. wife . mother . daughter . friend .
. entrepreneur . 2x veteran . military spouse .
. christian . dreamer . lover of all things vintage .
Business owner, professional photographer, & creative artist for over 7 years,
Heather McKinney of HM Photography & Boutique, has nearly 19 years of photographic experience.
Her work is recognized for her nostalgic & whimsical portrait photography, which has been awarded & featured around the world. She has completed dozens of workshops, business training, & professional mentorships with the industries top photographers from around the world. These instructors include: Sue Bryce, Kelly Brown, Lisa DiGeso, Julia Kelleher, Meg Bitton, Amy McDaniel, Heidi Hope, & more.
Heather currently resides in Louisiana, serving the Shreveport Bossier City Barksdale AFB area. Her family recently relocated from living in Europe for several years, & her husband & two young children are thoroughly enjoying Southern living, taking in the beauty this area has to offer. Her beautiful & cozy commercial portrait studio is located in the Springlike-University Terrace Neighborhood, next door to Akins Nursery, Cormier Family Dentistry & Drug Emporium, & right around the corner from the Shoppes at Bellemead.
A note from Heather:
I absolutely love creating portraits for clients; I am so blessed this is how I get to spend my days!
There is no better honor than when you trust me to create your family heirlooms, or let me design your personal branding photos for your business or website, with portraits you can be proud of. I want to take photos of you, your mother, your daughter(s), your sister(s), your best friend(s), your family, anyone who is important to you. I want you to look at your photos & say,
“WOW, that is ME! I look so beautiful!”
I invite you to a complimentary consultation with me, so you can fully digest this full-service experience I offer. Education & God’s gift of creative talent, guides me in helping to change the way you see yourself, in the most captivating way. I want document these fleeting moments & create unique, tangible artwork that you will cherish for years to come. This personal artwork will not only the topic of conversation for you & the guests in your home, but will become timeless legacy heirlooms for your family’s generations to come.
It is TIME – TIME to EXIST in photos.
For yourself, your children, for the people that you love.
Want to know some other fun tidbits about Heather?
Heather relishes in light airy, muted colors; favorites being white, weathered gray, & rose gold. She adores herbs, flowers, & succulents, but sadly does not have a green thumb. She was born in Athens Greece, and loves to travel; God created an exquisite world. Heather also bleeds blue (Air Force Blue that is) as she was born into the military life; Her father, brother, grandfather, cousin, husband, & herself, have or are currently serving. Heather’s hobbies include learning, painting, crafting, designing, and Crossfit. Her soul thrives on adventures, soulful music, and the beauty of nature!
Heather is greatly involved within her community:
She serves as the local Leader for The Rising Tide Society of Shreveport Bossier City Louisiana – Tuesdays Together Chapter; a Clicking’ Moms Affiliate; Bossier Arts Council member & recently served as a BNI member, SBC Chamber member, & freelance photographer for The Shreveport Times/Rouge Magazine. She participates at Northpoint Community Church on a weekly basis through services, Propel Women, small groups, & other activities to create Christ-centered Culture Changing Community.
Heather volunteers as often as she can, & donates a variety of resources to projects that are dear to her heart every month. This includes: The American Heart Association, Locks for Love, The United Way, SB Rescue Mission, Robinson’s Rescue, St. Jude Children’s Hospital, The Red Cross, Pencils of Promise, The Rotary Club Duck Races, Stockwell Place Elementary School, & more. Heather is also a backer & co-founder of The Purpose Hotel.
Heather holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Security Management,
a Certificate in Homeland Security, & completed a plethora of other University courses.
She is currently working on her accreditation as an Associate, Master, & Grand Master Photographer.
Family portrait by the talented Twig & Olive Photography!