Professional Newborn Photographer located in Los Angeles, CA

Offering families an unforgettable experience

Since 2011

1600+ Babies

175+ Five Star Yelp Reviews

95+ Five Star Google Business Reviews

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Before they take their first step, before their first word – Capture Every Precious Moment with Los Angeles Newborn Photography.

Matt and Jess

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los angeles newborn & baby photographer

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Matt and Jess




Hi there!

We are Matt and Jess of Matt Cramer Photography, your Los Angeles newborn photographers for beautiful baby portraits. We are a husband and wife team that loves documenting these new little loves and take so much pride in what we do. Ask any of our clients, and they will tell you that we put our heart and soul into each and every session! With over 1600+ newborns photographed to date, we are highly experienced in newborn photography and would love to capture your new bundle of joy. As parents ourselves, we are all too aware that those newborn days are truly fleeting and in a blink of an eye it really will be difficult to remember just how tiny they once were. Let us document them for you, so you will never forget.

After newborns, we also love to capture the "Sitters", between 6-8 months old, and if you are a previous newborn family with us, we also offer the "Cake Smashers" at one year! We feel that those are important milestones to document in your baby's first year.

As a family, we love to visit our two favorite "M" spots- Mammoth and Maui- with a little Costa Rica thrown in there! When we aren't shooting, you'll find us busy in our own backyard swimming, gardening or working on the most recent project or experiment that our son has dreamt up. We are huge fans of getting outdoors and enjoy hiking, bike riding and snowboarding. We are proud to be raising a son that prefers to be outside rather than inside!

Reach out to us- your trusted Los Angeles newborn photographers.

We are just a call or email away and would love to send you all the details on capturing your newborn's earliest moments!

xo, Jess & Matt

the newborn Experience

Smooth. Effortless. Easy. Just a few of the words that describe what working with us is like. From your initial inquiry, to your final images, we are big on communication and setting clear expectations. After you've signed your contract, completed your questionnaire, and submitted your retainer, your only job the day of baby's photoshoot is to get here. Thats it. Once you arrive to our cozy home studio, you can plop down on our giant, comfy couches and relax. Just breathe. You've just had a baby! You're off duty for a few hours! Many of our parents are so surprised that they have nothing at all to do while they are here. It will give you a little time to take a nap (almost everyone does, don't be shy), have some quiet time, or catch up on any emails, texts, calls, etc. Just bring baby and the diaper bag, and you're set. You can leave the rest to us! Baby's set ups will have been readied prior to your arrival in the colors and preferences you selected in your pre-session questionnaire. Together we'll select the favorites and get right to work, capturing your sweet baby in the most beautiful way. Jess will guide your baby through the various poses and swaddle them up in her signature style. While Matt lights them to his trained eye. When the session is done, Jess hands you back your freshly diapered and dressed baby and we go over next steps.

included with every session

  • Professionally Styled Looks & Set Ups
  • Studio Props, Accessories, Backdrops
  • Custom Studio Photoshoot
  • Proofing Gallery to View and Choose Your Favorite Photos
  • Professional Retouching on Final Selects
  • Final Selections Delivered in Highest Resolution Digital Files
  • Prints, Albums, Frames Available as Add-On's

the baby Experience

After our newborns, we offer our “Sitting Up” baby milestone photoshoot for babies between six to eight months old. This is such a great age to photograph your baby! Once baby is sitting up unassisted and independently. So many great expressions, but they aren’t mobile yet! From the moment you step into our studio, you'll notice everything is set for a seamless and enjoyable photoshoot. Jess will be your baby's personal entertainer, jumping and hopping around like a playful monkey, pulling funny faces, and making adorable noises to coax out those heart-melting smiles. Before you arrive, we'll have a selection of outfits ready, waiting for you to pick your favorites. Our session will be a blend of creative props and a focus on capturing those unique expressions and faces your baby is now famous for – the ones you've grown to love and cherish. We're here to ensure that every giggle, every curious glance, and those fleeting, adorable expressions are beautifully immortalized. Just bring your baby and their essentials; we'll handle the rest, making sure your experience with us is as enjoyable and relaxing as possible

included with every session

  • Baby Wardrobe Sizes 6-12 Months
  • Professionally Styled Looks & Set Ups
  • Studio Props, Accessories, Backdrops
  • Custom Studio Photoshoot
  • Proofing Gallery to View and Choose Your Favorite Photos
  • Professional Retouching on Final Selects
  • Final Selections Delivered in Highest Resolution Digital Files
  • Prints, Albums, Frames Available as Add-On's

the one year cake smash Experience

Your baby is ONE! Can you believe it? Time to document this wonderful milestone with a Cake Smash photoshoot! Get ready to celebrate a spectacular milestone – your baby's first birthday – with our delightful cake smash sessions! These sessions are not just photo shoots; they're a joyous celebration of your little one's first big leap into toddlerhood. We're here to document every curious expression, every smear of frosting, and every adorable moment from start to finish. Some will love it, some won't be too sure, but either way we will capture the day! The cake is not just for eating, but for smashing, exploring, and yes, creating a bit of a lovable mess! Our cake smash sessions are designed to preserve the priceless memories of your baby's first birthday, making sure every precious expression is beautifully captured for you to cherish for years to come

included with every session

  • Baby Wardrobe Sizes 12 Months
  • Professionally Styled Looks & Set Ups
  • Studio Props, Accessories, Backdrops
  • Custom Smash Cake, Balloons, Cake Topper, Cake Stand
  • Custom Studio Photoshoot
  • Proofing Gallery to View and Choose Your Favorite Photos
  • Professional Retouching on Final Selects
  • Final Selections Delivered in Highest Resolution Digital Files
  • Prints, Albums, Frames Available as Add-On's

The reviews

In today's digital world, where choices abound, reviews have become a guiding light for new parents seeking the perfect newborn photographer. We understand how important it is to find someone who not only captures beautiful moments but also resonates with your family's heart. That's where our reviews come in! Each glowing testimonial on yelp and google business is a testament to our commitment, experience, and expertise in newborn photography. These reviews, shared by families just like yours, shine a light on the trust and satisfaction we've cultivated. So, as you explore our reviews, envision the beautiful stories we can create together, capturing the priceless first moments of your little one's life.

Ranked as the #1 Best Newborn Photographer in Los Angeles, CA on Yelp

a few words about the

client experience

I found Matt Cramer Photography through Yelp and Instagram. Out of the newborn photographers in the area, I liked his collection the most. I made a deposit for our family session with his wife, Jessica, during my third trimester. She was very friendly and informative about the session and what we needed to wear. I found it helpful that she had nice white lace tops for the photoshoot because I was stressing out about what to wear. On the day of the session, Matt and Jessica welcomed us to their lovely home. My husband and I are introverts and we both felt comfortable being around them. They are super friendly which made the session fun and exciting. Jessica handled my baby boy with so much care and he hardly cried during the session. Jessica is definitely a baby whisperer. I was surprised how many amazing shots Matt took of our little one as it was so difficult to pick our favorites. We were very pleased with both the session and the photos that were taken. Overall, I highly recommend Matt Cramer Photography if you're looking for a photographer who takes amazing photos while making the experience enjoyable and memorable.


The Blog

Welcome to our blog, a vibrant space where we 'catch up' on all the latest happenings from our photography studio! Dive into a world of visual storytelling as we showcase our most recent photoshoots, and you can get a glimpse of what to expect from a newborn photoshoot with us! This blog is also a treasure trove of resources. For parents, we offer insightful articles packed with tips and inspiration for capturing your little ones' milestones. And for fellow photographers, we share valuable information to hone your craft and succeed in the world of newborn photography.



Whether you're eagerly anticipating the arrival of your little one or are already basking in the glow of your new baby, it's natural to have questions about capturing these precious moments. Let's dive into the world of newborn photography together, starting with the question we hear the most! We're here to guide you through this exciting journey, ensuring every cherished detail of your baby's early days is beautifully preserved.



We have been photographing newborns for over 12+ years now. In our experience, the best time for a newborn photoshoot is typically when the baby is between 8 to 17 days old. After photographing hundreds and hundreds of babies, this seems to be the sweet spot. During this timeframe newborns are usually still super sleepy, which means they are less likely to wake while being posed, swaddled or moved from prop to prop. They are also still in that curly, snuggly mode from being in the womb, making it easier to pose them into those sweet newborn positions. On top of this, baby acne has likely not set in yet. Before 8 days, baby is still learning how to feed, getting the hang of either the breast or the bottle, and their tiny digestive system is just still figuring it all out. Mom and Dad, plus any siblings, are all still getting settled in once home from the hospital and everyone is just trying figure out the new normal! However, after 17 days or so, babies tend to sleep less deeply and will wake easier. They are just becoming more aware of their new world! Can we still capture beautiful photos if baby is past 17 days? Absolutely! We just adjust our expectations a bit. So, in our professional opinion, the best time to take newborn photos is 8-17 days. Please remember that we use this as a guideline and not a hard rule, though, and this timeline is adjusted significantly for NICU and early babies.

ready to book your

newborn photography?

You've done your homework, exploring the best newborn photographers in Los Angeles and now you've found us. You've clicked through our FAQs, read through all the information and fallen in love with the adorable babies in our portfolio. You've gotten to know us a bit more in the 'About us' section, peeking into the heart and passion behind each photo. Your thorough read of our glowing reviews on Yelp and Google has only added to your excitement. Now, with all the boxes checked and a heart full of anticipation, you're at the perfect place to book your newborn photoshoot with us! Let's create beautiful memories together, capturing the magical first moments of your baby's life with joy and professionalism!

the Process of a Newborn Photoshoot

01. your baby

has arrived!

baby girl swaddled in green snuggling white teddy bear

You'll be extra, extra sure to let us know asap when baby has arrived! Most parents send us an email or text when labor begins!

Congratulations on your new bundle of joy! This is where our journey together begins. Once your little one has arrived, simply let us know, and we'll schedule the actual date of your newborn photoshoot with us, typically between 8-17 days old.

02. The actual Photoshoot day!

baby boy newborn laying down with grey wrap

Your baby's big day is here! You've been sent a full "at home" prep guide full of little tips to prepare baby for their special day!

Come to our home studio with just your baby and a diaper bag. We provide everything else needed for the session, including all the wraps, props, and accessories. Relax and enjoy a stress-free experience while we lovingly capture your baby's first moments.

03. Your Proofs are ready!

newborn baby girl laying on blush pink rug

You hear that "ding!" from your email! Your proofs are here and you'll click on the link to your online proofing gallery.

Within 2-3 weeks after the photoshoot, we'll have your proof gallery ready. We've narrowed down to the very best images from your session and now its your turn to select your favorites! enjoy looking through your beautiful images- You will have pleny to choose from!

04. retouch & Final gallery!

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Your final, retouched images are ready! Another email will come through with your private link to download your final images!

After you've made your selections, off they go to retouch! This is where we smooth out skin tones, take out any redness, stray hairs or threads, etc. within 2-3 weeks you will receive your final, retouched images in an online gallery ready for you to download, treasure and share.

In every tiny wrinkle, in each little smile, lies a story waiting to be told.


At Matt Cramer Photography, your sweet baby and newest moments as a family are our canvas. As a premier Newborn and Baby Photographer in Los Angeles, we specialize in creating a beautiful and custom, photography experience that celebrates the love and joy in your family. When you choose us, you're not just selecting a photographer; you're inviting our team of experienced professionals into your life to capture your greatest love and biggest pieces of your heart. Our goal is to turn fleeting moments in time into lasting memories, crafting priceless works of art where your baby is at the heart of it all. We aim to bring endless joy and connection in our work, lighting up your home and hearts for years to come.


Let's capture these precious, early chapters of your baby's life together!

why choose Matt Cramer Photography

for your newborn baby photos?



In our studio, we embrace a style that is classic, timeless, elegant and distinctly organic, where your baby is always the shining star of each photograph. The beauty of each shot comes from Matt's exceptional skill in studio lighting. His keen eye for light and shadow is extraordinary, capturing the delicate essence of your baby in a way that few photographers can. Meanwhile, Jess's talent in creating tasteful, modern and breathtaking setups brings each photograph to life. Her flair for designing incredible looks is unmatched, ensuring every setup is nothing short of stunning. We select only the finest props, wraps, and accessories from renowned newborn prop vendors, focusing on a color palette that is soft, understated, and often neutral. For bare baby shots, we most often use a light cream fabric backdrop, which highlights your baby's natural beauty. Our prop choices include charming little beds, bowls, crates, and nests made of wood, bamboo, and rattan, adding a touch of natural materials. And when it comes to editing, Matt's style is clean and polished, steering clear of the 'hazy' or 'moody' trends, to ensure each photo remains a timeless piece of art.


We love our clients to give us creative liberty to style our newborn sessions according to the artistic aesthetic we are known for and we plan to create a well balanced and beautiful session for you, based off your preferences noted in your questionnaire. Our very best sessions come from letting us handle the creative side (and on the other hand, our most "challenging" sessions have come from client directed creative). We take quite a bit of time making sure the looks and set ups planned for each session are balanced in terms of both colors and textures.


Photographing newborns and babies since 2011 has given us a wealth of experience and expertise. We've welcomed over 1600 adorable babies through our doors, each one different and unique. Jess has mastered the art of becoming a 'baby whisperer', connecting with babies even before we snap that first picture. Learning their cues, reading them like a book, often within minutes of meeting them. Are they mellow and chill? A bit tense and unsure? Wide awake or milk drunk and down for the count? Do they like soft touches across their forehead, on their temples, or in a downward motion between the eyes? Or do they prefer not to be fussed over at all? It's Matt's job to photograph them, to light them to perfection, bringing beautiful depth to his images through exposure and shadows, creating images that move your soul. We have each discovered how our roles work perfectly together to figure each baby out. And once that happens, we witness them shining their brand new light in this world, which we capture for their families. We are also dedicated to continuous professional development, having participated in numerous workshops led by globally acclaimed newborn photographers. Additionally, we've both completed the Infant/Baby Safety and CPR class at Providence St. Joseph Hospital in Burbank, CA. All these facets of our journey contribute to our expertise, making us well-equipped to work with and capture the precious early moments of your baby's life.

Press features, interviews, professional memberships

We are truly honored to be recognized as experts in newborn photography, a testament to our passion and dedication in this field. Over the years, we've had the privilege of sharing our insights and experiences where we delve into the delicate art of newborn photography. Our work has not only caught the attention of several online publications but has also earned us a trusted spot in numerous Los Angeles parent websites' photography resource directories. These features and recognitions are not just accolades to us; they are affirmations of the trust and esteem we've garnered in our journey.


areas served by Matt Cramer Photography | Los Angeles Newborn baby Photographer


Matt Cramer Photography is a husband and wife professional photography team located in Los Angeles. This Los Angeles Newborn Photographer team specializes in custom newborn and baby photography. Our tiny clients come to our studio for their newborn photography sessions from all over the Southern California area. Including Los Angeles, Studio City, Burbank, North Hollywood, Glendale, Toluca Lake, Valley Village, Sherman Oaks, Encino, Tarzana, Reseda, West Hills, Northridge, Porter Ranch, Woodland Hills, Calabasas, Santa Clarita, Valencia and the San Fernando Valley areas. Pasadena, La Canada, Altadena, San Marino, El Monte, Montrose, Arcadia, Covina and San Gabriel Valley areas. Silver Lake, Larchmont, Los Feliz, Eagle Rock, Hancock Park and surrounding Los Angeles areas.West Hollywood, Culver City, Beverly Hills, Malibu, Santa Monica, Palos Verdes, Pacific Palisades, Playa del Ray, Marina del Ray,Venice and Los Angeles areas. Manhattan Beach, Hermosa Beach, El Segundo, Torrance, Redondo Beach and the South Bay Beach Cities.


Business Information


Matt Cramer Photography | Los Angeles, CA Phone: (818) 326-3344

Email: matt@mattcramerphotography.com

Studio hours:

Monday 10am-4pm, Tuesday 10am-4pm, Wednesday 10am-4pm, Thursday 10am-4pm, Friday 10am-4pm


Matt Cramer Photography

Los Angeles, CA


Matt Cramer Photography is a Los Angeles based husband and wife newborn & baby photographer team serving the Los Angeles, San Gabriel Valley, Santa Clarita and Orange County areas, including Pasadena, Burbank, Glendale, Studio City, Sherman Oaks, Northridge, Arcadia, El Monte, Monrovia, as well as the South Bay and Beach Cities.

visits by appointment only

Phone: 818.326.3344





Mon: 10-4pm

tues: 10-4pm

wed: 10-4pm

thurs: 10-4pm

fri: 10-4pm

sat: closed

Sun: closed