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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.

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.

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.

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 Denver photo shoots
Hope H.
Great photographer, I had a lot of fun @ my photo shoot.
Optic Soul PhotoOptic Soul Photo
Thumbtack Customer
great photo shoot. She has a good eye.
HeartKnot Photography by Nicky HernandezHeartKnot Photography by Nicky Hernandez
Alexandra L.
Tiny dragon photography was amazing for me and I was overjoyed with the quality and ease of the photo shoot. Great service and personalization.
The Headshot Gal - Headshots & Business BrandingThe Headshot Gal - Headshots & Business Branding
Lacy F.
We had a fantastic session with Anna for our maternity photo shoot.
Anna Kay PhotographyAnna Kay Photography
Skyler T.
I couldn't be there for the actual shoot, but everyone that worked with her during the shoot were very happy. The photos looked great! This was for a corporate office shoot and I would certainly recommend her. Thanks Tara!
Tara Dawn PhotographyTara Dawn Photography
Joseph B.
Sloan was very flexible and patient for our family photos. We have some great pictures from the photo shoot.
Rebecca Sloan CreativeRebecca Sloan Creative
Maria L.
Awesome to work with. Comfortable and fun photo shoot. Would definitely hire her again!
HeartKnot Photography by Nicky HernandezHeartKnot Photography by Nicky Hernandez
Darian C.
Great work. Very efficient in getting the shoot finished and photos back to me! Would reccomend
Pixil Studio Photography- Head shots Events Por...Pixil Studio Photography- Head shots Events Por...
Thumbtack Customer
Lauren was really easy to work with and very professional. She sent me my photos less than 48 hours after the shoot and the photos look great.
Jacobin PhotographyJacobin Photography
Tara D.
This was my first photo shoot and I was super nervous!! Bryan was great at getting me to relax as much as possible. I'm definitely scheduling another shoot with him and the next one will be even better!!
Pixil Studio Photography- Head shots Events Por...Pixil Studio Photography- Head shots Events Por...
Michael T.
Very responsive to my needs. Friendly, and quickly completed the photo shoot to get me what I needed.
Pixil Studio Photography- Head shots Events Por...Pixil Studio Photography- Head shots Events Por...
Thumbtack Customer
I asked Bryan to do a last minute wedding photo shoot for our friends. He was awesome to work with. He made the newlyweds feel at ease. And the photos turned out awesome!
Pixil Studio Photography- Head shots Events Por...Pixil Studio Photography- Head shots Events Por...
Zachary W.
I received many quotes, but Liz's photos stood out due to the attention to detail in the depth of field she shoots with and her post editing. She also made the shoot easy and efficient. Plan to refer my colleagues to her.
Liz Earl PhotographyLiz Earl Photography
Taylor G.
Gabrielle did SO great with our photos! She was very helpful with positioning us so we looked natural. She was super outgoing and fun during the shoot also! The photos were incredible!! We couldn’t have asked for a better photographer!!!
Gabrielle Stowe PhotographyGabrielle Stowe Photography
Shawn B.
My two kids (ages 8 & 5) had a great time with Oatis! He made the photo shoot fun for the kids and he was very understanding of our kids since he is a parent himself. The pictures he took were excellent and delivered in 2-3 days after our photo shoot. We would definitely use him again in the future!
Oatis Green Photography & DesignOatis Green Photography & Design
Baniaha D.
Awesome photo shoot and now just awaiting the pictures. Warm and bubbly personality who does not mind taking a couple additional shots!
Anna Kay PhotographyAnna Kay Photography
Thumbtack Customer
Lauren did a great job shooting my head shots. She got the photos to me the next day. There were plenty of great photos with a variety of backgrounds. I would absolutely hire her again!
Jacobin PhotographyJacobin Photography
Thumbtack Customer
Nicky was amazing. She was very personable and my pictures can out awesome. I would definitely hire her for a photo shoot again!!
HeartKnot Photography by Nicky HernandezHeartKnot Photography by Nicky Hernandez
Sherrell W.
Amaris did a wonderful job with our son's graduation shoot. He's usually photo-shy and she was able to get him comfortable in front of the camera in no time. Plus, she delivered the photos within the stated time frame. A+!
Amaris Leah Rae PhotographyAmaris Leah Rae 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 PhotographyCatherine Lea Photography
Ashley N.
Alyson was a lot of fun to work with. We are still waiting on our photo's but the shoot was a lot of fun and you can tell that she loves what she does.
Alyson McClaran PhotographyAlyson McClaran Photography
Danielle W.
She made me feel super comfortable when i first walked through the door. I was super nervous about this photoshoot because it was my first time ever shooting with a photographerand she definitely help me overcome that! She is EXTREMELY talented and I love how she uses Natural Lighting in the photos. My photos came out Beautiful! I will forsure shoot woth her again.
Fine Art BoudoirFine Art Boudoir
Hannah B.
We had the best experience working with Chris Follen Photography. He was so knowledgeable and patient (with my spoiled rotten dogs) throughout our entire planning/shoot. We were pleased with his photo quality and the images he captured and we’ve had so many compliments on our photo set.
Chris Follen PhotographyChris Follen Photography
Alondra G.
Was the best photo shoot I have ever had. Tim was very flexible with what I wanted. I would recommend for family and friends. Works good with big family's.
303 Aerials LLC303 Aerials LLC
Alice R.
Jeff was wonderful! He went out and scouted the area before in order to make sure we had the perfect places to get the best pictures, was patient with our lack of photo shoot experience, and created great photos for the occasion! He was professional and still fun. Highly recommend!
Crown and Glory PhotographyCrown and Glory Photography
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