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Best Newborn Photographers in Gainesville

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Our goal is to connect people with the best local professionals. We scored Gainesville 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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10231 NE 58th Ln, Bronson, FL 32621

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Baby Steps Photography captures newborn and milestone photos for families in the Gainesville and surrounding area. This studio aims to capture milestones and show the growth of little ones exploring their interests and learning new skills, by preserving meaningful moments and memories of infants throughout their first year. Additionally, Baby Steps offers in-studio maternity sessions that can provide memories for a lifetime. This photographer takes precautions with newborn posing, sanitation, and wrapping techniques and offers a wide variety of props and wardrobe options for little ones.

  • Milestones
  • Newborn
  • Props Available

205 LOCUST PASS, Ocala, FL 34472

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4.6 (9)
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5.0 (9)

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Bart Harris Photography is the studio of well-known Florida photographer Bart Harris, whose work has been featured in advertisements and magazine editorials around the world. Harris offers maternity, newborn, child, family, business, and pet portraiture. He learned to work with babies as a photographer for Gerber Baby Food advertisements, among other ads featuring babies for major companies.

Gainesville, FL 32653

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5.0 (66)
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5.0 (4)

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Lovin’ the Light Photography is a provider of maternity and newborn portraiture in Gainesville. Linda has the training and experience to capture the moments of greatest change in a woman’s life, from her pregnancy to handling her newborn baby and her growing family. She knows that every family is unique, every baby a miracle and wants to create portraiture that relays the hearts of her clients' families in a safe, cozy, and fun environment. A maternity wardrobe is available to expectant moms for their maternity session and every item needed for their newborn is also provided.

Gainesville, FL 32608

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5.0 (33)
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5.0 (2)

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Laurel Housden Photography is a provider of family, couple, newborn, and maternity portraiture in Gainesville. The company namesake and camera professional holds the baby sessions at her studio, and she provides a safe and cozy atmosphere, where her young subjects can feed, play, and nap. Ms. Housden can travel to the clients’ selected location for the non-infant shots, and she prefers capturing the moments an hour before sunset, which is when the golden glow perfectly matches the joy on the subjects’ faces. Laurel Housden Photography also captures refreshing high school senior and college graduation moments, and it as creates corporate headshots and artist portfolios as well. Ms. Houseden covers engagements, elopements, and non-traditional wedding rites, and some of the products are digital files and traditional canvas prints. The area of coverage includes the city’s neighboring communities, including Alachua, Evinston, Grove Park, Hague, Haile Plantation, High Springs, La Crosse, Santa Fe, and Windsor.

1556 SW State Road 45, Newberry, FL 32669

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5.0 (108)
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5.0 (8)

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Tiffanyleigh is a newborn, maternity, and family photographer serving the Gainesville metro area. This photographer primarily offers newborn photography sessions, which typically run 2 to 3 hours in duration in the studio. The studio is dog friendly and fragrance-free. The photographer also offers travel sessions upon request. Tiffanyleigh has been trained in safety and posing workshops for newborns. This photographer is also available to photograph maternity and family sessions.

  • Lifestyle Newborn Photos
  • Maternity Photography
  • Certified Newborn Photographer

Gainesville, FL 32609

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5.0 (18)
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4.3 (9)
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3.5 (3)

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Step317 Photography is a provider of newborn portraiture in Gainesville that follows the journey of young persons, from their delivery and first days of infancy to their growing-up months. The owner and lead artist guides the parents throughout the visual storytelling process, and she provides a comfortable and safe environment that lets her delicate subjects feed, play, and rest without disruption. Step317 Photography also takes wonderful images of older kids, tweens, teens, young adults, senior citizens, couples, and whole families, and the coverage area includes University Heights, Stephen Forster, Royal Gardens, Rainbows End, Palm Terrace, Northeast Neighbors, Las Pampas, Innovation District, and Highland Court Manor. Some of the products are gift prints, personalized CD albums, mini brag books, canvas gallery wraps, pewter key rings, and keepsake tins. The company gives a 100 percent satisfaction guarantee.

16351 Lee Hwy, Gainesville, VA 20155

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Jessica Tapscott Photography offers Gainesville families a variety of options for their newborn portraits. The studio works with infants that fall within the five to 14-day threshold with an occasional exception made for a newborns up to three weeks old. The studio provides all backdrops, props, headbands, blankets, and wraps, leaving it to the parents to choose the colors that speak to them. While some shots are only of the newborn, others may include the parents and siblings.

471 North Dacie Point, Lecanto, FL 34450

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5.0 (23)
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5.0 (7)

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Glenda Faye Photography, LLC is a Crystal River-based photography studio. This studio offers a wide range of photography services, including newborn, child, and family photography. Serving clients in and around Gainesville, photographer Glenda Faye Brashear offers three newborn photography packages. Each package comes with an online proof gallery, print release, and a personal link for digital downloading. Glenda also provides props for newborn photography sessions, including outfits, wraps, hats, and tiebacks. Additionally, she offers outside photo sessions in Alachua and Marion County.

Gainesville, FL
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5.0 (64)
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5.0 (22)
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5.0 (3)

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The Halcyon Days Photography serves the people of Gainesville and nearby areas. It offers newborn sessions to parents who want to document the precious moments of their babies' early days. Newborn shoots are set up in a professional studio with the baby's safety in mind. The studio creates personalized newborn sessions tailored to each client's preferences. Some of the other services offered are fine art nude maternity photography, school senior portraits, professional headshots, and birthday shoots.

  • Maternity
  • Family Portraits

FAQs

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    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.