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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.

The ‘C’ Family | Washington DC Family Photographer

This beautiful family won a photography package that I donated for a silent auction last year as part of the Junior League of Washington A Capital Collection of Holiday Shops event (wow that is a mouthful).

I was a little leery when she said she wanted to include their dog, but I’m so glad we did, isn’t he a cutie too! The night before the session we had a location switch to Georgetown and even though we had to contend with a race, we were able to get in some pretty amazing shots. The weather was a little dreary and I kid you not the exact second I said I think we got what I needed it began to rain. So despite all of our obstacles we had a fun time and a great session!

Without further ado the ‘C’ Family…

Kim Hill - October 3, 2011 - 8:40 am

Gorgeous! Love that they included their dog in the family portraits.

lindsay koehler - September 30, 2011 - 2:52 pm

What a beautiful family and the location is perfect!

Stehanie - September 30, 2011 - 8:24 am

Beautiful family! That dog is too cute too! Great shots!

elyse - September 30, 2011 - 8:12 am

sweeeeeeeet! Beautiful scene and family!!!!

Deanna - September 30, 2011 - 3:17 am

What a sweet family! I live the last two shots the best!

tamsen - September 29, 2011 - 10:28 pm

adorable! i love her little red bow! and that dog’s face- great job Heather!

Jenn - September 29, 2011 - 10:01 pm

What a beautiful family! I love the shots of them walking with the dog.

Class of 2012 | Northern Virginia Senior Photographer

Check out this gorgeous senior, graduating class of 2012.

Stephanie - September 30, 2011 - 8:33 am

She is so beautiful! These shots are amazing!

elyse - September 30, 2011 - 8:06 am

OMG she has got to be in love with these- she is gorgeous and you captured her beautifully!

Lindsay koehler - September 28, 2011 - 1:35 pm

Awesome blue background love these

Laura - September 28, 2011 - 3:42 am

Beautiful!! Such lovely light and processing too :)

Jenny - September 27, 2011 - 10:44 am

Absolutely stunning! Love the blue in the first one too! That’s awesome! She’s a gorgeous girl!

Kim Hill - September 27, 2011 - 8:35 am

Beautiful. :) I really love the pop of that blue wall with her outfit.

Jenn - September 27, 2011 - 3:15 am

So beautiful and such a gorgeous location! Love the shot in the grass!

Deanna - September 27, 2011 - 1:50 am

How gorgeous is she??? I love the light in these!

tamsen - September 26, 2011 - 9:39 pm

that’s awesome! i love that last shot! very fun :)

“A Touch of Sun’ I Heart Faces Photo Challenge |Easton, MD Child Photographer

This week’s Challenge over at I Heart Faces is A Touch of Sun. In the right situation, I love a little sun flare & haze. We had the best light for this little girls session (and a great little model didn’t hurt)

Brooke Chambers - September 21, 2011 - 11:50 am

She is adorable! And the photo is beautiful.

Melissa - September 20, 2011 - 10:16 pm

What a sweet photo…and what an adorable little girl. Fits the “touch of sun” theme just perfectly. :)

Danielle - September 20, 2011 - 9:50 pm

VERY adorable shot!

2011 Scheduling Availability Update | Northern Virginia Fall & Holiday Mini Sessions

Thank you for the great response to my mini sessions, they are filling up, I wanted to let everyone know that I only have one spot available for Easton, MD on November 12th at 2:30pm. There are 2 spots available for the Northern Virginia October 16th date and 3 for the October 1st date. Please contact me soon to reserve your mini session. The details are below as well as some of the photos I did for last year mini sessions. The holiday cards I will be offering this year are gorgeous you will not want to miss out!

As far as regular sessions go, I have a few session dates left in September, but I only have one weekend time slot left in October & 2 spots left in November. For the month of December I am only booking newborn clients.

Please let me know if you have any questions!

‘Back to School’ I Heart Faces Photo Challenge

This week’s theme over at I Heart Faces is ‘Back to School.’ My daughter and first born started kindergarten this year *tear. Here is one of the photos I took to mark the special milestone. If you want to see all the photos from that session and her first day of school photos you can see them here.

Click on their icon to see all the entries for this week’s theme, I’m sure it’s going to be a great week!

Traci - September 22, 2011 - 11:11 am

I adore this photo! Love it!


Melissa Brown - September 12, 2011 - 11:41 pm

So darling! A great set up and a beautiful girl!

Tana Teel - September 12, 2011 - 10:33 pm

What a cute shot!

Kristin - September 12, 2011 - 9:27 pm

I love the desk. (And one of my favorite books, too!)

Carrie - September 12, 2011 - 9:08 pm

Love the school desk! Very cute picture!

Christine - September 12, 2011 - 1:16 pm

What a lovely photo!

pam - September 12, 2011 - 9:20 am

What a sweetie. :)

Victoria Campbell - September 12, 2011 - 8:53 am

I love the school desk and the whole picture in general – beautiful and very creative.

kathy - September 12, 2011 - 8:27 am

very cute!

Rebekah - September 12, 2011 - 8:06 am

This is an awesome picture. Your daughter is simply beautiful!

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