I've always loved photography, but my passion has really resurfaced now that I have two beautiful daughters to photograph. They are my inspiration for turning my hobby into something more. My daughter Lilah comes to many sessions and takes her own photos. I secretly hope they both find a love for photography and one day we will all do this together!

(photo credit to my talented friend, Jessica Rene Photography)

Hello! I'm Heather. I'm from the small town of Centerville, Indiana. I live northwest of Indy with my husband and two daughters. I enjoy hanging with my little babes and going to concerts with my husband.

In addition to photography, I work part time as a nurse practitioner and love meeting new people. You'll see a lot of families and little ones in my work.
21 VINES is named after my daughter, Ivy, who has an extra copy of the 21st chromosome. She inspired me to start my business and The Lucky Mama Project, a program with Down syndrome Indiana that supports new moms. You will see lots of photos of Ivy as well as many other kids with Down syndrome in my galleries. I really enjoy showing the world how beautiful and amazing our kids are through photos.

About Me

How will the images be delivered? How long will it take?
Images will be delivered in an online gallery after editing. This can take anywhere from 1-4 weeks depending on the season. I will typically post a preview on social media within a few days of the session.

How will the images be delivered? How long will it take?

I encourage neutral colors. Some of my favorite shades are navy, blues, dark reds, maroon, greens, different shades of brown, you get the picture. Avoid neon colors or large busy patterns. I advise families to coordinate their outfits, rather than focusing on matching. If you are wearing colors that compliment each other, your photos will look great! Layering and mixing patterns such as plaids, denim and solids looks nice too. My clients have access to a StyleandSelect.com, a FREE styling service!!

What should we wear or not wear?

FUN! My main goal for the session is for everyone to feel comfortable. I'm there to capture more than just an image. I encourage kids to play and parents to interact with and love on their children. If you are one of those people that feel awkward at sessions, no worries! I've got you! My style is both candid and posed. I know how to pose your family to get the images you want. My most popular session is the Mini. It's 30 minutes long, tolerable for little ones and the dads! I have a few favorite spots I like to shoot at in Zionsville. I know these locations well and will choose the session time that will allow for the best lighting.

What does a session with 21 Vines Photography look like?


davis family session

Heather is AMAZING!! She puts 1W into everything she does!
She has captured some pretty perfect moments for my family and is a dream to work with.

West Maternity session

So professional and very easy to work with! We were 1st
timers with taking professional pictures and she coached us
perfectly. Will never go to anyone else!

brad & karissa engagement

Heather was amazing to work with! We could not be more
pleased with our engagement pictures! Everybody is in love
with the pictures and can't pick a favorite, including us.

Gimbel family session

Heather took pictures of my family last week and I couldn't
be happier with the results! We had some tough conditions
hot, buggy, fussy toddler - but Heather was patient and pro-
fessional, and managed to get incredible pictures I will trea-
sure for a lifetime. Thanks, Heather!!!!

Lefeave family session

We had so much fun with Heather when she took our family
photos! She picked an excellent location as well. We have so
many amazing photos to chose from and I couldn't be more
pleased with her work, quick turn around time and great
communication! Thank you, Heather!!

Miller mom & me session

Heather has an eye for capturing the moment! She was able
to get all four of my kids to enjoy the photo shoot. She was
patient (bathroom breaks for toddlers in training) and cre-
ative in backgrounds and sunsets. I adore the photos she
took. Thank you, and I look forward to next time!

Tinkle family session!

Heather did an amazing job with our family photos! With
three active boys, we are not an easy family to photograph.
She made us look good! She also did a great job of captur-
ing the boys' personalities in the individual shots. I love every
single photo!