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Sarah Lake Photography

San Antonio, TX 78261
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Sarah Lake Photography is a portraiture company in San Antonio. Sarah specializes in newborn photography. Her newborn portrait sessions are held in her home studio, which is stocked with snacks, toys, and newborn baby supplies such as burp cloths and diapers. Warm, neutral, and true-to-life colors are dominant in Sarah's newborn portraits. She also takes portraits of mothers in hospital rooms within the first 48 hours of giving birth. Sarah, who is a former teacher, is an International Newborn Photography Association member.

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Mahina Potography

San Antonio, TX
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Mahina Photography is a business that serves clients in San Antonio and nearby areas. Its owner and photographer, Nancy Rodriguez, is equipped to conduct newborn, family, engagement, wedding, maternity, and graduation photoshoots. Rodriguez can travel to clients' preferred location within the city. Her newborn photoshoot package includes two outfit changes, ten poses, and edited digital images. Her mini newborn photo sessions cover five poses and edited digital images. Nancy Rodriguez has been in the industry for over ten years.

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Amanda Macedo Photography

San Antonio, TX 78209
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Amanda Macedo Photography is based in San Antonio and specializes in family, child, senior, engagement, maternity, and newborn photography. Newborn sessions include a 2-3-hour session on-location or in the client's home, as well as the artistically edited, full-resolution digital files. The photographer uses a relaxed and stress-free approach to capturing natural moments during the session. Special pricing is available on “Maternity + Newborn" photography packages as well as “Baby’s First Year” packages.

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Angela Lynn Portraits

Schertz, TX 78154
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Angela Lynn Portraits is an award-winning newborn photography studio in Schertz. Sessions include a 15 to 20-minute consultation, a one to three-hour photo shoot, and a one-hour digital viewing and ordering session. Items for purchase include portraits, albums, and collages. Photo retouches are included with all packages.

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Courtney Kerry Photography

San Antonio, TX 78260
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Courtney Kerry Photography is a milestone, maternity, family, and newborn photography business that serves clients in and around the San Antonio area. Newborn sessions include the photographer’s time and talent and use of a variety of props and accessories. The company prides itself on capturing precious moments for families to treasure.

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Dragonfly Design Photography

San Antonio, TX 78266
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Dragonfly Design Photography provides families in the San Antonio area with superb quality newborn portraiture. The artistic and creative photographer specializes in creating precious frame-worthy photos of babies in their first few days and weeks of life. She maintains a gem of a studio that features unique, whimsical props that make for adorable and unforgettable images. Dragonfly Design Photography has everything necessary to personalize each photo session to the specific desires of each client. The photographer brings enthusiasm and artistry to every session that allows for the creation of exceptional images. She keeps a range of fun and cute themed outfits, backdrops, chandeliers, vintage décor, and so much more that yield priceless family heirlooms. Clients can trust Dragonfly Design Photography to utilize state-of-the-art equipment for the highest quality finished product.

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Ella Bella Photography

24719 Maple Crst, San Antonio, TX 78261
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As a professional photography studio, Ella Bella Photography offers newborn, maternity, baby, and family sessions. It has been providing modern newborn portraiture services since 2008 for families within the Austin and San Antonio, Texas, area. Limited number of bookings are accepted each month, so customers are advised to make advanced reservations. Photo shoots are held in the studio, in clients homes or at outdoor locations. The studio is a member of the Professional Photographers of America.

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Jenn Brookover Photography

San Antonio, TX 78258
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Jenn Brookover Photography is a San Antonio on-location photographer who specializes in artistic newborn portraits in clients' homes. The photographer is a member of Professional Photographers of America, Texas Professional Photographers of America, and International Association of Professional Newborn Photographers. Sessions include a phone consultation, two to three-hour photo shoot, props, and an ordering appointing for purchasing prints, art, and digital images.

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Laura Pearl Photography

San Antonio, TX 78254
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Laura Pearl Photography is a creator of some of the best newborn portraits in San Antonio and the rest of the metro. The establishment provides hospital and in-home shoots for infants, and it can hold sessions in breathtaking outdoor venues for older kids. The owner and company namesake, Ms. Pearl, is an avid visual storyteller, and she has years of professional experience. Ms. Pearl has the innate ability to make babies smile and giggle, and she can make awesome narratives out of her slumbering subjects. Laura Pearl Photography accommodates e-mailed inquiries about the shop’s track record and current pricing, and it welcomes requests for coverage outside of Texas. Ms. Pearl offers high-quality digital products, and she gives clients full access to their images with a print release.

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Lens Love Photos

San Antonio, TX 78260
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Lens Love Photos is a photography business in San Antonio that provides maternity, cake smash, and newborn portraiture. The photographer has been serving families throughout the area since 2003. A range of props and accessories are available at the home studio.

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Little Trees Photography

San Antonio, TX 78258
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Little Trees Photography is a San Antonio photography business the specializes in maternity, child, high school senior, and newborn portraiture. Newborn sessions include a two to four-hour photo shoot in-home, parent and sibling shots, and at least 15 images available for viewing in a private online gallery. A la carte items include standard prints, float mount wraps, metal stand-outs, gallery wrap canvases, storyboards, greeting cards, announcements, and high-resolution digital file packages.

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Maiden Musgrove Photography

San Antonio, TX 78253
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Maiden Musgrove Photography is a maternity and newborn photography studio in San Antonio. Newborn sessions include a four-hour photo shoot, parent and sibling shots, and use of all props in the studio. Packages also include a USB with digital images.

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Mamarazzi Photography

9410 Dugas Drive, San Antonio, TX 78244
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Mamarazzi Photography is a photography studio in San Antonio, Texas, that offers maternity, birth, newborn, and milestone portraiture and videography worldwide. Photographer Jennifer Hamilton uses a fun-loving, easy-going approach and is a member of NewbornPhotography.com and the International Association of Professional Birth Photographers. Newborn sessions are taken in the first 14 days of life and include an in-person consult, a two to four-hour photo shoot, use of studio props, advanced photo editing, and an in-person reveal and ordering session.

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4.9 / 5 (41)
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4.3 / 5 (6)
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5.0 / 5 (1)

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Maria Bercher Photography

San Antonio, TX 78230
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Founded in 2008, Maria Bercher Photography is a studio in San Antonio, TX, that also serves the surrounding areas. Specializing in young children portraiture, Maria Bercher can provide photography sessions for newborns, first birthdays, pregnant mothers, and families. The photographer owns a variety of props and background sets for clients looking for a customized photo shoot. Maria Bercher Photography has been featured on Parents.com, and the photographer has been commended for being efficient, creative, and patient with children.

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Nicole Murphy Portraits

San Antonio, TX 78253
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Nicole Murphy Portraits specializes in capturing maternity, newborn, milestones, and family moments in its San Antonio studio. The studio offers both studio and in-home sessions for newborn photography sessions. Owner Nicole loves in-home shoots as it allows mothers and their babies to relax throughout the entire shoot. Nicole Murphy Portraits also offers Boudoir Haus sessions, encouraging women to appreciate their beautiful bodies and stop focusing on their perceived flaws. Photos that Nicole gives to her clients include a mix of digital and prints.

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5.0 / 5 (15)
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5.0 / 5 (2)

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Ohana Photography

111 Valencia, Universal City, TX 78148
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Ohana Photography serves clients throughout the San Antonio, Texas, metro area and conducts photo shoots for newborns under 10 days old, as well as infants and young children. It also offers cake smash photography sessions and shoots for children. Besides newborn photography, Ohana Photography provides packages for entire families and specializes in outdoor environments, shooting these only through April to May and September to October. Other photography services include graduation, maternity, and siblings shoots.

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Sara K Blanco Life Style Photography

San Antonio, TX 78255
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Sara K Blanco Life Style Photography is a San Antonio photography studio that has been serving the community for more than ten years. The photographer has nearly 20 years of industry experience and is a member of National Association of Professional Child Photographers and Click Pro. Lifestyle sessions for newborns include a two to three-hour photo shoot, an 8.5x11 hardcover album, and a minimum of 125 full-resolution digital files.

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So Blessed Photography

San Antonio, TX 78260
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So Blessed Photography is a Full Service Portrait Photographer specializing in Newborns and Babies under one year old. Family Sessions are also offered outside and on location at Limited Edition Sessions a few times a year. Robbin Benton, Owner & Photographer has been serving the San Antonio and surrounding communities for seven years and is a proud member of Professional Photographers of America. Newborn, Milestone and First Birthday Cake Smash Sessions are custom-designed using an extensive collection of curated Props, Backdrops, and Clothing in her studio. All Sessions include a pre-consultation, a custom Portrait Session and an In Person Reveal & Ordering Session of the client's Gallery of images for purchasing Wall Art such as Framed Prints & Canvases, Heirloom Albums, Birth Announcements, Digital Files and other Specialty products.

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Veronika Gant Photography

911 Dillons Vista, San Antonio, TX 78251
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Veronika Gant is a certified and award-winning professional portrait photographer based in San Antonio. Originally from Slovakia, her educational background in fashion design and tailoring fused with her love for photography has given birth to her high-end portrait photography style. This style allows her to create unique portrait themes and experiences for her clients. Verokia specializes in fine art portraiture of maternity, newborns, children, families, high school seniors, and personal portraits. She strives to craft portraits that clients can be proud to share with the world and remember forever.

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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.

Where can you buy newborn photography props?

Common props such as hats, headbands, bows, blankets, wraps, baskets, bowls, and holiday items are accessible at most large retail stores and e-commerce sites. More unusual props — stork sacks, small prop instruments, hammocks, movie props, and superhero outfits — can be purchased on Amazon, Etsy, in craft stores, garage sales, and flea markets. Relatives, friends, co-workers, and neighbors are also likely sources. 

Can you have your newborn photo shoot at home?

In-home newborn photo shoots are common. Some photographers even prefer it. Parents and their babies are comfortable and more relaxed in a familiar setting. But the photographer may want to first check for sufficient light in the home to ensure professional results. It’s best to discuss these requests before hiring a newborn photographer.

How do I prepare as a photographer for a newborn photo shoot?

Let the parents know exactly what to expect. If you’re doing an in-home shoot, visit the home before the session to assess lighting and potential areas for the shoot. Eat beforehand and clear enough time on your schedule in case the session goes long. Use a checklist for supplies and pack your gear the night before. Wear comfortable clothing. And be open to inspiration.

What materials should a photographer bring to a shoot for a newborn?

A backup camera and lenses are a good idea. You should also download a white noise app or soothing music to use during the shoot. These distractions help drown out camera shutter sounds that can startle Baby. Pack props, pillows, and blankets, and a newborn posing beanbag is a popular option, as well. Don’t forget your camera stand and lights.

How do I prep clients for a newborn shoot?

Let them know what to expect before the shoot. Give them a handout or link to your website for helpful tips and information. You should have a page dedicated to this. When they arrive at your studio or you get to their home, take time to make sure everyone feels comfortable. Answer questions they may have before beginning the shoot.  

Should a photographer use flash for a newborn photo shoot?

In newborn photography, safety is paramount. While it's not likely to harm the infant's vision, pop-up flash photography is not recommended. Ambient lighting is usually a better option. You can use natural light, modulated indoor light, and white studio lights. If flash photography is necessary, use low light external flashes and bounce them off a wall or ceiling.

How could someone practice newborn photography without a baby?

Start by getting used to being around babies, holding them, and noticing how parents handle their newborns. Turn to friends and relatives with babies and watch videos of newborns. You’ll be far more comfortable when you photograph your newborn subjects. Studying, photography classes, and working as a photographer’s assistant or apprentice can also help prepare you.

What is a marketing idea for a newborn baby photography?

Newborn photographers have an extremely specific target audience. So, focus your marketing efforts on expectant parents in the places they frequent. Offline, consider advertising with businesses who have the same audience, like prenatal care providers, retailers who sell baby clothes and supplies, and publications that focus on pregnancy and babies. Create a website to spotlight your work, and use online marketing to attract traffic.

Where can a photographer learn about newborn safety prior to the shoot?

Turn to hospitals, prenatal clinics, and businesses that cater to expectant parents. They are likely to have many resources and references you can follow up on to learn about newborn safety.

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