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Heather McDaniel

Why I photograph weddings: 

One time, a client came to me with a wedding album from 1938. I was shocked that she had one from so long ago, and that it was passed down generations. She explained to me that this album was her most beloved possession, because many people from her family had died in the war, but this item remained. When you go through it, you can feel the history, all of the emotions behind it and the stories of the people it captured. It was in this moment where it all clicked for me. We may not realize it in the present moment, but the photos we capture become a part of history for the family and for future generations to come.

My favorite quote: 

The most beautiful thing about the world is how much is unknown to us.

-Chelsea Sedoti

My favorite dessert: 

Chocolate cake with raspberries

My favorite place to visit: 

Paris and Venice

My ideal Friday night: 

Dinner with my family

A little more about me: 

My passion for photography sparked while living abroad in Sweden where I fell in love with the country’s natural beauty, as well my affinity for the camera. For 5 years I pursued the craft before moving back to my home in Israel. There I was able to become a renowned photojournalist for famous individuals, opening my own studio, and being the most sought after storytelling wedding photographer.

With a dream in hand, I moved to the United States to continue pursuing my calling. For over 25 years, I have been serving the Chicagoland area, as well as the rest of the world. My versatility is my greatest strong suit in ensuring every client receives the utmost personal attention for their needs.