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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.

Photographers live and die by our reputations. If you’d like to continue to help me grow, please review your experience with me.

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5 / 5 stars

Dear Joan,
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.

03/29/2014
Joan Heffler Photography
Book Cover Photo
5 / 5 stars

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!

03/08/2014
Joan Heffler Photography
Amazing Albany, NY Wedding Photographer
/ 5 stars

Joan,

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!

12/15/2013
Joan Heffler Photography
Amazing Professional Portrait Photographer in Albany, NY
5 / 5 stars

Dear Joan,

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!

12/15/2013
Joan Heffler Photography
Joan is skilled at capturing the personality of an organization!!
5 / 5 stars

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.

11/19/2013
Joan Heffler Photography
Corporate Photo
5 / 5 stars

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.

08/19/2013
Joan Heffler Photography
Great Experience
5 / 5 stars

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.

08/14/2013
Joan Heffler Photography
If You Hate Getting Your Picture Taken, You Will Love Getting it Done with Joan
5 / 5 stars

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!

06/17/2013
Joan Heffler Photography
Great Photos — we all looked great!
5 / 5 stars

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!

05/16/2013
Joan Heffler Photography
Joan Heffler Photography Makes Retirement Beautiful!
5 / 5 stars

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!

04/05/2013
Joan Heffler Photography
Joan is outstanding!!
5 / 5 stars

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!!

01/28/2013
Joan Heffler Photography
Our Wedding
5 / 5 stars

Thanks, Joan.
I loved your energy at the wedding, you were an amazing photographer and your personality made the wedding a great experience.

01/20/2013
Joan Heffler Photography
Photo Session
5 / 5 stars

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!!

01/17/2013
Joan Heffler Photography
Our Photos
5 / 5 stars

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.

01/15/2013
Joan Heffler Photography
Wedding
5 / 5 stars

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.

01/04/2013
Joan Heffler Photography
My Son’s Bar Mitzvah
5 / 5 stars

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.

12/09/2012
Joan Heffler Photography
Joan’s Photography
5 / 5 stars

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!

12/07/2012
Joan Heffler Photography
Photos for my Cookbook
5 / 5 stars

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.

12/07/2012
Joan Heffler Photography
Best Photographer in the Capital Region
5 / 5 stars

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!

11/02/2012
Joan Heffler Photography
There could not be a better photographer than Joan Heffler
5 / 5 stars

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!

10/29/2012
Joan Heffler Photography
One look at Joan’s website is all you need.
5 / 5 stars

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.

10/29/2012
Joan Heffler Photography
You have a way that captures love inside a person and brings it to life.
5 / 5 stars

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.

10/29/2012
Joan Heffler Photography
Kind Words

Kind Words

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.

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Joan’s studio is located in upstate NY, though she travels anywhere in the world to be a part of your world… Contact Joan Heffler Photography online, call (518) 346 – 4485 or e-mail for more information on portrait, corporate, event and wedding photography in Albany, Saratoga and/or Saratoga Springs, Schenectady, Troy, Saranac Lake, Lake George, Bolton Landing, Lake Placid, Syracuse, Upstate NY, Capital Region and/or Capital District, Tri-County Area, Upper Hudson Valley, Hudson Valley, Adirondacks, Berkshires, Western Massachusetts, Vermont, Northeastern New York and New York State.