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Smile for the Camera

You meticulously studied stroller options before you made your purchase. Your nanny interview process rivaled the Spanish Inquisition. So of course, when it comes to Baby's first photo, you'll search high and low for the right photographer.

Enter Heather Quintans. One part creative genius, one part psychologist, Quintans has a unique ability to see the nuances of a child and capture their (sometimes squirming) essence for all eternity. The traditionally trained photographer, who has been quietly building a loyal following among Seattle families for the past nine years, attributes part of her success to thoughtful planning and a journalistic approach. She has detailed phone conversations with families before the session -- what time of day is best for Baby? What is Little One's personality like? -- insuring that she'll make the best use of your time together.

It's her interest in people that allows her to connect with a "wily two and a half year old or a mellow six-month old." The result? Her hallmark black & white portraiture, which, as you'll see from her portfolio, captures everything from the silhouette of a toddler standing in front of a window to an angelic babe digging into her waffles to a candid family photo in the garden.

Quintans has a keen understanding of light, so most of her sessions are on location --either at your home, in a park or at the beach. Sessions last from one to three hours and are followed by a proofing session where you can try to narrow down your favorites. That's probably the only tough decision you'll have working with Quintans.

Heather Quintans Photography