Kristen and Steve’s Misty Farms Wedding Barn Bash

Kristen and Steve are the type of people who believe in you and your talents, who put their full trust in your vision and tell you to go for it. On the wedding day, Steve introduced me to his grooms-people as “Our amazingly talented photographer, Heather.” Amazingly talented, I like the sound of that. I’m grateful for the confidence these two placed in me, I’m grateful for the the story they allowed me to tell, and lastly, I’m grateful for the ego-boost I got every time Steve introduced me to another friend.

I’ve been wanting to get this wedding up for a while, and when Steve posted this video he edited together of the days highlights, it was just the motivation I needed.

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Joseph Hall Photography - Lovely couple, lovely wedding and adore ALL the couple shots – fantastic memories!

damian burcher - Wonderful fun set. Love that black and white group shot near the beginning, also really like the rings on the piano keys and the sun poking through the barn. The first look shots are beautiful.

caroline - lady!!! these are ridiculous!!! the dark/moody back of the dress lace shot is ridiculous good. also, THIS needs to one blown up and hung somewhere the whole world can see: http://heatherjowett.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/misty.farm_.blog010.jpg. also this one is a just plain awesome moment: http://heatherjowett.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/misty.farm_.blog045.jpg. nice work, heather!

/mariahedengren - I love first look moments. So adorable! And just the awesomeness all throughout you captured. fabulous work!!

Lyn Ismael-Bennett - Wow, you nailed those portraits! What a charming wedding this was!

Sachin Khona - Beautiful as always Heather J! love them portraits!

Heather Elizabeth - That shot of the bride crying is absolutely haunting. Also your reception shots are just SO damn good. I give praise to a fellow Heather.

Janet Palmer - What a fun bridal party!
Perfect storytelling, love the barn!

PJ - this is amazing story Heather…

Albert Palmer - Your work is genuinely awesome Heather, but I’m particularly drawn to your posed photos with the bridal party – beautiful! What a location.

Jessica - The first black and white photo. OH MY HEART!

Joanna - Beautiful work as always! I love your reception photos and their portraits.

Sinereh Soleimani - Lovely storytelling, it just looks like such a fun and happy wedding. This last few shots of the barn are killer! And that B&W sun flared portrait of the couple, LOVE!

Heather Kanillopoolos - Absolutely gorgeous work, Heather!! I adore the fun bridal party portraits!!

Claire and Matthew’s Classic Amway Grand Wedding

There are so many nice things I can say about how kind and generous and welcoming Claire and Matthew are, but I’ll just keep it simple: If I ever have a daughter, I hope she marries someone like Matthew, and if I ever have a son, I hope he marries someone like Claire.

Images from their day after session here.

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Becca Dilley - That portrait of the two of them in front of the huge star burst in black and white! It is showstopping, and would be amazing as a large canvas. Beautiful work.

Damien - awesome set! some of those group shots are phenomenal!!!

ayesha - heather my dear, you win so hard at this. the very first image looks like a still from an old dance… every stage of the wedding is captured perfectly – best first look ever! – and the family portraits are ahhhhmazing (that blue sky! and the “everyone talking under the chandelier shot WOW). also killer reception lighting. i seriously lost count of the portfolio shots i saw here. <3. also, matthew totally reminds me of matthew crawley (downton abbey)… :)

Caitlin McWeeney - Beautiful job Heather. Classic work.

dan - This is a really great set of images but that black and white with the diagnol shadow is incredible!

Rachael - These are amazing! Really great work.

Isabelle - WOW! When the groom sees his bride, priceless!!!! The whole set is amazing but that one, it’ll stick forever.

Fete Photography - That chandelier wedding party shot is 100% epic. Actually so many of these are and I love your use of light. Wowee, so great!

Mandy - The car photos are some of my favorites, but you did an amazing job the entire day! Gah. SO GOOD.

Heather E - Oh sweet Jesus, Heather. This one is good. Real good. Everything about this wedding makes my heart so happy. Timeless, beautiful coverage.

Albert Palmer - That photo of them kissing outside the church – nailed it.

dylan - Heather. these kill. oh and the first frame? gosh.

Sachin Khona - Killin it Heather. As always!

kate - oh man, you are a master at those large group shots! love them all.

benj haisch - your wedding party photos are unreal.

Joseph Hall - Ooooooh – lovely. Such a lovely couple captured so perfectly – lovely work.

Mark Elkins - Awesome work, Heather! That church is amazing.

Scotland: The Honeymoon Part 2

It’s been nearly 2 years since we were in Scotland. I posted the first half months back, but it’s taken me so long to get through the images from the second half of our trip.  Those days were filled with some of my favorite memories:  sheep and cow traffic jams, swimming in fairy pools in our  underwear, eating a birthday picnic on top of a random hill we climbed together, and seeing the most beautiful light I’ve ever seen in my entire.

The highlands of Scotland were staggeringly gorgeous, and the Isle of Skye is easily the most beautiful place I’ve ever seen. Looking at these images simultaneously fills me with wonder and sadness. Scotland is the one place on God’s green earth that my heart will always ache for. The Coolins have put their love on me, and they aren’t letting go.

Sure by Tummel and Loch Rannoch and Lochaber I will go
By heather tracks wi’ heaven in their wiles.
If it’s thinkin’ in your inner heart the braggart’s in my step
You’ve never smelled the tangle o’ the Isles.
Oh the far Coolins are puttin’ love on me
As step I wi’ my cromack to the Isles.

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If you’re getting married in the highlands of Scotland, and are looking for a wedding photographer, I want to talk to you. Send me an email.

ayesha - all the <3s to you, my friend. i can almost feel the wind and smell the heavenly gorse…

Taylor Roades - Absolutely stunning. What an incredible trip you guys must have had, I recognize a few places (I think!) from my own trip there in october. :) I loved every bit of Scotland.

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