Heidi Saylor Photography

Indian Head, MD

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About this pro

How does your service stand out?

I do not solely rely on my editing skills to achieve the look that people want. My goal is to process pictures the way I see them through my view finder. I do not have tons of gaudy props that will soon look outdated, or lighting that looks too fake. Simple pictures showing a once in a lifetime moment is best, and in the end my clients will have timeless photographs. In addition I offer professionally processed digital images to all of my clients. In other words, I don't tack on additional fees.

What do you enjoy about the work you do?

I love that I can create something that will last. I love that I can explain something not in writing, but exactly how I see it. I just really enjoy capturing moments of communication within different relationships as well.

Location

Indian Head, MD 20640

Years in business

4

Number of employees

1

Times hired on Thumbtack

65

Reviews

36 Reviews
  • Jess C. Nov 26, 2016
    Portrait Photography
    Verified Review
    Beautiful Pictures!
    Gorgeous photos! Heidi was so nice to work with!!
  • Kimberly H. Oct 31, 2016
    Family Portrait Photography
    Verified Review
    Highly Recommended
    Heidi did a great job! We'll definitely be using her again in the future and have even had friends ask for her number from seeing the photos she took of our family.
  • Laura R. Aug 18, 2016
    Event Photography
    Verified Review
    Heidi took photos during my wedding and they were wonderful! She was very professional and listened to every request. I would recommend her to anyone who is looking for a great photographer and beautiful pictures!!
  • Shalyn T. Aug 5, 2016
    Portrait Photography (Package Options)
    Verified Review
    She was a very professional and kind photographer. She worked well with my family of 5. She was also very flexible with our ideas snd her photos are great quality. She also gave me a thumb drive with all the diggitals of our photo shoot. I highly recommend using her and plan to use her again if we are still in the area when we want to do our next shoot.
  • Saira S. Aug 2, 2016
    Family Portrait Photography
    Verified Review
    Heidi was great to work with from beginning to end. She was professional, timely, handled our large family perfectly and the pictures turned out great.
  • Alicia U. Jul 7, 2016
    Portrait Photography (for children)
    Verified Review
    Heidi was amazing! We did an outdoor family/1st year pictures. She is great to work with and very talented! She stated for the session we would get an hour of photo time however, she spend an hour and 45 min with us. Her turn around was super quick and we had over 150 photos to choose from. Very laid back and treated me more like a friend than a client which made the experience more fun! Can't wait to see her in the future!
  • Carly M. Jun 28, 2016
    Family Portrait Photography
    Verified Review
    Heidi was such a professional and amazing with our little one. The pictures came out great and we are so pleased. We will definitely use her again!
  • Megan K. May 7, 2016
    We found Heidi when I found out I was pregnant and in need of new family photo's. I was extremely happy to find another Military wife who had her own business. She was understanding and very accommodating since I had bad morning sickness. She helped us find a beautiful place for our photos and even got my daughter to enjoy it! When we got the photo's, which was very quickly, they were very beautifully done! We couldn't have been happier.
  • Mariah H. Apr 26, 2016
    Portrait Photography
    Verified Review
    Heidi was truly outstanding.She met me in Alexandria and we had a great session. She is bubbly and has a great eye for photography. I got my pictures back remarkably fast and they are amazing! seriously I love love love them! If you are looking for a photographer that is fun and talented she is definitely the one for you.
  • Jessica L. Apr 5, 2016
    Heidi Saylor photographed my engagement photos AND my wedding and she was INCREDIBLE! She is so easy and fun to work with and she provided outstanding quality work! She is also very affordable. She is a MUST if you are looking for a professional photographer for any life event; her work for my wedding was absolutely wonderful. Thank you Heidi!
  • Carolyn W. Nov 9, 2015
    Newborn Portrait Photography
    Verified Review
    We needed family photos with our twins and a dog and she not only managed all of it well, but captured fantastic photos of our entire family. She was easy to work with and timely in returning the finished photos to us.
  • Jen S. Nov 5, 2015
    Portrait Photography
    Verified Review
    Heidi was wonderful! She was flexible and willing to schedule us in last minute, much to my relief, and our pictures are magical. She captured photos of my boys that I will treasure forever. I can't even begin to describe how happy I am with her and with the product she delivered.
  • Gracie B. Oct 16, 2015
    Heidi did a great job, we are so glad we chose her to be our wedding photographer! She was easy to communicate with from the beginning and she made my husband and I feel relaxed while we were taking photos. My favorite thing about Heidi was her ability to get natural looking shots of us even though we were posing for the camera. She gives good direction but also allows her clients to do their own thing, which makes for a natural looking photo. She got great shots of my husband and I, our bridal party, our families, and some fun ones of our guests at the reception. Heidi is very efficient and had the pictures ready for us to view within a week! I was impressed with her talent and ability to carry it out in a professional, timely, and creative manner. Thanks Heidi!
  • Jennifer E. Oct 5, 2015
    Family Portrait Photography
    Verified Review
    Heidi did an amazing job working my our family. We have an 8 year old, and she made him feel very at ease. She worked with us to get our pictures done despite Hurricane Joaquin. Heidi was a perfect professional, while still making us feel relaxed, and it helped us be completely natural and comfortable during the shoot. I loved that our shots were not super staged and she utilized interesting architectural features of our locations. I highly recommend her and cannot wait to see the finished products.
  • Racquel D. Sep 30, 2015
    Engagement Photography
    Verified Review
    Awesome
  • Stephanie I. Sep 28, 2015
    Portrait Photography
    Verified Review
    She was excellent! Very easy to work with and took amazing pictures of my little girl! I definitely plan on using her again!
  • Marisela M. Sep 17, 2015
    Portrait Photography
    Verified Review
  • Krystal C. Aug 27, 2015
    Family Portrait Photography
    Verified Review
    Heidi was amazing. We had to reschedule due to rain but she worked with us. We went to a park and took a lot of shots in different locations. Loved the photos and the quick turn around!
  • Anne C. Aug 5, 2015
    Portrait Photography
    Verified Review
    Heidi came to our home and took beautiful photos of our family both indoors and outside. The pictures turned out great. Our normally shy toddler warmed up to her right away, probably due Heidi's warm, laid back attitude. We will be calling her again for our infants one year photos.
  • James A. Jul 23, 2015
    Engagement Photography
    Verified Review
    Heidi played a very vital part in my proposal to my "soon to be wife", Katie. I was able to make contact with Heidi and arrange a date and time in order to catch the proposal on camera. Heidi was not only willing and excited to do such a shoot, she also put her professional input into the planning of the proposal. Heidi did a phenomenal job and i was VERY happy with how the pictures turned out. I would recommend her to anyone who was looking for a professional photographer. Heidi, i can not thank you enough! James&Kaite.
  • Danielle M. Jul 7, 2015
    Portrait Photography
    Verified Review
    I only give it 4 stars because we ended up canceling due to weather issues and travel problems. However, Heidi made sure that we were in contact and did not lose touch just once. Very responsible and professional! I would definitely not hesitate to book with her again in the future!
  • Alice S. Apr 8, 2015
    Portrait Photography
    Verified Review
    We loved our photos and Heidi was great with our 10-month old daughter!
  • Jessica R. Mar 2, 2015
    Heidi took our family's Christmas pictures and did an amazing job! She was extremely flexible with getting us scheduled and meeting our needs. Heidi was so patient with our 1 1/2 year old and was great with suggesting poses/locations for pictures. We were very pleased with how our pictures turned out and would certainly recommend her to others!
  • Briana H. Nov 8, 2014
    Wedding Photography
    Verified Review
    Heidi was amazing, very sweet and kind. She works with you and she is very professional. Definitely will be using her services in the future.
  • Suetta R. Sep 5, 2014
    Portrait Photography
    Verified Review
  • Andrea P. Aug 8, 2014
    Portrait Photography
    Verified Review
    Heidi was great during our session! She drove an hour to meet us at the airport for my husband's military homecoming. My young children were excited and antsy, and she was very calm and patient with them and took pictures before, during, and after his arrival. We were very glad that she could be there for us and capture this long-awaited homecoming! Thank you Heidi!
  • Monique B. Jul 28, 2014
    Wedding Photography
    Verified Review
    Very professional and timely. I was unaware of how the sunlight was going to work in the photos, but natural lighting really is her specialty, they photos came out phenomenal! She is very responsive and respectful of the clients wishes. The access to the photos is also top-rate... I will be using her services again!
  • Brittany W. Jul 11, 2014
    Wedding Photography
    Verified Review
    Heidi was our photographer for our wedding and she was wonderful. She took the time with us to make sure we had great photos. She had very reasonable rates and even stayed an extra hour to make sure we got plenty of reception photos. She is a very nice person and you can feel comfortable around her. If you need a photographer, I highly recommend Heidi.
  • Jenah H. May 31, 2014
    Portrait Photography
    Verified Review
    We had a wonderful experience with Heidi Saylor Photography! We found it easy to schedule and book a session, which was a major plus with our busy schedules. Heidi also was able to make the photo shoot relaxed and fun, while providing plenty of direction for quality photos. And you can't beat the price! We will definitely be returning for any future photography needs.
  • Melissa L. Feb 11, 2014
    Heidi came to our home to shoot pictures of our 4 month old. She gave suggestions for shot ideas, but was open to anything. She was very professional and friendly and made the session enjoyable and fun. When we got our pictures back they were in a timely manner and better than we could have hoped for; we we so pleased. We would highly recommend Heidi.
  • Maureen G. Dec 8, 2013
    Portrait Photography
    Verified Review
    Heidi was very professional. She was right on time and was ready to go as soon as she walked in the door. We had a family group of 17 and wanted many different group shots. Heidi was patient and worked efficiently as it was 24 degrees outside - especially with the children (two 1 year olds and two 3 year olds). The pictures turned out very well - exactly what I wanted. I would hire Heidi again without question and would recommend her to anyone, including my family and friends.
  • Lauren W. Dec 6, 2013
    Headshot Photography
    Verified Review
    Thanks so much! The pictures came out great and Heidi was a joy to work with! She also got the shots back to me super quickly! Would love to work with her again!
  • Carrie G. Nov 21, 2013
    Heidi was friendly and professional. She made us feel comfortable and works well with children. Our pictures are beautiful and capture our children's personalities well.
  • Bethany F. Nov 20, 2013
    Wedding Photography
    Verified Review
    Heidi is wonderful! Not only does she take beautiful pictures, but she's so much fun! She was willing to go to any location my fiancé and I wanted, and she also gave us suggestions of good locations as well.
  • Kaitlyn H. Oct 31, 2013
    Portrait Photography
    Verified Review
    Heidi did a wonderful job all around. My poor little man was in pain due to a tooth popping through, so he was in a terrible mood. She still managed to capture great pictures of him. The experience from the beginning was incredible; she was prompt with responses, pictures were up faster than I expected, and she was helpful in answering questions before, during and after the session.
  • Stephanie M. Oct 31, 2013
    Portrait Photography
    Verified Review
    Heidi was great! She not only drove out of her way to shoot at our dream location, she sent me some example photos that were exactly what I wanted for our family/newborn shoot. Thanks Heidi for great pics.

Q&A

What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
I graduated from the Philadelphia Art Institute with a Photography degree.
Do you have a standard pricing system for your service? If so, please share the details here.
My pricing system is not very complicated, and I love that about my business. I don't want to make things complicated for my clients. All lifestyle sessions (newborn, baby, family, graduate, engagement, etc.) cost around $250. This price includes high resolution digital images (50+) presented on a DVD with a print release. Wedding packages are $1000. This includes high resolution digital images and a print release as well. 10 hours of coverage is given the day of your wedding. 8 hours of coverage, and a bridal or engagement session prior to your wedding day is another option.
How did you get started doing this type of work?
I decided to pursue photography as a career when I was just in grade school. From there, I attended The Art Institute of Philadelphia where I majored in photography and received my degree. I figured why not try a career path that I have a passion for.
What types of customers have you worked with?
Heidi Saylor is a lifestyle and wedding photographer who specializes in available light lifestyle portrait sessions. Every photo session and wedding package comes with a DVD of high resolution digital images and a print release.
What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?
It is important to look for a photographer that is willing to listen to your needs and is able to be flexible. Research any additional fees that a photographer adds on (expense of digital files, prints, wall art, etc).
What questions should customers think through before talking to professionals about their project?
The more communication the photographer has with her clients during a session, the more relaxed the clients are and their true personality is more likely to show. I try my best to make my clients feel comfortable and I think my photos prove this.