Presenting images with personality
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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

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.


Joan Says

Preparing for the Portrait Session

I want your photography experience to be the most pleasant you will ever have. My photography is “painless,” and I believe you will enjoy the time we spend together. I invite you to view my website at: to see my style of photography before you arrive for your appointment. I will take whatever time is necessary to make you comfortable, relaxed, and feeling great. All I ask is that you please be on time for your appointment!