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Heather Waraksa Photography

New York , NY
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What primary photographic style do you identify with?
Contemporary, Photojournalism, Portraiture
What do your packages include?
Albums, Digital Files, Flush Mount, High Resolution Images, Matted Prints, Prints
Do you have liability insurance?
Yes

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Wedding:
Recently Married
4.8/5.0
Heather did an incredible job, she's an artistic photographer and a very personable person to work with. It was a pleasure having her be a part of our wedding and the photos we were left with are beautiful. Everyone who sees the photos tells us what a great job our photographer did.
Heather did an incredible job, she's an artistic photographer and a very personable person to work with. It was a pleasure Read more...
Heather did an incredible job, she's an artistic photographer and a very personable person to work with. It was a pleasure having her be a part of our wedding and the photos we were left with are beautiful. Everyone who sees the photos tells us what a great job our photographer did. Read less
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Sunny
Wedding:
5/3/2014
5.0/5.0
Heather went above and beyond to provide us with perfect images to have to look back on to remember our wedding day. I love her photography, and the work she did for us, I can't imagine having trusted anyone else with the job. We are thrilled to have her photos which captured every single moment that we wanted to look back on. I highly recommend her to anyone who cares about photography and wants quality above all else.
Heather went above and beyond to provide us with perfect images to have to look back on to remember our wedding day. I Read more...
Heather went above and beyond to provide us with perfect images to have to look back on to remember our wedding day. I love her photography, and the work she did for us, I can't imagine having trusted anyone else with the job. We are thrilled to have her photos which captured every single moment that we wanted to look back on. I highly recommend her to anyone who cares about photography and wants quality above all else. Read less
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Christa
Wedding:
12/19/2013
5.0/5.0
Hiring Heather was the best decision we made. When my fiancee and I decided to elope, choosing the right photographer became even more important to us. Our family and friends say they feel like they were there with us when looking at Heather's photographs, which is exactly what we'd hoped for. Plus, she made our little intimate ceremony look more grand, even more beautiful and captured all the love and silliness of the day. She delivered exactly what we wanted in pictures: authentic, timeless, simple, beautiful, and fun moments that capture us as we truly are. My husband and I absolutely LOVE our wedding photographs, and we can't thank Heather enough!
Hiring Heather was the best decision we made. When my fiancee and I decided to elope, choosing the right photographer Read more...
Hiring Heather was the best decision we made. When my fiancee and I decided to elope, choosing the right photographer became even more important to us. Our family and friends say they feel like they were there with us when looking at Heather's photographs, which is exactly what we'd hoped for. Plus, she made our little intimate ceremony look more grand, even more beautiful and captured all the love and silliness of the day. She delivered exactly what we wanted in pictures: authentic, timeless, simple, beautiful, and fun moments that capture us as we truly are. My husband and I absolutely LOVE our wedding photographs, and we can't thank Heather enough! Read less
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Lee
Wedding:
10/9/2013
5.0/5.0
My husband and I were lucky to have Heather as our wedding photographer in October 2013. She was so flexible, kind and helpful throughout all of our plans. We were a very small event (only 30 people) and even further it was a real delight to Heather in our wedding party. She was so much fun and got along so well with all of our family and friends. And she works hard! No one could believe her energy - she was literally running around the entire event non-stop for 12 hours with 3 different cameras! Our Italian family called her 'la topina', or, 'little mouse'. :) Not to mention, of course, that the images are gorgeous!!! We are so pleased with our wedding pictures and can't wait to get our album done. I especially like it that you get your own personalised box with the wedding photo proofs, which makes it more fun and a lot easier to look at all your photos at once. We got exactly what we were hoping for from our photos: elegant and stylish photography that captured all the gorgeous details of the event and the beautiful personal moments too. It was a nice plus to have all of that from someone as sweet and enthusiastic as Heather! :)
My husband and I were lucky to have Heather as our wedding photographer in October 2013. She was so flexible, kind and Read more...
My husband and I were lucky to have Heather as our wedding photographer in October 2013. She was so flexible, kind and helpful throughout all of our plans. We were a very small event (only 30 people) and even further it was a real delight to Heather in our wedding party. She was so much fun and got along so well with all of our family and friends. And she works hard! No one could believe her energy - she was literally running around the entire event non-stop for 12 hours with 3 different cameras! Our Italian family called her 'la topina', or, 'little mouse'. :) Not to mention, of course, that the images are gorgeous!!! We are so pleased with our wedding pictures and can't wait to get our album done. I especially like it that you get your own personalised box with the wedding photo proofs, which makes it more fun and a lot easier to look at all your photos at once. We got exactly what we were hoping for from our photos: elegant and stylish photography that captured all the gorgeous details of the event and the beautiful personal moments too. It was a nice plus to have all of that from someone as sweet and enthusiastic as Heather! :) Read less
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luke
Wedding:
10/5/2013
4.6/5.0
Heather is an outstanding artist with an amazing eye. She does not produce 'stock' wedding photography. She produces photos that magazines wish they had! No two weddings are the same - and she makes sure to capture the individual nature of each wedding!
The price is high - but it plays out in the quality and uniqueness of the photos. My one comment would be that I would have hoped a base wedding album would have been included as part of the package (at the same price). That would have made me give a 5-star for value. Then again, I may not be affording the right dollar-value to her artistic abilities!
Heather is an outstanding artist with an amazing eye. She does not produce 'stock' wedding photography. She produces Read more...
Heather is an outstanding artist with an amazing eye. She does not produce 'stock' wedding photography. She produces photos that magazines wish they had! No two weddings are the same - and she makes sure to capture the individual nature of each wedding!
The price is high - but it plays out in the quality and uniqueness of the photos. My one comment would be that I would have hoped a base wedding album would have been included as part of the package (at the same price). That would have made me give a 5-star for value. Then again, I may not be affording the right dollar-value to her artistic abilities! Read less
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May
Wedding:
9/28/2013
5.0/5.0
Heather was amazing from the time we first met her. She was referred to us by Susan Stribling, whose work i deeply admire. Heather's work was just as perfect. Her sweet nature and calm nature allowed us to be very comfortable and at east (and my husband and i are NOT comfortable being the center of attention). We had many questions regarding to do First Look photos or not and she gave very valuable advice/feedback and are really happy with our decision. She listened to what i was looking for in a photographer and the type of memories that i wanted to capture and absolutely delivered on it!

Heather is absolutely wonderful and her photos are ones to cherish for a lifetime!
Heather was amazing from the time we first met her. She was referred to us by Susan Stribling, whose work i deeply admire. Read more...
Heather was amazing from the time we first met her. She was referred to us by Susan Stribling, whose work i deeply admire. Heather's work was just as perfect. Her sweet nature and calm nature allowed us to be very comfortable and at east (and my husband and i are NOT comfortable being the center of attention). We had many questions regarding to do First Look photos or not and she gave very valuable advice/feedback and are really happy with our decision. She listened to what i was looking for in a photographer and the type of memories that i wanted to capture and absolutely delivered on it!

Heather is absolutely wonderful and her photos are ones to cherish for a lifetime! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Heather was absolutely wonderful to work with. We got to know her over a glass of wine before our engagement photo session. Her kindness and interest in getting to know us made us incredibly relaxed. She was exactly the type of person I'd love to have as a friend at my wedding, so felt very comfortable with her being there for all the most personal moments of my wedding day. She went above and beyond during the engagement photos and the wedding day. She made sure to discuss all of our preferences before the wedding to day to make sure she knew what was most important to us to capture. Afterwards, our photographs arrived in incredibly beautiful presentation. And of course, most importantly, the photographs were absolutely gorgeous! Many look like they come out of a magazine - beautiful, artistic shots. I'd absolutely recommend working with Heather.
Heather was absolutely wonderful to work with. We got to know her over a glass of wine before our engagement photo Read more...
Heather was absolutely wonderful to work with. We got to know her over a glass of wine before our engagement photo session. Her kindness and interest in getting to know us made us incredibly relaxed. She was exactly the type of person I'd love to have as a friend at my wedding, so felt very comfortable with her being there for all the most personal moments of my wedding day. She went above and beyond during the engagement photos and the wedding day. She made sure to discuss all of our preferences before the wedding to day to make sure she knew what was most important to us to capture. Afterwards, our photographs arrived in incredibly beautiful presentation. And of course, most importantly, the photographs were absolutely gorgeous! Many look like they come out of a magazine - beautiful, artistic shots. I'd absolutely recommend working with Heather. Read less
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Laura Leigh
Wedding:
9/7/2013
5.0/5.0
When searching for a wedding photographer it's easy to think only of the resulting photos and how we want them to look, and to forget about the emotion of the moments in which those photos will be captured. We could have hired a photographer that cost less money than Heather but we wanted amazing photos taken by a professional who understood the integrity of our relationship and the importance of our wedding. We had Heather for both our rehearsal night and our wedding day, during which she brought a second shooter. Together they not only captured photos that are tremendously beautiful, but they put us and our loved ones at ease, never making us feel uncomfortable or crowded, always capturing the perfect moments. There were so many instances during which I was experiencing a special moment (dancing with my grandpa, clanking glasses with childhood friends) and I would think, "I wish I had a photo of this," then I would spy Heather somewhere out of the way, camera to her eye, capturing the magic. You don't always get what you pay for, but with Heather we got so much more. She is so talented and was a true pleasure to work with.
When searching for a wedding photographer it's easy to think only of the resulting photos and how we want them to look, Read more...
When searching for a wedding photographer it's easy to think only of the resulting photos and how we want them to look, and to forget about the emotion of the moments in which those photos will be captured. We could have hired a photographer that cost less money than Heather but we wanted amazing photos taken by a professional who understood the integrity of our relationship and the importance of our wedding. We had Heather for both our rehearsal night and our wedding day, during which she brought a second shooter. Together they not only captured photos that are tremendously beautiful, but they put us and our loved ones at ease, never making us feel uncomfortable or crowded, always capturing the perfect moments. There were so many instances during which I was experiencing a special moment (dancing with my grandpa, clanking glasses with childhood friends) and I would think, "I wish I had a photo of this," then I would spy Heather somewhere out of the way, camera to her eye, capturing the magic. You don't always get what you pay for, but with Heather we got so much more. She is so talented and was a true pleasure to work with. Read less
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Samantha
Wedding:
9/7/2013
5.0/5.0
I'm not someone that enjoys having their picture taken. I was actually really nervous about this portion of my wedding. Heather makes everything so easy, natural and simply makes you feel like a princess. I wouldn't have anyone else photograph a special life event. She's truly one in a million.
I'm not someone that enjoys having their picture taken. I was actually really nervous about this portion of my wedding. Read more...
I'm not someone that enjoys having their picture taken. I was actually really nervous about this portion of my wedding. Heather makes everything so easy, natural and simply makes you feel like a princess. I wouldn't have anyone else photograph a special life event. She's truly one in a million. Read less
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Natasha
Wedding:
9/1/2013
5.0/5.0
Heather did an amazing job capturing our wedding day. She was professional and an expert at her craft. She was able to get every little detail and moment. She made our wedding look even more beautiful then we could have imagine. We couldn't be happier that Heather choose to shoot our special day.
Heather did an amazing job capturing our wedding day. She was professional and an expert at her craft. She was able to get Read more...
Heather did an amazing job capturing our wedding day. She was professional and an expert at her craft. She was able to get every little detail and moment. She made our wedding look even more beautiful then we could have imagine. We couldn't be happier that Heather choose to shoot our special day. Read less
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Lauren
Wedding:
6/1/2013
5.0/5.0
FIVE STARS ALL AROUND. A lovely person and the most talented photographer. I hate having my photo taken and she made it AMAZING. I love my wedding photos. the only problem is there are too many good ones to choose from!
FIVE STARS ALL AROUND. A lovely person and the most talented photographer. I hate having my photo taken and she made it Read more...
FIVE STARS ALL AROUND. A lovely person and the most talented photographer. I hate having my photo taken and she made it AMAZING. I love my wedding photos. the only problem is there are too many good ones to choose from! Read less
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Amy & Dan
Wedding:
4/13/2013
5.0/5.0
Heather is an unbelievably talented photographer. She captured the most magical day of our lives beautifully. Her work is awe inspiring and her attention to detail is remarkable. From the minute we met Heather, we were not only taken with her artistic ability and creative eye but her sweet, calming and comforting personality. She was the perfect person to spend such an important and nerve wracking day with. Leading up to the big day, Heather even scoped out locations for us to take pictures--spots that truly captured the essence of New York City--the place we fell in love with and the reason we wanted to get married here in the first place.

To say that we are happy with Heather's work is an understatement. When we received our photos, we were immediately reminded why we decided to work with her in the first place. She, of course, captured all of the major moments of our wedding day but, beyond that, she captured the moments you don't even realize are happening at the time but are so happy to see when it's all said and done. Without question, Heather's work is a labor of love and we feel so lucky that we had her on our wedding day!
Heather is an unbelievably talented photographer. She captured the most magical day of our lives beautifully. Her work is Read more...
Heather is an unbelievably talented photographer. She captured the most magical day of our lives beautifully. Her work is awe inspiring and her attention to detail is remarkable. From the minute we met Heather, we were not only taken with her artistic ability and creative eye but her sweet, calming and comforting personality. She was the perfect person to spend such an important and nerve wracking day with. Leading up to the big day, Heather even scoped out locations for us to take pictures--spots that truly captured the essence of New York City--the place we fell in love with and the reason we wanted to get married here in the first place.

To say that we are happy with Heather's work is an understatement. When we received our photos, we were immediately reminded why we decided to work with her in the first place. She, of course, captured all of the major moments of our wedding day but, beyond that, she captured the moments you don't even realize are happening at the time but are so happy to see when it's all said and done. Without question, Heather's work is a labor of love and we feel so lucky that we had her on our wedding day! Read less
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jenny
Wedding:
1/20/2013
5.0/5.0
Heather did an amazing job for my wedding, and the entire process of working with her, from our engagement pictures to the post-wedding follow up, was a pleasure. Heather is a thorough professional. She is responsive and reliable. She spent a lot longer than the allotted time for our engagement photos, and it was a great warm-up for the wedding. Prior to the wedding, she was meticulous about having us provide her with information about the day-of plan, and all of the people and shots we wanted to get. On the day of the wedding, she came early to scope out some awesome scenes for photos, which was really helpful as we were, of course, on a tight schedule. She worked efficiently, but without rushing us, and made sure to get all the shots we needed, while still getting plenty of unplanned candids. She also made sure to get shots of all the details at the venue that we had worked really hard on and wanted to capture. During the wedding Heather was unobtrusive, but still everywhere at once and captured all of our amazing moments. We were really happy to have someone who took photos and directed as needed (for portraits), but did not interfere with the natural flow of the wedding as some photographers sometimes do.
And most importantly, the photos were absolutely breathtaking! They are unique without being kitschy, and artistic without looking pretentious. We got many, many compliments on them, and we are having a really hard time selecting our favorites for an album because there are so, so many great shots. Heather really did an incredible job, and we could not be happier with our photos and would recommend them to anyone. If you want to see an example of her work, a couple of our photos are here http://heatherwaraksa.com/blog/index.php?link=139&cat=2
Heather did an amazing job for my wedding, and the entire process of working with her, from our engagement pictures to the Read more...
Heather did an amazing job for my wedding, and the entire process of working with her, from our engagement pictures to the post-wedding follow up, was a pleasure. Heather is a thorough professional. She is responsive and reliable. She spent a lot longer than the allotted time for our engagement photos, and it was a great warm-up for the wedding. Prior to the wedding, she was meticulous about having us provide her with information about the day-of plan, and all of the people and shots we wanted to get. On the day of the wedding, she came early to scope out some awesome scenes for photos, which was really helpful as we were, of course, on a tight schedule. She worked efficiently, but without rushing us, and made sure to get all the shots we needed, while still getting plenty of unplanned candids. She also made sure to get shots of all the details at the venue that we had worked really hard on and wanted to capture. During the wedding Heather was unobtrusive, but still everywhere at once and captured all of our amazing moments. We were really happy to have someone who took photos and directed as needed (for portraits), but did not interfere with the natural flow of the wedding as some photographers sometimes do.
And most importantly, the photos were absolutely breathtaking! They are unique without being kitschy, and artistic without looking pretentious. We got many, many compliments on them, and we are having a really hard time selecting our favorites for an album because there are so, so many great shots. Heather really did an incredible job, and we could not be happier with our photos and would recommend them to anyone. If you want to see an example of her work, a couple of our photos are here http://heatherwaraksa.com/blog/index.php?link=139&cat=2 Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
My husband and I cannot say enough about what a wonderful experience we had from start to finish working with Heather! She is a true artist and the story that she told of our wedding through her photography is absolutely stellar. We felt that she truly captured the look we were going for: warm, elegant, natural and unconventional, yet classic at the same time.

Heather's easy and professional manner makes you feel like you can relax and know you are in the most capable hands. She even offered some advice on a couple vendors to take a look at and because of Heather's recommendation, we found our most perfect officiant Susanna Weiss. Even Susanna couldn't rave enough about weddings she has officiated where Heather is the photographer...she said she always breathes a sigh of relief knowing Heather is there and won't distract anyone from the focus of the ceremony.

We couldn't be happier with our photos and are so grateful to have found her!
My husband and I cannot say enough about what a wonderful experience we had from start to finish working with Heather! She Read more...
My husband and I cannot say enough about what a wonderful experience we had from start to finish working with Heather! She is a true artist and the story that she told of our wedding through her photography is absolutely stellar. We felt that she truly captured the look we were going for: warm, elegant, natural and unconventional, yet classic at the same time.

Heather's easy and professional manner makes you feel like you can relax and know you are in the most capable hands. She even offered some advice on a couple vendors to take a look at and because of Heather's recommendation, we found our most perfect officiant Susanna Weiss. Even Susanna couldn't rave enough about weddings she has officiated where Heather is the photographer...she said she always breathes a sigh of relief knowing Heather is there and won't distract anyone from the focus of the ceremony.

We couldn't be happier with our photos and are so grateful to have found her! Read less
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Alex
Wedding:
9/28/2012
0.9/5.0
Without a doubt, Heather is a talented photographer. I fell in love with the pictures on her website and was so excited to have her photograph my small 60-person wedding. Unfortunately, Heather did not come through for me—she delivered an incomplete wedding portfolio and I’m still grappling with the loss of not having pictures from such a special, once-in-a-lifetime event.

To be specific, Heather did not take a full length picture of me in my wedding dress and veil, or a picture of the back of my wedding dress with the train down—truly beyond comprehension.

Heather and her assistant somehow missed my mother and best friend putting on my veil for the first time. They also missed me descending from the bridal suite on my way to the ceremony. There are no pictures of my father and me walking arm-in-arm as we approach the ceremony. No pictures of me in my wedding dress with my mother. And the list goes on…..

I relive the day often, wishing I had directed Heather or her assistant to take pictures of these critical moments. But after paying $6,000 for Heather’s talent and expertise, I trusted her and her assistant to capture the basic, classic images that are a part of every standard wedding portfolio. With two photographers at such a small wedding, it's hard to understand how so much was missed.

I am left full of regret and wishing that I had chosen another photographer. Knowing that I didn’t come close to getting the value out of a $6,000 investment is frustrating, but I would pay many times that amount to have the missing images from my wedding.

I know Heather has captured some gorgeous images for some very lucky brides, but unfortunately I was not one of them. I am truly heartbroken.
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Without a doubt, Heather is a talented photographer. I fell in love with the pictures on her website and was so excited to have her photograph my small 60-person wedding. Unfortunately, Heather did not come through for me—she delivered an incomplete wedding portfolio and I’m still grappling with the loss of not having pictures from such a special, once-in-a-lifetime event.

To be specific, Heather did not take a full length picture of me in my wedding dress and veil, or a picture of the back of my wedding dress with the train down—truly beyond comprehension.

Heather and her assistant somehow missed my mother and best friend putting on my veil for the first time. They also missed me descending from the bridal suite on my way to the ceremony. There are no pictures of my father and me walking arm-in-arm as we approach the ceremony. No pictures of me in my wedding dress with my mother. And the list goes on…..

I relive the day often, wishing I had directed Heather or her assistant to take pictures of these critical moments. But after paying $6,000 for Heather’s talent and expertise, I trusted her and her assistant to capture the basic, classic images that are a part of every standard wedding portfolio. With two photographers at such a small wedding, it's hard to understand how so much was missed.

I am left full of regret and wishing that I had chosen another photographer. Knowing that I didn’t come close to getting the value out of a $6,000 investment is frustrating, but I would pay many times that amount to have the missing images from my wedding.

I know Heather has captured some gorgeous images for some very lucky brides, but unfortunately I was not one of them. I am truly heartbroken. Read less
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Heather Waraksa Photography responded with the following comments:

When you first reached out to me that you were not 100% satisfied my heart sank. Professionally it is my worst nightmare. I listened to you and offered options or ways to help remedy your unhappiness (I offered to return to the venue to shoot since we were rained out and limited to natural light and dry ground). When you expressed wanting photos that were more saturated I offered to process your proofs further. Unfortunately, I never heard back from you after several attempts and now I feel I must respond. I love what I do and having been a bride myself I know the importance and responsibility that comes with my job. I pride myself in getting to know my couples and working with them to not only deliver upon their expectations but hopefully to exceed them. With that said, I feel I delivered the best of my ability given the situation, weather, timing and nature of the event. It is a misrepresentation to say there are no photos of you putting on your veil, your wedding dress with the train down from the back, your dad walking you down the aisle, photos of you and your mother in your wedding dress or a full length with you in your veil. These images were delivered in your collection. Maybe the weather was not ideal but we were able to shoot many gorgeous photos outside before the ceremony. I even entertained the idea and shot you in two other dresses when you asked. Maybe it would have been ideal to not have to move into a smaller venue inside for the ceremony. I have to adapt to situations as they arise through out the day and make the best possible decisions for the best possible photos. In all the years that I have been shooting weddings this is the first negative review I've received so it's a hard pill to swallow. I honestly had a wonderful time working with you and Seth and cannot tell you how much of a shock this is. Regardless I want you both to be 100% satisfied so I hope that you will reconsider my efforts to and/or let me know if there's anything I can do.
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Anonymous
Wedding:
9/15/2012
5.0/5.0
Heather Waraska shot our wedding on 9/15/12, and we had the most amazing experience. Everything about our wedding was top grade, including all the vendors, and Heather is truly in a class above the rest. Every interaction with her was wonderful, from the first meeting we had to get to know each other, to my late night phone calls when I had tons of questions, to the day-off. What's more, our wedding guests also commented on how fantastic she was, that she was always there at the right moment, but never intrusive - it was as if she was part of the wedding party and fit right in. She has a wonderful way about her that made everyone, including me, incredibly comfortable and at ease. She is also extremely creative and sees opportunities for beautiful moments before they happen, and captured all of them. We are in love with our pictures and our family is as well. Every important moment, person, and detail, is captured and the quality and caliber of the photos match her, the best. We can't wait for the next important milestone to invite her back to be a part of our life.
Heather Waraska shot our wedding on 9/15/12, and we had the most amazing experience. Everything about our wedding was top Read more...
Heather Waraska shot our wedding on 9/15/12, and we had the most amazing experience. Everything about our wedding was top grade, including all the vendors, and Heather is truly in a class above the rest. Every interaction with her was wonderful, from the first meeting we had to get to know each other, to my late night phone calls when I had tons of questions, to the day-off. What's more, our wedding guests also commented on how fantastic she was, that she was always there at the right moment, but never intrusive - it was as if she was part of the wedding party and fit right in. She has a wonderful way about her that made everyone, including me, incredibly comfortable and at ease. She is also extremely creative and sees opportunities for beautiful moments before they happen, and captured all of them. We are in love with our pictures and our family is as well. Every important moment, person, and detail, is captured and the quality and caliber of the photos match her, the best. We can't wait for the next important milestone to invite her back to be a part of our life. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
Heather is a remarkable wedding photographer! Probably over 30 guests independently commented to us (bride and groom, as well as our parents) how professional and simultaneously unnoticeable she was during our wedding. She knew exactly how and where to position herself so that she did not interrupt any detail throughout the entire wedding day (she even had a camera that makes zero sound while taking photos), and even as she blended into the setting so carefully, she managed to take stupendous shots of every detail. Our wedding was quite complicated, with a single 330-person table winding through the woods for dinner and a spiral-shaped ceremony in a large (and sloped) backyard. Nonetheless, Heather's deep experience enabled her to capture the event perfectly. She was very easy to work with, incredibly enthusiastic, and very attentive to our preferences as bride and groom. Based on our preferences, she incorporated some portrait-style shots with impressive documentary photography that attended to even the smallest details. We wouldn't hesitate at all to strongly recommend her to anyone planning a wedding or another important event!
Heather is a remarkable wedding photographer! Probably over 30 guests independently commented to us (bride and groom, as Read more...
Heather is a remarkable wedding photographer! Probably over 30 guests independently commented to us (bride and groom, as well as our parents) how professional and simultaneously unnoticeable she was during our wedding. She knew exactly how and where to position herself so that she did not interrupt any detail throughout the entire wedding day (she even had a camera that makes zero sound while taking photos), and even as she blended into the setting so carefully, she managed to take stupendous shots of every detail. Our wedding was quite complicated, with a single 330-person table winding through the woods for dinner and a spiral-shaped ceremony in a large (and sloped) backyard. Nonetheless, Heather's deep experience enabled her to capture the event perfectly. She was very easy to work with, incredibly enthusiastic, and very attentive to our preferences as bride and groom. Based on our preferences, she incorporated some portrait-style shots with impressive documentary photography that attended to even the smallest details. We wouldn't hesitate at all to strongly recommend her to anyone planning a wedding or another important event! Read less
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David
Wedding:
4/28/2012
4.9/5.0
I cannot say enough about how wonderful Heather Waraksa is. Her photographs speak for themselves, obviously, but they can't tell you what a chill, funny, cool, great lady she is. She is efficient, but made all of our family feel at ease; professional, but blended in well with our friends; and got the job done while having fun (at least I think she did!) We are so happy that Heather was the one to document this time in our lives. And oh yeah... our wedding photographs were absolutely stunning.
I cannot say enough about how wonderful Heather Waraksa is. Her photographs speak for themselves, obviously, but they Read more...
I cannot say enough about how wonderful Heather Waraksa is. Her photographs speak for themselves, obviously, but they can't tell you what a chill, funny, cool, great lady she is. She is efficient, but made all of our family feel at ease; professional, but blended in well with our friends; and got the job done while having fun (at least I think she did!) We are so happy that Heather was the one to document this time in our lives. And oh yeah... our wedding photographs were absolutely stunning. Read less
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Beth
Wedding:
4/27/2012
5.0/5.0
I knew from the start of wedding planning that photography was extremely important to me. I interviewed more photographers than I tried on dresses. When my fiance and I met with Heather, I knew I wanted her to photograph our wedding, not just because she takes amazingly beautiful and heartfelt photos, but because she was so cool and sweet. It was an absolute pleasure working with her and I keep trying to figure out an excuse to hire her again (though of course I don't plan on having another wedding!). Though the investment in quality wedding photography is not small, Heather was worth every penny.
I knew from the start of wedding planning that photography was extremely important to me. I interviewed more photographers Read more...
I knew from the start of wedding planning that photography was extremely important to me. I interviewed more photographers than I tried on dresses. When my fiance and I met with Heather, I knew I wanted her to photograph our wedding, not just because she takes amazingly beautiful and heartfelt photos, but because she was so cool and sweet. It was an absolute pleasure working with her and I keep trying to figure out an excuse to hire her again (though of course I don't plan on having another wedding!). Though the investment in quality wedding photography is not small, Heather was worth every penny. Read less
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Marisa
Wedding:
4/10/2012
5.0/5.0
Our wedding would not have been complete without the photography of Heather and her assistant Ashley. They both were professional and were able to capture the entire wedding experience through memorable photographs. She was prompt on inquiries and the results were exceptional! Not only were they our photographers but they were a great addition to our wedding party! We truly enjoyed them as our guests at Villa di Nozzole, they were and are still considered part of our family. We would highly recommend Heather to anyone who is interested in having their special day captured in photographs.
Our wedding would not have been complete without the photography of Heather and her assistant Ashley. They both were Read more...
Our wedding would not have been complete without the photography of Heather and her assistant Ashley. They both were professional and were able to capture the entire wedding experience through memorable photographs. She was prompt on inquiries and the results were exceptional! Not only were they our photographers but they were a great addition to our wedding party! We truly enjoyed them as our guests at Villa di Nozzole, they were and are still considered part of our family. We would highly recommend Heather to anyone who is interested in having their special day captured in photographs. Read less
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Mayra
Wedding:
3/24/2012
5.0/5.0
I am a professional wedding planner. I have owned my business for 10 years, and during this time I have had the privilege of working with Heather on many of my clients weddings. I have also collaborated with Heather on multiple photo shoots. Her photos are stunning and she is always a joy to work with. SO, when I was engaged, I knew exactly who to call. My wedding photos were stunning. They managed to capture the joy I felt on the day. I have always loved her, but I love her more now that my home is now filled with images that she was able to capture. She was a joy to have around on such an important day!

I VERY strongly recommend Heather. With over 200 weddings under my belt, I have worked countless photographers. There is a reason why I (and my clients) keep coming back to Heather. She is an artist who is able to capture on film the joy of wedding days. She is a consummate professional who not only wants to give clients amazing photos, but also wants to make the process before and after a joy.
I am a professional wedding planner. I have owned my business for 10 years, and during this time I have had the privilege Read more...
I am a professional wedding planner. I have owned my business for 10 years, and during this time I have had the privilege of working with Heather on many of my clients weddings. I have also collaborated with Heather on multiple photo shoots. Her photos are stunning and she is always a joy to work with. SO, when I was engaged, I knew exactly who to call. My wedding photos were stunning. They managed to capture the joy I felt on the day. I have always loved her, but I love her more now that my home is now filled with images that she was able to capture. She was a joy to have around on such an important day!

I VERY strongly recommend Heather. With over 200 weddings under my belt, I have worked countless photographers. There is a reason why I (and my clients) keep coming back to Heather. She is an artist who is able to capture on film the joy of wedding days. She is a consummate professional who not only wants to give clients amazing photos, but also wants to make the process before and after a joy. Read less
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Erica Carr
Wedding:
3/10/2012
5.0/5.0
We are so happy to have found Heather for our Grand Central Station wedding. Her style spoke to us and she was so easy to work with. Our photos captured moments we had forgotten about and all the emotions that were going on. Booking her as an out of state couple was as easy as you can get. She responded to emails lightning fast and worked with us on exactly what we wanted and needed for our small event. All of our friends and family loved everything she shot. If we ever renewed our vows, we would hire her in a split second. Love her!
We are so happy to have found Heather for our Grand Central Station wedding. Her style spoke to us and she was so easy to Read more...
We are so happy to have found Heather for our Grand Central Station wedding. Her style spoke to us and she was so easy to work with. Our photos captured moments we had forgotten about and all the emotions that were going on. Booking her as an out of state couple was as easy as you can get. She responded to emails lightning fast and worked with us on exactly what we wanted and needed for our small event. All of our friends and family loved everything she shot. If we ever renewed our vows, we would hire her in a split second. Love her! Read less
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ruby
Wedding:
10/1/2011
5.0/5.0
I can't rave enough about Heather! What can I say, she's a beast behind the lens. We've received tons of compliments on how stunning and unique both our engagement and wedding photos are. In fact, our wedding photos were selected to be featured in New York Magazine's Real Weddings section so her work speaks for itself. She really went above and beyond the call of duty, bringing amazing props for our engagement shoot and even photographing mugshots for our guestbook (we had a speakeasy theme). We not only had a blast shooting with her, but consider her a good friend now. I think whoever works with her is lucky!
I can't rave enough about Heather! What can I say, she's a beast behind the lens. We've received tons of compliments on Read more...
I can't rave enough about Heather! What can I say, she's a beast behind the lens. We've received tons of compliments on how stunning and unique both our engagement and wedding photos are. In fact, our wedding photos were selected to be featured in New York Magazine's Real Weddings section so her work speaks for itself. She really went above and beyond the call of duty, bringing amazing props for our engagement shoot and even photographing mugshots for our guestbook (we had a speakeasy theme). We not only had a blast shooting with her, but consider her a good friend now. I think whoever works with her is lucky! Read less
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Nicole
Wedding:
9/3/2011
5.0/5.0
I cannot say enough good things about Heather Waraksa. From the first day we met, I just had this complete calm and assurance that every emotion of our day, from the tiniest details to the most intimate moments to the moves on the dance floor, would be captured. She just got us, and innately understood the little things, the little moments that we would want captured. When were not able to make one of the shooting locations work on the day of our wedding, Heather graciously offered to meet my husband and I, and our dog Wilbur, for a quick shoot when we were back from our honeymoon. She understood how important that location was to my husband, and to this day those are some of my favorite photos.

Her manner is calming and reassuring - I was never worried that she was missing something, and yet I almost forgot she was there. I don't know how she does it. And she's just so effortlessly cool! My husband and I had lived in Manhattan for 5 years and had a good sense of what we wanted for our day. But we looked to her for advice on many details, and her eye was just so on point. She also recommended our videographer, another great suggestion (Ray Estrada).

Because of the amazing service she provided, and the absolute beauty of our wedding photos, I have referred her time and time again. I regularly have guests from our wedding ask for her info, for themselves or a friend. She might be one of my favorite people in the world - I'm eagerly waiting for the next reason to work with her. Thank you Heather!
I cannot say enough good things about Heather Waraksa. From the first day we met, I just had this complete calm and Read more...
I cannot say enough good things about Heather Waraksa. From the first day we met, I just had this complete calm and assurance that every emotion of our day, from the tiniest details to the most intimate moments to the moves on the dance floor, would be captured. She just got us, and innately understood the little things, the little moments that we would want captured. When were not able to make one of the shooting locations work on the day of our wedding, Heather graciously offered to meet my husband and I, and our dog Wilbur, for a quick shoot when we were back from our honeymoon. She understood how important that location was to my husband, and to this day those are some of my favorite photos.

Her manner is calming and reassuring - I was never worried that she was missing something, and yet I almost forgot she was there. I don't know how she does it. And she's just so effortlessly cool! My husband and I had lived in Manhattan for 5 years and had a good sense of what we wanted for our day. But we looked to her for advice on many details, and her eye was just so on point. She also recommended our videographer, another great suggestion (Ray Estrada).

Because of the amazing service she provided, and the absolute beauty of our wedding photos, I have referred her time and time again. I regularly have guests from our wedding ask for her info, for themselves or a friend. She might be one of my favorite people in the world - I'm eagerly waiting for the next reason to work with her. Thank you Heather! Read less
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Alexandra
Wedding:
4/1/2011
5.0/5.0
What made Heather stand out from the catalogue of photographers I researched was her approachability, creativity, eye for detail and genuine interest in us, the bride and groom. Heather is a softly spoken, lovely lady, who took time to get to know us as much as possible. I suspect this is because she likes her pictures to tell romantic stories. On our wedding day for example she turned up with props that told our story: colourful paper planes (matching the overall colour scheme of our wedding) and world maps (my now husband and I met at an airport).

Heather Waraksa is an exceptionally talented photographer. I am so happy she captured the magical moments of our wedding day for us and cannot recommend her enough.
What made Heather stand out from the catalogue of photographers I researched was her approachability, creativity, eye for Read more...
What made Heather stand out from the catalogue of photographers I researched was her approachability, creativity, eye for detail and genuine interest in us, the bride and groom. Heather is a softly spoken, lovely lady, who took time to get to know us as much as possible. I suspect this is because she likes her pictures to tell romantic stories. On our wedding day for example she turned up with props that told our story: colourful paper planes (matching the overall colour scheme of our wedding) and world maps (my now husband and I met at an airport).

Heather Waraksa is an exceptionally talented photographer. I am so happy she captured the magical moments of our wedding day for us and cannot recommend her enough. Read less
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Rachel
Wedding:
9/5/2010
5.0/5.0
Heather is both the consummate professional as well as a true artist. Her photos of our wedding captured not only the images but the spirit of the day and we are truly grateful for that. She has now become a regular fixture at all our important family occasions, documenting the first year of our son's life, and capturing those moments in a way that no one else can quite achieve.
Heather is both the consummate professional as well as a true artist. Her photos of our wedding captured not only the Read more...
Heather is both the consummate professional as well as a true artist. Her photos of our wedding captured not only the images but the spirit of the day and we are truly grateful for that. She has now become a regular fixture at all our important family occasions, documenting the first year of our son's life, and capturing those moments in a way that no one else can quite achieve. Read less
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GcmT2
Wedding:
8/14/2010
5.0/5.0
If you are looking for a wedding photographer who has one of the best eyes in the business, is fun/hip to hang out with and really cares about the couple she photographs, Heather is it.

Heather can spot and create the most beautiful settings for her photographs no matter where she is, and the final products are flawless. Guests barely notice her presence (a big plus for a wedding) but she captures every moment and detail seemingly effortlessly. She's a joy to hang out with -- our engagement session was a blast -- and she's totally stress free. She's also great at recommending other vendors -- she helped us find our band and it turned out to be the hit of the night.

You're really missing out if you don't check out her website and book her if you can.
If you are looking for a wedding photographer who has one of the best eyes in the business, is fun/hip to hang out with Read more...
If you are looking for a wedding photographer who has one of the best eyes in the business, is fun/hip to hang out with and really cares about the couple she photographs, Heather is it.

Heather can spot and create the most beautiful settings for her photographs no matter where she is, and the final products are flawless. Guests barely notice her presence (a big plus for a wedding) but she captures every moment and detail seemingly effortlessly. She's a joy to hang out with -- our engagement session was a blast -- and she's totally stress free. She's also great at recommending other vendors -- she helped us find our band and it turned out to be the hit of the night.

You're really missing out if you don't check out her website and book her if you can. Read less
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Sheri
Wedding:
6/13/2010
5.0/5.0
Heather is a wonderful and talented photographer. We were lucky that she was with us on our wedding day. Our pictures are spectacular and we could not have been happier.
Heather is a wonderful and talented photographer. We were lucky that she was with us on our wedding day. Our pictures are Read more...
Heather is a wonderful and talented photographer. We were lucky that she was with us on our wedding day. Our pictures are spectacular and we could not have been happier. Read less
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Tammy
Wedding:
5/21/2010
5.0/5.0
I cannot say enough about Heather as a person or her work. My wedding just wouldn't have been the same without her. She's absolutely lovely, creative as hell, so calming, easy to work with, her work is AMAZING, etc. All my guests loved her too and 2 fellow brides ended up inquiring about her services! I also used her for my engagement photos and we did a really fun boudoir shoot together as a wedding gift for my husband- it turned out so much better than I could have ever imagined. Now I'm pregnant and already planning on a family shoot with Heather- she's a part of our lives now!
I cannot say enough about Heather as a person or her work. My wedding just wouldn't have been the same without her. She's Read more...
I cannot say enough about Heather as a person or her work. My wedding just wouldn't have been the same without her. She's absolutely lovely, creative as hell, so calming, easy to work with, her work is AMAZING, etc. All my guests loved her too and 2 fellow brides ended up inquiring about her services! I also used her for my engagement photos and we did a really fun boudoir shoot together as a wedding gift for my husband- it turned out so much better than I could have ever imagined. Now I'm pregnant and already planning on a family shoot with Heather- she's a part of our lives now! Read less
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bc1998
Wedding:
7/19/2008
5.0/5.0
We enjoyed working with Heather during the engagement session and wedding day. Heather made the process so comfortable and fun. We loved The photos Heather took during the wedding. I'd highly recommend her. Her work continues to get better and better.
We enjoyed working with Heather during the engagement session and wedding day. Heather made the process so comfortable and Read more...
We enjoyed working with Heather during the engagement session and wedding day. Heather made the process so comfortable and fun. We loved The photos Heather took during the wedding. I'd highly recommend her. Her work continues to get better and better. Read less
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