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! 


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

why am i a photographer


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


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


I noticed this field of flowers last September just around the corner from our house, and never did get a chance to take any pictures. SOOO this year, I kept my eye on it, and we were able to squeeze some time in today (actually twice) to get some great pictures. Emily and her friend […]

Family Memories, Family Portraits

September 10, 2008



Hannah had her final birthday celebration in FL at her Papa and Nana’s house. She was so lucky to have every one of her grandparents there to celebrate, and silly Mom forgot to get a picture of her with all her grandparents together. She had three grandfathers, and three grandmothers and one great grandmother all […]

Family Memories

March 20, 2008



  This is kind of a long story, it begins with Emily and I out shopping today. She “chose” her own Easter dress when I was grocery shopping at BJ’s. It’s kinda funny. She just hopped off the cart, grabbed the dress and threw it in the cart, and hopped right back on.. I just […]

Family Memories

February 28, 2008



  Hannah and Daddy attended the annual Daddy Daughter Dance this evening. They had an absolutely wonderful time – and this time Mommy was able to attend and catch every moment on camera! (Mom’s are NEVER allowed in to the dance!) It was such a special time for all the dads and daughters. The girls […]

Family Memories

February 23, 2008