Hi There!

My name is Heidi and I'm a family portrait and wedding photographer serving Eugene, Oregon and surrounding ares. I absolutely love having the opportunity to get to know so many people through this passion of mine; and being able to bring personal stories to life through the photos I take is something I truly enjoy. 


I grew up in Oregon, and shortly after graduating high-school, I joined the Air Force. After separating from the military, I moved back to my hometown--Cottage Grove, Oregon, and started my small photography business. When I'm not taking pictures, I am spending time with my two-year-old daughter Kianna and my family. In addition to running my photography business, I'm also a full-time student at the University of Oregon, studyign my other passions which are Early Childhood, Special Education, and more recently--Business. I have a strong desire to help others and love giving back. My background and experience working with young children and children with special needs sets my services apart by creating a relaxed and comfortable environment for the whole family.

I bought my first DSLR camera nearly 10 years ago while I was stationed in Hawaii, and fell in love with having the ability to literally capture a moment in time that would otherwise be a hazy memory. What makes my services unique, is that I offer a custom portrait experience, from start to finish. In addition to taking beautiful images, I've partnered with the best professional labs in the country to offer you the highest quality heirloom products and albums for your family to cherish every day.

My goal with each session is to capture the life and emotion that was present in that moment. As a mom, I know firsthand how quickly moments pass by, which is why I find it so important to capture these fleeting moments and present them to you through beautiful heirloom albums and wall art. I am a firm believer in getting photos off of the computer, and onto your walls or into your hands. I understand how busy lives often get in the way of making this happen, which is why heirloom quality photos are something I offer with each session.

Whether its your babies first birthday photos, you're getting engaged to your sweetheart, or you just want some beautiful family photos-I'd be honored to photograph your special occasion!

Warmly, 

Heidi Rakas

 

**Photo by Georgia Ruth Photography**