Presenting images with personality

Photos for Free. Really?!

Scenarios like the following knock me out. People don’t get it. I’m photographing an event and one of the guests asks me to take a photo of them with a VIP and then hands me their card and says “could you email that to me?” For free???? Really. This is my life’s work and I […]

Hire A Professional Photographer

A word to those non profits and businesses who need photography to brand their business Hire a pro who knows how to tell a success story of your brand…your mission… creating Pictures With Personality!  Too often I speak with an information gatherer on the phone instead of the decision maker and all they want to […]

How do you know what you’re getting when you book a photographer?

There are 3 ways to  book a photographer:    1. Online   2. Telephone   3. In Person I am amazed how many people don’t call to speak with the professional photographer for their wedding, event, or corporate portrait. Mostly no one these days makes a face to face appointment either. How do you know what you’re getting […]

Tips to Prepare for Your Portrait Session from a Professional Portrait Photographer

When you need a professional “headshot for social media, your new job,  website or new book, it is so important to contact a professional and have a phone conversation before your session. Why? A professional portrait photographer will help ease your tension about the session so your true personality will shine through.  The pro will guide […]

Kind Words by Clients of Joan Heffler Photography

Outstanding Capital Region Photographer! Joan is an exceptional photographer. Period! Amazing Photographer Tailored, Stylish, Attractive–didn’t know I could photograph that way?!! Joan is the consummate pro. Joan Brings Out Your Personality! Joan Heffler Photography Is Amazing and Works Magic! It had been 8 years since having my last professional head shot taken and one that […]

The 3 events that made this photographer even better!

Just in the last decade, the advent of digital photography, the major camera manufacturers like Nikon and Canon making SLR cameras less expensive and advertising how even amateurs can take professional looking photos, and the iphone almost crippled the photography profession. Everywhere you go, the iphones and amateur cameras with WiFi are up and clicking; […]

You are in good hands with a professional photographer!

A professional photographer is like a psychologist, artist, time management professional and all around “Jill of all Trades” when it comes to planning an event. What separates out the professional photographer from the newbie or weekend warrior is the immediate feeling of security that the pro will take care of you, ally all fears, anticipate […]

Photography With Personality!

Photography with Personality! I’ve been told I have plenty of personality, so why not let me make all that I photograph full of personality too! When I began my professional photography career 15 years ago (it was a lifelong hobby), I was told by marketers that I needed to brand myself, and in that branding, […]

Book Your Wedding Photographer

Hello! Your wedding day may seem so far away, and you think you have plenty of time to book your wedding photographer. All of us are so busy nowadays, and you think you can wait to finalize your wedding plans. Photographers book one to two years in advance, and if you want the right photographer, […]

Do Not Choose A Photographer On Price Alone!

How Much Will It Cost Is Not The Only Question To Ask of A Wedding, Portrait, Events or Corporate Photographer I belong to a number of online wedding, events and corporate photography internet services; and every week I am forwarded requests asking about photography services. Invariably, there is a comment posted with the request such […]

Kind Words

Kind Words

Joan made the photo shoot both comfortable and enjoyable. She gave clear directions about how to be prepared for it. During the shoot, which included many photos of many types, her suggestions for how to pose comfortably made the photos so much more effective. Our son gave us this photo shoot as a gift for helping he and his prepare for their wedding. We were delighted but inexperienced with posing for photos. Joan made this a pleasure and so easy to do. We will enjoy these photos so much.

Joanna Kabat