Heather Carter is a Race, Event, and Commercial Photographer based in Bellingham, Washington. She was born and raised in Okeechobee, Florida and is Native American, of the Seminole Tribe of Florida (her clan is Bigtown). Leaving her hometown at age 25 was hard, but she knew she had to chart a path of her own. Over the years, she taught herself photography through hours spent in libraries and online classes, but realized nothing is as great of a teacher as experience. A handful of years later, Heather now works primarily within the cycling industry and has been professionally shooting bike action since 2021.

She shoots local race photography for smaller organizations, but also hires and manages small teams of creative individuals for larger organizations. Fast-paced, logistically challenging environments are where Heather thrives. She is an avid mountain biker herself, which enhances her eye for getting "the shot". Her professionalism, ability to form and utilize successful teams of people, and passion for the sport make her an outstanding and unique photographer. She graduated from Western Carolina University in 2017 with a Bachelors Degree in Business Management with a minor in Parks & Recreation. One day, Heather hopes to work with bigger brands in the Commercial arena while continuing to grow her team as well as business models in the cycling race industry.

All behind the scenes images taken by Lauren Church @lcinmotion