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Heather McBride Photography

Heather McBride Photography


Philadelphia, PA

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I'm a Philly transplant from NYC; and though it took me a long time (like; a really long time) to change to a PA drivers license; I am proud to call West Philly my home. You might see me around town hitting up pop-up art installments; perusing flowers at the farmer's market; or walking my dog Tucker in my favorite pair of overalls.

Being a small business owner has been the most challenging and exciting experience of my life and I bring that excitement into every session. I love to be spontaneous and goofy; and I put my clients at ease (here's the proof!). I can't wait to work with you! 

Services you offer:

I photograph weddings; families and lifestyle sessions.

Awards or Certifications

I won a Best of Philly Award this year!

What's your background, education and training?

I am a self-taught photographer so Youtube; and lots of trial and error were my teachers. I have had a few amazing mentors along the way; but some of my best learning has come from failing.

What is your typical process for working with a new client?

I'll answer your email(lightning fast) and try to set up a time for us to hop on a call or meet up for a drink to chat more about your wedding and get to know each other. Then we will get all the nitty-gritty stuff set up like your deposit; contract; and invoice. I'll check in with you from time to time to see how planning is going; and then I have a little form for you to fill out with a shot list and timeline. I'm always around for any questions you have along the way!

What advice would you give a client looking to find a provider in your specialty?

Whichever photographer you choose; know that they are going to be by your side more than any other vendor you hire for your wedding. So even if you love their style of photography; you should also like them as a person. Your photographer should put you at ease; make you feel comfortable; be calm under pressure; and a sense of humor doesn't hurt! Lucky for you; I've got all those things and more!

What inspired your passion for your profession?

There is so much emotion packed into one day - how could you possibly be expected to remember it all? That's why I take my job as a photographer so seriously. I want my work to reflect what that day in your life felt like; not just looked like. When you look back at your wedding photos; I want you to be transported back to that day again and again.

What is the best reaction you’ve ever received from a client?

Anytime someone writes me a review it makes my heart soar! You can take a look at some of them here.

What makes your business stand apart?

I'm gonna #humblebrag for a sec so buckle up. I'm really good at what I do. Not just the photo stuff; but all the other stuff that goes into being a wedding photographer. I'm going to help make your day go as smoothly as possible and make sure you get to enjoy your party. I'm the perfect combination of fly on the wall; and camp counselor when I need to wrangle folks. I capture what your day feels like because that is what you are going to want to remember; not a bunch of stiff posed photos.

What should customers know about your pricing?

I believe I should fit into your budget; and not the other way around. That's why I offer custom pricing for weddings. Rather than picking a set hourly package; you decide how long you want me at your wedding; and the cost is based on an hourly rate. Also included in the hourly rate? I'll bustle your dress; hold your bags; tell you if you have a booger in your nose; fan you on a hot day; and lovingly keep intense family members in check.

How many years have you been in business?

I've been taking on clients for 4 years; but I have been taking photos basically my whole life.

What do clients have to say about you?

"A wedding is a truly special day and I wanted someone amazing to capture it for me. Heather will be great at any shoot you book her for: she makes you feel comfortable; relaxed; confident; and has fun during your session. I am so happy with how all of our photos turned out! I am glad I have these beautiful pictures to remember my wedding and to be able to share them proudly with my friends and family. Thanks so much; Heather! You're an incredible photographer and woman and I am lucky to know you." -April L.

Check out more reviews here.

Hours of operation

We're all glued to our phones; so I'm pretty much always around and check my email 1245876243756 times a day.

What geographic areas do you serve?

Philadelphia; New York; and beyond! I love to travel; so if you are having your wedding somewhere else; don't hesitate to reach out!


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