Heather Essian Portrait Arts
Jun 10 2009

{heather essian portraits arts blog}

hi! i’m heather and welcome to my blog. i am a fine art photographer based out of dallas/fort worth. we are also available for travel world wide for any of your photography needs.

this is the place where i will keep you updated on what’s new with our studio, our awesome client sessions, and life. so kick back and take a look around!  we hope you come back often. and while you’re at it, at the bottom of each post you’ll see a place to leave comments. we would love to hear from you! You can subscribe to our blog feed here.

*FOR OUR CLIENTS AND FUTURE CLIENTS: i am on maternity leave through february 2011 and will begin booking again in march.  because we have this new little baby to watch after please be sure to get with us to book your session as soon as you so desire a portrait session so that we can be sure to get you in!  heather essian portrait arts is currently only accepting destination weddings.

note that these images are copyright protected by Heather Essian. credit is required when posting on any other facebook, website, or blog, thank you!
*click on any image to view it in Lightbox.

♥ Heather

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Feb 16 2011

the blog has moved!

be sure to update your bookmarks and subscribe to the new blog address www.HEATHERESSIAN.com


this blog will no longer show updates. we’re going to a blog-site only web presence. i’m excited about this because my website was being neglected and i hadn’t updated it in over two years! for me, there’s no sense in updating a blog and a website. yay for cutting down on responsibilities! ;)


Feb 9 2011

clay + bethany e-session

i love business trade-outs! clay is my rad hairstylist and we trade our services. how cool is that?! he is clayton adams, of the clayton adams salon…go check them out! seriously some talented hair artist there.

we had a blast trompin’ around a field. the field looked quite fitting for snakes, but thankfully none attacked us…then we headed to the stock show carnival. so fun!

~photographers: if you like the edits you see here they will soon be offered through Art-is in our new action set!

congratulations clay and bethany! many blessings to you in your new journey together.

    love these images! just to let you know i am very(!!) exited to see your action set. i’ll be checking back often for it. yay!


Jan 20 2011

email issues

hi friends! just want to ask for your patience as we are transitioning our blogsite and have lost email correspondence…we are working hard to get this fixed. Your patience is much appreciated!

happy thursday! :)


Jan 6 2011

gorgeous album

when i opened the package that cindy and peter’s album arrived in i gasped! it was just so beautiful…big and beautiful. a 16×12 canvas covered flush mount album. i was so proud flipping through the pages, seeing how lovely their images looked. the album tells the story of their love and wedding day perfectly.  it was just another reminder as to why it is so important and wonderful to invest in good photography as well as an album that will showcase your images well! they gave me full creative control and let me design it as my heart desired-i’m blessed to have such great clients that trust me to do so. it really felt like an art piece to me :) .

i received the magazines that cindy and peter’s wedding was featured in this week! it’s always so exciting to be published in magazines and it could not be done without the exquisite taste of those i work with. they are beautiful inside and out and their wedding was beautiful as well!

to see more of the design go here

{back of the album}


    Cassie Wiggins

    In LOVE with the album and images of their special day!

    Gorgeous! A real piece of art!


Jan 4 2011

a new year!

hope you all had a lovely holiday! we had a grand time with our little harper on her first christmas.

2011 holds many new adventures for us, and we couldn’t be more excited to see what God has in store.  we are launching our church The Paradox Church that jim (my sweet husband) is the lead pastor of…that’s right, i’m a pastors wife and harper is a preacher’s kid, Lord have mercy on us. :)   and with his transition from my business partner to pastor, his presence with heather essian portrait arts is no longer. which means i’m on my own! so with all of our new changes i will be taking much less portrait sessions this year than the years before.  i’ll take a limited number of sessions each month in order to keep up the quality of work we’ve always strived for, as well as me being able to care for our little harper full time. so if you or someone you know wants to book a session with us please do so as soon as possible so that we can be sure to get you in when you desire.

another new-ish thing is my design business art-is design. for the past 4 years i’ve offered holiday card templates i’ve designed to other professional photographers. i’m pursuing this business even more this year and plan on adding many new product templates, book templates and of course card templates. so if you haven’t already checked out the website please do! we’ll be launching a blog for art-is very soon where i will give marketing tips and will be featuring other photographers. it’s sure to be big fun! “like” our fan page on facebook to keep up with the goings on over at art-is.

check out these two marketing calendars we’ll be adding to art-is website this week: