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Mountain View Family Photographers

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Top Pro
  • 20 years in business
  • 742 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Lashanda P.
Verified review

From start to finish, DeNoise studio was better than I expected. Professional and quick response time. They collaborated with me on ideas and made the process extremely smooth... also, amazing onsite!! I want to use them for my family pictures!

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Godoy Shots Studios
4.9
from 213 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 340 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Maria V.
Verified review

(SPANISH BELOW) I want to highly recommend Nabor for your next photography project. I was contacted by my book editor asking for a head sot for my next novel. I live in Petaluma, CA and after looking at the rates of local photographers I tried this website. I obtained several bids and since I know very little about photography I asked my son for his opinion (he does photography for fun). After looking at the work of the people who sent bids he advised me that Nabor's work was the best "hands down". I negotiated with Nabor and he traveled to Petaluma to take the photos. We met early in the morning and when I got there he was already waiting for me. I was immediately impressed with his professional demeanor and flexibility. We walked around town and he knew exactly where the right background was. I knew then I was working with an artist. The love for his work is apparent in the photos he took. He got it right from the third photo but went on to take 191 photos!!!. The difficult part for me has been having to decide on just one photo. Nabor is definitely the best photographer I have ever worked with. There is something else beautiful about Nabor and that is that his first language is Spanish which is also my first language. It was truly a pleasurable experience to collaborate with someone passionate about his work. His photo will be a blessing to my novel. Thank you Nabor. (IN SPANISH) Quiero recomendar altamente Nabor para su próximo proyecto de fotografía. Mi editor de libros me pidió una fotografía reciente y profesional para mi próxima novela. Yo vivo en Petaluma, California, y después de mirar los precios de fotógrafos locales decidí probar este sitio web. Obtuve una serie de ofertas y puesto que sé muy poco acerca de la fotografía le pregunté a mi hijo su opinión (él hace la fotografía por diversión). Después de ver el trabajo de las personas que enviaron las propuestas mi hijo me aconsejó que el trabajo de Nabor era el mejor "sin comparación". Negocié con Nabor y viajó a Petaluma para tomar las fotos. Nos encontramos temprano en la mañana y cuando llegué ya me estaba esperando. Me impresionó inmediatamente su profesionalismo y su flexibilidad. Caminamos por el pueblo y él eligió el escenario perfecto para las fotos, sin durarlo mucho. Entonces supe que estaba trabajando con un artista. El amor por su trabajo es evidente en las fotos que tomó. Desde la tercera foto ya había cumplido con su encomienda y sobrepasado mi expectativa, pero siguió trabajando hasta tener ¡ 191 fotos !!!. La parte difícil para mí ha sido decidir en una sola foto. Nabor es sin duda el mejor fotógrafo con quien he trabajado. Hay algo todavía más bello de Nabor y es que su primer idioma es el español, que también es mi primera lengua. Fue realmente una experiencia agradable colaborar con alguien apasionado por su trabajo. Su foto será una bendición para mi novela. Gracias Nabor.

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Brian Byllesby Photography
5.0
from 149 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 238 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Jodi M.
Verified review

I recently got acting headshots from Brian. It was great working with him! He was very friendly, and I felt comfortable enough to try out some awesome expressions/poses/etc. We would do a series of shots, then look at them on his laptop so that I could see what was working and what wasn't and adjust accordingly. With previous photographers, they would just do a bunch of shoots, then show me the photos online the next day. Brian found a great hair and makeup professional who made me look and feel beautiful! And finally, I appreciated that Brian was really flexible about timing, editing, background setup, etc. Thanks Brian!

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Cindy Hegger Photography
4.9
from 124 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 181 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Carole F.
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I needed a photographer for our yearly family Christmas Card photo but also wanted outdoor, heirloom quality photos for the whole family to keep. We scheduled her for the busy Thanksgiving weekend because that was the only time we would all be together. She squeezed us in. When rain was forecast for the day of the shoot, I asked her to move the day up so we wouldn't have rain. She rearranged her schedule to meet us on a different day. We have 5 grown children with their infants. It wasn't easy juggling 4 different nap times, nursing, grumpy little ones. But Cindy was very flexible and patient, even waited for an infant to wake up from his nap so we could capture him. After the shoot, she offered to re-take some photos that she thought she could improve on another day when it was less sunny. We couldn't be more thrilled with the photos. They are perfect for our family, which is in constant motion. I don't know how she did it but she captured us all at our best. We asked her if she would be our "family photographer" going forward. I would recommend Cindy to anyone who wants an organic, free style with creative angles and locations. She has a great sense of how to use natural light and natural environments to complement the subjects.

Sybex Booths
4.3
from 145 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 367 hires on Thumbtack
Zhoey Z.
Verified review

Great value for the price! Highly recommended if you want someone who knows what they are doing. We reviewed many different photographers and Sybex Studio really stood out from the rest. We were able to seal the deal with the awesome pricing. Thank you again Ruben for being very helpful.

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Sheila O'Keefe Photography
4.9
from 114 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 224 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Amanda P.
Verified review

It great working with Sheila, she did an amazing job with my wedding pictures, captured every special moment! My husband and I are very pleased we chose her as our photographer all of our family was happy she wasn't intrusive. Blended in like family :)

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Adam & Hanna Photography
5.0
from 74 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 117 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Elyse W.
Verified review

Adam and Hanna were our Wedding Photographers in November 2016. Everything was very professional from the first time we met them, email communication in between, and on the day of our wedding. They were specific in asking us which photos we desired to be taken and were careful to take these and more! We were very impressed by the results and the price. Adam and Hanna provided us with incredible, professionally done photos that we will cherish for the rest of our lives. Everyone we show our photos to are amazed at the quality. There's no one else out there who charges a great, low price with high quality! I would definitely recommend them to anyone.

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Patrick T. Power Photography
5.0
from 70 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 82 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Shelley J.
Verified review

I highly recommend Patrick Power! I needed a professional portrait for a legal job application, and I hadn't had one taken in over 20 years. I wanted it to be professional, but also unique. I wasn't sure how to find a photographer, so I just put out a bid on thumbtack. Patrick responded very quickly and with a very reasonable price. I had resigned myself to just getting a studio portrait with a neutral background, but Patrick had the idea of meeting at City Hall to take the photo. I was very nervous and self-conscious about the process. I don't like having my picture taken and I am not very photogenic. It helped that City Hall was full of other photographers taking pictures of brides, grooms, and other people like me, so I didn't really stand out. I had a problem and ended up being pretty late to our meeting, but Patrick was very nice about it. I was sweating like crazy in my suit, but he did a good job of putting me at ease and letting me rest and cool down for a little bit white while he staked out spots to take the photo. He talked with me casually about what I was looking for in the photo, but we also made small talk about our lives and work, so that soon I felt very comfortable with him. As a result, I looked very natural in the photo. Patrick took a lot of shots, and several of them were quite good. I needed the work done on very short notice, including a print. I made the bid on a Sunday, we did the photo shoot on Monday, and I had the print by Tuesday morning. I love the photo, and my family and friends do too. Everyone agreed that not just my appearance, but also my personality comes through in the photo. I will definitely call Patrick again if I need another photo taken in the future!

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North Point Photography
5.0
from 62 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 94 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Arshiya K.
Verified review

Eric and Claire were a delight to have as our photographers. Each time we spoke with Eric, he came prepared with ideas on locations. Before the actual day, he scouted out additional locations. We liked his work which is why we picked him. But, our wedding was on Saturday and we've already seen some samples, and we love, love what we've seen so far. Eric is professional, accommodating and his passion for his work is apparent. Even our guests enjoyed his presence at the wedding. We couldn't be happier with our experience of working with him.

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Steve Fogel Photography
4.9
from 50 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 84 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Ronnie R.
Verified review

Steve was prompt to reply to my request for a professional head shot. I reviewed his website and knew right away that he is a talented photographer and could provide the professional outcome I needed. I also learned that he also does a variety of other photo service venues; family photos, and even animal sessions for our four legged family . On the day of our shoot, Steve had arranged an appointment for a make-up professional's services for me. Bottom line, I felt comfortable during the photo session, and the resulting head shots were just was I had envisioned.

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Usman Baporia Photography
5.0
from 49 reviews
  • 66 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Erika H.
Verified review

Usman took pictures for us at our SF City Hall Civil Ceremony and we couldn't be happier with how everything turned out. This was my first time using Thumbtack and I wasn't sure of the process or exactly what to expect, but was extremely pleased with the outcome and how easy it was. As a photographer, Usman was truly a pleasure to work with - he knew the City Hall civil ceremony process and made everything easy for us and a lot of fun. We loved his professional yet laid back style and it made us feel very comfortable and at ease in front of the camera (something that we weren't used to). From getting the quote, arranging details, payment, etc. everything was efficient and fast, but also very well done. He knew the best spots in and around City Hall for pictures - and I couldn't believe how many we were able to take in just an hour with him. We received the retouched photos very quickly (in less than a week!) via Dropbox and absolutely LOVE them. He did an amazing job! We would definitely work with Usman again and will certainly recommend him to our friends and family. Thank you Usman for capturing our day so perfectly! It was a pleasure to have you be a part of it. Thank you!

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WOWza Photography
4.9
from 50 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 49 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Thumbtack Customer
Verified review

Chris was an incredible photographer for our family event. He made sure to sync up with me upon his arrival around my desires for certain family members to be highlighted, and the moments he captured brought tears to my eyes. He was amazingly friendly, professional, and made every single guest feel comfortable. His photographs are beautiful. I will definitely be recommending him to all my friends and family, and can't wait to have him back for our next family event!

Top Pro
  • 9 years in business
  • 54 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Oscar S.
Verified review

Pleasure working for such a top-notch professional photographer!

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Allan Kuo Photography
5.0
from 30 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 50 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Sanjay K.
Verified review

Allan is of the best photographers I have ever worked with. His punctuality, friendly demeanor, faithfulness, and passion for capturing memories that will last a lifetime are his best qualities in business. He has all the right equipment, talent, and skill, and comes at a great price! I used him for my graduation photos and now use one of his photos for my linked in profile picture. He's an awesome guy and I'm really glad I hired him!

Big Smile Videos
4.8
from 31 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 95 hires on Thumbtack
Maria A.
Verified review

I really am happy with the choice I made for my birthday event. The photographer reached out to me prior to the event to get a feel of the chain of events which turned out very helpful; as I was able to make him aware of my expectations. He showed up a little ahead of schedule which was great too and handled himself very professionally. He had a great personality that my family members felt at ease with him and so did I. Having said that; it made it easy for him to work the event so well and capture many great group family photos as well as various scenario type photos of all those who attended. As a result the quality of the pictures taken; came out very nice and with a touch of finesse. Thanks again Big Smile video!!

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Nicholas Domaguing
5.0
from 26 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 61 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Erin D.
Verified review

Nicholas did an amazing job capturing all of the special moments and details in our wedding with an articstic eye! Our friends and family are still raving about his work! He was also very accommodating and went above and beyond to film everything we asked for and more. Leading up to the wedding, he was always responsive immediately within the day if not hour and even after the wedding during the editing process he was like this! He has always been professional, polite, and friendly. He got along great with our photographer. He got our wedding video to us very quickly and edited everything beautifully while making sure to cleverly add in our special songs and props. If you are looking for someone professional, creative, friendly, accommodating, and affordable for your special occasions look no further!

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Nico Garibay Photography
5.0
from 23 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 29 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Rhiannon B.
Verified review

I've been modeling for about a year now, and the only reason I was even able to get my foot in the door a fraction of the way was because of Nico. He was the first person I ever shot with. Since that time we have worked together numerous other times. My favorite thing about Nico, besides his obviously gorgeous photographs, is how comfortable he makes me feel when we shoot. I love pushing the boundaries of my art and being able to work with Nico is the only way I'm able to do that. Nico loves what he does and it shows 100% of the way through his work. He cares about making me, and every other model he's worked with I have no doubt, feel respected. This is a huge problem in the industry, but photographers like Nico are hopefully the forefront of a big change that needs to happen. I use so many photo's that Nico has taken of me in my portfolio, and my agent loves them .

Top Pro
  • 1 year in business
  • 30 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Ashley A.
Verified review

Jean-Paul was a perfect photographer for our daughter's Sweet Sixteen. I contacted him last minute through thumbtack (a week before the party) and he gave me an amazing deal that didn't compare to any other quotes I got. He responded quickly, showed up early to the event and was very kind professional and attentive throughout the event. He took many photos, and got back to me with pictures only a couple days after the party. Let me tell you- the pictures were beautiful and captured each moment perfectly. We will definitely be calling Jean-Paul again!

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Victoria Garcia
4.9
from 16 reviews
  • 29 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Danielle R.
Verified review

Victoria did an amazing job with my son's newborn and 3 month photo shoots. He was not always cooperative but Victoria was patient. She even came back a second time to try and get some better shots. I was amazed at the outcome of the pictures, they were perfect! Not only that but Victoria suggested a few new ideas that I hadn't thought of that really took the photos to the next level. I will be hiring her for family photos as well as more milestone pictures of my little guy!

  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Jane R.
Verified review

Working with Justin was an absolute pleasure. Justin was always responsive and clear in all communications leading up to the shoot. The day of the shoot, Justin was able to translate my vision for family photos in to beautiful moments that truly captured our family's love and playfulness. Justin perfectly balanced a beautiful, natural background with a mix of posed and candid photos. The final product was gorgeous photos that we will treasure forever. I would recommend Justin for any project.

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Kavya Iyer Photography
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Nitish S.
Verified review

Very high quality work! Kavya did a great job for our pre-wedding photoshoot. We shot at 2 locations in the golden hours (morning and evening). She helped us in choosing the locations and outfits, and brought some cool props as well! She was very prompt in replying to our queries, and gave us the final photographs in a timely way. The photos looked awesome. We used them at many places in our wedding (even had some put up poster-size at the venue!)

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.

Actual Requests

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Need portrait photography

Mountain View, CA

  • Photo type
    Family
  • Photoshoot location
    Outdoors
  • Photo products
    I'm not sure
  • Details
    The appointment is based on whether the entire family can make it; the one who wants it just had surgery to remove brain cancer, and lives in WA.
  • $304.83
    Average price

Need portrait photography

Mountain View, CA

  • Photo type
    Family, Children / Baby
  • Photoshoot location
    Photo studio, Outdoors, Home
  • Photo products
    CD / DVD, Online or digital proofs and prints
  • Details
    Looking for a photographer to take photos of our newborn.
  • $287.5
    Average price
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