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San Leandro Family Portrait Photographers

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

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  • 20 years in business
  • 736 hires on Thumbtack
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Kathleen K.
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Albert is a wonderful photographer. I love the pictures he took of our concert last night. He captured the mood beautifully. I will definitely use him again.

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Godoy Shots Studios
4.9
from 212 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 338 hires on Thumbtack
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Muriel M.
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I hired Nabor to take a family portrait in our home. Nabor was extremely responsive, very easy to communicate with and very punctual. He was easy to work with and made everyone, young and older, feel comfortable. I would recommend Nabor!

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Brian Byllesby Photography
5.0
from 149 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 238 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Alicia D.
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We had a great experience with Brian. He was flexible with our date and easy to communicate with. He arrived at the site early to scope it out which I really appreciated because I wasn't the most familiar with it. He had great suggestions and was open to our ideas too. Best of all he captured beautiful photos of our family and almost one year old. I highly recommend Brian!

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Sheila O'Keefe Photography
4.9
from 114 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 224 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Ana E.
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Sheila is not only a talented photographer but also very professional. She is very communicative and was a pleasure to work with. She was a joy to have around during the wedding day and was honestly a "fly on the wall" unlike other wedding photographers who are too "in it". The pictures she takes are beautiful and extremely well priced. I would not hesitate to work with her again. I actually look forward to it.

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Adam & Hanna Photography
5.0
from 74 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 118 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Shruti P.
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Adam & Hana were so nice to accommodate our request into their schedule. They were very warm and wonderful to our family during the photo shoot. We all loved the pictures and the whole photo shoot and pictures turned out to be exactly what we hoped for. Thanks Adam & Hana, we cannot wait to get more pictures clicked by you!

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Patrick T. Power Photography
5.0
from 70 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 82 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Marco Z.
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I hired Patrick to shot some family portraits for my mother's 60th birthday. From start to finish, Patrick did a fantastic job. He arrived early so he could check out locations for the shots, used the 2 hours we had together very efficiently, worked great with the little kids in the group, and most importantly got us fantastic pictures! They were so good in fact that someone in the group exclaimed, "I wish he'd shot my wedding! I can't recommend Patrick enough!

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Andrea Rowe Photography
4.9
from 70 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 142 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Christina M.
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Andrea did an incredible job photographing my 3-day business seminar called PleasureCEO Live! She worked well within the setting, and managed to capture some precious moments that I can now use well in my marketing materials. I myself am a professional portrait photographer so my standards are quite high, and I highly recommend Andrea for your events!

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North Point Photography
5.0
from 61 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 93 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Ram A.
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Eric did a fantastic job capturing my portrait photos around San Francisco area. Right from corresponding with me for choosing the best locations to building a strong theme for my shoot, Eric was very patient and paid close attention to detail. I highly recommend scheduling any of your photoshoots with him because he is willing to go above and beyond to offer you the best output. His knowledge of SF is reflected in his ability to identify ideal locations for different occasions. I can vouch that you'll be more than satisfied by his excellent work.

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Cheshiredave Creative
4.9
from 60 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 85 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Emma A.
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I had a boudoir shoot with Chesire and it was great! I was a bit nervous about the shoot, but he made me feel at ease. He is a very talented photographer and I love how the photos turned out.

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WOWza Photography
4.9
from 50 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 49 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Thumbtack Customer
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Chris was an incredible photographer for our family event. He made sure to sync up with me upon his arrival around my desires for certain family members to be highlighted, and the moments he captured brought tears to my eyes. He was amazingly friendly, professional, and made every single guest feel comfortable. His photographs are beautiful. I will definitely be recommending him to all my friends and family, and can't wait to have him back for our next family event!

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ISDesigns Studio
5.0
from 48 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 96 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
James K.
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I hired Ilja as a photographer for my sons 6th birthday. He was fantastic. Super nice and did a great job. Would highly recommend working with Ilja.

  • 8 years in business
  • 62 hires on Thumbtack
Adam K.
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Tri was exceptionally easy to work with, talented, and generous with his time, both in shooting and in retouching. I was looking for a mix of headshots/portraits: something professional, something fun, something that would display youthful charm and something that would display maturity without being stiff. I got exactly what I was looking for, and Tri even encouraged my dad to join in and took some great father/son shots. I am doing a variety of media appearances and speaking engagements, and I feel like I have enough of a variety to choose a portrait that would work for any different kind of engagement, as well as for my social media accounts. I would highly recommend Tri to anyone looking for an incredible portrait from a photographer that will really take the time to get to know you and deliver photos that capture your personality and essence.

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sreel Photography
5.0
from 37 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 72 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Rupa B.
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Sumit was amazing! About two weeks before my husband's 40th birthday party, I decided I'd like to hire a photographer to take photos at the dinner. I started searching the web, found thumbtack, and put in a request for a photographer. My husband always looks uncomfortable when a photographer is around, but I thought I'd give it a go so we could try to get some nice photos of the special day. I have to tell you that hiring Sumit was the best decision I made regarding the party planning. He captured very special moments including my husband walking into the party and meeting friends he had not seen in years. We also had a few impromptu speeches and Sumit captured the moment for us with each of those speeches. Sumit was so professional and helpful! He was very easy to work with and completely blended in during the party. His photos were excellent and truly captured the moment and emotions of the evening. Both his candid and group shots were phenomenal! I sent the guests a link to view the photos and several people commented on what a great job the photographer did. Seriously- I've previously sent professional family shots from other photographers to my friends and family, and this is the first time people emailed me to say how good a job the photographer did in capturing a moment. I would definitely recommend Sumit, and from now on he will be my go-to guy for professional photos in the future!

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Nicholas Domaguing
5.0
from 26 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 62 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
TK B.
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We had Nic for a small get together, and he did a great job capturing our event. He reached the location half hour ahead of schedule (to set up) and was very flexible about the timing. He was easy to work with and showed a lot of energy and enthusiasm. He has a great eye and timing for portraits. The best part, he gave us the final product in two days! Definitely recommend hiring him for your next event.

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Nico Garibay Photography
5.0
from 23 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 28 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Rhiannon B.
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I've been modeling for about a year now, and the only reason I was even able to get my foot in the door a fraction of the way was because of Nico. He was the first person I ever shot with. Since that time we have worked together numerous other times. My favorite thing about Nico, besides his obviously gorgeous photographs, is how comfortable he makes me feel when we shoot. I love pushing the boundaries of my art and being able to work with Nico is the only way I'm able to do that. Nico loves what he does and it shows 100% of the way through his work. He cares about making me, and every other model he's worked with I have no doubt, feel respected. This is a huge problem in the industry, but photographers like Nico are hopefully the forefront of a big change that needs to happen. I use so many photo's that Nico has taken of me in my portfolio, and my agent loves them .

SG Photography
4.9
from 19 reviews
  • 29 hires on Thumbtack
Victoria B.
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Professional portrait and profile head shots - great work!

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  • 1 year in business
  • 30 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Ashley A.
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Jean-Paul was a perfect photographer for our daughter's Sweet Sixteen. I contacted him last minute through thumbtack (a week before the party) and he gave me an amazing deal that didn't compare to any other quotes I got. He responded quickly, showed up early to the event and was very kind professional and attentive throughout the event. He took many photos, and got back to me with pictures only a couple days after the party. Let me tell you- the pictures were beautiful and captured each moment perfectly. We will definitely be calling Jean-Paul again!

  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Jane R.
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Working with Justin was an absolute pleasure. Justin was always responsive and clear in all communications leading up to the shoot. The day of the shoot, Justin was able to translate my vision for family photos in to beautiful moments that truly captured our family's love and playfulness. Justin perfectly balanced a beautiful, natural background with a mix of posed and candid photos. The final product was gorgeous photos that we will treasure forever. I would recommend Justin for any project.

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Ivan Duran Photography
5.0
from 15 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 22 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Tasia P.
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Ivan was great! In a one hour session I learned so much about lighting and portrait photography. Excited to continue working with him!

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Victoria Garcia
4.9
from 15 reviews
  • 29 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Danielle R.
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Victoria did an amazing job with my son's newborn and 3 month photo shoots. He was not always cooperative but Victoria was patient. She even came back a second time to try and get some better shots. I was amazed at the outcome of the pictures, they were perfect! Not only that but Victoria suggested a few new ideas that I hadn't thought of that really took the photos to the next level. I will be hiring her for family photos as well as more milestone pictures of my little guy!

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Radostina Photography
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Jen G.
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I can't say enough wonderful things about Radostina Photography. Not only is she the most talented photographer I've ever met, but she also is extremely punctual and is willing to control crowds to get the shot. She photographed our engagement pictures and wedding pictures and for both shots she was absolutely amazing! She even photographed us with our dogs and she was able to capture each of their personalities amazingly. All in all, I will be hiring her for every milestone in my life because her work is truly breathtaking. You'll be lucky if you hire her for your event! You will NOT be disappointed!

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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