Masthead header
Northern Virginia Children's Photographer | Northern Virginia Newborn Photographer | Heather Leigh Photography bio picture
  • 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.

Northern Virginia’s Cutest Kid | Northern Virginia Children’s Photographer

This is the winner of the ‘cutest kid contest’ I held on Facebook back in September. And boy is she a cutie. I could have photographed her all night. (I don’t think she would have minded either). It is hit or miss with 20 month olds, it is a hard age to photograph, but no one told this to little miss ‘H’. Her outfits were TDF too!!!

Congrats on winning my contest mom and dad. I thoroughly enjoyed working with you all!

She is adorable!!!! I love them all!

Deanna - January 14, 2011 - 12:46 pm

OMG what a beautiful little girl!

Theresa Rose ~ Fond du Lac, WI Photographer - January 13, 2011 - 6:24 pm

What a DOLL! Seriously, so adorable. Love all of her outfits and that last one with the ornament is priceless.

Kim hill - January 11, 2011 - 2:46 pm

I can totally see why she won – she’s gorgeous! Love all the expressions you captured.

Cynthia Craine-Linden MI Photographer - January 11, 2011 - 2:18 pm

She’s gorgeous!

tamsen - January 11, 2011 - 1:59 pm

wow- she’s just beautiful! great shots!

Shanna - January 11, 2011 - 11:50 am

Oh my goodness! She is so cute!!!! Great job!

OH MY GOODNESS she is sooooo Pretty! Her parents are going to be in trouble when she gets older. These pictures are wonderful!

veronica Starr - January 10, 2011 - 4:38 pm

she is adorable and I love all her outfits!!! very sweet!

The ‘L’ Family | Northern Virginia Children’s Photographer

Mom warned me that the oldest child doesn’t like to smile for pictures, little did she know I have lots of tricks up my sleeve. Both children were wonderful, super happy and cooperative! Thanks L family-I had lots of fun with you all.

Theresa - January 20, 2011 - 1:46 pm

So cute! Great job capturing smiles.

Susan Nawyn - January 19, 2011 - 1:47 pm

Gorgeous family and colors! Stunning photos!

AmandaB - January 17, 2011 - 9:07 pm

beautiful family images. these will be treasured for a lifetime i’m sure.

Kim Hill - January 17, 2011 - 7:45 pm

Such a beautiful family. Love the stone wall location.

Deanna - January 17, 2011 - 7:06 pm

Nice variety in these! And you would never know the older girl doesnt like to smile!

Gorgeous!

tamsen - January 17, 2011 - 5:19 pm

these are really nice! i love all the colors!

Heather Sikkenga - January 17, 2011 - 5:12 pm

Awesome work Heather. :) You did a great job with caputuring some awesome smiles.

Kumutha Lane - December 17, 2010 - 2:57 am

Thanks for the pictures Heather! We love them very much! You sure did have some tricks up your sleeve! You have a very special gift, this really is art that you create.

The ‘L’ Family | Northern Virginia Family Photographer

My families are always so much fun and this one didn’t disappoint. My husband went to high-school with the mom. Thanks for having me photograph your beautiful family. Enjoy!

ta - January 28, 2011 - 8:32 pm

what a cute family!

Shirley - January 25, 2011 - 11:22 am

Such a fun, beautiful session!

Deanna - January 25, 2011 - 1:24 am

Gorgeous colours in these!

Kim Hill - January 24, 2011 - 5:53 pm

Gorgeous autumn colors. Love the shot of dad swinging his daughter. So fun!

Jenn - January 24, 2011 - 4:59 pm

These are so beautiful. The colour is absolutely amazing!

Heather Sikkenga - January 24, 2011 - 4:46 pm

I just love the one of the dad throwing the little girl. Her smile is just so big. Very nice work.

Surprise {The ‘F’ Family} | Northern Virginia Family Photographer

This husband/father contacted me a few months ago about purchasing a surprise session as a gift for his wife, he wanted some family pictures and some of just her. Isn’t he the sweetest! I will admit I was a bit worried he wouldn’t tell her beforehand and she would show up unprepared, but he gave her a few weeks of prep time and they came ready for the shoot. It was only 38 degrees that morning with frost on the ground, but we made the best of it…

kelly klatt - January 14, 2011 - 3:21 pm

You would never know it was that cold outside! I LOVE the shot of her on the rocking horse-that outfit is adorable!

What an awesome gift!! These are beautiful, you did a great job!

Deanna - January 14, 2011 - 2:11 pm

What a cute outfit the little girl has!!! Great session!

Melissa - January 14, 2011 - 1:39 pm

Great Captures, LOVE the first picture! What a pretty little girl:)

Mandy {Indianapolis Newborn Photographer} - January 13, 2011 - 6:40 pm

Great session!

Theresa Rose ~ Fond du Lac, WI Photographer - January 13, 2011 - 6:22 pm

Beautiful! Great job in chilly temps.

Kelsey {Las Vegas Wedding Photographer} - January 13, 2011 - 10:19 am

Beautiful family portraits!

Kim hill - January 11, 2011 - 2:45 pm

These are beautiful. The color is amazing!!

Cynthia Craine-Linden MI Photographer - January 11, 2011 - 2:17 pm

These are adorable! What a beautiful family!

tamsen - January 11, 2011 - 2:00 pm

very nice pictures! i love the one of the little girl on the rocking horse! and the colors are all so beautiful!

Love the location and colors! THese are great!!

veronica Starr - January 10, 2011 - 4:37 pm

beautiful family!!! I adore the little one’s eyes!!! so cute!

Cyber Monday Sale | Heather Leigh Photography

Since my Black Friday Sale was a great opportunity for past clients, I wanted to offer something for new clients too (Past clients are still welcome to jump in on this awesome deal as well)

I am offering 1/2 off Session Fee WITH a $100 print credit. So you receive your session for $100 and receive a $100 print credit. This is valid for sessions booked and complete between January 5th and March 31st.

Just click on the Buy button below to purchase. Offer valid until December 1st 2010.





F a c e b o o k