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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.  I finally figured it out in a really circuitous route, and I became a “people photographer.”  Yup! I specialize in capturing people’s unique personalities, and it is so interesting.  It has made my life rich and full, and I hope I have made a difference in the lives of those who I photographed.

Now in my second 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

I had the pleasure of meeting Joan Heffler for an event where I was volunteering. First thing is first- her pictures and variety she shared was unbelievable! Part of what makes Joan unique is her ability to capture that special moment and with her creativity, makes all of those pictures come to life. Not only that, but she has a wonderful personality and talking with her was an absolute pleasure. It is nice to know that behind the lens, is a real person looking to make your day special. She was professional, friendly and courteous throughout and I will reccommend her to everyone I know looking for photography services 🙂

Tim Sokol

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.  I finally figured it out in a really circuitous route, and I became a “people photographer.”  Yup! I specialize in capturing people’s unique personalities, and it is so interesting.  It has made my […]