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San Marcos Birth Photographers

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  • 10 years in business
  • 290 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Christopher U.
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I normally am a terrible subject for photographers, I just never like my pictures. Pablo was very nice at making me comfortable throughout the process and that was appreciated. I would recommend him highly. In this case I didn't hate all the pictures like I usually do, in fact some were very nice. Thanks Pablo!!

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Wild Rose Photo Studio
4.8
from 81 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 135 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Lo M.
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Andrea Reesing is an AMAZING photographer with the ability to make anyone and anything look amazing. When shooting with her, I felt completely comfortable and she brought out the best in me!! I got my photos within 24 hours, which I can't say that most photographers do. She has a love for photography that most creative people don't. I will definitely be booking her again!!!!

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John Huang Photography
5.0
from 78 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 145 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Anne G.
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I've hired 20 photographers for event photography in the past 3 months. I've paid anywhere between $700 to $300 for 3 hours of photography. JOHN is absolutely the most professional, talented, and easy to work with person I've yet to work with via Thumbtack. Some have sent me 800+ photos and I can't even upload them or even look at them because they didn't even take the time delete all the bad ones. John did. John made it easy to download the photos and I got them NEXT DAY. Also something others haven't been able to do (not required, but awesome!). I can't tell you how wonderful it is to work with someone who thinks of the customer. I've dealt with some attitude for this very easy job - and John is by far one of the best to work with and one of the most affordable. Thanks for the memories, John! (p.s. I swear I don't know him personally...I'm just impressed!)

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Time and Place Photography
5.0
from 57 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 83 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Maya E.
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Mindi is an amazing person & photographer! She editted the pictures so great. She recommended great poses for us to do since it was our first time taking pictures. She is very flexible with time and location, btw her location preferences are amazing. Her prices were very reasonable as well and fit my budget. Will definitely call her again if I need my pictures taken again!

Doc List Photography
4.8
from 45 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 69 hires on Thumbtack
Phoenix C.
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Doc is one of the most professional photographers I have ever encountered. Not very often do you get a great artist and a great individual in one person. I leap at the chance to do photo shoots with Doc

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Mary Arcuni Photography
5.0
from 43 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 62 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Cathy S.
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Mary was great to work with. 1) She always responded to emails and phone calls quickly. 2) She was flexible with our schedule for the bridal portraits (my daughter lives out of town) and got them back quickly so we could have a print to display at the wedding. She had no problem with the wedding being at our church and the reception at another location. 3) I LOVE her pictures. One thing that impressed me on her web-page was the indoor shots - many photographers have lots of outdoor shots but few indoor ones. The wedding and reception were both inside (it was July!) and she did a great job. She was very discreet and managed to capture the beauty, sacredness, and joy of the day. Somehow she managed to convince my daughter and her husband to step outside for some quick (and wonderful) shots and then continued the magic indoors. 4) Compared to many other photographers, she has very reasonable rates. 5) She truly loves her job and her joy bubbles out to everyone around - it was more like she was an old friend rather than "just" a photographer. I will definitely contact Mary for other occasions!

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Photo by Mesh
5.0
from 40 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 39 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Yvonne H.
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Both talented and professional are a combination not easily found in a sea of photographers, but Mesh is a rare breed! He has an incredible eye and creates a comfortable environment for all your creative aspirations to come alive, his editing skills supersed your expectations every time and his turn around is prompt. I highly recommend booking a shoot asap no matter if it's portfolio, wedding or album art for musicians he can cover it all and you'll have a blast working with him!

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Errich Petersen Photography
5.0
from 33 reviews
  • 36 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Thumbtack Customer
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I did not actually have my photos taken by Errich (because a photographer friend was able to do it for less money), but he was very kind and gracious when I canceled and was willing to reduce his price quite a bit as well. I will definitely keep him in mind for next time if my friend is unavailable.

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Grey Bug Photography
5.0
from 31 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 30 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Shay D.
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Grey Bug, Abel and team are always my first go-to photographers. They go beyond just a booking call to really pre-plan and make sure they are setup to get great shots! I'll be having my own anniversary shots done w Grey Bug this year! says alot.

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Stephen Olker Photography
4.9
from 28 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 56 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Nathaly R.
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Stephen is a great photographer! My fiance and I did our engagement pictures with him and we are so happy with the result. He captured the best moments in perfect angles. Besides that, he was really flexible about our appointment. You know the weather is unpredictable in Texas and we had some freeze alerts. Because of that, we had to reschedule our appointment several times, and he was always really flexible. I highly recommend you to do engagment pictures with him!

Ryan Rose Photographer
4.7
from 29 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 36 hires on Thumbtack
Stacy S.
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Ryan did an amazing job photographing our event! 150 people, a very large awards program, dancing, great food and decor... She captured it all so beautifully! My best friend and my husband are both photographers and are my usual go-to's for the many charitable and social functions I put on but they were off duty that night. I was nervous that we wouldn't get the same quality and caring from a hired gun (so to speak). But myself and our group members were all so pleasantly surprised that Ryan got some amazing shots and in the challenging environment of a relatively low light hotel ballroom. Excellent job and highly recommended!

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Jarrah Marie Photography
4.9
from 26 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 75 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Stephani S.
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She is now my go to photographer for everything! She did our maternity and newborn photos and they turned out amazing. She makes you feel beautiful and like a friend is taking your pictures rather than a stranger you just hire. Her turn round time is amazing and I have never had to contact her about receiving my photos, as she gets them to you faster than promised. Highly recommend!

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Steve Byrd Studio
5.0
from 23 reviews
  • 39 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
David W.
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Simply a wonderful experience with a Steve — start to finish. Quality is first-rate, easy going manner and creative thinking on photo positions and outcomes are top-notch. I use a lot of photographers for our organization. One of the best experiences I had.

Top Pro
  • 17 years in business
  • 41 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Sam & Derema B.
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Alex did our Beach Wedding, and the experience was truly Amazing! His attention to detail and being able to capture every aspect was again Amazing! We have worked with a few photographers before but none of them matched Alex and his "Eye" for capturing the perfect moment with every shot! Definitely using him for our Vow Renewal at our 10 Year Anniversary.

Landers Photography
5.0
from 20 reviews
  • 23 years in business
  • 34 hires on Thumbtack
Julie C.
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One stop shopping was never better! We hired Jim Landers for our annual sales meeting in San Antonio. With 1300 people attending and several events going on that week, he was able to provide all the photographers we needed and even accommodated last minute requests for additional services. His prices are fair and his services/quality are top notch. I highly recommend using Jim and his wonderful staff. Thanks! --The CareFusion team

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Jodi Daniel Photography
5.0
from 15 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 26 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Rachel B.
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I adored working with Jodi! I hired her for my sister's wedding. She also did my sister's and my engagement photo shoots, as well as my sister's bridal portraits. She has an eye for detail and composition; her photos are stunning and the finished product looks like it belongs in a bridal magazine. She is a great value -- priced well below other photographers whose work does not measure up to hers. I will absolutely hire her for my wedding when we pick a date. In addition to her photography skills, she is professional, sweet, cheerful, and personable. Thank you, Jodi!

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Kevan Linton Photography
4.9
from 12 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Whitney B.
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I was stressed to the max trying to find a photographer for my wedding two months before the actual date and I went on Thumbtack as a last resort trying to find someone who would be willing to shoot my wedding within a reasonable price and as such late notice. Thankfully Kevin sent me a quote on here and he was really a dream to work with. He shot my engagement photos as well and he was very professional, caring, intuitive, and always making sure that the entire session was very relaxed and fun which made working with him a breeze. I would recommend him 10 times over as well as I had a special request to have him not use flash because of my epileptic sister and he was more than willing to make accommodations in the photo still came out just as wonderful so if you’re thinking about using him please do not hesitate!

Fine Art Memories
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
Prasanna B.
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Thanks Arfan and Diana for making my baby's birthday really memorable. You guys really went extra mile to wait for baby to get comfortable and capture subtle candid moments. We are thrilled to see some of the amazing shots you guys clicked. Diana thanks for making my baby laugh all the time and Big shout out for Arfan for clicking amazing photos when baby and we made you tired so much :) . You guys were really accommodative when we changed outfits and requested one more shot at the end after you packed your bags. Arfan & Diana, you are my first choice for any photography work in future. Thanks Guys

Ignacio Acosta Photography
4.9
from 7 reviews
  • 33 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Yeovil L.
Verified review

Very satisfied with the quality of the photos.He is very professional and easy to work with. Highly recommended!

Yussra Mahmoud Photography
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Sara A.
Verified review

Yussra was lovely! She really knows her stuff and directs you to the best possible angle! You can see how focused she can be and uses her surroundings to get some great shots! Out of all the photographers I have worked with, I enjoy her presence the best!

Mtalazia
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 4 years in business
Thomas K.
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Great guy, takes pictures for me and a friend all the time. Definitely our go to photographer.

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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