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Los Angeles Newborn Photographers

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Best LA Headshots
4.9
from 202 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 327 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Christie R.
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I contacted Adam Southard for new theatrical headshots. After reviewing several quotes and talking with potential photographers, I was most impressed with Adam's portfolio and his quick turn around time to answer my questions. Because I needed so many different looks, I also needed a photographer with a great eye and who could help me get the shots I needed (all in one shoot). I signed up for the headshot package - 6 looks for $300. I arrived to the shoot hair and makeup ready and had a friend who assisted me with the photos. Adam was very friendly to us both and I know immediately that the shoot would go well. Adam is based out of a home studio, so he has different backdrops and lighting inside his living room studio. It is a very comfortable atmosphere, again, making it much easier to get great shots. For each of the six different looks Adam took some inside the studio and then we went outside for a different lighting and feel. For this reason I feel I got such a great array of looks in a relatively short shoot! Following the photo shoot I received a dropbox file of all of my photos, in roughly three hours. I reviewed the photos with my agent and we selected twelve that were best for retouching. Adam immediately touched up the photos and sent them to me via dropbox. I had a few other finicky things I needed fixed in the photos (as per agents' request) and Adam very graciously fixed these and sent them back to me the following day. I came away with a great selection of photos that I can use for diverse roles/work. I give Best La Headshots/ Adam Southard 5 stars and fully recommend him to any and all actors. He is an outstanding photographer and also very kind and easy to work with (this is not always the case with photographers!). You will be very happy with the results!

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Desert Rose Photography
4.9
from 164 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 357 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Jessica C.
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We hired Will to shoot two large group photos for a corporate training and deliver prints by the next business day and he completed the job seamlessly and professionally. He was easy to get in touch with and very reliable. I coordinated this training in 15 different markets with 15 different photographers, and Will was one of our favorites! I would recommend Will for any photography job in the area!

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Brad Zangwill Photography
4.8
from 131 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 281 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Melissa S.
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Brad was fantastic! When he arrived at our location, he quickly scanned the scenery, and within seconds was able to determine the most beautiful spots to shoot. He picked several places based on existing architecture, landscape and foliage. His vision was amazing! A true photographer. I was worried about all the people in the area, but he knew how to set up the shots so it looked like we were the only ones there. He was also able to direct us into poses that may have felt unnatural, but translate wonderfully to the finished photo. The results were beautiful! I'm always concerned about color and lighting - I see so many photographers get it wrong, but our photos are truly professional quality. If you want someone who strikes a nice balance between efficiency, artistry, and reasonable pricing (and who doesn't?) then I highly recommend Brad!

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  • 6 years in business
  • 272 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Patricia T.
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Ivan was my photographer for my maternity pictures. He did a phenomenal job! He took all of my example photos and really worked hard to get mine as close to them as possible. He brought a lot of camera equipment and material for lighting. I couldn't be happier with how the photos turned out. In all, he spent around 3 hours shooting. I never expected him to take so much time out of his day, but he was very dedicated and cared about the quality of the photos. Ivan truly went above and beyond. He had a great attitude and was easy to shoot with. I would recommend him to anyone!

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MacTaggart Media
4.9
from 94 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 205 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Charles D.
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MacTaggart Media worked with my organization during a three day conference in San Diego and everyone with our company was impressed with her professionalism and the high quality of her work. Over the years, I have engaged photographers all around the country for corporate events and Kelli MacTaggart is the best I've ever hired.

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Tovicand Photography
5.0
from 82 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 122 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Patricia and Brian C.
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If you're looking for an experienced photographer who is as kind as he is professional, you must talk to Tom at Tovicand Photography. After having a baby, we really wanted to have professional newborn photos taken. After seeing Tom's wedding portfolios, we knew he would be perfect. He is incredibly creative and is constantly looking for those special "real-life" moments, capturing them perfectly. On top of everything else, the photos came back extremely fast! They look absolutely pristine and we've already had tons of compliments on the quality. From the bottom of our hearts, THANK YOU, Tom and Tovicand Photography for doing such a beautiful job. We couldn't be happier.

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Sheryl Bale Photography
4.9
from 75 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 128 hires on Thumbtack
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Margaret P.
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My family and I had a great experience with Sheryl. We had a huge family photo shoot due a very meaningful reunion- with a newborn, several Oct. birthday celebrants, and a family member that has been in remission with cancer for one year to the date. I was coming from out of state and I searched online for photographers. What caught my attention and what drew me to Sheryl was her great eye and great shots from her portfolio. The colors in her pictures were vivid and creative and wanted to have memorable family photo shoot. She was very professional, easy to contact and talk with. One family member has to be careful with large crowds due to health issues, and she worked well with the space we had. She was resourceful, efficient and accommodating. And she worked well with all the kids- which were 6 in total! Overall, I highly recommend Sheryl for her professionalism, her talent, and for her thoughtfulness.

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J. Concepts Productions
4.9
from 72 reviews
  • 17 years in business
  • 134 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Katelyn R.
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I would first like to say, I NEVER write reviews but Jami is so great I truly felt like taking the time to share this. If you're looking for an awesome professional photographer that will take amazing photos then Jami is your girl. Not only was she easy to work with, responsive, timely and all around just lovely to deal with - she took the most beautiful photos. She blends right in with the crowd as though she's one of your friends capturing special moments. I loved working with her so much, I've already hired her again for another event. This was my first time using Thumbtack and it was the best because of Jami. I wish I could give her 6 stars for everything.

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Amina Touray Photography
5.0
from 60 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 83 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Lady E.
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I worked with Amina Touray when shooting my album cover in May 2013, which ended up with a NAACP Image Nomination! We shot outside in Pasadena during 3-4 hours and I felt very comfortable and relaxed in her presence. Amina and her make up artist were on time, ready for me and listened to my concerns and specific needs regarding the make up and angles of the shooting my body. I was very impressed with her way of giving me instructions and feedback, which helped me get what I wanted-the perfect pic for an album cover. The only thing that could have been better, was the area to get my make up done at, but that's more of a convienience issue than a must. Amina is by far one of the most talented photographers I've worked with, and I've since done 2 more shoots with her, as well as purchased her services for 2 friends of mine, so that they could get to feel like a superstar for a day, like I did.

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Trittonproductions.com
5.0
from 55 reviews
  • 63 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Gini A.
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I hired Jordan to photograph a baby shower. Our theme was a little less traditional, so we needed someone that could keep up with the movement through out the party and Jordan did a great job. We got some really great candid / action shots. We'll use his set up shots for marketing purposes, but his work was great, and we're happy to share them with the guests of honor. Jordan was super responsive and easy to work with. We'll absolutely call him for future events.

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Natalie Baidi Photography
4.9
from 49 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 72 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Leslie C.
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Natalie was very patient with everyone trying to be amateur photographers, she got lots of great shots, would recommend her highly!!

Haldane Morris Photography
4.8
from 46 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 58 hires on Thumbtack
Anastasiya M.
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I had excellent experience with Haldane Morris Photography. He is so professional. He know exactly what he is doing. I spent total three hours and got so much high quality photos. His technique is different compare to many other photographers who i had been working with. With those photos you don't really need a photoshop. He also working with such a talented makeup/hair stylist Keon Cruz, very professional , his light makeup perfect for the headshot. So you can also hiring him as well, if you want to. I highly recommending Haldane Morris Photography. :) Wish you all stay beautiful:*!!!! Anastasiya Mitrunen.

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Attis Photography
5.0
from 40 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 71 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Adam B.
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Hiring Attis Photography for our wedding was one of the best decisions my wife and I made. We met with so many photographers, but Attis definitely stood apart from the rest. Anita is extremely organized and will get out of you exactly what you're looking for. Chris takes beautiful photos and has great attention to detail. We hired them for both our engagement photos and our wedding photos, and they did an amazing job on both. If I could go back, I would absolutely hire them again. And I definitely recommend them to anyone looking for a wedding photographer.

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Mukaila: The Photographer
5.0
from 36 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 55 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Veronica G.
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Mukaila was very professional. He took lots of pictures of my baby's baptism and 1st birthday party. He did a great job!

April Rocha
4.9
from 29 reviews
  • 16 years in business
  • 54 hires on Thumbtack
Amanda E.
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April was awesome to work with!! We have had some bad experiences in the past with photographers and she did an amazing job! I would highly recommend her and will definitely be calling her again if we are in her area!! Thank you April :)

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Amanda Clarke Fotos
5.0
from 19 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Carolina C.
Verified review

I've used her for almost every important event in my life, engagement pictures, newborn baby, Xmas cards. She is very reasonable in price and her pictures are great. Looking forward to using her again soon!!

Lennox Photography
5.0
from 19 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 25 hires on Thumbtack
Michael T.
Verified review

I've shot with a lot of photographers, Daniel was the first one who I felt really understood me as an actor and was able to reveal that through his camera. He is able to find what is unique about you and directs you towards your truth.

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Olive Grove Photo
5.0
from 14 reviews
  • 16 years in business
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Katherine S.
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John and I had the pleasure of working with Jacqueline for our engagement photos. She immediately made us feel at ease and gave us pictures we treasure in our home. When we became parents we were thrilled to have her photograph our baby's first year of life. We liked how she captured our son's expressions, joy and laughter. We look forward to her taking our family's photos again and again!

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Yanira Scalise Photography
5.0
from 14 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 20 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Veronica E.
Verified review

Yanira did a great job with pictures of our newborn and toddler. Thanks!

Michael Pool Photography
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 21 years in business
  • 22 hires on Thumbtack
Vicki R.
Verified review

Michael was absolutely wonderful. Photographing 6 week old puppies is not easy (and we have 9 of them), and he brought along an assistant (his charming 10 yr old son) who helped me move puppies in and out of the set, and made perfect funny noises to get their attention. We will definitely hire Michael again, and expect our puppy buyers will treasure their "baby" pictures forever. Very professional, amazing to watch him work.

  • 2 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Diana N.
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James is an amazing photographer. He made me feel super comfortable and had me laughing and enjoying myself the entire time. Definitely a pleasure to work with!

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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