Christmas Family Mini Sessions Now Available!

Book your Christmas Family Mini Session Today!

Wartick Photography is now booking Christmas Outdoor mini sessions. Perfect for families, children and our furry friends! These outdoor sessions will be held at the Mines of Spain and include rustic and antique Christmas elements like a wooden sled, warm white lights, a red blanket, crates and more…creams and reds.

$149 (Plus Sales Tax) Christmas Family Sessions includes:

  • 5 Fully crafted digital images - Can choose from digital gallery and purchase additional products and images if desired

  • 20 Minute session at the Mines of Spain for families up to five people or furry friends.

All the details:

10 spots available on Saturday, November 24 from 9 a.m. to noon.
10 spots available on Saturday, December 1 from 9 a.m. to noon.

Images will be delivered via online gallery within two weeks of session.

If it does rain/heavy snow, we will do the outdoor session the following day on Sunday, November 25 or Sunday, December 4. If for some reason it is raining/heavy snow on Sunday also, we will bring the sessions inside to the studio.

Up to five people and or furry friends per time slot. Additional people may require purchase of time slot or additional fees. Young children that cannot sit up independently will be held throughout session.

Please arrive 10 minutes prior to your session. You must be on time for your session or your time allotted for your session will be reduced by the time left. For example, if you are 10 minutes late, you will only have 10 minutes for your session.

$149 is due at time of booking. You must fill out the questionnaire and mini session contract at time of booking also. All three steps must be complete to secure your spot. The fee is nonrefundable even if you do not show up for session. If you or family member is ill, we will work with you to reschedule at a later time, but you must make those arrangements prior to your 8 a.m. on your scheduled session date.

Contact us below to reserve your Christmas Outdoor mini session today!

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Welcome Thomas, Dubuque Iowa Newborn

Well, I'm a little behind a blogging. OK, a lot behind! I'm hoping to get back into a regular routine again and show everyone all all the beautiful babies that I get to work with.

This little guy is Thomas! I loved how his session went! I loved it so much that I printed the green image on a large metal print and hung it up in my studio.

Here is to getting back on track with blogging! Enjoy this little guys images!

Celebration Mini Sessions Now Available!


Whether you want to celebrate your child’s birthday or simply celebrate the person he/she is, a celebration session is a great way to capture their spirit.

  •  A 15-minute session that includes confetti, balloons and music…a fun party! Balloons, confetti and backdrop will be determined by child’s features and outfit.
  • Open to children six months old (must be able to sit up without support) and older. Only one child per session. If you would like sibling images, please inquire about additional fee.
  •  Wear fun and exciting clothing! We are happy to provide recommendations on what to wear and can provide an outfit service as an add on if you wish to not worry about that.
  •  Costs: $149 plus tax for session and 5 high resolution digital images via online link. Additional images and products available.
  • Add-on Outfit Service: $75 plus tax per child (Includes couture dress/tailored pants & top/hat/hair accessories) The outfits we will provide will be for the session only and cannot be kept. They will be top of the line, couture outfits for your kiddos! You may also purchase fun dresses at Sew Trendy Accessories!  You get 10% off with this link!
  • Limited number of sessions available. Promo Dates: May 5-June 30

    For questions, contact Shelby today!

    Book now!


Welcome Elsie - Dubuque Newborn Photographer

Sweet baby, Elsie, is a true testament to the innocence and newness of life. Elise is a rainbow baby and her mom asked me to incorporate that into one of the images. A “rainbow baby” is a baby that is born following a miscarriage, stillbirth, neonatal death or infant loss. A beautiful and bright rainbow follows a storm and gives hope of things getting better. The rainbow is more appreciated having just experienced the storm in comparison.

Welcome Zoe - Elizabeth, IL Newborn

Meet Zoe! I've worked with her big sister now for a while and I was so honored to take Zoe's newborn photos. She just loved being curled up on the beanbag in our studio! Mom asked me to include angel wings, a beautiful floral crown and the gold crown with the letter "Z" into her newborn session. We had so much fun and Zoe was made to model! We wish the Bussan family all the best!

Zoe..."Your wings already exist, all you have to do is fly."

Welcome Elaina

I always feel humbled with another photographer or artist asks me to take their brand new baby's portraits! Elaina's mom, Callie, is also a photographer and she brought some great props for me to include in her first session. She brought her cowboy boots from her wedding and her guitar. We worked these all in with a little country flair and a Wartick Photography twist!

At the viewing appointment, Elaina had both her grandmas and parents! It was so much fun showing them the gallery of art we created for her and watching how they cuddled her too! Elaina is one blessed little girl and so loved!

The Dubuque Stork Affair: Brand new event for new and/or expecting parents

I'm so excited to be presenting the Dubuque Stork Affair along with one of my business partners, Sprout! We have been working hard on this event since this past summer and it is now less than a month away! 

The Stork Affair is Saturday, February 3 from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. at the Grand River Center.

The event is a great opportunity for new, expecting or hope to be expecting parents. We always say it takes a tribe so we hope that aunts, uncles, grandparents and all those that help raise your children will join us. We have included everything from a fashion show, educational classes, a Dad zone, resource booths and more! Plus, Mercy Dubuque and Medical Associates have come on board as major sponsors! I'm so excited and humbled by all the businesses and great people that have helped us bring this together! Go check out the Stork Affair website page to learn more!

While being a great resource for parents, this event is also a fundraiser for the UI Stead Family Children's Hospital. We chose this recipient because they will help anyone no matter your income and you just never know when you might need them as a resource. I've also been personally touched by this hospital since many of my clients have used their services and I have had family members require a stay as well. 

If you want to attend, please swing by Sprout and pick up your tickets in advance for $5. They will also be available at the door for $8. There will be lots of wonderful door prizes as well for those who attend! It is going to be a definite must for anyone in the tri-states having a baby or whom has just had one! 

Don't forget to stop by my booth for a show special!

Theo is Six Months and Loves to Splash

Theo is so handsome in his six month pictures! We put him in the same vintage suitcases that he had when he had his newborn session done. Plus, we did a milk bath that he just loved!