Ann Marshall

Portland newborn photographer


Precious • tiny • moments

The Newborn Experience

Studio sessions take all the pressure off of you. All you need to do is show up with your newborn and I will take care of the rest! All props, outfits, and accessories are provided by me. My minimalist, classic style focuses on all the details of your new little newborn family member as well as family images of everyone together.

From the moment your child is born, you don't want to forget a thing. Their expressions, how tiny they were, flakey skin, baby fuzz... I love it. I have been there with my own four children. I've been called a baby whisperer more than once. I create a peaceful, soothing environment that allows your baby and you to relax while I capture how perfect they are! 

They're only this tiny for a second - treat yourself to priceless images

You've now seen my work and would like to chat about a session for your Portland area newborn! Yay! Reach out from the contact page and get more information on newborn sessions with me. I will get to know your family and your unique preferences and make sure we are a perfect fit.  Be sure to book during pregnancy to ensure a spot on my calendar as I take a limited amount of newborns each month. You can be sure that your baby is in good hands with me. I have mentorships, trainings, and safety classes under my belt. I am fully vaccinated (yes, for everything and boosted), and wear a mask for all newborn sessions as well as hand sanitize often. 

1. Say Hello

2. let's make it official

We are an awesome fit and you're ready to get on my calendar - let's make it all official! I will send you over the agreement and invoice for your $300 session retainer. I will get you all reserved in with my favorite hair and makeup artist as well if you choose.  I will get to know exactly what you want from our time together Is this your first or will there be sibling pictures? Do you have a favorite color or family heirloom you want incorporated? Let's get it all figured out so your photos represent exactly what you want to remember about your precious new baby. 

3. ask me Anything

I will work with you to pick outfits from my client closet for you and any siblings, or point you in the direction of some wonderful boutiques online that I know photograph well. I will provide everything for your newborn - hats/headbands, wraps, and outfits. I will walk you through how to prepare your baby for their session to ensure the most sleepy sweetness. You will have me to help with everything!  And now we just wait for your little one to make his or her arrival!  Once they have been born, you will let me know and we will set a date for when they are 7-14 days old. This allows you time to get feedings established, and ensures they are still super new, sleepy, and fresh. 

4. the big day

We have picked a day, and on the morning of you will get your baby all ready for their session, then drive on over to the studio. I am conveniently located at 5201 SW Westgate Dr., #228, Portland, Oregon 97221. You may have chosen to get your hair and makeup done by my professional artist while I take some pictures of just baby. Your newborn is in charge, so anytime they need to eat, be changed, etc., we will be on baby time. Once you are all done and looking gorgeous we will do family portraits! Sessions usually take between an hour and a half and two hours to allow plenty of time. I will photograph your baby in several different backdrops, a few props like a basket or bucket, with each parent and sibling,  and with the whole family together. 

5. your photographs

Within a week, you will receive an email with your online gallery reveal. You will pick your favorites, then I will get to work on editing them to perfection! Your final images will be done within a week, and you can place your order for archival quality heirloom prints and wall art that will ship directly to you. No need to come back into the studio to do that. It's all in your online gallery. Let's get those adorable pictures into your hands, not just on your hard drive! The last step is just to enjoy your portraits for years to come and watch that little newborn grow up!

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The Process

My pricing is easy. It's just a $300 nonrefundable retainer due at booking to cover my time and talent during your newborn session and all pre-planning of sets, client closet outfits, session prep guide, etc.

After your session, you will receive an online gallery of your image proofs. There, you will choose which images you love! Your retainer applies directly to your chosen image collection.

Professional Hair & Makeup Available

Typically occur between 7-21 days old while they are still so brand new and sleepy. These sessions take about two hours to give baby plenty of time to settle, eat, and doze off.  I provide all props, backdrops, outfits, bonnets and headbands so all you have to do is show up  to the SW Portland studio with your precious little one!

Newborn Pricing Details

Say Hello

Heirloom artwork

Relaxing, safe sessions

Portland  Newborn babies

I have spent years perfecting my craft with mentorships and newborn safety classes. I am fully up to date on all immunizations. Your little one will be in the best hands for creating these precious memories! 

You will have access to my professionally printed, heirloom artwork from your online gallery. Each session comes with an artwork credit for you to use towards products. Beautiful images of your baby belong in your hands, not on your hard drive. 



"Ann was incredible for our newborn photo shoot . She was so patient and had complete control of the session. She was super clear before and during the session to help get our newborn prepared. Walking into the session she had the entire studio ready for us including signs and snacks! (It’s the little things). She was kind and caring of our little girl and very communicative throughout the process. Can’t recommend her more!"


"From start to finish Ann is very friendly and accommodating. After stepping into her studio, you can see how much care she’s taken to ensure that your normal yet momentous life event becomes nothing short of epic! There are only a few moments in life that bring meaning to the rest of your life. It is so worth it to have these moments elevated as they should be and frozen in time. Ann’s personality and technique are top of the line and by far the most professional you can get! She’s blown us away time and time again with first newborn shoot, and then our second pregnancy and maternity shoot. You’ll be glad that you are choosing her!"


"We loved working with Ann for our newborn session! Not only are the pictures amazing, but the whole process was a great experience. She has incredible patience to capture the best images of babies. I highly recommend booking a session - you won’t be disappointed!"


"Phenomenal photography skills and highly specialized in working with infants. Ann surpassed my expectations as both an exceptional photographer and her ability to work with infants. She gave me astute tips to get my new born in the best condition for the shoot - and she showed up with an arsenal of tools to keep him in good shape for a few a hours, clearly directing along the way. She captured the best moments of him glowing and delivered stunning artwork. We hired Ann for the infant shoot and decided to do some maternity shots while we were at it. She nailed both with great success . I felt like a beautiful goddess in my shoot and my photos are a shinning new family treasure . As a professional, Ann was highly responsive and delivered as promised on timelines and details. I cannot say enough good things about my experience and will absolutely hire Anne again in the future."


"Ann was amazing to work with! We are in love with our newborn photos. She was very professional, quick with communication and delivering the final photos! Highly recommend her for your next family photo shoot!"


"Ann was absolutely wonderful! She came to my house, which as any new mom knows - leaving your house is sometimes a deal breaker (for anything!) She was so careful and great with my baby. I could immediately tell she was so comfortable with newborns and my daughter was comfortable with her. While she changed outfits and poses on my daughter, I got ready in the bathroom (and did some laundry too ;)) We did the photos with me and my daughter last. She got the proofs to me the next day! I am so in love with all of the photos!"


"I cannot say enough good things about my experience with Ann. She made the whole experience of my newborn's photos easy, fun, and low stress (which this very tired new mom really appreciates!). It was wonderful that she was able to come to our home and the photos are just adorable. We will cherish these sweet prints forever."


“I can’t say enough good things about our experience with Ann! She takes gorgeous photos, is great at communicating, provided a wonderful photoshoot experience, and is fun to be around. Extra bonus for having hair and makeup provided as part of the package - what a treat!"



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