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Best Newborn Photographers in Boulder, CO

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Our goal is to connect people with the best local professionals. We scored Boulder 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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Boulder, CO 80020

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5.0 (4)

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Wendy B. is a photography studio in Boulder that is owned by Wendy Brown. The studio works with newborns, children, and entire families. A client writes about Ms. Brown's approach to infant portraiture, “She photographed our newborn son, Graham, when he was just 10 days old. Wendy came to our house, prepared with lots of great props...I was really impressed by how patient she was as she worked with Graham, getting him into the cutest of poses.”

Erie, CO 80516

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5.0 (3)

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Sarah Nicole is a portraiture photographer in Erie that serves expecting mothers, newborns, older children, and their families in the greater Denver area. The one-hour newborn portrait session fee is $425, while the maternity and baby bundle costs $700. Clients can visit the website for information on the studio's copyright release and other policies.

Boulder, CO 80026

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5.0 (12)
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5.0 (1)

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Colie James is a lifestyle newborn and family photographer who is known for her photojournalistic documentary style. Based in Lafayette and serving all of Colorado and beyond, Colie offers a variety of newborn sessions with in-home packages starting at $695. Ms. James is also available for Fresh 48 sessions at local hospitals like Boulder Community Foothills Hospital, Avista Adventist Hospital, and Good Samaritan Medical Center.

Boulder, CO 80302

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5.0 (4)

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Smitten & Swoon is a full-service photography studio in Boulder that is owned and operated by D'Ann Boal. The studio specializes in the fine art portraiture of newborns and their family. The three-hour newborn session fee is $250, and this includes the use of props and a purchasing appointment where parents can discuss styling with Ms. Boal. The Smitten & Swoon studio is surrounded by Colorado's most idyllic settings like wildflower fields with mountains in the background.

Aurora, CO 80010

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5.0 (3)

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Tami Wilson is a maternity, newborn, baby, and family photographer in Aurora, who works along the lines of pure and classic “with a touch of whimsy”. A two-hour newborn session that features the baby and its parents costs $175, while a session that includes siblings or a pet cost $225. Ms. Wilson was voted Best Denver Family Photographer in 2010 by Nickelodeon, and she is a member of Professional Photographers of America.

Denver, CO 80205

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5.0 (12)
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5.0 (7)

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Rachel Grace is a maternity and newborn photographer in Denver, whose works have been featured on the Huffington Post and Martha Stewart Weddings. The studio's approach is documentary and in the client's home. The maternity and newborn package costs $825, and this includes the session fees and an 8”x11” hardcover heirloom album. The studio conducts photography workshops for mothers.

Westminster, CO 80219

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Natascha Lee Studios is a photography service provider in Westminster that serves newborns, babies, children, and families in the Broomfield area and its surrounding neighborhoods. The studio owner, Natascha Lee, is a member of Professional Photographers of America, and she is available for on-location sessions. Clients can call or send an e-mail to inquire about the session fees.

Superior, CO 80027

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5.0 (2)

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David Schlatter is a photographer in Louisville that takes unforgettable images of expecting parents, newborns, children, families, and individuals. The studio creates belly portraits, and Mr. Schlatter recommends that these are best taken at 32 to 36 weeks to show off the fullness of the mother's pregnant form. The maternity sessions may be held indoors or outdoors, with our without the father of the baby.

Denver, CO 80249

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5.0 (22)
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4.5 (13)

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Jessica Jo specializes in maternity and newborn photography in Denver offering lifestyle, outdoor and studio sessions. Jessica is praised for excellent communication, ability to work with light, a variety of session location options, patience and playfulness when working with families and babies and an eagerness to create beautiful timeless images.

Commerce City, CO 80022

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J. Benker is a birth and lifestyle photography studio Commerce City that is owned by Jen Benker. Ms. Benker is a member of the International Association of Professional Birth Photographers, and she is a doula who gives physical, emotional, and informational support to expecting couples. The studio's birth package costs $1,595, and this includes a mini lifestyle maternity session.

Longmont, CO 80501

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5.0 (20)

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Katherine Forbes is a photographer in Longmont, who specializes in newborn portraiture. Ms. Forbes also handles birth photography, and she coordinates with the maternity team to find the best angle for documenting the delivery. A client attests to Ms. Forbes' professionalism, saying, “My 3-week-old didn't want to cooperate in the beginning, and Katherine was very patient with her. She spent several hours with us waiting for [our baby] to fall asleep so we could get the good shots.”

Lyons, CO 80540

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5.0 (15)
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5.0 (2)

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Sarah Boccolucci is a maternity, delivery, and newborn photographer in Lyons, who co-founded Professional Birth Photographers of Colorado, and who is a member of the International Association of Professional Birth Photographers. The studio opened in 2009, and it has since produced a number of remarkable images, such as an underwater shot of an expecting mother in a lace dress, and the cutting of the baby's umbilical cord. The birth packages start at $1,500, and this includes videography services.

Denver, CO 80207

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5.0 (16)
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5.0 (1)

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Rendition Studios is a lifestyle photography service provider in Denver that specializes in maternity, newborn, and family portraiture. The studio artistically captures important moments in personal relationships, including that of a father holding his days-old twins. Rendition Studios also handles engagements, weddings, reunions, and other milestones, and its packages start at $250. The owner, Laurie Anne Callahan, is available for destination photo shoots, and she offers free consultations.

Boulder, CO 80301

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5.0 (5)

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Blue Pebble Studio is a Boulder, Colorado-based photography business. Owner Elena Bennett founded Blue Pebble Studio in 2014. She offers a wide variety of photography sessions that include couples, families, children, newborns, and seniors. She also photographs weddings. Special photography packages allow clients to choose the lengths and locations of their sessions. Blue Pebble Studio has been featured on Beyond the Wanderlust and Lemonade and Lenses. It was also voted one of the Top Five Family/Child Photographers by Colorado Parent Magazine.

Compare our Top Newborn Photographers

NameExpertise RatingAddressPromotionsLearn more
Wendy B. Photography
Boulder, CO 80020
Sarah Nicole Photography
Erie, CO 80516
Colie James Photography
Boulder, CO 80026
Smitten & Swoon Photography
Boulder, CO 80302
Tami Wilson Photography
Aurora, CO 80010
Rachael Grace Photography
Denver, CO 80205
Natascha Lee Studios
Westminster, CO 80219
David Schlatter Photography
Superior, CO 80027
Jessica Jo Photo
Denver, CO 80249
J. Benker Photography
Commerce City, CO 80022
Katherine Forbes Photography
Longmont, CO 80501
Sarah Boccolucci
Lyons, CO 80540
Rendition Studios
Denver, CO 80207
Blue Pebble Studio
Boulder, CO 80301

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.