Hi, I’m Heather, and I’m so glad you’re here. Welcome!
How it All Began
Photography, pregnancy, birth, and newborns are my passion. After my daughter Elena was born, I found myself doing a lot of soul searching about the direction my life was taking. I thought we were done having babies (little did I know there would be one more – that’s him with me in the photo to the right!). Yet, I was aching to somehow stay connected to pregnancy, birth, and newborns. I began looking at my options.
In the midst of all of this internal turmoil, my birth photos arrived from Elena’s birth. They affected me profoundly. I watched my video again and again when, out of the blue, I felt as though I had found my calling in life. I always had appreciated birth photography, but it wasn’t until I experienced it myself that I felt its impact. Babies only take their first breath once. ONCE. The feeling of being able to experience that moment over and over again was incredible. It was also amazing being able to see my birth from an outside perspective. I wanted to make it possible for other people to feel exactly as I felt in that moment, viewing my birth photos.
As soon as I felt that pull on my life, plans for Heather Mohr Photography were set into motion. I fell in love with maternity and newborn photography in addition to birth photography, and decided to specialize in all three. After countless hours of studying both independently and formally under some of the best teachers in the industry, I started my business, and I feel so lucky to be here. This work is an extension of my heart – I pour every ounce of me into every family I meet and every photo I take.
More About Me
I was born in Evansville, IN; grew up in Paducah, KY, and have also lived in Indianapolis, IN and in the Louisville, KY area. I moved here over 10 years ago for my now husband, and it’s been great being here!
I enjoy trying new restaurants and new foods, shopping for beautiful and unique pieces of clothing, seeing new places, and the beauty of nature (especially the ocean). I also enjoy reading, though I admit since becoming a mom, this hobby plays a much lesser role in my life than it did in the past.
I have a Bachelors degree in Economics and Masters in Human Resources Management, both from Washington University in St. Louis. While my areas of study were analytical in nature and primarily utilized the left side of my brain, I find my background has given me a unique perspective as a photographer/business owner. I’m lucky to have so much variety in my life!
Capturing memories is everything to me. Pregnancy, birth, and those early newborn days are some of the most significant times those who experience them will encounter in their lives. Every single time I delivery a gallery to a client and see how happy they are to have their photos, I know without a doubt, this is what I was born to do. Babies will always grow more quickly than we’d like, but for my clients, those moments are frozen in time. My clients can always look at their photos and remember the way they felt when their baby was kicking inside of them, the love that exploded in their hearts the moment they held their baby for the first time, and the teeny tiny newborn that so quickly became the center of their worlds.
Speaking of babies, my husband and I are blessed to have had 4 of them. Our first was only with us a short while after 34 weeks of pregnancy. In losing her, I felt pain like I never imagined existed. Her life led me to volunteer my photography services to local hospitals to parents who are facing loss (and if you know someone in this tragic situation, please send them my way – I will be happy to talk to them. There is no charge for this). Each of my next 3 children have brought (and continue to bring) me such healing and joy. It is because of them I am able to begin and end each day with a grateful and full heart. Their tiny voices and sweet laughter push me forward and make me want to be the best version of me I can be.
Want to Know More?
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Heather Mohr Photography specializes in newborn, baby, maternity, birth, and Fresh 48 hospital photography in St. Louis, Missouri and surrounding areas including but not limited to Webster Groves, Kirkwood, Ladue, Clayton, Edwardsville, Holiday Shores, Glen Carbon, Collinsville, Bethalto, Alton, and Godfrey.