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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 Redondo Beach professional photographers
Jamie C.
April is professional, attentive and her photos are beautiful!! Highly recommend
April RochaApril Rocha
Thumbtack Customer
Micheal's professionalism and eye for details really provided a top quality experience. I feel completely satisfied with both the experience and the finished photos. I feel extremely comfortable returning to Micheal for additional photos.
Studio M Productions, Inc.Studio M Productions, Inc.
Lauren D.
Justin did a great job with my professional photographs for LinkedIn! Exactly the vision I had in mind. Thank you!
Key CapturesKey Captures
Thumbtack Customer
Richard was the photographer for our school fundraiser. He was on time, professional and follow up quickly. He is a gem! Thank you Richard
Richard Hartog PhotographyRichard Hartog Photography
Mr C.
Decided to give Thumbtack a try with a photographer. After being matched with "Several" photographers I came across Willy Sanjuan. After thoroughly reviewing his previous work I came to the conclusion that he is the best photographer on Thumbtack! He is very passionate, determined and professional! I will definitely continue my business with him as my business continues to grow! Willy Sanjuan is THAT dude! :)
Willy Sanjuan PhotographyWilly Sanjuan Photography
Prince M.
I had a photographer back out last minute and I had to search for a new one close to the event day. Will responded promptly to my request and gave me the best deal possible. He’s a life saver and the photos came out great. He’s a great guy to work with and very polite and professional. Will definitely hire again on another event, and will refer to friends and family that needs an awesome photographer. Thank you!
Will&Louis studioWill&Louis studio
Cilia A.
I highly recommend working with Hailey, she was very flexible, professional and got me the final edits very fast. All the photos look amazing, I'm very happy with her work!
Hailey Millar - Millar MediaHailey Millar - Millar Media
Viviana P.
Hide was great! He was very punctual and attentive to all our phot needs. He is very professional and took our direction on photography as well. I definitely recommend him for any event.
Takahashi PhotographyTakahashi Photography
Alison S.
Amanda did an outstanding job taking professional headshots for me. We met at Malaga Cove and she picked out great spots for the photos and gave really helpful directions while she was taking the shots. The photos were beautiful. I loved so many photos it was hard to pick my favorites for her to edit! Amanda brings great value at a really reasonable price. Last time I got my headshots taken, an expensive photographer spent 15 minutes with me and took about 50 shots. The photos were fine, but nothing amazing. Amanda spent an hour and 15 minutes with me and took HUNDREDS. She sent them all to me that same day. My parents and fiancé loved them. Amanda is really friendly and funny too. She made the photoshoot very comfortable. I hope to work with Amanda again!
Amanda Clarke FotosAmanda Clarke Fotos
Debbie C.
Joe was a pleasure to work with. He was professional, punctual, open to suggestions, and provided us with great candid photos of our event. Follow up was excellent. Value was very good. I would gladly hire him again. Debbie
Joe Chung PhotographyJoe Chung Photography
Mina A.
I'm so pleased and glad I chose Mukaila as our photographer for our son's 1st birthday. We did a traditional Korean 1st birthday (dol) and he even knew all about the traditional party. He was professional, punctual, friendly and super easy to work with. He was also extremely flexible and understanding with the ongoing changes that occurred due to venue changes, time, etc. Such a genuine person overall, I highly recommend and would definitely have Mukaila as our photographer again. Last but not the least, his rate is so reasonable. Would give more stars if I could! Thanks again Mukaila!
Mukaila: The PhotographerMukaila: The Photographer
Thumbtack Customer
Marc did my headshots the other day and they turned out great. He is so professional, friendly and really helped guide me with the right poses, what backgrounds to use and even outfit changes. He made me feel very comfortable and I'm so happy I picked him to be my photographer. From the very beginning he was very responsive of any of my questions or concerns. I got everything I asked for and more. We did the shoot on Sunday and he had my pics up within just a few hours. I love that he's a one stop shop and can do all the retouching and printing. I will definitely be using his services again and will be recommending him to everyone I know. I honestly can not say enough good things about my experience =D
PicMarc PhotographyPicMarc Photography
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