Best Maternity Photographers in Columbia

Why These Maternity Photographers?

Our goal is to connect people with the best local experts. We scored Columbia 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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Our Selection Criteria:

  • 1. Availability

    Consistently approachable and responsive, so customers never feel ignored.

  • 2. Qualifications

    Building customer confidence with licensing, accreditations, and awards.

  • 3. Reputation

    A history of delighted customers and outstanding service.

  • 4. Experience

    Masters of their craft, based on years of practical experience and education.

  • 5. Professionalism

    Providing service with honesty, reliability, and respect.

Read more about our selection process

Azalee Photography

Azalee Photography is a photography studio serving Blythewood and surrounding areas. Owner and photographer China Ard named the company after her grandmother Azalee Busques. China's work evokes emotion, and she works to capture the unscripted moments of life. China specializes in newborn and family photography, and she offers packages that include outdoor family, newborn studio, maternity, milestone studio. China requires a downpayment of 50% to reserve studio time, and final payment is due at the beginning of the session. The studio delivers galleries within two weeks of the shoot, and China provides a sneak peek on Facebook. All sessions come with printing rights, and China recommends high-quality printing from Most photo shoots take about an hour, and they include edited digital images via an online gallery. Previous clients appreciate China's patience and kindness, and the remark kindly about the creative and fun atmosphere.

Blythewood, SC 29016


Charlotte Ashley Photography

Charlotte Ashley Photography is a self-taught professional photographer serving Lexington and the surrounding areas since 2008. Charlotte documents life as it happens, and she aims to capture her clients' personality whether they are laughing, blushing, or overjoyed and teary-eyed. Charlotte specializes in newborn, maternity, and high school senior portrait photography. Newborn photography includes studio, lifestyle, or outdoors. The studio offers an online gallery that allows for the immediate download of purchased digital files, and high-quality printing options are also available. For a nominal fee, Charlotte will schedule Saturday shoots, and she is happy to travel outside of the Lexington area. Previous clients appreciate Charlotte's bubbly personality and her original compositions, and they also note that her rates are very reasonable. Charlotte is a member of the Professional Photographers of America, is a member of Professional Photographers of SC, and is a Professional Photographers of America Certified Portrait Photographer.

Lexington, SC 29071


Destiny Wenzel Photography

Destiny Wenzel Photography is a natural light photographer serving Winnsboro since 2009 that specializes in family, child, senior, maternity and engagement photography. Owner and photographer Destiny Wenzel's sessions are mostly spontaneous with limited direction and posing. Destiny is willing to do almost anything to snap the perfect photo including climbing a tree. Before the shoot, clients fill out a portrait session agreement form so Destiny can gather more information, and she is happy to suggest locations for the ideal photo shoot. With client permission, Destiny will post a sneak peek of photos on her blog and Facebook page within in two weeks of the shoot. After editing, all photos are available in a private online gallery where clients can view images and order prints. The gallery is live for 60 days, and Destiny will mail a CD to the customer that includes all the pictures. Clients report that they are in awe of how Destiny captures the most precious moments, and they appreciate the quality and affordability that Destiny Wenzel Photography offers.

Winnsboro, SC 29180


Jawnie Holsker Photography

Jawnie Holsker Photography is natural light photographer serving Columbia and the surrounding areas since 2010. Jawnie specializes in photographing high school seniors, couples, and mothers-to-be, and all photo shoots take place at the location of the client's choice. Jawnie is available by appointment only, and a non-refundable session fee is due at the time of booking. The sessions include a pre-consultation where Jawnie offers advice to clients on how to achieve the perfect photo shoot, and she also provides a selection of the best-edited images for clients to view in person. Collections come with printing rights, and most include a print credit that is good for professional products that include digital collections, prints, and canvases. Previous clients often remark that Jawnie's photos are amazing, and they appreciate her extensive knowledge and fun personality.

Elgin, SC 29045


Leigh Essig Photography

Leigh Essig Photography is a Columbia-based photography studio. Owner and photographer Leigh Essig specializes in newborn photography, but she also snaps pictures of children, families, mothers-to-be, and high school seniors. Leigh uses a neutral color palette to highlight the newborn's tiny features, and she works to capture the pure beauty of the baby effortlessly. Portraits are shot on location or in the studio, and clients can receive email updates about the latest happenings of the studio. The studio also offers a series of 30-minute mini sessions that include 20 of the client's favorite images, instant digital download with print release, and 20% off the first print order. Leigh has a five-star rating on Facebook, and clients rave about her beautiful photography.

Columbia, SC 29212


Photography by Julie JP

Photography by Julie JP is a Camden photography studio that specializes in wedding photography. Owner and photographer Julie Prickett is happy to meet clients anywhere in South Carolina. Julie aims to keep photo shoots lighthearted and fun to capture life's sweetest moments. The studio offers a variety of sessions that include newborn, family, bridal, quinceañera, teens and seniors, maternity, events, and pets. A broad range of wedding packages are available, and all include a master USB of wedding day images and a private online gallery. Clients can also create a custom package, and additional products are available such as gallery wraps and wedding books. Customers rave about Julie's natural ability to capture the perfect shot, and they also appreciate her kindness and flexibility.

Camden, SC 29020


Rachel Browne Photography

Rachel Browne Photography is wedding and portrait photography business serving Lexington and the Southeast. Photographer Rachel Browne holds a Master's degree with an Emphasis in Commercial Photography from Savannah College of Art and Design. She enjoys documenting weddings, family portraits, and events as well as taking commercial and stock images. The studio offers wedding packages, portrait sessions, and headshots and model tests. Several products are available for purchase such as canvas wraps, hardcover albums, custom lay flat albums, and acrylic and metal prints. All packages and sessions include a CD with high-resolution images, and clients can find touching proposal stories on the website.

Lexington, SC 29072


Studio Two One Two Photography

Studio Two One Two Photography is an award-winning photography studio serving South Carolina and North Carolina since 2005. Owner and photographer Patty Hallman specializes in wedding, engagement, portrait, equine, and fine art photography. She is an international award-winning Master Photographer and a certified professional photographer. Patty is known for her ability to stay calm under pressure, her attention to detail, and for capturing honest moments that tell a beautiful story. The studio uses only the best equipment which includes a Canon 5D Mark III and the L Series Canon lenses. Patty and her team have shot over 250 weddings since opening the business. Wedding proofs are typically available one month following the ceremony, and the studio offers a detailed bridal guide that clients can download via the website. Patty has won both the Fuji Masterpiece Award and the Kodak Gallery Award three times, and The Knot inducted the studio to their Best of Weddings Hall of Fame.

Columbia, SC 29229


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