If you were born in the 80s-90s, you would remember the iconic baby photographer Anne Geddes, who artfully photographed newborns, nestled in cocoons and flowerpots, or blissfully sleeping on tree branches and perched atop striking red-capped mushrooms. Her delightful, incredibly charming baby photographs were everywhere, on greeting cards, calendars, posters, and coffee table books. They served as a source of inspiration for anyone interested in newborn photography.
Three decades since her popularity, a new trend of newborn photoshoots has caught on. More and more parents want their babies to be photographed in an ingenious style. Professionals who specialize in newborn photography are in demand. If you are an aspiring newborn photographer, adept at capturing the little humans and their personalities, you now have a plethora of options. But, you must showcase your unique skills and present your portfolio in the best way possible.
A little inspiration always comes in handy. So we have put together a list of inspiring portfolios of Newborn and Family Photographers. These photographers have made excellent use of Pixpa, an easy to use website builder to showcase their photos. You can draw inspiration from these creative professionals and study their portfolios, to get a clearer idea of how you want to showcase your repertoire of work.
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Newborn and Family Photography Portfolio Websites That You Must See
Drew is a Colorado-based photographer who does family photography as well as newborn photography. Drew works only with natural light and is very passionate about what she does. Her work evokes feelings of happiness, positivity, and optimism. She makes use of Parallax scrolling on her website with full-width images.
Bob is a part-time photographer who does family photography, among other things in his free time. An aircraft mechanic by profession, Bob is passionate about photography and likes to capture those precious little moments.
Growing up, Sandra developed a keen interest in photography and learned to print in the darkroom. She likes to show the true nature of the subjects she photographs by using natural light and simple poses. Her pictures strike an emotional chord as she looks at deeper connections people have with their children, pets, or partners. She works and resides in Canada.
Based in New York, Emily specializes in baby, newborn, maternity, and family photography. Talking about her photography journey, she says, "I used to take pictures in an attempt to stop time. I felt desperate to hold on to past memories, rather than living in the now. I eventually realized that I want to take pictures not for the purpose of looking back, but in an effort to celebrate the energy of the present moment. Now is all that we have. When I look back at old photographs, I don’t want to feel that bittersweet nostalgia for what used to be. I instead what to be re-inspired to find that feeling of love for what is in my present life... the connections, the joy, the love that I have today."
Her website has a clean, minimalist look, focused on showcasing outstanding imagery. The Pick Your Season section gives the viewer's a choice to pick from one of these themes - fall, beach, cherry blossom, mountains or urban - a fantastic idea for family photoshoots.
Jillian is a Minnesota based photographer specializing in family and newborn photography. We love the soft light colors in her photographs. She likes to capture the essence of a personal, touching moment, through a tender touch, a warm embrace and buoyant smile. She makes use of Pixpa's dynamic layout to showcase her portfolio images.
Justin is a portrait photographer who does family photography as well. He is currently working as a staff photographer at North Dakota State University and also take up freelance projects. His website looks consistent visually, and his work shows a unique style of portrait photography.
Based in Sydney, Pierre loves capturing family, kids, and maternity. He also loves creative pursuits like graphic design and sketching. The home page of his website presents a slideshow of his best images, followed by a square grid display of images. Pierre uses Client Galleries to share pictures directly with clients so that they can collectively collaborate on picking their favorite photos.
Illinois based Christina specializes in newborn, children, and family photography. She likes to capture those fleeting candid moments - a touch, a laugh, and a glance in natural light. Take a look at her portfolio to see how wonderful her outdoor portraits look in ambient, natural light.
Los Angeles based Katie is a natural light, lifestyle photographer who loves capturing the magic in life's everyday moments. She has divided her portfolio into categories - Babies, Littles and Family. We love the candid-ness of her family pictures in the woods and on the beach. Shot outdoors in natural light, the pictures have an ethereal quality.
Tyler and Michelle are a husband and wife duo specializing in wedding and portrait photography. They believe in capturing genuine moments as they unfold. Tyler and Michelle make an effort to develop a relationship with people before they begin the photo shoot. Their portfolio website's homepage captures the viewer's attention with eye-catching full-width photos. Their highly-skilled portrait photography features families and kids, well-presented in a dynamic gallery.
Shelby is a Central Ohio based photographer who loves shooting with natural light. She does seniors, couples, and family photography. Her website looks simple and elegant, and she uses the dynamic layout to present her photographs, that look perfect in warm, soft lighting. She makes perfect use of sunny warm days, blossoming trees, and colorful leaves in fall that create a magical setting.
Hess photography is run by Adam and Michaela, who are a husband and wife team. They specialize in weddings, portraits, and newborn photography, among other genres. The Hess team is currently providing their service in Maine and UK. Their newborn photos are filled with love and warmth. The portrait section in their website includes family photos taken in beautiful places outdoors. Do check their website!
Gina has been practicing photography for more than a decade. She knows the importance of a good portfolio and asks her clients to see a photographer's work before hiring them. She sets the bar higher for her business by taking mesmerizing photos of babies, children, and family. Her use of creative props and her experience in handling newborns can be clearly seen on her portfolio website.
Miwa is a lifestyle photographer and videographer who captures newborns, families, and pregnant women. She believes in photographing the authentic moments of her clients. And through her photography, she tries to tell a captivating story of people she is photographing. Miwa loves to do photoshoot outdoors and is always on the lookout for beautiful natural light.
Shanna Clark is from Indiana who loves photographing families, among other things. She is passionate about her work and wants to work with her clients in all their best life moments. Shanna has been in the photography field for more than a decade now. She credits her decision to move to Indiana for that. Have a look at her website to see how she has arranged her work creatively.
Alberta based Hayley Yourk is passionate about newborn, lifestyle, and documentary photography. She loves to creatively capture the real-life moments and believes that this process gives much better results than posed photography. Hayley creates images that capture authentic emotions and feelings.
We hope these stunning professional photography portfolio website examples will inspire you to create yours!
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