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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.

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.

When should you take newborn photos?

Few styles of portrait photography are as tricky as newborn photos — the unpredictable infant is always in charge! The best way to ensure a successful photo shoot is to work with a local newborn photographer within the first two weeks of the baby’s life. Some photographers even work with hospitals to offer newborn sessions within a day of the baby’s birth. But newborn photographers usually recommend scheduling a shoot during the baby’s first two weeks of life, while the baby is still sleepy and relatively cooperative, especially for posed or studio shots. During this time, babies are easier to swaddle in blankets and dress in hats or headbands, and, because they often nap or nurse, can be staged with various props or be cuddled by their parents. For casual photos, most newborn photographers recommend shooting within the first six weeks of a baby’s life. Lifestyle portrait photography is more flexible and doesn’t require the baby to cooperate with multiple poses or props.

Reviews for Los Angeles photo shoots
Thumbtack Customer
Great photographer, very pleasant and easy to work with. Booking her again for an infant photo shoot :-)
Elizabeth Dixon Photography'Elizabeth Dixon Photography'
Mounica V.
We did our engagement photo shoot with Sean, had a great experience. Photos are lovely!
Sean Sumlin - Photographer / VideographerSean Sumlin - Photographer / Videographer
Ben B.
Great shoot! Quick response time and good photos.
Helena P.
Claudia was great! The photo shoot was fun and I love my pictures.
Hoag StudioHoag Studio
Kevin L.
I had never done a photo shoot before, but Amina managed to make me feel welcome and at ease throughout the entire shoot. She gave a lot of great advice and tips to make sure the photos I would look as good as possible in the pictures. Highly recommend!
Amina Touray PhotographyAmina Touray Photography
Mutia G.
Tritton was amazing!! He made a great recommendation for the shoot location and the photos turned out soooooo good!!
Regina S.
We had an amazing photo session with Sasha. She was so much fun and was up to try anything. We did a photo shoot for a friends 50th. Sasha was great..
Blyss G Photo by Sasha ReneeBlyss G Photo by Sasha Renee
Lisa S.
My husband and I had a photo shoot for fun. We ended up with several fantastic photos, better than I had imagined! Eli was the photographer and he was patient, very pleasant and easy to work with.
Beige Cashmere LABeige Cashmere LA
Julianne S.
Jordan was so wonderful to work with! First of all, he's super quick and clear about communication. He clearly outlined everything with his process for our engagement photo shoot and was super professional. His equipment was wonderful as well and he has a great eye. Jordan is super easy going and worked closely with us on shooting locations and production timelines. You'll enjoy working with him for your next photo shoot!
Kathy S.
Jordan is extremely professional and was ready to shoot the minute I arrived. No waiting around for him to get ready. I appreciate that! The photos came out better than I expected and he did exactly what I asked. I will be back for a couples photo shoot because he is magic with the camera.
Lauren M.
Daniel was amazing! He understood exactly what I wanted and executed my 21st birthday shoot perfectly. I loved every picture so much. He made me feel super comfortable and I had such a great time shooting. Not only is he a amazing photographer but he is super helpful, understanding and extremely nice. He responds very quickly and worked around my schedule to find the perfect day to shoot. I will definitely be using him again for more photo shoots in the future!
Lennox PhotographyLennox Photography
Keiyoko B.
He is super patient and sweet. He was able to get the photos that I needed for my agency at Godspeed. His work space is super spacious and nice for all sorts of photo shoots. He is fun to work with and I am considering doing another shoot with him before I leave LA just for the fun of it.
Haldane MorrisHaldane Morris
Abigail S.
I had a great experience with Forrest Leo Photos! Forrest was professional, prompt,and the shoot was fun. It felt like a real collaboration, even though he has lots of experience and I have very little. I felt comfortable and happy throughout the shoot. And I love the photos! I'd highly recommend working with Forrest.
Forrest Leo PhotosForrest Leo Photos
Grace V.
Overall my experience working with Amanda Clarke was amazing! She captured all those details that I was seeking from my photo shoot and made me feel very comfortable and eased my tension since it was my first time doing this. She guided me through the process and made it so much fun! I loved my experience with Amanda that I booked her for future photo shoots! I would highly recommend her for any type of photo shoot! Thank you Amanda! You are awesome at what you do!!
Amanda Clarke FotosAmanda Clarke Fotos
Thumbtack Customer
Greg created a very comfortable and intimate environment for our photo shoot. The result was a collection of stunning photos which I'm very proud of. I would gladly work with him again any day.
Greg Cohen PhotographyGreg Cohen Photography
Hanna J.
From the first moment I had contact with Joe , he was extremely responsive, positive and professional. All details of the photo shoot were explained clearly and he was very vested in what I wanted for my look. He asked that I sent him photos to get ideas prior to our shoot to make sure he understood clearly what I wanted. On the day of our shoot the weather was not cooperative. He spent time trying to find another area so we weren’t disappointed. In the end, he decided to reschedule the shoot for the next day to give me the highest quality pictures and experience. If I ever need another photo shoot he would be the first one I would call. I highly recommend him! Thank you Joe for an amazing day!
Joe Greto PhotoJoe Greto Photo
Azeem W.
Jordan's warm personality and great professionalism led to an awesome photo shoot! He was able to bring great equipment and set up fast too. I would highly recommend this photographer to anyone who is looking for excellent-quality and affordable photos. -Azeem (Musician)
Emily J.
I'm not used to being photographed, but, he made me feel really comfortable. It was a fun shoot and I definitely recommend! Thank you Jordan!
Mike V.
I would like to highly recommend this photographer. He did a family photo shoot for me and my wife. He was reasonably priced, very professional and punctual. We plan on hiring him again in the near future.
Ildan Suleimanov - Photography, VideographyIldan Suleimanov - Photography, Videography
Tawnie B.
Aside from his beautiful photography, Tyler was excellent with communication before and after our photo shoot. He was very easy to work with and we couldn't be happier with how our photos turned out! I would highly recommend working with Tyler, you won't regret it!
Tyler Nix CreativeTyler Nix Creative
Anna C.
Great photography! Jordan took my grad photos and I’m really happy with the results. He knows what he is doing and won’t waste your time. He is great at working with natural light and greenery. Would definitely recommend if you are looking for a fun photo shoot and quality work!
Thomas C.
I had a great photo shooting session with Ty. He is very nice and professional and walk me through the whole process with good patience. Highly recommend!
Ty Chen PhotographyTy Chen Photography
Baroukh O.
Overall great experience. Brought us to a great location for a shoot. Allowed us to preview some photos and they were great. She also paid close attention to the details.
Amanda Clarke FotosAmanda Clarke Fotos
Lyrick L.
My guy jordan was the best!!! For my first time having a photo shoot he made me feel comfortable and met all of my requirements. Highly recommended!
Farnaz J.
Masha did professional photo shoot for me in December. She is absolutely easy to work with, both in setting up the shoot, the day of, and when she delivered the images. Masha is very responsive over email and text. I absolutely loved her work .I couldn’t recommend Masha more!
Masha AllenMasha Allen
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