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Meet Heidi


Creating something unique has always fascinated me.

I once spent an entire weekend turning my high school bedroom into its own work of art. I remember piecing together each wall with images that moved me and things that reminded me of special occasions (such as concert tickets or wristbands from events). My mood always changed when I entered that room and could reminisce with every sweet memory that hung on my wall. I loved that room.

When I met photography it was not love at first sight. I had visions of images and emotions I wanted to capture but the learning curve took time. Luckily my photo journey started in my early teens. My mother had always been a photo enthusiast and therefore I had access to some better than average photo equipment at a young age.

My love for photography grew as I was asked to photograph a few events as part of a high school yearbook assignment. It was the first time I saw true emotion emerge from my camera. Seeing those images in print and holding them in my hand was magic. I was hooked.

I continued to pursue photography and graphic design as a computer tech sterling scholar at Utah State University but my college plans got put on hold when my husband and I had our little boy.  Quickly he bacame the sole subject of my photo endeavors. Although I loved capturing human emotion before him I had never been so drawn to the connection of family until I had my own. Now portraits of him at every age are hung around our home as well as a pile of albums which we love to look through together.

I like to say that my photography career found me because sometimes I am in awe of the beautiful moments I’ve been allowed to be a part of over these last seven years. I feel truly lucky to be able to spend my days capturing the fleeting moments of new parenthood.

Heidi A. Porter



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