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Los Angeles Family Photographers

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Best LA Headshots
4.9
from 204 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 331 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 165 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 362 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Mike D.
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Extreamly professional. Worked from start to completion. The photo quality was extreamly amazing. It's hard to find good photographers and this is one I will use again

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Brad Zangwill Photography
4.8
from 133 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 283 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Melissa S.
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Brad was fantastic! When he arrived at our location, he quickly scanned the scenery, and within seconds was able to determine the most beautiful spots to shoot. He picked several places based on existing architecture, landscape and foliage. His vision was amazing! A true photographer. I was worried about all the people in the area, but he knew how to set up the shots so it looked like we were the only ones there. He was also able to direct us into poses that may have felt unnatural, but translate wonderfully to the finished photo. The results were beautiful! I'm always concerned about color and lighting - I see so many photographers get it wrong, but our photos are truly professional quality. If you want someone who strikes a nice balance between efficiency, artistry, and reasonable pricing (and who doesn't?) then I highly recommend Brad!

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Nona_Photography
4.9
from 119 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 246 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
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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MacTaggart Media
4.9
from 94 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 206 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
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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Danielle Penn Photography
5.0
from 82 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 157 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Jason B.
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My family and I were vacationing in Newport from out of state and chose Danielle to capture our beach fun. I had never been to the area before and didn't know any photographers much less any good spots that would work well for family photographs. After exchanging some emails a few weeks before our arrival, we set a date and location for our photos. Danielle was prompt, professional, and chose an excellent location for the photos. Our session was no easy task because I have two small children, ages 5 and 2. Combine that with water and sand and you get a recipe for disaster, but Danielle was able to somehow capture great photographs of my family. I would definitely use her again in the future.

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Sheryl Bale Photography
4.9
from 76 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 131 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Margaret P.
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My family and I had a great experience with Sheryl. We had a huge family photo shoot due a very meaningful reunion- with a newborn, several Oct. birthday celebrants, and a family member that has been in remission with cancer for one year to the date. I was coming from out of state and I searched online for photographers. What caught my attention and what drew me to Sheryl was her great eye and great shots from her portfolio. The colors in her pictures were vivid and creative and wanted to have memorable family photo shoot. She was very professional, easy to contact and talk with. One family member has to be careful with large crowds due to health issues, and she worked well with the space we had. She was resourceful, efficient and accommodating. And she worked well with all the kids- which were 6 in total! Overall, I highly recommend Sheryl for her professionalism, her talent, and for her thoughtfulness.

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J. Concepts Productions
4.9
from 75 reviews
  • 17 years in business
  • 135 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Katelyn R.
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I would first like to say, I NEVER write reviews but Jami is so great I truly felt like taking the time to share this. If you're looking for an awesome professional photographer that will take amazing photos then Jami is your girl. Not only was she easy to work with, responsive, timely and all around just lovely to deal with - she took the most beautiful photos. She blends right in with the crowd as though she's one of your friends capturing special moments. I loved working with her so much, I've already hired her again for another event. This was my first time using Thumbtack and it was the best because of Jami. I wish I could give her 6 stars for everything.

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Trittonproductions.com
5.0
from 64 reviews
  • 72 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Alexander P.
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Jordan Tritton can easily be considered one of the most professional cinematographers and photographers I have worked with. He has a great attitude, easy to work with, skilled, and brings ideas to the Table.

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Amina Touray Photography
5.0
from 62 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 85 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Lady E.
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I worked with Amina Touray when shooting my album cover in May 2013, which ended up with a NAACP Image Nomination! We shot outside in Pasadena during 3-4 hours and I felt very comfortable and relaxed in her presence. Amina and her make up artist were on time, ready for me and listened to my concerns and specific needs regarding the make up and angles of the shooting my body. I was very impressed with her way of giving me instructions and feedback, which helped me get what I wanted-the perfect pic for an album cover. The only thing that could have been better, was the area to get my make up done at, but that's more of a convienience issue than a must. Amina is by far one of the most talented photographers I've worked with, and I've since done 2 more shoots with her, as well as purchased her services for 2 friends of mine, so that they could get to feel like a superstar for a day, like I did.

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Attis Photography
5.0
from 40 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 71 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
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 37 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 61 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Rubie A.
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Thank you Mukaila for being such a great photographer for my son's first birthday! My guests thought that the pictures turned out well. Mukaila communicated well through email with specifics of our party. He also arrived on time and was able to take pictures of all the details of our party like I wanted. He was also able to be inconspicuous when he needed to be to get all the action pictures. Turn around time for the pictures was only a week. That is a lot quicker than a lot of other photographers that I have worked with before. If we ever have another event, I would definitely get a hold of Mukaila again.

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Amanda Clarke Fotos
5.0
from 27 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 33 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
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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  • 12 years in business
  • 30 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Yan T.
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Tulio with Imagesby2 Photography was amazing at his craft! The photos came out better than I imagined. OMG and tears flowed as we scanned through each picture. Thank you guys for getting those shots. Our kids will enjoy the photos for many years to come. thank you thank you! Hire these guys, they are brilliant!

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Elizabeth Dixon Photography'
5.0
from 23 reviews
  • 39 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Ann S.
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Elizabeth took maternity photos of me and my husband and they turned out so sweet and perfect! She really captured the moment and the lighting was beautiful.

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Raffix
5.0
from 22 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 35 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Michael E.
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Exceptional Photography by an outstanding, most professional Photographer who can capture whatever your imagination & madness calls for. Genuinely sincere in wanting to take my unique product line and ensuring that every image catches and captivates its audience. I highly recommend Raffi for commercial and individual Photography.

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Studio M Productions, Inc.
5.0
from 21 reviews
  • 17 years in business
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Shawn L.
Verified review

I hired Michael to do a jewelry shoot for my retail business and unlike 6 other photographers that I interviewed, Michael easily understood my budget and what I wanted to accomplish with my pictures. Working with him was like working with a friend, he listened well and my pictures could not have turned out any better. I highly recommend him to anyone who needs a photo shoot done right in an enjoyable environment.

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Yanira Scalise Photography
5.0
from 20 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 21 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Mirela Cracana
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My newborn and family photography was excellent in every way!!!! She was very accommodating to my baby's needs (who was only few days old at the time), opened her home to us, and was very patient considering I had another 7 years old. she even bought fresh flowers to match our outfits. her attention to detain is amazing, and the passion she has for photography you can easily see by the way she captures flawlessly every sweet family moment making each picture timeless. I couldn't be happier with the pictures we've got and I highly recommend her to anyone who needs a photographer - she is excellent!!!!

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Forrest Leo Photos
5.0
from 17 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Jasmine K.
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It was a true pleasure working with Forrest! He was so patient, kind, dedicated and SUPER professional throughout the whole process. Furtheremore, his attention to color, detail and lighting is what makes him such an amazing photographer. If I could give 10 stars ☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆, I would do that. Thank you Forrest!

Michael Pool Photography
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 21 years in business
  • 23 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.

  • 8 years in business
Josephine M.
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I hired Philicia for my baby shower in Dallas and she was wonderful! I am always the person taking photos at family gatherings but for once I just wanted to be IN the photos and not taking them (I'm the star this time). I was a little worried that whoever I hired wouldn't catch all of the important moments like I do but Philicia completely exceeded my expectations. For the first 30 minutes, I wanted to whip out my camera phone to catch the moments but every time I thought of doing it, Philicia was nearby already taking the photo. Every time I looked over, Philicia was smiling behind her camera and capturing the moments that I wouldn't have even caught. She was spectacular and having her at my baby shower was a relief. I'm so happy Philicia was available for my day and she will be the photographer I call for any other family event

Q & A

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

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.

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.

Actual Requests

See other requests for family photographers in Los Angeles

Need Portrait Photography Services

Los Angeles, CA

  • Photo type
  • Photoshoot location
    As recommended
  • Photo products
    Online or digital proofs and prints
  • Details
    I found images of people that I want to recreate and hang them above bed in a hotel guest rooms.
  • $260
    Average price

Need portrait photography

Los Angeles, CA

  • Photo type
    Other (Fashion)
  • Photoshoot location
    As recommended
  • Photo products
    Online or digital proofs and prints, Ability to purchase prints online, I'm not sure
  • Details
    Fashion website
  • $144
    Average price

Need Portrait Photography

Los Angeles, CA

  • Photo type
    Other (Journalistic photographs)
  • Photoshoot location
    Office
  • What style of portrait photography are you interested in?
    Candid (captured in the moment)
  • Photo products
    I'm not sure
  • Portrait Photo Budget
    $300-$500 (Mid-range)
  • Details
    We want to take some photographs of a former US Trade Representative at his office for our feature article on him
  • $285.2
    Average price
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