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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.

‘Smile’/I Heart Faces Photo Challenge {Northern Virginia Newborn Photographer}

This week’s challenge over at I Heart Faces is ‘Smile’. I immediately thought of this picture. There is nothing more precious to me then a newborn’s smile. Click on their logo below to check out more fantastic entries!

C-line - January 11, 2011 - 4:38 pm

What a beautifull photo! They’re too cute!!

chelsea - January 11, 2011 - 4:14 pm

AWW so cute

Shauni - January 11, 2011 - 3:54 pm

That is the cutest picture…It’s perfect

Katie Campbell - January 11, 2011 - 2:34 pm

Love this photo–so precious!

pam - January 11, 2011 - 9:48 am

oh geez, this is too too sweet! i wish i had pictures like this of my boys when they were this tiny. :)

tricia - January 11, 2011 - 5:43 am

Too cute!

Kristi James - January 11, 2011 - 4:40 am

OH this is PRECIOUS!!

Lindy - January 10, 2011 - 10:52 pm

Oh my, so gorgeous. Love the smile!

Betins - January 10, 2011 - 9:24 pm

I’ve never captured a nb smile. I love these ones!

nikki james - January 10, 2011 - 9:06 pm

I just looked through your portfolio……I am in LOVE with your work. It is incredible.

Dana - January 10, 2011 - 5:27 pm

Love it!

Jaclyn - January 10, 2011 - 4:50 pm

so sweet.

Noel - January 10, 2011 - 3:18 pm

I LOVE it when the newborns smile!!

Katie - January 10, 2011 - 3:09 pm

They are beautiful!!! What a stunning pic!

Christina - January 10, 2011 - 2:51 pm

This makes me want another baby!!! It’s too cute :)

Jill - January 10, 2011 - 2:46 pm

AWWWWWWW this is adorable!!!!!!

fiddlehead - January 10, 2011 - 2:35 pm

Oh my goodness….this is priceless. Really special and stunning.

Shannon Barton - January 10, 2011 - 2:29 pm

That is so precious! I love it when newborns S~M~I~L~E! :) Great capture.

Homeschooling Momtographer - January 10, 2011 - 2:18 pm

Oh I love it! I just want to squeeze them. :)

~Catherine :)

Seeing Triple | Northern Virginia Newborn Photographer

I want to be this mom when I grow up. No you are not seeing things, three brand new babies. Identical twin girls and a fraternal brother. Not only was she able to carry these three darlings till 34 weeks, she was more calm and in control then after I had ONE child. This is the sweetest family ever.

These three were 2 months old (about 2 1/2 weeks past their original due date) Even though we couldn’t get all 3 to sleep at one time (it was quite comical actually we’d have 2 asleep and then as soon as the 3rd would fall asleep another sibling decided to wake up) I still think we got some amazing images.

Enjoy your new family and keep up the good work!

My two favorite individual shots:

Deanna - January 14, 2011 - 12:28 pm

WOW they have their hands full! Wonderful photos Heather!

Laura - January 8, 2011 - 3:06 am

Goodness, triple blessings! Adorable, adorable, adorable, of course 😉

Kim Hill - January 7, 2011 - 4:03 pm

Oh my word – so precious!! This family really has their hands full. LOL :)

Oh my goodness, I cannot even imagine! How beautiful and precious are these 3 little darlings. And look at the excitement and joy on big brother and big sister. You captured these blessings wonderfully!

AmandaB - January 7, 2011 - 9:51 am

wow! can’t image triplets! sweet babies :-)

Mandy {Indianapolis Newborn Photographer} - January 7, 2011 - 9:19 am

Oh my goodness…the sweetness!! Beautiful family.. beautiful images.

Kelly Q - January 7, 2011 - 1:22 am

Love the shot of all the feet, so cute!

tamsen - January 6, 2011 - 10:08 pm

oh wow- go mom!!! the kiddos are SO cute!!! love the shot of the feet in the air, with the diaper bums!

deborah - December 20, 2010 - 3:16 am

Simply BEAUTIFUL family! My hat is off to you MOM. Three GORGEOUS babies. So chubby and happy. Bless you guys!

The ‘K’ Family | Easton, MD Family Photographer

It was cold and windy morning, but that didn’t stop us. This location was just gorgeous and the boys kept me busy.

Kim Hill - January 7, 2011 - 4:01 pm

Great shots – love the lighting. Beautiful family. :)

Mandy {Indianapolis Newborn Photographer} - January 7, 2011 - 9:19 am

Precious. Love the lighting in these!

Stacey S - January 7, 2011 - 8:32 am

What a beautiful family! You captured them wonderfully.

The ‘P’ Family | Easton, MD Children’s Photographer

You may recognize this little cutie, I’ve been photographing her for the last 16 months! This was the first time her parents decided to join in on the fun and I’m glad they did! We had fun playing dress up with her-yes that is 5 different outfits you are seeing 😉

Kelsey {Las Vegas Wedding Photographer} - January 23, 2011 - 11:33 pm

Oh I adore her little outfits!

Sharon Gartrell - January 21, 2011 - 7:53 am

Gorgeous family! I love the variety!

Theresa Rose ~ Fond du Lac, WI Photographer - January 20, 2011 - 1:44 pm

Super adorable ~ Love the red tutu and the one where she is standing on the chair. Well done!

kelly klatt - January 20, 2011 - 10:59 am

Gorgeous family…wow-that little girl made it through so many outfit changes-props to you!!

Kay Pickens - January 20, 2011 - 7:18 am

The little girl has the prettiest eyes! What a cutie.

Susan Nawyn - January 19, 2011 - 1:46 pm

Super sweet images! I love the use of props and colors.

AmandaB - January 17, 2011 - 9:06 pm

that one of the girl in the tutu is adorable. love it!!!!

Kim Hill - January 17, 2011 - 7:44 pm

What a beautiful family. The little girl has the most gorgeous eyes and I love her fashionable little outfits. So cute!

Deanna - January 17, 2011 - 7:07 pm

Love the pumpkin ones! WOW 5 changes!!!

jules - January 17, 2011 - 6:45 pm

what a doll! love all the colors … the reds and oranges are gorgeous! beautiful!

dalia - January 17, 2011 - 6:13 pm

these are just adorable!! what a cute little girl!!

Adorable family and little girl!

Dana Monticelli - January 17, 2011 - 5:22 pm

How sweet is she?! Adorable!

tamsen - January 17, 2011 - 5:18 pm

ooh, gotta love a little girl with a big wardrobe! great shots! she’s a doll with those big blue eyes!

Heather Sikkenga - January 17, 2011 - 5:10 pm

Beautiful work Heather. She is such a doll.

Toya - December 21, 2010 - 8:16 pm

I love the last two shots.

My Best Friend | Northern Virginia Family Photographer

I love this family. I have been friends with mom for 20 years! You probably recognize them from previous posts. Sad that they live 800 miles away, but always excited to see them and to photograph her adorable kiddos.

This is a rather large share. Between the awesome locations, great clothes and cooperative subjects I had a hard time narrowing them down!

Kim Hill - January 7, 2011 - 4:02 pm

What a cute family. These locations are fabulous!

Gorgeous! Love the bold colors and adorable tutus!

Mandy {Indianapolis Newborn Photographer} - January 7, 2011 - 9:20 am

Oh this makes me miss warm weather :) Beautiful job!

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