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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.

I Heart Faces Challenge ‘Babies’|Northern Virginia Newborn Photographer

This week’s challenge over at I Heart Faces is Babies. I’ve had several adorable newborn sessions lately, but these two 6 day old twins were so fun and this picture totally makes me smile. She even slept right through his abuse.


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Jenny - June 19, 2010 - 8:07 pm

GREAT capture!!! Love this so much!… a sign of what’s to come :)

Gina - June 18, 2010 - 4:03 am

One baby is cute…two babies are cuter. :)

Leilani - June 16, 2010 - 7:18 pm

This is my favorite! LOVE the expressions! Great capture!

Jacquelyn McHenry - June 15, 2010 - 12:41 pm

Haha!! That is just too cute!! LOVE it! :)

Beth - June 15, 2010 - 5:59 am

oh i LOVE this photo! I might want twins now ( did I just say that!?)

Eva - June 15, 2010 - 5:35 am

That made me laugh outloud! Great job.

Liz - June 15, 2010 - 12:11 am

Oh no! What a great capture. Most likely a preview of what the future holds for these two cuties. Nice job!

The ‘B’ Family | Northern Virginia Family Photographer {Heather Leigh Photography}

These are dear friends of mine. The Dad actually went to high-school with my husband and introduced us. They have two sweet little girls. Annabelle their oldest daughter has a very rare disease called Morquio Syndrome. This is the strongest most loving family I know. To read more about Morquio and Annabelle please visit www.morquio.org/

Mary Beth - June 9, 2010 - 12:30 pm

What a beautiful family. The girls are so darling. You captured their little personalities so well. Great job!

Nikki Painter - June 9, 2010 - 1:40 am

Gorgeous girls!!

Melissa Koehler - June 8, 2010 - 6:52 pm

What an adorable family!

Tammy - June 8, 2010 - 2:26 am

I adore the one of the girls playing with blocks together — what a great capture :)

Rezika Zurch - June 8, 2010 - 12:56 am

these are precious, I adore the last image

Chelsea - June 7, 2010 - 7:57 pm

Beautiful shots!! What cute little girls. Love all the color.

kelly - June 7, 2010 - 1:02 pm

What sweet photos. Well done!

Melissa - June 7, 2010 - 5:02 am

Love the last image of girls playing!

Zenia - June 7, 2010 - 4:53 am

haha love the “out take” photo

MeghanW - June 7, 2010 - 2:10 am

beautiful family!

Hilary A - June 7, 2010 - 1:41 am

These are precious. Beautiful work and beautiful little girls!

Christy F - June 7, 2010 - 1:37 am

Great job with beautiful colors!

Melissa - June 6, 2010 - 11:41 pm

What an adorable family!

Lindsey Russell - June 6, 2010 - 11:37 pm

I love all the pink and green…what a lovely family! Those girls are too cute!

Nichole - June 6, 2010 - 10:50 pm

Beautiful family!! Lovely photos!

Mel - June 6, 2010 - 10:31 pm

These are lovely!

Christina K - June 6, 2010 - 10:25 pm

What a sweet family! Love the colors!

Kelsey - June 6, 2010 - 9:38 pm

Beautiful girls! Such joy they have in their eyes!

Newborn “C” | Northern VA Newborn Photographer {Heather Leigh Photography}

Talk about a little angel. She was so cooperative for our shoot. Slept almost the whole time (hope she still slept for you that evening mom & dad) Only 7 days old and just perfect. Thanks again mom, dad and big brother. Enjoy your sneak peek…

Beth - June 21, 2010 - 3:42 pm

Wow, these are great!

wendy - June 9, 2010 - 8:06 pm

Beautiful! I love your black and white processing. What gorgeous eyes!

Michelle Dixon - June 9, 2010 - 7:51 pm

these are stunning. love them… the sibling photo is to die for! beautifully done!

Jen - June 9, 2010 - 6:50 pm

Oh my goodness, these are just gorgeous! Especially love the one with the earflap hat, and also the last one. Very nice.

Nikki Painter - June 9, 2010 - 1:39 am

Love the round basket! Adorable!

Nicki - June 8, 2010 - 3:44 pm

adorable.. nice work!

Allison - June 8, 2010 - 3:06 pm

The last one is my fave! And I love your props! Great pics!

Sari - June 8, 2010 - 2:18 am

So precious! Love that first one!

Beth - June 7, 2010 - 3:31 pm

Oh wow! These are just adorable! Great job!

kelly - June 7, 2010 - 1:00 pm

Beautifully done!!

Melissa - June 7, 2010 - 4:59 am

Fantastic session! Love the textured basket.

Zenia - June 7, 2010 - 4:54 am

Love the bath series!

Hilary A - June 7, 2010 - 1:41 am

What beautiful baby photos! Great work!

Melissa - June 7, 2010 - 12:17 am

These are so sweet! I love the storyboard.

Nichole - June 6, 2010 - 10:57 pm

Beautiful newborn photos! The parents are gonna LOVE these!!

Christina K - June 6, 2010 - 10:37 pm

What a beautiful baby. I love the one in the round basket.

Newborn Twins | Northern Virginia Newborn Photographer {Heather Leigh Photography}

These two little cuties are 6 days old. This was first newborn twin shoot and I had so much fun. Double the work, but double the rewards. Enjoy your sneak peek “N” family and congratulation on the newest additions to your family…

This was makes me laugh:)

rachael - June 11, 2010 - 2:43 am

hahaha, the last one, fighting already.

Karen - June 10, 2010 - 9:42 pm

I LOVE everything about each photos from the hats to the tip of their toes…breathtakingly beautiful!

tanyad - June 9, 2010 - 11:05 pm

Oh my , so precious! you did a great job!

Nikki Painter - June 9, 2010 - 1:39 am

The last one made me lol! Adorable babies!

Melissa Koehler - June 8, 2010 - 6:51 pm

SO adorable. That last shot is hilarious :)

Allison - June 8, 2010 - 3:05 pm

That last one is great! I bet this was hard to do, but you did an awesome job! I bet Mom loves them!

Oh goodness these are sooo sweet! Love those hats and I cracked up on that last one! What a priceless capture! Great job!

allison - June 8, 2010 - 3:09 am

Such great photos of such beautiful babies. I love the 1st B&W one!

Chelsea - June 7, 2010 - 8:09 pm

Adorable!!! I’m a sucker for twins!! You did a great job!

Jenn - June 7, 2010 - 6:43 pm

How beautiful! I know the “N” family and these photos are just wonderful!! Thanks for sharing your gorgeous work!

kelly - June 7, 2010 - 12:59 pm

Oh my, these are excellent!! They will treasure these!

Zenia - June 7, 2010 - 4:53 am

I LOVE the last one! too cute

Christy F - June 7, 2010 - 3:57 am

These twins are so very scrumptious! Great job!!!

MeghanW - June 7, 2010 - 2:08 am

amazing job with these twins! greta images!

CrystalL - June 7, 2010 - 12:35 am

Love this session, fabulous images!

Melissa - June 7, 2010 - 12:16 am

Aww – so cute! I love that last one!

Nichole - June 6, 2010 - 10:56 pm

I LOVE the last one!! So funny!! They are beautiful!

Christina K - June 6, 2010 - 10:36 pm

Oh my! They are SO sweet, and I just adore the last one!

Lindsey Russell - June 6, 2010 - 9:17 pm

That last one is hilarious! As a mom of twins, all I can say though, is that these are lovely and truly capture that special twin bond.

Tammy - June 6, 2010 - 8:16 pm

Great work, they are just precious. And I love the last one – wonder how many of those moments are to come? lol!

Newborn Lauren | Northern Virginia Newborn Photographer {Heather Leigh Photography}

This was a ‘mini’ newborn session for a friend. She is 2 weeks old here. We had to do mini since the weather was not cooperating, even though I mainly do indoor shoots for newborns, you still need some natural light so when an afternoon thunderstorms arrived we needed to call it quits. Didn’t get any sleeping baby shoots, but still some cute wide awake ones form this alert sweetie!!

Nikki Painter - June 9, 2010 - 1:47 am

Awwww love the last one!

Mary Beth - June 9, 2010 - 1:17 am

Soooo adorable. Great work!

Melissa Koehler - June 8, 2010 - 6:59 pm

What a sweetie!

melissa k - June 8, 2010 - 6:26 pm

Aww – What a sweet little thing!

Allison - June 8, 2010 - 2:39 pm

So little! Great job!

Christina K - June 8, 2010 - 4:00 am

What a sweet little one! Love the first one!

Tammy - June 8, 2010 - 2:23 am

What a precious little peanut! I love the first one, you captured her eyes beautifully :)

CrystalL - June 8, 2010 - 12:24 am

Adorable shots, what a little sweetie!

Nicki - June 7, 2010 - 9:59 pm

Great shots, what a sweetie!

monica - June 7, 2010 - 8:12 pm

Oh she is so precious. Love that she is WIDE awake!! :)

Chelsea - June 7, 2010 - 7:51 pm

What a cutie!! Great shots!!

Jenny - June 7, 2010 - 8:35 am

That first shot is SO pretty!!

MeghanW - June 7, 2010 - 5:37 am

She is a cutie pie! great work!

Zenia - June 7, 2010 - 4:45 am

Oh gosh love the last one with the yawn

Lindsey Russell - June 7, 2010 - 4:05 am

I so love awake shots though! Soooooo cute! Look at those eyes!

Nichole - June 7, 2010 - 3:17 am

AWE! She is so cute!!!

Jen S. - June 7, 2010 - 2:53 am

What a cutie!! Hopefully the weather cooperates next time!

Hilary A - June 7, 2010 - 2:35 am

She is so alert! She is adorable…great pictures!

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