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Arvada Outdoor Family Photographers

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

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  • 21 years in business
  • 714 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Brooke L.
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Bryan is a fantastic photographer for many reasons. We used him for both our wedding and family photos. He is professional with great customer service and very talented at capturing those important occasions. We'll definitely be calling him again in the future.

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Kevin Snyder Photography
4.9
from 128 reviews
  • 23 years in business
  • 211 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Danelle B.
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We met at a predetermined location for an outdoor family photo shoot. Kevin was patient with the kids, extremely professional in selecting appropriate posing and lighting, and best of all, was easy going and willing to try anything.

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Jacobin Photography
4.9
from 88 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 134 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
CJ E.
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Lauren Lang photographed me for professional author photos. Her manner and professionalism were exemplary, and the finish shots were warm, flattering, and as professional as her manner. I would recommend Lauren for any family or professional photography.

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Matt Puckett Photography
5.0
from 60 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 80 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Silvana S.
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Matthew was amazing! I am not only impressed with the pictures he took, which were awesome, but the level of service and professionalism. We had to reschedule our appointment numerous times do to construction issues (our fault), Matthew was incredibly patient with us. I have definitely found my new photographer for all my future listings. Matthew is the entire package! I highly recommend him. EXCELLENT!

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Catherine Lea Photography
4.9
from 50 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 82 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Nadia B.
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Catherine is amazing!! Shes very professional, creative, talented, very reasonable, and so easy to work with. The pictures were sent to us almost immediately after the photo shoot. They all turned out beautifully! Each picture perfectly captured. She will definitely be my family photographer!!

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  • 5 years in business
  • 66 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Keturah O.
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Lemar is a great photographer with a stellar personality. I was seeking someone to do headshots within a 24-hour timeframe. Lemar accommodated my multiple requests and was great to work with. I highly recommend him for any project that requires his skills!

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Aquarelle Imagery
4.9
from 45 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 54 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Adetoun O.
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Lylia is a wonderful photographer, very professional and friendly. She did a great job of making me feel comfortable in front of the camera which really helped the pictures come out amazing! I've worked with Lylia a couple times and would recommend her to anybody. She is a photographer that knows what she is doing!

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shanna m. photography
4.9
from 39 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 51 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Angela P.
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Shanna was incredible. I still don't have the pictures from our wedding day yet (it was only a week and a day ago), but I am confident in my review of her work. She made my stress levels so calm. We found her on thumbtack, set up a meeting in January and hired her instantly. I had such a good feeling about her work and loved that she was a self taught natural light photographer. My wedding was mountain rustic, outdoor setting and needed someone with that perfect eye to capture our special day without white washed backgrounds in every photo like most photographers end up doing. Shanna was super professional but by the end of the wedding felt like a long time friend. She agreed to take our family & bridal party photos up in Rocky Mountain National Park and I couldn't have had a better experience. Not once were we rushed or hurried by her. She confidently executed the photos so I didn't have to think on my wedding day and It was amazing. The photos we took up in the national park on a holiday weekend are going to be stellar and I can't wait to frame some and put them on my wall for years to come. Thank you Shanna for making my special day so incredible with your talents. xoxo -Angela & Sam

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Michael Teak Photography
4.9
from 38 reviews
  • 78 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Gillian Y.
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At $65 per image, in addition to the photo shoot fees, this is not an inexpensive option. On the other hand, for us it was worth it to work with Michael to get our daughter’s “senior portraits ». This was a very last-minute thing on our part, but Michael was incredibly accommodating and before we even met he spent a lot of time chatting by phone with our daughter to figure out her vision for the pictures, and then brought his considerable talent to bear to make sure the photos really captured the many sides of her personality. She wanted outdoor photography and Michael was game to do this, even in the wind, rain, and snow of a spring day in Boulder. Our only regret is that we couldn’t afford to purchase all of the gorgeous images he captured that day. I’ll try to attach a picture or two, but they might just be screen shots of the proofs - not the final, retouched images - since I’m doing this from my iPhone. :)

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29:11 Photography
5.0
from 29 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 37 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Bianca S.
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Julie is an outstanding photographer! I was shocked when I learned she had her own 'traveling' studio, which was awesome for us when we did new born shots. She allows plenty of time in order to get great shots with my children. I would highly recommend for milestone photos! She has great props and ideas and not once was I disappointed with the outcome. She also took our family, maternity and birth photos! I was a bit sceptical about having a photographer in the room during labor but she was very respectful and professional and I am so happy we did it because the pictures tell the story of our daughters birth. I can't tell you how lucky I feel to have found her. She has become a part of our family ♡

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Apricity Images
5.0
from 26 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 53 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Jim S.
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A++++ My home (Bet Kelev - The House of Dog) is done in K9 Judaic and it has been featured in the Rocky Mtn News when it was around. At one time Bet Kelev was to be featured on HGTV - but the series was cancelled. I treasure the oil paintings of my dogs past and present and have a major portrait of each generation gracing the living room wall. I have, in the past, spared little expense on these portraits - hiring 'big name' hotsy totsy well well known photographers. Now please don't get me wrong, I am not unhappy with the portrait of Moolah, Buddy, Ricki and Nicki nor the one of Moses, Elle and Max. But... The portrait just done by Sarah DeGroot is terrific - in a different league. Capturing black standard poodles is no small feat - and the portrait was done in the living room - not a studio unlike the others - and quite frankly far far superior - and far far less costly. (She should raise her rates!) Also note a close friend who represented nationally the Pentax account (when it was Number 1 in the US) who knows photography - was very impressed as doing black dogs 'is very very difficult.' He explained why technically but I still have no idea - other than this is the best portrait of my dogs - period. Photographing black dogs let alone my Sinai Standard poodles (Reb Simcha & Her Ladyship Goodie)is difficult - just think how well Sara would do with even easier subjects and less demanding guardians than this Man of Dog for family portraits Would I hire Sara again? Without question. Jim Schwartz A Man of Dog Founder Next To Kin Foundation 1985 Fee Only Personal Financial Planner of the Year

AMA Photography
4.8
from 25 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 45 hires on Thumbtack
Jordan V.
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Ari has taken photos for my family for years. She is nothing short of amazing. Her magic to capture the essence of a moment in time is astonishing. Working with her hardly feels like work. She provides a natural vibe when photographing and ensures comfort for all involved. Her patients and love for children shines through during a shoot. Ari is simply, top notch.

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303 Aerials LLC
5.0
from 23 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 23 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
J&C B.
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Tim has taken our family photos 2 years in a row as well as newborn pictures for our son and we absolutely love them. He does a great job of capturing our young boys, which is no easy task! His prices are in unbeatable and he is very flexible with location. We will cherish them forever. The other thing we both loved was that Tim was professional as well as very personable. He made each photo shoot very comfortable and laid back. Overall, a wonderful experience all around.

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Evermore Creation
4.9
from 23 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 42 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Jes D.
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If you're looking for a photographer who not only makes you comfortable but can really grasp the attention of your kiddos as well for a family photo shoot then Alex is your lady! She was just a joy and pleasure to work with l. She has a way of cultivating a relaxed environment and deliver images that are remarkable. She has a beautiful eye! Thank you Alex!

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Anna Kay Photography
4.9
from 23 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 29 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Jessica L.
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Anna is an amazing photographer who was able to capture exactly what I was looking for! Despite it being cold outside, she was very professional and took beautiful shots for my senior picture.

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Julia & Ken Photography
5.0
from 22 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 22 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Micaela D.
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Working with Julia and Ken was a dream! They are amazing, professional photographers who speacialize in finding the perfect shot using natural lighting. Their work is breathtaking and my fiancé and I are both happy with all the photos they shot during our session together. Great people, good energy, fast correspondence, reasonable rates for high quality work! 5 stars!

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The Wilderness Collective
5.0
from 22 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 21 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Laricca S.
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I’ve worked with plenty of photographers and have even chatted with twice as many more and I can say that TWC’s rates are one of the best if not the best out there! They know how to be professional, break the ice, be innovative with the location, and they provide everything you ask for for less than $1000, much much less for quality photos that may as well be $1000+ Glen and Alana will surely impress you as their client.

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  • 2 years in business
  • 20 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Korrie D.
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Sebastian is an incredibly talented photographer! He took our family photos for us. The pictures are amazing! He was able to capture beautiful candid moments. He was so patient with our little ones. I would absolutely recommend him. We plan on using his services in the future, 5 stars!!

  • 10 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Brittany W.
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I can’t even begin to tell you what a wonderful experience we had with Kindra! First of all she was easy to communicate with and get something scheduled. She suggested a few different locations which I loved the options. When we arrived she was waiting for us with a smile! She was amazing with my son, getting him to focus and laugh when I didn’t think it was possible. I have had a few experiences with photographers and Kindra is by far the most professional and did the best work! She will be taking all of our future pictures that is for sure!

Vic's Photography
4.8
from 13 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 25 hires on Thumbtack
Kavitha M.
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Vikraant was very accommodating and easy going especially with the kids. The photoshoot and our pics came out really well- what we hoped for. We would definitely recommend him to friends and family as a photographer.

Abbey G Photography
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Allison A.
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Abbey is an amazing photographer who always gets the best, most natural shots of our family that I will treasure forever. I highly recommend her for any occasion!

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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