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Waukegan Baby Portrait Photographers

Browse these baby portrait photographers with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Waukegan.

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The Still Life Photography
4.9
from 121 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 258 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Fareeha B.
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I chose The Still Life Photography to photograph my wedding ceremony and reception and was so glad I did! It was a pleasure working with Nicole because she was very accommodating and took the time to learn about the various traditions surrounding my Islamic Wedding Ceremony. I sent Nicole a whole folder of photo ideas that I wanted and she made it a priority to make sure I was content with all the shots taken on the day of! She also took it upon herself to incorporate her own artistic style into the photos. I was initially drawn to her and Jay's candid, "captured in the moment" photos on the website and I can't wait to see the final edited photos. I was very impressed with her professionalism and enthusiasm and would definitely recommend The Still Life Photography.

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JZ Studio
4.9
from 102 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 162 hires on Thumbtack
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Kaveeta P.
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My experience with JZ studio was absolutely fantastic! I did a family shoot that included a newborn baby and the photographer was more than patient with us to get the photos we wanted. The pictures turned out absolutely amazing. I will definitely be working with JZ studio in the future for all my family pictures!

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Carrie Leah Photography
5.0
from 97 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 156 hires on Thumbtack
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Jasmine H.
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A+++++ carrie was AWESOME. I didn't feel any stress and the pictures came out AMAZING. all the guests loved her and loved how every single picture :) if I needed a photographer in the future I would definitely go to her, and would for sure recommend her to any friends/family!

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Bourelle Photography
4.9
from 99 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 168 hires on Thumbtack
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Tom L.
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We hired Steven (Bourelle Photography) for a family photo session and we couldn't be any more pleased. The shoot location was Rollins Savanna, in volatile and continually changing outdoor conditions (wind, challenging lighting, clouds, pedestrian obstructions) Steven took advantage of every possible moment and situation. The way Steven worked with us, his creativity, patience and super-fun personality was so refreshing and it shines-through in his craft (photos). The superior-quality of the final product Steven produced was simply outstanding. The fact that he got two, not so excited, teenage boys to participate and actually smile is a testament to how well he managed the entire shoot. With all that goes into planning and actually taking family photos, it should have been a real chore. To the contrary, it was a first-class experience. We highly recommend Steve and Bourelle Photography.

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Martika Photography, LLC
4.9
from 74 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 127 hires on Thumbtack
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Deb V.
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Martka took our family portrait and our son's senior pictures. She knows her stuff and loves what she does. Martika thinks artistically and will come up with some great locations for your shoot. She takes her time and will give you many great photos to choose from.

Jack Soltysik
4.9
from 72 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 85 hires on Thumbtack
Gina R.
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We had our family portraits taken by Jack in Central Park and we had an awesome experience with him. We have a 2.5 year old and a 9 month old baby and they weren't the always cooperative during the shoot, but Jack was super professional and patient with our kids. He suggested great spots for our photos to be taken and they came out great. He also suggested poses for us, which was helpful as we have no idea what we look like on the other side! We really enjoyed our experience and would highly recommend him to others.

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Kimia Emami
4.9
from 71 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 104 hires on Thumbtack
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Nathlyn B.
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Kimia was wonderful! My family photo shoot was very last minute but I contacted Kimia and she was very flexible and accommodating. The photo shoot was fun and she welcomed our input. She is just a delightful young lady and we were very pleased with the finished photos.

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Mike Sansone Photography
5.0
from 64 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 111 hires on Thumbtack
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Melissa B.
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Mike Sansone provided easy portraiture that captured the personality of our firm and the subject. I highly recommend Mike Sansone Photography for your next portrait session.

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  • 95 hires on Thumbtack
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Julia M.
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Wonderful photographer! Very patient with children. By far the best pictures I have ever had taken of my girls. She has creative ideas and we never felt rushed. I can't wait to have my prints up in my house!! Will definitely use Nicole Fields Photography again!!

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Geral oris
4.9
from 58 reviews
  • 95 hires on Thumbtack
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TOPE F.
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After meeting with several photographers, she was the ONLY one my wife and i liked. Her professionalism is unlike any other - prompt with responses, super creative and pictures came on time.Geraldine has one of the biggest hearts of anyone I have ever met, and I was absolutely honored to have her play such an important role in my wedding. I can't recommend her enough.

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Kilroy Dunne Photography
5.0
from 53 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 129 hires on Thumbtack
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Laura A.
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Kristine took headshots for my daughter for an upcoming theater audition at her college. I couldn't have asked for more beautiful or professional photos. She took a variety of poses and expressions in front of real backgrounds and really brought out the personality of my child. Kristine has also been the eighth-grade portrait photographer at my children's school for a number of years. The children look like angels in her pictures. Her portraits of my oldest two children are treasured by my kids. You can't go wrong with Kristine. She is the best!

Sally Blood Photo
4.8
from 46 reviews
  • 61 hires on Thumbtack
Michael A.
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Very professional and excellent results - the subjects in our group were very pleases with their portrait photos! Would use again and recommend to all in need of professional head shots.

  • 9 years in business
  • 81 hires on Thumbtack
Jazmin G.
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Robert did a wonderful job with the family portrait. The pictures turned out better than I expected! My only regret is not bringing my dogs with to include them in the picture. Maybe next time!

Ekaterina
4.9
from 34 reviews
  • 30 hires on Thumbtack
Silvia G.
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This was the best photographer we’ve ever had. The photo quality and the price was great! We will be booking her for all our photography needs.

Snappybytes
4.7
from 31 reviews
  • 41 hires on Thumbtack
Steve S.
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Could not have had a better experience with a photographer. Harry was responsive to my initial requests, was punctual, took candid and nice quality photos of our events (trust me, this is not always the case, even with professional photographers!), he sent me the pics quickly, and top of all that, he generously donated to our cause!

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Retiro Photography
5.0
from 28 reviews
  • 32 hires on Thumbtack
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Kelsi D.
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Mark was an amazing photographer. We booked him for our engagement photos, and we had such a great time with him and are extremely impressed with the photos he has sent us. He had an amazingly fast turnaround time for some sample photos with just a 2 day wait from our shoot. For the rest of the photos it only took him a couple of weeks! His work with lighting was spectacular, and he really made my fiancé and I enjoy the whole experience. We would highly recommend him to anyone wanting any photos taken, whether engagement, wedding, or even just portraits.

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BirdyFinn
5.0
from 21 reviews
  • 15 years in business
  • 26 hires on Thumbtack
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Emily T.
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The experience with Chris was fantastic! Not only is he a consummate professional, but he made the experience so fun, easy and positive. Unlike most family photographers, there was nothing staged. He just let us play and talk, and captured the most magical moments of our family being ourselves. I would highly recommend him to any family who is tired of standing by a picket fence or in front of a backdrop for their family photos. It is truly a unique end product that you will treasure!

Chicago Portraits
4.9
from 20 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 20 hires on Thumbtack
Kalpana S.
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We hired Chicago Portraits for our wedding and we are so happy that we did! They were very responsive to our needs for multiple events and communicated with us every step of the way. We had Bharani as our photographer, who was eager to understand our vision. We first had a phone conversation to see if Chicago Portraits would fit our needs and once we decided to move forward, Bharani made himself available to meet in person prior to any photo shoot to go over the details. He was very flexible and accommodating to our schedules. Also, we aren't the most comfortable couple in front of the camera, but the photographers put us at ease and even offered suggestions for poses. They were very patient to capture the best photos possible. We're extremely pleased with the results. We intend to hire them again for future events and would highly recommend them to anyone else!

Alyson Marie Photography
4.8
from 10 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
Sara B.
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Alyson was great at helping me figure out thr best outdoor location for our family photos and was perfectly willing to travel near where i live. Once we met her at location, she arrived early and was very nice and approachable. She made our family feel very comfortable during the photo session and brought some photo examples and suggestions, which turned out to be exactly something i would have chosen. She will be sending me the photos in a few days, but she gave me a sneak peak from her camera and they turned out better than what i wpuld have imagined. I would certainly use Alyson Marie photography for my future photograph needs.

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La Vita Photography
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
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Rajat N.
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We recently did our family photography with Vita and had a very positive experience. Vita took the time to understand our requirements and gave really good suggestions and ideas. In fact, of all the photographers we talked to, Vita was the only one who talked about the comfort of our 4 month old baby in the photography session. The photography session was very relaxed and Vita connected well with the family, which really helped. The final pictures look great and I would definitely work with Vita again.

Markham Jenkins Images
4.4
from 7 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Alex R.
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Markham is thee best photographer that I had ever met!! Every thing was perfect! The portrait came out better than I expected

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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