A Guide to the Best New Orleans Family Photographers

Best Photographer in New Orleans

“A good snapshot keeps a moment from running away.” -Eudora Welty

Best New Orleans Family Photographers

If you are looking for a family photographer in New Orleans, we hope that this list of the best New Orleans family photographers will make it easier for New Orleans moms to find a photographer to fit their needs. Many of us here at New Orleans Mom have personally used the photographers listed below both for personal family pictures and events. Whether you are looking for a maternity session, birth photos, newborn portraits, or your annual family photo shoot in New Orleans, we are certain you’d be in good hands with any of these popular New Orleans family photographers. Capture the moments, mama. Life is short!

The premier New Orleans Mom family photography partners appear below.

*** If you’re a local New Orleans photographer and you would like to be included in this list, please email us! karen {@} neworleansmom {dot} com ***

VCB Photography

At VCB Photography we believe that love can be felt through a photo, in the sweet, simple moments between a mother and her child, when a baby giggles at dad’s silly faces, or when a new life enters this world. All of these moments can be captured and the love of that moment preserved for all time. Essentially, We are in the business of documenting love.

New Orleans families and visitors choose Victoria to capture their most treasured moments. We specialize in natural and timeless family portraits, helping our clients truly connect as a family during the session with movement and play. VCB Photography is a go-to for French Quarter sessions, and has shot over 350 families in the French Quarter setting. Our session options include Family, Maternity, Birth, In-home Newborn Sessions, Milestones, and Events.

We utilize our knowledge of unique locations in the city and lighting to capture families in beautiful New Orleans with our documentary style. We’d love to meet you and be the ones to document your family’s love story!

Amy Milam Photography

Amy Milam Photography is New Orleans’ premier photography studio specializing in all things family! Her light-and-airy style creates pure and classic images that will last a lifetime. Her full-service Metairie studio has everything you need to bring your vision to life. A friendly and playful approach keeps family sessions laid-back and fun with an emphasis on interaction and authentic, candid moments.

Studio, outdoor, and in-home sessions are available. Whether you’re looking for someone to capture your growing bump, your baby’s newborn session, a new milestone, or an updated family portrait, Amy Milam Photography is here to turn your memories into treasured family heirlooms.

“We are blown away with the newborn photos of my daughter and Amy’s ability to capture every perfect moment, little expression, and fleeting feature. Her studio is beautiful with any prop, headband, bonnet, backdrop, etc. you could imagine. She even saw my vision of incorporating a personal item of mine that made our session that much more special. Watching Amy work her magic with my daughter was such a wonderful and fun experience. She is truly talented, and you can tell she loves what she does because it shows in her beautiful work! Looking forward to future sessions with her!”

– Rachel Z.

Now booking Holiday Mini sessions and more through December 2020!

New Orleans Mom Exclusive – Mention New Orleans Mom Photography Guide when booking and receive $25 off your first Premium Session with Amy Milam Photography!

Sweet Honeybee Studios

Have you wanted to get a great family picture but the thought of finding outfits, bribing the kids to smile, and getting dad on board makes you go into a tizzy? Pictures shouldn’t be stressful! The first instructions you will get from Sweet Honeybee are “don’t bribe your kids, tell them you are going to play with Mrs Melissa and we don’t say cheese”. I promise you will feel at ease, have fun and maybe not even sweat (although its hard not to sweat under the New Orleans sun) they’ll be over so fast— this is the part the dads love most! I invite you to experience a session with Sweet Honeybee.

Melissa Jurisich, owner of Sweet Honeybee Studios, is a New Orleans area photographer specializing in family photography: maternity, birth, newborn, children, and families. The studio is conveniently located just 6 miles from the French Quarter in Old Arabi but Melissa travels anywhere in the New Orleans metro area. Sweet Honeybee loves being there from the beginning through each milestone of your growing family- from the moment your bump arrives, in the hospital for the last push capturing your sweet one entering into the world, creating a unique setup to record their new tiny toes & sweet lips just 7-10 days old, smashing their first birthday cake, or marking their transformation into a young lady/gentleman just before they lose their baby face as a teenager.

Come ENJOY making wonderful family memories!

Grab yourself a 15% session discount on (one) regular or deluxe child, family, or maternity session with code: NOMOM.

Jillian Marie Photography

Now booking Fall, Holiday shoots, In-home Documentary and more for 2022 & 2023! 

THE EXPERIENCE: We prioritize a seamless experience from booking to delivery. Upon booking, we will carefully curate a unique and memorable experience among one of the many beautiful natural backdrops the Greater New Orleans area has to offer. From city scapes, to waterfront, to fields of flowers, or to the distinct architecture of our area, we will select the perfect location to enhance your vision. While on location, your comfort is key. An ideal session is one where we have 2 hours together to use your home, as well as a destination your family enjoys, to create beautiful memories with your krewe. The full session allows time for the children to be themselves and forget about the camera, making the connection much easier. After many hours of curating your gallery comes the final reveal. It is our absolute pleasure to create and document a memorable experience for your family that you will be able to keep for generations to come.

THE PHOTOGRAPHER: The photographer, Jillian, is mom to Casey (5) and Junior (6) and wife to her high school sweetheart, Bruce. Her passion for photography began at a young age, where she always had a camera in hand, whether it was fun photoshoots with friends or pictures of her baby nephews. These days, her passion centers around helping families document their own individual stories. The lifestyle family session centers around taking your family on an adventure to tell the story that capture your family’s spirit. Her subtle direction while capturing your experience creates a glow far better than any filter. Her all-time favorite sessions are maternity sessions! Creating a life inside of your body is both incredibly challenging and amazing, and it is such an honor to photograph this beautiful, momentous part of a woman’s life! When she’s not busy photographing, you’ll find her family doing something outdoorsy. They love to play volleyball twice a week at Coconut Beach! Her favorite part about being out there is watching the sky change from white and blue to orange, pink, and purple, and sharing these picturesque moments with her family.

THE FEEDBACK: “I can’t say enough good things about Jillian of Jillian Marie Photography. She was professional, sweet and very responsive during the booking process. In this day and age flexibility is SO KEY for most of us and she truly puts her clients first in that regard. This was also our first shoot with live animals so I was so relieved when my little was told exactly what to do both before and during the session. It was a great experience and we can’t wait for our upcoming shoot for the holidays. There are a ton of photographers to choose from but if you are in the Greater New Orleans area, I highly suggest booking with JMP. You won’t regret it!” — Rachael G.

Erika Parker Portraits

Timeless imagery… with all the feels.

“There is an astonishing and breathtaking genuine vibe portrayed in all of Erika’s photos. The images she produces provide such a beautiful tone. The photos are raw. They are full of emotion. They are genuine. They are real. And most importantly, they are us.”

I capture 100% of my portraits on film. In choosing a traditional medium, I feel it creates a deeper connection with the person and the moment. I love giggles, and deep hugs, and images that make you feel something…real. For me, a perfect portrait is one that’s an authentic reflection of you and your family.

AmyCherie Photography

Family Photographer in Metairie Louisiana

AmyCherie Photography is a New Orleans based photographer offering maternity, newborn, child and family photography. Capturing the beautiful connection that comes with a growing family is one of my greatest joys. My goal for every session is to capture the beauty and love within your family and to help decorate your world with meaningful images you will treasure for years. My passion for photography is driven by the ability to stop time and capture precious details and authentic expressions of a child and the love of the family connection. Call us to chat about a session in our Metairie studio or a location of your choosing, we’d love to hear from you.

First time clients that mention New Orleans Mom receive 10% off! 

Annie Whitaker Photography

Vintage Photography New Orleans

Experience a portrait session unlike any other. Our goal is to create treasured pieces of art for your family. The studio is located on nine remarkable acres in Covington, LA and is filled with everything we need to make magic. One-hundred-year-old oak trees, climbing roses, tree swings, seasonal daffodils and tulips. The client closet is stocked with hundreds of unique vintage clothing pieces from the 1920’s to the 1950’s to dress your little ones in. Your family’s portraits will be printed in Italy on museum grade fine art paper that will take your breath away. Are you ready to create something spectacular? Visit our website to see how your family’s portraits can look!

*Maternity * Newborn * Children * Families*

K. Lyn

K. Lyn Photography specializes in Newborns, Maternity, Children, Family, & Senior sessions with a studio in Metairie and in Madisonville.

K. Lyn Photography specializes in Newborns, Maternity, Children, Family, & Senior sessions with a studio in Metairie and in Madisonville. As a team of sisters (Kiley Lyn & Kasey Lyn), our goal is to provide an amazing client experience with beautiful images to share with family and friends whether in studio or on location. We love to create fun, personalized, and stress-free picture experiences for our families that capture life’s priceless moments.

Tisha Simon Photography

Best New Orleans Family Photographer

Tisha Simon Photography specializes in engagement, wedding, family, lifestyle, and senior photography; she strives to make her clients feel comfortable to bring out their genuine emotions. Tisha is known for her warm personality and artistic vision who captures special moments to create beautiful imagery that will last a lifetime.

Julie Verlinden Photography

Vintage photography NOLA

In her documentary style, Julie documents your family in a stress-free and authentic way. Beautiful portraits and artistic photos showing honest moments worth remembering. We will create images you will love to look at, showing the unique story of your family, unscripted and unposed. The Day in the Life sessions are a gift for yourself, as well as for your family’s future generations. Discover the magic of real life captured.

The Red M

Full service, boutique photography in New Orleans

The Red M Studio is a full service boutique photography studio specializing in ready to hang, fine art wall displays, heirloom albums, and custom photographic products. We offer lifestyle family, senior, and maternity sessions. Marianne and Steve will patiently capture your family’s authentic moments during your fun, spirited photo shoot at a location of your choice, and then guide you through your personalized design consultation. Together we will create beautiful heirloom art pieces that will create a lasting legacy for your family.

Little Beignet Photography

Best Family Photographer in New Orleans

Demi of Little Beignet Photography is a visual storyteller, focused on candid moments with an artistic flair. She provides a full service custom experience for each client. Demi aims to capture priceless memories at the most important times in your life, so you can walk away with these special moments forever in image-form.

Deja Vu

Milestone Photographer New Orleans

Jenny Daigle is the owner & photographer of Deja Vu Photography since 2011! Deja Vu Photography specializes in Maternity, Newborn, Family, Senior, & Milestone Sessions and offer on location or studio portrait sessions. Our goal is to create a stress free experience from the moment you book your session until your gallery is delivered.

Lululove Photography NOLA

Portrait Photographer New Orleans

Every picture you hang in your home, is a matter of love. Lululove Photography NOLA is your premiere portrait photographer, specializing in simple, love-filled images of children, couples, and families. Melody is a local mom and photographer who loves helping other moms capture life’s special moments without all the headache. From shoot to print, every step is easy and guided by Melody.

Maria Catherine Photography

Maria Catherine Photography

Maria Catherine Photography specializes in family, maternity, newborn, children, minis, and more! Maria Catherine Photography takes pride in personal service and capturing timeless images. Providing a comfortable environment, whether in your home for newborns or at one of the cities local sites. Creating a bold and innovative back drop for children’s minis or family Christmas cards. Maria Catherine Photography highest priority is to give you and your family pictures that you will love today and cherish for years to come.

Emily Sweatfield Photography

Newborn Photographer New Orleans

Emily loves to capture the fleeting moments of your little one’s precious details in their first weeks of life. You have so many things to plan during your pregnancy journey and your baby’s first photoshoot is one of those. When you schedule your newborn session with Emily Sweatfield Photography you’ll have an easy and relaxing session knowing you and your family are in great hands.

Wayan Barre Photography

Storytelling Photographer in New Orleans

Wayan Barre is based in New Orleans, LA. Originally from Paris, he began working as a street and documentary photographer in 2014; since then, he’s been building his portfolio and making a name for himself as a passionate and gifted storyteller. His work has appeared in several French magazines and newspapers. Wayan is determined to go above and beyond to reward your trust and confidence in him. He will be there to capture every big moment and all those precious, in-between ones that will happen so quickly that you will only begin to fully appreciate them after all the colorful scenes and excitement of the day have quieted into beautiful memories.

Kyla Madden Photography

New Orleans Photographer

From pregnancy to high school graduation and beyond, Kyla can help you capture elegant and timeless images that you and your family will enjoy for years to come. With her easy style, helpful guidance, and fun demeanor, she will make the experience one to remember.

Dawn Roe Photography

Studio Photography New Orleans

Dawn Roe Photography specializes in stress free and timeless studio portraits. Located off of Veterans and Bonnabel in Metairie. Sessions typically book out 3-6 months in advance. For more information and booking please visit www.StudioRoe.Com.

Sarah Finicle Photography, LLC

Newborn photography New Orleans

Hi, I’m Sarah, and I help new mommies create beautiful, luxury artwork of their newborns without feeling stressed or uncomfortable in the process! I simply adore pampering my new mamas and help provide a stress-free photography experience for her and the whole family! I will guide you through the details of natural posing, provide a stunning wardrobe to browse through (it makes you feel like a princess!), and hold your hand through the process of selecting your very own heirloom artwork so you can enjoy your time and bring home the most breathtaking pieces of art that hold the beauty of your mama memories.


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