Sedona Arizona | Engagement

Images With Purpose

Let's find what shakes your soul.


my passion is in the story.

I am a photographer who goes; I will go to the mountains, I will go to the sea, or I will go next door. As much as I love adventure, I love capturing the story of a couple much more. I will go wherever your story is told.

Russell Heeter Photography

Meet Russell

Russell Heeter Photography Russell Heeter Photography

Meet Russell


My purpose is to take the best photographs of you, your loved ones, and everything that matters to you. I want you to feel the same way I did when my family and I went through wedding photos of our own loved ones. Some of the best photos we have of my father were from my sister’s wedding. When I realized that my very job is to take pictures of other’s loved ones, it shook my soul and gave me purpose. I want to provide you with photos of memories that will last longer than a lifetime. A legacy through generations.

Heading into my 6th year as a wedding photographer, I like to add a little of my lifestyle technique into my wedding work. I feel that it keeps it fresh and can draw you into an image on an emotional level. That extra something about the photo is what you feel. That exact feeling you have from an image is the goal for my work.

Day Of

When it comes to photographing your wedding, I am calm, relaxed, and a great non-awkward third wheel. I like to direct my couples into awesome, jaw-dropping light, neat settings, all the while cultivating romance, fun, and joy through my shooting style. You could describe my style as whimsy and adventurous with a touch of romance.

I am a go-with-the-flow, but direct when needed kind of person. I aim for your wedding day to be just that—yours. Not anyone else's. I will capture you with all your loved ones at every moment and become a natural part of your day. I watch and wait for the perfect moments you will never want to forget.

Life + Wife

Outside of photography, you can find me traveling, skiing, hiking, biking, and playing volleyball, golf, or tennis while always seeking out the next opportunity to buy a bag of skittles—specifically the purple bag.

When I was young and 19 I had a lofty goal to ski off every cliff we could find out west. It was short lived by some rough falls. After gaining some wisdom I would much rather take photos on cliffs instead, way more fun… and safer too.

My wife, Kelsey, is a 4th-grade teacher and is the cutest human you will find on earth! She is obsessed with dogs and sloths and always falls in love with every animal when we watch Planet Earth. Our first date was five and half hours long and I called my mom right after to tell her that I had just gone on my last first date.

Let's Go.

Adventurous couples have a special place in my heart. Love is all about people but I am also a big believer that a location can mean everything to a couple. Whether is the mountains, the desert, the ocean or the jungle, Kelsey and I have always had the penchant for travel. We always have and always will. We both know some of our special locations center us, inspire us, and remind us just how special travel is. If you are a goer and a getter, let's go and get some incredible images in the very locations that tell your story!