Heather is a truly talented photographer. My husband and I were drawn to her more documentary-style photography. She did our engagement photos in chilly February, and our wedding photos on a rainy day in October, so I can say with certainty tha...
t she is ready for any situation! She really takes the time to get to know you and figure out what you want; she is great to chat with and she really put me at ease, calming my nerves as I was getting ready on wedding day. After doing our portrait-style photos first, we were pretty much unaware of her during the ceremony and reception, which is to say she never got in the way or was noticeable, yet she somehow captured everything. I don’t know how she did that but it was like magic! The photos turned out beautifully. I can’t recommend Heather highly enough.
Reviewed On 10/28/2016 by Katie S
We originally hired Heather to complete our engagement photographs in Boston, MA in our neighborhood, Fort Point. The quality of her work, attention to detail, creativity and her relaxed personality resulted in an exceptional experience and phe...
We were so thrilled with her work, that we asked her to photograph our wedding in Colorado.
Given her level of talent and quality of work, we hired her as the the sole photographer at our wedding, without assistants, etc. We were interested in a digestible number of very high quality photographs, instead of thousands of photographs to sort through – many of which we would never use. We were absolutely thrilled with the wedding photo portfolio that Heather created. I would highly recommend her based on her quality of work and flexible, easy-going personality. She is a true expert and a wonderful creative spirit to work with.
Reviewed On 7/10/2016 by Knottie33987618
Awesome, awesome, awesome- book this photographer and you will NOT be disappointed!!
She had great communication throughout, we met with her to see examples of her previous work and knew exactly what to expect.
Overall, the quality of the pic...
tures were amazing, she is competitively priced and doesn't miss a shot! It was just the style we were looking for in our photos and they couldn't be better.
Would HIGHLY recommend and would use again in a second.
Reviewed On 7/08/2016 by Lori L
I'll keep this short and sweet... I wish there was a Do-Over button 😞
Reviewed On 7/08/2016 by Joe L
This vendor photographed our 2016 wedding. We would not recommend or hire ever again.
Reviewed On 11/16/2015 by Terri W
Working with Heather was a breeze! She's prompt, professional, responsive, nice and a wonderful photographer to boot! We love our engagement pics and had such a fun time during the shoot. She has great ideas, but was happy to work with us on ou...
rs. We'll definitely call her again if we need any other pictures!
Reviewed On 10/31/2015 by armedwithlove
A wedding planner recommendation that didn't disappoint! Heather's vivid and artsy pictures really stood out as something different than what everyone else seemed to be offering. She captures more than what happened, she captures how the day fe...
els and all these little moments I didn't know had even happened on the wedding day which was great. There are a lot of wedding photographers out there and its hard to really tell who is worth spending the kind of money that wedding photography costs these days, but I can tell you, Heather is worth every cent.
Reviewed On 10/31/2015 by Zoé M
One of, if not the most important service you'll ever pay for, for your wedding is photography. I looked everywhere in the U.S. for a really good wedding photographer, and even if Heather Parker is on the higher end for us, she was worth every ...
penny. Heather is hardworking, intense (but not intrusive), very artistic and innovative. The journalistic style she is famous for captured the raw emotion of the most important day of our lives without posing for the cameras all day. Heather displayed her unbounded creativity making our photos far from the standard fare of wedding albums. Communicating on the payment, contracts, etc. was painless. Heather travels a lot to shoot weddings, but is always responsive.
Reviewed On 10/31/2015 by Knottie1446316460
Heather Parker was recommended to us by our wedding venue in a list of other photographers. After checking out all of their online portfolios, Heather's work was the clear stand-out. I was particularly drawn to her use of color and compositio...
n, but what really set her apart was her ability to capture real moments. Her photography is stunning, and it avoids many of the cliches associated with wedding photography. My fiancé and I met her for coffee before deciding if we wanted to hire her. In person, she was unassuming, funny, and I immediately felt comfortable around her. After that initial meeting, there was no question that we wanted to book Heather. I feel like Heather took the time to get to know me and my fiance, and I can see that in our wedding photos. From that first meeting, to our outdoor engagement photoshoot, to the actual wedding day, we spent more time with Heather than with anyone else who worked with us on the wedding. It is truly special to see all of our friends and family members through Heather's lens, and I think none of us have ever looked better. Heather is a professional when she's working. She does not waste time, she is completely organized, and above all else, she delivers incredible results. She was clearly shooting with us in mind; what was important to us, what we thought was funny, candid moments that she knew we wouldn't want to miss. The result was an incredible set of photos that really captured who we are as a couple, and her familiarity with us made the wedding look even more beautiful than I remember it. This was money well-spent and we will cherish these photos forever.
Reviewed On 10/29/2015 by Allie M
So many photographers had great reviews so I took a closer look at the pictures of three photographers I really liked. After combing through I saw that the photos Heather Parker learned more towards genuine storytelling and emotion rather than ...
just pretty portraits. We knew our ceremony would be against a wall of floor to ceiling windows and wanted someone with the technical know-how to get us photos of the ceremony that wouldn't look all washed out like some of the day time ceremony pictures we saw from the Ritz Carlton samples.
Our wedding day was cold and rainy and Heather's planning assistance ahead of the big day really prepared us all for some great photos since we didn't want to get soaked outside. Our indoor pics were certainly not a let down just because we didn't get to go outside.
If you are looking for a storyteller photographer that is always one step ahead, Heather is your girl.
Reviewed On 10/29/2015 by Jie M
Chinese weddings were something Heather had experience photographing since she photographed my cousin's wedding in Chinatown as well as my brother's Chinese-mixed-with-American style wedding in NYC. So we knew the style we were going to get. He...
r style is documentary and candid rather than tons of posed pictures. Her turnaround time is fair especially since she goes through each picture and makes it perfect. We loved working with her and I am sure will run into her at another family wedding in the future! You are so talented Heather!
Reviewed On 10/29/2015 by Sarah K
Working with Heather was a dream! As soon as I saw her work I knew I wanted to hire her to photograph our wedding, and my first meeting with her confirmed that. Heather is laid back and does not let the little things get to her, but is still ex...
tremely organized and professional.
Communicating with Heather was a breeze. She works so well over email, which is convenient for anyone who has a tendency to work on wedding planning while at work! She always replied the same day which was super useful.
Hands down, Heather Parker Photography was one of the best vendors we hired for our wedding. Her combination of professionalism and flexibility is what sets her apart from the rest. She was a huge part of our wedding day and it wouldn’t have been the same without her. We will always treasure the images she captured that day!
Reviewed On 10/28/2015 by Lena K
Photography was one of our top three and were willing to make it an investment. After chatting with her on Skype, we had no doubts that Heather was going to be able to capture our wedding the way we envisioned it! Heather truly listened to what...
was important and throughout the entire day she was there capturing the important moments, gathering friends and family and serving as a much needed assistant to me, the bride, when I needed it. Heather openly shares tips she's learned along the way as part of her professional services. Her service would be hard to match and her talent behind the lens as well.
Reviewed On 10/28/2015 by Ellen N
One of the most important things to was the photographs from our wedding day, so as soon as my now-husband and I got engaged, we spent a lot of time researching photographers and reviewing portfolios. My husband had taken some courses in photog...
raphy and developed an eye for photography. As soon as he saw Heather Parker's photos, I knew he had found the perfect match for us. Heather's photos have this vibrant look and emotionally rich quality to them. It was important that our photos would reflect the story of a our wedding day, the laughter and the tears, the joy of having our close friends and family celebrating with us. Heather has this knack of capturing telling moments and flattering angles. Throughout the process of meeting Heather with our planner in her sleek artist loft, nervously stepping into our engagement session and having a blast, to being part of the wedding that was a fun blur, we saw Heather as being responsive, helpful and tireless. All in all, my husband and I are incredibly happy we got to work with Heather and recommend her 1000% to anyone looking for a photographer that can create cinematic photos loaded with color and happiness.
Reviewed On 10/26/2015 by Megan W
Where do you even begin with Heather?! After being frustrated by our seemingly endless search for a photographer that fit "us," I thought we were doomed to settle. After going to dinner with good friends who were recent newlyweds and talking ab...
out being overwhelmed in the search for a photographer that is both exceptionally talented, creative and down-to-earth, we got a recommendation to check out Heather and over dinner we flipped through their wedding photos on our phones. Right then and there, I sent an email to get in touch crossing my fingers our date was available. Are her photos the best? Absolutely. But the part that makes it even more special is that SHE is special. Her photos are absolutely stunning, capturing the simple beauty and love of the wedding day. Many can take a 'great' shot, but Heather's work is on a noticeably different level. When clicking through her portfolio, I immediately became aware that she captures something that truly evokes emotion. How does she do it? Clearly artistically talented, but I think what makes Heather better than the hundreds of other photographers is her genuine love and devotion to wedding photography. Just have a conversation with her and you will understand. She will not try to take advantage of you or change your style, she will take the time to get to know you and your sweetheart, and will capture moments and things that are important to you and you didn't even have to tell her. Simply put, she gets people, and it shows in her photography. She is so delightful, relaxed and approachable, making us and our friends/family feel ENTIRELY comfortable, no gimmicky posing or cheesy stuff. Heather LOVES her work, and I'm so grateful we found her, she was such a special part of our entire engagement and wedding. Supportive, professional, easy going. No nonsense and is focused on helping the couple get a true vision from their wedding day. I could go on and on and on and on. Check out her website, the photos and her bio are from the truest of places. Book her now, you will be giving yourself the greatest gift possible. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts Heather, we are so blessed to have you and your gift of art in our lives.
Reviewed On 10/07/2015 by Christy L
Heather had a contagious enthusiasm when needed but also seemed like a discreet ninja in the darkness of our reception. I saw so many great photos from my friends weddings but with Heather's photos, everyone agrees that there's genuine feeling ...
in the shots that really help us relive the day. Working with her was one of the best decisions we made because she was professional, helpful and punctual from day one to delivering our photos.
Reviewed On 1/11/2015 by Elaine N
My husband and I hate being in front of the camera. Working with Heather gave us great pictures to remember our wedding. My husband is usually so awkward in front of the camera. I'm going to put it out there that he is not photogenic at all but...
somehow Heather was able to get pictures of us with a natural smiles in the candid photos and somehow we all looked genuinely happy in our group photos without having that fake grin. She got some great surprise shots that was so cool to see after the wedding.
Reviewed On 12/06/2014 by Christina M
Heather did our engagement photo shoot and it turned out better than I could ever hope for. We weren't familiar with how photo shoots go (posing etc) and she made it very easy for us to be comfortable and act natural. If you just go with her...
suggestions you cannot go wrong! She is extremely friendly and there wasn't a lack of awkwardness in the air. We shot on one of the hottest and most humid evenings in the summer and the photos still turned out wonderful, you couldn't tell we were sweating. Thank you Heather!
Reviewed On 6/11/2014 by maartje d
I got my Wedding Photos taken with Heather Parker Photography, and i must say that they are immaculate! I personally could not ask for a better Wedding Photographer! Her costs are pretty low, keeping her ahead of the competition and her angles ...
and everything, it just made the whole experience that i will never ever forget! I would recommend this to anyone getting married! The travel to Boston was not an issue because i have family up there that i was visiting and i heard of Heather Parker from a friend who got her photos done with her! Do not hesitate to book with her!
Reviewed On 11/13/2013 by Matt R
There isn't enough room in a review to express our full appreciate and praise for Boston wedding photographer, Heather Parker. My wife and I were married in September at Commander’s Mansion in Watertown, MA. Right from the start Heather was pro...
mpt, responsive, and worked closely with us, to think through, how best to document our celebration. Neither of us had worked with a professional photographer before. Having Heather document our wedding felt natural and comfortable. We never felt like we were being staged or positioned in scenarios that weren't natural to our personalities. From an outdoor ceremony held during the peak of the afternoon, to an indoor cocktail hour, to an outdoor evening dinner, under a tent lit with candles and lanterns, our wedding had a broad range of lighting scenarios that Heather had to manage. I’m thrilled to say that the photographs captured were amazing. One of the joy’s in viewing all of the images from start to finish, is seeing the progression of how our day unfolded and discovering all of the wonderful moments that were captured during that wonderful day. Heather not only captured the formal family portraits that were so important to us, but also those split second, once in a life time images, of our friends and family celebrating together. For us, being able to revisit and view those moments that were captured, that make us happy and grateful we were able to work with Heather Parker.
Reviewed On 10/13/2013 by einglis
We love our wedding photos, and are so happy we chose Heather. She captured so many of the day's emotions -- moments that really made our wedding so special, and it is awesome to see the whole story of our day in the photos. My husband and I ...
felt so comfortable, and it shows in the photos! She also got great shots of all of the little details that we put tons of time and heart into. Heather was very responsive throughout the planning process, and had great recommendations for other vendors, helping us put together an awesome team of people who worked well together and made the day flow seamlessly. Another big plus with Heather is that she provides full resolution color and black and white DVDs (no watermark) for the photos. I highly recommend Heather!
Reviewed On 8/27/2013 by Huyen T
Wow I just learned that our photographer earned The Knot Best Of Weddings. This makes me feel pretty proud to have gotten lucky enough to work with one of the very best in Boston. I had spoken with over 15 photographers when I finally came acro...
ss Heather Parker and I LOVED her colorful style and calm personality. She is truly incredible. I am echoing what everyone else is saying about her. She's a talented, fun, artistic photojournalist and we were blessed that she was available on our wedding day. What I value most is that she was able to capture very meaningful and memorable shots but still blended into the crowd without adding ANY stress. It was incredible and I am not certain how she was able to accomplish the task. I remember we googled Boston wedding photographer and so many came up. The detail and quality of her work is impeccable. You will be amazed. No questions asked she is the right choice.
Reviewed On 6/14/2013 by Tram Anh V
The photos we got for our wedding seem to be more valuable to us as each day passes because our wedding is that much further away from us. It was an absolute joy to work with Heather, and the photo she captured for us are a real treasure. She p...
rovided us with some of the best tips before the wedding day and we were able to get our family photos out of the way quite smoothly so we could keep on celebrating. While the weather was freezing on our wedding day, we are grateful for taking 10 minutes outdoors at night for some of our favorite photos of the entire wedding. I whole wholeheartedly recommend Heather Parker for your wedding, especially if you are looking for a more photojournalistic style.
Reviewed On 12/28/2012 by Ashley L
What a wonderful early Christmas present we got this morning as we were able to spend hours looking through our wedding photos. I could hardly wait to see them and now that they are here I don't know how I am going to be a good house guest as I...
am sure that I will be sneaking away to the computer for a few more hours! Besides for the two of us picking each other as husband and wife, picking our wedding photographer was the second most important thing to us because we wanted someone who would be able to capture exactly how we felt about eachother and how everyone else saw our love. We are so absolutely lucky to have found Heather Parker and we couldn't be happier! Thank you, Heather Parker (x 1,000,000) and Merry Christmas!!!!!!!!!
Reviewed On 11/27/2012 by a member
There was no other Boston wedding photographer I would have trusted to photograph our wedding. Heather's professionalism and amazing eye for unique pictures is incomparable to any other. The way she captured our day in her photos is something I...
will truly never forget. Her photos truly are a work of art. She captured the most candid moments of our day and we loved each and every picture she took. Thank you Heather!
Reviewed On 6/03/2012 by Jenna T
Heather was wonderful! She personally called, and emailed me numerous times throughout my wedding process, she gave me advice, suggestions and calmed me like no other vendor! Her work is stunning! Our engagement pictures are amazing, and the fe...
w wedding pictures we have gotten back are TO DIE for! I suggest all you brides to be to go with the best boston photographer! You won't be let down! Jarrod, and I can't wait to get all our pictures back! Thank you to heather, and her team!!!
Reviewed On 5/08/2012 by Liza G
although we have yet to get the official pictures back, working with Heather has been amazing. She is always professional, creative and organized. She kept us all on track even when she didn't need to...I am sure the pictures will be fabulous...
because she is!
Reviewed On 4/26/2012 by Whitney F
In planning our wedding, photography was one of the most important aspects to me, I knew the day would go by in a blur, we had elected not to have a videographer, and I, myself, am an avid enthusiast of beautiful photography - so an exceptional...
partner to cover this critical detail was a must.
As such, I had spoken with over 20 photographers when I finally came across Heather Parker - I LOVED her editorial / photo-journalistic style and her rates seemed reasonable in comparison to other photographers I'd interviewed.
From day one, Heather was attentive, professional, insightful, and passionate about her work and our wedding. She went above and beyond for us at every turn - from an engagement shoot in Chicago (where we were living at the time, though scheduling our wedding in my hometown of Boston), to proactively joining us for our walk-through at the venue and snapping a few pictures for me to reference while I planned the wedding from afar, to reminding me to eat during the reception. During the ceremony Heather even managed to get pictures of me walking down the aisle and then ran all the way around the church to the side to capture a photo of my father lifting my veil - without even the slightest disturbance... I'm still trying to figure out how she did that! She did the work of three photographers and made it all look so easy!
Heather provided us with our wedding pictures promptly on schedule (within 8 weeks of the wedding) - in Black & White and color, on DVD, with no watermarks; a service that I have come to understand is rare - (Many photographers retain the pictures for 6 months to a year before handing them over to the clients, forcing the newlyweds to purchase images from a third party site in the meantime).
Heather does all of these things because she genuinely loves what she does and is exceptionally good at it. I don't think a better combination of talent exists and I couldn't have dreamed of a better partner to capture the most important day of our lives - so, seriously - stop searching, meet with Heather, and if her photographic style is right for you - trust that she will capture every aspect of your event flawlessly and exceed your expectations at every turn.
Reviewed On 1/03/2012 by Soong C
I found Heather Parker through SMP because she shot another wedding at my venue. After I booked her, I kept seeing her photos featured everywhere, including in The Knot magazine, the issue I picked up when I started planning our wedding. It was...
so cool to see that we nabbed probably the most popular wedding photographer in Boston. We loved all of our pictures and get compliments on the online gallery even many months after the wedding. Heather efficiently worked through our family photos, and got lots of cool little moments that I didnt even see with my own eyes, so it was like having an extra set of CREATIVE eyes looking after the wedding.
Reviewed On 4/24/2011 by Sandra M
Beyond the talent she has in capturing truly candid moments, she is fun to be around and maintains professionalism throughout the entire process from hiring her to delivering pictures promptly. We get compliments all the time and when we put th...
e pics up on facebook people couldn't stop talking about them.
Reviewed On 11/08/2010 by Patricia B
Equally important to us was creative photojournalism and someone who had experience traveling and was familiar with Nantucket. She did great and juggled all of our location requests.
Reviewed On 6/10/2010 by sharyn k
It was important for us to have a photographer that was familiar with Nantucket. We learned that Heather Parker had photographed on Nanucket for four years and she had great suggestions for us for locations on where to photograph on the island....
Her pictures are some of the most creative and she helped us work out a schedule that blended photojournalism with some family photos after our ceremony. In addition to pictures of us as newlyweds in the photojournalism style, she and her assistant got loads of great candids of our friends and family. We probably wont see them all together in one place ever again so that was essential that we had that.
Reviewed On 5/16/2010 by Andrea H
We loved working with Heather. It was so fun sharing our day with her. She was professional, energetic, and creative. Our photos captured the story of our big day perfectly. Without hesitation, I can recommend her wholeheartedly to any bride or...
groom who is seeking the best wedding photographer in Boston.