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Natural Newborn and Family Photographer

Authentic, heartfelt portraiture of your family by dacia vu photography

creating timeless works of art for your home and your heart

“Time is a thief. It steals our memory, our hopes and our strength, leaving only the sense there’s never enough of it.” 

– Tom Kristan Jr.

Freeze time for a frame

Life with kids and babies can be loud and chaotic and overwhelming, but there are so many beautiful moments in between, moments we may miss or overlook because we’re tired parents. But our kids grow so fast, and babies change so quickly, and we know, that the moment you became a mom your whole world shifted, and suddenly nothing mattered more than that tiny person in your arms. Your universe now revolves around them, and with every milestone you’re torn between joy and heartbreak at the thought of their growth. You blink and a decade has passed, suddenly your babies are going to high school or college, and you can’t remember what it was like to cradle them in our arms.

Now is the time to seize the present, freeze these moments for a frame, and marvel at the wonder of your little ones. We’ll create artwork for you that allows you to revisit these moments as often as you’d like long after your children have grown and flown the nest.

We know that little voice inside your head reciting all the objections and fears:

your schedules are crazy
you don’t know where to begin figuring out outfits for everyone
you’re worried about your appearance
your partner hates having their photo taken
your kids won’t cooperate…

…and the list goes on.

But these portrait sessions are all about real life in the best light, both literally and figuratively. It’s our foremost focus to take the stress and worries out of the equation, simplify the process for you, and leave you with the best experience and most cherished memories. We promise the only tears shed will be those of joy when you see your photos.



"It’s not easy getting my two 8 year olds and my 2 year old to cooperate for pictures but Dacia got beautiful shots of us all on the beach with a beautiful sunset. She was patient with my very chatty daughter and got smiles out of my son. The images all came out so beautiful and timeless! Thank you Dacia!!!"
Heather H.
Family Session at Napa Tree Point in Westerly, Rhode Island

The DVP Experience

Sessions are fun, relaxed, and never stiff or posed – we design our sessions around our families, meaning we let kids be their wild, fun, shy, and silly selves. You’ll never be told to say cheese and smile at the camera. Instead, you’ll be guided gently through a series of prompts and activities that will facilitate natural connection, genuine emotions, and memorable, heartfelt moments you’ll want to revisit over and over.

Helping moms look and feel their best is our top priority – we consider important elements like lighting, styling, angles and location to deliver the best results and make moms not only FEEL amazing but look their very best. We know we’re always the most critical of ourselves, that’s just part of being human, but with Dacia’s trained eye and over a decade of experience, we guarantee you’ll love the way you look.

A comprehensive and polished experience from start to finish means you’ll not only enjoy having your photos done and fall in love with the results, but we’ll also help you decide the best ways to enjoy and display your photos when we’re done. Say goodbye to the frustration and time spent searching through old social media posts or phone albums to find your photos. We take all the guesswork and overwhelm out of the decision-making process and curate customized options to fit your needs best.

The DVP Experience

Sessions are fun, relaxed, and never stiff or posed – we design our sessions around our families, meaning we let kids be their wild, fun, shy, and silly selves. You’ll never be told to say cheese and smile at the camera. Instead, you’ll be guided gently through a series of prompts and activities that will facilitate natural connection, genuine emotions, and memorable, heartfelt moments you’ll want to revisit over and over.

Helping moms look and feel their best is our top priority – we consider important elements like lighting, styling, angles and location to deliver the best results and make moms not only FEEL amazing, but look their very best. We know we’re always the most critical of ourselves, that’s just part of being human, but with Dacia’s trained eye and over a decade of experience, we guarantee you’ll love the way you look.

A comprehensive and polished experience from start to finish means you’ll not only enjoy having your photos done and fall in love with the results, but we’ll help you decide the best ways to enjoy and display your photos when we’re done. Say goodbye to the frustration and time spent searching through old social media posts or phone albums to find your photos. We take all the guesswork and overwhelm out of the decision making process and curate customized options to best fit your needs.

The DVP Process

Step One

Let's chat! Schedule a call, or send us a note through our contact form. We'll reach out as soon as we can with all the info.

Step Two

Then book your date - we'll find a date and time that fits our calendar and yours.

Step Three

Leading up to your session, we're planning and designing an experience you'll never forget. You'll receive a welcome packet in the mail, a few emails and questionnaires to help us get to know your family better, as well as a virtual or in-person wardrobe consult.

Step Four

The session - we'll work through a series of fun activities and prompts even dads will enjoy, with some gentle direction and a lot of connection, joy, and love. This will be a day that goes down in history as one of your family's favorites with beautiful images to show for it.

Step Five

Ordering - we'll meet over Zoom to review your gallery of hand-edited images and we'll help you to make the best order selections (wall art, digitals, albums) based on your family's needs.



Dacia did our maternity and newborn photos this past spring, and I have nothing but good things to say! Her ability to guide me through poses that helped me to feel good in my body both pre and postpartum was unmatched. In addition to her gorgeous photos, watching her interact with our newborn was wonderful, treating him as if he were her own. We will absolutely be hiring Dacia again, and recommend her to anyone!
Jill F.
Maternity and Newborn Session
Haley Farm in Noank, Connecticut and client's home

Behind the lens

Baby Whisperer. Toddler Wrangler. Chaos Coordinator. Since 2017.

I’m Dacia
(pronounced “day-sha”)

…and I’m a lifestyle family, baby and portrait photographer! My husband Brian and I live in Preston, Connecticut with our four kids, golden retriever dog, two cats, and 10 chickens.

My own journey through motherhood is what inspires my work and dedication to documenting you and your family in the most natural, simple, and authentic manner because those are the photographs I’d want for my own family. I know all too well the whirlwind of emotions we experience on a daily basis as moms, so delivering a simple, stress-free experience with results that will make you cry happy tears is a gift and privilege I will never take for granted.



Our family has worked with Dacia for 3 years now and I can’t say enough good things about our experiences every year! Dacia is kind, professional, and wonderful with kids. Our most recent session my little ones were not very interested in getting photos done, but Dacia was able to engage and play games with them and get beautiful shots of our family. We can’t recommend Dacia enough.
Brittany M.
Family session/Haley Farm State Park, Noank, Connecticut

Heirloom Wall Art

Timeless statement pieces for your wall
Your wall art is prepared with the most thorough attention to detail, each framed piece made by hand with high end Italian hardwood and guaranteed for quality and craftsmanship.

Signature Storybook Albums

Custom designed from your portrait session for your family
These custom books are thoughtfully and carefully designed by us to create a beautiful, cohesive presentation for you to enjoy your images in a classic and timeless manner.

Hand-Crafted Portrait Box

Complete with matted prints to showcase and enjoy
A versatile alternative to traditional photo albums, these portrait boxes are hand crafted and feature a window cover to showcase your favorite artwork, holding up to 30 matted prints for convenient rotation.

Because we’re dedicated to delivering only the best quality for your family, we’ve searched all over the world for the finest products so you can see, share and enjoy your photos in your home every day. Our print products will not only stand the test of time, they are backed by our personal replacement guarantee.

We offer a variety of product options ranging from beautiful, heirloom wall art collections, to our Signature Storybook Albums, hand-crafted portrait boxes, matted prints and digitals. Whatever your style and preference, trust that our meticulous attention to detail and quality will exceed your expectations.

Portrait session investment begins with your session retainer, due at the time of booking. This fee does not include any photos, either printed or digitally, but does include an order credit. Retainer to book is $495. Your photos are pieces of artwork, and deserve to be looked at and enjoyed. They belong on your walls, desk, coffee tables and bookshelves, and we make it our mission to make that a reality. Most families invest between $900-3000 on their photos after their session. There’s no minimum spend, and we’re happy to work out a customized payment plan for our clients.

What's holding you back?

Waiting for that perfect time that may never come…
Quiet that critical voice in your mind and give your family the gift of perfectly preserved memories.

family standing together smiling surrounded by nature

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