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Maternity Photography Studio Session Richmond BC | Sida

Pregnancy is a time of great change. Maternity portraits are a fantastic way to capture your body’s changes as you await the arrival of the new addition to your family. The ideal time for a maternity session is between 30-36 weeks. We want your belly to be beautiful and round but it would best to get the shots before you are too uncomfortable. If you are looking for a great experience and beautiful portraits of you (and your partner/older kids) during this special moment of your family’s life, contact Amanda Dams Photography and book your Maternity Studio Session. Spots for 2019 are very limited, so we highly recommend to book in advance.



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4-Month-Old Baby Session in Richmond BC | Baby Bani

Times flies and when you realize your baby is already 4 months old! At this age, babies can now 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 work with your family again and create beautiful memories of these moments.

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 Baby Info Session.

At this age, your baby definitely deserves great photographs, but also requires some special understanding and expertise, they are very wobbly and easily frustrated (but you already know that!). They love to play and to smile but also we tend to get a lot of serious-looking faces at these sessions, so don’t get disappointed, serious faces are beautiful and cute too! Poses are limited and most of the shots are taken from above with baby lying down or on their tummy.

Some cultures celebrate the 100 days of the baby so this session is also known as 100 days photo session.

Enjoy some of my favourite images from sweet baby Bani’s gallery. She is the cutest little girl and it was a pleasure working with her family.


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Newborn At Home Lifestyle Session Vancouver BC | Lara

At-home lifestyle newborn sessions are about the connection and love that family members already have for this new life. I’ll capture special moments with each family member with the baby, as well as, the family all together. If siblings are involved, we usually take care of those photos first so that they can go and play during the rest of the session. I love when family pets can join in too. It can be helpful to have a friend or family member at the house who can watch siblings during the rest of the session so that Mom and Dad can be in photos with the baby. There will also be time for photos of the baby alone; these are usually done when the baby is sleepiest. I take photos of babies swaddled or undressed and they are posed in a way you’d find them naturally.

The session takes place at client’s home and there is no travel fee for Metro Vancouver Area. I usually shoot in the nursery, master bedroom, and living room. We can also take some photos outdoors if the weather permits (ideal for spring and summer due dates!).  Do not worry about your house being a mess—you just had a baby!  All you need to do to prepare is open the blinds/curtains to let in as much light as possible. I’ll quickly push things out of the area I’m shooting so that your home will appear to be spotless in the photos. The only thing I will ask you to do is have your bed made with a neutral quilt/comforter on top. Your bed makes for a great place for cuddly family photos!

The first time I photographed baby Lara was the day after she was born, on her Fresh 48 session. 5 weeks later I went to their home for a lifestyle newborn session and you can see how much she has grown up in only a few weeks!

I absolutely love her nursery and that wallpaper was stunning!


This newborn at home session was done late last year and since it was almost Christmas, they decide to create some family photos for their Christmas cards! I wish you could hear the Christmas songs that were playing, which made this session even more special. Christmas is my favourite time of the year and I love creating these memories for this lovely family.


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How does a newborn session look like? | Baby Lucas

If you ever wonder how a newborn session looks like, I created this short time-lapse behind the scenes video to give you an idea. I know most clients have no idea how the newborn session works when they see those cute sleepy posed images on my website. I always set a plan before baby arrives at my photography studio in Richmond BC, and believe me, I have plan A, plan B and even a plan C in case baby is wide awake or fussy during the newborn session. We let the baby lead the session and we respect all baby’s needs.

Every time I can, I do short videos of the behind the scenes and all my clients love it! I just wish I did it more often but to be honest, I always forget about it until the session ends.. lol!

Baby Lucas came to the studio for his mini newborn session and he was so darling and so sleepy for me during the photos. At this behind the scenes video below you can have an idea of the workflow I use for his newborn session.

I love to include custom setups with special meaning for my clients. Baby Lucas’ grandfather is a pilot and this cute air plane setup was definitely a must-have for his newborn session. To make this shot even more perfect, I captured a cute smile from this sweet baby boy.

amanda-dams-photography-baby-lucas-2amanda-dams-photography-baby-lucas-6Love his hair and all his little feautures, such a cute baby boy!

amanda-dams-photography-baby-lucas-14amanda-dams-photography-baby-lucas-7amanda-dams-photography-baby-lucas-20amanda-dams-photography-baby-lucas-10We also created this custom setup using dad’s Brazilian Jiu Jitsu outfit.

amanda-dams-photography-baby-lucas-12Did you know all newborn sessions include both colour and black&white version of the photos? I love colour and bright images but there is something special on the black&white images too.


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Newborn and Family Photographer in Vancouver | Baron

If you browse my website for a few minutes you will notice a lot of colours and bright images! My style is fun, modern and I love to explore my creativity and create unique sets for each client. A lot of times I’m asked about my workflow during a newborn session and to be honest I don’t have an answer for that. I’m the kind of person that cannot do the same things every single day so that’s why newborn and baby photography is the perfect job for me! I get to meet different people and cute babies every day and they are all one-of-a-kind with their own needs. Every day for me is different so are my sessions.

I like to spend some time before the newborn photography session at my studio in Richmond, putting props, backdrops and accessories together and creating setups that I never shot before. Even after 5 years working as a newborn photographer, I do every session very unique because each client is singular and every photo has a special meaning.

Black is not a very requested colour for newborn photography sessions but once I saw that request on Baron’s newborn session questionnaire I was so excited. During the newborn session, I kept thinking to myself ‘why don’t I use black more often?’ .. it just looks amazing! Besides the black, I also used some grey and a touch of blue for Baron newborn photo shoot. Big brother did an amazing job and he was so proud of his little brother and I am sure they will cherish those images for years to come.


For newborn sessions, I try to get as much versatility in them as I can by alternating and switching out the wraps, headbands, and other accessories just to make sure we get as many different shots as possible. I also like to pose them differently and try to get them awake, sleeping, smiling, and all swaddled up.

If you are expecting and would like to have beautiful memories of your family, contact Amanda Dams Photography and book your newborn session today. It’s never too early to book your little one’s newborn session and spots are limited.

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