Guest Blogger



Heather Cunningham has had an interest in photography for as long as she can remember. She started her current work in the area by playing around with an old point and shoot camera on bus rides in high school. The interest became serious with the birth of her first child in 1998, but it wasn’t until 2004 when her photography began to grow thanks to a black and white photography class where most of the time was spent in the dark room developing pictures.

Since that time, photography has helped provide balance for Heather through the stress of managing a family and earning her RN-BSN degree. Heather’s passion for photography lies in documenting life events. She has been honored to be able to document a birth and hopes to someday be able to record a family’s journey through hospice.

You can see more of Heather’s work on her Flickr photostream.


Blog Posts by Heather

  • Small Changes Count

    Small Changes Count

    When I think of New Year’s Resolutions I don’t think in absolutes, I think in baby steps. I’m not giving up soda this year, even though I’d love to, I’m cutting back. I’m not going to lose 10 lbs I am going to be active and put more thought into my food choices.

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  • What Do We Do Now

    What Do We Do now?

    Now that you’ve got a picture you are happy with what are you going to do with it? Many are tempted to improve the picture through photo manipulating software. There are wonderful programs out there, but a word of caution to those just starting to learn the programs. Less is usually more.

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  • Tips and Tricks

    Tips and Tricks

    Creating the perfect holiday picture takes more than grabbing the camera and sitting everyone down on the couch. Planning ahead what you want your picture to say, when and where you will be able to find pleasing light, and if you need to bring anything else into the picture, will improve your picture.

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  • Painting With Light

    Painting With Light

    Photography is painting with light, not by using a little magical can of light and a paintbrush but light is the instrument creating the photograph. It is such an important part of photography that I had to address it somehow and at the same time I wasn’t sure just what to say about it.

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  • Location, Location, Location

    Location, Location, Location

    Real estate isn’t the only field that location plays an important part. It is also key in creating the perfect picture. There are a couple of different things to consider when thinking about where to take the picture.

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  • What Do You Want Your Picture to Say

    What Do You Want Your Picture To Say?

    If a picture speaks a thousand words, what do you want yours to say this holiday season? Do you want it to document the family’s changes over the past year or share a long time family tradition captured forever in a photograph?

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