Expertise.com Homepage

2024

Last updated:

Best Newborn Photographers in Winston Salem, NC

Our Recommended Top 9

We did the research for you!

  • Licensing
  • User Reviews
  • Mystery Shopping Calls

Our goal is to connect people with the best local professionals. We scored Winston Salem Newborn Photographers on more than 25 variables across five categories, and analyzed the results to give you a hand-picked list of the best.

83Reviewed

53Curated

9Top Picks

Learn about our selection process.

Providers

featured provider = Featured Provider

Winston Salem, NC

Expertise.com Rating

Review Sources

Google
5.0 (19)
Facebook
5.0 (19)

Why choose this provider?

Summer Dunes Photography is a newborn, milestone, family, and maternity photography studio based in Winston-Salem. It specializes in artistic posed newborn portraits, using luxury fabrics, props, accessories, and decorations to create timeless newborn portraiture and milestone and cake smash photography for babies up to one year old. Summer Dunes Photography offers natural light maternity portraits and lifestyle family sessions outdoors. Owner and photographer Jiahuan "Jill" Phillips has been in the industry since 2018. She holds infant CPR certification and is trained in newborn safety.

  • Cake Smash
  • Maternity
  • Newborn
  • Family Photography
  • Milestone

Winston Salem, NC

Expertise.com Rating

Why choose this provider?

Need help contacting a Newborn Photographer in Winston Salem? Call our Concierge team at 848-Book-Pro (848-266-5776 from 6 am - 4 pm PT | Mon - Fri). They are standing by to help you get the service you need.

144 North Main Street, Mooresville, NC 28115

Expertise.com Rating

Review Sources

Google
5.0 (36)
Yelp
5.0 (2)

Why choose this provider?

Anna MacIsaac Photography focuses on capturing the natural moments of a baby's first year. Studio owner Anna MacIsaac has been serving Winston-Salem families since 2014, providing newborn, maternity, baby, and cake smash photography. Her studio features a wardrobe available for clients to use during the session, which has a clothing selection for babies three months to six years old, maternity dresses, and family sets. MacIsaac ensures the safety of newborns during the session, having completed her training in infant and adult CPR. She is a member of the Professional Photographers of America.

  • Maternity Photography
  • Motherhood
  • Studio

1212 Whispering Wind Drive, Pfafftown, NC 27040

Expertise.com Rating

Review Sources

Facebook
5.0 (22)
Google
4.8 (20)
Yelp
5.0 (1)

Why choose this provider?

Urban Bloom Photography is a husband-and-wife team of photographers who specialize in various forms of photography, including newborns. They operate in and around the Winston-Salem metro area. The couple specializes in a mix of styles, including fine art, documentary, and portraiture, frequently applying various levels of exposure and often using autumn colors and black & white. The photographers also specialize in creating fine art films of major events, such as weddings.

6323 River Hills Drive, Greensboro, NC 27410

Expertise.com Rating

Review Sources

Google
5.0 (3)

Why choose this provider?

Jenifer Howard is a newborn portrait photographer in Winston Salem who found her love for photography after the birth of her first son. She offers on-location and in-studio boutique portrait experience. Her photographs show different baby poses with a mixture of various props. She considers her ability to capture the special moments in time as her passion and continues to hone her skills through training workshops and courses. Creating timeless portraits that are tailored for each family is Jenifer’s goal for her photographs.

Winston-Salem, NC

Expertise.com Rating

Review Sources

Google
5.0 (24)

Why choose this provider?

Rachael Fern Photography is a business founded by Rachel Fern, a photographer with over 10 years of experience and a degree in fine art, which she uses to affect in her portraits of newborns in and around the Winston-Salem metro area. Ms. Ferns' studio contains a small selection of sets and props for parents, who are also welcome to provide their own. The photographer's style is often traditional, making great use of strong colors and shadows.

Winston Salem, NC

Expertise.com Rating

Review Sources

Facebook
5.0 (18)
Google
5.0 (7)

Why choose this provider?

Lauren Jolly is an experienced photographer based in Winston-Salem who specializes in photographing newborns and their families in their home surroundings. Ms. Jolly travels throughout the Southeast. She uses her lens to document the early moments of the baby's life, avoiding over-staged images in preference of capturing real moments of love between the parents, their new child, and other children. The photographer also specializes in birth photography and maternity images.

Winston-Salem, NC

Expertise.com Rating

Review Sources

Google
5.0 (17)
Facebook
5.0 (11)
Yelp
5.0 (3)

Why choose this provider?

Amber Renea Photography is a newborn photography studio based in Winston-Salem. Owner and family photographer Amber Renea Dalholt highlights the raw interaction and connection between mothers and their children by capturing moments through a documentary approach. The studio assists clients in styling their wardrobe and finding the right pose. Other services include maternity shoots, birth announcements, gender reveals, and other family milestones. Each photography session includes editing, post-processing of images, and digital files.

3622 NC 8 & 65 Highway, Germanton, NC 27019

Expertise.com Rating

Review Sources

Facebook
5.0 (12)
Google
5.0 (2)

Why choose this provider?

Fantasy Photography, LLC has a bungalow-style home studio north of the Winston Salem metro. Its husband-and-wife tandem offers newborn photography sessions with a collection of accessories and props that parents can choose from. These handmade props include custom headbands, stretch wraps, vintage baskets, and banners. They allow studio viewing appointments prior to bookings and provide pre-session consultations to discuss portrait ideas and plan other session details. Newborn sessions can reach two hours in duration, including calming and feeding time.

Compare our Top Newborn Photographers

NameExpertise RatingAddressPromotionsLearn more
Summer Dunes Photography
Winston Salem, NC
Anna MacIsaac Photography
144 North Main Street, Mooresville, NC 28115
Urban Bloom Photography
1212 Whispering Wind Drive, Pfafftown, NC 27040
Jenifer Howard Studios
6323 River Hills Drive, Greensboro, NC 27410
Rachael Fern Photography
Winston-Salem, NC
Lauren Jolly
Winston Salem, NC
Amber Renea Photography
Winston-Salem, NC
Fantasy Photography, LLC
3622 NC 8 & 65 Highway, Germanton, NC 27019

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.

Other top picks in your area