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Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

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.

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.

Are there ways to be safe if I hire a photographer when social distancing?

If you decide to hire a photographer, see if the photographer can take photos outdoors or in a large space so all involved parties can maintain the recommended distance between themselves. You should also sanitize surfaces, avoid handshakes, don’t make any other physical contact and use digital platforms to complete payments. Speak with a local photographer in your area to put a strategy in place.

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.

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.

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.

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 Barrio Logan professional photographers
Ron H.
I needed professional photos taken for a new position to which I have been recently promoted. Rodney was very professional and patient with me. This was my first time with having professional photos taken. The photos arrived promptly and the response to them is phenomenal. I HIGHLY recommend Rodney for attractive, impressive, and professional photos.
Stylish 1 PhotographyStylish 1 Photography
Olla S.
Darryn was professional and we love the photos.
Darryn St John PhotographyDarryn St John Photography
Steven C.
Excellent work by friendly, professional photographers. Highly recommended!
Studio KarvéStudio Karvé
John S.
Excellent work — great photographer. Highly recommend. Very professional!
Reimo PhotographyReimo Photography
Jamie P.
Amazing photos and great professionalism, I highly recommend his work!
Nay photographyNay photography
Scott M.
Very professional and prompt excellent service. Photographer was great - creative and flexible.
Beige Video LABeige Video LA
Pat B.
Nicole was very professional and did a great job! Her price was very reasonable and we received the photo link within 2 days after the photo shoot! Loved her!
Nicole Antonacci PhotographyNicole Antonacci Photography
Tola J.
Chuck was excellent. Very communicative from our initial contact, open to my ideas and desires for the photography for the event. He was very professional while shooting the photos and had great rapport with the people at the event. And the photos are stunning- even better than i had hoped
Chuck Hunter-Wingman PhotographyChuck Hunter-Wingman Photography
Thumbtack Customer
Desert Rose Photography was wonderful to work with for our corporate event in San Diego. On time, friendly, professional. The photos were available to us to download less than 2 weeks afterwards.
Desert Rose PhotographyDesert Rose Photography
Rita N.
Michelle was amazing! She is so professional and so sweet and the photos turned out amazing!!
Michelle Lanning PhotographyMichelle Lanning Photography
Cemhan B.
Great work on event photography. Professional from beginning to end. Detailed oriented. Highly recommend.
Stylish 1 PhotographyStylish 1 Photography
Nicole W.
Terisa , it was such a pleasure working with you! I was nervous as this was my first experience being professionally photographed and you made this a breeze 💯, you’re friendly, kind and professional. My boyfriend and I are delighted with our photo quality and the value of your service 💕 Thank you kindly Terisa
T.J. Carter PhotographyT.J. Carter Photography
Narges R.
When I was searching for a photographer I was a little confused who to choose since there are many other photographers on thumbtack! I decided to go with Reimo after seeing the photos on his website as well as here and I am truly happy that I chose him! If you are searching for a photographer like me, Reimo is the one!! He is very professional and understanding and overall a very good and experienced photographer. We just got our pictures yesterday and we couldnt be happier with the result! his work is exceptional!
Reimo PhotographyReimo Photography
Nick M.
For my first professional headshot, I went to Wasio. They created a contagious atmosphere that has inspired me to carry their work on to friends and family. Absolutely a 10/10 photo and a 10/10 experience. This was a professional studio devoted to creating the complete photography experience. If your nervous, don't be. This is the place for you.
Wasio facesWasio faces
Thumbtack Customer
We booked Desert Rose for a company event, and couldn't be more happy. Will was professional, on-time, and stayed in communication leading up to the event. The photo booth was a big hit, and the pictures came out great. We loved the added company logo to the photos. We also booked Desert Rose to have a photographer for the event as well, and cannot wait to get the photos back. This was a last minute booking, and so happy with our decision.
Desert Rose PhotographyDesert Rose Photography
Jeffrey T.
Amazing photographer for our wedding as Ivan was prompt with organizing and coordinating photos. I would recommend Ivan for all weddings and events as his work turned out great and everyone complimented his professionalism. Ivan went above and beyo
Ivan Hundric PhotographyIvan Hundric Photography
Taylor W.
Alyssa was a joy to work with and very professional. She made the entire process very easy and the photos turned out great :)
Alyssa Rose PhotographyAlyssa Rose Photography
Alison C.
Dan was wonderful, showed up early and ready to go. So professional and personable. We had an art show opening and he took professional photos of the art work and then for the party, he took photos of guests and circulated. It was a wonderful night and I was so pleased with Dan. If I have future events, I will absolutely use him.
Dan Viescas StudiosDan Viescas Studios
Kimberly T.
Anne did an exceptional job with our photos! She was flexible, professional, and so easy to work with. And notably, she was extremely patient with our one and two year old! She provided a large collection of edited photos that captured our little family perfectly. Our photos turned out better than we could have imagined. We highly recommend!
Anne Charles PhotographyAnne Charles Photography
Hannah F.
Ryan is a fun photographer that loves to capture both the spontaneous moment and the planned formal photos. He was timely, friendly, and professional. We are so grateful that we found him to document our special day from a variety of angles and perspectives. Thanks Ryan.
Ryan Shiver PhotographyRyan Shiver Photography
Alicia L.
Christina and Jake photographed for my engagement shoot. It was a great experience! They are both very warm and easy going and professional. They helped with the poses and made us feel very comfortable. Christina was so fast with sending the photos back to me. Beautifully edited and the photos still looked natural. I was really excited to send out my Save the Dates! I love their style and I highly recommend booking Christina and Jake for your Wedding photos and cinematography too!
Gleimlight Photography & ProductionsGleimlight Photography & Productions
Thumbtack Customer
Exceptional experience and professional service. JT put me immediately at ease. Studio is perfect and JT is a skilled photographer. Highly recommended.
J.T. MacMillan Photography / Business Portrait ...J.T. MacMillan Photography / Business Portrait ...
Deepika p.
Bruna was so easy to work with and the photos turned out beautiful! She was professional and flexible - would for sure hire her again!
Elegance In FrameElegance In Frame
Susan M.
Elizabeth was truly a pleasure to with with! She accommodated a large group in need of professional headshots over the course of a lunch hour. She was extremely skilled and made each individual feel special as she was taking their photo. Finally, and most importantly, the photos turned out great!
Brooke L.
McKenna was incredible! I needed a last minute photographer for a surprise engagement and she came straight to the rescue. She was great in executing as the undercover photographer beforehand and a small photo session afterwards. She was extremely responsive, professional, and even gave updates as she wrapped up the session with sneak peaks and additional cell phone shots/videos. I cannot recommend her enough!
Moments With McMamaMoments With McMama
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