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Best Newborn Photographers in Kansas City

Our Recommended Top 15

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Our goal is to connect people with the best local professionals. We scored Kansas City 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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1522 NW Vivion Rd, Kansas City, MO 64118
  • Wedding
  • Family
  • Boudoir
  • Cake Smash
  • Newborn

Why choose this provider?

Susy Photo serves the documentation needs of families and individuals in Kansas City and the surrounding communities. Its owner, Susy, has been in the field as a newborn photographer for more than a decade. Her specialties include maternity, newborns, milestones, cake smashes, and family photography. Her studio storefront is located in the Briarcliff and Riverside areas. Susy is known for her client experience and her simple process from beginning to end, which results in memories that last a lifetime.

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5.0 / 5 (68)
Facebook
5.0 / 5 (43)

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Kansas City, MO

Why choose this provider?

Need help contacting a Newborn Photographer in Kansas City? Call our Concierge team at 848-Book-Pro (848-266-5776 from 6 am - 4 pm PT | Mon - Fri). They are standing by to help you get the service you need.

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901 West Main Street, Blue Springs, MO 64015

Why choose this provider?

Located on Main Street in Blue Springs, Kimberly Diane Photography LLC serves clients in Kansas City by offering a wide range of photography services. The studio specializes in newborn, maternity, family, and senior photography. Kimberly Churchman, the photographer, was professionally trained in both newborn posing and safety, allowing her to provide a safe environment for clients' newborns. She typically conducts newborn sessions for babies within the first two weeks after birth, but she has also photographed four-week-old newborns.

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Facebook
5.0 / 5 (53)
Google
5.0 / 5 (9)

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4569 Indian Creek Pkwy, Overland Park, KS 66207

Why choose this provider?

Faces You Love Photography has been serving families in the Kansas City area since 2011. The studio has plenty of comfortable seating, a changing table, wi-fi, a TV with a DVD player, props and accessories, and a light, airy environment. The photographer hosts DSLR classes that teach the basics of manual cameras. Clients have praised the photographer for her flexibility, natural ability with kids, and stunning work.

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Facebook
5.0 / 5 (34)
Google
5.0 / 5 (19)
Yelp
5.0 / 5 (2)

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Gardner, KS 66030

Why choose this provider?

Jessica Bridgewater Photography takes photos of newborns as well as babies, children, families, and births. The photographer behind the Gardner studio will travel around the world for commercial and portrait work. The studio's add-on products include a variety of print sizes, digital collections, custom-printed announcements, mini accordion books, albums, canvas prints, and print wraps. Clients have praised the photographer for her friendly personality, flexibility, and quality photographs.

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5.0 / 5 (27)

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Overland Park, KS 66051

Why choose this provider?

Swade Studios Photography is a photo studio based in Overland Park that specializes in newborn and baby photography. The photographer has been taking photos since she was 10 years old and formed the business in 2009. The studio also takes photos of families, high school seniors, expecting mothers, and engagements. The photographer is a member of the Professional Photographers Association.

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Google
5.0 / 5 (10)
Facebook
5.0 / 5 (7)

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Olathe, KS 64101

Why choose this provider?

Melissa McGee Photography does newborn photos in her studio at Olathe, KS, primarily, but also do them in-home or in-hospital. The studio has photographed more than 6,000 babies during its time in business, and the photographer's background in interior design ensures a lovely setting. The photographer also takes photos of kids, families, and pets, and shoots photos for commercial projects. The business is a member of the HeARTS Speak, and Joy Session.

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Kansas City, MO 64113

Why choose this provider?

The photographer behind Lea Murphy Photography has been practicing photography since she was a child. The Kansas City photo studio uses natural light to capture photos of newborns, babies, children, families, and high school seniors. The photographer's work has been featured by Black+White Photography and the Kansas City Society for Contemporary Photography.

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5.0 / 5 (19)

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1300 W 13th St, Kansas City, MO 64102

Why choose this provider?

Kansas City-based company Jesse Salter Photography specializes in newborn imagery. Dominated by warm and neutral tones, her sessions aim to capture the intimacy and connection between newborn babies and their parents. Salter strives to highlight her subjects with her simple, minimal, and family-centered shoots. During her newborn sessions, she provides prompts, guides clients through a combination of staged and authentic poses, and allows them to choose outfits from her client closet collection. Salter has been a photographer since 2013.

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Google
5.0 / 5 (60)

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Lee's Summit, MO 64063

Why choose this provider?

The photographer behind Aly Marie Photography takes her time posing and photographing newborns to ensure a quality product. The studio, based in Lees Summit, uses a whimsical and casual approach to photography. The photographer also shoots photos of babies and families. Clients have praised Aly Marie for her patience, kindness, and talent.

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5.0
Google
5.0 / 5 (7)
Yelp
5.0 / 5 (2)

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Kansas City, MO

Why choose this provider?

Bundles Photography offers newborn photography services throughout the Kansas City metro. Photographer Joyce Thao has seven years of experiencing photographing newborns in a hospital setting and takes pride in capturing the little moments that parents want to remember most. Ms. Thao provides all swaddles, props, and fabric for newborn shoots, and she holds sessions primarily in clients' homes. In addition to newborn photography, the business also offers maternity, children, and lifestyle sessions.

Reputation:

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5.0
Google
5.0 / 5 (44)
Facebook
5.0 / 5 (40)

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Overland Park, KS 66215

Why choose this provider?

Crazy Bananas has been serving families in the Kansas City area since 2004. The photography studio aims to capture the personalities of its subjects on camera by creating a simple, fun experience. The business photographs newborns as well as children, couples, pets, and editorial photos. Clients have praised the photographer for the natural, low-key sessions she creates and her talent behind the camera.

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5.0 / 5 (11)

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Tonganoxie, KS 66212

Why choose this provider?

Melissa Rieke Photography has been serving the Kansas City area since 2009. The photography studio, based in Bonner Springs, specializes in newborn photography and also captures photos of children, families, and expecting mothers. The studio has a variety of props to choose from for its newborn and baby sessions. Clients have given positive feedback for the photographer's gentle care with newborns.

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We scour the internet for reviews from well-known resources. Each provider is evaluated based on the quality and quantity of their reviews, their presence on multiple review sites, and their average minimum rating.
5.0
Google
5.0 / 5 (45)
Facebook
5.0 / 5 (1)

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Kansas City, MO

Why choose this provider?

Whitney Houseman Photography, LLC, is a Kansas City-based business that specializes in newborn, maternity, and family photography. In its newly renovated studio located in historic downtown Liberty, owner and photographer Whitney Houseman captures newborns and their families. Her newborn photography packages are inclusive of props, photographs with parents and siblings, up to four newborn setups, and a total of 15 images.

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5.0
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5.0 / 5 (31)

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33065 W 83rd St Suite 202, De Soto, KS 66018
  • Maternity

Why choose this provider?

Dreamworks Photography caters to clients in the Kansas City metro and the surrounding communities. Its team offers newborn photography sessions, helping new parents document their baby's first year. The clients have a wide selection of handmade props and designer gowns to choose from for their photo sessions. The business also provides hair and make-up add-on services. Cailynn, the photographer, uses her background and experience as a registered nurse and a mom in working with babies.

Reputation:

We scour the internet for reviews from well-known resources. Each provider is evaluated based on the quality and quantity of their reviews, their presence on multiple review sites, and their average minimum rating.
5.0
Google
5.0 / 5 (11)

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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.