Newborn Photography


newborn through the first year

“Cleaning and scrubbing can wait ’til tomorrow for babies grow up we’ve learned to our sorrow,

So quiet down cobwebs and dust go to sleep, I’m rocking my baby, and babies don’t keep.”

~Ruth Hulburt Hamilton

Vanessa Yoss is an award winning portrait photographer who specializes in Newborn Fine Art Photography.

I believe in simple, organic, timeless portraiture that focuses on baby.

These moments are fleeting, you blink and they’re starting school. You wake up and they’re driving. It DOES go just that fast.

Capture the Tiny DETAILS. Photograph the Little THINGS. They aren’t tiny long.

I want to give you these memories, to keep for not only your lifetime, but the lifetime of your baby, and your baby’s baby.

I want you to have memories you can feel.

I believe in the tangible photograph.

A framed canvas that hangs ornately over your fireplace.

A cotton, seamless album of your favorite images that you can thumb through with that morning cup of Joe, and reminisce of the beginning…

I invite you to come visit. Me, My studio.

Become Friends.

That turn into Family.

The Newborn Session

Booking your session early on in your pregnancy will guarantee availability for your new little. I generally suggest the beginning of your second trimester.

Once your session is booked, you’re penciled in for your due Month.

We’ll start our adventure with an in studio ( or over the phone if that’s how you roll) consultation. Here, we’ll discuss your vision for your newborn photography session.

I’ll show you studio art samples and get some ideas on what kind of artwork or products you’re wishing for, this is also a good time to think about gift ideas for grandparents.

Once your baby is born, simply let me know and we’ll decide on a date within the two week window.

Newborn photography sessions are scheduled for 10 AM on either Tuesday or Thursday and are done in my South Beloit, IL photography studio.

Your Session will include several different poses of baby alone, baby with different setups,

your FIRST family photograph, Baby with both Mom & Dad alone, and any siblings with baby.

I have a beautiful collection of hats, headbands, wraps, “photography outfits” and more.

Remember, BABY is boss, so we are on their watch. Sessions normally take about 2 hours. Sometimes they’re longer, sometimes they’re quick.

About two weeks after your session, we’ll meet back in my studio for your image reveal and ordering session.
I do require ALL (financial or otherwise) decision makers to be present at the ordering session, please.

We’ll view ALL of the high resolution ,hand edited, digital images, discuss your ordering needs, and I’ll answer any questions.

Orders are required to be placed at this time.

Creative Fee | $250

Fee due at Booking. Images & Product not included & are sold separately.


View the newborn prep guide here.

Book your session here.

Vanessa Yoss is a fine art newborn photographer servicing Rockford, IL and the surrounding areas:

Crystal Lake, IL | Arlington Heights, IL | Elgin, IL | Huntley, IL | Chicago, IL

Lake Geneva, WI | Janesville, WI | Beloit, WI | Madison, WI | Delevan, WI | Milwaukee, WI