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Vista Family Photographers

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

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Sechrest Photos
4.9
from 90 reviews
  • 24 years in business
  • 160 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Claudette H.
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I hired the photographers for a client. They were very professional and punctual.

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Danielle Penn Photography
5.0
from 80 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 148 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Jason B.
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My family and I were vacationing in Newport from out of state and chose Danielle to capture our beach fun. I had never been to the area before and didn't know any photographers much less any good spots that would work well for family photographs. After exchanging some emails a few weeks before our arrival, we set a date and location for our photos. Danielle was prompt, professional, and chose an excellent location for the photos. Our session was no easy task because I have two small children, ages 5 and 2. Combine that with water and sand and you get a recipe for disaster, but Danielle was able to somehow capture great photographs of my family. I would definitely use her again in the future.

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Island Style Images
4.9
from 69 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 114 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Joelle U.
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We began using Joanne as our family photographer when our son was 6 months old (in Hawaii)…and I'm so happy we did!!! She's help capture his precious infant/toddler years in her Watch Me Grow & Watch Me Grow Some More package…which we all LOVE looking through now that he's almost 6 years old. Joanne is AMAZING with infants & toddlers! She's patient and sweet, and kids love her! We've even used her as our photographer for our preschool…and the images were incredible! Our favorite photo session with her was a couple of months ago at Disneyland! She captured the essence of our favorite times at the place "where dreams come true."

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BlushPix
5.0
from 61 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 74 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Lupe M.
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Elizabeth was absolutely fabulous and fun. I will definitely use her again to capture our family photos

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1Man1Woman Designs
5.0
from 47 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 68 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
JO R.
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From my first inquiry about the project to delivering our finished photos, I found Jessica to be a true first-class professional. Even my skeptical husband (who didn't think we needed professional photographers for a family shoot) was blown away with the photos and my entire family of 5 truly feel that we hit the "photographer jackpot" when we found Jessica and Bobby. Thank you for listening to our needs and for making us feel very comfortable during the shoots at Sunset Cliffs. My children loved the time you both spent with them and how you added some special creative magic to make some playful pictures for us. We really appreciate how you were also so responsive after the shoot, and for delivering our photos within a 3 day turnaround. We are definitely enjoying digitally viewing our family and individual photos now, but the hard part is selecting which photos of the many we all love to be "printed or framed." Bottom line, we are confident Jessica and Bobby will also exceed your expectations like they did ours. Your overall experience will be nothing short of remarkable.

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  • 1 year in business
  • 62 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Melissa L.
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Heather did a phenomenal job shooting our family photos. The weather the day of our shoot was cold and windy. Despite the cold Heather was able to get some beautiful photos even though the entire family was miserable from the cold. I would highly recommend Heather Broomhall Photography!

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Hugh Foster Photography
4.9
from 42 reviews
  • 17 years in business
  • 72 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Susan C.
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Hugh was amazing to work with from prepping for the event until after the event. He was professional, friendly and super helpful. He was able to bring along a friend who was equally as great. The guests at the event loved both of them and inquired about who the photographers were after the event! And of course we were more than happy with the quality of the photos! Great work!!

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Elena U. Photography
5.0
from 41 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 41 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
David J.
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Elena was great. We had a family photoshoot last week and very happy with outcome. She did such a great candid shots of our 2 children. Would recommend her to anyone who is looking for family photographer.

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Laura Carrasco Photography
4.9
from 36 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 59 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Kirsten G.
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Laura did an outstanding job during the photo shoot staying patient with my 17 month old son and orchestrated a beautiful experience for my parents-in-law. And the finished product was absolutely stunning! The photos made me cry! She captured beautiful moments of my family that we will treasure for a lifetime! We've already planned 2 more photo shoots with Laura and will continue to use her as our family photographer! I would HIGHLY recommend Laura Carrasco!

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Michael & Dia Photography
5.0
from 30 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 57 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Daniel C.
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If you are looking for photographers look no further! Dia and her husband are true professionals who created wonderful memories for us. They braved the rain for our wedding day, all while still taking truly wonderful photos. They made every effort to please our timeframe and we couldn’t have asked for more. When we head back to Huntington Beach for more photos we now have found our photographers. Thank you guys once again

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Equinox Photo
5.0
from 26 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 22 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Zulema H.
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I you are thinking of using Equinox photo, you will not be disappointed. Tricia absolutely surpassed both me and my wife's expectations. We absolutely loved every photo she took...from our engagement session to our big wedding day. Tricia will absolutely make you feel comfortable in front of a camera. She is 100% professional, but also makes the photo shoot fun! We loved her contagious positive energy, and unique style. Every one of our pictures came out perfect--like bridal magazine perfect! I was so shocked at how she was able to capture every moment so beautifully. On the day of the wedding, Tricia and her husband, LJ, made the stress of the day simply go away with their delightful personalities. Having great wedding photos was one of the most important things that we wanted. My wife was very particular about how she wanted our photos to look, but Tricia surpassed even my wife's high standards :) From the moment we met with Tricia, we know that she would be someone that we could connect with and be open with. We didn't realize at the time how important that would be. There are thousands of photographers out there, but Tricia truly is one in a million. Thank you, Tricia, for everything!

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Wasio faces
5.0
from 26 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 22 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Monzelle D.
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I had an awesome overall experience with Wasio faces! Sasha and Yaneck are wonderful and really made my first experience getting headshots taken a fun and professional one! They made me feel so comfortable and at home as well. If you are looking for professional photographers either for weddings, headshots or any other event, I highly recommend Wasio!

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Da Drone Dude
4.9
from 15 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Anthony B.
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My photographer was out of town, and I needed a sub fast. Mario was right there, did a great job, and was a pleasure to work with. I would highly recommend Mario to anyone in need of a professional photographer. Quality, professionalism, great service, and just a real nice guy are what you can expect... Anthony B.

Robert Dennis Photography
5.0
from 14 reviews
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
Ariana S.
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Robert took my senior pictures and I was extremely happy with them. I am usually very picky with how pictures of myself turn out but these were great! He was so patient and is so skilled at capturing exactly what you are looking for. I am so pleased with my experience. He is beyond talented and passionate about what he does. The pictures were high quality and looked very professional. I was eager to show my pictures to all my family and friends. I would absolutely recommend Robert Dennis for your photography needs. I can guantee you will not be disappointed.

Lacey Khiev Photography
5.0
from 12 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
Joanna B.
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We found Lacey when we were looking for someone to take pictures for our family to celebrate my mom’s 70th. We are from out of town so we were a little nervous about choosing the right photographer, but everything went better than we imagined. Lacey was very patient and friendly and her pictures are the best ones that my family and I have ever taken. I’ve attached a few. She was able to capture everyone’s personalities perfectly! Thank you Lacey!!

Jen Nicole Photography
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Mayra V.
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Jen was amazing. She was really sweet & patient with us & our pictures were wonderful. Would definitely reccomend her & would love to work with her again! Thank you Again Jen!

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Voltage Digital
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Mayuka T.
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He took amazing and beautiful photos of my son's birthday party at the botanic garden. The photos are my family's treasures of our memories. Also his personality is great so it is easy to work with. It was so quick of sending me the images. I am very satisfied with his work! Thank you, Jamie.

  • 6 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
Azi S.
Verified review

Jayson is an amazing photographer. We loved our photos and can't stop looking at them and showing them to our friends and family. He really got my two toddlers involved and captured the moments beautifully. He is now officially our family photographer :)

Alan Crosthwaite Photography
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Chris C.
Verified review

Working with Alan is a pleasure every time. To find someone in business that I can trust to do the right thing, produce excellent quality products and services, all while making sure he treats his customers fairly is a rare gem and I'm lucky to get to work with him. Photography: He excels at and enjoys the art and discipline of photography. This is the best sort of photographer to work with! You will be thrilled with the products/services you get from him. Integrity: His morals and conscience point due North. If something goes wrong, he makes a huge effort to make sure it's righted again. Honesty: He is truly the "Do unto others" type. I love working with him because there has never been a feeling of unease or mistrust. If he says he is going to do something, he makes good every time. There are plenty of questionable characters we encounter in business, Alan is NOT one of them! Timeliness: Alan understands life is busy but commitments mean something. He is respectful of others' time and does what he says he will do when he says he will do it. I will do business with Alan every chance I get because I know I will be treated fairly, my expectations will be met or exceeded, and I will walk away from the transaction delighted with the results and the experience.

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ecardella photo//video
4.9
from 9 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
John S.
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Very good photographer, I would hire him again. Thanks John Awaiting your photos

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Alyssa Boynton Photography
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Tiffany W.
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I have loved being in touch with Alyssa for my big day! She's talented and easy-going. An awesome photographer!

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.

Actual Requests

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Need portrait photography

Oceanside, CA

  • Photo type
    Couple portrait
  • Photoshoot location
    Photo studio, Outdoors
  • Photo products
    Physical proofs and prints
  • Details
    Hi, I am already married but my husband and I never had any pictures. There will be no ceremony or other people, we just want pictures of us together in our dress/tuxedo. If you can give me a quote that would be great, thank you!
  • $129
    Average price

Need portrait photography

Vista, CA

  • Photo type
    Maternity
  • Photoshoot location
    Photo studio
  • Photo products
    CD / DVD
  • Details
    Pregnant
  • $180
    Average price

Need Portrait Photographer

Vista, CA

  • Photo type
    Solo portrait
  • Photoshoot location
    I'm not sure yet
  • What style of portrait photography are you interested in?
    Traditional/Classic (looking directly at the camera)
  • Photo products
    I'm not sure
  • Details
    senior pictures
  • $219
    Average price
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