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Best Newborn Photographers in San Jose, CA

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Our goal is to connect people with the best local professionals. We scored San Jose 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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San Jose, CA 95108

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5.0 (75)
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5.0 (15)

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Captured By Olga is a photography studio dedicated to creative newborn and baby portraits. The photographer uses soft, natural colors, light, and backgrounds to create unique portraits for the newest members of the family. The photographer provides all of the props for a newborn session, including baskets, soft blankets, and headbands. Customers can contact the photographer on the website’s contact form to schedule a one-of-a-kind portrait session.

Los Gatos, CA 95030

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5.0 (127)
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5.0 (16)

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Gaby Clark Photography is a professional newborn and baby portrait studio. The photographer shoots portrait session in the Los Gatos studio or on beautiful outdoor locations, and destination sessions are available for the cost of travel and all related expenses. The photographer speaks English, Spanish, and French, and loves the magic of newborns and babies. Portrait sessions start at $250 and include a pre-session consultation and 25 high-quality finished images.

  • Newborns
  • Props Available
  • Family Portraits

1954 Camden Ave #2, San Jose, CA 95124

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5.0 (24)
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5.0 (20)
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5.0 (14)

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Kerry Goddard Photography is a professional photo studio serving the people of San Jose and the nearby communities. It offers newborn photography services to capture a baby's first few special days. The studio conducts a three-hour photo session, and customers can use a variety of provided props, outfits, backdrops, and dresses for moms and big sisters. It also performs maternity, milestone, and lifestyle photography. Kerry, the photographer, strives to provide a safe, fun, and comfortable environment for babies and pregnant women.

3033 Moorpark Ave, San Jose, CA 95128

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5.0 (18)
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5.0 (11)

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Eva Newborn Photography Studio, located in San Jose, CA, has provided residents of San Francisco Bay and the surrounding areas with maternity, newborn, baby, and family portraits since 2017. Eva Wu combines her Adobe design expertise with her creative photography skills to create photographs for families. Eva is a certified member of the American Association of Newborn Photography Safety, which means she is trained to safely photograph newborns and their families.

  • Family Portraits
  • Props Available
  • Maternity
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Patricia Rossi Photography

203 Windsong Way, Gilroy, CA 95020

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5.0 (32)
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5.0 (19)
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5.0 (1)

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Patricia Rossi Photography is an agency offering newborn photography to clients in the San Jose area. This company travels to clients' homes to capture images of their newborns when they are between the ages of seven to 15 days. It offers packages that include additional family members and packages that feature the newborn only. For newborn sessions, company owner and photographer Patricia Rossi brings accessories such as wraps, blankets, and crates.

San Jose, CA 95134

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5.0 (22)
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5.0 (13)

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Jenna Christina Photography is a professional studio for portraits of childbirth, newborns, babies, kids, and families. The photographer enjoys telling documentary-style stories with dramatic black and white images that are full of action and emotion. Birth sessions in the hospital or the customer’s home start at $875 and include digital files. Mini nursing photo sessions start at $375 and include 30 minutes of shooting, 10 high-resolution digital images, and two 5”x7” prints.

San Jose, CA 95110

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5.0 (9)
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5.0 (3)
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5.0 (3)

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Mary Bea Photography specializes in baby, kid’s, maternity, family, and lifestyle portraits. The studio also offers senior portraits and birth photography. The photographer’s style is warm, candid, and captures genuine smiles and emotions. Photography sessions start at $800 and the session time varies depending on the subject and the customer’s needs, and customers can sign up for the newsletter to learn about special mini sessions. Mary Bea Photography was named a Top 100 Finalist by Shoot & Share 2016.

Campbell, CA 95008

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5.0 (45)

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Two Leaf Photography provides fun, colorful portrait photography for newborns, kids, families, expectant moms, and special events. Portrait sessions can be in the customer’s home, in the studio, or in an outdoor setting to take advantage of natural light and backgrounds. The photographer ensures that newborns are comfortable and safe, and session prices start at $250 for up to four hours of photography. The photographer will carefully edit all images so that the baby’s delicate skin looks its best.

San Jose, CA 95129

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Ewa Samples Photography is a San Jose studio for maternity, newborn, baby, breastfeeding, and family portraits. The studio also offers creative headshots. The photographer specializes in capturing candid, colorful images of the customer’s personality, and sessions can be held outdoors or in the studio. A basic portrait session starts at $99, and the studio offers a range of high-quality prints, framed prints, and photo albums. Customers can contact the studio through the website’s contact form to schedule a free initial consultation.

San Jose, CA 95110

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4.5 (9)

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Mariana Maya Photography is a professional portrait studio for babies, kids, families, headshots, small weddings, and boudoir. The photographer captures special people and moments with a soft, colorful style, and is fluent in English and Spanish. Portrait sessions can be customized to meet the customer’s needs, and prices start at $200 for a cake smash session, and wedding sessions start at $500 for small San Francisco City Hall weddings. Products like digital photo albums and mounted prints are available.

San Jose, CA 95129

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5.0 (44)

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Picture Kidz Photography specializes in newborn, baby, kids, and family portrait photography. The photographer takes fun, beautiful portraits of newborns and babies using props like colorful flowers and natural fabrics. The studio charges a $150 session fee. Family portraits are typically shot outdoors, and packages start at $650 for up to four family members, and each additional person is $25. Newborn sessions start at $695 and include two hours of shooting and 10 professionally edited final images.

San Jose, CA 95118

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5.0 (2)
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5.0 (1)

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Cute Moments Photography is an awarding winning studio known for creative and fun baby and newborn portraits and commercial photography. The photographer creates whimsical and imaginative picture stories, and sessions can be in the studio, outdoors, or anywhere in the world. Cute Moments Photography offers customized packages tailored to the unique needs of the customer. A unique creative session starts at $790 and includes one high-quality wall print.

Santa Cruz, CA 95003

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Santa Cruz Birth Photography & Doula Services is owned by a mother of five who is a certified birth worker and photographer. She trained with a received certification from Childbirth International, DONA, and Hypnobabies. For $2,000, a mother receives a pre-natal consultation, on-call service 24/7 from the 38th to 42nd week of pregnancy, physical and emotional support during labor, photography of the birth, and post partum support afterward.

Morgan Hill, CA 95037

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5.0 (19)
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5.0 (9)

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Bethany Mattioli is a San Francisco Bay Area photographer specializing in newborn, baby, maternity and family photography. Founder Bethany was born and raised in the Bay Area and lives in San Jose with her family. She understands how photography has the power to revive memories and commemorate family occasions and traditions. She aims to provide clients with high-quality, tangible fine art products and is committed to working with clients to plan every detail of their sessions together.

San Jose, CA 95123

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5.0 (19)
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5.0 (10)

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Located in San Jose, California, Mishmish Photography is available for clients in Saratoga, Cupertino, Fremont, and the rest of the Bay Area. Established in 2016 by mother of four, Joy, the studio specializes in newborn, baby, and maternity photography. There are a variety of packages available, which can include a fine art photo album and a handmade two-sided accordion album. The studio also offers gift certificates for friends and family to give to their loved ones.

Los Gatos, CA 95030

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4.5 (15)
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5.0 (8)
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5.0 (4)

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Bugs And Butterflies Photography is a Los Gatos studio for newborn, kid’s, family, and maternity portraits. The photographer’s work has a commercial-quality style full of bright colors, drama, and warmth. Photography sessions can be on location or in the studio, and prices start at $375. High-quality prints are available starting at $150 for a 10-inch portrait. The goal of Bugs And Butterflies is to make even the fussiest newborn look like a star.

Oakland, CA 94601

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5.0 (135)

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Nightingale Photography specializes in candid and fun family, newborn, and maternity portraits. The photographer loves capturing special moments and people in natural outdoor settings with soft, warm light. The photographer personalizes every session and edits every portrait to get the best, most beautiful images. Session fees start at $125 and include a pre-session consultation, travel to any location within 20 miles of Oakland, an online gallery, and 45 minutes of photography coverage.

1954 Camden Ave, #2, San Jose, CA 95124

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5.0 (13)

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Shailee Connolly Photography is a San Jose based studio specializing in newborn, maternity, and family portraiture with a creative edge that ensures beautiful, vibrant, and modern images uniquely tailored to individual clients. It is our objective to ensure every session provides a professional and comfortable experience resulting in portrait art for clients to showcase throughout their homes. Shailee Connolly is an award-winning photographer and was a silver medalist in 2017 and a bronze medalist in 2018 in the International Photographic Competition and won second place in the Children’s Portraits category at the Professional Photographers of America Western Districts print competition in 2017. Shailee would love to help you capture the most precious moments with your loved ones, so that your treasured memories can truly last a lifetime.

  • Newborn
  • Maternity

San Jose, CA

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5.0 (22)

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Willow Baby Photography has been providing services in San Jose for over 10 years. Its photographer and owner, Denise, specializes in maternity and newborn photography sessions. Her newborn photoshoots are relaxed, and she allows babies to lead the session, catering to feedings, changing, and cuddling time. Denise’s love for babies and art shines through in her selection of artistic backgrounds, props, and natural settings. She also conducts one-year-old cake smash sessions. Willow Baby Photography has been featured in Good Housekeeping, Bay Area Parent Magazine, House Beautiful, and Better Homes and Gardens.

  • Maternity Photography
  • Birth Photography
  • Family Portraits

Compare our Top Newborn Photographers

NameExpertise RatingAddressPromotionsLearn more
Captured By Olga
San Jose, CA 95108
Gaby Clark Photography
Los Gatos, CA 95030
Kerry Goddard Photography
1954 Camden Ave #2, San Jose, CA 95124
Eva Newborn Photography Studio
3033 Moorpark Ave, San Jose, CA 95128
Patricia Rossi Photography
203 Windsong Way, Gilroy, CA 95020
Jenna Christina Photography
San Jose, CA 95134
Mary Bea Photography
San Jose, CA 95110
Two Leaf Photography
Campbell, CA 95008
Ewa Samples Photography
San Jose, CA 95129
Mariana Maya Photography
San Jose, CA 95110
Picture Kidz Photography
San Jose, CA 95129
Cute Moments Photography
San Jose, CA 95118
Santa Cruz Birth Photography & Doula Services
Santa Cruz, CA 95003
Bethany Mattioli Photography
Morgan Hill, CA 95037
Mishmish Photography
San Jose, CA 95123
Bugs And Butterflies Photography
Los Gatos, CA 95030
Nightingale Photography
Oakland, CA 94601
Shailee Connolly Photography
1954 Camden Ave, #2, San Jose, CA 95124
Willow Baby Photography
San Jose, CA

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.