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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.
Reviews for Boulder professional photographers
Emily I.
Paul was excellent to work with. He was extremely responsive and flexible with my schedule. He took excellent professional work photos for me. I will look to him next time we need a professional photographer.
Paul Robinson Photo + VideoPaul Robinson Photo + Video
Thumbtack Customer
Richard came to me, was early and communicates promptly. If you are a professional who values your time and is looking for clear high quality photos. This is the photographer for you.
Zebrajellyfish PhotographyZebrajellyfish Photography
Ara K.
Osama is a very professional photographer with an eye for photography. He is very pleasant and very easy to work with. The photoshoot turned out to be way better than what I expected!
Farqaleet FotographyFarqaleet Fotography
Mandy D.
We worked with Kelly for our engagement photos and wedding day photos. She was professional and friendly. We usually don’t like taking photos but Kelly made us feel comfortable. The engagement photos came out amazing. I got a sneak peak of the wedding photos and fell in love with them. I’m looking forward to getting them back. I would highly recommend her to family and friends. It was great working with her and we will definitely be using her in the future.
Kelly Vann Calaway PhotographyKelly Vann Calaway Photography
Manohar C.
Richard is a very good photographer and a very nice person. He was very willing to accommodate me on my changing needs regarding professional photos for my website. I greatly appreciated his flexibility and support.
Zebrajellyfish PhotographyZebrajellyfish Photography
Samantha D.
I had a great time having my photos taken by Erica! She was very professional and knew all the best spots to get the most amazing photos! She was very kind and respectful and made the whole experience very fun!
Erica Dragon PhotographyErica Dragon Photography
Thumbtack Customer
Rob did a great job in providing me some nicer photos to use on LinkedIn and my website. He was professional, very responsive to my needs, picked a great place to shoot and provided the finished photos quickly. I have absolutely no regrets.
Rob Kepley PhotographyRob Kepley Photography
Thumbtack Customer
Rob did a great job with our family photographs! He also took some beautiful professional portraits that I'm using on my LinkedIn and professional website. Rob was extremely flexible and willing to work with all of our busy schedules. On top of that, we received our digital, post-processed photos the SAME DAY we shot them; talk about quick turnaround! Simply put, Rob is good with people, reasonably priced, and produces quality photographs. We will be definitely using him in the future!
Rob Kepley PhotographyRob Kepley Photography
Peter N.
Liv was very professional and offered a lot of options. She really did a great job in a very short time frame. I would recommend her to anyone needing a professional photo.
The Headshot Gal - Headshots & Business BrandingThe Headshot Gal - Headshots & Business Branding
Thumbtack Customer
Rob photographed me at the University of Colorado Boulder campus for my senior pictures. I'm very happy with how my photos came out! Rob was great- reasonably priced and very professional. The finished images were ready very quickly. I would definitely recommend him!
Rob Kepley PhotographyRob Kepley Photography
Elianna J.
Kevin definitely knows how to make a reluctant photography subject comfortable. He took all the time needed to get some good professional shots. My hair was just not cooperating that day. He took it seriously and smoothed it out after the fact with photo-magical means that enhanced the shots.
Kevin Snyder PhotographyKevin Snyder Photography
Debi E.
Sloan is a true professional with high quality work. I flew to Denver to create photos for a CU graduation that couldn’t take place (COVID). Sloan created a fun and creative environment on the campus and the photographs couldn’t have turned out better. We now have memories of our sons graduation that he couldn’t have. Slain is responsive, professional and sooo creative. We just love her!!!
Rebecca Sloan CreativeRebecca Sloan Creative
Thumbtack Customer
Really great experience. I needed a professional picture and it was quick, easy, and Noah was helpful and flexible with different backgrounds/looks. Also the photos turned out awesome- he definitely knows what he is doing. Finally, a super +++ was that I scheduled it, took the pics, and received the photos all within 24 hours- super fast turn around for really good work.
NJK PhotographyNJK Photography
Thumbtack Customer
Miranda is attentive, detailed, professional, and creative. Many years ago I paid my way through college modeling, so I have worked with numerous photographers. I am happy I found her.
Miranda G Photography, LLCMiranda G Photography, LLC
Brandy H.
Liv from Tiny Dragon Photography is great to work with. She made our staff look comfortable yet professional in the headshots she took. I'd recommend her to anyone looking for headshots in the Boulder/Denver Area.
The Headshot Gal - Headshots & Business BrandingThe Headshot Gal - Headshots & Business Branding
Cait H.
Eldeen was responsive and very professional when I met with her. She was clear and direct when guiding me through poses and made me feel very comfortable with the process, which I think reflected in my photos. I will definitely recommend her to others!
Eldeen Annette PhotographyEldeen Annette Photography
Elizabeth S.
I hired Alex for a maternity shoot... she was very professional and very helpful picking with choosing the perfect outfit for the shoot! The photos came out beautifully! And she had them ready within 2 days! I would highly recommended her! Thank you Alex!!
Evermore CreationEvermore Creation
Thumbtack Customer
I enjoyed working with Rob Kepley from his first friendly and professional email to seeing my proofs. He brought a lot of technical expertise but at the same time was very flexible and responsive, ensuring we could meet my goals. I love my photographs. Thanks, Rob!
Rob Kepley PhotographyRob Kepley Photography
John M.
Hire this professional. Bryan is a pleasure to work with. He covered every detail of our shot list. We got lots of options of each shot to choose from. He sent our photos quickly and delivered them to our file sharing service. Looking forward to working with Bryan in the future.
Pixil Studio Photography- Head shots Events Por...Pixil Studio Photography- Head shots Events Por...
Thumbtack Customer
We were looking for a photographer to do a surprise family portrait as a present for our parents. Kevin was wonderful - very professional, a lot of fun to work with, and very affordable. We did a combination of posed portraits and fun more relaxed shots, which were perfect. I would highly recommend him!!
Kevin Snyder PhotographyKevin Snyder Photography
Mackenzie K.
I can’t put into words how highly I would rate our experience with Chris Follen. My husband and I had both him and his awesome wife Kate as our photographers for our elopement, and we couldn’t be happier with how the photos turned out. Chris is very talented and great at what he does. He was very responsive, kind, and helpful. Both Chris and Kate are wonderful people and their passion shows through their incredible work. They went above and beyond, and made our day look absolutely magical. Everything turned out perfectly. We couldn’t have had a better experience. We’re very thankful to have had Chris and Kate Follen to capture photos of our special that we’ll cherish forever. Chris Follen is very talented, professional, and overall amazing, and we couldn’t possibly recommend him more.
Chris Follen PhotographyChris Follen Photography
Beth K.
Rob did a fantastic job and worked with me to schedule during a very hectic time. He scouted out locations before we met after listening to what I wanted for my professional website. I had a terrific all-around experience with him and would highly recommend him to anyone in the market for a photographer.
Rob Kepley PhotographyRob Kepley Photography
Thumbtack Customer
Professional and enthusiastic, creative and thorough, Richard Fleming provided high quality photographs and a comfortable shooting environment; I'd highly recommend him! His low shooting ratio means your time is well spent. He has a very impressive understanding of framing and lighting and I imagine you'll be just as happy with his quality work as I am.
Creative CoopCreative Coop
Lindsey S.
Don’t even hesitate, book Katie! My husband and I recently married ourselves in Boulder, CO. With no family or friends present at our wedding, we relied heavily on photos to share our special day. Katie was extremely professional, friendly, and quite the bang for your buck! She made our small little wedding so special. She responded to any emails, texts, and calls QUICKLY. She was helpful with elopement location suggestions and was always welcoming to answering my questions. When we realized that we needed to change the location last minute, Katie was extremely flexible. I would book Katie again in a heart beat.. maybe 1 year anniversary photos?!? :)
Katie Todd PhotographyKatie Todd Photography
Tracy F.
Bethany was friendly and professional. She not only met me on time, she also had the location scouted and knew what she needed to get great pics. Bethany edited the pics last night and e-mailed them to me this morning. To top it all off, her rate was the lowest of the six who responded. I'll definitely recommend Bethany to anyone needing a good photographer.
Bethany B PhotograhyBethany B Photograhy
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