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Elk Grove Outdoor Family Photographers

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Sparks Photography
4.9
from 140 reviews
  • 19 years in business
  • 199 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Jen M.
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Our go to family photographer - This is our 3rd time shooting family pictures with Thomas and once again they came out great. He's very professional, punctual, affordable and great with kids. Thomas has a genuine love for photography and it shows in his work. Thank you!

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  • 16 years in business
  • 202 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Pablo R.
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Diana was wonderful, she took great pictures got me in quickly and had a short turn around time. Excellent photographer great to work with!

1shotphotography
4.9
from 62 reviews
  • 15 years in business
  • 125 hires on Thumbtack
Melissa B.
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Fahim did a wonderful job on the pictures. Capturing beautiful moments. He could have been louder and more direct with our family during group photos. He put together amazing video, of our pictures to the song I walked down the aisle to and a beautiful book. Thank you for Fahim.

Jonathon & Anna Photography
4.9
from 55 reviews
  • 77 hires on Thumbtack
Kristin O.
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What a sweet and professional couple! They worked with such dedication! I would recommend these photographers to any family or friend!

Tess Hunt Photography
4.8
from 35 reviews
  • 28 years in business
  • 45 hires on Thumbtack
Carrie H.
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Tess Hunt has been my go to family photographer since the birth of my son in 2003. Since then she has photographed my family annually and capture truly my favorite candid and portrait family memories. The gorgeous photos are framed in my home, go out annually on our family holiday card, and receive unrestrained compliments from friends every year! Her ability to both capture the perfect moment and process images with the most amazing signature color, lighting and filters is unmatched. Tess produces the most amazing artistic family memories every time!

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Andy Amyx Photography
5.0
from 33 reviews
  • 28 years in business
  • 50 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Paulette L.
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Andy exceeded my expectations with the headshot photos that he recently did for me. I was very pleased with the outcome, and he made the whole process fun and relaxed. I would highly recommend him to anyone looking for a professional photographer who has an excellent eye for detail.

Kept In Time Photography
4.9
from 29 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 52 hires on Thumbtack
Brandy M.
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Jenn did an absolutely amazing job on my daughter's senior portraits. She was prompt, patient, and friendly. I'm so glad that we used Kept in Time Photography! My daughter felt comfortable with Jenn, and she was able to bounce ideas back & forth with her as far as poses and backgrounds were concerned. She was very open to suggestions, which is helpful when dealing with a stressed out teenager. Our overall experience was better than we could've imagined. I'm grateful to Jenn for taking such personal care, and interest in making my daughter's photos the best she has ever taken. I'm recommending Kept in Time Photography to all of my friends & family!!!

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  • 3 years in business
  • 50 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Thumbtack Customer
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Talented, professional, and flexible. He took my graduations photos from UC Davis and met up with me in the area. He brought his equipment and implemented all my ideas. Overall, open-minded and great to work with. His pricing was cheaper than most photographers and photos were received sooner than I thought. I highly recommend.

7th Stone Media
4.8
from 25 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 56 hires on Thumbtack
Alisha H.
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We hired Joel for our Wedding Photography and Videography on June 24th, 2017. Everything was perfect! I cannot wait to see the final product :). I would definitely recommend 7th Stone Media for any wedding or event!

Kathleen Felion Photography
4.7
from 23 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 47 hires on Thumbtack
Samantha T.
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Kathleen did my engagement photos and our wedding photos. She did an amazing job with them both and I have every picture that I wanted from my wedding! She is an amazing photographer and I highly recommend her to anyone!

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Kyber Light Photography
4.9
from 19 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Karris B.
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Robert and his wife are amazing ! Choosing them as our photographers for my graduation photos was the best decision we made. They made the whole process enjoyable, natural, and professional. They are a joy to work with and they exceeded our expectations. They have a true natural talent for photography and are SUPER kind and accommodating. Their communication was consistent and efficient. If you want the most authentic photos in town, these are your people. Thank you Kyber Light Photography!

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Joe Tapia Photography
5.0
from 17 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Susan A.
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We hired Joe to take a family group and individual smaller family group pictures at a wedding celebration. Joe went over and above and shot pictures of guests as well. He was prompt, we were late, and he remained flexible and accommodating. The quality of his work is excellent and I am very pleased with the photos.

Flemings Photography
5.0
from 13 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Amber Anderson-Wells
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Had a great time shooting with Ricky! He made it fun and comfortable and it was an awesome experience. Also very organized. Would definitely recommend for model shoots, one of the best photographers Ive shot with so far!

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Shelby Mousley Photography
5.0
from 13 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Will H.
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Shelby is an awesome photographer. We LOVE our pictures and look back on them with fondness. It rained on our wedding day and she stuck it out with us. She captured all the best moments. Ultimately we came away with pictures that looked like they could have been in wedding magazines, we couldn't be more pleased.

fongfotos
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Maria V.
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Dara was a pleasure to work with, timely, responsive and professional. We loved our family photos!

J.O. Photography
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
Jenny C.
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Justin was great! We had a party of 29 we were trying to do group and family photos of for our trip to Tahoe. He knew right where we should go (5 min from our rental), was there on time, knew how to rally the crew, took beautiful photos, and had them to me in a week. Will happily use him again next time we make it up there. I highly recommend him👊

Tina Gandara Photography
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Courtney D.
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Very professional and reliable! Tina really listened to our ideas and worked hard to get the results what we wanted in our family photos. She was great with our son too and made the whole session really fun for everyone. The photos turned out just gorgeous! You won't be disappointed!

  • 2 years in business
Aileen German
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I was lucky enough to have found Scott through a Craigslist add. I haven't had much luck on Craigslist in the past and didn't even expect to receive a response. However, Scott changed all of that. From the moment I called he was extremely responsive and super easy to talk to. In fact, at the end of our first conversation I remember saying, "That's it? It feels weird that this process went so smoothly". He totally understood my style of photography (more candid vs. posed) and was able to capture all of the details of my son's 4th birthday party seamlessly without any direction. The pictures were beautiful and he was able to obtain the essence of the celebration. He also was able to edit and send me the entire gallery of pictures to share with my family & friends after only 3 days of the party! Scott is flexible, readily available, responsive, incredibly talented, and very affordable. We also discovered that we live a couple of miles from each other (lol) so we found our new family photographer and are very excited to work with him again in the near future

Courtney Zito Photography
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Camerlee G.
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We did a photo shoot with my 3 kids 5yrs old and younger !! A lot of work to say the least ! We also thought to add baby chickens in the mix.. yes we're crazy haha ! BUT it went so well!! Courtney was so quick to capture such precious moments with them! The kids had so much fun with it! I've in the past went through so many different types of photography wether it was going to JCPenny or having up coming photographers do our door shoots and I felt always let down and dissatisfied with the final product.. BUT with Courtney we did a 30 min shoot and I was given the photo shoot writhing a couple days and was amazed at how amazing they were! I will forever use her! I'm even going to be redoing my wedding photos just so she can take them 🤗 !!!

Pomegranate Ink
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Melissa B.
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I can honestly say I am throually impressed with Samantha’s photography skills. She formed the most beautiful background out of almost nothing to make the most beautiful pictures of my family. I will forever be greatful for the photos she created. Not to mention she made my children feel like models so it was fun, not a hassle, didn’t get upset when I was late, and was oh so patient with all my animals including my sassy dog that has no manners! If your in the market for a photographer for any occasion I definitely recommend her!

TLT Media
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Cassie K.
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We’ve used Emma on several different occasions. Family/pet photos and a family reunion. She does a great job capturing special moments and getting proofs to us quickly.

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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