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Bridgeport Family Photographers

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Mary Photography
4.9
from 238 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 366 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Vinny A.
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The entire experience with Mary was really great from start to finish. She was friendly, professional and most importantly, genuinely passionate about what she was doing. Mary was punctual and she was immediately polite, reassuring and excited. We took plenty of photos at City Hall, while walking to the subway, during the ride and then finally at Central Park with some great fall colours in the background. The pictures came out great and we loved talking to Mary and Ali, who were courteous and professional at all times. Mary was really generous with her pricing and took into account the fact that it was just my wife and I. Unlike a lot of quotes from other photographers, hers was one of the few that really reflected this fact. We highly recommend Mary.

  • 14 years in business
  • 293 hires on Thumbtack
Meagan M.
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As a project manager for a magazine, I have to book photographers in cities across the country, not knowing anything about them. For us at the magazine, it's always a risky operation because we don't have an established relationship with most of the photographers, plus we're always under tight deadlines, AND we can't physically be at these photoshoots. When we found JoAnne, we booked her that day for a shoot the following day. When I spoke with her she was so professional and so bubbly I felt like I could trust her with our clients immediately. This totally put my mind at ease considering all the bad experiences we've had in the past. When we received the photos from JoAnne, the quality of photos was amazing and the shots were exactly what we needed. JoAnne even went above and beyond the count that we asked for which gave us a lot of variety. Our magazine looks great because of J Richards! If we have to book a photographer in this area again, we will be coming straight to her.

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Marc Solomon Photography
5.0
from 83 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 130 hires on Thumbtack
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Malcolm D.
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Marc is one of the best, most professional photographers I had the pleasure of working with. A real class act.

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Emily Frances
5.0
from 79 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 108 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Andrea G.
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Emily was amazing! Super professional and took amazing family photos for us that she got to us in days! Would definitely use her again and can't recommend her enough!

K&R Photos
4.9
from 72 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 105 hires on Thumbtack
Pranav M.
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I asked Kevin and Rebecca to take some headshots for me and the results were amazing. They were super easy to work with and understood exactly what I wanted. I would definitely recommend them to anyone looking for photographers.

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  • 11 years in business
  • 96 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Martina C.
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I have been using Beth Madison Photography for my family photos for several years, and I couldn’t be happier. I have 3 girls ranging in age from 22months to 10 years old and we've worked with Beth on birth, christening, first communion and other family events! Beth connected with my girls right away, put them at ease and got them giggling. Needless to say with 3 girls Beth has an abundance of patience a very important trait in dealing with a chaotic environment! At our shoots, she was meticulous in her preparation acknowledging in working with children the importance of keeping the actually photo shoot short and concise. Beth did a combination of candid and posed shots and always went above and beyond to make everything work together even with last minute changes! She always delivered beautiful images of my children happy and being themselves. What’s more, she gave us lots of time and personal attention and I was involved in every step of the process if that's what I preferred. Otherwise, she was very happy to make suggestions referring back to her extensive experience in the art of photography. When I first started looking for a photographer, I considered using larger photographer companies and high-end portrait photo chains. I wanted something more personal for my family, I found Beth Madison Photography, and I’m thrilled with the results and will continue to use Beth to capture other family milestones in the future.

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Philmont Photography
4.9
from 61 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 88 hires on Thumbtack
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Ashley A.
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I loved every minute of my session with Philicia. I'm a tough critic when it comes to my pictures because I've taken pictures with a lot of photographers, but she was the best photographer I've ever had by far. Not only was she great at giving suggestions but she also combined both of our visions which seems to be really hard for photographers. It's either they don't give any direction at all or they overpower you with their suggestions, but Philicia did neither. She was the perfect balance. I didn't even know my pictures could come out so great! It was truly art. My portraits came out BEAUTIFULLY! My family loved them and I wouldn't shoot portraits with anyone else. She was simply wonderful and I can't wait to shoot again. My birthday's coming up and already we're thinking of great locations and outfits. I'm so excited to do more!

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  • 13 years in business
  • 96 hires on Thumbtack
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Alexis A.
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Professional photographer- would recommend to others!

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  • 18 years in business
  • 89 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Morshed A.
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It was real pleasure to get the images from this company. Hassan is a brilliant photographer and the photos that he took for us in our wedding ceremony came out so vivid and beautiful that I couldn't believe; truly the photos were beyond my expectation. This kind of sincere work and dedication is very rare these days; I honestly recommend this company and Hassan to anyone who are looking for some talented and brilliant photographers for any occasion.

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RC Imaging Photography
5.0
from 52 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 71 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Kim B.
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I'm not really one who likes taking pictures but I needed some professional headshots. I received a few quotes and after reviewing profiles and websites I selected Dominick. I really liked his work and all of his clients looked great in their pictures. I wasn't disappointed. The photos he took off me came out great and I rarely like my photos. I had a hard time choosing the main picture I would use. I highly recommend Dominick. He's professional, prompt, and most importantly, a magician with the camera. Yes. Smartphones come with apps we can use to pretend we're photographers but Dominick is the real deal. Insta-what? I highly recommend him and I'll be a repeat customer for sure.

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TheABview Photography
5.0
from 50 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 71 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Dana D.
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Alena took photos of our family while we're were on holidays in New York. Alena was very friendly and professional. We were all very nervous and she made us feel so comfortable. We loved our photos and can't wait to put some on our wall! Thank you Alena.

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Clark Art USA David Clark
5.0
from 40 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 69 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Ellen V.
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Dave restored an old family photo for me and he did a great job. Quick turnaround, responded to my questions in a timely manner and a pleasure to work with! Would do business again and I definitely recommend him!!

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Memories by MMM
5.0
from 37 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 68 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Danielle A.
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Mary did a wonderful job!! She was very professional and accommodating to all our requests for certain photographers.

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Alison Kelly Photography
4.9
from 35 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 32 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Shannon W.
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Alison did a wonderful job photographing my family for my sons college graduation at the Garden City Hotel. She was pleasant and very competent. She had creative ideas. We can’t wait to see the photos. Would highly recommend Alison.

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Let's Dew Photography
4.8
from 35 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 44 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Karen C.
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What an amazing time we had for my brothers surprise birthday party. The photo booth was the highlight of the night. Everyone enjoyed the great selection of props as well as the amazing backdrop. The service was excellent and the pics are clear, crisp, and bright. Of all the photo booth company's we came across Lew's photography fit well into our budget. That's why we're going to recommend them to our family and friends and will continue to hire them for our future events.

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Raul Anyosa Photography
4.7
from 32 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 38 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Jorge V.
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Raul was on time and took amazing pictures! Would definitely recommend to anyone looking for a good wedding photographer

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  • 14 years in business
  • 27 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Pasquale C.
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Great attention to everything especially all the in-between moments. Great energy in dealing with our kids and pet. Will do future family photos with C1M exclusively.

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KLH Photography LLC
5.0
from 21 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 23 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Samantha N.
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Everything about our photoshoot with Kasey was awesome. She is an incredible photographer with a great eye and an amazing talent for helping everyone feel comfortable and have fun. I highly recommend you give her a call - you will be glad you did!

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Picture Passionista, LLC
5.0
from 21 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Esther B.
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Maryann was so patient with my baby, and even though my daughter was so cranky she was able to get great pictures for my family. I will definitely hire her again, thank you so much Maryann.

Dariusz Terepka Photography
5.0
from 12 reviews
  • 19 years in business
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
Yari G.
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Great photographer and work very well with my family

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CFD Images
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Jeremiah R.
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Great, flexible photographer. Would definitely use again!

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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