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Bella Baby Photography Reviews

Updated July 8, 2018
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Pros
  • "Working for Bella Baby has been the most rewarding job I've ever had" (in 21 reviews)

  • "Working with babies is a lot of fun" (in 6 reviews)

Cons
  • "Sometimes there aren't a lot of babies to photograph, but the numbers usually even out" (in 7 reviews)

  • "100% commission based so you work a lot for free" (in 12 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    "Photographer"

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    Former Employee - Photographer in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Photographer in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Bella Baby Photography full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Best Environment, Nice Management, Good Oppertunities

    Cons

    No Cons Observed at work and senior management

    Advice to Management

    compensation and benefits are good but little bit improvement in it, is highly appreciable.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "I love my job!"

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    Current Employee - Photographer in Lansing, MI
    Current Employee - Photographer in Lansing, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Bella Baby Photography part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Flexible schedule. Opportunity to make great commission. higher commission on holidays. Paid training.

    Cons

    Hard to determine how long each day you work because it is based on how many babies there are to photograph that day.

  3. "Great Sales Beats Great Photography"

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    Former Employee - Newborn Photographer in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Newborn Photographer in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Bella Baby Photography part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good place for newer photographers to get professional experience.

    Cons

    You're pushed to sell ridiculously priced packages and the job is completely commission based. After you do a shoot, you'll prepare a slideshow and sales spiel to push product on moms who are still exhausted from giving birth.

    Bella Baby Photography Response

    Jul 9, 2018 – COO

    We are happy to hear you were able to grow your photography craft with us. It is a commission based salary, by which our photographers thrive and are worth the professional photography pricing with... More


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Odds are against you"

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    Former Employee - Photographer
    Former Employee - Photographer
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Bella Baby Photography part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The opportunity to photography brand new babies and improve your photography skills!

    Cons

    You only make money if you are in a hospital that has lots of babies and already has good sales. Make someone show you (not just tell you) how much money photogs are making at your hospital. Do the math on what you have to sell to make what you need. You have to provide a lot of your own stuff too. Hospital photography can have a negative connotation.

    Advice to Management

    Get somebody who understands selling and people to run the company. Pay people better. Communication is needed. Moms are hiring their own photographers...this kind of business is declining.

    Bella Baby Photography Response

    Jun 6, 2018 – COO

    Thank you for your feedback. We are in an industry that can be very rewarding when hard work is put in along with the ability to grow and learn selling skills. We take pride in every one of our... More


  5. Helpful (2)

    "Pushy Tactics and Expensive"

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    Former Employee - Photographer in Macon, GA
    Former Employee - Photographer in Macon, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Bella Baby Photography part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Easy to work with on the schedule, they supplied all the pamphlets and information to the client, I had my own private room for editing.

    Cons

    The overall marketing is bad. These people just want to get home and you come in with your expensive packages and take 10 minutes for a photo session. The whole premise is just to get money money money. And you barely get any of it!

    Advice to Management

    Reduce prices

    Bella Baby Photography Response

    May 2, 2018 – COO

    Thank you for your review. At Bella Baby Photography, our main priority is servicing new moms, and making sure they are comfortable and ecstatic about the experience they have with us. They are... More


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Photographer"

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    Former Employee - Photographer in Edison, NJ
    Former Employee - Photographer in Edison, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Bella Baby Photography part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Fun job, interesting work, and lots of babies.

    Cons

    Unreliable hours. Holidays and no overtime or hourly wage

    Bella Baby Photography Response

    Mar 9, 2018 – COO

    Thank you for your thoughts and comments. It is commission based and can be very exciting and fast paced. Our photographers do a wonderful job keeping up with the work and have the ability to earn a... More


  7. Helpful (3)

    "Management ruins a good thing. Chicago region 2."

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    Current Employee - Photographer in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Photographer in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Bella Baby Photography part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The concept itself is great. Gain experience, fast. Photograph babies. Meet other cool photographers. Part time so if you have kids, a great way to work and still see them. Learn how to sell.

    Cons

    Management is awful. They constantly badger you to get no declines. Meanwhile you are left being pushy or begging moms to let you take pictures, just to stop getting yelled at by your boss. Saying “they aren’t interested” even if it’s the truth is is not ok with management. If you do photograph and they don’t buy that’s an hour of your life you never get back. Use all your own equipment. Commission only so you can make $0 even if you work a full day. Requests off only approved a month out. You are told “don’t buy a plane ticket until it’s approved!” but when you request off for events months out, you are told they will let you know only a month before. So forget planning a vacation or going to a wedding. Lots of negative feedback, very little positive.

    Bella Baby Photography Response

    Mar 27, 2018 – COO

    Thank you for taking the time to give your feedback. It is a fast paced environment, where our photographers thrive by their sales, as well as growing in their craft. Our clients are truly satisfied... More

  8. Helpful (5)

    "Photographer"

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    Current Employee - Photographer in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Photographer in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Bella Baby Photography part-time

    Pros

    Good learning experience for new photographers.

    Cons

    Terrible management. All they care about is how much you can sell for them. 100% commission based so you work a lot for free. They demand a lot of you but don't want to pay you for all the hard work you put in. No such thing as a pay raise because they don't pay you an hourly wage. Terrible management.

    Bella Baby Photography Response

    Mar 20, 2018 – COO

    Thank you for your feedback. We are committed to each of our photographers' growth, be it artistically or professionally. Our photographers are able to thrive and enjoy the work they do day in and... More


  9. Helpful (6)

    "Photographer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort Wayne, IN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort Wayne, IN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Bella Baby Photography part-time

    Pros

    Good learning experience with your camera

    Cons

    Horrible pay! Lies to you when said that they will pay you hourly if you don't make commission. They also don't pay your milage driving from hospital to another. I made about 2.00 hr working two days and almost 18 hr shift. Managers do not answer the phone. Ask you to go to work sick when they are newborns. Just horrible horrible company. When hiring they promise that you can make $25 an hr thats if you can sale and have about 8 clients who are really going buy. Do not go for this job.

    Advice to Management

    Better management and maybe not lie to ppl when they are going to hired.

    Bella Baby Photography Response

    Mar 9, 2018 – COO

    We are a sales based company that prides itself on professional photography. This does require hard working and commission based skills. We pay our photographers fairly and many are very happy to... More


  10. Helpful (8)

    "Not for Me"

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    Former Employee - Photographer
    Former Employee - Photographer
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Bella Baby Photography part-time

    Pros

    If you love photography and are looking for something to do in your free time for EXTRA money than this is the job for you. Would not recommend using this as your main income. Great to practice and perfect your photography skills.

    Cons

    When I was hired, I was told I would be compensated for what I didn’t make in sales. That is not true!!!! You only make your 35% commission and that is it. Many hours of waiting around for moms to want photos WITHOUT BEING PAID may I say. In my opinion, not worth it. Glad I left. It’s kind of a scam. Some days would drive to hospitals for there only to be one baby and moms wouldn’t want photos anyway.

    Advice to Management

    Some managers are amazing. Others were hard to get a hold of when needed and very pushy about hitting sales.

    Bella Baby Photography Response

    Mar 9, 2018 – COO

    We stand by our photographers and the hard work they do each day. It is a commission based job and a fast moving environment. If you would like to tell us more, please contact us at... More


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