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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.

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

This week’s challenge over at I Heart Faces is friendship. This is my daughter & her best-friend who sadly lives 800 miles away so we don’t get to see her very often. Even though she is a year younger they always have so much fun playing together. I try to get them matching outfits each trip for some good photos ops (especially since I didn’t have another daughter :))

Traca - August 11, 2011 - 7:42 pm

So cute!

Jamie Solorio - August 9, 2011 - 3:37 am

So stinking cute! Love it!

Lindsey - August 9, 2011 - 12:49 am

So precious!

Holly Thompson - August 8, 2011 - 11:18 pm

What a sweet photo! Love the matching suits and the beach scene, but so sorry that your daughter’s best friend lives so far away.

Jessica N - August 8, 2011 - 11:12 pm

This is perfect.

Breanna - August 8, 2011 - 10:53 pm

very sweet- love the matching suits, & with the height difference, they look like sisters :)

Julie - August 8, 2011 - 10:01 pm

I LOVE beach-y scenes like this! How sweet to get them the matching outfits~ I love that idea!

The ‘H’ Family | Northern Virginia Family Photographer

The beautiful and super sweet ‘H’ family….

KellyQ - August 6, 2011 - 10:47 pm

Love these, Heather! What a gorgeous family, beautiful location, and fun images!

Carrie - August 6, 2011 - 10:22 pm

What beautiful family photos & handsome boys!

Deanna - August 4, 2011 - 4:47 pm

Gorgeous shots you captured! They are going ot have such a hard time choosing!

Jenn - August 3, 2011 - 8:55 pm

What a beautiful family and such a gorgeous location!

Kim Hill - August 3, 2011 - 11:49 am

Such a beautiful family. The lighting is stunning!

Natasha - August 3, 2011 - 6:45 am

I love the location here – the flowers and green grass. Lovely family too! You captured them nicely!

Sharon - August 2, 2011 - 10:21 pm

What a gorgeous location and gorgeous images! Love these Heather!

Tiffaney W - August 2, 2011 - 3:23 pm

Heather, these are wonderful. I especially love the second picture of the mom and younger son. It’s so touching. Great job.

DSANV Calendar Models | Northern Virginia Children’s Photographer

I was contacted by the Down Syndrome Association of Northern Virginia (DSANV) and asked to help photograph a few of the kids who were chosen to be models for their annual calendar. I was honored for the opportunity. I met with three amazing children, ages 18, 12 & 9. Let me tell you I have never had more willing subjects before they were all so excited for the opportunity. I can’t wait to see the finished 2012 calendar.

Jenn - July 28, 2011 - 12:51 am

Beautiful images and such a gorgeous location. What a wonderful project.

Peggy - July 27, 2011 - 11:51 am

Your talented photo work never ceases to impress me. LOVE the dandelion picture…the little girl, the lighting and you can see the leaves floating in the air…who doesn’t like blowing on a dandelion?

AmandaB - July 27, 2011 - 7:54 am

what a special project. i love the way you captured personalities in each image!

Laura - July 27, 2011 - 1:27 am

These are fantastic, LOVE all the personality and smiles you’ve captured in each :)

Natasha - July 26, 2011 - 11:48 pm

Wow – what happy children! I love seeing these faces!

Sharon - July 26, 2011 - 10:08 pm

Gorgeous work Heather! What a beautiful setting and beautiful children!

tamsen - July 26, 2011 - 9:54 pm

these are so sweet- I LOVE seeing all those smiles!!!

13 Days Old | Northern Virginia Newborn Photographer

This was a last minute add on for me and I’m so glad I was able to do the session. Isn’t she just the sweetest little baby. Big sister was there for some of the fun too and as you can see in the last photo she is so excited for her new sister’s arrival.

Jenn - July 28, 2011 - 12:31 am

These are so beautiful. Love the colours and textures. The last shot is amazing!

Laura - July 27, 2011 - 1:28 am

Oh my goodness how sweet! These are adorable…sisters are THE BEST! <3

Natasha - July 26, 2011 - 11:41 pm

Perfection! The last shot is amazing! It would look incredible blown up over baby’s crib!

Kim Hill - July 26, 2011 - 8:20 am

Awwww, so precious. Love the shot of all three together. Such a beautiful moment captured forever.

Sharon - July 25, 2011 - 11:27 pm

These are so beautiful! I really love that last shot!

tamsen - July 25, 2011 - 8:46 pm

ah, so sweet! love the blue blanket and shot with mom and sis!

AmandaB - July 25, 2011 - 8:41 pm

so sweet! love the three of them together. such emotion there.

‘Water’ I Heart Faces Photo Challenge {Northern Virginia Children’s Photographer}

This week’s challenge over at I Heart Faces is ‘Water.’ Photos at the beach are my favorite so I had a really tough time picking one for this week, I still think this is my all time favorite beach photo…

Kimberly - July 26, 2011 - 11:12 am

So pretty! I like how her dress is in the water.

Lisa - July 26, 2011 - 8:42 am

Love this shot…so beautiful :)

amanda heath photography - July 25, 2011 - 5:46 pm

Absolutely gorgeous lighting and perfect reflection.

da - July 25, 2011 - 4:59 pm

Beautiful colors and reflection.

Marla - July 25, 2011 - 4:03 pm

Beautiful shot. :)

Amy Moisuk - July 25, 2011 - 3:53 pm

Hey Heather…wonderful image! I can see why it’s your fave!!

Karen Cooley - July 25, 2011 - 3:48 pm

Beautiful shot! I love how she’s not looking at the camera, but off to something else. Makes me curious! And the reflection – just lovely!

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