Top Newborn Photographers in Tacoma, WA

Top Newborn Photographers in Tacoma, WA

Whether you’re after raw documentation of your live birth or a whimsical portrait of your newborn, there are photographers out there who can make it happen. Newborn photography is all about capturing the fleeting first few moments of your child’s life so that you can preserve those moments – and emotions – for all time.

Parents based in Tacoma can take inspiration from the following 8 photographers, each of which has a style that is all their own. Ready to start your search for newborn photographers in Tacoma? Check out this list of some of the city's top talent to find the best match for your bundle of joy.

Patrice Madrid Photography

Patrice Madrid is a Tacoma-based photographer who describes herself as a “lover of all things sweet.” She's been passionate about photography since picking up her first Kodak camera as a child and now dedicates her talents to newborn and child portraiture, as well as FX-heavy fairytale fantasy photography.

Aside from working with clients in and around Puget Sound, Patrice regularly travels home to Orange County in California where she makes herself available for on-location newborn sessions.

Marissa Jillian Photography

Lifestyle photographer Marissa Jillian says that she is “drawn to love, connection, and story.” Her photographic subjects range from lovely newborns to busy parents.

Based in Tacoma, she loves capturing all of the little moments and details of family life that are often lost with the passing of time. Marissa will turn your newborn into a work of art worthy of framing. Marissa describes herself as “laid back and caring” and someone who finds joy in the simple things in life.

The Newborn Artist

Julie is the photographer behind the camera at The Newborn Artist and has been documenting newborns and births for the last 14 years. Over that time, she has photographed around 1,000 babies and more than 500 births.

Julie says that it is an honor to photograph such special moments in her clients’ lives and she loves getting to know them and their growing families. Aside from being a newborn photographer, Julie is also the co-owner of a doula agency called The Birth Society.

Andrea Turner Photography

Andrea Turner says that she has been drawn to photography for as long as she can remember and used to stage photoshoots in her living room as a kid. But it was once she became a mother that she really began to immerse herself in the craft and considered a career in photography.

After taking some classes at a local community college, she set her sights on documenting the life-changing moments of others – Andrea Turner Photography was born.

Salt & Ink Photography

Lena Porter is the owner and photographer at Salt & Ink Photography, a woman and native-owned business. She describes herself as a “quiet person” who takes “loud photos” and seeks rawness, pure emotions, and deep connections.

As a photographer, she likes to collaborate with clients to bring all of these elements out so she can capture them in an artistic way. In addition to newborn and family portraits, Lena is also a highly talented elopement photographer.

Mother Wolf Birth Photography

Mother Wolf Birth Photography is the brainchild of Tiarra Doherty, who is a trained doula and newborn photography specialist. It was following the birth of her first child that she became passionate about birth and started her journey to become a doula so she could support other women through pregnancy, birth, and postpartum.

While working at Yema Mamas doing just that, Tiarra first picked up a camera and soon realized that photography was where her true passion lay.

Lisa Hystek Photography

Lisa Hystek has more than 15 years of photography experience under her belt and dedicates her time to newborn, baby, child, and family photography. She works out of a contemporary studio in the heart of Gig Harbor that is well set up to serve new mothers, growing families, and corporate clients.

When you book a newborn session with Lisa, you can expect lots of giggles and smiles, with all props and accessories provided for you (including books, toys, and Netflix to keep young guests entertained).

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