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 two horses, two goats, four cats, nine chickens 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…!

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