Heather Rhodes

Designer, photographer, brand architect, writer & filmmaker Heather Rhodes has been self-employed creatively for the past 30 years. She brings her extensive art & design experience, intuition, and robust creativity to the table in her design and photography services at Studio Petronella. Her style is clean, crisp, sophisticated, soulful and inviting. 


  • Graphic Design

  • Web Design

  • Photography

  • Branding

  • Logos

  • Styling

  • Creative Consulting

  • Textile Design

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Studio Petronella

Heather's bright and airy Studio Petronella is tucked into the idyllic seaside town of Mystic, Connecticut. Rhodes dishes her creative savvy in Graphic Design, Web Design, Brand Architecture, and her signature soul-infused Photography. Whether it's a new identity, branding, web design, make-over, photography, or just a juicy flyer for your next event; Heather's multi-media creativity will guarantee that it packs a punch. Heather is easy to work with, great at meeting deadlines, and completely dedicated to you and your project from beginning to end.


  • Full Service Graphic Design

  • Web Design

  • Branding & Logos

  • Photography

  • Styling

  • Creative Consulting

  • Textile Design

Call 860 572 9189 or EMAIL for a consultation.



All fees are calculated on a per project basis, in consideration of the scope of each individual project. Some discounted packages may apply for clients seeking multiple services.


Graphic Design

Studio Petronella offers full service graphic design: identity, logo design & branding. Plus, all manner of collateral marketing materials including: business cards, rack cards, brochures, postcards, Facebook banners, CD jackets, menus, programs, labels, brochures, posters, banners, labels, packaging, signs, copy writing, advertising layout & more. And...competitive printing prices.


  • Graphic Design & Layout

  • Advertising Layout

  • Collateral Marketing Materials

  • Branding & Logo Design

  • Business Cards, Rack cards, Brochures, etc

  • Textile Design

  • Book Jacket Design



Web Design

Custom designed, performance websites with clean, crisp, thoughtfully creative graphics & layout that represent your business in its foundational essence. Whether you are just getting started with a new business, or wish to breathe new life into your existing site with a fresh new look and functionality, Studio Petronella is the place to be.  Fully responsive sites (desktop, tablet & smartphone friendly), social media integration, ecommerce... Whatever your project calls for; all executed with clean, creative, functional design.  


  • Full Service Web Design

  • Custom Photography

  • E-commerce

  • Website Design & Maintenance

  • Website Branding

  • Design Consulting




Photography for Graphic & Web Design

Exquisite photography with a decidedly different edge.  Add to your professional impact by unifying your website and collateral marketing materials with digital photography that is specifically created for your branding package. Portrait, lifestyle, fashion, editorial, interiors, book & cd...


  • Fashion

  • Lifestyle

  • Feminine Essence

Faces of the Feminine Portrait Photography

Dramatic, edgy, ethereal, dreamy... Heather captures the many layers and essence of feminine beauty & power with her own brand of portrait photography. On location shoots are available, as well as in-studio. What do you dream of creating?

Studio Petronella is stocked with a delicious array of vintage dresses and gowns, ready to create an exquisite portrait; for you, your daughter, your sister, your mother, your bestie, you and your beloved...  

“I love to capture the fathomless beauty, power and faces of the feminine. I am humbled by the many facets of the soul that are revealed as they step forward to be seen while I shoot.  So much lusciousness....illuminating what has been hiding in plain sight.  I enjoy opening up a space wherein the everyday becomes mysterious, and the mysterious everyday.  There is a a visual and auditory signature underneath the hum of the bustling human-made world; this is where I listen. From this place, the beauty speaks and emerges. These images are a part of the exquisite tapestry that is the story of women."   - Heather


  • Iconic Portraits

  • Faces of the Feminine

Call 860 572 9189 or EMAIL for a consultation.


Copyright Notice

All photographs & text on this website copyright © Heather Rhodes & Studio Petronella.  No reproduction of any kind.