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Best Newborn Photographers in Nashville, TN

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Our goal is to connect people with the best local professionals. We scored Nashville 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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Brentwood, TN 37027

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5.0 (19)

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Laura Janicek Photography is a photography studio offering newborn, child, family, maternity, and milestone photography services to the greater Nashville area. A mother herself, owner Laura is well-experienced with babies and loves to capture them, earning praise from past clients for her ability to calm children and snap just the right pictures. Her customers also love her large selection of backdrops and props and often return for six-month and year-old photo shots. Laura Janicek Photography is proud to have won Excellence in Newborn Photography awards from NewbornPhotographers.com and a merit award from the National Association of Professional Child Photographers.

  • Maternity
  • First Year Milestone
  • Newborn

130 N Church St., Murfreesboro, TN 37130

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5.0 (80)
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5.0 (60)

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Evie Lynn Photography provides professional imaging services for residents of the Nashville area. Evie Lynn specializes in capturing portraits of newborns—she has been holding portrait sessions for them for more than ten years. She also works on baby and maternity shoots. Evie, who is a mother of two herself, is knowledgeable about the safety measures involved in working with newborns, making her comfortable in handling them. In line with this, one of her previous clients referred to her as the "baby whisperer."

  • Maternity
  • Family
  • Milestones
  • Newborn

Cookeville, TN

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5.0 (56)

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Kelly Mullins Photography serves the Nashville community. The studio provides photography solutions to every client's life stage, from maternity and newborn to milestones with cake smash and bathtub splash setups and children portraits. Its newborn photo sessions include a custom-designed color palette, posing direction, soft lighting, swaddles, headbands, and props. Founder Kelly Mullins has been capturing clients' memories and emotions for over nine years. She also has been featured in Lensational Model & Photographer Magazine and Bump, Baby & Beyond Magazine.

  • Baby and Child
  • Newborn
  • Maternity
  • Milestone

Smyrna, TN 37167

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5.0 (4)
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5.0 (1)
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1.0 (1)

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Amanda Barrett Photography is a business that serves Nashville. Its photographer Amanda Barrett likes to take photos of newborns, babies, kids and their pets, and pregnant moms. Clients can choose to have their pictures taken at their homes, in Amanda's studio, or at their preferred locations. Clients can also get in touch with Amanda by sending an email or giving her a call.

  • Pet Portraits
  • Professional Headshots
  • Family Photography

Franklin, TN 37064

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5.0 (1)
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5.0 (1)

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Holly Marie Photography is a Nashville based photographer with more than a decade of experience in the industry. The owner, Holly Marie, specializes in newborn photography. She also does portraits of babies, toddlers, children, and families. Sessions can be completed in her studio or on location. Her style includes the use of candid photos and natural lighting.

1370 hazelwood dr suite 211b, smyrna, TN 37129

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5.0 (37)
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5.0 (20)

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Kali Rae Photography is a newborn photographer serving Nashville and the surrounding areas. Kali offers both in-studio and on-location sessions with newborns and the entire family. She utilizes both posed and candid photography techniques in capturing her subjects. Her portfolio of newborn photos showcases an environmental style of photography with the baby sleeping in the nursery as well as some clean and classic styles with the baby posed in various positions. Kali also offers engagement, maternity, and family portrait sessions.

Mount Juliet, TN 37122

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Leila Hunt Photography provides on-location portraits for Mount Juliet and surrounding areas. Her expertise is in maternity, newborns, children, family, boudoir, and pet portraiture. In addition to her on-location service, customers have the option of the full mobile studio or use of Leila’s home studio for newborn photo shoots. She provides a wide range of props and knows the beautiful scenic areas that are perfect for creating precious moments.

2606 Bluefield Ave, Nashville, TN 37214

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5.0 (29)
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5.0 (11)

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For more than five years, Kailee Riches Photography has been capturing images of family milestones, focusing on maternity, birth, and baby themes. It serves clients throughout Nashville and Middle Tennessee, and describes its style as nostalgic, timeless, and authentic. As a member of the International Association of Professional Birth Photographers, Nashville Birth Photographers, and the Childbirth and Postpartum Professional Association, the owner also shares information and resources to new and growing families.

Nashville, TN 37203

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5.0 (67)

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Jennie Pyfferoen Photography is an on-location photographer serving the Nashville metro area. She founded the company in 2010 and specializes in newborn, baby, pregnancy, child, and family photography. She uses nature and natural settings to create classic and timeless images. Her images artistically capture the raw emotions and beauty of her subjects. She also has a skilled eye for capturing the best lighting.

Nashville, TN 37211

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5.0 (1)

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Erin Smagala Photography is a Nashville-based business that specializes in newborn and high school senior portraits. Services also include maternity and children’s photo shoots. Owner and photographer, Erin Smagala, focuses on modern art and creating unique experiences for her clients. Her work is nationally published by multiple organizations, including Natural Child World magazine, Inside the Locker, and Senior Style Guide. Customers speak highly of her excellent and captivating work.

Clarksville, TN 37043

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Elizabeth Thompson Photography is a newborn and maternity photographer based in Clarksville and serving the Metro Nashville area. Owner, Elizabeth Thompson was named one of the top newborn photographers in the United States by Photography Magazine. She is a member of International Association Newborn Photographers and the Professional Photographers of America.

Franklin, TN 37064

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5.0 (16)

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Jenny Cruger Photography is a studio located in Franklin, TN. Owner and photographer Jenny Cruger aims to capture the natural, organic, and beautiful moments of motherhood. Her brand of motherhood photography includes photo shoots for maternity, newborns, babies, children, and families. Her photographic style is centered around tender emotions and intimacy brought out by her use of neutral, calming tones, beautiful lighting, and simple items.

Nashville, TN 37122

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J. Davis Photography is a Nashville based photographer that specializes in newborn, maternity, children, and family portraits. He provides on-location photo shoots with a relaxed, no-pressure environment that allows children to be comfortable and natural. Sessions can be either formal or casual, based on the customer’s needs. Images by J. Davis are vivid and display an exceptional attention to detail.

Nashville, TN 37215

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5.0 (12)
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4.9 (8)

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Erica Eldridge Photography is a Nashville-based studio specializing in portraits of newborns, maternity, and family. Owner, Erica Eldridge uses a natural style to capture real moments. Customers give the company a five-star rating and speak highly of the relaxed environment she creates, the beautiful images she captures, and a high level of professionalism and skill.

Antioch, TN 37013

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5.0 (15)
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5.0 (1)

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Tiera Faith Photography offers on-location portraits for the Metro Nashville area. Her specialties include photographing newborns children, maternity, engagements, and weddings. The images she creates are warm and candid, capturing each subject’s personality. Tiera Faith, the business owner and photographer, takes pride in giving each session as much time as needed.

Franklin, TN 37064

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4.9 (73)

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Mandy Johnson Photography is an award-winning studio based in historic Franklin, TN. The owner, Mandy Johnson, specializes in newborn photography, maternity, children, families, and high school seniors. Her work has been featured on The Rachel Ray show, the Ellen show, The View, PEOPLE magazine, and Southern Living magazine. She is a member of the National Association of Professional Child Photographers.

Nashville, TN 37211

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5.0 (2)
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5.0 (1)

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Katie Johnson Photography is a Nashville-based studio with a focus on children’s photography. Their services include photographing births, newborns, and families. In addition to capturing precious moments, she also helps customers create gallery wall designs to display the portraits. She provides both candid and posed images, complete with props and backdrops for newborn photo shoots. She is also a proud member of Professional Photographers of America.

201 Gillespie Drive, Franklin, TN 37067

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5.0 (25)

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Portraits by Heather Titus caters to the people of Nashville and the surrounding neighborhoods. As part of its newborn photography services, it provides its clients a variety of props, such as baskets, bowls, buckets, and wreaths, and the option to hold photo shoots outdoors. The studio's list of packages for clients to choose from are inclusive of print and digital files, post-production enhancements, and photo albums. It also conducts family, children, and engagement photography sessions.

  • Family Portraits

Compare our Top Newborn Photographers

NameExpertise RatingAddressPromotionsLearn more
Laura Janicek Photography
Brentwood, TN 37027Call for pricing
Evie Lynn Photography
130 N Church St., Murfreesboro, TN 37130Check website details for pricing information
Kelly Mullins Photography
Cookeville, TNCall for pricing
Amanda Barrett Photography
Smyrna, TN 37167
Holly Marie Photography
Franklin, TN 37064
Kali Rae Photography
1370 hazelwood dr suite 211b, smyrna, TN 37129
Leila Hunt Photography
Mount Juliet, TN 37122
Kailee Riches Photography
2606 Bluefield Ave, Nashville, TN 37214
Jennie Pyfferoen Photography
Nashville, TN 37203
Erin Smagala Photography
Nashville, TN 37211
Elizabeth Thompson Photography
Clarksville, TN 37043
Jenny Cruger Photography
Franklin, TN 37064
J. Davis Photography
Nashville, TN 37122
Erica Eldridge Photography
Nashville, TN 37215
Tiera Faith Photography
Antioch, TN 37013
Mandy Johnson Photography
Franklin, TN 37064
Katy Johnson Photography
Nashville, TN 37211
Portraits by Heather Titus
201 Gillespie Drive, Franklin, TN 37067

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.