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Best Newborn Photographers in Santa Clarita, CA

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Our goal is to connect people with the best local professionals. We scored Santa Clarita 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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Santa Clarita, CA 91354

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5.0 (14)
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5.0 (11)
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5.0 (6)

Why choose this provider?

ZAMMphotography specializes in newborn, baby’s first year, family, and maternity photography in Santa Clarita. They emphasize natural light and free-flowing structure. Nellie is the lead photographer, and she strives to capture her customers’ personalities and promises to accentuate the essence of each family or individual. ZAMMphotography offers several packages designed to meet the needs of diverse clientele, including a newborn and maternity special. Customers may customize the color schemes and the location of their services, though most newborn photoshoots take place in customers’ homes. Nellie brings props, including blankets, for newborn pictures, or customers may use their own props to give the photograph a sentimental meaning. Customers note Nellie’s professionalism and eye for photography.

Valencia, CA 91354

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Farrah Welch Photography is an international award-winning newborn and baby photography business in Valencia. Farrah is a member of the Professional Photographers of America and is experienced in newborn safety, in both photography and as a mother herself. She is often called a baby whisperer by her clients. She has a soft and dreamy style that focuses on the beauty of the baby, rather than a plethora of props, to create photos that are timeless. Farrah seeks to build relationships with families and helps them generate ideas on different ways to display their photos, such as a canvas centerpiece above the fireplace or an album for the coffee table. In addition to newborns, Farrah photographs baby's first year, cake smashes, maternity, and families.

18336 Soledad Canyon Rd # 1913, Canyon Country, CA 91387

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5.0 (10)
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4.9 (9)
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5.0 (6)

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Liana Herrera Photography is a professional newborn photographer that helps parents in Sant Clarita and the surrounding neighborhoods begin their child's photo albums. She provides newborn photo shoots that are edited and delivered electronically the same day for parents to share with friends and family. Clients can take their digital images with the copyright release to any print shop for professional printing. Services are available in English and Russian.

Los Angeles, CA 90001

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5.0 (21)
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5.0 (15)

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Bella Jeanne Photography is a fine art studio in Santa Clarita that provides newborn, maternity, and family photography services with a particular emphasis on preserving memories of newborn babies. The photographer, Megan Happ, creatively utilizes infant-safe props and keeps the studio between 80-84 degrees for the comfort of the newborn. The studio includes a changing table, bibs, wipes, swaddling blankets, and other amenities for babies and their mothers. Bella Jeanne offers customizable sessions that can be candid or posed and with props or without. The studio also gives clients a choice in background color and in whether or not family members will attend. Bella Jeanne Photography uses renowned print labs for producing photographs as they are intended and promotes digitization. The studio has training in basic life-saving procedures for adults and infants from the American Heart Association. Additionally, the studio stays up to date with TDaP, influenza, and MMR immunizations. Customers praise Megan for adapting to newborns’ needs, including their safety, and helping them relax.

Valencia, CA 91354

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4.7 (18)
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5.0 (2)

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Laurie Sachs Photography is an award-winning custom portrait photography studio that focuses on fine art newborn, maternity, and family photography. The photographer is passionate about her art and is a member of the Professional Photographers of America, the Professional Photographers of California, and the Santa Clarita Valley Photographers Association. Laurie has a Bachelor of Arts in Humanities and considers herself a constant admirer of all forms of art, especially the medium of photography. Laurie is a mother as well as a photographer, and she strives to capture the essence of children and infants through her work. She hopes that customers will be able to look at a photograph and have their love for their children and families emboldened. Her awards include the Fuji Masterpiece Award for the state of California and the 2012 California Family Photographer of the Year.

23542 Lyons Ave, Santa Clarita, CA 91321

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5.0 (38)
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5.0 (19)
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5.0 (17)

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Based in Santa Clarita, CA, Corinna Schutz Photography is a studio founded in 2014. It specializes in newborn, maternity, and family photography and can provide props and costumes to clients for custom sessions, as well as in-home shoots. Corina Schutz studied at the Brooks Institute of Photography and has an extensive background in professional portraiture in the advertising industry before establishing her boutique studio. Clients have stated that she brings enthusiasm, knowledge, and professionalism to her work.

Sun Valley, CA 91352

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Misty Jeanine Photography specializes in photographing babies, mothers, and their families in a natural and memorable way. Misty works throughout the Sun Valley area and also photographs couples and boudoir shoots. Misty uses natural light to capture photos on location, and her philosophy involves simplicity with as few poses as possible. She is most interested in lifestyle photography because it evokes emotion and tells a story. Misty is a mother herself and she emphasizes the temporary and transcendent nature of maternity. She takes photos that celebrate the pregnant body and the experience accompanying it. Premium newborn sessions last two hours and take place at home. Misty offers various packages for maternity and newborns, couples, and others, and she often posts discounts on her Facebook page. Misty’s service areas for on-location sessions vary depending on photoshoot type; if the city is not listed, a travel charge may apply.

Compare our Top Newborn Photographers

NameExpertise RatingAddressPromotionsLearn more
ZAMMphotography
Santa Clarita, CA 91354
Farrah Welch Photography
Valencia, CA 91354
Liana Herrera Photography
18336 Soledad Canyon Rd # 1913, Canyon Country, CA 91387
Bella Jeanne Photography
Los Angeles, CA 90001
Laurie Sachs Photography
Valencia, CA 91354
Corinna Schutz Photography
23542 Lyons Ave, Santa Clarita, CA 91321
Misty Jeanine Photography
Sun Valley, CA 91352

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.