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Best Newborn Photographers in Sacramento, CA

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Our goal is to connect people with the best local professionals. We scored Sacramento Newborn Photographers on more than 25 variables across five categories, and analyzed the results to give you a hand-picked list of the best.

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9113 Camden Lake Way, Elk Grove, CA 95624

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5.0 (88)
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5.0 (65)
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5.0 (21)

Why choose this provider?

A Little Goose Newborn Photography is a local Elk Grove photography studio that caters to the Sacramento area. It is formed by the husband-and-wife team of photographers Jorge and Ayaka, who focuses on newborn and baby portraiture. They offer 3-4 hour newborn photography sessions that come with photos and various setups. The mini session features only the baby while the standard and full sessions include the parents and siblings. A Little Goose also has sitter sessions for babies who have already learned to sit on their own.

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Sacramento, CA

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5.0 (64)

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Murieta Portraits is a full-service photography and design studio that serves clients in and around Sacramento, California. This studio focuses on portraits, to include maternity, milestones, families, pets and seniors. Newborn sessions are about two hours long and include initial consultations, a photo shoot, photo editing, an in-person design consultation, retouching, production, and delivery of products. Specialty items include wall art, heirloom story albums, and portrait boxes.

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  • Props Available

Sacramento, CA 95811

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4.8 (117)
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5.0 (26)
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5.0 (6)

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Katherine Vess Photography is a maternity and newborn photography business that serves clients throughout Sacramento. The photographer has nearly a decade of professional experience. Newborn sessions are taken in the first five to 14 days and include a two to four-hour photo shoot, props, and sibling/parent shots. A la carte items include heirloom albums, announcements, canvases, prints, and more.

Roseville, CA 95747

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5.0 (24)
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5.0 (9)
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5.0 (7)

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Sweet Jean Photography is a maternity, baby, child, family, and newborn photography studio in Roseville that serves clients throughout the Sacramento area. The photographer uses a soulful, honest, and pure approach to capturing the small details and personalities of newborns. Sessions include wardrobe and accessories. Specializes in heirloom albums, fine art prints and custom framing.

Lincoln, CA 95648

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Sweet Beginnings Photography by Stephanie is a maternity, family, and newborn photography business that serves clients in and around Lincoln. The photographer uses organic textures and styles to capture tiny details and fleeting moments. Newborn sessions are up to three and a half hours long and include family members. Other items for purchase include digital files, wall art, albums, barn wood frame prints, fine art canvas, hanging wood prints, and more.

Roseville, CA 95678

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5.0 (41)
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5.0 (5)

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Melissa Babasin Photography serves families in and around Roseville. Specializations include engagement, wedding, family, maternity, and newborn photo shoots using a soft, natural, and heartfelt style. The photographer is a recipient of the WeddingWire Couples’ Choice Award and has Featured in Real Weddings Magazine. Newborn sessions include an online gallery for sharing and ordering and 25 high-resolution images.

Roseville, CA 95747

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Pyxie Studios is a wedding and newborn photography studio in Roseville. The photographer described her style as classy, edgy, and fun. Newborn sessions take two to three hours and include multiple setups and poses, free use of studio props, family and sibling shots, a private online proofing gallery of up to 25 images, 25 digital images, and a print credit. A la carte items include photo books, gift prints, canvas wall art, metal wall art, and more.

Rocklin, CA 95677

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4.6 (50)
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5.0 (17)
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5.0 (2)

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Tiny Dreamers is a newborn photography studio that serves families in and around Rocklin. The photographer takes a fun, bright, and welcoming approach to capturing the moment. Neutral and colorful blankets, wraps, hats, headbands, outfits, rugs, and other props are available for use during the photoshoot.

El Dorado Hills, CA 95762

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5.0 (12)
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5.0 (5)

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Shan Cait is a maternity, family, baby, and newborn photography business located in El Dorado Hills that serves clients in and around the Sacramento area. Newborn sessions with Shan Cait include a pre-session consultation, access to the studio wardrobe, a two to four-hour photo shoot, a gallery of 25+ hand edited proofs, a personal design and ordering appointment, and complimentary birth announcements. Shan Cait's natural, organic style and neutral color palette allows her to capture those tender moments of a newborn's first days and focus on documenting the special bond between a mother and child in her photographs.

Roseville, CA 95747

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3.8 (4)

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Hansens’ Photography is a photography company in Roseville that specializes in family, child, business, maternity, and newborn portraiture. The company has nearly 20 years of industry experience and prides itself on creating a comfortable environment while working with integrity to produce quality images. Items for purchase include wall portraits, printed portrait packages, and fully retouched digitally mastered files.

9343 Tech Center Dr Ste 135, Sacramento, CA 95826

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5.0 (58)

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Rachelle Photography is a Sacramento photographer with more than two decades of experience in newborn photography. She focuses on storytelling in her work, using visual cues and aesthetic design to create natural images. Rachelle's other specialties include event and wedding photography, family portraits, and engagement photos. She also offers senior pictures and graduation packages. Sessions include digital and print copies of the photos. Photo shoots are available at home or in the studio.

Sacramento, CA 95820

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5.0 (4)
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4.6 (1)

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I Just Love My Photos! is a newborn photographer that serves clients in and around Sacramento, San Francisco, and San Jose. The 600 square foot studio and features a variety of backdrops, wraps, props, and accessories with different colors and textures. Clients rave about the photographer’s patience and professionalism that create a comfortable and enjoyable experience.

Rocklin, CA 95765

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5.0 (6)
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5.0 (4)

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Tiffany Green Photography is a Rocklin-based newborn photography company that has also been serving clients in the Sacramento area for nearly 20 years. Its owner and photographer, Tiffany Green, specializes in taking creative photos of newborn babies. Her newborn photo sessions include a two-to-three-hour studio session, a 30-day online proofing gallery, and 10 fully retouched, high-resolution images. DVD montage creations are also available to clients. Tiffany Green also offers lifestyle newborn sessions in the comfort of her clients' homes.

Roseville, CA 95661

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4.0 (26)

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Belly Beautiful by Karen Marie is a Roseville newborn photography business. The process includes a free in-studio consultation, creative session, image selection session, and portrait pick-up appointment. A la carte items include prints, wall enlargements, canvases, custom albums, birth announcements, and more.

Sacramento, CA 95817

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5.0 (2)
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5.0 (2)

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Mindy Newton Photography is a portrait and newborn photographer that serves families throughout Sacramento. Newborn sessions last two to three hours to allow ample time for nursing and diaper changing. The package includes an online private viewing gallery. Art prints and digital files are available for purchase as well.

7909 Walerga Rd Ste 112 # 111, Antelope, CA 95843

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5.0 (32)
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5.0 (25)
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5.0 (18)

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Tiny Toes and Paws Photography photographs newborns and families in Sacramento and nearby communities. Sessions include signature white maternity gowns, professional makeup, photo editing and retouching, and a first birthday cake smash. Travel is available for home sessions and location shoots. Tiny Toes and Paws provides digital images and print releases from each session. Mothers are encouraged to bring their partners, other children, family members, and pets to the photo shoot.

Compare our Top Newborn Photographers

NameExpertise RatingAddressPromotionsLearn more
A Little Goose Newborn Photography
9113 Camden Lake Way, Elk Grove, CA 95624
Bloom Photography & Design
Sacramento, CA
Katherine Vess Photography
Sacramento, CA 95811
Sweet Jean Photography
Roseville, CA 95747
Sweet Beginnings Photography by Stephanie
Lincoln, CA 95648
Melissa Babasin Photography
Roseville, CA 95678
Pyxie Studios
Roseville, CA 95747
Tiny Dreamers
Rocklin, CA 95677
Shan Cait Fine Art Portraiture
El Dorado Hills, CA 95762
Hansens’ Photography
Roseville, CA 95747
Rachelle Photography
9343 Tech Center Dr Ste 135, Sacramento, CA 95826
I Just Love My Photos!
Sacramento, CA 95820
Tiffany Green Photography
Rocklin, CA 95765
Belly Beautiful by Karen Marie
Roseville, CA 95661
Mindy Newton Photography
Sacramento, CA 95817
Tiny Toes and Paws Photography
7909 Walerga Rd Ste 112 # 111, Antelope, CA 95843

FAQs

  • 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.