North Atlanta Newborn Photographer

North Atlanta Newborn photography captures the moments that tell the story of your baby’s first weeks of life and takes place in your home. I will capture all the little newborn details, the excitement of family and friends, the emotions and all the “firsts” after you bring the baby home.

North Atlanta Newborn Photography starts at $550

Contact me for a price list of other services offered including bulk package discounts on maternity and newborn.

Complimentary Payment Plans and a Baby Photography Gift registry available. A baby will outgrow their clothes, but never their photographs.

Not ready for a FULL newborn session? Lifestyle sessions are available.

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Newborn Photography Tips for an Atlanta Newborn Photographer or Parents

Newborn Photography Tips

I consider shooting a newborn photography session to be a privilege … an opportunity to share the most intimate moments between parent and child. And after working with a wide number and variety of clients, I can say that the opportunity to capture innocence in its purest form never ceases to inspire my work and touch me in unexpected ways.

If you are facing anxiety at the beginning your newborn photography journey, rest assured that your leap into this incredible artform need not be problematic. Through the years, I’ve developed a plethora of tricks that allow me to get the most out of every newborn portrait session, and I’m happy to share them with you today.

Planning a Newborn Session

In an ideal world, you would want to have your newborn photo session planned before the mother gives birth. This gives you enough time to schedule a day and time for your shoot. Remember, most babies are easier to pose during the first 5 to 10 days because they are still very sleepy.

Make sure you have a list of preparation instructions ready for your client so that your newborn session will run as smoothly as possible. You may find that your list continuously evolves, but here are a few valuable points to consider when starting off:

Make sure baby has a full belly if possible. It is much easier to photographer a happy, satisfied infant.

Make sure the temperature of your location is around 85 degrees, especially if you’re planning on using little to no infant clothing. If you are planning to use clothing, avoid anything that’s tight or needs to be pulled over the baby’s head.

Try to keep baby awake for at least an hour before the shoot so he or she can sleep easily.


These behind the scene photographs were taken by the mothers. Once I walked away from the baby, the mom was right there with her child at all times.

This very special prop was the mother’s wedding dress. Composite image. Edited using Newborn Necessities by MCP Actions

Picking Props

Don’t wait until the clients have arrived to start picking your props. Not only does this waste valuable shooting time, it makes you seem unprepared. Take time before your shoot to create a vision, and select your props accordingly. And, most importantly, the safety of your subject is ALWAYS your number one priority. Remember that many of the most creative (and precarious) infant shots are actually composite photos, and that every effort should always be made to ensure the baby is completely safe 100% of the time.

Photography Workflow

Although some photographers believe that planning can inhibit inspiration, creating a strategic shooting plan can help you get all the looks you want to capture and alleviate stress for both you and your clients. Accepting the simple fact that babies don’t always cooperate will give you the perspective (and patience) you need to capture honest and beautiful images your clients will cherish forever.

Photo Editing Workflow

As you gain more experience working with newborns, it’s important to develop an editing workflow that delivers vision. Using editing tools like Photoshop actions can help you define your photographic style, streamline your workflow, and give you the cohesive look you want across multiple sessions. I personally use Newborn Necessities by MCP Actions, and recommend them for both beginner and seasoned photographers alike. (I bought the set 5 years ago and still use it for all my photographs, not just newborn.)


This series of images were all edited using the Newborn Necessities set by MCP Actions. You can see the progression of options I offered the client by using the “Under the Blanket” action to darken different portions of the photograph. 

Loving What You Do

Lastly, the most important piece of advice I can give you is take time to be in the moment before, during, and after your shoot. Enjoy the new life and love you’re surrounded by and remember that inspiration is all around you each and every day!

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