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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 Longmont professional photographers
Amanda F.
We are SO grateful we worked with Rachel to capture our big day! Not only was she professional, responsive, and gave us a very reasonable deal, she captured HUNDREDS of amazing and beautiful photos. 5+ stars for value, quality and good humor (she photographed our weed-themed wedding which took place on a farm with goats roaming around). Thanks, Rachel!
Rachael B PhotographyRachael B Photography
Thumbtack Customer
Lauren's an incredible professional!! She took her time and paid attention to small details. I'm very happy with the results and the whole experience. I'll definitely go to her with all my photography needs in the future.
Jacobin PhotographyJacobin Photography
Thumbtack Customer
I realty enjoyed working with Tom. He was professional and had a great sense of lighting. I have great photos to choose from and we were well within budget and Tom got everything done quickly.
Tom Sundro PhotographyTom Sundro Photography
Heather C.
My fiance and I needed some updated pictures of us and we had never done a photo shoot before. Lorene was an amazing first experience! She was very professional while making you feel comfortable. Not to mention how nice of a person she is as well. Our pictures came out absolutely amazing! She was able to really capture our happiness with each other and all of our photos look so natural and vibrant. We could not be happier. I 10/10 recommend Lorene for pictures! We definitely want her to do our wedding photos too!
Lorene Nardell PhotographyLorene Nardell Photography
Thumbtack Customer
Amy was very professional, personable and straightforward. My sons senior photos were very good, capturing moments of spontaneous joy, his love of music and tennis. We enjoyed the morning , she had good knowledge of the area , lighting and best places to shoot images for best lighting and effect. We are very happy with the photography. She even provided black and white images, with touch up and cropping. We could be happier.
Arrow Tree PhotographyArrow Tree Photography
Samantha G.
I really didn't enjoy my experience with Jeff at all. He was very condescending during the entire process and when he showed up to photograph our small wedding all he could do was go on and on about how difficult the lighting was. Instead of being a professional, dealing with the situation, and doing everything thing he could to make us feel supported on our wedding day, he was demanding and short. He literally made us change where we held the ceremony so it would accommodate him more. Even so, almost all of the photos of the ceremony have someone's shoulder or hand in them. When I first spoke with him on the phone about how he works he mentioned several times that he spends a lot of time editing the photos. What we received looks like he either barely did any editing or put some kind of tacky filter over them. Budget was a huge concern for us, which is most of the reason that we decided to go with Jeff. Now I wish we had decided to bite the bullet and spend more money so we could have had a real professional photographer and not someone who does it as a hobby and promised a lot but delivered very little. We would have been better off giving everyone disposable cameras.
Jeff Berger PhotographyJeff Berger Photography
Chloe F.
I really enjoyed working with Cydney. She was very professional yet made me feel comfortable. She made the session fun and was focused on what I wanted and was open to try something different as well. I definitely appreciate her responsiveness especially being for my Senior Pictures. Cydney had made my first session feel natural and fun. I am pleased with her and her photos.
Wild and Free-Roaming PhotographyWild and Free-Roaming Photography
Thumbtack Customer
Megan and her assistant were wonderful! I was concerned about having professional photos taken of my husband and I, but Megan assured me that it would be easy, we don't have to pretend to be models, and that we could be ourselves. Megan put me at ease during the wedding and I am incredibly thankful for her. I can't say enough good things, and I would recommend her to all of my friends.
Megan Simpson PhotographyMegan Simpson Photography
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