Kati Bucktooth Syracuse Newborn PhotographerPhoto by my fabulous friend @emmabauso_photo

Hello friend!

Thanks so much for your interest in Love First Photography. I'm Kati and I've been photographing newborns and babies in Syracuse, NY since 2012. I'm a mom of 3 myself and I get how important it is to document the fleeting moments that pass us by while we're busy trying to survive!

My interest in photography began with some photography experiences in my own life that left a lot to be desired. I resigned myself to learning as much as I could, to always continue learning, and to never let a client down the way I was let down.

I decided early on in my career that in order to stand out, I had to choose a specialty. Instead of being good at a lot of things, I want to be really great at one! The choice to specialize in newborn and baby portraiture was an easy one for me because I just really love babies! And it's not just the babies that bring me joy, but I also love the camaraderie of parenthood and family life in general.

Welcoming a new baby into the world is the pinnacle of happiness, and it's so rewarding to play a small part in capturing the magic and elation a new baby brings. I'm just such a Mama guys!



Most of my sessions take place at my cozy studio in Manlius, NY. I am a full service photographer, which means that I supply all the props, outfits, and backdrops for your session.

You are definitely welcome to bring something special you want to incorporate!


I only book 8 newborn sessions a month, so please book with me as early as possible to get on the schedule. If you book earlier in your pregnancy, we can set up a monthly payment plan for your session fee if you'd like!

I typically like to photograph newborns between 5-14 days.


Custom designed heirloom print products are available to purchase after your session.


If you are interested in booking a Fresh 48, in-home lifestyle newborn, or a baby milestone session please message me for pricing using the contact form at the bottom of the page.


Wrapped Mini

This is a quick little session with baby only. It lasts about 1.5 hours and includes 2-3 setups with your wrapped baby. Includes 3 digital downloads with the option to purchase more.



Gem Session

This session is for baby only and lasts 2.5 hours and includes 4-5 custom setups. Includes 5 digital downloads with the option to purchase more.




Platinum Session

This session includes baby, siblings, and parents and lasts about 3.5 hours. Includes 8 digital downloads with the option to purchase more.




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email: hello@lovefirstphotography.com phone: 315-751-5595 Serving Syracuse, Manlius, Fayetteville, Jamesville, Camillus and all of CNY