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Best Newborn Photographers in Wilmington, NC

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Our goal is to connect people with the best local professionals. We scored Wilmington 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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Hampstead, NC 28443

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5.0 (13)
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5.0 (2)

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Erika Rigger Photography specializes in natural light photography and shoots children, families, maternity, and newborns. Owner Erika Rigger loves to capture the magical whimsy of childhood. Newborn sessions are shot on location and are created using organic, natural color schemes. Pricing begins at three hundred dollars and includes one hour of shooting, forty plus edited digital images, and a mobile gallery. Prints and keepsakes are available for an additional cost.

Wilmington, NC 28412

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5.0 (7)
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5.0 (1)

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Based in Wilmington, Andrea's Images Photography is a photographic studio that specializes in weddings, babies, and diverse portraits. Andrea's Images Photography captures precious memories that will live on forever in modern, exuberant photographs. For exact pricing information and scheduling availability contact the studio directly.

47 Canterbury Ct, Hampstead, NC 28443

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5.0 (26)

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Michelle of Michelle Popp Photography is a Wilmington NC newborn photographer also specializing in family, maternity, and baby photography serving all of Wilmington, Hampstead, Topsail Island, Jacksonville, Swansboro, and surrounding areas. Michelle's passion is to capture love and connection in her imagery. Michelle believes that portraits should be PURE, ORGANIC & TIMELESS. This allows candid emotions, authentic beauty, and precious details to capture the focus. Michelle’s ultimate goal is not only to produce stunning images, but to also provide a luxury portrait experience from beginning to end. This experience includes a pre session consultation to discuss your hopes for the session, personalized styling, access to client wardrobe for both moms and babies, optional professional hair & make-up services, and a design and ordering appointment after your session to decide which heirloom artwork best suites your family.

Wilmington, NC 28411

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Katie Bork Photography is a professional photography studio utilizing natural light to capture families, babies, and newborns. Based in Wilmington, the aim is to shoot all subjects within the realm of lifestyle photography. To capture the unique connections and relationships in candid, alive moments. Email the owner Katie Bork for accurate pricing, scheduling, and session details.

Shallotte, NC 28470

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5.0 (43)
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5.0 (3)

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Genie Leigh Photography is a full service studio that specializes in wedding, family, cake smash, child, and newborn photography in Myrtle Beach, Wilmington, and surrounding areas. Genie Leigh Photography operates two dedicated studios in Wilmington and Shallotte and will shoot on location. Images are joyful, colorful, and modern. Contact the studio directly for appointments and package pricing.

Wilmington, NC 28412

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4.5 (2)

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Since 2009, Infinity Photography and Design has offered professional photographic services to the Wilmington area and beyond. Owner Lara Schuhmann specializes in family, infant, maternity, and newborn portraiture. Newborn portraits focus on the special moment in time with attention given to the tiny, magical details. Sessions are one hundred and fifty dollars for one hour. Contact Lara for package details, pricing, and availability.

714 Piner Rd, Wilmington, NC 28409

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5.0 (4)

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Founded in 2013, Twig & Feather Photography is a studio in Wilmington, NC. Servicing the coastal North Carolina area, it specializes in newborn, maternity, wedding, and family photography. The business has a unique studio in a refurbished bus, and it also offers in-home sessions. It has won the Lookslikefilm Best Family Photography award in 2018, and previous clients have recommended the photographer for her professionalism and local area knowledge in photo shoots.

Wilmington, NC 28405

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5.0 (25)

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Since 2009, Michelle Leonard Photography has provided quality family photography to clients in the greater Wilmington area. Whether it is family, maternity, headshots, or precious newborn portraiture, Michelle is happy to collaborate with each customer to execute a particular vision. Her portraits tend to be natural and sweet, but just about anything can be created. Newborn sessions can take place in her studio or on location and typically last three hours. For pricing and booking information call Michelle on her studio phone line.

Leland, NC 28451

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5.0 (13)
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5.0 (1)

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Tiffany Abruzzo Photography offers engagement, wedding, children, family, maternity, and newborn portraits to customers in the Wilmington area and beyond. Owner Tiffany Abruzzo captures each client's unique story with natural light and a focus on candid moments. The purchase of a four hundred dollar maternity shoot includes a free newborn session. Newborn sessions are shot on location with little to no props. The aim is to capture the tiniest little details of each little boy or girl. For package pricing and availability contact the studio.

Compare our Top Newborn Photographers

NameExpertise RatingAddressPromotionsLearn more
Erika Rigger Photography
Hampstead, NC 28443
Andrea's Images Photography
Wilmington, NC 28412
Michelle Popp Photography
47 Canterbury Ct, Hampstead, NC 28443
Katie Bork Photography
Wilmington, NC 28411
Genie Leigh Photography
Shallotte, NC 28470
Infinity Photography and Design
Wilmington, NC 28412
Twig & Feather Photography
714 Piner Rd, Wilmington, NC 28409
Michelle Leonard Photography
Wilmington, NC 28405
Tiffany Abruzzo Photography
Leland, NC 28451

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.

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