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Best Newborn Photographers in Bend

Our Recommended Top 6

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Our goal is to connect people with the best local professionals. We scored Bend 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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Bend, OR 97701

Why choose this provider?

Four Daughters Photography is a newborn photographer serving the Bend community. A newborn session fee includes an optional PreSession Styling Consultation, the Photography Session, retouching services, and an Ordering Session Premiere. Prints must be purchased separately, and additional products available include albums, canvas gallery wall art, metal wall art, easel sets, and other gifts. Moms and dads can read through a list of tips and advice to prepare for their newborn session on Four Daughters' website and should plan for the shoot to take two hours. Customers can also request photo sessions for children, families, and high school seniors.

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4.7
Google
5.0 / 5 (7)
Facebook
5.0 / 5 (5)
Yelp
3.5 / 5 (3)

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Website
Bend, OR 97702

Why choose this provider?

Yvette Seile Photography serves the Bend community with newborn photo shoots. The natural light photographer specializes in newborn and family portraits and utilzes a "relaxed, cozy and somewhat minimalistic" style. Babies should be photographed between five and 14 days after birth, and a mini session includes one hour of photos with baby alone and 10 images on a custom USB, while a full session lasts two to three hours, includes siblings and parents, and comes with 20 images. Maternity sessions are available but only along with a booking for a newborn photo shoot, and parents can take a look at the studio's website for a gallery of past work.

Reputation:

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5.0
Facebook
5.0 / 5 (20)
Google
5.0 / 5 (9)

Website
Bend, OR 97702

Why choose this provider?

Tracy Lynn Photography photographs newborns throughout the Bend area. Natural light photographer Tracy Lynn specializes in maternity, lifestyle newborn, children, and family photos and always seeks to capture the joy and love of a family. Clients appreciate the fun sessions as well as natural, candid results, and Tracy takes her newborn photos in a style that mixes both portraiture and lifestyle. She is a member of the National Association of Professional Child Photographers. All sessions come with a consultation to discuss goals before the shoot and two to three hours of actual photography.

Reputation:

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5.0
Yelp
5.0 / 5 (2)

Website
Bend, OR 97701

Why choose this provider?

Natalie Stephenson Photography is a Bend newborn photography team. The husband-wife duo creates decorative wall art with the stories captured via photography and also helps parents frame and place their treasured art on the wall. Newborn sessions last around two hours and take place within 10 days of birth, and the fee also includes a consultation, edting, and retouching. Clients can choose from custom hand-made frames for all colors and sizes, and the frames are available for purchase without any photography sessions as well. The group also runs Inspired Heart, a division which donates a portion of each sale of the team's landscape portraits to the Otino Waa orphanage in Uganda.

Reputation:

We scour the internet for reviews from well-known resources. Each provider is evaluated based on the quality and quantity of their reviews, their presence on multiple review sites, and their average minimum rating.
5.0
Google
5.0 / 5 (6)
Facebook
5.0 / 5 (4)
Yelp
5.0 / 5 (1)

Professionalism:

We hire mystery shoppers to call our providers anonymously and evaluate them. Providers who respond quickly, answer questions thoroughly, and communicate politely score higher.
5.0
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Website
Bend, OR
  • Newborn
  • Maternity
  • Milestones

Why choose this provider?

Ashley Thompson Photography is a full-service studio serving Bend and nearby areas. Its photographer, Ashley Thompson, specializes in capturing images of families' special moments, like newborns' arrival. As part of her commitment to furthering her craft, she has completed an advanced course for newborn posing safety. Other services she offers are maternity and child photography. Following every session, Ashley lets her clients select their favorite images and have them produced in a format or medium they prefer. In addition, she collaborates with professional labs to make heirloom art and personally delivers finished craftwork to customers.

Reputation:

We scour the internet for reviews from well-known resources. Each provider is evaluated based on the quality and quantity of their reviews, their presence on multiple review sites, and their average minimum rating.
5.0
Facebook
5.0 / 5 (12)

Professionalism:

We hire mystery shoppers to call our providers anonymously and evaluate them. Providers who respond quickly, answer questions thoroughly, and communicate politely score higher.
5.0
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Website
Bend, OR
  • Maternity Photography

Why choose this provider?

Mariel Hensley is a maternity and newborn photographer who serves residents in Bend and the surrounding areas. She conducts photography sessions prior to clients' due dates. She has a collection of props, outfits, and fabrics that can be used during photoshoots. The professional also takes photos of soon-to-be mothers and helps them with their poses and styling. In addition, Hensley offers wedding, as well as family and kid, portrait services. She uses a Nikon camera with a 35mm sigma art lens.

Reputation:

We scour the internet for reviews from well-known resources. Each provider is evaluated based on the quality and quantity of their reviews, their presence on multiple review sites, and their average minimum rating.
5.0
Google
5.0 / 5 (43)
Facebook
5.0 / 5 (13)

Professionalism:

We hire mystery shoppers to call our providers anonymously and evaluate them. Providers who respond quickly, answer questions thoroughly, and communicate politely score higher.
5.0
Responsiveness
Friendliness
Helpfulness
Detail

Frequently Asked Questions

  • 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.