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Best Newborn Photographers in New York City

2024

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4 Jill Court, Greenlawn, NY 11740
  • Children & Family Photography
  • Baby Milestone
  • Cake Smash
  • Newborn
  • Maternity

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Michelle Behr Photography is a portrait studio and on-location newborn photographer serving New York and its surrounding areas. Whether a studio session or anywhere in Long Island, Michelle aims to offer a custom experience to her clients as she believes that such experiences are as important as the images themselves. Michelle Behr Photography specializes in newborn, child, and family photography and always finds excitement in capturing emotions, connections, and the innocence and essence of children, people, and families.

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4.9 / 5 (28)
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5.0 / 5 (6)
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5.0 / 5 (1)

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New York, NY

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440 E 20th St, New York, NY 10009

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Luciana Golcman Photography is based in New York City and has served the tri-state area since 2012. Capturing newborns is Luciana’s specialty and as a baby whisperer she crafts intricate curly poses in a minimalistic baby-centric style. Sessions are held in her Gramercy studio, where she also offers maternity, child and family photography. Luciana’s work has been featured in the New York Times, Time Out New York, Forbes, Brazilian magazines and newspapers and many other publications. Reviewers praise Luciana's talent, professionalism, kind personality, and punctuality. You can book the company through their website or through email.

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5.0 / 5 (18)

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873 Broadway, New York City, NY 10003

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Le Studio NYC - Manhattan documents the joyous occasions of families, newborns, and soon-to-be mothers in New York City. Maternity, newborn, and family portraits are all available at the studio. For the past 15 years, founder Léa Cartier has been developing techniques to calm fussy infants and has the materials, coaching, and tools to prioritize their safety. Her packages include outfits, delicate knitwear, wraps, and props, as well as photo sets of baskets and swings to create Fine Art Compositions. Léa incorporates the clients' heirlooms or specific items into photo sessions.

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4.8 / 5 (69)
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1.0 / 5 (3)

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2628 Broadway, New York, NY 10025

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Camille CD Photography is a New York City-based photographer that caters to maternity and newborn shoots in the metro. Human rights lawyer-turned photographer Camille is passionate about empowering mothers by capturing them and their newborns into lasting pieces of artwork. Photo sessions are held in her Upper West Side studio, where clients' needs such as styling and wardrobe are handled before the shoot. Various dresses and outfits for babies up to two years old are also available.

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5.0 / 5 (38)
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5.0 / 5 (5)

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4 Dina Court, Staten Island, NY 10306

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Picture Perfect NY is an independent photography studio established by husband and wife duo, Joseph and Angela. It works with New York City individuals and families seeking a comprehensive suite of documentation services. The company performs newborn photography and strives to provide a low-stress and slow-paced environment to capture babies' special moments. Its team also offers family, maternity, and event photography services. Joseph and Angela are members of the Professional Photographers of America. They continuously look for educational opportunities to further hone their skills.

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4.9 / 5 (207)
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4.9 / 5 (71)
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4.5 / 5 (40)

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New York, NY 10003

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Photography by Roy is a New York based portrait and commercial photography company that serves clients all over the Tri-state area. Roy is an on-location photographer who specializes in portraits of newborns, babies, children, maternity, engagements, family and high school seniors, though he can also do commercial shoots, headshots, products and pet photography. Roy loves capturing sincere moments and believes the best way to achieve that to be by making sure the clients are comfortable and having genuine fun during their sessions. Sessions are always relaxed to capture real and natural moments.

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5.0 / 5 (10)

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454 Gazzola Drive, East Patchogue, NY 11772

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Jennifer Selletti Photography is based in New York City and caters to clients in the Long Island area. Owner Jennifer Selleti offers photo sessions for maternity portraits, newborns, babies, and families. For the newborn photography sessions, the client can either bring in the clothes they want the baby to wear or choose from the newborn girl clothes that the company supplies. The company also does cake smashes and milestone photography.

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5.0 / 5 (19)

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Great Neck, NY 11024

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Chavi Malka is a Long Island based professional newborn, baby, child & family and maternity photographer. As a full-service photographer, her goal is to give clients unique and memorable pieces of art from their lives. She does this by getting to know their specific needs and customizing their session accordingly. Aside from having a degree in graphic art, Chavi is also a mom to a bunch of cute little ones who she enjoys photographing all the time. When her kids were born, Chavi constantly found myself studying everything photography related, from lighting to minute compositional details. As a result, she now takes photos that make your heart sing as photos of her kids have for her.

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5.0 / 5 (12)
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5.0 / 5 (4)

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Ridgewood, NJ 07450

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Christie Adams Photography is a boutique portrait studio that serves the Tristate area. The studio was founded nearly 20 years ago and offers maternity, newborn, baby, child and family photography. Photographer Christie Adams has photographed several hundred babies at her studio and is known throughout New Jersey for her work with newborns. As well as being awarded Best Photographer in Bergen County, Christie’s work can also be seen in several Bergen County newspaper and magazine publications.

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3.5 / 5 (7)

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23rd St, Astoria, NY 11105

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Julie Pavlova Photography offers newborn portrait packages to new parents in the New York City area. Ms. Pavlova recommends booking the session during the pregnancy, so that it occurs when the newborn is between five and ten days old. The photographer supplies all props, including headbands, wraps, blankets, and hats. Sessions are held at the Julie Pavlova Photography studio and may include siblings, parents, and family members. The photographer's other services include wide range of portrait session options.

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5.0 / 5 (19)
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5.0 / 5 (4)

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7 Woodland Ave Ste 17, Larchmont, NY 10538

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Jane Goodrich Photography is a photographer serving customers in NYC and beyond. It offers all-inclusive newborn photography packages that begin with a studio shoot complete with lighting and props. On-location photography is also available. The company takes care of all necessary editing and retouching and releases high-resolution images through its custom app. Packages include a credit towards the production of physical prints. Jane Goodrich Photography offers additional maternity and family photography services.

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5.0 / 5 (75)
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5.0 / 5 (16)

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New York, NY 10016

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Amber Kayo Photography captures precious first moments for parents in the New York City metropolitan area. It offers newborn photography packages that include an online viewing gallery and prints, some packages include props, outfits, and additional prints. Siblings are welcome to join photography sessions. Photographer Amber Kayo aims to capture well-lit, soft photos that parents can cherish forever. She also provides her services for maternity, child, and family photography sessions.

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14-60 157 Street, Beechhurst, NY 11357
  • Maternity
  • Family Portraits

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Lina Lodico Photography is a newborn photographer that serves clients in Queens. Its owner, Lina Lodico, has worked in the fashion industry for over two decades. Lina uses her background in design to capture creative shots for her newborn sessions. She also handles family, maternity, engagements, birthdays, and holiday photography, in addition to pets and cake smash sessions. Moreover, Lina's works have been featured in the Ana Brandt Magazine for the Holiday Edition and The Super Hero in 2019.

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5.0
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5.0 / 5 (49)
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5.0 / 5 (4)

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3107 Fort Hamilton Pkwy, Brooklyn, NY 11218
  • Maternity

Why choose this provider?

Brooklyn Baby Photography is a boutique studio accommodating clients in New York City. It offers a wide selection of services, including newborn, maternity, and cake smash photography. The studio has a high-end wardrobe and props section, allowing clients to come to the studio hands-free and have multiple outfit choices. Its owner and photographer, Rosie, focuses on capturing exquisite and clean photographs inside the studio. She also received certification as a qualified newborn photographer from the ANP.

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5.0 / 5 (22)
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5.0 / 5 (7)
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5.0 / 5 (3)

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Brooklyn, NY 11222

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Located in Brooklyn, Lauren Colchamiro Photography is a business specializing in engagement, wedding, maternity, newborn, baby and family portraits. At Lauren Colchamiro Photography services also include headshots, live music, personal, pet and vacation photos. Lauren shoots with an unobtrusive, documentary approach; she makes sure to stay out of the way, but will do everything in her power to get the perfect shot. She is also determined to prove to clients that being photogenic is a myth and that each client will absolutely look beautiful during their session.

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732 Broadway, New York, NY 10003

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Daisy Beatty Photography LLC in Greenwich Village provides services in New York City, Manhattan, East Hampton, and the surrounding areas. The studio focuses on family, newborn, and maternity photos, as well as dance photography, modeling photo shoots and personal pictures for dating sites. Family sessions last approximately 45 minutes, including portrait poses and candid or natural scenes. Sessions take place at the studio, personal homes, or outdoor settings with natural lighting.

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5.0 / 5 (169)

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New York, NY 10001

Why choose this provider?

Jennifer Loomis Photography is a professional photographer serving Seattle, San Francisco, and New York areas. The owner, Jennifer Loomis, specializes in producing family and maternity images. The business has a five-star rating on Facebook. Clients speak highly of the beautiful photographs and the photographer’s ability to capture genuine moments.

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4.0 / 5 (3)
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5.0 / 5 (1)

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Montclair, NJ 07042

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Brie Mulligan is an on-location portrait and lifestyle photographer, formerly based in Brooklyn, NY and currently based Montclair, NJ, who specializes in newborns, children, families, and professionals. Brie strives to capture people and families in a creative and authentic way and doesn’t believe a successful portrait is necessarily defined by a smile. Some of her favorite images capture quiet and personal moments. That said, she also has plenty of favorites that involve joy, silliness, and laughter.

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2620 Cropsey Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11214

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Naemi Photography takes photos of newborns in New York City. As a portrait photography studio, it also specializes in family, maternity, and children photography. Its services come in both individual and customizable service packages to suit people's specific needs. Naemi Photography can hold shoots in off-studio and outdoor locations, and can also cover events. It maintains a studio in Brooklyn, which comes with props and outfits for newborns and older children.

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5.0 / 5 (20)
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5.0 / 5 (7)
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5.0 / 5 (2)

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18 Pine Dr N, Roslyn, NY 11576

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Rivka Singer Photography is a portrait photographer in New York City and Long Island, New York. The business specializes in maternity, newborn, children, and family portraits, emphasizing the individuality of each subject while capturing their personality, beauty, and spirit.

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Brooklyn, NY 11231

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Raquel Frechette is a Brooklyn-based photographer who specializes in newborn, baby, child and family portraits. With a shooting style is organic, casual and focused on fun, there will be no forced smiles or awkward poses. Raquel creates real moments that make for great photos. Her photo sessions are about an hour, but can often extend beyond the hour if it means getting the perfect shot. If for whatever reason a client is not thrilled with the photos, she’s committed to making it right and offers anything a client may need to feel comfortable.

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633 East New York Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11203
  • Props Available
  • 1st Birthday
  • Motherhood
  • Pregnancy Photography
  • Maternity
  • Cake Smash
  • Newborn

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Rochel Konik Photography is a woman-owned and woman-operated business that serves clients in the New York City metro and its surrounding areas. The owner and photographer, Rochel Konik, provides families with newborn photography services. She also offers baby and cake smash photoshoots. The portraiture session includes styling and the use of the company's collection of backdrops, wraps, outfits, headbands, bonnets, and layering textures. Rachel Konik's work won silver and bronze medals in the 2020 Shine Photo Award.

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4.8 / 5 (31)
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5.0 / 5 (14)

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New York City, NY
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Sofia Ribeiro Photography captures maternity and newborn portraits for customers in North & Central New Jersey and New York City. Sofia Ribeiro is an artist who aims to create beautiful memories for people through posed child, family, and maternity photography in-studio and outdoors. She works closely with families and couples to customize their sessions and make their photos as unique and meaningful as possible. Sofia also uses her experience as a former women's fashion designer to help her clients look their best during their photography sessions. The studio offers high end printed products, albums, and wall art, as well as an extensive wardrobe collection for women and children.

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5.0 / 5 (62)
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5.0 / 5 (26)

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5 Etna Lane, Dix Hills, NY 11746

Why choose this provider?

Imagine That Photography is run by Tatiana Bogdan, a newborn, baby, maternity, and family photographer. She serves clients in Long Island, New York City, and the rest of Suffolk and Nassau counties. Bogdan's newborn photography packages last two to four hours and can include parents and siblings. Photo sessions take place at her Bethpage studio, which is stocked with backdrops, accessories, and outfits. Bogdan likes to involve clients during the photoshoot and encourages them to bring any props they prefer.

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5.0 / 5 (34)
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5.0 / 5 (14)
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5.0 / 5 (2)

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New York City, NY
  • Milestone
  • Cake Smash
  • Family
  • Newborn
  • Maternity

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Jennifer Kristy (JKD) Photography serves the filming needs of individuals and families in New York City. Owner and photographer Jennifer Kristy provides luxury newborn photo solutions to enable parents to preserve the first few moments of their babies. She strives to create timeless images that customers can cherish now and for many years to come. The professional also conducts family, children, maternity, and milestone or cake smash photo sessions. Kristy has a selection of bonnets, headbands, and maternity dresses.

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New York City, NY
  • Maternity
  • Newborn
  • Cake Smash
  • Wedding

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Hat Photography responds to the documentation needs of families and individuals in New York City. It helps parents capture and preserve the special moments of their babies through its newborn photography services. The studio provides a selection of clothes and props, and for special requests, customers must inform the owner ahead of time. It also offers cake smash, maternity, and wedding photography services. The company is a member of the Belly Baby Models, an international model referral source.

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Frequently Asked Questions

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    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.