Closely related to family photography, newborn photography focuses specifically on capturing images of newborn babies. This type of photography can include the parent(s), but can also capture the child alone in a cozy or cute setting.

Many newborn photographers have a studio space set up to ensure the safety and well-being of the baby while photos are being taken. Props and accessories are staples.

Newborns may be captured when awake, although many are photographed while sleeping and easier to pose. Anne Geddes is a well-known baby photographer, recognized worldwide for her iconic images of newborns and babies.