Janessa Taber


Yuba, Sutter and Butte County's leading Newborn & Fine Art Maternity Photographer.

Voted Yuba-Sutter's BEST Photographer 2021




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Pregnancy is a monumental life experience which should be celebrated with an exclusive fine art maternity session. Allow the Visions by Janessa Photography team to take all of the stress out of planning a memorable photo session; while, we provide you with a incomparable experience of name brand couture gowns, gorgeous accessories, creative light, creative looks, professoinal hair and makeup. Janessa will ease you through your entire session while walking you through posing your beautiful pregnant figure in the most exquisite and flattering ways. 



Pregnancy and motherhood are important things that should be celebrated. In recent years, people have come up with more creative ways to commemorate the special chapter in their life and immortalizing these momentous occasions through photos has become highly in demand. As such, it is crucial to seek the help of experts in Fine Art Portraiture, such as Visions by Janessa Photography. 

The sought-after photography company, specializing in maternity, newborn, and child photoshoots, is owned and run by multi-award-winning celebrity photographer Janessa Taber. Janessa’s headquarters is based in the small quaint town of Historical Downtown Gridley, California and her secondary studio location in Rancho Santa Margarita, California. 

What motivated the gifted photographer and artist to create her brand is her love for art and portraiture. Janessa attributes her passion for photography to her father, Donald Taber, who gave her her first-ever camera when she was only six years old. Since then, the young girl became fascinated with taking pictures, and the rest, as they say, is history.

Aside from her father, another family member was instrumental in developing her creativity and passion for the arts. When her younger sister Ashley Taber performed as a theater actress, Janessa would closely observe how stage sets were created and painted. It was there that she became interested in details, lighting, and other aspects of art.

Over the years, the dedicated woman honed her craft and enhanced her skills with the support of her husband Paul Deniz of Biggs CA, she has now become one of the most coveted photographers and artists in her field. She has also earned the recognition of several award-giving bodies, including winning the $5000.00 photography contest paid for by Procter & Gamble's Charmin Toilet Paper in 2004. Her work even appeared on the covers of several magazines like Sacramento Parent Magazine. Janessa also recently won Yuba-Sutter’s BEST Photographer of 2021 making her one of the leading photographers in the Northern California region of the photography  industry. 

While most of the players in the industry purchase generic backdrops that look the same, Janessa is known for creating breathtaking hand-painted child-like backdrops named after the children she paints them for. Her creations are guaranteed to be one-of-a-kind as the talented artist either keeps them or gives them to her clients and their family. This unmatched passion and dedication for her craft are what separates Visions by Janessa Photography from the rest of the competition.

Because of her unparalleled expertise, the seasoned photographer and her brand cater to a massive clientele. People from all walks of life and even celebrities like Jon Lovitz, Kaylee Starr, Kristy Osmunson, Angel Salazar, and Farrah Abraham and Hollywood stunt actress, Michelle Elise Shock have commissioned her work. On top of that, she has worked across the country and has had clients travel to her as far as Mexico.

Visions by Janessa Photography remains to be the authority in high-end newborn and maternity photography. It continues to redefine the industry not only by providing superb photographs but also by offering excellent services and personalized backdrops.

Moving forward, Janessa Taber hopes to work with more clients and expand her business. But most importantly, she aims to continue helping her clients bring their visions to life and give them a meaningful keepsake that they will cherish for the rest of their lives. 

Written by: Johnny Bigg, LOS ANGELES WIRE

To learn more, check out Visions by Janessa Photography's Instagram, TikTok, and Facebook accounts.





When will we receive our photos? 

Proofing for your photos is done the day of your session and you will receive an online gallery link with your images 2 weeks after your selections have been made. If you are on a payment plan, Janessa does not start the editing process until payments are made in full. The 2 week turn around time goes into effect from the time payment is made in full. 

When Should I book my session? 

Janessa recommends booking your maternity session at your earliest convenience. Maternity sessions are photographed between 30-35 weeks of your pregnancy. Janessa does tend to book months in advance. 

Do I receive a discount if I book a newborn session? 

The answer is YES! If you book a maternity session with Janessa, you will receive $50.00 off your newborn session. Please book your newborn session while you are still pregnant.



Please book by filling out Janessa's online booking questionnaire.  This is the only way we can ensure you get booked. Please fill out the form to the best of your ability. The more information the better!

Janessa works out of two studios in Northern and Southern California. Sessions are very LIMITED per month. 



  • Maternity session are best booked between 30-35 weeks of pregnancy.
  • Booking your session is for your photo session, NOT for your makeup/hair appointment if included, in your package, or as an add on. Our hair/makeup artist will reach out to you and arrange your appointment prior to your photo session. 


  • Newborns are photographed between 5-10 days of age. In order to properly prepare you for your session, booking in advance is best while you are still pregnant. Newborn appointments are very limited since we leave cushion days for all newborns one week prior to your due date and one week after your due date. We can accommodate for early and overdue deliveries. Please see our FAQs page. 
  • All bookings require a $400 non refundable retainer fee to secure your session. Your remaining balance is due on the day of your session via invoice which will be sent by Janessa's booking receptionist, Angelica Garcia. 
  • Southern California clients require a $600 non refundable retainer due to flight bookings that cannot be canceled.
  • All newborn sessions are scheduled on weekday mornings only. Weekends are reserved for Irvine, CA clients.
  • Prices are subject change without notice. If you are booked, your current contracted session pricing will not change.


Phone:Receptionist: 530-844-7070
Visions by Janessa Photography Headquarters
850 Hazel Street
Gridley, CA 95948
STUDIO: 530-844-7070
NorCal studio Ext: 1
SoCal studio Ext: 2
Consultations Ext: 3
Sales Ext: 4

Visions by Janessa Photography's Southern California Studio
is located in Irvine, CA, 2 miles from the Santa Ana Airport.

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