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Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.
Reviews for Rancho Cucamonga photo shoots
Sena S.
Had a great family photo shoot. He was on time, creative, friendly, and open to suggestions and feedback. We received our photos in a timely manner and he gave us more photos and options than most! I loved the coloring and lighting of our photos. Perfect for Christmas cards and wall portraits. I love how he captured our relationship and personalities!
Don’s VisionDon’s Vision
Daniel K.
Had head shots for my web site with Ty. He set everything up fast for the shoot and was great and easy to work with. Definitely recommend him for you photo needs.
Ty Chen PhotographyTy Chen Photography
Rosaline N.
I had a vision on doing a then and now photo shoot for my son who was born premature. I searched thumbtack and several photographer responded and I viewed each of their pages but something about Estrada Photographie caught my eye I loved how Lisa was able to capture the kids she had photographed. Any one with kids know they are constantly moving. She had patience and listened to my vision and I must say I am beyond impressed with how my sons photo turned out. I was also looking for affordability and she did everything I needed for an excellent price. My family and I are grateful for your services and look forward to our next photo shoot with you. Many referrals coming your way. I pray that God continues to bless your business.
Estrada photographieEstrada photographie
Leia S.
My photos turned out amazing. Super thankful that I chose WASIO for my Real Estate headshot photos. Not only was the experience pleasant and professional, but WASIO guided me through the shoot to keep my confidence up. I appreciated this because the photographer did everything to make me feel comfortable! These photos are dear to me and I know I will look back in a few years happy I chose WASIO - and also contact them again with any of my photography needs ( their portraits and wedding photos are phenomenal ) 10/10 would recommend. Hire them now! Best in SoCal.
Wasio facesWasio faces
Nina A.
In such short notice, Bapu delivered excellent photos for my birthday shoot. I contacted him today, he showed up and sent me all my pics today! Just in time for my milestone birthday tomorrow. Thank you sooo much Bapu! You are highly recommended!
Madhu MediaMadhu Media
Mike J.
This was my first time to have professional photos done. I was worried because I didn’t know how to pose and wasn’t sure if I would cause issues for the photographer. It took me only 2 minutes to relax from these worries after meeting Tanya. She is professional, calm, and absolutely enjoys what she does which made me calm and allowed us to do the shoot. The final product looked better than I could have asked for and already made plans to go back for more photos. Absolute best.
Tanya Friedlinghaus PhotographyTanya Friedlinghaus Photography
Leslie C.
Jacob is an amazing photographer. He arrived early to the site to pick out the best spots to photo. He made me feel totally at ease and did a great job guiding and coaching me through the shoot. The lighting and angles he chose were spot on! He honored the projected time and gave me the finished products the next day. His communication throughout the process was flawless and I will definitely work with him again!
Jacob Grant PhotographyJacob Grant Photography
Talla r.
Jorden is someone we strongly recommend. This was our first engagement and graduation shoot. Jorden put us at ease and guided us through the entire photoshoot, capturing our genuine affection for one another. We had a fantastic day and are looking forward to framing these stunning photographs in our home. Overall, we’re glad we went with Of Earth & Co. Thank you Jorden!
Of Earth & CoOf Earth & Co
Juan A.
Abdulla did an amazing job to capture beautiful moments in such a comfortable way. He was on time, responsible, respecteful and very communicative about what you want out of the picture. As someone that does not like taking pictures. He made my wife and I feel real comfortable while taking a photo shoot during our wedding. The value and the quality of these pictures and his work is amazing. For aure will call again.
A.H. PhotographyA.H. Photography
Ashley F.
We had such a great time doing our engagement shoot with Marcus and Ashley and the wedding was even better! They are so fun to work with, super professional and creative. They kept in constant contact with us and answered our many many questions before and after. The video and pictures were amazing quality, great poses and angles. They perfectly captured all the happiness and love in our relationship and at our wedding. We will definitely be requesting their services again whenever we need a photographer.
MKT MediaMKT Media
Princess L.
Hire Amina Touray Photgraphy NOW! Yes, like now. You will not regret it. My experience working with Amina in three words: Professional. Punctual. Wonderful. I inquired with Amina through Thumbtack for a photo session for my Real Estate career and website content. Amina stood out from the other professionals because she didn't ask me my email off the bat to send a contract (I deal with contracts all day- I was just looking for someone who genuinely cared for what I was looking for!) Instead, she listened and communicated with me in a respectable, professional manner. In my personal opinion, business is personal and connections are worth everything. Amina is a gem because she shows that she thinks the same throughout her work ethic. Amina arrived to my shoot prepared and ready to put my goals and visions to life. She introduced me to Moses, who was her assistant on set. I was so comfortable with them instantly because of how attentive and kind they are. I was nervous to see my proofs from the shoot afterwards because I was unsure if I looked ok, and Amina assured me they came out amazing and made herself available to me even as the night went on which I was so appreciative of. Last but not least, Amina's photography portfolio is extensive and her experience is impressive. I know that she can take any shoot to the next level with her incredible talent. I look forward to working with Amina on many future projects.
Amina Touray PhotographyAmina Touray Photography
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