"My creative journey with Heather of Studio Petronella was a true partnership in every sense. Her presence and passion never waivered. The experience of working with Heather wasn’t just about building a website or branding; it was a very vulnerable process, in which she held the space for me to find my most authentic voice. That voice was then represented visually through the photography and design components, creating a clean and cohesive tapestry of expression that has become my brand, She Paused. Because my website is very representative of my personal journey as a woman, I needed a very special woman to help me birth it into being.

Because I felt seen and my vision valued, there was a level of trust that was supportive to the creative process. Heather’s photography drew out parts of me that I had forgotten, yet secretly had longed to rediscover. Heather seeks to understand her client in such a way that she internalizes your ideas and dreams and gives them form and feeling. It’s alchemy. If your professional vision is deeply connected to who you are; if your work is soulful; if you are finally ready to allow yourself to be seen; then I promise, you want Heather on your team." 

~ Lindsae Raineau, owner at She Paused


Re: Sacred Feminine Archetypal Photoshoot 

"To create with Heather Rhodes Studio Petronella was an extraordinary Gift, a luminous revelation. Heather is an exquisite soul and consummate multi-talented creator, an artist who brings luminosity, magic and a life reifying alchemy into all she does.  Imagine arriving at an exquisite studio, a living temple, having access to an array of beautiful costumes organized by color and texture and then beginning to play and listen as the archetypal forms arise.  Explore oneself in nature and rare architecture as Heather loving captures your essence as a woman, as a Goddess of many forms. With Heather, you will be deeply seen and nourished. The Goddess flows through us. We are Her Vessel. I highly recommend this experience if you are a woman of any age ready to create a timeless portraiture but also experience a loving soul reveal. Heather is a creatix and mistress of her Art. She is a Loving Medicine Woman and Poetess of Beauty."

~  Sarah Drew-Author of GAIA CODEX-A Novel and Ancient Wisdom Text Revealed


"We set out to develop an online program for women, incorporating our years of healing experiences and education in integrative health and functional medicine. When it was time to bring this program to life in the public eye, we wanted a visual that would represent our vision, our dream. Having worked previously with Heather Rhodes, from Studio Petronella, we knew she was the perfect person to bring this project to life!

We explained to Heather our vision and a general idea of what we were looking for and then gave her creative license to take the concept to the next level. She not only exceeded our expectations, she wowed us with her gift!  Her work is nothing short of brilliance. She not only has mad skills with website design, she has an incredible sense of design with graphics and word smithing your brand.

Heather is part of the foodGEVITY family. She treats your project, your company, as if it was her own baby and puts 150% into all she does. She is the complete package of skill, creative genius, and a dedicated team player.

Without hesitation, we give our highest recommendation for the work Heather delivers and for the incredible person she is to work with!"

~ Janet Verney & Kathleen Mitchell, founders of foodGEVITY


"Working with Heather Rhodes has been such a rewarding experience for me. She has made me feel that our website is just as important to her as it is to me.  Having made it more modern, Heather’s attention to every detail (including her flair for anticipating our needs) has helped increase the number of people wanting to find out more about the company and, as a result, has strengthened our ties to our community.  Heather is keen that people visiting our website get a feel for our organization just by the way the website looks and flows.  She has done just that and I am delighted with the result. I can’t recommend Heather highly enough!"

~ Simon Holt, Artistic Director & General Manager at

* Please Note:  Although the overall design is intact, the Salt Marsh Opera website is presently being edited outside Studio Petronella. These changes may not fully reflect Studio Petronella’s original design intention and aesthetics. 


Heather Rhodes of Studio Petronella is extremely talented. Her ideas are amazingly creative. She is able to get a sense of what you want even before you do! Heather is detailed oriented and professional yet easy going and down to earth. I think of her as a breath of fresh air. It didn’t take long for us to move through the process and rebrand my business and I am extremely pleased with the results. My clients rave about the eye-catching graphics and fresh new look.

~ Shelley Raineau, owner at Health In Harmony


“Heather Rhodes designed my website C. Kramer Interiors. Heather photographed my interior spaces while capturing the essence and beauty of each and every environment. She was able to connect to my vision – to my sensibility, while making it possible for the viewer to connect as well. What else could I ask for? I credit this rare and amazing gift of Heather’s to her profound ability to see and to feel what is there and what is not there. I am pleased to recommend Heather to anyone in need of a professional and beautiful representation."

~ Cindy Kramer, C. Kramer Interiors


"Working with Heather has been an amazing experience. From the first few images I received, to the completion of my new website, it was a pure, co-creative joy. Her photography uplifts and transcends even my own vision of my designs, and transports them to a realm of pure visual alchemy and sacred storytelling. I feel that, in Heather, I have finally found a photographer who "sees" my dresses in the way I envision them being seen. Her visionary way of seeing is in perfect balance with her professionalism. I would highly recommend her work to anyone looking for photography or website creation."

~ Crystal Miller, Owner & Designer at Conscious Clothing


"As the former owner of a California public relations agency, I have worked with numerous graphic designers, web designers, and photographers.  Heather Rhodes is the best I have encountered.  She listened to my description of what I liked in websites, the style I hoped to convey through my own, and asked a few questions.  She returned with a proposed design that was striking yet subtle, one I never could have imagined and immediately loved.  Her creativity, clarity of vision, color sense, technical skills, command of the medium, and remarkable photographs are a gift, and working with her is a joy."

~ Gracelyn Guyol, Author, Enterpreneur, TV Producer


“Heather’s combined patience, creativity and professionalism provided me with results that went above and beyond my original vision. She took the time to listen to my needs and to produce a product that was impressive to both of us. Her artistry and knowledge of technology make her a true maverick in the field of web design!"

~ Amy "Dechen" Zezulka, Owner, Mystic Yoga Shala


"I have been working with Heather for two years now and what I feel needs to be expressed is that she is a gift.  Her talents are truly unique because she puts her whole being into what she is doing…with such presence.  Heather commits to the project and immerses herself completely in the process of creating, with authentic joy and integrity. It is very easy to see that Heather’s work is her passion.  I feel fortunate to be on a creative journey with her." 

~ Tiffany Cook, Owner, at TIWIAstyle


“Finding Heather was like finding treasure! I had a vision deep in my heart that was a bit scrambled in my head. When we first met we chatted about my work, my ideas, my dreams and I left feeling confident that I entrusted them to the right person. Within a short period of time, Heather came to me with a brilliant idea and together we bloomed the visuals for ROOTS2Wellness. Heather has such an incredible sense of color and design, mixed with a huge dose of creativity and imagination, which results in nothing short of a magical outcome. I love working with Heather – she made the project in its entirety seamless, while developing the graphics for my book, building my website, and setting up my Facebook page – delivering one very powerful brand!"

~ Janet E. Verney, Owner and Founder of ROOTS2Wellness


“Heather created a truly natural and amazingly beautiful website for my yoga studio, Sol Vinyasa Yoga. Her photography is spectacular and draws the viewer in with it’s artistry. Working with Heather is an absolute dream; she is always eager to work on projects and is so incredibly helpful and positive! Heather clearly loves what she does, and her passion for her work shines through in everything she does." 

~ Anne Konstantino, Owner, Sol Vinyasa Yoga


“Working with Heather Rhodes as the designer for the Stonington Land Trust website was a completely enjoyable and gratifying experience. The final design is like a breath of fresh air, easy on the eyes, very readable, simple to navigate and is inviting to the viewer. We couldn’t be happier! Heather is incredibly knowledgeable in web design and was very willing to put in the time to make all the details of the website accurate. She listened carefully to our hopes, needs and ideas and encouraged our input throughout the process. She had many valuable contributions of her own and created for us a unique design solution. There are many talented designers out there and people with good ideas, but Heather can walk the balance between cutting edge design and what will work for a client’s project. A creative process when done right, is a blend of a designer’s ideas and the client’s ideas. The entire process was an enjoyable one and we are pleased and proud of the beautiful new Stonington Land Trust website." 

~ Alice Groton, Stonington Land Trust


“Heather Rhodes designed our website Coastal Home Architects. When potential customers call our architecture firm they frequently tell us that we have the best residential architecture website that they have ever seen. We credit Heather for our “simple but elegant design” and for refining and improving our concepts for the website. Heather was very easy to work with, met all deadlines and she was more demanding on herself than we were on her...pretty impressive considering the client was a group of meticulous designers."

~ Kathy Calnen, Manager/Designer, Michael McKinley and Associates

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“Heather was great to work with. She took us through the entire process including the design and technical aspects of our website creation. She was able to use our ideas, and with her experience and creativity helped us create an informative and artistically appealing website that represents exactly what we were looking for. Since our site has been live, we’ve received numerous compliments on its appearance and ease of navigation. We are extremely happy with the product Heather created."

~ Dr. George Adrian & Liz Adrian, owners, Groton Eye Center

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“The artistry of Heather Rhodes’ photography is inspiring. Heather has an amazing eye for composition and color. I loved Heather’s photographs, and her way of being while taking the photographs. I had her photograph my daughter, also. We both had a magical day and were relaxed and at ease and had fun! We are thrilled with the photographs and the expert artistry that went into each unique photograph that tells a beautiful story and captures the essence of the subject." 

~ Elizabeth Johnstone