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Mesa Family Portrait Photographers

Browse these family portrait photographers with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Mesa.

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Don Laurence Photography
4.9
from 133 reviews
  • 28 years in business
  • 229 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Tricia N.
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I booked Don for a hindu wedding ceremony and also for a mehendi party. He was outstanding - he was friendly( great interactions with my family- they felt as though he was a friend). He captured all the main events and got some great family portrait's. It was a pleasure to have him at my events and his pictures were beautiful. He is also very lenient with his time. It is great hiring someone who has a passion for photography and truly enjoys what they are doing. I would highly recommend him for any event.

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Randy Cason Photography
4.8
from 61 reviews
  • 15 years in business
  • 154 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Jazmine M.
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Shooting with Randy was magnificent! The shoot was with me and my 2 year old and he does not sit still lol so we decided to turn our family portrait into more of a candid shoot. It came out perfect. Randy got so many great shots and the editing is exceptional! I'm definitely going to go back to him for other shoots.

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Jack Schulz Photography
4.9
from 59 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 83 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Alice H.
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Hiring Jack Schulz for our generational family photo was the best choice we could have made. (We live in another state and our family was meeting in Phoenix.) Jack was responsive, listened well to what we were seeking, and even came to the photo site several days in advance to scope out our options. He communicated often with me as we planned the place, composition, clothing coordination, etc., which heightened my confidence that he was sincerely interested in our photo shoot, and he was. We are exceptionally pleased with the outcome of our shoot that was completed in a very short time period. Jack is a true professional, who also enjoys his photography and clients. I can highly recommend him for family and portrait photography, which he provided for our family.

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2 Comforts Photography
4.9
from 54 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 92 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Haley D.
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Meredith did an incredible job! She works very well with babies; very patient and gentle. She was very professional and took her time. She did not appear fixated on the time like most photographers can be. And, most importantly, the pictures turned out fantastic!! Such a great service for the price.... Will definitely be contacting her in the future. :)

Kairos Photography
4.7
from 47 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 90 hires on Thumbtack
Beki C.
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Tiffany Marie did a great job of getting good family photos with both classic and creative poses. Her price was reasonable, she delivered exactly as promised, and was very nice to work with. She was also very responsive by email and text, a must in my busy life. I recommend her very much and am extremely satisfied with my end product!

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Baird Photography Studios
4.9
from 43 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 59 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Samantha N.
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Excellent photographer and we are extremely pleased with the results! He took pictures of our family in three different locations (over a two day period), he was great with the kids and captured some really impressive impromptu moments. He did a great job listening to our ideas and requests as well as letting us know what would and wouldn't work (lighting, background, etc.). We have his pictures hanging in our dining room, we've sent them to all of our friends and family, and would definitely recommend him!

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  • 5 years in business
  • 42 hires on Thumbtack
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Jaqueline B.
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Jim took our son Jackson's senior pictures,we all really enjoyed the experience,our family photographer moved away recently and we are happy to have found one in Jim. He drove up to meet us, was professional & personable,he had the best price and we never felt rushed. We highly recommend him and look forward to having him capture our future family moments.

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  • 10 years in business
  • 37 hires on Thumbtack
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Michael B.
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We hired Faux to do our photography for our wedding. She is a pro! Our wedding was outdoors the first week of May and it just so happened to be 103 out !! She was great, attentive, and a trooper! Fantastic photos. We highly recommend Faux Thank you !

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Harrison Hurwitz Photography
5.0
from 30 reviews
  • 28 years in business
  • 46 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Alena G.
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We initially booked Harrison to take our engagement photos over 10 years ago. He then shot our wedding, and we loved our photos so much we hired him to shoot my parents' wedding anniversary dinner. We live on the east coast, but each year when we come to visit family, we have hired Harrison to do a photo shoot. He has become our family photographer. Harrison's photos of our family through the years are hanging all over our homcome, and truly everyone who visits our home for the first time compliments our portraits.

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Andi Marie Photography
4.7
from 30 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 64 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Nicole M.
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Andi was our wedding photographer and she did a great job! We received her photos quickly after the wedding was over, and the quality was that of a pro. We had a lot of family photographers at the wedding, but you can definitely tell a difference from their photos and Andi's. Thanks Andi! You rock!

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Eyes Across the Sky
4.9
from 26 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 43 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Denise K.
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Kyle did a great job at our event and our families loved the photo booth!!!

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Msv Photography
4.9
from 25 reviews
  • 35 hires on Thumbtack
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Naveen S.
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MSV Photography is an outstanding photographer, I had a portrait photography shoot in New York and I got some awesome pictures.

Katheryn Navas Photography
4.7
from 22 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 54 hires on Thumbtack
Kimberly C.
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Katherine "Kat" was great!! She was very accommodating to our family's crazy schedule and we are all so very pleased with the outcome of her photography talents!! I definitely recommend her and now I just can't wait to get that beautiful family portrait on my wall!! Thanks Kat - you're awesome!!

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Thalyn Photography
4.9
from 17 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
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Catrina T.
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It was the first family photos my children and I had did since they were teens. The entire experience was amazing!! Highly recommended!!

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Jose L Cerda Photography
5.0
from 16 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 23 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Dawn V.
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An amazing photographer . All pictures were so beautiful and prefect . Really nice guy

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Hatton Photography
5.0
from 13 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Aisha H.
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Patience was phenomenal with my toddler son. Photographer was a natural in obtaining natural and posed shots... will always be my first pic for personal and family photos!

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  • 21 years in business
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Maggie B.
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It was a pressure having Copper State music as my entertainment company, going forward I will always use them. They had all the newest and greatest music. They also did a great job mixing their music and did a great job mixing requests in with the music they were playing. I didn’t expect Lisa to be an Excellent photographer either and she took fantastic photos of my 30th birthday party! They also played music that I remembered listening to as a teenager with with it being my 30th birthday party. It was almost as if they had directly connected to my iPod, I was so amazed. They were so professional and the price was great for the excellent quality of service I got. I had bad a bad experience in the past with well known large company that gave me poor service and didn’t care because of their trademark. I like that they are a couple like they were part of the family and went out of their way to make my day special. Thanks again guys!

Jason Miller Photography
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 29 hires on Thumbtack
Terry S.
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Jason is an amazing and talented photographer! Not only are his photographs beautiful, but he is so easy and wonderful to work with! If you're looking for someone to capture those special moments, I highly recommend Jason!

Your image is my focus LLC
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Mary E.
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Yannick did a wonderful job posing and photographing our large family. His lifestyle shots were especially great because they captured everyone's real personality!

Klear Photography
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 11 years in business
Rachel N.
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Kyle was wonderful to work with for our engagement photos. His down-to-earth personality made us both feel so comfortable, which was really important to us because we love natural, candid photos. My fiancé and I also really appreciated how flexible he was when we were trying to figure out the logistics of our shoot. Our photos turned out absolutely amazing! If you are looking for a great photographer we would definitely recommend Kyle and both of us would love to work with him again sometime.

Always Timeless Productions
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Shequan H.
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Dorrell Edwards is absolutely the best photographer I have ever encountered! My husband and I were so pleased with the work he did on our engagement and wedding photos. Our wedding video was elegantly exquisite, I show it off every chance I get. Dorrell is very fun to work with and has a lot of great ideas and best of all his quality of work is worth every penny! When we have another child, we will definitely be calling Dorrell for our family portraits!

Q & A

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

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.

What should you wear for a family photo?

A family photographer captures your family in a series of professionally edited portraits. You can be goofy, you can be formal, you can be exactly how you want to be. To that end, you can wear what makes you feel comfortable and confident — feeling good translates to looking good in photos. However, top family photographers do have some style suggestions that will make your family photos more visually cohesive:

  • Ask the photographer for color suggestions if you’re doing an outdoor photo shoot. Location and time of day can affect which shades will fade in the sunlight and what will stand out in a good way.
  • Stay away from a mix of stripes or plaids on multiple people — the effect is too busy.
  • Steer clear of tiny patterns, which blend together too much.
  • Avoid wearing matching outfits.
  • Do wear outfits that are complementary in color.
  • Choose color over black-and-white outfits.
  • Do choose a theme, such as pastels, fall colors or summer colors.
  • Opt for tonally similar colors.  
  • Go easy on makeup for outdoor photo shoots.

How much do photographers charge for family portraits?

Family portraits are a great way to mark the passage of time, create lifelong keepsakes and have gorgeous-looking photos for your annual holiday card. The national average cost for hiring family photographers ranges from $150 to $200. Pricing can range higher depending on where you live, length of the photo shoot, the number of edited photos you request, and the background and reputation of your family photographer. Before hiring, make sure you understand their fees up front. Ask how many finished images are included in the quoted price and whether you will receive all the photos taken (not just edited photos). Ask whether you’ll be able to download digital photos or if you’ll have to print them or purchase digital copies through the photographer. Here are some average examples of family photographer pricing:

  • $175 for a one-hour studio session in Kansas.
  • $200 for a one-hour studio or outdoor session in Georgia. Includes two outfit changes, access to an online gallery, and about 200 high-resolution, edited digital photo files on a DVD, with permission to print.
  • $400 for a one-hour outdoor session in Southern California. Includes 25-30 fully edited photos accessible online or via CD/DVD.
  • $425 or more for a one-hour outdoor or in-home session in Illinois. Includes more than 50 professionally edited images, online access and print release.
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