Hi There!

I'm Heidi and I'm a family photographer based in Eugene, Oregon. I specialize in all things motherhood: newborn photography, maternity sessions, babies and children milestones are some of my absolute favorites to photograph! I have a "minimalist" studio in my home, which has been a dream of mine for years! I also offer sunset sessions for maternity and family portrait sessions. 

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 cloud This is why I offer a custom photography experience--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.

Here is ALL about me in a nutshell

  • I grew up in Cottage Grove, Oregon and joined the Air Force shortly after I graduated (home-school!) I was stationed in Hawaii for most of that time!
  • I'm a UO grad and taught special education for four years
  • Family is EVERYTHING and the whole reason I'm here
  • I love, love, love preparing food at home, and pride myself in being "healthy-ish"
  • 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. 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



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