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Best LA Headshots
4.9
from 202 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 327 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
James G.
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Actually the first response I got for needing a photographer, my family has been bugging me for a picture in my military uniform and I wanted a professional to do it. He set up the appointment, had everything ready to go and with 2 uniform changes and 4 shooting locations in and around his studio, he took 195 photos in 30 minutes. 2 hours later I received the link to all of them so i can select which ones I want touched up, an hour after that I received the 6 photos professionally touched up and even paid for a seventh. Very professional and knows what he is doing, makes the process quick and easy and would definitely recommend to anyone for any shoot in any setting.

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Desert Rose Photography
4.9
from 164 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 357 hires on Thumbtack
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Erica B.
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We needed photos for the cover and interior of a regional magazine, which is published by the nation's largest networking entity for building and construction professionals. We had an extremely tight time frame for booking the photographer, taking the photos and receiving photo edits. Will Hartman with Desert Rose Photography was able to expedite our request at a very reasonable rate, and had no problem managing our very detailed instructions on the execution of the photo shoot. (Also, none of the publisher's representatives attended the photo shoot - Will executed everything on site based on guidance he received via telephone and email.) He arrived early to the location to scope out the best places for outdoor photography, and also worked hand-in-hand with the photo subjects to stage everyone (~25 people) in a variety of settings and locations. Needless to say, Will went above and beyond to deliver photos that were engaging, energetic, and dynamic. It was a real pleasure to work with him. We plan to use him again if the need arises, and would recommend him to anyone else looking for a professional, creative, capable photographer.

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Brad Zangwill Photography
4.8
from 131 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 281 hires on Thumbtack
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Meghan S.
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Brad helped us with our outdoor family portraits. He was prompt, responsive, organized, efficient, thorough and polite. Everything went very smoothly. Even when we had questions reviewing/selecting images afterward, he was very quick to answer our questions and make sure we were taken care of. I would certainly recommend Brad for anyone needing portraits taken.

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  • 6 years in business
  • 272 hires on Thumbtack
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Jessica H.
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It was a wonderful experience! We surprised the bachelorette with a photo session and it really worked out well! The bridesmaids didn't know each other from before the wedding so it was great to get everyone together in front of the camera as before the big day. This photographer was so professional, patient, and kind. He did such a great job with our group and we cannot wait to see the final product!!

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Richard Hartog Photography
4.9
from 125 reviews
  • 31 years in business
  • 239 hires on Thumbtack
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Eric F.
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Richard was one of the best photographers my family, friends and I have ever worked with in over 30 years of throwing events, weddings and birthdays. He was professional, on-time, felt the vibe of the event (even dressed the part). He had the proofs ready in a timely fashion. I will plan on using him again. He also gained many referrals from my event alone as he was one of the stars. Thank you again.

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MacTaggart Media
4.9
from 94 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 205 hires on Thumbtack
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Charles D.
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MacTaggart Media worked with my organization during a three day conference in San Diego and everyone with our company was impressed with her professionalism and the high quality of her work. Over the years, I have engaged photographers all around the country for corporate events and Kelli MacTaggart is the best I've ever hired.

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Tovicand Photography
5.0
from 82 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 122 hires on Thumbtack
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Claudia H.
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Tom is extremely professional, yet fun and patient with children. He's been my family photographer for 5 years and has always impressed me with his ability to capture genuine family moments.

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J. Concepts Productions
4.9
from 72 reviews
  • 17 years in business
  • 134 hires on Thumbtack
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Sonya G.
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Jami was a pleasure to work with, and provided us with a great set of photos from our graduate student welcome event. She was very responsive and flexible from the start, working with us to fit our needs. On the day of the event, Jami arrived early and was ready to go. Afterwards, she worked quickly to send us the final product. We are happy to have worked with her, and would recommend her services to all looking for an event photographer!

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Amina Touray Photography
5.0
from 61 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 84 hires on Thumbtack
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Niehla O.
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Amina Touray is by far one of the best photographers that I've ever worked with. She has an amazing eye for detail, a gentle spirit and a playful demeanor that puts everyone on set at ease. As a makeup artist, I've worked with her a little over a year and we've shot created some amazing images together. A few short months ago, I had the privilege to step in front of her camera as the subject. I can truly understand now, how she captures such great images. She gives great direction and makes you feel like a vip. It was a wonderful experience. I can't wait to work with her again! She's GENIUS!!!

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Trittonproductions.com
5.0
from 56 reviews
  • 65 hires on Thumbtack
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Khalid A.
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Jordan is a great photographer he put me at ease with his very down-to-earth attitude. I highly recommend him specially with Outdoor photo-shoot where he has a Keen Eye for amazing natural light photos.

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Natalie Baidi Photography
4.9
from 49 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 72 hires on Thumbtack
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Nunravee A.
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I found Natalie on Thumbtack. I was looking for an affordable but professional photographer for my wedding day and that's exactly what I got. I am so glad that I chose her. She was so sweet and professional. She did a consultation with us before the wedding and we went through a list of moments and things that I wanted her to capture specifically. I am very happy with the end result. The pictures came out beautifully. I especially like the way that she ushers the effect of natural sunlight. She did a beautiful job capturing our special day! I would definitely recommend Natalie!

Haldane Morris Photography
4.9
from 47 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 59 hires on Thumbtack
Anastasiya M.
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I had excellent experience with Haldane Morris Photography. He is so professional. He know exactly what he is doing. I spent total three hours and got so much high quality photos. His technique is different compare to many other photographers who i had been working with. With those photos you don't really need a photoshop. He also working with such a talented makeup/hair stylist Keon Cruz, very professional , his light makeup perfect for the headshot. So you can also hiring him as well, if you want to. I highly recommending Haldane Morris Photography. :) Wish you all stay beautiful:*!!!! Anastasiya Mitrunen.

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Attis Photography
5.0
from 40 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 71 hires on Thumbtack
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Adam B.
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Hiring Attis Photography for our wedding was one of the best decisions my wife and I made. We met with so many photographers, but Attis definitely stood apart from the rest. Anita is extremely organized and will get out of you exactly what you're looking for. Chris takes beautiful photos and has great attention to detail. We hired them for both our engagement photos and our wedding photos, and they did an amazing job on both. If I could go back, I would absolutely hire them again. And I definitely recommend them to anyone looking for a wedding photographer.

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Mukaila: The Photographer
5.0
from 36 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 55 hires on Thumbtack
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Linda N.
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We've had some bad experiences through close friends and family, so we were hesitant to use a professional that we've never worked with before. I scoured yelp and other sites and just couldn't find the style I wanted. With just a couple of days before the event, we decided last minute and couldn't be happier. I am so happy to discover Mukaila, he was fast to respond, worked with my budget and was extremely professional. We wanted someone that can capture those candid and natural poses, so we hired Mukaila for our son's first birthday and he did an amazing job! He was professional, responsive, and delivered the pictures exactly a week after the party. He arrived early and stayed a little bit later to accomodate our extra wishes. I also loved that he was able to capture some close and personal photos of my family, so it was like a two in one event! Everyone was so impressed and complimented that he was able to take the pictures while remaining in the background, it is like having your own paparazzi. Overall, we would highly recommend him and will be using him for future events.

April Rocha
4.9
from 29 reviews
  • 16 years in business
  • 54 hires on Thumbtack
Amanda E.
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April was awesome to work with!! We have had some bad experiences in the past with photographers and she did an amazing job! I would highly recommend her and will definitely be calling her again if we are in her area!! Thank you April :)

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Amanda Clarke Fotos
5.0
from 19 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
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Sonja F.
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Amanda has been doing my family photos for 13 years now and we have never been disappointed! Amazingly talented and such a pleasure to work with!! Couldn’t recommend her enough!

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Sasha Renee Photography
5.0
from 15 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 21 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Theresa C.
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I loved working with Sasha! She is quick to respond, suggested great outdoor locations for pictures close to me, and she is easy to work with. Her work is beautiful. I'll definitely reach out to Sasha for our family's future photography needs.

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Yanira Scalise Photography
5.0
from 14 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 20 hires on Thumbtack
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Liz O.
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Yanira was an amazing photographer. She photographed my daughter's 15th birthday and captured every important moment beautifully. She was professional and was so willing to do all I had asked of her with grace and professionalism. At very late notice, I asked her to come early to photograph my daughter as she was getting ready and without hesitation she granted my request, was prompt and went right to work! She is reliable and was outstanding at capturing every detail of our party including pictures with family members and friends, flowers, decor, all the special moments I would have never thought of! She left no detail unnoticed. The pictures are of the highest quality and perfect! I would highly recommend her and I am definitely using her again! I am grateful for having the all the special moments so beautifully captured by Miss Yanira!

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Olive Grove Photo
5.0
from 14 reviews
  • 16 years in business
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Katherine S.
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John and I had the pleasure of working with Jacqueline for our engagement photos. She immediately made us feel at ease and gave us pictures we treasure in our home. When we became parents we were thrilled to have her photograph our baby's first year of life. We liked how she captured our son's expressions, joy and laughter. We look forward to her taking our family's photos again and again!

Michael Pool Photography
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 21 years in business
  • 22 hires on Thumbtack
Gianna C.
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MIchael shot family portraits for my family. He was professional, courteous and helped our whole family feel comfortable in front of his camera. I would highly recommend his photography services.

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Urban Lab Photos
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
LA Flag Football L.
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Jorge's work is amazing. He captures the hard to get shots and has them edited with our logos ready the same day they are taken. Our members live showing the pictures to friends and family. Highly recommend him.

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.
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