Heather Essian » Portrait Arts

naomi + matt {wedding}

i have been *dying* to show you guys this wedding! naomi has such wonderful style, and i think i could have easily cloned myself into her wedding as a bride and been completely happy.  matt and naomi went through all the trouble to fly me to PA  to shoot their fabulous wedding.  Having never met the two i couldn’t have felt more blessed to be a part of their special day…their families and friends were the best and welcomed jim and me in as their own. *hi friends and family!!*  i hope you all enjoy their wedding as much as i do :).



such a gorgeous dress!!













my husband has some skills…he’s responsible for shooting the image above, AND this image below!































i could shoot at Greystone Hall nearly every weekend and not get tired of it.  It is the most beautiful wedding venue!

thank you matt and naomi!!

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  • September 9, 2009 - 9:19 am

    arden - Wow isn’t she stunning! I love how the photos are bright and crisp. So happy to see your posts H!

  • September 9, 2009 - 9:23 am

    Lyndsay Undseth - Oh my gosh! These are all so beautiful.

  • September 9, 2009 - 9:25 am

    Kari - What a unique and beautiful dress, love love the the images with the tall bamboo-like grass, incredible black and whites!

  • September 9, 2009 - 10:28 am

    jean - Beautiful photos – love the black and white

  • September 9, 2009 - 10:30 am

    Hayley - Fabulous, fabulous, fabulous!!! I LOVE the dress!

  • September 9, 2009 - 10:40 am

    Missy Johnson - WOW… Noami is so beautiful and these pictures just capture it. I have never seen anything so beautiful. They look like they came right out of a magazine. Heather you did a wonderful job.

  • September 9, 2009 - 10:43 am

    Denise - The wedding photos are beautiful.

  • September 9, 2009 - 10:44 am

    YGuerrero - Beautiful work!

  • September 9, 2009 - 11:12 am

    amy - Heather and Jim…you truely captured exactly how I will always remember my sister and matts beautiful day! thank you so much!!!! you are amazing!

  • September 9, 2009 - 11:27 am

    Randy Roberson - Amazing work!

  • September 9, 2009 - 11:50 am

    Joshua Dwain - Superb! Excellent job Heather!

  • September 9, 2009 - 1:49 pm

    {heather} - thank you all so much for your kind comments. they mean so much! <3

  • September 9, 2009 - 1:52 pm

    Loren Scott - WOW! Heather, you are a truly gifted artist! These images look like a spread of commercial fashion ads from a high end magazine. Unbelievably awesome!

  • September 9, 2009 - 1:54 pm

    Loren Scott - Amazing shots! These look like high-end fashion mag shots. Well done! You are truly a gifted artist!

  • September 9, 2009 - 2:33 pm

    Jennifer Lyons - WOW! Beautiful wedding! Gorgeous bride! And spectacular photograpy!

  • September 9, 2009 - 8:16 pm

    Deanna - Pictures are amazing!!!! I heart them all!

  • September 10, 2009 - 10:10 am

    hollie Mims - That “funny” bridesmaids shot is hilarious! I cant quite figure out what the girl on the right is doing…
    Gorgeous photos!

  • September 10, 2009 - 11:09 am

    Kelly - Fantabulously stunning images Heather.

  • September 10, 2009 - 4:47 pm

    Elizabeth Moog - Fantastic!
    Beutiful use of angles & lighting.
    Perfect couple……………….

    Greystone Hall

  • September 10, 2009 - 5:01 pm

    Karen (Mikols) Bonar - What a SPECTACULAR dress!!!!!!

  • September 11, 2009 - 8:58 am

    Naomi Jacobs - oh my sweet Heather…I’ve been trying to put together the right words to explain just how thankful I am for our beautiful photos, and I am speechless. I am in awe of your talent and I just feel like the luckiest girl in the world right now! You are SO special to me and I just love you girl!

  • September 11, 2009 - 11:34 pm

    Becka @Studio222 Photography - Absolutely gorgeous! I especially love the shoe shot. But, ya know, I have a thing for shoes 😉

  • September 12, 2009 - 12:03 pm

    Jaime Fox Hardwick - mindblowing as usual… i love the picture where that one bridesmaid is being silly and looking between her legs… so funny, and proof they don’t all have to be serious!!

  • September 13, 2009 - 2:41 pm

    Heather Elizabeth - It’s so awesome that you have a great partner in your husband! I wish I had someone that I could trust to take with me to shoots.

    These photos are AMAZING, heather. Some of your finest work.

  • September 13, 2009 - 4:36 pm

    Sara Donaldson - Your work truly is stunning. Congratulations, Heather!

  • September 13, 2009 - 7:47 pm

    Angela Spieker - beautiful work!

  • September 13, 2009 - 8:23 pm

    Heather Essian - oh my gosh! you guys are awesome! thank you so much for your kind words. seriously humbling :).

  • September 13, 2009 - 10:20 pm

    Charlene - WOW!!! I am soo jealous!!! My girlfriend Sabrina, who I haven’t seen in ages, was just in your recent wedding shown here. I wish I had seen your work before, I would have flown you to Philly! Our photographer had a family emergency a week before our wedding and had to bail, we got his backup (who did a nice job, but adjusted the color wrong and all the pictures show our girls in “purple” and NOT the blue lapis color they were actually wearing). It’s strange to watch our wedding video and know that it shows the true colors vs. the wedding album that everyone looks at. Ugh. Anyway, if you are ever in Philly, shoot me an email, I’d love to meet you! -Charlene

  • September 14, 2009 - 11:51 pm

    Kate Whitmore - ABSOLUTELY in love with these images.

  • September 15, 2009 - 10:45 am

    Cindy - wow! these are freaking awesome! Naomi’s dress is utterly amazing. too many favorties to pick…

  • September 16, 2009 - 10:01 am

    Kate - Any chance Naomi would tell us who that dress is by? Wow. These images are stunning. I’m having a little wedding photography envy and wishing I’d found you a year ago before I got married.

  • September 16, 2009 - 2:51 pm

    Jodi - LOVE LOVE LOVE #13!!!!!!!!!
    LOVE LOVE LOVE #9!!!!!!!
    LOVE LOVE LOVE #36!!!

  • September 16, 2009 - 10:20 pm

    amy karp - wow! I felt like I was looking at a magazine. these are wonderful! awesome location, gorgeous people….and spectacular photography – what a combination!

  • September 17, 2009 - 2:23 pm

    Naomi Jacobs - wow…thank you so much for your sweet comments! my dress was designed by st. pucchi for those that were asking!

  • September 18, 2009 - 9:05 pm

    Richard Dalton - Your work is beautiful Heather!

  • September 19, 2009 - 10:35 pm

    Heather Essian - Richard thank you, that means a lot coming from you 🙂

  • September 23, 2009 - 4:04 pm

    Em - Holy crap! HOT HOT HOT! Fancy pants indeed! Love it, love them! What a dream wedding!

  • September 24, 2009 - 8:20 am

    ksen :) - heather love — i think this is one of your best weddings to date! PURE AWESOMENESS. and that dress! some of the images have such a editorial feeling. love them!

  • April 7, 2010 - 1:37 pm

    Lillian - Every detail of this wedding is absolutely amazing. I wish I would have seen your work before our wedding you would have been my top pick for a photographer.

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