Laurels
Best Newborn
Photographers in
San Jose
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 Jose, 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.

Anna Myers Photography

Anna Myers Photography is a full-service portrait studio for babies, families, expectant moms, pets, seniors, and headshots. The photographer specializes in capturing the subject’s personality with soft colors and unique backdrops, and sessions can be outdoors or in the professional studio. Outdoor location sessions start at $245 and include a pre-session consultation, up to 90 minutes of shooting, and over 50 completed images for the customer to choose from. Baby photography sessions start at $295.

Alameda, CA(510) 748-8959

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Bugs And Butterflies Photography

Bugs And Butterflies Photography is a Los Gatos studio for newborn, kid’s, family, and maternity portraits. The photographer’s work has a commercial-quality style full of bright colors, drama, and warmth. Photography sessions can be on location or in the studio, and prices start at $375. High-quality prints are available starting at $150 for a 10-inch portrait. The goal of Bugs And Butterflies is to make even the fussiest newborn look like a star.

Los Gatos, CA(408) 354-8750

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Captured By Olga

Captured By Olga is a photography studio dedicated to creative newborn and baby portraits. The photographer uses soft, natural colors, light, and backgrounds to create unique portraits for the newest members of the family. The photographer provides all of the props for a newborn session, including baskets, soft blankets, and headbands. Customers can contact the photographer on the website’s contact form to schedule a one-of-a-kind portrait session.

San Jose, CA(650) 532-3302

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Cute Moments Photography

Cute Moments Photography is an awarding winning studio known for creative and fun baby and newborn portraits and commercial photography. The photographer creates whimsical and imaginative picture stories, and sessions can be in the studio, outdoors, or anywhere in the world. Cute Moments Photography offers customized packages tailored to the unique needs of the customer. A One Year Story package will cost $1000-$2000 and includes four creative photography sessions to record baby’s first year and four high-quality wall prints.

San Jose, CA(408) 637-6433

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Doll Studios

Doll Studios specializes in newborn, kid’s, family, and maternity portrait photography. The photographer’s style is full of intimacy, pale colors, and soft, natural light. The photographer will come to the customer’s home, a preferred outdoor location, or perform sessions in the studio. Sessions start at $700 and include up to two hours of shooting time, 45 professionally edited digital images, and an online photo gallery. Newborn sessions last up to three hours.

San Jose, CA(408) 596-3655

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Ewa Samples Photography

Ewa Samples Photography is a San Jose studio for maternity, newborn, baby, breastfeeding, and family portraits. The studio also offers creative headshots. The photographer specializes in capturing candid, colorful images of the customer’s personality, and sessions can be held outdoors or in the studio. A basic portrait session starts at $99, and the studio offers a range of high-quality prints, framed prints, and photo albums. Customers can contact the studio through the website’s contact form to schedule a free initial consultation.

San Jose, CA(408) 882-7438

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Gaby Clark Photography

Gaby Clark Photography is a professional newborn and baby portrait studio. The photographer shoots portrait session in the Los Gatos studio or on beautiful outdoor locations, and destination sessions are available for the cost of travel and all related expenses. The photographer speaks English, Spanish, and French, and loves the magic of newborns and babies. Portrait sessions start at $250 and include a pre-session consultation and 25 high-quality finished images.

Los Gatos, CA(408) 904-8574

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Heather L. Hunt Photography

Heather L. Hunt Photography is a photography studio providing artistic, high-quality baby, family, maternity, and wedding portraits. The studio also offers commercial photography services. The photographer’s style is bright, colorful, and full of smiles and natural light. Heather L. Hunt was named one of the Best Family Photographers in the South Bay by CBS San Francisco. The studio offers portrait packages like a 20-minute spring mini session for up to four kids for $250.

San Francisco, CA(510) 206-1148

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J. Swenson Photography

J. Swenson Photography is a dedicated newborn, baby, and family portrait studio. The studio also offers birth photography and mini sessions. The photographer uses natural and studio light to create intimate, soft portraits full of personality. Photography package prices start at $549 and include a pre-session consultations, edited digital images, and a selection of printed and framed options. Holiday mini sessions are available, starting at $175 for a Holiday Card session that includes a pack of 25 custom cards.

Livermore, CA(925) 399-1661

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Jenna Christina Photography

Jenna Christina Photography is a professional studio for portraits of childbirth, newborns, babies, kids, and families. The photographer enjoys telling documentary-style stories with dramatic black and white images that are full of action and emotion. Birth sessions in the hospital or the customer’s home start at $875 and include digital files. Mini nursing photo sessions start at $375 and include 30 minutes of shooting, 10 high-resolution digital images, and two 5”x7” prints.

San Jose, CA(650) 924-5286

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Katie Lee Photography

Katie Lee Photography is a San Jose studio specializing in newborn and baby portraits. The photographer loves to capture soft, dramatic, and creative images of special people and once-in-a-lifetime moments. Newborn sessions start at $425 and include up to three hours of studio time, 30-40 edited images, and an online gallery. Additional options include a coffee table book of the images for $35, or a customized USB stick for $15. Maternity sessions start at $275.

San Jose, CA(559) 392-1101

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Keri Vaca

Keri Vaca is a maternity, newborn, and family portrait photographer whose work has been featured in national and international magazines. The photographer specializes in color and black and white portraits with a candid and dramatic style. Basic packages start at $775 for a session in the customer’s home and include a photo album with 18 mounted photos and a $50 print credit. Keri Vaca also volunteers her services to the Homeless Prenatal Program.

San Francisco, CA(415) 828-2403

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Mariana Maya Photography

Mariana Maya Photography is a professional portrait studio for babies, kids, families, headshots, small weddings, and boudoir. The photographer captures special people and moments with a soft, colorful style, and is fluent in English and Spanish. Portrait sessions can be customized to meet the customer’s needs, and prices start at $200 for a cake smash session, and wedding sessions start at $500 for small San Francisco City Hall weddings. Products like digital photo albums and mounted prints are available.

San Jose, CA(408) 916-3474

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Mary Bea Photography

Mary Bea Photography specializes in baby, kid’s, maternity, family, and lifestyle portraits. The studio also offers senior portraits and birth photography. The photographer’s style is warm, candid, and captures genuine smiles and emotions. Photography sessions start at $800 and the session time varies depending on the subject and the customer’s needs, and customers can sign up for the newsletter to learn about special mini sessions. Mary Bea Photography was named a Top 100 Finalist by Shoot & Share 2016.

San Jose, CA(646) 529-2838

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Nightingale Photography

Nightingale Photography specializes in candid and fun family, newborn, and maternity portraits. The photographer loves capturing special moments and people in natural outdoor settings with soft, warm light. The photographer personalizes every session and edits every portrait to get the best, most beautiful images. Session fees start at $125 and include a pre-session consultation, travel to any location within 20 miles of Oakland, an online gallery, and 45 minutes of photography coverage.

Oakland, CA(510) 338-2997

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Picture Kidz Photography

Picture Kidz Photography specializes in newborn, baby, kids, and family portrait photography. The photographer takes fun, beautiful portraits of newborns and babies using props like colorful flowers and natural fabrics. The studio charges a $150 session fee. Family portraits are typically shot outdoors, and packages start at $650 for up to four family members, and each additional person is $25. Newborn sessions start at $695 and include two hours of shooting and 10 professionally edited final images.

San Jose, CA(408) 710-6555

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Purple Sheep Photography

Purple Sheep Photography offers professional portrait sessions for expectant moms, babies, kids, and families, and the photographer’s style is soft and magical, using diffused light and dramatic shadows. The photographer shoots in color and black and white. Session rates start at $500 and include one hour of shooting and 20 high-resolution, fully edited final images. Customers can sign up for the studio’s newsletter to learn about special offers and promotions.

San Jose, CA(408) 579-9548

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Santa Cruz Birth Photography & Doula Services

Santa Cruz Birth Photography & Doula Services is owned by a mother of five who is a certified birth worker and photographer. She trained with a received certification from Childbirth International, DONA, and Hypnobabies. For $2,000, a mother receives a pre-natal consultation, on-call service 24/7 from the 38th to 42nd week of pregnancy, physical and emotional support during labor, photography of the birth, and post partum support afterward.

Santa Cruz, CA(831) 600-6077

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Shailee Connolly Photography

Shailee Connolly is an award-winning photographer who has been providing the Bay Area with fine art portraiture sessions for newborns, maternity, and babies for over two years. Shailee's goal for each and every session is to provide clients with beautiful portrait art to showcase throughout their homes. She was awarded 2nd Place in the Children’s Portrait category at the 2017 Professional Photographers of America’s Western District Print Competition. Shailee also earned four Merit Awards in the same competition which included her maternity work. Clients of Shailee Connolly Photography appreciate Shailee's flexibility, patience, creativity, and professionalism.

San Jose, CA(408) 623-2083

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Two Leaf Photography

Two Leaf Photography provides fun, colorful portrait photography for newborns, kids, families, expectant moms, and special events. Portrait sessions can be in the customer’s home, in the studio, or in an outdoor setting to take advantage of natural light and backgrounds. The photographer ensures that newborns are comfortable and safe, and session prices start at $250 for up to four hours of photography. The photographer will carefully edit all images so that the baby’s delicate skin looks its best.

Campbell, CA(408) 680-8656

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