What is Heather Stanford Photography & Films All About?

Southern Tier + Fingerlakes + Western New York’s trusted source for heirloom-quality family and birth photography and video.


Uplifting Affirmations

Sentimental Artwork

From the moment you book with me, I’ll be there to guide you and make sure you feel completely comfortable and secure throughout the process.

My goal is to tell you and your family’s empowering story — and that can only come about through respect and attentiveness to your needs and wants.

Being Doula-certified, you can rest assured that you’ll have more than just a documentarian with you during your birth session — you’ll have a loyal companion by your side who can cheer you on and support you through positive affirmations.

When you receive your photos and videos, I want to remind you of your inner strength and extraordinary capabilities, especially during those difficult physical emotional challenges that come with labor and delivery.

Every stage of a family’s life together is significant and deserves the most touching and beautiful art that can be showcased in different ways — such as wall photos, edited films, albums, digital prints, and much more.

The Heather Stanford Experience

Devoted Doula Work

As a certified birth Doula, it is my duty and utmost passion to help you have the birthing experience you want to have. You’ll have an educator, advocate, organizer, and affirmation-spouter by your side in times of joy and uncertainty.

As a postpartum Doula, I will be there for your family as you transition to this new chapter of life with your baby through educating, nurturing, breastfeeding support, baby care, and also postpartum care for the strong mama.

Meet Heather Stanford

Certified Doula, Professional Photographer & Videographer, Amateur Coffee & Wine Aficionado

Hi! I’m Heather Stanford, founder of Heather Stanford Photography & Films and the lucky mama to a 11-year-old “baby” boy. Let’s get to know each other!

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Did we just become best friends?

It turns out that the messy, beautiful, tender family moments are better than any dreamed-up fairytale.

I may be about all these things (did I mention coffee already?), but my ultimate passion — the one that makes my heart sing is birth and family photography.

When I was a little girl, I always fantasized about typical fairytale things — like being a princess or getting a unicorn for my birthday. But now that I’m a mom, I realize I prefer things a bit more real.

That’s why I love what I do — capturing authentic family life, such as the moment a woman becomes a mother, or the memorable family milestones.

"The memories we make with our family is everything."   
- Candace Cameron Bure

The Real Perks of the Job

People often assume that the best part of my job is witnessing new life coming into the world, or working with loving families and adorable children.

And while these two facets are undoubtedly great benefits, they’re nothing compared to my client’s joyful reactions when they see the results of our sessions.

Getting messages from a family years later saying that they just rewatched a film I made for them, or shared their child’s birth album with the grandparents is a magical feeling I can’t express in words.

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In the end, my goal is to create heirlooms for your family that can be passed down from generation to generation. To capture those fleeting moments that you’ll want to relive over and over.

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