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Palmdale Family Portrait Photographers

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

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Best LA Headshots
4.9
from 204 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 329 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Dee D.
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At the very last minute, my daughter discovered she needed a professional headshot for her med school applications. Adam made him self available within 24 hours - drove from his studio to our home in Westwood. Arrived on the dot, ready to work - with all of his professional equipment. He wasted no time in scouting out the best locations (inside and out), as far as background and lighting. Within one hour, he had set up 3 locations, and had taken over 100 digital shots. He had the proofs ready to review within 4 hours and, when we finally made our choice (a hard one because they were all so good), he offered to professionally re-touch (fly-away hair, wayward shadows, a zit or two!, and more) free of charge. Totally happy with our choice to have him do the job. He's a dad, too, so he has a well-rounded take on life and an easy demeanor. A+ Five-stars! He would be great for family portraits, as well.

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Richard Hartog Photography
4.9
from 126 reviews
  • 31 years in business
  • 245 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Eric F.
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Richard was one of the best photographers my family, friends and I have ever worked with in over 30 years of throwing events, weddings and birthdays. He was professional, on-time, felt the vibe of the event (even dressed the part). He had the proofs ready in a timely fashion. I will plan on using him again. He also gained many referrals from my event alone as he was one of the stars. Thank you again.

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  • 6 years in business
  • 273 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
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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MacTaggart Media
4.9
from 94 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 205 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Kate R.
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We are new to California so we knew no one to do newborn and family portraits. Found Kelli on here and she arrived today and we were so pleased . She was so creative and sweet , made us all feel comfortable and handled my 19 month like a pro! She spent so much time with all four of us and made sure that there was not one pose or moment that we missed ! I would hire her again in an instant and can't wait to see the finished product!

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Tovicand Photography
5.0
from 82 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 122 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Gena S.
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I was in search of a professional photographer for family portraits. Low and behold I found Thumbtack and Tom (of Tovicand Photography) found me. Tom epitomizes professionalism while still maintaining a fun, casual vibe which allowed for the product of great photographs to emerge. I'd definitely recommend Tom, especially if you have kids, as a photographer and I plan on using his services again.

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Sheryl Bale Photography
4.9
from 76 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 128 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
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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J. Concepts Productions
4.9
from 74 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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Amina Touray Photography
5.0
from 61 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 84 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Nancy M.
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AMINA is an excellent photographer. She photographed my daughter at the beach for her Senior photos and they turned out BEAUTIFUL! She made her feel at ease and they had fun which came through in the pictures. She is a true artist with a camera. We will definitely use her again.

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Trittonproductions.com
5.0
from 60 reviews
  • 68 hires on Thumbtack
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Matthew B.
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Jordan was an excellent photographer for my engagement photos. He was courteous and on top of all the requests that I made. We would certainly recommend him to our friends and family out here on the west coast and any of our friends out east who want a great photographic experience in the LA area.

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Samer Yousef Photography
4.9
from 58 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 80 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Rafaat Z.
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Premium quality pictures , very professional and very affordable prices. I hired Samer a few times for self portraits and family portraits and was really happy with the results. Very pleasant personality, my kids loved him :)

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Natalie Baidi Photography
4.9
from 49 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 73 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Daniel L.
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Natalie was very professional in her approach as a photographer. Photos came out great, and so were the edited versioon of the photos.

Haldane Morris Photography
4.9
from 48 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 59 hires on Thumbtack
Anastasiya M.
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I had excellent experience with Haldane Morris Photography. He is so professional. He know exactly what he is doing. I spent total three hours and got so much high quality photos. His technique is different compare to many other photographers who i had been working with. With those photos you don't really need a photoshop. He also working with such a talented makeup/hair stylist Keon Cruz, very professional , his light makeup perfect for the headshot. So you can also hiring him as well, if you want to. I highly recommending Haldane Morris Photography. :) Wish you all stay beautiful:*!!!! Anastasiya Mitrunen.

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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.

Jeff Bandy Photography
5.0
from 38 reviews
  • 15 years in business
  • 56 hires on Thumbtack
David S.
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I used Jeff for my headshots. He is the most reasonable priced, skilled photographer that I came across after looking at the work of over 20 photographers in the area. Highly recommend him to anyone. Call me if you have questions about his work. 818-421-2170

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LILY LOVE PHOTO *TOP PRO *
4.9
from 33 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 56 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
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

April Rocha
4.9
from 29 reviews
  • 16 years in business
  • 58 hires on Thumbtack
Amanda E.
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April was awesome to work with!! We have had some bad experiences in the past with photographers and she did an amazing job! I would highly recommend her and will definitely be calling her again if we are in her area!! Thank you April :)

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Roxana Tocareva Photography
5.0
from 28 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 70 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Римма Т.
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We found Roxana on Instagram! She is amazing artist! The family pictures that we have from her, is the best pictures we ever had! Her custom made package also looks great! I highly recommend Roxana for any of your occasions!

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Tyler Nix Creative
5.0
from 18 reviews
  • 22 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Noah Q.
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Very energetic and positive attitude wherever he goes, just as a person in general as well as a photographer! His photos always come out great, and his editing truly brings them to life! (I've seen him go through the editing process, and he makes a huge difference!) Highly recommended.

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Forrest Leo Photos
5.0
from 14 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 22 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Marco C.
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Forrest did a commercial job for and his attitude and work were fantastic. He made the subject feel relaxed, his energy was great and the shoot was professional and fun. End result, beautiful and artistic images. He put in substantially more time and effort that I could possibly have expected. I just hire him again, to shoot my personal headshots and portrait photos for my professional use. Forrest made me feel totally at ease and he made the shoot fun. Love the photos and hight recommend him. He is a pleasure to work with and a motivated and talented photographer. Great photos, responsive and fast results and super professional. I highly recommend him on all levels.

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.

Magaly Barajas Photo
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Nadia J.
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As a photographer myself I’m very picky about photography.. Magaly did an amazing job and I’m absolutely in love with the end results. I’m usually on the other side of the lens and hate getting my pictures taken and hate how I look in them but I couldn’t believe how much I loved my session with Magaly, I loved all the photos I received.

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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