I am Heather Chipps Townsend. Yes, my maiden name was Chipps but with TWO P’s! No, seriously!!! And that’s where my business name comes from because I decided to embrace my last name at an early age, haha! I am sure you can imagine the nicknames. Now that I am a married, I am a Townsend.
Most days you can find me cozied up on the couch with a big cup of coffee and my sweet pup, Cooper by my side. Typically editing photos or writing emails while watching Netflix with shows like Law and Order SVU or Grey’s Anatomy in the background. I am mostly known for how happy I am. I beg to differ, because I can be a closet nerd most of the time. I just find the humor in just about everything and I am always approaching life light heartedly. I love serving the world with my camera. My mission is to literally live life simply, have fun, and capture authentic moments.
I am located in a sweet little town in Southern Virginia that I love to pieces, but don’t get me wrong, I LOVE to travel! So, if your wedding is in Italy, a few hours away or even just another state away, I am more than happy to travel. I am saved by Grace. I am a wife to my hard working husband who’s an AWESOME Emergency RN and my NUMBER ONE biggest fan, Robert. Together we have two cats, Sola + Luna, and Cooper who really are our children so to speak. Family and friends mean the world to me and constantly inspire me to be a better person every day. Not only that, but they encourage me to fearlessly pursue my dreams.
My journey as a wedding photographer began about 8 years ago. I never imagined being in my early 20s and owning my own BUSINESS!!! After being in the photography industry for several years, I’ve learned that my love for photographing weddings and senior portraits grew exponentially and this is now what I am honored to call my job. It’s something I love to the point that I become overwhelmed with happiness, joy, and peace.
I have a whole lot of faith
Family and friends
Coffee is an everyday thing
Cooper + Luna + Sola
Traveling is a must
Shopping…it’s a problem