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Godfrey Baby Portrait Photographers

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Photos By Phil
4.9
from 45 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 76 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Stella Z.
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I hired Phil for a bachelorette photo shoot for a total of 10 girls. The photo shoot was for my sister. All the girls had an awesome time with Phil! He was absolutely amazing. He had never ending pose ideas and was also completely willing to try out whatever poses my sister had in mind. Despite the 95+ degree weather, Phil was a trooper and even kept us in the shade throughout our entire photo shoot. I have yet to see the final products, but I am sure they will look great! I highly recommend Phil and would definitely hire him again if I ever need a photographer in the STL area. I'm not sure I could have asked for a better photographer for our photo shoot!

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  • 3 years in business
  • 72 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Jennifer S.
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I would say this is the most amazing photographer that I have ever worked with but she is more than that. She is the most amazing PERSON I have ever worked with on anything period! She is professional, courteous, and accommodating yet easy going and fun-loving! We hired her to do my daughter's senior pictures and I can't even begin to describe what an incredible experience it was. Not only did she do a fantastic job she did it at the last minute. The photographer that we originally hired cancelled 4 hours before the scheduled shoot. He was worried about the weather forecast. I knew it was a long shot to try and find someone else at the last minute but we had already put a lot of preparation into getting ready for the session. By that I mean we had already picked the outfits, done the hair and makeup and I had transformed the back of our SUV into a sort of fitting room. Since we were doing the shoot Downtown St Louis I knew my daughter would need a place to change clothes so I was prepared. Little did I know that Giovanna, even on such short notice, had us covered for any eventuality. She had her own little pop up dressing room, towels, umbrellas and just about anything else you can think of or would need. Again she did all of this with just a couple hours notice. Only later did I find out that she lives about an hour from the location we had chosen for the shoot so really she put it together in about an hour and she did it without hesitation. Needless to say I was extremely grateful for everything she was doing and I told her I couldn't believe what all she had done to make it happen for us. Her response was simply, "I like to make people happy." Now you know what I mean when I say she is the most amazing PERSON period! How many photographers would drop everything they were doing last minute on a Sunday afternoon, meet a strange client an hour away, and be more professional and prepared than any photographer you have ever worked with before......only GIOVANNA von NIDA PHOTOGRAPHY I guarantee it !!!

Jess Newbury Photography
4.8
from 34 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 71 hires on Thumbtack
Crystal M.
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Easy to get along with and took amazing photos. Thanks for making my day even more special! I'll be contacting for baby photos soon!

Focus St. Louis Photography
4.7
from 30 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 58 hires on Thumbtack
Marilyn B.
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After a great first experience with Karen's photography, I have asked her to do our family portraits annually for the past six years. Unlike previous photographers, within 4 days Karen gave me a disk with ALL THE PHOTOS. I like to decide which quirky look is typical and endearing on a child, something a photographer can't know. Since I got all the photos I had great fun playing with cropping them and choosing which to frame. She has done Senior Portraits, formal groups and my favorite are the very informal settings. I will call her again and again.

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MandAVisuals
5.0
from 19 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Maribel P.
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Amanda’s is an amazing photographer. I had my maternity pictures done with her and I couldn’t be happier.

Boom. Reactive. LLC
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Anastasia P.
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We were very happy to find Shaun and had amazing experience with him during the family photo session. We did a session with a newborn daughter and Shaun did great job: we essentially got combination of family and baby photo session. Great value! Shaun is a professional and he took our project seriously and several days before, he contacted me to ask about our preferences, poses we would like to have. We were amazed by his energy, creativity and attitude. He was really flexible and patient, as we had to make brakes to feed or change. Our photos came out really beautiful!!! And we got them on the next day after the photo session. We are relatively new in the area and didn't know good photographers; this experience was in contrast to our previous experience (we hired photographers twice in the past and both times, we were unhappy with results) and wish we would have known about Shaun earlier.

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Mark Schepker Photography
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Tom C.
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Mark has shot many photos for us, including portraits of our son and photos for our destination wedding and reception. He demonstrates a range from traditional to fine art, and anything in between. He has mastered the use of natural lighting to give his photos personality and presence. The quality of his work and attention to detail are second to none and the variety he is able to offer to clients from a single photo shoot is impressive. Mark’s “urban nature” fine art photography is also present in our home on a larger scale. From tabletop, to portraiture, to location photography, Mark is able to capture the true nature of his subjects in a distinctive and artistic way.

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Rick Miller Photography
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
NOUSHIN H.
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I have seen many photographers before.Actually, I am really picky with every single thing that I wanna do or buy, but, but, he is the one whom you can ly on him with no hassles.we had 3 hrs of fun and enjoyable photo-shooting with him and, I really happy for choosing him between other photographers .our photos are amazing and speechless.I really love ,love ,love.... my husband is a very uncomfortable guy with these kinds of stuff like photo-shooting, but at the end, he told me we should have more session in future and it was shocking for me :))definitely I and my husband will have more session in different seasons with him, as long as we live in St.Louis. I highly recommend him to any couples who looking for a punctual, professional, responsible photographer with a calm session, and amazing photos... :)

Inner Light Photography
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 12 years in business
Thumbtack Customer
Verified review

Donna is one hardworking photographer. Her shots are always well-researched and prepared. She is also super enthusiastic and passionate about her work

SA3 Studios
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 9 years in business
Meghan H.
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Steve did a wonderful job during our session. I was nervous and worried about my very wiggly kids not sitting still for ANY shots. Not only did he get their attention for some beautiful group shots, but he captured some of the "wiggly moments" which made me laugh. He captured my children's personalities beautifully and created unforgettable portraits we will treasure for a lifetime. I hope he is ready to see our family grow because I can tell you I'm never going back to a portrait studio!

Lyle Whitworth Photography
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
April G.
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WOW! I couldn't have imagined our photos being any more beautiful then they are!! Lyle Whitworth came to Washington, Missouri with his team and really outdid themselves! They captured the entire day perfectly!! From individual photos to whole group settings, capturing the light in different ways so that each person was in the perfect position. If you are in the market for a photographer, choose Lyle Whitworth Photography! You will be glad you did!!

Emily Anne Photography
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Christy K.
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Emily has taken maternity, newborn, 6-month baby, and fall photos of my family, and I could not be happier with the photos! I am continually impressed with her professionalism and ability to create beautiful shots no matter what the setting. Two of the sessions were on cloudy days, and one of them (newborn photos) I did not feel well enough to leave the house. This did not prevent her from capturing amazing shots of our family -- she knows what will look best in every setting and puts her clients at ease while she works. I am grateful for the way she has captured some precious moments for me, my husband, and my daughter!

Sara Davis Portraits
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 3 years in business
Christal L.
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Sara is a great photographer! She took the time to understand what we were looking for in professional headshots and she nailed it! Quality work and highly recommended!

Mike Sedlack Photography
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Michelle N.
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Mike is our first choice for family photos. He has very creative ideas to get the perfect shot. He's really good at capturing the moments inbetween poses as well. He is very patient and works well with children, even when our kids didn't want to cooperate- he was still able to capture their smiles. I would highly recommend him for any of your photography needs!!

Jay's Photography LLC
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 3 years in business
Tabitha C.
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Jason is a great photographer. My family pics turned out great! I cant wait for my next session. He is very reasonable on his pricing and really works with you to make sure your portraits turn out the way you want them! I would recommend him to anyone!

Theresa Hudson Photography
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 17 years in business
Natalie W.
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Theresa photographed my daughter's Bat Mitzvah Ceremony and luncheon party. She definitely went above and beyond in all aspects! She went and looked at the facilities before the event so she knew the layout and atmosphere and could be totally prepared the day of the event. She made sure she knew about the event and what was important to "capture." She took pictures before, during, and after the ceremony and caught all the important moments - even moments that we did not realize. She did a lot of extremely creative shots as well and thought ahead of how and what she wanted for our album. She took some additional outside shots and found a way to "fit' them in the album. She posted the pictures a couple days later and her website was extremely easy to use. The book she produced for us was beyond superb. Her layout techniques and creativity of the pictures was amazing. The picture quality and finish on the pictures was unbelievable. She was wonderful and easy to work with and was a true professional in all aspects. She created not only an amazing memory of this important event but keepsakes to last forever. My daughter and family loved her caring personality and how much she cared about the importance of this special day. All my friends and family that see the album can't say enough of the high quality and wonderful photos. She is an amazing photographer and extremely talented and really cares about what is important to the customer. I would highly recommend her to anyone.

MEDINA PORTRAITS
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Alyssia W.
Verified review

I had a great experience with Andrea! I walked in totally clueless, but she found a way that allowed me to feel totally comfortable. I had no idea how to pose for a picture. I've always felt incredibly awkward being photographed, but she has a great eye and knew exactly what poses would work with what lightening was availble. I had a great time. She's energetic and optimistic. With her help I have a new view on how I see myself and the world around me. I see things in a new light. This experience has given me the motivation to evolve into the kind of person I want to be. I never considered doing a professional photoshoot before I met her, but I'd recommend it to anyone. It shines a new light on the perspective of how you see yourself. I think you owe it to yourself to give it chance. Don't be afraid to take risks. When you're afraid, just take a deep breath. She's got your back, and I know you'll love the results!

Avant-Garde Photography
5.0
from 1 review
  • 6 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Candace W.
Verified review

This photographer is amazing! He knows how to living up and pick good scenery for shoots as well as makes each Photo shoot enjoyable! This photographer really knows how to get the look he is going for and advocating it to whoever lies in the portrait. I rate Avant-Grande photography a 5, because it is really professional and well developed.

Baskin Photographxs
5.0
from 1 review
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Kara G.
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Rene was amazing for maternity and newborn photos. She was understanding and helped us figure out what worked and what didn't. She also genuinely cared about our baby and if she was uncomfortable during any photos. I would highly recommend Rene for any type of photographs.

Lenox Images

New To Thumbtack

    About

    I'm a portrait photographer in the St. Charles and St. Louis Metropolitan area who is creating unique images to last a lifetime. Your senior pictures and every other portrait you have made, should be as unique as you are. I will get to know you and your personality, so that we can create images that you can be proud to both hang on your wall and post on your Facebook wall. We will come up with looks and locations, and we will incorporate props to create a work of art, with you as the focal point.

    Vavak Photography

    New To Thumbtack

      About

      We have been serving Missouri and Illinois with the best wedding and portrait photography services since 1977. Our studio has photographed over 3,000 weddings. What this means in two words are: Experience and value.

      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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