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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.

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.

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.

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 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.

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
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 PhotographyCatherine Lea 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 💗
Photo Events by Nicole PhotographyPhoto Events by Nicole Photography
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