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Best Newborn Photographers in Columbia, MO

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Columbia, MO 65203 Rating

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4.9 (86)

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Imago Dei Photography offers documentation solutions in and around Columbia. It documents the first few days of babies within two weeks after their birth. The studio conducts in-home photo sessions and provides a selection of baskets, headbands, hats, blankets, and props. Parents and siblings can participate in the shoot to a limited extent. Owner and photographer Crystal Reddick also handles maternity, family, and senior photography projects. She strives to capture portraits with a service-centered approach.

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  • Custom Wall Art Design
  • Props Available

Columbia, MO 65215 Rating

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5.0 (92)
5.0 (1)
5.0 (1)

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Three Little Foxes Photography takes photos of newborns throughout Columbia. The photographer aims to reflect the soul of her subjects and capture those fleeting moments. She specializes in birth stories, the full day of labor as well as two hours with the newborn after birth, and can come anytime of night and even photograph c-sections as long as it is allowed. Clients can also ask for full newborn sessions, maternity sessions, and other family and child shoots and should contact Three Little Foxes to discuss details over a coffee or tea.

Columbia, MO 65202 Rating

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5.0 (79)
4.5 (8)

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Holly is a Newborn and Family Photographer in Columbia, Missouri. She offers a variety of sessions and packages for newborns, milestone sessions for babies, birthday and cake smash sessions, engagement and couples sessions, families and extended family sessions, senior photos, and wedding packages. Holly lives and works in Columbia, Missouri. She graduated from Columbia College in 2013 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Graphic Design and Photography. Holly has been taking family and baby photos professionally since 2012 and established Holly J Greenup Photography as her full time job in the summer of 2019.

Huntsville, MO 65259

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Fairfeather Art has been a Huntsville newborn photographer since 2011. The fine art photo studio specializes in newborn photography and offers sessions for those within 14 days of birth and 30 to 60-minute sessions for those within two months of birth. Siblings are able to take part in the shoot, and moms can bring props from home, although there are items on hand at the studio for the newborn. Fairfeather Art is licensed, is a member of the Professional Photographers of America, and offers photography services for family, maternity, baby, child, and high school graduates as well.

Columbia, MO 65203 Rating

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5.0 (6)
5.0 (3)

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Rebecca Allen Photography handles newborn photos for Columbia parents. The studio specializes in documentary photography and aims to capture real moments, genuine interaction, and true personality in its work. Packages can be customized per client depending on budgets and needs, and parents should contact Rebecca Allen to discuss. The photographer serves as a Photo Team Coordinator at the True/False Film Fest and is a Production Photographer for MU Dept of Theatre and MU Summer Rep Theatre. Clients can order wedding and other family photography as well.

Jefferson City, MO Rating

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Emily Poston Photography has been photographing newborns throughout the Jefferson City area for 8 years. Newborn sessions last two to three hours and take place at the photographer's in-home studio between five and 12 days after birth. Parents receive custom editing of at least 20 images and access to an online gallery for ordering and sharing. Toddler sessions also take place at the photographer's studio, but other child and family shoots can take place on-location where the parents prefer. Maternity, high school seniors, and cake smash sessions are also available. Emily Poston Photography is a member of Clickin Moms' CMPro.

Columbia, MO 65202 Rating

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5.0 (10)

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Fresh Inspirations Photography specializes in family and newborn photography sessions, serving clients in Columbia and its surrounding areas. Its newborn portrait sessions can be set up in the client's home. Its photographer utilizes spaces that include the living room, master bedroom, and baby's nursery room. In addition, the studio offers family photo sessions that are held outdoors and during golden hour. Fresh Inspirations Photography delivers high-resolution digital images with print release and in a private online gallery.

Compare our Top Newborn Photographers

NameExpertise RatingAddressPromotionsLearn more
Imago Dei Photography
Three Little Foxes Photography
Holly J Greenup Photography
Fairfeather Art
Rebecca Allen Photography
Emily Poston Photography
Fresh Inspirations 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.

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