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About the Artist

Heidi Pinkerton is one of northern Minnesota's premiere night sky photographers. Specializing in photographing the Aurora borealis and based on the edge of true wilderness, she uses her professional experience and a lifetime of intuition to create unforgettable images of wildlife and wild skies.

From the dark sky over the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness to National Parks across western America, Heidi's images echo her aim to reestablish the ancient connection to wild things and natural places. The aurora dances, the spirit of the wolf touches your soul and the grace of the milkweed pod shimmers in silken light. What the casual observer may miss, she expresses as the essence of her connection to Earth.

Along with her husband, Tom, Heidi lives in northern Minnesota. Heidi is retiring Root River Photography at the end of 2023. She will continue to pursue her passion and share her work on social media. We hope you follow along on her Heidi page.

All of Heidi's Jewelry can be found at Heidi Pinkerton at

Here you can buy individual pieces or check out the wholesale section if you'd like to continue selling it in your shop.

Root River Photography images and products are still being sold here:
Anderson's Greenhouse & Florist • 1403 7th Ave - Two Harbors, MN
Camp Van Vac Resort • 2714 Van Vac Lane - Ely, MN
Canadian Waters • 111 Sheridan St - Ely, MN
Carbon County Arts Guild & Depot Gallery • 11 8th St W - Red Lodge, MT
Dorothy Molter Museum • 2002 E Sheridan St - Ely, MN
Grand Ely Lodge Resort & Conference Center • 400 N Pioneer Rd - Ely, MN
Gruben's Marina • 4296 Arrowhead Point Rd - Tower, MN
Gunflint Lodge & Outfitters • 143 S Gunflint Lake Rd - Grand Marais, MN
Joy & Company • 16 1st Ave W - Grand Marais, MN
International Wolf Center • 1396 MN 169 - Ely, MN
North American Bear Center • 1926 MN 169 - Ely, MN
Piragis Northwoods Company • 105 N Central Ave - Ely, MN
Range Jewelry and Gifts • 33 Central Blvd Suite 200 - Babbitt, MN
Sax-Zim Bog Welcome Center • 8793 Owl Ave - Meadowlands, MN
Voyageur North Outfitters • 1829 E Sheridan St - Ely, MN
Z'ups Food Market • 1500 E Sheridan St - Ely, MN