Stephanie Honikel Photography

Stephanie Honikel Photography NOVA boutique newborn and family portrait photography.
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Hello and welcome! My name is Stephanie. I am a photographer originally from Germany, who has the greatest job in the world. I am extremely passionate about what I do and I like to put 110% into each and every session, offering my clients the high quality portraits they deserve. I am based in Ashburn, Virginia and serve clients in Northern Virginia. I specialize in newborn and family photography.

"The first woman a little boy falls in love with is his mom."❤️
01/30/2020

"The first woman a little boy falls in love with is his mom."❤️

The feeling when I've finished editing a client gallery❤️ Happy Wednesday, my friends!
01/22/2020

The feeling when I've finished editing a client gallery❤️ Happy Wednesday, my friends!

“Breastfeeding is the hardest, yet most rewarding thing you’ll do in your life.”⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀What advice would you ...
01/19/2020

“Breastfeeding is the hardest, yet most rewarding thing you’ll do in your life.”⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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What advice would you give new moms who struggle with breastfeeding?

I've got a little secret I desperately want to share...so here we go. My family and I will be moving to Arizona this sum...
01/17/2020

I've got a little secret I desperately want to share...so here we go. My family and I will be moving to Arizona this summer🌵Please be happy for us, we are so very excited about this opportunity. It's a family move first and foremost. My husband's family lives there. I also see it as an opportunity to expand and rebrand my business.

Thank you to all my clients for your support and your trust. It's not a goodbye, my commute will just be a teeny tiny bit longer😉

Four hours after my arrival to their home last Tuesday, my car was entirely covered with snow. This dad took the time to...
01/14/2020

Four hours after my arrival to their home last Tuesday, my car was entirely covered with snow. This dad took the time to clear off my car, so that I could get home safe. Today, I returned to their home to share the photos I had taken that day. Let me tell you... it's not every day I get to see a dad cry. Watching Alistair getting emotional over the memories I had created for him and his family is truly the best compliment I could ask for, as well as knowing that I was chosen by his wife from a list of 20 other photographers that were recommended to her. It's not a secret that I love what I do. To some being a photographer is a job. To me, it's a passion and love for creating precious memories that will be cherished for a lifetime ❤️

I am now booking March-May sessions!

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How stinking cute is this little babe? Easton, you have my heart❤️Now booking March-May 2020!www.honikelphoto.com
01/12/2020

How stinking cute is this little babe? Easton, you have my heart❤️

Now booking March-May 2020!

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Precious baby lips. I'm obsessed with details! I'm almost out the door for yet another newborn shoot. Oh January, I love...
01/07/2020

Precious baby lips. I'm obsessed with details! I'm almost out the door for yet another newborn shoot. Oh January, I love how you keep me busy❤️

Now booking March-June!
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I captured this image in June of 2018. A lot has happened since for this wonderful family...a new home and a baby boy du...
01/04/2020

I captured this image in June of 2018. A lot has happened since for this wonderful family...a new home and a baby boy due on January 13th. I am so grateful for them and their continued support. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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@krstrain All the best for the upcoming birth of your little angel! Can't wait to see you again for the third photo shoot together ❤️

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01/01/2020

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𝐻𝒶𝓅𝓅𝓎 𝒩𝑒𝓌 𝒴𝑒𝒶𝓇!

P.s. Couldn’t keep my little office buddy out of this picture, but I’m not complaining🤷🏼‍♀️🐶

Spending New Years Eve with my better half. Wishing  you beautiful moments, treasured memories, and all the blessings a ...
12/31/2019

Spending New Years Eve with my better half. Wishing you beautiful moments, treasured memories, and all the blessings a heart can know. 𝐻𝒶𝓅𝓅𝓎 𝒩𝑒𝓌 𝒴𝑒𝒶𝓇!

Photo credits: Apt. B Photography

It's been a bit quiet over here. While enjoying an almost social media-free holiday with my family, I have been down wit...
12/30/2019

It's been a bit quiet over here. While enjoying an almost social media-free holiday with my family, I have been down with the flu. Last Thursday, I got to document a 60th wedding anniversary with a bunch of very lovely folks right here in Lovettsville. 60 years of marriage and 8 children later, Betty and Charles are still very much in love. Their secret - lots of patience and communication!⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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I'm getting ready to spend the next couple of days in the Shenandoah Valley area with my hubby. Welcoming the new year in a lovely cabin that's surrounded by breathtaking views and nothing but nature is just what I need to fuel up on energy. January is going to be a very busy month for me❤️⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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How will you be spending New Years Eve?

#Bestnine based on Instagram engagement❤️
12/27/2019

#Bestnine based on Instagram engagement❤️

Looky, looky...another #fridayintroductions post. This is Jaxon, our #irishdoodle puppy. Don't let his cute face fool yo...
12/20/2019

Looky, looky...another #fridayintroductions post. This is Jaxon, our #irishdoodle puppy. Don't let his cute face fool you. He is trouble, but oh so very adorable! Just a couple of days ago, I caught him chewing on one of your wooden christmas ornaments. I can't be mad at him though, he just knows how to make up for his naughty business.

I'm a dog person, always have been. In-home sessions allow me to include your fur babies, too. Who wouldn’t want an updated pet portrait? If you are expecting, I am now booking March-June 2020!

Have a great weekend folks!

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"Let us make pregnancy an occasion when we appreciate our female bodies.”What’s the #1 advice you would you give an expe...
12/18/2019

"Let us make pregnancy an occasion when we appreciate our female bodies.”

What’s the #1 advice you would you give an expectant mother who might be struggling with her pregnancy?

Two beautiful ladies and a whole lot of love in one picture❤️
12/17/2019

Two beautiful ladies and a whole lot of love in one picture❤️

In-home maternity session with Jazmin and Matt. No posing. A hearty laugh. Simply beautiful.Are you expecting and intere...
12/16/2019

In-home maternity session with Jazmin and Matt. No posing. A hearty laugh. Simply beautiful.

Are you expecting and interested in having your maternity and newborn portraits taken? Book your complimentary consultation today🙌🏻

As I'm finishing up the last galleries just in time for the holidays, I can't help but to smile when looking at this ima...
12/14/2019

As I'm finishing up the last galleries just in time for the holidays, I can't help but to smile when looking at this image. Reed was a bit shy at first, but soon enough the center of attention. Who can relate?

When I first picked up a camera, I didn't think newborns would ever be the right genre for me. EVER! The heart wants wha...
12/10/2019

When I first picked up a camera, I didn't think newborns would ever be the right genre for me. EVER! The heart wants what it wants, right?❤️

"You never understand life until it grows inside of you."❤️
12/09/2019

"You never understand life until it grows inside of you."❤️

If you need just a little inspiration (and a good laugh!) to get into the holiday spirit, this blog post may be just wha...
12/08/2019
A very messy Christmas / Leesburg Virginia family photography

If you need just a little inspiration (and a good laugh!) to get into the holiday spirit, this blog post may be just what you needed to see today. Enjoy!

German photographer, Stephanie Honikel, beautifully captures Leesburg Virginia family photography. Celebrating Christmas with two baby girls. Stephanie specializes in maternity and newborn photography located in Loudoun County Virginia.

I'm so grateful beyond measures that I get to capture all these stunning expectant moms (and newborns) for a living! Any...
12/04/2019

I'm so grateful beyond measures that I get to capture all these stunning expectant moms (and newborns) for a living! Anyone else working their dream job?

This just melts my heart. Reed is the true definition of "best big brother ever." Mom and dad, please don't worry. He wi...
12/03/2019

This just melts my heart. Reed is the true definition of "best big brother ever." Mom and dad, please don't worry. He will always watch over your sweet little Ivy! ❤️

"The greatest gift our parents ever gave us was each other." 💕Are you looking to book your newborn session?Schedule your...
12/02/2019

"The greatest gift our parents ever gave us was each other." 💕

Are you looking to book your newborn session?

Schedule your complimentary consultation today!

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In this image, Reed is telling me all about the dinosaur that's on his Christmas list this year. "Say cheeeeeeeese" does...
12/01/2019

In this image, Reed is telling me all about the dinosaur that's on his Christmas list this year. "Say cheeeeeeeese" doesn't do it for me. Knowing how to engange children is the magic ingredient to genuine smiles and facial expressions.

Good morning friends! I'm glad you're following along for another #fridayintroduction post. For those of you who are new...
11/29/2019

Good morning friends! I'm glad you're following along for another #fridayintroduction post. For those of you who are new around here, I'm Stephanie - owner and photographer at Stephanie Honikel Photography. I was born and raised in Germany and made my way over to the US as an Au pair at a young age of 19. Speaking of which, happiest of birthdays to @angelina_vazz (my host "sister") who is currently attending university in Korea. I am so very proud of you and hope that you are studying and partying hard (don't tell your mom I said that!). Boy do I feel old today..I mean she was two when I first met her family.
I'll be enjoying some downtime with my daughter today. We have a lunch and a movie date before heading to NYC on Monday. Has anyone seen Frozen 2 yet?
Happy weekend my friends. As always, thank you for following along!

Photo credits: Apt. B Photography

What are you thankful for, my friends? I'm thankful to have clients like 𝓎𝑜𝓊 - not just on Thanksgiving, but every day. ...
11/27/2019

What are you thankful for, my friends? I'm thankful to have clients like 𝓎𝑜𝓊 - not just on Thanksgiving, but every day. 𝐻𝒶𝓅𝓅𝓎 𝒯𝒽𝒶𝓃𝓀𝓈𝑔𝒾𝓋𝒾𝓃𝑔 🦃If you are traveling, be safe!

I could overshare this recent in-home newborn session, so I figured it was time for a brand new blog post. Come say hi t...
11/26/2019
Four little bear cubs / Ashburn Virginia newborn photographer

I could overshare this recent in-home newborn session, so I figured it was time for a brand new blog post. Come say hi to the cutest little bear cubs by clicking on the link below. Enjoy❤️

German photogrpaher, Stephanie Honikel, is a top Ashburn Virginia newborn photographer. Stephanie specializes in maternity and newborn photography. Stephanie proudly serves families in Northern Virginia, Washington D.C. and Maryland.

Intimate maternity photography has become a popular request. In-home maternity sessions not only offer a relaxed athmosp...
11/25/2019

Intimate maternity photography has become a popular request. In-home maternity sessions not only offer a relaxed athmosphere for the mom to be, but it also allows for plenty of variety for your maternity shoot. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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This recent in-home maternity session is one for the books. What a gorgeous mom to be❤️Are you expecting in 2020? Let's ...
11/24/2019

This recent in-home maternity session is one for the books. What a gorgeous mom to be❤️

Are you expecting in 2020? Let's chat!
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Me again ;) Do you sometimes question the authenticity of people on social media? Do the images they post about themselv...
11/22/2019

Me again ;) Do you sometimes question the authenticity of people on social media? Do the images they post about themselves really depict who they truly are? Friends, I would love for you to read this recent review from a client who nailed what I stand for in my job.
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"Stephanie was such a friendly and talented photographer to work with for our newborn shoot. She so thoughtfully reached out to me a couple of weeks before the due date just to check-in. During the shoot she is relaxed and patient, which is nice and accommodating for a mother of 4 who not only has to stop the shoot to nurse, but also has to take time to wrangle the other kiddos throughout the session. She's genuinely excited about what she does, which you can tell not only by her constant smile, but by her incredible work. She is a true artist who took her time to capture not only special moments of the newborn, but the other members of the family as well. The pictures were all lovely - there were so many to choose from to print and frame!!! I wouldn't hesitate to recommend her for anyone who's looking for a photographer. Thank you again, Stephanie!! :)."
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That, my friends, IS the real me. I go above and beyond to connect with my clients. I am truly passionate about my job. My clients get 1000% of me before, during, and after their photo shoot. It's a tough market out there for photographers. With so many of us to choose from, you can be certain that to me you are not just one of many to fill the books. Thank you for following along and for your support!

“Stephanie, look! I’m howling like a wolf.” It’s been the second year for me photographing this sweet girl and her famil...
11/20/2019

“Stephanie, look! I’m howling like a wolf.” It’s been the second year for me photographing this sweet girl and her family. The big hug I received from all five of them upon arrival...priceless. I love my clients❤️
And by the way, I don’t know anyone as cute howling as Robyn does, do you?

A sweet moment captured right in their baby girl's nursery. I love in-home newborn sessions. As a matter of fact, I'm al...
11/19/2019

A sweet moment captured right in their baby girl's nursery. I love in-home newborn sessions. As a matter of fact, I'm almost out the door for my next one with a family of four. I was told to look for the house with only Christmas tree on the porch🎄So excited. Happy Tuesday my friends!

Simple and simply stunning. I loved working with this family for their recent in-home newborn session in Ashburn, Virgin...
11/17/2019

Simple and simply stunning. I loved working with this family for their recent in-home newborn session in Ashburn, Virginia.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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Are you expecting in 2020? Book your free consultation today!

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Chubby newborn sweetness to kick off your Saturday morning. Happy weekend!
11/16/2019

Chubby newborn sweetness to kick off your Saturday morning. Happy weekend!

Four little bear cubs ❤️ In-home newborn photography allows for siblings to be at ease while waiting for their turn to s...
11/13/2019

Four little bear cubs ❤️ In-home newborn photography allows for siblings to be at ease while waiting for their turn to shine in front of the camera. I can't even imagine trying to keep them out of trouble at a studio location, can you?

Now booking January-March 2020 due dates. Only ONE last spot for January.

In-home sessions are always cozier and more intimate than outdoor sessions. A session at home also offers many more opti...
11/12/2019

In-home sessions are always cozier and more intimate than outdoor sessions. A session at home also offers many more options for the pregnant mom’s comfort.

Do you have any questions or concerns I can help with?
Now booking January-March 2020 due dates!

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I have always been extremely detail oriented. Whether it’s the rosy lips, the tiny little fingers, or the cute piggy toe...
11/11/2019

I have always been extremely detail oriented. Whether it’s the rosy lips, the tiny little fingers, or the cute piggy toes...no detail will be left undocumented when photographing newborns. I am now booking January-March due dates. My availability is limited. Book your complimentary consultation today🙌🏻

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I’m gearing up for another cozy in-home maternity session today. These have become a personal favorite. Being able to in...
11/09/2019

I’m gearing up for another cozy in-home maternity session today. These have become a personal favorite. Being able to include your family pets is such a joy. As a doggy mom myself, I know exactly what your fur babies mean to you. This little guy is getting a human sister this December!❤️

There's just something about black and white photography. I'm a huge fan. Are you?
11/06/2019

There's just something about black and white photography. I'm a huge fan. Are you?

Paternity photography?! 🤣Sign me up. I love that we were able to capture some of Chelsi and Jacob's maternity portraits ...
11/05/2019

Paternity photography?! 🤣Sign me up. I love that we were able to capture some of Chelsi and Jacob's maternity portraits in the nursery. Baby girl, Sadie Joe, will be moving in this December.

I'm sorry if I'm right in your face, but I was hoping to make a great entrance for this week's #fridayintroductions😅⠀⠀⠀⠀...
11/01/2019

I'm sorry if I'm right in your face, but I was hoping to make a great entrance for this week's #fridayintroductions😅⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀

My name is Stephanie. See that smile? I’m all smiles because I get to live my dream photographing moms to be, newborns and families in Northern Virginia, Washington D.C. and beyond. Words cannot describe my gratitude for your trust in me. Being able to document your most precious memories is the greatest compliment and honor a photographer could get. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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I am completely booked the rest of 2019. My availability is limited. I am now booking January-March 2020. Schedule your complimentary consultation today!⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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Photo: @aptbphoto

Meow! I think Audrey’s the cutest cat in town 🐈 Happy Halloween and be safe tonight!⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀What are your kids...
10/31/2019

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What are your kids wearing for Halloween this year?

Oh how I love the hands on his sweet little cheeks❤️
10/28/2019

Oh how I love the hands on his sweet little cheeks❤️

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43217 Whelplehill Terrace
Lovettsville, VA
20148

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Hello! My name is Stephanie. A born & raised German girl, I am now living my dream photographing momma’s 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.

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