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  • Welcome to my blogsite!

    A website and blog all in one, making it easier for you, as a client, to see everything in one place.

    I am a wife to a wonderful husband & mom to two incredible children-Leah & Jake. As you will see my style is all about capturing the real child with natural smiles. I focus on showcasing their true personality & expressions, not having a child sit still and say 'cheese'. I will laugh and play games with your child while striving to have our sessions stress free and fun for all.

    I've been in business for over 6 years.

    Sessions are on location or at your home using the available natural light. I am located in Northern Virginia & book sessions for the entire DC metro area.

  • Bio photo courtesy of Stephanie T Photography.

Yep Still Cute…Miss ‘H’ | Fairfax Children’s Photographer

You may recognize this stunning little girl, she won the 2010 Fall Cutest Kid Contest. She hasn’t changed much, still adorable, still easy going, still has a TDF wardrobe and still full of personality & super fun to photograph. I was so excited when mom contacted me to photograph her again this year. Thanks mom!

Kim Hill - November 10, 2011 - 4:15 pm

So much cuteness going on here!!! LOVE the styling, especially.

Ellie - November 10, 2011 - 2:15 am

Isn’t she a cutie. I love all of these, they’re all beautiful.

Laura - November 9, 2011 - 11:12 pm

REALLY cute, oh my her smile is just too adorable for words! :)

lindsay koehler - November 9, 2011 - 5:12 pm

She is so adorable!! Love the colors and her expressions are great!

AmandaB - November 9, 2011 - 6:34 am

oh my goodness she is adorable! i love her styling and you captured such great images. i adore the close up of her in purple!

tamsen - November 8, 2011 - 10:36 pm

what a doll! these are beautiful shots!

Jenn - November 8, 2011 - 10:18 pm

Oh my! She is too cute!!! What an adorable little girl! The location is absolutely gorgeous too!

‘Black’ I Heart Faces Photo Challenge | Northern Virginia Child Photographer

This week’s challenge over at I Heart Faces is ‘Black’ and no it’s not as easy as submitting a B&W photo!

It’s been a while since I have participated in one of these. I will say this week was tough, being a children’s photographer most of my clients do not dress their children in black. I had this one of my son from a few weeks ago when we went to Gold Cup. Love his expression here…

audi - November 8, 2011 - 10:38 pm

so GQ but then it is the Gold Cup! Great expression! Definitely a keeper!

Tracy - November 8, 2011 - 9:52 pm

Mr/ Style indeed! What a great shot!

Jennifer Stamps - November 8, 2011 - 9:35 pm

This is adorable! Such a great photo.

The ‘H’ Family | Northern Virginia Family Photographer

I had lots of fun with this family. You wouldn’t be able to tell, but this was their first official professional photo shoot 😉 They did awesome, great job on the outfit choices, naturals in front of the camera and aren’t those kiddos just adorable!

Britt Anderson - October 31, 2011 - 10:50 am

fantastic, and I love their clothing choices….

Jenn - October 31, 2011 - 3:14 am

What a gorgeous family! I love the clothing choices and the location is beautiful!

KellyQ - October 30, 2011 - 11:20 pm

Ah, so sweet! What a beautiful family, with great styling!

Deanna - October 28, 2011 - 1:00 am

What a great session! I love the clothing choices and the little girl is just ADORABLE! I love to see when a family is truly relaxed because then it shows in the portraits and they look great as a result!

lindsay koehler - October 27, 2011 - 10:38 pm

What a beautiful family! That lil girls looks like she is full of spunk and the big brother is a cutie!

Heather Sikkenga - October 27, 2011 - 10:28 pm

These are great. The family looks very happy. Nice work Heather!!!

Welcome Charlotte | Northern Virginia Newborn Photographer

This dear family welcomed a third little girl to their home. She is a cutie pie! Big sisters were so loving & sweet with her…

tina - October 31, 2011 - 11:26 am

Sooo sweet :)

Britt Anderson - October 31, 2011 - 10:48 am

awww, love the sibling shots, such proud big sisters!!!

Jenn - October 31, 2011 - 3:16 am

These are SO sweet! I absolutely adore the ones of the siblings together!

KellyQ - October 30, 2011 - 11:19 pm

Oh, they are so stinkin’ cute! Love that last one on the bed!

Jenny - October 28, 2011 - 10:23 am

OMG… these are just soooo precious! Beautiful work!

Deanna - October 27, 2011 - 10:54 pm

Omg they are so adorable!! Three little girls – how lucky are they!

Heather Sikkenga - October 27, 2011 - 10:27 pm

Aww. these are wonderful. That baby has some of the nicest lips I have seen on a baby and that little nose. So cute. Nice work with everything.

Sweet Little Lily | Northern Virginia Newborn Photographer

This little sweetie was born 6 weeks early but luckily only needed to be in the NICU for 10 days. I think she was just ready to come out and come home to her gorgeous nursery seriously so simple & beautiful.

Lora Swinson - October 24, 2011 - 5:13 pm

The light in the first image to perfection, gorgeous shots!

deborah - October 23, 2011 - 1:04 pm

what a gorgeous little baby! these pics make me so sad I didn’t know you when Haven was first born. Memories her parents will cherish forever! what a gift.

Lindsay - October 22, 2011 - 10:44 pm

Heather these are perfect!

Deanna - October 19, 2011 - 10:14 pm

Awww what a precious little one!

dalia - October 19, 2011 - 9:46 pm

how cute! these are adorable!!

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