experience with Heather at A La Mode Photo. I am 100% convinced she is the guru of maternity photography! Her style is untouchable, she is highly talented with a unique style and eye for this art. I discovered Heather by doing an Internet search, and while searching I stumbled upon many other "maternity photographers." Yet, none of the other on-line portfolios were comparable to what I saw when I viewed Heathers on-line portfolio. Heather has a way of capturing the true spirit of pregnancy. I love how many of her photos are taken by the water, I feel like this acts as a metaphor for the baby growing within a belly, surrounded by amniotic fluid.
By taking pregnancy photos on the beach it provides an artistic connection to the power of the pregnant woman.... which truly is "goddess like." And Heather will capture the goddess within you! Personally, I am a very "camera shy" personality, but was pleasantly surprised by the experience and how comfortable Heather made me and my family feel. It was fun! The photo shoot with Heather, of my family and I, felt like a celebration of my baby! What a wonderful way to honor the pregnant journey. In addition to being impressed with the actual photo shoot, I was also very impressed with the results!
I am very happy with the wide selection of photos and the professionalism Heather has demonstrated throughout the process. She returns calls and emails promptly and enthusiastically, she assists not only during the shoot (by styling you and helping you to pose), but before the shoot and after the shoot with any questions, concerns and / or follow up photo selection. She is truly invested in her client, creating the ultimate experience of feeling sincerely cared for, as she provides excellent customer service.
On a personal note, here is my "bottom line" opinion: If you are pregnant, and looking for a photographer, look no further. Working with Heather, and taking photos of this amazing transformation in your life is a must! I never spent money to do this in my previous pregnancy or even to have a professional photographer at my wedding... and I regret that. There are certain times in your life that should be documented. Heather provides an invaluable experience and can beautifully document this precious time in your life... don't let that opportunity pass you by!