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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.

Senior ‘L’ | Northern Virginia Senior Photographer

Not only is this upcoming senior so pretty, but super sweet and smart too. She also has been taking photography class the last two years and will again her senior year. Her school actually has an IB program for photography. How cool is that, when I was in high-school all I could take was 1 semesters worth. How awesome would it be to take it for 4 years!!

Bethany Fields - September 17, 2010 - 1:33 pm

What a beautiful Senior! Great job! Love the brick wall!

Kate - September 15, 2010 - 3:41 pm

L is truly one of the most beautiful people I know on the inside and out. You did such an amazing job capturing that.

Jen - September 6, 2010 - 5:36 am

Gorgeous girl! She’s got the most beautiful smile!!

Hilary A - September 6, 2010 - 2:40 am

You did a great job on her pictures! How neat is it that she is taking photography!

Trudie - September 6, 2010 - 2:32 am

Beautiful girl and awesome images.

MeghanW - September 5, 2010 - 7:10 pm

Wow, she is beautiful!! Great captures!

heather - September 5, 2010 - 4:10 pm

Love these!!!

Christy F - September 5, 2010 - 2:41 pm

Great shots – love the yellow wall and the reading by the lake shot!

Carrie Crowder - September 5, 2010 - 2:29 pm

Beautiful photos. My fav is the third one down. She looks lovely!

Sara Welch - September 5, 2010 - 1:17 pm

what a lovely girl! love her reading on the lake.

Pam - September 5, 2010 - 12:13 pm

These are beautiful…you did a great job. A lot of personality coming thru … and beautiful color!

Tammy - September 5, 2010 - 12:09 pm

What an adorable girl! I love her smile, my favorite is the third image down. Nice work!

Andrea Gomoll - September 5, 2010 - 11:40 am

Awesome shots – you did a great job – and she looks so beautiful!!!

Family time at the Beach | Northern Virginia Family Photographer

We were so fortunate to be able to go to the Outer banks this summer with my husbands family. This was the first time all the cousins went on a vacation together and I know my two had a blast. Sorry for such a large share, but when you are at the beach for a whole week it’s hard not to take a gazillion pictures!

Mary Kay - October 30, 2010 - 6:12 pm

Wow! What a great website! The photos are incredible! Does Jake still have his curls?

Love, MK

hope - September 10, 2010 - 3:53 am

love these…beautiful family pics

Kim Kravitz - September 8, 2010 - 2:08 pm

Looks like such a fun time at the beach. Love the sunset images!

Pamela Topping - September 7, 2010 - 7:39 am

beautiful! I love the silhouettes!

Allison - September 6, 2010 - 8:10 pm

Wow, these really tell a story. Beautiful work! Makes me want to go to the beach!

Trudie - September 6, 2010 - 2:34 am

Sooo gorgeous.

Andrea Gomoll - September 5, 2010 - 11:41 am

Great set of pictures – love them – esp. the first ones with the sunset-mood – fantastic!!!

Holiday Mini-Sessions | Northern Virginia Photographer

I’m pleased to announce my holiday mini-session specials. These will book up fast and are limited in availability. I will be offering 3 different days in 3 different locations with 3 package options.

A $75 non-refundable deposit is required to secure your preferred date and time.
All sessions include up to 4 people, each additional person is $25.
Digital files include a limited print release and are sized for up to an 8×10.
Cards include either a 5×7 or 5×5 flat double sided design. You will have 15+ cards to choose from.
Packages include 8×10 prints, smaller sizes may be substituted out (5×7, 4×6, 8 wallets).
No other package substitutions.
Rain date for Maryland will be the morning on October 17th & for Northern Virginia November 6th.
All orders must be placed by November 9th for delivery by December 5th.

To book your session please email me and I will let you know which times/days are still available. info@heatherleighphotography.net

Fish Eye Fun | Northern Virginia Family Photographer

We were fortunate to go to the Outer Banks, NC this summer with my husbands family. I rented a fisheye lens just for the trip. It was a lot of fun to use. Here are some of my favorite shots:

Bethany Fields - September 11, 2010 - 3:29 pm

Love the one of your little girl with the houses – such a cool perspective!! Fisheye lenses are so aweseome!

hope - September 10, 2010 - 3:53 am

very fun. love em

Kim Kravitz - September 8, 2010 - 2:09 pm

Love these! The one of her in the pool with the goggles rocks!

Pamela Topping - September 7, 2010 - 7:39 am

Lovin these angles!

Allison - September 6, 2010 - 8:12 pm

Love fisheye photos! That place looks amazing too!

I Heart Faces Challenge “Photojournalism”|Northern Virginia Children’s Photographer

This week’s challenge over at I Heart Faces (click on their icon below to see their cool site) is Photojournalism. Which means the telling of a story with an image.

Presenting “First Haircut”

Becca - September 1, 2010 - 7:08 pm

Oh those eyes – seriously, this tells a story so so perfectly, you need to win! :-)

pam - September 1, 2010 - 5:04 pm

What a fantastic picture! I totally get it, my two year olds feel the same way about haircuts. :)

Rachel - September 1, 2010 - 5:25 am

Awww! Just makes you want to hug the poor kiddo and rescue him from the trim!

He is a beautiful little guy – even with the tears. Love this capture! It is spot-on for this challenge!

danielle - September 1, 2010 - 12:08 am

poor baby!

Kristina Rust - August 31, 2010 - 11:24 pm

Great shot. I’m sure a lollipop made everything better!

Lois Sparks - August 31, 2010 - 10:55 pm

aaw.. he’s so sad… great capture!

MelissaF - August 31, 2010 - 10:53 pm

Aww, so sweet.

Vanessa - August 31, 2010 - 10:37 pm

no words necessary! great portrait. poor little dude!

lynne - August 31, 2010 - 8:28 pm

Just precious!

admin - August 31, 2010 - 7:53 pm

Thank you. The one beauty of tears, I didn’t have to sharpen the eyes one bit!

Jennifer Likes - August 31, 2010 - 7:31 pm

I just love this. What big beautiful teary eyes!

Kaitie Bryant - August 31, 2010 - 6:52 pm

LOVE this! especially since I have a 2 year old whose hair has been rarely cut! so you would think haircuts are pure torture- great capture!

Kate - August 31, 2010 - 6:11 pm

Aww, how precious!! Wonderful capture!! You can definitly feel the emotion from the child!

Cheryle - August 31, 2010 - 5:57 pm

awwww what a sad face but a great picture!

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