Serving Northern Virginia, DC & Maryland 

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Svenja Tantius

“Steph is just amazing – as a professional photographer, as a woman who understands the needs and expectations of her clients and as a person who is amazingly empathetic and lovely. We booked a maternity and a newborn shooting with..." 

Melissa Mamelli

“Stephanie was AMAZING! My husband and I had the best experience for our newborn photos. She was professional, patient, and extremely sweet and positive! Her calming and happy vibe definitely had an effect on our son as he didn’t cry..." 

Haley Bianucci

"I started with Stephanie more than 2 years ago for my first pregnancy shoot. I knew from that day she was the perfect photographer for our growing family. She put us all at ease and came equipped with props, gowns and a sense of calmness. Her talent is...."



Hello! My name is Stephanie. A born & raised German girl, I am now living my dream photographing moms to be, newborns, and families in Northern Virginia, Washington D.C. and Maryland.

As a mother, I know how precious time is and how fast our little ones grow up. My daughter’s newborn session is what truly sparked my passion for photography. Words cannot express how thankful I am to have these special memories captured in beautiful photographs to cherish for eternity.

This is the reason I am so passionate and dedicated to capturing breathtaking images for you to remember for the rest of your life; your story deserves to be remembered and be told from generation to generation. I believe that photographs are more than a piece of paper. They are a connection to our past and a gift to our future. They are the representation of all that the mind forgets and what the heart will always remember.



Every session is customized to you and your beautiful new bundle and starts

 with a complimentary consultation.


During your session I will capture a mix of simple poses and lifestyle photography. I am a certified newborn pose expert. I will never put your precious baby in poses that are unsafe or put stress on his or her fragile body. 


I prefer capturing your bundle of joy in the comfort of your own home. This allows for a more relaxed experience for your newborn baby and your family while providing an environment that is uniquely yours.

I also offer Maternity & Newborn Packages. 

The best time to do your maternity shoot is between 30 and 32 weeks.

Sessions Start At: $300