About Me
Photo by Karen Rooker Photography


A friend basically told me once that I was “a free spirit in my mother’s pearls”. I come from a Southern family and if you can’t tell, I love pearls and bows. However, I don’t fit the stereotype of a Southern Belle exactly, because of my insanely weird/goofy/nerdy side. I love to laugh off awkward situations or just laugh in general. Audrey Hepburn described this feeling best: “I believe laughter is the best calorie burner”.


For a little history about me, I have always been tinkering around with cameras and trying to get the really cool amazing shot with my little point and shoot. However, when I moved to Europe, I decided to invest in a bigger piece of equipment in order to record my numerous adventures. You can see a couple of those photos on my travel page.


After taking photos all over Europe with no photography training whatsoever (except what some blogs could teach me), I decided to start attending some classes to really learn about how to improve my craft. Then, I started entering my personal work into competitions. I even managed to win a couple of awards!


After all of my experiences, I find the most joy in taking pictures of people. People are always full of emotions and actions that I love to photograph. Each time I photograph a person, I try to capture the emotion or memory that they would want to remember when they look back on the photos.


If you feel that I am the right photographer for your wedding, engagement, or portrait session in the metro Atlanta area, feel free to take a look at my Pricing page to get a rough estimate of my prices. Or you can email me at hello@heatherkcook.com for more details.


How I would describe my clients:

You are easily excited about anything and savor every bit of life (and food). #myawkwardlife could be your life story. You can easily wear a pair of heels with grace and then switch to converses for some rad dance moves.

You love bonding with anyone over something small and all non-humans on four legs. You love pausing for a moment to breath it in and the calm moments of life leave you restored. All you want is snuggle with someone while watching a good rom-com with a little action in it to spice the movie up.

You are looking for a photographer that will capture your genuine and raw moments, allows you to savor that point in time, and full of laughter. You want images that will stand the test of time that you can hang everywhere in your home.

That, ladies and gentlemen, is where I come in. 

Awards and Recognition:

  • Exhibited image in Southeastern Photographic Society's exhibit SPS: 40 Years: 40 Photographs: 40 Photographers at The Showcase School Gallery in Atlanta, Georgia.
  • Third place Participants Choice Award for Southeastern Photographic Society: 40 Years: 40 Photographs: 40 Photographers Exhibition
  • Two Exhibited Images in Visions: A Juried Exhibition by Members of the Southeastern Photographic Society, an Atlanta Celebrates Photography (ACP) exhibition at Callanwolde Fine Arts Center in Atlanta, Georgia

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