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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 Phoenix photo shoots
Molly C.
I LOVE our photos! I booked a surprise family photo shoot last minute and she made it happen. She even got the photos to us two days after the shoot. Really cannot recommend her enough!
Digital CreativeDigital Creative
Thumbtack Customer
Tom Melo delivered an incredible photo shoot for my organization. I would absolutely use him again.
Tom Melo PhotographyTom Melo 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
Jeff H.
Don was great to work with and was very professional throughout the headshot photo shoot. I loved the end product and would recommend him to others
Don Laurence PhotographyDon Laurence Photography
Yolanda Z.
Brien was very flexible, personable and professional, he came to our rescue with photo shoots at the last minute & took awesome pics with excellent taste. I would hire Brien for any professional photo needs.
Brian Hines PhotographyBrian Hines Photography
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
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
Wendy H.
During the photo shoot, Ann was very complimentary and made me feel great. She also showed me how some of the photos looked on her camera, to make sure we were on the right track. The photos turned out fantastic and I'm excited to share them with the world now! I highly recommend working with her!
TAQ PhotographyTAQ Photography
Holly T.
My experience at the photo shoot, the proofs, and the finished product are all 5 stars. This photographer knows her stuff and explains the process as it goes along, why se requests certain poses, rejects some outfits, and pulls everything together for a fantastic experience and final product.
CMQ HeadshotsCMQ Headshots
Thumbtack Customer
Wow. What a great experience. Not only was the photo shoot a professional, relaxing and friendly experience but the pictures turned out so good. I have recommended her to several people already.
CMQ HeadshotsCMQ Headshots
Ken D.
Florine was a pleasure to work with. She provided many excellent photos the same day of the shoot. She offered to retouch them if necessary, but I was happy with them right out of the box. Thank you, Florine!
Florine Duffield - Headshots - Same Day ServiceFlorine Duffield - Headshots - Same Day Service
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
Kizzy M.
Sapphire was a dope photographer. His attention to detail was on point. I love how he made my birthday shoot one thats going to be unforgettable and now I am going to have the photos to always remind me. I highly recommend him if you're looking for an elite artist.Thank you!!!!!!!!
Phire X. PhotographyPhire X. Photography
Miguel V.
Monique did a wonderful job on short notice photographing our wedding. She took time to get to know us as a couple before the big day and was flexible about our schedule and shooting locations. She delivered our photos very quickly, too! I highly recommend Digital Creative.
Digital CreativeDigital Creative
Christina H.
Lexi is such a fantastic photographer to work with due to her flexibility, responsiveness and the astonishing work she produces. My husband and I had the absolute best time during our photo shoot and really enjoyed hanging out with Lexi. I truly hope that we get to work with her again in the future!
Lexi Young PhotographyLexi Young Photography
Sierra c.
It was such a pleasure having Marcus shoot for our Baby shower, the pictures came out amazing! We are so glad have these memories beautifully captured. I 100% recommend him for any event photography & more!!
Marcus AdereleMarcus Aderele
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
Thumbtack Customer
We hired Jamie to shoot two large group photos for a corporate training and deliver prints by the next business day and he completed the job seamlessly and professionally. He was easy to get in touch with and very reliable. I would recommend Jamie for any photography job in the area and will continue to use him for future events!!
Jamie Hines PhotographyJamie Hines Photography
Christine A.
Arian did a photo shoot for my daughter's pre-prom party with 30 of her friends. He did an excellent job! The phots where very professional and Arian had a very good eye for making sure that everyone in the large group shots looked great, which is no small task with so many people in one photo. The teens loved the photos and I would definitely hire Arian again.
Arian PhotographyArian Photography
Michelle I.
My first choice of Photographer, submitted a request for her to shoot our wedding for the next day! Great response, professional, good work quality, good value and was on time. Thank you Stacey for our wedding day picture memories!
Stacey Fergelec PhotographyStacey Fergelec Photography
Thumbtack Customer
She talks very rudely to her customers. We asked her what a good local location would be to shoot and the only place she does is in Buckeye. If you don't want it there she suggests " find another photographer because that's where I do my shooting". So if you're not into the " hotel venue, it better" look, I'd pass her up. Needless to say we never had our session and canceled it.
TAQ PhotographyTAQ Photography
Adrienne S.
Jaysn was a pleasure to work with. We hired him to take our engagement photos. He was very responsive with the messages leading up to the shoot as well as getting our photos back to us in a very timely manner. We feel that he was able to capture a very realistic sense of our personalities as it was really comfortable taking direction from him. We would highly recommend him!
Jaysn Valentine PhotographyJaysn Valentine Photography
Michael f.
Working with Steve was a great experience. Not only was he knowledgeable about the best way to shoot me, but we worked until I was completely satisfied. Once we were done, I had the photos immediately and was able to apply them in my professional materials.
OASIS HeadshotsOASIS Headshots
Ryan F.
Just finished my shoot with Harrison, he did a great job of making the shoot very comfortable and easy. He stopped throughout to adjust angles and lighting and show me examples of the different shots that he was taking. The raw photos that he showed me looked great, looking forward to seeing the final edits! If I need more pictures in the future I wouldn’t hesitate to give him a call again. Thank you Harrison!
Harrison Hurwitz PhotographyHarrison Hurwitz Photography
Tyler H.
Excellent experience working with Lexi. She was professional and very relaxed yet lively and fun. Our engagement pictures are the most amazing pictures We’ve ever seen and we are so pleased! I rate Lexi 5 out of 5 and would recommend to anyone looking for a photo shoot!
Lexi Young PhotographyLexi Young Photography
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