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Browse these outdoor family photographers with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Phoenix.

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Don Laurence Photography
4.9
from 133 reviews
  • 28 years in business
  • 229 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Danna G.
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I have to be honest, when i first got into Thumbtack I didn't know what to expect. But then, Mr. Bader responded to my post and sent me his information. I was so impressed with his work.From then, I know I wanted him to be the photographer for my daughter's baptism. He was great, on-time, friendly, professional, very hands-on with my family. He had suggestions on how they should pose, where to pose, and he had initiative to take picture of everyone who attended the baptism. This is exactly, what I wanted for this special event. I would definitely recommend him to anyone looking for a photographer. He is great!!!

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Randy Cason Photography
4.8
from 61 reviews
  • 15 years in business
  • 154 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Bina C.
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We chose Randy via Thumbtack and it was a fabulous deciscion by my family. He was so warm and welcoming and really wanted to capture everyone in their best light. He worked with 12 of my family members and it seemed to go smoothly. Also, the pictures came to us in a timely fashion and all looked great. Thank you Randy for making our first family photography session a wonderful experience.

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Jack Schulz Photography
4.9
from 59 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 83 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Jill T.
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Jack did an amazing job photography our family of 15. All four of our family groups were very impressed, some pictures have already made social media. Very professional and a joy to work with. He helped eliminate a lot of my stress over the size of our group. Would definitely recommend Jack.

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2 Comforts Photography
4.9
from 55 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. :)

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Baird Photography Studios
4.9
from 43 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 59 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Brian M.
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I had a great experience working with Adrian. My multi purpose project included headshots for my work / professional profile, and more casual headshots / profile pictures for social media and sharing with family. All photos taken in one session at an outdoor location as I did not want studio photos. Adrian recommended a great location and took several photos in various spots. The end result covered all areas on how I plan to use the photos, including a few cool extra shots. I am very happy with the results and would hire him again for my next photography needs. Thank you!

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  • 5 years in business
  • 42 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
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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RLE Photography
4.9
from 38 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 90 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Lorelei C.
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I am a life coach and I am so pleased! She really cares about her work and took the time needed to get fabulous shots. She made me look better than I am! She guided me in posing and had great ideas for outdoor locations which she pre-scouted. She also helped me with my clothing choices to give me a variety. She went above and beyond what I had expected and created a very nice portfolio of professional images (in studio and outdoors) for my website. I can recommend Rita with no hesitation !

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  • 10 years in business
  • 37 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
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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Tera Barnes Photography
5.0
from 27 reviews
  • 36 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Alyssa M.
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Tera did my husband and I maternity pictures! As well as day after baby was born hospital pictures. Such an amazing photographer!! Best photos I've ever seen taken. High spirited all the time. Great eye for scenery. Such an amazing woman to be around and know:) Tera is definitely someone I'd recommend.

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Eyes Across the Sky
4.9
from 27 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 43 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Jamie L.
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I was able to choose my photographer, and get my pictures in a 24 hour turn time. Was great to work with, super responsive on all of my questions, and the pictures turned out great!

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Msv Photography
4.9
from 25 reviews
  • 36 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
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
Rochelle S.
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Katheryn was amazing to work with! She made our engagement shoot fun, relaxed, and we felt ourselves around her. She captured all of the good parts about us!! She will be our photographer for every family photo shoot ever again!! :)

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Thalyn Photography
4.9
from 17 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
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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Lee Media
5.0
from 13 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Raynie L.
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James was an awesome photographer to work with! He was easily accessible and easy to communicate with. We connected on Thumbtack, through email, Instagram (he keeps in touch as a follower!), and eventually cell phone. He is very willing to work with his clients; He has very reasonable prices for many hours of coverage, and will drive to a destination location shoot because he loves what he does. He was very punctual with communication and planning, and arrived early to our event. He is based in the Mesa, AZ area but drove to northeast Phoenix for us, and central Phoenix for a shoot after us. His eye for photos is very unique and candid. I love candid! He captured real emotion and motion while still photographing me and the other members in my party from flattering angles. My FAVORITE part was his unique perspective, which made the photos appear to the viewer as if they were in the room with us (which was wonderful for our elopement ceremony since in fact our families were not present). He was very fun to work with; he was very energetic and outgoing, easily fit right in with our group and our feeling comfortable with him, and funny. He came prepared with jokes to help get some real laughs in our photos. I feel our quirks came out very natural with him. I love his framing in some shots, where he blurred foliage from the foreground. I also love the tones of the edits, very vivid and sharp. He was also EXTREMELY quick at returning the gallery of edited photos to me. That is so rare and I appreciated it immensely! I would definitely recommend James as a photographer for events, like weddings, elopements, and couples photos. His Instagram (jameslee101) also features some beautiful portraits, and macro-shots.

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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!

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.

AZ LG FILMS
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Camille B.
Verified review

Lamar is a fantastic photographer and a wonderful person to do business with. He does a great job of making sure you're comfortable and getting the full value of the session. Not only is he extremely talented, he is timely when it comes to receiving the pictures. I had Lamar for both maternity and newborn pictures, and it's safe to say I will be calling him again for more family photos! Loved every minute of both sessions and the final products. Such a laid back guy, definitely gets the job done well!

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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