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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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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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Kristen Oziemkowski|Greenhouse Loft 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.

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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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.

Forming relationships and wowing clients with amazing photos is my goal, so it means everything to me when someone takes a moment to write me a thank you note. If you are looking for wedding photographer reviews, out what my clients have to say!

When I started planning my wedding, I was addicted to websites and reading other vendor reviews.  Heather’s name was one of the most popular ones listed.  I looked at her work online and knew I wanted her to photograph our wedding. The minute my fiance met her and saw her work, he was impressed.  She absolutely knows her stuff and has taken gorgeous photos…. Heather’s photographs and what she can do without a flash is amazing…. Heather is worth every penny and is an amazing photographer and we keep getting compliments on the photos.
Cynthia Olsen
Peninsula Hotel wedding

Heather Parker is a talented, fun, artistic photojournalist and we were lucky that she was available for hire on our wedding day. She was able to capture very meaningful and memorable shots but by blending into the crowd without adding ANY undue stress. It was incredible and I am not certain how she was able to accomplish the task.  Brian and I were married in Boston and really wanted a photographer that would fully engage in the most special day of our lives, we searched for the best and found her! Heather travels the world so we instantly had a connection. It felt like she really knew us and captured the love that binds us from this day forward. The detail and quality of her work is impeccable. You will be amazed. No questions asked she is the right choice.
The Reynolds
BC Club wedding

I have had the pleasure of working with Heather Parker on numerous occasions in some of Chicago’s grandest ballrooms. She is super fun to work with, always enthusiastic and professional. She takes AMAZING photos! She has been kind enough to share some wonderful photos with our band over the years and I am just blown away by the unique and beautiful images!
Steve Edwards, Band Leader
Steve Edwards Orchestra

A good wedding photographer is one that catches the only single moment of your life you looked like a competent dancer…
Ted, Groom
Nantucket, MA

As a DJ that frequently works private functions on a regular basis, Heather is the sort of person I love running into at events, as she’s exceptionally professional, friendly, and courteous-and her talent as a photographer is exceptional. Myself and many members of my DJ roster have had the pleasure of working with Heather, and its always been such a positive experience. If you’re in the market for a photographer for your wedding, I would highly recommend Heather, without hesitation.
Ari Rosenfield, Founder
Beat Train Productions Boston & NYC

We’ve had the distinct pleasure of working with Heather Parker on dozens of occasions over the years. She’s an absolute joy to be around and clearly has a deep rooted passion for her craft. In a day and age where everyone with an Instagram account claims to be a photographer, Heather hushes the crowd with her art.
Spencer Lokken, Owner
Style Matters DJs | Ovation, Chicago

Heather Parker may be the best photographer I have ever worked with, I joke, she totally is. Her skill and artistry are insane. She will make you, your guests and your party look awesome! You will love your photos, as will your friends and family. We LOVE when she takes picture of our events. She makes our food, our space and even our team look awesome.
Lee Calihan, Director of Sales and Marketing
Calihan Catering, Chicago

When we selected Heather to be our wedding photographer, my fiance and I wanted someone who was talented, artistic, easy to get along with, and someone who had an eye for detail. We have found all of these qualities in Heather.
Victor and Nicole
Holy Name Cathedral

FABULOUS! If she’s available for your wedding, book her. Aside from being a very creative shooter, Heather is very comfortable to work with which is critical because it really shows in your pictures. She really cares about what she’s doing and that really shows in the quality of her photos. I have nothing negative to say, Heather was wonderful. I remember what the day felt like every time I look at my photos.
Allison Liccar
Madonna Della Strada wedding

Press

My photography is out there!

It's so exciting for my couples and I when the photographs and stories make it to press! Sometimes weddings appear online and often in print.

I am honored to have my photography earn recognition and grace the pages of some of the top wedding magazines and featured on some of the world’s leading wedding photography websites.

The Knot Best of Weddings The Knot Magazine asked brides to rate and review their wedding vendors. The results were included in the publication’s annual list of the best wedding professionals.

Style Me Pretty is the authority on stylish weddings, bringing chic inspiration to engaged couples all over the world. They are the #1 ranked wedding blog. My wedding photography has been featured on their website quite a few times, including a Crane Estate wedding which graced the main website. Other weddings that have been featured include several Gallery 1028 Chicago weddings, an ultra luxury wedding at Cafe Brauer, a Peninsula Hotel wedding, a Boston area wedding with Scottish flair, and a beautiful outdoor wedding at the Greenhouse Loft.

I’m proud to have been featured on Moment Junkie, a leading wedding blog that touts itself as “featuring the best moments in contemporary wedding photojournalism.” With the volume of submissions they get, this is one of the most challenging places to get selected. The most cherished photos are often the ones that immortalize a split-second moment and the times I have been featured on here mean so much.

The Knot Magazine featured Katie and Matt’s gorgeous classic winter wedding at Holy Family Church and the Union League Club.

Four pages in The Knot Boston were devoted to showcasing wedding photos from Robbie and Karen’s summer barn celebration.

Over the years, I have consistently received the Couple’s Choice Award in both Chicago and Boston.

Style Unveiled features real weddings from Los Angeles, San Francisco, Portland & Chicago that are super inspired by the high end fashion brands that women love. I am grateful to have had Elizabeth and Mike’s Cafe Brauer wedding published on this trendsetting blog.

In a editorial on Party Palaces, the photography I completed for Viceroy Hotel Group was included.

Published in:

Style Me Pretty
The Knot Boston
Brides Magazine Chicago
Get Married
CS Brides
Beantown Bride
Offbeat Bride
Rock n Roll Bride
SoYoureEnGAYged
Landlocked Bride
Asian Inspired Weddings
One Stylish Bride
Nouvelle Weddings
A Paper Proposal
Wedding Belles
Wholly Matrimony Destination Weddings
Trendsetting Wedding
Weddingistas
Boston Bridal Guide
Mortons Media Group Ltd of the UK
Cape Cod Life Publications
Delta Sky
This Old House Magazine

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Heather Parker Photography
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by Milly Pacini on Heather Parker Photography
She was so helpful and caring

Ross and I were married on July 21 of this year. Like most couples, getting a great photographer was important to us. After doing research and calling many (as is expected, Chicago has a fair number of wedding photographers), I ran into Heather as our potential photographer.

Immediately, we clicked on the phone. I think we talked for over 30 minutes. Heather is extremely thorough and takes her job seriously. She wants to get the best pictures possible for you and she doesn't beat around the bush about it. I so appreciated all her pointers and tips. Towards the end of the planning process, I turned to her to ask questions to make sure she thought it would be okay with the pictures.

We had so much fun with her at our engagement session and loved how our pictures turned out. She was so helpful and caring at the wedding, and our wedding photos received so many compliments. Ross and I are so happy we went with Heather.

 

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