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Little Sunshine Photography

Jacksonville, FL
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  • Birth Photography
  • Family Portraits
  • Maternity

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Little Sunshine Photography is a full-service studio that caters to individuals and families in Jacksonville. It helps parents preserve their babies' special moments through newborn photography. The company also conducts maternity, family, and cake smash photo sessions. It has a wide selection of backdrops, accessories, and props for clients to choose from and offers different types of wall art, folio box, and album options. Owner and photographer Ran continues to hone her craft by taking online courses and attending workshops.

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Sweet Smiles Florida

Jacksonville, FL
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  • Family Portraits
  • Baby Photography
  • Maternity

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Sweet Smiles Photography serves families in Northeast Florida, including Jacksonville, Ponte Vedra, and St. Augustine. The studio provides a boutique experience and includes specialized props for newborns and a hand-selected wardrobe for mothers and children. Its sessions occur in the studio and are created around the individual needs of clients. Photography packages are available for milestones, maternity, and cake smashes as well. Sweet Smiles has been commended for its dedication to families and patience with children of all ages.

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Catherine Whitney Photography & Design

Jacksonville, FL 32223
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  • Family
  • Family Photography
  • Maternity
  • Baby
  • Family Portraits
  • Baby Portraits
  • In-home Newborn Photography
  • Newborn Photography
  • Lifestyle Newborn
  • at home newborn photography
  • In home Newborn
  • Milestone Sessions
  • Maternity Photography
  • Milestones

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Catherine Whitney Photography & Design captures moments and creates art for generations for individuals and families throughout North Florida, including Jacksonville. Catherine, the photographer, offers newborn photography service packages, including mini, standard, and lifestyle sessions. She uses clients' homes to highlight the connection between newborn babies and their families. The photographer also conducts family, maternity, and high school senior photo shoots. She is a member of the Professional Photographers of America and holds QNP and APNPI newborn safety certifications.

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8.08 Photography

Ponte Vedra Beach, FL 32081
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8.08 Photography specializes in newborn photography in its Ponte Vedra Beach studio. The photographer also captures special events, lifestyle photos, hospital sessions right after the baby's birth, birth sessions, and milestones within the first year of life. The photographer provides photography mentoring sessions that teaches students the basics of manual cameras, portrait photography, or Photoshop editing. Clients have praised the photographer for her kindness and talent.

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April Peebles Photography

Fleming Island, FL 32003
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April Peebles Photography is a creator of adorable newborn portraits in Jacksonville that knows how to make babies and their parents smile. The studio aims to create unique treasures that can be passed down from one generation to the next, and the heirloom pieces include elegant folio boxes and classy wall art. The owner and company namesake, Ms. Peebles, focuses her lens on telling heartwarming visual stories, and she takes a photojournalistic approach to the documentation process. Ms. Peebles is a member of Professional Photographers of America, and she begins the process with a “meet and greet” consultation to understand the client’s project vision and needs. April Peebles Photography also crafts awesome maternity, child, senior, and family images, and it welcomes requests for photo shoots in other parts of the world.

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Boston Photography

Fernandina Beach, FL 32034
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Boston Photography captures newborn and maternity portraits in its Fernandina Beach studio, outdoors and on-location. The business is well known for their art in the family portrait and commercial arena including but not limited to underwater portraits, children and pet photography, engagement and proposal photos, beach photography, high school seniors, corporate events and business portraits. Boston Photography is a member of the Professional Photographers Association. Clients have praised the photographer for her fun, laid back personality and professionalism.

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Caitlyn Grace Photography

1233 Kingsley ave, Orange park, FL 32073
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  • Maternity

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Caitlyn Grace Photography caters to clients in Jacksonville and neighboring communities. It provides maternity, children's portrait, and newborn photography services. Sessions include access to a client closet for women and children of all ages and sizes. Newborn photography sessions include multiple set, prop, and outfit changes. The studio also offers mini and specialty sessions such as holiday-themed portraits. Lauren Ferrell has been in the photography business for almost a decade and shares her knowledge through mentoring sessions for new and aspiring photographers.

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Carrie Adams Photography

Jacksonville, FL 32258
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Carrie Adams Photography is a natural light photo studio that specializes in newborn, baby, and child photography. The Jacksonville business holds its newborn sessions at the family's home to ensure the most comfortable atmosphere for the child, and the newborn package includes digital downloads, two 5x7 prints, two 8x10 prints, and an 11x14 print. Clients have praised Carrie Adams for her talent and the extra props and blankets she brings to newborn sessions.

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Christina Block Co.

Jacksonville, FL 32207
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The photographer behind Christina Block Photography has been taking photos since she was a kid, and will travel around the world for photo sessions. The Jacksonville photo studio takes photos of newborns as well as families, kids, engagement photos, weddings, and commercial photos. Christina Block's work has been featured in Buzzfeed Weddings, Green Wedding Shoes, The Knot Magazine, Lemonade and Lenses, Beauty Revived, Martha Stewart Weddings, and other web and print publications.

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Christy Whitehead Photography

514 Chaffee Point Boulevard, Jacksonville, FL 32221
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Christy Whitehead Photography is a custom photography studio in Jacksonville that offers newborn photography services. It specializes in clean and classic newborn as well as themed newborn sessions. It also offers last-minute sessions. The studio's owner, Christy has a degree in Journalism and started her career in photography in 1995 as a photographer for local and international newspapers and magazines. She is known for her pink hair which is inspired by her love for classic Mustangs.

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Deanne Dunlop Photography

Neptune Beach, FL 32266
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Deanne Dunlop Photography captures photos of newborns in its Neptune Beach studio within the first seven to ten days of birth. The studio takes photos of children, families, and high school seniors. The business also photographs weddings and engagement photos, as well as career headshots and modeling portraits. Clients have praised the photographer for her ability to make clients feel comfortable, professionalism, and pleasant personality.

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Erin Tetterton Photography

Jacksonville, FL
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Erin Tetterton Photography is a lifestyle, wedding, and newborn photographer offering services to parents, couples, and businesses. Erin Tetterton travels to parents in the Jacksonville metro for newborn shoots and uses an approach that captures authentic interactions instead of prop-based scenarios. She can set up a mobile studio that adjusts the lighting in any home or location and can render images in somber, emotional black and white or vivid, full colors.

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Gainesville Newborns, by Tiffanyleigh LLC

1556 SW State Road 45, Newberry, FL 32669
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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.

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Jenifer Shampine Photography

Jacksonville, FL
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  • Birth Photography

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Jenifer Shampine Photography captures images of newborns in Jacksonville. Its fresh 48 service photographs babies right after birth in the hospital. Studio and home sessions are also offered. Photoshoots in the studio include sibling and family poses with the clients’ choice of props and wrap colors. The photographer, Jen, is trained and educated in proper newborn security and handling. Her traditional posing for babies includes “head on hands” and “bum up” shots. Jen, a California native, is married to a Navy officer and is the mother of two boys.

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L West Photography

Jacksonville, FL 32244
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Based in Jacksonville, Kesha of L West Photography specializes in styled newborn photography sessions. Kesha has sed various themes for her newborn shoots, including a fairy tale theme, a bookworm theme, a comic book theme, and an explorer theme. Her attention to detail and eye for color are evident in her imagery. Aside from newborn sessions, she also offers cake smash sessions and takes children's portraits. Kesha's goal during every session is to provide clients with a relaxed and enjoyable experience.

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Marina Kushnir Photography

Jacksonville, FL
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Marina Kushnir Photography provides in-home or on-location newborn photography services to clients in Jacksonville and its surrounding areas. Marina holds photography sessions in your home or at an outdoor location. For the newborn photography shooting process, she brings the studio to you and provides a variety of props for the baby including blankets, wraps, and headbands. Marina also offers additional photography services, such as family, children's milestones, maternity, wedding, engagement, and headshots. She has been in the photography business for five years.

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MColichio Photography

4633 Pecos Ct, Jacksonville, FL 32259
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MColichio Photography offers newborn photo shoots to clients throughout the Jacksonville, Florida, metro area. Usually working with infants under 14 days old, the studio provides in-house sessions but also travels to Ponte Verde if requested. It helps to pose the newborn, light and capture standard angles, and ensure the safety of the infant throughout the shoot. Clients purchase high resolution photo albums and can select predetermined amounts of coverage as desired. MColichio Photography also offers maternity, childhood, and family photography.

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Oshi Medlin Photography

85316 Fallen Leaf Dr., Fernandina Beach, FL 32034
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Oshi Medlin Photography, owned and operated by Oshi Medlin, offers newborn, maternity, and portrait photography to the residents of Jacksonville and the surrounding areas. After working in a studio setting and accumulating 20 years of capturing moments through photos, Oshin decided to focus on newborn and maternity services in 2015. Providing a wide range of props for newborns in her studio, Oshi offers accessories, laces, chiffons, and a variety of outfits to choose from.

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Ryaphotos

Jacksonville, FL 32099
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Rya Duncklee Studios is a full-service photography studio that takes photos and videos. The photographer has won multiple awards, including NAPCP First Place in the Children category, the NACPC Recognition of Merit, Third Place in the January 2015 International Image Competition, and other awards. Rya Duncklee's photography has been seen in Beauty & Lifestyle Mommy Magazine, Saplings Magazine, NAPCP Inspired, Giggle Magazine, and The Little Shop.

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Simply Newborn Photography

Green Cove Springs, FL 32043
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Simply Newborn Photography specializes in classic newborn portraits. The Green Cove Springs studio also photographs children and families. The business' add-on products include keepsake albums, mini accordion albums, and linen albums. Clients have praised the photographer for her accommodating schedule and the personable experience she creates.

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Frequently Asked Questions

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.

Where can you buy newborn photography props?

Common props such as hats, headbands, bows, blankets, wraps, baskets, bowls, and holiday items are accessible at most large retail stores and e-commerce sites. More unusual props — stork sacks, small prop instruments, hammocks, movie props, and superhero outfits — can be purchased on Amazon, Etsy, in craft stores, garage sales, and flea markets. Relatives, friends, co-workers, and neighbors are also likely sources. 

Can you have your newborn photo shoot at home?

In-home newborn photo shoots are common. Some photographers even prefer it. Parents and their babies are comfortable and more relaxed in a familiar setting. But the photographer may want to first check for sufficient light in the home to ensure professional results. It’s best to discuss these requests before hiring a newborn photographer.

How do I prepare as a photographer for a newborn photo shoot?

Let the parents know exactly what to expect. If you’re doing an in-home shoot, visit the home before the session to assess lighting and potential areas for the shoot. Eat beforehand and clear enough time on your schedule in case the session goes long. Use a checklist for supplies and pack your gear the night before. Wear comfortable clothing. And be open to inspiration.

What materials should a photographer bring to a shoot for a newborn?

A backup camera and lenses are a good idea. You should also download a white noise app or soothing music to use during the shoot. These distractions help drown out camera shutter sounds that can startle Baby. Pack props, pillows, and blankets, and a newborn posing beanbag is a popular option, as well. Don’t forget your camera stand and lights.

How do I prep clients for a newborn shoot?

Let them know what to expect before the shoot. Give them a handout or link to your website for helpful tips and information. You should have a page dedicated to this. When they arrive at your studio or you get to their home, take time to make sure everyone feels comfortable. Answer questions they may have before beginning the shoot.  

Should a photographer use flash for a newborn photo shoot?

In newborn photography, safety is paramount. While it's not likely to harm the infant's vision, pop-up flash photography is not recommended. Ambient lighting is usually a better option. You can use natural light, modulated indoor light, and white studio lights. If flash photography is necessary, use low light external flashes and bounce them off a wall or ceiling.

How could someone practice newborn photography without a baby?

Start by getting used to being around babies, holding them, and noticing how parents handle their newborns. Turn to friends and relatives with babies and watch videos of newborns. You’ll be far more comfortable when you photograph your newborn subjects. Studying, photography classes, and working as a photographer’s assistant or apprentice can also help prepare you.

What is a marketing idea for a newborn baby photography?

Newborn photographers have an extremely specific target audience. So, focus your marketing efforts on expectant parents in the places they frequent. Offline, consider advertising with businesses who have the same audience, like prenatal care providers, retailers who sell baby clothes and supplies, and publications that focus on pregnancy and babies. Create a website to spotlight your work, and use online marketing to attract traffic.

Where can a photographer learn about newborn safety prior to the shoot?

Turn to hospitals, prenatal clinics, and businesses that cater to expectant parents. They are likely to have many resources and references you can follow up on to learn about newborn safety.

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