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Best Newborn Photographers in Syracuse

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Our goal is to connect people with the best local professionals. We scored Syracuse 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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215 Distin Road, Oswego, NY 13126

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5.0 (78)
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5.0 (45)

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Billi B Productions is a portrait studio that offers photography services for newborns and families in Syracuse and the nearby areas. Called "Billi" by her husband and "BeeBee" by her grandkids, Billijo established Billi B Productions to produce raw, candid, and genuine moments through her photos. From providing documentary-style photography of babies upon birth to the first 7 days of a baby’s life, Billi handles all aspects of newborn photography. Additionally, she also conducts maternity and family photography sessions.

66 Bingham Road, Oswego, NY 13126

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4.9 (24)

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Kelly Wenthe Photography holds photo sessions for clients in Syracuse, Oswego, and the surrounding areas in New York. Photographer and owner Kelly Wenthe specializes in newborn and wedding photography. The packages available include the newborn package, which takes around one to two hours of posed session. Clients can also opt for the lifestyle session package, which features natural, candid moments of the newborn captured at the comfort of the client's home.

204 E Seneca St. Suite E, Manlius, NY 13159

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5.0 (13)

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Run by Kati Bucktooth from Syracuse, Love First Photography is a full-service boutique photography studio specializing in custom newborn portraiture. Kati studied photography at the Newhouse School at Syracuse University and has been photographing babies since 2012. The beautiful light-filled studio in Manlius is stocked with a thoughtfully curated collection of backdrops, props, and newborn outfits for your session. They also offer maternity, baby milestone, and seasonal outdoor family sessions.

Syracuse, NY 13219

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4.4 (36)
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4.5 (15)
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3.0 (2)

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John Carnessali Photography is located in Amory Square in Syracuse and also serves the Dewitt, Fayetteville, East Syracuse, Liverpool, Baldwinsville, and surrounding areas. The studio specializes in newborn, maternity, family, portrait, and wedding photography. Other photography services they offer include artistic photography, conceptual photography, pet photography, architectural photography, commercial photography, special events, headshot photography, senior pictures, and more.

Liverpool, NY 13090

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5.0 (4)

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Located in Liverpool, Into Memories Photography serves the North New York, Adirondacks, Central New York, and surrounding areas since being founded in 2006. The studio also offers custom photography sessions for newborns, maternity photo shoots, families, baby photo shoots, and children’s photo shoots. They are a member of the Professional Photographers of America and the National Association of Professional Photographers. Clients speak highly of their professional staff, experienced photographers, kind and polite presence, excellent guidance and direction, and high-quality photography skills.

Liverpool, NY 13090

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5.0 (1)

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Founded in 2010, John Aitken Photography is a Liverpool-based photography company. The studio specializes in newborn photography, wedding photography, senior portraits, baby’s first-year photography packages, couples photography, maternity photo shoots, prom photography, graduation photography, special events photography, creative photography, and more. Clients speak highly of their personable presence, high-quality photography skills, fun personalities and photo shoot sessions, and flexibility to work with each client.

Syracuse, NY 13205

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Paige Everson is a Syracuse-based photography studio and is available for travel opportunities worldwide. The studio specializes in newborn stylized photography, newborn lifestyle photography, high school senior photography, portraits, family photo shoots, children’s photography, maternity photo shoots, engagement photo shoots, and wedding photography. They also offer one-on-one in-person mentoring programs that a variety of photography skills for advanced photographers.

Baldwinsville, NY 13027

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5.0 (26)

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Based in Syracuse and serving the surrounding areas, Solas Studios Photography specializes in newborn photography, family portraits, lifestyle photography, and senior portraits. Founded in 2010, they also offer photography services for areas outside of the New York area. The studio also offers wedding photography, event photography, engagement photo shoots, and portrait photo shoots. Clients speak highly of their brightly colored photography, heartfelt moments captured, reasonable pricing, cheerfully relaxed and professional attitudes, talented photography skills, ability to work around last minute snags, high-quality photography, creative angles, flattering lighting, and personable and organized staff.

Baldwinsville, NY 13027

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5.0 (1)

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Owned by Ken Dwyer and based in Baldwinsville, Dwyer Photography focuses on getting to know and collaborating with each client. They also serve Albany, Rochester, Central New York, Syracuse, and the surrounding areas. The studio specializes in newborn, family, children, maternity, and wedding photography. They also offer trash the dress, bridal portraits, belly painting, natural light maternity, and personal photography sessions. All photos are taken by Ken, with a creative director present.

Baldwinsville, NY 13027

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5.0 (19)
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5.0 (19)

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Gilded Heart Fine Art Studios is a Baldwinsville studio that extends its services to clients in Syracuse and surrounding areas. Owner and photographer Amanda Scrivener offers newborn photography sessions, working with clients to create timeless wall art pieces for their homes. Aside from creating artistic shots of newborns and one-year-olds, the studio photographer offers sessions for families, pregnant mothers, and children. In 2020, Amanda Scrivener won several awards at The Portrait Masters Awards.

FAQs

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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.

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