. wife . mother . daughter . friend .
. business owner . 2x veteran . military spouse .
. christian . dreamer . lover of all things vintage .
Heather McKinney is North West Louisiana’s, Premier Portrait Photographer.
Relocating from living in Europe for several years, her husband & two young children are thoroughly enjoying Southern living here in Shreveport Bossier City Louisiana, taking in the beauty this area has to offer. Her beautiful commercial portrait studio is located in the Springlike-University Terrace Neighborhood, right around the corner from the Shoppes at Bellemead.
Heather is greatly involved within her community:
She is a BNI Lagniappe Chapter ‘Green Light’ Member & serves as the Growth Coordinator, Webmaster, & has a seat on the Membership Committee for her local SBC Chapter. She is also a Shreveport & Bossier City Chamber of Commerce Member, the Leader for The Rising Tide Society of Shreveport Bossier City Louisiana – Tuesdays Together Chapter, a Clicking’ Moms Affiliate, & was recently a freelance photographer for The Shreveport Times/Rouge Magazine.
Heather volunteers as often as she can & donates a variety of resources to projects that are dear to her heart every month. This includes: The American Heart Association, Locks for Love, The United Way, SB Rescue Mission, Robinson’s Rescue, St. Jude Children’s Hospital, The Red Cross, Pencils of Promise, The Rotary Club Duck Races, Stockwell Place Elementary School, & more. She participates at Northpoint Community Church on a weekly basis through services, small groups, women’s bible study, & other activities to create Christ-centered Culture Changing Community. Heather is also a backer & co-founder of The Purpose Hotel.
Heather holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Security Management,
a Certificate in Homeland Security, & completed several other university courses.
She is currently working on her Certified Professional Photographer Certificate as she works towards
earning her Master Artist Degree in Photography.
Heather has over 7 years professional portrait experience & her work has been featured online & in print, around the world. She has completed dozens of workshops, business training, & professional mentorships with the industries top photographers from around the world. These instructors include: Kelly Brown, Lisa DiGeso, Julia Kelleher, Meg Bitton, Amy McDaniel, Heidi Hope, & more. Her mentor, the very talented Sue Bryce, has been educating Heather on a daily basis for over four years, and has helped her to grow not only as a photographer, but as a business owner.
Heather’s style of magazine-style portraiture gives her clients the unique experience of looking & feeling like a celebrity for the day. Sessions are designed to pamper & celebrate everything about her clients. Heather believes beauty is not on the outside, it’s something that shines out when you love who you are. She reminds women to embrace their WOMANHOOD & exist in portraits for themselves & loved ones, no matter what season they are in. Starting at the very beginning, documenting the tiny DETAILS of a newborn’s first days of life, toddler through adolescence, & throughout adulthood; celebrating every milestone while preserving those fleeting moments.
The goal of each session is to create one-of-a-kind artwork for her clients’ home & office spaces. Her commitment to recording the most intimate moments into priceless portrait heirlooms, is her passion. Capturing today’s moments through thousands of pixels, a time that will soon be in the past, but is now preserved for ones’ future legacy; & undoubtedly cherished beyond a lifetime. Heather is honored to tell these stories.
Want to know some other fun tidbits about Heather?
She relishes in light airy, muted colors; favorites being white, weathered gray, & rose gold.
She adores herbs, flowers, & succulents, but sadly does not have a green thumb.
She was born in Athens Greece, and loves to travel. God created an exquisite world.
She bleeds blue (Air Force Blue that is) as she was born into the military life;
Her father, brother, grandfather, cousin, husband, & herself, have or are currently serving.
Her hobbies include learning, painting, crafting, designing, and Crossfit.
Her soul thrives on adventures, soulful music, and the beauty of nature!
Family portrait by the talented Twig & Olive Photography!