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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 Glendale professional photographers
Thumbtack Customer
Gevorg is the best! He gave me a reasonable quote for my cousin's wedding (that was gift from me). Everything was organized great on Gevorg's side! Thanks Gevorg your are a professional photographer! We are all satisfied !
GG Pro PhotoGG Pro Photo
Luis P.
Having Catie as our photographer was such a pleasure! I hired her for a surprise engagement proposal. I planned to propose in the late evening in an outdoor plaza and I worried that lighting would be a challenge. But Catie immediately had solutions and gave me much reassurance that lighting at the given time and location would be no issue. She was also very cooperative and responsive during the planning and execution of the surprise. My fiancée and I had never done a professional photo shoot before, but Catie made us feel very comfortable in capturing very elegant and candid photos. The gallery that we were provided with shortly after was full of gorgeous, high-quality photos that my fiancée and I were overwhelmingly happy with. I would absolutely ask for Catie Prestridge's services again in the future.
Catie Prestridge PhotographyCatie Prestridge Photography
Tamar S.
Loved working with Alexander! He was so professional leading up to our shoot, incredibly easy to talk to during our session, and our photos were delivered quickly and are beautiful. Looking forward to working with him again!
Alexander Thomas PhotographyAlexander Thomas Photography
Thumbtack Customer
If you're looking for great headshots with a professional but fun photographer, Adam is your guy! Everything about my experience, from package selection to final touchups, has been so positive I wouldn't hesitate to recommend him to a friend.
Best MI PortraitsBest MI Portraits
Peter K.
Jordan was so responsive, punctual and very professional. The photos and video were exactly what we had hoped for ... and more. Great guy, great personality, he listened to what we asked for and delivered. I would highly recommend him to anyone.
Jordan Wright VideographyJordan Wright Videography
Thumbtack Customer
Super excited and satisfied about Daria Nagovitz's Photography. I hired her via Thumbtack based on her photography on Thumbtack, her Web site and her event nightlife Facebook page. I wanted that modern, editorial look and she delivered. She captured my daughter's Sweet 16 birthday party beautifully. We hosted about 60 teenagers, boys and girls, at a hotel venue. Daria was very communicative with me in the weeks before the event by email. Evening of the event she arrived promptly on time ready to work. She was organized and worked all evening unobtrusively. Daria photographed the party decor details, the birthday girl with her friends while they were socializing, the dancing and the birthday cake presentation, and group shots, too. The pictures came out sharp and clear. After the pictures were ready days later, many of the guests were clamoring for the Sweet 16 pro photos for their social media posts. My daughter's friends were ecstatic to see such professional photography of themselves having fun together--rather than the usual cellphone pictures they take of each other. Her photography made our Sweet 16 party look even better than I expected -- like a cool, magazine layout, and now her friends want pro photography for their parties, too. I would definitely hire Daria again. I highly recommend her. Thank you, Thumbtack for the connection!
Daria Nagovitz PhotographyDaria Nagovitz Photography
Thumbtack Customer
Gevorg is extremely passionate and professional about what she does. She gets a sense of satisfaction in making sure her clients are very happy with her work. She was able to capture my true personality through the pictures she took. Great value for all the effort and work she does. I highly recommend GG Pro Photo if you are looking to get the best profile picture for any occasion at the best value.
GG Pro PhotoGG Pro Photo
Thumbtack Customer
Eddie Sadiwa is a great photagrapher. He is very professional and very accomodating. He listens to what you want and incorporates it to his work to the best of his abilities. He is also patient, generous and kind hearted. You can really tell, he loves what he does as a photographer and he also loves helping people. I highly recommend him. Thank you thumbtuck and thank you eddie for capturing such an important event in my family s life. Vguerrero
Eddie Sadiwa PhotographyEddie Sadiwa Photography
Thumbtack Customer
This review is way overdue but i promised to accomplish it after the holidays. I apologize for the delay... But my outstanding feedback remains the same. It was a superb experience working with Richard! ? No sign of regret for hiring him for my daughter's Baptism last December 2015. He is indeed very patient and understanding. Very professional in the whole sense of the word. He knows what he is doing. And after just telling him once of the details I need to be taken for the baptismal ceremony, he is there to get the right moment. Very true to his words. The plus factor, he knows how to get the attention of my eldest daughter. This is a 6-yr old kid who has a mind of her own and only looks at the camera only when she wishes. Richard managed to make her look at all of the formal shots with her cutie smile. And her candid shots were all amazing! I gave away copies of the photos to families and friends as Christmas mementos. Feedbacks came out all positively. I enjoyed viewing all the photos on my spare time. And it never fails to put me in a still moment that is like re-living the day once again. If anyone is hesitant on hiring him, stop that thinking now. I was once in your shoe and made many thoughts than you could possibly imagine. There are people who will betray your trust and faith on other people but i found out that Richard will not ruin his name and reputation to run away with your deposit and not show up on a special day.? There are still good and reliable people out there you know! Keep up the good work Richard and many more blessings!
Richard Hartog PhotographyRichard Hartog Photography
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