"Heather was such an attentive and intuitive photographer. She knows what photos are important for a wedding and she captures the moments brilliantly. We are so amazed and incredibly happy with our photos - she took over 3,500 of them, including a photo'booth'. She was friendly and pleasant to deal with and no task was too big or difficult. She made every effort to get the work done and was honest if she didn't believe it was something that just wouldn't work or fit-in with the rest of the wedding plan. She was also very accommodating when it came to fitting everything in with our budget. We highly recommend Oak Street Studio and would definitely use them again if we need a photographer in the future!"
— Danielle and Jeremy, Bride & Groom at The Green Building in Brooklyn, NY
"We had a fantastic experience working with Heather. From the very beginning of our wedding planning process, she was encouraging and supportive, and offered so many helpful suggestions and recommendations. Heather offers a wide range of photography options, so we were able to put together a package that was perfect for what we wanted. Day-of, Heather was amazing - she was always there, but never in the way, and continued to be as positive as she had been during the planning process. When we received the photos, my husband and I were beyond thrilled - she had captured so many sweet moments. The pictures are beautiful, and made our wedding look exactly the way we had hoped it would: fun, relaxed, and full of warmth."
— Becky and Danny, Bride & Groom at The Bearsville Theater in Woodstock, NY
“Heather is a fresh talent in the photography scene. She has a keen eye for detail and that “perfect shot.” Heather photographed my son and me in a way that truly captured our relationship, our bond, and his burgeoning ascent into manhood; the book she created for me from that shoot is truly a keepsake, captures a moment in time, and is treasured by all members of my extended family. Oak Street Studio has also worked for me in my capacity of Senior Director of Corporate Relations at Lincoln Center on several occasions. Each time, Heather completely prepares herself in the advance of the shoot with site visits and asks insightful questions about the event’s purpose, key players, and the tone desired for the photographs. She never disappoints. I highly recommend Oak Street Studio for personal and business events.”
— Polly Rua, Senior Director of Corporate Relations, Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts
“After the first email exchange with Heather I instantly felt like we were on the same page. Her style really fit what we were looking for in our wedding photographs: more documentary, less staged. Though she was more than willing to take staged, formal photos, which we figured were worth doing with everyone in one place at one time—a rarity. Heather made helpful suggestions about how to plan ahead for our photos (necessary shots, scouting out locations, rain alternatives, etc.). On the day itself, she was so professional, kind, and unobtrusive, that we knew we had made the right choice. Many guests commented to us about how attentive she was and that she was always there at the right moments, but not in anyone’s face. We were thrilled when she sent us a few sample images days after the wedding, and even happier when we saw all of the images while we were on our honeymoon. People still haven’t stopped raving about her photographs. They are exactly how we wanted them: cool, timeless, honest, and fun."
— Lizz, Bride at Galapagos Art Space in Brooklyn, NY
“We love Oak Street Studio’s photographs; they are epic! Some of the more intimate shots are just amazing, and frankly, the photos helped fill in the collective memory of our day since we felt like we missed so much of it. We really must stress what a gem Heather is and what a pleasure she is to work with. Her attitude and smile kept us at ease when facing down the camera. The photobooth was legendary. We also appreciated the quick turnaround time with the photographs. Everyone we shared the photos with has also loved them; they made my mom cry, literally.”
— Amy and Michael, Bride & Groom at The Green Building in Brooklyn, NY
“Heather photographed our organization’s annual membership conference as well as our gala, and did an amazing job at both events. She was very creative, responsive, and easy to work with, and we couldn’t have been more pleased with the way she documented our event. She took some great candid shots of the conference, and also took beautiful portraits of some of our long-time members. I strongly recommend Oak Street Studio.”
— Maggie Russell, Executive Director, Tenants & Neighbors
“I found Oak Street Studio by chance in my search for a local wedding photographer. The photos on the studio’s website are evidence of the artistic talent. Behind the beautiful photography is a Heather, a true professional, responsive and extremely easy to work with. My husband and I, both highly critical of how we look in photos, were completely happy with how Heather made us look on our wedding day. I think the engagement shoot with Heather in our neighborhood before the big event helped us feel comfortable in front of the camera. Heather made us feel like we were standing in front of a friend. I would recommend Heather to everyone and anyone to capture the memories of any event.”
— Shani, Bride at The Green Building in Brooklyn, NY
“Heather is an asset to any couple planning a wedding—she took great care to study all the aspects of our traditional Sikh ceremony, and captured it beautifully with her photos. She devoted so much of her time to planning the wedding and reception photography, and was a calm force during our last-minute changes. My family especially appreciated the time she took to scout the location. She also has a great eye and featured the multicultural aspect of our wedding beautifully—and yet, you never felt like the photography was interfering with the special day. She is a pleasure to work with; her photobooth is a big hit with guests!”
— Sona and Justin, Bride & Groom featured in The New York Times
“We had the pleasure of working with Heather to photograph Full Service Island, a multi-channel video public art installation for the 2009 Public Art festival, Art in Odd Places: SIGN at the Chelsea Carwash in Manhattan. The installation needed to be photographed at night under the High Line Park in NYC. As the site flooded with light from both the service station and the park, it was not an easy task to document. Heather brought great energy and knowledge to the photo session and as a result brought FSI to life in print. We highly recommend working with Heather and will look forward to working with her again in the future.”
— Beth Dary & Christy Speakman, Visual Artists, Full Service Island project
“Heather is an extraordinary photographer who was a 100% delight to work with from the beginning of the wedding planning until we received the photos in our inbox. Heather is a talented and creative professional with a strong attention to detail and her work exceeded our hopes and expectations. The photographs Heather took for our wedding captured the essence of our marriage, the decor details and our formal portraits are absolutely stunning! Her calm and focused presence on our wedding day was a real pleasure. We will cherish our wedding photos and the story they tell for years and years to come. I would be thrilled to have Oak Street Studio shoot any wedding or special event. "
— Jessica, Bride at The Metropolitan Building in Queens, NY
“Matt and I enjoyed working with Heather and Oak Street Studio very much. We wanted to work with Heather for many reasons, the most important one being that she made us comfortable. Our engagement shoot was effortless and fun. I can be a self-conscious person, but with Heather, I never once felt insecure. She made us look great! That’s another wonderful quality (and arguably the most, most important), Heather is truly an amazing photographer! The percentage of good images from each shoot was incredibly high. At our wedding, Heather wasn’t intrusive in any way but managed to get quality shot after quality shot. And she sent us a website to view our images within days of our return from our honeymoon, something I’ve since learned is unheard of in wedding photography.”
— Joanna, Bride at The W Hotel in Hoboken, NJ
“Heather was wonderful! She gave personalized and complete information in the months leading up to the wedding, and was a calming yet energetic presence at the event. The photos captured our natural energy and told the story of the day. We received the images right when returned from our honeymoon; it was such a treat. Heather did a truly beautiful job. I would highly recommend Oak Street Studio.”
—Alexandra, Bride at Superfine in Brooklyn, NY
“Heather is an exceptional photographer who really captures the essence of an event, its people, and place. She is also extremely professional and thoughtful about her work and the people she works with. And finally, she is one of the nicest, most responsible people I’ve met in a long time.”
— Jack Walsh, Executive Producer, Celebrate Brooklyn Performing Arts Festival
“Heather has the ability to make everyone look their absolute best. She is able to take the personality of her subjects and create a unique theme and vision; the result is truly beautiful photographs. All of her work is done with such care and thought; she has great intuition and knows when to make a move or to just step back. Throughout our evening, she was completely professional but also maintained a sense of humor that put everyone at ease. Love her!”
— Yuri and Michael, Bride & Groom at Rosy's Jazz Hall in New Orleans
“Heather of Oak Street Studio is a talented, professional and, creative photographer. From our first meeting to the days of our events, she was wonderful to work with; always on time, organized, offering great ideas and putting any concerns I had to rest. She captured the joy and excitement of our engagement party and wedding with creativity and a unique sensibility that we will treasure in our prints forever. We were so blessed to work with Oak Street Studio, and look forward to the next time! My husband and I, and our entire family are lucky to call Heather a friend!”
— Diana, Bride at The Roosevelt Hotel in NYC
“Heather and her staff were truly amazing. They made my husband and I feel really comfortable on our wedding day even though we aren’t ones to flock toward the spotlight. I met Heather of Oak Street Studio at another wedding and thought that her images from that day were wonderful. Oak Street Studio is adept at realizing the visual potential of a place and allowing a quiet grace to unfold through the photographs without the images feeling overly posed.”
— Nicole, Bride in Upstate, NY