heather o'steen photography

Hey there and welcome to the blog!  I'm Heather, a lover of Chik-Fil-A, the ocean, anything with stripes and all things ballet!  I also happen to be a wedding and family photographer based in the Baltimore, MD area.  This blog is where I share my latest weddings and photo sessions, tips on photography, some of my amateur attempts at home organizing and decorating, some homeschool ideas and just some fun things we want to remember as the ordinary days of family life go by. This blog has become a scrapbook of my children's lives!  Take a look around and you might see my little girls all the way back in 2007, as well as the progression of my photography business since then too!  So glad to have you here and I look forward to chatting with you! 


It was a perfect hot summer day in Harford County just outside of Baltimore, MD for the wedding of Molly and Matthias Beichler!  I’ve had the privilege of knowing Molly for many years and have seen her grow into a beautiful Godly young lady.  She and my youngest daughter Emily have the sweetest bond, even […]


July 15, 2019

Molly & Matthias Beichler, a Ballerina Inspired Wedding in Harford County, Maryland


I hope you are ready for all this beautiful wedding dress!! When Molly sent me a photo the day she found her wedding dress, I just KNEW we had to take advantage of a bridal photo session!  Now that her wedding day has passed I can finally share them with you. Molly is absolutely stunning […]


July 15, 2019

Molly’s Bridal Session at the Cylburn Arboretum, Baltimore, Maryland


Summer Sunset Silhouette Mini Sessions It’s that time of year again! Summer Sunset Silhouette Mini Sessions are the easiest photo sessions you will do all year! No need to plan outfits or even wash the ice cream off the kids faces!  No one even needs to look at the camera or even smile. DONE! That […]

Dance, Family Portraits

July 2, 2019

Summer Sunset Silhouette Mini Sessions


chasing fireflies, a timberdoodle review We are once again so thrilled to be part of the official Timberdoodle Blog Team for the 2019-2020 school year! Even though we are no longer a homeschooling family, we will still be reviewing fun learning games and family fun products! This Chasing Fireflies game sounded like a perfect way […]

Family Memories, homeschool

June 19, 2019

Chasing Fireflies ~ A Timberdoodle Review


A Baltimore Ballerina When my love for ballet collides with my love for photography, and you throw in a beautiful city like Baltimore – magical things happen! Madison has been dancing with my girl at the same studio for ten years now. She and my daughter both train at Supernova Dance Company – one of […]

Dance, Photography

June 17, 2019

Madison ~ A Baltimore Ballerina Photo Session


2nd birthday at The Maryland Zoo! Carter celebrated turning TWO at the Maryland Zoo in Baltimore with a fun photo session. This cute little boy has been in front of my camera since he was just a few days old. He absolutely LOVES zoo animals so it was the perfect location to document everything about […]

Children Portraits, Photography

June 15, 2019

The Maryland Zoo in Baltimore – Happy 2nd Birthday Carter!


Should We Homeschool? I remember it almost as if it were yesterday.  I wrote a blog post titled “The Heart of Homeschooling” back in March of 2009.  It was my announcement to my little blog world that I was about to begin homeschooling My Three Girls. (Which was the name of this blog for quite […]


May 30, 2019

Reflections of a Homeschool Mom – 10 years later


Hello! My name is Heather and I’m so happy to once again be an official Timberdoodle Blogger for the 2019-2020 school year!   This is our fourth year being on the team and we couldn’t be more excited.  Timberdoodle has always been one of our very favorite resources for all things homeschooling.  This coming year marks […]


May 28, 2019

Timberdoodle Blog Team 2019-2020


A Fells Point & Canton Engagement Session, Baltimore, MD This engagement session in downtown Baltimore in Fells Point was one for the books!! The weather was simply perfect, the water and marina were the perfect backdrop, and the subjects were dreamy!  You may remember seeing Reid and Rachel here on the blog before – that’s […]


May 22, 2019

Reid and Rachel – A Baltimore Engagement Photo Session

camera equipment


Whats In My Camera Bag? I get asked so often “Whats In Your Camera Bag?”  or “What kind of camera should I buy?” or  “How do I start a photography business?” or  “What is the very first lens I should buy?”  These questions are some of the most often that I hear on a weekly […]


May 20, 2019

Photography Tools and Resources – What’s in My Camera Bag