"Welcome!  I’m Heather, the owner and portrait photographer of Heather Lea Photography.  I am a mother to 4 children and 1 Brindle Boxer Pup.  My Tribe absolutely loves the outdoors, so on any given day you'll find us exploring in nature or walking the sandy beaches of Lake Michigan.  We have fun in everything we do; my Grandma always said, "laughter is the best medicine".


I was a stay at home mom for the first 12 years of raising my children who now range between 5-13 years old, and in the midst of the beautiful mess, Heather Lea Photography evolved in 2012 while residing in Hudson, WI (we now live in the Fox Valley).   As a mother to 4 children, I was always the one taking the pictures and never in them snuggling with my Loves.  Today I wish I had those special moments to hang upon my wall.  Wait, now I actually do.  It's a 30x30 framed canvas from a selfie family photo I took in the fall of 2020 when I balanced my 135mm portrait lens on a ladder and set the timer to get the shot.  Don't let that be you!  Haha!  


I cherish time together while bottling those moments and turning them into lifelong memories through photographs-the gift that truly lasts a lifetime. The wilderness is my playground and my “portrait studio”. I am forever grateful for its breathtaking canvas, endless opportunities, and bountiful offerings. Creation continues to amaze me every single day! I find myself most at peace when I’m under the sun and sky, and I'm grateful to make it my work space. The captivating beauty of nature continues to remind me of God's goodness and promise."   ~Blessings, Heather Lea

Candid Captures & Creation

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