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Hello from Heather Parker Photography!

Hello darlings! Your wedding day begins your forever story, and I love creating artful photos to help you and future generations see how awesome the day was that kicked off forever! I am a Chicago and Boston based wedding photographer. Your wedding day is full of authentic moments that define your love that tell a story of joy and connection. I look forward to photographing each wedding because I get to witness and document all the spontaneity, fun and emotions that come along with such a special day.

I’m thrilled my photography has caught your eye. Your wedding is about love. But what is capturing your wedding really all about?

It’s about photographing everything from passing storm clouds over your wedding ceremony that make way for sunshine; to the shy flower girl ever-so-carefully making her way down the aisle; to magical fog along the waterfront as you share a kiss before the crashing waves; to the flickering candles in the evening that set the scene as guests get up from dinner and are ready to dance.

It’s capturing the joyous smiles of the friends and family who will come to support you and witness the commitment you are making, the tears at the ceremony, the details that make your wedding truly “yours,” and finding that perfect light as together we step away to create some beautiful, artistic photos of you married for the very first time. It’s about love.

These tiny moments are for the most part unscripted. Just as I press my shutter button, those moments are perfect but fleeting. My passion is to capture all of these wonderful bits that tell your story. They’ll be yours to keep.

With your love and my expertise as a photographer, together we can make artful treasures that can be revisited for generations. I want to learn about what makes your relationship special, what’s important to you on your wedding day.

LOVE IS THE GRANDEST ADVENTURE
Your story in photos begins here.
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"a wonderful creative spirit"
Brigham Hyde + Katie Spina | Devil's Thumb Ranch wedding, Tabernash, Colorado

We were so thrilled with her work, that we asked her to photograph our wedding in Colorado. Given her level of talent and quality of work, we hired her as the the sole photographer at our wedding, without assistants, etc. We were interested in a digestible number of very high quality photographs, instead of thousands of photographs to sort through – many of which we would never use. We were absolutely thrilled with the wedding photo portfolio that Heather created. I would highly recommend her based on her quality of work and flexible, easy-going personality. She is a true expert and a wonderful creative spirit to work with.

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University Club of Chicago wedding photographers review from bride
"we couldn’t have been happier"
Sarah and Ryan Kingery | University Club of Chicago wedding, Chicago, IL

We interviewed several other photographers and once we met with Heather, we knew she was the perfect fit. Her knowledge of the University Club and the several tips that no one else had shared with us gave us the certainty that we made the right decision. I've never seen anyone move more quickly to get the perfect photo. Heather didn't hesitate to tell people where to go and what to do to keep us on schedule. We enjoyed working with Heather, but never expected both our engagement photos and wedding pictures could turn out as well as they did! We have so many amazing photos to remember such a special day.

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Greenhouse Loft Chicago wedding photographers reviews
"My husband and I met with a total of 7 photographers"
Kristen Oziemkowski|Greenhouse Loft wedding, Chicago, IL

Heather Parker is an amazing photographer and she took absolutely beautiful pictures at our September wedding at the Greenhouse Loft. She was the first photographer that we set up an appointment with and her pictures blew me away. I was nervous to book the first photographer I had met with and wanted to make sure I did my due diligence - especially with something as important as photography. Your pictures are the only things you really walk away with at the end of your wedding day! Choosing a photographer is such a big decision and I wanted to make sure I gave it appropriate time and attention. My husband and I met with a total of 7 photographers after Heather - some of the best and most reputable in the city - and after all that, we ended up booking Heather.

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Chicago photographer reviews for Gallery 1028
"she has a way of making you feel completely comfortable"
Halley Bonoma Winer|Gallery 1028 wedding, Chicago, IL

Once we got in front of the camera, with her direction and expertise, it was so much fun! She has a way of making you feel completely comfortable which makes the photos turn out GREAT! We are in love with the photos. Heather gave awesome suggestions on where to go around the city for the best and most unique shots. The candids from the wedding are fantastic. We didn't use a videographer, so we knew that an amazing photographer would make or break the wedding memories. Heather certainly did not let us down! We loved every minute while working with her. If you want beautiful, photojournalistic style photography for your wedding, Heather is your girl.

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Reviews for Chicago wedding photographer at Garfield Park Conservatory
"amazing at capturing the mood, energy and feeling"
Carolyn Jannace|Garfield Park Conservatory wedding, Chicago, IL

The images are crisp and beautifully saturated with color and life. Heather is amazing at capturing the mood, energy and feeling of your wedding day.

My dad commented on the fact that throughout the wedding, you never knew that Heather was there, but she got such great shots she was clearly everywhere she needed to be.

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WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY BLOG
A sampling of real weddings are below.

Chicago Wedding Photography

Chicago // Boston // Destinations Worldwide

I am a Boston and Chicago wedding photographer and photojournalist. My style of wedding photography is modern, honest and romantic, inspired by Chicago's lively and vibrant culture and urban landscape as well as Boston's historic charm. I live and breathe the city lifestyle, and love taking advantage of the variable weather, iconic lakefront, beautiful parks, colorful, unique neighborhoods whether I'm strolling down Michigan Ave in the Chicago Loop or zooming around Boston on my Vespa. I call these two cities home.

Are you looking for a Chicago wedding photographers to explore with? You’re in the right place. I'd love to photograph you and your lover, especially in Illinois, but as an avid traveler, I’d never turn down an adventure, domestic or worldwide. Lastly, I know that I'm among many talented artists in the Chicago wedding photography community, so I wanted to thank you personally for finding value in my work.

Are you a Boston couple getting married in the Hub or somewhere in New England? Whether you're looking to get married in an iconic city hotel or at a seaside mansion, I would love to learn about your wedding.

Chicago wedding venues

As a Chicago wedding photographer here are some of my all-time favorite Chicago wedding venues:

The Modern Wing of the Art Institute of Chicago // Adler Planetarium // The Ivy Room // Artifact Events // Architectural Artifacts // Cafe Brauer at Lincoln Park Zoo // Gallery 1028 // The Rookery // The Langham Hotel // Venue Six10 at Spertus Museum // Fourth Presbyterian Church // Union League Club // University Club of Chicago

Boston wedding venues

As a Boston wedding photographer here are some of my all-time favorite Boston wedding venues:

Fairmont Copley Plaza // The Institute of Contemporary Art // Boston College “BC” Club // Smith Barn at Brooksby Farm // Omni Parker House Hotel // The Langham Boston Hotel // Boston Museum of Science // Trinity Church // Boston Public Library

wedding types and styles

Here are some different wedding types and wedding styles featured on my blog:

Loft Weddings // Historic Weddings // Hotel Weddings // Church Weddings // Museum Weddings // Warehouse Weddings // Destination Weddings // City Weddings // Farm Weddings

Catholic Weddings //Black Tie Weddings // Jewish Weddings // Intimate Weddings // Same Sex Weddings // Catholic Weddings // Indian Weddings // Modern Weddings // Elopement Weddings

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