Specializing in maternity, newborns, baby's first year, children and family. Serving the Philadelphia area, West Chester area, Delaware, South New Jersey, and more.
I have spent the last 8 years photographing, studying, and educating myself in portrait photography. I pride myself in being highly experienced in handling and soothing newborns. I love babies: their squishy little toes, sweet smiles, and tiny button noses.
Even though I grew up with the love of photography and the arts, I made a career as a Cat Scan Technologist. In the last 5 of those years, I worked with children of all sizes and ages at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP). My clients are at ease with my relaxed and patient interactions with their children due to my
previous medical training.
My studio is 1/2 mile from the Delaware/Pennsylvania state line...in the town of Chadds Ford, PA right on Route 202
On location sessions are also available.
"Good morning - I received my package today and I love everything. You are so talented and your love for children comes through in your work. It was great to work with you again and I'll definitely be in touch for some family portraits.
Thank you so much"
"Many thanks to dougherty photo designs for honoring us by taking Christians pictures. When Jen and I first started talking about pictures, my plan was to do them myself. I am so glad that I didn't. It was humbling watching a pro do her work. Once again I was reminded that having a camera is one thing...being a photographer is a completely different skill. Heather is a photographer. She had everything covered. Even though Christian didn't want to play well with others that day, she was patient and downright motherly with him. The pictures are spectacular and are memories we will have forever. We can't thank you enough Heather and I can't recommend you enough. Delaware is not far from VA and NY...my friends should be looking to Dougherty Photo Designs when looking for a top notch photographer to create some memories"