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Katrina & Ryan
I met Heather a few years ago when we worked together at a wedding. I am a local event planner and Heather of course was the photographer. The moment we met, we clicked. I watched her work, her style, ideas, creativity, and dedication to her job through out the day. I told her before she left that when I got married, she would be my photographer.
Last September, Heather was the first vendor I contacted about my wedding. Not only was I extremely excited to hire her for the wedding, I also had made a friend and was so happy to share my special news. 🙂 We scheduled the engagement session within the next few months. Heather made the trip to Livermore to spend the afternoon with us at Sycamore Grove Park. We had a great time visiting and catching up while she worked. She made everything so easy. My husband is not into pictures let alone a whole afternoon of pictures and she made him feel so comfortable he even had a good time! She is very calm, professional, outgoing, creative and sweet. Our engagement shots were beautiful! I think she took over 200+ photos! My husband absolutely loved the pictures and was excited for the wedding pictures.
When my wedding day came Heather, as always, was early with a smile and sense of calmness. She had been there taking pictures, scoping things out before I even arrived! Once I got there, she was everywhere you wanted/needed her to be! My mom was amazed how every time she turned around thinking it would be a good photo opp, she was there. She captured every moment possible. She set up a lap top at the reception where my guests could view the already taken pictures and I was absolutely AMAZED! I couldn’t wait to see them all.
Heather posted some “teaser” pictures a few days after the wedding and it had all my family and friends talking. Plus it was nice because it allowed me to have some pictures to share with people who couldn’t make the celebration. Within a month of my wedding, I had the complete disc of the pictures in hand. GORGEOUS, AMAZING, BEAUTIFUL, ASTONISHING… these are all words that describe the pictures. As I looked at all of them, the whole day replayed in my head and I was sitting at my computer with a huge smile crying. I knew that I couldn’t of had anyone better than Heather to capture this unforgettable moment in my life. She did and she did it well.
My best friend is getting married in September and she just hired Heather as her photographer. I am so excited to see her again and hopefully I will work with her in the future as well. Not only is she my 1st for recommendation for  personal events but she is also my 1st professionally as well.

Heather- You’re a doll and thank you for everything you did for Ryan and I. You made all our picture dreams come true!

Lots of love & admiration,
Ryan & Katrina

Melanie & Earl
Going back to the time I was still looking for a photographer, after seeing Heather’s website, and talking to her over the phone, I hoped so much everything else would turn out well.  I quickly decided I wanted her to be our wedding photographer, after hours of research and being “turned off” several times by other photographers.  For how she works, her pricing is very competitive; I couldn’t believe it included an e-session and a second photographer.  Meeting her and her husband John, (whom we hired to be our videographer), further convinced me she was “the one”.

From my first conversation about the e-session and wedding, to finalizing the wedding album, my experience with Heather, was as smooth as can be. She answered all my questions in detail whether it’s via phone call, email, text, or Facebook message 🙂 During our e-session, I can’t forget that Heather lied down on the ground, on her stomach, – a car was coming! – to get the perfect shot.  She asked me several times if I was okay, and made sure I didn’t have any more last photo requests before she packed up her camera during our wedding day.  These are just some of the reasons how Heather exceeded my expectations. I highly recommend her. She’s made me a loyal client and a fan.


Amber & Chris
I spent countless hours searching for the perfect wedding photographer – I was looking for someone with true talent whose prices would fit my budget.  I loved Heather’s work on her website and it took just one phone call for me to feel confident that she would get along well with us and understood our needs.  Heather is very professional, she’s easy-going and her sense of humor makes her fun to be around which for us was really important.  I can’t say enough about the quality of her work and her prices are extremely competitive for what she offers.

We had a blast at our engagement shoot with her – she had fun and creative ideas and our photos turned out so beautiful.  We had so many favorites it was hard to choose just a few to use on our wedding website!  Seeing those photos got me so excited about our wedding photos because I knew I had found someone really special who I could trust 100% to capture every special moment of our wedding day.

We just got married this past weekend and Heather was everything we hoped for and more (she even came to my rescue when my veil fell out!).  She was on time, she got right to work and she has tons of energy and passion.  I watched the shots she was taking and I love how artistic and creative she is.  She definitely has “the eye” for great shots and we are so anxious to get our photos back.  She sent us a sneak peek of one of me and it’s honestly the best photo I’ve ever seen of myself.
-Amber & Chris

Katrina & Dustin

If anyone wants a thoughtful, creative, and genuine photographer go with Heather. Within a few minutes of meeting her I knew she would capture my wedding just the way I dreamed. I am so grateful to have found her. I am less then 2 months from my wedding and knowing Heather and her skills will be there means that I have one less thing to stress about.
-Katrina & Dustin

Wendy & Dave
So Heather originally did my maternity pictures. AWESOME job.  I mean i was 8 months prego.. 50 lbs more than a prego supposed to weigh… my pictures turned out HOT.  I think she got the magic touch! At first i was kind of uncomfortable taking photos of my big belly.  Heather was so easy going… she eased any uncomfortable feelings i had.  This was my first pregnancy.  So naturally I want the pictures to be magical.  They were perfect!  I am so happy with them.

Fast forward… 9 months after my maternity session.  I now have a beautiful baby girl with a mean frown.  Our first holidays together.  So around halloween,  i dressed her up as a little lady bug. We called heather again and heather made my girl smile and now i have memories of my little lady bug on her first halloween.  Heather is amazing, she’s great.  Super easy to work with and creative! I love all her photos.

Just so everyone knows… she’s booked for my baby’s wedding!  Thanks Heather!

Danielle – boudoir
Heather did my my boudoir photos a few weeks ago.  Heather was super nice, calm, and easy going about the whole thing.  I’m not one to embarrass easily, but if I were I know she’d put me at ease.

I just saw a teaser shot last week.  If all of my photos turned out like that one, I must say that I’m impressed!  I can’t wait to show them to my fiance!

Kymee & Brett
We loved working with Heather! She wanted our day to be very special, so even made sure the time when we took pictures was special! She was great to work with, and we felt very comfortable asking for certain types of pictures. The pictures are beautiful and our day was captured wonderfully!

Stacy & Tige
I found Heather completely by accident and it was the best accident ever. Her attitude and excitement about my wedding was refreshing. Although she’s done many weddings she still showed enthusiasm as if this was my special day was just as important to her. Our engagement session was lovely and relaxed. She didn’t try to pose us in “traditional” ways; she allowed us to be comfortable and natural which resulted in some amazing pictures. My husband and mine’s love for each other came through beautifully without looking forced or fake.
I contacted Heather a few times before the wedding and she was quick to respond with suggestions and ideas. She also listened closely to what I wanted and talked to me about my vision for our day.
The day of the wedding Heather arrived promptly and got straight to work. And although a few other things got out of whack Heather just went with it. She helped wrangle family for pictures, and managed to snapped some great unexpected moments. I was stressed that perhaps we didn’t do enough photos or that something might have been missed but when I received our pictures I realized that she got everything from that day on film. Her detail shots are amazing and she captured all the smiles and happy moments.
I would highly recommend Heather Hammer Prettyman Photography to anyone looking for an amazing wedding photographer.

Angela & Rick
The photos you captured are breathtaking and we relive our special day every time we look at them. Very organized and creative! I would recommend Heather Prettyman to everyone because you only have one chance to capture this magical day and Heather and her staff are very professional and see everything you dont, while using creative thinking and knowledge to capture the most beautiful memories possible!!!
– Angela & Rick

Heather & Kyle
We are glad you could photograph our very special day, and share the moment as we joined our two lives into one.  We enjoyed working with you, and we found many favorites from the photos you took!  You have an eye for unique pictures, and we really appreciate the artistic touch you displayed in your photography.  Thank you for everything.
– Kyle & Heather