kind words

past clients'

- tanelle

If you are looking for a photographer that is professional, fun, and patient then Heather is the photographer for you! Heather knows her stuff! I will never be able to thank her enough for capturing so many beautiful moments of my babies and my family. Thank you, Heather!

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- Kristin

You have given me a priceless gift - the comfort and joy found in a memory perfectly and beautifully captured.  I will be forever thankful!  The photos are touching, beautiful, and perfect.

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- marianne

Thank you so much for taking those sweet photos of our sweet baby boy.  It was absolutely a pleasure spending the morning with you.  You have such a dear way with babies and children.  You certainly have true talent!

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- michelle

Heather did a great job and I smile every time I walk by the large canvas I have in my living room!

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- krystal

Heather is awesome!  She works super well with the baby and is so kind to her clients!  W felt we were treated extremely well and the session itself was very comfortable.  A+!

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- Sarah

Heather is the best!  It is easy to be confident when booking a session with her.  I've recommended her to everyone I know.

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- Kristi

I am at a complete loss as to how to truly thank you.  Please know that we are so grateful.  What you have done for us has helped heal the large hole in our hearts. The images you have created are priceless. 

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- Rindy

We had such a wonderful experience with Heather.  She was so professional and personal.

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- Jenni

It is incredible how fast babies grow and change, and you captured her at the perfect newborn stage.  You take such tender care of all these newborns that you photograph.  It was such a peaceful and fun experience!

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- Ashley

Thank you so much for the amazing photos of Autumn.  They are priceless and I can already picture myself watching the slideshow and sobbing 10+ years from now.  You are incredibly talented and I'll be sending friends and colleagues your way - we've already received so many compliments on the photos.

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Heather is a phenomenal photographer. I absolutely adore my pictures! I love every single one. Heather’s attention to detail and patience (oh, is she patient) pays off big time. I have never had a photography session of my children be relaxing before. I got to sit on a lovely couch, drink courtesy water and peruse a yummy snack assortment while Heather did all the work. I was amazed watching Heather in action. She is magic. A total baby whisperer. She has a special touch. She was so sweet with our baby. She patiently helped calm her down into total relaxation. The baby enjoyed it as much as I did! This is evident in Heather’s pictures as she is able to capture darling and serene babies at their best. She even caught our daughter’s nearly invisible, blonde eyelashes and her little neck and back wrinkles. These are examples of the delightful details Heather pays attention to. I appreciated how Heather took the time to find out exactly what I was hoping for in the pictures. She wanted each detail to be exactly the way I wanted it. How wonderful it was to have a photographer without her own agenda. I felt like every wish I had was not only honored, but exceeded. You will not be disappointed. I am a bit obsessive when it comes to choosing a photographer for my kids. I have scoured the Internet to find a photographer that doesn’t give into gimmicks, is not too trendy and does not overuse Photoshop. I found this in Heather Pickett. She is a true artist.  She creates timeless portraits to treasure. I get sad thinking about our daughter growing big too quickly. How grateful I am we had Heather capture this precious newborn time when she was so tiny and little. Heather is a fantastic photographer. She is a delightful person. She is sweet, positive and accommodating. She adds classy details that make a big difference. Our entire experience was first class.I cannot say enough good about Heather Pickett Photography!

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professional Photography

Certified Professional Photographer  |  Professional Photographers of America  |  2014-2018

Rookie of the Year  |  Intermountain Professional Photographers of America Print Competition  |  2015

General Court of Honor  |  Intermountain Professional Photographers of America Print Competition  |  2015

Magazine Cover Feature  |  Professional Photographers of America  |  June 2016

"Balancing Act"

Loan Collection  |  International Photographic Competition  |  2016

"Balancing Act"

Judge's Choice  |  Intermountain Professional Photographers of America Print Competition  |  2015

Child Portrait, 2nd Place  |  Intermountain Professional Photographers of America Print Competition  |  2015

Loan Collection  |  International Photographic Competition  |  2016

"Intertwined Hearts"

General Collection  |  International Photographic Competition  |  2016

"Nested Purity"

Child Portrait, 3rd Place | Intermountain Professional Photographers of America Print Competition | 2015

General Collection  |  International Photographic Competition  |  2017

"Sweet Dreams"

General Collection  |  International Photographic Competition  |  2017

"Little Lacey"

General Collection  |  International Photographic Competition  |  2017


General Collection  |  International Photographic Competition  |  2017

"Formed Together"

General Collection  |  International Photographic Competition  |  2018

"Sack of Joy"

certified professional photographer

what is a

Because the memories with your newborn are precious and fleeting, I believe your newborn photographer should be held to the highest standards in the industry. 

The Certified Professional Photographer (CPP) is a certification from the Professional Photographers of America and indicates the photographer's high level of knowledge, experience, and technical abilities.  A Certified Professional Photographer must complete a written examination, an image portfolio evaluation, and adhere to a strict code of conduct.

On a national level, only 3% of photographers (less than 2,000) are Certified Professional Photographers!  Locally, I am the only Certified Professional Photographer in Salt Lake City that specializes in newborns.

When it comes to your newborn, you've only got one shot - and there's no substitute for experience.  A newborn grows so quickly during the first few weeks of life, that you literally cannot redo your newborn photos and have them be an accurate representation of your true newborn.  A Certified Professional Photographer is someone who is putting in the extra work to stay above the rest and who has achieved and maintains a higher standard.  There are four main reasons you should hire a Certified Professional Photographer -

Consistency:  A Certified Professional Photographer will know how to achieve amazing results every time.  You will end up with a strong gallery of images that depicts a consistently high standard of work.

Technical Skills: A Certified Professional Photographer has studied and implements technical elements of art, lighting, posing, fashion, and even interior design.  They are able to use these elements to create photographs that will fit your unique style.  The photographs they create will become a custom work of art that your family will treasure for generations.

Unique Artistry: If you want your commissioned artwork to stand out as unique and personal, hire a Certified Professional Photographer.  Each photograph they create follows an artistic vision and becomes your story captured as a collection of stunning artwork.

Professionalism: Certified Professional photographers are professionals who are willing to go the extra mile to deliver the best images possible.  Customer service and satisfaction are cornerstones of their business as they continue to produce products that will exceed your expectations.

It's true that just about everyone has a camera these days, and most people can take a good picture now and then.  But, when you're talking about your newborn and there's just one chance to capture their perfect newborn details, don't risk it.  Investing in a Certified Professional Photographer will be an investment you will enjoy for a lifetime.

Why should you hire a Certified Professional Photographer?


where should I go

Those nice words mean a lot, but like they say, a picture is worth a thousand words.  Let's go look through some cute baby photos!

Thank you so much for looking through the website.  I hope we get to work together soon!  My schedule fills up quickly, so if you are interested in a session, please fill out the form below and I will get back to you with additional details soon!


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Salt lake city, Utah  84109

millcreek area

heather pickett photography


get to know

My most prized and endearing role is being a mother. I remember sitting in the hospital with each of my newborns and staring at their little features. I wanted to take in every wrinkle and flake of newborn skin so that I would never forget their tiny details. I remember how they smelled after their first bath. I remember watching my husband hold them for the first time and falling in love all over again. These are the moments that I want to bottle up and treasure forever.

Before I became a photographer, I worked as a Registered Nurse, for which I am still licensed. Working as a Registered Nurse in the Pediatric & Cardiac ICU at Primary Children's Hospital, Labor & Delivery at St. Mark's Hospital, and Maternity & Newborn Nursery at Intermountain Medical Center, I have been with families on the happiest day of their lives, and also the most tragic.  I have seen, first hand, how beautiful and fleeting life with your loved ones can be.

Capturing these beautiful and fleeting moments is one of the primary reasons I became a newborn photographer. In fact, I am the first Certified Professional Photographer (CPP) in the nation to earn that merit by exclusively using newborns as their subjects. Being a CPP ensures that I excel at the technical and aesthetic aspects of photography. It means I have a solid knowledge of how to use light correctly - even in difficult lighting situations. You can rest assured that your images with be both technically correct and emotionally powerful, which means they will be a timeless work of art for you and your family to enjoy.  

All three of my core-identities have perfectly combined to create Heather Pickett Photography where we celebrate the beauty and power of motherhood by cherishing your miraculous newborn. 

My hope is to help every mother capture these fleeting moments with their newborns and to create timeless, heirloom artwork that will bottle these treasured moments for generations to come. 

registered Nurse &
Certified Professional Photographer

Mother.  Registered Nurse.  Professional Photographer.

satisfaction guarantee

We are so confident that you will have an outstanding experience with Heather Pickett Photography, that we offer a 100% Satisfaction Guarantee.  If the session falls short of your expectations in any way, we will gladly refund your session fees.  We hope you will come enjoy a custom portrait session with your newborn soon!