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Introducing Tessa

We are so pleased to announce another addition to our team here at Stephanie Robin Photography.

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Associate Photographer Tessa Vanderlinden

I couldn’t be more pleased to welcome our new Associate Photographer, Health Specialist, Workshop Coordinator and Social Media Maven Tessa to our team. Tessa is an accomplished photographer, determined soul, wife and mother of three. She also happens to have a history with us here at Stephanie Robin as a client. We’ve had the pleasure of working with Tessa and her family on a number of occasions but my most fond would have been as my first official client 6 years ago.

Tessa worked with me in photographing and creating her son’s birth announcements back in 2008 and her little one holds the distinction as my 3rd newborn I had ever worked with. He was a sweet thing and did incredibly well given my lack of experience at the time. These were the days before newborn workshops. My prior experience consisted of working with my own newborn son and my cousin’s new arrival.

I saw Tessa and her boys again a few years later as I was expecting my third. Tessa told me then of her burgeoning new business and I watched over the next years as she developed her style and abilities.

It was a year after this session that Tessa found herself expecting again and though she suffered appendicitis early on in her pregnancy, she delivered a happy, healthy sweet baby girl. I had the pleasure of meeting her at her 6 month session a while back and she remains on record as one of the most smiley babes I have had the pleasure of working with.

6 month photograph

Baby R – 6 month portrait

six month mom and me photograph

Mom & Me 6 month portrait

Tessa faced adversity again last year fighting and recovering from Toxic Shock Syndrome. Knowing Tessa, her three children and her husband, I have a hard time thinking about what might have been. This challenge changed everything for Tessa and has made her a stronger, healthier version of her former self. It’s given her drive and a new appreciation for life and, in part, led to her decision to join our team here at Stephanie Robin. We are stronger with her.


Tessa has been hard at work with us coordinating and promoting our upcoming July 25th Newborn Posing Workshop in Burlington ON. She has also been working one on one with me behind the scenes perfecting her work utilizing Stephanie Robin Posing Techniques and will be accepting newborn and baby clients as of September of 2014. If you are interested in scheduling a session or inquiring about Tessa’s services, please feel free to send through an inquiry to


Welcome to the team Tessa!






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  • July 11, 2014 - 8:52 am

    Denise Ackerman (CM) - Beautiful photos! Love your work!

  • July 11, 2014 - 8:56 am

    Deirdre - What a great addition, welcome!

  • July 11, 2014 - 9:55 am

    Newborn Pants Tutorial | Stephanie Robin 'The Blog' - […] just how this newborn pants idea came to be. A few weeks back, our associate photographer Tessa was scheduled to photograph a sweet baby boy. Now boys in particular can be a little tricky to pose […]

  • July 11, 2014 - 2:13 pm

    Shauna - Congrats on your new position – so exciting!

  • July 11, 2014 - 8:47 pm

    Megan - Awesome! Congrats on the new addition!!

  • July 12, 2014 - 3:47 pm

    April O'Hare - Wow, that is fantastic news for both of you. I hope that you both grow well together:)

  • July 13, 2014 - 6:35 pm

    heather - Fantastic news. Congratulations Tessa!

  • July 14, 2014 - 9:19 pm

    Angela - Congrats! and great photo of you. Love your work too!

  • July 14, 2014 - 10:26 pm

    Shanna - Awesome! Congrats on the new addition!

  • July 15, 2014 - 7:43 am

    Kerri - Congratulations!

  • July 15, 2014 - 9:18 am

    Rena Christine - lovely work! 🙂

  • July 15, 2014 - 9:29 pm

    Jete Devisser - Congratulations on taking on an associate photographer! Especially one that sounds as amazing as Tessa. Best of luck to both of you!

  • July 18, 2014 - 10:39 am

    Shannon Stroubakis - Congratulations to you and Tessa! Tessa is an AMAZING photographer and I’m so happy for her. She’s incredibly talented!

  • July 18, 2014 - 10:45 am

    Amber Aileen - Congratulations Tessa! What an incredible opportunity for both of you!

  • July 18, 2014 - 7:06 pm

    Steph Robin - Aww… Thank you, Shannon!!!

  • July 22, 2014 - 9:42 am

    Alexis - Wonderful! Congratulations on your expansion!!!

  • July 23, 2014 - 2:17 pm

    Liz Campbell - Such an exciting announcement! Good luck, Tessa!!

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