McPherson was born and raised in Snow Camp, North Carolina, and moved to Iowa to study Animal Science at Iowa State University. He worked during his college years as a freelance livestock photographer and videographer.
In college, he met his wife Lisa and they currently reside in Danville, Iowa, with their four children Hayleigh, Hayden, Liam, and Lorelei. In 2013, after winning Best in Show at the Des Moines County Open Photography Contest, McPherson began to make his prints available to the public. His work captures unique perspectives found in nature as well as Midwestern history, and is available for purchase in the BCA Gift Shop. Find out more about Heath and his work on Facebook.