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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 do photographers charge for family portraits?

Family portraits are a great way to mark the passage of time, create lifelong keepsakes and have gorgeous-looking photos for your annual holiday card. The national average cost for hiring family photographers ranges from $150 to $200. Pricing can range higher depending on where you live, length of the photo shoot, the number of edited photos you request, and the background and reputation of your family photographer. Before hiring, make sure you understand their fees up front. Ask how many finished images are included in the quoted price and whether you will receive all the photos taken (not just edited photos). Ask whether you’ll be able to download digital photos or if you’ll have to print them or purchase digital copies through the photographer. Here are some average examples of family photographer pricing:

  • $175 for a one-hour studio session in Kansas.
  • $200 for a one-hour studio or outdoor session in Georgia. Includes two outfit changes, access to an online gallery, and about 200 high-resolution, edited digital photo files on a DVD, with permission to print.
  • $400 for a one-hour outdoor session in Southern California. Includes 25-30 fully edited photos accessible online or via CD/DVD.
  • $425 or more for a one-hour outdoor or in-home session in Illinois. Includes more than 50 professionally edited images, online access and print release.

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.

Do you tip a photographer for family photos?

Tipping a photographer for family portraits is not standard etiquette. A great way to recognize a family photographer who goes above and beyond is to write them a glowing review. You probably found your photographer by reading online reviews, so paying it forward by letting everyone know how much you appreciate their work is a great gift. Write your review after they have delivered the final edited photos on time and you’ve confirmed that you’re happy with the terrific portraits they took.

How much does a 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.

What should you wear for a family photo?

A family photographer captures your family in a series of professionally edited portraits. You can be goofy, you can be formal, you can be exactly how you want to be. To that end, you can wear what makes you feel comfortable and confident — feeling good translates to looking good in photos. However, top family photographers do have some style suggestions that will make your family photos more visually cohesive:

  • Ask the photographer for color suggestions if you’re doing an outdoor photo shoot. Location and time of day can affect which shades will fade in the sunlight and what will stand out in a good way.
  • Stay away from a mix of stripes or plaids on multiple people — the effect is too busy.
  • Steer clear of tiny patterns, which blend together too much.
  • Avoid wearing matching outfits.
  • Do wear outfits that are complementary in color.
  • Choose color over black-and-white outfits.
  • Do choose a theme, such as pastels, fall colors or summer colors.
  • Opt for tonally similar colors.  
  • Go easy on makeup for outdoor photo shoots.
Reviews for Orlando family photographers
Thumbtack Customer
Adrian was a pleasure to work with. He took photographs of our family at two Disney resorts. We would definitely recommend him to other families/couples wanting a photography session.
Adriandelossantos PhotographyAdriandelossantos Photography
Thumbtack Customer
Laura did a great job taking a group photo of my family of about 100 people. Our family loved the prints. They were a big hit!
Laura Boyd PhotographyLaura Boyd Photography
Kaye D.
It was a real pleasure to work with Rick and Kimberly. They made us feel confident right away that we picked the right photographer for our family photos. They are friendly and committed to taking great photos. You will love them!
K&R Photography - Husband and Wife TeamK&R Photography - Husband and Wife Team
Lorinda M.
My first time using a photographer. Julian and his wife are a great team. I will always call on them for service. Made the family and friends feel very comfortable. Thanks again and will give your information to anyone who is in need of a photographer. Thanks again Lorinda Martin and family
Home Innovation D-LightHome Innovation D-Light
Anna H.
Cami did a great job photographing my family. She was responsive, professional, punctual and best of all, the photos were amazing. She also turned the photos around very quickly. I will definitely work with her again!
Pixie Pics LLCPixie Pics LLC
Val T.
Lia Epps Photography did an amazing job with our family photos! She came on Thanksgiving Day and had to deal with a group of 15! She was extremely professional, adaptive, and creative with a great attitude. We absolutely love our photos!!!
Lia Epps Photography LLCLia Epps Photography LLC
Lorna H.
We were on vacation and wanted family photos and Brynn was great to work with. She was very professional and accommodating to our large group. I am so excited to see our photos.
Just A Wrinkle In Time PhotographyJust A Wrinkle In Time Photography
Mairot B.
K&K Photography made this experience so easy for my kids. We had a great time as a family and will recommend 100%
K&R Photography - Husband and Wife TeamK&R Photography - Husband and Wife Team
Bonnie M.
Wonderful photographers!! I will use them EVERYTIME for our family of four. Great with the kids, great at directing, and professional from beginning to end.
K&R Photography - Husband and Wife TeamK&R Photography - Husband and Wife Team
Rebecca R.
Gary Blake did an amazing job on our maternity/family photos! He chose a beautiful location and was very patient with our family during the shoot. We have an active 4 year old and Gary was able to get spectacular photos of him. Gary also took into consideration some ideas for pictures that I brought along with capturing some spontaneous moments.
Raw MediaRaw Media
Lena S.
Joel was very pleasant to work with. I contacted him on Sunday and he was able to come the next day to photograph my family with our newborn. He was very patient throughout the session. He was quick with editing and sending us the photos as well. The photos were so nice and we are very happy to have captured this special moment in time using Joel as our photographer!
Ariel k.
We had family photos taken on vacation. They turned out amazing, coordinating with ABP was great. She was flexible and easy going as we were finalizing details.
ABP Artistic ImageABP Artistic Image
Kim C.
Just a Wrinkle in Time Photography is an excellent business. We used them for family pictures while we were on vacation. She had knowledge of the area and was willing to travel for our pictures. These pictures helped us capture moments with our foreign exchange student, family, and pregnancy announcement.
Just A Wrinkle In Time PhotographyJust A Wrinkle In Time Photography
Shelvin S.
Santiago is amazing! We reached out to him last minute as our prior photographer cancelled on us last minute. Santiago was so kind, patience and very well versed to get the job done the way we needed. Our family photos came out absolutely beautiful. He took his time getting the right angles, dealt with all the different personalities and handled everything like a true pro. We are super thrilled and can't recommend Santiago enough! We will gladly refer him to our family and friends and he has our full support in anyone needing an excelled photographer!
Sbvisions ProductionSbvisions Production
Jacob B.
We did a family/anniversary shoot with my wife and 18 month old daughter. Kim was so great helping to watch her for couples pictures all while taking the photos too! Kim had great ideas for picture types and the pictures came out looking amazing! We are very happy with the whole shoot and photos.
K&R Photography - Husband and Wife TeamK&R Photography - Husband and Wife Team
Thumbtack Customer
Tracy took beautiful and fun pictures of our family. She was able to capture real joy on my kids faces. She was very professional, and she emailed the photos very quickly. She was wonderful to work with.
Tracy Staggs PhotographyTracy Staggs Photography
Cecellia G.
I am extremely pleased! I wanted photos of my 1 and 2 year-old grandchildren. She was great with them. My grandson is autistic and had a melt down, but Linda was patient with him and captured beautiful photos of them both. She even customized the backgrounds for their custom outfits! We will definitely be booking for our upcoming family portraits.
Linda Wilson PhotographyLinda Wilson Photography
Christopher C.
Wow -- Brynn's photos were simply amazing! Not only did the final product exceed my expectations, but the photo shoot itself was a lot of fun; Brynn combines a relaxed approach with a keen attention to detail, yielding fantastic results. Our three-year-old still talks about how much she enjoyed the photo shoot! My family and I would be delighted to work with Brynn again in the future, and will surely recommend her to others. It was a great experience from start to finish -- thank you, Brynn!
Just A Wrinkle In Time PhotographyJust A Wrinkle In Time Photography
Sadaf a.
I hired Chani Cuts for my son’s first birthday and absolutely loved his work! It’s not easy trying to photograph a rowdy toddler but he captured many beautiful moments with him, my family and guests. He responds quickly, is punctual and very professional.
Chani CutsChani Cuts
Renee M.
We had such a fantastic experience with Ramon!! He was the first to reach out, was very reasonably priced, and picked the perfect spot for our family photos! He has a great eye for lighting and backgrounds, but most of all he's fun and personable and we had a blast! Our pictures are gorgeous, I highly recommend him!!
RJ Photo MediaRJ Photo Media
Lynn m.
Alyssa did a wonderful job on our family portraits. To start she was very accommodating when the plans had to change despite a big hiccup. She really made the experience special and fun for us. We love our photographs and she was very attentive to the details. Looking forward to more sessions with her on those special occasions.
Cherished Moments PhotographyCherished Moments Photography
Thumbtack Customer
I wanted to do something special for my parents. Since we were vacationing in Orlando in early March with the whole family, I thought, why not hire a photographer to take pictures of everyone (since its not often we're all together). In searching for a photographer, Kayla was very responsive and professional. It was obvious she was experienced and passionate about her work. She came to our resort to take the photographs, which made it so easy for us. Kayla's down to earth personality and kind nature made everyone feel relaxed as we had our pictures taken. She was quick to get the proofs to us for review and after sent us a DVD. The pictures are wonderful! She captured some priceless moments during our session. I would highly recommend Kayla as would the rest of my family. Needless to say, my parents were thrilled with their gift! Thanks Kayla, we hope to see you next time we're in Florida :)
Love Light LensLove Light Lens
Jessica M.
K&R Photography was extremely prompt to answer any and all questions we had. We were a big party from Texas looking to capture graduation pics for my son, nephew, and 3 of their best friends. Kimberly and her husband were punctual, professional, and super down to earth making the photo shoot for 5 graduates a super easy, smooth, and memorable one! I would definitely recommend K&R to all my family and friends who are local and from out of town! Thanks again, K&R!
K&R Photography - Husband and Wife TeamK&R Photography - Husband and Wife Team
Kayley C.
Kim and Rick were absolute GEMS!! Their initial response time was literally minutes and they answered all million questions I had. I forgot all about booking the shoot as I got closer to my due date and they were still so quick to respond when I finally got my act together and officially booked them. They even responded on Thanksgiving Day and I was able to book my shoot for January. The day of the shoot they arrived early to our home to set up and were so courteous and flexible (working with a very awake hungry newborn is NOT easy). I was not really prepared with outfits and they provided all kinds of suggestions and used both their props and whatever we had available to us in our home (which turned out to be more than we realized). They took SO many amazing photos and provided us with absolutely beautiful photos of both the baby by herself and with my husband and I. They provided great direction and ideas for the photo shoot that I never would have thought of. I could not be more thrilled with our photos and will DEFINITELY be using them in the future for family photos. I highly recommend this AMAZING couple!!
K&R Photography - Husband and Wife TeamK&R Photography - Husband and Wife Team
Mel S.
Kylee was friendly and down to earth, she made us feel very comfortable and relaxed during our photo shoot session, she took the time to find out what poses we wanted and also gave us lots of good recommendations for other poses, she went above beyond to make sure we were satisfied with everything, which we were completely happy and thrilled to see her completed work. Kylee is a very talented photographer, her amazing creativity and clever use of natural lighting are such a wonderful combination that show through all her work. I would recommend her to all my family and friends!
Colfox Photography (FL)Colfox Photography (FL)
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