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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 ‘B’ Family | Easton Maryland Family Photographer

You probably recognize this family, I’ve had the pleasure of photographing them several times over the last two years. Always dressed so cute! The previous session was this little guys newborn session. My how he has grown….

I LOVE the 16×24 canvas that they got of this one:


Deanna - August 27, 2011 - 10:08 pm

MY gosh what an adorable family!

Kim Hill - August 26, 2011 - 2:31 pm

Such a beautiful family. The kids are so so so cute!!! Beautiful lighting on these, too, Heather. :)

tamsen - August 25, 2011 - 11:58 pm

very cute! what adorable kids!

rachael - August 25, 2011 - 9:27 pm

what sweeties! you did a great job:)

Jenn - August 25, 2011 - 8:18 pm

These are gorgeous! What a beautiful family! Love the location too!

Stacey S - August 25, 2011 - 7:57 pm

LOVE these – you did a fabulous job! Gorgeous family, too.

6 days old | Northern Virginia Newborn Photographer

Little baby ‘M’ was perfect for her session. She slept wonderfully, gave many smiles and even eye contact at only 6 days old….

Melissa - August 21, 2011 - 2:30 pm

Beautiful baby, I’m just loving the headband too!…and of course the big smile!

Laura - August 19, 2011 - 1:10 am

Such a little sweetie! Her expressions that you’ve capture, so adorable :)

Kim Hill - August 18, 2011 - 8:29 am

Awwwww, so sweet. Love those little baby toes. :)

Deanna - August 18, 2011 - 12:12 am

What a little cutie!!! I love the little toes pic!

lindsay koehler - August 17, 2011 - 10:53 pm

I love that first one of her face! So beautiful!!

Sharon - August 17, 2011 - 10:48 pm

Oh my goodness what a sweetheart! I love all her expressions!

Brother & Sister | Northern Virginia Children’s Photographer

This is the 2nd year I have had the pleasure of photographing these two…I love seeing my clients grow up!

Laura - August 19, 2011 - 1:16 am

So incredibly cute!!

lindsay koehler - August 17, 2011 - 10:48 pm

What cute kids! Great Job Heather!

Sharon - August 17, 2011 - 10:43 pm

These are so beautiful! The setting is perfect and so is the lighting! And those kids are too cute!

Natasha - August 16, 2011 - 11:04 pm

Sweet job! Beautiful kiddos!

Deanna - August 16, 2011 - 12:58 pm

How cute are they!!! Love these!

Kim Hill - August 16, 2011 - 12:57 pm

They are adorable. Look at those curls!! The lighting in these is really nice, Heather.

Mom & Son | Eastern Shore Maryland Family Photographer

This little guy kept me on my toes, but we had fun & that is why I love my job. How many people really get to say their job is fun?

lindsay koehler - September 2, 2011 - 3:01 pm

Fun shoot! I bet mom is so glad to have these!!

Laura - August 19, 2011 - 1:17 am

These are absolutely fantastic! Would love to have some of me and my little one like this, soo sweet :)

Sharon - August 17, 2011 - 10:43 pm

What beautiful moments you captured!

Natasha - August 16, 2011 - 11:05 pm

Any kid that brings a football to a session is going to be BUSY! What a total hunk! :)

tamsen - August 16, 2011 - 1:15 pm

awww, love the last one! what a great idea to do a session with just mom and the kids- it’s a special bond and it’s great to have images of them together!

Kim Hill - August 16, 2011 - 12:58 pm

What a handsome little guy. His smile is contagious!! :) Love the last shot of him and mom walking to the shore.

Deanna - August 16, 2011 - 12:57 pm

Awww how cute! Love the colour on mommy and the little boy is adorable!

‘Beautiful Eyes’ I Heart Faces Challenge | Northern Virginia Child Photographer

This week’s challenge over at I Heart Faces is ‘Beautiful Eyes’ It was such a surprise when my daughter was born with blue eyes we thought for sure they would change as she aged, but here she is at 5 1/2 still has the most beautiful big blue eyes….You see my husband and I both have brown eyes, when I was pregnant with my son we thought well this time around this child will definitely have brown eyes like us-nope the same exact blue eyes as his sister….


dreamalittle - August 17, 2011 - 8:28 am

She looks great with blue eyes! What a sweet face.

Amy - August 16, 2011 - 4:54 pm

Love it!

Candy Kempsey - August 16, 2011 - 4:37 pm

Very pretty eyes!!

Chris - August 16, 2011 - 2:25 pm

So pretty. Her eyes are amazing!!

Lindsay - August 16, 2011 - 8:47 am

I love how the blue outfit brings out the blue in her eyes. what a great picture!

Jenna Randall - August 15, 2011 - 10:57 pm

Beautiful shot!

michelle scott - August 15, 2011 - 10:45 pm

love the clarity of your daughter’s blue eyes! beautiful shot!

Andrea - August 15, 2011 - 10:14 pm

Beautiful photo! Her eyes are gorgeous! Our daughter also has blue eyes. She got all of the recessive genes. :)

Susan - August 15, 2011 - 8:53 pm

Oh my, what a beautiful child!!

Hana - August 15, 2011 - 8:13 pm

Beautiful!

Lisa - August 15, 2011 - 5:58 pm

What a doll – love the eyes, outfit…

Jessica - August 15, 2011 - 5:25 pm

that’s a very pretty blue and I love that her outfit matches :)

tangie - August 15, 2011 - 5:14 pm

so gorgeous!! love all the blues… especially those eyes!!

Laura D. - August 15, 2011 - 3:11 pm

Beautiful!

Traca - August 15, 2011 - 2:41 pm

So beautiful! Great tones in this shot!

Mary Mouser - August 15, 2011 - 2:33 pm

What a sweet expression and I love the softness and colors. Mary

Nela - August 15, 2011 - 1:59 pm

Cute photo! I like her smile and eye color! 😉

amanda heath photography - August 15, 2011 - 1:29 pm

Beautiful! I love how you captured that sparkle!

Laura - August 15, 2011 - 12:24 pm

Beautiful!!!

Katrice Hernandez - August 15, 2011 - 10:53 am

Beautiful! :)

Alison - August 15, 2011 - 10:06 am

Gorgeous eyes, and of course, gorgeous photography! Visiting from I Heart Faces!

Taryn Yager - August 15, 2011 - 7:27 am

she’s definitely got stunning eyes :)

jessica - August 15, 2011 - 5:57 am

Gorgeous eyes……Gorgeous girl :) so sweet

jostlyn - August 15, 2011 - 2:07 am

She’s a cutie! Love it!

Angela - August 15, 2011 - 1:50 am

So pretty!

Ashlee - August 15, 2011 - 1:24 am

Seriously, that little girl couldn’t be more beautiful if she tried! I love this.

beth - August 15, 2011 - 1:21 am

what a cutie and I LOVE her swim suit and cap!

Sherry - August 15, 2011 - 12:53 am

:) Perfect!

Meghan Rickard - August 15, 2011 - 12:44 am

Gorgeous! And love the suit :) We had the same situation with both of our kids too, me with green/hazel eyes and their dad with brown. At 3 and almost 5, still blue!

Simple Girl - August 15, 2011 - 12:37 am

You are beating the odds with the blue eyes! Great photo! Her eyes perfectly match the suit!

Kelly M. Mooney - August 15, 2011 - 12:32 am

Absolutely gorgeous!

analee - August 15, 2011 - 12:26 am

gorgeous! love the clarity, her eyes look like water. and, love her swim hat. (that is a swim hat, isn’t it?) it is really cute!

Kristin Wilkerson - August 15, 2011 - 12:16 am

Beeee-autiful! I love those pretty blue eyes.

Sarah - August 15, 2011 - 12:14 am

What a beautiful girl!

Daniela - August 15, 2011 - 12:13 am

This is a gorgeous portrait!

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