Newborn Photography

Book your session in advance to save a spot in our calendar! Newborns are best photographed within 2 weeks after birth for sleepy and curly poses.

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In the heart of Calgary

A luxury newborn photography experience

Newborn photography Calgary sessions take place in my photography studio in Beltline Calgary, AB. It lasts up to 3 hours, so we have enough time to cuddle, feed and pose the baby with no rush. We provide all the props, wraps and accessories so you don’t have to worry about anything!

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Experienced photographer

With over 1000 babies photographed in the past 9 years

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CUSTOM SETUPS

 My goal is to capture exactly what YOU love.

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heirloom products

We hand-picked the best professional labs around the world to provide you a unique selection of products.

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When to book a newborn photography session?

BEFORE BABY ARRIVES

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BOOK NEWBORN PHOTOGRAPHY IN ADVANCE

Once your baby is born, you’ll have a lot on your mind, and selecting a photographer might not be the first thing on your list.

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DUE DATE

I will add your estimated due date to my calendar and once your little one arrives we will schedule your newborn photography session within two weeks after birth.

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GUARANTEED SPOT

I only book a few sessions a month so my calendar is very flexible. Even if baby arrives before or after your due date we will find a date and time that work for both of us.

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I’m ready to book a newborn photography session!

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IT’S NEVER TOO LATE

What if my baby is already born?

Babies from 2 weeks up to 6 weeks old are welcome considering a few things

The best time to schedule a newborn photography session is within 2 weeks after birth. At this time babies are more sleepy and curly and we can get most of the cute poses you see here on my website.

I’m always happy to photograph older babies with the understanding that we might get only awake and wrapped shots. If your baby is already born don’t hesitate to contact me, I sometimes have last-minute openings!

I offer a complete set of props and accessories, you don’t have to worry about anything. If you would like to do some family shots, we will do those at the beginning of the newborn photography session.

If you missed the newborn window, don’t worry! I offer baby sessions for babies from 3 months old and up.

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Our photos turned out better than we could have imagined.”

– EMMA T

THE EXPERIENCE

Life is busy and we want to make it easy for you. For us, the experience is just as important as the final product! When you choose Amanda Dams Photography you get the very best one of kind experience to celebrate an important moment of your life and you get to cherish the images we create now and for years to come.

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In-home Consultation

A custom photoshoot starts with a plan and I’d love to hear your ideas! During your in-home consultation we will discuss all your goals and preferences for the photography session, colours, poses, wardrobe and how you can display your portraits in your home.  

My goal is to capture exactly what YOU love.

 

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The Photoshoot

Relax and have fun! After our pre-consultation I have everything that I need to create a session of your dreams. When you arrive for the photoshoot, mom will have her makeup&hair professionally done while I do individual shots of the baby. We will finish the session with parents and siblings shots. 

Baby will also have fussy moments, and that is just fine. You won’t be rushed through your photo session, and we will have plenty of time to cuddle, change, feed and relax your little one. A newborn photography session can take up to three hours and we will respect all needs of your baby. 

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View & Order Appointment

 Get ready for the tears! The reveal party happens within 1 or 2 weeks after the session. I will start with a slideshow and you get to see your beautiful portraits for the first time. During your ordering appointment, I will guide you through your favourite images and the best way to display them. 

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Receive your Photos & Products

The most exciting part of the journey! This is when you get to see your little one’s images printed on our custom designed European albums and print boxes, or hanging in the highest-quality, professionally-made wall art for your space.

Awards

ThreeBestRated Newborn Photographer of 2022
AFNS Award 2021 Photography Winner
2019 TOP100 Featured Artist at the Inspired Gallery Event
Featured in Inspired Magazine 2019

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Amanda was absolutely amazing!

THE MOST BEAUTIFUL

Products

We don’t only offer our clients exquisite art, but an unforgettable experience and irresistible products. I will help you to choose and design the best products for you to display your portraits in your home.

We have been taking family pictures for over 5 years now and are impressed with her talent every session! Not only does Amanda take gorgeous high-quality pictures and provides beautiful set-ups, she is also very easy to work with, very professional, warm and approachable.

LENA S

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This is the 3rd time we have used Amanda for our kids photoshoots. Amanda is extremely professional, very patient and handles your newborn with such care. Each time our photos have turned out absolutely amazing and she provides such a good variety of shots.  Can’t recommend Amanda enough and we know we will be back for more family photo sessions.

DAVID M

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Amanda is the best!! She has been taking pictures for us for the last 3 years! It has been an amazing way to celebrate the milestones with beautiful pictures. They have ranged from newborn to first birthday cake smash to Christmas and Easter pictures. Amanda is so patient and so good with babies…we say that she is the baby whisperer. 

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Investment

There is a $290 session fee required to secure your place on our calendar and is non-refundable.

What does the session fee include?

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PRE-CONSULTATION

In-home consultation to discuss your goals for the session, props and colour preference, clothing, and session advice

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During the session

  • Makeup and hair artistry for mom
  • Photographer’s time and talent
  • Parents and/or siblings photos with the baby
  • Use of props, accessories, and outfits from our studio collection
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after the session

  • View&Order appointment
  • Complimentary in-home wall art installation

The session fee DOES NOT include any prints or digital images. Products and images are purchased separately.

FINE ART PRINTS

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The very first step is to choose the images you loved the most!

Every portrait you purchase includes the matching digital file.

HEIRLOOM ALBUMS

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Our custom designed European albums and print boxes are an exceptional way to display your favourite portraits!

WALL ART DISPLAY

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We offer the highest-quality, professionally-made wall art for your space.

Every wall art you purchase includes the matching digital file & free in-home installation.

 

GOT SOME

Questions?

How do I book my photo session?

Contact us by email and let us know what you’re interested in and when you’d like to schedule a photo session. Please visit our investment page for pricing details. Online agreement and session fee are required to confirm booking.

Will I receive all the images from my photo session?

During the View&Order appointment you will decide how many images you would like to purchase. Our collections have 8, 16, 25, 40 images or more.

How much editing do you do?

All my images get colour corrections, some light touch-ups if needed and a light skin smoothing layer. My goal is to always make the image look as close as possible to how the scene looked to our eyes. If more specific retouching is needed, it is available for an additional fee. Amanda Dams Photography does not sell RAW or unedited images.

How long does it take until I can view my images?

We’ll book a date and time for your View&Order appointment within 1 or 2 weeks after the session. All print orders and selections will occur at this appointment. Please allow up to 4 weeks for the editing process.

Where will my session take place?

All newborn and baby sessions take place at my Beltline photography studio at

203-822 11 Ave SW
Calgary AB
T2R 0E5

*Free parking available while you’re at the photography session

When should I book my newborn photography session?

It is very important to schedule your photo session before the baby arrives! I will add your due date to my calendar and once your little one arrives we will schedule your newborn photography session between 5-14 days.

My baby is already born. Is it too late to schedule a newborn photography session?

No! While I generally book newborn photo sessions many months in advance, I sometimes have last-minute openings. I recommend that newborn photo sessions take place within the first two weeks of life, but I am always happy to photograph older newborns with the understanding that it may not be possible to achieve the type of images that work with a very young newborn.

What should I bring?

Diapers, wipes and milk. I provide everything else for the baby like wraps, blankets, props and accessories. 

What should I wear?

We will choose your outfits together during our in-home consultation, prior to the session.

What products do you offer?

The true treasure of your portrait session is the creation of stunning custom portraits for display in your home. I offer many different albums, print boxes, canvases, and fine art prints to choose from. I partnered with one of the best professional labs in the world to make sure your photos will stand out at your home. Please contact me to receive the full list of products and pricing.

How do I place an order?

You will decide which products and the number of images you like during your View&Order appointment, within 1 or 2 weeks after your photo session. This is a one-to-one meeting with Amanda so she can help you materialize your memories from your newborn photography session.

What type of payments do you accept?

Credit/Debit cards, cash or e-transfer, and depending on how much your total is, instalment payments are available.

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BEHIND THE

Scenes

Take a tour behind the scenes to find out what you can expect from a newborn photography session.

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LET’S TALK

“I’m Amanda & I’m passionate about newborn photography.

Hello and welcome to my page! I’m Amanda, the creative face behind Amanda Dams Photography and I’d love to meet you! 

Back rolls and chubby cheeks are some of the reasons I love newborn babies! They are so fresh and cute and it’s an honour for me to capture all their little features and create unique images for my clients. As a mom, I truly understand how precious these memories are! I can spend hours looking at my kids’ newborn photos and I go back in time for a moment. I would love to have the opportunity to meet your family and create something special for you!

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Luxury Photography Experience

We take care of every detail of your newborn photography experience.

All wall art purchased from us includes complimentary in-home installation and the matching digital image.

Beautiful handmade frames you’ll be proud to present and display.

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