Newborn photography is my creative passion. I love having the opportunity to capture one of the most important milestones in your new baby’s life!

As a mama myself, I’ve never regretted my decision to have newborn photos taken of my precious daughter Remi. In fact, I love those photos more with each passing year. There’s nothing that brings me greater professional and artistic satisfaction than having the chance to capture sweet newborn photos for other parents. 

Your new baby (or babies!) will change completely in those first few weeks of life. I’d love to help you capture all those little details and turn them into visual memories you’ll never forget. 

Your Newborn's Infancy will fly by in a heartbeat!
Let me capture these priceless and fleeting moments. 


Precious • moments • captured

The Zoe Arnesen Newborn Experience

The first thing to do is to get in touch. I can’t wait to hear from you. :) Even though we haven’t chatted yet, let me say CONGRATULATIONS on your new baby! This is such a special time, and you’re going to cherish the images we capture together. Let’s connect today so I can answer all your questions and we can make a plan for your newborn photography session. 

1. Get in touch

My newborn photography studio has everything for your newborn, including wraps, props, and newborn outfits. I have a wide selection of colors and shades to suit your style. I like to help my clients capture a variety of images during their sessions, from simple wraps to adorable newborn poses with props, to timeless photos that incorporate the whole family. Browse my portfolio to gather some inspiration, or we can come up with something entirely new when we chat. 

2. Choose your style

Once we find a suitable date, you’ll pay your session fee and sign a basic photography agreement. Then your date will be secured and on the calendar! 

I only book a limited number of newborn photography sessions each month, so booking early is highly recommended. Keep in mind that it’s best to schedule newborn sessions in the first two weeks after birth. Since baby’s birthdays aren’t set in stone until they’re actually here, you can just let me know once you have baby at home and we can adjust dates as needed. 

3. Book Your Newborn Session

Bring yourself, baby, and any family to my home studio on the scheduled date and will most often begin by 10am (this is usually best for newborns). Based on our conversations and my pre-session questionnaire, I’ll have already set up a variety of settings for your newborn. Backdrops will be ready, relaxing music will be playing, and the temperature will be just right for baby. I’ll have water, snacks, a changing station, nursing accessories, and anything else you’ll need to be absolutely comfortable. 

4. Enjoy Your newborn Session

About two weeks after your session, you’ll get a link in your inbox for your proofing gallery. You will then select your favorite images that you would like for final editing. Once you know how many photos you love, you will purchase the digital collection and products for those photos. The final edited images will be ready within 3 weeks after you have made your purchase. Printed products may take an additional 1-2 weeks to arrive. I try my best to get final photos back to my clients in a very timely manner!

5. Choose — and Love —  yOUr Newborn Photos

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Portland families love their newborn photography sessions with me, and have given me a solid 5-star rating on Google. I provide safety, comfort, creativity, and a gallery full of variety. 

To secure your newborn session, a retainer fee of $100 and a signed contract are required. 

Clients typically invest between $500 and $5,000. This includes a basic $500 session fee (the photography session itself, consultation and styling, photographer’s time and talent, use of studio and all props) and professional editing and retouching of your images. High-resolution digital images and heirloom artwork (AKA prints) are sold separately; purchase of your images as you like! 

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Zoe is the absolute best! She was so good with not only my newborn daughter, but my son who is a toddler! Such a professional! She also has an amazing studio in SE Portland, Oregon! She has plenty of backdrops and full scenes for the photoshoots! I am so pleased my family and I went to her for our newborn/family photos! I didn't even know she got any with my son because he was constantly on the move. Not many photographers, even seasoned ones are capable of that! I highly recommend her for any photography needs for Portland families! 

Kind words about My Portland Newborn Photography

Aleata M.

We had the pleasure of having Zoe take photos for this most important time in our lives. Her presence is one you absolutely want for all your special occasions. She wants to make sure you get the shots you want while also providing professional direction to ensure you look your best. She's unobtrusive and sweet but will also stand up for you as needed. Your special day will go by so fast! Zoe will provide you with photos to remember it for the rest of your life. Please take my advice and hire her! You'll be so happy you did.

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