Heather Durham is a Nashville based photographer with over a decade of experience. Over the years Heather has photographed professional athletes, radio personalities, authors and musicians, and served top retailers, restaurants, advertising agencies, interior designers, contractors and magazine publishers. She is known for capturing beautiful light in her images, telling the stories and highlighting the details that matter to her clients. Heather also feels extremely grateful for opportunities to collaborate on projects with so many talented creatives in the United States and beyond.
“My early work experience was in the fashion industry and as an art director for a magazine publishing company. Everything I learned in those experiences inspire and affect how I shoot today. In the beginning, I shot only black and white film, then later transitioned into color and digital. Starting out with film is what enabled me to truly understand the photographic technique, from lighting to initial capture, processing and prints.”
When Heather’s not behind the camera, she teaches pilates, and enjoys cycling, running and spending time outdoors with her husband, two kids and their chocolate lab.
A little more about me when I’m not behind the camera…
My family moved to Nashville last year for my husband’s job, after living my entire life in Birmingham. I had no idea how much I would LOVE Nashville. It won my heart very quickly…the music, the food, the outdoors…there’s always something fun to do, but Birmingham will always be “home”.
I love spending time outdoors with my husband, daughter, son and our British chocolate lab, “Scout”, who is also my running buddy.
I’ve been a certified fitness instructor for 23 years and have taught pretty much everything…remember the slide trend and step? Yep. Those too! My favorite classes to teach are cycle, bootcamp and pilates. I swear by a good sweat to keep the creative juices flowing.
In my perfect world, biscuits, Mexican food and white wedding cake would be perfectly healthy proteins….if only…
If I wasn’t a photographer I would want to be an interior designer, so I get my fix by shooting Dwellings and Spaces for magazines, designers and contractors. I’m a little obsessed with paint colors and might stalk a job site for paint can formulas if I like what I see going up.
I love boots and jackets. I don’t think a girl can have too many. My husband marvels that he has no room in the coat closet.
My favorite color is turquoise. It makes me calm and happy like blue skies, aged copper, and being near the ocean anywhere along Highway 30A in Florida.
I enjoying riding country roads to see what interesting barns and fields I can find. Old barns sitting lonely in a field with weathered wood and peeling, chipped paint have a story to tell.
I want to travel more and The Maldives and Santorini Greece are tops on my short list. I’m thrilled that I’ve had the opportunity to shoot in France and London for a client. Have camera, will travel…gladly!
I’m not a very good cook — seriously! Just not my gift. It’s a good day when I cook something that my husband does not have to rescue. I prefer to eat out…every meal…except breakfast. I can do breakfast food!
I crave grilled fish tacos and I’m a snob about them. My favorite places to eat them in Birmingham are The Grand Bohemian Hotel and Tazikis; but the best ones I’ve ever had are in Las Vegas at Diablo’s. Oh! And Avocado is a must!
My favorite Bible verse is Proverbs 3:5,6 — “Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding; In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct your paths.” He’s always been faithful to keep that promise.
I enjoy music of all genres, but country music or singer/songwriters like John Mayer, Ben Rector and James Bay are probably what you would find me listening to driving around in my car on any given day.
My career dream is to document behind the scenes life of a musician while on tour. I guess I’m now in the right city to pursue that dream!
My husband thinks I’m the most curious person he’s ever met. One of my favorite quotes is “When you’re curious, you find lots of interesting things to do.”
— Walt Disney
If my photography fits your style, give me a shout!