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Best Newborn Photographers in Minneapolis

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Our goal is to connect people with the best local professionals. We scored Minneapolis 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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Minneapolis, MN
  • Maternity
  • Family Portraits
  • Birth Photography

Why choose this provider?

Nicole Hollenkamp Photography has been accommodating families in Minneapolis and the surrounding areas since 2013. The studio conducts photography sessions for newborns between 3 and 12 days old, helping parents document their baby's first moments. It offers a large space with a bedroom, living room, minimalist luxury backdrop, and backlit scene. It also allows clients to book their sessions in advance or reschedule their missed ones. Props and wardrobe options are available, including luxury maternity gowns and clothes for babies and children. The studio's owner, Nikki, is a certified APNPI photographer.

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5.0
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5.0 / 5 (11)
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5.0 / 5 (9)

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Price: Maternity and Newborn sessions from just $400!

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Minneapolis, MN
  • Lifestyle Family Photographer
  • Family Photographer
  • newborn photo session
  • Newborn Photography
  • Newborn Photographer
  • In home Newborn

Why choose this provider?

Breese and Brundle Photography are here to document your real, beautiful life. The tiniest hands, the sweetest giggles, the sweetest love - she'll capture it all. Your whole session can be held in the comfort of your home and will be baby led. We'll take breaks when needed + simply just snuggle in all the fresh love. The number one goal is to not only document the memories but also to re-live the fleeting feeling for years to come. Annie has been capturing authentic moments for over a decade and she also offers a variety of family session collections.

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5.0
Google
5.0 / 5 (25)
Facebook
5.0 / 5 (8)

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Price: Now booking for Spring + Summer 2023

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451 Taft Street N.E., Suite 15, Minneapolis, MN 55413
  • Newborn
  • Family Portraits
  • Maternity

Why choose this provider?

AMG Photography offers newborn photography sessions near Minneapolis. Ann Marie is a family lifestyle photographer who loves to capture newborn babies with their entire family. She believes that the families of babies are a part of their journey and should be with them when documenting their first milestone as newborns. Apart from her work in her studio, Ann Marie helps families with children who have special needs or terminal illness by documenting their courage and hope through sessions.

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5.0
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5.0 / 5 (57)
Facebook
5.0 / 5 (47)

Website
Minneapolis, MN
  • Family Portraits
  • Newborn
  • Maternity

Why choose this provider?

Kate Simpson Photography is a Minneapolis-based newborn photography specialist. Kate conducts home sessions for newborns. She has a repertoire of tricks to create beautiful backdrops even in messy houses, one-bedroom apartments, or properties still under renovation or in the middle of a house move. She makes her subjects comfortable as she directs poses and positioning. She is mainly a natural light photographer but she is also equipped with quality lighting equipment for more challenging shoots, like a baby's first bath. Kate's other specialties include maternity and family portraits.

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5.0
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5.0 / 5 (21)

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77 13th Avenue Northeast, Minneapolis, MN 55413
  • Maternity
  • Family Portraits

Why choose this provider?

Lisa Poseley Photography captures images of newborn babies and children in Minneapolis. Each session is baby-led, allowing for feedings as needed and minimizing stress for babies. In addition to beautiful products and images, the photographer strives to provide an easy and seamless process from beginning to end, complete with beautiful galleries and preparation guides. Lisa is an award-winning photographer with a wealth of industry experience. She has received photography training from Ana Brandt and Kelly Brown.

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5.0
Google
5.0 / 5 (10)
Yelp
5.0 / 5 (1)

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2601 Pahl Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55418

Why choose this provider?

Dreadon Studios is a photography business serving clients in Minneapolis and the surrounding areas. Its owner, Tasha, is a mother and photographer who aims to make newborn and maternity photoshoots an easy and fun experience. Tasha has safety training and can securely handle newborns during shoots. The newborn sessions booked at the studio can last anywhere from two to four hours and include outfits, props, accessories, and even diapers and baby wipes. Coffee is also provided to parents accompanying the newborn.

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5.0
Google
5.0 / 5 (4)

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801 Division St South,, Northfield, MN 55057

Why choose this provider?

Stephanie Bennett Photography is a photo studio that has been serving the people of Minneapolis since 2011. The studio's founder, Stephanie Bennett, specializes in photographing newborn babies, and her style emphasizes the emotions and personality of the subject. She uses minimal props and very simple colors and sets to keep the focus of the photo on the baby. Stephanie also takes photos of pregnant mothers, children, high school seniors, and families.

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5.0
Facebook
5.0 / 5 (71)
Google
5.0 / 5 (5)

Website
Lander St NW, Elk River, MN 55330

Why choose this provider?

Based in Elk River, Kara Joy Photography provides newborn and family photography services to families all over the Twin Cities, including Minneapolis. It offers newborn photography sessions in clients' homes for those who prefer natural light and settings in their babies' photos. It also handles family and maternity photography sessions in selected outdoor locations. Its owner and photographer, Kara Joy, believes that images should never be forced or stressful, which drives her to achieve joyful, candid captures through a laid-back approach. She also has experience photographing births.

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5.0
Google
5.0 / 5 (26)
Facebook
5.0 / 5 (15)

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Website
Minneapolis, MN 55403

Why choose this provider?

Meghan Elizabeth Photography is a Minneapolis studio serving the Twin Cities and surrounding suburbs that specializes in maternity, baby, and newborn photography. Photographer Meghan Dub has a 1,000-square foot studio with a variety of props and backgrounds that help make every session unique. She shoots outside the studio as well, and also does family photography. Clients appreciate her creativity and professionalism.

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4.7
Google
4.7 / 5 (21)

Website
Minneapolis, MN 55413

Why choose this provider?

JM Photography is a newborn photography studio in Minneapolis that preserves the beauty and happiness of infants on film. The owner is a mother, who combines instinct and talent with skill and technical resources to capture some of the most wondrous milestones in human life. The artist operates out of her tastefully furnished studio in the heart of the city’s popular Northeast Arts District, and she welcomes requests for destination shoots in other parts of the United States and the globe. JM Photography also covers weddings and other special events, and it offers mentorships to camera enthusiasts and aspiring career photographers. The shop’s website contains a gallery of breathtaking images, a series of session tips and techniques and the current pricing, and it features the latest promos as well.

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Yelp
2.5 / 5 (3)

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Website
2303 Kennedy Street Northeast, Minneapolis, MN 55413

Why choose this provider?

Little Monarchs Photography is a photography studio that takes photos for individuals and families in Minneapolis. The studio's founder and photographer, Rachael, has been taking photos for over a decade, and she offers sessions for newborn babies and their immediate families. She also hosts portrait-style sessions for families, toddlers and children, graduating seniors, and kids going back to school. Additionally, the studio takes photos of properties for real estate use.

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5.0

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Website
Minneapolis, MN 55413

Why choose this provider?

Andrasfi Photography is a Minneapolis studio that serves Edina, the Twin Cities, Woodbury, and surrounding areas. Photographer Anita Andrasfi specializes in maternity, newborn, and family photography. Her aim is to capture her clients’ personalities in each session, which take place in studio, at clients’ homes, or outdoors. Anita’s sessions and packages include a baby plan, which consists of four sessions scheduled from three months to 12 months of age. Clients praise the quality of her photos and her creativity.

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5.0
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5.0 / 5 (6)
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5.0 / 5 (1)

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3725 Pillsbury Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55409

Why choose this provider?

Jessica Strobel Photography, located in Minneapolis, Minnesota, has more than three years' experience photographing newborns in the Greater Minneapolis area. Ms. Strobel takes pride in capturing genuine moments at every photo shoot, including the love between a newborn and their family. She offers in-studio and in-home sessions for parents with various packages available. The business also offers "Fresh 48" sessions of a baby's first days of life. Maternity sessions, family sessions, branding and headshots, and holiday mini sessions are available.

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5.0
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5.0 / 5 (44)
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5.0 / 5 (2)

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Website
Arden Hills, MN 55112

Why choose this provider?

Megan Crown Photography is an Arden Hills based photographer serving the Twin Cities that specializes in maternity and newborn photography. Photographer Megan Crown ensures her sessions are relaxed so she can capture candid moments and real emotions. Her maternity sessions are held indoors or out and include the use of a studio wardrobe. Her newborn sessions are held in her studio or at your home during your baby's first 14 days. Megan is a member of the Twin Cities Professional Photographers Association, Professional Photographers of America, and the International Association of Professional Birth Photographers.

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5.0
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5.0 / 5 (19)
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5.0 / 5 (1)

Website
7638 Jorgensen Ct S, Cottage Grove, MN 55016

Why choose this provider?

Kari Layland Photography is a Newport studio serving the Twin Cities area that specializes in baby, child, and family photography. Kari has sessions in studio, in home, and outdoors, and has won awards for her work. She has 20 years of professional photography experience, and is often booked in advance for her newborn portraits. Kari offers payment plans and will travel up to 40 miles of Cottage Grove. Clients praise her talent and the quality and uniqueness of her photos.

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5.0
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5.0 / 5 (72)
Google
5.0 / 5 (12)

Website
17500 82nd Ave N, Maple Grove, MN 55311

Why choose this provider?

Serving clients in the Minneapolis area, Rochelle Louise Photography offers newborn portrait sessions held in-studio or on location. Signature photo sessions typically come with a pre-session phone consultation and a styling guide for family members. They also include the use of a baby wardrobe and blankets, plus professional hair and makeup for the mom. Clients can purchase albums, framed prints, and other products. Rochelle Louise Photography can provide lifestyle films in addition to newborn, maternity, and family photo sessions.

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5.0
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5.0 / 5 (12)

Website
Minnetonka, MN 55305

Why choose this provider?

Gina Vick Photography LLC is a business based in Minnetonka, Minnesota, that has been serving the area's residents since 2015. The firm specializes in newborn photography, with both studio and in-home photoshoot services available. Gina describes herself as a natural light photographer and loves photographing newborns because of the fun little details and unique personality each child brings into this world. Her goal is to provide optimal customer service and enjoyable experience that parents will remember forever.

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4.9
Facebook
5.0 / 5 (37)
Google
4.8 / 5 (20)
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Rocco Photography

Website
Shakopee, MN 55379

Why choose this provider?

Rocco Photography serves new parents in the Minneapolis area with photos capturing the first moments of their babies. Photographer Rachel Tolo takes birth photos, Fresh-48 photos, as well as in-home photos, depending on the customer's preference. She specializes in natural, documentary-style photography and videography. In-home sessions can be taken within a month of giving birth, and parents, siblings, and pets are welcome to join in. Rocco Photography does first-year films and yearbooks if clients book at least three sessions throughout their baby's first year.

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5.0
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5.0 / 5 (5)

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Website
12229 Nicollet Avenue, Burnsville, MN 55337
  • Maternity

Why choose this provider?

Jordanalisa Photography is a fine art portrait studio serving Minneapolis clients. It specializes exclusively in newborn, maternity, milestone, and motherhood photography. Photographer Jordana has been in the industry for over two decades, providing high-end, heirloom quality art as well as flawless editing and boutique print products. She has extensive safety training with newborns and places a premium on this aspect during newborn sessions. Jordana also offers a variety of high-end props, backdrops, and outfits for newborns, older siblings, and moms to wear during sessions. 

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5.0
Google
5.0 / 5 (10)
Facebook
5.0 / 5 (2)

Website
2990 145th St W, Rosemount, MN 55068

Why choose this provider?

Heather Ann Photography is a boutique storefront photography studio serving clients in and around the Minneapolis area. It specializes in newborn and cake smash photography. It also offers headshot, maternity, children, and family photography, as well as photo booth services. In addition to photo prints, the studio owner and photographer, Heather Thomas, offers heirloom products to preserve the client's family memories for a lifetime. Heather is a member of the Professional Photographers of America. She has been providing newborn photography services for over eight years.

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5.0
Google
5.0 / 5 (45)

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5.0
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Frequently Asked Questions

  • 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.