The booking process

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Based in bel air, maryland

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Thank you for inquiring about booking a photo session with Heather O'Steen Photography.   The information below will help guide you through the booking process.   

My job as your photographer is to help visually tell your story, through photographs that encapsulate your personality, your inner beauty, your nature, and your very soul.  This takes a great deal of creative effort, and I pour a little bit of my heart and soul into each and every photo session on my calendar.  

In an effort to maintain my ever growing client base, it has become necessary to balance my workload as I consider taking on new clients and projects.   I will only be accepting approximately 25 photo sessions per quarter.   The quarters are as follows:

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The Process

Winter:   January - February
Spring:   March - May
Summer:   June - August
Fall:   September - November

(Closed the month of December)

My books are only open for scheduling three months at a time.  Once slots are filled, my books will not open again until the month before the following quarter.  You must be on my email list to book a session, and you will receive email updates on specialty sessions, book openings and potential cancellations. 

We are currently only accepting submissions for dance sessions, senior sessions and very limited family portrait sessions.  We are no longer booking headshots, weddings, or newborn sessions. 

Each session is unique as is each photographer's vision.  We may not always be the best fit for each other; if your vision does not fit my ability or artistic style, I may be able to suggest an alternative artist who might better fit the ideas you have in mind for your portrait session. 

Sessions are typically scheduled during the last two hours before sunset at several different locations in and around the Harford County, Maryland area.  Out of area requests are subject to approval and an additional travel fee. 

Thank you so much for allowing me the honor of capturing your most important moments.  I can't wait to show you just how beautiful you are! 

To place a submission for consideration for my booking calendar, please answer the following questions below. 


submissions are currently

open for winter

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Heather will be in touch after reviewing your submission.

Once selected, you will be guided to the next steps of the booking process, including selecting your date, signing your digital contract, placing your deposit to secure your date on the calendar, as well as a Portrait Style Guide to help you choose the perfect location and wardrobe for your special day! 

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