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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.

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.

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 Lakewood professional photographers
Thumbtack Customer
Lauren did a great job. She was friendly, professional and provided my photos very quickly. Her photos are vibrant and full of color.
Jacobin PhotographyJacobin Photography
Thumbtack Customer
Thank you Julie for the wonderful photos! Julie was really professional and easy to work with.
29:11 Photography29:11 Photography
Thumbtack Customer
I needed some professional portrait photographs for my international law and arbitration practice but wanted something other than the standard corporate 'headshot.' Trihex provided professional, artistic photos - just what I wanted - and with ease. Couldn't have been more satisfied
Optic Soul PhotoOptic Soul Photo
Thumbtack Customer
Lauren was friendly, professional and thorough. The photos turned out fantastic and I would hire her again in a heartbeat.
Jacobin PhotographyJacobin Photography
Monique B.
Bryan was very professional and ready to take the photos. I was impressed by how precise he was in the different shots I took. I highly recommend his work!
Pixil Studio Photography- Head shots Events Por...Pixil Studio Photography- Head shots Events Por...
Keiara W.
Easy to work with and super chill! Talented in his editing skills as well. Overall professional and I was satisfied with the results of my photos. Would work with Cameron again!
CM Photography -  Portrait PhotographyCM Photography - Portrait Photography
Alex T.
Gabrielle was FABTASTIC and so much fun to work with. She made our experience so enjoyable, and laughed with us during our whole session. Her work is fantastic as she has creative angles and great ideas about creating the best possible photo. I would recommend Stowe Photography over a professional that you would pay $500 dollars for. My fiancé and I are blown away by the quality of the photos and how Gabrielle truly captured the moment for us.
Gabrielle Stowe PhotographyGabrielle Stowe Photography
Candace M.
For our first family photo we were really impressed how Megan captured our pregnancy announcement . She was very accommodating, professional, and lovely to work with. Book with her.
Megs in the MtnsMegs in the Mtns
Jessica L.
Anna is an amazing photographer who was able to capture exactly what I was looking for! Despite it being cold outside, she was very professional and took beautiful shots for my senior picture.
Anna Kay PhotographyAnna Kay Photography
Dorry L.
I live in California and wanted to get photos of my family in Colorado. I was searching on Thumbtack for photographers in Colorado and I found Melissa. I wanted a natural setting and I loved the beautiful, natural backdrop of the Rockies! I have attached some of her work here, so that anyone reading the reviews can see the amazing, quality photos she produces. My family really doesn’t care to have their pictures taken and were not really looking forward to the shoot, but they were all so pleased afterwards! They had a blast with Melissa! The photos turned out better than I could have ever imagined! I now have these beautiful memories to hang on my walls and cherish forever! I am so very grateful! I promise that you will not be disappointed if you choose Mia Photography for any occasion. The quality, professionalism, and value cannot be beat! Thank you Melissa! It was a pleasure doing business with you and we will be back! 😃
Mia Photography LLCMia Photography LLC
Heather L.
Miranda was a pleasure to work with! She made my daughter feel at ease. She was very professional and produced great work. We will absolutely recommend her and will use her again in the future. Thank you Miranda we love the photos!!!
Miranda G Photography, LLCMiranda G Photography, LLC
Thumbtack Customer
I did a headshot with Lauren and she was very good to work with. She was able to accommodate my needs and was very professional to work with. She sent me my photos less than 48 hours after the shoot and they looked great! I would recommend her services to anyone.
Jacobin PhotographyJacobin Photography
Morgan D.
My experience with Liv was very professional. She helped me chose the best look based on my goals, gave strong direction during our session, and took the time to look through the photos together. Liv offers diverse options to give you exactly what you're looking for based on your needs.
The Headshot Gal - Headshots & Business BrandingThe Headshot Gal - Headshots & Business Branding
Ken E.
First off, let me say that having Lea photograph our Wedding was a sheer delight. She has a very laid back, friendly demeanor and knows how to flow smoothly with the ceremony capturing all of the important moments. She works quickly and is open to whatever transpires with a sharp eye and artist's spontaneity. Her different angles, perspectives, colors & shades and locations for her photos are quite unique, appealing and memorable! She did a Wonderful job capturing the emotional essence of our ceremony with an emphasis on us and our surroundings. The pix of our rings, vows and wedding dress in the Golden Aspen forest were very well composed and nicely polished/edited. Also the post ceremony pix have a nice balance of casual and romantic with a little humor mixed in! The dancing 💃🏼 and dipping pix are certainly keepers and were framed nicely by the old cabin structure! Overall, We feel blessed to have had her take our photos! She responded to all of our enquiries promptly and had our photos edited and finished in a few days to our amazement. Lea's user-friendly Website where One can view, download and purchase photos & products is Very useful and a pure delight. And She does all this for a VERY reasonable price - NO breaking the bank for her professional services! Once Again, Thanks for the Great Experience & Pix Lea!!!😁😊😁
Hope PhotographyHope Photography
Thumbtack Customer
Lylia did a great job. She didn't set up a stationary camera like I have done before so I wasn't sure what to expect but it was like a professional photographer you see on very expensive shoots. She knew how to handle the camera in motion. I would recomend her to anyone.
SOAPBOX PhotographySOAPBOX Photography
Zanya L.
I've worked with several photographers in the Denver area & so far, I am most impressed with Aquarelle Imagery. Not only because of price, but because of the quality! Lilya was very responsive & worked with me to to get the creative shots that I was looking for. She is extremely professional & worth every penny! I will definitely be using her services again!
SOAPBOX PhotographySOAPBOX Photography
Thumbtack Customer
Kevin is extremely personable, professional and made everyone feel comfortable. The photos that he took are awesome and his pricing is completely fair and reasonable. The posed family shots and candid shots at our celebration captured the spirit of the party and the personalities of all of our family and friends. Kevin is very easy to work with and we are already scheduling our next event with him!
Kevin Snyder PhotographyKevin Snyder Photography
Kristen H.
We are so happy we found Anne. From our first meeting, we knew we were in good hands. Each meeting was productive. She was super responsive and helped us to think through our day and what we wanted to capture. She was truly professional and took amazing photos!! We highly recommend her!!!
Anne Stephenson Photo & NarrativeAnne Stephenson Photo & Narrative
Erin B.
Great job on our corporate golf event! Bryson was quick to respond, accommodating and available even with such short notice. Excellent communication before, during and after the event. He arrived right on time and was professional, courteous and had a super-friendly attitude. The photos look awesome and the attendees were delighted to have a snapshot to commemorate this special event. We will use Bryson again when back in CO.
Miles Ahead MediaMiles Ahead Media
Colin G.
Briana was awesome to work with! This was our first time getting couples professional photography and she made the whole process super easy. Great location pics, was great and working with us and our dogs, stayed in communication with us leading up to picture day, and had a phenomenal final product! Briana is a super fun and nice person who will help in any way she can. Thanks for an awesome shoot!
Briana Jane PhotographyBriana Jane Photography
Cherish B.
We LOVED working with Andi! We had a last minute uproar, and Andi, without any questions, saved the day! She is friendly, upbeat, and professional. Our engagement photos came back flawlessly, and effortlessly. The attention to detail from start to finish is what we loved the most about Andi, along with so much more. We highly recommend her! Without any hesitation! Thank you for all your hard work, and squeezing us in last minute Andi!! Sincerely, The Hoods
Whiskey Media StudiosWhiskey Media Studios
Thumbtack Customer
I had Richard take "after" pictures for a body transformation contest. Needless to say, I was a bit nervous because I had to have pictures in my bikini taken. Yikes! Richard was so kind and so professional! He was very easy to work with and the pictures came out great! He worked with me on the editing so that everything was just the way that I wanted it. I would not hesitate to recommend Richard and plan to have him do family photographs for us in the near future.
Zebrajellyfish PhotographyZebrajellyfish Photography
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