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One of my favorite parts of being a photographer is the opportunity I am given to be able to enter into others' most intimate spaces of their lives.  Their first moments in their newborns' lives, their baby now taking their senior portraits just moments before they fly from the nest, or the day two people fully commit themselves to each other in love, to capture it is eternal.  Being able to gift my clients with images that freeze these treasured moments in time is like handing over a tangible memory. This is what photography is all about to me. I'm in love with what I do for a living. Capturing emotion, connections between people, a tender touch, documenting all of life and showing others how beautiful they are and how precious every moment can be - this is the WHY behind the reason I do what I do, this is what drives my soul. 

Life is simple. Loving God and loving others is everything. I have learned you need very little to be happy, and that my photographs are my most cherished posessions.  I've been married for 26 happy years, have three beautiful daughters and three lively dogs who are my world!  I'm addicted to Chik-Fil-A, Gilmore Girls and anything with stripes! I can't wait to meet you and show you just how beautiful you are!





“Heather is a master of light. The subjects in her photographs seem to glow, as the soft sunsetting light radiates around them.”

"I have been hiring Heather as our photographer for over a decade. From casual family photos, graduation pictures, an amazing wedding and an adorable newborn session, Heather has been there to capture our family's most treasured moments. She is easy to work with and her creativity and talent is incredible. I would definitely recommend her for your next special event.​"

“Our photographer Heather is an artist, through and through. She has an eye for beauty and detail. Her aesthetic taste is refined and classic, but never dull.”

“Heather is a sensitive observer of people and their relationships, helping her capture the ‘story’ of the moment. From subtle side-long glances of affection, to all-out belly-laughs among a group of old friends, to the winsome antics of children, Heather sees those special moments and preserves them.”

"Heather’s gracious, fun-loving, positive and sensitive personality puts us all at ease. It doesn’t take long before my family is laughing and looking all cute and Heather is snapping away, getting great shot after great shot.”

"Some of my all time favorite pictures of my children, that I hold near and dear, have been taken by Heather!"

"She sees the beauty in everything and working with her is easy because she has the most calming and charming professional attitude!"

"Heather has been photographing my family since 2011; every year I am so grateful that she has captured my babies once again so I can always remember them just the way they were. My favorites are always the moments she catches when we did not know she was looking…Preston and Jorja blowing a wishy, Peyton walking on the pier, a pouty face, a look of wonder. Throughout the years the children have become so comfortable with Heather that often times they forget she is even taking their picture. She knows their personalities, and even calls them by their nicknames. She is not only incredibly talented she is kind, gentle and thoughtful. Every year I think to myself, there is no way we are going to top this next year and somehow, we do. My hope is that Heather will continue to capture my family year after year and when the time comes for one or all of them to walk down the aisle…she will be there as a friend and our photographer."

"When I was looking for a photographer to do family pictures, it was important to me that my family felt comfortable with that person. Building a relationship between photographer and client was what I was looking for, Heather was that photographer. She is so passionate about her work and made us feel so comfortable.  She has a great eye to detail, knowledge and experience. I can honestly say that I have never liked the way I look in photos, but after doing professional pictures with Heather, I now look at myself in a different way. She has a way that makes me feel good and pretty, which ultimately shows in the photos. Photography after all is art and Heather is one of the best artists I know."





FAMILIES: $450  




MINI SESSIONS: $200 - limited availability

WEDDINGS:  $3,000 

Investing in professional portraiture is one of the most important investments we can make. Our family portraits hold a very dear place in our hearts, and being intentional about capturing important milestones in our lives is often overlooked.  I feel honored to be able to share and capture such special times with families and to be able to watch their families grow.  We will never look back with regret when we stop for a moment and make time stand still with the wonder of photography. So take a look around here and once you decide to hire me to capture your most precious moments, know that you can feel confident that I can capture what we all want to remember the most. Whether it's the tiny details of your newborn baby, your little girl twirling in the grass, your son throwing rocks into a stream, your full of personality senior who is about to jump from the nest and begin college, or the generations of a family all together to share a special moment.

Investment for each session type includes:

- 90 minute portrait session

- Pinterest style online portrait gallery

- High resolution files



Get in Touch

Thank you for contacting Heather O'Steen Photography. I shoot on location in Bel Air, Maryland - Greater Baltimore and Washington, DC area - but I'm always willing to travel!  I respond to all inquires within 24 hours.  I look forward to getting to know you and capturing your most timeless and treasured moments.

Bel Air, MD
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