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Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

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.

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.

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 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.

Reviews for Burbank professional photographers
Felicia S.
My husband and I love how our newborns photos came out. We really appreciate out photographer. Our photographer is very professional and an amazing photographer.
Infinite Pieces ProInfinite Pieces Pro
Monica S.
Samer first of all is very professional. I was looking for a photographer that would take quality pictures and was reasonable. Not only was he professional, reasonable but he offered great customer service. He was at my event before it started ready to go. He mixed and mingled with my guests making them feel comfortable in front of the camera. He provided so many great pictures of my husbands 40th Soiree. Thanks Samer for being a great photographer and individual. If you are in need a professional, customer driven photographer you have found the right man. He comes HIGHLY RECOMMENDED....Tks Samer (Monica)
Samer Yousef PhotographySamer Yousef Photography
Crystal P.
We wanted a simple yet professional quality newborn photoshoot for our birth announcement cards, and that is exactly what we got! Photographer was very responsive and puntual. He brought all of his own equipment and wore a mask. Photos were made available to us in less than 24 hours. It was a great deal, overall. Would recommend.
Denise D.
I can't say enough about Ivan! He captured my son and daughter-in-laws wedding and reception better then we could have imagined! After receiving the photos, we all gathered and watched a slide show and re-lived all of the beautiful and fun moments, as well as moments some of us missed, but Ivan captured! He is an incredible photographer and a very professional and kind man! I look forward to using him again in the future, and I highly recommend both his photography excellence as well as his reasonable fee's!
Ivan Hundric PhotographyIvan Hundric Photography
Parker S.
Working with Daniel Lennox was incredible - he created a comfortable and professional environment in the studio, and completely got the vision I was going for in my shoot. Not to mention, the photos themselves came out incredibly. I couldn’t recommend him highly enough!
Lennox PhotographyLennox Photography
Krista C.
I cannot begin to explain how AMAZING Carl & Des were as photographers. They were super communicative from the very beginning which we sooo appreciated. As couples who have planned weddings know just how hectic & stressful it can be, hiring Carl & Des truly relieved any and all fears or worries regarding the photography. It also really relieved any stress knowing Carl & Des had already shot at our venue, Castaway Burbank and knew it very well. These two are true professionals. They were super friendly, efficient and fun & made everyone feel so comfortable while they took photos. We received so many compliments from our friends and family about how awesome these two were. We just got the photos back and they are BREATHTAKING. I would absolutely recommend Carl & Des for your wedding or special event. My husband and I both agree, they were probably our favorite vendor!! I really hope to be able to work with them again in the future and also refer them to family and friends. Thank you soooo much to Live Art Photography LLC for helping to make our dream wedding absolutely FLAWLESS!!!!
Live Art Photography LLCLive Art Photography LLC
Thumbtack Customer
I recently found myself in need of a corporate headshot in a hot hurry. Josh won my business initially with his pricing, professionalism, and outstanding portfolio. Mind you, I'm really uncomfortable having my picture taken and just wanted to get the shoot over with. All that changed after seeing the great shots Josh was getting... I was elated! After making my final selections, he delivered pristine photographs and I made my deadline with plenty of time to spare. Josh has my business for life, and I'm referring anyone and everyone I know that needs photography!
Monesson PhotographyMonesson Photography
Jenny L.
We are very pleased with Lisa's photography session and we would definitely re-hire her for another family session. She was very professional and her work quality is exceptional. First of, as we engaged her and confirmed the session, she went ahead to find a park that is close to our area considering (we have 2 gals: 2 & 4 years old), the nearer to our home is better. She found a very nice park for us to have our family portrait taken. She had some ideas in mind of where in the park to take pictures and etc. The pictures came out very natural and fabulous. I like our pictures taken as natural as possible, and she captures most of it. She was very patient and flexible throughout the photo session and even waited for the kids to have their snack. Highly recommend for her service!
Lisa Garrett PhotographyLisa Garrett Photography
Chloe W.
I received my wedding photos today and I couldn’t wait to write this review for Carl and Desiree. I had family visiting from 4 countries and 8 states for our Malibu wedding, and I hadn’t seen most of them in a very long time. We needed everything to be just right and the photography had to be equally perfect. The pictures we got completely exceeded our expectations. It was a big wedding and they somehow were able to shoot so many amazing moments with off of them. I wasn’t sure if it was possible to get everyone and everything but that’s why I hired them. They totally delivered flawless pictures! The photos of my brides maids and husbands groomsman were so funny. There wasn’t any of the stale poses I see all the time. I let them know I wanted more fun and candid and they took care of the rest. I’m so impressed with the quality of their work. This is what it’s like to work with professional photographers. I know this is going to sound vain, but they made me look skinny. I told them that was a concern and they made sure I looked amazing. A lot of it was the pre-wedding coaching they gave us so we knew how to carry ourselves on wedding day. We really loved all the advise they gave us. The entire process of working with them from start to finish was so easy. They kept in constant communication and replied back to all communications quickly. They were the only vendors from the wedding that would get back to my emails and texts within hours. Sometimes within seconds depending if they’re shooting another wedding. They’re payment system is also appreciated. It helped me split up the payments and we didn’t have to pay everything all at once. Hiring Carl and Desiree from Live Art Photography was a no brainer. I’m recommending them to all my friends who plan on getting married.
Live Art Photography LLCLive Art Photography LLC
Verrin c.
Iliana was so great during my photo shoot, he was so professional, punctual, and helpful to me making decisions when it came to what poses, what emotions, and what backgrounds I should choose when taking my pictures, I would recommend her to anybody and I cannot wait to work with her in the future again. She is very talented and a sweet girl, not only have I met somebody I can work with with future projects , but I have also gained a friend and I am lucky to have come across her and helping me create my vision , what an amazing artist and talent she is, can't wait to work with her in the future again.
Ph. ilainPh. ilain
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