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The care and attention to detail were incredible. This is our first child, and we had no idea what to expect going into this experience. Linda put us at ease, and we had a wonderful time watching our baby with different outfits and props. The session ended up lasting over two hours, and Linda was able to transition our baby to different outfits masterfully with minimal to no fuss. The studio is kept warm to keep the baby comfortable, but we honestly felt perfectly comfortable ourselves. Linda sends suggestions for things to do before arriving at the session. DO THOSE THINGS. I do not know if we would have had a peaceful happy angel for the entire session had we not followed Linda’s expert advice. This is truly Linda’s calling, and she is a master of her craft. Trust her, and you will have gorgeous photos of your new bundle of joy! We could not be more pleased.

Luke Breland

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    Sandrie Dieujuste
    Sandrie Dieujuste
    17:08 26 Oct 19
    We had our baby girl’s newborn pictures taken by Lovin the Light. What a great experience! The studio is absolutely... beautiful. Equipped with everything including a sound machine, heating pads and shusher to keep those babies warm and happy. It’s also filled with all kinds of cute props and accessories. Linda was so patient and gentle in handling our sweet girl. You can see her passion for newborns while she works. She captured our family beautifully!read more
    Sonali Ryland
    Sonali Ryland
    04:52 26 Oct 19
    We had the best experience having Linda capture our family and our 10 day old baby boy. Linda and her assistant are... baby whisperers! They were so patient and delicate in handling our precious boy and made us feel so comfortable that I actually took a nap on their couch in the middle of the baby’s photo shoot 😂. Not only did the pictures turn out great, the experience taught me so much about how to handle and soothe our baby boy. I can truly say watching Linda handle our baby has made me a more patient mother. I would definitely recommend her services for moms who want to capture these special moments in a judgement free, loving environment. We just received our prints and they’re truly a work of art!read more
    Lauren Elyse Gerling
    Lauren Elyse Gerling
    00:24 25 Oct 19
    Working with Linda is worth the investment! For maternity, she has a closet full of gowns in sizes for all so you... don’t have to spend extra money on buying your own (that you’d most likely only wear once!) and you look beautiful. She allowed me to come over prior to try on different gowns so I could pick the right ones for me. For newborn photos, she gave a nice run down prior to my session of what I could do to make sure my baby was sleepy and ready for the perfect newborn photos. I followed what she said and my baby lasted 3 I can’t wait to set my eyes on all of the adorable poses, wraps, bows and baskets she used for our shoot. She was gentle, patient, and attentive to my baby’s needs as well. I highly recommend to follow her helpful instructions to make for a perfect session! In addition to all of these wonderful things, Linda is overall a warm and caring photographer that made me feel right at home and comfortable. I can’t recommend her high enough for all of your maternity/newborn/family photo more
    Rebeca Manjon
    Rebeca Manjon
    12:57 02 Oct 19
    We just had our photo session with Linda for our triplet newborn girls. Everything went so smoothly! Linda pays great... attention to detail and is so creative with her work. She is like a baby whisperer. The girls didn’t cry once. The images that she captured were the sweetest thing I’ve ever seen. I can’t wait to see how everything turns out. If you are looking for a newborn photographer in Gainesville go to Linda with Lovin’ the Light. She is truly amazing!read more
    Sandra Pryor
    Sandra Pryor
    21:37 25 Sep 19
    Loving the Light Review Linda is the Newborn and Family Photo Shoot Fairy Godmother of Gainesville, FL. We were... privileged to have Linda shoot our maternity, newborn, and family photos. Each set of these photos turned out amazing. It was such a joy working with her at her home. She has a great studio with everything there to make sure the shoot goes off without a hitch. We bought a combined package for our maternity and newborn/family photos. For maternity photoshoot: She has all the dresses you could possibly be looking for at her studio. You show up and she lets you try on the ones you like. You and your partner can then go out into her fabulous yard and take some photos or studio style inside. She takes her time and makes you feel like the most important people in her life at the moment. Its so nice to have someone encouraging you and making you feel beautiful despite how big you might feel. For the Newborn/Family photoshoot: Linda is the baby whisperer. Hands down, there can only be one. And she is it! She takes your newborn and wraps them so tight they sleep for hours as she takes the most precious pictures of them. She works so hard to get them into the right positions and keeps the studio warm to make them comfortable. You pick the color motif you want her to do and she takes care of the rest. She has all the bonnets and color wraps you can imagine. It is a relaxing and chill experience for the new mom. I cant say enough about this woman and her kindness towards new parents. She is so accommodating and the product is amazing. You won’t be sorry you booked her. Trust me she is worth it!read more
    Ellie Uki
    Ellie Uki
    16:30 26 Aug 19
    What a wonderful and beautiful experience! Linda is amazingly patient and so accommodating. She had dozens of beautiful... dresses and accessories to make me feel gorgeous ♥️. Our photos came out incredible and I'm so grateful we found Linda - I'll cherish these photos forever!read more
    Amanda Brooks
    Amanda Brooks
    12:47 23 Aug 19
    Linda truly has a heart and passion for newborns! When we photographed my first baby, Linda took so many amazing... pictures and kept my little one at ease during the entire process from start to finish. The photos were breathtakingly beautiful. Linda has a passion for newborns and great compassion for moms and dads! She is very personable and offers not only high quality and professionalism but a compassionate heart for more
    Kristin Scott
    Kristin Scott
    06:06 13 Aug 19
    After seeing examples Linda's newborn photography, I knew I wanted her to photograph my son when he was born. We also... used Linda for our maternity session. Wow! She captured such amazingly beautiful images! She provided the most gorgeous dresses to choose from for our maternity session, reducing the stress of finding and purchasing one myself. I am not a natural at posing by any means, and she guided me and made me look beautiful, despite being very swollen and miserably pregnant! For the newborn session, she walked us through preparing our son so he was nice and sleepy. Somehow, she kept him asleep for almost the entire session while maneuvering him into the most precious positions on adorable props, in beautiful wraps and against gorgeous backdrops! I was in awe during the entire session, just watching her work. Everything was such a breeze! The most difficult part was choosing which images to display in our hone because they are all so amazing! You only have one chance to capture these precious images, and I am so glad I chose Linda! These photos are irreplaceable and truly capture the magic of pregnancy and the sweet newness of my tiny baby! You won't think twice after choosing Linda for your maternity and newborn photography. She is wonderful to work with and the amazing images she captures speak for themselves!read more
    Lace Michelle
    Lace Michelle
    15:35 11 Jul 19
    First off, I was super nervous and excited to get newborn photos done, and searched high and low for the "BEST" newborn... photographer, even looking at photographers in Tampa and Orlando. At the end of multiple days of searching, truly the only photos that just STUCK in my mind were Linda's. I kept coming back to them, and my mom even told me that they looked straight out of a magazine. After contacting Linda, she worked me into her schedule despite being so busy and just returning from vacation, and was responsive to all my questions, gave me great instructions on how to prepare baby, and was not only understanding when I couldn't quite explain in words what I wanted, but I truly think she nailed the vision I had in my head without words, which has to be a superpower!? Not only this, but the session went beautifully because Linda has to be the most patient, calm, and gentle person when handling a newborn. She takes all the time baby needs to get into positions, is NEVER forceful, and truly works magic to settle a fussy baby. I was nervous, but had I known how incredible Linda is at what she does, I would have been able to RELAX, which is so important for moms!!! Linda took the time needed for baby and I to get what we wanted, and was kind and compassionate company the entire time (for example: I am such a new mom that I have trouble getting baby's carseat out of the locked base-- Linda came out and got it for me when I told her it was a struggle for me!!!) All this is to say, I cannot recommend Lovin' The Light highly enough. So much so that this is my first EVER google review. Linda does what she does because she is passionate and magical with babies, and is the perfect person to trust with capturing the most special time for babies, all while exuding grace and empathy towards more
    Naomi Edmunds
    Naomi Edmunds
    00:37 22 Jun 19
    We are so happy with our newborn photos from Lovin' the Light! Linda was extremely professional and went above and... beyond to make the entire experience top notch. I was a little stressed wondering how the baby would do the day of pictures, but as soon as we stepped into the studio Linda made sure everything ran smoothly. The only hard part was trying to decide which pictures we wanted for our package because they were all more
    Lithuania Copeland
    Lithuania Copeland
    18:25 08 Apr 19
    Mrs. Linda is a baby whisperer when it comes to photography. She is gentle and loving when handling our little bundle... of joy. Her studio was so very warm, comfy, and inviting. She always greets you with a smile. The photos are breathtaking and more
    Sarah Lorenzini
    Sarah Lorenzini
    13:20 02 Apr 19
    Linda has such a gifting for capturing the sweet innocence and preciousness of a newborn. Her photos speak for... themselves in regards to quality of her work but, I wanted to write a review to share how passionate Linda is about what she does and how hard she works to create great photos for her customers by sharing a little behind the scenes of what it was like to have your baby photographed by Linda. 1. When I pulled up to her studio, she had a custom message written outside to welcome me and my baby. She has a whole area set up for families to feel comfortable while there (comfy couches, snacks, water, extra changing supplies and blankets for baby, etc...). Linda and her assistant greeted me with such warmth and excitement. It took a lot of the stress out of the experience. 2. Her studio is so well thought out with regards to the space and props. I have never seen so many bows and bonnets and soft fabrics before in one place. They are all on display like a boutique. SO MANY OPTIONS! 3. The skill Linda has with handling newborns and positioning them was quite impressive. She was so gentle and sweet to my baby. I really enjoyed watching how she was able to get them in such cute positions for photos! It is not easy...definitely a two person job only to be attempted by someone who has done this before! 4. Her attitude was great. My baby pooped everywhere...on everything...including Linda...and it didn't bother her a bit. By the end of it she had a whole load of laundry to wash from the session and even gave me some of the special soap she uses to get the baby poop stains out of fabrics. Additionally, Linda was so patient as my baby would get fussy. She was very good at soothing her (she has several methods with a heating blanket and a noise maker, and speaking in her calming voice) and if those didn't work she patiently waited for me to nurse her. Her response to a baby pooping all over her props and fussing when she is trying to capture peaceful photos was so calm and relaxed. I sure appreciated her approach to photography... very, very different than I have experienced before! Newborn photography is a difficult skill. I never knew all that goes into capturing these sweet photos...but I have a new appreciation for the art of what Linda does and I would highly recommend Lovin' the Light Photography to any family!read more
    Shagha Sobhani
    Shagha Sobhani
    18:17 25 Jan 19
    Wonderful experience! Linda is absolutely fantastic with babies, she really is a professional. She and her friend who... help her with the photos are extremely gentle and sweet so that baby feels safe and soothed all session long. Great experience for parents, as Linda and her friend are so warm and welcoming, and they even have snacks and water ready for parents so that they feel comfortable during the session. Totally recommend!read more
    Paula Mullally
    Paula Mullally
    19:19 08 Dec 18
    I am so impressed with Linda's skills as a photographer and as a baby handler! Posing newborns, whose moods (and bodily... fluids) are totally unpredictable, requires some serious patience and magic; the images Linda was able to capture of our daughter are remarkably beautiful. She was a dream to work with. I can't wait to take our girl back for future sessions to capture her as she grows. As someone who is never sure whether professional photography is worth the money and time, I would wholeheartedly recommend Loving the Light to anyone looking for quality more
    Tani Boelens
    Tani Boelens
    18:19 21 Nov 18
    Linda is an angel! She is truly a baby whisperer. She has photographed both of our sons and each experience was just... wonderful. She takes her time and really enjoys her work. We did some family photos with our 20-month-old before doing our second’s photos and it went swimmingly; we got some really cute shots of big brother kissing little brother. I can not recommend her enough, it is well worth the money to have these precious more
    Luke Breland
    Luke Breland
    22:18 17 Oct 18
    The care and attention to detail were incredible. This is our first child, and we had no idea what to expect going into... this experience. Linda put us at ease, and we had a wonderful time watching our baby with different outfits and props. The session ended up lasting over two hours, and Linda was able to transition our baby to different outfits masterfully with minimal to no fuss. The studio is kept warm to keep the baby comfortable, but we honestly felt perfectly comfortable ourselves. Linda sends suggestions for things to do before arriving at the session. DO THOSE THINGS. I do not know if we would have had a peaceful happy angel for the entire session had we not followed Linda’s expert advice. This is truly Linda’s calling, and she is a master of her craft. Trust her, and you will have gorgeous photos of your new bundle of joy! We could not be more more
    Lindsey Galasso
    Lindsey Galasso
    00:48 11 Oct 18
    Linda is truly top professional in her field of photography. Her attention to detail is amazing! She made me feel... comfortable right away . I love the beautiful photos of my baby girl. I am so thankful to have this wonderful memory of this time in my life. Linda and Shari are the best !read more
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  • Lovin the Light Recommended Newborn Photographer Gainesville FLLinda was so spectacular at capturing precious moments of our newborn that we will treasure forever. Our session with her was amazing to observe. Linda was so intentional with every position and detail, and it is obvious in the pictures she takes! My husband, family and myself are so grateful we found her and were able to schedule a newborn session. She captured moments and memories we will cherish forever!

    Sommer Nurkic

    Family Newborn Baby Image Gainesville FL Lovin the LightLinda was absolutely amazing! She took our maternity pictures as well as our baby’s newborn photos. She is so talented. Our pictures are absolutely gorgeous and everything we imagined! During our newborn session our little guy wasn’t the sleepiest and she was so patient with him!! If your looking for beautiful pictures of your newborn, Linda is definitely the person to chose! She will not disappoint you, only exceed your expectations and make you cry when you see the images you will get to look at for a lifetime!

    Nick & Gianna Savage

    Womblike Newborn Image Lovin the Light Photography GainesvilleLinda is a true professional and does fantastic work! After a quick search and recommendations from others, there was no doubt we would use Linda for our newborn photo shoot. Upon the pre consultation, Linda showed us her studio and the numerous props, headbands, hats, blankets, etc. I was impressed with the numerous options of colors, props, and headbands!! Once our little one was born and we set a date, Linda was extremely patient with our little girl. She took her time, used numerous different headpieces and didn’t even flinch when our girl pooped on her…..twice. Pretty sure she is a baby whisperer! Watching our precious girl brought tears to my eyes! I knew the pictures would turn out perfect and boy was I right. The pictures are stunning and her work speaks for itself. I would absolutely recommend Linda with lovin the light without hesitation.

    Ashley Jones

    Linda did a phenomenal job posing and capturing our sweet daughter. She was so kind and patient with our little girl. Linda has a real talent for creating newborn images as if they were still snuggled up in the womb. We are so thankful for the beautiful images she captured of our little angel!10 day Old Newborn Testimonial Bucket grey texture floral

    Susan Bussart

    A friend of mine convinced me that I needed professional newborn photos, and that I needed to book them with Linda- and I’m thrilled that we did. Linda’s Studio is so nice and welcoming (an important quality when you’re going to spend hours in a place) as was she and her assistant. She is so patient and caring with your newbornNatural Pose White Knitted Footed Onsie 10 day old baby boy testimonial Lovin the Light, and doesn’t rush the process whatsoever. She captured moments from a once in a lifetime event, and we are so grateful and pleased with the results!

    Sarah Bremseth

    Testimonial Newborn Photographer Gainesville Swamphead Brewery EndorsementLinda is hands down the most talented photographer, period.  She has the best eye for detail and is exceptionally great with handling sometimes fussy babies. We have used her with both of our boys and a maternity session.  Her images are moments in time we will cherish forever.  Don’t look any further, you’ve found the best!

    Luke & Katie Kemper

    Testimonial Review Kind WordsLinda is incredibly talented and such a joy to work with. You will be so pleased with everything from her communication, passion and skills with the babies, quality of her photographs, and presentation of photo collections. I loved how natural and organic her photographs look. We are returning for 6 month and 1 year photos! We love her.

    Kimberly Sturgis

    I was so pleased with the whole experience with Lovin the Light. I love how our photos turned out with our baby girl. They are stunning. I love Linda’s timeless style in her photography. Linda (and her assistant Shari) are baby whisperers! I was so impressed. There is definitely an art to getting those shots. The time in the studio was a breeze also. They do all the work in getting the babies back to sleep and in the various positions, provide refreshments, and are seriously the sweetest people. I enjoyed the whole experience and have the loveliest photos to treasure forever 🙂 thank you!

    Holly Mann

    Newborn Baby Boy Portrait Lovin the Light Gainesville FL Getting our little one’s pictures done by Linda was a great choice! She was so patient and worked so well with our son and made sure he was comfortable too (giving him a little break to feed) Linda keeps the room very warm for the baby, but left out snack and water for us to have while they worked. We were made to feel very comfortable while she worked with him. The entire process took about two hours, but it went by so quickly- we loved watching her work with our little one. I cannot recommend her enough! My husband and I were both very impressed with the entire process. Highly recommend!


    Amanda Cordar

    Linda is an amazing newborn photographer. She is great at capturing priceless moments. Watching her work with my newborn was amazing. She is so kind and caring. I am glad I chose her to take my baby’s photos.

    Rachelle Hand

    Linda has an amazing gift. We’ve been fortunate to have her photograph both of our sons as newborns and our family as a whole. She has endless patience and works tirelessly to capture the best possible images. I highly recommend Linda, her photographs are works of art.

    Allison Grant

    Did a lot of research on Newborn photographers in the Gainesville area as well as outside of Gainesville, I was willing to travel to get the best. Linda is definitely the best around. From how she handled our baby to the endless props, sheets, headbands, hats etc..her and her assistant were amazing. We will be using her in the future for upcoming sessions with our daughter!! 12/10 I would rate her if I could!

    Nicole Crutcher

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    I loved EVERYTHING about my experience with Linda and Lovin’ the Light. She was so gentle with my newborn and took so much time making sure that we were comfortable and that she got the perfect images. We will continue to have her photograph our son as he grows. What an amazing experience!

    Emma Caudill

    Like any mother I wanted my baby’s newborn picture to be memorable. I decided to go with Linda and am very happy that I chose her. Absolutely loved every picture taken by her. She is great with babies, it was amazing how she handled my lil one and was able to make her pose perfectly for each picture. Because of her I have really lovely memories. I strongly recommend her for newborn photography!!.

    Wajiha Raza

    Our walls are covered with amazing photographs taken by Linda Bainter. She has captured us as we became a family of three and the again as we became a family of four. It is just amazing to see the amount of time, patience, and skill it takes to photograph both of our babies as newborns. Our sessions never felt rushed. We would stop for feedings, diaper changes, and even a little breather for our toddler. Linda is so gentle and easygoing with both kids that our daughter made it through the session without a meltdown. Ms. Shari, her lovely friend and assistant was also there to help with our babies. Photo session are about getting the perfect picture, but also the event of taking them. We always have a fun time during our session and they will be fond memories we will keep forever. Thank you, Linda for capturing so many special moments in our lives: maternity, newborn, and birthdays.

    Doug and Lynn Schiavone

    One reason I would want to have more babies is to have Linda Bainter capture their beauty on camera! Those three precious hours that she spent with my newborn were priceless. A few times I caught myself crying as I watched Linda and her assistant patiently bring Clara, my 14 day old baby, into the perfect position for such gorgeous shots. Sitting in her studio is a relaxing, peace filled, and joyous experience. She is the only photographer that we will go to in the future as her product was worth every penny. The prints came out flawlessly and we are so excited that we already have Christmas gifts for family taken care of. Thank you Linda Bainter for using the gift that God has given you. And for anyone reading this review…stop now and set up an appointment with Linda…you won’t regret it!

    Amber Northcutt

    I have used them several times and they get better every time. I had them do my newborn photo shoot recently. My baby was super fussy and refused to sleep. They were so patient and it took 5 1/2 hours but with their help I finally got her calmed down enough to sleep and get some great shots. There is no other photographer that I know that would wait that long and be that patient-if they hadn’t been I wouldn’t have any pictures.

    Janeen Smart

    Awesome photographer! Linda is professional and she knows her gift of photography… and it shows! I will use her work on all of my promotional materials.

    Kandra Albury

    Linda with Lovin’ the Light Photography is amazing. She is the sweetest person and really takes her time to get to know you and your family. She made my husband and I feel very comfortable during our maternity photos. Newborn photos were truly remarkable to watch as Linda is a baby whisperer! The pictures turned out fantastic and we will be using her again in the future for our family photos.

    Sarah B