HEATHER JAMES IMAGERY
Wedding, Couples & Family Photographer
Visual Storyteller For Life’s Precious Moments
Hi, I’m Heather! I’m a passionate wedding, couples, & family photographer based in Idaho, whose style is candid & inspiring with a touch of cinematic flair. I’m dedicated to giving you refined & professional end results, while having a relaxing yet fun time during our time together.
WHY I LOVE WHAT I DO
Let Me Introduce Myself
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.
In 2021, I was featured in the Meridian Lifestyle magazine wedding edition. I am currently a photojournalist for Eagle Magazine, Greenbelt Magazine and Meridian Magazine.
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!
THE VALUE OF YOUR IMAGES IS FOUND IN MY UNIQUE PROCESS.
Please scroll down to learn more about my unique editing process and the luxury experience I provide.
I provide couples/engagement photography, wedding photography, and family photography in the Treasure Valley of Idaho as well as travel upon request.
Let’s make it fun! Couples are my absolute jam – I am obsessed with dreamy love! Say goodbye to stiff, uncomfortable couples photoshoots and say hello to natural, meaningful moments where I guide you through flattering posing and fun and romantic prompts that achieve natural reactions. The time we spend together will give you an opportunity to just be yourself and enjoy moments with the one you love, all while capturing unique and memorable photos that tell your story.
Your wedding day only comes once! I’m here to capture your love and connection, while making your wedding session stress-free and authentically telling your love story in a timeless, joyful and beautiful way. I’ll make you feel comfortable and guide your movement, as well as capturing candid, natural moments that occur throughout the day. Most of the time, you won’t even know I’m there! Should you not have a planner, I will assist in creating a day-of timeline based on your unique desires.
THE LOVE OF FAMILY
Children grow up so fast. I’m great at helping children and family pose, look at the camera and have genuine candid fun! Family photos are a great way to preserve moments in time. Together, we’ll capture treasured moments and your love for each other through fun and loving prompts to achieve genuine expressions, as well as provide posed photos.
It Felt Like Heather Was An Old Family Friend…
“I get awkward when having my picture taken but Heather was so fun to work with that my fiance and I felt like Heather was an old family friend even though it was the first time we met. Her fun attitude and excitement for what she does made the photo session extremely comfortable and fun. I am so extremely happy with our choice in having her be our photographer to capture our special day.”
– David G.
Creativity and Vision is Incredible…
“Heather shot our wedding in September and we absolutely loved both her and her work. Not only did she capture our day perfectly, she is also so easy to work with. She is fun, personable and very professional. Her creativity and vision is incredible. We received our gallery much sooner than expected, and we could not be happier with our photos. Heather has a natural talent for photography and we highly recommend her to our closest friends and family.”
– Stephanie H.
Has an Eye for Capturing the Beauty of Love…
“Heather drove all the way out to my fiance’s lake place, rode in a canoe, climbed over water and rocks just to document us at our favorite waterfall. Seriously, you guys. Heather is AMAZING at what she does. Her techniques while taking your photos combined with her SUPREME editing skills and personality make for exceeding your vision. She never lets the mood fall stagnant and has an eye for capturing the beauty of love between people. I can’t wait for the wedding photos. I am 1,000,000,000% confident we chose the right photographer for our vision!”
– Angela B.
One of the Most Relaxed Photo Experiences I’ve Ever Had…
“I can not recommend Heather enough! The photos we received were amazing, to the point we’re going to have a hard time choosing which to have printed. We have an almost two year old that is constantly on the move and the shots Heather was able to get of her blew my mind. My husband hates getting pictures taken but Heather immediately started making jokes to get everyone comfortable. It was one of the most relaxed photo experiences I’ve ever had.”
– Kayla O.
Her Bubbly Personality Made the Session Stress Free and Fun…
“Heather did an absolutely amazing job with my maternity photos! She is so friendly, and you can tell she loves her job. Working with her bubbly personality made the session stress free and fun. She is definitely my go to photographer from now on!”
– Shayla S.
Got Tons of Amazing Shots Super Quickly…
“Not only is her work AH-FREAKING-MAZING. (You already knew that within 2 seconds of seeing this page. Her style is on point every time). We just had family photos done. My hubby always complains about it because of how it’s normally awkward…but these were our first pro family photos.
We have little ones that are high energy and low listening. I can’t even tell you how AMAZING it was to work with Heather. Her and children were instant friends…She got tons of amazing shots super quickly and made us sooo comfortable.
– Tasha S.
Went Above & Beyond to Make Us Feel Comfortable…
“Heather is absolutely amazing! We had a blast with her and loved the way our photos turned out. She went above and beyond to make us feel comfortable.”
– Stephanie P.
She Brings Fun and Lighthearted Energy..
“Heather just did our wedding and did the most amazing job!! Her work speaks for itself but to top it off she brings fun and lighthearted energy that just makes the whole experience easier and more enjoyable. Thank you so much Heather for not only doing such a wonderful job but also for being part of it and making it more special.”
– Jessica R.
Guided Me Through the Whole Session and Had Me Laughing to Get Great Pictures…
“Heather works magic with her photographs. I couldn’t be happier!! She’s incredibly professional and fun to work with! I wasn’t sure how to pose or where to look and she guided me through the whole session and had me laughing to get great pictures. And her system for selecting proofs was flawless and turn around time was sooner than I thought it would be.
Definitely recommend! 5 stars!!!
– Charlotte L.
“Heather is the photographer that made me sad she wasn’t at my wedding. I loved everything about her and her attitude was the absolute best! 100% recommend! This photo alone proves my point!”
– Yesenia G.
The value in my services is seen through my intricate and polished shooting and editing process. I am dedicated to providing excellence and enhancing your experience. Every photo in your proofing gallery is edited with my own signature touches and tones. My three types of editing include Base Editing, Basic Retouching, and Enhanced Retouching, as described below. All sessions include Base Editing and Basic Retouching.
Included in session fee:
• Corrected lighting, exposure, color temperature
• Signature style and tones
• Cropping of images, if necessary
• Proofing gallery will consist of 60-100 images for Family, Couples, and Portrait sessions
• Available one week after the session takes place
• From your gallery, you will select your favorite 20 images for Basic Retouching
• Option to purchase additional images
Included in session fee:
• 20 images of your choosing from your proofing gallery will include Basic Retouching
*Basic Retouching is included for all Wedding Session Images
• Refining skin tone
• Smoothing skin
• Removing blemishes/fine lines
• Eye/eyelash sharpening
• Jewelry sharpening
• Brightening teeth
• Removal of fly-away hairs
• Removing an unsightly bit of nature or small distraction from the image
•Adding a different or lacking sky
(Additional fee of $20/image)
Enhanced Retouching on images per a client’s request:
• Removing a person from an image
• Performing a head swap
• Changing the background of the image
• Wrinkle removal
• Anything further requested
MEMORIES THAT LAST FOREVER
All products are museum grade heirloom products. They are crafted with specialty acids & color calibrated to my computer to ensure the quality intended. They are all UVA/UVB resistant meaning they will never fade or yellow, never loose clarity, and will never tarnish. They are certified by the professional grade photographer’s-only lab I use to last 100 years in normal display conditions and 200 in dark storage. Truly heirlooms for the generations to come. Samples are available at the time of your session or at the time of your consultation.
With a variety of covers and colors to choose from, your Album becomes truly one of a kind. Thick durable flat lay pages ensure the highest quality and longevity of 200 years as they are considered dark storage. They come in a variety of sizes, square, vertical or horizontal.
Like all the products I offer, Photographic Prints have a longevity of 100 years in typical display conditions and 200 years in dark storage certified by the verified professional photographer’s only lab I partner with. Lustre prints are printed on on Kodak Endura Professional Papers. Fuji Crystal Archive Professional Paper is used for our Deep Matte photographic prints. They are available in sizes ranging from wallets to 20×30.
CANVAS GALLERY WRAPS
Beautifully hand-crafted, these Canvas Gallery Wraps give you more options for depth, printing surfaces, protection, and hanging. Premium Gallery Wraps are made with heavier wood bars in two depths, 1½” and 2½”. Finish a Premium Gallery Wrap with sawtooth hangers, corner bumpers and black paper backing or with a wire hanger.
The brilliance of these Metal Prints is unparalleled! Using an innovative dye sublimation process, your custom images are printed directly onto high quality aluminum for a clean and lasting finish. Metal Prints show off vibrant colors in a way no other medium can. Your most captivating shots take on life-like depth and dimension for an impressive display that stands the test of time. Available with wall mounting for larger metals and a photo frame backing for smaller metals.
HEATHER JAMES IMAGERY
No place too far, and no idea too big.
Let’s Chat. I’d love to hear from you!
Ph: (208) 965-4863
Email: [email protected]
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