[ about h.a.e ]


First & foremost – I give the LORD full credit and gratitude for my talents and gifts! The divinely appointed drive in me to be creative & bless others through my art goes deep into my core.  I have a NEEEEEED to be CREATIVE!!!  It’s woven into the fibers of my being, so I know that’s the Lord’s handy work 🙂 It’s exciting!

h.a.e   is me  –  heidi ann preisch ecklor 


This is my family in December 2007:


Ponte Vedre Beach

  My husband Jerry, our sweet daughter Ryley and I live in Jacksonville, Florida.  I create heart-warming, unique indoor/outdoor/location lifestyle portraiture and wedding photography. I enjoy travel and have photographed weddings and other assignments along the east coast. I also enjoy sports action photography and sub-contract for Gumps Sports Photo & Awards. 


I grew up in western NY near Niagara Falls & Buffalo, then lived in Southeastern VA, and moved here to Jax six years ago. I LOVE all three places!!     
    While photography  ‘fuels my creative soul,’ I am also a National Board Certified Teacher (NBCT), earned an M.Ed. in Special Education from the College of William & Mary, and I have over 17 years of teaching experience. I love connecting with kids and making a positive impact on their lives. Like giving a struggling 5th grader, who is artistically gifted and loves to draw, his very first sketch pad, drawing pencil set, blending tools, etc. I’m not sure who was more excited, me or him!

h.a.e (my initials) is the essence of who I am creatively.  I pour my heart into my artwork and take a personal interest in creating images that are unique and heart-warming. My clients seek me for that reason. Through my artistry & dedication, I often go from being not just a photographer, but a fast family friend. Accepting a limited number of commissions per year gives me the time to invest in creating one of a kind images and allows me to provide personal attention to my clients…. to create heartfelt  artistry  without  exception!”

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Thank Thank you for stopping by! I hope you visit often & enjoy the images & stories of my crazy life.  

Love & Blessings,





www.hae.photoreflect.com  (updated portfolio coming soon)







infant bereavement photography
infant remembrance photography

Affiliate Photographer for Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep, a non-profit organization that provides families with beautiful, heirloom portraits of infants who are critically ill or stillborn through a network of volunteer professional photographers nation-wide. See my NILMDTS February blog to learn more!      


Photo credits:

Top left – Angie Bechanan www.bechananphoto.com  – Angie not only blesses families here in Florida through her portraiture, she also uses her gifts in international missionary work! Being the first new photography friend I met soon after moving to Jacksonville, she’s had a major impact on my life. We met over the phone when I inquired about a job posting at Gumps Sports Photography, and we instantly became friends. We have traveled together for trainings, fun, & family . Angie took this photo in Cocoa Beach when I represented Jacksonville at the state level for the 2005 Marjorie Crick Teacher of the Year Award for the Florida Council for Exceptional Children (CEC). Visit Angie’s website & check out her awesome photography. It WILL bless you!

Family beach portraits – Kim Kirk www.kimkirkphotography.com – Kim and I met through our mutual friend Lorrie (Gumps Sports Photography). Then we began bumping into each other at photography workshops and PPSNF meetings. Now we’re good friends and I have the pleasure of assisting Kim at her weddings as a second photographer. She created these portraits for me when I designed my 2007 Christmas Cards. Check out her site too!



2 responses to “[ about h.a.e ]

  1. Linda Howard

    They are wonderful. It was so nice working with you. If I have any brides that need photo’s I will have them call you. You are the greatest.

  2. WOW Linda!
    Thank you SOOOO MUCH!
    You just made my day ;o)
    Cora & Per Einar’s wedding was fabulous & it was a pleasure working with you too! I really appreciated you communicating with me so well to make sure that we captured every special moment of their beautiful day. I had a great time!

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