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Lake Elsinore Family Portrait Photographers

Browse these family portrait photographers with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Lake Elsinore.

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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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Princess S.
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Brad was outstanding in every way! He responded to emails quickly, came to the location an hour early to scout out good shots, creative in our poses, and obviously passionate about photography. In addition, his turn around of photos were amazing- same day! Thank you for a memorable family portrait!

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  • 6 years in business
  • 272 hires on Thumbtack
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Joseph G.
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We just had family portraits taken with Ivan from Creative Vision and the work was incredible. He was really good with our baby and 9 year old. He is extremely meticulous about the smallest of details and each of the pictures will turn out far better then you would expect. I would recommend him for any event and I will definitely use his services again.

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Nona_Photography
4.9
from 116 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 240 hires on Thumbtack
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Valerie A.
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Nona is hands down one of the best photographers our family has ever worked with! Very professional and extremely good at what she does. We had to reschedule d/t the bipolar Houston weather and she worked well (and FAST) to get everything done, EVEN had a few pics ready in less than 24hrs!! I only wish we could've gotten the remaining photos a little sooner as a small project I was working on was delayed (and so many were so good!). To be fair, she delivered on her original ETA AND photos were done just before the holidays, so we know she was very busy. I would absolutely recommend her to everyone I know, our pictures have gotten rave reviews from family and friends!

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John Glover Photography
5.0
from 90 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 141 hires on Thumbtack
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Carolina G.
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He showed up on time and deliver the pictures in a short period of time, really good photographer. Thanks for our pictures and for the bonus ones

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Sechrest Photos
4.9
from 90 reviews
  • 24 years in business
  • 156 hires on Thumbtack
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Diane L.
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We hired Alan to take a family portrait for our mothers 80th birthday. It was a special day. We are a large family (30+) from 6 months to 80!! When we arrived at the location Alan was already there getting things ready for us. He was so patient with us and so very professional. He took his time to make sure that he got lots of different group shots with the different families. When he delivered the finished product I was totally amazed. My mother was so happy when we presented it to her. He really made her 80th Birthday a day she will never forget. Thanks Alan!!

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Danielle Penn Photography
5.0
from 76 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 143 hires on Thumbtack
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Brandon W.
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I'm writing this review to commend Danielle Penn on a outstanding job well done. I recently utilized Danielle's services for my family portraits. Danielle showed up on time and just delivered it! I was so impressed by her amazing work and how she works well with natural light to produce the exact pictures I was envisioning. They came out perfectly. I'm amazed at her ability to capture the moment and her uncanny eye for detail. This young lady is truly a artist and I look forward to using her for any and all photography needs I highly recommend her to anyone. Real pro 5 stars!!! Thank you so much Danielle.

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Sheryl Bale Photography
4.9
from 75 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 128 hires on Thumbtack
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Sherene R.
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Great photos and we loved Sheryl. She knew exactly what we wanted and the photos reflected our family so well. Will definitely use her again when in Huntington Beach.

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SuStudios Photography
5.0
from 67 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 84 hires on Thumbtack
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Krista W.
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I highly recommend Sustudios for your family's photo shoot! Susan was great and I am in love with the pictures! And that is saying a lot because I usually don't like any pictures with me in them. Now I have so many pictures of my whole family that I actually love! Susan was so nice and still professional. She even helped me prepare by sending me tips for outfit selection and ideas for locations. You will be happy with Sustudios!!

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Island Style Images
4.9
from 68 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 113 hires on Thumbtack
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Joelle U.
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We began using Joanne as our family photographer when our son was 6 months old (in Hawaii)…and I'm so happy we did!!! She's help capture his precious infant/toddler years in her Watch Me Grow & Watch Me Grow Some More package…which we all LOVE looking through now that he's almost 6 years old. Joanne is AMAZING with infants & toddlers! She's patient and sweet, and kids love her! We've even used her as our photographer for our preschool…and the images were incredible! Our favorite photo session with her was a couple of months ago at Disneyland! She captured the essence of our favorite times at the place "where dreams come true."

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Kenny Goldberg Photography
5.0
from 64 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 71 hires on Thumbtack
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Jennifer K.
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I personally used Kenny Goldberg Photography for my daughters High School Senior photo. This was shot on location at Aliso Beach, CA. We spent a good three hours with a few clothing changes. The final product was absolutely beautiful. My daughter used her favorite photo for her facebook page and High School Graduation Announcement. I used Kenny Goldberg Photography for my Professional Linkedin photo, as well, and am very happy with it. I would like to recommend Kenny Goldberg Photography for your personal or corporate event needs. Whether your photography needs are for High School Senior photos, Family Portrait, Professional Headshot, Corporate Events, Prom, etc.., you will be very impressed and satisfied with the quality of Kenny Goldberg Photography services. Kenny Goldberg is passionate about photography. He possess a great eye and ability to bring out the individual personalities of his clients. If you are in the market for a seasoned professional, both for personal or corporate event use, I would contact Kenny Goldberg Photography.

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BlushPix
5.0
from 60 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 73 hires on Thumbtack
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Mary B.
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Elizabeth was very professional and helpful. She managed to take numerous good photos of our 17 family members when some of the children would rather have been somewhere else. She was cheerful and creative. Would definitely recommend her.

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Hugh Foster Photography
4.9
from 41 reviews
  • 17 years in business
  • 70 hires on Thumbtack
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Carmela P.
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We scheduled a family group photo of 20 people, 10 adults, 10 kids. Hugh noticed that the daylight outside was ideal and the background good, thus the group picture was taken in this setting and turned out very well considering children ranging in age from 14 to 10 months. I would recommend Hugh to anyone needing family photographs at a reasonable price.

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Timeless Moments By Linh
5.0
from 37 reviews
  • 16 years in business
  • 41 hires on Thumbtack
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Megan G.
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We had an amazing experience with Linh. We booked a big family photo shoot for my mom's 65th birthday. He was so patient with 6 kids and some challenging adults. He was timely in all his responses and photo delivery. We loved the pictures he took!

  • 4 years in business
  • 45 hires on Thumbtack
Cynthia H.
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I had a sisters photo shoot by Olga in Oman. It was such a great experience because not only did she manage to capture our "photo" faces, but she also captured priceless moments of us laughing, talking, and simply being sisters. I will always cherish that photo shoot because she made an average place look like we are in heaven, and she made us look like natural models in the pictures. I can't wait for her to shoot more of my photos. She is the only photographer I have met that doesn't ask you fake a pose, and she is definitely not afraid to get down and dirty to get some cool shots! Great work and keep it up Olga!

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LILY LOVE PHOTO *TOP PRO *
4.9
from 33 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 56 hires on Thumbtack
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Lexie W.
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Lily and Eric surpassed our expectations on our wedding day! We just received our photos and we couldn't be happier. Being a photographer myself, I was a bit selective when choosing our photographer and videographer. Lily and Eric captured our day beautifully and were always so helpful! We can't wait to start the design of our wedding book! Thank you for capturing our beautiful day!!! Paul & Lexie

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Donna Mitchell Photography
5.0
from 27 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 51 hires on Thumbtack
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Lori S.
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Donna was so sweet and wonderful to work with. She took a lot of beautiful photos of my family for my mothers birthday and has such a great eye for selecting the perfect location for the shot. She is truly a professional who cares. I highly recommend her work. Thanks for creating such special memories for us.

Ariel Palencia Photography
5.0
from 12 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Jessica B.
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Ariel arrived on time for my sisters graduation party but not just that he was extremely pleasant to work with. My family felt at ease and he fit in just like family! The photos came out beautifully and he captured the moments effortlessly. I have definitely found a photographer that I would hire for all my functions!

A.H. Photography
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Adam A.
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He was the photographer for our pre wedding photos, the photo quality was awesome, picked a great location for us, totally happy with it.

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Made It Media
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
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Larry O.
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For any special occasion photography, LOOK NO FURTHER! Gabe is truly a ONE OF A KIND photographer which you will quickly find out once you meet him. He sees things in such a different and unique way and is very outside the box thinking. He brings amazing creativity to any project. If that isn't enough to persuade you, just give Gabe a call and talk to him. He is so down to earth and funny which helps take the tension and awkwardness out of a photo shoot. Gabe has a true natural talent for photography and was able to capture every special moment of our family's photos, and that meant the world to us. Give him a call, you will not be disappointed.

Lacey Khiev Photography
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
Joanna B.
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We found Lacey when we were looking for someone to take pictures for our family to celebrate my mom’s 70th. We are from out of town so we were a little nervous about choosing the right photographer, but everything went better than we imagined. Lacey was very patient and friendly and her pictures are the best ones that my family and I have ever taken. I’ve attached a few. She was able to capture everyone’s personalities perfectly! Thank you Lacey!!

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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