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New Haven Family Photographers

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  • 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
  • 131 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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  • 11 years in business
  • 96 hires on Thumbtack
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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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  • 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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RC Imaging Photography
5.0
from 52 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 71 hires on Thumbtack
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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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MC Visuals
5.0
from 46 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 85 hires on Thumbtack
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Kim K.
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Marc made us feel very comfortable during this new experience. Unlike other photographers who offered us an hour time limit, Marc told us that he would be willing to work with us as long as we wanted. He was very accommodating and especially responsible. He has a very candid style which is what we were looking for.

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Global Arts
4.9
from 44 reviews
  • 15 years in business
  • 73 hires on Thumbtack
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Lori P.
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Great communications with Ed right from the start. We had a family birthday party in a restaurant in downtown Hartford, he adapted to the hoop de doop right away and corralled us to capture great family photos that we will surely cherish!

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Clark Art USA David Clark
5.0
from 40 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 69 hires on Thumbtack
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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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Oleksandra Photography
4.8
from 32 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 37 hires on Thumbtack
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Vea A.
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I normally dont write reviews but Oleksandra is just worth writing one for! She's one of the nicest and very professional photographers I got to work with. I onboarded her on such a short notice (two days before my wedding) for my wedding and she was very proactive on communicating with me and my husband and art directing the shots that she needed to take. I am very very pleased! And I can't wait to see the processed photos from our wedding in a week. She's awesome! HIRE HER PEOPLE!

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Raul Anyosa Photography
4.7
from 32 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 38 hires on Thumbtack
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Lorraine S.
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Raul captured the love and spirit of our wedding perfectly. Our photographs are breathtakingly beautiful. We highly recommend Raul to anyone looking for a wedding photographer.

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  • 3 years in business
  • 38 hires on Thumbtack
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Devon B.
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Scott was able to capture beautiful and timeless prom photos for my family. He was organized and fast. I had all the finial copies back to me by the next day. Outstanding work!

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  • 14 years in business
  • 27 hires on Thumbtack
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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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Agustina Leske Photography
4.7
from 24 reviews
  • 30 hires on Thumbtack
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Jami V.
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Agustina shot our family pictures and she did a great job! She was a delight to work with and affordable. She responded to me right away, as I was trying to do my pictures in a short time period and was able to schedule me right away. I needed suggestions as to where to do the shoot and she was very helpful with that. She worked well with my son and with my dog. She had lots of ideas for different poses but was open to my suggestions. Turn around time for my edited final product was very quick as well. I will definitely be using her again!

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Pickle Pie Photography
5.0
from 22 reviews
  • 33 hires on Thumbtack
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Beth B.
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Adam did a "beyond-amazing" job. Our family reunion was comprised of 22 people, including five children under four years old - the youngest just three months old. He got unbelievable, sweet, beautiful and fun photos. It was an almost unbearably hot day, but he clicked away tirelessly (and drove an hour each way!) and we didn't even look hot in the photos. He found beautiful spots in our backyard to take perfect photographs, and did individual photos of each family (six different families!) AND individual children as well. We'll be calling him again next year and the year after that!

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KLH Photography LLC
5.0
from 21 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 23 hires on Thumbtack
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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
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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.

VIOLAGOphoto
5.0
from 14 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Rowena L.
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Michael was accommodating and agreed to cover my wedding despite the short notice and the budget limitations. My husband and I do not like pictures that look contrived or staged so I am quite pleased that the pictures he's taken were able to fully capture the intimate, low-key wedding that I've always wanted. I have no qualms recommending him to friends and family! Thanks Michael!

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

Em&M Photography
5.0
from 12 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 12 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!

Kimberly Pinto Photography
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Paige M.
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I have done many shoots with Kim for Christmas pictures, my sweet 16, both Jr. and senior proms and family photos for my grandmother and I've been more then pleased with the outcome of the pictures every time.

Camila Teo Photography
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Adriana S.
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Camila is an excellent professional and I was extremely happy with my family pictures. I strongly recommend her.

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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