my name is HeatherLynn Gonzalez, photographer and owner of HLG Photography. i am based out of georgia, currently in the 'burbs of atlanta.
my obsessions include miniature versions of normally large things, houseplants, harry potter, the office, and all four of my furchildren.
why did I decide to be a photographer, business owner, and entrepreneur? well, because i was tired of doing what i thought i “had” to do, a.k.a. go to college and get a degree and work a 9-5 with a boss and an HR department and blah blah blah. i always knew that wasn’t for me, but i didn’t think i had any other option, so i was settling for the status quo. i was stressed, depressed, and completely lost in life. i got myself into some horrible situations because i was so miserable with how my life was going and i didn’t even realize it. i was settling for what i thought i deserved. one day i decided to say to hell with all of that and told myself i was going to do whatever it would take to make my life what i actually wanted it to be. i’ve literally always wanted to be a photographer. i’ve always wanted to pave my own road. i’ve always wanted to help people. so that’s what i’m doing. the BEST part is that i get to do all of that while also being a huge part of the most important days of peoples’ lives. i get to see so much joy and i get to celebrate it every day. like, what. how is this real life?!
i truly believe photography is more than just images of people and things, it's moments and feelings captured in no other way possible. getting to know people is one of my favorite things to do, so let's be more than photographer and client - let's become friends who create art together.
if you’re still reading, i’m assuming you are going to inquire and/or you want to be best friends.
go ahead and visit the book me page to do both.
i can't wait to get to know you!