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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 Anaheim professional photographers
Thumbtack Customer
Anyone looking for a photographer should not hesitate in hiring Cynthia Lum... She is fantastic. And... With her prestigious resume I was shocked that she was available. With her professional experience, she's a touring professional photographer for the USTA Professional Tennis Association. She is very attentive. Prompt. And... Discusses with you, she even spoke with our website guy, what you want and what you are looking for in a finished photo. We own a family martial arts school in Anaheim, CA and were shocked that she was available. Don't hesitate to call her if you ever need photos taken for your special event. Like us. You'll be glad you did. Deborah Winegarner Practical Martial Arts Kidz Skillz
Cynthia Lum PhotoCynthia Lum Photo
Emily H.
I ended up not having him for photography at this time but he has been very professional through out the process and gave detailed information that I needed. I am very thankful and totally have him take photo next opportunity that comes.
Lennox PhotographyLennox Photography
Thumbtack Customer
Will provided complete coverage of our event and was a great working partner to get all the shots we needed. Our event required a combination of candid event photography and print-on-site photos, both of which Will delivered with professionalism and poise as fit our corporate event. Thanks Will!
Desert Rose PhotographyDesert Rose Photography
Thumbtack Customer
Will is an excellent photographer. He is very professional and was able to capture all the right shots for my client. I will definitely be using him again.
Desert Rose PhotographyDesert Rose Photography
Gaby V.
Hide is an AMAZING photographer! He’s been so kind and caring from the start, from our first phone call he was very kind. He is really trustworthy, very punctual. He’s really professional in how he acts and as well as his work is top notch! Hide photographed our wedding, it was super short and small wedding, and he did an amazing job at capturing every beautiful moment! He makes you feel comfortable! I definitely recommend him to those who are looking for some one exceptional to photograph their wedding ( or any event!) He has given ( edited) us our photos in a good timely matter, which is great because I can share them with family sooner. Hide is honestly the BEST! I’m honestly so happy to have hired him. Very punctual, professional, kind, caring, extremely talented photographer. My guests really likes him too, he shared his background of photography with them and thought he is pretty cool person too! Thank you Hide for working with us! You are truly an amazing photographer and amazing person!
Takahashi PhotographyTakahashi Photography
Julie L.
Great experience working with Rochelle, professional and respectful of the event and guests (hires her for a family member’s memorial service). Thankful for her wonderful photography services. She was responsive, cooperative with the days plans, and professional. Thank you!
Kifahari PhotographyKifahari Photography
Rocio F.
Hide is THE person for your photography needs. He is very accommodating, professional and super friendly. Hide did our engagement photo session as well as our wedding and he was all the rave at our reception. He knows how to make everyone feel super comfortable in front of camera allowing very natural shots.
Takahashi PhotographyTakahashi Photography
Kyan S.
Chris delivered perfect photos of our day and really captured the memories! He was easy and professional to talk to and got our vision before the event. Will work with him again!
Chris Salazar PhotographyChris Salazar Photography
Thumbtack Customer
We are so thrilled with Maria's work and our overall experience working with her! I have wanted to take engagement pictures at Disneyland as soon as my fiance and I got engaged and they turned out beautiful! We were so grateful to find an affordable and talented photographer on short notice. Maria was super professional, communicative, and we got a preview/gallery back in a short amount of time! Her skills as a photographer and an editor are fantastic and we are so happy with the finished photos! Thank you Maria!
Pink Heart Photography by Maria EvinsPink Heart Photography by Maria Evins
Steven N.
This was my first time hiring a photographer, and the experience was extremely comforting and professional. Not only was he able to understand my unclear demands on how I want my photos to be, he also figured out poses and places where I would look the best. Not only that, but he made the whole experience relaxing and even fun. I'd gladly hire him again in the near future!
Nick Medina Photography/VideographyNick Medina Photography/Videography
Thumbtack Customer
We hired Marc to come take professional head shots of our sales team in Anaheim, and we are VERY happy with the results. He was incredibly professional, very talented, and had the final product ready for us by the end of the afternoon. We HIGHLY recommend Marc as your professional photographer. Thanks again, Marc!
PicMarc PhotographyPicMarc Photography
Thumbtack Customer
Landi is so wonderful. She made my daughter's 5th birthday party amazing. She's very reasonable and professional. I am excited to have my daughter's next birthday party photographed by Landi.
Bluechild EntertainmentBluechild Entertainment
Thumbtack Customer
What a wonderful experience. Dino came to my brother's 50th birthday dinner party on such short notice and did a spectacular job! He arrived early at the event in Anaheim and stayed the whole 3+ hours. He was funny, personable and professional. Although our time line went rather quickly, he was very thorough and able to catch important moments. The pictures are beyond amazing. The whole family was happy with the photos and the experience. Thank you Aloha Photography for a night to remember. We will see you again...definitely!
Aloha | Dinocean PhotographyAloha | Dinocean Photography
Thumbtack Customer
I had Alan for my daughter's first bday party. He was very professional and took amazing pics. I totally loved the pics and would get him again to shoot for a party or celebration in future. I recommend him to everyone who is looking for event photography.
Sechrestphotos-Beach Photography SpecialistSechrestphotos-Beach Photography Specialist
Carol P.
Jesse knew exactly what he was doing and provided an amazing portfolio of pictures of our event, of award recipients. of speakers and of our newly certified. I greatly appreciated his enthusiasm, his professionalism and his dedication to us from the first contact through receipt of the photos. You cannot go wrong by hiring him!!
ArroyoPhotos - LAArroyoPhotos - LA
Erika L.
Dan photographed my son's 1st birthday party over the weekend. He arrived early at the events place, we were just setting up and he's there already! He's very nice and professional. His rates are very competitive with the experience and amount of work that he does. The photos he took was about 300+, and it came in the mail earlier than expected! And then he put in surprise 8x10 and 5x7 prints as gift for our family, thank you Dan! It was greatly appreciated. These pictures we will surely put in a frame and will treasure forever! I will definitely book Dan in my next events and you will not regret hiring him to cover yours.
Dan Viescas StudiosDan Viescas Studios
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