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Best Newborn Photographers in San Diego

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Our goal is to connect people with the best local professionals. We scored San Diego Newborn Photographers on more than 25 variables across five categories, and analyzed the results to give you a hand-picked list of the best.

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San Diego, CA 92127

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5.0 (89)
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5.0 (25)

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Christy Wallis Photography is a newborn, baby, and maternity photography studio that has been serving families in San Diego since 2010. Christy Wallis offers in-studio photography services for newborns, capturing sleeping shots, especially for babies under two weeks old. She photographs expectant mothers, as well as older babies for milestones and cake smash events. Wallis was named one of the top 10 photographers in California by Photography Magazine. Her goal is to help families preserve their special memories with timeless works of art.

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3333 Midway Drive Unit 101, San Diego, CA 92110

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5.0 (79)
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5.0 (14)

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Established in 2014, Photography by L. Rose is located in San Diego, California, serving clients throughout San Diego County. The studio is owned and operated by a local mom, Laura Rose, who specializes in newborn, pregnancy, child, and family photography. Sessions are conducted in the studio or on location. Ms. Rose has a large supply of props and clothing suitable for the theme of each session, including maternity dresses, faux furs, wraps, and fabrics.

  • Baby Milestone
  • Newborn
  • Maternity
  • Family

San Diego, CA 92129

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5.0 (82)
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4.7 (25)

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ABL Photography is a full-service studio that provides newborn photography services for residents in the greater San Diego area. The studio's newborn photographer consults with clients over wardrobe, posing, and lighting options before the photo session begins to deliver quality images. She also takes outdoor newborn pictures and accommodates clients seeking maternity photos. Additional services include creation of hand-painted portraits, elegant wall art, archive print boxes, museum-quality albums, wooden blocks, and canvases.

  • Newborn
  • Unique setups
  • Props Available

14231 Garden Rd. #14, Poway, CA 92064

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5.0 (33)
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5.0 (9)

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Cassema Photography provides services to clients throughout the San Diego metro and the surrounding areas. It focuses on newborn photography sessions to help families create and seize memories that can be passed on for generations. It also provides photography sessions for maternity, cake smashes, and milestones. Other services include family and individuals photography. Its photographer, Cassie, has been capturing moments through her camera for more than a decade. Her style includes taking photos in vibrant and bold colors.

9666 Businesspark Ave, Suite 107, San Diego, CA 92131

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5.0 (24)
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5.0 (13)
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5.0 (3)

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Cuddlebug Photography was established in 2005 by Brianna Zarins, a San Diego native and mom of three. Her boutique portrait studio focuses on providing newborn portraits and photos that show the stages of motherhood. It provides clients with both digital images and custom printed products. It is fully equipped with everything needed for the sessions, including blankets, hats, and swaddles. Clients get to choose which props, colors, or themes to use. Brianna's works were featured in different publications, including Belly Baby The Magazine.

San Diego, CA 92126

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5.0 (112)
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5.0 (94)
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5.0 (60)

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Andriana Dyakova Photography captures newborn photos for parents in San Diego and throughout its surrounding areas. Newborn photography sessions take place in the client's home and can include props and clothing. Images are edited and retouched. Other services include maternity, family, and couple photos, as well as seasonal mini sessions. Photographer Andriana Dyakova stays up to date with changing trends in newborn photography and aims to create beautiful, high-quality images that parents can treasure for a lifetime.

9730 Cuyamaca St., Suite C, Santee, CA 92071

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5.0 (33)

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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.

7290 Navajo Rd #113, San Diego, CA 92119

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5.0 (16)
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5.0 (2)

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Located in La Mesa, California, Studio Freyja is a newborn and family photography firm offering in-studio and on-location sessions since 2014. It specializes in pregnancy, infant, baby and family pictures. Clients are provided access to maternity dresses, baby outfits and accessories, props, and backdrops. Printed images can be displayed on custom wall art displays, albums, and folio boxes, which the studio also offers. The company is an approved member of the Photography Association.

San Diego, CA 92128

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4.9 (27)
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5.0 (25)

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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.

Chula Vista, CA 91914

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5.0 (25)
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5.0 (13)
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5.0 (13)

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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.

San Diego, CA 92130

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5.0 (109)
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4.9 (29)

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Sweet Me Photography specializes entirely in newborn sessions, and it brings the studio right to the door of young families across the country, including across all of San Diego County. 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.

Escondido, CA 92026

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5.0 (16)

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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.

Solana Beach, CA 92075

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5.0 (16)

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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.

600 Palm ave unit M, Imperial beach, CA 91932

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5.0 (79)
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5.0 (74)
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5.0 (22)

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Ashlee Hayden Photography is a boutique photography service that caters to the residents of San Diego and the surrounding areas. Professional photographer Ashlee Hayden specializes in newborn portraiture. Her newborn photography sessions include full studio access, heirloom props, and complimentary food and drinks. Additionally, she gives clients the choice to have their photographs printed on an album or canvas. Ashlee also offers maternity, family, couple, and milestone photography services. She has been working in the industry for more than a decade.

  • Milestone Sessions
  • Maternity
  • Newborn

5560 La Jolla Blvd Suite A2, La Jolla, CA 92037

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4.8 (31)
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5.0 (15)
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5.0 (6)

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Renata Terra The Portrait Mama serves individuals, families, and businesses in San Diego. Renata handles newborn photography work, which allows families to revisit the joy of motherhood. She provides in-home and in-studio sessions in line with her focus on family comfort. Her studio contains various newborn props, outfits, and backdrops to accommodate the style preferred by her clients. Renata also offers play-based photography sessions. She helps women entrepreneurs in the area in creating their marketing materials through branding photos and modern lifestyle headshots.

  • Props Available
  • Newborn
  • Family

5752 Oberlin Dr ste 112, San Diego, CA 92121

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5.0 (12)
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5.0 (7)

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Nora Photography is a studio that serves clients in San Diego and the surrounding areas. It is headed by Noor Hilmi, an international photographer based offering a variety of newborn photography packages that come with digital hand-edited images. Such packages encourage the participation of parents and siblings, and they include outfits, accessories, and studio props, such as balloons and cakes. Hilmi also specializes in providing in-studio and outdoor milestone, maternity, and family photography services.

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San Diego, CA

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Kassy Max Photography is a locally owned and operated business serving individuals and families in San Diego and the surrounding areas. It helps clients capture precious moments of their infants through newborn photoshoots, which cover the use of props, wraps, bodysuits, bonnets, and tiny toys. The full package includes 35 professionally edited images, family pictures with the baby, and a 20x30-inch canvas. Other sessions include sitter, cake smash, and maternity photography. Owner Kassy has been a professional photographer for more than six years.

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11942 Tivoli Park Row, 2, San Diego, CA 92128

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4.9 (96)
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5.0 (31)

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Established in 2016, Shoot Through Studio provides photography services to clients in the San Diego metro. It specializes in maternity, newborn, family, baby, and cake smash photography—all with the intention of creating high-quality keepsakes that will last a lifetime. For photo sessions, the studio provides clients with a selection of maternity gowns, baby outfits, accessories, props, and backdrops. Shoot Through Studio conducts both in-studio and outdoor photoshoots. Founder Heena Jain is an experienced photographer who has photographed over 100 newborn babies. Her other services include headshots, senior portraits, as well as event, engagement, and wedding photography.

FAQs

  • Introduction

    Newborn photographers have the skills and knowledge to create enchanting photographs while ensuring the baby’s safety. They’re comfortable holding newborns and setting up captivating poses with care. They understand what’s comfortable for the infant and how various positions will photograph. 

    Props and unusual poses are often a part of newborn photography. Some newborn photographers specialize in creating unique and fascinating photographs.

    However, those methods aren’t essential for capturing a beautiful, engaging photo of your baby. Simplicity, skill, and experience can work wonders. A discussion with potential baby photographers and a review of their portfolio can help new parents choose the newborn photographer that best meets their needs.
  • When is the best time to schedule my newborn session?

    Newborn photography session scheduling can be challenging. Parents have a very narrow window after the baby arrives to secure those time-sensitive photos. But babies don’t arrive on schedule. So, it’s best to find a newborn photographer well in advance of your due date. Be sure they're flexible and available in the weeks prior to and after that date.

  • How soon should you have your newborn photo shoot after birth?

    Newborns are easily identifiable by their size and the tight fetal position they had in the womb. But they don’t maintain those curly poses for long. So, it’s important to have their photo shoot a few days after birth. Try not to wait over two weeks post-childbirth if you want the brand-new infant image for your photos.

  • How long does a newborn shoot typically last?

    The length of a newborn shoot varies. But expect it to take at least two hours, possibly three to four hours. The infant’s comfort and safety are the priority. Little ones are unpredictable, and the photographer might need to wait until Baby has been lulled to sleep. Plus, the infant will probably need to be fed and changed during the shoot.

  • How much does newborn photography typically cost?

    On average, professional newborn photographers charge between $100 and $300 per hour, and the photo shoot can easily take up to four hours. Those fees should include the digital images. Parents will pay separately to have them printed. Other photographers charge flat fees per session or per number of photographs. Most of these services start at $100 or higher.

  • Why do you photograph babies between 5-14 days old?

     A productive photo shoot is difficult with newborns younger than five days. They’re hungry and restless, as they’re not yet familiar with being outside the womb. Wait about five to seven days when they’re on a somewhat reliable feeding schedule and sleepy and relaxed for longer periods of time. But waiting longer than two weeks risks losing that familiar newborn look.