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What we offer

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Newborn Photography

Our in-home newborn photography captures the natural beauty and essence of a newborn in a comfortable and familiar environment. We love the relaxed and intimate setting that we get when we come into a family’s home. This way we get those natural and authentic photos! Additionally, in-home sessions often provide a greater opportunity to incorporate the family’s personal style and home decor into the photographs. No pressure though :-)

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Family Photography

Lifestyle family photography captures candid, natural moments between family members in their everyday lives. We focus on the connections and relationships among family members, and keep posing to a minimum. This results in timeless, cherished images that truly reflect the family’s unique personalities and dynamics. So please don’t worry about perfection. The true beauty lies in all the REAL moments we’ll capture.

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Maternity Photography

Maternity photography celebrates the beauty and wonder of pregnancy. We love capturing the excitement and anticipation of welcoming a new life into the world. Maternity sessions can take place indoors or outdoors, or a mix of both. Let’s use that NYC skyline, too! Also, this can either be just mommy, or all family members together! Even the furry ones. :-)

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Photographing Twins

Photographing twins can be tricky, but it doesn’t have to be. If everyone stays relaxed, a twin session can be a beautiful and rewarding experience for both the photographer and the parents. We love showing the unique bond and connection between the siblings, as well as their individual personalities and characteristics. Also, somehow there is always a special kind of energy during twin shoots. Show me more twins!

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Documentary Style

So you don’t like posing? Then this might just be the session for you. We love to capture your daily routine, from family lunch, to bath time, cuddle time, play in the park – without any posing at all. We aim to tell a story and provide a glimpse into the unique dynamics in your family’s daily life. We love to feature candid shots of family members engaged in routine activities, as well as important milestones and events. Our goal is to capture the authenticity and essence of your family, kind of like creating a visual record of your lives for future generations. Click here to see more of this docu-session.

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We come to your home! This way, our newborn and family sessions offer a unique and intimate glimpse into your life. We want to capture natural interactions, and candid moments that make each family special. Your home provides the secure haven of your children, and, in a sense provides the canvas on which you create your family’s story. With the familiar surroundings of your home as the backdrop, these photos showcase the love, warmth, and joy with the personal touch of YOU.

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We also love covering family events like birthday parties, gender reveal parties, baptisms, baby showers, your toddler’s first haircut…  Just reach out to us and we can talk about details!

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Love is love. It comes in all sorts of colorful flavors, shapes, and varieties. Deer Baby Photography fully supports all unities made with love.

4 out of 5 families shoot with us more than once!

And not to brag, but 100% of our reviews on Google are 5 star reviews. :-)

Rebekah Whitford Star on Apple iOS 16.4Star on Apple iOS 16.4Star on Apple iOS 16.4Star on Apple iOS 16.4Star on Apple iOS 16.4
New York City

Franzi is wonderful and I cannot recommend her enough! We are so happy with the newborn photos she took for us. On the day of the photo shoot she came to our apartment just as a dark storm appeared – instead of carrying on with the shoot Franzi recommended to reschedule to another day to get the best natural light possible. After rescheduling and seeing the difference in the quality of the photos we are so happy we did. Franzi is truly dedicated to making sure your photos are perfect. She was also a joy to work with and very natural with our daughter, knowing just how to calm her. Thank you Franzi!

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Mary Li Star on Apple iOS 16.4Star on Apple iOS 16.4Star on Apple iOS 16.4Star on Apple iOS 16.4Star on Apple iOS 16.4

Cary came highly recommended by one of my very good friends from high school who always has amazing family photos. We went into this mini session with very high expectations and Cary exceeded our expectations. Cary was warm, kind and very patient with my young children who were not very cooperative and took some time to warm up. Cary was amazing as she was able to make the photo shoot fun. I loved that our photos were a good mix of traditional portraits and candid ones where the personalities of my kids really came through.

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Megan Belkin Star on Apple iOS 16.4Star on Apple iOS 16.4Star on Apple iOS 16.4Star on Apple iOS 16.4Star on Apple iOS 16.4

We just had the most amazing newborn photo shoot experience with Franzi. She was warm and professional and amazing with our baby girl. We all had the best time together and our photos reflect that. We love our photos – they are authentic and beautiful and we cannot wait for our next session with Franzi!

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Jenny Kadden Star on Apple iOS 16.4Star on Apple iOS 16.4Star on Apple iOS 16.4Star on Apple iOS 16.4Star on Apple iOS 16.4
Atlantic Beach

ABSOLUTELY love every single one of my pictures that Renée at Deer Baby took of my daughters first bday party and will be scheduling another photo shoot with her!

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Jessica Kurland Star on Apple iOS 16.4Star on Apple iOS 16.4Star on Apple iOS 16.4Star on Apple iOS 16.4Star on Apple iOS 16.4

We had the pleasure of working with Franzi on several occasions, including our recent family photoshoot, and could not be happier with the consistent excellence she brings to every session. Franzi has a remarkable talent, not only for capturing beautiful moments, but also for connecting with children. She has an innate ability to make everyone feel comfortable in front of the camera, especially our kids. Our children absolutely adore her, and it’s no surprise given how wonderfully she interacts with them. The photos from all our sessions, including the most recent one, are a testament to Franzi’s s exceptional talent. We couldn’t be happier and are incredibly grateful for the wonderful memories she has helped us create and preserve!

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Tiffany Guzman Star on Apple iOS 16.4Star on Apple iOS 16.4Star on Apple iOS 16.4Star on Apple iOS 16.4Star on Apple iOS 16.4

Renée was such a phenomenal photographer for my maternity photoshoot! She made it so much fun for my 6 year old son on a day that was really cold. She truly caught all of the snuggly moments we had and delivered the most incredible photos of our growing family. She made us feel so comfortable and was very flexible with rescheduling. Thank you so much Renée!!

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Erin Rogers Star on Apple iOS 16.4Star on Apple iOS 16.4Star on Apple iOS 16.4Star on Apple iOS 16.4Star on Apple iOS 16.4
Central Park

We worked with Anjola for a fall shoot in October. Everything from scheduling the appointment to choosing a location was a breeze and Anjola was so easy to work with on the day of the shoot. Highly recommend!

collage of family in Central Park in the Fall

Lisa Xu Star on Apple iOS 16.4Star on Apple iOS 16.4Star on Apple iOS 16.4Star on Apple iOS 16.4Star on Apple iOS 16.4

We worked with Cary for our family shoot and we couldn’t possibly have had a better experience! Cary was so sweet and clearly an expert at what she does. She asked about what props were sentimental or important and really captured our style. We are so happy with our photos and will cherish them for a lifetime ✨ We’re looking forward to having her back for another shoot soon!

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ACCESSIBILITY: Deer Baby is committed to ensuring digital accessibility for people with disabilities. We are continually improving the user experience for everyone, and applying the relevant accessibility standards. If you see anything that you feel like we can improve on, we would appreciate if you let us know. Thank you!