About us

Behind the lens

Heather and Drew Erson

About Heather Erson Photography

We are Heather & Drew, a married couple, and we own Heather Erson Photography based in Asheville, North Carolina. We have 20+ years of award-winning photography experience and have been featured in top wedding publications.

About Heather Erson

Heather Erson specializes in luxury destination wedding and portrait photography. She has over 20 years of photography experience. She is extremely passionate about providing others with exceptional customer service and photographs that they can cherish for years to come.

Heather Erson is the founder of Heather Erson Photography. She graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of Georgia, majoring in Journalism and Public Relations, and minoring in Spanish. After college, Heather embarked on a road trip through the western United States and found herself fascinated with Jackson Hole, Wyoming. She moved to Jackson Hole, became an outdoor enthusiast, married Drew, and together they traveled extensively. While interning with renowned photographer Annie Leibovitz in New York City, Heather developed her skills and started her photography business. Specializing in luxury destination weddings and portraits, Heather Erson Photography became a success. After more than 20 years in Jackson Hole, Heather and Drew moved to Asheville, North Carolina for warmer weather and to be closer to family. In her spare time Heather enjoys yoga, reading headlines, and listening to music.

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About Drew McElwee

Drew McElwee is a photographer based in Asheville, North Carolina who specializes in wedding and portrait photography. Weddings and portraits are the perfect mix of technical photography and heightened emotion which allows his creativity to flourish. He has won awards for his nature photography and has been selected as a finalist for Rocky Mountain Bride magazine.
Drew is originally from Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania and spent most of his adult life traveling and working in various outdoor sports industries. This allowed him to live in amazing places such as Jackson Hole, Wyoming and Maui, Hawaii. When Drew is not behind the camera you can find him with friends enjoying the outdoors.

Contact Heather Erson Photography and share your story. We are excited to create with you.


"My wedding photos are AMAZING. I had full confidence that our photos would be lovely but they’re even better than I could have imagined. Heather and her husband Drew were fabulous, very professional, sticklers for details which I loved, and all around awesome! I think I teared up a bit when I saw the photos for the first time. Their ability to “capture the moment” is phenomenal. We had rain move in just as the “first look” was scheduled. They tracked the radar, kept us aware, and managed the entire “unplanned” scenario perfectly. I think our photos turned out even better with storm clouds moving out just in time for the ceremony! We even had a rainbow as icing on the cake! Five stars + for Heather Erson Photography!" -Tiffany

"Heather and Drew both photographed our wedding and did a phenomenal job. The were able to get so many great photos and did an amazing job at telling the story of our day through photos. They were able to get every one of those special moments." -Allie

"Heather, I cannot thank you enough for capturing our day and our family in such beautiful pictures. We absolutely love them, and we're so excited to share them with the rest of our family and friends. From the bottom of our hearts, thank you both!!!!"- Tarah

"I could not be happier with my decision to choose Heather Erson Photography. The wedding day went so quickly but Heather captured every detail from the day so I can cherish the day forever. Heather and her husband were SO kind and accommodating the entire day. The entire collection of photos were edited quickly and Heather makes it really easy to understand the process of ordering prints. I would recommend Heather in a heartbeat!" -Annastasia

"Heather and Drew were wonderful! I'm so glad we contacted them. They're both very helpful! Communication is excellent! The photos are incredible! They are both very easy to talk to and be around, which made our special day so much easier. I wouldn't contact anyone other then Heather Erson Photography! You won't be sorry. And again the photos are awesome!" -Carrie

"Heather & Drew have been my top choice for wedding photography for more than 10 years. Not only are they professional, easy-going, and wonderful to work with, but their beautiful photos capture every special moment so elegantly from start to finish." - Emily Claassen, Event Planners of Jackson Hole

"We had Heather and her husband Drew come to our vacation rental home to photograph family photos. We were extremely pleased with not just the final product, pricing and terms but also with the experience of working with them that morning. Professional, patient, fun, meticulous while still artful, open to suggestions and willing to shoot multiple backgrounds and combination of people to give us a really full set of images and great reminders of our family time together out there this year." -Robert

"I can't say enough wonderful things about the experience and photography work Heather did for our family portraits. I wanted to have photos done on a recent family get together and was lucky enough to contact Heather for the job. We met for the first time on the day of the photo and she made it go so smoothly and the resulting portraits were beyond my wildest expectations. Thank you so much for the wonderful memories we will have to cherish always." -Sharon

"Thank you so much for your wonderful work. It was fun and so beautiful!! Definitely memorable. Thanks again." -Kristen