(Closed) Baby photographers

posted 8 years ago in Babies
Post # 3
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447 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2009

My family just went over to JcPenney and had some pictures done there. We actually got some really good pictures of her at almost a month old. She slept through the entire thing, so it was really cute. The way I figure it, if we want more pictures done later, we can do so when she’s closer to a year old. I like having professional pictures of her while she was younger.

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee

Do you have a dslr camera? If so, you can probably manage to get a few nice photos yourself. Plus it will come in handy as your daughter grows so you can capture EVERYTHING, not just when you have someone there to do it for you (first steps, vacations, birthday parties, etc). If I hadn’t already had a dslr, it would definitely be on my list of must-get before we decide to have kids!

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

This may be where looking into a up and coming photographer or someone just trying to get into baby photography would be useful. My wedding photographer also does what she calls lifestyle portraits and her package for like an hours time and 30 or so pics on a disk is very similar to what you’d pay at JcPenny or some place similar. The advantage is she’ll come to your house and you get custom variety that you don’t usually get in chain studios. Check your local craigslist- I see deals all the time for people trying to build their portfolios, they’re fairly cheap and most likely pretty talented.

Post # 7
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553 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2009

Do you watch Groupon.com? I’ve gotten 3 good deals from photographers on there. They usually have a year to be used so I can space them out.

At least in our area a lot of photographers are using Groupon to get people in bc so many people are cutting back on those types of “luxuries” right now. 

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

I totally wish you lived near me right now.  Our wedding photographer is doing this special right now where she’ll take 15 minutes of pictures of babies/kids in their Halloween costumes/fall outfits and send a disk of all the edited pictures for FREE.  I’ve told my fiance’s brother about it and he doesn’t seem really interested (he has a three month old so I thought it’d be exciting for him).  I know this doesn’t help a ton but it just reminded me of how awesome I thought it was that she’s doing the free short session.

Post # 9
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 2010

Our wedding photographer also does babies. He was very affordable and does such a good job, I’m always looking at them on his blog and they’re just adorable!

 

Post # 10
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

Have you been following Mrs. Avocado’s blog? She’s been posting some tips on how to get professional looking baby photos with your dslr. Maybe that would be one option for you.

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

Thankfully I have a talented SIL who will be doing maternity/baby pics for us. We’ll likely still get some done professionally. I think going to a photographer who will come to your home and tailor the photos to you and your child, as opposed to a chain studio, is awesome. And most are pretty affordable, since they are taking fewer pictures over a much shorter time period. I agree to look for photogs looking to build their portfolios too, since they can be a great deal.

Post # 13
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2009

We’ve decided to get family photos done when Addie is 6 months old with some individual shots of her; they’ll double as our Christmas photos.  And then we’ll do professional photos of just Addie when she turns one.  The rest of the time, we’ll just make do with our home photos. 

I would love to do pro pics more often, but besides the expense, we’d have to go down to Reno or over to Sacramento since there aren’t many family/child photographers up here.  We just don’t have the time to make that trip that often.

Post # 15
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

My godmother always had great portraits taken of their daughter every year (usually around easter). Grandparents, family, everyone always loved them and they are a great testament to her growing up. While, maybe not yearly everyone can do… I think every few years families should get really great portraits professionally taken. And who does want stuffy basic ones?

Portraits to me shouldn’t just be about physical appearance, they should show your baby, kid, and/or family dynamics. The interactions, smiles, jumping, who they are… you’re not going to get that at a “portrait studio.”

 

Post # 16
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2009

Thanks, DG!  I’ll call her.  I called our wedding photographer, since he also does family/baby photos, but the time we want to get them done (late November/early December) is apparently pretty busy for family photos.  It seems people are already booking up!

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