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Best Newborn Photographers in Seattle, WA

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Our goal is to connect people with the best local professionals. We scored Seattle 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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Federal Way, WA 98023

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4.9 (186)
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5.0 (131)
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5.0 (27)

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Alicen Lum was inspired to specialize in newborn photography after taking unforgettable images of her own new baby. With more than seven years of professional experience and a background in graphic design, Lum offers both studio and on-location photo and video packages for maternity, newborn, and family shoots, including a grow-with-me package that captures all the milestones of a baby's first year.

  • Family Photography
  • milestone photography
  • Newborn Photography
  • Maternity Photography

Seattle, WA

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5.0 (29)

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Alec Mills Photography serves families and individuals in the Seattle area and nearby metros. She focuses on your connections and the details of your life with an artistic and intentional perspective. Alec strives to capture the details of a family's life by providing engaging images. Alec also offers maternity, family and branding portrait photography sessions. Sessions with Alec are fun and relaxed, almost like hanging out with an old friend at your house or in one of the many beautiful PNW locations. Alec provides a variety of photo packages, including the design of 9x6 heirloom albums with her full session packages. Alec has been in the industry for more than eight years.

  • Family Photography
  • Birth Photography
  • Maternity Photography

Seattle, WA 98103

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5.0 (7)
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5.0 (6)

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Red Poppy Photography specializes in newborn photography in the Seattle area, as well as family, children, and maternity-oriented sessions. Each newborn shoot takes about three hours, so clients will have a comfortable experience with plenty of time to nurse and soothe their child as needed. Maternity shots are done between 32 and 36 weeks at a location of choice. Red Poppy also offers family portraiture as well as birth photography to capture the moment when clients' little one comes into the world.

Seattle, WA

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5.0 (6)

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Shutter & Click conducts newborn photography sessions for families in Seattle. Its owner, Jessie, began being fascinated with photography when she was in senior high school. She guides various poses during photoshoots but mostly prefers to capture candid-style images. To achieve a cohesive yet natural look, she asks clients to create a color palette of two to three hues and incorporate a variety of textures into their attire. In addition to newborn shoots, Jessie offers family, couple, senior, maternity, and headshot photography services.

  • Birth Photography
  • Maternity
  • Family Portraits

14513 38th Dr SE, Mill Creek, WA 98012

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5.0 (23)
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5.0 (11)

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Aayah Khalaf is an independent photographer who serves clients in Everett and the surrounding localities. Khalaf specializes in family photography, including newborn photography, maternity photoshoots, and senior photography. She has developed an interest in capturing candid moments of her clients with their families, babies, and loved ones. She also offers packages for couples photoshoots, portrait photography, events coverage, product and branding photography, and food and recipe photoshoots. Khalaf has been in the photography business since 2019.

Seattle, WA 98118

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4.5 (12)

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Naissance Photography uses a modern, photojournalist style to produce gorgeously realistic birth, newborn, and family portraits. Photographer Tilly Goble's organic, stirring work has been featured in national publications, including The Bump, Self, PopSugar, and The Huffington Post. She's also a member of Professional Photographers of America and the International Association of Professional Birth Photographers.

Bonney Lake, WA 98391

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5.0 (5)

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Jessica Hamlin Photography specializes in newborn, family, baby, and child portraiture in the Seattle and Tacoma area. Her clients visit again and again to capture their families in various stages of growth and development, forging lifelong relationships through the creation of beautiful, memorable custom photographs.

Issaquah, WA 98038

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5.0 (54)
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5.0 (16)

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Dawn Potter Photography - The Newborn Whisperer was founded by a mother of four who wanted to combine her passion for artistic photography with her love of newborn babies. Potter is a member of the National Association of Professional Client Photography and offers newborn, maternity, family, and milestone photo sessions throughout the Seattle area

Bothell, WA 98033

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5.0 (95)
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5.0 (12)
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5.0 (1)

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Located in the greater Seattle area, Images by Torri Howard specializes in on-location maternity photos that take advantage of natural light as well as studio-based newborn sessions. Howard is a mother of three and grandmother of one who strives to provide clients with a relaxing and joyful experience that results in memories lasting a lifetime.

PO BOX 201, Seabeck, WA 98380

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5.0 (5)

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Established in 2015, Christi Hunt Photography is a studio specializing in maternity, newborn, and milestone photography in the Seattle area. Its founder, Christi Hunt, is a newborn photographer whose style revolves around lush backgrounds, moody color palettes, and intimate moments. She offers a newborn investment package, inclusive of a pre-session consultation, a three-hour shoot, access to the prop closet, fully edited images, and a post-session viewing meeting. Christi holds safety certifications from the Accredited Professional Newborn Photographers International and the American Association of Newborn Photography Safety.

Hobart, WA 98025

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5.0 (12)
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5.0 (7)
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5.0 (6)

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Penguin Pictures is a photographer 25 miles East of Seattle specializing in newborn portraits as well as maternity, babies, children, and family sessions. Photographer Brigette is a member of the National Association of Professional Child Photographers. She helps her client create memorable family photos by consulting on outfits, settings, themes, poses, and more with a warm, creative eye as well as a 6-acre hobby farm where the new farmhouse studio is located.

Kirkland, WA 98034

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Christiana Childers Photography is a newborn and family photography studio located in the center of Woodinville, Washington's wine district. While this photographer specializes in newborns and families, her portfolio also includes professional headshots and senior portraits. In addition to her client business, Childers teaches photography classes at Seattle's Cork and Click.

Seattle, WA 98103

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5.0 (19)

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Neyssa Lee Photography, based in Snoqualmie, Washington, specializes in newborn and family photography that captures the authentic joy her clients feel when with their loved ones. In addition to newborn, family, and fine art school portraits, Neyssa offers a unique Fresh 48 photo session in which she takes pictures of newborn infants at the hospital in the first hours of life.

14003 18th Place West, Lynnwood, WA 98087

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5.0 (97)
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5.0 (43)
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5.0 (2)

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Alba Studio Photography is a Seattle-based studio headed by Albina. She specializes in different types of portraits, including newborn photography. She plans out each session with her clients, discussing and finalizing details such as location and clothing. She also brings props on the day of the shoot and prepares poses for clients to try. Albina usually takes portraits using a 35mm wide-angle lens, as well as an 85mm lens. She is passionate about taking photos of babies, kids, and families and their connection and love for each other.

18112 NE 108th Ct, Redmond, WA 98052

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5.0 (127)
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5.0 (108)
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5.0 (13)

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Julia Christina Photography is newborn and maternity photographer serving the greater Seattle area, and has been capturing portraits for over 12 years, and has her MFA in photography. Julia's private studio is located in Redmond, WA. Julia is a posed studio newborn photographer, and outside maternity photographer that believes in spending time with my clients and building relationships. Julia guides you through the entire process. Julia photographs in a fine art style, with simple posing that will create timeless memories for your new baby and family. All props are included in Julia's pricing, and she also has an extensive maternity prop closet for clients to use at no extra charge. A hair and makeup artist is available for any of your photo sessions, for those client's interested.

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Snohomish, WA 98208

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5.0 (44)
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5.0 (14)
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5.0 (5)

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Feasible Photography is the photography business of Stacey Feasel, an experienced maternity and newborn photographer serving families in Everett, Seattle, and the surrounding areas. Stacey, who is also a mother of two kids, understands the joy and challenges of parenting, which she enjoys capturing with her camera for the past 15 years. She also conducts family and senior photography sessions. Stacey offers a full print release of her photos and partners with a printing business, which is Millers Professional Imaging.

  • Maternity
  • Family Portraits
  • Props Available

Seattle, WA

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5.0 (72)
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5.0 (14)

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Atsumi Sullivan Photography addresses the documentation needs of families in Seattle. It offers newborn photography solutions to help parents preserve their children's special moments. The studio conducts consultations to assist clients in choosing props and colors, as well as provides instructions on how to prepare for the photo session. It has a small waiting room where parents can watch Netflix while waiting for their babies. Owner Atsumi is a Japanese photographer who has been in the industry for five years.

  • Maternity Photography
  • Family Portraits
  • Maternity

Compare our Top Newborn Photographers

NameExpertise RatingAddressPromotionsLearn more
Alicen Lum Photography
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Alec Mills Photography
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Red Poppy Photography
Shutter & Click
Aayah's Photography
14513 38th Dr SE, Mill Creek, WA 98012
Naissance Photography
Jessica Hamlin Photography
Dawn Potter Photography - The Newborn Whisperer
Images by Torri Howard
Christi Hunt Photography
PO BOX 201, Seabeck, WA 98380
Penguin Pictures
Christiana Childers Photography
Neyssa Lee Photography
Alba Studio Photography
14003 18th Place West, Lynnwood, WA 98087
Julia Christina Photography
18112 NE 108th Ct, Redmond, WA 98052
Feasible Photography
Atsumi Sullivan Photography

FAQs

  • 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.