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! 


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


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


It’s safe to say I have a love affair with dance photography.  It’s just about my favorite thing to photograph – and it is NOT EASY!! Which is probably one of the reasons I like it so much!  Have you ever wondered what the trick is to getting great images of dancers, in focus, with […]

Dance, Photography

May 9, 2019

Photographing Dancers ~ Heather O’Steen Photography


To all the mothers who were brave enough to get in front of my camera this past year – I want to say a very special Happy Mother’s Day to you! You created priceless memories for your children and your entire families. Here’s to the moms that were becoming a mom for the very first […]

Family Portraits

May 9, 2019

Happy Mother’s Day to All My Heather O’Steen Photography Mommas!


Tide Point Waterfront Park Family Session Have you ever met someone before and you just kind of “click” with them??  That’s how I felt about Missy Martin! When she contacted me to do a family session with her 17-year-old beagle, I knew we got each other on a level that only fur-baby mommas can understand.  […]

Family Portraits, Photography

May 8, 2019

The Martin Family at Tide Point Waterfront Park, Baltimore


Say hello to my beautiful niece Chelsea who is just about to graduate from Nursing School! We met in a gorgeous field full of yellow and pink flowers for her photo session in Florida recently.  Chelsea has worked so diligently towards this first goal in her career and I’m so happy she wanted to celebrate […]


May 7, 2019

Chelsea ~ A Nursing Graduation Photo Session


I’ve been challenged recently to share more of my story – what drives my soul – what made me become a photographer.  While I really dislike putting myself out there and making myself vulnerable, I really want the world to know the reason behind why I chose photography. My little Boo and I recently took […]

Family Memories, Photography

May 7, 2019

Why Am I A Photographer?


Over the past year I have lost my grandmother and my stepmother. Even though they were both somewhat expected, it has been much harder than I thought it would be.  I recently stopped to buy some early Mother’s Day cards before I took a quick trip to Florida.  Standing in the aisle at Target I […]

Family Memories, Photography

April 29, 2019

The Importance of Photographing Grandparents


My absolute favorite part of a wedding day is “The First Look”. As a wedding photographer, I’ve seen many weddings done the more traditional way where the bride and groom don’t see each other before the wedding, as well as the much more popular first look.  Today I want to share with you five reasons […]

Photography, Weddings

April 27, 2019

5 Reasons You Should Do a First Look


Heather O’Steen Photography is now offering Mommy & Me Mother’s Day Mini Sessions! Looking for a great Mother’s Day gift? Give them the gift of precious memories that make time stand still. These sessions will be indoors at my in-home studio and only offered on April 28 from 2:00-5:00 in Bel Air, MD.  They are […]

Family Portraits, Mini Sessions

April 20, 2019

Mommy & Me Mother’s Day Mini Sessions | Heather O’Steen Photography