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Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

What’s the best way to set up a consultation or an appointment with a photographer during the COVID-19 pandemic?

The best way to set up an appointment or a consultation with a photographer near you during the COVID-19 pandemic is by conducting an online search. Start by scheduling a call with the photographer. If possible, it may be better to use a video call service so that the photographer can get an idea of the site location. Take this opportunity to discuss safety measures you can take during this time, as well as whether it’s safe to complete the project now or simply postpone it.

Does a photographer need to enter my home?

There are many situations in which a photographer does not need to enter your home. It’s not uncommon for people to prefer to have their pictures taken outdoors. If you're hiring a photographer, maintain safe distances, avoid being in the same room, sanitize all involved surfaces and conduct payment using digital platforms. You can discuss strategies as you complete your search for local photographers.

How can I find out if a photographer is considered an essential COVID-19 service provider?

Consult your city or state’s government websites, which typically have information on which services are deemed essential during the pandemic. 

For national information, visit CISA’s page on Identifying Critical Infrastructure During COVID-19. Here, you can find 16 different types of essential infrastructure sectors that can continue operating unimpeded during the pandemic. But some, not all, jurisdictions follow CISA’s definitions of critical infrastructure.

Do photographers offer remote or virtual services?

Photography happens in person, but photographers may be able to offer other remote services safely during the COVID-19 pandemic. For example, they may be able to offer editing and other post-processing services. 

If you see that a photographer is offering remote services in their profile, contact them and ask what those services include.

Can I use digital payments to pay for wedding and event photography services?

As digital forms of payment and money transfer are becoming more popular, wedding and event photographers are likely to use digital services. These include PayPal, Zelle, Google Pay, Venmo, Square Cash and more. As you search online for local wedding and event photographers, ask them if they accept digital payments and, if so, which ones you can use. And make sure to have a strategy in place for safe social distancing.

Do you tip a photographer for family photos?

Tipping a photographer for family portraits is not standard etiquette. A great way to recognize a family photographer who goes above and beyond is to write them a glowing review. You probably found your photographer by reading online reviews, so paying it forward by letting everyone know how much you appreciate their work is a great gift. Write your review after they have delivered the final edited photos on time and you’ve confirmed that you’re happy with the terrific portraits they took.

How much does a baby photography cost?

Portrait photography provides parents with lasting images of the first whirlwind months of a newborn’s life. The cost varies based on several factors, including the length and location of the session, the number of photos provided, and the amount of editing and retouching the photographer does. The national average cost for baby photos is $150-$200. Some baby photographers charge by the number of photos provided, typically ranging from an average of $299 for 20 high-resolution edited photos, to an average of $399 for 35 photos, to $499 for all of the images taken in a single session. Props and location affect the cost, too; an elaborate studio shoot with props and professional lighting may increase the cost to $600-$700 for 20-50 photos. Adding a second location or asking the photographer to travel can add $70-$250 to the cost of the session. Photographers may also charge extra fees for providing additional photos and DVDs, scheduling weekend sessions, and shooting siblings. Expect to pay at least a $50 deposit when you book a portrait photography session.

Where is the best place to take baby pictures?

Baby pictures are among the most popular types of portrait photography, and most newborn photographers are well versed in the best places to take baby pictures in their local areas. Some newborn photographers will come to the hospital to shoot the baby within a day or two of birth, while others have set up their studios to accommodate the needs of infants. Some parents prefer to have the newborn photographer come to their home or travel to a favorite park or other outdoor location. Like any portrait photography, the best place to take baby pictures is the place you like best and that will yield the types of photos you want of your baby, whether that’s posed and carefully lit studio portraits or spontaneous, casual photos at home. Work with a local newborn photographer to find a safe, calm location with great lighting and some privacy for your family.

When should you take newborn photos?

Few styles of portrait photography are as tricky as newborn photos — the unpredictable infant is always in charge! The best way to ensure a successful photo shoot is to work with a local newborn photographer within the first two weeks of the baby’s life. Some photographers even work with hospitals to offer newborn sessions within a day of the baby’s birth. But newborn photographers usually recommend scheduling a shoot during the baby’s first two weeks of life, while the baby is still sleepy and relatively cooperative, especially for posed or studio shots. During this time, babies are easier to swaddle in blankets and dress in hats or headbands, and, because they often nap or nurse, can be staged with various props or be cuddled by their parents. For casual photos, most newborn photographers recommend shooting within the first six weeks of a baby’s life. Lifestyle portrait photography is more flexible and doesn’t require the baby to cooperate with multiple poses or props.

Reviews for Gilbert photo shoots
Maria H.
Antonio did a fabulous job with my photo shoot. We literally connected within 24 hours to capture the photos I needed for a lifestyle shoot. He provided great direction during the shoot and gave me absolutely ridiculous quick turn around on receiving my photos. I highly recommend him !!
Cidade Visual ArtsCidade Visual Arts
Dominique J.
Great experience! Highly recommend every woman does this! The hair / makeup, photo shoot, images, photo book are totally worth it!
Tera Barnes PhotographyTera Barnes Photography
Kimber A.
Rick has been great through the entire picture process! He had the hard task of shooting my four young little girls and he did amazing! They were even best friends by the end of the shoot. I highly recommend this photographer!
Rick Pascale PhotographyRick Pascale Photography
Thumbtack Customer
Jeff provided excellent services on very short notice. We needed a photographer to get footage of a customer and he made the customer feel very at ease during the process. The photos were great as well and turned around within hours of the shoot. Will definitely work with Jeff again on any photo needs in his area in the future.
KolorPHX PhotographicsKolorPHX Photographics
Jessica P.
Dora was amazing! She was easy to work with, responsive, and professional. Her pictures are beautiful!!! She was quick to edit and send me my photos and video. She was my favorite photographer to work with so far. She has great pose ideas and suggested the perfect location for our shoot! We will be working with her again!
DoraMarie PhotographyDoraMarie Photography
Corinna H.
Have scheduled with Anne for our Family Pictures later in December. She has been absolutely amazing so far and I look forward to our photo shoot with her. I feel very confident that everything will turn out beautifully.
TAQ PhotographyTAQ Photography
Yvonne S.
What an amazing experience it was to work with Anne, I felt like I was in a major photo shoot. Anne's manner was professional but personable and fun which made me feel at ease during the photo session. She was very particular and detailed in choosing the best shots and was willing to spend extra time in doing so. The finished product was amazing. So many great shots, hard to choose the best one. I highly recommend Anne for any of your photo needs!
TAQ PhotographyTAQ Photography
Thumbtack Customer
I have received back the engagement photos taken by Marie Copeland and I have to say I'm beyond pleased with everything! I was very impressed from the start. From when she contacted me with her quote which was very reasonable and the quality is amazing. To meeting her at our photo shoot which was on time and very professional. My fiancé and I thank you so much for making this event so memorable.
Kairos PhotographyKairos Photography
Joshua B.
She was very kind and flexible. She helped us capture a special moment. Our 5 year anniversary! She did great in connecting with our daughter too. She didn't rush us either. She helped us enjoy each moment of our shoot with her. She did exactly what we asked, and beyond! Her quality and professionalism were top tier. I highly recommend Kelly, and her amazing skills as a photographer! You won't be disappointed.
Jack H.
Everything about this photo session was awesome. I was in and out in less than 2 hours with 10 top-notch headshots. Compare this to the last time I had someone else do professional headshots for me: Time: it took half a day for the shoot, then I had to wait for the editing, then I had to send back my edit requests. All told, it took about a month before I had photos I could use. Cost: I paid more than 3 times as much previously. So - bottom line. Excellent work. Easy to work with. Great prices. I recommend Steve WITHOUT RESERVATION. (Oh, by the way. My appointment was 2.5 hours ago. His studio is half an hour from my house. I am already home. And here are 2 of the 10 photos I walked out with. I could not possibly be more pleased.)
OASIS HeadshotsOASIS Headshots
Ariel S.
Anne was such an awesome photographer to work with! We were doing a multigenerational family session which could have been total chaos to pull off, but Anne made it a breeze. Her patience and professionalism put everyone at ease. She spent way more time than what I had anticipated making sure we got all of the shots we discussed and then even suggested a few other ideas to throw in as well. She was above and beyond our expectations and the handful of sample images she sent the same day as the shoot were gorgeous! Can't wait to see the rest.
TAQ PhotographyTAQ Photography
Thumbtack Customer
The initial meet & greet with Jeff went well & he was very personable. I hired him for a maternity session & was late, so it lasted ~45min - 1hr. He showed me one unedited image that looked fine. He said the shoot went well and he got some good images. However, I received the images & was not pleased. He did attempt to re-edit the images but the quality was still poor in my opinion. He blamed me being late for the session was the reason the pictures were of low quality. The pictures did not remotely resemble his work found on his website online. Notice there is no refund policy on his website. I would advise anyone hiring him to review all images before payment. He offered me a whopping 10% refund for my dissatisfaction. Once I expressed my dissatisfaction to his lack of ability to correct the images, he became very rude & unpleasant. He also stated sarcastically, that we didn't have a contract, implying that he was exempt from attempting to settle this matter in a reasonable fashion. From my experience, he does not possess the skills of a well rounded, professional photographer. I would not recommend him to anyone.
KolorPHX PhotographicsKolorPHX Photographics
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