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Best Maternity Photographers in New Orleans, LA

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1401 West Esplanade Avenue, Kenner, LA 70065

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5.0 (173)
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4.8 (21)

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First Touch Photos, located in New Orleans, is a full-service photography studio that offers newborn hospital and studio photography, including photography at the bedside. Founded by Joyce Bullard, who was nicknamed "The Baby Whisperer," the studio provides high-quality prints from the full-service First Touch Photos lab. The studio has been featured in publications like Baby Model Magazine, which is the go-to magazine for baby/child photographers, as well as other magazines like Designer Child and Pho-Mo.

220 Erlanger Ave, Slidell, LA 70458

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5.0 (36)
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5.0 (2)

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Linda Lea Photography in New Orleans specializes in family, children, and newborn photography. Linda developed her interest in photography in high school and established the business in 2013. She provides outdoor and in-studio maternity sessions for expectant mothers and their families. She provides consultation services before every session and offers various designs of maternity gowns and props for her shoots. Her portfolio of newborns and children shows candid, authentic-looking portraits.

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Shannon Michel Photography

Madisonville, LA 70447

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5.0 (15)

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Shannon Michel Photography was established in Kenner, Louisiana by maternity photographer Shannon Michel. She serves the greater New Orleans area and Northshore's surrounding cities. She is a member of Professional Photographers of America. Specializing in natural light photography, Shannon offers a variety of photography styles including maternity and newborn photography, children and baby photography, and family portrait photography. Shannon's maternity portrait sessions are typically held at outdoor locations that offer natural lighting. Her photos are color-corrected and hand-edited.

New Orleans, LA 70112

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Jen Amato Photography is a natural light photography service provider located in New Orleans, Louisiana that was established by professional photographer, Jen Amato. She has many years of photography experience, and she believes photography to be one of the most rewarding parts of her life. Jen started her studio with a mission to capture the most precious moments in a family’s life and turn them into a physical memory that will be cherished for a lifetime. Jen Amato Photography provides a variety of photography services such as maternity and newborn photography, special event photography, senior and family portraits, commercial photography, and crafty projects. Jen strives to create a longstanding with her customers to better serve them, and to capture the fleeting moments of childhood.

3409 Ferran Dr, Metairie, LA 70002

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5.0 (40)
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5.0 (17)

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Amy Milam Photography is a photography business serving the photography needs of clients in the New Orleans and Metairie areas. Its natural light photographer, Amy, specializes in maternity sessions that are designed to capture the beauty of pregnancy. Amy holds maternity sessions between 32 and 36 weeks of pregnancy with options for on-location or in-studio photoshoot sessions. Amy Milam Photography's maternity packages include a certain number of digital images for download. Amy also specializes in newborn sessions.

Covington, LA 70433

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4.5 (30)

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The Art of Baby was established in Covington, Louisiana with a mission to provide the community with exceptional photography services and an atmosphere that exudes comfort and relaxation. There are many style of photography provided that includes maternity and newborn photography, baby’s first birthday sessions, and much more. The Art of Baby strives to provide their customers with unprecedented professionalism a dedication to capturing the most stunning, beautiful, and balanced pictured that are sure to become a family treasure. Past customers have left many positive reviews online that speak to how the customers cherish the photos, how it was a fun and stress-free experience, and how they would highly recommend The Art of Baby to anyone seeking out the best maternity and newborn baby photography services.

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NOLA Birth Photographer

New Orleans, LA 70032

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5.0 (11)
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5.0 (11)

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NOLA Birth Photographer is a leading photography services provider located in New Orleans, Louisiana that provides everything from beautiful photography to innovative doula services. Since their founding in 2011, they have grown very quickly into a larger studio that is well-known and respected within the community. Owner and photographer Angelle has more than five years of photography experience, and she has a passion for children and family that really sets her aside from her industry competition. NOLA Birth Photographer proudly provides a variety of services such as maternity and newborn photography, and doula services such as fertility treatments, hospital and natural births, birthing preparation, water births, and home births.

Covington, LA 70433

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5.0 (6)

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Annie Whitaker Photography is a premier photography studio located in Covington, Louisiana that was established by skilled and experienced photographer Annie Whitaker. She loves working closely with her customers and capturing the unique and precious moments that normally just pass families by in her relaxed and welcoming studio. Sessions with Annie are easy and relaxed, and focus more on snuggling and playing rather than staring into the camera lens in which to better capture more organic, real photos. Annie Whitaker Photography is proud to provide a variety of photography services such as maternity and newborn photo sessions, babies and children’s photography, and family portraits.

4437 Danneel St, New Orleans, LA 70115-5501

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5.0 (5)

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Located in New Orleans, Photography by Wayne Ferrara provides a wide range of photography services including maternity photography. Wayne Ferrara specializes in contemporary and fine art maternity imagery. He utilizes a variety of lighting setups when taking maternity portraits. The photographer also produces classic maternity photographs in black and white. Ferrara first became interested in photography when he was ten years old and has been providing professional services since 1993. He is an LGBTQ+-friendly photographer.

2637 Edenborn Avenue, Metairie, LA 70002

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5.0 (14)
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5.0 (10)

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AmyCherie Photography is a photography studio that provides maternity photoshoots in the New Orleans area. Owner and photographer, Amy, offers 30-minute photography sessions with expecting mothers, which include one whole image gallery available for viewing, and two changes of wardrobe during the session. She encourages mothers to book photoshoots when they are in their eighth month of pregnancy and above. Other services Amy offers are family portraits, newborn photography, and the Fresh 48, which showcases the newborn's first few hours of meeting the world.

816 S Peters St, New Orleans, LA 70130

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5.0 (6)
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5.0 (2)

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Lilly Anne Portraits is a luxury photography studio in New Orleans that holds maternity and portrait photography sessions in the area, Lilly Anne works with a team of the best hair &makeup artists and all sessions include professional hair & makeup. The studio also provides a beautiful variety of fabrics, and maternity dresses and her team helps with the styling during the session. All portrait sessions are tailored to the clients. Lilly Anne’s style blends editorial, fashion, and fine art portraits. Other services offered by Lilly Anne Portraits are mother-and child portraits and family portraits.

140 Commercial Blvd, Slidell, LA 70461

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4.7 (98)
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5.0 (2)

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Erin Phillips is a maternity, newborn, and family photographer serving New Orleans and its surrounding areas. Her sessions for expecting mothers include digital, print, and canvas images shot on location and in natural settings, with a set of gowns clients can choose from. She also offers her belly2baby packages that capture her clients' journey from maternity to one-year-old. Erin's maternity portfolio includes couple or entire family photographs. She provides prep guides to other aspiring photographers to aid them in developing their craft and their business.

Compare our Top Maternity Photographers

NameExpertise RatingAddressPromotionsLearn more
First Touch Photos​
1401 West Esplanade Avenue, Kenner, LA 70065
Linda Lea Photography
220 Erlanger Ave, Slidell, LA 70458
Shannon Michel Photography
Madisonville, LA 70447
Jen Amato Photography
New Orleans, LA 70112
Amy Milam Photography
3409 Ferran Dr, Metairie, LA 70002
The Art of Baby
Covington, LA 70433
NOLA Birth Photographer
New Orleans, LA 70032
Annie Whitaker Photography
Covington, LA 70433
Photography by Wayne Ferrara
4437 Danneel St, New Orleans, LA 70115-5501
AmyCherie Photography
2637 Edenborn Avenue, Metairie, LA 70002
Lilly Anne Portraits
816 S Peters St, New Orleans, LA 70130
Erin Phillips Photography
140 Commercial Blvd, Slidell, LA 70461

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.