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About Me

Hi my name is Elyse Heise and I'm a New England and Minnesota based documentary style photographer.  I love shooting in bold, full-color, with lots of drama and a focus on candid moments.

I graduated from UMass-Amherst with a degree in Journalism and a focus on Photojournalism.  So it's no wonder that I like to take photos with a documentary style approach!

Backyard, and offbeat weddings are my absolute favs, but I shoot all sorts of events and subjects. And you're always welcome to bring your dog!


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Photo by Blake Hogge
Photo by Blake Hogge
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Photo of my dog,  just for fun :)


Here are what some people are saying about Elyse Heise Photography:

"Her pictures can bring you to tears seeing all the joy and beauty that she is able to capture. She was the photographer at my intimate wedding ceremony and then again for my much larger reception and took such stunning shots for both. She is a pleasure to be around, makes you feel so comfortable (no matter how crazy the day is!) "  - Nouf 

"We used Elyse for our engagement and wedding photos and I cannot say enough about how amazing she is! We have gotten countless compliments on how beautiful our photos are and how creative she is. I would (and do!) recommend her to anyone looking for photography for any reason. She is amazing!" - Emilie

"A friend recommended Elyse as a photographer and of all the decisions we made for the day she was hands down the best! As my husband said, “who but Elyse could make the day as vibrant in the pictures as it is in our minds!” She was so kind, informative, and professional from the start that even though I am a little camera shy she made me feel comfortable! She captured all the best moments of the day, even noting little details like our invitations and my boots! Knowing we would still be euphoric and eager to see her work she went out of her way to send us rough copies of the photos that very night! One of my best wedding day memories is of sitting around the campfire after nearly everyone had left gushing over her phenomenal work." - India

"Elyse did an outstanding job photographing my wedding in Sept 2021. Elyse is truly gifted behind a camera- she has an amazing eye for capturing the perfect shot and also for coming up with great ideas for photos. In fact, I loved so many of the photos Elyse took that it was hard to choose which ones to order for framing. Elyse is professional, timely and also really fun to talk to. She’s a total gem!" - Jejo

"Elyse is truly outstanding. We hired her as our wedding photographer; we had a very long day, with both Hindu and white wedding ceremonies, and she was a total trooper about it. The quality of her photos did not diminish one bit despite the long hours. She captured an incredible mix of posed, candid shots, and details pictures. She was incredibly quick to come back with the edited pictures, especially for the volume there was (two ceremonies with three outfits, two get the idea). Everyone keeps remarking about great the photos are, and I'm having a hard time picking which ones to print and hang up! 12/10 recommend." - Kyla

"While researching wedding photographers I stumbled upon Elyse and her work. I was enchanted by her ability to capture and relay the emotions of a moment on film. I immediately reached out (with fingers crossed) hoping she would be available for our small, do-it-yourself wedding. We HIGHLY recommend Elyse! She captures the essence of a moment and transforms it into an artistic wonder." - Dee

FIVE STARS! My husband and I used Elyse for our engagement and wedding photos (and continue to use her for family photos and modeling photos for the kids!) We highly recommend her! She is super creative and very responsive- she suggested locations for the engagement shoot and came up with beautiful and unique poses for both the engagement and wedding photos that resulted in stunning keepsakes of our favorite moments. Elyse is very laid back and professional and put me at ease so I could focus on my wedding! She has a quick turnaround time too, and her edits are lovely. She clearly has passion and talent for photography- our only regret is that we didn’t find her sooner! - Ashley

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