The Team

Heidi Guerard | Owner & Creative Director

Professional photographer and studio owner Heidi Guerard of Heidi Hope Photography is internationally recognized for her colorful, soft and whimsical portrait photography. Often referred to as a “baby whisperer”, Heidi’s most celebrated work is creating artistic portraits of babies from their first days of life through their first days of school. A former high school photography and art teacher, Heidi has been creating modern portraits for her clients out of her Rhode Island studio since 2009 while still maintaining her passion for teaching through hosting international workshops and public speaking. With a passion for connecting with people, Heidi and Shaun quickly grew the Heidi Hope Photography studio to be one of the most successful retail portrait studios in the country.  Each week Heidi answers questions from photographers around the world on the Heidi Hope Photography Learning Website. Heidi has a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Art Education and is a member of PPA, NAPCP, CMPro, and WPPI as well as a celebrity instructor for Chic Critique Forum

Shaun Guerard | Owner & General Manager

Shaun Guerard, Heidi’s husband, is Heidi Hope Photography’s business guru! With a Bachelor of Sciences in Finance, Shaun worked for five years in corporate sales and management before joining Heidi in 2009 to help run their busy studio. The rest is history! Shaun now handles all booking, sales, customer service, and behind-the scenes administrative tasks. He’s the voice you hear when you call the studio, and the expert that will help you decide between a canvas or a custom frame for your wall.

Mariah Gale | Lead Photographer

Mariah Gale has been a professional photographer for five years now- a career she’s so glad she stumbled into! With an education in Biology and Graphic Design, Mariah brings a unique style and perspective to each shoot she directs. In Massachusetts, Mariah specialized in modeling and talent photography with several Boston-based modeling agencies, and enjoyed working with kids and teens just breaking into the talent business. Under “Mariah Gale Photography”, her colorful, fun, personality-driven photos helped her clients launch successful careers in movies, commercials, print work, and TV shows! Mariah also traveled nationally and internationally for familiy, commercial, photojournalism, and wedding photography.

Now a Rhode Island resident, Mariah joined Heidi Hope Photography in early 2012 to head up the Senior, Boudoir, and Outdoor Family divisions. She loves creating a custom experience for each Heidi Hope client, capturing their unique personality and beauty in a fun, relaxed way. Her unique experience in the talent, modeling, and commercial world help her to create beautiful imagery that make her clients look and feel like they belong in a magazine!

Sarah Zollo | Lead Photographer

Sarah Zollo started her photography career in Denver, Colorado, in 2008. After studying Photography and Graphic Design at the Art Institute of Colorado, she ran a successful portrait business photographing maternity, newborns and families.

Sarah has relocated to Warwick, Rhode Island and joined the Heidi Hope Photography team. Specializing in newborns with her clean and classic style, Sarah’s passion is creating timeless imagery that will make your heart swell. She is a perfectionist at heart and gets such joy from capturing every little detail of your new little one.

Sarah is a wife and mama of two… when she’s not in the studio cuddling your sweet babies, you can find her off chasing her own little wild ones.

Caroline Campbell | Graphic Designer

Caroline Campbell is a recent graduate from New England Institute of Technology with an Associates degree in Graphic Design. Caroline’s passion for graphic design started back when she was in middle school when she received her first drawing tablet for her birthday. Ever since then Caroline hasn’t been able to detach herself from Photoshop! Along with graphic design Caroline also has a love for surfing, a culture in which she gets most of her inspiration from. You can catch her surfing down at Narragansett or Matunuck all year round! At the studio Caroline is working on custom designs, editing galleries and assisting on shoots. While working with Caroline she will design custom Storyboards, Holiday cards, and Birth Announcements to showcase your beautiful portraits.