While the heart of a brisk Maryland winter may seem like a strange time to begin taking photos of the Chesapeake Bay, I ended up doing just that—and I haven’t looked back. For over a year, I’ve been capturing the sunrises along the Chesapeake Bay and sharing them online.

Most people don’t have the opportunity to watch the sunrise each day. It’s a gift to see the colors, the seasons changing, the tides rising and falling. To hear the swans coo or the osprey yell. Sharing that experience has been one of the greatest joys of my life. I’ve lived in Maryland most of my life, and I never knew it could be this beautiful.

There’s talented artists across multiple generations of my family, but I didn’t really think it applied to me until recently. But in late 2015, one of my best friends was diagnosed with an aggressive form of leukemia and immediately hospitalized for months. I felt powerless to help, but turned my morning dog walks into an opportunity to capture the beautiful outdoors for her. Daily posts quickly spiraled into a full-blown obsession with photography. (My friend Stephanie is now in remission, and pictured to the right on her first “rebirthday” following a successful bone marrow transplant! If you qualify, please join the national bone marrow registry.)

It didn’t take long to discover my love for portrait photography either. I adore spending time with families, kids, and pets, helping to capture special moments and memories. My goal is to capture the true essence of the family and their love. It’s magic captured forever.

I grew up in a rural part of Calvert County, surrounded by woods, horse farms and farmland. Summers were spent climbing trees, swinging on vines and generally getting dirty in nature at every opportunity. Many weekends were spent sailing out of Solomon’s Island toward Mill Creek, St. Michaels or Oxford.

Now I live in southern Anne Arundel county by the Bay with a menagerie of rescue cats and dogs.

I post daily on my Facebook and Instagram accounts – follow me there!

If you would like to reach me, please contact me at heather @ treeswingstrategy .com (spaces removed).

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Heather Lee Marsh Photography
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Churchton, Maryland

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