Newborn Photography website example on desktop and mobile

Create your online newborn photography portfolio.

A portfolio website is the most important marketing material photographers can have to showcase their newborn photography skills online. Great portfolios with content that reflects your artistic style and personality will help you attract and book sessions with your ideal clients. Learn how to create an online portfolio for newborn photography and what critical information to include in the content. Creating a professional portfolio has never been easier.

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How to create a newborn photography portfolio?

What to include in a newborn photography portfolio?

Figuring out what to include in a portfolio can be a daunting task. Here are seven suggestions to help you get started creating your online newborn photography portfolios:

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Newborn photography portfolio examples.

Get inspired by a stunning collection of real-life examples, showcasing the creativity and distinctive visual aesthetics of newborn photographers.

Amy Helt Photography

Amy Helt is a Madison, WI area photographer who specializes in newborns, maternity, weddings, and seniors. A former OB nurse, she started her photography business in 2012 and launched it full time in 2019, alongside her new home studio space chock full of gorgeous props. Amy’s images reflect her joy in building connections with people and her skill at creating a safe space where clients can feel relaxed and have fun. She has a passion for capturing “the good stuff”; little details that show how quickly a baby is growing, and stolen smiles or silly laughs between a couple or family.

Stephanie Michelle Photography

Stephanie Schnautz is a wife, mother, flight attendant, and photographer based in San Diego, CA. Specializing in newborn and wedding photography, Stephanie excels at capturing natural expressions and genuine moments between loved ones. She has a passion for creating timeless portraits that inspire joyful smiles from her clients, even years later. Stephanie believes that a portrait is more than just a picture, it is a memory turned into art; nothing makes her happier than seeing her work on the walls of her clients.

Riley Kai Photography

Riley Glenn of Riley Kai Photography is based in San Diego, CA and specializes in modern newborn portraiture. Her passions for photography started in high school and inspired her to earn her B.A. in Media at UC San Diego in 2021. After working in a retail studio during college, her passion for newborn photography grew to serve clients with higher quality and creative images. She caters to busy mothers by doing in-home sessions. She also photographs dance performances and enjoys delivering her artistic images to her volume clients.

Abby Studio

Abby Studio is a Chicago, IL based photography duo specializing in newborns, families, engagements, and weddings. They create timeless, elegant imagery of important milestones and memories in their clients’ lives, allowing parents to cherish their first days with newborns. The photographers behind Abby Studio believe that capturing your family story is the beginning of a lifetime of memories to be cherished forever. They serve their clients beautifully by educating them on the value of printing and displaying favorite images with intention in their homes.

Into the Green

Karolina Talaga of Into The Green is a newborn, family, and children’s portrait photographer based in Berkshire, U.K. Karolina’s explorations of the local nature reserves and beautiful woods with her children provide ample location scouting for her local client sessions. She specializes in relaxed, natural sessions focusing on connection, joy, and capturing the genuine raw emotions of people’s interactions.

Heather Holden Photography

Heather Holden is a photographer based in Leeds, UK who has been specializing in newborn, children, and family portraiture for over 12 years. Her aim in every session is to produce images which capture the character of her clients. Rather than posing newborns or getting children to sit and smile for the camera, she prefers to blend a lifestyle and documentary approach; photographing clients in familiar surroundings whilst at play or doing something they really enjoy. Heather’s style is very natural and she strives to capture true, honest photos within the home or a favorite outdoor environment, just as she did with her own children.

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Frequently asked questions.

Keep your collections organized and maintain a minimal theme to make the images stand out. A clean and minimalistic portfolio can include brief but relevant text, such as client testimonials, a CTA for booking, and a link to your FAQ and About Me pages. Make sure your photographs are the star of the page, and provide a clear next step for interested clients.

A blog post or FAQ page are great options for highlighting the settings and props available to your potential clients. When taking photos or video of the available backdrops and props, ensure the areas are well lit with studio or natural lighting. Consider organizing them by color or by type of prop (ie. all knit hats displayed together, or all wraps in a similar fabric, etc), and include examples of how they can be utilized by adding images from your sessions.

You can create video blog posts from sessions to showcase your knowledge of newborn photography, including the use of composites in creating certain poses, lighting positions, and the image comparison of “before” and “after” the editing.

To create high-quality images, use natural light or properly set up studio lights and make sure the ISO, shutter speed, and aperture are optimally adjusted in your camera settings. You can follow the newborn photography tips for the perfect calibration.

You can communicate your availability and handle client inquiries directly from the portfolio website. The Zenfolio BookMe scheduling feature offers an efficient session booking workflow that allows clients to select their desired service, session date and time, and pay for their booking all in one place. Approved bookings will be added automatically to both your calendars, while a gallery auto-populates within your Zenfolio account, ready for your post session image upload.

Many portfolio-building services offer digital marketing tools to improve online visibility. Users can access Zenfolio’s built-in Search Engine Optimization (SEO) dashboard to directly add relevant keywords and terms to attract potential clients interested in newborn photography.

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