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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.

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.

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 Vinings family photographers
Renita R.
Leonard was amazing and made our family photo session fun for the whole family!
LKP StudioLKP Studio
Michelle H.
Awesome experience. He is now our new family photographer.
ZayRuss PhotoZayRuss Photo
Matthew L.
She was absolutely fantastic! Anyone looking to do family photos should not hesitate to hire Elizabeth.
Elizabeth Stephenson PhotographyElizabeth Stephenson Photography
Vonda S.
My experience with Horizon Photography was by far the best photos ever taken of my family... I would recommend them to anyone looking for an affordable & professional finished product
Horizon PhotographyHorizon Photography
Ashley S.
Reja was great to work with. We wanted some outdoor fall family photos and they came out beautifully.
R S E PhotographyR S E Photography
Shaketa C.
We absolutely loved our family photos. We definitely will be booking another shoot in the near future.
Thumbtack Customer
I hired Jen to take portraits of us and our newborn baby right before we left the hospital. My family and I love her photos. Jen gives great value for your money, very friendly, and professional. Her price is great too. This was the second time she took photos of me and the family. Thanks again Jen.
Gysel A.
My family and I had a great experience with Eric. He is very pleasant to work with and does great work. Definitely someone I will choose again to do my family photos. Thank you so much 😊
Jessica L.
Frank was wonderful! My family and I were traveling to Georgia from out of town and we only had one day to have our family photos taken. He traveled to us and was absolutely spot on of the outdoor location we were considering. He made everything easy, made us feel very comfortable and we really enjoyed the experience. Oh yeah and to no surprise...our photos came out amazing and we have wonderful photos to remember our trip!
Frank Zayas PhotographyFrank Zayas Photography
Thumbtack Customer
My wife and I hired Lisa for a special photo shoot to announce the newest addition to our family. She recommended a great location and went above and beyond what we were expecting. The photos turned out great! -The Lazareks
L.M. Pane Photography LLCL.M. Pane Photography LLC
Paige S.
My family and I had a great experience working with A.S. Studios! We’re a family of five and even with my toddlers feeling playful at times he was so great with the kids helping them to pose and look at the camera. He was also very professional and maintained social distance and had a mask on the entire shoot. The edited photos can back promptly and we loved them! We will definitely try to book with him in the future and have already told our family and friends about his photography services.
A.S. Photo StudioA.S. Photo Studio
Kelli Y.
Aiva is a fantastic photographer with top notch photography skills. She treated us with the utmost respect and was very professional and accommodating. Our photos for our first family photoshoot came out gorgeous and she really went above and beyond to work with us and our 1 year old for her first shoot. We will be using Aiva again and will recommend her to as many people as we know.
AGpicture by Aiva GenysAGpicture by Aiva Genys
Christy K.
Charles is great at taking pictures! Very professional! It was a last min thing for me and he seen me the same day for my maternity photos. Definitely will be returning after the baby is born for a family portrait.
A.S. Photo StudioA.S. Photo Studio
Naketa G.
Charles was great with me and my family for our holiday photo shoot. He was able to get my toddler and baby to smile and pose for pics which is usually a feat in itself. Thank you Charles for this.
A.S. Photo StudioA.S. Photo Studio
Lena S.
Chris did a great job facilitating our family photos. I had a lot of different poses and ideas and he went along with exactly what we wanted. Pictures were timely and great quality.
Montyangelo ProductionsMontyangelo Productions
George W.
Dévon is the most professional and so hard working. My family’s glad we chose him to take our first official family shoot. He is now MY photographer! We love our pictures!
Devision PhotosDevision Photos
Ally A.
I am at a loss of words for how great this turned out! My family is so pleased, and if it wasn’t for them being speechless they wouldn’t shut up about it. I will only be using this photographer in the future, and I highly recommend.
Wolfhart  PhotographyWolfhart Photography
Terrence B.
Val created literally the most amazing experience ever for my friend's 40th birthday. Val was professional, made us feel totally welcome at her studio, and took the best photos I've seen. I STRONGLY recommend working with Val on any photos you need and cannot wait to send friends/family her way. Thanks for an amazing experience!
DVus PhotographyDVus Photography
Vincilia F.
Tata was great at selecting a great photo shoot venue and we got some excellent pictures. It was a large family group photo session. She was especially great with getting some amazing pictures on littlest ones (2 and 7 year old). She was super easy going, understood what we wanted and made it a comfortable and fun experience. Highly recommend!
Tatacurly PhotographyTatacurly Photography
Tabitha R.
Lance was a pleasure to work with. My husband and I are beyond happy with our 10 wedding anniversary photos. We plan to book LDV for our upcoming family photos too!!! Book LDV, you won’t be disappointed. He was punctual and made us extremely comfortable the entire shoot. He got to know us so that he could capture “US”.
LDV CompanyLDV Company
Thumbtack Customer
Mikhaela was wonderful. She was very professional yet perfectly laid back, especially working with my crazy family. She had a great eye for visualizing the perfect shot in not so perfect conditions. The photos were amazing and she was very flexible. Mucho Recommendo!
Mikhaela Slavik PhotoMikhaela Slavik Photo
Diane S.
Eric is personable, punctual and a consummate professional. My family and friends enjoyed working with Eric as our Photographer for our 50th Anniversary Vow Renewal Celebration. He also exudes joy and patience, and it’s infectious. I recommend him highly as a gifted photographer. Thank you Mr. Eric Flemings Portraits. May God bless your continued good works. Mr. and Mrs. Curtis E. Spruill
Claire J.
When our photographer had to cancel on us, I needed to find a backup fast. I checked Thumbtack and Charles Anderson's A.S. Photo Studio came up based on the criteria I entered. He responded almost immediately to my inquiry and we spoke by phone shortly thereafter. His communication and professionalism were great. He was early to the appointment, waited for us to make some adjustments (ironing a teenagers shirt!), and then we got right down to taking photos. He had an easy demeanor, good sense of humor, and was able to capture tons of photos in the time allotted. Our objective was family photos as a surprise gift for my mother's 80th birthday. I know she is going to be thrilled when we present her with some of the favorite shots we chose!
A.S. Photo StudioA.S. Photo Studio
Jessica S.
Kevin was such a hidden gem! Our family needed a last minute photographer to do a holiday photoshoot at home. Kevin was very communicative and responsive from the beginning. We had a 3 month old (whose wake time is still short 1hr-1.5hrs) and he was so accommodating with her schedule and needs. He was great to work with and he was so good with our baby! He immediately felt like a friend of ours. Aside from his personality and professionalism his work is superb. We love all the photos he took and we definitely will be reaching out to him again for future family photoshoots!! Thank you Kevin!
The Simple TheoryThe Simple Theory
Terri-Lynn P.
First and foremost, I'd like to state that there truly are no words for how amazing Linda is!! She is such a kind, patient, and down-to-earth person who is a pleasure to work with. She is exactly the type of photographer you want to have on any momentous occasion or special day. Booking with Linda starts with having a conversation before hand regarding the type of event, where you would like the photographs to happen and a little insight into your personality. My family and I chose Piedmont Park to get my medical school graduation pictures done and we have never been very comfortable with coming up with the unique poses required for professional pictures. Linda was so patient and made us feel so comfortable. She had so many creative ideas and poses for us that made for a mixture of beautiful and sillyy photos that my family and I will cherish for years. She edited and processed my pictures within a few days (Ive waited weeks to receive professional photos from other photographers in the past so Linda's turn around time is incredible)!!! She gave me full access to them by making a Shutterfly account and sending the link to my email. This account allowed me to purchase pictures through Shutterfly or download them onto my computer so I could choose my own picture developing company. She truly loves what she does and it is reflected in her passion for the art of photography and the quality of work she produces. She is professional and easy going which are some of the best qualities you want in your photographer, particularly on stressful days. Thank you Linda for taking such beautiful photos that I am so proud to put on display in my home and show my family and friends via social media! I highly recommend anyone and everyone to book Linda/LC Photography for their special event or occasion. You will not be disappointed!! Ive attached just a small fraction of the beautiful photos she took as proof!
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