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Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

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 Riverside photo shoots
Shannon S.
He did a fantastic photo shoot of my wedding, and got a lot of good shots!
A.H. PhotographyA.H. Photography
Matthew H.
Shooting with Martin was a huge pleasure! He had creative ways to improve the photos from analyzing the background, angles, and the lighting while suggesting poses that well-fit the environment. Additionally, he was very responsive and kind when engaging me before, during, and after the shoot. If there is any photographer whom I would suggest, it would be Martin.
MARTIN BALSAMMARTIN BALSAM
Morgan B.
Amina is an AMAZING photographer who you can tell really values her work. She made me feel comfortable and confident through the entire shoot and the photos came out beautiful. Definitely book her, you won’t regret it!
Amina Touray PhotographyAmina Touray Photography
DeAnne P.
Ryan was super accommodating particularly when one of our venue's last minute cancellation for a photo shoot, he made a trip at a great distance from his local area. Thank you Ryan! Our CEO is very pleased with your work.
Ryan Shiver PhotographyRyan Shiver Photography
Thumbtack Customer
Kelli was amazing! We hired her to shoot our son's senior photos. She was so flexible and accommodating from the scheduling aspect to the actual session. We did not want "traditional" style photos, so all I had to do was give her a general idea of what we were looking for and she stepped up to the challenge with gusto and creativity that exceeded our expectations. If anyone is looking for a photographer that knows what they're doing and hand holding nor directing is necessary, you'll be more than satisfied with Kelli's photography. On a side note, we just had our session and haven't gotten the photos yet, so I'll update my review regarding the quality of her product, but I have every confidence they will be spectacular!
MacTaggart MediaMacTaggart Media
Thumbtack Customer
We recently used the Life Event Photographer, Jeffery Lee, to photograph four young children (all aged 7 and under) for their grandparents 50th anniversary gift. Jeffery traveled to us which was so helpful. He worked with patience and kindness as the children became restless during the shoot. He used his experience to create memorable pictures, as well as was open to suggestions from us! He captured color and lighting that was bright and beautiful. Far better than anything we could have captured. Jeffery clearly had training and professional experience, evident by the quality often finished pieces, the equipment he used, and multiple techniques. This isn't just his hobby- this is his passion and he is very skilled in it. He was always immediately responsive and quickly edited the photos, had them available for online viewing, and was even able to quickly turn around the final prints just in time for the anniversary party! (Not all the children live in CA and he worked within the travel times of the out of state child to ensure a successful shoot and timely gift!!) It was such an easy and relaxed experience for us- the parents! We cannot recommend Jeffery or Life Event Photographer highly enough! He far exceeded our high expectations!!! So pleased and thrilled and can't wait for future opportunities to use him!!!!
LifeEventPhotographerLifeEventPhotographer
Tawny E.
Oh my goodness, I had the BEST time with Peter!!! I was a little anxious at first, I hate getting my picture taken, but he is wonderful! Peter is funny and sweet, he has great ideas and wants you to have fun with your shoot! He kept in contact with me throughout the process, and he was an absolute joy to work with! I will 100% recommend him to ANYONE looking for beautiful photos. The lightening was flawless, his turnaround time lightening quick. I can't complement him enough, and my mom just loved him...he may have been adopted into the family! HIRE PETER!!! 🙌❤
Peter 3 PhotographyPeter 3 Photography
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