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Carlsbad Baby Photographers

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Sechrest Photos
4.9
from 90 reviews
  • 24 years in business
  • 160 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Tammy S.
Verified review

Alan and Ina are wonderful photographers. They really takes the time to get to know you and make your experience everything you want it to be. They shot my wedding in May and the pictures are beyond beautiful!!!! Every picture shows our love & happiness. They captured the emotion of the day. We have a lifetime of memories because of them. I highly recommend you use them for all your photography needs!!!!

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Danielle Penn Photography
5.0
from 80 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 148 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Jason B.
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My family and I were vacationing in Newport from out of state and chose Danielle to capture our beach fun. I had never been to the area before and didn't know any photographers much less any good spots that would work well for family photographs. After exchanging some emails a few weeks before our arrival, we set a date and location for our photos. Danielle was prompt, professional, and chose an excellent location for the photos. Our session was no easy task because I have two small children, ages 5 and 2. Combine that with water and sand and you get a recipe for disaster, but Danielle was able to somehow capture great photographs of my family. I would definitely use her again in the future.

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Island Style Images
4.9
from 69 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 114 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Cathy L.
Verified review

Joanne is one of the most creative photographers we have ever met. She was very professional and she was such a pleasure to work with. We were totally comfortable during the session and she was very punctual. She had a state of the art camera and the finished photos were spectacular; so gorgeous. We would highly recommend Joanne to anyone looking for a photographer for a high end photo shoot.. Joanne, thank-you for a great day; you are amazing! Cathy and Jessica Thank-you Joanne you are wonderful.

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BlushPix
5.0
from 61 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 74 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Osarieme O.
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Elizabeth just did my wife and I's first baby shower in California. Elizabeth took some gorgeous pictures. She was very personable and professional. Everyone at the baby shower loved her. She has such great energy. Elizabeth did a wonderful job capturing all of our memorable moments throughout the baby shower, from the beginning to the end. She even took time out to take pictures of each individual family. We received our pictures within a few days after the baby shower. I highly recommend BlushPix and Elizabeth for any event. Thanks again Elizabeth. You are awesome!!!!

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1Man1Woman Designs
5.0
from 47 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 68 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
JO R.
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From my first inquiry about the project to delivering our finished photos, I found Jessica to be a true first-class professional. Even my skeptical husband (who didn't think we needed professional photographers for a family shoot) was blown away with the photos and my entire family of 5 truly feel that we hit the "photographer jackpot" when we found Jessica and Bobby. Thank you for listening to our needs and for making us feel very comfortable during the shoots at Sunset Cliffs. My children loved the time you both spent with them and how you added some special creative magic to make some playful pictures for us. We really appreciate how you were also so responsive after the shoot, and for delivering our photos within a 3 day turnaround. We are definitely enjoying digitally viewing our family and individual photos now, but the hard part is selecting which photos of the many we all love to be "printed or framed." Bottom line, we are confident Jessica and Bobby will also exceed your expectations like they did ours. Your overall experience will be nothing short of remarkable.

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  • 1 year in business
  • 62 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Jill L.
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Heather is a down to earth, fun, whimsical photographer who will stop at nothing to get the perfect shot! Whatever effect or look you are going for, Heather is determined to deliver! Her keen eye for detail, and precision is what makes the quality of her photographs stand out! She is always willing to travel to locations around town to capture locales that add uniqueness to her craft. Heather's editing skills are second to none...and she'll deliver high quality images in lightning fast time. I highly recommend working with Heather Broomhall Photography, you WILL thank me!

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Hugh Foster Photography
4.9
from 42 reviews
  • 17 years in business
  • 72 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Charlie G.
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Hugh is a great guy, a real pro photographer, easy to work with, and creative at a thumbtack competitive rate. I'm a Realtor and have worked with other photographers before. Set a time to meet and he even scouted the area beforehand for multiple locations ready to shoot; and spent a lot of time with us too. Offered a proof sheet, we picked out favorite photos, and he retouched the photos and delivered with a fast turnaround. Will use him again.

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Elena U. Photography
5.0
from 41 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 41 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Gaby K.
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Elaina was a pleasure to work with. She created a very calm and relaxed atmosphere. Had some really creative ideas to snap the cutest pics of our newborn son. Really enjoyed ourselves during this process. Highly recommended! Ps Her lighting was impeccable! Kelly family

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Laura Carrasco Photography
4.9
from 36 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 59 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Kirsten G.
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Laura did an outstanding job during the photo shoot staying patient with my 17 month old son and orchestrated a beautiful experience for my parents-in-law. And the finished product was absolutely stunning! The photos made me cry! She captured beautiful moments of my family that we will treasure for a lifetime! We've already planned 2 more photo shoots with Laura and will continue to use her as our family photographer! I would HIGHLY recommend Laura Carrasco!

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Michael & Dia Photography
5.0
from 30 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 57 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Daniel C.
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If you are looking for photographers look no further! Dia and her husband are true professionals who created wonderful memories for us. They braved the rain for our wedding day, all while still taking truly wonderful photos. They made every effort to please our timeframe and we couldn’t have asked for more. When we head back to Huntington Beach for more photos we now have found our photographers. Thank you guys once again

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Wasio faces
5.0
from 26 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 22 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Terres G.
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I needed some professional photos for my LinkedIn account and WASIO photography was the perfect place. Sasha and Yaneck are two very talented photographers. I felt their humble presence created such an inviting atmosphere which made it easy and comfortable to be in front of the camera. Both of these photographers really take time to capture their client's personality. I appreciated their attention to detail; they understood that the smallest of details such as the position of a hand can improve the overall photo. I was very impressed with the level of skill and concentration that went into each photo. I really enjoyed my experience with WASIO photography and I know you will too.

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Equinox Photo
5.0
from 26 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 22 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Zulema H.
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I you are thinking of using Equinox photo, you will not be disappointed. Tricia absolutely surpassed both me and my wife's expectations. We absolutely loved every photo she took...from our engagement session to our big wedding day. Tricia will absolutely make you feel comfortable in front of a camera. She is 100% professional, but also makes the photo shoot fun! We loved her contagious positive energy, and unique style. Every one of our pictures came out perfect--like bridal magazine perfect! I was so shocked at how she was able to capture every moment so beautifully. On the day of the wedding, Tricia and her husband, LJ, made the stress of the day simply go away with their delightful personalities. Having great wedding photos was one of the most important things that we wanted. My wife was very particular about how she wanted our photos to look, but Tricia surpassed even my wife's high standards :) From the moment we met with Tricia, we know that she would be someone that we could connect with and be open with. We didn't realize at the time how important that would be. There are thousands of photographers out there, but Tricia truly is one in a million. Thank you, Tricia, for everything!

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Da Drone Dude
4.9
from 15 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Anthony B.
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My photographer was out of town, and I needed a sub fast. Mario was right there, did a great job, and was a pleasure to work with. I would highly recommend Mario to anyone in need of a professional photographer. Quality, professionalism, great service, and just a real nice guy are what you can expect... Anthony B.

Robert Dennis Photography
5.0
from 14 reviews
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
IJE O.
Verified review

Robert was very professional and patient. He did a great job of capturing the candid moments of our baby’s christening. Thank you so much Robert !!! We love our pictures and hope to work with you again soon!

Lacey Khiev Photography
5.0
from 12 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
Joanna B.
Verified review

We found Lacey when we were looking for someone to take pictures for our family to celebrate my mom’s 70th. We are from out of town so we were a little nervous about choosing the right photographer, but everything went better than we imagined. Lacey was very patient and friendly and her pictures are the best ones that my family and I have ever taken. I’ve attached a few. She was able to capture everyone’s personalities perfectly! Thank you Lacey!!

Jen Nicole Photography
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Mayra V.
Verified review

Jen was amazing. She was really sweet & patient with us & our pictures were wonderful. Would definitely reccomend her & would love to work with her again! Thank you Again Jen!

  • 6 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
Genie C.
Verified review

Jayson photographed my wedding, and my husband and I could not be more happy with the experience and results! A personal pet peeve of mine is when wedding photographers distract all the guests by getting up close to the ceremony, ruining the experience for everyone watching in person. Jayson is ninja-like in his ability to blend in to the background while he photographs from afar, producing beautiful shots of the ceremony while going completely unnoticed by any of the guests. When it came time to take posed photographs, he did exactly as I asked and moved it along quickly, so it didn’t feel tedious or disorganized. That’s a major plus when you’ve already spent hours organizing every other aspect of the event. I would highly recommend Juxtaposition for your wedding or event!

Alan Crosthwaite Photography
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Chris C.
Verified review

Working with Alan is a pleasure every time. To find someone in business that I can trust to do the right thing, produce excellent quality products and services, all while making sure he treats his customers fairly is a rare gem and I'm lucky to get to work with him. Photography: He excels at and enjoys the art and discipline of photography. This is the best sort of photographer to work with! You will be thrilled with the products/services you get from him. Integrity: His morals and conscience point due North. If something goes wrong, he makes a huge effort to make sure it's righted again. Honesty: He is truly the "Do unto others" type. I love working with him because there has never been a feeling of unease or mistrust. If he says he is going to do something, he makes good every time. There are plenty of questionable characters we encounter in business, Alan is NOT one of them! Timeliness: Alan understands life is busy but commitments mean something. He is respectful of others' time and does what he says he will do when he says he will do it. I will do business with Alan every chance I get because I know I will be treated fairly, my expectations will be met or exceeded, and I will walk away from the transaction delighted with the results and the experience.

  • 19 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Brandi R.
Verified review

..My complete photography experience with 15th Street Photography from beginning to end was exceptional! I put alot of time into interviewing photographers and reviewing their photo work when it came to my daughters baby pictures as I wanted to find great photography work and also a personality of outgoing openness in someone that loved their work. After seeing Monica's photo work I was greatly impressed and after communicating with her via email and phone I knew I had found the one. Right from the start Monica went above and beyond to find the perfect location, going to different places to check for the right sunlight, if the grass was nice, etc. The day of our photo session I was so impressed with the time she had spent to prepare for our session, the props and ideas she came up with were excellent! I can't say enough great things about Monica's photo work but I will try. I was blown away when I received the images of my daugher. Monica knows her stuff and loooves what she does and it completely is displayed in her end product. Thanks so much Monica for the wonderful experience and caring to make my visions come to life!

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ecardella photo//video
4.9
from 9 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
John S.
Verified review

Very good photographer, I would hire him again. Thanks John Awaiting your photos

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Alyssa Boynton Photography
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Tiffany W.
Verified review

I have loved being in touch with Alyssa for my big day! She's talented and easy-going. An awesome photographer!

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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Need a Portrait Photographer

Carlsbad, CA

  • Photo type
    Solo portrait, Graduation portrait
  • Photoshoot location
    Outdoors
  • What style of portrait photography are you interested in?
    Natural/Environmental (photographed in an outdoor setting)
  • Photo products
    I'm not sure
  • Details
    I would like a quote for how much getting my Senior portraits would cost, I need these as soon as possible, but am slightly flexible. I would like to be taking at an outside site, expressing the best me possible.
  • $209.8
    Average price

Need portrait photography

Oceanside, CA

  • Photo type
    Family
  • Photoshoot location
    Photo studio, Outdoors, Home
  • Photo products
    I'm not sure
  • Details
    15 to 17 people
  • $393.75
    Average price

Need Portrait Photography

Oceanside, CA

  • Photo type
    Family, Children / Baby
  • Photoshoot location
    Outdoors
  • Photo products
    CD / DVD
  • Details
    It for a extended family beach photo and some individual family photos.
  • $337.5
    Average price
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