Wedding and Event Photography

Find a creative photographer near Denver, CO

Find a creative photographer near Denver, CO

Give us a few details and we’ll match you with the right pro.

Zip code

Top 10 Creative Photographers near Denver, CO

Q & A

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

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.

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.

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.

Are there ways to be safe if I hire a photographer when social distancing?

If you decide to hire a photographer, see if the photographer can take photos outdoors or in a large space so all involved parties can maintain the recommended distance between themselves. You should also sanitize surfaces, avoid handshakes, don’t make any other physical contact and use digital platforms to complete payments. Speak with a local photographer in your area to put a strategy in place.

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.

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.

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.

Reviews for Denver creative photographers
Thumbtack Customer
Alex was very responsive, great to work with, and I loved the photos she took for my fashion startup. Very creative!
Evermore CreationEvermore Creation
Lauren H.
Kevin was great! He shot photos for a nonprofit I work for and was very personable, great with the children and produced a wonderful final product. Most creative photographer I've worked with thus far!
Kevin Snyder PhotographyKevin Snyder Photography
Tressie B.
e.Lit Creative was so great to work with. Ivran was able to work with our short timeline and we got some great photos. A++
e.Lit Creativee.Lit Creative
Ron W.
Jas was fantastic, creative energy is a must in a Covid world and Jas bought it and then some. Post edit work was fantastic and her skill and creative eye made a simple wedding literally look extraordinary and extravagant. Jas brings traditional photos and blends them nicely with fresh approaches. I am certain we have some one of a kind wedding photos, thank you Jas
Jas K ProductionsJas K Productions
Aja E.
Grace is just amazing! Her photos are so creative and beautiful! She is a truly skilled photographer who does well with all kinds of subjects. I just moved to Colorado and it's very sunny which sometimes makes it hard to find good lighting for dark skin. I'm confident that Grace can make good lighting easy for every skin tone and these photos prove it!
Captured with GraceCaptured with Grace
Shelly J.
Brianna was so great!! She responded promptly, showed up early, and was such an upbeat, fun person to work with. She was taking our wedding photos midday in full sun, and came up with several creative options to get good lighting. She made us feel so comfortable, and the photos came out great!! Would definitely love to work with Brianna again!!
Sonderful StudioSonderful Studio
Alison R.
Delightful experience. Every photo was 1000x better than any taken by others. Nic was patient and creative as I struggled to smile into the camera. His passion for backdrops means the sky is the limit to expressing your personal "brand" through self-portraits by him. Ten stars.
Nic Daughtry PhotographyNic Daughtry Photography
Thumbtack Customer
We were looking for a nice photo shoot in the Mountains to say goodbye to Colorado and we got Exactly what we were looking for and more, Catherine is so nice, flexible and creative we are very happy with our pictures and for sure we will hire her services again! For some of us is not easy to be in a photo shoot but she made it easy and comfortable Thank you so much! Mark & Nadia
Catherine Lea PortraitCatherine Lea Portrait
Whitney G.
Hope Photography was a joy to work with! I asked for a "witchy" photoshoot for my friend's birthday and Lea more than delivered. Her communication was great and she spent a lot of time with us getting the perfect shots. She is so thoughtful and talented so don't be afraid to get creative!
Hope PhotographyHope Photography
Thumbtack Customer
Miranda was the number 1 person who made our wedding go smoothly. From our first meeting, through the follow-up meetings, the ceremony, the reception, and post-wedding photo choices, she has been the absolute best. She really gets to know the wedding couple and their family and friends. Her photos are natural and beautiful, and that's before any photoshop magic! Miranda takes communication as a top priority; she understood what we wanted out of our wedding photos and gave us helpful and creative ideas. Not to mention, that she is a joy to work with!
Miranda G Photography, LLCMiranda G Photography, LLC
Natalie B.
Z was so awesome to work with. Her studio is a very professional space and she gets very creative with her shots and angles. She is great with pose guidance so you hardly have to think about what you're doing. Also loved that we did photo selection right away. Photo quality was fabulous. It was a great experience, can't say enough good things about it. As she said to me- every woman deserves a great boudoir shoot.
Fine Art BoudoirFine Art Boudoir
Robert S.
Marissa was an amazing choice for our elopement! She was very responsive from the beginning and all the way through. We had our ceremony in the mountains and in the snow; yet Marissa was positive and energetic throughout. She took amazing photos and had some creative ideas for us. She came prepared with hand warmers ( saved my wife's feet), champagne, and whiskey. When we got the link with our finished photos we were incredibly happy with the way they turned out. I highly recommend Light Rae Exposures and will go through her for any future photos. Thanks Marissa!
Light Rae ExposuresLight Rae Exposures
Haya A.
Great experience! He was very careful to make sure he fully understood what I had in mind for the project, and gave me his tips and advise where he saw fit. The shoot was a lot of fun. He made my mom and I feel comfortable, and creative. The photos came out amazing and he got them to us so quickly ! Absolutely would recommend working with him.
Alexander Husarek PhotographyAlexander Husarek Photography
Rebecca R.
My husband and I got married at the courthouse and decided last minute we wanted a professional photographer; Chris went above and beyond to make this happen! He arrived early, was easy to work with (and just chat with), and made the whole process a breeze. Him and his wife, Kate, make a great team. They found creative locations in and around the courthouse to take pictures, which all turned out beautiful. I would definitely recommend Chris for capturing your special occasion!
Chris Follen PhotographyChris Follen Photography
Mario R.
Nicole is the best photographer you can ask for. She took our pictures on short notice, showed up on time, and gave us the best pictures anyone could ask for. She is very creative, and open minded! Her prices and fair, and her work is amazing!! She also stayed past our requested time, and made us feel so comfortable. It was like we knew her!! I would recommend Nicole 100%. If I could give her a billion stars I would! Thank you so much Nicole 💗
Nicole Fey PhotographyNicole Fey Photography
Thumbtack Customer
Kevin was great to work with! He was flexible with timing & location of the two shoots he did with us and was independent & creative (which helped me when I was trying to run an event!). He understood our program & our goals for the shoots and made sure we got the photographs we needed. His took great candid, action shots & wasn't afraid to get dirty or put himself in a less-than-comfortable position to get a good shot. We'll be able to use these pictures for years to come to help promote and grow our program! I would definitely work with him again.
Kevin J Beaty: Event PhotographyKevin J Beaty: Event Photography
Ready to find a pro?

See more reviews, compare prices, and hire your favorite pros all with Thumbtack.

Why hire professionals on Thumbtack?
Free to use

You never pay to use Thumbtack: Get cost estimates, contact pros, and even book the job—all for no cost.

Compare prices side-by-side

You’ll know how much your project costs even before booking a pro.

Hire with confidence

With access to 1M+ customer reviews and the pros’ work history, you’ll have all the info you need to make a hire.