Bits of Magic Image Studio

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Customers rated this pro highly for professionalism, responsiveness, and value.
  • Helen H.

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    Feb 7, 2018Verified
  • Ketan N.

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    Shes very professional and takes her time with new born.

    May 17, 2017Verified
    Gladys W.'s reply

    Thank you, Ketan. I appreciate the compliment.

About this pro

I specialize in Maternity, First Year, (and more) portrait photography in and around San Jose, CA. I am a mother of three toddlers and have a passion for all things related to pregnancy, birth, and children. I understand the joys and challenges of being a new or new-again mamma, and do my best to work with my clients to provide them with a service that works for them. I happily provide both in studio and in home newborn photography. I do my best to create studio quality images within the comfort of my client's home, and I strive to create even more creative images in studio where I have my full selection of props and backdrops available to me. I pride myself on making the process of portrait photography easy and enjoyable. Let me give you a few thoughts to take into consideration when comparing me to less expensive photographers. I have 12 years of portrait experience, and 4 of those years of newborn experience. I'm also a mother of three toddlers under 4. I understand the patience required for working with newborns and, more than anything, I put your baby's safety first. I use safe and simple poses and I am vaccinated. My package requires no additional purchase of prints or products. I also set only a minimum number of delivered images. I promise 15, but nearly all of my clients receive more. My newborn clients also receive a custom designed birth announcement, a video birth announcement, and a word art piece. I strongly encourage my clients to print their favorite images and give instructions on the best options, but clients are not obligated to buy through me. No matter what kind of photos I'm creating for my clients, I want my clients to feel taken care of and cared for while they are working with me. Hearing that a client felt comfortable and enjoyed their time with me is my most favorite compliment because the process is as important as the pictures. Capturing the early days of a baby's life is a special privilege. Babies change so quickly that photographing milestone moments of their first year makes me happy because I know that I'm creating special memories of these fleeting moments for families I work with. It's too easy to be caught in the survival mode that a new baby can bring upon any family. I get to give the parents a short break while I create long lasting and special memories for now and for future generations of their family to look back on and enjoy.

Years in business

14

Times hired on Thumbtack

46

Number of employees

1

Background check

Completed
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Photos and Videos

50 photos and 2 videos

    Q & A

    • What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?
      My pricing is simple for a photography service. I provide the session and images for one combined, upfront cost. I offer a minimum number of images for any given session which I select and hand edit from the client's total film. If I have more than the guaranteed number of images, I will generally provide those as well which is why I say that the client receives a minimum number of images. Prints and products can be purchased through me, if desired, but isn't required like in the old days of traditional portrait studios.
    • What is your typical process for working with a new customer?
      When working with a new client, I strive to find out what the client is looking for in style and products. We will talk about the client's vision and expectations. As the conversation occurs, I answer questions and try to educate my clients when expectations are contrary to my process, collaborating where possible. My goal is to leave no room for assumptions for either party. I want my clients to feel confident that they know what will happen from the process of booking, taking the pictures, and delivering the images. I try to be open and transparent so there is no confusion for anyone.
    • What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
      In order to continually educate myself on both technique and the industry, I'm a huge fan of creativeLive.com where I engage in many of their photography workshops. Some of the top photographers in their fields share their knowledge on that platform and I do my best to take advantage of it.

    Business hours

    Pacific Time Zone
    Sunday10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
    MondayClosed
    TuesdayClosed
    WednesdayClosed
    ThursdayClosed
    FridayClosed
    Saturday10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
    Coverage Area for Bits of Magic Image Studio is about 25+ miles of San Jose, CA.