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Middletown Family Portrait Photographers

Browse these family portrait photographers with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Middletown.

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Meraki Photo, Inc.
5.0
from 78 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 117 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Sean H.
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They are amazing photographers and we couldn't be happier with the photos. Their price is low and it is an incredible value. They were so down to earth and easy to work with. If we ever need a photographer again we will use Meraki Photo. I will strongly recommend them to friends and family.

Neckbones Photography LLC
5.0
from 57 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 69 hires on Thumbtack
Judith B.
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Hire Neckbones Photography today. I was honestly skeptical because of James' affordable prices (how could this guy offer what the other people offer but cost so much less?) but this was the BEST vendor choice of my entire wedding. His picture quality is fantastic. He customizes everything to fit your needs. He takes beautiful video coverage of your wedding when his Photo Booth isn't in use. He went above and beyond for my husband and I and we are grateful. James offers two different styles of Photo Booth: A blow up big bouncy house style, which we didn't use but looks cool especially for a night time event... especially because you can customize the uplighting he uses in that booth, and a open air booth with a hung backdrop. James set up the booth and had it running well before our cocktail hour. The photo booth was by far the most popular aspect of the entire wedding. I'm attaching a few pictures from our booth so that you can see the camera quality and lighting quality. I had other requests for James, random ones, which he graciously complied with and he helped make so many things happen for us. The day after our wedding James drove to us to hand deliver all of our Photo Booth hard copies (in a lovely photo album) full sized photos of all of our family pictures and special pictures, and a jump drive with ALL of the Photo Booth pictures and video footage. On top of the phenomenal coverage and quality, James was a total sweetheart. He was kind and humble and never demanding. At one point we were looking for our photographer to take a picture during the dinner with my grandmother and husband and we didn't see her. We saw James was videotaping us and asked him to take a picture of us and he said, "I'll run and get her. I don't want to step on her toes." Less then 30 seconds later he was back with her and we got our shot. Your other vendors, and venue will love working with him. HIRE THIS COMPANY.

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RC Imaging Photography
5.0
from 53 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 73 hires on Thumbtack
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Maria T.
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Dominick has taken numerous portraits of our family. He always captures us at our best and the portraits come out beautifully. He is a pleasure to work with.

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MC Visuals
5.0
from 48 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 88 hires on Thumbtack
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Susan L.
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We had a last minute wedding - 3 weeks from announcement to event! Marc was so responsive, and then so diligent in his follow up when things were crazy for us. BUT, with a photographer what is most important is the experience and the results...the night of the wedding he and his assistant just blended in (in fact when I mentioned the photos recently, someone said, "there was a photographer?") the photos are perfect...they captured so many moments and are absolutely beautiful - great lighting, great angles. We could not be more pleased!

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Global Arts
4.9
from 44 reviews
  • 15 years in business
  • 73 hires on Thumbtack
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Angie W.
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Mr. Degroat came to our home to take a family portrait. He was professional and polite. He promised that the photographs would be sent to us in a few days and they were. We were extremely happy with his excellent work. In fact, he sent us so many wonderful options, we're still trying to decide which photographs to select. Finally, we've already praised his work in another forum and we'll strongly encourage our friends to work with Mr. Degroat in the future.

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Clark Art USA David Clark
5.0
from 41 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 71 hires on Thumbtack
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Marisa I.
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David was so pleasant and easy to work with. He photographed my mom's 85th birthday bash at my brother's home. He showed up early to get a lay of the land, asked about key people we wanted him to pay particular attention to, and let us know when the light outside was optimal for a family portrait. All while being relaxed and fitting right in, making everyone feel comfortable...even my dog! Very happy with the finished product - both candid and portrait shots. Highly recommend!

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Oleksandra Photography
4.8
from 33 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 37 hires on Thumbtack
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Thumbtack Customer
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Oleksandra was very responsive since she first contacted me and very nice overall. We were taking family photo, and at the photoshoot she gave us many good suggestions about layout and pose and such. And the result was professional and fantastic! Her work has more value than her price.

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J. Marie Photography
5.0
from 27 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 60 hires on Thumbtack
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Jelena C.
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This was our first time having professional pictures done. The photographer was extremely helpful and flexible when working with us, to ensure that our session went just how we dreamed it would be! The pictures turned out beautiful and were beyond my expectations! Reasonable prices as well. We plan to use J. Marie Photography for all of our picture needs in the future!

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  • 14 years in business
  • 33 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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  • 3 years in business
  • 38 hires on Thumbtack
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Matthew K.
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I enthusiastically recommend Scott Goldberg's North Fork Wedding Films & Photography without hesitation. From beginning to end Scott was professional, responsive and accommodating for our extended family photo shoot on the beach. Scott even got soaked by saltwater at one point to get some great shots. Throughout it all Scott remains easygoing and good-natured, and continues taking more great pictures. Scott works efficiently, and is not a "clock watcher." He just focused on getting and setting up the shots we wanted and suggesting ideas of his own. In addition to his terrific demeanor, we are all very happy with the quality of Scott's photographs. Scott exemplifies his artistry and technical know-how with great use of the natural light and the environment. For a great price we received priceless memories from the moments captured through Scott's lens. For all these reasons Scott deserves the highest 5-star rating because we all think he is outstanding.

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Agustina Leske Photography
4.7
from 26 reviews
  • 31 hires on Thumbtack
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Tysheika P.
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Very sweet photographer and the pictures came out so beautifully. Thank you Agustina!

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KLH Photography LLC
5.0
from 21 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 25 hires on Thumbtack
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Joe K.
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I hired Kasey of KLH Photography to do a photo shoot for me for a portrait I'd use in business and for my business cards. I didn't want to do a typical head shot and had a pose in mind. Kasey came up with a couple of different poses and shot all the different ones so we could compare the best one. I was extremely happy with the results and with Kasey's ideas. I certainly would recommend KLH Photography to anyone looking to upgrade their image and looking for a new look! Joe Kapell

  • 7 years in business
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
Kristi M.
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Elise did my first photo shoot I ever did for my Blog, www.KristiMcGrath.com, I felt so comfortable with her shooting me, she taught me the basics of modeling and couldn't have been happier with the photos! I also hired her to do my son's senior portraits this year, those pictures came out so fabulous I actually cried viewing them! Well, Elise and I cried, bunch of softies!

Tom French Photography
4.7
from 21 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 23 hires on Thumbtack
Donna R.
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Tom was awesome in everyway, he will be our family's forever photographer.

Jean Boucher Photography
5.0
from 18 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
Colleen B.
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Jar is a very professional and creative photographer. She did my son new born picture. She came to my house with all the props and had very creative ideas. The pictures came out beautiful and there were at a great price. I highly recommend you use Jae for a photographer.

Em&M Photography
5.0
from 17 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
Eduardo C.
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Emily is an excellent photographer! She took AMAZING photos of our family! It can be difficult to get good shots of the kids, but she was great with our little ones. When the session was over, the kids didn't want her to leave! She was so kind and pleasant to work with and everyone felt so comfortable with her. We will definitely be contacting her again around the holidays to take photos for our next family greeting card! Thank you for everything, Emily!

DDrobney Photography
4.9
from 11 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
Ann M.
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Our family has fantastic photographs to treasure. We are a family of 8 (3 generations) and Dot captured individual personalities with each photograph. She worked very well and patiently with our age span (older and younger adults, teenage boys and young ladies). We spent 2 hours in her studio (the weather was against us for outside shots), and everyone felt happy with the experience. Additionally, the time that Dot spent helping us pick out our favorite photographs (there were so many) felt as if it was above and beyond her professional time. We are tremendously pleased with our family photos, and highly recommend DDrobney Photography.

Aaron Collins Photography
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Krystal H.
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Aaron Collins is amazing!! We hired him to capture our daughters senior prom photos. He picked an amazing location (old stone church) and really used the space great. The photos were of my daughter and 4 other couples, yet we managed to get family portraits, best friend pics, and pics of our little one as well. The editing, quick delivery, and amazing eye that Aaron has made the day so fun and amazing. You will NOT be disappointed!

Photography by Tiffany K
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Brian F.
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Tiffany was an amazing photographer. She was able to get beautiful pictures of both my children together, which is no small task in its own right. She is great with kids, very responsive and professional. I have recommended her to family and friends. I feel I would have paid double the price for the quality photographs I received, if I went with another photographer.

Akin Warner
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
Natasha W.
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It has been great working with Akin for the past two years and I always look forward to giving him a call when I want to get pictures of the kids having a good time at my day care. Truly a great photographer and works well with children!

Buckley Photography
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Donna S.
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Robin was a pleasure to work with, she is very creative, does beautiful portraits.

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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