April is definitely a special month for me and my career.

April of 2013 I attended to my first Newborn Photography Workshop and decide that I would like to do this for the rest of my days.
April of 2014 I opened my dream studio in my hometown (Florianopolis – Brazil). I was so happy and I thought I would work in that studio for so many years! Funny how life changes everything..
April of 2015 I attend to my first international Newborn Photography Workshop with 2 of my favourites newborn photographers in the entire world!
April of 2016 I built my second studio and restarted my business in Canada.

I can’t wait to see what life reserved for me this year… lol

I’m so happy to finally share Bennett’s gallery here! He was 11 days of perfection!

With love,

amanda dams ♥ vancouver newborn baby photographer

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How to choose a newborn photographer?

Expecting a baby is truly the most exciting time of your life and you definitely want to capture the first moments of your little one’s life. With so many options out there, you must be wondering how you should choose a newborn photographer.

1. Style. Go through their portfolio, ask to see an entire gallery of a newborn session. Make sure you love the photographer’s style, colours, accessories, props, etc. Hiring a photographer is a very personal experience, so choose for images that speak to you. This is such a unique moment and it won’t be possible to create these memories again, so take some time to search and search, until you find someone that you absolutely LOVE.

2. References. Ask for references and testimonials about the photographer. Look for reviews at google or at photographer’s website. Newborn sessions last 2-4 hours, so having a great experience is equally import as having perfect poses and images.

3. Experience. Ask how long they have been in business. Did they attend to newborn photography workshops/classes? They will be handling the most important person of your life, and safety must be always photographer’s number one priority. An experienced newborn photographer knows all the secrets about posing, lighting, soothing and of course, he/she must be very patient.

These memories will be in your family for years to come. Your family will enjoy them together when your children get older and even when expecting their own baby. Choose a professional newborn photographer that will provide you with an amazing experience and stunning images.

Sweet Renee was 10 days fresh when I met her and she was my first newborn of 2017. I love all of her little features! I was so happy to have the opportunity to create those beautiful memories for her family.

“I brought my baby in for a session when she was 10 days old! Amanda did an amazing job! She was super friendly, and professional at the same time. The photo came out so great that I couldn’t resist buying more selection! Would definitely recommend to everyone, and looking to have my photo done at other milestones as well.” – Mandy L. {Renee’s mom}.

 

With love,

amanda dams ♥ vancouver newborn baby photographer

 

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Sweet Fateh, 28 days new and cute as can be. I was so impressed that he was making eye contact already, and at the beginning of the session he didn’t want to miss anything. I’m so glad that we got those sleepy poses with him, even that he was a little bit older. Fateh did an amazing job on his first photography session and I had a great time with him and his family 🙂

Best Time to Book a Newborn Photo Session

I know that once baby is born you will have a lot on your mind, and choosing a newborn photographer might not be the first thing on your list. That’s why it’s best to book your little one’s photo session a couple months before your due date. After completing the online agreement and a deposit, I will add your estimate due date on my calendar, and once baby arrives we schedule the newborn session within 2 weeks. Newborn photography session should be booked ideally within the first 5-10 days of life, at this age babies are more sleepy and curly. But I’m always happy to work with older newborns, so if your baby is already born, don’t hesitate to contact me, I might have a last minute opening and I’d love to work with your family!

With love,

amanda dams ♥ vancouver newborn baby photographer

 

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I’m so happy to see that baby Yilin is getting cuter and cute everyday! She was such a perfect baby on her newborn session and it couldn’t be any different at her 100 days milestone photo session, she is SO adorable! She loves to smile and I love to capture that!

Babies at this age can wave their arms and kick their legs. They are responding even more and even give you smiles! Babies change so much in so short time and it’s so important to capture each and every milestone of them! I would love to meet your family and create beautiful memories of these moments, just like I did for Yilin’s family.

I offer ‘Tummy Time Session’ for babies from 3-5 months of age that are able to hold their head up. You can find more information about this kind of session at our Info & Pricing page under the “BABY SESSION” section.

With love,

amanda dams ♥ vancouver newborn baby photographer

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Promo-Easter-Mini-Session-2017

Easter Mini Sessions 2017 are here! These mini sessions are always a lot of fun. They are available for babies from 6 months old (that are able to sit up unassisted). You will receive 8 digital images (photographer’s choice) via download and print release.

Mini sessions last 20 minutes and are available for baby only, no parents. ($25 additional for each sibling and includes 2 additional images).

$175 (tax included)*
March 25th & April 1st
20 MINUTE SESSION
2 SETUPS
8 DIGITAL IMAGES
PRINT RELEASE

*$25 deposit required to book your session.

Bunny outfit available for babies from 6 to 12 months.

Please contact us to check availability and to book your session.

Availability

MARCH 25TH

Fully booked

APRIL 1ST

Fully booked

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I’m so excited to share this gallery on my blog! Meet Avery, 12 days new and SO sweet. He was so perfect for me on his first photo session and I could easily keep him! Big brother William is so proud of his new baby brother and mom was so happy to have these images of both of them. They will enjoy these beautiful memories for years to come and this is definitely the best gift you can ever give to your children.

With love,

amanda dams ♥ vancouver newborn baby photographer

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Meet Lenka, 10 days new and sweet as can be. She did an amazing job on her newborn photography session. Loved her!

I think that one of the most requested poses is the “froggy pose” and it is the most challenging one, since this is not a natural pose for the baby. Still, baby is always safe and comfortable and the final image is a composite of 2 shots, one holding baby’s head and another one holding baby’s chin (as you can see at the end of this post). Baby is NEVER left into this pose on his/her own. It’s not possible to achieve the froggy with every baby, and I never promise any particular pose to the parents. All babies are different and we let him/her lead the session. In four years working with newborns, safety is always my number one priority and I’m very gentle moving hands, feet, little fingers and posing the baby. A perfect image for me is when baby looks happy and comfortable!

With love,

amanda dams ♥ vancouver newborn baby photographer

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Behind the Scenes – Froggy Pose
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Cameron is such a beautiful baby boy! He was born with 10lbs 14oz and SOO squishy!! Love his hair, his cheeks, his lips, EVERYTHING! Cameron’s mom used to work as a newborn photographer herself and I’m very honoured that she chose me to capture her little one’s first moments and her family. Big brother Jameson was absolutely adorable and he is so proud of his new little brother!

On my last post, I wrote about what to expect before the newborn session. Today, I’m going to tell you what to expect during the newborn session.

Relax and have fun!

Your baby will sense your mood. Feel free to bring along books, iPad, laptop or any drinks and snacks. I have plenty of experience working with newborns and you always should expected the unexpected. Pee, poop will happen and don’t panic or be embarrassed, it’s a normal part of the newborn photography sessions and it happens all the time. I wash all used blankets, wraps and outfits after every session and the studio is always kept very clean. Baby will also have fussy moments, and that is just fine, I have lots of patience. You won’t be rushed through your session, we’ll have plenty of time to cuddle, change, feed and relax your little one. A newborn photography session can take up to four hours and we will respect all needs of your baby.

Due the nature of this session, I only book a few due dates a month. If you are expecting and would like to capture the first days of your baby’s life, contact me, I can’t wait to meet your family!

With love,

amanda dams ♥ vancouver newborn baby photographer

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Introducing sweet baby Everly, 13 days new and cute as can be! I had an amazing afternoon with her and her beautiful family. I love the colour scheme we used on Everly’s newborn photo session and she was perfect on each and every pose, SO adorable!

I know that newborn photos are something new for a lot of people, specially those who are expecting for the first time. So I thought I should write a little bit more about the whole process, and how the newborn session works.

What to Expect

Before the session we will chat about your goals for your session and you will fill out an online questionnaire telling me your favourite colours, must-have shots,  about your family, etc. Once your little one arrives, please let me know within 48h after birth and we will schedule the newborn session within 2 weeks.  The online agreement and deposit holds your spot on my calendar and since I only book a few sessions a week my calendar is very flexible, so don’t worry if baby arrives early or late, we will find a date and time that works for everyone. After we book the session, I’ll email you a preparation guide with some tips to ensure a successful newborn session. If you have any special requests for your session, please let me know ahead of time.

I know it’s a lot of information, so I will tell you about what to expect during the session on my next post 🙂

With love,

amanda dams ♥ vancouver newborn baby photographer

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Meet sweet baby boy Christian, 1 week old. This little guy made me work hard but his family is so amazing that I didn’t mind to have them in my studio for a longer time. Love to have the opportunity to create different themes and setups for his session and my favourite image is definitely the little aviator one, so cute!

Is never too early to book your newborn session. If you are expecting and want to have beautiful memories of your little one, just like the ones you see here, contact us today! I can’t wait to meet you and your family!

With love,

amanda dams ♥ vancouver newborn baby photographer
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  • Avneet Gill - Hello Amanda my name is Avneet Gill and my baby’s due date is February 23Rd. I wanted to ask you if you have any availability to do a newborn photo session with our baby. Can you explain how the process works as in what if the baby comes early or late?

    Thank you so much and I look forward to hearing from you soon.

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    • Amanda Dams - Hi Avneet, thank you for contacting us! I’ve just replied to your email, please check your junk folder if you don’t see my email 🙂

      Thank you!ReplyCancel

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