January 14, 2019
Heather Palecek Photography, NJ Family and Event Photographer, is in the BWE Vendor Spotlight this week! I have had the pleasure of working side-by-side with Heather a number of times over the past few years. And every single time my clients are thrilled with not just her work (which is beautiful) but also her personality and easy disposition. Both of which allow her clients to warm to her instantly! She is smart, funny, and easy to get along with! Heather specializes in small events (not weddings) such as bridal and baby showers, birthday parties, and vow renewals. Heather also does amazing family portraiture offering her clients high quality custom designed photo albums. You can check out her website and follow her on Instagram @hpalecekphotography
It wasn’t long after we met that Heather and I had the opportunity to work together on a few really cool events, a 50th wedding anniversary, and 36th wedding anniversary and beach front vow renewal and a surprise 75th birthday party.
Heather is not only a creative professional with her own business, she also teaches high school photography, and is a wonderfully accomplished fine artist who produces some of the coolest photography I’ve seen. I first met Heather at a Tuesdays Together meeting (she is now the leader of the Princeton group). Tuesdays Together is an organized group of creatives and entrepreneurs who gather together for coffee and conversation on the second Tuesday of every month. [SIDE NOTE: Join me on February 12th at the Union Market Gallery when I lead the discussion on Client Relationships at out Tuesdays Together–Tuckerton, sign up here.] It is the group’s hope to cultivate a society of creative entrepreneurs who believe in community over competition and have a desire to lead with love. We quickly bonded over coffee and a shared quirky sense of humor.
In addition, Heather owns a tiny home. It’s the cutest log cabin in New England. I thought (a lot) about crashing her pad, but she lost me at “outdoor shower and no cell service.” This is one of her pin hole photos of that tiny home. According to Wikipedia (yes, I had to look it up to be sure I got this right, “A pinhole camera is a simple camera without a lens but with a tiny aperture, a pinhole – effectively a light-proof box with a small hole in one side. Light from a scene passes through the aperture and projects an inverted image on the opposite side of the box, which is known as the camera obscura effect.” I am fairly certain I remember making one in high school out of a small cereal box.
These images were also created with pinhole cameras that Heather has placed all around her property in New England. They are a type of photograph called a solar-graph (because you can see the streaks of light left by the sun over a prolonged exposure). Two of Heather’s portraits of trees, were exhibited and won awards this year. The vertical image was exhibited at the Trenton City Museum at Ellarslie and the horizontal one is still up at D&R Greenway Land Trust in Princeton until January 25, 2019.
If you’d like to check out a few of the events Heather Palecek Photography, NJ Family and Event Photographer, has photographed (ever so brilliantly) for Bogath Weddings and Events you will want to check out these. Bill and Patty’s Long Beach Island Surprise 36th anniversary celebration and beach front vow renewal (be careful, this one REALLY up’s the romance bar!). And Kathleen’s 75 Years Loved birthday party at the Salt Creek Bar and Grille in Rumson, NJ. And one of my favorites, Ginny and Richard’s 50th wedding anniversary at the Mainland, which was featured on the wedding blog, Glamour and Grace.
Thank you to the photographers who allow us to use their images on our site:
Ashley Mac Photographs, Heather Palecek Photography, Idalia Photography, Jessica Erb Photography, Susan Elizabeth Photography, Delaney Dobson Photography, Ann Coen Photography, Lovesick Inc., K Hulett Photography & Melanie Cassie Photography
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