Hi There!

So glad you're here! My name is Heidi and I'm a portrait and wedding photographer based in Cottage Grove, Oregon. I photograph portrait sessions and weddings all over Oregon and the west coast, and serve Eugene, Springfield, Creswell, Salem, Roseburg, and Northern California. 

My goal with each session is to capture the life and emotion that was present in that moment, and curate an image collection that will be treasured forever. As a mom, I know firsthand how quickly moments pass by, which is why I find it so important to capture these often overlooked moments. I am a firm believer in getting photos off of the computer, and onto your walls or into your hands. Your life is so busy, and I totally "get" why photos often get stuck on the computer. This is why I offer custom photography--from planning the perfect session, to delivery of your beautiful display. I'll take the guess work out of printing photos, and custom design your photos into a stunning display that will be passed down for generations.

Some facts about Me:

  • I grew up in Cottage Grove, Oregon
  • I was in the Air Force for five years, and stationed in Hawaii for almost the whole time!
  • I graduated from the University of Oregon with my Bachelor's degree in Family and Human Services, with an Early Childhood & Special Education Emphasis
  • I'm currently a full time grad student, pursuing a Master's degree in Teaching and Special Education--I truly believe this sets me apart in my ability to work with ALL children, and effortlessly capture some gorgeous memories
  • When I'm not taking pictures or studying, I am spending time with my three-year-old daughter, Kianna
  • I drink at least two cups of coffee per day
  • I prefer homemade bread over pretty much anything sweet
  • I'm and introverted-extrovert--somewhere in between an ENFJ and INFJ

If you're the type of person who takes time to smell the flowers (even though you definitely don't have time!). You've been described as "granola" and have at least thought about cloth diapering and freshly pureeing your baby's food. Or you go into Costco for milk and eggs, and leave with a cart full of essentials you couldn't live without. You're not sure how anyone ever got by before Amazon Prime. Most importantly, you value spending quality time with family, and creating lasting memories that you won't forget--then I think we'd be a great fit! Simply fill out the form below, and I'll be in contact shortly. 


Heidi Rakas