Fun. Real. Beautiful.
In 2003, Heather MacEachern founded HRM Photography in London, Ontario after graduating from Ryerson University’s Photography program. In 2005, she joined forces with Lindsay Ross, a Humber College Photography graduate. The following year, Fanshawe Photography program graduate Niki Patel became the duo’s office manager and associate photographer which officially completed the HRM team.
What sets HRM Photography apart from others? The three "E"s!!
- Education (ALL of our main shooters & assistants have diplomas from respected photography programs!)
- Experience (We've photographed over 1000 weddings!)
- Enthusiasm (When we say we love weddings, we really, really mean it!)
Meet Our Team
My love for photography started when I was in high school and I quickly decided that the best way to develop my skills was to study photography through Fanshawe’s three-year photography program.
My co-op placement at Fanshawe led me to HRM Photography – Heather and Lindsay instantly made me feel like a part of the team! I officially began working with HRM in 2006 as Lindsay’s second shooter in Toronto. By 2009 I moved back to London to take on my role as the company’s office manager and associate photographer. By the end of 2019 I will have photographed over 200 weddings as the primary shooter, and many others as a second shooter!
There are so many things I love about wedding photography, but most of all I feel that capturing the full story of a couple’s big day from start to finish is essential. Wedding photographs allow a couple and their families to cherish and relive their wedding day forever.
Like the rest of the HRM team, my love for photography keeps me passionate, and my laidback approach ensures that we capture real images while still having fun.
I’m so excited to be a part of your day, and even more excited to help you remember it forever!
The moment I discovered my passion for photography, there was nothing else in the world that I wanted to do. I see the world clearly through the lens of a camera. It was a natural decision for me to study photography in college and in April 2004 I graduated from the Creative Photography program at Humber College. While at Humber, I began assisting various Toronto wedding photographers – Heather being one of them. We both realized quickly that we share a similar style, passion and approach when it comes to photographing weddings.
I love to capture the true emotion and beauty of people as they celebrate the special moments in life. I feel that photographing a wedding is such a wonderful experience, as you are helping people preserve memories that they will cherish forever. By the end of 2019 I will have photographed over 350 weddings!
My fresh personality and friendly, unobtrusive approach will make you and your guests feel at ease and ensure fantastic photos of your wedding day!
My love for photography started when I was very young. I burned through disposable cameras faster than my mom could buy them for me! After I received my first digital camera when I was 10, that was really when my passion and borderline addiction started. When I discovered that I could make a career out of taking photographs, I knew that was the path I needed to follow for my post-secondary education. I attended the Ontario College of Art and Design University in Toronto and received my Bachelors of Fine Art Degree in photography. I was so thrilled to be hired by HRM Photography as their office assistant / second shooter shortly after I graduated!
I love everything about weddings; from the beautiful details and outfits to the emotional reactions and moments. Being able to capture the most intimate interactions throughout a couple’s big day is a huge honor! Having a fine art education provides me with a unique approach to my photography, but like my amazing teammates at HRM, being able to keep everyone smiling and laidback is also one of my top priorities!
I received my first entry level DSLR as a gift when I graduated high school. After a couple years of amateur shooting I fell in love with photography and decided I wanted to pursue it as a career option but knew I still had lots to learn. During my second year at Fanshawe’s Photography program, I was required to find a field placement. I knew where I wanted to land and wasted no time in emailing HRM. Heather agreed to meet with me and after our interview she took me in as a field placement student. Once I finished my placement hours and graduated from the program I was offered a position here editing in the office. Three years later I am still overjoyed to be working for a team that I love and get to learn from every single day!
My main role at HRM Photography is editing for the portrait sessions of the beautiful families and babies that the team photographs.
– Anne Renée
I am a graduate from the Fanshawe College Photography program. My career has centered around photography first working as a photo lab technician as a teen, then a photo editor and now as an assistant shooter for HRM, with a brief period as a jail guard in between (experience like this comes in handy when dealing with those difficult to pose). My mission in life is to get every parent to stop worrying about what they look like and get in the picture. I’m proud to have been part of the HRM Photography team since 2011.
I’ve always had a love for photography, whether it was the photography club in high school or taking photos for family and friends throughout university. After my wedding, I decided to follow my passions and enrolled in the photography program at Fanshawe College to study the other side of the lens. When I interned with HRM, I quickly learned that it wasn’t just about snapping photos, it was about capturing the emotions of a special day. Upon graduating, I was thrilled to join the vibrant and lively HRM team and love being a second shooter at many weddings with the team!
Years ago, I stole my first camera from my husband and quickly realized that 1) he’s forgiving, and 2) I love photography! That was the beginning of my love affair with photography. There’s nothing more exciting than providing a captured moment to a parent where their child makes ‘that face’, when a groom sees his bride for the first time on their wedding day, or even when a person finally sees their own beauty the way the rest of the world sees it. I am incredibly proud to be working with HRM to capture and celebrate these moments, and cannot wait to meet you on your big day!
Hi! I’m Melissa and I love absolutely everything about love. Whether it’s falling in love (swoon!), getting married, having babies (oh, how I love babies!), or celebrating family, I’m all in. And, because of this love for love, I love working with photographers who so beautifully capture all of these wonderful and magical life-moments! My educational background is quite eclectic, with a degree in music from Western and a diploma in travel & tourism from Fanshawe.
When it comes down to it, I truly love anything to do with fun events and celebrations!
Heather, Lindsay and Niki all share a similar passion for capturing unforgettable wedding day memories. Their unobtrusive & laid back approach helps create a carefree and relaxed dynamic which fosters a great relationship with their clients. This results in many opportunities to create stunning photographs which will help you relive every moment of your wedding day.
Now celebrating their fifteenth year of business, HRM Photography is proud to have won awards from numerous photography organizations, including:
- The International Society of Professional Wedding Photographers
- Fearless Photographers
- The Professional Wedding Photographers of Canada.
Heather was honoured to be a recipient of Business London's Top 20 under 40 in 2016. To see more of our published work click here.
- Best of London - Best Photography Studio 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019
- Consumer’s Choice Award for London Ontario Photographer 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019
- London Ontario's Most Popular Photographer: Wedding Industry Experts Award 2012, 2013, 2015
- 2016 Top 20 under 40 - Business London
- Bride.ca Best Wedding Photo in Canada (1st & 3rd place) 2011
- Bride.ca Best Wedding Photo in Canada 2nd place 2012
- Bride.ca Best Wedding Photo in Canada - Honorable Mention 2013
- Bride.ca Best Engagement Photo in Canada runner up 2013
- Bride.ca Best Engagement Photo in Canada finalist 2014
- Bride.ca Best Wedding Photo in Canada finalist 2015
- Bride.ca Best Engagement Photo in Canada finalist 2015
- Wedbiz Creative Talent Award 2017, 2018
- Wedbiz Outstanding Service Award 2017, 2018
- * Wedding Wire Bride's Choice Awards: 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012
- Top 20 Best Wedding Photographers in Canada - Professional Photographers of Canada 2012
- Three Fearless Awards (fearlessphotographers.com)
- Six International Society of Professional Wedding Photographers Awards (ispwp.com)
- theWeddingRing.ca - Voted Ontario's #1 Wedding Vendor - 2009, 2010, 2011
- Two Bright Lights 2016 Platinum Circle (Top 10 Most Published Photographer out of 50,000 members)
HRM Photography is passionate about giving back to the community. In 2015 Heather co-founded Love Never Ends, a not for profit organization photographing the terminally ill and their families. Just to name a few, some of the organizations we are proud to have volunteered for and supported through charitable donations and fundraising are: Community Living, The Children's Aid Foundation, The Children's Health Foundation, the ALS Society, the London Food Bank, Cystic Fibrosis Research, Sudan Canadian Medical Care, St John the Divine, Yoga Shack Gives Back, Hockey Helps the Homeless, Kilworth's Children's Centre, Bethany's Hope, Bethesda House, Friends of the Orphans Canada, Handbags for Hospice, Boyle Community Center and Women's Community House. We also support Fanshawe Photography's Co-Op program, and frequently mentor photography students through this program.
Based out of London and Toronto (GTA), and available for weddings across Southwestern Ontario, the HRM team is committed not only to delivering exceptional photographs, but to working with couples to ensure that every wedding they photograph is reflective of their brides and grooms.
We look forward to hearing from you!
Heather, Lindsay & Niki
The HRM Photography Team