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4 AMAZING Newborn Photographers in Central Texas

Updated: Jul 1, 2020

I absolutely hate it when one of my clients comes to me with a horror story about their past experience with a photographer. It is especially heartbreaking when they tell me about a dud or even dangerous Newborn Session!

Hiring an educated & skillful photographer will be more expensive than finding someone who is "just starting out" or doesn't specialize in newborns.

But, your baby will never be this little again & having wonderful portraits to look back on will never be something you regret.

This is the list!

I have done the research for you & have broken it down by location.

There might be a bit of travel involved. But, If you want a spectacular Newborn Session in Central Texas these ladies are ready to astonish you!

-Dallas/ Fort Worth Area-

Jodi specializes in newborn photography that is organic and timeless in style to showcase those beautiful details of the baby.

She began portrait photography in 2011. Jodi is also an RN & her experience as a nurse taught her great discipline and time management. While caring for patients, it allowed her to understand the real value of good customer service. She held a hand and comforted family members in final moments and with that, she truly understands how beautiful, timeless images can enrich our lives. After all, it's all we have to remember how we felt in a moment in time.

Photography is not only an outlet for Jodi to be creative, but also to show the world how she sees beauty. We live in such a fast paced world that we need a way to freeze time, to remember the moments.

-Austin Area-

Valerie Steinkoenig - Austin Newborn Photography

Valerie Kay Photography is a boutique photography studio serving the Austin, Texas area. The studio specializes in modern motherhood portraits including maternity, newborn, baby's first year, and beyond. Our studio also operates as Austin Newborn Photography and Austin Matenrity Photography.

Our beautiful studio is located in N. We have a huge selection of newborn props, a maternity gown collection, and beautiful gowns of little girls of all ages. We provide everything so you don't have to worry about anything. Our team is made up of Valerie, Sasha (Newborn Assistant Extroidanaire) and our fabulous Hair and Makeup Artist Ledda.

Valerie Steinkoenig is a Certified Professional Photographer and studied photography in The Department of Professional Photography at Austin Community College. She is active in the Austin Professional Photographer's Association, where she serves on the Board of Directors as the guild's Image Competition Director. She has studied newborn and maternity portraiture under some of the Industry's leaders. Her work has earned numerous awards, she has been published in Click Magazine, and has had her fine art work shown in art galleries around the United States, including the Flora and Fauna exhibition where her portrait of Fabio (one of her four cats) was selected by the esteemed William Wegman.

-Stephenville Area-

Brooke Mendenhall - Brooke Mendenhall Photography

Brooke has specialized in Newborn & Maternity Portraits for around 3 years. She studied Newborn safety, posing & lighting exclusively for almost a year before booking paying newborn clients.

Brooke strongly believes in the value of service & her motto has always been "Never purchase an image you aren't in love with". Therefore, her clients decide what they would like to purchase after their session at a reveal meeting.

She has a fully stocked in-home Studio in her historic house in the small town of Dublin, Texas & attracts clients from hours away.

Take a look - STUDIO

-Abilene Area-

Karyn Carbone - In Bloom Photography

Karyn has been photographing newborns and families in the Big Country since 2009. She enjoys watching her client families grow and telling each unique family's story as they go through each season of life!

After mastering the studio approach to newborn photography, Karyn and her family moved abroad to the country of Panama where they served in the mission field and enjoyed mountain living for 3 years.

Since returning stateside about a year and half ago, Karyn is transitioning to the lifestyle approach to newborn photography because she enjoys capturing real moments of motherhood and family life.

Karyn frequently schedules in-home newborn sessions, however for those who may not have sufficient lighting or an appropriate space, she recently opened a lifestyle studio space with gorgeous natural light and a minimal bedroom/living room/ nursery type spaces.

When not behind the camera, Karyn is a devoted wife and homeschool mom of 3 kiddos, and she enjoys cooking, baking, painting, mosaic art, and spending time with her tribe of girlfriends whenever possible!

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