Best Newborn
Photographers in
Santa Barbara

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 Santa Barbara, 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.

Ann Purdy Photography

Ann Purdy Photography has been taking photos of newborns in Santa Barbara for over 20 years. The studio's newborn photo shoots can take two or more hours, and babies should be photographed within two weeks after birth. Various newborn and maternity combination packages are available, and moms can call the studio for further information. Photographer Ann Purdy previously worked as a neonatal intensive care nurse, then graduated from the Brooks Institute of Photography in Santa Barbara, and today works with pregnant mothers, babies, children, and even pets. Ann Purdy's website features a portfolio of past subjects as well as some photos of flora and figures for viewing.

Santa Barbara, CA(805) 689-0045


Aurielle Photography

Aurielle Photography takes photos of newborns in Santa Barbara. Newborn sessions take place in the family's home and include a pre-session consult, two hours of photos, and digital images as well as 4x6 prints. Parents can request birth photography services, which cover active labor until two hours after the birth, and the photographer is on call 24/7 from the 38th week of pregnancy for these shoots. Fresh 48 sessions are also available, and the photographer is known for her gentle, supportive presence as well as beautiful images. Interested parties can get an idea of the photographer's style via her website as well as on Facebook and Instagram.

Santa Barbara, CA(760) 715-7684


Belliveau Photography

Belliveau Photography takes photos of newborns throughout Camarillo. The photographer, Amy Payne, specializes in natural portraits, is passionate about newborn babies, and is known for her amazing ability to work with children of all ages and capture their genuine spirit and joy. Ms. Payne is an award-winning photographer who handles in-studio and on location photo shoots for pregnant moms, babies, children, high school seniors, and full families, and interested parties can keep a look out for other offerings such as seasonal mini sessions on the group's Facebook page. Pet photography is available as well, and Ms. Payne has also helped raise awareness for sick children in her neighborhood with her photos.

Camarillo, CA(805) 444-4470


Imagery Photography

Imagery Photography has been a Santa Barbara newborn photography company for almost 35 years. Parents can look at samples of the studio's style and newborn work on the website, and custom designed greeting cards, fine wall art, albums, and framed panels are available. Photographer Helene Glassman received a BS in Photography at the Brooks Institute, holds Master of Photography and Photographic Craftsman degrees from Professional Photographers of America, and is a PPA Certified Professional. Ms. Glassman also teaches at the PhotoshopWorld Conference as well as courses in portraiture, lighting, and posing all over the US and Europe and also photographs everything from weddings and other life cycle events to family portraits and executive headshots.

Santa Barbara, CA(805) 967-5760


Images by Valerie

Images by Valerie offers newborn photo services in Santa Barbara. Newborn sessions take place at the photographer's in-home studio four to 10 days after birth or are captured at the hospital within 48 hours after birth. Photographer Valerie Villa studied at the New York Institute of Photography, is involved with Clickin Moms, and was one of five photographers in California to be chosen in 2015 as a preferred vendor by Beauty & Lifestyle Mommy Magazine because of her mission, safety procedures, and quality. Ms. Villas has also traveled the world taking landscape photos, and her work can be purchased as prints and greeting cards through Father of the Bride Floral Company in Canby, Oregon.

Santa Barbara, CA(805) 770-7854


Mindy Rainey Photography

Mindy Rainey Photography serves the Goleta community with newborn photos. The Lifestyle Newborn session lasts around one and a half to two hours and takes place within three weeks after the baby's birth at the parents' home. Families can also opt for a combination Maternity/Newborn Package or for a First 48 photo shoot while still at the hospital to capture those magical first moments after birth. The studio offers Milestone Sessions as well to document the baby as he or she grows during the first year. Photographer Mindy Rainey has a degree in graphic design and photography, and images are professionally edited and made available to clients online along with a print release.

Goleta, CA(951) 217-1378


Rebecca Farmer Photography

Rebecca Farmer Photography is a Santa Barbara newborn photo company backed by 10 years of experience in the field. Parents love photographer Rebecca Farmer's fun and kind demeanor as well as her ability to capture the magic of babies and childhood in her work. Basic session info for children and families can be found on the studio's website as well as a full portfolio of past work, and moms and dads can contact Ms. Farmer for newborn session details and product pricing. Commercial services are also available, and Ms. Farmer handles food, still life, and other photography across the United States as well.

Santa Barbara, CA(805) 844-0952


Whitney Barlow Photography

Whitney Barlow Photography is a Ventura newborn photography company. The fine art and lifestyle portrait photographer aims to capture authentic, candid moments and emotions to be preserved over time, uses light and other elements to enhance her work, and edits in a style similar to film photography. Newborn sessions can be in-home or in-studio, the photographer has all props such as blankets, wraps, baskets, and headbands, and clients receive 25 custom edited images in an online gallery. Fresh 48 sessions are also available with one hour of shoot time, and additional services include photos of maternity, baby, and family. Photographer Whitney Barlow started her business after taking up photography to creatively document her own children's life.

Ventura, CA(805) 340-1880


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