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Welcome to the HLPHOTO Blog! I'm Heather Gillelan, and I am a wedding photographer based in Powhatan, Virginia. I hope you grab some coffee (or an energy drink!) and enjoy checking out my latest work, and getting a little peek into the organized chaos that is my life!

Welcome to the HLPHOTO Blog! I'm Heather Gillelan, and I am a wedding photographer based in Virginia Beach, Virginia. I hope you grab some coffee (or an energy drink!) and enjoy checking out my latest work, and getting a little peek into the organized chaos that is my life!

It’s no secret that I love throwing over the top parties for my boys (shoutout to the world’s best mother in law for always helping me!); but today, I am sharing something a little different! Since the winter months aren’t as busy with weddings, I agreed to help a friend take on her daughter’s third […]

I can’t even believe I am typing this right now, but today my sweet first born is FOUR YEARS OLD! It still feels like yesterday that I was waking up in the middle of the night to feed & snuggle him, but here we are! ┬áHe loves to repeat EVERYTHING that has been said to […]

If you had told me that being a mom of two would fall into place naturally for me, I would have laughed right in your face. But its true – I can no longer remember when I was only a mama to one, and now that the pregnancy exhaustion has passed (& I’m allowed obnoxious […]

When we had our firstborn, River, we were living in a one bedroom apartment. There was no nursery to decorate & honestly I wouldn’t have had the time to decorate one anyways since he decided to enter the world at 32 weeks (and just 3 days after his baby shower!) Fast forward a few years, […]