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If you would like to take your photography a step further, I am teaching an SLR Workshop this Saturday, June 21st at the Community College of Beaver County. The class meets from 9:30am-3:30pm and the cost is $95 + lab fee. You can call them at (724)480-3575 directly to register and more info can be found by clicking here.

For the past few years, on the third Tuesday of every month, I  have been hosting a camera club meeting at our local church. Everyone is welcome, regardless of skill level, type of camera, or aspirations (hobby or pro). There has never been a fee, it’s just a group of photographers getting together to learn, grow, and have fun. We typically explore an educational aspect of photography and then practice our newfound skill.

Last month, we had the pleasure of photographing a bride and groom (pictures to come), and this month we photographed a senior. Because I don’t offer senior photography, my dear friend Soozie stepped in to share her techniques. Make sure you check out her website, I am a proud mentor of hers! We talked about posing, lighting, and getting the best from your subject.

Let me know if you would like more information about camera club, I’d love to see you!

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Thank you to Soozie’s cousin Trisha for being our model!

As part of the private mentoring sessions that I offer, I have a course dedicated to learning lighting and posing for the bride and groom on their wedding day. This four hour session includes two hours of hands-on experience working with an actual bride and groom, and two hours of editing. I openly share all of my posing and “tricks” for getting the best out of the (sometimes limited) time you have with your clients. During our editing session, we will review both sets of images and examine what worked, what didn’t, and why. I also include my most used retouching actions with this consultation.

I have taught this session to many photographers over the years and they have all commented on the usefulness of our time together. Not only are we productive, but we have a ton of fun! Please contact me for more information: heather@weddingsbyheather.com

Craig and Michelle were our gracious models, and they will actually be getting married in the next few weeks. As a thank-you to them, I will give them all of the re-touched high resolution files for their use.

Pittsburgh Photography Training
Pittsburgh Photography Training
Photographer training Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh Photography Training
Photography Training Pittsburgh

WTAE aired a story on Bennett starting kindergarten this week, can you believe that he is FIVE?!? I had the honor and privilege of documenting Kelly’s pregnancy and Bennett’s miraculous birth. Please follow the links below to see more amazing photos.

Click here to view Kelly and Jason’s maternity session, Bennett in utero.

Kelly Frey

Click here to view Bennett’s birth. AMAZING!

Click here to view Bennett’s first week of life.

Click here to view Bennett’s first birthday.

Click here to view Marena’s birth. (Kelly and I were taking selfies before they were a thing!)
Kelly Frey

Click here to view Marena’s newborn session, along with shenanigans with her brother.
Kelly Frey

I love to teach photography! Click here to see my offerings, including technical and business private mentoring workshops. Follow me on Facebook for updates and fun!

The DSLR Workshop that was held in early March filled quickly with a waiting list. As a result, I’ve decided to open up a new session!

When: Saturday May 17, 2014
Time: 9:30am – 3:30pm
Where: Community College of Beaver County – HSC RM 6104
Cost: $100 + $20 lab
Who: Anyone interested in learning their camera and improving their photos, limit 20 attendees

Reserve your spot now:


Questions? heather@weddingsbyheather.com

My friend Mike snapped this photo during camera club last month, I love to teach!

Pittsburgh Photography Training

This course is for serious hobbyists and those considering photography as a career.  Learn how to use your digital SLR camera.  Topics include exposure control, ISO, shutter speed, aperture, flash techniques, composition, and lighting.  Discussion and hands-on exercises included.  Students must bring a digital SLR camera and manual to the workshop.  Please bring a lunch.  6 Hours.

I’ve found that many of the questions I receive during my technical training sessions concern workflow.

Establishing a consistent method for storing your photographs is critical to an efficient workflow.  Failure to develop a proper system will result in lost photos, time and revenue.  The solution you commit to should be repeatable, reliable and well documented.  If you execute the same steps repeatedly, you WILL become proficient!  Allow me to repeat myself… consistency leads to efficiency!

I thought it might be helpful to share this info graphic depicting my workflow.

Photography Workflow


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