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to mothers with 
aching hearts


The purpose behind A Mother's Wishful Heart is to share light and hope to mothers with aching hearts.

A mother's heart is a sensitive thing. It is often said that a mother is only as happy as her unhappiest child.  When our children are happy, our heart rejoices for them. When our children are sad, our heart mourns for them. When our children are ill or no longer with us, our heart aches for them.  

Too often, complications during pregnancy, struggles with caring for a child with special needs, or the loss of a newborn or child leave mothers with only heartfelt wishes for what could have been. 

We pay tribute to the mothers with aching hearts by honoring and celebrating the life of their child who is ill or deceased.

please briefly describe your aching heart situation
would you describe your request as Emergent, Urgent, or non-Urgent

Rest assured that we treat all information shared with respect and confidentiality.

last name*
first Name*

We appreciate you being willing to share your situation with us and would be honored to help you and your family as soon as funding is available.  
We will send you an email to begin the planning process shortly.

thank you!



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!