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What kind of camera should I buy?  Can I tell you I get asked this question at LEAST once a week!   Many years ago I put together a similar blog post where I shared everything in my bag!   As a photographer, we should always be learning and evolving and trying new things.  While some of […]

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Our Recent Dance Photography Ambassador Event Paws & Pirouettes     Our recent HOP Dance Photography Ambassador Team event was one of my all time favorites! Paws & Pirouettes which was inspired by the famous Dancers & Dogs.   A new creative spin was taken by the Heather O’Steen Photography Brand Ambassador Team!  Our ambassadors […]

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How to Photograph Dancers Photographing Dancers is one of the most difficult, yet inspiring and artistically fulfilling genres of photography!   UNDERSTANDING ANTICIPATED MOVEMENT: Being able to understand the anticipated movement associated with photographing dancers is one of the most important aspects to learn.  If you watch dancers long enough and gain experience in observing […]

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GLOW IN THE DARK BLACK LIGHT BODY PAINT DANCE PHOTOGRAPHY Want to add some more tools into your Dance Photography Tool Belt? Host a black light glow in the dark body paint photo shoot!  This kind of shoot takes a little planning and some basic photography skills, but is quite simple to do! One of […]

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Should I apply to be a Heather O’Steen Photography Dance Ambassador? That’s a GREAT question and I’m so glad you asked!  We are just about to begin our second annual HOP Ambassador search and there have been so many questions that I hope to answer for you here.   What Is a HOP Ambassador? The […]

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After having Nutcracker canceled last year in 2020 due to covid, it was so nice to finally see it back on the stage this year!  Emily danced the role of The Sugar Plum Fairy and Arabian in the John Carroll School production, and the role of Dew Drop Fairy, Arabian, Trepak, and Snow in the […]

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Our family has a new favorite summer time tradition.  Summer Sunset Sails with Liberty Launch VSO.  August 8 is my hubby’s birthday and this was our second year to enjoy sailing for his birthday.  Hannah’s boyfriend joined us this year and his birthday is August 7!  It is the perfect pandemic friendly family activity.   Liberty […]

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a mother-daughter portrait session Have you ever had a friend that understood you so well, you can go months or even years with little contact and then pick right back up where you left off? That’s the kind of friend Jess & Livia are for me! We spent many years together attending dance competitions, summer […]

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. Gods Gift Farm . Darlington, MD . Eight hundred and thirty three days.  That is how long Reid and Rachel have waited and NOW they are FINALLY married (again)!  Theirs is a wedding story that will be talked about for generations to come.   You may remember back in March of 2019 seeing their amazing […]

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A North Beach Maryland Wedding Heather O’Steen Photography   They say rain on your wedding day is good luck, but I don’t think Dan and Jenna will need any!  These two have a love story like no other, and it was such an honor to be the one to capture it along the way – […]