Heather has been a photographer since she was a child and received formal training at Rochester Institute of Technology, with a degree in Fine Art Photography. She got her start by assisting for Wedding Photographers and worked in a photo lab for over 10 years as well as at George Eastman House. In 2010, Heather received PPA's Certified Professional Photographer designation. Currently, she is teaching workshops to beginning and advanced photographers and is very active in local Professional Photography guilds. Attending conferences and staying up to date is a primary goal as well as running an Eco-Friendly business. McKay's Photography has received the Leadership designation with Greener Photography and is currently their Education Committee Chairperson. Typically she photographs a very select number of weddings per year, focusing on the fun and creative couples who come her way.
Aside from photography, Heather is an active snowboarder and is currently learning to play the banjo. Her vices are coffee and wine. And talking too much.
Award Winning Photos
The Wedding Photojournalist Association proudly recognizes the accomplishments and creative excellence of Heather. The following awards have been earned by Heather from the WPJA. These achievements come with great merit considering the high level of competition that a member faces in the contests.
The following letters are from the clients of Heather McKay.
Married: 7 years ago
Stefani & Brandon
It was our sincere pleasure to have you as our photographer! You have no idea how many people came up to us the night of our wedding and said how comfortable you made everyone and what a great job you were doing! You truly have a gift and an unparalleled talent!
Married: 9 years ago
Jodi & Jeremy
Thanks soooo much for the amazing photos! They are the best - YOU are the best! I loved our experience and our relationship with you - everything was absolutely perfect! We had the best time ever that night and you were awesome to work with. I don't think things could have gone any better. We are honored to have had you there!
Married: 8 years ago
Kacey & Ben
Oh my god, Heather the pics are gorgeous! I started crying - not surprising coming from me! Thank you for such a magical night :)
Wedding Photography Packages
All packages include Heather McKay as your Primary Photographer, a press-printed proof book with all images, a personal website for viewing and ordering, a pre-wedding consultation, a post-wedding consultation and an assistant at my discretion. McKay's Photography offers custom album options and includes an entire line of eco-friendly product offerings.