The Portrait Studio is located in the heart of the Old Millwork District in Dubuque, Iowa.

Hello! I’m vanessa, THE PERSON BEHIND THE CAMERA TRYING TO BE YOUR LITTLE ONES BESTIE, the baby whisperer, and your family's cheerleader...all for the best shots!.


It's true, I love my career and patience is key. So whatever it takes, whether that's some play time with the littles, snack bribary (works for adults too) or my attempts of being funny...every session and every client is different and I'm willing to put forth all of the efforts. We all need a little warm up time when we're in a new environment, patience makes all the difference!


I strive to offer a unique experience from our initial consultation to holding your final images, printed on luxury products & keepsakes.


The studio is packed full of handmade boutique outfits and gowns from around the world...ETSY galore!

Delicate, gorgeous tie backs, textured wraps, bonnets and antique wooden props that will complement your child's portrait session.


MATERNITY- NEWBORN- MILESTONES- FAMILY

These are the genres of photography I focus on, because of this I can offer you a specialized experience.

Get In Touch to start planning & personalizing your session.



YOU'RE UNIQUE, YOUR EXPERIENCE SHOULD BE TOO