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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 Orlando professional photographers
Jackie H.
Outstanding professionalism! I have hired many photographers and I must say that Griffith photographers topped most. The value for services received was exceptional. Punctual - friendly and very professional. I would recommend this company.
Griffith PhotographersGriffith Photographers
Patti P.
The professional photoshoot and quality photographs we received from Griffith Photographers were A+. We highly recommend them for your next special event or family portrait.
Griffith PhotographersGriffith Photographers
Val T.
Lia Epps Photography did an amazing job with our family photos! She came on Thanksgiving Day and had to deal with a group of 15! She was extremely professional, adaptive, and creative with a great attitude. We absolutely love our photos!!!
Lia Epps Photography LLCLia Epps Photography LLC
Jason P.
Great photographer. Very professional. Great in every aspect of his field. Will be using him again very soon. Engagement photos and video came out fantastic.
Slomback PhotographySlomback Photography
Heather A.
Great experience. Great photos. Great value. Extremely friendly and professional.
Griffith PhotographersGriffith Photographers
Kate S.
Marliese was very professional and helped our photo shoot move smoothly. She was good at dealing with staff and getting the best photos possible for this commercial shoot. We are happy with the photos she produced for our marketing materials and would hire her again.
Marliese CarmonaMarliese Carmona
Kyle W.
Alina was awesome! Very professional, responds quickly and the photos turned out amazing.
AlinaS ImagesAlinaS Images
Lorna H.
We were on vacation and wanted family photos and Brynn was great to work with. She was very professional and accommodating to our large group. I am so excited to see our photos.
Just A Wrinkle In Time PhotographyJust A Wrinkle In Time Photography
Thumbtack Customer
I was a professional photographer in college and have very high expectations...Greg exceeded them!
Griffith PhotographersGriffith Photographers
Thumbtack Customer
Very professional, friendly and all around WONDERFUL experience. Location of photo shoot was superb!!
Ruben Castro Fine PhotographyRuben Castro Fine Photography
Stephen K.
Jas - was professional and very accommodating with her time and was on time with my session and delivery of photos
Jas K ProductionsJas K Productions
Megan B.
We had a fantastic experience with Griffith. We made a last minute plan to elope in Orlando (from Maine!) and were scrambling to find a photographer. Griffith was fast, responsive, professional and easy to work with. Greg (photographer) was also warm and easy going during our photos. We are not natural at posing for the camera, and Greg helped us create some memorable photos.
Griffith PhotographersGriffith Photographers
Thumbtack Customer
Adrian was professional, helpful, patient and thorough to make certain the photos we wanted taken were indeed taken. The photos were great! Job well done. Would hire Adrian again for sure.
Adriandelossantos PhotographyAdriandelossantos Photography
Ashley A.
Brynn was fantastic! She came to Disney World to photograph our family’s holiday card, and she was super sweet, professional, and fun. I just got the photos back and they look amazing. So happy we hired her!!!
Just A Wrinkle In Time PhotographyJust A Wrinkle In Time Photography
Kaylin G.
Page and her assistant were phenomenal and professional. Her turnaround time was great, and we were thrilled with the photos.
Page Hope PhotographyPage Hope Photography
Thumbtack Customer
Love all the pics!! Very happy she was our photographer! Easy to work with and very professional:) highly recommend!
Valerie Perez PhotographyValerie Perez Photography
Thumbtack Customer
It was a pleasure to have Adrian as our photographer for our small wedding. He was very professional and the pics were amazing.
Adriandelossantos PhotographyAdriandelossantos Photography
Carlos V.
Norma is very professional. She always arrived early to the photo shoots, was prepared and always very accommodating. Her handling of the individuals elevated the quality of her work. If you're looking for a great photographer with an even greater attitude, hire Norma.
Norma MolinaNorma Molina
Thumbtack Customer
Uma was amazing! She was very professional and made the photo session very comfortable. Thank you for capturing our moment!
Uma KonappalliUma Konappalli
Chris A.
Professional and very easy to work with. Delivered finished photos very quickly. Would love to work with again and will certainly recommend
Stephaniellen PhotographyStephaniellen Photography
Joshua J.
I highly recommend Final Touch Photography! Brian did an outstanding job of capturing my surprise engagement party. Brian was professional, friendly, responsive, and proactive in making sure that we were happy with our photos. Thank you, Brian!
Final Touch PhotographyFinal Touch Photography
Kristen O.
Kimberly and Richard were a pleasure to work with. They were very professional, fun and knew what they were doing. This was our first experience having our pictures taken professionally and they took the time to make sure we got the best pictures. I would definitely recommend K&R Photography if you are looking for a photographer for any occasion!
K&R Photography - Husband and Wife TeamK&R Photography - Husband and Wife Team
Ryan S.
Quick summary: Great value for the price. Paige was very friendly, professional, thorough and service oriented. Why not five stars? I was expecting more command and direction from the photographer during the photoshoot. I had to play the role of posing and organizing shots rather than the photographer taking charge and running the shoot and recommending the best framing, lighting etc. We did experience some lag in the return of the photos as well, but, for the price, the package and quality of the photos in the end was well worth it.
Paige Claxton’s PhotographyPaige Claxton’s Photography
Thumbtack Customer
Adrian photographed my children's baptism. He is very personable, professional and responsible. I would recommend his services and would definitely have him photograph any other event. I am very happy with the outcome which was also fast.
Adriandelossantos PhotographyAdriandelossantos Photography
Elizabeth C.
We had a great experience. Linda takes great professional photos. We will continue to utilize her services. Highly recommend!
Linda Wilson PhotographyLinda Wilson Photography
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