Quad Cities Fine Art Photographer - Specializing in Newborn, Family, and Wedding Photography

Newborn Info

Nothing is more magical than welcoming a new baby into your family. The tiny, delicate fingers and toes; the precious, soft skin; the certainty that this is a love unlike any you have known. You are certain that your life will never be the same. These moments pass so quickly. It is a privilege for me, as a Quad Cities Maternity and Newborn Photographer, to preserve this special milestone for you and your family to remember forever. Everyone who has been a parent knows that those early days go by in the blink of an eye, so let me document this journey for you to treasure and hold onto for years to come.

The littlest feet, make the biggest footprints





  • Make your pregnancy story complete with a maternity session.
  • In studio or on location depending on time of year.
  • Up to one hour - includes spouse and children
  • Session fee $150 when booked individually
  • Session fee $125 when booked with Grow With Me package
  • All prints, products, digital files purchased separately from session fee


  • 2-3 hours in studio
  • Parents and siblings included
  • Session fee $250
  • All prints, products, digital files purchased separately from session fee


  • Newborn, 6 months, and One Year & Cake Smash Sessions
  • Parents and sibling included in any of the sessions
  • Session fee $400
  • All prints, products, digital files purchased separately from session fee

– FAQ –

How long is each session?

A maternity and milestone session typically takes 45 minutes to one hour. A newborn session can take anywhere from 2-3 hours. But don't worry, the studio has a refrigerator stocked full of drink options along with some snacks to munch on! There's always a variety of magazines to catch up on as well for your reading pleasure!

Do I need to bring anything with me for the newborn session?

Nope! I supply everything for the newborn session. In my studio, I offer clients the most beautiful and delicate wraps, headbands, bonnets, hats, pants and rompers, and vintage style props to photograph your baby in. Everything you see on my website is hand picked by me and provided by my studio.

Why should I hire Amanda Oakes Photography?

Photography is an art form, and I have the skill, experience and training in this field to make the difference between a cute picture and a breathtaking heirloom for you. My experience and training in working with newborns ensures that your session will be as stress-free as possible for your baby – and for you. Safety is always my first priority with your delicate brand new baby. In addition, my expertise in posing newborns, safely using props and retouching images provides value you’ll see in every portrait as you select among the prints, albums, canvas gallery wraps, baby announcements and other products I offer.

How soon do I need to book?

I recommend booking as soon as possible to get your session onto my calendar. Being a custom, fine art photographer, I only accept a limited number of sessions each month so that I'm able to deliver my clients the very best quality service and experiences. A signed contract and session fee paid in full commissions me as your photographer and secures your session on my calendar.