Meet Heather

Nice to meet you!

We are Kansas City wedding photographers with a classic, adventurous and genuine style to documenting your wedding.  With a degree in Photojournalism and over 10 years of wedding photography experience, we combine the ability to capture moments candidly and beautiful portraits with a priority on letting you enjoy your wedding day!

I've won The Knot Best of Weddings, 8 years, and we're in the Knot Hall of Fame for our customer service.  We have been published in our favorite magazines including Brides Magazine, KC Weddings, The Knot, EA Bride and Smitten Magazine.  I've also won the Editors Choice award among the top national wedding blogs for numerous real wedding features.

I have a deep rooted love for film, natural light and vintage cameras.  You’ll see these things throughout my home, telling the story of who we are on our walls and incorporated into my work.  I love a good adventure and a camera is always in tow!

My tween dream was to work with Rolling Stone Magazine so I obtained my Photojournalism degree at Southern Illinois University and moved to downtown Chicago to work with a product photography studio.  Chicago is where I first started my own photography business and I love to get back there any chance I get to incorporate the architecture, the monuments and the city streets.

One of my favorite photographs is a black and white photo booth strip with my Grandparents, young and in love. My goal is to show your future generations who you are on your wedding day, in love, happy, beautiful and having the adventure of your lives.

My husband and I are raising our three kids, Sydnie, Johnny and George, and our dog, Bear, on the edge of the Kansas countryside. We go to Colorado every year to enjoy the slopes, visit the beaches as often as possible and love warm nights under the stars.

I love history, travel, music, coffee, sushi and a good sense of humor!

On the bucket list: I want to vacation to Germany, the Greek Islands and visit all the cathedrals in Italy.

“If the photographer cares about the people before the lens and is compassionate, much is given.  It is the photographer, not the camera, that is the instrument.” ~Eve Arnold

Hello!

heather@heatherbrulez.com | 913-948-3918

I love a quiet morning with a latte and a good book.

Good conversation over an IPA or wine is my idea of going out and I’m in bed by 9 p.m. on a good night!

My husband, John, and I  have three amazing, gorgeous children that make my world spin round.

I LOVE being a Kansas City wedding photographer.

We enjoy dance parties in the living room, camping out in the back yard, going to the beach or mountains as often as possible and making blanket forts for movie night.  We also stay up late to watch shooting stars.

I love Summer nights, small outdoor concerts, a reason to have champagne and good food!

Our own wedding and family portraits that hang on our walls have taught me that our images become more endearing with time.  I love walking by these portraits and the memories they give me.

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As a long time Kansas City wedding photographer, I’m often asked what gear I use or love the most and why. So, here’s what’s in the bag at every wedding or session I photograph and for the record, I’m a Canon girl.

On a wedding day, I’m typically using two cameras, both Canon 5D III’s.  I also have the original 5D for a back up.

My favorite lens on a wedding day is the 50mm 1.2L.  Others include the 85mm 1.8 and the 70-200mm 2.8L, the 100MM 2.8L for rings and other details and, the 24-70mm II 2.8L.

 

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