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Best Newborn Photographers in Grand Rapids, MI

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Grand Rapids, MI 49546

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5.0 (11)

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jenQphotography is led by Jen Q, a self-taught photographer dedicated to capturing real moments through photos. Serving Grand Rapids and the surrounding areas, Jen offers newborn photography in the client's home or her home studio. From simple to stylized newborn sessions, Jen also includes props and baby accessories that her clients can choose from. Additionally, Jen provides a wide range of photography services, including boudoir, family, maternity, senior, and children. Jen also handles engagement and wedding sessions.

1101 Godfrey Avenue Southwest, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

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Studio Phrené is a photography business serving Grand Rapids. It provides newborn photography sessions as well as maternity and wedding collections. Its West End studio is available for rental for special events and features aesthetics such as hardwood floors, windows with bright natural light, and elegant decor of chandeliers and furniture. The business owner and head photographer, Phrené, has 10 years of industry experience and currently serves as an adjunct professor of photography at Cornerstone University.

215 North Jebavy Drive, Ludington, MI 49431

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Jennie Wren Photography is owned and operated by Jennie Akins, a newborn photographer that serves clients in Grand Rapids and its surrounding areas in West Michigan. She specializes in newborn, maternity, children, and cake smash sessions. All her photoshoots are done at her studio in Ludington and she delivers the photos two weeks after the session. Other than being a photographer, Jennie also has a full-time job as an investigator for the Medical Examiner's office.

2928 Botsford Avenue Northeast, Grand Rapids, MI 49505
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The photography studio of Dana Walsh specializes in newborn and motherhood photography in the city of Grand Rapids. Dana holds an Arts degree at Central Michigan University and has over 12 years of experience. Sessions occur outdoors or in her warehouse studio, and it provides optional wardrobe selections for both mothers and babies. Newborn photography may last for up to three hours, and clients may receive a 50-proof gallery that is compilable into a velvet or leather photo album.

859 Orchard Avenue Southeast, Grand Rapids, MI 49506

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Jules K Photography is a full-service boutique that has been serving Grand Rapids and nearby areas since 2006. Julie King is a newborn photographer who specializes in modern portraiture. She also offers family, kids, and high school seniors photoshoots and headshots. She gives clients pose and wardrobe tips before and during the actual sessions and shares her ideas about prints and photo products. Julie believes that photography captures the stories that every life tells.

240 Front St Southwest, Grand Rapids, MI 49504

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Arrae Photography is a photography service located in Grand Rapids. The company handles photography sessions of newborn babies, particularly those aged five to 14 days old. Its studio is complete with backdrops, outfits, and blankets that can be used during the photo shoot. It is owned and operated by Amanda Montgomery and has been in service since 2003. Montgomery first worked at local photo labs before establishing the business. Arrae Photography also offers engagement and wedding photo sessions.

1363 Tufton Drive Southwest, Byron Center, MI 49315

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Abby Jayne Photography is a studio located in Grand Rapids. Its newborn photography service includes a photo session and fully edited digital files both in color and in black and white. Outfits and props such as bonnets, headbands, and wraps are available for use at the Abby Jayne Photography studio. The inclusion of parents and siblings in newborn photography sessions is encouraged. Photographer Abby Jayne has 9 years of experience in photography. She also shoots senior, engagement, and wedding photography sessions.

401 Hall Street Southwest, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

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The MittenTog provides newborn photography services to clients in Grand Rapids. Photographer and owner Dionel Fisher carries over 11 years of experience in the industry specializing in family, portrait, wedding, and engagement photography. Her sessions are conducted in her studio and outdoors, with an aim to provide a comfortable photoshoot experience to clients. Fisher also handles commercial photography. Outside of her photography career, Fisher spends time with her two kids, Lucy and Ayden, who are her favorite photography subjects.

Grand Rapids, MI

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Ellie B Photography is a full-service studio that serves clients in Grand Rapids. It offers newborn photography services that are equipped with props, backdrops, and wraps suited to clients' ideas and preferences. Studio owner Ellie Burke specializes in heirloom products and images. She learned the art of photography from major photographers, such as Kelly Brown, Ana Brandt, and Elena Blair. Ellie has newborn safety training and holds CPR and first aid certifications. She also offers maternity and family photography services.

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Compare our Top Newborn Photographers

NameExpertise RatingAddressPromotionsLearn more
jenQphotography
Grand Rapids, MI 49546
Studio Phrené
1101 Godfrey Avenue Southwest, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Jennie Wren Photography
215 North Jebavy Drive, Ludington, MI 49431
Dana Walsh Photography
2928 Botsford Avenue Northeast, Grand Rapids, MI 49505
Jules K Photography
859 Orchard Avenue Southeast, Grand Rapids, MI 49506
Arrae Photography
240 Front St Southwest, Grand Rapids, MI 49504
Abby Jayne Photography
1363 Tufton Drive Southwest, Byron Center, MI 49315
The MittenTog
401 Hall Street Southwest, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Photography by Ellie Burke
Grand Rapids, MI

FAQs

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    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.

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