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Scottsdale Family Photographers

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

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Don Laurence Photography
4.9
from 133 reviews
  • 28 years in business
  • 229 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Jessica R.
Verified review

Hired Don last minute to photograph my son's baptism and first birthday. I sent him a message at midnight the night before and he was available and on time at 11am at the church. He did an excellent job with the photos and was very personable and professional! I will definitely be using him again for family pictures. I cannot thank him enough for capturing the special moments!

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Randy Cason Photography
4.8
from 61 reviews
  • 15 years in business
  • 154 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Leighann H.
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Randy was amazing to work with. My family loved him and our pictures. If I only had a few words to describe him I would say: professional, talented, and easygoing. He’s very easy to communicate with, he asked specific questions about what kind of pictures I was looking for, and he was still able to deliver beautiful pictures in our less than optimal weather conditions. I’d gladly recommend him as a family photographer.

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Jack Schulz Photography
4.9
from 59 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 83 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Barbara D.
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I have worked with many photographers in my career...but none have been as professional as Jack. I had eight doctors in need of multiple head shots. With their professional work schedules so packed, I had limited time to get this accomplished. In one evening, Jack performed a miracle. Eight doctors now have multiple head shots that are in a word - fabulous! Jack prepared individual websites for each doctor to review their photos. I cannot wait to work on my next campaign with Jack. I know it will be a great experience.

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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. :)

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
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
Tom F.
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Working with Rita on this photo shoot was a fun project. After sifting through other photographers I settled on Rita because of her experience and her personality. I really mean this when I say it but I wanted someone who is going to listen to what I wanted to do and yet still add ideas to my existing project to make it even better I was amazed at her equipment the camera and the lens ..all the photo light equipment she had and the photo shooting process was very easy and smooth In my industry many of us use stock photos taken from catalogs and other online sites but I wanted something that was unique and different that set me apart from what other people in the industry have. Rita came up with a lot of good ideas and different angles for shooting my product line I want to say that this project really pleased me and I am happy about it and I'll be using Rita again as I introduce new products to my online site All in all I give Rita two thumbs up

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  • 10 years in business
  • 37 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Dessie H.
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I felt that working with Rhonda from Faux Picasso Photography exhibited all the professional qualities I was seeking. She was very quick to respond to my questions and needs. She worked with our family in a professional manner and was punctual, being mindful of our time even when getting all adult children to location was not timely. But she made it work and we love our family photos! Thank you Rhonda!

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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
Brandon S.
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Tera did a fantastic photography job! She took the best pictures we ever had. She made great suggestions in the session and all of them work beautifully! We really recommend her for family pictures!.

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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
Ashley R.
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Loved working with Sree, we wanted to have our dogs in some of our pictures and he was completely open to the idea and was extremely helpful and patient working with them. Sree helped us have amazing family photos that are very classy! Definitely recomend him!!

Top Pro
  • 15 years in business
  • 27 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Shannon W.
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Cari is an amazing photographer! Her photos exceeded my expectations and she scheduled me immediately. She also gave me additional marketing help with Zillow had a turn around of less than 24 hr. It was a great experience.

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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
Thumbtack Customer
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Jose was the most responsive out of the photographers that contacted me about my project. Additionally, he was quick to reply with all my questions. He was early to the site and very professional. He captured great shots and I highly recommend him. Will definitely use him again in the future.

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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!

Top Pro
  • 28 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Rich C.
Verified review

We have had Steve come to our office on four different occasions to take a variety of pictures that we could use in marketing materials, both print and online. The pictures were very professional and included a huge assortment. He also turned them around quickly so that we could meet a couple of our tight ad deadlines. You will not be disappointed.

Your image is my focus LLC
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Mary E.
Verified review

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
Shelby W.
Verified review

Kyle is amazing. He is great at what he does and you would truly be lucky to have him not only be your photographer but also like a part of the family!

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.

Actual Requests

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Need portrait photography

Scottsdale, AZ

  • Photo type
    Modeling headshot
  • Photoshoot location
    As recommended
  • Photo products
    Online or digital proofs and prints
  • Details
    I am putting these photos into my portfolio. I have a "fit" look but need a few photos of me in bohemian type clothing. Use your imagination(:
  • $348.8
    Average price

Need Portrait Photographer

Scottsdale, AZ

  • Photo type
    Maternity
  • Photoshoot location
    As recommended, I'm not sure yet
  • What style of portrait photography are you interested in?
    Natural/Environmental (photographed in an outdoor setting)
  • Photo products
    CD / DVD, Physical proofs and prints
  • Details
    Im looking for maternity/engagement mix for some of the photos but focus on the maturity
  • $224
    Average price

Need portrait photography

Scottsdale, AZ

  • Photo type
  • Photoshoot location
    As recommended
  • Photo products
    Physical proofs and prints
  • Details
    would like makeup application done professionally also. Photo of Mom & daughter. Age 50 & 15
  • $293.75
    Average price
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