Newborn Photography

Looking for an experienced newborn photographer in San Antonio near you? Maria Bercher Photography has photographed over 1,000 newborns and babies. Newborn photography is her area of speciality, but creating artistic backdrops and memorable baby pictures is also her passion. Our photography studio is equipped with all the props, backdrops, accessories and baby outfits you could possibly need for your baby portraits. We are always excited to add in favorites from your collection as well such as hats, headbands, socks, blankets, stuffed animals, etc.

Why Choose Maria Over Other Newborn Photographers?

You should hire me because I specialize in newborn photography. I started my photography career over a decade ago after falling in love during a baby session. I love what I do. My awesome clients (you are the best!!) are big fans too, just go check out my reviews on Google, recommendations on Facebook, and Instagram to see for yourself. 

I only accept a limited number of clients per month.  It is important that you pre-book based on your due-date as soon as possible to ensure we can respond to the timing of your baby’s delivery.  The ideal time for a newborn session is within 7-12 days of life. This typically works best for sleepy, posed sessions.

What You Should Know Before Your Newborn Session

Most images will be taken while in a deep sleep. I am trained in baby-posing safety and always follow your baby’s cues, keeping safety and comfort as my primary goal.

Your newborn session will typically last between 2-4 hours and always allows time for breast feeding, diaper changes, and snuggles.  Siblings and parents are included and always welcome.

If you are expecting and booking in advance, check out our maternity photography services.

Newborn Photo Shoot FAQs

How far in advance do I need to book a baby photo shoot session?

I recommend that you Call me to reserve your newborn session at least 3 months ahead of your actual due date. Reserving a photo shoot well in advance of your child's birth helps ensure that your desired date and time is not already fully booked.

What is the best baby age for newborn photos?

The best time to caputure newborn baby photographs is within the first 10 days of life. This timeframe is ideal for themed newborn photos and newborn props. But honestly from my experience, it's never too late to book a photo shoot for your baby. Infant portraits are also very special!

How long does a newborn photography session take?

Most newborn photography sessions take 2 to 3 hours. Please be prepared for up to 4 hours of time for the shoot, because it could last longer depending on how settled (or unsettled, let's be real) your baby is.

Why do baby photo shoots take so long?

A 3 to 4 hour photography session sounds like a long time, but believe me - it flies by! This allows us plenty of time for feeding, changing and settling your baby as many times as necessary without feeling rushed. We will go at your baby’s pace.

Do you have newborn baby props, clothing, and accessories? Should I bring my own outfits and accessories?

I have everything that you need for your baby’s pictures. Feel free to bring any of your own props to incorporate into the shoot. My studio is stocked FULL of newborn backdrops, baskets, clothing sets, floors, backdrops, wraps, headbands, outfits, bows, ties, and accessories. If we're shooting on location or in your home and there is a particular prop, theme or photography style you prefer; please let me know prior to the shoot.

I live in Olmos Park, do you offer newborn photography near me?

Yes we offer photography services for families throughout the greater San Antonio area including not just Olmos Park, but also: Balcones Heights, Terrell Hills, Alamo Heights, Stone Oak, Helotes, and more. We frequently have sessions in surrounding suburbs including San Marcos, New Braunfels, Shavano Park, Wimberley, Bandera, Boerne, Canyon Lake, Spring Branch, Leon Springs, Fair Oaks Ranch, and more. If you are unsure, just give me a call.

How much do newborn photo shoots cost per hour? 

Typically photographers charge by the session vs. by the hour, although some may charge by the hour for custom photography packages and a la carte sessions. My price per baby photo session is $299, and most shoots take 3 to 4 hours. My pricing is competitive; other professional photographers may charge more or different fee structures. 

Can I request a theme for my baby pictures?

Yes you can absolutely request a theme or style for your baby pics! If you have an idea or ideas, give me a call so we can start planning your amazing baby's portraits. I've had parents use items from their military uniforms as props, firefighter parents too. And I love creating duo and trio themed photography sets. Newborn twin babies, triplets, all very welcome and doted on.

Check out the affordable newborn photography packages, and don't forget to book before your preferred photo shoot dates are booked. 

Details: Newborn Session Fee - $299