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Salem Baby Photographers

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Patrick F Smith Photography
4.9
from 131 reviews
  • 17 years in business
  • 160 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Holly C.
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Patrick receives an 5 star rating from me for exceeding all of my expectations in the areas of customer service, quality of work offered, price, timeliness, and most importantly the finished product. Let me preface my review by stating that I have had extensive prior experience working with photographers in Portland over the years including my year as Mrs. Oregon. When I went to choose a photographer for my fifteen year old daughter's headshot, I had several top photographers in mind. After reviewing his work on his site and finding it to be comparable to the best photographers in PDX, I selected Patrick over the others who were more well known to me due in great part to his flexibility, responsiveness, and customer service skills. (sadly these skills are rarely seen among top notch photographers.) I took a risk with someone I wasn't as familiar with and was pleasantly surprised to have all my expectations exceeded. Let me explain. Personality/Skill....My daughter had no prior experience with posing other than school photos. Additionally, she was apprehensive about going into a studio to take her head shots. Patrick put her at ease, was able to coach her through the basics of posing, and even brought in his makeup artist to give her some tips. To see the quality of her posing improve so much so very quickly over the course of the single session was nothing short of amazing. Makeup/Hair..One thing I was looking for in a photographer was a skilled makeup/hair artist. Not really knowing what to expect, I hoped for the best. It isn't uncommon to get a cookie cutter makeup look for all clients from a makeup artist. I was extremely impressed with Ashley. To begin with she cared enough about her work to ask for photos in advance of my daughter as well as the look she was going for. The final result was nothing short of amazing. She was able to achieve two distinct looks that we provided with precision. She is a perfectionist. It is her personality, however, that was perfect for our needs. She is a young woman who relates to teens extremely well. She brought my daughter out of her shell and put her at ease. I highly recommend paying extra to use her to do your makeup. It was money well spent as she created the foundation of the look that Patrick was able to capture very artistically. Price/Value..The photos are stunning. I didn't want a senior portrait photo being marketed as a headshot. Patrick really knows the local industry and what they are looking for in the various niche markets. We have a great assortment of photos reasonably priced. In my opinion, a photographer who is very skilled will charge a reasonable photo session fee and then charge for each photo selected individually. Don't get sucked into packages as you may end up with only one or two good shots while paying for many mediocre ones. Patrick is confident enough that he will get enough great must have shots that you will love that he will end up making the same or more money from me than a photographer who mandates a package. He doesn't need to force clients into packages. I literally love dozens of the final photos. When all is said and done, I will have paid less than I would have for a package with no assurance of quality. Customer Service..In the end the customer service is the most important part. Patrick was responsive to my initial inquiry and all follow up questions. The proofs were done remarkably fast. I will be scheduling a follow up session to pay for my final selections. He so cared about my daughter's experience, however, that he let her have a few of her favorite shots right away. That is something you would never see from a large photo studio. In short, you can't go wrong with Patrick.

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Steady State Studios
4.9
from 97 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 162 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Christine P.
Verified review

It was great working with the photographers. We were just supposed to have one photographer, but we ended up with two, so more photos! It was an outdoor wedding and the weather didn't fully cooperate; the photographers did a good job working with the elements and caught some nice moments.

  • 4 years in business
  • 96 hires on Thumbtack
Victoria P.
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I've had the privilege of working with Jerrad on several occasions, including family photo sessions and photographing my son's newborn photos. Jerrad is very professional and helps make what could be a stressful day very enjoyable. He takes the time to make each session personal and unique to what we envision, and didn't stop until we got the shots we wanted. He also helped us find other creative ways to capture moments that we couldn't see. He has a great eye for candids and we are so thrilled with the outcome. We will definitely be using him in the future and would recommend him to anyone looking to make lasting memories!

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  • 5 years in business
  • 40 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Holly D.
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It was a pleasure working with Kelvin on my daughter's senior pictures. He is very easy-going and was able to curb her initial panic and get here to enjoy herself. The photos turned our beautiful - so hard to choose my favorite. I would definitely recommend him to anyone needing a great photographer. My daughter says that Kelvin "is nice and fun to work with. He had some great ideas and the pics came out amazing."

Yvette Leizorek Photography
5.0
from 30 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 48 hires on Thumbtack
Alena E.
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Yvette was such a pleasure to work with for newborn photos. She was able to accommodate my schedule and come to my home for the comfort of my daughter. She came with several cute ideas of how to pose my daughter and props that we could use, while also incorporating the props/outfits I wanted and any ideas I had. Yvette was very understanding of the challenges with a newborn and was willing to spend extra time to ensure I got all the shots I wanted. I am so happy with the photos and will definitely be contacting her again with other photography needs.

KISPIX LLC
5.0
from 30 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 49 hires on Thumbtack
Chris G.
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Juan was great to work with. We had a small courthouse wedding with a five minute ceremony, but we wanted to get dressed up and a professional photographer anyway. We had a limited budget, and other photographers came in with lower offers, but we felt more comfortable that Juan would help us with great photographs that we could share with all of the friends and family that couldn't be at the actual ceremony. Juan was on time, excited for us while also being professional, and was able to cater to special requests. Even though we were a small wedding, we felt that Juan gave us the same attention as if we were throwing a huge bash, and we were thrilled with the quality of the photos and the timeliness of his delivery.

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Stefani Rose Photography
5.0
from 30 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 60 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Lorena J.
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Stefani does an amazing job of capturing those precious moments! She did baby pics and my wedding! I loved all the pictures and can share my special wedding day with others who couldn't attend by sharing my pictures. She tailors all the pictures to what is important to you.

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Venia Photography
5.0
from 29 reviews
  • 37 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Allyah C.
Verified review

Took photos for mothers day at the beach! she came to me! Very kind and engaging with my younger siblings, the photos are outstanding! My mother loves them so much, I would recommend her to everyone I know!

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Rip City Photography
5.0
from 22 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 26 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Angela P.
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We have hired Chris on 4 different occasions to take photographs of rental properties that we were selling. The photos were used for our promotional sales flyers, lawn signs and MLS listings and in every case he did an excellent job of capturing each home's personality and showcasing each home's best features and selling points. The photos were crisp, clear, well lit and beautifully composed. His expertise with his wide angle lens provided excellent coverage of even the smallest and most cramped rooms with absolutely none of the distortion that many less professional real estate photographs seem to suffer from. Chris was very personable, easy to work with, and able to meet our scheduling needs for each and every shoot. His prices are more than reasonable, his turnaround time was extremely fast and we could not be more pleased with his services. We would highly recommend him to anyone that needs the services of a professional real estate photographer - you only get one chance to make a good impression with a potential buyer and he will make sure your home is able to put it's best foot forward!

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New World Industries
5.0
from 18 reviews
  • 19 years in business
  • 29 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Chelsy R.
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Adam was wonderful to work with. He helped to put our staff at ease and captured some very professional images. He even offered to come and re-shoot any that we needed without charging us extra. The images are exactly what we were looking for. He is both prompt and extremely reasonable. I would recommend him to anyone looking for an experienced photographer. We will be using him going forward.

Reimche-Vu Photography
4.4
from 21 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 23 hires on Thumbtack
Marva G.
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Photographer was so friendly

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  • 21 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Jocelyn B.
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I hired Jenn to do my maternity pictures. She was so warm and we felt so comfortable with her, like we’d been friends for years. We had a great time and I would definitely book her again. When I got the pictures back I was amazed at the quality of the work! She did an amazing job and is a wonderful photographer.

  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
Debbie G.
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I hired Emilee to photograph my children. I was very impressed with her patience and determination in achieving our desired results. She treated my family with respect and provided an exceptional product. I would not hesitate in hiring her for my future projects.

  • 7 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Amanda M.
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Rachel is wonderful to work with and is excellent with our young son. She's taken an array of photos for my family and we are always thrilled with the images she captures!! From maternity photos to newborn to family shots, even yoga poses, Rachel does a phenomenal job showcasing my family. We love working with Rachel!

KWP Studio
4.9
from 11 reviews
  • 28 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Steven C.
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I have worked with many professional photographers over the years and Kerry is not only the most talented, but he is also just a really nice person and super easy to work with. He is an absolute perfectionist without being stuffy. Although he is full of great ideas, he was also very attentive and patient while i explained to him what i wanted. I would highly recommend Kerry to anybody who wants to have a high quality photographer at a very reasonable price for what you get.

Mary Berrien Photography
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Erika O.
Verified review

Mary has done a phenomenal job capturing many moments for our family. She has done our engagement photos, both pregnancy photos, 1st birthday shots, and family photos. She really excels at capturing natural, candid moments rather than posed shots. She is quick when working with toddlers that are in constant motion. We are privileged to have her photography documenting special moments as our family grows, and thoroughly enjoy her work!

Shuttergram Portraits
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Jocelyn T.
Verified review

Sarah Haimes has truly been a dream to work with. I started booking her travel dates and can't be even more thankful for having her be the one to document very precious moments of my life. She is primarily a wedding photographer, but OMG you know it's talent that no matter the time of day, or the location, or the genre of portraiture. Because Shuttergram Photography PREFORMS. That is the true beauty of working with a professional! Shuttergram Photography stands out from other photographers in the industry because of her unique eye and artistic approach to all sessions. She has strong work with single subjects all the way to group photos for families or wedding portraits. But what really gets me is her artistic editing and knowing how to highlight your best features that make you feel like a million bucks. I'm a proud client and supporter of Shuttergram Photography. And I've been contemplating on a vow renewal just so I can get wedding portraits with her artistic vision!

Dana Dyer Photography
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Rebecca A.
Verified review

Dana is one of the best photographers I have ever worked with. She has a unique perspective which has given me the most beautiful and creative pictures I have ever had taken

Forever Design Photography
4.8
from 10 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
Ashley R.
Verified review

We did maternity pictures with Cherie and will be doing family pictures in a few months. Cherie is awesome and does great work!

Dream Captured Images
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 2 years in business
Marissa Riehl
Verified review

Daniel is an amazing photographer! He did the engagement photos for my fianc and I and they turned out more incredible then we could possibly imagine. I was able to show him what posses we wanted to really do and he made that happen. He really cares and loves what he does.. and that is who you want to do the photos that you will be able to look back on and remember your special day. We love our photos and we cant wait for you to capture our special day.

  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Mary B.
Verified review

The photographer was very good handling my infant grandson. She was very in tune to his needs. The pictures she captured were wonderful. I have to say that they brought a tear to my eye when I first reviewed them. The pictures of the new family together were very good also. She was able to capture many poses of the baby by how fast she was taking the photographs. Many of them are amazing. I would highly recommend Dainty Daffodils to all.

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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