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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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Danielle Penn Photography
5.0
from 82 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 156 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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BlushPix
5.0
from 62 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 76 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
  • 69 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
  • 62 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 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 40 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 62 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 34 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 62 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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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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Wasio faces
5.0
from 26 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 22 hires on Thumbtack
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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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Gleimlight Photography
5.0
from 22 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 27 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.

MariaLozano Photography
5.0
from 17 reviews
  • 15 years in business
  • 25 hires on Thumbtack
Michelle B.
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Maria took our family pictures and they are amazing! My boys who are wild and crazy lives taking pics with her. I just hired her to take my newborn's pictures.

Robert Dennis Photography
5.0
from 17 reviews
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
IJE O.
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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!

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  • 13 years in business
  • 20 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Mayuka T.
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He took amazing and beautiful photos of my son's birthday party at the botanic garden. The photos are my family's treasures of our memories. Also his personality is great so it is easy to work with. It was so quick of sending me the images. I am very satisfied with his work! Thank you, Jamie.

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Da Drone Dude
4.9
from 15 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
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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.

Lacey Khiev Photography
5.0
from 14 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 18 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!!

A.H. Photography
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Sara D.
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Abdul is the best photographer in town! Never have I encountered such great customer service with a photographer. Made my baby's 1st birthday pictures truly memorable. Abdul was very easy going with Andy baby. He's definitely got talent and his work shows it. Don't hesitate to hire him to capture your memories.

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ecardella photo//video
4.9
from 11 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 20 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

CBui Photos
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 7 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.

Megan Leigh Photography
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 20 hires on Thumbtack
Heather S.
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Megan captures beautiful pictures that you will cherish forever! She is so sweet and easy to work with. We had her do our maternity pictures at Old Poway Park and our newborn pictures for our second baby at her adorable studio in Fallbrook. We only wish we had found her for our first baby as well! Our 2 year old daughter was in some of the maternity and newborn pictures as well, and Megan was able to capture amazing shots of her too, which isn't always easy since she is quick and always on the go. Megan has beautiful outdoor locations that you can choose from to have your pictures taken, and her studio has the cutest props and backdrops to use for newborn pictures! We adore the newborn pictures she captured of our baby boy and love showing them off to our family and friends! You definitely won't regret choosing Megan for your photography needs! We can't wait to use her in the future!

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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!

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

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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