hello and welcome

I always said I wasn't creative until I started photographing my friends' weddings, just for fun, as a guest. Not long after I picked up the camera, I started mentoring under a friend and photographer in Vancouver. My passion led me to use photography as a self care tool, and later transformed into a business.

I am a portrait and lifestyle photographer, documenting the connection between family members. I am drawn to candid images of moms laughing with their children and grandparents sharing a smile and thinking back to their dating days. Those are the photos I take.

My clients hire me to capture their perfectly imperfect families, and no milestone is necessary. They don't need to have a new baby, or get engaged, or be planning a wedding...although those events definitely call for professional photography.

Most of my clients love to be in their images, like I do. They want someone else to take images of their kids, like I do. They want to hang prints and buy high quality canvases of their families, like I do.

My clients value photographs and the art of photography. Maybe this sounds like you too? Welcome to Heidema Photography Inc.

ABOUT | leili

I believe in...trusting my gut. learning new things. being present. eating a lot of avocado. God. excellence. boundaries. attachment parenting. being kind. journaling with new pens. following dreams - they know the way. building supportive work cultures. spending weekends in my pijamas.

I am...mother of two boys. obsessed with all things business. a trained clinical therapist. a wife to a man who always has my back. dreaming of my next travel adventure. lover of art. a mentor for other photogs. a recovering perfectionist. a leader who values meeting people where they're at. always on the lookout for a sunny patio.   


clean • simple • timeless

Years from now I want you to look back at the images from your session and remember your family just as it is right now. Families change, babies grow, milestones come and go- and at the end of the day, all we have left of these memories are the images.