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Best Maternity Photographers in Rochester, NY

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Rochester, NY 14617 Rating

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5.0 (8)
5.0 (1)

Why choose this provider?

Picture the Best is a photography studio that provides unique portrait sessions for individuals and groups in the Rochester area. The company offers a diverse range of photo session types, including baby, child, and maternity portraits, senior portraits, business photos, and wedding photography, as well as family and group photos. Previous clients commend the photographers at Picture the Best for being masters at their craft and for their ability to put subjects at ease.

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Mandy Noel Photography

Clifton Springs, NY 14432 Rating

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5.0 (1)

Why choose this provider?

Mandy Noel Photography is a photography business that creates custom fine art portraits of individuals and groups throughout the Rochester metro area. Its team primarily captures portraits of a wide array of subjects, including newborns, babies, toddlers, expectant mothers, families, children, and high school seniors. The studio also offers photography classes. Past clients commend the photographers at Mandy Noel Photography for delivering polished, well-crafted images.

Irondequoit, NY 14617 Rating

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5.0 (16)
5.0 (9)

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Kelly Kester Photography is a boutique photography company that offers outdoor and in-home portrait sessions to groups and individuals in the Rochester metro area. Its team focuses equally on maternity, family, and newborn photography and crafting heirloom quality photo albums, fine art prints, and wall art. Past clients appreciate the staff of Kelly Kester Photography for being engaging, organized, and attentive.

Rochester, NY 14580 Rating

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5.0 (35)

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Meredithrae Photography is a photography company that has been capturing portraits of various subjects throughout the Rochester area for over nine years. Its team specializes in birth photography and videography and is also trained in maternity photography, newborn photography, child photography, and family photography. Past clients commend photographer Meredith Rowley for her patience, talent, and creative eye.

Victor, NY 14564 Rating

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4.6 (8)

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Andrea Houghton Photography is a photography company that creates fine art portraits for clients throughout the Rochester metro area. The photographers primarily take portraits of a broad range of subjects, including expectant mothers, newborns, children, families, high school seniors, and couples. Previous clients highly appreciate Andrea Houghton for her ability to capture the natural expressions and personalities of her subjects.

Mount Morris, NY 14510 Rating

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4.7 (95)

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Morgan Rae Photography is a photography studio that captures color and black and white portraits of various subjects in the Rochester metropolitan area. Its team offers studio and on-location photo sessions and is known for their expertise in newborn, child, maternity, family, and wedding photography services. Morgan Rae Photography has accumulated over 108 five-star reviews on Facebook.

Mendon, NY 14534 Rating

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Amanda Kinton Photography is a photography studio in Mendon that focuses on capturing genuine human connections on film. The photographers specialize in crafting timeless family portraits, maternity photos, newborn portraits, and child portraits, and they are well-versed in conducting on-location and studio photo sessions. They now offer outdoor and on-location settings. Previous clients commend the team of Amanda Kinton Photography for being responsive, detail-oriented, and energetic.

Canandaigua, NY 14489 Rating

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Mischief and Laughs Photography is a photography company that offers vibrant, contemporary style portraits to couples, families, and individuals across the Rochester metro area. Its team specializes in family, newborn, child, and maternity photography and also offers full wedding photography coverage, engagement photo sessions, and custom album design services. Mischief and Laughs Photography was voted as the Best Child Photographer by Cincinnati Family Magazine readers in 2014.

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Lulu Belle Photography

Spencerport, NY 14559 Rating

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5.0 (17)

Why choose this provider?

Lulu Belle Photography is a photography company that offers lifestyle portrait sessions to groups and individuals in the Rochester metro area. The studio specializes in crafting custom portrait art and is known for its team’s expertise in newborn and baby photography, maternity photography, and boudoir photography. Lulu Belle Photography has accumulated over 75 five-star reviews on Facebook.

Compare our Top Maternity Photographers

NameExpertise RatingAddressPromotionsLearn more
Picture the Best
Rochester, NY 14617
Mandy Noel Photography
Clifton Springs, NY 14432
Kelly Kester Photography
Irondequoit, NY 14617
Meredithrae Photography
Rochester, NY 14580
Andrea Houghton Photography
Victor, NY 14564
Morgan Rae Photography
Mount Morris, NY 14510
Amanda Kinton Photography
Mendon, NY 14534
Mischief and Laughs Photography
Canandaigua, NY 14489
Lulu Belle Photography
Spencerport, NY 14559


  • 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.

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