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Best Newborn Photographers in Aurora, IL

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516 W. State St., Geneva, IL 60134 Rating

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5.0 (27)
5.0 (3)

Why choose this provider?

Bella Tu Photography is a photographer serving the Aurora area. Founded in 2014, the photographer captures newborns in a bright and whimsical style. She hosts newborn photo shoots at Cedar Leaf Studio, which has backdrops, props, and outfits to suit baby and family. She also does family, child, and senior portrait sessions, including outdoor family sessions and seasonal mini sessions. Bella Tu Photography prepares high-resolution digital files for the client after each photo session.

Plainfield, IL 60585 Rating

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5.0 (40)
5.0 (5)

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Located in Plainfield, Illinois, Kate Hazell is a photographer that specializes in baby and newborn photography. Hazell previously attended art school and has an experienced art background which serves as the foundation of her photography style. She provides a variety of investment options such as newborn, maternity, and milestone sessions. Each session includes an online gallery of minimum 35 high-resolution images which are hand edited and a print release with printer recommendations. For those beyond the Plainfield and Naperville area, a traveling fee may be included. In addition, physical disks of the images are available for an extra free as well.

40W117 Campton Crossings Drive, St. Charles, IL 60175 Rating

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5.0 (11)
5.0 (4)

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Christine Retzer Photography is a newborn photography business in Batavia that offers its services to the residents in Aurora and surrounding areas. The five-year-old studio offers newborn portraits, newborn fresh 48, newborn in-home lifestyle, and babies and children photography sessions. Owner and photographer, Christine Retzer also provides maternity, family, and high school senior photography services. Past clients of Christine Retzer Photography praise the photographer's talent in capturing great photos and the gentle care provided to their newborns.

Plainfield, IL 60586 Rating

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4.9 (32)
5.0 (5)

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Krista Ann Photography is a photography studio located in Plainfield, Illinois that serves clients in the northeast Illinois area. The studio specializes in providing newborn, maternity, baby, child, family, and high school senior photography to clients in Plainfield, Naperville, and other Chicagoland areas. The studio also sometimes offers informational sessions on how to be a better photographer. Prospective clients can see many galleries of photographs on the Krista Ann Photography studio website. They can also find a lot of information on the studio’s pricing information. Krista Ann Photography can also be found on social media sites including Facebook and Instagram.

Naperville, IL 60565 Rating

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5.0 (39)

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John Kalad Photography is a newborn photography studio that is based out of the Naperville area. They have more than 10 years of experience in the photography industry and are always accepting new customers. John Kalad Photography specializes in wedding, engagements, maternity, infants, and children. They can accommodate requests for landscapes and outdoors, real estate, interior spaces, 360 degree imaging, and architectural and business. John Kalad offers custom framing and matting options and encourages customers to contact them for a quote. They have received positive feedback for their friendly, memorable customer service and encourage new clients to contact them well in advance of their scheduled event.

Oswego, IL 60543

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For nearly a decade, Locked In Photography has sought to blend honesty and creativity in photographs to develop a look that will endure for years to come. Located in Montgomery, IL, the founder and principal photographer, Wendy Greenslade, enjoys the challenge of finding quality light and how it affects a subject matter, and continually takes courses to learn the latest techniques. She uses a photojournalism approach that utilizes traditional and contemporary elements and specializes in weddings, engagements, and newborn portraiture. All wedding packages include an engagement shoot and a slideshow, and for interested couples, Wendy offers albums, custom graphics, trash the dress, and boudoir sessions. Winner of the Montgomery, IL, town-wide photography contest, Wendy answers any inquiries via email or phone to provide pricing details.

Geneva, IL 60134 Rating

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5.0 (46)
5.0 (14)

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Jennifer Kaye Photography is a photography studio in historic downtown Geneva, Illinois. Jennifer Kaye started the business in 2006 after discovering how fun and challenging it was to photograph kids. In the years since then, Jennifer has shot everything from babies to cakes. She loves getting to know new clients and building friendships with those she has been photographing for years. She is a Learn Shoot Inspire Pro Member, and she is a pro member of the Clickin Moms photography community. Jennifer shoots newborn sessions as well as sessions for children and families. She also shoots commercial sessions for multiple brands.

Joliet, IL 60404 Rating

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5.0 (1)

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Whine & Cheese Photography is a full-service photography studio that provides newborn photo shoots in Aurora. The studio has multiple props and color schemes to create unique images, and photographers can make customized items upon request. Professionals provide newborn sessions either at the firm's premises or in clients' homes. The package includes three prop set-ups and digital images, choices from a gallery of 15, and an additional option of purchasing more pictures. Whine & Cheese also works on maternity and boudoir photo shoots.

Compare our Top Newborn Photographers

NameExpertise RatingAddressPromotionsLearn more
Bella Tu Photography
516 W. State St., Geneva, IL 60134
Kate Hazell Photography
Christine Retzer Photography
40W117 Campton Crossings Drive, St. Charles, IL 60175
Krista Ann Photography
John Kalad Photography
Locked In Photography
Jennifer Kaye Photography
Whine & Cheese Photography


  • 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.