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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.

Cake Smash|Northern Virginia Baby Photographer {Heather Leigh Photography}

I love photographing cake smash sessions, especially when the kiddos love them too. This kid was my kind of guy!! I love cake too:)

sonja - July 9, 2010 - 8:59 pm

this is soooo cute

Stacey H - July 7, 2010 - 5:48 pm

These are so adorable. Looks like he had some fun! Great job!

Michelle - July 7, 2010 - 6:39 am

adorable!!

Trisha - July 6, 2010 - 2:35 pm

So cute! I love that he just picked up the cake. Great captures!

leah - July 6, 2010 - 7:40 am

very cute!

Hannah - July 6, 2010 - 12:53 am

Lol so cute!

rachael - July 5, 2010 - 11:09 pm

i love how he picked the cake up!

julian evans - July 5, 2010 - 7:37 pm

Love this! He is such a doll :) Great shots!

Stacey - July 5, 2010 - 7:12 pm

Wow – he really took his job seriously, LOL! Great work!

Jennifer Morse Photography - July 5, 2010 - 5:21 pm

LOVE it!! This is classic!

Annie Pennington - July 5, 2010 - 1:27 pm

I LOVE the largest image! He has such a huge smile on his face! He was obviously having a fantastic time. SOOOO CUTE!

CrystalL - July 5, 2010 - 12:54 pm

Wow, give that kid a gold medal for cake smashing! Great captures, too cute!

Meghanw - July 5, 2010 - 6:36 am

What a cutie!!!

Brooke Moxley - July 5, 2010 - 2:53 am

hahaha! He really got into it :)

Trudie - July 4, 2010 - 11:11 pm

oh what fun and what a cute bubs.

Sara Welch - July 4, 2010 - 8:20 pm

now that’s how you take down a cake! so cute.

The ‘W’ Family| Northern Virginia Children’s Photographer {Heather Leigh Photography}

This is the sweetest family. Both kids have some amazing eyes. I just LOVE this first family shot of them. We were originally scheduled for another location, but last minute switched to their house. I am so glad we did they had a great yard and house for a shoot. Enjoy your sneak peek mom and dad and thanks again….

Christy F - July 7, 2010 - 1:27 pm

I love the last shot with the boy leaning on the fence! And I am sure the family loves the one in front of their own house!

Melanie - July 6, 2010 - 10:20 pm

Great! I love that little girls eyes!! SOOO GORG!

monica - July 6, 2010 - 8:09 pm

Great shots!! I love the family shot with the flag!!

Mandy - July 6, 2010 - 4:48 pm

Cute family, great job!

Trisha - July 6, 2010 - 2:17 pm

What a cute family!! That first shot is gorgeous! I just love the feel of that photo!

leah - July 6, 2010 - 7:22 am

Beautiful composition and colors!

Hannah - July 5, 2010 - 9:20 pm

These are beautiful!

Kimberlee E - July 5, 2010 - 1:15 pm

Gorgeous home. Wise decision to change the location to their home. It has such an “all American” feel. Great job.

Meghanw - July 5, 2010 - 6:15 am

LOVE these images. great job!

Trudie - July 5, 2010 - 5:18 am

So lovely.

Brooke Moxley - July 5, 2010 - 2:25 am

I love that second one! Great job!

CrystalL - July 4, 2010 - 1:51 pm

Lovely, the last one is my favorite, he looks so sweet!

Tammy - July 4, 2010 - 1:32 pm

I love that first family shot, it’s so timeless — great work!

jessica price - July 4, 2010 - 12:16 pm

Adorable!

priscilla - July 4, 2010 - 11:52 am

great shots – the daughter has the sweetest smile!

Hilary A - July 4, 2010 - 3:22 am

Heather – these are just beautiful. That first one looks like it could be out of a magazine!!!! Great work):

Amanda - July 4, 2010 - 1:26 am

Adorable kiddos – and I love the family shot in front of their house. How gorgeous!

Jenny - July 3, 2010 - 11:35 pm

Super cute! What pretty blue eyes!

Erin - July 3, 2010 - 10:12 pm

The first one is my fave as well. Good job!

Andrea Gomoll - July 3, 2010 - 9:55 pm

Great family-pictures – esp. love the one in front of their house!

Sara Welch - July 3, 2010 - 7:13 pm

what a gorgeous family! can i have their house? Great job :)

rachael - July 3, 2010 - 6:37 pm

great shots!

Stacey H - July 3, 2010 - 4:30 pm

I love the family picture too in front of the house. Adorable kids. Wonderful work!

Jennifer Morse Photography - July 3, 2010 - 2:18 pm

I LOVE the photo of the whole family in front of the house! Very cute family!

Karen - July 3, 2010 - 1:01 pm

Lovely pictures. Kiddos are adorable!

Christina K - July 3, 2010 - 12:31 pm

I love the one of them with the house!

Deborah Israeli - July 3, 2010 - 2:28 am

Very sweet, love the one w/ the fence.

Kelsey Anderson - July 2, 2010 - 9:06 pm

These are great! Love the kiddos stripes :)

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

This week’s challenge over at I Heart Faces is pets. Click on their logo below to head over there…

Saddens me to post this. This is Courtney my mom’s cat. She just had to give her up last week do to developing allergies:(She will be greatly missed when we visit. My daughter and her had a special bond, but alas my husband is also severely allergic to her so we couldn’t take her either. She is a beautiful cat.

Melissa Klein - June 30, 2010 - 2:04 pm

Beautiful cat! So sorry your mom had to get rid of her. Always such a hard thing to do.

Carrie - June 29, 2010 - 3:32 am

She is a beautiful cat! So sorry your Mom had to say goodbye to her. That is never easy :( At least you were able to capture this gorgeous photo of her for a lasting memory!

Kasey Murphy - June 29, 2010 - 1:11 am

adorable cat! i love this picture!

Donna - June 28, 2010 - 11:24 pm

what a sweet baby, but such a sad story! Hope she went to a good home!

Karen O'Donnell Tennenbaum - June 28, 2010 - 9:12 pm

Beautiful feel to this photo, nice lighting and beautiful eyes. What a lovely cat!

The “C” Family|Northern Virginia Children’s Photographer {Heather Leigh Photography}

We had lots of fun despite the HOT weather. Isn’t this a gorgeous family! The littlest girl was on the move, whew she gave me a workout. 21 months is a hard age they do not want to sit still. She was a trooper though despite some scraped knees. One tough cookie. How beautiful is their oldest (well they both are) but check out those lashes. So sweet too. Thanks again “C” family and enjoy your sneak peek.

Nichole - July 1, 2010 - 2:43 pm

These are beautiful!! You rock!

kelly klatt - June 30, 2010 - 6:39 pm

These are gorgeous-great family shots…love the little girl running with the balloon-so fun!

Ramsey - June 30, 2010 - 6:35 pm

What a beautiful family. I’m sure they will love these and those lashes– I wish!

Stacey H - June 30, 2010 - 5:04 pm

What a beautiful family! The girls are so cute. Wonderful captures!

jessica price - June 30, 2010 - 4:01 pm

Adorable!!

Hilary A - June 30, 2010 - 12:52 pm

These are gorgeous pictures! Beautiful little girls): Well done!

Melissa Klein - June 30, 2010 - 4:38 am

Beautiful family – great job!

angela - June 30, 2010 - 2:35 am

I love these…. I love the parasol shot!

Allison - June 29, 2010 - 9:52 pm

These are great! Love the balloon!

Lisa Manchester - June 28, 2010 - 8:06 pm

Gorgeous shots!

Beth - June 28, 2010 - 6:53 pm

What cute little girls! Love their dresses!

Nicki - June 28, 2010 - 2:00 pm

love the parasols, nice job!

Mandy - June 28, 2010 - 1:39 am

Nice job, what a cute family!

monica - June 27, 2010 - 9:30 pm

Beautiful..they all have such a timeless feel to them! :)

Michelle - June 27, 2010 - 9:12 pm

Beautiful family. The girls are just lovely!

Beth - June 27, 2010 - 8:15 pm

Great job, love the eyelashes on that third one!

CrystalL - June 27, 2010 - 8:05 pm

Gorgeous session, love the last family shot, they look great!

Andrea Gomoll - June 27, 2010 - 8:28 am

So cute – absolutely stunning family-pictures!

Danielle - June 27, 2010 - 12:56 am

The umbrella picture reminds me of a picture I had taken with my sister years ago! The backgrounds look so beautiful and lush.

Christy F - June 26, 2010 - 11:25 pm

I love this session, but especially the girls with the parasols: stunning!

Kelsey - June 26, 2010 - 11:07 pm

Beautiful family! I bet that little girl loved that butterfly balloon!

Jen S. - June 26, 2010 - 10:40 pm

These are fabulous!! I love the colors and locations. These girls are so darling! Nice job, Heather!

Double the Fun | Northern Virginia Maternity Photographer {Heather Leigh Photography}

This beautiful mom to be is expecting twins. I can’t believe how tiny she still is. Her family is so beautiful and fun I can’t wait to meet the two newest additions sometime in August. Enjoy your sneak peek ‘B’ Family.

Bridget - June 28, 2010 - 2:31 am

Love the peas in a pod image.. Nice work!

Melissa Klein - June 24, 2010 - 4:43 am

LOVE these! That peapod one is so, so cute!

Beth - June 23, 2010 - 1:52 am

Love that pea pod, nice job!

rachael - June 23, 2010 - 12:00 am

so cute, nice job!

Jennifer Lauren - June 22, 2010 - 9:43 pm

Gorgeous mama, love that first one! She is so tiny for twins and has a perfect baby bump!

Jen S - June 22, 2010 - 7:52 pm

Gorgeous mom to be!!!! And the little guy is super cute!! Nice shots!

Christy F - June 22, 2010 - 5:10 pm

I love the silhouette shot! Stunning!

Mary Beth - June 22, 2010 - 12:43 pm

Beautiful. I love the little peapod image. How precious is that!

CrystalL - June 22, 2010 - 12:29 am

Wow, great set! Beautiful mama and a fun family!

Zenia - June 21, 2010 - 8:51 pm

Oh my gosh that little boy is sooooo cute

mrsjling - June 21, 2010 - 5:15 pm

Beautiful shots! She looks just perfect. Lovely.

Allison - June 21, 2010 - 4:08 pm

Oh I love the pea pod! Too cute!

julian evans - June 21, 2010 - 3:03 pm

Beautiful! The silhouette is gorgeous!

Sara Welch - June 21, 2010 - 12:35 pm

love these! can i take the little boy home with me? beautiful.

Stacey H - June 21, 2010 - 5:22 am

These are beautiful. I especially love the one of the boy touching mommy’s belly. Wonderful job!

Mandy - June 21, 2010 - 2:09 am

awww love the two peas in the pod :)

How fun! I love the shot of the little boy touching mommy’s belly…

JennyO - June 20, 2010 - 7:09 pm

Love these images, but especially the 2 peas in a pod one!

monica - June 20, 2010 - 6:17 pm

Holy Moly..she is still tiny for twins!!! Love the pea pod shot!

Tammy - June 20, 2010 - 6:13 pm

Mom has an adorable tummy! The pea pod image is just too cute :)

Kimberlee E - June 20, 2010 - 5:28 pm

Love the pea pod pic! Such a great idea!

Ramsey - June 20, 2010 - 5:01 pm

These are precious. She looks amazing and has such a cute family.

Annie Pennington - June 20, 2010 - 3:05 pm

The pea in the pod one is SOOOO creative and adorable!!! I also adore the silhouette! Gorgeous work!

Melissa - June 20, 2010 - 1:42 pm

How cute is big brother?? Love the last image.

Gabby - June 20, 2010 - 10:10 am

Beautiful!! Love the pea pod pic – what a wonderful idea.

Beth - June 20, 2010 - 5:16 am

She looks great, her little boy is adorable (love the red hair), and love the madras plaid shorts! Adorable family! Great job!

Hilary A - June 20, 2010 - 4:00 am

Very creative shots! I love the first shot…it’s just stunning! Great work!

Christina K - June 20, 2010 - 1:44 am

She looks phenomenal and I LOVE the ones with their son!

Angela - June 20, 2010 - 1:41 am

Great session! I love the first one and the one with the little peas!

Kate - June 18, 2010 - 5:29 pm

Thanks so much Heather! The pictures are so amazing and I can’t wait to see the rest!

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