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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 North Hollywood professional photographers
Thumbtack Customer
This was the easiest, most professional session I have ever done. Photos are fantastic!!! Do not hesitate to hire Josh
Monesson PhotographyMonesson Photography
Tim W.
We had a great professional experience with Kelli during our commercial photo shoot and our finished product was excellent.
MacTaggart MediaMacTaggart Media
Susan d.
Hailey was so professional and made you feel very comfortable. Her ideas were very creative. Awesome photographer. I will recommend her to my friends.
Hailey Millar - Millar MediaHailey Millar - Millar Media
Rena P.
Dino was AMAZING for the following reasons: 1) GREAT PHOTOS: the photos he took of my bridal shower came out fantastic! Really good quality, creative shots, and he captured all the perfect moments 2) PERSONALITY: he is a really sweet and fun person to be around, blended in great with the party 3) PROFESSIONAL: very responsive with email, showed up on time, very courteous and polite to all the guests
Aloha | Dinocean PhotographyAloha | Dinocean Photography
Sophia P.
Victoria did an excellent job capturing my daughter’s first birthday. Her expertise is directing people how to pose. She made everyone look so good in the photos! She’s professional and lovely to work with. I would hire her again.
Victoria VolskayaVictoria Volskaya
Jasmine R.
Alex was a perfect fit for us! He had everything we needed in a wedding photographer. One of the first attributes you'll realize after meeting Alex is his passion for what he does and it shows in his work. He was extremely professional and fun to work with. Easy going and responsive to all our questions. My now husband and I agreed that we didn't want lots of posed photos. We gave Alex the not so easy task of wanting mostly fun and artsy candid shots. He did an amazing job. We are so in love with all our images from the engagement shoot to our wedding day. I think the biggest compliment we can give Alex is all the astounding compliments and comments we received from our guests about him. I don't know how many times we heard that night "Your photographer is great!" "Your photographer is so nice!" "I met your photographer, Alex. He's so awesome!" Alex you were/are! Thank you so very much for everything.
Alex Solca PhotographyAlex Solca Photography
Hannah S.
Vanduncan is simply put, not only an incredibly talented and professional photographer, but one that I can absolutely guarantee you’ll have a phenomenal time working with! He radiates such an uplifting energy that is absolutely contagious, and ensures you feel incredibly comfortable throughout the whole process, regardless of where your level of comfortability to the camera is prior to the shoot. That is absolutely PRICELESS, and makes executing the vision of the project even simpler. We’ve done a few film photography shoots together, and I will absolutely be booking for updated digitals! Never have I gone to a shoot before where I’ve felt like every moment was captured beautifully on camera, and with one take at that! Truly, if you are in need of any kind of photography work —this is your person! He’s passionate about what he does and its clearly represented in all of his work.
Vanduncan PhillipsVanduncan Phillips
Austin E.
Jordan did a wonderful job taking portraits of my girlfriend and I. He was clear with direction and was very quick to respond to any and all questions I had leading up to our meeting time. I would highly suggest his services to anyone who's interested in getting their photos professionally taken.
Thumbtack Customer
I am so glad I worked with Daniel for my head shots. Firstly, I changed our tentative appointment a couple of times and he was very flexible and understanding with me. Secondly, I am 45 and I wanted to make sure I got head shots that reflected my age. Its easy to take pictures of young beautiful actors, I wanted someone who could do a good job with my look. I was a little nervous when I showed up, but he is very kind and professional. He weighed in with opinions when I needed suggestions on make up and wardrobe. He let me see the progress of the pictures as he was taking them. So if there was anything I didn't like, we could work to change it, in the moment. He also played music (and offered other selections if I wanted them) and gave feedback on the shots as we were shooting. Thirdly, he is an actor and a model himself so he understands the industry and what is asked of actors in their head shots and how important it is to show up to an audition looking like your picture. Lastly, he was just a really nice guy; easy to relax around and be myself so we could get the best shots. And I did. I love my head shots. They are the best I have had in years. I am so glad I went to Daniel and will absolutely be back when i need new shots. I would definitely recommend Daniel wholeheartedly for anyone looking for a new photographer.
Lennox PhotographyLennox Photography
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