Laurels
Best Newborn
Photographers in
San Diego
2017

Why These Newborn Photographers?

Our goal is to connect people with the best local experts. We scored newborn photographers on more than 25 variables across five categories, and analysed the results to give you a hand-picked list of the best newborn photographers in San Diego, CA.

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Our Selection Criteria:

  • 1. Reputation

    A history of delighted customers and outstanding service.

  • 2. Credibility

    Building customer confidence with licensing, accreditations, and awards.

  • 3. Experience

    Masters of their craft, based on years of practical experience and education.

  • 4. Availability

    Consistently approachable and responsive, so customers never feel ignored.

  • 5. Professionalism

    Providing service with honesty, reliability, and respect.

Baby Bean Portraits

Sara Kovacs of Baby Bean Photography in San Diego loves to work with what she and her clients call magic, especially with babies and color. She might use a vintage, sweet, or soft flair, but she always ends with a charming result. Kovacs covers maternity, baby, children, and family photography in her studio and on location. Her work has been viewed on the television show The Real Housewives of Orange County and in a book about photographing children.

San Diego, CA(858) 270-3217

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Chrystal Cienfuegos Photography

Photographer Chrystal Cienfuegos of San Diego tells compelling stories through her birth, newborn, portrait, day in the life, and news and commercial photographs. Mothering three small children taught Chrystal parental love firsthand, and she feels compelled to capture the love of other parents in quality photographs that are to be cherished through the changing years. She also knows that parenthood means imperfection and documents those everyday moments as well. Additionally, Chrystal offers photography classes to parents and photographers.

San Diego, CA(619) 813-4147

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Cosmic Frogs Photography

Cosmic Frogs Photography's award-winning Jeff Davidson of San Diego takes photographs of all kinds, from maternity through to the high school years, family, engagement, intimate, glamour, and boudoir. Davidson is a member and past president of the Professional Photographers of San Diego and a member of the Professional Photographers of America and California. He offers a military discount.

Santee, CA(619) 244-6841

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Kristen Kusler Photography

Kristen of Kristen Kusler Photography wants to tell a life story by snapping life's special moments as they happen. Kusler is from New England but now lives in and runs her business in San Diego. She shoots on location with natural light, finding the best times for captures are mid-morning and in the late afternoon and early evening. Clients comment on her patience and flexibility and willingness to travel and on her ability to take beautiful photographs.

San Diego, CA(617) 966-9173

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Kristin Rachelle Photography

Kristin of Kristin Rachelle Photography has been a San Diego photographer of newborns and growing families for almost 10 years. Kristin is happy to photograph newborns in her studio or at their homes, and most of her other photography sessions happen in and about the San Diego area. She has three children of her own and knows how quickly small lives change, and therefore sees the value in connecting with others and in capturing life's memories.

Escondido, CA(760) 505-6703

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Lifeshadows Photography

Lifeshadows Photography is a San Diego business that covers portraits, families, and beach photography. Photographer Shawn Houllis feels fortunate be a family historian who captures life's precious moments for her clients. She feels that photographs hold and keep still special fleeting childhood moments that are to be cherished again and again.

San Diego, CA(619) 813-7329

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Lisa England Photography

Lisa England Photography specializes in newborn and baby photography and covers maternity and family sessions as well. Lisa has loved photography since she was a child, and after she had her four children, she realized just how passionate she is about photography and creating timeless images for clients. Mostly self-taught, Lisa learned and became inspired from friends and other photographers. She offers complimentary maternity sessions with a previously scheduled newborn session.

San Diego, CA(858) 395-9987

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Little Sprout Photography

Little Sprout Photography offers artistic portraiture for newborns, babies, and children, in the San Diego and North County San Diego areas. Photographers Nicole Peacock and Susie Baxter begin by meeting with their clients at home to learn what type of portraits will best suit their children and to discuss the images they want. Portraits can be taken at the family home, a chosen location, or in the Little Sprout studio.

Encinitas, CA(760) 575-4577

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Michelle Popp Photography

Michelle Popp owns and runs Michelle Popp Photography in the San Diego area. Michelle Popp Photography specializes in capturing magical connections and transforming them into fine art portraiture. Newborn sessions focus on neutral colors and soft light. A three hundred dollar fee covers the shoot, props, lighting, and consultation. Additional costs apply for prints and heirloom keepsakes. Michelle has been showcased on Motherhood Anthology, published in Beauty & Lifestyle Mommy Magazine, and holds a top rating on Yelp.

San Marcos, CA(412) 956-6696

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MKP Images

MKP Images Lifestyle Photography covers all of the baby photography needs from maternity through the childhood years and senior high school years in San Diego and Ventura County – and will travel. MKP also offers sessions focused on couples and engagement, and head shots, and photograph sessions often happen in unusual places such as a field, an urban location, the beach, or even an alley. Some of photographer Mary's favorite images are in silhouette. Images end up in print, on canvas, in albums, or on greeting cards.

Carlsbad, CA(760) 650-9809

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Molly Hilton Photography

Molly at San Diego's Molly Hilton Photography specializes in newborn, child, and family photography. She likes best to capture newborns at home and especially in their first two weeks, but will take their photographs at any stage. Hilton takes child and family photos at the family's home or in parks or at beaches and believes in a fun, casual style for all of life's best captures. Photographs are available in a private online site one to two weeks after the session.

Santee, CA(858) 405-0632

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Plus One Photography

Plus One Photography in San Diego creates fairy style portraits and custom storybooks of moms-to-be, tiny babies, small children, and families. Photographer Zeynup Dogu Cameron, originally of Istanbul, has a university degree in classical and computer animation and met her husband in Canada while studying at Vancouver Film School's 3D Animation and Visual FX Program. She went on to work in the film and television world until she fell in love with photography after the birth of her daughter. She graduated from Focal Point Photography School in 2010 and now uses all of her skill and creativity to capture the gift of babies and childhood.

San Diego, CA(619) 302-8072

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San Diego Bumps and Babies

San Diego's Bumps and Babies features award-winning photographer Jeff Davidson who specializes in photographs from maternity to the end of the baby's first year. Davidson uses his private boutique studio which is full of many props and bits of tiny clothing, and clients are encouraged to bring items from home that they would like featured in the photographs. He is a member of many professional photography organizations, has won many awards by the Professional Photographers of America and San Diego County, and was awarded 2015 Master of Photography.

Santee, CA(619) 244-6841

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Sarah Nail Photography

Sarah Nail Photography in San Diego features photographers Sarah and Zac who cover such diverse subjects and styles as maternity, newborn, portrait, military homecoming, underwater, nature, boudoir, property, and commercial. The locations are varied as well, resulting in unique and memorable results. Sarah has a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Professional Photography, and Zac graduated with a degree in Film and Television Production and also devoted time to studying photography.

San Diego, CA(360) 969-2129

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Sarah Tolson Photography

Sarah Tolson Photography has focused on maternity, baby, and family photography for well over ten years, and its specialty is newborn photography. Based in San Diego, photographer Tolson is happy to take colored photographs but secretly wishes her clients would all request black and white images in high contrast or soft matte. Tolson also creates short films documenting such events as engagements.

San Diego, CA(619) 792-3596

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Siobhan Gazur Photography

San Diego's Siobhan Gazur Photography aims for photographs as individual and timeless as the mothers-to-be, babies, children, and young families in them. Gazur offers unique head shot, fashion, and model photography as well. She has twenty years experience in the business, holds a BFA in Photography, is a Professor in San Diego City's College photography department, and offers photography classes, workshops, and private photography coaching.

Solana Beach, CA(858) 876-8199

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Sophia Grace Photography

Sophia Grace Photography in San Diego specializes in the timeless stages of babyhood, from maternity through to infancy and family groupings. Photographer Cecelia ensures that her clients have memorable experiences and leave with artistic photographs or heirloom albums to hold and to display at home. Cecelia's experience with photography has included landscape and runway photography, but her heart and soul are best fed through her newborn photography. Enthusiastic praise from clients reflects Cecelia's practical experience and patience with children as the mother of triplets and an older sibling.

Chula Vista, CA(619) 302-0962

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Sophie Crew Photography

Newborn photographer Sophie of San Diego's Sophie Crew Photography loves to tell the gentle story of a baby's life through her captures, and so she ensures her photography sessions are full of comfort and fun. Her packages offer digital images and a print release so that a lab for printing can be chosen. She has a link to a video which shows her and her baby clients in action and proves just how much she loves babies, and how she can turn photographs of them into works of art.

San Diego, CA(619) 742-9778

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Stills by Hill Photography

Stills by Hill Photography in San Diego offers photography of the important stages of a child's inspiring development, from the journey's beginning at maternity through that first birthday and on to senior high school. Hillary advises clients on how to prepare for her sessions. Her degree in interior design from the Art Institute further helps her to help clients choose how to display their purchased photographs, whether it be on the walls, in frames or canvas wraps, in heirloom albums or in accordion-style wallet books.

Santee, CA(619) 246-7016

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Sweet Me Photography

Sweet Me Photography specializes entirely in newborn sessions, and it brings the studio right to the door of young families in San Diego, Orange County, Des Moines, Temecula, and Kansas City. This home delivery service including backdrop, lighting, props, and baby outfits is handy for tired mothers and keeps babies from exposure to germs. Clients rave about the easy and relaxed experiences they have had with their babies. Sweet Me prides itself on aiming for boutique-quality photographs at affordable rates, and sibling and other family members can be in the photographs at no added cost.

San Diego, CA(858) 751-4767

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Zeena Gregg Photography

Zeena Gregg Photography provides a variety of types of photography to its San Diego residents, including newborn through to high school, tutus and twirls, head shots, and families. Gregg works on location as well as at her home indoor/outdoor studio. She is a freelance magazine photographer, volunteers as a photographer for foster children, and is a member of the Professional Photographers of San Diego County and Wedding and Portrait Photographers International.

San Diego, CA(858) 780-0510

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