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Best Maternity Photographers in St. Louis, MO

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19 Country Life Acres, St. Louis, MO 63131 Rating

Why choose this provider?

Lori Ann Probst Photography provides clients with a range of photographic options including underwater, maternity and milk bath photographs, freelance work, children's photography, and family pictures in the greater St. Louis, Missouri, metropolitan area, including South County, West County, Ballwin, Kirkwood, and other locations. The business centers its work around the concept of empowering the beauty in everyone and capturing a moment to be remembered forever. Previous clients praise Probst for her ability to bring a professional work ethic while keeping the environment lighthearted and fun.

5641 Old Missouri 21, House Springs, MO 63051 Rating

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5.0 (29)

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Photography by Amanda Goodman is a House Springs-based studio that caters to clients in the St. Louis metro and its surrounding communities. It offers maternity photo sessions, allowing moms and couples to keep their pregnancy moments and memories alive. The services are available in packages, which include wardrobe access, edited images, personal use rights, and printing release. The business handles family, newborn, lifestyle, and senior photoshoots. Its owner, Amanda, also works as a dental technician.

Brentwood, MO 63144 Rating

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5.0 (5)

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The creator of the world's most comprehensive tutorial for natural light newborn photography, Stephanie Cotta is a photographer in Brentwood, Missouri who serves clients in the greater St. Louis metropolitan area. Sponsored by a range of companies like My Timeless Costume, Darling Baby Shop, Just Hatched Designs, and more, the award-winning Stephanie Cotta Photography has been featured in numerous media publications, including Range Finder, ShootAlong, CBS St. Louis, Tiny Prints, and others. The photography business specializes in a wide variety of styles and sessions, including maternity, newborn, boudoir, and family portraits. In addition to photography sessions, Stephanie Cotta also hosts educational workshops for prospective photographers.

6120 Shoger Drive, Suite D, Edwardsville, IL 62025 Rating

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5.0 (11)

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Willow & Mohr Photography is a photo studio serving the community of St. Louis. One of the studio's specialties is maternity photography, and its team has experience incorporating fine art into photos of pregnant women and their significant others. The team also offers portrait-style sessions for newborn babies and young children. Founder Nichole's work has been featured in multiple magazines, including The Art of Pregnancy and Newborn, as well as Shutter.

Belleville, MO 62220 Rating

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A boutique photography business in historic downtown Belleville, Illinois, LDT Photography is owned and operated by photographer Lindsey Tyler and serves the greater St. Louis metropolitan area. LDT Photography specializes in maternity, newborn, and baby's first-year photography. The business has been awarded as one of the Top 75 Newborn Baby Blogs by Feedspot and allows clients to choose their favorite photographs with no minimum purchase requirement. Lindsey Tyler offers an in-person photo selection process either in the studio or in clients' homes within seven to ten days of the initial photo shoot. Clients purchase photographs a la carte or as part of a Create Your Own Collection.

St. Louis, MO 63144 Rating

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5.0 (35)
5.0 (4)

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Located in St. Louis, Missouri and serving the greater metropolitan area, Heather Roth Fine Art Photography is run by Heather and Ryan Roth and offers clients a range of photography options. These options include maternity, boudoir, engagements, weddings, family pictures, senior portraits, and more. Owner Heather Roth has an extensive background in fine art and design, having worked in New York City creating displays for retailers like Bloomingdale's. The business also offers commercial photography sessions, having worked for St. Louis Magazine. The goal of Heather Roth Fine Art Photography is to capture beautiful moments by combining the photographer's background in fashion and fine art with the individual styles of each client.

St. Louis, MO 63139 Rating

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4.9 (97)
5.0 (1)

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With a headquarters in St. Louis, Missouri, Crystal Kosednar Photography is a newborn and family milestone photographer serving the greater metropolitan area. Sessions available at Crystal Kosednar Photography range from 45-minute milestone sessions to 2-4 hour newborn photography sessions. In addition, photographer Crystal Kosednar is available for weddings and other special events. Newborn photography sessions are usually scheduled within 21 days of the baby's birth to ensure that those first few moments of life are captured. With a focus on a relaxed photography environment, Crystal Kosednar Photography offers in-studio, in-home, and on-location sessions to fit the individual needs of each client.

St. Louis, MO 63143 Rating

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4.8 (112)

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Abbie Takes Pictures is a photography business that serves the greater St. Louis, Missouri metropolitan area. A specialist in everything from weddings, maternity, and newborn photos to children and family photography, Abbie Takes Pictures also features customized albums, cards, announcements, and wedding stationery lines. Previous clients praise the company and lead photographer Abbie Rudolph for the fun, engaging environment she creates. In addition, clients appreciate the studio's wealth of photography knowledge, the ability of the staff to capture important moments and images, and the relaxed, realistic style that Abbie Takes Pictures brings to each photography session.

St. Louis, MO 63109 Rating

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5.0 (1)

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Miha Photo is a photography company in St. Louis, Missouri that serves the surrounding metropolitan area, as well as Illinois. Owner Emily’s favorite events to celebrate and document are engagements, weddings, maternity as well as boudoir, but she loves photographing any life event, no matter how big or small. If it is important to her clients, it is just as important to her! Though the business has a variety of equipment, the main camera is a Canon 5D Mark IV. Miha Photo favors a bright, colorful, energetic style, and Emily loves her 50mm 1.2 lens, which offers deep, rich colors and beautiful depth of field, but is always able to change and tweak photography styles to suit clients’ specific desires. Rated highly by past clients, Miha Photo is praised for its ability to provide a genuine and relaxed atmosphere, conducive to extremely natural and quality photos. In addition, clients report satisfaction at Miha Photo’s clear communication and photo-directing skills. And, pets are always welcome and encouraged!

1120 South 6th Street, St. Louis, MO 63104 Rating

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5.0 (9)

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Aim With Mia is a freelance maternity and family photographer located in St. Louis. Mia offers to picture a baby alone or with the family at the studio and at outdoor locations and provides wraps and props to help each child's photoshoot fit the client's desired theme. The photographer's style is candid poses, well-lighted angles, and close-up images. She offers to edit and brush up on select images for printing and publishing, either in color or black-and-white. The 2020 Two Bright Lights Editors' Choice Awards winner is a registered member of Accredited Professional Newborn Photographers International, keeping her up-to-date with the best practices in newborn photography, and a certified special education teacher. Mia is a graduate of the New York Institute of Photography. She also offers intimate, lifestyle & portrait maternity boudoir sessions in her studio.

Compare our Top Maternity Photographers

NameExpertise RatingAddressPromotionsLearn more
Lori Anne Probst Photography
19 Country Life Acres, St. Louis, MO 63131
Photography by Amanda Goodman
5641 Old Missouri 21, House Springs, MO 63051
Stephanie Cotta Photograpy
Brentwood, MO 63144
Willow & Mohr Photography
6120 Shoger Drive, Suite D, Edwardsville, IL 62025
LDT Photography
Belleville, MO 62220
Heather Roth Fine Art Photography
St. Louis, MO 63144
Crystal Kosednar Photography
St. Louis, MO 63139
Abbie Takes Pictures
St. Louis, MO 63143
Miha Photo
St. Louis, MO 63109
Aim With Mia
1120 South 6th Street, St. Louis, MO 63104


  • 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.