Hi There!

I'm Carrie of Carrie Heeren Photography. I am a self taught, natural light Family and Equine Photographer, located in Northern Illinois. I am infamous for having a camera in my hand. Ive always had a passion for photography. I began as a hobbiest but have been blessed with such great clients that have help my little business grow a little more every year. I specialize in creating unique and fun portraits for Seniors, Family, Lifestyles, Engagement, Children and Pets.


... a little about me.


I grew up in a small town that I still call home. Always on the back of a horse, running around barefoot, or playing with my dog. And life is still pretty much the same. You know those people who are a little socially awkward.. Yep, I'm that girl. I'm a dreamer and a life lover.  I have a daughter who is my WORLD, her name is Maci Rae.  I have an amazing husband who I have spent 6 wonderful years with. Our little family consists of a few four legged members too, 3 horses, 2 donkeys, a cow, 3 dogs, 5 cats and a handful of pigs. 


Thank you for taking the time to look at my work and get to know me!

I would love to hear from you. Please feel free to contact me with and questions or interest.


'Photography is an art of observation. It has little to do with the things you see and everything to do with the way you see them.'