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Best Newborn Photographers in Austin, TX

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Our goal is to connect people with the best local professionals. We scored Austin 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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2304 S. Lakeline blvd, Cedar Park, TX 78613

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5.0 (40)
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5.0 (36)

Why choose this provider?

Hello Photography is a newborn and maternity photographer serving Austin and the surrounding areas. Jen Rizy, the practicing artist, specializes in capturing the finest details of her clients' biggest life moments through studio sessions in Cedar Park. She leverages her 10 years of expertise as a professional photographer to create lasting memories for families. Clients have described working with Hello Photography as an excellent experience from start to finish, and they described Jen as a hard-working, patient, and talented professional.

  • milestone photography
  • Studio Maternity Photography
  • Client Closet
  • Newborn Photography
  • Props Available
  • Maternity Portraits
  • Maternity
  • Family Photography
  • Outdoor Maternity Photography
  • Photography Studio

2701 S Hwy 183 Suite C, Leander, TX 78641

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5.0 (292)
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5.0 (62)
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5.0 (3)

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My Unique Picture Photography is a maternity and newborn studio based in Austin. Owner Shabnam is a natural and studio light photographer who has been in the field for over 15 years and has completed training on newborn safety. She is a practicing artist who specializes in capturing the details of her clients' life moments through on-location or studio sessions in Leander. Her studio provides apparel, costumes, and props. Shabnam also takes pictures of babies celebrating their first birthday and offers cake smash photography services.

  • newborn studio
  • Newborn posed
  • Newborn Photography
  • Maternity Photography
  • Maternity
  • In-home Newborn Photography
  • Family Photography
  • Birthday Parties
  • Personal Branding
  • Birth Photography

7801 N. Lamar Blvd Ste B 153, Austin, TX 78752

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Austin Newborn Photography is a portrait studio working with families in the metro. It captures the earliest moments of infants that their parents can cherish. Founder Valerie Steinkoenig also offers photo sessions to document the journey of motherhood from pregnancy and beyond and mark babies’ important milestones. She hand-prints fine art and complements them with albums and custom frames. Her maternity work has been featured in Austin Woman Magazine. In addition, Steinkoenig has been named the “Photographer of the Year” by the Austin Professional Photographers Association.

  • Newborn
  • Motherhood sessions
  • Milestones
  • Maternity

Austin, TX 73301

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5.0 (28)
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5.0 (4)
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5.0 (1)

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Lindsay Herkert Photography in Austin, Texas, provides on-location, natural-light photography sessions for clients celebrating milestones in their children's lives, including birth, newborn, children, maternity, and family portraits. For birth sessions, Herkert arrives at the hospital during active labor and stays for one to two hours after the baby is born, capturing all the moments in between. She photographs families in comfortable clothes and also offers Smash the Cake sessions for a child's first birthday.

Austin, TX 78613

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5.0 (75)
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5.0 (16)
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5.0 (1)

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Haley Grant Photography, in Austin, is a natural light photography studio whose primary service is newborn photography. Ms. Grant also takes pictures of expecting moms, and for babies celebrating their first birthday, she provides “cake smash” photography services. She stands out from other baby photographers in that she has received pediatrician and OBGYN approval as a baby safety expert. Additionally, Ms. Grant has received full certification from the National Association of Professional Child & Newborn Photographers.

Georgetown, TX 78626

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4.5 (82)
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4.7 (18)

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Brian+Amanda, in Georgetown, is a photography studio specializing in newborn photography. Both members of the husband-and-wife team that owns and operates the studio trained at the Art Institute of California – Orange County, and each received an Associate of Science degree in Digital Photography. As parents themselves, they specialize in capturing the earliest parts of childhood with an artistic, playful style.

8701 W Parmer Ln Suite 1119, Austin, TX 78729

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5.0 (10)
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5.0 (4)

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Zesty Orange Photography by Olesya Redina is a fine art newborn and family boutique photography studio in Austin, TX and surrounding area. They specialize in offering top of the line, archival quality hand-picked products. Award-winning, newborn safety posing certified Austin newborn photographer. Contact them today to schedule your complimentary consultation.

411 Williams Way, Cedar Park, TX 78613

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5.0 (21)

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Happy Bee Pics is a professional photography business specializing in newborn, children, maternity, and family portraits. Located in Austin and catering to clients all over Texas, the business is headed by photographer Hima Bindu. She also does events and party photography. The photo session output can be in prints, albums, gallery wraps, or canvasses. Bindu won four bronze awards for baby and children categories from the 2020 Rise International Photography Awards.

Austin, TX 78745

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Alissa Cordoba Photography and Films (formerly Little Dreamers Photography) is an Austin studio with considerable experience capturing moments of newborn infants. Owner and sole photographer Alissa Cordoba also offers maternity, children, and family photoshoots. New parents can select between posed photos and more candid “lifestyle” photography. Cordoba is a member of the Filming Life Academy and the Professional Photographers of America. She also participates in the Gold Hope Project, a nonprofit delivering free photography services to pediatric cancer patients.

Austin, TX 78732

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5.0 (43)
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5.0 (22)

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Silver Bee Photography is an Austin photography studio that specializes in taking pictures of newborn babies. Photo options are also available for twins, toddlers, and expecting mothers. The studio’s owner and photographer is a member of the Professional Photographers of America and the National Association of Professional Child Photographers. Additionally, aspiring newborn photographers can sign up for one of Silver Bee Photography’s baby photography workshops.

Round Rock, TX 78665

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5.0 (10)
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5.0 (4)

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At Eternal Forms Photography, in Round Rock since 2010, Austin Metro clients can receive newborn and maternity photography services. The studio’s co-owners and photographers, Michelle and Joseph Kilgus, are themselves parents, hoping to help new parents capture the joy and excitement of their kids’ first months. Free portrait consultations are available.

Austin, TX 78720

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5.0 (9)
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5.0 (1)

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Jama Pantel Photography provides residents of Austin and the surrounding areas full-service family photography. Jama Pantel specializes in portraiture as heirloom art for clients' homes, with a portfolio including families, newborns, fine art, and high school senior photos. The photographer offers clients creativity and an ability to translate the emotion of a moment into a captured image, done in a laid back, stress-free environment. Clients praise Jama Pantel Photography for its quality of service and creativity.

Georgetown, TX 78626

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4.0 (5)

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Teri Mason Photography, in Georgetown, provides families from the greater Austin Community with maternity, newborn, and family photography services. Ms. Mason, who is available strictly by appointment, also takes pictures of high school seniors, and she can provide boudoir photography services at her studio or the client’s home.

Austin, TX 78757

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5.0 (13)
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5.0 (13)

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Heather Gallagher Photography, in Austin, is a baby, birth, and event photographer with more than 15 years of experience in the field. Ms. Gallagher, who has a BFA from the Pratt Institute, uses a photojournalistic approach, working on location, with natural light, and taking candid photos of her subjects. She is a member of the International Association of Professional Birth Photographers and a Full Spectrum Doula.

Austin, TX 78746

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4.9 (20)
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5.0 (11)

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Ziem Photography, in Austin, is a local studio providing newborn photography services. The studio’s founder and leader worked briefly at a creative agency in New York City and has worked as a photojournalist throughout the U.S. and the Caribbean. Her work has been published in print and digital periodicals, and she has worked with prominent corporations such as Ferrari, Google, Bazaar Voice, and barre3.

Cedar Park, TX 78630

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5.0 (55)

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Courtney Prinzo Photography is a Cedar Park Studio providing maternity, newborn, child, and family photo services to families from all parts of the Austin Metro area. New clients may contact Ms. Prinzo via email and phone to schedule an appointment. During this exchange, they will discuss pricing, location, and other details with Ms. Prinzo. Prospective clients should contact Courtney Prinzo Photography at least two or three weeks in advance to ensure availability.

Georgetown, TX 78628

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Jennifer Mayne Photography is a Georgetown photography studio that specializes in natural light portraiture of newborn babies. Ms. Mayne, who owns and runs the studio, has been working as a family and newborn photographer since 2006. She participates in at least one photography workshop or mentorship experience per year. Ms. Mayne is also available to photograph graduating high school seniors, children, engagement ceremonies, and weddings.

Compare our Top Newborn Photographers

NameExpertise RatingAddressPromotionsLearn more
Hello Photography
2304 S. Lakeline blvd, Cedar Park, TX 78613Full Newborn Session to include parent and sibling images start at $1450
My Unique Picture
2701 S Hwy 183 Suite C, Leander, TX 78641Call for pricing
Austin Newborn Photography
7801 N. Lamar Blvd Ste B 153, Austin, TX 78752Call for pricing
Lindsay Herkert Photography
Austin, TX 73301
Haley Grant Photography
Austin, TX 78613
Brian+Amanda
Georgetown, TX 78626
Zesty Orange Photography by Olesya Redina
8701 W Parmer Ln Suite 1119, Austin, TX 78729
Happy Bee Pics
411 Williams Way, Cedar Park, TX 78613
Alissa Cordoba Photography + Films
Austin, TX 78745
Silver Bee Photography
Austin, TX 78732
Eternal Forms Photography
Round Rock, TX 78665
Jama Pantel Photography
Austin, TX 78720
Teri Mason Photography
Georgetown, TX 78626
Heather Gallaher
Austin, TX 78757
Ziem Photography
Austin, TX 78746
Courtney Prinzo Photography
Cedar Park, TX 78630
Jennifer Mayne Photography
Georgetown, TX 78628

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.