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San Marcos Newborn Photographers

Browse these newborn photographers with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in San Marcos.

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Sechrest Photos
4.9
from 90 reviews
  • 24 years in business
  • 156 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Tammy S.
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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 76 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 143 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 68 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 113 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Cathy L.
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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 60 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 73 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
  • 65 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Thumbtack Customer
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Jessica & Bobby did a fantastic job capturing our newborn. The photos were beautifully edited and memories that will last a lifetime. They were every easy to work with, humorous, kind and pleasant. And much more affordable than many of the others.

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  • 1 year in business
  • 56 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Leyla R.
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AMAZING photographer!!!! Heather has always done great work. She isn't just a photographer, she is an ARTIST!!!! Heather Photography is also competitive in his pricing. I HIGHLY recommend her.

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Elena U. Photography
5.0
from 40 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

  • 4 years in business
  • 45 hires on Thumbtack
Samantha N.
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Absolutely wonderful to work with. Communicated well before the actual shoot an made sure she did her best to make it what I wanted. Unfortunately due to rain we had to move it inside but she made it easy to transition. She really took her time to make my husband and myself comfortable an made sure the pictures were what we wanted. She checked to make sure nothing was sticking out, hair was perfect an she got the perfect shot! I can't wait to see the finished photos! I Definitely plan on hiring her for our sons newborn photos! Thank you so much!!

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Laura Carrasco Photography
4.9
from 35 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 55 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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Gleimlight Photography
5.0
from 20 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Jessica C.
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Great experience with Gleimlight! They took beautiful photos of my newborn, and they were very flexible, and worked well with my baby.

Crosthwaite Photography
5.0
from 14 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Aimee P.
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My husband and I worked with Ryan Crosthwaite photography for our maternity photos. The photographer was very professional & personable and knew which locations would be most suitable for an optimal setting. We appreciated his charisma and thoughtfulness throughout the entire session!

Patrick Sanford Photography
5.0
from 12 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Katimarie F.
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Patrick has done our family photos twice now and both experiences were fun, effortless, and comfortable. No forced smiles, no cheesy poses or filters...just really great photos of my family. My children both love him and as a result, he has managed to to capture some of my favorite photos of them which is not an easy feat particularly with my daughter who is very camera shy and reluctant and difficult to photograph! Patrick will be our family’s photographer for as long as he is willing which is a testament to how capable and talented he is if you consider that we have a photographer in our family who is willing to do our photos for free 🙈 We love him and the amazing images he takes of our family but his action shots particularly of surfers are the most breath taking. Follow him on Instagram if you ever want to take a mental retreat to the beach. They are truly amazing and calming to look at. @patricksanfordphotography

Mickey Strider Photography
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 20 hires on Thumbtack
Dave F.
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I used Mickey to photograph by newborn baby daughter. He was amazingly courteous, professional, and catered to her moods and schedule perfectly. I knew he was very talented before I hired him, but the end product was even better than I had hoped for. They are truly pictures I will enjoy for a lifetime. I highly recommend Mickey Strider Photography.

Lacey Khiev Photography
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
Joanna B.
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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!!

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Jimmy Wu Photography
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Sunny E.
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Jimmy was a very easygoing and flexible photographer. He was very patient as he photographed our large extended family of 15 (including my wily 3 year old son!). We went over in our allotted time and he graciously didn't charge us more for that. Need I say that he was a great value. We got our pictures, edited, back so quickly too, which made it nice because we needed some of the pictures for our holiday cards. He responded to emails very quickly. It should be noted that we were a very rambunctious, 'Type A' sort of group and we provided a lot of the ideas of how we would be composed in each picture. We might have benefitted from more direct guidance from Jimmy on how to be arranged, what angles would look best on us, and getting both kids and adults to look into the camera, but he was probably just going with the flow. A small comment, because we think he would provide that guidance if we were to ask for it. We would definitely utilize his services again! Thanks Jimmy!

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ecardella photo//video
4.9
from 9 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
John S.
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Very good photographer, I would hire him again. Thanks John Awaiting your photos

Marisa McDonald Photography
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Jenn C.
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Marisa offer's Newborn & Maternity Portraits for my clients. Her beautiful work is displayed in my office and everyone absolutely loves it!Her work speaks for itself. Locations chosen for maternity shoots are spot on! Expecting mothers are comfortable with her and are left feeling amazing! Newborn sessions... I could go on an on. Have you seen her gorgeous work? What I love is she puts new parents at ease. She's gentle and extremely patient, she allows plenty of time and always gets more than one PERFECT magazine quality shot. An absolute must for announcements. I can recommend her to my clients knowing they're expectations will be blown away!

CBui Photos
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Mackenzie W.
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Chris is one of the most professional photographers. Very personable and experienced. I needed my engagement photos urgently and he was very quick with sending me photos when I needed them. Will definitely book a session with Chris again.

  • 4 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Brittany B.
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Savannah helped me to have lasting memories of the final stage of my pregnancy with my first child as well as newborn pictures while in the hospital. She is so friendly, quick to edit, and provided gorgeous maternity and Fresh 48 pictures for me! Thank you so much! I highly recommend her and her beautiful work!

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Alyssa Boynton Photography
5.0
from 5 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!

d-stop Photography
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Michael P.
Verified review

I searched around for photographers and found typical ranges of $300-400. I chose David because of his pricing. When I saw the photos, i was shocked that he was not charging when his competitors were. I appreciate him and his work!

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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