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Best Newborn Photographers in Mobile, AL

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Saraland, AL 36571 Rating

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4.2 (57)
5.0 (25)

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Ellenburg Photography is a family portrait, wedding, children, and corporate photography provider located in Saraland, Alabama and serving the greater Mobile, Alabama area. The company is family owned and operated, fully licensed and insured, and certified by the WPPI and Professional Photographers of America. Ellenburg Photography understands the importance of capturing those special moments on film and strives to be the best, most dependable photographer in the area. No matter how large or small an event might be, the Ellenburg team takes special care to provide top quality images that will be meaningful to customers for years to come. In addition to portraits of newborns, babies, children, weddings, and expecting mothers, Ellenburg also offers advertising, corporate, and real estate photography services to make sure a customer's brand looks the best. Additionally, the company is available for fashion photography shoots and modeling headshots that have a professional touch. Other services include passport photographs, sports photography, pet photography, and photo restoration and repair. A wide variety of samples and testimonials are available on the Ellenburg website.

Mobile, AL 36695 Rating

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4.7 (42)
4.7 (12)

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Cornerstone Photography Group is a family, wedding, and newborn portrait provider located in Mobile, Alabama and serving the greater Mobile region. The family owned and operated business has been providing exceptional photographic results to the southern Alabama counties and surrounding states for many years. Inspired by their religious faith, owners Ken and Rose Muse created a multi-division company to meet a number of photographic needs in their community. Their mission is to overwhelm, delight, challenge, inspire, encourage, and strengthen each other through their work and the families they meet along the way. Both Ken and Rose are members of the Professional Photographers of America and continue to update their knowledge and skills with new photographic trends and innovations. Their Mobile studio offers a variety of background and setting options. Cornerstone has something for everyone, from the budget conscience to the extreme. Galleries of past work are available on their website under the headings Signature, Baby Love, School Days, Family, Seniors, and Dance. School portraits may also be ordered through their website.

Mobile, AL 36606 Rating

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3.5 (3)

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Laura Cantrell Photography is a newborn, infant, and family portrait provider located in Mobile, Alabama and serving the greater Mobile region. Owner/photographer Laura Cantrell has many years of experience photographing a wide variety of subjects, including newborns, infants, babies, expecting mothers, children, family, seniors, and even pets. The company studio offers a wide array of backgrounds and scenes to enhance any portrait. Particular scenes can be requested and discussed, as well as clothing options. Appointments are required for all sittings and portrait review sessions, and sitting fees are non-refundable. After portraits have been taken, a portrait review session is presented in Laura's viewing theatre and projected in a life-size scale with a custom music slideshow for the customer's viewing enjoyment. Knowledgeable studio representatives are on hand to guide customers in narrowing down their images and discussing portrait retouching options to best suit specific needs. Once complete, images may be uploaded to the internet for friends and family to enjoy. A gallery of Laura's past work is available on her website.

Spanish Fort, AL 36527 Rating

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4.8 (74)

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Larissa Goodrich Custom Portraiture is a newborn, family, and wedding portrait provider located in Spanish Fort, Alabama and serving clients in the Mobile, Alabama region. Owner/photographer Larissa Goodrich grew up in Slidell, Louisiana and later moved to Robertsdale, Alabama as a teen. She graduated from the University of South Alabama in 1999 with a degree in Special Education and received a Masters in Collaboration in 2001. She always had a camera and enjoyed taking pictures but decided to take it to the next level with classes and a focus on portrait photography. She first began her business as a family portrait photographer in 2012 and keeps a studio in her home devoted to portraits of newborns, children, seniors. She also provides professional quality headshots and is available to photograph special events involving graduating seniors and prom activities, engagement ceremonies and weddings, and portraits of expecting mothers. Larissa offers customized sessions and guarantees 100% satisfaction. Samples of previous work and testimonials are available on her website.

Mobile, AL 36608 Rating

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5.0 (10)

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Clara Mellown Photography is a family portrait photographer located in Mobile, Alabama and serving the greater Mobile community's photographic needs. Owner Clara Mellown first gained her love of photography at the University of Alabama and has been taking quality portraits ever since. Her company specializes in newborn, family and wedding photography. Rather than work out of a home studio, she prefers to capture subjects in their natural environments and is eager to travel to her customers' preferred site of choice. Clara is drawn to capturing images that speak to her love of minimalism, beautiful light, and authentic moments. As a member of Professional Photographers of America, Clara considers continuing education of utmost importance and focuses on continuously refining and updating her skills and techniques to stay current within the industry.

Mobile, AL 36606 Rating

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4.7 (13)
5.0 (3)

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Palmer Studio is a baby, child, and family portrait photography studio located in Mobile, Alabama with over 50 years of experience. It's been owner Denis Palmer's great pleasure to serve the community and photograph families in Mobile and all along the Gulf Coast for more than fifty years. Palmer Studio first began in 1946 when Denis's father, Buddy Palmer, began photographing neighbors and their children in his parents' home. Denis is proud to note that some of these original families are still clients today. In 1958, Buddy Palmer opened the first storefront studio on the corner of what is now Airport Boulevard and Williams Street. His business thrived, even during a recession, and later moved to Palmer's present location three doors down in 1966. Over the years, the photography has changed from black and white to hand-colored portraits made with sheet film cameras and flash bulbs to high-resolution digital images. Throughout this time, Palmer Studio has maintained the highest quality standards no matter the photographic medium. In addition to themed photography sessions with expectant mothers, newborns, babies, children, and families, the company also offers photo restoration services to repair cherished family heirloom photos in need of a touch-up.

Compare our Top Newborn Photographers

NameExpertise RatingAddressPromotionsLearn more
Ellenburg Photography
Saraland, AL 36571
Cornerstone Photography Group
Mobile, AL 36695
Laura Cantrell Photography
Mobile, AL 36606
Larissa Goodrich Custom Portraiture
Spanish Fort, AL 36527
Clara Mellown Photography
Mobile, AL 36608
Palmer Studio
Mobile, AL 36606


  • Introduction

    Newborn photographers have the skills and knowledge to create enchanting photographs while ensuring the baby’s safety. They’re comfortable holding newborns and setting up captivating poses with care. They understand what’s comfortable for the infant and how various positions will photograph. 

    Props and unusual poses are often a part of newborn photography. Some newborn photographers specialize in creating unique and fascinating photographs.

    However, those methods aren’t essential for capturing a beautiful, engaging photo of your baby. Simplicity, skill, and experience can work wonders. A discussion with potential baby photographers and a review of their portfolio can help new parents choose the newborn photographer that best meets their needs.
  • When is the best time to schedule my newborn session?

    Newborn photography session scheduling can be challenging. Parents have a very narrow window after the baby arrives to secure those time-sensitive photos. But babies don’t arrive on schedule. So, it’s best to find a newborn photographer well in advance of your due date. Be sure they're flexible and available in the weeks prior to and after that date.

  • How soon should you have your newborn photo shoot after birth?

    Newborns are easily identifiable by their size and the tight fetal position they had in the womb. But they don’t maintain those curly poses for long. So, it’s important to have their photo shoot a few days after birth. Try not to wait over two weeks post-childbirth if you want the brand-new infant image for your photos.

  • How long does a newborn shoot typically last?

    The length of a newborn shoot varies. But expect it to take at least two hours, possibly three to four hours. The infant’s comfort and safety are the priority. Little ones are unpredictable, and the photographer might need to wait until Baby has been lulled to sleep. Plus, the infant will probably need to be fed and changed during the shoot.

  • How much does newborn photography typically cost?

    On average, professional newborn photographers charge between $100 and $300 per hour, and the photo shoot can easily take up to four hours. Those fees should include the digital images. Parents will pay separately to have them printed. Other photographers charge flat fees per session or per number of photographs. Most of these services start at $100 or higher.

  • Why do you photograph babies between 5-14 days old?

     A productive photo shoot is difficult with newborns younger than five days. They’re hungry and restless, as they’re not yet familiar with being outside the womb. Wait about five to seven days when they’re on a somewhat reliable feeding schedule and sleepy and relaxed for longer periods of time. But waiting longer than two weeks risks losing that familiar newborn look.