We had the good fortune of connecting with Heather Armijo and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Heather, what are you inspired by?
My biggest inspiration comes from my own family. I often think about what images I would want to have from these special moments and I work to make sure my clients get those images. When I meet a new family and see how they interact and how they show their love for one another, that will lead and inspire each session. For example, when a Mom gushes over her baby’s many expressions, I will do my best to photograph all the little facials and emotions I can!
Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
I focus on capturing the moments that surround bringing a new baby into the family. I work hard to offer an enjoyable, stress-free experience before, during and after your session. It’s important to me that you enjoy the experience of the session as much as the final images. I have always had that mindset for the business so I provide thorough information on how to prepare, what to expect as well as being easy to reach when any questions might arise. I would like to think that is why clients come back year after year. Of course, it has always been a learning process and much of my insight has been learned after photographing hundreds and hundreds of families and newborn babies. There is a reason I do things the way I do them! It’s how I provide can consistently quality images with an enjoyable experience.
Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
I love to support local businesses so we would probably start our day at the Katy Farmer’s Market at Stableside at Falcon Landing, Nothing better than shopping the unique vendors, spending time outdoors and enjoying some coffee from Blockhouse Coffee. I have 6 kids so we would then hop over to Mason Road Skate Center so the kids could burn off some energy. It’s the perfect nostalgic fun and reminds me of being a kid at the skating rink! Then we would drop off the kids and wrap up the day at The Social Pub and Grill for dinner and drinks.
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
Success cannot come without support and there are so many people in the community that I could give credit to for the tremendous growth we have seen over the years. First and foremost, I am so thankful to have added another member to the HAP team! In 2019 I brought on a full-time outdoor photographer named Lindsey Ray. She fit into the HAP family perfectly and has seamlessly taken over the majority of our outdoor sessions as well as helping with some important tasks on the back end. We could not have brought her on without the support and trust of our current clients and we are both so grateful for them!