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.
Meet Joi, a tiny package of enthusiasm and joy, just like her name. Joi got her start in concert photography, and she’s a seasoned member of the team who has been the Second Photographer at Victoria Heer for three years. She’s the one grabbing a different perspective of the day, guests at cocktail hour, and darts around on the dance floor. A proud vegan, queen of naps, and part-time trapeze enthusiast.
Kramer, yes, that’s his real name, has known Victoria her whole life: he’s her (super cool… I mean look at that moustache) younger brother. With a passion, eye, and extensive education in art, Kramer joined the team last year as Photo Assistant and Videographer. He helps carry and set up equipment, keeps us on time for the day, retrieves wandering bouquets, and is the cameraman for the wedding short films we have added to the menu this year!
Victoria's artistic training stems from her ballet and musical stage performance background, along with a classic and modern art education at the College of William & Mary. 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, powerful lighting, and a deep knowledge of artistic principles to produce rare and extraordinary images that glow with warm, rich color and intense, romantic emotion.
Spring & David
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, and is always available to answer any question or concern. For an anxious bride like me, she was a saving grace - I had zero qualms throughout the planning process and the wedding day about the photography! 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!
Wed David at Shadow Creek
Full Wedding Galleries
Zoe & Kevin
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. Tori arrived a full day before to location scout, and also met all of the bridal party and immediate family at our welcome reception which was a HUGE help, it made everything go so smoothly on the wedding day. In everything she did, she went above and beyond expectations and her “contractural” responsibilities. We were living in Europe while we were planning the wedding, and we were lucky enough to link up with Tori while she was in Paris to do our Romantic Escape the pictures were 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!
Wed Kevin at The Green Building in Brooklyn, NY
Carey & Blake
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.
Wed Carey at Goodstone Inn
Kristin's Maid of Honor
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!!!!!
Maid of Honor at Kristin & Dan's wedding at Keswick Vineyards
Emily's Makeup Artist
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
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
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!"
Wed Zoheb at Shadow Creek
Egey & Chelsea
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!
Wed Chelsea at Inn at Evergreen
Amber & Austin
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.
Wed Austin in Hanalei, HI
Meet Victoria over the phone or video chat right after your initial email to truly know if she’s a good fit for you and skip all the email back-and-forth! She’ll ask you all about your love story and your vision for your wedding, and talk through what package she recommends based on what you’re looking for as well as answer any of your questions then and there!
Dates are typically reserved about 8 to 14 months in advance. To provide a personal, unique experience to every couple, Victoria only accepts 15 weddings per year. The booking process is easy, streamlined, and 100% online! You’ll initial and sign your contract and pay a retainer to reserve your date, then you’re good to go!
The best way to get to know each other is by including a Romantic Escape session in your wedding collection! You’ll meet (virtually or in person) with Victoria to dream up where to go and what you’ll do and what you’ll wear for your session for about an hour, then get a date and a rain date on the books.
A few days after your Artistic Consultation, Victoria will send you a personalized Style Guide PDF to help you prepare for your magazine-worthy Romantic Escape. The Style Guide includes a mood board of inspiring images, a color wheel of what colors to incorporate in your outfits to fit best with your chosen location, hair and makeup look recommendations, and links to in-season attire that you can purchase or rent if you wanted something new to wear. Victoria also commissions a florist to create a gorgeous bouquet to compliment the romantic vision (and give you a chance to practice before your wedding day)!
Your Romantic Escape session will take place 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 2 to 3 hours, but it’s best to reserve the whole day to get your hair and makeup done, then do the shoot. Hair and Makeup is included along with a beautiful bouquet to compliment your outfit.
Victoria sends you guidelines to help you create the perfect photography schedule for your wedding day with your planner. When it's time to do your walk-through of your venue with your planner and other vendors around a month before your wedding, Victoria will join you for the walk-through and review the schedule you’ve created for your day, finalize your family portrait list, and get excited together about your plans and vision!
Victoria and her Team arrive an hour early to capture photos of your details and “environmentals” of your venue before capturing the brides final hair and makeup touches. Then it’s time to get dressed and have a blast on your best day ever! Every wedding Collection is curated to include all of the coverage you need: from stepping into your dress to cake cutting.
A few days after your wedding, after all of your guests are gone and your hangover is a distant memory, you’ll receive a few previews of your wedding to share with your friends and family hold you over while your images are processing. Use them for Thank You cards and celebrating on social media!
After 6 to 8 weeks of hand-editing and processing, your final images (an average of 900 for full wedding days) will be hosted on a gorgeous online gallery site for you, your family, and guests to download high-resolution files and easily order beautiful products in the integrated drag-and-drop shop.
Included in every collection is a beautiful, handmade Unbound Heirloom Album filled with each and every final photo from your digital gallery printed as a 4x6 and accompanied by a wooden USB key. A few weeks after your gallery arrives in your inbox, your Unbound Album will be ready and you'll meet up with Victoria for celebratory drinks and receive your prints!
Your precious memories are delivered with legacy and longevity in mind. Every final image is presented in 4x6 proof prints in a unique Unbound Heirloom Album to ensure your photos stand the test of time, as well as a USB and online gallery of high-resolution 35mm film and digital image files for downloading & sharing. Victoria's curated Wedding Collections offer a range of coverage options, beginning at $5000. Typical couples spend about $7000 to $8200 on their wedding photography experience. Engagement portraits begin at $900.