PC: Summer Hopper Photography


I'm a proud wife and mama to two amazing little rascals, a huge dog-lover and a lifestyle photographer by birth who disguised herself as an entertainment and digital marketing exec for 15 years prior to becoming a full time photographer in 2019.

Since I was young, I’ve been documenting EVERYTHING under the sun with whatever camera I could get my hands on.  Hundreds of thousands of photos later, I realized I was happiest whenever I was busy snapping away 'collecting memories'.  It wasn't just a love of making beautiful pictures or hearing that oddly gratifying shutter click. I wanted my images to encompass the settings, beauty and emotion (both visceral and subtle) of those particular intimate moments that stood out to me. And I fell in love with the challenge of making my images feel just as magical as those precious, fleeting moments that inspired them.

So I started taking photography classes and diligently honing my craft. I developed my process and my visual style, invested countless hours practicing, and I realized something.  I wasn't simply documenting moments that were already happening.  I was starting to create special moments, cherished experiences and vivid memories for others, just by having my camera! It was then that it all clicked. I needed to dive into photography full time.

Now, what I love most is interacting with my incredible clients who become lifelong friends.  Getting glimpses into their lives and collaborating with them to create magic. If you're ready to have an amazing time creating fun, framable memories - I can't wait to meet you!


Jacquie ~ Redondo Beach, CA

I would highly recommend Heather Leven Photography! Her response to my inquiry for family photos was immediate. She worked with my family's crazy schedule and was extremely flexible. The photography session was so relaxed and enjoyable that even my kids had so much fun. The photos turned out amazing and we are beyond happy to have a photographer capture our personalities in our pictures. She took the time to get to know us, which produced the best outcome.

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