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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.

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.

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 Miami family photographers
Thumbtack Customer
Mike Angel is a wonderful photographer. He did an amazing job with my family portrait and we love them. He is now our family photographer.
Mike Angel PhotographyMike Angel Photography
Bryan S.
I was looking for various photographers and i was lucky to find Carlos. He’s a professional and respectful man that provides quality photos. 100% would recommend to friends and family.
Carlos Fernando MendezCarlos Fernando Mendez
Pam L.
I used Alyssa for a family photo shoot. She was easy to communicate and coordinate with , she was punctual , and the photos came out very nice! I would recommend her.
alykatcreative photoalykatcreative photo
Thumbtack Customer
Nemi is fantastic. Highly recommend to anyone and everyone looking for an extremely professional photographer who will listen to what you want done and make it happen. He took our family Christmas card photos and we had a great time doing it....a rare occasion!! Great with families and will drive to your location. Highly recommend!!
Sharp Memories StudiosSharp Memories Studios
Irene H.
Alex did an amazing job from start to finish and the entire family would highly recommend him for any photography needs you may have. He was quick to reach out regarding the project and we quickly established contact through Thumbtack and then by a phone call to discuss what I was looking for. Since we had family coming to Miami from all over the US, Alex was able to provide the perfect outdoor suggestion as well as best time of day for all of us to have our photos taken. He was patient, willing to listen to our requests, and also had a great eye for getting natural and candid photos of our family. He made us feel comfortable during the shoot and also allowed us to have fun along the way. Most importantly, the photos turned out beautifully, from all of the originals to the touched up photos. The family photos turned out better than we could have asked for, thank you so much Alex!
Meelan K.
She is amazing. My family loved the monent taking a photo with her. She is friendly with my kids. Whenever I have a request she is welcoming. I love all the photo she took. We were lucky to have her.
alykatcreative photoalykatcreative photo
Nathalie S.
Highly recommended. They were great to work with from the start. They were accommodating with our requests. It was a fun photo shoot with our family members. We are looking forward to seeing the final images.
Villas Channel Photography & FilmVillas Channel Photography & Film
Thumbtack Customer
Laura did a very nice job for my family. She was very punctual, took many photos, made recommendations as well as listened to our requests. And she sent us a lovely disk with many options.
Miami Multimedia SolutionsMiami Multimedia Solutions
Yinka O.
Excellent from start to finish. Hermes came over on time at short notice and was professional all through. Warm and very personable all through and the pictures were of exceptional quality. Both personal and family portraits were tastefully done with excellent input from Hermes in terms of suggestions for background, pose and shot selection. The photo shoot was a pleasurable experience and the entire family rated it very highly.
Moments by HermesMoments by Hermes
Thumbtack Customer
My family and I had a wonderful experience. Miguel was so kind, considerate and very patient with 2 toddlers. We look forward to our next special occasion, we will certainly call upon Miguel to photograph for us. Our pictures are beautiful and we will treasure them.
Ostos Productions LLCOstos Productions LLC
Roksana D.
Tej did an amazing job with our maternity/family photos! Not only did she know how we should pose to get the perfect shot but she had lots of great suggestions. The results of our photos are gorgeous, she absolutely captured amazing moments with my kids and husband that we’ll be able to reminisce about every time we look at them! Tej, is not only an artist with her work but she’s very easy to work with and makes you feel comfortable! Thank you again for all you do :)
Nikki L.
Sean was beyond what we could’ve asked for. He handled everything in a timely manner and was very professional but still fun! He ended up getting my senior feeling super comfortable (which was difficult in the beginning) and by the end my son was throwing in his own ideas for the photo shoot. I didn’t have much direction and he was so easy about guiding me through and narrowing down what we wanted! I will be using him again in the near future for our family photos and I can’t wait:)! Thank you Sean!
Sean Beckford PhotographySean Beckford Photography
George C.
I am from Ohio and had to just hope and pray that this was a legit photographer as his prices seemed very low. He helped me then plan and execute a surprise proposal to my now fiancé. He responds quickly and doesn’t water mark any of his pictures. He does excellent work and at a reasonable price. Not to mention he delivered the pictures within 24 hours. This was a great experience for my family!
Edgar Alexander PhotographyEdgar Alexander Photography
Lakhwant S.
We r from Seattle. We visited the Vizcaya in Miami w/ family. Hired Juan/Synkotography to photograph us on the Vizcaya grounds. He did an amazing job. Went above and beyond. Brought an assistant along (b/c his wife had to pick up kids) who was extra helpful with watching our toddlers and carrying our stuff around during the photoshoot. It rained a little when we were there and Juan waited with us to ride the rain out. Had the radar map showing when the rain would be completely gone from Vizcaya. He signed with us for a 2 hr session but ended up spending almost 3 hrs there with us. Also, gave us amzing finished photos w/o watermarks for us to use. He was also the best value on Thumbtack. Definitely worth every penny. I am posting just a few photos that will speak for Juan's work.
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