Heidi M. Photography now open in New Braunfels

Heidi M. Photography is now open in New Braunfels.

Heidi M. Photography is now open in New Braunfels.

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Heidi M. Photography opened a studio in September at 972 W. San Antonio St., New Braunfels, that specializes in newborn, child and family photography. Sessions are available by appointment. 909-528-6840. www.heidimphotography.com
By Ian Pribanic
Ian Pribanic covers city government, transportation, business and education news for Community Impact Newspaper in the Keller-Roanoke-Northeast Fort Worth areas. A Washington D.C. native and University of North Texas graduate, Ian was previously an editor for papers in Oklahoma, West Texas and for Community Impact in New Braunfels.


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