• Welcome and Hello!

    Thanks so much for finding me and getting to know Heather Roth Fine Art Photography.

    As a photographer, my philosophy is simple – to capture moments and memories as works of art that are as unique and special as my clients. By combining my background in fashion, fine arts and photography with my passion for portraying beautiful, everyday moments in an interesting and unforgettable way, I aspire to provide every individual an experience that they will share with friends and family for generations to come.

    Please take a peek at a few recent photos and let me know what you think.

    Keep in touch and come back soon!

    xox
    HSR


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Seaside, Florida | Family Photography

Give three cute, playful girls an entire beach to run + play, and a photo session is gonna be the last thing on their minds … and definitely an entertaining + interesting challenge for a photog like myself.;)I’m finally getting around now to our trip to Seaside, FL where we photographed two fabulous families! Ryan and I rode our bikes from Watercolor (the tiny town just 6 blocks from Seaside) to meet at their little cottage and make the short walk to the beach. For the first 5 minutes we had the beach to ourselves, only because the ominous storm that looked like it was several miles away, actually did decide to pour on us. So we ran! Back to the cottage! I thought it would be a good idea to wait it out. We did a quick blow out with the hairdryer and made our way back to the beach again just when the sun was setting and a rainbow was reflecting back.:)

Luckily, I had my sidekick with me, so he got some fun ones of me in action. This was Ryan’s first time to experience a family session with 3 little ones.:)

Enjoy!

xox

HSR

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Love Rewards the Brave | St. Louis Boudoir Photography

One of my favorite niches of photography has gotta be Boudoir. Most people can’t even pronounce it (bo͞oˌdwä), let alone know what it is. It’s actually a French word meaning a woman’s bedroom or private room or literally a “sulking place.” Now, photographers photograph ladies in their dainties and it’s called boudoir! I’ve had a handful of courageous girls brave enough to do it, and they are always so incredibly happy they did. But the real treat is for that special someone on the receiving end. Many of my gals give an album to their fiancé as a wedding gift, some as a first anniversary gift for “paper” and others just have prints made for themselves.:)After a session, no matter how proud of the images they are, they usually aren’t going to let me post their session on my blog, darn it! So, lucky me, my spunky + smokin’ hot recent bride, Becky, was totally game to model for a styled film shoot I had up my sleeve. #girlcrush

Every image on my blog is digital, except for this shoot. I know everyone is doing it, blah, blah, blah, but I had to see for myself. I learned the basics of film photography and processing in college; at that time there really wasn’t an option to shoot digital. I didn’t even have a camera phone at that time! I was playing Snake on my Nokia, just learning this new thing called “texting” with my roommate whose bedroom was right across from mine.;)So a few weeks back, I rented a Contax 645 and started reaching out to other talented Midwest vendors to get involved in this shoot.

Have you ever been to that cute little lingerie boutique in Webster Groves called Sugar Magnolia? Well, these adorable sweet pieces are from that shop! They specialize in bra fittings and are the perfect one-stop-shop for bridal lingerie! The entire shoot, including the signage, was inspired by the truth phrase, “Love Rewards the Brave.” We also used a quote from F. Scott Fitzgerald, “I love her and that’s the beginning and end of everything.” (I’ve been obsessed lately with novels form the 1920’s, so it was perfect!) The amazingly talented Courtney Callahan (another recent bride of ours!) with Courtney Callahan Paper (a St. Louis native, but now resides in Chicago) hand-made the fabric banners. The quotes were die-cut and ironed on to look as if they were printed directly on the fabric. We then attached the pretty flower swags, created by Bloomin’ Buckets, a fantastic floral designer here in St. Louis. She used an assortment of flowers including dahlia, ranunculus, seeded eucalyptus and fern.

Oh mmmm geee, the hair + make up. I have worked with Annie from Daniellestyle several times! But I’ve never had her following me around a shoot changing things up with every look. That was fun – Annie is awesome! The antique benches were borrowed from Maplewood Galleries and I also incorporated a veil from the sweet ladies from Fleur De Lis Bridal Boutique.

So a few things I learned that you might notice in the images … I’ve got to practice on my focusing! The Contax is really hard to manually focus, especially when I’m facing the sun and sweating. I still love the images even with the slight blur – it almost adds to the secret seductive look of boudoir, yeah? I also didn’t retouch or edit the images in anyway. I could have brightened a few, but since these were my first rolls, I thought I would keep them as is. I just cleaned up the dust marks. Voilá!

Sooooo, what do you think? CAN YOU HELP ME TALK RYAN INTO BUYING A FILM CAMERA?! Hubbies! They are so practical and frugal. Please feel free to leave comments below for him to see.

Ladies! Can I get you on board? Let’s do this! I promise I won’t let you down. Remember, love rewards the brave!

xox

HSR

 

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Julie Stiles

WOW just stunning Heather! The details are fabulous and the light/colors are gorgeous! Hubs better let you get that camera after seeing all these!

stunning! REALLY beautiful work!!

Mollie + Aaron | St. Louis Engagement Photography

Ryan and I just got back from shooting a pretty wedding in the ‘burbs of Chicago. Then, we flew straight to the sunny, white beaches of Seaside, FL where we photographed two of the cutest and sweetest families! We even added a couple of days to spend together on the beach – as most of you know – we love to get away and shooting in new places is always a perk!

Speaking of new places, U City’s City Hall has been on my list of places to shoot for a long time. I’m not going to lie, most of our couples love Forest Park. I do too! I just try to choose new locations within the park to give a little variety for both myself and my clients. I know the lay-of-the-land and it’s constantly changing with the seasons. However, I LOVE shooting in a fun new place. Mollie + Aaron were in for a treat when they said they were up for anything + any spot!:)City Hall even happened to be really close to where they are renovating their new home! Here are my 3 steps to a perfect engagement: 1) find a couple who is in love and not afraid to show it! 2) lighting! it always trumps item number three. 3) a fun location that compliments the overall look + aesthetic or has special meaning to the couple.

Mollie + Aaron really do have a unique love story. Their relationship literally progressed around the world! They met while getting their global MBA and traveled to 24 countries together; all while trying to keep it clandestine while traveling with 14 other students. Obviously, Ryan and I love to travel too.;)So seeing that these two love to do the same, and also love yummy dinners + wine, I was sold. Another sweet thing they mentioned that they celebrate is a “glad I met you day.” Ryan and I celebrate with a little sweet nudge or sweet note for our first date (“happy 13th”) + the day we got married (“happy 29th”). Sappy, I know. This is why I’m a wedding photographer! But seeeeee, my point is, we aren’t the only ones!;)(Ryan, please don’t be embarrassed).

Mollie is one of our past bridesmaids, and I’m so excited we can now call her our bride! We can’t wait to hang with you two next May!

Enjoy!

xox
HSR

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Ann + Matt | Bellerive Country Club Wedding

Hi! I have a super pretty, sunshiny wedding day for you! I don’t use the word often, but I was smitten by this bride’s classic style. I love her hair, the back of her Monique Lhuillier dress and her yummy Prada shoes (that got quite the wear from all this bride’s dancing!) I have to admit this day was probably one of the hottest Saturdays we had this year. But not having a large wedding party made it easy to breeze through bride+groom portraits fairly quickly. With a little break in between portraits and the reception, Ryan and I were able to capture the beautiful details at Bellerive Country Club, all while the family celebrated by sipping on champagne and enjoying an awesome Blue Grass band (friends of the bride’s brother). Pretty amazing way to spend your wedding day with the people that mean the most!

It truly is an exciting time for this family – Ann gets married and her little sister is expecting her first baby. Congratulations to everyone!

Enjoy!

xox

HSR

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Vendors:

Ceremony – Cathedral Basilica of St. Louis

Reception – Bellerive Country Club

Day of Planner – Nancy, A Bridal “One-Stop” Shop

Gown– Monique Lhuillier, Town and Country Bridal Boutique

Veil – Toni Federici, Town and Country Bridal

Paper Goods – Cheree Berry Paper

Floral – Festive Couture Floral

Hair + Make up – Annie, Danielle Style

Cake – The Cakery

Cocktail Party Music – Acoustics Anonymous

Reception Music – Galaxy Red

 

Olivia | St. Louis Senior Photography

Happy Friday!

Meet our sweetest, cutest, most adorable Senior Ambassador – Olivia! This girl is a ton of fun, and totally won my heart with the sweetest note describing herself and the activities she is involved in when she applied for the Senior Ambassador role for our company! She is a Senior at Parkway South High School, loves to shop and is involved in cheerleading and a ton of clubs that recognize her for her academic success. We had a ball just boppin’ around Tower Grove Park capturing her personality – and I got my senior fix!;)

We are really excited to be working with Seniors and we hope to book a ton more sessions! If you fall in love with Olivia’s photos, please be sure to give us a shout, we’d love to hear from you.

Special thanks again to the talented Sweet Melissa, who did hair and make-up AND a big shout out to Jeans, Jackets & Jewels, where you can find cute accessories and that fun Bohemian-esq dress we used in the shots with the ladder and kite.

Enjoy!

xox

HSR

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