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The Cost of Professional Newborn Photography

Newborn photography has become very popular over the last few years. Families will hire a professional photographer to take pictures of their newborn baby within the first few weeks of their life.

However, professional photography services come with a price tag. This article will explore the usual expenses incurred in newborn photography and why parents should spend money on a professional photographer for their newborn.

Overall Costs of Newborn Photography

The price is partially determined by the type of photography and most importantly the photographer. Newborn photography can cost as little as a few hundred dollars and be as high as a few thousand dollars. As for the prices, it is noteworthy that experienced photographers tend to work for a higher monetary reward. You are paying for the photographer’s experience and ability to handle your precious newborn. The price also includes the photographer’s time, both for preparation before your session, during your session, and for editing your session afterward.

Digital Image Collections

Most photographers will provide their clients with various packages of digital images. Clients will choose their digital collections either before or after their photoshoot. This will be different from photographer to photographer, so it is important that the client is familiar with what is being offered before agreeing to book. Some photographers have a session fee and a separate fee for digital collections, while others offer all-inclusive collections, where you pay one price upfront. The cost for digital packages usually ranges within the $400-$1500 range on average.

Print Collections

Photographers offer print products to clients so they can have their images printed professionally. Some may include prints with their digital collections, others may sell them separately. There is general agreement on the overall cost, which is influenced by the size and the number of prints. Basic prints can begin at $50. Some more elaborate ‘premium’ products like large canvas or a stunning album can start at $1000.

Preserving Cherished Moments

The newborn phase is so very short but memories if captured on camera can last a lifetime. A professional baby photographer would ideally be hired when the mom is still pregnant, so a slot can be guaranteed. Newborn photography usually takes place in the first two weeks of a baby’s life. Photographs capture the baby when he or she is still very young. The younger the baby the better they can be posed and put into cute poses, as they are still very bendy and sleep a lot. The older the baby gets the more awake and alert they will be, making it harder to pose.

Letting a professional take over enables the new parents to relax and let the photographer work on capturing the best shots possible.

Professional Photography Skills 

Newborns need to be handled delicately. This is why photographing them requires some strategies that professional newborn photographers have mastered. Posing the baby safely and posing him/her in the necessary adorable positions should only be done by an experienced baby photographer. Make sure the photographer you choose is well trained and knows what they are doing. You can also check if they carry liability insurance, to make sure you are fully protected.

Unique and Artistic Photos

Professional photographers are individuals who creatively capture moments during your photoshoot. It starts with carefully choosing props, backgrounds, and accessories. They have the skills to bring out the best in your images, versus the candid snapshots from a family camera. Newborn photos taken by experienced photographers do not look like ordinary snapshots, they will be polished professional photographs of your new baby.

Variety of Images Captured

While parents take a few photos of their baby with their phones, professional photographers take many photos from different positions and with various positions of the newborn. This gives families more options and more themed pictures that might not have been captured. Newborn photographers will pose babies in several poses, as well as props. You will be able to choose your favorite colors, props and other items that make your photoshoot special.


As shown above, there are different costs related to newborn photography, however, they are well worth the investment. It has remained a popular service many parents do not hesitate to pay for. Hiring a photographer to photograph newborns ensures that the families have beautiful pieces of art they can cherish for a lifetime. For most, the money is well-spell because of the beautiful, stunning photos that will result from a newborn photoshoot.

Ute-Christin is a newborn photographer that serves the state of Connecticut.

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    Stephanie HyppoliteStephanie Hyppolite
    21:01 15 Jun 24
    Amazing experience with our precious little one. The atmosphere was cozy and comfortable. And the pictures are just beautiful. Thank you
    Victoria LynchVictoria Lynch
    13:57 31 May 24
    Ute was amazing in our maternity session. We never did any professional shoots before, so we didn't know what to expect but she has the eye for detail and helped with all of our poses and picking beautiful locations. Ute was so pleasant and the made the experience a happy one. We love the pictures we picked out and can't wait for the newborn shoot. Anyone that is contemplating her services; do it!
    shilpi Jainshilpi Jain
    02:49 30 May 24
    Ute is wonderful! Love her and her work!! She is always accommodating, very patient with the kids (babies and toddlers) and her work is impressive. She has wonderful taste and is very detail oriented. I will travel miles to get my babies photographed by Ute. Can’t wait for our next session.
    Yosef LaxYosef Lax
    22:47 23 May 24
    Ute is an exceptional photographer who masterfully runs her studio with a brilliant eye for detail. We were lucky to have Ute for both of our children’s newborn photo shoots. The experience has been nothing but wonderful and I would highly recommend. From the detailed pre-appointment instructions to the welcoming atmosphere of her warm and inviting studio, countless prop and clothing options to select from, and her magical touch with babies. Her photos are absolutely beautiful.
    Justine CarterJustine Carter
    17:15 21 May 24
    I’ve been very happy each of the four times I’ve used Ute (newborn x 2, 1 year old cake smash, mommy and me shoot), and we’ve gotten endless compliments on the photos! She’s a master at her craft. The studio is pristine and relaxing, and Ute is friendly and I felt safe and very comfortable with her handling my newborn for photos.
    Jen KJen K
    17:04 18 May 24
    Ute is a fabulous photographer. From start to finish, she and her assistant, Andrea, make sure that things run seamlessly and are hugely helpful in sourcing outfits, props, etc. to ensure the best possible experience for a shoot. Ute is exceptionally talented, and we are always thrilled with the final product (which is provided very quickly). We couldn't recommend her more!
    Lindsay GreenLindsay Green
    15:59 09 Apr 24
    Where do I begin! The whole process was seamless, comforting and amazing! Ute was top notch from the moment we walked in! We had a newborn shoot and she took amazing care of our princess throughout the process! She pays incredible detail to everything she does as well as making sure your baby is comfortable the entire time. No easy feat for sure! Our photos came out absolutely amazing and I cannot wait to book our next shoot with UTI! THANK YOU!
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