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Fort Collins Family Photographers

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Zebrajellyfish Photography
4.9
from 210 reviews
  • 17 years in business
  • 348 hires on Thumbtack
Kate H.
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Richard has been a wonderful and generous supporter of United Way of Larimer County for several years. He has provided photography for many of our largest events, and we appreciate his professionalism and skill at capturing details and personalities. He is very comfortable in asking attendees to pose for photographs (something other photographers aren't always comfortable or skilled at doing) and those are often our most valuable and usable event photos. He is sensitive to our needs, responsive to feedback, and provides files to us in a very timely manner. We look forward to continuing to work with Richard in the future!

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Kevin Snyder Photography
4.9
from 128 reviews
  • 23 years in business
  • 211 hires on Thumbtack
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Mickey W.
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Our experience with Kevin was awesome. Our group of seventeen consisted of eight adults and nine kids (ranging from ten months to sixteen years.) We've made a point to do pictures yearly since the kids were young. There have been other photographers that we used (all doing a very fine job), but we will definitely return to Kevin. Kevin was great with the kids, his patience was beyond expectations. We asked for journalistic photos not just portraits and he did an amazing job catching the moments that we experienced. Thank you, Kevin! ~The Winfrey's

  • 4 years in business
  • 83 hires on Thumbtack
Denise C.
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Liv is a dream to work with. I was nervous about getting headshots taken, but she made the experience so relaxed that I actually enjoyed it - and the photos were wonderful. Can't wait to have her take some family photos as well.

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Michael Teak Photography
4.9
from 38 reviews
  • 79 hires on Thumbtack
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Michael K.
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Best ever. His way with the experience blows away all other photographers. Felt like I was actually a model. Highly recommend

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303 Aerials LLC
5.0
from 23 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
J&C B.
Verified review

Tim has taken our family photos 2 years in a row as well as newborn pictures for our son and we absolutely love them. He does a great job of capturing our young boys, which is no easy task! His prices are in unbeatable and he is very flexible with location. We will cherish them forever. The other thing we both loved was that Tim was professional as well as very personable. He made each photo shoot very comfortable and laid back. Overall, a wonderful experience all around.

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Evermore Creation
4.9
from 23 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 46 hires on Thumbtack
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Jane D.
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Alex was the perfect choice for taking our family pictures. Her photos were exactly what we were looking for ...she has a great eye for capturing beautiful shots. Working with Alex was super easy and she was very responsive to all our questions. We will definitely use Alex again next time we have the need!

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Jarrah Marie Photography
4.9
from 23 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 58 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Abby G.
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JARRAH was a pleasure to work with and provided us with many precious photos of our family.

Sheepdog Productions
5.0
from 14 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Olivia C.
Verified review

Gwyneth is one of the most talented and passionate photographers I have ever met. She is so dedicated to getting the perfect shot, no matter how long it takes. You will not find anyone for a better value!

Megan Elizabeth Imagery
4.9
from 14 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
Kayla W.
Verified review

Megan was wonderful to work with. I love that she got to know us ahead of time in order to set backgrounds and have props that would be meaningful and appropriate. She incorporated everything we hoped for in a photographer. The quality of her pictures is extremely professional. She took some candids that were perfectly timed of laughter and special moments as a family that we will always cherish. Megan was prepared with a wide variety of sets and knew how to pose us, but was also more than happy to work with our requests. I am so happy we chose Megan for our family pictures and highly recommend her!

Riveted Photography
5.0
from 13 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
Elly M.
Verified review

If you're looking for professional, fun, amazing, detail oriented photographers, Jannelle and Jonathan are the perfect fit for you! This married couple will go above and beyond to make sure every moment of your big day is captured. Not only are they easy going and fun to work with, they exceed all expectations and deliver beautiful work fast! Unlike most photographers that take months to get your pictures back, Jannelle and Jonathan work hard to get your photos done within days. I'm so happy I picked them to photograph the most important day of my life, I couldn't be happier.

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Bailee Marie Photography
5.0
from 13 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
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Amy H.
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Bailee was so easy, responsive and great to work with during our session! She was genuinely interested in the quality of her photos and made us feel very comfortable. We both enjoyed working with such a charming and kind photographer. I can’t wait to work with her more!

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Rebekah Thiessen Photography
4.9
from 13 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
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Ruth D.
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Rebekah does a great job of making you feel relaxed, which produce natural looking photographs. I have been to multiple photographers throughout my kids lives and I will never go back to the others since meeting Rebekah. She has won life-long customers.

  • 7 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Rachel C.
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Anne Stephenson Photo & Narrative - A highly skilled photographer and an overall awesome human being! This was the 2nd marriage for both me and my now-husband. We knew we wanted to have a photographer, but honestly, we didn’t want to spend an exorbitant amount of money. On the advice of a friend who was a photographer but was unavailable to photograph our wedding, we found Anne through Thumbtack. Our initial communication with Anne was a short phone call to determine her availability (which she was), the overall size and timing of the wedding, what we were hoping for, and scheduling a time so she could see the venue (our back deck overlooking a lake) and the reception area (a nearby restaurant). Our initial meeting with Anne was very productive. She asked all the right questions, and even some that we didn’t consider. Her thoroughness, professionalism and knowledge of her art (photography is an art), was evident in our meeting. We showed her where we would have the ceremony, and we walked around to where we could take photos after the wedding (the lake behind our house). Then we drove to the restaurant where we would have the reception, and Anne sat with us and the General Manager of the restaurant to get a full idea of how the reception would flow. Anne took notes throughout this entire meeting. It wasn’t required, but we offered Anne an opportunity to join our casual rehearsal the evening before the wedding, and she happily joined us. She took pictures during the rehearsal to test out her equipment, and to make sure she would be prepared for the framing of certain aspects of the ceremony. As the bride, I wasn’t attached to having photographs of getting prepared, or having pictures of my dress or shoes, etc. But Anne not only offered up those options, she took it upon herself to get to the wedding early and take pictures of all the preparations, anyway. I am SO GLAD she did! When the day came, Anne was able to capture the ENTIRE day, from before the ceremony, through to the end at our reception. The pictures are AH-MAZING! The area where we had our ceremony had very challenging lighting because it was outside, but the roof on our deck was tinted, and the sun was spotty in many places depending on where you stood. Nonetheless, in every shot we received in our gallery, Anne managed to find the sweet spot in all the shots— clear images, beautiful color, wonderful translations to black & white. It was a small wedding, 27 people total including Anne, plus me and my groom. She coached, cajoled, and encouraged everyone in the group shots to show their true personalities. As for the photos of me and my groom… WOW! The background of the lake and puffy clouds was spectacular, and the timing (early evening) was spot on. Anne captured it all— magical, spontaneous, heartfelt, funny, and just perfect! The same could be said of the reception— from our guests, to the toasts, to our connection with the restaurant staff, to the live music, the food and our two cakes. The whole day was absolutely and perfectly recorded with Anne’s pictures! Even after the event was over and we waited for her to cull through the hundreds of pictures she took, Anne asked us if we wanted to see some pictures in advance. We wanted to be surprised, but I was also dying to see something, so she sent us one picture. That one picture floored me, and I knew we were in for a treat. In addition to the hundreds of photos included in our final gallery, Anne created a short video (less than two minutes) highlighting a handful of shots that, if one sees it, can get the gist of our day. It was such a bonus since I didn’t recall that was part of our agreement. As a person, Anne is warm and friendly, genuine and thoughtful, creative and considerate. She is extremely easy to work with and talk to. Her communication skills and our interactions were superb— from answering emails and texts in a timely manner, to being punctual with scheduled phone calls and in-person appointments. If you read through this entire review, you MUST contact Anne yourself and see what she has to offer you. If you are prepared; have a vision of what you want for your day; can voice your ideas, concerns, and questions; then Anne can meet you where you are and deliver a spectacular record of photographs that you, your family and your friends can treasure for a lifetime!

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Romina Stieben Photography
5.0
from 12 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Kalika C.
Verified review

We had a very pleasant experience with Romina. We took individual family and group family pictures. I love getting the pictures on the flash drive so we can all pick all our favorites.

Kalea Marie Photography
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Teresa M.
Verified review

I wanted to get family pictures last minute before my older son went back to college in Michigan. Kalea was able to do it within days of my request. We went to Wheeler farm and she had great ideas for backgrounds. She was very professional and on time. I'm excited to see the pictures.

Werx Studios, LLC
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 6 years in business
Rusty H.
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My experience with Charles was well above what my daughter and myself expected. He was very creative with all the photos. He would see think that we didn't even think about so I guess that's what make him a professional photographer. After the two days of shooting at different locations he was alway available by phone or email to answer any questions that we had. Delivery of the photo was very prompt and really great quality. Make sure you bring tissues cause his pictures had my wife in tears. Highly recomend Charles for any of your photo needs. Rusty Haggerty

Sigg Studios
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Karen G.
Verified review

This was fun, Amber was calm and down to earth which is valuable with our big family group of 29! She did a great job on all the different groups and the individual pics. Easy to work with, kind and generous. Thank you.

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Leave A Mark Media
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
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Trevor J.
Verified review

Mark did a great job with our family photos. He is patient with kids and animals, but also very efficient. He completed his location scouting before we arrived so we could get right down to business. The photo turnaround was quick and they came out great!

Blissful Gypsy Photography
4.8
from 6 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Lindsey A.
Verified review

Chelsea is an amazing photographer. She always captures the most perfect moments! You can tell how passionate she is about her photography and she is so fun and easy to work with!! :)

Memories by Treva
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 27 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Jennifer H.
Verified review

Treva’s been photographing my family for twenty years: senior and family photos as well as campaign pictures. Like no one else can do, Treva turns a photo shoot into a work of art to be treasured for a lifetime.

Katie McNaught Photo
5.0
from 1 review
  • 2 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
IndieFawn A.
Verified review

Katie is absolutely amazing. I cannot rave about her enough. We have been coming back to her for years- YEARS. We originally needed a photographer for an upcoming project for our clothing brand and were, to be completely honest, disappointed with the work of other photographers in Colorado. We couldn't find anyone with a unique eye and talent that fit the style we were looking for, until we randomly stumbled upon Katie via Instagram. We liked her work and decided to take a chance on this girl we didn't even know. It was one of the best decisions we ever made. She proved to not only be extremely talents, but also genuinely friendly and absolutely hilarious. Since then, we've come to Katie for every project and shoots we need- both photos for professional purposes and personal, like weddings and portraits. We are incredibly blessed by this girl and highly recommend her for anyone looking for any kind of photography need.

Q & A

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

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 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.
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