We are paying $275 for session fee then $200 deposit to go towards purchase of digitals/prints. Cheapest package that includes any digitals is like $800 (after session fee). This is a session in our home (which I wanted) with who I think is the best photographer in town.
The lady I’m personally using is $900 and that’s 20 images with two small prints.
I charge $300 for a session with 10 images on disc. The average newborn session will be about 2-3 hours, then you have to consider editing.
I was wondering how much you gals were intending to spend on your newborn photography. The place I found near me that I really like is $250 for the session and than you can buy digital release after that and for 25 photos it’s another 350 or 10 photos for 200. All in all the cost for the whole thing will be between $450-600.
That sounds a little high, but not horrible….I don’t plan to do them “professionally”. I have an off the side amatuer photography business & will do my own. They wont be perfect but i will be able to afford diapers and formula that way…..lol.
My hospital has a professional photographer that comes to the rooms and does it there. I want to say it was no more than $200 and was perfect. They have a few props and we bring an outfit or 2 for the pics.. It was perfect! We did that with our daughter and will do the same this time around too!
It really depends on experience, style and quality of image.
$250 My photographer charges and she gives me all the digital images one 16×20 and six 8×10
It’s ludicrous.. we just bought an amazing camera instead (I looove photography) and read up on how to take our own.. we truly don’t need “crazy poses” shots and we’ll have the camera forever for future pics.. if you do this, just be sure you read up on how to do it, read lots, because many poses use a spotter to hold baby in a position then photoshop to remove the spotter.. you don’t want to injure your baby trying to make a pose that’s not real/ natural!
I asked a bunch of moms I worked with if they thought it was worth it one mom said she did it for her first and not her second and regretted it. Not sure if that helps
Paying 1100 for session and 25 digitals. You definitely get what you pay for!
We are paying $225 for the session and copyright/cd of 20 images we can print anywhere as much as we want! It really depends on the person and if it’s their profession/etc. We love our photographer, but it’s just a side job for her so she doesn’t charge as much as some of the others in the area where it’s a full time job.
Were paying 400 very normal pricing.. People want all these Pinterest pictures but don’t want to pay photographers don’t just point and shoot!! With my first the session was 6 hours bc he would not fall asleep so glad we had a family friend do them no telling what the cost would have been lol
That sounds about right for New England. Not sure where you are.
I’m in Ontario and paying $400 for our session. This will include about 30 digital photographs and about 3 hours of time.
I think it’s relatively normal to pay that amount and totally worth it in my opinion.
I thought it was ridiculous how much i found out it was. A girl posted on a Facebook yard sale page in my area. This is My 3rd baby but first girl so I figured why not. I almost went into labor when i saw how much. $350! Well then I started shopping around ansbshe was the cheapest I could find locally. My mother suggested i look into some girls where she’s at. I found a girl I went to school with that charged only $200. I’m obviously going with her. I’ll drive the 2 hours with 3 kids For it. Plus we can spend some time with my parents.
Thanks for all your inputs! I researched around my area and two hours away, she is the best photographer that I liked and happens to be close to my home and not too far off from other photographer prices. You get what you pay for I guess so I am staying with her and super excited for when my baby girl arrives.
Ours is $525 for a 3-4 hour studio session with 60-70 images and 25 high quality birth announcement cards.
We are paying $450 for the “Baby Plan” which is newborn, 3 month, 6 month, 9 month and a year. You get a cd after each session with the rights and then a 50 page picture book after the year with all the different pictures in it. I thought that was expensive, you all are making me feel better!
I’ve looked into birth photography–that’s expensive!!!!! Yikes