Hi! I’m Heidi Elizabeth Oberstadt.

I’m the photographer, communication scholar, and creative professional behind heidi oberstadt media, a.k.a. heo.

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My personal mission statement:

“To spread joy and create beautiful things.”

In that order. 🙂

I’m obviously a photographer, but I’m also a runner, kayaker, dancer, fly angler, musician, and so much more. I smile a lot, and seek out beauty in ordinary and everyday things. I sleep too much, run a lot, and drink a ton of coffee. I commute by bicycle during the week, if I can.

I have a Master’s degree in communication, and I use my background in research, marketing, and branding to help companies and organizations create the content they need.

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I love helping my clients and their products look fabulous! From mouthwatering food photography, to professional headshots that show individuality, to showcasing excitement in the adventure industry- this is my passion. I really enjoy learning about my clients’ fields of expertise, and finding creative ways to represent how they do what they do, so they can share it with the world!

If you need someone to help you get started with defining your brand and creating a marketing/communication plan for your business, I’m your girl!

I’ve had the opportunity to work with a lot of wonderful clients, and I’ve been able to travel the country pursuing my dreams. My family and friends are my biggest supporters on all these adventures, and I wouldn’t be “me” without them.

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I have a wildly talented, mustachioed husband, Brian. Together, we make up the team at Photographic Memories. If you’re looking for wedding photography or other portraiture, that’s the place to find us!

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We have an adorable Jack Russell Terrier, Abbie, and a cute little home close to the Wisconsin river.

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Our newest intern is Teddy, our adorable son. He is the sweetest addition to our creative team and we’re so happy he’s here!

Fantastic music, incredible wine, fancy dancing, good whiskey, and great beer are much appreciated in our home. 🙂 I use emoticons in all my emails and digital correspondence, and if we are lucky enough to meet, you’ll learn that I smile a lot in person, too!

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Have questions? Want to chat? Email me: heidi@theoberstadts.com


Photo credit: Brian Oberstadt, Carmel Saris, Chris Hunt, and a fabulous stranger at the Grand Canyon