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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.

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.

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.

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.

When should you take newborn photos?

Few styles of portrait photography are as tricky as newborn photos — the unpredictable infant is always in charge! The best way to ensure a successful photo shoot is to work with a local newborn photographer within the first two weeks of the baby’s life. Some photographers even work with hospitals to offer newborn sessions within a day of the baby’s birth. But newborn photographers usually recommend scheduling a shoot during the baby’s first two weeks of life, while the baby is still sleepy and relatively cooperative, especially for posed or studio shots. During this time, babies are easier to swaddle in blankets and dress in hats or headbands, and, because they often nap or nurse, can be staged with various props or be cuddled by their parents. For casual photos, most newborn photographers recommend shooting within the first six weeks of a baby’s life. Lifestyle portrait photography is more flexible and doesn’t require the baby to cooperate with multiple poses or props.

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.

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.

Reviews for Arvada professional photographers
Micah S.
Grassroad Studios did a great job on my professional portraits. If you are looking for a professional headshot photo, or professional photography for that special occasion then Luke O'Neil is your man.
Green Stripe VideoGreen Stripe Video
Thumbtack Customer
Rob was prompt and professional and also took into account what my needs were for the photos. Photos turned out great! Thank you.
Rob Kepley PhotographyRob Kepley Photography
Ashley j.
We are so happy with my son's senior photos. Ed did an awesome job. He's professional and easy to communicate with. He was super responsive to any questions I had and got our photos back to us quickly.
Voyager StudiosVoyager Studios
Ella C.
Lorene is amazing! From first contact until the photos were posted, it was an absolute pleasure working with her! I hired her to take family photos at my mother’s 90th birthday party, including a group shot of 35 family members, and she nailed it! I’ve worked with professional photographers in the past, and I can truly say Lorene is the best! I highly recommend her for any event!
Lorene Nardell PhotographyLorene Nardell Photography
Jess D.
Cameron has excellent communication and navigated us through the process professionally and quickly. The day of the photos my kids were pretty rowdy and I was worried there would not be any good shots, but Cameron found a way to make their crazy look cute. The result is holiday photos my relatives and I will cherish for many years to come.
CM Photography -  Portrait PhotographyCM Photography - Portrait Photography
Thumbtack Customer
Ms. Lauren Lang is the consumate professional. Before the meeting she askeds questions, listens and clarifies clients needs and prepares a clear game plan and executes well; great attention to detail; 5 stars, a rare and exemplary photographer with many years of experience; hire Lauren !
Jacobin PhotographyJacobin Photography
Thumbtack Customer
I needed shots for a web-site and social media - Michael was very professional, thorough, and easy with my anxieties about being photographed. His wife did hair and make-up for me and she did a great job. And I am very happy with the results.
Michael Teak PhotographyMichael Teak Photography
Thumbtack Customer
Knew his "stuff" and created a relaxed atmosphere for a the possible headshot. I appreciated his professionalism and efficiency. The make-up artist he referred me to was also excellent and arranged to meet me at the studio prior to my headshot appointment. This all made for an easy and enjoyable experience. The finished photos were sent the same day - wow!
Pixil Studio Photography- Head shots Events Por...Pixil Studio Photography- Head shots Events Por...
Melissa S.
Ashley and her assistant were super fun, professional, and easy to work with! My husband and I did a maternity photo shoot and they turned out amazing! We had a great time during our shoot and felt very comfortable which showed in our pictures. So happy we chose her and hope to get to work with both of them again!! Thank you Ashley!!
Silk and Sage FilmsSilk and Sage Films
Mona K.
HATH / Selena was amazing. She did my engagement party shoot at the Botanic Gardens and turned the photos around in less than a week! All the shots were beautiful, capturing every moment of the event. She was flexible with us (I was late as usual), she had her recommendations as well as listened to our wants and needs. She even did a small video clip that I absolutely loved!! She is professional, quick and efficient, and just overall lovely to work with. I definetly be recommending her to my friends and family for all local events. Highly recommended.
Have and To Hold PhotographyHave and To Hold Photography
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