Joan Heffler is a Saratoga Springs, Schenectady and Albany NY Capital Region wedding, corporate, portrait and event photographer with the eye of an artist and the technical expertise of a true professional. She captures unforgettable images of bar mitzvah and bat mitzvahs, corporate, events, portraits, and weddings.
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Joan is a consumate professional.
Her attention to detail is amazing and she is truly passionate about her work.
Thanks for the great picture ! You know how to capture the moment!
KayLynn Designs is working on it’s second book of quilt patterns and Joan did an on-site shoot with us yesterday photographing our quilts in their “natural habitat.” She has a wonderful eye for setup, gets the right angle for quilts on the bed, and has an eye for hanging and draping the quilts that look just right. We also did hand-shots that show sewing techniques that are also great. We worked with Joan on our first book as well and loved her work. That’s why we wanted to work with her again.
Joan is the consummate pro. She knows just the right amount of micro movements in a person’s head/face/body to get the best pictures. But better yet, she knows how to accent the positive and downplay the not-so-positive! Needless to say, I am exceptionally happy with the results!
Joan is an exceptional photographer. Period!
I have worked with Joan on three occasions and she is so much fun to work with. Whether you are outgoing or shy, Joan makes you feel comfortable, and manages to capture so much emotion in her shots. She is always upbeat and very timely – both on the day of the shoot, and afterwards!
I have had the privilege of working with Joan Heffler on numerous events throughout the years. Joan is a detailed oriented, professional who clearly knows how to capture a moment.
The photos from our conference earlier this month came out beautifully. I can’t wait to add them to our website. They will be a huge assett for marketing the conference next year. Photos tell a story that words can not and are so critical to marketing. We are grateful for your work!
Joan is an amazing photographer, Her professionalism, patience and beautiful photos exceeded our expectations! She has an engaging personality and a knack for making you feel comfortable in front of the camera. Joan is a pleasure to work with and I would highly recommend her to anyone!
Joan’s work is characterized by not only great quality, but a great level of commitment. Joan is tireless in her pursuit for perfection on every project she has worked on for myself and my family – specifically blowing us away with a talented eye for the smallest details. Her artistic abilities, her most subtle touches make a world of difference – truly distinguishing herself as a master in her field.
I deplore having my photo taken usually and it usually takes quite a bit of time for me to get one that actually works for my needs. Joan was infinitely helpful, put me at ease and made the whole process of getting my updated headshots done quickly and painlessly. The resulting pictures were exactly what I needed – very much appreciated.
Just settling in from the Mannix Marketing M2COM conference but before calling it a day I wanted to say a BIG THANK YOU for your work today, Joan. From confirming the event details to accommodating our updated schedule to arriving on-time to genuinely engaging with attendees, your professionalism is nothing short of awe-inspiring. It’s a sincere pleasure working with you from start to finish, and we’re looking forward to seeing the end result in the week ahead.
I was lucky enough to find Joan’s site through google. I liked the featured work on her page so I gave her a call. I am a bit of a control freak and she was very open to collaborating with me on the picture selection and retouching options. The result is a very nice photo. She made sure the digital files she sent met the corporate photo requirements. So easy to work with, I never have to google photographer again – Joan is it.
Handsome, distinguished and prosperous. Looks great!!!
So great to have Joan capture the joy of the moment in my dance showcase numbers! Always top notch professional photos — thank you , Joan!
Joan has captured the perfect moment beautifully.
It had been 8 years since having my last professional head shot taken and one that received a lot of praise. As such, I had a bit of trepidation going into my appointment with Joan Heffler Photography knowing that we had to “beat” a picture taken almost a decade earlier, but she blew the old one away – twice! That’s right, Joan took two great head shots in just minutes! In fact, one of my head shots was the first or second picture taken and between two wardrobe changes she took no more than 15 pictures total and TWO AMAZING photos came out of it. Needless to say, Joan is amazing if not the best! Absolutely use Joan Heffler for your photography needs, she is GREAT!
Joan was a pleasure to work with. Her enthusiasm and humor made the photo session carefree and fun. The finished product was excellent. I would highly recommend Joan to anyone that needs any type of photos done. You will not be disappointed!
Our firm recently worked with Joan for head shots for our website. She was extremely professional, instructive and efficient. Everyone was very satisfied with the experience. We would recommend Joan highly.
Joan is not only a professional she is a great person as well. She captured our entire wedding day and took amazing photos that we will cherish for years. I would recommend Joan with any type of needed photography because she has a keen eye to make a moment special.
Joan was a pleasure to work with when taking professional corporate photos for 50+ people. She has a natural ability to capture the best image and is willing to take 10 shots to get the perfect one. Everyone appreciated the time and care she put into the work. We had a very tight deadline and she delivered ahead of schedule. I would recommend Joan for any job as she is a very talented photographer.
Joan manages to capture everyone smiling in the group photo. She photographed a 70th birthday party and made a book of the party. What a great memory. Her photos are as wonderful as she is!
Thanks for being so fabulous!
Joan shot my daughters ages 13 and 10. They were looking for head shots they could take to theater auditions. Joan not only shot great photo’s, but made wonderful suggestions about what colors they should wear, etc. She is a true professional and I couldn’t be happier with the results. Thank you Joan!
Joan did a great job with the shoot. Professional. Informed. Instructive. Personable. Would work with Joan anytime.
Thank you so much for our amazing wedding photos! Your energy and enthusiasm kept us going and your photos showed your expertise. Thank you again for helping us capture our amazing day!
Joan, you made me look great–and just as important, you made me feel great. Thanks.
The photo shoot with Joan was a very positive experience! Joan is easy to work with and her photos are beautiful! I am getting so many compliments!
Thank You Joan for such a fun and easy experience!
Mary Alice Stuart
I was sent to you by Nancy who trusts you implicitly. She spoke of what a good person you were and very professional. What discovered is the following:
1. A most congenial person; very friendly
2. A very intelligent person who made me laugh and relaxed as you were taking my picture.
3. Your ability to use psychology in bringing out the person’s true personality, the personality within; that was mine.
4. A most gentle soul whom I felt as if I had known you for years.
5. Now to my photograph. I have never looked so handsome. Thank you. A very professional photograph.
6. You aim to please. I am very satisfy with your work. I know I will return again in the future.
7. I highly recommend you to any one wants to be photographed by an expert photographer
Thank you so very much. Very please with the photographs and with the person that you are. THANK YOU. THANK YOU.
It makes my heart sing to hear you are enjoying my recipes from the book of which you provided the cover photo. Thank you for commenting on my website. The success of the book begins with the cover. Everyone comments on the colors and beauty of it. You are fantastic at your skill. Thank you for making the most of your gifts and talents. We are all born with special gifts. Yours happens to be photography!
Thank you so much for your time, expertise, and patience during the photo shoot. The overall experience was a delight and I felt confident in your skills every step of the way. It was fascinating to see your process unfold- from the shoot to the final editing process. Your expertise as a professional portrait photographer is incredible.
Having a crisp, clean, and modern portrait was a critical component to taking my professional brand and online image to the next level. I could not be more delighted with these photos and am eager to start using them. To say I feel empowered would be an understatement.
Again, thank you a million times over, Joan!
Joan has a real talent for understanding the personality of an organization and its people. Her professional shots really capture the culture of an organization in a way that words alone can not.
I had the pleasure to work with Joan for a corporate portrait. From the moment that I contacted Joan, I knew that she was going to be great to work with and deliver a great photo. Prior to the shoot Joan was available for questions and on the day of our appointment her energy, professionalism and passion for photography made this a very easy experience. I am extremely satisfied with the images Joan produced and I look forward to working with her in the future. I highly recommend Joan for your photography needs.
Joan has worked with my employer in the past and has done a wonderful job so it was an easy decision to call her to update my business portrait. The second I walked in the door Joan made me feel comfortable and in turn shot some very lovely photos. Joan captured my personality in the photos, which I was very impressed with, and made the whole process a fun one.
I highly recommend Joan to anyone who is looking for a fabulous experience and very professional work.
I absolutely hate getting my picture taken. It has nothing to do with how I look (I know I am not 25 or a size 0). I just can’t stand posing. I don’t like stiff, unnatural poses that make people look like they are severe, intense, unfriendly or about to be led off to the guillotine. About 10 years ago, I had a professional picture taken by Joan Heffler. I remembered how pleasant she made the experience and how awesome my picture turned out. I received so many compliments. I needed to refresh my picture and knew exactly the person I was going to call – Joan Heffler. Even though I am not the best subject to photograph, Joan made it fun and captured “me” – the glint in my eye, the ready smile, and the approachable nature. That’s who I am – so I don’t want to look unfriendly, stern, or overly glamorous in my corporate picture. Joan will help you to select the shot that captures your personality, not just your outer appearance. And, she makes you look great – each and every time. Thank you, Joan, for not just being an amazing photographer, but for being an amazing, “real” person. And, if you listen to Joan about your makeup, hair, and the clothing you should wear (all hints in her “preparing for the session” section of her website), your picture comes out better than you might have imagined – this lady knows her stuff!
We recently had a social event to celebrate our dear friend’s 50th as well as her successful 15th year in business. The photos were phenomenal. Everyone looked great and we will cherish the memories of the day because of the photography! Thanks Joan!
I can’t tell you how much I’ve enjoyed working with you – you are sooo good and have people eating right out of your hands We thought everything was beautiful and heard nothing but rave reviews – I was richly blessed with the event, family and friends. Never in all my life have I had the pleasure of working with a photographer who treats people of all ages feel really good about being photographed. Joan has the art of working with people right down to a science. Everyone at my special event loved working with her even the “most camera shy.” I recommend Joan Heffler without qualification! Thanks Joan for making my Retirement party perfectly wonderful and for capturing family and friends in beautiful and natural states. Blessings!
Joan’s talent as a photographer is outstanding. I recently visited her studio to have new photos taken for my business and I was amazed and delighted by the experience. Joan was able to capture incredibly great photos (so many that I am having trouble choosing between them) by coaching me to adjust my stance and by making me feel comfortable. Her knowledge and expertise are incredible. I loved how she would take a few shots, show them to me and then tell me what she wanted “more of” so that each shot got better and better. I wholeheartedly recommend Joan if you are committed to having photos that are a cut above and stand out from the ordinary. Thank you Joan!!
I loved your energy at the wedding, you were an amazing photographer and your personality made the wedding a great experience.
I wanted to let you know that everyone loved you and thought you were excellent at your craft. They truly appreciated the time you took with each of them and that they got the chance to actually have input on choosing their picture. They were most impressed!
Thank you so much Joan!!
Joan: I CAN’T STOP LOOKING AT THESE PHOTOS!!!! What a tremendous, beautiful job. You’re the best, no exception. I can’t wait to see the ones from yesterday.
Thank you. Thank you. Thank you! You really captured the day for us to remember always.
Dear Joan, there are no words to describe my wedding album except simply beautiful! Not only will I cherish forever this album, but will always remember this wonderful, kind, sincere photographer I was so fortunate to have at my wedding….YOU. The pictures you took, one after another, were all awesome. Jack and I thank you again and again.
Joan Heffler’s work is outstanding! She is an exceptional photographer whose commitment to capturing a special moment is unparalleled! Joan was the photographer for my son’s Bar Mitzvah and we were so appreciative to have her as our photographer. Her work is of the highest quality here in the Captial Region.
Joan has photographed for me for the last 5 years and I have never been happier. Photography is not as painful as going to the dentist!
I want to thank you for making the photo shoot for the cover of my cookbook, a great experience. Before you arrived that day, I had butterflies because I have never been thrilled with the concept of having my picture taken. However, you made me feel at ease and comfortable. I felt as though I’ve known you all my life. Once you began to work your photo magic, I relaxed knowing I was in good hands. It is obvious you are warm, professional and caring about your work.
Furthermore, the photos truly capture who I am. Thank you so much for taking the time to make the photo shoot a great experience not only for me but also for my family. I couldn’t be more pleased.
I had the privilege of working with Joan in her studio and it was an amazing experience. I went in thinking I would rather be at the dentist. When I finished, I was so so happy!
Thanks, Joan! You are the best!
She feels like an old friend from the second you meet her, and who else would you want taking your wedding pictures? She maintained communication, set up a pre-wedding photo shoot to see how we work and move together, and helped plan so many of the other wedding details that go way beyond the photography. The photos came out gorgeous with so much character and life, and were ready to view upon our return from our honeymoon. Joan is without a doubt, the best photographer around!
Follow that up with a face to face meeting and you’ll be hooked within five minutes. Joan has now photographed three personal family functions and her brilliance shines through each and every time. Joan takes time to meet and know the individual or group she will photograph, has a vision unlike any other I’ve seen, is open and eager to hear suggestions, and puts people at ease so that you forget that there’s a photographer capturing you. She handles groups and individuals with equal poise. For Joan, and for you, the process is as important as are the end results, and you will enjoy access to Joan who returns calls and emails within the same day. Look at her website and then meet with her. If you pass the opportunity to actually meet Joan face to face, you will not only miss out on choosing the best photographer for your purpose, you will also lose an opportunity to make a wonderful friend for life.
Echoes of our weddings still chime through our days. We are truly newlyweds in our delight. It was wonderful to have you there ~ and with camera in hand. The pictures are great! I’m so glad you captured the waltz ~ you were the only one who did. Your photographs are clearly at a high artistic level ~ you saw the subtle, the beautiful and the meaningful.