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Best Newborn Photographers in Baton Rouge, LA

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Our goal is to connect people with the best local professionals. We scored Baton Rouge 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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805 Brashear Avenue, Morgan City, LA 70380 Rating

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5.0 (64)
5.0 (3)

Why choose this provider?

Melinda Gilmore Photography serves clients in Baton Rouge. It is a luxury photo studio that handles newborn photography sessions. It assists parents in organizing all aspects of their ideal shoots, from style and color scheme selection to execution. It provides a wardrobe with more than 50 heirloom pieces for newborns that they can wear throughout the session. There are also over 100 accessories available, including wraps, bonnets, and tie-backs. In addition, the studio manages maternity photo shoots. Owner Melinda Gilmore has captured hundreds of mothers and newborns in photographs since starting the business in 2012.

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Denham Springs, LA 70706

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Kimberly Meng Photography offers professional photography services in Denham Springs. Since 2005, Kimberly has focused on helping families invest in their memories by creating portraits that can be held and cherished forever. The studio is cozy and intimate, but Kimberly also conducts lifestyle sessions in the family's home or helps select the perfect outdoor location. The studio specializes in artistic portraits of newborns, children, families, and high school seniors as well as provides maternity and engagement sessions.

Saint Francisville, LA 70775 Rating

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5.0 (46)

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Lillybelle Pixs is located in West Feliciana Parish and provides beautiful outdoor & on-location photography. Newborns are the photographer's favorite subjects to photograph. Newborn photo sessions take 2-4 hours, allowing plenty of time for feeding, changing, and any other attention the baby or mother needs. The studio provides plenty of props, and offers photography services for seniors, weddings, engagements, and family shoots. The studio is a member of Professional Photographers of America and Wedding and Portraits Photographers International.

Baton Rouge, LA 70816 Rating

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5.0 (24)

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Rachel Ezzo Portraits, LLC is a maternity, newborn, children, and young family photographer serving Baton Rouge and its surrounding areas. As a fine art luxury photographer, Rachel utilizes a light and airy style. Her studio now offers fine art prints, framed portraits, and albums that are all heirloom quality. Studio wardrobe is available, particularly for moms, dads, kids, and newborns. Professional makeup is included for sessions in the studio.

Baton Rouge, LA 70806 Rating

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5.0 (53)
5.0 (5)

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In less than five years, Quinn Alexandra Photography has photographed over 500 newborn babies in the Baton Rouge Metro. The photography business was started by best friends of over 20 years, Mallory Quinn and Jessica Alexandra. The photography duo shoots on location, but the studio also has a nursery for the comfort of their clients. Mallory and Jessica's fill their classic and romantic photographs with pops of vibrant color. Photography sessions include maternity, arrivals, newborns, babies, first birthday/cake smash, and families.

Denham Springs, LA 70706 Rating

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Jamie LeJeune Photography is a Denham Springs photography studio specializing in creative portraiture for newborns, children, families, high school seniors, and brides. Jamie names her portrait sessions after the styles of photos: persnickety, couture, posh, classic, whimsy, and petite. Newborn sessions over an hour, include multiple outfit changes, and range from $60-$400. Clients can order additional frames, ornaments, photo tiles, canvas wraps, and more. Readers of Parent’s Magazine selected Jamie LeJeune Photography as a Family Favorite in Best Newborn Photography and Best Photography Studio in 2013.

Baton Rouge, LA 70802 Rating

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Anna-Karin’s Photography creates breathtaking down-to-earth portraits that preserve memories for a lifetime. Photography sessions include maternity, newborn, child, senior portraits, wedding, engagement, pet, and corporate photography. Anna-Karin shoots both on location and in her studio, providing clients with a combination of striking black and white photos and dreamy colored photos. Anna-Karin is an award-winning photographer and a member of Professional Photographers of America. Sessions begin at $129 and clients can also purchase additional prints, custom made collages, and canvas prints.

Baton Rouge, LA 70816 Rating

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4.9 (37)
5.0 (1)

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Cherilyn Haines Photography offers classic maternity, newborn, and baby photography services to the Baton Rouge Metro. Cherilyn creates beautiful images of the newest family additions and provides a boutique-style experience for each family. Session fees start at $125 and include a combination of professional-quality prints and products.

Compare our Top Newborn Photographers

NameExpertise RatingAddressPromotionsLearn more
Melinda Gilmore Photography
805 Brashear Avenue, Morgan City, LA 70380
Kimberly Meng Photography
Denham Springs, LA 70706
Lillybelle Pixs
Saint Francisville, LA 70775
Rachel Ezzo Portraits, LLC
Baton Rouge, LA 70816
Quinn Alexandra Photography
Baton Rouge, LA 70806
Jamie LeJeune Photography
Denham Springs, LA 70706
Anna-Karin’s Photography
Baton Rouge, LA 70802
Cherilyn Haines Photography
Baton Rouge, LA 70816


  • 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.