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Best Newborn Photographers in Athens

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Our goal is to connect people with the best local professionals. We scored Athens 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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372, Gabrels Drive, Clarkesville, GA 30523

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Hello Jude Photography serves Athens and the surrounding North Georgia cities. The photography studio specializes in luxury family, maternity, newborn, and baby photography. Its photographer and owner, Bailey Weisser, believes in the beauty of simplicity and the value of tangible heirlooms that families can pass down from generation to generation. As a mom of four, Bailey understands how quickly babies grow and how important capturing each milestone is. Bailey serves clients in Habersham County, Hall County, and White County. Her natural light studio is located in Clarkesville, Georgia.

Watkinsville, GA 30677

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Fairyography has been photographing newborns for over 10 years. Props such as bonnets, shawls, and baskets are on hand, and clients can choose from a line of special photo keepsake books, canvas wraps, accordion books, and photo jewelry as well. Stylized Portraiture also photographs families and children up to the age of 10 and holds Fairy shoots with girls dressed up as fairies. Fairyography's work has been featured in Southern Distinction and on the Today Show, and workshops and one-to-one mentoring for photographers are available as well.

Lawrenceville, GA 30043

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4.6 (60)
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3.5 (2)

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Shannon Leigh Studios brings over five years of experience in newborn photography to the Lawrenceville area. The studio is known for paying attention to the little details and for using sunlight-simulated lighting, and all sessions include props and digital downloads of shots taken. The owner is a former pre-school teacher and has been named one of the top ten newborn photographers in the world by Top Ten Magazine and has been featured on the cover of Model Life Magazine.

1827 Old Epps Bridge Rd, Athens, GA 30606

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5.0 (10)
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5.0 (3)

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Hailey Nix Photography is an Athens, GA, business specializing in newborn, children, and family portraits. Hailey Nix, owner and chief photographer of the business, has been creating custom indoor and outdoor photo shoots for more than nine years. As a mother of three, Hailey knows how to make young children feel comfortable in front of the camera. She is able to provide families with a myriad of ideas and props to enhance their shoots.

Watkinsville, GA 30677

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5.0 (3)

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Blume Babies is a photography business run by Eileen Blume, a professional photographer who specializes in newborn and family portraits and caters to clients in the Athens area. Residing in Watkinsville, Blume holds newborn sessions at her studio in Athens, where she gives parents the option to get involved in the photo shoot or to sit back and observe from the comfort of a spa-inspired space. Blume Babies offers handmade image boxes that come with matted photographic prints.

Athens, GA 30601

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5.0 (8)

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Rachel Osborne Photography has been an Athens newborn photographer for seven years. The photographer is an elementary school teacher, tailors photo shoots to each individual client, and aims to capture the essence of every newborn. Sessions should take place when the baby is between five and 10 days-old, and parents can order chosen images as prints, albums, jewelry, and bags. The studio also offers baby, child, family, and wedding portraits as well and is a member of the Professional Photographers of America.

Athens, GA 30606

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4.6 (506)
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5.0 (6)
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5.0 (1)

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Bianca Hubble Photography specializes in newborn and maternity photography from three studio locations in Athens, Toccoa, and Flowery Branch, Georgia. She has been trained for and specialized in newborn photography since 2010, and she also travels worldwide to train other photographers in the art of newborn photography.

Braselton, GA 30517

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The Atlanta Photo Studio has been handling newborn photography in Braselton since 2008. The studio is designed specifically for newborn shoots, and there are plenty of props and clothing items on hand. The photographer prefers for newborns to be under 12 days-old, and appointments should be made as early as possible during pregnancy, although a few openings are typically available for last-minute sessions. Clients also hire the company for maternity and child photography.

Gainesville, GA 30501

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5.0 (4)

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Naturally Posh Photography is a Gainesville newborn photographer. Sessions take place in the company's 3700 sq ft studio with hundreds of props, bonnets, and other items available for use. The owner is known as the “The Baby Whisperer,” was featured in the Gainesville Times, and is certified by The International Association of Professional Birth Photographers as well as by the Professional Photographers for Baby Safety. The studio is licensed and insured.

Athens, GA

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5.0 (17)

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Ivy Lynn Photography captures portraits of newborn babies in the Athens metro and the surrounding areas. Its photographer has been taking portraits of babies for more than four years, providing clients with a blend of posed and swaddled images that come with prop setups. Parents and older siblings have the option to join newborn portrait sessions. In addition, Ivy Lynn photographs baby milestones, cake smashes, expectant mothers, and families, whether in the studio or in a different location.

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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.