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Anchor Photography

Olympia, WA
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Anchor Photography is a business that offers newborn portrait photography services in Tacoma. It also specializes in maternity, family, and pet photography. It was founded by Aly, a professional photographer who discovered her love for the camera when she was in 5th grade. She purchase her very first camera at 15 years old, and since then has explored various types of photography for several years. Aly is also a mother and an animal lover.

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5.0 / 5 (16)
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5.0 / 5 (8)

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Andrea Turner Photography

Puyallup, WA 98374
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Andrea Turner Photography is a photo portrait business that serves the Tacoma metro area. Its services include photo shoots for newborns and maternity. Sessions can take place in the studio or on-location. Andrea Turner Photography has a five-star rating on Facebook. Clients compliment the photographer’s talent, quality images, and affordable rates.

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5.0 / 5 (3)

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Atsumi Sullivan Photography

Lake Tapps, WA
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  • Newborn Photography
  • Maternity Photography
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Atsumi Sullivan Photography provides Tacoma residents with newborn and family photography services. Sessions are held at Atsumi Sullivan's Lake Tapps studio. Newborn photo packages range from hour-long baby-only shoots with just wrapped poses, to portrait sessions that include the rest of the family and last up to three hours. Family sessions take place in-studio or in outdoor locations. A mother and keen adventurer, photographer Sullivan moved to the Pacific Northwest from Japan. She emphasizes inclusion and equality and welcomes clients of all backgrounds.

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5.0 / 5 (45)

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Brooke Holliday Photography

23509 108th St Ct E,, Buckley, WA 98321
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  • Maternity
  • Family Portraits

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Brooke Holliday Photography aims to capture memories for Tacoma families with a sense of nostalgia. It offers newborn sessions held at home for the client's convenience. The package includes at least 75 images, a blown-up print, and an online gallery. High-definition slideshows and heirloom albums are also available as add-ons. As a lifestyle photographer, Brooke Holliday prefers a relaxed pace, following the baby's lead and focusing on spontaneous emotions and bonding moments rather than intricate poses. She has over 15 years of photography experience.

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Cassandra Hamilton Photography

Auburn, WA 98092
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Cassandra Hamilton Photography is an Auburn, Washington-based photo portrait business serving south King county and Tacoma. They focus on providing photo shoots for families, high school seniors, and newborns. The photo style is timeless, warm, and genuine. Newborn sessions take place in the client’s home while other sessions can be shot in the home or in an outdoor location. They also offer a variety of photography classes throughout the year.

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Christina Mae Photography

310 N Meridian, #207, Puyallup, WA 98371
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Christina Mae Photography is a photographer in the Seattle and Tacoma, Washington, areas who specializes in newborn, fresh 48, maternity, and family photography. Photo sessions can take place in the studio, in the hospital, or on location. She was named Best Newborn Photographer in Washington State. Clients speak highly of the friendliness and comfortable atmosphere and the beautiful images they received.

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Crystal Amber Photography

Edgewood, WA 98371
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Crystal Amber Photography is a locally-owned professional photography studio located in Edgewood, Washington. They specialize in capturing images of newborns and children with special needs. The owner, Crystal Amber Malta, regularly attends continuing education courses to stay current in her craft. She is also a member of Professional Photographers of America. Her photography has won multiple awards, including the Silver Award for a newborn portrait from Wedding & Portrait Photographers International Second ½ members only competition.

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Dawn Rocks Photography

Lakewood, WA 98499
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Dawn Rocks Photography is full-service boutique portrait studio serving the metro Tacoma area. They specialize in fine art maternity, newborn, and milestone portraits. The photographer performs sessions both in the studio and on location. The image style tends to be clean with a neutral or earth tone. The studio has a five-star rating on Facebook and they receive compliments on the pleasant experience, the photographer’s patience, and the perfect images.

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Esha Hart Photography

Puyallup, WA 98375
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Esha Hart Photography is a Tacoma-based lifestyle photography company. They specialize in newborn, baby, and child portraits. Sessions take place on-location with the use of natural light. They offer a variety of package options to suit different budgets. The photo style tends to be posed and soft, with an excellent use of lighting. Clients compliment the photographer’s vision, patience, and stunning work.

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KaetheJo Binder Photography

Auburn, WA 98092
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KaetheJo Binder Photography offers family lifestyle and storytelling photography services for the greater Tacoma area. They provide a range of session types, including birth, breastfeeding, newborn, cake smash, children, family documentary, and more. The images are organic, capturing real moments and emotions. Clients compliment the photographer’s organized and fun personality and the beautiful documentation of family moments.

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Love Life Family Photography

Auburn, WA 98002
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Love Life Family Photography is a full-service photography company located in Auburn, Washington. They focus on newborn, baby, children, maternity, and family portraits. Images can be purchased in the form of prints, digital, albums, or books. Love Life Family Photography has a 4.8-star Facebook rating. Client’s speak highly of the photographer’s willingness to go above and beyond to capture the perfect images. They also compliment the photographer’s patience and kind personality.

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4.9
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4.8 / 5 (2)

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Meg Newton Photography

Tacoma, WA 98405
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Meg Newton Photography is a professional photographer and videographer serving the metro Tacoma area. The owner, Meg Newton, specializes in posed and lifestyle newborn photography and videography. She offers sessions for newborns, couples, maternity, and weddings. Photo shoots can be done in the studio or on-location. She produces a mixture of posed and candid images. The images tend to be soft, creative, and emotional. Meg Newton Photography is a 4.9-star rated business on Facebook.

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5.0 / 5 (10)
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Mindy Capps Photography

Bremerton, WA 98312
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Mindy Capps Photography is a locally-owned lifestyle photography studio serving the metro Tacoma area. Their services include photo sessions for newborns, maternity, children, families, high school seniors, and more. The owner, Mindy Capps, is a member of National Association of Professional Child Photographers and Professional Photographers of America. The studio is a 4.5-star rated business on Facebook. They receive compliments on the photographer’s patience, organization, and the fun sessions.

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Oksana Mink Photography

Fox Island, WA 98333
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Oksana Mink Photography is a Tacoma-based photography company that offers newborn photo sessions. Oksana Mink specializes in posed newborn photography that is shot in a studio. Her custom packages include digital images and physical artwork. Each session also includes wardrobe styling. The photographer uses a unique method in which she creates custom packages for clients that allows them to experience a personalized portrait session and choose the images they want to keep.

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5.0 / 5 (4)

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The Newborn Artist

Puyallup, WA 98375
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The Newborn Artist works with parents in and around Tacoma. It helps clients document their children's special moments through its newborn photography services. The company conducts studio, lifestyle, and petite newborn photo sessions and strives to produce classic high-end portraiture. It also handles motherhood, family, lifestyle, and milestone photography projects. The studio's photographer, Julie, is a newborn educator and a pediatric craniosacral therapist. She is a member of the National Association of Professional Child Photographers.

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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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