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I am really interested in getting some professional pictures taken but I started looking at the prices and nothing is under $600!! That is crazy! I think I paid $600 for my wedding pictures 6 years ago (in Michigan though...) Most of the ones I've found online are almost $1,000--I'm in Connecticut.
Are you going to get professional pictures?
If you have other kids, did you get it for them and did you think it was worth it?
I have my own DSLR camera, and I've been collecting pins on pintrest about newborn photography, so I'm actually going to try to do it myself. I'm really into photography and very independent, so I prefer to do it myself...even if it's not as amazing as a professional's would be!
I'm splurging on the maternity photos so prob won't be able to afford newborn photos. My cousin did our engagement photos, my sister did our wedding photos, and DH has a passion for photography as well so we'll prob just do them ourselves. We'll see though. I think it's worth it if it's in your budget, but I wouldn't stress other financial obligations to make it happen. There are definitely cheaper routes you can go that will still look nice.
My photography was only $350 and it includes newborn, 6 month, and 1 year sessions. I completely agree that $600 is a lot!!! Look on craigslist for people just getting started or maybe try getting references from people you know to see if you can find something more reasonable!
We are doing the same as Josie.
$350 which includes- maternity, newborn, 6 mo.. and 1 year + 25 free birth announcements. It took me a long time to find this lady but the research was worthwhile to find a good one in my price range. I agree- check craigslist!
With DS I bought the pictures that the company took at the hospital. Then our Christmas pictures were taken when DS was only 2 months old so between those two photo shoots I didn't have an official newborn session with a pro.
This time I'm planning to have newborn pictures taken. I want them mainly of just the baby but I'm hoping for one really great shot of both of my boys together I think we're only paying around $300 max though. I need to go back and look bc I honestly can't remember her pricing.
Could you try finding a local photographer who is just starting out? The pictures may not be as nice but they should be much more affordable. This is what DH and I are planning on doing. We have a friend who started her own business about a year ago and our baby will be her first newborn photoshoot, assuming no one else inquires about it in the next few months. I realize that we may be missing out on some of the cute props and such that the experienced photographers have but she is very talented and I know we will love our pictures! Plus, it is a nice way to help someone just starting out to build their portfolio.