As a specialist in newborn, baby and child photography, Heather Rivlin‘s work is relaxed and unposed, natural and timeless. Heather is also a recognized leader among her peers as an industry-sponsored speaker, and travels across the USA, Canada, and abroad to educate professional photographers
What inspired you to become a photographer?
I’ve always been inspired by photography and the way a single image can transport you back in time to the feelings that were had in that moment. I’ve always been a natural storyteller, and photography is my way of telling a child/family’s story. It was having a child of my own that led me to understand the emotional impact a photograph can have, and how important it is to document their lives.
How would you characterize your style?
My photographic style is very casual and unposed. I believe the best images are captured when people are unaware of the camera, and just being their true selves. I prefer simple, clean lines, and my images are not prop-filled, to allow the child to shine. I want my images to evoke feelings of love, trust, and affection that exist between parent and child.
Who are your clients and what should they expect?
Our studio draws clients from across Ontario who place a high value on custom photography and who appreciate the need to timelessly capture the fleeting lives of our children. Our studio is a bright and modern loft, full of natural light and windows, and provides a home-like atmosphere, with a client kitchen, juice, and custom coffee bar.
Anything else to share?
Aside from being a photographer, speaker and educator, I am also Mom to three young boys, aged 10, 6 and 4, a lover of chocolate, and a self-proclaimed foodie. I love to make people laugh, have a crazy sense of humor, adore children, and love to make people smile…and then to be ready with the click of the shutter.