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Are you looking for someone to capture your favorite day ever a little differently? You’ve come to the right place! I want you to vibe with me and fully trust me to capture your love story. I’m all about human connection! It is what I thrive on. It’s what you’re going to remember most when thinking back on your wedding day. I want to capture that. I love capturing moments that give you all the feels.

CHEERS! I can’t wait to meet you!

Are you looking for someone to capture your favorite day ever a little differently? You’ve come to the right place! I want you to vibe with me and fully trust me to capture your love story. I’m all about human connection! It is what I thrive on. It’s what you’re going to remember most when thinking back on your wedding day. I want to capture that. I love capturing moments that give you all the feels.

CHEERS! I can’t wait to meet you!

MEET THE GIRL BEHIND THE CAMERA

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exploring my city with my best friends + camera in hand + making people laugh + eatin’ snacks

+ I’m inspired by the beauty of human connection
+ I never say no to a cereal bar, dancing, or photo booths.
+ Mama to a one-eyed pug named Jaxx
+ I like to watch horror movies when I’m editing photos
+ I'm a total Podcast nerd (last podcast on the left is my #1 favorite!). Always open to new ones if you have any favorites!

exploring my city with my best friends + camera in hand + making people laugh + eatin’ snacks

I’m a full time photographer that lives in long beach, california. The city that I grew up in. I find myself back here after years of making a life in different cities. It’s kind of romantic, like a little love story with my city. I have a one eyed pug life companion that I love to absolute death. Most of my editing is done with him snoring by my side and I wouldn’t have it any other way. I have this thing with hands, I love photographing hands! They’re so telling of our lives and our love.

Human connection is something that I truly, deeply value. Not only the connection between you and your honey but the connection between all of us. I want to vibe. I want to be a puzzle piece that fits in with your story. When all is said and done I want to be your good friend and not just another vendor. I want you to feel your day is safe in my hands and through my lens. I want you to look back at your wedding photos and feel all the feels and see moments that you might have missed. Even if you don’t choose me I still want all of these things for you.

                                    Cheers to your forever!

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This question usually follows with a generic answer along the lines of "Heather is so personable! She's so professional and we couldn't be happier with our wedding photos! The quality is beyond anything we would have imagined" 

All of the above is absolutely true. Heather is extremely personable, professional and yes, our photos did exceed our expectations. But Heather Shane is SO much more than a personable and professional photographer who will delivers a good... scratch that, GREAT product. We were pleasantly surprised with our experience with Heather, because she is pure magic.

 

Nikki (& Dani) DePaola

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Before working with Heather, I would see beautiful pictures of couples and families on my social media feeds and think, "Oh god-that must have been awkward to pose for all those shots." Just 15 minutes into our first shoot, however, we totally forgot that we were in the middle of public (with our crazy dogs) getting our pictures taken and we ended up with priceless pictures that we will cherish forever. The process was so natural and easy-going and doesn't take nearly as much time as I'd imagined to get envy-worthy photos!

Lara MacLean

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I had never taken professional photos before and I had anxiety about feeling nervous and uncomfortable in front of the camera. Within the first few minutes, Heather was able to put my nerves at ease. She made me feel really comfortable and beautiful. She provided great feedback throughout the photo sessions and I am thrilled with the results. I now have the most stunning and timeless professional photography that I hold dear to my heart. Couldn't have done it without her!!!

Tanya Cortis

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Love love love Heather! She's amazing. I met her through one of my best friends who was helping me with my wedding. My husband and I didn't want engagement photos since we're a bit awkward in front of the camera. So she took photos at our pre-wedding tea party instead. And then our wedding the next day. She had a second photographer with her. And they were just everywhere, catching every moment. I love her style... very candid and romantic. I know she can do a lot more, but we chose a more romantic feeling. She's great to work with, and she and I have kept in contact. I plan to hire her again to do family photos. She's sweet and very responsive. She even gave me a present months after my wedding.

Anna Jennings

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Heather is awesome and her work never disappoints! I have worked with her on multiple occasions and she always makes me feel comfortable in front of the camera. I'm not a fan of super staged photos - and she's great at capturing people in their natural element without all the cheesy poses. Heather will always be my go-to when I need a photographer!

HUUUGE shoutout to Heather Shane for her amazing magical skills!!! The photos came out freaking beyond amazing and I could not have been happier with the quality and professionalism and spunk and sparkle of this woman. You are the shit, Heather!

if anyone needs a photographer i high recommend you check out Heather Shane Photography.  She did an incredible job. She was so professional and great at giving direction (for us award folks) and super calm, cool, and collected which is exactly what you need on a such a crazy day. AND I would now call her a friend. Seriously, if you have any questions, let me know. She’s seriously the best and for any future portrait needs, I know where we’re going. Thanks Crystal for the recommendation!! You helped make my wedding magical!

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Brynna Elzey

Where do I even begin?! My babe and I adventured all the way to Salvation Mountain with this gem of a lady for our session & the moments she captured will be near & dear to my heart forever. She made us look and feel so cool in front of the camera while keeping the atmosphere so fun and light! She is not just your photographer, she is your FRIEND & I think that sets her apart so much. I would also like to point out that my babe is 6'5" & I am a wee 5'2" and you can't even tell in any of the pictures because she directed us so gosh darn well.

I was pleasantly surprised at how comfortable you made Scotty and I almost immediately. Although you and I have been friends for awhile this was a different venue for us and I wasn't sure how smoothly it would all translate, but you had Scotty and I opened up right away! Because of the comfort you create Scotty and I were able to be us which led to some amazing moments you captured beautifully. Also, your willingness to allow us to be silly was my favorite part, we're very rarely a serious couple so it was awesome to be given that freedom during our set. Heather you are an amazing woman and you captured Scotty and I's love for one another perfectly!

amanda

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