Kalamazoo newborn photography


Welcome!  I’m a custom photographer specializing in artistic newborn photography in Kalamazoo, Michigan. I create pure, natural, beautiful portraits of newborn babies. I also travel to Portage, Battle Creek, Mattawan, Richland, Plainwell, Allegan, St. Joseph, South Haven, Jackson and other surrounding west Michigan areas.

Preserve all the newness and the little details so you can savor them over and over again in years to come!


I know how busy you are in those first weeks, but I make it easy to get beautiful newborn pictures:

  • I come to your home- you can sit back and watch
  • I bring soft hand knit hats, gorgeous organic-style headbands, and lovely wraps and baskets from my large selection
  • You and your family are welcome to be part of the session. Bonus- since you’re at home, once dad and the kids are done, they can do their own thing if they want to- no entertaining them while they wait!
  • I have 12 years of experience with newborns, 4 kids of my own and a background as an RN- I’ll handle your baby safely and carefully
  • Sessions will be relaxed and unhurried-we’ll take all the time your baby needs to get him settled and comfortable. A typical session is 2-3 hours
  • Each session is custom designed, and built around the images, poses and colors that are important to you
  • Your photographs will be presented in a secure online gallery for ordering two weeks after your session


The recommended time for a newborn photo session is the first two weeks of life, so if possible, contact me before your baby is born! I do always try to leave room in the schedule for last minute appointments, though, so if your baby is already here, there’s still a good chance we can find a time.


Click on the links below to view the newborn and maternity portfolio:

 Newborn photography portfolio

Maternity photography gallery

Newborn session information


Ideally, newborn sessions are scheduled in advance so that you ensure a spot on the calendar. Don’t worry- I know babies are unpredictable, so I have a flexible schedule and can rearrange dates if necessary based on your baby’s actual arrival. The best time for a newborn session is at 6-14 days of age. Contact me with any questions or to book a session!


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Serving Kalamazoo & Portage Mi
will travel throughout southwest Michigan
1920 Brentwood Ave, Kalamazoo MI 49008
Phone: (269) 267 - 7083Email: ellendykstraphotography@gmail.com

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