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Best Newborn Photographers in Vancouver

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Our goal is to connect people with the best local professionals. We scored Vancouver 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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Tigard, OR 97223

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5.0 (4)

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Apple Blossom Photography has been a newborn photo studio serving Tigard residents for 10 years. Newborn sessions are available at home for a "lifestyle" shoot or at the studio, should take place within the first two weeks after birth, and typically last between two and three hours. The photographer is open to photographing older newborns as well and has even completed a shoot with a six-week old. Past clients have called the photographer "the baby whisperer" for her way with babies and keeping them calm and sleepy for the most perfect of poses, and the studio is kept warm for baby's comfort. Family and sibling sessions are also available and can take place before the newborn shoot on the same day if desired with plenty of props for all.

Vancouver, WA 98685

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4.8 (62)
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5.0 (21)
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5.0 (5)

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Marie Pham Photography is a Vancouver newborn photographer. Parents can opt for a maternity session along with a newborn shoot five to 10 days after birth or a Grow-With-Me Plan for three sessions before baby's first birthday. Cake smash sessions are also available along with family, child, senior, and business headshot photography. The photographer uses bright colors and a clean style and is known for her relaxed and flexible demeanor during a shoot as well as for getting to know a family to create the most authentic imagery possible. Clients receive a pre-session consultation and an in-person consultation at the studio to view all final images and order custom portrait art. Marie Pham works with local schools and sports teams and on a limited number of weddings as well.

15824 NE 26th Street, Vancouver, WA 98684

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5.0 (29)
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5.0 (19)

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LaurieL Photography brings years of experience in newborn photography to the Vancouver, Washington, community. The photographer is passionate about maternity and newborn photography, aims for natural, beautiful images, and uses high-end digital cameras as well as state-of-the-art equipment to produce heirloom quality fine art photos in both color and black and white. Newborn sessions last 3-5 hours and take place within two weeks after birth, ideally when the baby is between two and five days old. Other services include family and child portraits, senior pictures, and business and corporate headshots, The studio also offers mentoring and props for other photographers.

400 E Evergreen Blvd Ste 303, Vancouver, WA 98660

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5.0 (4)

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Tiny Times Photography is a photographer serving the Vancouver area. Photographer Mandy Marie, who has over 11 years of experience photographing babies, is trained in newborn health and safety, CPR, and first aid. Newborn photo sessions are conducted in a studio with baby outfits and backdrops available for customization. Tiny Times Photography offers children and maternity sessions as well. Photos are shot in a bright and simple style, with outdoor photo sessions available for older children.

Georgia Ave, Silver Spring, MD 20910

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5.0 (65)
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5.0 (6)

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Itsy Photography is a child and maternity portraiture studio in Vancouver, WA. The company documents the lives of people, from the time they are growing in their mother's womb, and it covers milestone celebrations, such as cake smashes and first birthdays. Itsy Photography's portfolio features infants smiling in their sleep, twin babies slumbering in a make-believe airplane, and a toddler playing in his teepee.

Battle Ground, WA 98604

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First Impressions Photography offers newborn photo services in Battle Ground. The studio helps parents capture those fleeting moments after birth with full birth photography, "the first 48" sessions, newborn portraits, and milestone sessions, and maternity photo shoots are also available. Families can get a feel for the style of the photographer, including her classic black and white photos, via the portfolio on First Impressions' website, and the photographer only books a limited number of sessions each month. Birth photography can take place at Legacy Salmon Creek and SW WA Medical Center in Vancouver as well as at some Portland hospitals, family members are allowed to participate in "the first 48" sessions, and customized birth announcements can be created as well.

29901 Northeast 64th Way, Camas, WA 98607

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5.0 (32)
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5.0 (25)

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Serving Vancouver and nearby areas, Gretchen Barros Photography is a portrait studio in Camas specializing in newborn photography. Its newborn photography packages include full-resolution digital images, prints, canvases, and albums. The studio's owner, Gretchen Barros, had special training in newborn posing and handling. She also specializes in family and maternity portraiture. Gretchen has been a portrait photographer for more than eight years.

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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.

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