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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 Scottsdale professional photographers
Sandy W.
Beautiful pictures from our family outdoor photo session. Very professional, easy to work with. Quality photos. Thank you Harrison!
Harrison Hurwitz PhotographyHarrison Hurwitz Photography
Karen W.
Amanda was professional, personable, on-time. She made our family photo shoot a lot of fun....I’m excited to see her finished photos
Amanda Karis PhotographyAmanda Karis Photography
Lexie R.
Adrian was great and gave us exactly the professional headshot photos we were looking for!
Baird Photography StudiosBaird Photography Studios
Sean E.
Harald was very accommodating, professional, and very skilled as well as incredibly knowledgeable in the art of photography
hw photographyhw photography
Fena J.
Excellent experience with KJT Photography. She was really professional and fast.. It was a pleasure to work with her..
KJT PHOTOGRAPHY (Kelly)KJT PHOTOGRAPHY (Kelly)
Cheryl L.
Stacy was great to work with! She was very professional and captured some great photos of our family!
On The Rocks PhotographyOn The Rocks Photography
Liz B.
Kellie made the photo shoot fun! She’s laid back and professional. She gave us a great suggestion on where to have the pictures done & The photos came out great! Definitely would recommend
KJT PHOTOGRAPHY (Kelly)KJT PHOTOGRAPHY (Kelly)
Ashley T.
Cindy was fantastic to work with! She was extremely professional, well prepared, provided misc. items one may need as well as helpful tips and tricks to ensure the best photos! I had such a fantastic time working with her! I am also immensely happy with my final photos! I would highly recommend her services to anyone seeking professional headshots or even family photos!
CMQ HeadshotsCMQ Headshots
Wendy D.
Hired Jaysn to take family photos (all adults). He was responsive, prompt and professional! It was very easy to work with him and he put us all at ease. Great quality photos! Thank you Jaysn!
Jaysn Valentine PhotographyJaysn Valentine Photography
Nancy G.
Erica couldn’t have been more professional during the shoot as well as prior by providing us info on exactly what to expect during the shoot, how to prepare & the photo options & related costs. I highly recommend her. The resulting photos were wonderful!
Erica Fuchs PhotographyErica Fuchs Photography
Colorado K.
Don is an incredible photographer. Not only was he very professional and produced quality work, he was also very personable and fun to interact with. Great photography work and really makes you feel comfortable to assure as natural of a picture as possible! Definitely would recommend to anybody.
Don Laurence PhotographyDon Laurence Photography
Jenny K.
Matt took our engagement photos and did an unbelievable job! He captured amazing moments that we did not expect. He was professional and made the photo session a fun and everlasting memory for me and my fiancée. I cannot wait to use him in the future!
Goldframez MediaGoldframez Media
Travis E.
I hired Andi to photograph my proposal, and she did an outstanding job - both in the shooting and editing of the photos, but also in going above and beyond in assisting the behind the scenes setup leading up to the big moment. Very prompt in communication and highly professional - would recommend!
Andi Marie PhotographyAndi Marie Photography
Michael R.
Tera is great. Fun to work with and prompt and professional. I liked the studio and the outdoor location. I will be calling on Tera in the future for more photographs.
Tera Barnes PhotographyTera Barnes Photography
Thumbtack Customer
Marion is sweet, responsive, and really helped us orchestrate our event. We are so happy with the process, with Marion's professionalism, and we're anxiously awaiting the photographs.
Event PhotoEvent Photo
Michelle M.
Rita was amazing! Very professional, and took a ton of unique photos. There were so many to select from of the group and everyone loved them. Will use again. Thank you !
R.L.ER.L.E
Thumbtack Customer
Great job shooting our family photos! Lori was such a pleasure to work with that our kids are still talking about her! Reasonable, friendly, professional, and trustworthy. Highly recommend!
Lori Krenzen PhotographyLori Krenzen Photography
Thumbtack Customer
David did a great job! He was prompt, professional and he listened to what we wanted in the finished product. The proofs are amazing. We can't wait to see the final photos.
Pixyst Premium Imaging LLCPixyst Premium Imaging LLC
Whitney D.
Stacy did an amazing job with my family photos! I needed an early morning time because I have tons of small kids in my family and we had to work around multiple nap times. She arrived early, was professional and great with the kids, and took beautiful photos that my whole family is in love with. I’ve never met a photographer who can make everyone look so effortlessly gorgeous (especially 3 kids under 3!) She’s a miracle worker! You won’t regret going with Stacy!
On The Rocks PhotographyOn The Rocks Photography
Shannon C.
I had a great experience with Harrison and would happily work with him and his wife again! As a team, they were very responsive, professional, friendly, and fast! I recommend Harrison Hurwitz Photography 100%!
Harrison Hurwitz PhotographyHarrison Hurwitz Photography
Thumbtack Customer
Rita did my linkedin headshot, and she was really pleasant to work with. Competitively priced, very personable and professional, answers emails quickly, etc. I would highly recommend her and would not hesitate to use her again if I need a professional photographer's services.
R.L.ER.L.E
Andy R.
Art did an excellent job on a project we needed done ASAP. He delivered a professional photo that we were looking for with one of our customers. He does great work for a great price!
Art Dickinson PhotographyArt Dickinson Photography
Briana H.
Very punctual and professional. Unfortunately, our client cancelled the photography needs for this event. I will reach out when we come back to Phoenix and would love to work with you! Thank you again!
A Beautiful Habit PhotographyA Beautiful Habit Photography
Anthony D.
Amazing. Gorgeous. Stunning. All don’t begin to describe how perfect the photos captured by Sara and Pierre were! I hired Sara to photograph my surprise engagement and she came through beyond my highest expectations. She went above and beyond to coordinate with me ahead of time to find the perfect location and plan out the final details. We hiked up the Tom’s Thumb trail about a mile where our photographers were waiting for us to capture the moment. The photos truly displayed the raw emotion behind our engagement, the beauty in the setting, and have given us memories that will last a lifetime! I would 100% recommend hiring Sara for your next photo shoot! She was super communicative, incredibly helpful, very professional, and so instrumental in capturing one of the happiest moments of our lives! THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!
Sara Racey-BatravilleSara Racey-Batraville
Laurie V.
Yannick is so professional and an absolute pleasure to work with! He's a very experienced photographer whose prices are surprisingly economical with no hidden fees. He includes the price of retouching some images and also allows you to download and keep all of the photos from the photoshoot (with the rights to print as you so choose). Other photographers that I had contacted literally said that I would not find a photographer who would do that for the price we were asking. The photography session was for my son's graduation photos on the ASU campus, and Yannick knew all of the best spots before we even mentioned them. He made it easy for us to know where to meet him on campus by emailing a map of the spot. He was prompt, texted us when he arrived and didn't mind "repacking" and carrying his equipment from one location to the next on campus. He even asked if we would like to see the images that he had taken before we moved to the next location. He took so many more photos and angles than we had expected for the economical price that he charged. He even took pictures of my husband and me with our son, so that we could use it for our Christmas card. I'm a person who always seems to find flaws in our photos, especially of myself, so I was surprised by how many fantastic photos we had from which to choose. The whole experience, from the first contact to receiving (and printing) our photos, was such a stressfree and enjoyable experience thanks to Yannick. We are definitely going to hire him again. Trust me, I spent a considerable amount of time researching, talking to and comparing photographers. So, I hope that this can save you time and effort knowing that Yannick is by far the best choice.
Yannick Apers PhotographyYannick Apers Photography
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