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    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.

‘Props’ I Heart Faces Photo Challenge | Northern Virginia Children’s Photographer

This week’s challenge over at I Heart Faces is ‘Props’ This little girl was recently given a hula hoop from her Granny & has been hard at work learning how to use it. At the end of our session we took a few shots with it and I love how they turned out!

Peggy - July 20, 2011 - 1:50 am

This picture captures the pure joy this child has for her love of hula hooping! The look on her face is Priceless! Super photo…Granny should be proud of her little hula hoop granddaughter…

Alana - July 19, 2011 - 5:53 pm

Wow this is such a great shot..This is a beautiful child..The dress and the colors are outstanding..You don’t have more fun than a hula hoop!!
As the granny you are talking about.. Within the week she started at 5 hulas..She now can go for an hour!! Superstar!!

Bethany Petrik - July 19, 2011 - 11:20 am

How fun! And I love the light.

Jessica - July 19, 2011 - 9:58 am

great capture!

stephanie wind - July 19, 2011 - 9:35 am

what a great summer photo!

Little Miss Personality | Eastern Shore Maryland Children’s Photographer

I’ve been photographing this cutie since she was 3 months old. Here she is almost 2 1/2 years old. Let me tell you she was the most cooperative & happy 2 year old I’ve ever met. Though I must say I have had a string of good luck with 2 year olds lately! (Knocking on wood)

Yes we have 4 outfit changes here (I think mom may have as much love of children’s clothing as I do)



And here she is riding off into the sunset…

elyse - July 21, 2011 - 8:17 pm

beautiful work~!!

Kim Hill - July 20, 2011 - 10:38 pm

She’s absolutely adorable! I love that little white dress…well, I like them all, but the white is my fave. And that shot of her on the motorcycle is fabulous. :)

Jenn - July 20, 2011 - 3:17 am

She is adorable! These photos are absolutely beautiful!

lindsay koehler - July 19, 2011 - 3:58 pm

She is so beautiful! I love her expressions and style! Great shots!

Cynthia Craine - July 19, 2011 - 3:20 pm

These are beautiful! Great job Heather!

Kelly Q - July 19, 2011 - 2:18 pm

She has got to be one of the cutest little girls. Love all that personality, great job!

Laura - July 19, 2011 - 2:11 pm

Such a cutie pie! All of these made me smile, but the last of course made me giggle…VROOOM! :)

veronica starr - July 18, 2011 - 11:53 pm

she is beautiful and looks like she was a ton of fun!!!!

Natasha - July 18, 2011 - 10:54 pm

So much personality and you captured it all so well! Nice job with ruses Heather!

Tina Ryan - July 18, 2011 - 9:13 am

OMWord! These are absolutely gorgeous Heather. If this were my little girl I would not be able to part with any of them, seriously. Beautiful light too!

tamsen - July 18, 2011 - 9:10 am

what a little dollie!!! I love all those fun expressions! I bet she’s a ton of fun for Mom and Dad!

I Heart Faces ‘From a Distance’ | Northern Virginia Children’s Photographer

This week’s theme over at I Heart Faces is ‘From a Distance’

I thought this photo taken with a fish eye lens gave an interesting perspective….

deborah - June 15, 2011 - 5:10 pm

wow- you really have a gift! Hopefully we can all come see you in early fall. Enjoy summer.

Natalie Clayshulte - June 6, 2011 - 5:28 pm

I love the distortion the fish eye offers. Beautiful photo!

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