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THE PHOTOGRAPHER

Born in Memphis, Tennessee, professional photographer Heather Strickland began pursuing photography as a hobby in 2008, and turned it into her full-time career a few years later. In 2019 she opened her portrait studio in Hernando, Mississippi, within walking distance of the historic Square. She has been voted as DeSoto’s Best Photographer the last five consecutive years. Fun fact: Heather took the headshots for last year’s winning contestant for the Miss United States competition.

Heather is a dedicated portrait photographer, capturing everything from professional and pageant headshots, to senior portraits, to personal branding images, to fine art and heirloom portraits. She is also an accomplished commercial, real estate and architectural photographer. Some of her favorite sessions are teen and tween portraits.

Heather’s contemporary portrait sessions are held in a very relaxed atmosphere. She ensures that her clients never feel stress or pressure to be something they are not, and is often told after sessions that her clients feel more confident, excited and self-appreciating.

“With an artist’s heart, I strive to exhibit a true craftsmanship, filled with creativity and undeniable passion, while also celebrating the authentic nature of my subject. Every living thing, and even every object or space, has a story. I seek to deliberately portray each one and bring it raging, or sometimes tenderly, to life.

I love life, thrive on simple everyday beauty and grace, and my curiosity and wonder of the world around me never fades. I hope with all my heart it never does.”

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PHOTOGRAPHIC AWARDS & FEATURES

Headshot Photographer in Memphis
Best Portrait Photographer in Memphis, TN and Desoto County, MS
Best Real Estate Photographer in Memphis
Best Headshot Photographer in Memphis
Best Senior Photographer in Memphis
Highly recommended photographer on Alignable
best portrait photographer in memphis
best portrait photographer in memphis
Local Business Person of the Year in Hernando, MS as Hernando's professional photographer
best portrait photographer in memphis
best portrait photographer in memphis
Fine Art Photographer in Memphis, TN
Best Senior Photographer in Memphis, TN
Senior Photographer in Memphis, TN
Senior Photographer in Memphis, TN
Senior Photographer in Memphis, TN
Senior Photographer in Memphis, TN

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LOOK A LITTLE CLOSER IN THOSE DELICATE EYES. HER HEART’S A WILD CREATURE AND HER SOUL’S ON FIRE. – N.R. HART

Behind the scenes video with Heather Strickland

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WHEN YOUR HEART SPEAKS, TAKE GOOD NOTES: A FEW OF MY FAVORITE THINGS

I’LL-BE-YOUR-BEST-FRIEND-FOREVER LOVE

Memphis Headshot Photographer
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FINDING MY SUBJECT’S AUTHENTIC LIGHT

Fine Art photographer in Memphis, TN and Desoto County, MS

“she looked daisy safe

but smelled rose wild”

flowers…and quotes!