I'm a fun loving single mom, to a very talented teenage daughter. We own two small pups, Lily and Charlie - who are the "fur babies".  I have been a Temecula Wedding Photographer for several years now and absolutely love working and living in such a remarkable location. I'm a member at of several local wineries and love to treat my clients to afternoon wine tastings after their engagement sessions, or really any time they are in town.

At the tender age of 15, I started my photography journey shooting with medium format film, photographed my first wedding at 17,  and eventually took the plunge into the digital world back when you couldn't get more than a 5 mega pixel camera. Now I proudly shoot with a full-frame Nikon D810. The rest they say ... is history!

Besides photography, I am also the Marketing Coordinator for the Shoot & Share. A community of over 43, 000 photographers located around the world. When I'm not in the middle of wedding season, I also teaching Workshops + Stylized Shoots across the United States for photographers and wedding vendors to participate in.


meet heather

the galleries


Kali & TyRELL


San Diego, california


Angie & Tyler


Murrieta, California


Stylized shoot


Fort Bragg, CAlifornia


murrieta, california WEDDING

angie & tyler

kali & tyrell

san diego, california WEDDING

Fort bragg, california engagement

kind words


Heather made us feel comfortable and relaxed (photos can be stressful, for sure). She fulfilled our every request on where/what to shoot and in the end, we had more amazing wedding photos than we could have ever thought possible.

- Angie & Tyler

The pictures are beyond beautiful and our family and friends are still raving over them 7 months after the wedding. High quality photography was at the top of my wedding wish list and my expectations were exceeded. 



Where you can see more of my work

the details


As a wedding photographer for many years, I believe in order to capture the true essence of your wedding day, you'll need a full day of photography coverage.  We are here to capture your entire wedding day story, so that you and your fiance don't have to worry about any of the details and moments being missed. Plus, I want you both to have the peace of mind of knowing you are in good hands that will result in you experiencing the true freedom to enjoy your special day.

Consistence is key, as is a team that jives creatively together.  That's why the team on your wedding day, will consist of; Karissa (2nd photographer), Madison (Photography Assistant) and myself Heather (Lead Photographer). While I focus on capturing every laugh, giggle, and adorable moment that you and your fiance share between each other during your wedding day, Karissa will focus on wedding day details as well as candid images. Madison will be there to make sure that everything is running smoothly with the day and to help with gear.  We will also capture behind the scenes footage that we will share on social media and tag you in (only if you want us to!) So get those SnapChat wedding day filters ready!

Just as every couple is unique, so are the amazing memories that you'll want captured. I highly recommend an in-person or video conference consultation, which is no cost to you. We will meet and discuss your vision, goals, and your overall desires for your wedding day.


Complimentary Engagement Session
 We believe engagement sessions allow you to get comfortable in front of the camera while getting to know us! For that reason, they're complimentary. Sessions typically last about an hour, plus you'll receive all edited images in an online gallery.
Session to take place in Temecula, CA unless travel accommodation are covered by client.

Executive Elite Wedding
Photography Team
Up to 10 hours of wedding photography coverage provided by Heather J. Keys, Lead Photographer + Karissa R., Associate Photographer, Madison S., Assistant Photographer


The Elite Engagement + Wedding Story 

Couples Albums: 10x10 professionally designed album
Our albums are 10x10 and come in a wide range of leather & linen cover colors. The thick pages lay perfectly flat and each album comes with a dust cover to keep it safe through the years. *Included: 10 page spread linen album. Additional page spreads + leather album covers will be an additional charge and billed at the time of album creation.

Complimentary Day of Timeline
With your assistant and/or wedding coordinator, we will create a "day of timeline" that you can provide to your vendors and wedding party.

The Elite Engagement
+ Wedding Story package is $2,950.

Please note that travel charges outside of  Temecula/Riverside County and taxes are not included in this price. 
For additional information, please be sure to inquire below.  We do have other packages available, to include Elopement Story packages.



If you’re interested in working with us, the best way to reach us is by either filling out the form or sending an e-mail to heather@heatherjkeys.com with your wedding date and location. If you’ve filled out the form and haven’t heard from us in a few days, please email us directly.

Thank you! We'll be in touch soon!