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Best Newborn Photographers in Scottsdale, AZ

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Phoenix, AZ 85379

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Claire Brown Photography photographs newborn babies in Phoenix. Newborn sessions are ideal 4 to 10 days after birth, and parents can bring in their own personal items and props, although the studio has many as well. The photographer has a background in graphic design and only uses natural light in her work. Clients can also order their images to be printed on professional canvases and request maternity and milestone sessions as well.

Phoenix, AZ 85028

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5.0 (31)
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4.9 (21)
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5.0 (1)

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Shannon Lee Photography is a newborn photo studio serving the Phoenix area. Parents can choose from a Fresh 48 session after birth in the hospital, a Lifestyle Newborn session, or a Newborn Only session. The Belly to Baby package includes a maternity as well as newborn photo shoot, and babies are photographed one to two weeks after birth in-home or at the studio. The photographer receives much of her business from referrals and also offers one-year cake smash shoots, milestone sessions, and family portraits.

Phoenix, AZ 85050

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5.0 (18)
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5.0 (6)

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Annie Bee Photography is a newborn photo studio in the Phoenix area. Parents can work with the owner to customize their session per their specific requirements and need to phone, email, or submit an online form to chat about their project. The photographer is a former kindergarten teacher and has a reputation for making photo shoots fun and relaxed, and Annie Bee also takes photographs of maternity, babies, children, and families.

Canyon Lake, CA 92587

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5.0 (5)

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Tommie Cochrum owns and operates Tommie Cochrum Photography offering senior, family, maternity, child, baby, and newborn portraits to customers in the Temecula metro area. Tommie Cochrum aims to capture dreamy, naturalistic moments in time and specializes in natural light and studio photography. Newborn sessions last anywhere from two to four hours and price in at one hundred and forty-five dollars. There are additional costs for prints and digital files.

Surprise, AZ 85379

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5.0 (3)

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Mary Kriss Photography handles newborn photos for parents in Surprise and has several years of experience. Sessions take place in the owner's in-home studio where a wide range of props are available for use, and parents can opt for a normal newborn session, mini-newborn session, or a newborn herbal bath session. The photographer specializes in newborn and baby photography and continues to educate herself to improve her skills.

11001 North 99th Avenue, Peoria, AZ 85345

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5.0 (33)
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5.0 (9)
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5.0 (1)

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Simply Captured Photography is a newborn photography studio. The professional photographer has more than five years of experience memorializing the important moments in clients' lives. She's well-versed in coordinating newborn photoshoots in both outdoor and in-studio settings and provides a full range of heirloom products, including hardcopy image prints and canvases. She leverages her experience as a mother and postpartum nurse to understand the baby's cues, thereby ensuring that they feel safe and comfortable throughout the session.

Phoenix, AZ 85044

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Shannon Allen Photography has been taking photos of newborns in Phoenix since 2007. Parents can look at a gallery of past newborn photos on the studio's website and contact the photographer for session details. The owner studied fine art photography at Arizona State University and began her work with photographing children and capturing their fun and imagination while there. Wedding photo services are also available.

Phoenix, AZ 85050

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5.0 (5)

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Gradybug Photography is a team of two sisters-in-law Ashlee and Melissa, who have shared the same passion for newborn photography for over 10 years. Gradybug Photography serves Phoenix and the surrounding areas, providing timeless and classic newborn portraits that parents will treasure for years to come. The studio only handles a limited number of newborns each month, so parents are asked to book while mom is still pregnant, and they prefer to photograph newborns between 5-10 days after birth. Newborn safety is the main concern during photography sessions, and with two photographers, there is always someone close by to spot the baby. All sessions take place in an in-home studio with access to a large selection of props. Gradybug Photography is continually learning and keeping up with current newborn safety and posing. Their most popular package includes all edited high resolution images with a printing release.

7323 East Overlook Drive, Scottsdale, AZ 85255

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5.0 (24)
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5.0 (19)

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Kristi and John Bowman started Kristi Bowman Photography in 2008, and they have been providing newborn photography to the Phoenix and Scottsdale area. The husband and wife duo also specializes in maternity photography, one-year photography, senior portraits, wedding photography, glamor shots, and more. Kristi Bowman understands that newborn photography takes time, so she ensures that every session leaves plenty of room for feeding and changing breaks. Clients who are interested in boudoir, bridal boudoir, and maternity boudoir photography can visit the studio's other website Intimate Photography by Kristi. Past clients have referred to Kristi Bowman as "The Baby Whisperer" because of her patience and care when dealing with newborns.

Queen Creek, AZ 85142

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5.0 (28)
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5.0 (14)
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5.0 (3)

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Stacie Bozer Photography is a Queen Creek newborn photography company. The studio focuses on newborn sessions and offers a two to four-hour Classic Newborn Package and a one to two-hour Simple Newborn Package. Babies should be photographed withing two weeks from birth, and sessions are held at Stacie Bozer's home studio Monday through Thursday.

Gilbert, AZ 85297

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Baby Shots Photography takes photos of newborns in Gilbert. Parents can bring in any special baby items as well as specify any desired theme for the session, which will take over two hours including all needed breaks. Photos are taken using only natural light, and sessions are on-location at the client's home or at another preferred spot. The photographer has a Master's Degree in Infant and Toddler Studies and also photographs children and families.

Phoenix, AZ 85032

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5.0 (12)

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Carolyn Anders Photography is a Phoenix newborn photographer. The company's Fresh 48 session takes place at the hospital or birthing center and lasts one hour, whereas a normal Newborn photo shoot will be at the parents' home and last three or more hours. The photographer uses a mix of lifestyle photography and posed shots and offers sessions for families, children, and couples as well. Specialty-size prints, gallery wraps, and cards are also available.

Phoenix, AZ 85024

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5.0 (2)

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Erin McFarland Photography has been taking photos of newborns in the Phoenix area for over 10 years. The studio aims to capture beautiful moments in time and prefers to photograph newborns when they are three to 10 days-old. Sessions take place at the photographer's home studio and last two to four hours, and Erin McFarland also handles maternity, baby, children, family, and wedding photography.

Gilbert, AZ 85296

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Leslie Styler Photography has been offering newborn photography services to the Gilbert community since 2008. The studio uses natural light and captures precious moments in a candid, lifestyle, documentary, and journalistic style. The photographer studied computer animation and then worked in visual effects on Hollywood feature films and today specializes in soft natural editing for all images. Family, maternity, and baby photos are also available.

4300 N Miller Road, Ste 243, Scottsdale, AZ 85251

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5.0 (39)

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Smile Please Photography offers newborn photoshoots in Scottsdale. Depending on the client's selected bundle, a session may last from one to two and a half hours. Clients can choose a plan that may involve photographing only the baby or with the parents and siblings. There are at least three personalized setups with a bean bag and props. Parents get eight to 25 edited images, depending on the arrangement they picked. Owner Suad Palamarchuk is a Professional Photographers of America member.

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Compare our Top Newborn Photographers

NameExpertise RatingAddressPromotionsLearn more
Claire Brown Photography
Phoenix, AZ 85379
Shannon Lee Photography
Phoenix, AZ 85028
Annie Bee Photography
Phoenix, AZ 85050
Tommie Cochrum Photography
Canyon Lake, CA 92587
Mary Kriss Photography
Surprise, AZ 85379
Simply Captured Photography
11001 North 99th Avenue, Peoria, AZ 85345
Shannon Allen Photography
Phoenix, AZ 85044
Gradybug Photography
Phoenix, AZ 85050
Kristi Bowman Photography
7323 East Overlook Drive, Scottsdale, AZ 85255
Stacie Bozer Photography
Queen Creek, AZ 85142
Baby Shots Photography
Gilbert, AZ 85297
Carolyn Anders Photography
Phoenix, AZ 85032
Erin McFarland Photography
Phoenix, AZ 85024
Leslie Styler Photography
Gilbert, AZ 85296
Smile Please Photography
4300 N Miller Road, Ste 243, Scottsdale, AZ 85251

FAQs

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    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.