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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.

Smiles|I heart faces challenge {Northern Virginia Children’s Photographer}

This week’s Challenge at I Heart Faces (click on icon below) is smiles. Love my son’s smile in this picture!

Tee - April 28, 2010 - 5:40 am

Adorable!!

Claire - April 28, 2010 - 1:16 am

So cute!

Kelly - April 28, 2010 - 1:01 am

So beautiful. What a smile! And those blue eyes are so pretty.

Wendhy Jeffers - April 27, 2010 - 11:57 pm

Wow! What beautiful eyes! You have a very handsome little guy. :)

Sisters {Northern Virginia Children’s Photography|Heather Leigh Photography}

The little cuties were not a fan of the camera, but we had fun together. Thanks mom, enjoy your sneak peek!

This first shot is my favorite!





Melissa Shelby - April 24, 2010 - 8:31 pm

Sweet girls! Such a cute moment of them with their mom!

Zenia - April 24, 2010 - 4:22 am

Cute family!

stephanie greenwell - April 23, 2010 - 4:02 pm

such cute little gals!

Jen Cooke Photography - April 23, 2010 - 2:34 am

Beautiful kids!!

rachael - April 23, 2010 - 1:06 am

such cuties!

Jen - April 22, 2010 - 6:33 pm

Awww, what beauties! Looks like you got great captures!

Kari - April 22, 2010 - 12:53 am

Cute girls!

Kelly Q - April 21, 2010 - 8:05 pm

Beautiful girls! My fav is the b&w where she is playing with her toes!

Christina K - April 21, 2010 - 6:57 pm

You’ve captured some great memories for them!

Trisha - April 21, 2010 - 6:31 pm

Lovely photos! The girls are super cute too!

Charlene Hardy - April 21, 2010 - 4:31 pm

Those girls are so pretty! Great job.

Elise - April 21, 2010 - 1:28 pm

Such sweet little girls! I agree! #3 is my favorite!

Shannon Flores - April 21, 2010 - 5:31 am

Nice photos, I love their dresses

megan - April 21, 2010 - 4:00 am

i love the last one! you caught a really sweet moment. they are such cute little girls!

Melissa - April 21, 2010 - 3:24 am

#3 is my favorite. Pretty girls!

Tiffany - April 21, 2010 - 2:53 am

So sweet. Love that first one!

Allison - April 21, 2010 - 2:37 am

What sweet sisters! Love the polka dot dresses and the ones with mom are just precious!

I Heart Faces Challenge| Collages

This weeks weekly challenge over at I heart Faces (see icon below to head over there) is Collages. I immediately thought of this adorable 1st Birthday Cake Smash Collage.

stephanie greenwell - April 23, 2010 - 3:55 pm

this is such a beautiful collage! great work heather!

Jen Cooke Photography - April 23, 2010 - 2:19 am

LOVE these!! WAY 2 cute!!

rachael - April 23, 2010 - 1:12 am

so cute! i love when babies enjoy the cake smash.

Trisha - April 21, 2010 - 6:28 pm

ADORABLE! I used the same template for my LO’s cake smash too! I love it! Great entry for the week!

Jennifer B - April 21, 2010 - 4:31 am

This is wonderful! Love it.

megan - April 21, 2010 - 3:52 am

So fun! who can resist a cake covered baby? not me! great shots!

Tiffany - April 21, 2010 - 2:54 am

That’s adorable! I would love something like this of my kids.

Beth - April 21, 2010 - 1:53 am

Love it! Great pictures and great collage!
Looks like she had lots of fun.

Shannon Flores - April 20, 2010 - 8:32 pm

I love it! What an adorable birthday girl!

tina - April 20, 2010 - 7:44 pm

VERY cute and vibrant. GREAT entry! good luck.

Jessica - April 20, 2010 - 6:25 pm

That is just so completely precious!! Wonderful work!

Charlene Hardy - April 20, 2010 - 5:26 pm

Love it!!

Krislamb2@yahoo.com - April 20, 2010 - 4:55 pm

Very nicely done. Quality work!!!

M - April 20, 2010 - 4:37 pm

oh my goodness. i love each and every picture in your collage. they all are so clear and colorful.. her expressions are priceless!

Beautiful Mom to Be {Northern Virginia Maternity Photographer|Heather Leigh Photography}

This family is so sweet!! Mom to be looks awesome. Can’t wait to meet your daughter. Enjoy your sneak peak…



Zenia - April 24, 2010 - 4:25 am

Lovely photos!

stephanie greenwell - April 23, 2010 - 3:52 pm

these are lovely! yes, beautiful mom-to-be!

Jen Cooke Photography - April 23, 2010 - 2:15 am

Love these all!! Beautiful colors!!

Kelly Q - April 22, 2010 - 3:50 pm

What a happy, glowing, momma to be!

Beth - April 22, 2010 - 2:39 pm

I love the one with all 3 of them! Adorable!

Kari - April 22, 2010 - 12:44 am

Great images!

Jen - April 21, 2010 - 7:39 pm

What great captures! They do look so happy!

Trisha - April 21, 2010 - 6:22 pm

Beautiful maternity session! Great job!

megan - April 21, 2010 - 3:48 am

These are great! Love the family one…they look so happy!

mrsjling - April 20, 2010 - 7:17 pm

great shots!

Charlene Hardy - April 20, 2010 - 5:28 pm

I love how bright your colors are, great photos.

Family Fun {Northern VA Family Photographer|Heather Leigh Photography}

This was such a fun family. Even Granny ‘Q’ flew cross country to join in the fun. Thanks guys you were awesome. Enjoy your sneak peek!




Granny Q - April 29, 2010 - 5:44 pm

It was pure joy taking these photos outside is a beautiful area! We had so much fun that day. Never did our photographer say “Smile” she just kept snapping away taking shots as we strolled through the park settings. We also went to a creek and climbed across the wooded area. I highly recommend this photographer to anyone who wants to have memories of a lifetime. Love Granny Q

Peggy Holt - April 26, 2010 - 4:53 pm

The best photographer!! Capturing natural moments! I must say these are just beautiful pictures of beautiful people!!! Granny Q is my sister, and the kids are my great niece and great nephew. And daddy is my niece’s husband! Anyway, your pictures make me go “AHHHHH”…

Aunt Catie - April 26, 2010 - 12:58 am

What a difference a professional photographer makes in truly capturing the beauty of the moment. These pictures say so much. I love the close up and personal feelings and emotions these photos convey!!! thank you for passing them on!

Kari - April 21, 2010 - 6:29 pm

Looks like a fun time!

larissa - April 20, 2010 - 6:22 pm

oh my goodness, these are so cute. look at that little guy’s chubbo legs. i love them!

Charlene Hardy - April 20, 2010 - 5:08 pm

Great phots, what a beautiful family!

Becca - April 20, 2010 - 1:51 pm

Oh my gosh the colors are just gorgeous! And that first one is perfection! :-)

Tanja - April 20, 2010 - 8:22 am

Love this.. they are so beautiful all of them

Melissa Koehler - April 20, 2010 - 6:35 am

I am LOVING that first shot. Just gorgeous!

toki - April 19, 2010 - 3:38 am

Looooove these!! They’re all beautiful!

Teresa O - April 18, 2010 - 3:46 pm

Beautiful work! What a sweet and happy family.

Shanna - April 18, 2010 - 1:08 pm

SO SO CUTE!

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