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Ali Kerr Photography

924 Westwood Drive NW, Cedar Rapids, IA 52405

Ali Kerr Photography in Cedar Rapids is a fine art photography studio specializing in newborn and maternity photography. It serves Iowa City and its surrounding areas. As a formally trained newborn photographer, Ali offers photography sessions in her studio or on location. She attends classes on newborn and safety posing weekly. As a trained healthcare professional, Ali has completed newborn safety classes. She is trained in first aid infant CPR. Ali Kerr Photography also offers portrait services for families and children.

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Amy White Photography

Cedar Rapids, IA 52402
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Amy White Photography has been a Cedar Rapids newborn photo studio for almost 10 years. The photographer works on-location as well as from her in-home studio and by appointment only. Parents engage Amy White for fine art photos of their newborn, and an extensive gallery of past work can be found on the company's website. Interested parties need to contact Ms. White via an online form for further information and pricing and should be sure to note which exact session(s) they would like to book. Other services include maternity portraits, high school senior sessions, child and family photography, and holiday mini sessions, and additional galleries, as well as information, are available on Amy White's Facebook page.

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Cara Hocking Photography

Solon, IA 52333
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Cara Hocking Photography has been taking photos of newborns in Solon since 2009. The studio specializes in newborn and baby photography and aims to capture those fleeting memories from the first few weeks of a baby's life to cherish forever. Parents can look through three different newborn packages on Cara Hocking's website with varying session times, number of digital images, family participation, and other services, and all packages include the use of props, hats, bows, and other items. Clients get to choose which shots they would like to submit for full editing and have full printing rights to the final images received. The studio also offers photo shoots for pregnant moms, baby and child photography, family photos, and senior portraits.

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Laura Linder Photography

1930 Wiley Blvd SW, Unit 8192, Cedar Rapids, IA 52408
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Laura Linder Photography is a boutique newborn photographer serving the Cedar Rapids and surrounding areas. Owner, Laura, is passionate about preserving those first few moments and tiny details of every newborn baby and turning them into beautiful, custom-made artwork for busy families to decorate inside their homes and cherish everyday. Laura provides a full-service experience from start to finish, including an in-person consultation, styling assistance, customization of artwork to match client's home, a customized photo session with props provided, and delivery of artwork. Additional portrait services include baby milestones, children and family.

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Lyndsey's Photo Co

Cedar Rapids, IA 52405
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Lyndsey's Photo Co handles newborn photography in Cedar Rapids. The studio prides itself on its custom photography experience with personalized touches, authentic images, and technically superior results. Newborn sessions take place in the family's home, can last in total around three hours, and include fully edited versions of high-resolution digital images with print release. A pre-session discussion will help customize the style of the shoot, and props and backdrops are provided, although parents can also bring in their own personal items. Fresh 48 sessions are also available as well as various Baby Bundle packages for capturing memories of a baby throughout his or her first year of life. Additional services include maternity portraits, milestone sessions, and family photos.

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Nicole Harnois Photography

Cedar Rapids, IA 50613
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Nicole Harnois Photography is a newborn photo studio serving the Cedar Rapids community. The photographer aims to preserve the love, light, and joy of a family via her art and is known for making photo shoots a fun and effortless experience. Session fees cover a pre-shoot consultation, the photographer's time and talent, styling assistance and wardrobe, props, and a personal viewing and ordering appointment. All digital images and other products are sold separately, and parents can consider a milestone package to document a baby's first year of life as well as a maternity and newborn combo option. Nicole Harnois Photography has been featured on Beyond the Wanderlust and also offers maternity, Fresh 48, milestone, senior, and family sessions. Family photography mentoring services are available as well.

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Wild Photography

Atkins, IA 52206
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Wild Photography takes photos of newborns in Atkins. The group is known for its boutique approach with sessions customized for each newborn along with beautiful artwork to preserve every precious detail. The photographer asks for babies to be brought in between the age of six and 10 days old for the best photo results, and parents can find some helpful tips, requests, and recommendations for before and during the session. The fee for a shoot covers time and talent for the photos, studio props and baby outfits used during the session, image editing, an online gallery of 20 to 30 images, and the ordering of custom art prints. Parents and siblings can be included in newbon sessions as well, and additional services include maternity, child, family, and high school senior portraits.

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Willow Grove Studios

Cedar Rapids, IA
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  • Maternity
  • Family Portraits

Lindsey with Willow Grove Studios creates stress-free photography experiences and wall-worthy photos for busy growing families in her Cedar Rapids studio. She’s been customizing newborn sessions and helping families create beautiful wall art for their homes for more than a decade. Lindsey uses her full collection of props, backdrops, wraps, tiebacks, etc. to customize each newborn session based on each family’s interests and preferences. Clients choose which photos they’d like to have professionally retouched for displaying in their home and to keep digitally. Lindsey also offers children’s and family photography. Visit the website to learn more and connect with Lindsey.

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Frequently Asked Questions

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

A: 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.

Q: What aperture is recommended for a newborn photography shoot?

A: A wide aperture between f/2.8 and f/8 is suggested for this type of photography. This blurs the background, keeping the focus on the infant. But it also helps account for a wiggly newborn. Use aperture priority mode for speed and consistency.

Q: What is a marketing idea for a newborn baby photography?

A: 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.

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