Heather McWhirter is a photographer and artist based out of Pacific Grove, CA. Heather received her MA from the Academy of Art University, San Francisco and earned her undergraduate degree from University of Montana, Missoula. She turned a passion into a career, venturing into the world of freelance and fine art photography. Heather shoots a variety of material including landscapes, travel, lifestyle, editorial, commercial and sport. All while seeing each project through from start to finish, from concept creation to the final delivery. 

Heather is most known for her artistic take on sport culture with a focus on movement, simplistic detail and raw emotion. It's through the lens of her camera where she strives to trigger sentiment and inspiration through her captures.

"I'd like to think of my style of photography as authentic. Capturing the moment so my photo tells the story in itself." I enjoy reproducing the unanticipated stories of physicality and emotion. I try to find the in-between moments that go beyond the obvious that will have a stirring impact. I feel my most successful photographs are when the moment is recaptured as natural and uninhibited, as if my camera isn't there. I'm inspired by the moments we loss to memory. My Mantra is dream big, work hard, stay focused & surround yourself with good people."


Center for Photographic Art, Members’ 2019 Juried Exhibition ONLINE gallery and exhibition catalog.


Oiselle, Muscle Milk, Evolve, Big Sur International Marathon

For more information or to get in touch regarding photography opportunities, or to just say hello, feel free to get in touch.

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