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Best Newborn Photographers in Portland, OR

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Our goal is to connect people with the best local professionals. We scored Portland 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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7229 Southeast 60th Avenue, Portland, OR 97206

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5.0 (12)
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5.0 (1)

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Ashlie Behm Photography is a luxury studio specializing in newborn photography, serving the Portland metro area. Ashlie's services include creating beautiful, minimal, and timeless portraits of babies when they are at their tiniest. She also designs heirloom quality albums and customized frames for clients to hold, feel, admire, and cherish for years. Ashlie believes that these memories deserve to be remembered and not forgotten on an outdated computer hard drive. All newborn photography sessions take place at Ashlie Behm's studio.

  • Family Portraits
  • Maternity

9751 Sw Brookside Dr, Portland, OR 97225

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5.0 (38)

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Four Jays Photography is a studio that serves clients in Portland. It provides newborn photography services that include hospital sessions, which can take place within 48 hours of birth in clients' chosen birthing locations. Studio owner Danielle Jansen conducts sessions that concentrate on the immediate connection with babies and the introduction of family members. Danielle also offers maternity and family photography sessions that are conducted after detailed planning with clients. Clients can opt for wall art, albums, and digital images after viewing their images.

  • Maternity
  • Family Portraits
  • Birth Photography

10160 SW Nimbus Ave Suite F4A, Tigard, OR 97223

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5.0 (24)
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5.0 (18)

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Apple Blossom Photography was opened in 2007 and has become one of the area's favorite custom portrait studios for customers that love an artistic, unique look in their family, newborn, and maternity portraits. The photographer has a creative and dramatic style that uses beautiful natural settings, soft light, and expert editing to craft engaging portraits that tell a story and capture life's important milestones. Whether the customer wants to preserve the excitement and glow of pregnancy or the sweet first days of a newborn's life, the photographer strives to make every image a work of art that customers can share, treasure, and enjoy for years to come. Customers can browse the studio's website to find information about sessions and pricing options, as well as galleries of the photographer's work.

Tigard, OR 97223

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Nicole Hart Photography is a natural light photographer serving Portland, OR, and the surrounding areas, specializing in families, children, and newborns. Nicole started her journey in photography when she became a mom. She continued to develop her craft, especially when she had her first daughter. Nicole wanted to capture every single moment of her life and to take better pictures. Photo sessions with Nicole are fun, relaxed and natural, as she captures beautiful moments with her lens and turns them into lasting works of art. Nicole is a a member of the National Association of Professional Child Photographers.

Portland, OR 97062

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5.0 (31)
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5.0 (6)

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Blissful Mondays Photography is an award-winning newborn photography studio that has served families throughout Portland since 1999. The company is a Professional Photographers of America Silver Medalist and a 2nd Place Portrait Winner in the Northwest District Professional Photographers of America Photographic Competition. The photographer uses a pure, elegant, and simple approach. Newborn sessions include a two to three-hour photo shoot, props and accessories, and 20 to 30 lightly retouched images. Products for purchase post-shoot include digital files, albums, wall art, cards, and more.

2005 N Williams Ave, Portland, OR 97227

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5.0 (1)

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Wildwood Birth Collective is a birth coaching and photography company working with the people of Portland. The company's team is available to photograph the birth of its client's child, as well as the child's first few days and weeks of life. They also offer videography services so the mother can rewatch the birth. Additionally, Wildwood Birth Collective has doulas that can attend the mother's birth to coach them throughout the process.

Clackamas, OR 97015

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5.0 (53)
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5.0 (45)
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5.0 (28)

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SunnyMelon Photography serves the Portland, Oregon, metro area, providing portrait photography services for newborns. This business emphasizes an organic and neutral tone aesthetic and prefers to shoot within the Happy Valley city in Oregon. Typically, photoshoots are conducted within the businesses' studio, where there are wardrobe choices available to clients as well as an assortment of rustic props. Additionally, SunnyMelon Photography offers sitter sessions, maternity shoots, and family portraits in a variety of packages.

Portland, OR 97224

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5.0 (14)
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5.0 (7)

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Cadeau Photography has been a Portland newborn photo studio for five years. The group specializes in "golden, natural family portraits" as well as newborn sessions and baby milestone photos. Families appreciate the studio's simple and real imagery with soft colors and natural light that let emotions shine through. Parents can capture treasured memories in Cadeau's studio with full wardrobe and prop options for mom and baby to use, and a nearby field serves as the backdrop for maternity, children and family sessions between the months of May and September. A First Year Plan includes maternity, newborn, sitter, and one-year shoots, and interested parties are asked to book in advance due to the photographer's limited availability each month.

Portland, OR 97202

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5.0 (6)

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Rosemary Ragusa Photography is a newborn photography studio that serves families throughout Portland. The company prides itself on integrity, creativity, and customer satisfaction. The photographer uses a unique and fun approach to capture fine art photos. Newborn portraits are taken in the first ten days and includes a pre-consultation, a 60-minute photo shoot, custom image preparation, and viewing session, and an online gallery. Prints are available a la carte.

17397 Northwest Woodrush Way, Portland, OR 97229

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5.0 (56)
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5.0 (35)

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Grace Photography PDX is a Portland-based newborn photography company. It was founded by Ranjani Ramakrishnan, whose passion for photography started with taking photos of her daughter. She has four years of experience as a newborn photographer and she provides classic and premium photo sessions in her studio. Additionally, she encourages family participation in photos and offers different setups. Photobooks are also available upon request. Other photography packages include maternity and milestone photoshoots.

Portland, OR 97035

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Owls Eye Photography is a newborn, maternity, wedding, and portrait photography business in Portland. Newborn sessions are two to three hours long and include backdrops, props, baskets, blankets, and high-resolution digital images with full printing rights. The photographer allows for photos including parents and siblings, but the emphasis is on baby.

Portland, OR 97239

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5.0 (12)

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Holly Dresher Photography is a Portland photography studio that specializes in newborn, child, maternity, and family photos. The photographer’s style is fun, free, and detail-oriented to bring personality and sense of humor into each photo. Memberships include Professional Photographers of America. Packages include at a four-hour photo shoot, props, and an online proofing gallery with a minimum of 30 photos.

Portland, OR 97220

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5.0 (4)

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Shelley Marie Photography is a Portland newborn photography business. Newborn photo sessions are taken within 8-12 days after birth. Clients rave about the photographer’s sweet, joyful, and gentle approach using natural lighting, creative backdrops, and hand-made props. Archival canvases, luxury albums, barn wood-framed fine art prints, image boxes, bamboo, standouts, mini accordion books, and custom-designed cards are available a la carte.

1445 SW 84th Ave., Portland, OR 97225

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5.0 (5)

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Kimi Photography is a Portland, Oregon, photography studio that has been serving families throughout the community for nearly a decade. The photographers use a fun approach to creating pure moments and capturing the client’s essence and individuality. The company is a member of Wedding & Portrait Photographers International and has served clients across the world. Newborn sessions are taken in the first five to 10 days and take one to three hours. Packages include heirloom and artisan prints and albums.

29901 NE 64th Way Camas, Camas, WA 98607

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5.0 (31)
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5.0 (16)

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Gretchen Barros Photography offers family, maternity, child, and newborn portrait sessions to residents of Portland, Oregon, and beyond. A typical newborn session is three hours long and takes place in the Gretchen Barros Photography studio. Photos can be whimsical or natural and always display an attention to safety and comfort for the baby. The photographic session is one hundred dollars with print packages costing more depending on the desires of the client.

Elizabeth Hite Photography | Natural In Home Newborn Photography logo

Elizabeth Hite Photography | Natural In Home Newborn Photography

Portland, OR
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5.0 (65)
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5.0 (30)

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Elizabeth Hite caters to clients in Portland and nearby localities. She offers newborn photography services and performs photo shoots with babies and their families, using natural light to capture photographs and in-home moments. Her goal is to immortalize all the tiny, unposed details of the newborn without the use of any props, resulting in natural, candid photographs. To create vibrant and vivid photo shoots, she provides advice to clients regarding clothing choices and guides them through natural posing. Elizabeth Hite's studio also offers maternity photography services.

  • Newborn
  • Family Portraits
  • Maternity

2319 State Street, Salem, OR 97301

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5.0 (84)
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4.8 (59)
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5.0 (5)

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Arcadian Photography offers natural newborn photo sessions for new parents obsessed with every perfect detail of their new baby. Owner and photographer Katie has been serving Portland customers for more than 13 years. She specializes in maternity and family photography. She provides a wide selection of wardrobes for moms and babies. The professional also produces heirloom albums and prints to help clients preserve their special moments. Katie is a member of the National Association of Professional Child Photographers.

Portland, OR 97222

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5.0 (9)

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Zoe Arnesen Photography caters to clients in Portland and the surrounding areas. Zoe Arnesen, the studio's owner and photographer, works with families that want to capture special moments in their lives, such as the arrival of their new babies. She schedules newborn photography sessions in a private studio on weekday mornings. There is also a selection of baby outfits, newborn wraps, headbands, and simple props. In addition, Zoe can create heirloom artwork from the baby's photos.

  • Milestone
  • Newborn
  • Family Portraits

Compare our Top Newborn Photographers

NameExpertise RatingAddressPromotionsLearn more
Ashlie Behm Photography
7229 Southeast 60th Avenue, Portland, OR 97206
Four Jays Photography
9751 Sw Brookside Dr, Portland, OR 97225
Apple Blossom Photography
10160 SW Nimbus Ave Suite F4A, Tigard, OR 97223
Nicole Hart Photography
Blissful Mondays Photography
Wildwood Birth
2005 N Williams Ave, Portland, OR 97227
SunnyMelon Photography
Cadeau Photography
Rosemary Ragusa Photography
Grace Photography PDX
17397 Northwest Woodrush Way, Portland, OR 97229
Owls Eye Photography
Holly Dresher Photography
Shelley Marie Photography
Kimi Photography
1445 SW 84th Ave., Portland, OR 97225
Gretchen Barros Photography
29901 NE 64th Way Camas, Camas, WA 98607
Elizabeth Hite Photography | Natural In Home Newborn Photography
Arcadian Photography
2319 State Street, Salem, OR 97301
Zoe Arnesen Photography

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.