Hi, I’m Heike Martin

Providing you with a photography experience filled with Curiosity, creativity & joy


If you want to magnetically attract your ideal client with your headshot or brand photos, you don’t need to look like a model. You need honest photography that showcases who you really are, what you stand for, and the client experience only you can provide. After all, your people want to get to know you, the person they’ll work with, in all your quirky glory—not a version of you that they wouldn’t recognize on the street!

We’ll get you there with a relaxed, organized experience that reveals and illuminates your unique strengths. Your photo shoot is your chance to leave all your other hats at the door, and step fully into your professional role—or the one you want! So you can make your voice heard, and make an impact for the clients who need you.

And, maybe even more importantly? You’ll leave your session with a renewed sense of confidence, self-love, and appreciation for the amazing human that you are.

Heike photographing woman at a workshop


I’m Heike, and my mission is to help professionals step into the spotlight with confidence and intention. Drawing on 17 years of fair trade marketing experience, my photography centers storytelling, joy, and a celebration of unfiltered truth. I love helping people shift their perspective on what brand photography can do for them. That’s why I regularly speak about photography and branding—in my trademark German accent—for networking groups, panels, and podcasts.

When I’m not with clients, I’m often exploring our world through travel, including annual visits home to Germany. Then it’s back to dancing, playing table games with family over margaritas, savoring homegrown organic food… and soaking up the simple pleasures of country life.

Ready to show up how you want to be seen? Schedule an appointment to chat and find out if we’re a good fit!

What my clients say:

Tiffany KilmerTiffany Kilmer
18:19 06 Mar 24
From beginning to end, Heike absolutely NAILS IT! She has easy to follow instructions for preparation of the photo shoot, and digs deep to really understand your business and vision for why you want photos of yourself or your brand.Heike has an amazing ability of connecting with absolutely anybody she meets. But it’s her interest in finding out how she can enhance the photography for you personally, That really sets her apart in her industry. She is genuine, authentic, and a joy to work with.
Becky RillBecky Rill
18:57 08 Feb 24
Heike is not only an extraordinary photographer but also a great marketer. She helped my husband and I with new photos for business cards and mailers. Our clients consistently comment that a big reason they reached out to us was based upon the picture we have on all of our postcards and mailings. She has helped us grow our business!
Leslie WirebackLeslie Wireback
14:45 24 Dec 23
Heike does a wonderful job! Her process of learning about me, my business, and what I wanted to highlight gave her the insight to capture photos that supported my goals. She made me feel very comfortable and at ease. I’m very happy with the set of images that I got as they really feel like me! I put them to use immediately!
Megan MurrayMegan Murray
21:22 13 Dec 23
Heike understood all of our needs and wants! We highly recommend Heike Photography to anyone in need!
Kathyrn GrattonKathyrn Gratton
18:22 08 Nov 23
Heidi did an amazing job helping capture images that reflected my personality and business services. I love these images!
Megan MalickMegan Malick
13:28 05 Oct 23
As a solopreuner and professional listener, investing in images for branding stretched me in many ways. What started as something I "had to do for. business" became a self-growth process helping me step into my own next phase of entrepreneurship. From the initial consult Zoom to the photoshoot day to the follow up, Heike met me on this journey and guided me in the process. I have already received such positive feedback from the branding photographs. Better yet, I have gained clarity and confidence from the process.
01:02 25 Aug 23
Heike is so easy to work with. She has a great ear for listening to her clients and an eye for making them look and feel great in their photos. The experience truly is relaxing, fun and geared towards the person, not simple stuffy photos. Heike is amazing and you don't want to miss a chance to have her capture you, exactly as you are!
John ShankJohn Shank
00:42 23 Aug 23
I needed some last minute headshots for a music program that I had gotten into. After a quick google search, Heike came up and I gave her a call. I was lucky that she was around to answer, and we talked over what the session would entail as well as other details. Given how quickly I needed the headshots, we found a time within the next week and had a great portrait session. She was very easy to work with and got so many incredible shots, that it was tough picking which ones to keep. If you need any headshots for any reason, Heike is an incredible photographer to work with and will get you what you need fast!
Jenna EicholtzJenna Eicholtz
20:46 20 Jul 23
I really enjoyed working with Heike! Heike did some branding photography for my business so that I could showcase myself and my work on my website and stop using stock images. I was so pleased with the images we selected to use!
Mikaela McGeeMikaela McGee
20:04 13 Jul 23
I absolutely loved working with Heike! She took the time to get to know me before the photoshoot and I felt so seen throughout the experience. Her eye for capturing WHO I am, not just what I do, is a beautiful skill. I would highly recommend working together with her, whether you're creating brand awareness, upleveling your business, or on a journey of self love & appreciation. The work she does is amazing on so many levels! She is well worth the investment!!
Stephanie YarberoughStephanie Yarberough
23:31 04 Apr 23
This was my second time working with Heike for profile and branding pictures and once again, her work was exceptional. Her process and communication ahead of time is very efficient and she puts you at ease even if you are not a natural behind the camera. Your biggest problem will be picking your favorites among all the images! Highly recommend.
Let me just say working with Heike was a phenomenal experience. If you are looking for a branding photographer, who will empower you and bring out the best in you and highlight your brand, I highly recommend her. Heike is very easy to work with and she will see things in you that you don’t even see in yourself. Her keen eye and attention to detail during this photo shoot is hard to put into words, but I highly recommend her. I felt empowered and ready to take on the world.Thank you, Heike
Deb SchellDeb Schell
20:32 23 Mar 23
Working with Heike was an outstanding experience. As a photographer myself, I know that it can be challenging to capture moments when a subject is not used to being in front of the camera (hello...this time it was me!) Heike made the entire experience from beginning to end a wonderful one. She encouraged me to find outfits that would help me feel confident, when arriving she recommended poses that would complement my outfit, and she gave thoughtful insights about how to use each image in for my online business. Now I have a great set of images for my website, social media, and for the book I'm writing to share my message with professional and really thoughtfully-crafted images. Thank you so much, Heike for your dedication to providing an excellent experience! If you are in need of images for your business or website I'd highly recommend you hire Heike as she's a Pro and knows how to help you and your company look great.
Rick JoiRick Joi
12:11 20 Mar 23
Working with Heike was wonderful. The communication before the photo shoot was very clear and streamlined, and I knew just what to do to prepare. At the shoot, Heike graciously helped me choose the best outfit combinations for various backgrounds. She also was really flexible about including a unique prop (my unicycle) in my photos in a unique way (me unicycling in the studio). The photos that came out of the shoot were great, and the hardest thing about the whole process was choosing which of the many amazing photos to go with!
Mary Anne SpencerMary Anne Spencer
16:32 16 Mar 23
I worked with Heike to update my linked in headshot. She was enjoyable to work with, photographed different poses and angles which gave me a lot of choice in my final selection. Heike was professional, efficient, and I would recommend her to anyone looking for a professional photographer!
Janessa BenedictJanessa Benedict
17:28 07 Oct 22
I had an amazing photoshoot with Heike! I now have awesome professional headshots that I've already gotten so many compliments on! Heike is truly talented and I couldn't recommend her enough.
Lisa NaplesLisa Naples
22:37 15 Jun 22
I was very impressed with Heike's ability to capture the essence of my unique team of Realtors. It was time to refresh our brand and Heike was the perfect match for this job. She took time to understand what I was looking for in images and she truly went above and beyond my expectations. Thank you!
paul hodgepaul hodge
01:08 24 May 22
We found Heike through a networking group called the Polka Dot Powerhouse. After connecting with her there and following her photography, I decided to book her for our first branding session for our business Beauregard's Meadery. I knew from the start we had made the right decision. She guided me flawlessly, graciously and firmly through the whole process. She had so many wonderful touches, ideas and ways to coach me along.The day of the big event she assisted with everything and helped me calm down and settle into the shoot. The whole day went so well and so many wonderful shots were captured.Her communication with not only me but also our web design team guaranteed a successful web selection as well!I cannot say enough good things about Heike as a professional and also as a person. Book her now! You won't regret it and your business will get the attention it deserves. I'm already seeing huge percentage jumps on our social media pages when I use her photos. Ill attach a few samples here but if you are looking for more examples of her work check our website coming soon. BeauregaurdsMeadery.com.
Michelle SalinasMichelle Salinas
16:35 07 Feb 22
Heike is super flexible, accommodating and very talented at what she does. I have a very unusual situation with many independent contractors. Heike talked with me multiple times before the day of the photo shoot so we could prepare for a successful day. She made everybody feel comfortable in front of the camera. She is genuine and knowledgeable when it comes to getting the pictures needed to represent my company and what we do. We shot multiple people in the middle of a pandemic and she has a way to do a group picture without everybody getting together! I am very happy with the results and so are my team members.
Jodie GearyJodie Geary
22:05 04 Feb 22
Working with Heike was a great experience! She is very professional and organized in her approach to branding photography. We planned together for the elements of my business that I wanted to highlight and she made great suggestions. I would recommend Heike to anyone who wants beautiful, professional photos for all of their marketing needs.
Jennifer ReinhartJennifer Reinhart
12:00 01 Feb 22
Before our photo session, Heike met with me to learn more about me and my love of swimming. She also worked to understand what I wanted from our session, how I wanted to be portrayed as an athlete. Heike had not done a photo session in a pool before but she was open to learning and to investing in the equipment. On the day of our photo session she was ready for photos in and out if the water. The results were fantastic!!!!
Tracie YoungTracie Young
19:44 31 Jan 22
This was an amazing experience! Heike, was able to capture the feelings and emotions for a fantastic shoot! I look forward to working with her again.
Susan WallaceSusan Wallace
15:27 30 Jan 22
Heike's work is exceptional! She did a branding photo session for my new coaching business. I was delighted with results and everyone who looks at the photos is wow'ed!. She worked with me to really understand who I was and what was important to convey in the photo shoot. I strongly recommend Heike.
Lisa AlbertLisa Albert
12:14 28 Jan 22
Heike was amazing with her camera in capturing my personality. She coached me so well in how to sit and hold my head. I had such a difficult time choosing our favorite shots to purchase! I highly recommend Heike!
Katrina ShawKatrina Shaw
17:28 13 Oct 21
Heike captured my essence perfectly!I usually struggle with professional pictures, but she made me feel comfortable; she made the process easy and relaxing. She encouraged me to be myself, which allowed my personality to shine through the photographs.She provides such a great environment!I HIGHLY recommend Heike if anyone needs headshots or photography for their business or in general.
John CarbonJohn Carbon
18:25 21 Sep 21
Heike helped me further define the type of image I wanted to project as a composer. She took a genuine interest in my work and right from the start made me feel comfortable sharing my goals and helping me to achieve them in a relaxed yet professional and efficient manner. She had creative ideas that I found inspiring and I ended up feeling very happy with the entire experience and the outcome. She was easy to contact with all questions and concerns and delivers a beautiful portfolio in an easy to access manner. I can't recommend her enough.
Heather KreigerHeather Kreiger
17:02 21 Sep 21
I had the opportunity to be a part of Heike's Female Athlete Portrait Series which is the coolest project. She did an amazing job with the pictures! We had a lot of fun during the photo session. She is very professional and creative. I highly recommend her for your portraiture needs.
Wanessa MeloWanessa Melo
18:08 23 Aug 21
We have stunning headshots taken by Heike Martin Photography! So many beautiful photos that it was impossible to choose just one or two! My daughters is an actress and had a blast taking pictures with her. I highly recommend Heike if you’re in the market for updated headshots!
Cheri AndrewsCheri Andrews
00:07 18 Aug 21
If you are looking for branding photography, look no further than Heike Martin Photography! I'm not particularly fond of being photographed, but Heike made the process painless and even, dare I say, fun? Heike clearly understood my brand and my needs; and the resulting photos are fantastic! I highly recommend Heike's services.
Joanna CraneyJoanna Craney
13:31 16 Jul 21
We hired Heike to for our professional headshots and photos for our website. She far exceeded our expectations, capturing the essence of who we are and how we work with our clients. Not only did she deliver on exceptional photos that are now displayed on our website, but she provided her expertise when working the web developers. I would highly recommend Heike for all of your professional photography needs!
Jordyn RichardsonJordyn Richardson
19:52 07 Jul 21
Heike is such a joy to work with! Before the shoot, she was very helpful and communicative in telling me and my colleagues what looks best on camera and how to prepare for your branding shoot. During the shoot she gives lots of direction and isn't afraid to tell you exactly what to do to get the best angles.The final photos are exactly what we wanted, and I am very pleased with Heike's work. If you are looking for a professional photographer, call Heike!
Danielle LandisDanielle Landis
18:14 01 Apr 21
Heike was fantastic to work with! She was personable, efficient and creative. Her final photos were absolutely beautiful, high-quality, and captured the essence of what we were looking for. I would recommend her to anyone looking for photos that represent who they are and draw in the view!
carissa resslercarissa ressler
19:33 24 Mar 21
Heike worked with us to create incredible product images for our business. She was on time, a great communicator, professional and really worked to catch the vision of who we are as a business. The finished product was lovely and we can’t wait to use our images!
Jeri CulbertsonJeri Culbertson
15:45 02 Mar 21
I had the wonderful opportunity to work with Heike on a portfolio project. She was incredibly friendly and professional. She's very easy to talk to and great at listening to what you're looking for. Her tips were extremely insightful and helpful for a newbie like me. Her photography is amazing! She did a variety of shots to show different colors and perspectives. I would highly recommend her services!
Allison ReillyAllison Reilly
18:48 01 Mar 21
I had been scoping out Heike for my branding photography investment for my small business, and I am so happy I decided to pull the trigger! My small business and my entrepreneurial confidence have tripled in such a short period of time. From the first conversation to the final delivery of images, Heike was a true professional. She is passionate about helping businesses speak their brand, and she immediately clicked with the ideas I wanted to convey, and the special story that my brand was meant to tell. She lays out all the details for you, every step of the way, and really listens to you and includes your personal details in the session. I was completely comfortable and at ease, and for an introvert doing a photo shoot, I assure you that is not natural. It was all thanks to Heike. I had so much fun with her and really value her expertise. Do yourself, and your brand, a favor and book her now.
Lisa BakerLisa Baker
17:07 21 Jan 21
I've done two sessions with Heike and both were great experiences. I've been able to utilize the photos to create a lot of different content for my business. We had a lot of fun working together too!
Kelly WhalenKelly Whalen
20:57 18 Nov 20
My brand photoshoot with Heike was an extraordinary experience. I felt comfortable, taken care of, and heard from the moment of first contact all the way through the photoshoot — and beyond. Because of her detailed questionnaire and our virtual meeting pre-shoot, I felt completely prepared, inspired, and excited when I arrived day-of. We were able to brainstorm and collaborate on ideas together — resulting in a MUCH more robust experience than I could have envisioned by myself. We moved effortlessly through multiple locations (within the same building), several outfits, and a variety of props — creating a library of unique and varied images. You would think that we took several days to acquire all of the settings and looks. We simply used a half day. I can't wait to use them all over my social media, website, and MORE!!!
Nora HessNora Hess
14:56 02 Oct 20
I needed to have headshots taken for my job. I usually don't enjoy these experiences but Heike Martin put me at ease, helped me relax and enjoy the experience! The photos are just wonderful! We are a virtual company and I use the photos on several of our software platforms. Everyone who sees them comments on how great I look. I tell them that the secret is a great photographer!
Layla at ProcessDrivenLayla at ProcessDriven
15:26 24 Sep 20
Heike did a fantastic job helping my business stand out with images I can use in throughout my social media, website, and more! These shots are versatile and the process of being on set was great thanks to Heike's calming and creative presence.
Emily GertenbachEmily Gertenbach
00:03 04 Aug 20
I had a fantastic headshot/branding photography experience with Heike. We talked about how I wanted to feature a casual style, and Heike familiarized herself with my brand vibe/colors before our session. The color matching she did is amazing and everything will fit right into my website and social media feeds as-is! I will definitely be back to work with Heike again to get some more formal business shots.
Phil BergeyPhil Bergey
21:28 09 Jul 20
Heike is delightful to work with, has a strong sense of how to use photography for purposes of branding and marketing, and creates wonderful photos. Creative, genuine, expert.
Carol CoolCarol Cool
20:07 16 Feb 20
Heike did a fabulous branding shoot for me that provided me with an array of photos for my website, social media, and print advertising that totally captures who I am and what I do. As someone who despises having her picture taken, she was wonderful to work with, keeping me laughing and relaxed. I highly recommend her work.
Sharonda SensenigSharonda Sensenig
18:00 21 Nov 19
Working with Heike was so effortless, from styling to invoicing to the actual session. She makes you feel at ease with her and yourself. I highly recommend her for your headshot and/or branding photo needs.
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