. wife . mother . daughter . friend .
. business owner . 2x veteran . military spouse .
. christian . dreamer . lover of all things vintage .
My name is Heather McKinney & I am a Professional Portrait Photographer
currently residing in the Shreveport Bossier City Louisiana area. Our family recently relocated from living in Europe for several years, & my husband & two young children are thoroughly enjoying Southern living, taking in the beauty this area has to offer.
My 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.
I have over 7 years professional portrait experience & my work has been featured online/in print around the world. I’ve 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.
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), anyone who is important to you. I want you to look at your photos & say, “WOW, that is ME! I look so beautiful!”
From your pre-session consultation to your custom designed art products, I work hard to deliver a one-of-a-kind custom experience just for you! I truly enjoy my craft & put a lot of time & effort into each individual session to make it as unique as each of my clients. I keep my available sessions limited per week, to ensure each of my clients are getting an unforgettable experience. You might be thinking that you hate having your photo taken — but I promise you that our photoshoots are easy & fun & it is an experience that you will never forget.
I invite you to a complimentary consultation with me, so you can fully digest this experience I am offering you. Photographic training & God’s gift of creative talent, guides me to help you 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; & 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, 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 Certified Professional Photographer Certificate as she works towards
earning her Master Artist Degree in Photography.
Family portrait by the talented Twig & Olive Photography!