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! 


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


Dancemakers Stay the Path Tour was this past weekend in Bethesda, MD and we had an absolute blast!  Out of all the dance competitions and conventions we have been to, I have to say this one is definitely my favorite!! Not only do the girls learn some great dance techniques and ideas that stretch them […]

Dance, Family Memories

April 19, 2019

Dancemakers Convention Bethesda 2019 | Emily


Sweet little Calliope’s Newborn Lifestyle photo session in her home overlooking the Chesapeake Bay was such a delight to capture! How amazing to walk out the front door of your home with your sweet new baby and see the sun glittering off the beautiful Chesapeake in the distance?  Two big brothers welcomed Calliope home.  Her […]


April 16, 2019

Calliope | A Newborn Lifestyle Session | Harford County


Bel Air High School Senior Portrait Session I was SO excited to do a senior portrait session for this Bel Air High School student Jess!  The weather was absolutely perfect on that beautiful April evening.  Jess and I wandered around downtown Bel Air, MD a bit looking for some beautiful spring locations, and Bel Air […]

Senior Portraits

April 8, 2019

Jess ~ A Bel Air High School Senior Portrait Session!


Little Aryane has the most beautiful nursery in all of Baltimore and it was just perfect for her newborn lifestyle photo session! I just adore the neutral colors, the round crib and the calm and peaceful atmosphere.  Her dog was just the cutest and so sweet and protective over little Aryane during our entire photo […]


April 2, 2019

Aryane – A Newborn Lifestyle Photography Session ~ Baltimore, MD