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Best Newborn Photographers in Knoxville

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Our goal is to connect people with the best local professionals. We scored Knoxville 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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8129 Millertown Pike, Knoxville, TN 37924

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5.0 (40)
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5.0 (28)

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Chantel Miller Photography captures newborn photo sessions for clients residing in Knoxville. Owner Chantel Miller provides consultation before the shoot and incorporates color bundles, outfits, accessories, and props to enhance the final images of the baby. Parents, siblings, grandparents, and other family members can choose to join the photo session. Aside from milestone and child photo sessions, it also offers its services to expecting mothers through its maternity shoots and gives the baby an opportunity to let loose in a cake smash shoot.

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Chattanooga, TN

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5.0 (22)
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5.0 (2)

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Mellon Patch Photography is a Chattanooga-based photo studio serving individuals and families in the Knoxville metro. The studio offers sessions lasting up to three hours to photograph newborns and their immediate families. The family can use a variety of wraps and props provided by the studio for the photographs. It takes both staged and candid photos at the studio's location. Additionally, it offers portrait-style sessions for families and pregnant mothers. Photographer Kat handpicks and coordinates the design and setup for each session.

Knoxville, TN 37932

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The photographer behind Hannah Bubp Photography has a background in digital and film photography. The Knoxville studio uses a relaxed, natural style to take newborn photos, family portraits, engagement photos, maternity photos, and wedding photos. Clients have praised Hannah Bubp for her patience, calm demeanor, professionalism, and eye for detail.

Maryville, TN 37803

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4.8 (58)
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4.5 (3)

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Alisha Bacon Photography has been serving the Maryville area since 2012. The photo studio takes newborn photos as well as maternity photos, family portraits, child photography, senior portraits, engagement photography, and wedding photography. Clients have praised Alisha Bacon for her patience and kindness with kids, vast experience, and quality photos.

5731 Lyons View Pike, Knoxville, TN 37919

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5.0 (21)

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Located in Knoxville, Haleigh Crabtree Photography offers newborn photography services to the local area. Haleigh puts her heart into her work and loves the connection she experiences between the families, couples, and children that she works with, along with witnessing the interaction between all of them during sessions. For newborn subjects, she photographs the baby's milestones and documents all their firsts. Haleigh also specializes in maternity, family, and cake smash photography where the baby is photographed with a cake to celebrate its first birthday.

Knoxville, TN 37912

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5.0 (61)

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Southern Charm Portraits specializes in newborn, baby, and children's photography. The studio also takes maternity photos, and the La Follette business takes photos in its studio or at an outdoor site in the evening. The photographer has been voted Best Photographer in Campbell County for four years in a row, and has been seen on Inspire Me Baby, Being Boutique, JUXTAPOST, and ANTSMAGAZINE. She is also the featured photographer of Polkadaisies, an online boutique clothing and gift shop.

2548 Byington Solway Rd, Knoxville, TN 37931

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5.0 (34)

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Moments By Marianne Photography serves Knoxville and its surrounding areas. It offers sessions for styled maternity shoots, newborn photography, girls' couture portraits, and family photography. The studio provides wraps, outfits, props, and accessories during newborn sessions shot in-home and in a parent-comfortable studio setting. It delivers photo releases and downloadable copies through digital links. The studio also offers seasonal unicorn and horse mini-sessions with their Gypsy Vanner horse, Nessa. Owner Marianne Boone is experienced in traditional and fine art styles of photography.

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Knoxville, TN 37917

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4.9 (111)

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Sullivan Photography specializes in photojournalistic children and wedding photography. The Knoxville photo studio captures photos of newborns, families, expecting mothers, and high school seniors. The business' first-year package creates memories of the first year of life at three months, six months, nine months, and one year. The studio's products include prints, albums, gallery wraps, and canvas prints. Clients have praised the photographer for her kindness, flexibility, and helpfulness.

Knoxville, TN 37923

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The owner and photographer of Sprouting Hearts Photography is an Award Winning Member of the National Association of Child Photographers. The Knoxville studio takes photos of newborns, babies, toddlers, and families, as well as videos of newborn babies. The photographer is a volunteer for Red Thread Sessions, an organization that helps adoption families. Clients have given positive feedback for the photographer's dedication, professionalism, and talent.

Knoxville, TN 37932

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5.0 (19)
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5.0 (6)

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Kimberly Kimble Photography specializes in newborn, maternity, baby, and family photography in the Knoxville area. The business does its newborn sessions in-studio and has a variety of props and accessories to choose from. Cake smash sessions are available for young kids. The photographer uses a timeless, creative photography style and will provide on-site and outdoor family and senior sessions. Clients have praised the photographer for her talent, professionalism, flexibility, and patience with kids.

7633 Cranley Road, Powell, TN 37849

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5.0 (79)
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5.0 (47)

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Karen Stone Photography is a photographer serving Knoxville, Tennessee, that specializes in newborn, maternity, baby, and family photography, providing both posed and candid images. Each session includes professionally edited high-resolution digital images, and access to a la carte printing options from a professional print lab. Clients praise Karen's patience with young kids, fun personality, and contagious excitement.

Knoxville, TN 37923

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4.8 (49)

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Mango Mahalo Photography has a wide variety of props and accessories for newborn sessions in its Knoxville studio. The business also takes maternity photos, child portraits, high school senior portraits, and family photos. The studio is a member of the National Association of Professional Child Photographers and has been featured on Seniorologie. Clients have praised the photographer for her creativity, passion for photography, and quality photos.

Knoxville, TN 37934

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5.0 (254)
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4.9 (141)

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Taryn Yager Photography's studio features studio lighting and a variety of props for newborn sessions. The studio's newborn session includes digital files and print release of about 35 images. The photography business takes maternity photos, baby photos, child portraits, and family portraits. The photographer's work was seen on Bringing Up Bates and Erin Bates Paine's CD Comfort and Joy. Clients have praised Taryn Yager for her talent and kindness.

Knoxville, TN 37918

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Growing Wings Family Films specializes in newborn photography and films that capture organic moments between parents and their children. The Knoxville photography studio also takes birth photos with a minimum of 125 photos in the package, and the photographer stays on-call 24 hours a day until the birth takes place. The photographer also creates birth films to commemorate the special event. Clients have praised the photographer for her talent and eye for detail.

Maryville, TN 37801

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MHM Photography photographs newborns for clients in the Maryville area. The photo studio has a variety of soft blankets and accessories for its newborn photo sessions. The business also captures children's photos, family photos, engagement photos, high school senior photos, pet portraits, and wedding photos. Clients have praised the photo studio for its ability to capture the small, personal moments.

Knoxville, TN 37924

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4.9 (39)
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5.0 (36)

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Sweetest Moments Photography is a Knoxville-based newborn photographer that specializes in using natural light. Most sessions take place outdoors, in-home, or at a special location. The photographer's primary goal is to capture documentary-style lifestyle portraits that tell the unique story of each family's history. Sweetest Moments Photography has photo packages for families of varying sizes, child milestones, expecting mothers, and single parents. Photographer Hannah Bucklin digitally retouches each image and delivers digital and print copies.

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.