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Athens Baby and Child Photographer

Athens Baby and Child Photographer

I'm Heather Larkin. I'm a photographer in Athens Georgia specializing in vibrant and authentic photography for babies and children. I'm well known for being patient and calm and for being able to get amazing images of siblings together. My sessions are fun and timed to be short enough to not completely upset the baby or children being photographed! I have 17 years of experience photographing babies and kids so I know you'll be thrilled with your results.


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My Photography

As a former pre-school teacher, I can definitely under that children have many moods. I know how to maximize a child's shorter attention span and make the process fun for them while still getting amazing images that will show your child's personality beautifully. Take a look at my Baby and Child Portrait Gallery for more examples.

My style is colorful and fun. Vibrant photos are important to show off the real character of your children. I am known for being patient and waiting for a silly kid to calm a bit, or taking the time to get a shy child to open up. The true smiles and real expressions captured in my photography will show your baby or child as they are right then.

The location you choose can set the mood, so I have a whole list of my favorite places to take baby pictures. I make sure to find the best light and include the surrounding environmental area to make your photos stand out. I also have a small studio for indoor photos. I will help you with the baby and kid wardrobe or just pick everything for you, making it even easier. The resulting prints and albums will be treasured by your family for generations to come.

You don't have to take only my word for it either, you can see my testimonials page for kind words from people like you. If you have any questions you can contact me!

Athens Child Photographer

I've been doing portrait sessions for children of all ages in the Athens and Watkinsville area for 17+ years. I went to school for a degree in early childhood education and was a pre-school teacher for years before starting my photography studio, which means I have about 25 years of experience working with kids. I know all the potty humor that works to get real smiles, all the games to play to get true poses, and all the fun things to say to see your child's true personality. I get told time and time again that my clients love how calm and patient I am.

Siblings Together

Of course sisters and brothers can sometimes be more of a challenge than single kids. I have years of experience and lots of stupid games to play to get even siblings who don't like each other or are over being touched to pose together for photos. No matter how the photo session looks like it's going, I guarantee that I have at least one of all your kids together looking great and at least pretending to have fun. See the siblings gallery page for more photos!

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Athens Baby Photographer

Babies are a unique photography style all on their own! From newborn to sitting up and crawling, to finally walking and running away, each stage is different! 17+ years of experience in capturing all of those baby stages means that I can get you the cutest ever baby pictures you've been looking for. Little chubby toes and fingers, fat baby tights and cheeks, you want to remember it all.

Baby's First Year Photo Sessions

Capturing how fast your baby changes in the first year is crucial! That squishy newborn phase is gone in a few short weeks. They sit and then stand up and then walk in just a few months! It goes so quickly, and you'll want to remember every little thing.

Setting up the whole year so you have nothing to worry about is wonderful. I recommend that you do newborn baby, four months, eight months, and twelve months. Or three sessions with newborn photos, six months, and twelve months. Ask me about a special First Year multi-session package with a baby's first year album!

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Baby and Kid Portrait Outfit Help

Picking out the best clothes for your pictures is easy! Your baby will usually look good in just about everything, but how do you know what looks best in the photos? Or how to pair up siblings and outfits? Well that's where I help. I can build you a pinterest board with links and you just pick what you like and order it! See my baby and kid outfit ideas page for more if you want to do it yourself!

Baby and Child Photo Pricing

My prices are transparent and posted on my website for you to see at any time. I know that most moms want digital images from their photo sessions, but I also know what a pain it is for most people to do anything with that CD or USB drive full of pictures. For lots of people, they get it and it just sits in their drawer for years without being enjoyed. Too many clients tell me that they went to another photographer but they never printed the images they got. You'll get downloadable digital images from me, but also fully custom printed products as well, so you can really feel your photos. Turning the thick pages of a leather-bound album or standing in front of a beautifully framed wall print makes the portraits so much more real than scrolling through your tiny phone screen. See my Pricing Page for full information with pictures and videos of products.

Baby and Kid Portrait Frequently Asked Questions

  • Is your style posed or candid?
    • It's a bit of both! I definitely love the classic images of everyone looking at the camera, but I feel like the fun images show your family connection and love. Look at the Baby and Child Gallery for images.
  • Do we get our digital images?
    • Your session fee includes some digital images, depending on what package you pick. It also includes matted images or an album. See the Product Page to watch videos and see pictures of the amazing albums or prints you'll get.
  • My kids are a hot mess and I worry we won't get good photos!
    • I totally get it, really. I was a pre-school teacher for years before becoming a photographer, so I know how crazy they can be! I have 20 years experience with managing children, and I know you'll be thrilled when you see your images.
  • OMG what should they wear?
    • Don't freak out! Just pick two to three colors, and dress everyone in layers and shades of those colors. It's way easier to do in the fall than it is the summer because you have more layers to work with. See the babies and kids what to wear page for more help, or just ask me to plan your wardrobe for you.
  • Where do you do photo sessions?
  • What happens on our session day?
    • I usually show up about 15 minutes early if I've been there before, and earlier if I have never used the location. I will begin the session with asking your kids' names, then I will call them the wrong name... on purpose. :) It gets the kids laughing before we even start. Expect your session to have lots of laughs and silly questions. I always ask who the stinkiest person in the family is.. dads be prepared to be thrown under the bus! I play stupid games to get real smiles, and there are only tears if someone trips and falls.
  • How many images will we see?
    • You can expect to be shown 30-60 images. I show a few portraits in black and white as an artistic choice. You'll also see a pre-design of an album so that you don't have to guess at what your album would look like with your images. The images that I don't show you are pretty much cut for a reason, they're just not the best!
  • How long will it take us to get our images or albums?
    • After your session, it'll be about a week. I always provide a sneak peek of your photos within a week of your photo session. Around the end of that week, you'll be called back into my studio for your ordering appointment. After your ordering appointment, it takes about 2 weeks for prints to come in, and about 4 weeks for albums to come back. I'll let you now when everything is ready to be picked up, or I'll be mailing it to you if you're super far out of town.
  • What happens if it rains, or something else?
    • Not an issue. If it rains, we'll reschedule. Chances are that I've already been watching the weather a week in advance and I've already notified you that it might be raining. If it's anything over 50% chance of rain, we just pick another day. No biggie. If your child is sick or injured or you've had another family emergency, it's fine. We'll just pick another day!
  • How do I book a session with you?
    • Totally easy, you just fill out my contact form, and I'll be emailing with you right away! Once you've decided I'm the right photographer for you, we'll pick a date for your photos and I'll get you a booking form to fill out and pay for your session fee online. The session fee does not include prints or digital images, you'll purchase what you want an an ordering appointment with me later.

Baby and Child Portraits and Gifts

Prints and albums make perfect gifts for Christmas, Hanukkah, or Kwanzaa of course, but are also wonderful for Mother's Day, Father's day, Grandparent's day, and Valentine's day gifts. See my Pricing Page for full information with pictures and videos of products.

Athens Photo Locations

I've been a photographer in Athens and Watkinsville for 15 years, so I have had plenty of time to figure out where the best spots are. I know what looks best in the background of your portraits, where and at what angle the best light is, and what areas look best with your wardrobe. From formal to wild, a field of green grass to flowers, I will match your style to the locations I know look best. See my Top 10 Athens Photo Locations for more info.

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Heather Lickliter Larkin - 706-338-4414 - 1720 South Lumpkin Ave Athens GA 30606

Athens, Watkinsville, and into Atlanta - Available for travel to Seattle, Portland, and New Orleans

heather@fairyography.com - info@stylizedportraiture.com