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Best Newborn
Photographers in
Kansas City
2020

Why These Newborn Photographers?

Our goal is to connect people with the best local experts. 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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Our Selection Criteria:

  • 1. Reputation

    A history of delighted customers and outstanding service.

  • 2. Credibility

    Building customer confidence with licensing, accreditations, and awards.

  • 3. Experience

    Masters of their craft, based on years of practical experience and education.

  • 4. Availability

    Consistently approachable and responsive, so customers never feel ignored.

  • 5. Professionalism

    Providing service with honesty, reliability, and respect.

Allison Carenza Photography

The photographer behind Allison Carenza Photography has been taking photographs since she was eight years old. The Lees Summit photography studio, founded in 2009, captures photos and videos of its subjects, including newborns, babies, children, families, and high school seniors. Clients have praised Allison Carneza for her flexibility, care for her clients, and fun ideas for photos.

Lee's Summit, MO 64064

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Aly Marie Photography

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.

Lee's Summit, MO 64063

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Amy Kuntz Photography

Amy Kuntz Photography is a photography studio that offers portrait photography services for families in the Kansas City area. The photographer offers newborn, family and child, maternity, and themed mini-photography sessions. She also handles portrait photography services for weddings, engagements, senior graduations, and unicorn photo sessions. The studio implements retouching after photo sessions and assists with social media sharing. Amy has won the Expertise Award for the Best Portrait Photographer in Independence.

19310 E 50th Ter S
Independence, MO 64055

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Captured Moments by Melissa

Captured Moments by Melissa specializes in newborn and maternity photos in the Kansas City area. The photo studio holds one-year cake smash sessions and milestone sessions held at four and eight months. The business is a member of NewbornPhotography.com and the International Association of Newborn Photographers, and is Approved by Photography Magazine.

Captures in Time Photography

Captures in Time Photography has been serving the Blue Springs area since 2007. The photo studio has a clean, simplistic style, two rooms, more than 50 backdrops, a variety of blankets and hats, and a private room for nursing and dressing. The photographer captures photos of newborns, babies with their parents, first-year milestones, toddlers, children, families, and expecting mothers. Clients have praised the photographer for her timely responses, patience with kids, and high-quality work.

Blue Springs, MO 64015

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Cathy Quarles Photography

Cathy Quarles Photography helps Kansas City parents capture precious early moments in their children's lives. The company's newborn photography packages are available in three tiers, all of which include a variety of poses and digital, high-resolution images. Photographer Cathy Quarles has more than 15 years of experience as a photographer and captures images that portray raw emotions in a journalistic style. She also offers family sessions, as well as headshots, senior photos, and Watch Me Grow photography packages.

Kansas City, MO 64156

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Crazy Bananas

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.

Overland Park, KS 66215

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Faces You Love Photography

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.

Kansas City, MO 64114

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J. Klaasmeyer Photography & Design Studio

J. Klaasmeyer Photography & Design Studio has been serving the Paola area since 2000. The photography studio specializes in newborn portraits and has a variety of props and accessories to choose from. Julie Klaasmeyer teaches classes and workshops all over the country and has given programs for the Professional Photographers of America, Kodak, and Photovision. Her photographs have been seen in PPA Magazine, Rangefinder Magazine, and WHCC.

Jessica Bridgewater Photography

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.

Jessica Strom Photography

Jessica Strom Photography captures photos of newborns in the NICU with her Believe in Preemies project. The photographer's work has been seen in Professional Photographers Magazine, the Kansas City Star, NBC, and The Huffington Post. Jessica Strom also takes photos of children and families.

Lea Murphy Photography

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.

Kansas City, MO 64113

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Melissa McGee Photography

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.

Melissa Rieke Photography

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.

Bonner Springs, KS 66212

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Moments & Memories Photography

Moments & Memories Photography has a variety of props and accessories for newborn sessions in its Independence studio. The business also photographs babies, kids, and families. Clients have praised the photographer for her thoughtful work and patience with kids.

Independence, MO 64058

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Plank Photography

Plank Photography is a newborn and family portraiture and special event photography provider located in Gardner, Kansas and serving the greater Kansas City metro area. The company knows that babies are only new for a little while and endeavors to arrange touching portraits within the first few weeks of their birth. They also know that nothing is more important than family and aims to take quality family portraits that will capture memories in time forever. In addition to babies and families, Plank Photography also specializes in maternity photography and works one-on-one with expectant mothers to achieve glowing results. Samples of recent work and a blog covering past sessions are both available on their website.

Gardner, KS 66030

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Swade Studios Photography

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.

Overland Park, KS 66051

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