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WEDDINGS

the dreamiest of days

the experience

the wedding experience

Victoria immortalizes your dream day with vibrant, poignant, heartfelt images that perfectly capture the splendor of your wedding -- allowing those feelings to endure beyond the fleeting celebration of it all. Her enthusiastic attitude unique approach blends encouraging and artistically directing her subjects, editorially composing her shots, and cultivating an environment where rich, unadulterated emotions can take center stage - incorporating moments that allow you to be present during a day that passes all too quickly. This discerning method allows Victoria to craft breathtaking images that feel completely carefree when taken, look entirely candid, and make your friends crazy jealous.

Victoria combines 35mm, Medium Format, and digital photography to create the most beautiful imagery possible.
Short, five-minute highlight films are available to add on to any wedding day.

This is your one day to Do something extraordinary:
your chance to throw a party from your wildest dreams. 

Celebrate your  
to one another in the most                                way.

commitment

extraordinary

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kind words from:

Spring & David

"If you ever have the opportunity to work with Tori,

BOOK HER IMMEDIATELY!"

She is incredibly talented at capturing candid, beautiful and genuine moments and has an amazing eye for every single detail! Even though we're never in front of the camera, she made us feel so comfortable, relaxed and happy, which resulted in gorgeous and natural photos that were a perfect representation of us as a couple (except we looked really, really good!).

We got so many compliments from everyone in the wedding party, family, and people in attendance at our wedding for her professionalism, enthusiasm, and kindness. She really goes above and beyond to make the experience fun and enjoyable. Tori is the absolute best- do not hesitate!! We are so grateful and beyond lucky that she was there to capture some of the most important moments of our lives!

- Spring
Wed David at Shadow Creek

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Zoe & Kevin

"In everything she did

she went above AND beyond expectations" 

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We booked Tori after seeing a friend’s wedding photos and being completely blown away with them! Tori was the BEST to work with, we can’t recommend her enough! She was very professional, responsive to emails and we really felt like she wanted to get to know us so she could capture truly special photos, not just in and out for the wedding. 

We were living in Europe while we were planning the wedding, and we were lucky enough to have Tori capture our Romantic Escape photos in Paris and the pictures are INCREDIBLE! We were so comfortable with Tori on our wedding day, having spent a weekend with her shooting in Paris, it made a huge difference and we were so relaxed around her. As a person, we seriously want to be best friends with Tori!!!! She is such a delight and is great to be around, we already miss working with her!

- Zoe
Wed Kevin at The Green Building in Brooklyn, NY

Carey & Blake

"I normally hate having my photo taken, 

BUT VICTORIa
MADE IT FUN."

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Victoria took wonderful photos for my engagement and wedding and also helped my wife and me greatly with planning to get the best shots on the big day. She is wonderful to work with, and promptly responded to the many questions we had, even those only tangentially related to photography at the wedding.

Many people at my wedding told me how her easy-going personality made them feel comfortable having their photo taken. I normally hate having my photo taken, but she made it fun! I highly recommend Victoria.

- Blake
Wed Carey at Goodstone Inn

Kristin's Maid of Honor 

"Working with you made me earmark your contact info

FOR when I get married someday!"

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As a maid of honor for the Bennett wedding I loved working with you!!!! You made it so I did not have to be in charge, and told me when I was standing with bad posture or overall doing anything awkward. The pictures of the bride and groom were stunning and working with you made me earmark your contact info for myself when I get married someday! I have been in several weddings and always had to be with the photographer to tell them who was needed what shot of which family members was next and it was so stressful! You did an amazing job with our group and I had zero responsibilities in this arena which is how it should be. I love love loved working with you and would highly recommend you to any bride I come across!!! Thank you so much!!!!!

- Anne
Maid of Honor at Kristin & Dan's wedding at Keswick Vineyards

Hair & Makeup by Claudine

I have worked with so many photographers, 

AND YOU STAND OUT AT THE TOP."

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Although I have only worked with you once, I have worked with so many photographers and you stand out at the top! I have been in business professionally since 2012, however my first wedding in 2006. Never until I met you did I witness such a seamless mini boudoir session worked into the beginning of the “getting ready photos” and then off to the first look and wedding! I mean, your photos exude so much candid beauty between these couples, I wish I knew of you back when I got married!

- Claudine Fay, Owner of Hair & Makeup By Claudine

Becca's Mom

"I am

OVERWHELMED BY THE BEAUTY YOU CAPTURED."

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I absolutely LOVE, LOVE, LOVE our album from Becca and Scott!!! Thank you so much for capturing the day and love. I am overwhelmed with the beauty you captured. You are so awesome and we are so blessed our lives have been enriched by your talent. And yes, I cried :) They are all just beautiful!! It was the best gift ever!!

- Jo Ann, Becca's Mom

Becca wed Scott at Trinity United Methodist Church & Celebrated at Wild Dunes in Charleston, SC

Aamina & Zoheb

"I cannot thank the universe enough for allowing our paths to cross"

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We knew from the start this was going to be a great match for our wedding events. Even before seeing the results of our engagement session pictures, we knew you had an incredible talent of capturing such BEAUTIFUL photographs and moments, but needless to say, we were completely floored with the results. Aside from all that, you are so much fun to be around! Everyone who commented on the photography coverage for both days said you were so much fun to be around and made the picture-taking process a true breeze! 

Truly, Zoheb and I cannot thank you enough for everything you and your team did for everything. You all were on time and ready to work but in the most fun way possible! Thank you so much for your patience with everything, thank you for bringing a fantastic team to help assist you, and thank you for being you!"

- Aamina
Wed Zoheb at Shadow Creek

Egey & Chelsea

"Before i was engaged, i knew i wanted tori as our photographer."

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Before I was engaged I knew I wanted Tori as our photographer. Her portfolio of work is stunning, but more than that I trusted her and her ability to capture our wedding in a way that would feel timeless. As soon as we locked her down for our wedding date, Tori was all-in with us regarding our vision for the day and how we wanted it to feel. Tori's energy and excitement made capturing our engagement photos and wedding photos a joy. She's all the things you look for in a photographer (talented, proactive, professional, funny etc.), but she's also a great friend and a pleasant person. She made such an important and sometimes stressful part of the overall wedding experience, easy and enjoyable. There's no photographer I'd recommend more when it comes to photographing weddings. So glad we got to have her for our big day!

- Egey
Wed Chelsea at Inn at Evergreen

Amber & Austin

"Tori really put thought into

every little thing to make our day special."

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I just need to take a moment to absolutely RAVE about how amazing Victoria is! My husband and I decided to elope in Kauai, Hawaii in 2017. We wanted an intimate but beautiful day. We had no set plans or locations aside from that and had never been to Kauai before but in viewing photos, we knew that was where we wanted to get married. When looking for someone to photograph our wedding day, I stumbled upon Tori and I am SO GRATEFUL that I did. Immediately in talking with her and viewing her stunning work, I knew she was the one we wanted to book. She went out adventuring in Kauai days before our ceremony and found all of the perfect spots. When we met her, things just felt so easy and comfortable. I couldn't have been happier with our decision. Tori really put thought into every little thing to make our day special. If I have any words of advice, it is to HIRE HER! You will not be disappointed.

- Amber
Wed Austin in Hanalei, HI

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Introductory Conversation

My favorite part of my job is getting to know the extraordinary couples I photograph.  Shortly after you review the coverage options, we will talk on the phone or video chat.  I love jumping right into the fun details of your love story and what is important to you as a couple.  I’ll ask you your vision and priorities for your wedding, then go over the details of our truly unique and exclusive photography experience.

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Reserve your date

The reservation process is streamlined and online.  Following our Introductory Conversation, I will send a proposal and contract for your review.  I will place a courtesy hold on your date for one week as you're looking over the contract.  A 30% non-refundable retainer is required at time of signature to save your date on my calendar, and the final balance is due two weeks prior to your wedding.

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Welcome MEETING
OVER COCKTAILS

The best way to get to know each other is to spend some off-camera time together before your wedding day!  We'll meet over cocktails (virtually or in person) so I can get to know the two of you on a deeper level in order to capture genuine photos of your day.  I will prepare a custom shot list tailored to your unique vision of how you want your day to feel, allowing for meaningful storytelling and laid-back, candid moments.  Then your Planner and I work together to ensure that shot list fits into your schedule for the day.

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Style Guide for Your Pre-Wedding Session

To prepare you for your Engagement Session, I will send you a personalized Style Guide to help make your photos magazine-worthy! The Style Guide includes a mood board of inspiring images, colors to incorporate in your outfits to fit best with your chosen location.  To make your engagement session truly one-of-a-kind, we can also commission a florist to create a gorgeous bouquet to compliment the romantic vision (and give you a chance to practice before your wedding day)!

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YOUR Pre-Wedding Portrait Session

Your session happens on a Tuesday or Thursday morning or evening any time before your wedding date - sometimes a year before, sometimes the week of!  Depending on where and when you want to do your session, you’ll be on camera for about an hour and a half to two hours, but it’s best to plan for extra time to get your hair and makeup done, and travel to and from the session.

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Venue
Walk-Through

When it's time to do your walk-through of your venue, I will join you, your planner, and any other vendors around a month before your wedding.  We'll all review the schedule you’ve created for your day, finalize your family portrait list, and get excited together - your day is almost here!

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It’s Wedding Day!

I arrive bit early to set up, say hi, and capture artistic imagery of your venue while the bride is in hair & makeup.  Then we capture your wedding day stationery and personal effects, (we call these the "details"), and your final makeup touches.  Our favorite part of the day is when we take a moment alone with each partner to capture some emotional portraits before your ceremony or first look.  Then it’s time to have a blast on your best day ever!

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PROCESSING

Your film is FedEx'd to the lab the following day and all of your digital image files are backed up in several locations.  Your final, full gallery arrives in your inbox about one to two months after your wedding day!

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Heirloom
Delivery

We proudly offer customized, handmade Heirloom Unbound Albums.  We print each and every final photo as a 4x6 proof with a little white border around it, and include a wooden USB key of all of your high-resolution photo and video files.  A few weeks after your gallery arrives in your inbox, your beautiful Unbound Album will ship directly to your home.

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A  Boutique Approach


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THE experience

the philosophy behind our

BOUTIQUE EXPERIENCe

Victoria Heer provides artisan imagery and a bespoke photography experience for an effervescently romantic clientele in DC and all over the world.  The couples we click with value the same things we value: high-quality, aesthetic, and one-of-a-kind experiences.   Our extraordinary couples are looking for a passionate photographer who is going to go the extra mile; who treats their unique, powerful love with the utmost care and attention.  We work closely with a limited number of couples each year to showcase the special connection they have with each other, their family, and their guests.

We embrace the unmatched qualities of the origins of the photographic artform: using 120mm and 35mm analog film cameras whenever possible.  We never use cookie-cutter poses or base our coverage per hour.  We always deliver breathtaking, inspired images.  Every step of the way, you are immersed in an artisan experience that goes above and beyond the typical level of service and attention.

Portraiture begins at $850, Elopements begin at $2800, and full service Wedding collections begin at $7800.

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Cinematography

Wedding Day

SHAREABLE 5-MINUTE Short Film OF THE BEST MOMENTS OF YOUR DAY
SET TO A custom PIECE OF MUSIC COMPOSED JUST FOR YOU.

The highlights of your day are beautifully showcased in a five minute short film, and all of the footage is set to a custom song that's created just for you. We’ve teamed up with a professional composer to write an original, personalized song exclusively for your wedding film. Once your wedding is over, give us a few adjectives about how you felt along with a few of your favorite songs, and our composer will follow your inspiration for the feeling, instruments, and key of your unique piece of music.

Drone footage will be included in each film where permitted. Your Highlight Video is delivered on a USB and Vimeo link for easy sharing. We also capture footage and audio of your full Ceremony, First Dance, Parent Dances, & Reception Toasts and deliver those videos as separate files on your USB.

Cinematography and Photography go hand-in-hand (just like you and your partner!), so we only offer cinematography along with your photography collection and not as a standalone service.

Each wedding collection includes one of our skilled in-house Assistants.  A non-shooting role, Assistants are an integral part to your wedding day. It's the assistant's job to manage the logistics between the photography team and your vendors, load film, keep a watchful eye on the timeline, manage and set up equipment, do all necessary transportation, retrieve wandering bouquets, and keep you looking your best by helping with makeup touch-ups and fluffing your dress.  (So many important things)!

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Kramer is the talented cameraman for our Wedding Highlight Videos, and Victoria's younger brother. Like his sister, he has a passion and extensive education in art and philosophy, allowing him to masterfully frame each scene with artistic beauty and emotional gravitas. Kramer unobtrusively captures all of the best parts of the wedding day on video: working seamlessly with Victoria as to not disturb the flow of the day or the emotion of the moment.

Kramer

Victoria views her service as "boutique": a meaningful, personalized, and unique approach to capturing your most important day ever.  Victoria meets with you several times before your wedding day to get to know you and understand your wedding day dreams. She makes time during the wedding day to capture typically overlooked moments that matter, includes items most photographers never think to include in their collections, and insists on delivering your final images the way photographs are supposed to be delivered and loved: in your hands. Victoria embraces origins of the photographic artform: using 35mm and 120mm analog film cameras whenever possible. Every step of the way, you, your family, and your guests are immersed in an artisan experience that goes beyond the typical level of service and attention.

VICtoriA

Principal Photo Assistant

Cinematographer

Owner  and  Lead  Photographer

ARDY

 Photo / Video Assistant

meet the wedding team

A Sister-Brother Duo

As a unique sister-BROTHER team, we provide a cohesive aesthetic and experience for all visual aspects of your day.

keepsakes

your future family heirlooms

Or do you remember finding old photos of your Grandma and Grandpa while helping them clean their attic - sitting down on the floor with a box in your lap and spreading out their memories before you as you’re transported back in time, filled with questions and trying to imagine yourself driving one of those awesome cars in the 40’s? You may not have had these exact experiences, but you probably experienced something along these lines: going through family albums in those little 90’s slide-in volumes, or your great-aunt’s old slides of her trip to someplace exotic. There’s something about physically touching a photograph that creates a memory all it’s own.

Now think about how your children or grandchildren are going to view the photos from your wedding day. What will their experience be like? How will they discover your love story? What cool “retro” items will they be commenting on? (I’m still scarred for life by those 80’s wedding dresses with the poofy sleeves… my poor mother).

How do you want to pass on your legacy and create those really cool attic memories for those who come after you?

We are at a point in history where we’re losing touch with creating artifacts that live on, outside of a digital realm. We are decluttering and digitizing our keepsakes to save space and keep things efficient, but your wedding is a BIG DEAL in your life's story and deserves to be memorialized as a physical keepsake, not just as files on your computer.

Do you remember the first time you saw your Mom and Dad’s wedding album? Did you stumble upon it, or did they sit down and share it with you - turning the pages as they recounted their day?

The Heirloom Album serves as a tangible, analog backup of all your images, and arrives with an accompanying wooden USB drive containing all of your original resolution .jpg files and signed proof of authenticity.

Each image from your online gallery will be printed in 4x6 proofs and delivered in a gorgeous, handmade wooden keepsake box, engraved with your last name or wedding date on the top. Accompanied by a USB, the Heirloom Album serves as an analog backup of all of your online digital image files, because a hard drive will not last forever.

The Heirloom album

I want you to have every moment in your hands and off of your computer. That's why we created the Heirloom Album - to deliver every single one of your final images in print.

The Highlights   |   150-300 4x6 portrait proofs + USB
the Wedding   |   900 4x6 wedding proofs + USB
The complete archive   |   1200 4x6 proofs + USB

THe Highlights
150-300 4x6 proofs + USB
  
The Wedding
900 4x6 proofs + USB

The Complete Archive
1200 4x6 proofs + USB

Heirloom albums come in three sizes:

How Memories are Meant to be Kept

We specialize in photographing celebrations for couples who value a meaningful, personalized day centered on creating a beauty-filled, unique experience for themselves and their guests.

Currently Reserving
2021 Dates

BEHIND THE SCENES:

A glimpse of what it's like behind-the-scenes of a wedding day.