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 am a dance and portrait photographer based in the Baltimore, MD area.  This blog is where I share my latest photo sessions, tips on photography, some of my amateur attempts at home organizing and decorating, 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! 


A Baltimore Newborn Lifestyle Photography Portrait Session Little baby Sofia is no doubt the youngest baby I have ever photographed!  She was only about 72 hours old when I arrived at her beautiful nursery to capture her first full day at home.  Sweet little Sofia, you are absolutely beautiful and are so lucky to have […]


November 20, 2019

Sofia Alexandra | Newborn Portraits


Maternity Portraits Bel Air, MD Liz was absolutely glowing the early autumn evening we met for her maternity photos.  Through an unusual turn of events, we ended up shooting her session at a THIRD location attempt that evening! This perfect location turned out even more beautiful than we could have imagined.  You would never guess […]


November 19, 2019

Liz Paulino – A Beautiful Maternity Portrait Session


There is nothing more exciting for a photographer than for our work to be published! I’m starting what I hope to be the start of a nice collection of posts where my work has been published.  Thanks for stopping by and celebrating with me! Click here to see my photography featured in a ShootProof Blog […]

Photography, Uncategorized

November 12, 2019

I’ve Been Published!


A Baseball Inspired Family Photo Session I met up with the Driscoll family again this year. Liam has grown so much!  The baseball theme they chose was perfect for this stage of life with their sweet boy.   Liam’s broken arm didn’t stop them from moving forward with their photo session. I just love that they […]

Family Portraits

October 30, 2019

The Driscoll Family – A Baseball Inspired Family Photo Session


Senior Photos at Hampton National Historic Site Sydney’s senior photo session was so much fun at this beautiful location.  This was my first time shooting at this location and I’m absolutely in love! It’s a perfect fit for my light and airy style and there are so many great spots on the property.  I hope […]

Senior Portraits

October 30, 2019

Sydney – A Senior Session at the Hampton Historic National Site, Baltimore


White Cliffs of Conoy A crisp autumn evening at the White Cliffs of Conoy was the perfect setting for this stunning groom and bride to be.  Justin and Spenser were dressed to perfection and the colors of the setting complemented them so well.   The White Cliffs have it all, the greatest view, the perfect light, […]


October 15, 2019

Spenser & Justin’s Engagement Portraits at The White Cliffs of Conoy


Chroma Cube – A Timberdoodle Review I’m so excited to share this very fun product from Timberdoodle called Chroma Cube! “Sudoku-like Chroma Cube is a logic puzzle game that employs attractive wooden cubes and a variety of deductive skills to solve. Just select a Chroma Cube card, set up the board to match the starting […]


August 27, 2019

Chroma Cube ~ A Timberdoodle Review


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