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Hi! I’m Tonya, a natural light newborn, baby, and family photographer serving DC, Northern VA, and Maryland. I have been capturing babies and their families in the Washington DC area since 2010. I love capturing families playing, snuggling, being silly, and just loving each other. As an experienced family photographer, I will always do my best to get that one desired ‘everyone smile and look at the camera’ shot, but for the most part my sessions are spent encouraging dads to show off their kid-flipping skills, asking little ones to give mom their BEST hug EVER, lots of tickle fights, and ensuring that your photos encapsulate the true spirit of your family.
It is my hope that together we will craft not only awesome memories, but gorgeous, timeless images as well.
I proudly serve families of all backgrounds, cultures, lifestyles, and sizes throughout Washington DC, Northern VA, and MD with newborn, baby, and family photography.
Each family photography session that I do is as unique as the family I capture, and my goal is to create a collection of images that are uniquely yours!
I grew up in Philadelphia but have called Maryland home since 2005.
I have two very silly children (one boy and one girl), one very old pug named Alex, and a super supportive husband that has been by my side for the last 14 years.
I couldn’t live without nail polish, chips, The Office, pop music, or my family.
“Tonya made the experience so enjoyable and convenient. She was amazing with our 2-year-old and so patient with our infant who had multiple accidents during the shoot! She is very talented and dedicated to capturing these memories for our family. Thank you Tonya!”
“Very patient with the toddler crowd. Still happy with the quality of work years later! Thanks!”
“Tonya took fantastic photos of my 16-month-old! My baby girl was restless during the photo shoot. Tonya was very patient with her. I was amazed how Tonya was able to win her trust and maker her cooperate in such a short time! The family photos are also great. I especially like how Tonya captures the family dynamics in her photos.”
“Tonya was wonderful!! She was everything other reviewers said. She came with lots of props and really spent her time getting our baby in different positions and ensuring she was sleepy. We haven’t seen the pictures yet but spending 5 hours with our baby I’m sure they will be beautiful.”
“Tonya I just received my pictures from Mateo’s 1st birthday session. Thank you so much. Love the little extras you added. You are very talented, fun to work with and always capture beautiful pictures. I look forward to our next session.”
“Hands down, I would recommend Tonya without the slightest reservation! She is truly one of a kind and is so amazing with the camera, that skill coupled with her wonderful personality, kindness, enduring patience and professionalism, you could not ask for more!”
“Our favorite part of working with Tonya is her experience, creativity and relaxed spirit. As all of us parents know, it’s really difficult for toddlers to sit still and pose, yet Tonya has the gift to click at just the right time to produce some facial expressions we didn’t even notice on Emily before. She just makes it happen, we can’t even explain it, Tonya is the kid-whisperer!”
Tonya Teran is DC area newborn, baby and family photographer. She serves families in the Metro DC area in their homes and outdoor locations, including Washington DC, Georgetown, Silver Spring, Bethesda, Chevy Chase, Rockville, Potomac, Northern Virginia, Alexandria, Arlington, Falls Church, Fairfax, and Mclean.