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Best Newborn Photographers in Ventura

Our Recommended Top 7

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Our goal is to connect people with the best local professionals. We scored Ventura 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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Ventura, CA 93003

Why choose this provider?

Lore Photography specializes in newborn photography, working with parents throughout California's Central Coast area. Loren Haar is a mom of two and a long-time Ventura resident with years of experience capturing authentic moments in natural surroundings. She takes a photojournalistic approach to the job, using her lens to provide a true picture of the newborn's first moments with their family. Ms. Haar is a member of the International Association of Professional Birth Photographers.

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We scour the internet for reviews from well-known resources. Each provider is evaluated based on the quality and quantity of their reviews, their presence on multiple review sites, and their average minimum rating.
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Yelp
5.0 / 5 (5)
Google
5.0 / 5 (4)

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We hire mystery shoppers to call our providers anonymously and evaluate them. Providers who respond quickly, answer questions thoroughly, and communicate politely score higher.
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Camarillo, CA 93012

Why choose this provider?

Meghan Schade Photography, located in Camarillo, California, specializes in newborn and family portraits, as well as maternity sessions and birth photography. As a longtime military wife, Schade also offers special sessions for military ceremonies and an additional discount of up to 25 percent on all sessions. Schade has a raw, unpolished, photojournalistic style that aims to find beauty in the mundane moments. Each package includes an initial consultation, an on-location shoot, 40-plus online image gallery to share, a mobile app, custom USB drive, and up to 60 printed 4x6 images.

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Ventura, CA 93003

Why choose this provider?

Based in Ventura County, Sweet Adeline Photography is a natural light photographer specializing in newborn and family fine art portraiture. She also offers couples, maternity, and boudoir photos. Package options include an in-home newborn lifestyle session, mini boudoir session, mini fine art portrait session, and full fine art portrait session. Packages include a 30 to 90-minute session and password protected online gallery with high-resolution images for viewing. Fine art prints and products are also available to order.

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Moorpark, CA 93021

Why choose this provider?

Leslie Campbell Photography serves the Los Angeles and Ventura County areas, specializing in maternity, newborn, and family photography. All packages prices include professional editing and retouching, access to props, and preparation of a personalized online gallery. Maternity photographs are ideally taken between 28 and 32 weeks. Newborn photographs should be scheduled for within the first two weeks of life. Prices start at $250, with special pricing given when maternity and newborn photos are booked together. Leslie Campbell Photography has an overall customer rating of 5 out of 5 stars on Facebook. Clients praise her extreme professionalism and patience, Campbell's natural rapport with children, and the beautiful photographs that she is able to capture.

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We scour the internet for reviews from well-known resources. Each provider is evaluated based on the quality and quantity of their reviews, their presence on multiple review sites, and their average minimum rating.
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Facebook
5.0 / 5 (139)

Professionalism:

We hire mystery shoppers to call our providers anonymously and evaluate them. Providers who respond quickly, answer questions thoroughly, and communicate politely score higher.
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Camarillo, CA 93010

Why choose this provider?

Based in Camarillo, California, Daniele Rose Photography specializes in newborn and child photography as well as maternity and family sessions. Newborn shoots take place in the natural light of Daniele's home studio, while portraits of families and older children are taken in outdoor locations. Expecting mothers should schedule newborn shoots during pregnancy so they can be taken in the first five to seven days of life. Each standard portrait session is $200 and includes a phone consultation, a custom-styled location shoot, touch-ups, a 30-40 portrait slideshow to share, and a private online gallery where prints can be purchased.

Reputation:

We scour the internet for reviews from well-known resources. Each provider is evaluated based on the quality and quantity of their reviews, their presence on multiple review sites, and their average minimum rating.
5.0
Google
5.0 / 5 (36)
Yelp
5.0 / 5 (8)

Professionalism:

We hire mystery shoppers to call our providers anonymously and evaluate them. Providers who respond quickly, answer questions thoroughly, and communicate politely score higher.
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Website
Westlake Village, CA 91359

Why choose this provider?

Just B Photography is a Ventura County studio specializing in newborn, family, engagement, maternity, and childhood photo shoots. Mini sessions are seasonal and meant to capture family portraits in beautiful, natural settings at the special promotional price of $250 for a 30-minute session. These packages include professional editing, two digital downloads, either an 11 by 14 print or collage print, and the option to order additional prints. Another option, the ultra mini session, is a fun, action-themed shoot for kids lasting just 15 minutes and including props. For example, the winter ultra mini features children posing with a replica hot cocoa stand. Clients who refer a friend to Just B Photography receive a credit for free prints.

Reputation:

We scour the internet for reviews from well-known resources. Each provider is evaluated based on the quality and quantity of their reviews, their presence on multiple review sites, and their average minimum rating.
4.5
Yelp
4.5 / 5 (22)

Website
Thousand Oaks, CA 91358

Why choose this provider?

Alyson Berg Photography is a full service fine art portrait studio in Thousand Oaks, California specializing in maternity, newborn, first year, and family portraiture. Alyson believes in providing her clients with an unparalleled experience that allows you to focus on what’s most important, your ever-growing little ones. From wardrobe and professional hair/makeup for your session to installing your finished artwork to be passed down for generations, Alyson takes care of every detail so you can spend your precious extra time focusing on your family.

Reputation:

We scour the internet for reviews from well-known resources. Each provider is evaluated based on the quality and quantity of their reviews, their presence on multiple review sites, and their average minimum rating.
5.0
Yelp
5.0 / 5 (5)
Google
5.0 / 5 (3)

Professionalism:

We hire mystery shoppers to call our providers anonymously and evaluate them. Providers who respond quickly, answer questions thoroughly, and communicate politely score higher.
5.0
Responsiveness
Friendliness
Helpfulness
Detail

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.