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Best Maternity Photographers in San Diego, CA

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3333 Midway Drive Unit 101, San Diego, CA 92110

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5.0 (79)
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5.0 (40)
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5.0 (14)

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Photography By L. Rose in San Diego, California, performs maternity photo shoots for clients throughout the metro area. This studio will shoot either in-house, providing a variety of backdrops, or on location, tailoring the look and theme of the shoot to each client's personal preferences. It also offers the use of a collection of maternity dresses. Sessions typically last one to three hours, depending on the package clients choose to purchase. Retouching and other editing options are available.

  • Baby Milestone
  • Newborn
  • Family
  • Maternity

San Diego, CA

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Need help contacting a Maternity Photographer in San Diego? Call our Concierge team at 848-Book-Pro (848-266-5776 from 6 am - 4 pm PT | Mon - Fri). They are standing by to help you get the service you need.

9245 Dowdy Drive Suite 214, San Diego, CA 92126

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5.0 (13)
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5.0 (11)
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5.0 (2)

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Established in 2005, Cuddlebug Photography is a full-service studio in the heart of San Diego. Its photographer, Brianna Zarins, is a mother of three who specializes in maternity portraits and different stages of motherhood. Her studio is equipped with props needed for each session, and clients can choose from multiple packages, like newborn solo and newborn with family sessions. Additionally, Zarins offers clients digital images and printed heirloom products, such as albums and canvas art.

San Diego, CA 92120

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5.0 (22)
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5.0 (13)

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Little Blue Bow Photography specializes in Maternity portraits and children's portraits in San Diego and nearby communities. Little Blue Bow strives to create timeless images that capture life's most important and emotion-filled moments. Portrait sessions include the use of an extensive maternity gown collection, a 90-minute session, professionally retouched images, high-resolution digital files and a full print release. Maternity Collections start at an investment of $450 with digital images included. Heirloom products, such as albums, acrylic fine art prints, and metal wall art are available starting at an investment of $300.

14231 Garden Rd Unit 14, Poway, CA 92064

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Cassema Photography offers services to individuals and families in the San Diego community and the surrounding areas. It provides newborn photography sessions to help parents capture moments and memories of their children. It also handles maternity, family, individual, milestones, and cake smash photography. With more than a decade of experience in the industry, studio photographer Cassandra has photographed over 500 newborns around the community. She also incorporates vibrant and bold colors into her photography styles.

San Diego, CA 92101

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4.5 (71)
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4.8 (10)

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ABL Photography is a newborn and maternity photography provider in San Diego. The team captures precious scenes indoors and outdoors, and some of the locations are expansive ranches, parks, seashores, the woods, and the sand dunes. ABL Photography also goes by the name, “Beautiful Light,” and the portfolio features a pregnant lady under a tree in full bloom, an anticipating couple showing off the ultrasound image of their soon-to-arrive bundle of joy, and two slumbering newborns in yin-yang position.

  • Props Available
  • Wardrobe Available
  • Heirloom Prints and Products

San Diego, CA 92115

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5.0 (95)
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5.0 (18)

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Chasing Daylight is a family, couple, and maternity photography service in San Diego. The shop also holds engagement, bridal, “babymoon,” and personal branding sessions, and the on-location shoots take advantage of natural light that brings out the glow and radiance of the subjects. Chasing Daylight welcomes pets in the visual narrative, and some of its works appear on the website.

San Marcos, CA 92078

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5.0 (21)

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Jessica Raymond Photography is a family, child, newborn, and maternity portraiture service in San Marcos. The standard package costs $150, and this includes a pre-shoot consultation, the use of props, and the provision for up to five people. Jessica Raymond Photography's founding artist advises clients, “Photography is all about the light; therefore, sessions take place in the evening, approximately one-and-a-half hours before sunset,” although she can arrange for morning and afternoon bookings.

Escondido, CA 92029

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4.5 (11)

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Bethann Greenberg is a photographer specializing in families, newborns and maternity located in Escondido. Bethann takes pictures in-studio and on location all over San Diego, and she welcomes requests for destination shoots anywhere in the world. She encourages maternity sessions take place between 32 to 35 weeks and newborns around 2 weeks old to get those sleepy shots. Bethann is a recipient of the 2014 WeddingWire Couples' Choice Award for her wedding photography work.

Carlsbad, CA 92008

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Marisa McBride is a wedding and lifestyle photographer in Carlsbad, who creates remarkable images of couples joining in marriage, anticipating parents, children, and entire families. The artist collaborates with her clients from the pre-session stage to the ordering phase, and this is to achieve project success. Ms. McBride's maternity portrait collections start at $425.

7905 Silverton Ave Ste 109, San Diego, CA 92126

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5.0 (23)
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5.0 (6)

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Angela Beransky Photography is active throughout the San Diego metro area and provides maternity photography services. This studio converts photographs into fine art portraits, which it delivers and installs for clients. Maternity clients can visit the studio for an in-house session or select a location. While fine art portraits are a prominent product of Angela Beransky Photography, clients can order final products in a variety of formats. This studio also provides newborn and general family photography services.

Valley Center, CA 92069

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5.0 (27)
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4.5 (18)

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Melisa Ford Photography is a luxury maternity and boudoir photography studio that specializes in creating art to help women feel empowered and sexy as they learn to embrace their unique beauty and own their fierce femininity. This once-in-a-life-time experience will leave you feeling liberated, beautiful, and worthy of self-love.

San Diego, CA 92117

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5.0 (58)

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Shannon Jensen is a pregnancy and birth photographer in San Diego. The artist has formal training in posing, lighting, digital editing, and newborn safety, and she combines her academic, professional, and motherhood experience to anticipate and capture flitting moments that are worth preserving. Ms. Jensen posts some of her masterpieces on the website, and she advises expectant mothers and their partners that a sunset session at 36 weeks works best. The $185 package includes digital files with the print release.

Solana Beach, CA 92075

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Jessica Davis is a lifestyle, newborn, and maternity photography provider in Solana Beach. The artist holds indoor and outdoor sessions, and some of her stills feature a pregnant woman in relaxed mode, anticipating couples celebrating the miracle of life on the beach, and elder siblings kissing the sleeping new addition to their family. Ms. Davis takes pride in giving clients “honest hours,” and she welcomes requests for destination shoots in other parts of America and the globe.

1280 Goshen Street 05, San Diego, CA 92110

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5.0 (252)
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4.9 (44)
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5.0 (13)

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Fangting Photography serves families and individuals residing in San Diego. Founded in 2010, this company aims to provide quality photos to clients through its maternity, wedding, engagement, family, and newborn sessions. Lead photographer and owner Fangting Zuo conducts consultations to understand and meet clients' needs, offering custom videography and photography packages. She strives to capture clients' significant moments and uses camera lenses that come in six professional grades Fangting believes that capturing special moments is magical.

Coronado, CA 92118

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5.0 (22)
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5.0 (11)

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Kristen Vincent is a wedding, family, and maternity photographer in Coronado. The artist has more than five years of professional experience, and she strives to create fine art that becomes heirloom pieces. Kristen crafts the images in black-and-white and full color, and her clients include celebrities from Southern California. The bump-to-baby collection costs $425, and the company offers à la carte options.

8305 Vickers Street 210, San Diego, CA 92111

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4.7 (124)
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4.9 (32)
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5.0 (21)

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Portraits by Z caters to clients in San Diego. It offers contemporary maternity photography to capture the beauty of pregnancy and motherhood. It provides a maternity gown collection and covers the client's hair and make-up. Portraits by Z is owned and operated by Zeynep Dogu, a photographer with over a decade of experience. In addition to portrait, boudoir, pre-wedding, and couples photography, she also performs travel photography and previously worked on an online gallery with the North India project.

  • couples photography
  • bridal boudoir
  • boudoir photography

San Diego, CA 92103

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5.0 (88)
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5.0 (87)
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5.0 (27)

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Tiffany Allen Photography is a photography studio in the San Diego area that specializes in maternity and newborn photography, including portraits of women, couples, and families. With over 10 years of professional photography experience, Allen and her team produce business portraits, social media content, headshots, and travel photography. As an award-winning photographer, Tiffany Allen teaches select courses, including one-on-one sessions, to help photography students enhance their photography, posing, lighting, editing, and business skills.

San Diego, CA

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Kassy Max Photography is a locally owned and operated business serving individuals and families in San Diego and the surrounding areas. It helps pregnant women capture the beauty and wonder of their bodies through on-location outdoor maternity photo sessions. The basic package includes 25 professionally edited and color-corrected images, with a variety of canvases and photo books also offered. Other sessions include newborn, cake smash, and family photography. Owner Kassy has been a professional photographer for more than six years.

  • Maternity Portraits
  • Maternity Photo Session
  • Maternity Photography

11942 Tivoli Park Row, San Diego, CA 92128

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4.9 (96)
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5.0 (63)
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5.0 (31)

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Shoot Through Studio is a San Diego-based newborn, maternity, and cake smash photography studio. Owner Heena Jain was formerly a fashion designer and entrepreneur. In 2014, she started pursuing photography using her former career experience in creating her style of photography. She offers studio maternity, outdoor maternity, and maternity family sessions. She also sets up newborn sessions and newborn-with-parents portraits. Throughout her seven-year professional experience, she has frequently used nature and natural light in capturing her subjects.

Compare our Top Maternity Photographers

NameExpertise RatingAddressPromotionsLearn more
Photography By L Rose
3333 Midway Drive Unit 101, San Diego, CA 92110695-795
Cuddlebug Photography
9245 Dowdy Drive Suite 214, San Diego, CA 92126
Little Blue Bow Photography
San Diego, CA 92120
Cassema Photography
14231 Garden Rd Unit 14, Poway, CA 92064
ABL Photography
San Diego, CA 92101
Chasing Daylight
San Diego, CA 92115
Jessica Raymond Photography
San Marcos, CA 92078
Bethann Greenberg
Escondido, CA 92029
Marisa McBride
Carlsbad, CA 92008
Angela Beransky Photography
7905 Silverton Ave Ste 109, San Diego, CA 92126
Melisa Ford Photography
Valley Center, CA 92069
Shannon Jensen
San Diego, CA 92117
Jessica Davis
Solana Beach, CA 92075
Fangting Photography
1280 Goshen Street 05, San Diego, CA 92110
Kristen Vincent Photography
Coronado, CA 92118
Portraits By Z | Boudoir & Maternity Photography
8305 Vickers Street 210, San Diego, CA 92111
Tiffany Allen Photography
San Diego, CA 92103
Kassy Max Photography
San Diego, CA
Shoot Through Studio
11942 Tivoli Park Row, San Diego, CA 92128

FAQs

  • Introduction

    Maternity photographers work with pregnant women to capture images during the peak of their pregnancies. Photographs are typically taken in the third trimester when the subject's belly is round. In some cases, photographers may offer mothers and families the option to purchase maternity photos in a package with newborn photos, once their baby is born.

    Because every photographer's style is different, mothers-to-be have options when it comes to how they want their maternity photos to look. While some photos have an artful quality, others may be taken in a studio for a more traditional feel. Learn more about maternity photography by reading the frequently asked questions listed below.
  • What is maternity photography?

    Maternity photography is series a of photographs taken of soon-to-be mothers later in their pregnancies. These photos may be of just the mother, or they may include the father and other children. Often, maternity photos are whimsical and artistic, as they're meant to capture the beauty of pregnancy.

  • What to wear to a maternity photoshoot?

    What you wear for maternity photos depends on the style of the photographs being taken. Mothers who want to show their bare belly for maternity photos may want to opt for a basic crop top or sports bra with comfortable pants on the bottom. Those who prefer to stay covered up might want to consider an elegant gown.

  • What are good poses for a maternity photoshoot?

    Often, women will pose with their hands, or the father's hands, placed on their growing belly in maternity photos. Photos might be taken from the side to show a profile of the mother's shape or straight on to capture the joy on the subject's face.

  • How much does maternity photography cost?

    According to Fash, portrait photographers, including maternity photographers, typically charge between $100 and $250 per hour when photographing subjects. That cost normally equates to anywhere from $25 to $100 per edited image. On average, a photoshoot takes one full hour, whether indoors or outdoors.

  • How to get a photography contract with a maternity hospital?

    As a photographer, you need to have experience and proper training to work in a hospital setting. Most hospital photographers have some training in medical terminology as well as experience and training in how to safely work with new mothers and babies.