» Heather Richard Photography, Newborn, Maternity, Child, and Family Photography in Hickory and Granite Falls, NC areas and surrounding locations

Heather – Hickory Newborn Photographer

Thank you for visiting my site. I am humbled and flattered you are considering me as your photographer.

My photography revolves around my love for Maternity, children and newborns.  I am a custom portrait photographer based in Granite Falls, NC, where I live with my loving, supportive husband and our three awesome kids who are the subject of lots of my photos. I service Granite Falls, Hickory, Blowing Rock,  NC and the surrounding areas.

I view the world differently than most, since it is usually behind a lens, and I have found my soul and passion behind that lens. I typically shoot with natural light and keep my sessions relaxed and comfortable for my clients—I want my clients feeling their session was fun and unscripted for the camera.

When shooting your family portraits, my style of photography is called lifestyle photography, and it’s this style that lets me capture you, my client, in a pure and natural way. I give minor directions to help pose you and you family in a natural, but flattering way.  I like to capture children being themselves as well as posed to help you remember just how they were at that point in time.  Having fun during my shoots and allowing me to capture the true you throughout your photography experience results in art-quality images you will proudly display for years.

When shooting newborn portraits, I like to capture the beauty and newness of the little one.  The small details, tiny toes, little wisp of hair right behind the ear.  The things that years from now will be forgotten.  I do a combination of posed and natural shots to give you a full variety of images to choose from.

The experience you will have with me is one a total custom photography.  I will walk you through each step of the process to make sure that you leave with beautiful artwork that you are you proud to display on your walls for many years to come.  I don’t want you to leave with a CD in hand and never experience the full beauty that you portraits have to offer.

I am a graduate of Lenoir Rhyne University where I majored in Nursing.  I have worked with neurosurgical ICU patients, Cardiac patient and Operating room patients.  I also teach nursing students in the clinical setting one day a week helping them fulfill their dream of becoming a nurse.  While I love being a nurse and love helping others, it is not my true hearts passion like photography.  My love of photography started many years ago with a Minolta Film camera as a curious teenager that wanted to capture life around her.  Since that time, I have grown in both my love of photography and in my knowledge of the skills and the technical aspects behind the lens.

I have a beautiful natural light studio in downtown Granite Falls, NC that I call home now.  Stop by and visit with me and look around.  I would love to share my passion with you.

Thank you again for considering me as your photographer for you and your family. Please, look around my portfolio and blog to see my work. If you have question, please let me know.


image by Michelle Hrin Photography