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Newborn - Milestone - Maternity - Family

Creating Timeless Memories



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Recognized by Expertise as one of the Top 21 Best Newborn Photographers in 2017, 2018, 2020 and 2021

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newborn photography studio based in heart of columbus ohio

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Newborn & Children photography specialist with a full-time assistant catering to you little bundles every need

Love Notes From Our Clients

"I felt the pictures were phenomenal, the presentation was amazing and the quality was just outstanding."

"So the biggest reason we wanted to book a newborn session was to capture those memories and know it was something we could share with her later, kind of a book we could flip through and just the relatives.

Part of the birth experience is us going through it but also going through it with the entire family. I actually it was really comfortable in here, it was nice and warm. The baby did great, we even brought a little extra formula so that she was fed and satiated and she did really well. And in the end, I felt the pictures were phenomenal, the presentation was amazing and the quality was just outstanding."

Jaime & Angie

"the best possible quality pictures ands as many varieties as possible."

"We had a new born session with Joanna Andres, and it turn out excellent. The reason we wanted the photographic session was to capture the delicate feature’s, in his first 15 days of life.

We did a lot of research ….being a photographer myself I wanted to make sure we got the best possible quality pictures ands as many varieties as possible."


"The photos are endless and timeless, and I can’t wait to share them"

"I decided to book a new born session for my little girl because I wanted to capture her life as a baby and  for her to see these photos when she’s older. The biggest concern was finding a photographer here in Columbus that specialized in newborn photography but also leaving the house with a newborn, I’m very glad I did it.

I will definitely have to say that the photos and everything was better than I could ever imagine. Joanna and Sandy made my husband and I feel very welcome with Olivia, treated us with open arms. The photos are endless and timeless, and I can’t wait to share them with her grandparents and the entire family."


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My Newborn & Baby Photography Studio

The Perfect Place to Take your Newborn Photos in ohio

My beautiful 800 square foot Boutique Newborn Photography studio is located in the heart of Central Ohio in Upper Arlington.  My location provides easy access if you are coming from Upper Arlington, Bexley, Pickerington, Pataskala, Grove City, Worthington, Sunbury, Hilliard, Dublin, Grandview, Powell, Lewis Center, New Albany, Westerville, Gahanna, and more!

When you enter the studio for your baby’s photoshoot session, you’ll find yourself with a wide assortment of props, outfits, and accessories to use during your session. This makes the possibilities for your session infinitely cuter with a variety of options you can choose from. 

All you need to bring is your little bundle and of Joy for the perfect session! My photography studio also accommodates Birthday Milestone Cake Smash Sessions, Toddler and Children Sessions, and Family Sessions.

Included within my studio space is a comfortable seating area for you to observe your uniquely tailored session. Including a coffee bar including Starbucks, refreshments and snacks during your session. My photography studio experience is designed to be easy and stress-free for new and seasoned parents alike! 

I’ll ensure your vision for your one-of-a-kind session becomes true to life and that you are able to walk away with stunning images you can cherish and enjoy for a lifetime.

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ABOUT joanna Andres

Columbus Newborn & Baby Photographer

Hi! I'm Joanna and I specialize in newborn, baby, child and family photography in Columbus, Ohio, Central Ohio, and surrounding areas.

It truly is my passion to provide you with gorgeous portraits of those fleeting moments we all cherish throughout our lives. That is why I custom style each individual session to accommodate your needs and unique energy. No two sessions with me are alike except in their quality and personalized stylistic elements.

The only thing you need to worry about is bringing your little one over to their session and having fun! I have the outfits, props, and backdrops set and ready for your perfect session!

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“Joanna Andres is an amazing photographer”

“I was extremely excited to have Joanna photograph our newborn daughter after speaking with her during our phone consultation. Her precautions and sanitation procedures made me feel safe having my newborn session done professionally.”


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“we couldn’t be happier with our pictures”​

"Joanna was very responsive to our initial inquiry for newborn photos and provided great information on how to prepare and options for our shoot. She was prepared when we arrived for our session. Her and her assistant were very efficient and handled our newborn with care and kindness. She took necessary precautions to protect our health was a safe and the studio was well organized and calming for our little one. We had a wonderful experience and would highly recommend her and her team."


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“thank you for doing an amazing job with her!”​

"We cannot recommend Joanna enough!! She captured our newborn photos for our 10 day old baby boy and we could not be happier. Not only was she great with communicating, but she also made the experience so easy."

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When Should I Book My Newborn Session?

I recommend scheduling your session when you’re 3 months pregnant. Putting down a retainer fee will guarantee a session spot for you as I take a very limited amount of sessions per month. If you’ve already had the baby, you can still contact me to check my availability and I’ll try to squeeze you in.

How Do We Book a Newborn Session When We Don’t Know When the Baby Will Arrive?

When you book the session, you’ll tentatively schedule the session 7-14 days from your due date. Once Baby arrives, you will contact me and we will reschedule the session 7-14 days from baby’s actual birthdate. I only book a limited amount of newborn sessions per month so that I can have the flexibility to move your session if needed.

Are Family Shots Included in the Session?

I offer two types of sessions. My Classic Session includes full family and sibling shots as well as my full newborn session. However, my Bundle Me Session only includes parent shots (no sibling or full family portraits).

When Is the Best Time to Photograph the Baby?

I like to photograph newborns when they are roughly 7-14 days old. This gives Mom and Dad a week  to recover from getting adjusted with the baby and this time frame is also important because the baby can be very red or jaundiced the first few days after they are born. I’ve also found that between 7-14 days old is the best time as the baby is sleepy. This helps me pose the baby during the session.

If needed, I can photograph newborns a little older than 14 days, but it can get more challenging once they are one month old, or older.

Do You Provide Outfits, Props, Etc During the Session?

Yes! I am a full service boutique studio so I will provide high end props, backdrops, outfits, headbands, hats, and lovies! I will also style the entire session for you!  All you have to do is bring baby.

What if I’d Like to Incorporate a Special Outfit or Something Sentimental Like a Stuffed Animal or Lovey?

Of course! You can absolutely bring an outfit or sentimental item that you’d like to incorporate into the session. If this is something you’d like to do, please let me know in advance so I can plan ahead on how I will incorporate that item or outfit into the session.

What Should We Wear to the Session?

I recommend wearing neutral colors.  I typically photograph the family and parent shots from the elbow up.  We want the focus to be on the baby so I would recommend that we stay away from bold prints,  patterns and stripes and focus more on neutrals.

How Long Will the Newborn Session Last?

It depends on which session you choose. The Classic session can take up to 2-3 hours.  This allows us plenty of time to change backdrops, outfits, change baby or feed baby if needed. This also accounts for any time needed for settling. 

The Bundle Me Session is a 1 hour long session because the baby will be wrapped the entire session.

Where Will the Session Take Place?

The session will take place at my home studio located in Upper Arlington. I have an 800 square feet boutique studio. There is a seating area, tv, wifi, and we encourage all of our clients to use that time to relax as they just had a baby and can be very tired.

What Do I Need to Bring to the Session?

I’ll provide all the outfits, backdrops, headbands, etc. You can bring diapers, wipes, a pacifier to help soothe the baby, a bottle (if you are breast feeding feel free to bring a pumped bottle) or if you are not pumping you are welcome to breast feed anytime during the session. You are also welcome to bring any snacks. Note: If you’re breast feeding you’re burning more calories than normal and if you’re here for a classic session you could be here for 2-3 hour so feel free to bring a snack!

What if I don’t want my photos posted on social media?

I typically like to post a sneak peek for my clients within a day from their session so they can see at least one image before waiting to see them all (which can take 1-2 weeks for me to edit all the images).

How Do I Book a Photography Session With You?

The first step is to fill out the contact form above this section so I can learn a little more about you – ie when you’re due, what you’re having? Is this is your first baby? What are you envisioning? What do you plan on doing with the images? Then I will contact you to go over the two types of sessions that I offer, the process, how many images I’ll edit for each session and all the pricing information.

How Quickly Will I Get My Images?

It typically takes 1-2 weeks for me to edit the images. After editing we will schedule a “Reveal and Ordering” appointment. At this appointment we will view all your images together. This is where you decide which package or digital collection you’d like to purchase. Once you select and pay for your package, I can send you the digital collections within 1-2 days. Prints can take about 1 week while albums, canvases and heirloom wood prints can take 2-4 weeks from the time I order them. Once all of the print product arrives at my studio, I will check everything to make sure great quality, undamaged and made exactly how I ordered them. We will then schedule a “Portrait Order Pick-up” where you can pick up your entire print order!

When Is the Best Time to Schedule a Family Portrait Session?​​

I suggest you schedule your family photoshoot 4-6 weeks in advance. My calendar can fill up pretty quickly and there are only so many slots each month, so let’s have a chat and get you scheduled as soon as possible.​

What Should We Wear for Our Family Pictures?

I want you to feel comfortable and relaxed for a great experience, so I suggest any clothing you enjoy that lets you move freely in. Generally, it’s good to avoid really loud patterns or colors so the focus is on everyone’s faces. I will also provide more details on what to wear once we’re able to book your session.

Where Does the Family Photo Session Take Place?​

The sessions take place in my photo studio, which I’ve built to make your experience both comfortable and relaxing. You’ll be able to choose from different backdrops and props, as well as use complementary Netflix, Hulu, and wifi.​

When Should I Schedule My Milestone Session?

On average, babies will start sitting up around 6 months. We can schedule your session at 6 months and if baby isn’t starting to sit up on their own about 2 weeks before the session, we can reschedule it until they are fully sitting up on their own unsupported.

Do I Need to Bring Outfits for the Milestone Session?

I will style the session for you!  I will also provide all the props, backdrops and outfits.

How Many Setups and Outfit Changes Are There for This Session?

I offer two types of sessions. My Classic Session includes full family and sibling shots. This also applies to my full newborn session. While my Bundle Me Session only includes parent shots (no sibling or full family portraits).

Are Siblings Allowed to Be Present During the Session?

This session is for baby only. If you’d like a sibling session that would be a separate session.

Can We Include Family Shots?

We can include some family shots for an additional fee for during your milestone session.

Where Are the Milestone Sessions Taken?

They are taken at my home studio located in Upper Arlington.

How Many Weeks Pregnant Should I Be When I Take My Maternity Photos?

I always recommend that we shoot your session when you’re around 32-36 weeks pregnant.

Do You Provide Gowns for Maternity Sessions?​

Yes, absolutely! I have several gorgeous gowns that you can use for your maternity session. They are made for these sessions because they accentuate the belly and feature trains and lines that are beautiful.

Do You Offer Hair and Make Up Services?

I do not offer hair and make up services, but I would highly recommend scheduling an appointment at The Blow Out Bar before your session because they offer both hair and makeup services.

How Long Is the Session?

The session is usually about 30-45 minutes.

Where Will the Maternity Session Take Place?

We can either do the session indoors at my home studio located in Upper Arlington, or we can do them outdoors at a local park. I recommend doing them outdoors during spring, summer, fall and indoors in the winter.

Can My Husband/Significant Other Be Included in the Maternity Photos?

Yes, absolutely! I encourage spouses to be at the session.