THE INDEX

You don't need someone to tell you one more time that your wedding will go by in a flash. You already feel the pressure to have the right timeline, the right details and add all the meaningful elements to make your wedding the perfect celebration of your marriage. You have put so much thought and heart into planning your day that you want to participate in every moment as it happens and know that it will be preserved and treasured for generations. 

... Like the way he teared up when he vowed to stand by your side forever;
... or the beaming pride on mom's face as dad shared a heartfelt toast;
...or the joy of belting out every single lyric of Mr Brightside on the dancefloor with your besties;
...or how your heart melted during your first dance as husband and wife.


These are just a piece of the memories that will become your legacy. The people, the emotions, the whole experience of your wedding day is something you always want to remember. 

That's where I come in. As a Virginia wedding photographer,  I will document every detail of your most important day so you can have your (timeless photograph of) your cake and enjoy it, too. 



Have your cake and eat it, too.

Along with all the other once-in-a-lifetime moments that you can only have ON your wedding day.

Iwant you to

WHO I am

Photography for me is an expression of all the things I value: people, real moments, joy, connection, true love. It's the culmination of my life experience in art form. I love that I can create from my heart and help others hold onto the moments that matter the most. My work is more than just pretty pictures, it is valuable because it is REAL.

When I'm not fluffing a wedding dress or cuddling a newborn, I am probably out exploring nature with my 3 children or enjoying a good glass of wine with the love of my life. 

"I love that I can create from my heart and help others hold onto the moments that matter the most."

I started by photographing details of my newborn son: tiny toes, big yawns, first steps. As I began to document other people's little moments, I was inspired by their unique expressions of love. Over time, I knew that I had found my place in capturing the small moments of life's biggest events.

Heather Mrva is a Virginia-based wedding photographer who traded in her training as a therapist and years of planning events to provide committed couples with an extraordinary wedding photography experience that allows them to focus on what really matters and gives them photos that will be treasured for generations. Her work has been featured in local publications such as Bayfront Living and Little Neck Living, and she is well known for her engaging personality and light-filled, authentic style of photography.

Heather lives in Virginia Beach with her husband and 3 children. She eats tacos at least once a week and stays up way too late watching true crime documentaries.

owner & photographer

heather

hi! it's me

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WHO I am

Photography for me is an expression of all the things I value: people, real moments, joy, connection, true love. It's the culmination of my life experience in art form. I love that I can create from my heart and help others hold onto the moments that matter the most. My work is more than just pretty pictures, it is valuable because it is REAL.

When I'm not fluffing a wedding dress or cuddling a newborn, I am probably out exploring nature with my 3 children or enjoying a good glass of wine with the love of my life. 

"I love that I can create from my heart and help others hold onto the moments that matter the most."

I started by photographing details of my newborn son: tiny toes, big yawns, first steps. As I began to document other people's little moments, I was inspired by their unique expressions of love. Over time, I knew that I had found my place in capturing the small moments of life's biggest events.

my photo philosophy

every moment matters

The little things are the big things

everyone's story is beautiful

- jim elliot

wherever you are, be all there.

my motto:

My name is pronounced

people say I look like

Currently addicted to

My favorite smell is

Least fav office episode

on my travel bucket list

Mrva

(mUR-vuh)

Dakota Johnson

Taylor Swift

Salty ocean air

Scotts Tots

Prague


Margs                /                 WINE



Glamping          /           Camping



Roses               /             peonies



night in          /         night out


Margs                /                 WINE

Glamping            /           Camping

Roses               /             peonies

night in             /         night out

Say hello!

I prefer:

PREVIOUS SET

If you give me a choice of what to drink, I'll take whatever wine you have or a classic margarita with salt on the rim. 

1o. drink of choice wine & margs

Celebrations are my absolute favorite thing. I enjoy planning the aesthetics & experiences for all types of parties. I even planned my own wedding down to the minute. It's fun for me!

09. secret talent: Event Planning 

I don't know if there is much else more magical than walking on the beach as the sun is setting. Serene and calming, it is my favorite end of the week activity. 

08. I LOVE bEACH SUNSETS

Cakes, brownies, tortes, & ice cream. The more chocolatey the better! I love rich and creamy chocolate and will eat even the darkest of blends.

07. gimme all tHe chocolate

Garden roses are the ultimate romantic flower for me. Along with peonies and hydrangeas, I just love their delicate, ethereal quality. Light pink are my favorite!

06. FAVE flower: Garden Roses

shall we?

Let's get to know each other,

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