capturing the

moments

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Heather  Michelle
Photography

Welcome,

xoxo, Heather

Your life is about to change in a way you cannot imagine yet! Ten extra fingers and ten extra toes are about to enter your world, which will be scary and amazing all at the same time! I look forward to working with you over the next year and capturing some very special memories.

HMP is a custom portraiture studio located in Deptford, New Jersey that specializes in maternity, newborn, and children photography. My goal as a newborn photographer is to make this one aspect of the planning process simple. Photography is more than just images, it is memories to be shared for generations. Not only do you deserve beautiful images, you also deserve an amazing photographic experience. 

HMP is a custom portraiture studio located in Deptford,

New Jersey that specializes in maternity, newborn, and children photography. My goal as a newborn photographer is to make this one aspect of the planning process simple. Photography is more than just images, it is memories to be shared for generations. Not only do you deserve beautiful images, you also deserve an amazing photographic experience. 

about me

My philosophy in life is not to be afraid to stand out; be that FLAMINGO in a flock of pigeons. With this philosophy, I have based my business. I tend not to follow what others are doing and I will find my own path, (and leave a trail of glitter behind so everyone knows I was there!)

My philosophy in life is not to be afraid to stand out; be that FLAMINGO in a flock of pigeons. With this philosophy, I have based my business. I tend not to follow what others are doing and I will find my own path, (and leave a trail of glitter behind so everyone knows I was there!)
In person, I am neither shy or quiet. From my wardrobe to my personality, I am usually making a statement. Multiple shades of pink and Lilly Pulitzer make up the majority of my closet, while my quick wit and sarcasm make all my sessions a lot of fun!  I have the ability to make people feel comfortable during a session. It may come from making fun of myself or creating the most obnoxious noises for children. Either way, I use my outgoing personality to create the most natural moments and genuine smiles.

In person, I am neither shy or quiet. From my wardrobe to my personality, I am usually making a statement. Multiple shades of pink and Lilly Pulitzer make up the majority of my closet, while my quick wit and sarcasm make all my sessions a lot of fun!  I have the ability to make people feel comfortable during a session. It may come from making fun of myself or creating the most obnoxious noises for children. Either way, I use my outgoing personality to create the most natural moments and genuine smiles.

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more about me

I'm just a small town girl, living in... haha just kidding!  Like everyone else, I'm just a regular girl trying to make her own difference in the world.  My husband, Mark, and my english bulldog, Kauai, are my world.  During our free time, we love to travel (specifically Maui) or relax at home in our sweats with Kauai.  If you haven't figured it out already, I have a small flamingo problem; and by small I mean I need to join a support group! 

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about the studio

My goal is to create a relaxed, pressure-free environment for you and your family. I want to capture you at your most natural and spontaneous. I do everything I can to make the experience fun and carefree. I work almost 100% with natural light, in natural settings where you can relax, play, and forget I'm there. I'll be snapping away freely, capturing eyes, feet, laughter, love, silliness and pure joy.  My in home studio, where I do most of my sessions, is located in Gloucester County.  

my favorite things

flamingos

football + tailgates

this sweet face

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my favorite things

Maui

Lilly Pulitzer

tacos + tequila

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my favorite things

rose gold

Toms

monograms

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"Patience and creativity were some of Heather's best assets during the shoot."

- Colleen

- Joanne

"Heather's naturalistic and simplistic approach to photography was exactly what I wanted in a photographer."

- Ange

"Her tear-provoking pictures still pull at our heartstrings each time we look at them!"

- Kristina

"I'm so glad I found a photographer that not only is great with my kids but amazing at what she does!"

- Nicole

"Our pictures are always amazing... which is why we keeping coming back every year."

- Ashley

"She not only captured memories we'll cherish for a lifetime, but she captured my daughter's personality."

This is such an exciting time for you! I’m sure your mind is racing with all that needs to be planned. It’s all very exciting but it can also be somewhat overwhelming. You’re about to start or expand a family and you feel like your pregnancy is lasting forever! Before you know it, your baby will be in your arms! My goal as a newborn photographer is to make this one aspect of the planning process simple. 
My packages are a la carte and completely customizable. The more you book, the more you save! From bump to birthday, I am here to capture all your photography needs. I do my best to personalize your session to your needs. Whether it be scheduling a morning session for a fresh and rested newborn, or an evening shoot to ensure that your entire family is available, I do my best to work around naps, meals and busy work schedules. Allow roughly 2 weeks for standard portrait sessions to be returned and 3-4 weeks for newborns. Please keep this in mind when booking your session and give yourself plenty of breathing room for any deadlines involving your images. 

Custom photography is an experience. An experience that starts way before the day of your session. From the first day you send the inquiry email, we work together to create the one of a kind session. From locations, to session ideas, we will plan almost every detail. Custom photography in an investment and not for everyone. It is a big commitment on both the client and photographer’s ends. More planning goes into clothing choices, custom props and that unique experience. The end product pays off greatly as you will have an amazing piece of art on your wall for generations to cherish. 
All sessions, except maternity and family, are done at my in home studio. I have just about everything we will need for your sessions. From blanket, headbands, hats and baskets. I try to carry all different styles. However, if there is something specific you want, let me know I will try to make it possible! 
To request more information on pricing and the whole First Year Experience please fill out the contact form below.  

portrait sessions from $300 | Weddings start at $1200

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The best time to book with HMP is during your second trimester. This ensures I get your due date on my calendar and we have enough time to plan your maternity session.

When is the best time to book?

do you offer payment plans?

Of course! Custom photography is an investment and I will work with you in any way to help you get the best First Year Experience possible. There is a deposit required, though, when booking.

The best time to shoot a maternity session is anytime between 30-36 weeks! It all depends on the client. You will want to still be comfortable, but you do not want to wait too long to change going into labor!

WHEN IS THE BEST TIME TO SHOOT A MATERNITY SESSION?

WHAT IF I AM NOT COMFORTABLE DOING A MATERNITY SESSION?

Not to worry! My packages are a la carte so you can create the best First Year Experience to fit your needs.  I highly recommend doing a maternity session and I am here to help make it a super relaxed experience.   

I will have your due date on my calendar, however those babes like to come when they want! So within 48 hours after delivery, I ask that you send me an email letting me know the good news. From there, we will settle on a date and time within the next 2 weeks.

HOW DO I BOOK MY NEWBORN SESSION?

WHY SO YOUNG?

As long as everyone is healthy, I prefer to shoot newborn sessions within the first 14 days of birth. Babes tend to sleep more during this time, as they are still adjusting to life outside the womb. They are also extra squishy and I can get all those traditional poses!

Images are delivered through an online link 2 weeks after your session. Newborns can take up to 3 weeks if a lot of skin smoothing is needed.    

HOW LONG AFTER MY SESSION CAN I EXPECT MY IMAGES BACK?

HOW MANY IMAGES DO I RECEIVE?

I do not guarantee the number of images I deliver, however the average portrait session has 75 images and the average newborn session has 35 images. I deliver all those funny faces and even bloopers

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Heather michelle is a photography studio based in Deptford, NJ