Meet Heather

Hi there! I'm Heather Dettore Bueker, a Documenter of Love, aka Wedding Photographer, located just outside the city of Atlanta. On 5.6.17 I married my incredible and husband Chase. I love being outside on our patio with a good book. An avid jogger, I'm as slow as a turtle running through peanut butter, but that has yet to stop me from enjoying it. I'm a fan of cooking and dancing around the house to Beyonce. On Sunday’s, Chase and I go out exploring with our cameras just for fun. I'm incredibly #blessed.

My first camera was an old school Polaroid that I put heart shaped stickers all over (yeah, I know, we all do questionable things) and currently have it on display in the office of my home.

In 2006, Chase moved away to college. My camera and I became inseparable, photographing family, friends, and eventually shooting for my high school newspaper, The Panoptic.

Why I Do What I Do

On Easter of 2007, my world shifted. With a family as tight knit as mine, losing the first member so unexpectedly was heartbreaking. As my family and I sat on my bedroom floor looking through old photos, we came to one that stopped me in my tracks. It was a photo I had taken of my uncle, the one we had just lost.

He was mid laugh, like a good, deep belly laugh that makes your soul feel alive. I couldn't look at that picture of him without smiling and to this day that image is burned into my memory.

In that instant, I felt the power of a photograph that preserves a fleeting moment in time.

 I knew that to spend my life capturing more moments, like that of my uncle, would be the coolest thing I could do.

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