Zoe is hands down the best Newborn Photographer in NYC!! We went to her for our son's newborn photo shoot and she delivered on every single level. Taking pictures of and with a newborn can be scary because they're so new and fragile but Zoe was so kind and caring and eased all of our worries. Our pictures look amazing and I cherish them every single day. I am so happy that I not only decided to have the pictures take but that I chose Zoe due to her ability to be so understanding and make you feel comfortable and absolutely beautiful even though you are barely a week postpartum. I recommend using the makeup services as well, Anabelle was an absolute joy and it was so nice being pampered for a short time before joining in on the pictures. I also recommend Zoe for parents who have babies with deformities. Our son was born with polydactyl which is when you have an extra finger and/or toe on an extremity. Since this was still fresh for us we were so embarrassed and hadn't told most of our family that he was born with polydactyl so we asked Zoe to photoshop his extra finger and extra toes out of every single picture. She sat us down and in the most understanding, loving way she explained how he's absolutely perfect and there's nothing to be embarrassed about. I'm crying as I write this review because she was the only person throughout the entire pregnancy and postpartum journey up until that point who told us that his extra fingers and toes were unique and a blessing and should be celebrated for their uniqueness. So we decided to leave them in the photos. Eventually he had surgery and you'd never know he had those extra appendages, but because of Zoe we have these memories. We had these moments captured by someone who truly loved our son and accepted him right away for who he was, which included an extra finger and two extra toes. This is why you should choose Zoe. She's just all love. We had her take our holiday pictures this past November in Central Park and they also came out amazing. Zoe is family to us now. She is everything you want in a Photograpgher, but especially for your newborn. You won't regret your decision when you choose Zoe.
♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ WHERE DO I EVEN BEGIN?! Thank you SO MUCH for these absolutely incredible and priceless photos! What a masterpiece! We were so emotional going through them we could have napped afterwards ;-) BEYOND BEAUTIFUL, the words aren't even coming to me because it's hard to describe what you have done for us, what you captured that day, and created for us to have for a lifetime. THANK YOU WITH ALL OF OUR HEARTS.
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OMG!!!! I am so F!!!iNG inLoVe !!!!!! Sorry for cursing, omg I can’t wait to receive the rest.
Omg he looks so cute. I love the black and white one too- good choice. Thank you so much for everything. O and I are so In drop dead inLoVe with them, My brother already wants to print them all and hang them all around his house. Thank you again Zoe! You're amazing !!!
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Can’t thank you enough for your amazing work. This was so worth the wait :)
Janice ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ We cherish the newborn photos you took of Chase and Jackson! So worth it!!
♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ Thank you for the wonderful experience! I had no idea how much thought, time and effort goes into what you do! So many details! You do it with love and it's clear you really care! We're so impressed!
♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ We absolutely love it! Total perfection in every way. You are the best! Thank you so much!! You have been truly amazing from start to finish!!!
♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ Your work is absolutely spectacular. I'm sooo happy with our pics. Thanks for your artistic vision and professionalism. You will be highly recommended!
♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ Firstly, thank you very much for such a pleasant experience! My family and I had a really nice time during yesterday's session. You were very charming, comical and accommodating and let's not leave out how GREAT you were with the children!
Thanks again for creating a special moment for me and my family and for your positive demeanor and professionalism.
♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ I CAN'T GET ENOUGH of the pictures! They make me so happy! SO precious - it's crazy how different he looks now...just 3 months later! Thank you for everything!
♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ WE LOVE THE PICTURES, YOU ARE AMAZING AND ARE OUR PHOTOGRAPHER FOREVER SERIOUSLY IM SENDING EVERYONE I KNOW TO ONLY YOU.
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Zoe!!! You have exceeded my expectations. You have a loyal customer in me. I love you in the most professional manner! LOL
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Zoe!!!! The images are AMAZING!!!!!!!! I LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!!!!! I am so so so so so in love with them. Thank you SO MUCH!!!
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Thank you!!! I love love love them!
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First off this woman has props for days !!! Any color any look she has it all... secondly her patience with the baby was unreal ... he was so calm and literally fell into every pose she put him in ... I can't wait to see these pictures .. we are so excited to see the turn out and know they will be great!... thank you Zoe for your precise and natural skill for my babies first photoshoot!
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This review is very overdue! I look at the beautiful photos our little baby Celine everyday and I am so glad we chose to work with Zoe. Not only does she have the the most extensive and ever-growing collection of props, Zoe has the incredible ability to capture the most beautiful images. When you watch her work, you can tell that she has worked with many babies. She is extremely sweet and patient. I can't wait to have a chance to work with her again.
♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ Just notifying you so I can spend more money worth spending with the best damned photographer I've met in ages
♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ Zoe Hiigli is truly talented!!
♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ A special thanks to Zoe Hiigli for the wonderful maternity and newborn photos! Her work is amazing and she is such a doll. Thanks for everything! We appreciate all of your creativity and patience. We hope to see you soon.
♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ I am truly grateful to have found you, thank you for creating an experience my family will never forget. You're amazing!
♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ Oh my god!!! I'm dying!!! I can't even take how amazing that photo is!!! You are amazing!!! Thank you so much!
♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ Zoe, thank you so much. Wonderful pictures!
♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ Thanks Zoe! We are so excited with the results! Can't stop looking at the photos. He's already changed so much! We are so glad we did it. And thanks again for taking us, even tho he was older than the typical newborn. We will treasure these photos forever.
♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ omg #zoehiigli was so professional and sweet, she is amazing with kids. I agree, she is the best!
♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ Zoe's work speaks for itself, amazing!! I've witnessed her in action first hand during photo shoots and it's a fun experience. She works hard and delivers stunning results. Her studio is a hidden gem in the Bronx.
Janice ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ Zoe - thank you for your endless energy and remarkable patience in getting the perfect photos of our twin boys! You have a tough job!! These photos are so precious. Thank you so much, Zoe! You are the BEST!
K&M ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ Thank you Irene and Zoe for all of your hard work today. You guys are awesome!
C ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ You do work really hard to get the best shots!
Y ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ I am soo in love with this picture! Thank you Zoe Hiigli for bringing our idea to life
Penny ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ What a treat! Such a pleasure to work with you! Had such a wonderful experience, highly recommended to everyone! A very talented artist, true to the heart, with the patience of a saint and a soothing touch!
Jenna ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ Thank you Zoe! The pictures are amazing and so are you! You had so much patience yesterday working with Santino and I can't thank you enough for these beautiful images that will be cherished always!!
Y & S ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ Zoe you are amazing! Your patience and tenderness with the babies during the photoshoot was priceless. Thank you again for capturing these once in a lifetime moments!
V & G ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ Oh my goodness Zoe! These pictures look amazing! G and I are so grateful! We thank you so very much!
S & N ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ We really had a wonderful time. You are so patient and creative and we loved watching you work your magic in your cozy studio. Thank you for the beautiful experience. You are amazing!
Laura ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ Thank you so much, Zoe! We love so many of these, your work and your studio are so beautiful and I felt so comfortable with you!
S ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ Your work and website is just amazing! You have a lot of talent!
C & S ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ It was a pleasure watching you work your magic. I think I learned a few things about our kids in the process. We will always treasure this time and your artistry is self evident. Much thanks and well deserved praise!
S & N ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ Had a great time today! You have a lot of talent.... Looking forward to the rest!
Leticia ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ You are the best! One year later and I melt every time I look at all of them!
Ann ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ I'm very happy I went to Zoe! She is extremely professional, patient and truly a people person. On top of being creative beyond belief. Highly recommend her photography services.
P + R ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ Omg!! I am in love with this photo! Thank you so much Zoe for the sneak preview! We had such a great time today at the shoot and you were wonderful with Baby Leo. Couldn't have asked for a better photographer : )
Linda ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ OMGGGG We LOVE it Zoe!!!!!
C+K ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ You were so patient and so creative today! Thank you so much!!
Zen ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ Oh wow!!! Love them all. It will be hard to select 10! Thank you so much for such a great experience. ...loved every bit of it.
Suzy ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ Loved the pic. Can't wait to see more of your amazing work! You are so talented!!
Mariela ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ My baby looks beautiful. We had a great time. Thank you!
F+J ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ Thank you so much Zoe! I'm obsessed with them =) And thank you for pushing me into doing the nudes, I think the one laying on the ground, might be my favorite of all!
A+S ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ Thank you for a wonderful photoshoot on Friday - we were so happy to see the preview shot you posted on Facebook - our boys look great!
Madeline ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ OMG OMG OMG!! I just can't with the cuteness!!! You worked your magic, how am I going to pick?
Mena & Phil ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ Today our little guy had his first ever photoshoot with a truly talented artist, Zoe Hiigli! Here he is with his little shinning smile. Anyone who wants great maternity or newborn pics, don't look any further and call Zoe! She's the best!
J+A ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ I love them!!! Ill take them all!
Dorathy ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ Zoe is literally the best newborn photographer!
Madeline ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ I'm so in love with this picture!! I can't stop looking at it! It captures the beauty of a women, motherhood, endless love, tenderness!! Zoe Hiigli....she's amazing!!
Jen ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ Loved all the pictures!!!! Thanks again for everything especially for your hard work and patience with P.
M & P ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ Omggggg! Zoe you're amazing!!!! Thank you so much! We had so much fun at the shoot and can't wait to see the rest!!!!
Chanika ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ You are so creative, so kind, so sweet, so loving and so patient. I'm about to cry. Thank you Zoe!
Dorathy ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ Thank you for the pictures. They are beautiful!!!!.... I cannot wait to get the final edit. You did AMAZING!
Nash R ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ Thanks so much for that. We enjoyed ourselves as well. My mother thinks you are the sweetest, she can't wait to come back.
Nash M ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ Omggggg! I can't even with the pics I am seeing so far! They are more than what I can ask for! Super adorable! Love them!!!!!!!
Ivettina ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ Zoe is a ROCK star in her craft. Her attention to detail, her gentleness with my newborn, all impeccable.
Chi ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ OMG Zoe, I LOVE IT!!! You are amazing. I swear I have never looked so good in my life!!!! Thanks so so much. Cant wait to see the rest ♥ ♥
Teena & Dave ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ I seriously don't know how you do it...your photos are breathtakingly beautiful. So beautiful it moves me to tears! My baby boy looks so peaceful and now you've captured his newborn essence forever. Thanks so much. My husband and I are so impressed by the magic you do. Seriously. Can't wait to see the rest!
Naomi ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ Love, love, love her work!!!! Zoe and Irene O'Brien, her make up artist, are an awesome team. They have very inviting personalities and easily make you feel comfortable, which is a plus. Thank you so much for today's experience!! Again you are awesome!!!!!
Chanika ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ Wowwwww, seeing this photo literally brought tears to my eyes...thank you, thank you, thank youuuu! I love it. Thank you for helping to memorialize this special time in my life! I can't wait to see the other photos.
R&M ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ They are beautiful!! Thanks so much Zoe. We'll be back in 6 months!
Liliana & Angel ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ My session was absolutely amazing! I felt like a celebrity and Zoe and Irene were such sweet hearts!!!! I cant wait for my little one to arrive so we can fun at Zoe's studio!!!! Thanks again Zoe for an amazing experience!!!
Nash & Robert ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ Thank you so much for today! It was a truly special time and I would do it again! Robert and I couldn't have asked for a better session!
Ana ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ The pictures came out beautiful!!! I love them :)
Teena ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ You were wonderful to work with and it was such a pleasure! Your work is stunning, artistic and so unique!
Jeannie ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ Zoe is a true delight! She was extremely dedicated to achieve the perfect newborn shot- which I've witnessed first hand is no easy task! I watched in awe as Zoe gracefully and adamantly soothed, then positioned my 16 day old niece to achieve the most adorable photos! Her incredibly unique props and scenes created beautiful photos that will be cherished for years to come!
You are INCREDIBLE Zoe Hiigli!!! The level of professionalism and comfortability at your studio with baby Denver was beyond compare! She loved being in your warm arms! Meeting your sweet handsome Max was an added treat! Thank you a million times! Happy Valentines Day! We love ya!
Donna ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ It was such a pleasure meeting you and spending the day with you yesterday!! Your work is incredible and I really cannot wait to see the pictures!!!!!!
L&I ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ You were so patient! I am so happy about these wonderful pics!!! Very very cute Zoe!! We were very happy when we saw them. You did a wonderful job.
Teena S ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ We just love what you did last year and your pictures are all over our house! Thank you again for today. You were amazing as usual!
Ivette ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ I saw B's amazing model debut on your website! Absolutely adorable ! Love your hard work, enthusiasm and true dedication :) Your studio is so beautiful! Thank you!
Diala ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ Ahhh!! I love it!! Thank you thank you!!!! You were wonderful and we love the pictures cant wait to see the rest!
Danielle ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ Ohh boy did you make me look nice! We had a blast doing the session and I'm so glad it worked out and you were able to accommodate us. Thank you so much Zoe!
Elizabeth ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ So cute! Thanks again for today! I still can't believe you got her into this pose. It was amazing. You are the best! I showed this to her Papa and he is very happy.
Lynn ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ OMMMMGGGGGGGGGGG LOVE IT !!!! UNBELIEVABLE! you are truly the BEST! I never realized how much work it takes to do what you do, but you're so good and it's so worth it. I love your work! Thank you Zoe!
G&G ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ We can't wait to see the photos and it was so nice meeting you. Yes, you are quite the amazing baby whisperer! I think I'll have to call you to come over to help with little G
L&Y ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ Thank you so much Zoe! It was a pleasure to meet you. You made the whole experience so enjoyable!
Vanessa ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ It was an absolute pleasure working with Zoe during my maternity shoot. The level of creativity and professionalism in her work is brilliant. She captured such a precious memorable time in my life that I will cherish forever. I can't thank her enough!
Renee ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ Zoe is amazing at what she does and she captured so many perfect shots yesterday!! K did
way better than I thought he would! Totally ate it up!
S&K ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ Google is a girl's best friend. I found Zoe via google by searching "NYC Best Newborn Photographer"...After viewing her profile I knew she was the one to do the job. I felt a connection with her photos and loved all the cute lil babies that were pictured. I immediately contacted Zoe to set up a maternity and newborn shoot. She was very sweet and excited to shoot me. This made me feel comfortable and validated my reason for wanting her to photograph me (I read all the reviews on her website and they all were positive and praised Zoe for her professionalism). Last week we finally met to do the maternity shoot and it was AMAZING. She instructed me how to pose and kept telling me I looked beautiful (boy did that boost my ego :-)) She was very patient and wanted to capture the best photos of me and hubby. I was confident that these photos would be absolutely perfect and boy was I right. Later that evening, she posted a few and I was BLOWN away on how quick and perfect she delivered these shots. I couldn't stop blushing. I'm still in AWE. Hubby and I are super anxious for her to do our newborn shoot next month.
If you're looking for a newborn/maternity photographer, Zoe is the ONE. You won't be sorry. I will hire her for every baby we have going forward :-)...I'll forever be a client.
J&C ♥♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ Thank you so much for the amazing photo shoot today! It's so evident that you love what you do much and that shines through in your energy, creativity and passion. Not to mention patience and perseverance! You were so caring with my pride and joy and that is so appreciated.
J&S ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ Zoe is beyond amazing! She has such a creative eye like no other, and goes beyond boundaries to produce magic! She's professional, patient, and really knows how to work with babies (she's also known as a "baby whisperer" and I believe it!)...it was an absolute pleasure working with her!
M&S ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ Being a first time parent, we didn't know what to expect in regards to newborn photos. Zoe made the whole experience easy for us. She was professional, patient and a pleasure to work with. She was willing to put in the extra effort to ensure that we would receive the highest quality photos possible. In addition, she delivered a finalized product in a very timely fashion and was even willing to get us a few pictures early so we could order our birth announcements ASAP. In the end, the photos came out extraordinary! We have shared the photos with some of our friends and family, and they envy every picture - wishing they had captured their LO's short lived infancy in a similar fashion. We would recommend Zoe's services to anyone looking to capture and cherish this special time for years to come!
Kesha ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ Your work is PHENOMENAL! I just love and respect whole - heartedly the level of passion and creativity you exhibit. You photographed my daughter Ava so beautifully. My experience with you was most enjoyable. With your attention to detail and patience, you were able to capture Ava's most memorable expressions. You're work is worth every penny. Thank you for doing an excellent job!
Tamara ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ I just had my maternity shoot with Zoe last week and it was an incredible experience. I did not know what to expect, however Zoe just got right into it. She was so passionate and it totally inspired me to be open with myself and trust her to create amazing art. I have only seen a handful of the pictures and I am already really impressed with her work and can't wait to see the rest. She is such fun to work with and the whole day was a blast. She is truly talented. She is open to suggestions and has amazing ideas! I am due in May and am very excited for her to capture some incredible shots of my little one when he arrives!
Patsy ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ I live in South Africa and when I saw my daughter's maternity photos I thought they were beyond amazing. I came for the birth of our baby boy and went with my daughter to do his photos. Zoe you are an amazing person that made the experience such fun and as for the photos of my darling grandson, they are too precious for words You are a true genius. Thank you for the most precious memories
Cherie ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ Zoe did an amazing job photographing my grandson, Jack, at 6 days old. The backdrops were so beautiful and outfits, hats, and props made the shots just so sweet..Of course, I saw the previous work she did with my daughter and her husband while pregnant with Jack and those were also some very sweet photos definately showing the love and adoration two expecting parents have for each other....I would highly recommend Zoe Hiigli Studios to anyone for her amazing work with pregnancy and newborn children.
Kari ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ Absolutely AMAZING photographer, she shot my maternity session and my newborn. She was wonderful with my newborn and the photos turned out spectacular. I highly recommend her services!!
Tina ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ Zoe is a photographer like no other. She has the creativity and talent to take the most amazing photos that are not cliche or typical. She reaches beyond borders and boundaries to make your sessions and images special, unique, and so couture. You will regret NOT using her as your photographer for your special time.
Renee ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ Absolutely LOVED my experience with Zoe. She accommodated me and was so amazing with my 6 day old son. I would recommend Zoe to everyone looking for the best newborn photo experience there is! Beautiful work and a very personable experience!
Marisa ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ Best baby photographer around! I would recommend Zoe to any expecting parents who want creative and memorable photos of both their pregnancy and newborn. Her professionalism and patience in working with such tiny models makes the experience fun and stress free for both parents and baby!
Annette ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ Zoe is one of the most artistic photographers I have worked with. She has a great attitude and vision. I have only had the best experiences with her!
Sandra ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ These are some of the best infant shots I have ever seen!
Paulina ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ Zoe, I just wanted to say that I can't believe how far you've come! I am so in love with all of your newborn photos. You're made for this. I keep thinking back at how hard and awkward it was to pose Amy. And now I see that you have it down to a science beautiful work!! And gorgeous props!!!
Gal ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ Thanks to Zoe, we have the best family pictures EVER, starring our two years old, who I am sure will be more than pleased to see her childhood pictures once she grows up. Every kid should have a photo shot like the one our daughter has! But wait, the high quality of the shot is not all we will have forever, but also the extremely fun experience we shared with a photographer who is a very talented artist! Love to you ♥
Ronald G. ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ Zoe took remarkable pictures at our party. She has a flair for getting the right angles
K+H ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ Zoe, these are fabulous, we love them, and we can't wait to see the rest. Thanks so much for sending us a preview. WOW! They're really so wonderful :) You killed it in the creativity department! We ♥ our wedding photographer!
Phil ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ Zoe Hiigli was the photographer for our wedding, covering the event from the preparation through the reception. The images she provided us are absolutely stunning, her eye for detail and her ability to position herself and her subjects is exceptional, thoughtful, and interesting. I was especially impressed with her authoritative yet friendly approach to group settings, where it was clear that she knew what image she was looking for, and made everyone have a fun time while setting up the shot. She also suggested elements of the day that we wouldn't have added on our own, which made the wedding more memorable and exceptional. The album that she created tells a real story, reminding us of details I'd forgotten about the day. She captured the wedding with subtlety and care, and her images are a real joy to view again and again. I can't thank her enough!