Hi, I'm Heather!

I’ve always loved photographs. Looking through my grandmother’s family albums was always the highlight of my visit to my grandparents’ house. Those photos were my inspiration to document every detail of my life and of those around me. These days, I’m a storyteller—at work and at home.

By day, I’m a marketing copywriter: I get to write stories all day!! Nonfiction ones but those are the best in some ways because they are real. You can’t make up the real stuff; it’s the most interesting.

By night (aka at home), I’m a mom of two beautiful girls. I tell a lot of stories—mostly the fictitious kind about princesses and mermaid kittens.

I also write true stories about my life, but not with words—with pictures. They are my preferred media and my true passion. Come see the walls of my house and the shelves of albums and scrapbooks in my home office sometime; you might be amazed that, yes, I still print pictures out and display (and if I'm feeling ambitious, scrapbook) them! 

All this photo love led me to pursue this passion more formally after I graduated from the University of Maryland (Go Terps!) and landed me on the doorstep of the Washington School of Photography. I learned a lot there shooting with a film SLR, developing black and white negatives, and exploring a variety of cameras and lighting. That training made me the photographer I am and is probably why I’m a little old-school. It's true. I believe that deep down we all want the smiling posed picture to hang on the wall, BUT I also feel that the candid, true-to-life moments are what we really want to remember. So, when you work with me, you get a little bit of both—traditional and photojournalistic.

Heather Travaglini photographer


“Heather did my son's one year old pictures/our family photos. She was on time, professional and very patient which made the session really smooth and fun. The pictures also came out great!!”

“Working with Heather was AMAZING, and I couldn't be more obsessed with the photos. Thank you so much for such an easy and seamless experience for my dancer. I would highly recommend for any of your photography needs!”

“Heather was amazing! I would highly recommend her for family photos! Not only was she personable and flexible but she made our photo shoot fun and really brought our family to life in our pictures. They turned out beautiful!”

“Your photographs are beautiful and truly capture the essence of all the love we share. We will be seeing you again!”

“We had they by pleasure of working with Heather to get some photos of my grandmother with her great grandchildren at Savage Mills and had an fantastic experience. The photos turned out great despite having a very uncooperative toddler. We got some great picture and will 100% use her again in the future!”