natural newborn photography

for parents obsessed
with every perfect detail

Hi! I'm Katie, I’m here to photograph your baby’s pure perfection in such a way that you never forget things like their:

• warm curly body
• shoulder peach fuzz
• tiny toes
• full rosy cheeks
• wispy hair
• back wrinkles
• how little she was in your hands
• peel-y skin

No fluff, no gimmicks, no props, no heavy editing.
Simply your beautiful baby.

let's capture it in my natural, baby-led, and minimal style

Your newborn is a work of art

newborn photographer

Portland newborn photographer

I'm glad you've stumbled into my little corner of the internet while looking for a Portland newborn photographer.

Most days you can find me with my hair in a messy bun, running to and fro keeping my four kiddos happy, photographing babies, editing, and wearing all the hats that keep things running smoothly.

I’m a mama via adoption and remarriage. So all together we’ve got a fifth grader, two 3rd graders, and a 1st grader running the roost. Outside of motherhood and photography, I also love:

• stand up comedy
• emojis and exclamation points!
• mid-century modern
• Christmas 🎄 music 
• thrifting
• good puzzle + 🥃 = perfection!
• bookstores 📚
• ranunculus
• Parenthood vs. Schitt's Creek?
Don't make me choose!


did you know...

You should book your newborn session during your 2nd or 3rd trimester?

Most of the newborns I photograph are between 7 and 14 days old.

Booking your newborn session before baby arrives will ensure that: 

1. I'm available around your due date.

2. You don't look up, suddenly your baby is 3 months old, and you realize you forgot to have newborn photos taken!

3. There is time to take your complimentary maternity photos.

So please, don’t be shy. Be in touch! I can’t wait to hear from you.

If your baby was just born, let’s chat asap!

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Whether you are looking for a photographer to document your growing belly, you fresh new baby at the hospital, your newborn at my cozy studio, your baby hitting a growth milestone, or your family for the yearly Christmas card, you'll find more of my work to view here.

To reserve your due date on my calendar, you pay a session fee. I offer heirloom products and digital images that can be purchased separately after you’ve seen your photographs proofed in a gallery during your online ordering appointment. To learn more about my packages and pricing

Babies are perfect just as they are. They don't need to be placed in complicated poses, costumes, or lots of Photoshop to be cute. They do need good lighting, natural and comfortable poses, paired with soft and neutral colors. I want you to look back on these newborn photos and think, "Yes, that's just how my baby looked." To learn more about me, your local Portland newborn photographer, and my approach 

"I hadn't booked a newborn photographer during my pregnancy..."

right after my son was born and I saw him for the first time, I knew I wanted to have them done. I felt stressed because I hadn’t booked anyone yet.

While searching from my hospital bed for a newborn photographer, I found Katie’s profile on Instagram. I chose her because I fell in love with her feed, and she was so open to a last minute booking. She fit us right into her schedule. 

I have the greatest newborn photos of my son now! I love how she captured his personality, specifically - his little smirk.

I loved the whole experience, it wasn’t stressful at all. We didn’t feel rushed or uncomfortable, and she was so gentle with my son. I will defiantly be coming back for future family photos and hopefully another newborn shoot in the future!



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9 months of pregnancy can feel like a long time, and towards the end, it feels like it’s taking a little too long! There’s a lot of waiting, sometimes even some false-starts, but before you know it, baby arrives, and the moments will start to fly by, as you’ve probably heard from lots of people.


5 Tips for Including Siblings in a Newborn Session

If you are anything like I was, you really want a photo of your new baby with their older siblings. Your older child might fall in the 1-3 year-old-range, and this has you worried. And rightly so – ha! I’ll be the first to tell you: this age can be a challenge to photograph. However, not impossible – not by a long shot. Keep scrolling to see all of these gorgeous older sibling photos.


is my baby too old for newborn photos?

1-month-old baby pictures are a common occurrence here at Arcadian Photography. If you have a one-month-old, it’s not too late to do a newborn session. I consider babies 6 weeks and under to be “newborn.” Yes, it’s ideal to do a newborn session at 7-14 days old. Most of what you see on my website, Instagram, and Facebook is taken during this time. 


how to prep for your maternity session

You’ve planned for your newborn session and chose your favorite photographer, and I’m honored by your choice! On top of that, you’ve taken advantage of my best-kept secret and claimed a complimentary maternity session as well. Like many of my clients, you may not have even considered having these photos taken until I offered them to you. Now you’ve got some questions!


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Katie is a highly sought after Portland newborn photographer. She has been serving the Portland and Salem area for over 13 years with her natural and timeless style. Her studio is located in Salem, Oregon. Katie offers maternity, newborn, baby, and family photography.

Arcadian Photography serves Multnomah, Clackamas, Marion, Linn, and Lane counties including: 
Portland, Beaverton, Tigard, Tualatin, Lake Oswego, Wilsonville, Keizer, Salem, Sherwood, McMinnville, Newburg, Silverton, Albany, Corvallis, Eugene, and more