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Best Newborn Photographers in Dayton, OH

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Our goal is to connect people with the best local professionals. We scored Dayton 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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848 East Franklin Street, Centerville, OH 45459 Rating

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5.0 (25)

Why choose this provider?

Ashley Meyer Photography offers studio and on-location photography services in Dayton and the surrounding communities. With over 11 years of experience, its owner photographer, Ashley Meyer, specializes in photographing newborns, children, and families. For each session, she uses props like hats, wraps, blankets, and hairbands with vintage or rustic themes and occasional floral or natural accents. Ashley is a member of the International Association of Professional Birth Photographers and has training and certification in the safe handling of newborns.

  • Birth Photography
  • Maternity
  • Family Portraits

Washington Township, OH 45458 Rating

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5.0 (28)
5.0 (24)

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Winter Freire Photography is a Washington Township newborn photography studio with 20 years of experience. The studio uses natural light and offers a two-hour session with props in-studio or at the parents' home. Winter Freire captures those sweet moments for unique and timeless memories and also offers a portrait planning guide, consultation, and boutique wardrobe for moms and siblings. Maternity, baby, children, boudoir, and motherhood portraits are also available.

Xenia, OH Rating

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5.0 (32)

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We specialize in newborn sessions that are simple, timeless and authentic in our laid back, cozy, natural light studio (always stocked with coffee and carbs!). Our studio is fully stocked with new moms and babies in mind. We have all of the essentials for parents to use while visiting us. We also offer a beautifully curated studio wardrobe for new moms to take the guesswork out of session styling. Sessions last up to 2.5 hours and include digital images as well as a keepsake album. Birth sessions are also available, and the owner is a member of the International Association of Professional Birth Photographers. Clients can also book maternity sessions, baby milestones and family portraits. The photographer uses only natural light, focuses on details and connection, and aims for the perfect candid shots.

Trenton, OH 45067 Rating

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4.9 (7)

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Kendra Seiter Photography has been handling newborn photo shoots in Trenton for five years. Aside from newborns, the studio also photographs babies, children, maternity, families, and weddings, and optional design work for cards, albums books, and canvases is also available. The photographer has had extensive education and training including The Magic of Childhood with Shalonda Chaddock and Snapshots to Art: Transforming the Everyday with Mickie DeVries.

400 Linden Ave Studio 235, Dayton, OH 45403 Rating

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5.0 (39)
5.0 (9)

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Dorothy Beam Photography focuses on taking newborn and maternity photographs as well as pictures of children and families. During newborn photo sessions, clients can choose color schemes and props or leave those decisions up to the photographer. Maternity sessions involve a fashion consultation and professional hair and makeup services. Edited digital pictures are available, as are packages with features such as Facebook cover images and leather albums. Dorothy Beam also handles personal brand photography for entrepreneurs.

Compare our Top Newborn Photographers

NameExpertise RatingAddressPromotionsLearn more
Ashley Meyer Photography
848 East Franklin Street, Centerville, OH 45459
Winter Freire Photography
Washington Township, OH 45458
Lindsay Nicole Photography
Xenia, OH
Kendra Seiter Photography
Trenton, OH 45067
Dorothy Beam Photography
400 Linden Ave Studio 235, Dayton, OH 45403


  • 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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