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Best Newborn Photographers in Detroit, MI

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Our goal is to connect people with the best local professionals. We scored Detroit 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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23228 Northline Road, Taylor, MI 48180 Rating

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5.0 (14)
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Why choose this provider?

Nickens Photography is the business of newborn photographer Vanessa Nickens that serves the Detroit metro and its surrounding areas. Nickens offers four newborn photoshoot packages. She aims to capture and preserve special moments for newborns as she believes that they grow so fast. Nickens loves photography and babies since she was a kid that is why she considers this as her dream job. She also deals with cake smash and baby photography sessions.

Brighton, MI 48116 Rating

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5.0 (89)
5.0 (6)

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Based in Brighton, Photography by Trudi Lynn is open to clients throughout Detroit. Trudi Lynn uses her over a decade of photography experience and editing skillset to capture snapshots and portraits of newborn babies and expectant mothers. She enjoys photographing newborns and capturing tiny details like their wispy hair and fingers. The photographer offers boutique products like storyboards, handcrafted albums, and canvases for each package, as well as full-resolution digital images that are available individually or in collections.

2336 East Highland Road, Suite 104, Highland Charter Township, MI 48356 Rating

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5.0 (7)
5.0 (3)

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Gold + Grace Photography is a premier studio located in Highland, Michigan, catering to clients from Detroit and its surrounding areas. It specializes in capturing the precious moments of a baby's first year through its newborn, milestone, and cake smash studio sessions. The owner of Gold + Grace, Natasha LaPratt, is a certified professional in Newborn Safety with over seven years of experience as a newborn photographer. Natasha values delivering an outstanding experience for her clients and is dedicated to preserving their memories for a lifetime.

23061 East Main Street, Armada, MI 48005 Rating

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5.0 (18)

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Melissa Matz Photography captures precious first moments for new parents in the Detroit area. The photographer recommends scheduling the session during the second trimester, to ensure the date availability, for when the baby is 10 to 14 days old. Each session lasts between two and three hours. A large variety of props and outfits is available. In addition to digital photos, Melissa Matz Photography offers wall art, prints, and albums.

Detroit, MI Rating

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5.0 (32)
5.0 (14)

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Carrie Ferris Photography offers newborn portraits, maternity photoshoots, and milestone sessions for babies up to one year in Detroit. Founder Carrie Ferris has been working in the industry for over 12 years and is knowledgeable about the safety measures involved in working with newborns. Her newborn photography sessions include a custom-designed color palette with various props and accessories, which are provided in the studio. She has been featured in The No Cry Sleep Solution and Lensational Magazine.

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Compare our Top Newborn Photographers

NameExpertise RatingAddressPromotionsLearn more
Nickens Photography
23228 Northline Road, Taylor, MI 48180
{Photography} by Trudi Lynn
Brighton, MI 48116
Gold + Grace Photography
2336 East Highland Road, Suite 104, Highland Charter Township, MI 48356
Melissa Matz Photography
23061 East Main Street, Armada, MI 48005
Carrie Ferris Photography
Detroit, MI


  • 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.