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Best Newborn Photographers in Fargo, ND

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Our goal is to connect people with the best local professionals. We scored Fargo 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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Fargo, ND 58102 Rating

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4.9 (87)
5.0 (3)

Why choose this provider?

The photographer behind My2Peas Photography likes to capture photos with big laughs and bloopers. The Fargo company's newborn sessions include a two to three hour session, multiple setups, digital image files, and a selection of backgrounds, props, headbands, hats and accessories. The photographer also shoots maternity photos, kids photos, and family portraits. Clients give positive feedback for the company's calm, caring, and flexible photographer.

Fargo, ND 58102 Rating

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5.0 (20)

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Ashley Oberholtzer Photography is a natural and studio light photographer. Her studio in North Fargo offers a wide selection of backdrops, props and wardrobe for newborn and baby sessions. She also shoots maternity, children and families both in the studio and on location. Client reviews routinely mention her professionalism, patience and ability to engage with children of all ages.

8297 14th Avenue South, Grand Forks, ND 58201 Rating

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5.0 (118)

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From The Hart Photography is a studio that offers newborn photography packages to clients in Grand Forks and other communities near Fargo. The studio is owned by Susan Lenhart, a Toronto native who has been living in the United States for more than 14 years. Susan has her own private studio that is fully equipped with wraps and specially fitted outfits for in-house shoots. A mother to six children, Susan is experienced in handling babies below two years old.

Fargo, ND 58078 Rating

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5.0 (13)

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Splash5 Photography uses a photojournalistic style with natural expressions and a fun atmosphere. The West Fargo studio runs newborn sessions that last one to four hours and include 20 edited images on a disc with print release. The photographer also captures photos of babies, kids, and weddings. Clients have praised the photographer for her talent and artistic eye.

West Fargo, ND 58078

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Emily Zaun photography is a child and family photographer located in Fargo, ND. Emily has a passion for photographing children in their natural element. Her main focus is on telling a story about each individual client through their photos. She operates both on location and out of her natural light studio near downtown Fargo, which offers many props, set ups and a client wardrobe as well. The photographer offers newborn, child, family and maternity photos.

Fargo, ND 58102 Rating

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5.0 (84)

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Taylor Jane Photography uses a modern, clean, creative, and fun photography style. The business photographs newborns as well as milestones, special events, family portraits, engagements, weddings, high school seniors, and boudoir photos. Clients have praised the photographer for her above-and-beyond work, professionalism, and fun personality.

Fargo, ND 58102

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Rialee Photography has been serving Fargo clients since 2007. The photography studio captures newborns before they're two weeks old and carries items such as birth announcements, wrap canvas prints, digital files, and a keepsake box. The photographer also photographs kids, family portraits, and pets.

Compare our Top Newborn Photographers

NameExpertise RatingAddressPromotionsLearn more
My2Peas Photography
Ashley Oberholtzer Photography
From The Hart Photography
8297 14th Avenue South, Grand Forks, ND 58201
Splash 5 Photography
Emily Zaun Photography
Taylor Jane Photography
Rialee Photography


  • 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.