My Unique Picture


I ask that all clients email or call within 24-48 hours of having your baby. Most babies are booked anywhere from 8-10 or even 12 or 14 days depending on the babys weight. Letting me know when you have your baby early enough allows rooms for re scheduling and adjusting.

 Newborn babies grow and change so fast! I want to capture them exactly how they are when they are brand new. However, if you  have already had your baby please contact me to see if I have any availability.

Yes, I have props, more than my studio can handle, I have a large selection of vintage props, bowls, crates etc handmade headbands and tiebacks with delicate bonnets and outfits.


I will be in contact with you a week before your newborn portrait session to go over final details and give you instructions on how to prepare. I have lots of tips and tricks to help us get a sleepy baby for the session. 

For sure the flashlight never can harm them while they are sleeping. However, even with open eyes, these professional lighting techniques wouldn’t cause any problem when they are wide awake showing us their most adorable facial expressions.

In My unique picture photography, we also have a natural light studio. It means if your baby doesn’t like to go back to sleep, we can definitely use the beauty of natural light.  Read studio flashlight photography blog for more information.

Newborn session is the best when your baby is 5-10 days old. Your little one is still sleepy and flexible and their skin is soft. Most of the photos in my newborn portfolio contains images of babies 5-14 days old.

If you miss the newborn stage, it will be still possible to photograph your baby, however, the images might not look similar to the pictures on my portfolio. After 14 days old, newborns are not as sleepy and they do not curl up easily. For older babies I plan for more swaddle set ups and I take more awake shots.

It depends on your baby’s sleepiness and your select package. Usually it can take up to 2 or 3 hours. I allow enough time for feeding and changing. As an artist, I do not like to be rushed and I want you to get the best result possible.

Before the actual session, I usually ask my clients about their favorite colors that they want me to use at the session. Please feel free to send me inspiration images from my portfolio, so I can get a better sense of your style. Prior to your arrival, all the set ups will be ready in the studio. Please note, that everything before the session will be steam sanitized and I require to wear shoe covers in the studio which I provide.

The room is heated for baby’s comfort, so please dress accordingly. Please feel yourself at home, you can relax and enjoy your rest while I pose and photograph your little model. I provide water and snacks in the studio. You are welcome to bring your own food and drinks.

During the session, baby’s comfort and safety is my number one priority. I have studied newborn safety and I will only do poses that I am confident doing.  If baby has a sibling, I will start by posing the baby with the sibling and then move on to parents’ shots. Once we finish family poses, it’s a good idea for one of the parents to take sibling for my game area or for a walk, so we could concentrate on the newborn session.

Newborn sessions require a very quiet and calm atmosphere. I will be using white noise / baby shushes at the session. We have to keep the baby as relaxed and sleepy as possible.

Yes basic skin retouching is included. For extra retouching (color Changes, head swaps, tattoo removable) extra charges may apply

I love light and airy images, so neutrals always look great! Please avoid patterns and logos on clothing. Please also wear layers as it can get warm and sticky in the studio to keep it toasty for baby.

I photograph babies of any age. Your baby is no longer a newborn however you can still book a session. Please understand the baby most likely will not be able to do newborn poses or wraps and they are usually awake

Maternity sessions should be schedule at 29-35 weeks, when you are still feeling good, not too swollen, but have a nice round belly!  

You will receive your digital color corrected gallery in about 14 Business Day after Photoshoot . Then, you can choose your favorites for artistic editing. Once, you select your favorites, please allow about 14 Business days to receive your edited digital gallery for download.

No we do not give Raw images.

We do not give original images

During the ordering session I provide “soft proofing” which means your images are not retouched ahead of time. You choose your images and the level of retouching


I offer different packages for the cake smash sessions, from custom where you choose the theme and I do everything to the simple mini session. Please Contact Me and I will send all information.

You can but I can not guarantee your pet will behave, so this is at your discretion.

Yes you can. I can only guarantee holding images for 90 days, however I store my images on backups and usually can go back quite some time on image files with extra storage fee charge .

 I can only guarantee holding images for 90 days in my system,  After 90 days, I store my images on backups and usually after 90 days for access on images files are available with extra storage fee charge .

My unique picture
My Unique Picture
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Huma PatelHuma Patel
00:56 10 Jun 24
we have an amazing experience with Shabnam. I have booked maternity shoot with her. She guide us how to pose for great pictures. She helps with toddler too. She clicked excellent pictures for our maternity shoot.
Likitha KolliLikitha Kolli
21:00 29 May 24
It was great working with Shabnam. She made us feel very comfortable and got us great pictures. Would love to work with her again.
Kalyani KavuriKalyani Kavuri
15:09 29 May 24
Shabnam is so friendly and easy to work with. I highly recommend her for maternity photoshoots. She has a great eye for good natural lighting and flattering angles. Shabnam also is very skilled with producing high quality touch ups and photo editing. Once you complete a session with Shabnam, she works diligently to edit your photos within a matter of days. Can’t wait to work with her again soon!
Nereida LeungNereida Leung
00:46 09 May 24
I had Shabnam take both maternity and newborn photos!Shabnam is very friendly, was accommodating when I arrived a few minutes late, and accommodated the poses I requested. Shabnam also provided input regarding the poses and made sure to capture genuine moments in my newborn session.I was nervous before the maternity shoot but shabnam made me feel so comfortable and I ended up having such a great time!Shabnam was very careful with my newborn, supplied a sound machine to help my baby sleep, gave us time to feed & do diaper changes in between photos.Shabnam was also courteous and wore a mask during the photo session which I appreciated considering she was working with our brand new baby.Shabnam made sure to capture a variety of settings for the newborn session and was very careful when handling our baby.Her photography skills are superb, hence why I returned to her for my newborn photos.
Sneha MedipallySneha Medipally
15:15 08 May 24
We had great newborn photoshoot w shabnam, she is patient throughout the shoot and our baby girl was very calm as shabnam handle entire session w calm n grace. I took almost 10 months to get back w my photo selection and she was supportive throughout the process and made it easier for me. I would highly recommend her and we are planning to schedule birthday photo session w shabnam as well.
Becca WilesBecca Wiles
12:59 08 May 24
Shabnam did great with our maternity photoshoot. She made sure to get all the specific photos I wanted and was very patient. We are happy with how our photos turned out, I would definitely recommend her!!
architha reddyarchitha reddy
14:57 06 May 24
Great experience with our new born and maternity photo session
15:51 04 May 24
We had a very good experience with Shabnam for our newborn photoshoot. She was incredibly friendly and accommodating, making us feel comfortable throughout the session.The studio had a wide range of backdrops to choose from, which was great for getting a variety of shots. Most importantly, she took excellent care of our baby, ensuring he was safe and comfortable at all times.The photos turned out beautifully, capturing our baby’s early moments perfectly.Overall, we highly recommend MyUniquepictures for newborn photography. Her skill, professionalism, and care are truly exceptional.
rachitha crachitha c
02:51 04 May 24
Priyanka ReddyPriyanka Reddy
16:26 23 Apr 24
We had a good experience with Shabnam for our maternity and newborn photoshoot. She was patient throughout the session and captured the best moments. I would definitely recommand her.
Neelam MNeelam M
15:48 23 Apr 24
Had a good experience overall with MyUniquePicture for a maternity shoot. Photos turned out better than expected.
Lisa MaroneyLisa Maroney
13:29 16 Apr 24
We did a newborn shoot and just did our daughters first birthday smash cake session. Nothing but great experiences! So many options to choose from and Shabnam was wonderful!
Maziar RadMaziar Rad
02:50 13 Apr 24
Shabnam is simply amazing! She captured the most precious moments of our baby with such creativity and skill. The photos turned out even better than we imagined! Although our baby was not in her best mood on the day of photography, Shabnam’s friendly personality made the whole experience a joy. We highly recommend her to anyone looking for beautiful, heartfelt photography. Thanks, My Unique Picture, we’ll definitely be back for more!Maziar & Kristina
Jacqueline SikaJacqueline Sika
02:13 11 Apr 24
Shanam is a super professional photographer,loved the quality of our twins pictures,my kids were difficult to handle during the session but she managed to bring out the best pictures,worth every penny we paid . Thanks much
Isha SodhiIsha Sodhi
19:06 08 Apr 24
It was a pleasure working with Shabnam. She’s very professional and delivers the pictures on the committed time.Good variety of props for newborn and Maternity gowns.
Sujata BaralSujata Baral
05:30 07 Apr 24
I would rate her 0 if there was any option for it .worst customer service ,rude n ruined the dream we had for our first baby photoshoot .She did not let us see d pictures at the session time when i asked for it she said its not allowed and later when received pictures turned out to be nightmare with error that could not be fixed . Baby Swaddle she did was all messed up but rather than fixing it she just said the pictures were ok and kept clicking it and later when received pictures after 2 weeks all i could do was get upset as that period of my baby would never return .She was in so much rush,did not help to settle baby for pictures , instead gone to edit pictures of other photosession in between our session. when i expressed my disappointment after seeing pictures after weeks kept saying photo was not as expected just coz my baby was fussy .Newborn photoshoot is an art as baby is expected to be fussy and takes lot of patience ,dedication n time which she clearly did not have at all.I was offered for 2 pictures free for rating her good but i did not want that rather i want everybody to know my experience. It’s been months but whenever i look at the pictures ,i get so upset for not getting what i was supposed to get after paying and believing she was good seeing all those positive reviews. She replied to me saying she let me see d pictures but just look at the pictures i received do u think i will be ok with this swaddle which is not even correctly wrapped of i have seen it N ,yes she said i took the pictures ofcourse i will take the pictures coz this is precious memory for me which i will never get back so even though pictures r not what i expected i kept it all just fot my baby memory .she said i received 2 free pictures totally wrong i have not rated or reviewed her so why would she give 2 pictures for free .I took the extra pictures and all pictures paying coz i did not wanted to rate wrong thing😕Yes i reviewed this late coz i was going through postpatrum phase with my own difficulties so did not work on this review matter at that time .N for clarity i have posted pictures of swaddle how it was done which could have been corrected if she have shown pictures to us at dat time or has given attention while clicking pictures instead of rushing and being rude😳
Rekha BharadwajRekha Bharadwaj
04:54 22 Mar 24
We had a great newborn photoshoot experience with Shabnam. She was very cooperative and professional throughout. Highly recommend her!
Yusuf AliYusuf Ali
21:19 21 Mar 24
Shabnam did a great job with the new born photography. She provided him with all props and clothes needed for the photo shoot. She did a good job with the editing. I just would have appreciated that she would have suggested a better background for family photos, since with a dark background our hair is not visible.
Shvey NShvey N
14:58 14 Mar 24
We had an amazing experience with Shabnam. Our maternity and newborn photos are pure perfection, capturing the magic of this special time. Every shot is a treasure, telling our story with beauty and heart. We can’t stop smiling! 💕 Thank you again!
Paloma MartinezPaloma Martinez
20:08 12 Mar 24
The best!!! A large and wonderful studio with plenty of accessories to choose from. The treatment is very friendly. And the price is very pleasant for any pocket.
Rutu ShahRutu Shah
06:55 08 Mar 24
Shabnam has the best collection of maternity gowns and props. She is awesome and creates magic by turning your special moments into lifetime memories ❤️
18:23 07 Mar 24
had a maternity photo session with Shabnam and I have no regrets she is very patience and attencius and her studio has everything you need for maternity / newborn / family photos.
mounika vallurumounika valluru
14:27 04 Mar 24
Deepanshu BhatiaDeepanshu Bhatia
05:57 29 Feb 24
We had a newborn photoshoot with Shabnam. She has well equipped studio with variety of props. She was patient and gentle with our baby throughout the photoshoot. Highly recommend!
Monserrat LopezMonserrat Lopez
16:12 27 Feb 24
Shabnam was very patient with my baby and and make of our first photo shoot a wonderful experience and the photos were beautiful
Vaishnavi nuvvulaVaishnavi nuvvula
00:06 22 Feb 24
Working with Shabnam has been really great. She was very patient with my new born and did a great job .
Divya SudireddyDivya Sudireddy
19:22 21 Feb 24
Shabnam is really friendly and I had done all the milestone shoots for my baby with her. Amazing!!!!
Monisha PadurMonisha Padur
19:04 21 Feb 24
Had a great experience during our newborn photoshoot with Shabnam. She was very patient, flexible and accommodating during the shoot. Her studio is well equipped and also has a nursing room. Highly recommend!
Ramnik BajajRamnik Bajaj
01:24 15 Feb 24
We did a photo shoot for our newborn with Shabnam at My Unique Pics. She has a lovely studio and props for different poses for us and our baby. She is friendly, patient and clearly has a lot of experience with baby shoots evidenced by the patience and calmness she exhibited with our newborn through a couple of diaper changes and feeds! 🙂
Prasanna nasakaPrasanna nasaka
20:20 14 Feb 24
We had a fantastic experience with Shabnam for our newborn photoshoot. She was incredibly friendly and accommodating, making us feel comfortable throughout the session.The studio had a wide range of backdrops to choose from, which was great for getting a variety of shots. Most importantly, she took excellent care of our baby, ensuring he was safe and comfortable at all times.The photos turned out beautifully, capturing our baby’s early moments perfectly.Overall, we highly recommend MyUniquepictures for newborn photography. Her skill, professionalism, and care are truly exceptional.
Niharika NihaNiharika Niha
16:24 08 Feb 24
Had great experience with her. She is too good in handling babies. Will surely work with her again
shikha singhshikha singh
20:58 07 Feb 24
Shabnam was very professional and gentle with my baby. My baby wasn’t very cooperative during the shoot but she was very patient and we managed to get some really amazing pictures of her.
Rashmi RameshRashmi Ramesh
18:36 07 Feb 24
We had a great experience working with Shabnam. She is very professional. We had our newborn photoshoot. Shabhnam was able to calmly relax our newborn and was able to take amazing photos of our newborn and our family. I would recommend her to anyone who is looking for a professional photographer. She was quick to respond to emails or questions in addition, she delivered the edited pictures in a timely manner.
Andrea BoltonAndrea Bolton
18:25 31 Jan 24
Shabnam was wonderful to work with! She did my son’s 1st birthday smash cake photos, and did a great job!
Akshatha ManjuAkshatha Manju
23:44 26 Jan 24
Shabnam was so kind, patient and professional! Being newborn first time parents, we didnt know what to expect but she exceeded all of our expectations! She was so patient with us as we navigated calming in between pictures and really treated our baby girl with so much patience and respect!I couldnt recommend enough! It was not rushed, she took her time and was so kind in conversation with my husband and me. Photos came out incredible.
Geetha JastiGeetha Jasti
23:13 17 Jan 24
Such an incredible experience with you! Your patience, attention to client preferences, and exceptional skills truly made the session enjoyable. I wholeheartedly recommend you to anyone seeking a top-notch photographer. I’ll definitely be referring my friends in the future.
Divya pDivya p
20:05 14 Jan 24
We had a maternity and newborn session – Shabnam is very professional and great photographer. She has a huge collection of props for new born photography. Looking forward for more sessions in future.
Tammi PrestonTammi Preston
19:48 12 Jan 24
She fit us in to get maternity pictures just in time to make it special for my daughter in law. We are all happy with the adorable family photos.
Tina GutierrezTina Gutierrez
15:10 10 Jan 24
We ordered a mini session for our newborn. We were very nervous about how our baby would do in the session. But Shabnam’s studio and skills were excellent that our baby was calm and at ease the whole time. She has numerous wraps, props, backgrounds, and a very professional photography set up.We are so grateful for the wonderful experience. We are amazed at the adorable photos of our child. We will keep My Unique Picture in mind for all our our future family photos! We recommend this business!
Fatema HastaFatema Hasta
21:10 09 Jan 24
i worked with Shabnam for my maternity photoshoot and have also booked her for new born photoshoot! I had a wonderful experience with the maternity photoshoot, she provides you with a huge maternity wardrobe , with large quantity of gowns to select from. Love the gowns she has! She is very understanding and accommodating when it comes to date changes. The maternity photos are so well edited and of high quality. I did ask Shabnam to make some edits to the photos and she did it aptly! Thanks Shabnam for such great service! it was great working with you. Looking forward to our new born photoshoot soon 🙂
Dilip reddyDilip reddy
17:14 08 Jan 24
We did both maternity and new born photoshoot and had a great experience shooting with Shabnam and recommend giving her a chance.
Sopheak YinSopheak Yin
19:36 04 Jan 24
Never thought would see our baby in such cute props. Thank you so much for this wonderful experience with our newborn shoot.
Rebeca GoncalvesRebeca Goncalves
15:26 04 Jan 24
My family and I had the photoshoot for my son’s 1st birthday and it was so beautiful and smooth. Shabnam was so sweet to our boy. Great pictures. keep it up
Anusha ChekuruAnusha Chekuru
04:44 24 Dec 23
It was wonderful working with Shabnam, very comfortable to work with and listens to our inputs. Photos came out really well and can’t be more happy!!!
Meghana KothapalliMeghana Kothapalli
22:44 17 Dec 23
Never thought would see our baby in such cute props. Thank you so much for this wonderful experience with our newborn shoot.
Janani BaranJanani Baran
04:46 16 Dec 23
I am glad I found Shabnam for my maternity photography. She was very friendly and easy to work with. She made the photoshoot effortless and easy even in the hot Texas summer. She was very accommodating when I told her I have moved from a cold weather place and this weather is too much for first time especially with full term pregnancy and moved my time slot to morning by managing it with her other client for that time. She have good collection of outfits and she made us pose so quickly and easily by guiding us throughout. I would recommend her to everyone I know.
bhoomika mistrybhoomika mistry
06:24 13 Dec 23
Good work thank you
Tejas MistryTejas Mistry
04:46 13 Dec 23
Good job, keep it up, thank you
Rakesh kumar jatavRakesh kumar jatav
02:56 13 Dec 23
We enjoyed our new born Photography here and very professional , great experience. Definitely recommend.
sagar uppalasagar uppala
19:45 07 Dec 23
We enjoyed our new born Photography here and very professional , great experience. Definitely recommend.
16:01 04 Dec 23
We did maternity and newborn pictures here, her studio is amazing and picture in the natural place was recommended.Thank you.
Sukhwinder SSukhwinder S
18:07 23 Nov 23
We had our newborn photoshoot with Shabnam and had a great experience working with her.The studio has a very nice environment and she was very patient with our newborn and did great poses using various props.She even accommodated us for our schedule changes.I would definitely recommend her!
Evelyn MedranoEvelyn Medrano
16:38 21 Nov 23
We had a very nice experience with my unique picture! She was so patient, especially with my 2 yr old, and very kind! We had a mini Christmas session with them and it was nicely organized and not chaotic at all. Thank you!
Kalyani TKalyani T
19:40 20 Nov 23
I recently had the pleasure of working with Shabnam for both my maternity and baby photo shoots. Her expertise and creativity were evident throughout the process. The maternity photos beautifully captured the special moments of anticipation and joy, with each image reflecting a perfect mix of elegance and natural beauty. For the baby shoot, her gentle approach and patience created a comfortable environment, resulting in adorable, heartwarming photos of my little one. The quality of the photographs is outstanding, showcasing professional skill and artistic vision. I highly recommend Shabnam for anyone seeking to capture these precious life moments.
Shakina DyerShakina Dyer
14:49 15 Nov 23
I recently had my daughter’s newborn pictures taken with My Unique Picture and the photographer was gentle and flexible. Her studio was full of creative ideas for any photoshoot. I would recommend My Unique Picture.
Atmanand CitigoriAtmanand Citigori
05:09 13 Oct 23
We had an incredible experience with our newborn photography session, and we couldn’t be happier with the results. Right from the start, the photographer’s flexibility and willingness to accommodate our last-minute request to change the background from white to black was remarkable. We were impressed by her professionalism and dedication to ensuring we got the photos we wanted. Throughout the session, she exhibited immense patience and a creative eye, allowing us to incorporate various clothing, props, and colors to create the perfect shots. Her ability to work with our newborn was truly exceptional, making us feel comfortable and assured that our baby was in capable hands.In addition to her remarkable photography skills, the photographer’s pleasant and friendly demeanor added a special touch to the entire experience. She not only captured beautiful moments but also took great care of our newborn during the shoot. We are thrilled with the end results, and we highly recommend her services to anyone looking for a skilled, patient, and creative newborn photographer.
Holly MoonHolly Moon
21:46 23 Sep 23
We had great experience with Shabnam, she is excellent photographer, she is very patient and taught us how to pose both outside for maternity photos and in the studio for new born photos. Highly recommend her.
Pavithra KannanPavithra Kannan
15:25 20 Jun 23
Shabnam is absolutely amazing. We had great experience with her. She did our newborn baby shoot. She has a lot of props and outfits to choose.Not only she a great photographer, but she takes cares of babies like a charm. My newborn was a light sleeper, she handled him so calm and we got some amazing pictures.Thank you Shabnam
Vira NagaVira Naga
18:07 17 Jun 23
We recently had the pleasure of working with Shabnam for capturing precious moments of our baby. She was not only skilled but also incredibly patient and caring throughout the entire session. From the moment we arrived, she created a warm and soothing atmosphere, which made my baby feel comfortable and relaxed. Her creativity and attention to detail were truly impressive. I highly recommend her to anyone looking to capture those precious early moments.
Moni KaMoni Ka
00:37 27 May 23
We had the maternity and newborn pictures with My Unique Studio and we absolutely loved all the pictures. Shabnam is very responsive, professional and creative. She was also able to accommodate for our last minute schedule change. Her studio has lots of props and outfits to choose from for the pictures. Our experience was amazing and the pictures turned out really great! We will definitely work with her for future pictures and highly recommend her for family and friends.
Arash BeshaghArash Beshagh
22:52 26 May 23
Me and my family had a great experience working with Shabnam . She is very professional and knowledgeable about working with kids and special newborns .We did our maternity, newborn and first birthday photo shoots with her for our 2 girls.Highly recommend
preethi kankanalapreethi kankanala
20:18 06 Feb 23
I had my maternity and new born Photoshoot with Shabnam and she did fabulous jobs with both the shoots. She suggested us the nice locations and has great outfit collections. She was very patient and creative in suggesting poses and clicking pics with my newborn as well and her prices are hard to beat. I definitely recommend her to my friends and will be a returning customer for my future shoots as well.
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