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A female photographer inserts film into her analogue camera as she prepares to talk about What is Film Photography? Image by Victoria Heer, a Washington DC wedding photographer.

There is something so nostalgic about shooting on film. The rich colors, the haziness that reminds you of childhood summers. As a contemporary photographer, it might seem counterintuitive to love film as much as I do. Most of my peers in the industry have their sights set on the latest DSLR model, yet I find […]

October 20, 2020

What is Film Photography?

Inspiration

Bride and groom stand on a dirt road in the Virginia countryside. The groom stands back and admires his bride as she raises her hands and twirls in her wedding dress during their French inspired Goodstone Inn wedding. Photo by Washington DC wedding photographer Victoria Heer.

Elegant, French-inspired Hunt Country wedding This French-inspired wedding at Goodstone Inn was an all-outdoor affair. The decor was timeless and elegant, with French-blue and white accents throughout. It rained in Middleburg, VA for WEEKS before their wedding day, so we were worried that it would rain that day. We crossed our fingers hard and it […]

October 6, 2020

French-Inspired Hunt Country Wedding at Goodstone Inn

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Luxury and Washington DC wedding photographer Victoria Heer holds a DSLR camera as she prepares to explain Film Photography and why she shoots film for weddings.

Isn’t it funny how quickly our culture said goodbye to film photography? The 2000s opened the door to a new era of digital ‘point-and-shoot’ cameras. A mere decade later, and the iPhone offered users all the quality of an upmarket DSLR all from their cellphone. When I tell people that I ‘shoot film’, I’m often […]

September 29, 2020

Film Photography: Why I Shoot Film for Weddings

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Errol Barnett & Ariana Tolbert stand on the shore of Montego Bay smiling at each other. Image by Victoria Heer, fine art wedding photographer.

A paradise wedding: Errol Barnett’s Jamaican Wedding  This was one of those rare weddings where the beauty of the people and the resort spoke for itself – beautiful, sparkling, glowing, picture-perfect. Errol Barnett and Ariana Tolbert’s wedding was one to remember. I had the privilege of photographing the entire weekend festivities including the rehearsal dinner, […]

September 23, 2020

Errol Barnett’s Jamaican Wedding at Round Hill Resort

Weddings

Estancia La Jolla Wedding

It’s light in these pictures that every photographer dreams of: beautiful, golden California light. This sunshiney Spring day at Estancia La Jolla couldn’t have been a more perfect setting for this gorgeous wedding vision from the brilliant minds of Paul Von Rieter, Bloom Babes, and the luxury planning and design team of Stylish Details Events. […]

March 5, 2020

Sunny Estancia La Jolla Wedding

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California San Diego Beach Elopement

I love the intimacy of elopements. They are a perfect way to celebrate with the most important people in your life, and simply focus on your marriage. Another added bonus is you have the wiggle room in your budget to create an experience and design for the day that’s absolutely beautiful and completely unique to […]

March 4, 2020

San Diego Beach Elopement

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Photography became one of Victoria's earliest artistic passions, and has been her professional craft for over a decade after shooting her first wedding at 18.

Inspired by Romantic and Edwardian-Era art, Victoria utilizes a unique blend of hands-on artistic direction behind the camera, an editorial approach, dreamy lighting, and a deep knowledge of artistic principles to produce rare and extraordinary images that glow with warm, rich color and intense, romantic emotion.

Using a mix of 35mm, Medium Format, and digital photography Victoria aims to produce the finest quality imagery possible, with a touch of nostalgia.

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