Hi, I'm Heather Bienz.

(Last name pronounced as Benz)

I'm an award-winning and published portrait and branding photographer based in Fort Wayne, IN. I have a bachelor's degree in business marketing and communications that helped to drive my corporate career in sales and marketing before I began my online education and training in photography in 2017.

As a small business owner myself, I have a passion for strategizing with local small business owners and entrepreneurs on how to best capture images that tell your story and market your personal brand, products or services. I also enjoy feeding my creative appetite by creating custom pieces of portrait art photography such as children's sports and fine art photography, important milestones, and family photos for families to display in their homes for years to come.

Photography completely lights me up! I love continuing to learn and stay up-to-date on the latest industry trends while also teaching everything I've learned to students, hobbyists and fellow professionals. I host winter and summer photography camps for elementary aged children, teach Intro to Digital Photography to middle and high school students at the Homeschool Resource Center at Emmanuel Christian School, and provide online and in-person private mentoring to adult hobbyist and fellow professionals.

I'm also an actively involved member and Ambassador for the National Association of Portrait and Child Photographers (NAPCP) where I play an active role in building a thriving community of artists at a local level committed to growing their skills, artistry and business.

I live in Southwest Fort Wayne with my husband of twelve years and three children ages nine, seven and three. My in-home studio is available for professional headshot and children's portrait sessions. I shoot on location for personal and business branding, events and family portrait sessions.

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“Heather was a pleasure to work with! We've used her for food and drink photography as well as corporate headshots. She's professional yet comfortable to work with and will make sure you're 100% pleased with your outcome. 10/10 would recommend!”

—Carson Scheiber, Baker Street

“Heather is the BEST photographer! She really listens to your wants and needs as a client, and then provides images even better than you imagine. I’ve used her for family, kids, and fashion photography and all have been superb! She is friendly and personable and professional.”

—Stacy, Ella Chic Boutique

“Heather is a phenomenal photographer! She took my initial ideas and expanded them into branding that was beautiful, creative, and professional. She excels with her ability to take a concept and transform it into an eye-catching visual experience. Working with her is so comfortable and easy. I would highly recommend her for anyone who wants a skilled branding photographer who is able to turn an idea into something dynamic and unforgettable.”

—Sara Ward, Author

“Heather has been amazing to work with! She gave us such a wide variety of photos to choose from to highlight the people in our church. She knew what we needed and got us more photos than I expected! With the variety of images she provided, we can use a morning’s worth of photos for several months of great content. Most photographers can’t do what she did. So much talent!”

—Miranda Gust, ECC

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