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Best Newborn Photographers in Indianapolis, IN

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Our goal is to connect people with the best local professionals. We scored Indianapolis 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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Fishers, IN 46038

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5.0 (21)
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4.3 (3)

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Blue Balloon Photography captures photos of newborns as well as kids' portraits, family portraits, lifestyle portraits, and maternity photos. The business also offers hospital sessions where photos are taken at the hospital within the first 48 hours of birth. The Fishers, Indiana, photographer takes portraits on-location and in clients' homes. Clients have praised the photographer for her flexibility, easy nature with kids, and talent.

  • Family Portraits
  • Maternity
  • Newborn Photography

Westfield, IN 46074

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4.9 (28)
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5.0 (3)

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L. Severson Portraits is run by a husband and wife team based in Westfield. The photo studio photographs newborns as well as babies, children, families, and seniors. The photographer holds photo sessions indoors or outdoors, on-site or in her Westfield studio. The business will also take photos at the site of the birth at IU North, St. Vincent Women's Hospital, or St. Vincent Carmel Hospital. Clients have praised Leah Severson for her personalized services, talent in staging the scene, and ability to put babies at ease.

11408 Mears Dr., Zionsville, IN 46077

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5.0 (28)
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4.9 (18)

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KristeenMarie Photography is a business that has been operating in Indianapolis since 2009. It offers newborn photography sessions in-home, in-studio, or at an outdoor location chosen by the client. A variety of packages is available, which include high-resolution images, an online gallery to view edited images, and full production rights. The studio provides different kinds of props such as backdrops, wraps, and hair accessories. Its founder, Kristeen Marie Waddell, also conducts photography sessions for maternity, families, and first birthdays cake smash.

Indianapolis, IN

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5.0 (6)

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Aleah Gregory Photography caters to individuals and families in Indianapolis and the surrounding communities. Aleah offers newborn photography sessions, focusing on the natural bond between babies and parents by keeping the composition simple, veering away from props, and capturing candid moments. She provides pre-session planning, styling, heirloom albums, and wardrobe access. Digital files and artwork are also available during reveal appointments. Aleah was featured in Happily Ever Photo and is a member of The Motherhood Anthology.

  • Birth Photography
  • Family Portraits
  • Maternity

Indianapolis, IN 46268

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5.0 (39)
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5.0 (19)

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The photographer behind Kelly Martin Photography loves to capture the little details and use fun props for babies and kids to play with in relaxed, laid-back sessions. The Indianapolis photo studio captures maternity photos, newborn photos, lifestyle photos, photos of kids, and family portraits. The business holds photo sessions outdoors or in the client's home. Clients have praised Kelly Martin for her ability to capture the personality of the subject in front of the camera.

1045 North Senate Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46202

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5.0 (52)
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5.0 (37)

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Tatiana Kahl Photography is an Indianapolis-based business offering newborn, maternity, and family photography. Serving clients throughout Central Indiana, photographer Tatiana Kahl documents the first 48 hours of an infant's life and takes photos of the newborn and the rest of the family in the hospital. She also offers photo sessions for babies and children at her studio in downtown Indianapolis, where she keeps a maternity wardrobe and an array of props and outfits for little ones.

Westfield, IN 46074

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4.3 (18)

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Jen Sherrick Photography specializes in on-location lifestyle photography of newborns and babies. Jen Sherrick shoots in natural light with a playful, fresh style, and her work has been featured in the book Photographing Children, a Photo Workshop. The business' Baby Plan package includes at least three photo sessions in the first year of the child's life, typically in the first weeks, four months, eight months, and 12 months.

Shelbyville, IN 46176

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5.0 (15)

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Coffee Creek Studio photographs newborns as well as child portraits, engagement photos, family portraits, and weddings. The business' work has been seen on TODAY and featured on The Knot and I Love Farm Weddings. The photographer is a member of the Professional Photographer Association. Clients have praised the photographer for her ability to make her clients feel comfortable and her sweet, helpful attitude.

Brownsburg, IN 46112

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4.8 (48)
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5.0 (3)

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Lillybug Photography specializes in newborn photography, and also captures maternity and family portraits. The business, based in Brownsburg, offers a variety of print sizes and gallery wrap prints. Clients have praised the photographer for her creative prop and wardrobe ideas, kindness, patience, and talent.

Indianapolis, IN 46260

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The photographer behind Moonbug Photography aims to capture the personality of the subject in front of the camera. The Indianapolis photo studio is a simple setting that doesn't use props in order to focus on the kids in front of the camera. The business photographs newborns as well as kids, families, and high school seniors. Clients have praised the photographer for her careful, natural approach to the craft and patience with young children.

Indianapolis, IN 46205

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Carissa Hawkins Photography specializes in capturing the off-the-cuff moments of families and kids. The photo studio uses a laid back approach to photographing newborns outdoors or in the family's home. The business also captures moments at the hospital within the first 48 hours of birth. Clients have given positive feedback for Carissa Hawkins' quality photographs.

Indianapolis, IN 46202

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5.0 (128)

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Raw Sugar Photography has been serving families in Indianapolis since 20011. The photo studio captures photos of newborns as well as babies, children, and families. The business' available products include prints, digital images, print collages, mounted and framed photos, print wraps, canvas wraps, and albums.

Rushville, IN 46173

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Piper + Claire has been taking photographs of newborns in the Indianapolis area since 2004. The photographer uses natural light in her sessions, whether they're outdoors or in the client's home. The studio, based in Rushville, photographs kids, parents and their children, family portraits, tweens, and high school seniors. The business holds mentoring sessions for parents who want to learn how to capture photos of their kids.

Brownsburg, IN 46112

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5.0 (18)
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5.0 (2)

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Silver Pennies Photography specializes in casual, on-site photography using natural lighting. The photo studio, based in Brownsburg, uses soft, cozy props to photograph newborns. The studio also takes photos of children, families, and expectant mothers. The business' Day in the Life photos create memories of parents and their children in their own homes. For a special keepsake, Silver Pennies Photography sells photo prints on wood.

Carmel, IN 46033

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Hannah Hilliard Photography's studio in Carmel has a wide variety of cute, soft props and accessories for photographing newborns and babies. The business also photographs families and high school seniors. The studio's Baby Plan captures the important milestones in the first year of life, typically in the first weeks, four months, eight months, and 12 months. Clients have praised Hannah Hilliard for her talented work.

Compare our Top Newborn Photographers

NameExpertise RatingAddressPromotionsLearn more
Blue Balloon Photography
Fishers, IN 46038
L. Severson Portraits
Westfield, IN 46074
KristeenMarie Photography
11408 Mears Dr., Zionsville, IN 46077
Aleah Gregory Photography
Indianapolis, IN
Kelly Martin Photography
Indianapolis, IN 46268
Tatiana Kahl Photography
1045 North Senate Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46202
Jen Sherrick Photography
Westfield, IN 46074
Coffee Creek Studio
Shelbyville, IN 46176
Lillybug Photography
Brownsburg, IN 46112
Moonbug Photography
Indianapolis, IN 46260
Carissa Hawkins Photography
Indianapolis, IN 46205
Raw Sugar Photography
Indianapolis, IN 46202
Piper + Claire
Rushville, IN 46173
Silver Pennies Photography
Brownsburg, IN 46112
Hannah Hilliard Photography
Carmel, IN 46033

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.