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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.

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.

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.

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.
Reviews for Phoenix family photographers
Thumbtack Customer
Anne did such an awesome job with our family photos and my maternity photos in November that we've already used her again for newborn photos in December. She is prompt, friendly, professional and accommodating. We've found our family photographer!
TAQ PhotographyTAQ Photography
Brianna G.
I’m in love with the photos of my newborn! She has sooooo many outfits, backdrops, props to choose from. I’m looking forward to family photos next!
TAQ PhotographyTAQ Photography
Thumbtack Customer
I would highly recommend Tera Barnes Photography. I was very pleased with our family photo shoot she did for us. She was truly a pleasure to work with. Thank you, Tera!
Tera Barnes PhotographyTera Barnes Photography
Thumbtack Customer
I hired Meredith for a newborn photo shoot as a gift for my best friend. Meredith was so, so nice over the phone, And my best friend and her family loved her! She made the baby and family very comfortable during the photo shoot. She also charges a very affordable price for the services she provides. Both my friend's family and I would definitely hire her again!!!!
2 Comforts Photography2 Comforts Photography
Lynn K.
Adam was hired by me to photograph a generational family photo. The ages ranged from 1 year to 87 years. He was professional, patient, courteous. I would recommend and hire Adam..again and again.
Adam David Photography & Film LLCAdam David Photography & Film LLC
Sydney S.
This review is long past due! Last year I was frantically trying to find a photographer to take some spur of the moment family photos during the Holidays. To my delight I found Yannick Apers through the Thumbtack App. He was more than accommodating, always responded to every message promptly and professionally and he even suggesting multiple locations because we were not familiar with the area! He came out (on Christmas Day!) to take our photos. This was no small undertaking as there were 14 people in the family including three young children. He was efficient and did great handling such a large and crazy group of people. The pictures he took were wonderful and some of the best keepsake from a rare occasion where the whole family was together for the holidays. The editing process was quick and we had our photos faster than I had originally anticipated. I would highly recommend Yannick, he was a pleasure to work with and is a talented photographer
Yannick Apers PhotographyYannick Apers Photography
Angela M.
Harald is amazing! He fit me into his schedule with short notice and spent 6 hours with me until I had all the photos I needed...family, solos, business, active...with just the right light. He has an eye for the right shot and background and his attention to detail is impeccable. He is kind and sincere and an expert photographer. I’ll definitely use HW photography for my next photo shoot...you should too.
hw photographyhw photography
Dionne S.
I had the chance to work with kelly last a Tuesday and was initially impressed by her responsiveness and professionalism. When we met at location she was already prepared to take us to the the best picture spots to capture the most beautiful photos and made sure all poses were captured nicely . The turn around to receive my photos was quick and and i was blown away by the beautiful editing and lighting of all the pictures . She captured the pure beauty of of the scenery and my family in every photo !
Hillary L.
Nataly came out to our house to do a newborn photo shoot with our son and brought her entire studio with her! She was gentle, warm, and loving during the photo shoot, making it a positive experience for the whole family. She brought numerous options for different wardrobe options and background options for us to choose from. She delivered our finished photos (48 in total) within 10 business days and they turned out absolutely precious. We will treasure the photos that she took of our son and daughter always. I highly recommend her!
Nataly Harris PhotographyNataly Harris Photography
Jennifer M.
Stacey was fantastic! I would highly recommend her to anyone looking for great photos and an overall great experience. Stacey was super easy to talk to and clear with what she was able to provide. Despite the challenge of three dogs in my family photo, the results turned out amazing! I would absolutely contact Stacey again and highly recommend her to anyone looking for a seamless process. She’s highly rated for good reason, because she’s amazing!!! Thank you so much for photos that will last forever, Stacey!
Stacey Fergelec PhotographyStacey Fergelec Photography
Maya W.
Kylee is thee sweetest person. She is so talented with her photography and she knows what she is doing when it comes to poses, lighting, and scenery. This was our first family photoshoot, so as a mom I was very nervous about my kids loosing interest and not cooperating, but Kylee made the experience stress free, relaxed and my kids adored her. She professional, her quality of work is amazing and she makes everyone so comfortable. Such a sweet spirit and energy. Also, she is open to what we wanted done as well. She is very accommodating and trustworthy. By the time the photos were taken, she was part of the family !!!! We are definitely going to be permanent clients of hers. I highly recommend Kylee for your next photos.
Kylee D Lee PhotographyKylee D Lee Photography
Nivedita C.
Anne was very meticulous with the setup, extremely careful, cool and friendly with my 3 week old newborn. She is a no-doubt hire for newborn portrait photography. We tried to squeeze in a few family portraits indoor with grandparents as well, and she did a great job in the available limited space and lighting.
TAQ PhotographyTAQ Photography
Kassandra G.
We had our session with Hannah last weekend and let me tell you, it was the best experience ever. She was extremely patient with our little one, and captures some of the most amazing photos of our family. I can't wait to be able to book another session with her in the future.
Hannah Meluch PhotographyHannah Meluch Photography
Aly B.
We had nothing but a fantastic experience with Arian! We were looking for someone to capture memories of our best friend and her dogs (one is much older and not sure how long she will be around) for her birthday. She had never had a professional photo shoot. Arian not only got back to me within and hour of my initial quest for a photographer, but he was right on time to the shoot! He made us and our friends feel comfortable, like a family member or friend. I will definitely be referring Arian again and thank him for his professionalism and reliability. Oh, and the photos came out amazing!!
Arian PhotographyArian Photography
Moira H.
I cannot possibly say enough Great things about Jim Bochenek and A Beautiful Habit Photography! He was so easy to communicate with, very responsive and understanding about what we wanted. He was punctual-more so then we were! He was patient, kind, thorough and a real joy to work with. His prices were amazingly reasonable and the speed and quality of the delivery of his work was incredible! We felt truly blessed, that we chose Jim and A Beautiful Habit Photography and we would recommend him to anyone who wants the Best! The Hutchins-Fuhr Family
A Beautiful Habit PhotographyA Beautiful Habit Photography
Thumbtack Customer
We had a wonderful experience with Stacey. Her attention to detail was on point and she made my family feel very comfortable in front of the camera. I do have to share that we originally went with a "CHEAPER" photographer to try and save some money but in the end we were very unhappy with the results. Moral of the story, resist the urge to go cheaper! Stacey may not be the cheapest out there but She is definitely worth the investment.
Stacey Fergelec PhotographyStacey Fergelec Photography
Jennifer S.
Hands down the best family photos we've ever had. My husband's aunt received our Xmas card and said "This actually took my breath away". We were lost regarding what to do with poses etc, he helped guide us and our son. We are not naturals , but he definitely made us look like we were used to photoshoots lol. Fun, friendly, and communicates with us. He will be our first choice always.
Jared Murray PhotographyJared Murray Photography
Nicky T.
I'm so happy I found Sara. We booked her for a last minute family portrait while visiting AZ. She was very prompt to replying to the booking and was super flexible to rescheduling when I needed to. We felt extremely comfortable while she took our pictures, like she's been taking our pictures for years!!! I've already saved her contact to book her for all of our photo sessions when we move to AZ. Thank you bunches Sara!!! Did I mention how beautiful the pictures came out!!! Book her NOW!
Sara Racey-BatravilleSara Racey-Batraville
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