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Bakersfield Newborn Photographers

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Our Legacy Photo & Cinema
4.6
from 22 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 41 hires on Thumbtack
Kaitlyn L.
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I've used Thumbtack before and had a good experience which is why I came back when my husband and I wanted to do a couples, themed photo shoot in our new home. Our Legacy seriously hit it out of the park. They provided excellent service by giving me a free consultation, and great communication leading up the shoot. It was very clear that Marteen and his crew were down to earth, enjoyed their work, took great photos. I browsed their portfolio before hiring and it only took one glance to know I was going with them. Marteen takes the time to make sure he really understands what you are looking for in your photos. He allows you to give him real time feedback during the shoot, and he isn't afraid to show his excitement when he knows he just captured something really special for you. I would 100% recommend Our Legacy. His crew of second photographers and assistants are also phenomenal and really bring a level of professionalism to the atmosphere while still maintaining a very natural and relational experience. Thanks guys!

Jemma Ray Photography
4.7
from 12 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
Manuel M.
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Very professional and friendly. I had to reschedule my appointment 3 times due to things coming up on my end and thought they might get annoyed but they didn't. They treated me like family, told me not to worry, understood that things pop up all the time with kids and were more than happy to reschedule each time. Our photographer was on location ahead of time ready for my boys and I. She was very experienced and had all the poses planned out yet still came up with some awesome shots on the fly. She was really good with my kids. Especially my 7 yr old who is very energetic and talkative. I could tell she enjoyed working with kids and was very patient. It was an overall excellent experience and have already recommended to friends and family. Thank you!

MKC Photography
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Allie R.
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As a high-energy band, we've hired a few photographers. It's hard to shoot us cause we move around on stage so much but Michael did an excellent job and captured the energy and movement incredibly well. A major positive point is that he is not invasive to the crowd or the performance like some photographers can be at smaller shows. I would absolutely recommend him.

Top Pro
  • 29 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Diane W.
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Kristi and Paul are the most fun and artistic photographers around, whether it's covering a wedding, engagement session, senior, or family portrait, they will always deliver above and beyond what they charge. They are super easy going and accommodating and always take us to the perfect location with the best and most flattering lighting. I highly recommend hiring them if quality and professionalism matter to you.

Stephanie M.
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Ande made my maternity shoot one I will never forget. She made me feel beautiful with my pregnant stomach. She has a great personality that made me feel so comfortable in front of her. After my son was born she took his newborn photos as well as his 1yr photos. She is so patient and great with babies. I will forever go to her for any and all photos.

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MGHimages
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Jackie P.
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Hired them for my sister's reception in Bakersfield (ceremony was in Texas). They were amazing from the first time I talked on the phone with them to well after the delivery of our group pictures (edits are still being worked on the rest of the pictures, we just got a sneak peek). They arrived on time, prepared, and never skipped a beat! They took amazing pictures of all the action and candid moments! Their artistic touch to the finished photographs also make the company a one of a kind! Love, love, love their style! Extremely pleased with their services and if I could have given them more stars, I most definitely would have!!! Highly recommend them to anyone!

Walton Event Photography
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
Timothy M.
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He was our photographer for our wedding. He is an awesome photographer!! He recommended different shots and we would highly recommend him and would hire him for any future events. Timothy&Marilu .

Tanya X. Photography
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 15 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
NORMA M.
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1. How did I make you feel when taking the photos? I felt extremely comfortable. You were very patient and aware of my physical limitations making the experience very pleasant. 2. Was it easy or hard to work with me during the whole process? what made it easy or hard? It was very easy as you were extremely accommodating. Your flexibility to shoot our photos in the comfort of our home and at a favorite outdoor location made the process even better. 3. Was there anything specific that stood out from the whole experience (good or bad). We truly appreciated the urgency you placed on our order. We also enjoyed your warm and genuine personality. 4. Would you have prefer to go to a studio for your photos as oppose to on-location style images? I prefer on-location style as the photos are more representative of our daily life style. The intimacy and love for our home and family was clearly depicted in our experience and photos. 5. Is there anything that you would like us to change to make things easier and more pleasant? Nothing comes to mind, but would like to say Thank You once again for such a wonderful experience. Our maternity photos turned out AMAZING. Victoria (who will be turning 2 in October) often points out "papa y mama" as she walks/runs by our maternity photo.

Alfred Ray Photography
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 2 years in business
Eddie L.
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He did a great with my daughter's 6 months photos!!! Very professional and patient. I consider him my family photographer now! He also took some great action shots of my basketball players that I coach! I recommend him for any occasion. Will be booking him in the future for sure

Jonah + Lindsay
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 6 years in business
Holly T.
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Lindsay and Jonah were the photographers at my wedding and My husband and I both couldn't be happier or more honored by the work that they did and the way that they did it. Lindsay and Jonah seek to capture the uniqueness of us and not just do their own thing. They asked what we wanted but also had brilliant ideas of how to be capture our event. When my husband and I were so exhausted on our big day they encouraged us, made us laugh and feel completely comfortable to be ourselves and be fully celebrated. I truly couldn't say enough positive things about these two. They were a blast to work with and made everything so easy for us. It was an honor to have them be apart of and capture this incredible time in our lives.

AZahn Photography
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Kelly L.
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We had our Family pictures done at Riverlakes and they were Beautiful. We have a large Family and wanted our Scottish tradition showed They worked so professionally with our needs i.e. Kilts etc and busy children. The photographs were lovely We received them in a timely manner and her prices were great We and Our children will be using them again without question. Well done AZahn

Michael Duffy Photographer
4.8
from 6 reviews
  • 38 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Ricky W.
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I have engaged Professional Photographer Michael Duffy, twice for commercial projects in the last year. He has delivered the photos I needed on time and at the price quoted. Michael Duffy has quickly responded to my emails and calls for information.

Merriel Charisse photogaphy
4.8
from 5 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
R. B.
Verified review

I highly recommend Art of Light! I needed a photographer at the last minute to take family photos during our beach vacation. Merriel was great to work with. She responded to my call quickly, had the best price, and communicated with me effectively so that she understood my vision for the photos. She came to a location convenient to us and even got our toddler to cooperate. The photos are beautiful and she provided the proofs and final images to us much sooner than expected. The entire process was fast and painless. Thanks again, Merriel!

Lueyvision
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 6 years in business
Fame T.
Verified review

I had the most wonderful professional experience with Luke. He is such a talented and knowledgeable photographer. We did a photo shoot with a model, it was her first photoshoot ever. Now that same model is one of the biggest models in Miami. Doing TV Shows (love and hip hop), music videos and much more. Thank you Lueyvision for such a great experience.

LaCom Studio Photography
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 19 years in business
Kimberly A.
Verified review

Larry LaCom was a photographer for our studio for several years and photographed our dance shows and dance portraits. His services were professional and of excellent quality. We continue to use several of his photography for current ads for our studio today. Not only is his work of excellent quality, but he is professional and easy to work with. CPAC studio would highly recommend Mr. LaCom.

Memento Foto
5.0
from 2 reviews
    Angelica A.
    Verified review

    Amazing customer service; they were flexible, approachable, detailed, and friendly. Most of all I was satisfied with the amount patience and great attitude the photographer expressed during our family photo shoot, despite my 1 year old baby was difficult to photograph. Thank you.

    Ellen K Photography
    5.0
    from 2 reviews
    • 10 years in business
    Emily Y.
    Verified review

    Ellen has been my go to photographer for years now. She has captured events like my engagement, birth of both of my daughters and all of their milestones. She is very professional and the quality of pictures we get from her are always excellent. I don’t trust anyone else to capture my family moments.

    DK Visuals
    5.0
    from 2 reviews
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    Madeline R.
    Verified review

    David is one of my favorite photographers to work with. He has an eye for things others don’t. His editing skills are on point and he is extremely communicative and kind.

    KEVINOPHOTO
    5.0
    from 1 review
    • 6 years in business
    Diana P.
    Verified review

    Kevin took stunning photos of my now husband and I last winter in Hawaii. My husband and him met secretly so that we would have photos of the moment Mike asked me to marry him. 100% would recommend, very easy to work with, highly skilled photographer

    About

    We offer: - Children's photography - Wedding photography - Maternity photography - Newborn photography - Engagement photography - Holiday photography - Sports photography - Graduation photography and much, much more

    About

    Valerie Mitchell Photography is a destination wedding photographer and natural light portrait photographer for engagements, maternity, newborn, family, and senior portraits, servicing Kern County and the greater Bakersfield areas. I love to capture those in-the-moments pictures that are timeless. Clients love to come to me because I am all about making your sessions fun, and creating moments that will last a lifetime.

    Q & A

    Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

    Where is the best place to take baby pictures?

    Baby pictures are among the most popular types of portrait photography, and most newborn photographers are well versed in the best places to take baby pictures in their local areas. Some newborn photographers will come to the hospital to shoot the baby within a day or two of birth, while others have set up their studios to accommodate the needs of infants. Some parents prefer to have the newborn photographer come to their home or travel to a favorite park or other outdoor location. Like any portrait photography, the best place to take baby pictures is the place you like best and that will yield the types of photos you want of your baby, whether that’s posed and carefully lit studio portraits or spontaneous, casual photos at home. Work with a local newborn photographer to find a safe, calm location with great lighting and some privacy for your family.

    How much does baby photography cost?

    Portrait photography provides parents with lasting images of the first whirlwind months of a newborn’s life. The cost varies based on several factors, including the length and location of the session, the number of photos provided, and the amount of editing and retouching the photographer does. The national average cost for baby photos is $150-$200. Some baby photographers charge by the number of photos provided, typically ranging from an average of $299 for 20 high-resolution edited photos, to an average of $399 for 35 photos, to $499 for all of the images taken in a single session. Props and location affect the cost, too; an elaborate studio shoot with props and professional lighting may increase the cost to $600-$700 for 20-50 photos. Adding a second location or asking the photographer to travel can add $70-$250 to the cost of the session. Photographers may also charge extra fees for providing additional photos and DVDs, scheduling weekend sessions, and shooting siblings. Expect to pay at least a $50 deposit when you book a portrait photography session.

    When should you take newborn photos?

    Few styles of portrait photography are as tricky as newborn photos — the unpredictable infant is always in charge! The best way to ensure a successful photo shoot is to work with a local newborn photographer within the first two weeks of the baby’s life. Some photographers even work with hospitals to offer newborn sessions within a day of the baby’s birth. But newborn photographers usually recommend scheduling a shoot during the baby’s first two weeks of life, while the baby is still sleepy and relatively cooperative, especially for posed or studio shots. During this time, babies are easier to swaddle in blankets and dress in hats or headbands, and, because they often nap or nurse, can be staged with various props or be cuddled by their parents. For casual photos, most newborn photographers recommend shooting within the first six weeks of a baby’s life. Lifestyle portrait photography is more flexible and doesn’t require the baby to cooperate with multiple poses or props.

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