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Presenting images with personality delighting your spirit.
And it is in that spirit that I capture your treasured moments.

Professional Photographer Joan Heffler Specializes in Corporate, Events, Portraits, and Wedding Photography

I didn’t know what I wanted to be when I grew up, so I made it a lifelong adventure to find out; and finally figured it out in a really circuitous route. Since grade school, I always carried a camera with me and I was always interested in what makes people tick. Eventually, it dawned on me to follow my passion, and I became a “people photographer.”

Yup! I specialize in capturing people’s unique personalities.  It has made my life rich and full, and I hope I have made a difference in the lives of those whom I photographed.

Now in my third decade as a full time professional photographer of weddings, portraits, events, and corporate; I have found my free expression…MY personality. I am loving it, and invite you to let me find yours.

Joan Heffler Photography goes anywhere in the world to be a part of your world. From Albany to Syracuse, Saratoga Springs to the Adirondacks and beyond;  my signature is Pictures With Personality whether capturing a joyful life experience, a single moment in time, or a significant corporate event, wedding, or bar/bat mitzvah.

Interested in a professional portrait session? Learn more about what you should do to get ready with my tips and advice for preparing for your portrait session.

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Client Testimonials

Kind Words

Over the years I have had several headshots by Joan and she never disappoints. I am extremely pleased with my recent headshot. Joan takes the time to make suggestions with your appearance and posing. Joan’s personality (upbeat, funny and energetic) makes you completely at ease which I believe helps with the outcome of your pictures. Joan takes great pride in her work and is extremely professional and personable.
I highly recommend Joan Heffler with Joan Heffler Photography.

Vicki Beyer

Joan Says

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I didn’t know what I wanted to be when I grew up, so I made it a lifelong adventure to find out; and finally figured it out in a really circuitous route. Since grade school, I always carried a camera with me and I was always interested in what makes people tick. Eventually, it dawned […]