Philadelphia Area Portrait Photographer
I’m so glad you’ve stopped by. Hello, I am Erika. I am your Philadelphia area newborn, child and family photographer. I am an on-location natural light photographer AND a styled studio photographer. My studio is located in a dedicated space in my home in Harleysville, Pennsylvania; outfitted with a parent seating area, coffee and beverage station, baby changing station, full bathroom, and all the sweet little props and accessories to style your session perfectly.
I am Mommy to a little girl and a fur baby, a wife, and a prosecutor for Montgomery County. Kevin (the husband) and I met at Penn State and graduated together in 2009. WE ARE. Yes, we are those crazy Penn Staters who still visit Happy Valley, go to football games after graduation, and hope our daughter will one day join us as PSU alumni. Lilee, my four legged fur baby, has been with us since I graduated law school. She is fiercely loyal and just as lazy! But we love her. Addelyn, my little girl, made our marriage a family in 2019. I had a rough start to motherhood. After 10 days of misery in my third trimester, I was diagnosed with HELLP syndrome. Addelyn had to be delivered five and a half weeks early and went directly to the NICU. Luckily, our feisty little peanut broke out of the NICU quickly and hasn’t looked back! Addie is my mini me in every way. She looks like me, sleeps like me (thank god!), and sasses like me (we are in big trouble)!
I have always known the value of a photograph; a moment in time you can see forever. Becoming a mom has made me understand its value so much more. People, parents, families, and children… everyone changes so quickly. As a mom, there is nothing more valuable than those photos that truly are YOUR baby. That silly crunch nose face, the belly laugh smile, or the bold side eye. Whatever it is, it captures them and their essence. And you keep that moment forever.
Contact me to schedule your session and capture your memories. I look forward to meeting you.
Kind words from my lovely clients
Erika is a talented and knowledgeable photographer. You can tell she really loves photography and will go the extra mile for you as a customer. Erika took pictures of our newborn and family. She was great with my older kids who were wonderfully cooperative, and so patient with all the baby uh oh moments (spit up, blowouts and even peeing on her props…it happens!) I love her creativity and artistry. I also appreciate how she listens to what you want, and knows how to give you the perfect package of cherishable memories. We used her images to share with friends and family and create a baby announcement. We also plan on putting together am album and framing some prints.
The Braeutigam Family
Erika is the BEST! She did our daughter’s newborn pictures at our home and they turned out perfect. We live in a row home without a lot of natural light and she was so patient getting every shot just right. Erika goes above and beyond with her setups, backdrops and details. She is SO accommodating and does everything to make her clients happy. She even answered all my texts about what outfit to put our one year old in to match the backdrop! We have used Erika for all of our family photos and are using her again this year when our second daughter arrives. We wouldn’t use anyone else!
The Glynn Family
Wonderful experience with Erika Lyn Photography. We had a newborn session for my 1st son and 3 years later brought our 2nd for his newborn photos as well. Erika truly has a gift; she is incredibly patient and gentle with these little babies! The session was relaxed, giving me time to feed and cuddle so the baby was calm, resulting in beautiful, sweet photos. We are so grateful that Erika captured such a wonderful stage of our lives and made it so easy on exhausted, sleep deprived parents!
The Belisonzi Family
Erika took my son's newborn and family photos, and they were more than I expected. She produced pictures that looked like they came from a magazine, and I'm beyond excited to have them printed and hanging in our home. You can tell that she is very passionate about photography by her knowledge and investments in her studio. And additionally, her patience is unparalleled. She was relentless in getting the perfect shots, which paid off in the selection of photographs provided to us in the end. To top it off, that session was the first time that I had met Erika. I felt like I was talking to a friend that I had known for a long time, so the session was very comfortable and relaxed. Highly recommend!!
The Natal Family
I love working with Erika and booking her for all my family milestone needs! I first booked with Erika for a maternity session in my first pregnancy; since then, I have come back for my second pregnancy maternity photos, newborn photos of both babies, family photos after each baby was born, a cake smash for my oldest's first birthday, and soon will be having another cake smash shoot for my second's first birthday! I appreciate her flexibility and professionalism. She really knows how to work with lighting and location to make every pose look gorgeous. In all our sessions, we have done indoor, outdoor, and her studio for locations. Especially with the newborn sessions, I have been so impressed by her patience with the length of time it takes to get those perfect poses and shots, all with feedings and diaper changes in between. Not only is she talented and her photos lovely, but she really knows how to capture genuine emotion - nothing is forced. I value that, even though photography has been a hobby, Erika takes her personal time to keep up with training and trends on her craft so that her style and photographs are the best they can be. I highly recommend Erika Lyn Photography for beautiful quality and value when capturing wonderful family memories!
The Kull Family
I knew since the first time I met her that Erika would become my family’s “forever” photographer. She has an amazing combination of patience, passion and talent that can’t be beat. The time and energy that she puts into planning and shooting each session are always evidence in the final gallery.
My daughters are currently one and three, and they’re certainly not the easiest subjects to photograph – but Erika exceeds expectations every time. She’s captured countless beautiful images that I will cherish forever. You simply can’t go wrong with ELP!
The Reed Family
Welcome to my studio
Welcome! Come in and get comfortable! My studio is located in a dedicated space in my home in Harleysville, Pennsylvania. The studio is outfitted with a parent seating area, coffee and beverage station, baby changing station and access to a full bathroom. You will have room to sit back and relax while still having clear sightlines of your little peanut. The studio has an independent heater as well as a space heater and sound machine to ensure your little one is kept nice and toasty during the session, even when naked. The studio is outfitted with all the sweet little props and accessories to style your session perfectly. So whether it is delicate headbands, sleepy hats, soft cuddly wraps, outfits, baby beds, or baskets you're hoping for; it is all here! The studio is ready for you and your beautiful baby!