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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.

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

It was sunny and 80 the day before, but we woke up to wind and 50 outside. Made the best of it and had lots of fun with this beautiful family. They just got their puppy and wanted to include him and I must say this was the most well behaved 12 week old dog I have ever met!!



laura lewis - June 27, 2010 - 9:53 pm

Love these pics! I have a yellow lab.

Valerie - May 20, 2010 - 3:33 am

Love the colors!!! GREAT shots!

rachael - May 19, 2010 - 11:22 pm

nice job! what a cute puppy!

Judie - May 19, 2010 - 8:27 pm

Beautiful work, absolutely lovely!!

Zenia - May 19, 2010 - 5:27 am

Lovely family photos!

Anna - May 19, 2010 - 1:02 am

Lovely. What a well behaved puppy for sure, love the second photo.

Christina K - May 18, 2010 - 3:39 pm

What a gorgeous family – fabulous color!

Trisha - May 18, 2010 - 1:03 pm

What a beautiful family. I love the picture of the little boy and his puppy!

Alison - May 18, 2010 - 5:53 am

Adore that second one! So genuine!

Amanda - May 18, 2010 - 2:57 am

Wow – a photo with everyone (including the DOG) looking at the camera? Amazing! Nice work!

Kelly Mendoza - May 18, 2010 - 2:53 am

Great shots! Love that they brought the pup!

Crystal - May 17, 2010 - 11:52 pm

Love the naturalness to these photos! Great job :)

CrystalL - May 17, 2010 - 10:55 pm

Oh wow, gorgeous work!

Kelsey - May 17, 2010 - 10:23 pm

That puppy is adorable!!

Beth - May 17, 2010 - 6:08 pm

Adorable! I love that they included their puppy!

jessica price - May 17, 2010 - 3:40 pm

Love that second one!

Melissa - May 17, 2010 - 4:12 am

Love the first family image with puppy!

Carrie Owens - May 17, 2010 - 3:21 am

beautiful family and gorgeous color on these!

Kimberlee E - May 17, 2010 - 12:25 am

Love the set. I especially like the family shot.

monica - May 16, 2010 - 10:34 pm

Great family shots!! Love the one where the dad is holding up his son!

MeghanW - May 16, 2010 - 9:24 pm

LOVE!! Beautiful family and beautiful work!

Stacey - May 16, 2010 - 9:20 pm

These are wonderful Heather! Love the happy feel and the great colors.

Christy F - May 16, 2010 - 8:20 pm

Great session! I love the shot of the dad playing with the son! Wonderful!

Mandy - May 16, 2010 - 7:52 pm

Aw, the one of the him with the puppy is too precious!

Fun to be One! {Northern Virginia Children’s Photographer|Heather Leigh Photography}

This little cutie just turned ONE. I had the pleasure of capturing a family session and we ended with a cake smash. This is the 1st cake smash I have done where the baby dives right in…yum yum. This 1st picture is one of my favorite of all time….




Kimberlee E - May 13, 2010 - 3:29 pm

That cake shot is adorable!

Nichole - May 13, 2010 - 9:52 am

These are so fun!! Love them!

Trisha - May 12, 2010 - 7:55 pm

Love that first family photo!!! The dog just makes it perfect! :)

Trisha - May 12, 2010 - 6:16 pm

Great shots! Love the last one!

CrystalL - May 12, 2010 - 7:23 am

Beautiful images, what a fun family!

rachael - May 12, 2010 - 2:32 am

i love the dog in the first shot!

The “B” Family {Metro DC Children’s Photographer|Heather Leigh Photography}

This little 2 year old was hard to keep up with, always on the go, but so adorable. I also had the pleasure of photographing 4 generations, can you believe that is a grandmother, let alone a great grandmother in these pics too!! Enjoy your sneak peek. Thanks again, I had fun!




Beth - May 14, 2010 - 2:56 am

Such precious family memories!

Becca - May 14, 2010 - 12:40 am

What pretty bright colors – great shots! :-)

Kimberlee E - May 13, 2010 - 3:24 pm

What a cutie!

Melissa - May 13, 2010 - 2:59 pm

Oh, those little pigtails are adorable!

Nichole - May 13, 2010 - 9:49 am

I love her little pigtails!! So cute!

Trisha - May 12, 2010 - 7:52 pm

A priceless photo of all the generations! Great work!

Hilary A - May 12, 2010 - 6:40 pm

What an adorable little girl. Great job Heather!

Trisha - May 12, 2010 - 6:09 pm

Adorable shots! Love the last one! 😉

Newborn ‘K’ {Northern Virginia Newborn Photographer|Heather Leigh Photography}

Have you ever seen such expressions on a Newborn. She is adorable. Seeing her ‘Almost’ makes me want another. Enjoy your new bundle of joy Mom & Dad.




Beth - May 14, 2010 - 2:54 am

Adorable! Love the lighting in the second one!!

Melissa - May 13, 2010 - 3:00 pm

Such a pretty little face! Great portraits.

Nichole - May 13, 2010 - 9:48 am

Love the smile!! Beautiful photos!!

Trisha - May 12, 2010 - 7:51 pm

So cute! I love the third image!

Laura - May 12, 2010 - 7:05 pm

Awe, I love newborns, their fuzzy little heads and sweet cheeks. You did a wonderful job of capturing all that is beautiful about a newborn.

Hilary A - May 12, 2010 - 6:39 pm

LOVE that first shot. WOW!! Just super!!

Trisha - May 12, 2010 - 6:07 pm

So so sweet! Love the squishiness!

Sara Welch - May 12, 2010 - 2:13 am

such sweet images!

Gabby - May 12, 2010 - 12:22 am

Absolutely adorable!

Allyson - May 11, 2010 - 9:46 pm

Beautiful! I just love all of them!

Shanna - May 11, 2010 - 9:39 pm

WHAT A SWEET BABY!

The ‘B’ Family {Metro DC Family Photographer|Heather Leigh Photography}

A beautiful evening with a beautiful family. This little girl ‘M’ was so happy and cooperative. Enjoy your sneak peek mom, it’s going to be hard to narrow down your gallery!


Andrea - May 20, 2010 - 9:36 pm

What a doll! Pretty family too! You did a super job!

Annadee - May 20, 2010 - 7:26 pm

Such a cutie! Great shots!

Kimberlee E - May 13, 2010 - 3:25 pm

Love the greens and pinks! Beautiful work!

Nichole - May 13, 2010 - 9:50 am

She is SOOO cute!! Beautiful work!

Trisha - May 12, 2010 - 7:53 pm

She is just the cutest! Great photos

Trisha - May 12, 2010 - 6:10 pm

Love! What a cute baby girl! =)

Gabby - May 12, 2010 - 12:21 am

OMG, she is a little doll – how adorable. Beautiful work.

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