Jamie Heiden® Photographyfinding a little fairytale everyday.

The Beginning

Once upon a time in a land far, far away…or was it right down the road and just the other day? Either way it’s the beginning of a story. A story of everyday, told with just a little bit of fairy tale mixed in. A story that begins with the image and goes wherever your mind takes it, a different place for each and every person.

Jamie Heiden is a photographer first. She gets the most satisfaction out of taking a picture. But when she sits down at her computer, the beginnings unfold. Most of her finished images contain multiple photographic layers. Dodging, burning, boosting contrast and adjusting exposure were all tasks performed in the darkroom that are now tools she has at her fingertips using the computer. What would have taken hours in the darkroom can be done and then undone in half the time, not necessarily making the completed process any shorter but allowing for ten times the amount of experimenting within.

Her titles are an integral part of her images. She loves the journey words allow us to travel. So for her, there is something about the combination of words and pictures that completes the process. But, she’s not a writer and can not offer this journey with words alone. She takes pictures and they are her stories.

So, do you remember how it began?

Once upon a time in a land far, far away there was a little house that lived down a gravel lane. The big oak protected it, the fence post would make it laugh, and the porch swing loved it dearly. Then one day…….

I think it may go something like that.

The End.


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Jamie lives in rural Wisconsin with her husband and has two grown children. They have three horses, two goats, three cats, seven hens and one  rooster and a corresponding amount of chores to be done. We live in a world that can move so fast, we sometimes miss seeing the beauty in our day to day lives. Jamie strives to find that little bit of fairytale everyday. We hope you enjoy your visit.

Thanks for stopping.



Best of Show at Wausau Festival of the Arts 2021

Best of Category at Madison’s Art Fair Off the Square 2016, 2017 and 2019

Best of Show Award Redwing’s Art Festival 2018 and 2019

Driftless Area Art Festival’s People’s Choice Award 2010, 2011, 2012, 2015 and 2018

Second Place Spring Green Festival of the Arts 2018

Excellence Award at Edina’s Festival of the Arts 2017!

Honorable Mention at Wausau’s Festival of the Arts 2016!

Finalist in the Women In Photography International – i Am Digital 2015 Awards

Best of Show Award at Bayfield Festival of the Arts 2014!

One silver and three bronze in the International Loupe Awards 2013!

Spring Green’s Best of Photography Award 2013!

Merit Award at Wausau’s Festival of the Arts 2013!

Featured Artist at Madison’s Art Fair Off the Square 2013 – Featured image – “Ezra Seems To Be At Home”!

Madison Art Fair Off the Square’s Best of Photography Award 2010 and 2011!

Art Fair On the Green’s People’s Choice Award 2010 and 2011!

Thanks to everyone for the visits, comments and votes…!

31 Responses to About

  1. bonjour,
    je viens de découvrir avec ravissement vos oeuvres sur facebook et j’ai aussitôt partagé votre album . Vos photos sont traitées comme des peintures et vous donnez une émotion poétique aux scènes simples de la vie à la campagne…je suis en admiration !

  2. I love photos of trees and barns , but yours is the most heart felt and beautiful ones Ive ever seen . Totaly enchanted .

  3. Beryelle says:

    Love your world. Thank you.

  4. Pera says:

    Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful! I’m stuck with this word and can not think or write anything else.

  5. robin says:

    I found you, and am now following you, on Pinterest. Your work is beautifully original and serene, like a Wyeth painting.

  6. anuradha says:

    I absolutely love your work, which I stumbled upon while looking for images for a poem I had written.There is something so hauntingly beautiful of what you capture, a wprld which we live in but cant see..I would love to visit your farm one day, but then again I live millions of miles away in India!

  7. junius wong says:

    Hello, just come across your works. Simply beautiful and poetic. It would be very interesting to know how you cross the border between photography and painting. Thanks for sharing.

  8. I love your images. They speak to me. Would never have thought that they were photographs. Wish I could buy lots of your cards to send to others. Is there a source for them?

  9. Hilda says:

    Your fairytale worlds are so soothing to gaze upon. So much beauty and love for your art seems to peacefully float off your images. Thanks for sharing your vision!

  10. Kristen says:

    Hi Jamie,
    I recently came across your beautiful images and I’m smitten… I’ve had the most difficult time finding artwork that I love for my home. I grew up on a dairy farm and animals, barns, old farm houses, and many of the settings that you photograph were my childhood and I long to get back to the country. I’m stuck in suburbia now, but your images make me feel like I’m there again and bring me happiness. I hope to order some of your prints here in the future.

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  12. William Berkhimer says:

    Hi Jamie
    I ran across your work in an insurance ad in the newspaper today. The picture was that of something that so reminded me of Venice-a place I dearly love. I then looked you up on the computer. I am totally astonished at the quality and thought in your work. I showed my wife and she is of the same opinion. Hope to order some of your work shortly. I am a former photographer and believe your work is some of the best I have ever or will ever see. Keep up the wonderful work. Our very best to you and your family.

  13. John Cooney says:

    Absolutely brilliant. At first I thought these were paintings…..usually it’s the other way around. You capture a world of atmosphere in your images….inspiring, emotive, transcendent…..keep on photographing and doing what you do after that!

  14. L Balyint says:

    Hi Jamie,
    I just saw your work in an American Family Insurance ad in People magazine so I went to your website. Truly amazing work. I need to scroll through all your work. I’m certain I will find what I’m looking for. Congratulations on getting such a huge audience in People. Definitely going to be following you!

  15. Karen & Fred says:

    Congratulations on being selected by American Family Insurance showcase of artists and the beautiful spread in Peoples Magazine [issue 2/2015] picturing your photo “Love is Round”.

  16. Linda says:

    Brilliant!! Thanks to my mother’s People magazine…I found your body of work. I love Andrew Wyeth (some of your work is a modern touch on his themes) and your work touches my heart just the same. My first Jamie Heiden is ripped from the pages of People. My next will be purchased in a proper way! I was in Buena Vista Co last June and if I had known then your work was there…I would already own a Jamie Heiden.
    Love all of your work!

  17. Sherry says:

    Love you work, what website can I visit so I may place an order?

  18. Jamie Heiden says:

    Hi Sherry! Thank you and orders are just placed via email. Let me know if you have any questions.



  19. Mary says:

    A new fan. Your work literally brings me serenity. You are an amazing, gifted artist.

  20. Beth Guiffré says:

    I love when something moves me so much that I get teary or goosebumps (or in this case both) Thank you!

  21. Toma says:

    Your work is very beautiful. The most wonderful around us. You are helping to see it. It is wonderful!

  22. Max Steele says:

    Very nicely done work! Beautiful results

  23. Matthew Barker says:

    Never have I taken the time to comment on someone’s page like this before, however, I found your work to be so original, captivating, alluring, whimsical and simply left me wanting to see more. Great work! Your work is very special.

  24. Norma Larrabee Gabriel says:

    Love your work. Discovered it on Flickr and then found this site. Gives me inspiration for my own work.

  25. Mike Ramsay says:

    Just came across your “photography” on pinterest. I thought they were paintings. They are fantastic.

  26. Paul A Salata says:

    Your photos are magical works of art.

  27. Brigid OKeefe says:

    Good morning. You’re work is wonderful. What is the software you use? I’d love to try.

  28. Jamie Heiden says:

    Hi there, I work in Photoshop but don’t use any filters or plug-ins etc. Each image is composed of multiple photographic layers. I then go in and work on each individual layer to get the final image. Thanks!

  29. Kerry Cook says:

    You are an amazing artist! I knew nothing about you or your photographs until I saw the first one on Pinterest and then I couldn’t get enough. At first I thought these were paintings and then discovered they were photos touched with your magic in thoughts and words. I am a 75-year old widow who doesn’t get around much any more, but your pictures have made a difference in my life. Thank you for such beautiful artwork.

  30. Jamie Heiden says:

    Thank you, Kerry, for such kind words.

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