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Best Maternity Photographers in Columbus, OH

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Our goal is to connect people with the best local professionals. We scored Columbus Maternity 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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3856 Lattimer St., Hilliard, OH 43026

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5.0 (57)
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5.0 (55)

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Wildflower Fine Art Portraits is located in Hilliard and provides newborn, maternity, children and family photography in the Columbus area. Photographer Christa Gable-Smothers has been a Central Ohio photographer since 2009 and has a full service, commercial studio. Christa creates a glamorous maternity session experience with professional hair and makeup, a full wardrobe of gowns for clients to use and both outdoor and indoor portraits in her 1200 square foot studio. Maternity session fees are $150 and do not include any products or prints. Products start at $450. Clients typically book 2 months in advance to get on her very full schedule.

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  • Motherhood
  • Maternity
  • Newborn

Columbus, OH

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Need help contacting a Maternity Photographer in Columbus? 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.

Columbus, OH 43221

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4.9 (30)
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5.0 (3)

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Joanna Andres Photography is a child, family, maternity, and newborn photographer in Columbus. Joanna’s boutique photography studio has a selection of many different backdrops, blankets, outfits, bows, and hats for newborn sessions. The studio has a comfortable waiting area for family members to relax in while Joanna works to capture precious photos of brand new babies, birthday cake smashes, and more.

New Albany, OH 43054

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5.0 (1)

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Bare Baby Photography is a New Albany business that specializes in newborn portraiture. The business offers maternity, family, and children portraits with sessions starting at $125. The photographer of Bare Baby Photography has a style that the business’s website describes as “soft and pure.” The business’s website has an FAQ page where the photographers answers questions about sessions, timing, wardrobe, and more.

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Beyond Birth by Clarion Harmon

811 East Parkwood Street, Sidney, OH 45365

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Clarion Harmon Photography is a fine art maternity studio serving Columbus. Its maternity sessions are studio-based, giving pregnant women access to luxury wardrobes, props, and accessories. In-studio session investments include ordering appointments scheduled a week after sessions. Clients can preserve captured memories in the form of keepsake albums, digital collections, and wall art pieces that can be booked during ordering appointments. Clarion Harmon Photography also conducts newborn and birth portraitures in its studio.

Lewis Center, OH 43035

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5.0 (78)
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5.0 (62)
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5.0 (3)

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Joslyn Crowl is a luxury boudoir photographer in Ohio. Joslyn, the practicing artist, claims that boudoir photography is for every woman, regardless of age, jean size, or what the scale says. She further adds that it can change her clients' lives. Wives, mothers, and grandmothers as well as women of any occupation can realize that they are sexy and celebrate their lives by splurging and doing something for themselves via a luxury boudoir session that may take place in Joslyn Crowl's studio or on-location.

Centerburg, OH 43081

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5.0 (4)

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Big Fish Stories is a photography and design company in Westerville that specializes in family, children, maternity, and newborn photography. The business offers birth photography sessions as well as high school senior portraits. Session fees include any pre-session planning, the session itself, and then a live gallery reveal hosted at the business’s studio with snacks and refreshments to help make the decision process less overwhelming when it comes to choosing favorite images for prints and products they would like to order. Big Fish Studios sells products in collection form or individually.

Columbus, OH 43085

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Christy Rice Photography in Columbus is a family and lifestyle photographer that produces lively images by using bright colors and capturing candid moments. The company offers newborn, maternity, child, high school senior and family portraits, professional headshots, engagement pictures, holiday family photos, and photography services for a limited amount of weddings. Portrait sessions start at $300, include multiple wardrobe changes and locations, 50 or more digital images, and a print release. Customers can purchase prints through Christy Rice Photography as well.

Canal Winchester, OH 43110

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5.0 (49)
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4.9 (13)

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Jenna Rosalie Photography of Canal Winchester specializes in weddings, family portraits, and newborn and maternity photography.While Jenna likes using creative poses to capture her subjects, she also offers lifestyle photography. Most sessions are a blend of both styles. Portrait sessions start at $400 and include password access to an online viewing gallery, a minimum of 40 digital images, and a print release.

Hilliard, OH 43026

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4.9 (42)
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5.0 (3)

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Jenny Barnes Photography in Hilliard specializes in capturing any moment that is love-related, whether it be the sparks between a recently engaged couple, the warmth of a wedding, the bonds of families, and especially the strong connections between parents and their sweet, little newborn baby. Other services the company offers include senior portraits, fitness lifestyle photography, and boudoir.

Columbus, OH 43209

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5.0 (47)
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4.9 (34)
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5.0 (4)

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Kismet Visuals & Co is a Columbus business that offers maternity and newborn sessions, commercial and fashion photography, lifestyle portraits, and photography services for engagements and weddings. Kismet Visual & Co. work has been featured in Columbus Bride Magazine, 614 Magazine, and other publications. The business won Wedding Wire’s Couples’ Choice Award yearly from 2014-2020. Portrait sessions start at $150 and wedding packages starting at $3400.

Westerville, OH 43081

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4.9 (30)
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5.0 (28)

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White Elm Photography in Westerville offers maternity and newborn photography sessions, senior pictures, family and couple portraits, headshots, branding, product photography and pet portraits. The photographer’s style is classic, clean, and bright. The business often shoots traditional family portraits but enjoys capturing candid moments as well. Mini sessions start at $175, and specialty sessions start at $300. All sessions include 20 or more edited digital images and a print release.

Plain City, OH 43064

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4.9 (31)
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4.8 (12)

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Diane Spagnuolo Photography is a company in Plain City that offers children and family photography services all the way from expecting mothers and couples to young children to high school seniors. Diane Spagnuolo Photography also photographs sports teams and players as well as games and other competitive events. Diane has her master’s degree in Photography and is a member of the Professional Photographers of America.

6559 Portsmouth Dr, Reynoldsburg, OH 43068

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5.0 (11)

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Capturing Lifetime Memories LLC is a self-owned photography business covering clients in Columbus. Karen Elkis, its photographer and owner, immortalizes your maternity moments through photographs. She takes photos of women before giving birth in an outdoor setting or a location of the client's choice. She also covers other milestones such as senior high photography, engagement sessions, and family photography sessions. Karen thinks that she's a paragraph, and clients can add or edit text so she can tell their stories through her lenses.

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Westerville, OH 43081

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5.0 (4)

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Cathy Blackstone Photography of Westerville is a photographer who specializes in maternity, newborn, children, and family photography. The business also offers high school senior portraits. Though Cathy enjoys taking the classic, well-composed family photo, what she truly loves is taking pictures of the candid and that natural moments and emotions that arise throughout the fun, laid back atmosphere of the session. She is always happy to incorporate pets into family photos and other sessions.

8840 Commerce Loop Drive, Columbus, OH 43240

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5.0 (68)
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4.8 (24)

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Stacey Ash Photography provides maternity photography in the greater Columbus area with a commercial studio off of Polaris Parkway. Stacey Ash specializes in posed photography with a wardrobe full of gorgeous gowns available for client use. She works with each client on an individualized basis to make each session unique. Stacey Ash also offers newborn, children, and family photography.

  • Birth Photography

7622 Farmsbury Dr, Reynoldsburg, OH 43068

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5.0 (101)
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5.0 (57)
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5.0 (1)

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Jacqueline Marie Photography offers maternity photoshoots in Columbus. The studio offers studio sessions for pregnant ladies, which include professionally done hair and makeup depending on the selected package. Clients also have access to the firm's maternity wardrobe with boutique gowns. They may ask the photographer for digital images and request their portraits in image folio boxes, canvas, frames, or lay flat albums. Jacqueline Marie Photography only accepts a limited number of sessions in a month to focus on custom-designed portraits for customers.

  • Cake Smash
  • Newborn
  • Family Portraits

12252 Brownsville Road, Glenford, OH 43739

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5.0 (38)
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5.0 (18)

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Whispy Shades Photography, a studio founded by Bethany Woodruff, serves families in Columbus and other areas in Central Ohio. For over eight years, Bethany has been specializing in newborn, maternity, and children fine art portraiture. She is dedicated to creating a timeless experience for her clients by using industry-standard materials and providing customized setups, as well as constructing handcrafted props. The studio is also situated on a farm filled with luscious nature scenery. Clients can choose to shoot indoors and outdoors with multiple backdrops to choose from.

Compare our Top Maternity Photographers

NameExpertise RatingAddressPromotionsLearn more
Wildflower Fine Art Portraits
3856 Lattimer St., Hilliard, OH 43026800-3000$
Joanna Andres Photography
Bare Baby Photography
Beyond Birth by Clarion Harmon
811 East Parkwood Street, Sidney, OH 45365
Joslyn Crowl
Big Fish Stories
Christy Rice Photography
Jenna Rosalie Photography
Jenna Barnes Photography
Kismet Visuals & Co.
White Elm Photography
Diane Spagnuolo Photography
Capturing Lifetime Memories LLC
6559 Portsmouth Dr, Reynoldsburg, OH 43068
Cathy Blackstone Photography
Stacey Ash Photography
8840 Commerce Loop Drive, Columbus, OH 43240
Jacqueline Marie Photography
7622 Farmsbury Dr, Reynoldsburg, OH 43068
Whispy Shades Photography
12252 Brownsville Road, Glenford, OH 43739

FAQs

  • Introduction

    Maternity photographers work with pregnant women to capture images during the peak of their pregnancies. Photographs are typically taken in the third trimester when the subject's belly is round. In some cases, photographers may offer mothers and families the option to purchase maternity photos in a package with newborn photos, once their baby is born.

    Because every photographer's style is different, mothers-to-be have options when it comes to how they want their maternity photos to look. While some photos have an artful quality, others may be taken in a studio for a more traditional feel. Learn more about maternity photography by reading the frequently asked questions listed below.
  • What is maternity photography?

    Maternity photography is series a of photographs taken of soon-to-be mothers later in their pregnancies. These photos may be of just the mother, or they may include the father and other children. Often, maternity photos are whimsical and artistic, as they're meant to capture the beauty of pregnancy.

  • What to wear to a maternity photoshoot?

    What you wear for maternity photos depends on the style of the photographs being taken. Mothers who want to show their bare belly for maternity photos may want to opt for a basic crop top or sports bra with comfortable pants on the bottom. Those who prefer to stay covered up might want to consider an elegant gown.

  • What are good poses for a maternity photoshoot?

    Often, women will pose with their hands, or the father's hands, placed on their growing belly in maternity photos. Photos might be taken from the side to show a profile of the mother's shape or straight on to capture the joy on the subject's face.

  • How much does maternity photography cost?

    According to Fash, portrait photographers, including maternity photographers, typically charge between $100 and $250 per hour when photographing subjects. That cost normally equates to anywhere from $25 to $100 per edited image. On average, a photoshoot takes one full hour, whether indoors or outdoors.

  • How to get a photography contract with a maternity hospital?

    As a photographer, you need to have experience and proper training to work in a hospital setting. Most hospital photographers have some training in medical terminology as well as experience and training in how to safely work with new mothers and babies.