Athens GA Photographer

The most vibrant photos you've ever seen, with real people just like you.

Heather Larkin is a vibrant portrait photographer

Who needs some cookie-cutter generic 'stand here and smile' photos with boring editing when you could have vibrant, colorful, authentic photos that show your family or kids the way they truly are? Laughing, playing, no tears or bribes or forced smiles. As a former pre-school teacher, Heather has 25 years of experience in getting real expressions out of you or your kids.  Maternity, Newborn, Families, Fairies, or Seniors, all  colorful and authentic and uniquely YOU.

offering a one-of-a-kind luxury experience for people of all ages.

"What you do is proof that there is magic in this world.

My daughters still talk about their session with you as one of the best days of their lives. I don't know how you do it but they each think you are their very best friend.

We loved our experience with you so much we traveled across the country to see you again. My fairy pictures of my daughters are true treasures. Not only are they beautiful but they captured the magic of my daughter's childhood."

- Jennifer, Seattle WA

She is a talented artist with an eye for magic!!

"Heather of Fairyography is super talented - she knows just the right thing to say to trigger giggles which = amazing photos! 

- Jennifer, Lewiston ID

We enjoyed every minute spent with her at our session."

"I truly love my album and wouldn't change anything.

It is even more beautiful than I could have anticipated--the weight is unreal for that front cover and the leather is just absolutely perfect with the overall design choices. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE. I so wished that I lived in your area and that I could have been in your presence when I saw my album for the first time because you deserve to see the joy, the absolute delight in beholding all of that angst-ing over those pictures come full circle."

- Deanna, Seattle WA

Your photos are more than just unique.

they are part an amazing luxury experience

The Heather Larkin experience is just as fun and stress free as you are hoping. I have 20 years in business and a total of almost 30 years of working with kids, so I'm an expert in getting great poses and expressions in my sessions.  I pose you for your most flattering looks, I make sure everyone has amazing faces, make sure hair is perfect, everything. 

Fairyography photo sessions are fully custom to you and your needs. Then you're not left on your own wondering what to do with your images, you'll make a print order so you know you're getting the best products with zero effort. 

Choose your adventure:

Maternity & Newborn

Motherhood is a beautiful experience. Each pregnancy is different, and each new baby has its own personality.

learn more




Authentic photos that show your real family. Effortless posing, stress-free portraits.

Dress-up photos to celebrate this age where everything is still magical. She’s only this little.. once upon a time.

Graduation photos for this special moment of your life that show who you really are right now.

learn more

learn more

learn more

Hi, I'm Heather

Let me show you the color I see in your life.

I tell my clients “I’m a six-foot redhead, you can’t miss me!" Before I started my photography business I was a preschool teacher, which has now given me 25+ years experience working with children.

Based in Athens, Georgia, I'm a SIGMA America Ambassador and an internationally known photographer that creates colorful, authentic images for clients around the world. 

more about heather

The Heather Larkin Experience

1. Pre-session Prep

You and I will chat about what you have in mind for the session, this is about what you want to show  and how you want to feel in your photos. Don't worry if you don't have any ideas, I have plenty for both of us!

2. Session Day

You'll enjoy a stroll through the local gardens or a casual session in my studio for your photos while I work my magic. I was a pre-school teacher before this, so I have 25 years of experience making kids excited about what we're doing. You'll come and leave feeling stress-free, no matter what kind of session you're having. 

3. The Reveal

You'll come to the studio for the reveal of your images. See them all large on my studio TV screen and get my professional recommendations about which ones will go well together. You'll see a pre-design of an album so that you can know what your story will look like laid out, no guesswork needed!

View FAQ's & Pricing

Your images should live on your wall, not your hard drive. 

When you visit my studio you will be able to see, touch and hold each of our professionally sourced heirloom products. I want you to know why my albums are heavier than the ones from other places. I want to show you the difference between luster finish and deep matte.

Hold the product. Feel the difference. Know what you’ll be getting, and be thrilled with your custom artwork!

fill out the contact form below to start the conversation


schedule a discovery call


Ready to learn more?

You'll be hearing from me soon!

Thank you!
Your message has been sent.

We are a luxury portrait studio based in Athens, GA specializing in creating unique and vibrant images that capture the best of maternity, newborn, family, senior and Fairyography clients.

Our studio is located at:
235 Great Oak Dr
Athens, GA 30605
235 Great Oak Dr, Athens, GA 30605