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Best Newborn Photographers in Charleston

Our Recommended Top 13

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Our goal is to connect people with the best local professionals. We scored Charleston 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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3085 Rosewood Drive, Evans, GA 30809

Why choose this provider?

Stacey Brenner Photography is a local business serving clients in Charleston and the surrounding areas, including the Atlanta Metro area and the South Carolina/Georgia Border. It provides a broad range of services, including newborn, maternity, and family photography. Stacey employs the use of natural and straightforward photography, which allows her clients to feel comfortable in their homes while capturing priceless moments between members of the family and newborns. Every session is customized to every family's needs and how they envision their session.

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5.0
Google
5.0 / 5 (24)
Facebook
5.0 / 5 (5)

Website
Charleston, SC 29405

Why choose this provider?

Pyner Photography, LLC. is a published Charleston maternity and newborn photography company serving families in the greater Charleston and Charlotte areas. The company specializes in boutique-style portraits, and all sessions are conducted in the client’s home. The photographer has earned multiple awards and accolades for her photography, and she brings everything she needs with her to the newborn session.

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5.0
Facebook
5.0 / 5 (119)

Website
805 N. Cedar Street, Summerville, SC 29483
  • Maternity
  • Newborn Photography

Why choose this provider?

Located in downtown Summerville, Brooke Embry Photography caters to clients in Charleston and the neighboring areas. It provides in-studio family, maternity, and newborn photography services. The process involves a phone conversation to learn about the clients' preferences, a virtual meeting to show various options and sample images, and a photoshoot session. This luxury boutique-style studio specializes in creating fine art portraits of your family. Brooke has more than a decade of photography experience.

Reputation:

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5.0
Google
5.0 / 5 (17)

Website
Mount Pleasant, SC 29466

Why choose this provider?

Jody Mack Photography provides newborn portraits for families in the Charleston area. Most sessions take place in the comfort of the clients' homes; however, studio options are also available. Ms. Mack offers a variety of packages to meet her clients' preferences. The photographer also provides a Fresh 48 package that documents the newborn's first day in the hospital or birth center, including new interactions with mom and dad and first meetings with family.

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Mount Pleasant, SC 29466

Why choose this provider?

Established locally in 2011, Reflections by Amanda Lee is a newborn and child photography company specializing in natural light photography on location in Charleston County and the surrounding areas. Each newborn package includes a three to four-hour photography session in the client’s home as well as a digital collection of the edited images. The photographer brings all of the necessary props and equipment and has experience posing newborns. The company also offers photography services for maternity and family sessions.

Reputation:

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5.0
Google
5.0 / 5 (47)

Website
Charleston, SC 29418

Why choose this provider?

Selena Stoney Photography offers newborn photography services in its studio for families living in and around the Charleston area. The studio offers ample room for mom, dad, and siblings who can be incorporated into the newborn session for no extra fee. The photographer works with clients to customize the session and includes colors or themes that the parents love. Selena Photography also offers photography services for maternity, children, couples, and weddings.

Reputation:

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5.0
Facebook
5.0 / 5 (64)
Google
5.0 / 5 (13)

Professionalism:

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Website
Charleston, SC 29414

Why choose this provider?

Locally owned and operated since 2012, Tickled Blue is a professional newborn photography service serving parents in Charleston, Mount Pleasant, West Ashley, Summerville, and the surrounding areas. Principal photographer, Jodi, takes a simple and classic approach for photography newborns. The company also offers family, children, and infant photography services with a candid and artistic style.

Reputation:

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5.0
Google
5.0 / 5 (30)

Website
Summerville, SC 29483

Why choose this provider?

Locally owned and operated since 1994, Paul Alford Photography offers newborn photo sessions for families living in Charleston, Summerville, and the surrounding areas. Award-winning, creative portrait artist, Paul Alford offers newborn sessions in his Summerville studio and is also available to travel to the client’s home. The company also offers photography services for family portraits and children.

Reputation:

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5.0

Professionalism:

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5.0
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Website
North Charleston, SC 29405

Why choose this provider?

Sterling Pickett Photography enjoys taking photos of newborns, children, and families in Charleston and the surrounding areas. It offers baby photo sessions, including birth photography, to help clients capture the arrival of a new family member. It also conducts maternity and family photography services. Its in-home newborn photography includes complimentary props that showcase and highlight baby details and poses. The studio's owner, Sterling Pickett, specializes in capturing images with natural and simple styles. Sterling has been in the photography industry for over 13 years. She prefers to shoot in forests, fields, parks, or random lots to avoid distractions.

Reputation:

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4.6
Google
4.6 / 5 (7)

Professionalism:

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5.0
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Website
Charleston, SC 29403

Why choose this provider?

Following Seas Photography is a professional photography business specializing in newborn and child photography from “bump to birthday.” The company offers newborn, maternity, baby, and family sessions for clients living in and around Charleston. Owner and photographer, Ashleigh Lauber takes a pure, clean, and honest approach to photography, offering laid-back sessions in studio or on location.

Reputation:

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5.0
Facebook
5.0 / 5 (84)
Google
5.0 / 5 (9)
Yelp
5.0 / 5 (5)

Website
2045 Shell Ring Circle, Mount Pleasant, SC 29466

Why choose this provider?

Alisha Cory Photography offers newborn, maternity, family, and childhood milestone sessions in the Charleston metro. A mom of four, Alisha aims to preserve fleeting moments and produce quality portraits for lifelong memories. She has three newborn packages, namely, simply, forever, and deluxe newborn sessions, and conducts pre-session consultations to discuss overall style, including props, locations, and clothing preferences. Her services involve assisting clients in selecting wall portrait sizes and designing heirloom albums. Outside photography, Alisha likes to garden.

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 (12)
Facebook
5.0 / 5 (2)

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
Mount Pleasant, SC 29464

Why choose this provider?

Based in Mount Pleasant, Brisson Imagery provides clients throughout Charleston, Isle of Palms, and Mount Pleasant with professional photography services. Photographer Tonya Brisson possesses over 25 years of professional early childhood experience, earning her a unique understanding of children's behavior and charms. Accredited by the Professional Photographers of America, Tonya has been a professional photographer since 2015 and has worked exclusively with children as a child and newborn photographer.

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 (18)
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
Charleston, SC 29492
  • Newborn
  • Maternity

Why choose this provider?

SB Photography is a luxury studio specializing in newborn and maternity photography, serving families in Charleston for the past 15 years. It aims to create timeless pictures in newborn sessions that show the love and connection between the parents and the new baby. The shoots are usually done within the first two weeks in the comfort of their home. Some sessions can be held in the home studio or in outdoor locations, including Sullivan Island or Daniel Island waterfront park.

Reputation:

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4.8
Facebook
4.8 / 5 (17)
Google
5.0 / 5 (1)

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.

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