Looking for Awesome Affordable Photographer for Family Christmas Portraits

Updated on November 18, 2008
A.W. asks from Little Elm, TX
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i know it's getting to the last minute here, but time has just been flying by. i need to find a reputable yet relatively affordable (dont want to pay more than $300) photographer who will take multiple pics of me and my 5 month old twins and my parents, and my aunt's family for a nice holiday portrait or card maybe. i'd love someone who could include a cd of all the photo's. i'm trying to avoid stores like kiddie kandids, sears, etc, because of the timing issue... need someone who will take time to try to work with all of the children without being impatient. would love some outdoor shots as well. thanks in advance!

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A.H.

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Kat Green of Hearts Desire http://heartsdesire.smugmug.com/gallery/4173213.

Let her know that A. H sent ya.

A.

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M.O.

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This is one of my friends and we are getting our pictures done this coming weekend. Her prices are fantastic!

http://www.bella-photography.net/

S.J.

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You might try Johnita Salerno of Salerno Expressions.
She is very artistic and creative in trying to capture the feel of your family. Here is her link with some sample Holiday cards...

http://www.salernoexpressions.com/specials_fall08.htm

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S.S.

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Have you heard of Portrait Innovations? There is one by the Target at Tollway and Parker (I think) in Plano. They take a ton of pics, have many scenes, you can even do a wardrobe change and they were very reasonable and you get all your pics in an hour. They have done a fabulous job for us several times. Good luck!

K.M.

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Hi A.,

We had our family photos taken Saturday with Natalie Laustrup. You can check out her website at www.natalieannphotography. She does amazing work and has taken our family, and my daughters pictures since she was born (3 years ago) I have so many beautiful photos of my daughter, and expect the ones from Saturday to be equally beautiful! I saw her business rated on mamasource a few days ago, so you can check that out also.

The amazing part is she charges $175 and you own the CD, so you can print them or have them printed...or use them on holiday cards. Great value for what you get.

I HIGHLY RECOMMEND HER!

Her number is ###-###-####, and her e-mail address is [email protected]____.com

Good Luck! If you decide to use her tell her K. Moon sent ya! She might have a good laugh after Saturdays session where my daughter threw up all over herself the moment we arrived to take photos! What a good sport she and my daughter were to continue their shoot! She even carried my smelly sweetheart half the way to our outdoor location!

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G.G.

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A....I know you mentioned you didn't want Sears but the one in the Denton mall has a great photographer named Kellie. She is the manager. She is so good with kids and is very patient. I would not use the others that work there but she is awesome. They can do the CD as well. Only thing is you will not have outdoor shots, but as a short time frame and good quality she is excellent.

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T.M.

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A., we recently used Stephanie McLaughlin. She was great. We did some outdoor shots with my sister's family. We had 10 people in the photo with kids ranging from 20 months to 16. She was great. Very patient, FABULOUS prices too. The sitting fee was $30 and the photos themselves were very reasonable. We also had her do Custom Christmas Cards for us - which she had turned around in 4 days.

Here's her info:

Stephanie McLaughlin
www.mcpictures.com
p: ###-###-####

Tell her T. sent you.

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M.W.

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Hi A.. We have a friend who along with his wife has a photography business and I highly recommend them. They did Christmas portraits last year so they are most likely doing them again this year. They did ours and they turned out beautifully. They also took my bridal portraits and our wedding photos and I they are amazing! They are both super sweet and very patient and they love kids. In fact, I know they do quite a bit of sports team pictures. If you decide to go with them let them know that Amanda W. referred you to them. Their names are Rocky and Lauren and the name of their business is Tag Along Photography. Here is their web address:
www.tag-along.photography.photoreflect.com. Hope they work out for you.

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K.B.

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Hi A.. I use Johnita Salerno of Salerno Expressions. Visit her site and obtain contact information at
www.salernoexpressions.com or call ###-###-####.

She does my holiday cards every year and I always get great comments on them. She's extremely creative and has a wonderful eye for photos.

Best of luck

K.

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L.P.

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Hi A., I own Fairy Tale Photography and do family outdoor shots at some beautiful waterfalls every Christmas. I charge $250 and include the edited disc. You will also have a website to share with family and friends!
L. Parker
www.FairyTalePhotography.com

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B.A.

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Hi A., attached is a link to a very talented photographer. She is very good friends with my neighbor/friend.

http://www.elleparksphotography.com/

Just beautiful work..

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T.J.

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Hi A.,

I am a local photographer and I shoot on location using natural light. I have affordable prices and I do offer a CD. Feel free to visit my website at (www.TFJPhotography.com) and my blog (http://tfjphotography.com/blog/?p=59) for info on my holiday sessions. I also create custom Christmas cards.

There is still time for a holiday session, but the sooner you book the better.

Good Luck!
T.
TFJ Photography
ps ... I have a Mamasource Business review too. :)

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C.L.

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I am a photographer just starting out in the Carrollton area. I would be happy to take your pictures for the $300 limit you set, as long as you would be willing to sign a release to allow me to use the photographs for my portfolio.

Here's my website to give you an idea of my skill. Just email me through the website if I can help you!!

Chris
Teeny Bean Photography

R.B.

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Hi A.,

my name is Romina and I'm a photographer located in Downtown Plano. Here is my website http://www.rominabacci.com for more information. I usually shoot outdors in Downtown Plano, most of my portfolio images have been taken there. If you feel interested in my work, it could be something that fits your budget. Just let me know and feel free to ask me any questions or a Price List.

One of the packages I have is a CD w/print release with selected images of the session. Right now if booking a session before December 15th I'm giving a FREE CUSTOM DESIGNED 5x7 CHRISTMAS CARD IN A CD WITH SELECTED IMAGES OF YOUR SESSION. Just thought you might like to know ;)

Good Luck!

Romina Bacci @ The Portrait Session
www.rominabacci.com
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PS: you can also check some client reviews here:
http://www.mamasource.com/business/10348146100933754881/d...

http://www.merchantcircle.com/business/The.Portrait.Sessi...#

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S.E.

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A.,
You should really look at Clarine Smith Photography. She is honestly the best photographer I have ever worked with. Her photos are true pieces of art. For $200 you get a bunch of images on a CD and a photo release so that you can print as many pictures as you like. She also recommends a great professional photo printing website that does a great job printing your photos. She edits all of her photos and I am really not kidding when I say that they are works of art. She manages to get the most amazing shots and is extremely patient with fussy kids. My three year old just thought she was the greatest thing since sliced bread. She will shoot at a location of your choosing.

Here is her contact information:
###-###-####
12413 Ark Rd
Frisco, TX 75035
www.clarinesmith.com

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