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Venice Outdoor Family Photographers

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L.B. Blanchard Photography
4.9
from 78 reviews
  • 139 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Paul D.
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Mr. Blanchard did an excellent job on very short notice. He was gracious enough to quickly schedule me an appointment just hours after our first call. The final result was impressive; Mr. Blanchard is a skilled professional and it shows in his work. I learned quite a bit from him, he's one of the most knowledgeable photographers I've ever met. Would highly recommend to anyone!

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Rob Hurth Photography
5.0
from 65 reviews
  • 32 years in business
  • 144 hires on Thumbtack
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Amy H.
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Rob and Danielle of Rob Hurth Photography were wonderful photographers that captured every special moment at our wedding. They were professional, courteous, and made sure any special requested photos took place; and they turned out FABULOUS! They also took into account some minor flaws I see in myself and were careful not to shoot photos of me at that particular angle. I would HIGHLY recommend using them for any photo shoot your heart desires!!! I plan on hiring them again in the future to capture more memories for my family to cherish forever. We have not received our wedding album yet since we have to pick the photos that will be in it, but I am sure we will not be disappointed. 10 stars for Rob Hurth Photography!!!!

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  • 14 years in business
  • 67 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Kelly B.
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Peter and his wife Christy did a fantastic job as photographers for my wedding. They arrived and departed at the exact times we'd agreed upon, and they had wonderful suggestions for photos that would show off the venue we'd selected. I would recommend Peter and Christy to anyone looking for professional photography!

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Allan Mestel Photography
4.9
from 48 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 61 hires on Thumbtack
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Farrah B.
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Allan chose a great setting for our family photos and took gorgeous photos of our daughter.

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Heartmann Photography
5.0
from 37 reviews
  • 24 years in business
  • 42 hires on Thumbtack
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Jordan S.
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I would give Colleen 10 stars if this website didn't limit me to 5! I first got in touch with Colleen via Thumbtack when I was looking for a photographer to capture my engagement proposal in Venice, FL. My fiance and I live in West Virginia and were planning a vacation in Venice for our 3-year anniversary. I was planning a surprise proposal on the beach, but since I had never been to Venice before, I was a bit worried about how it would all unfold. Colleen contacted me promptly via thumbtack after I submitted my information. We spoke over the phone and she was incredibly willing to help make sure that my proposal was flawless! Because I could not visit the area to plan it out, she personally drove over an hour to the spot where I wanted to propose to scout everything out. I can't tell you how much I appreciated this personal touch -- other photographers I contacted did not offer this level of customer service. I couldn't have pulled off the perfect proposal without her help! On the evening of the proposal, Colleen was camped out discretely on the beach with plenty of time to spare. She helped plan the perfect setup to capture the moment when I proposed! We did an engagement photo shoot directly after the proposal as the sun was setting on the beach. To be honest, I typically hate being photographed for any length of time, but Colleen made everything totally fun, relaxed, and enjoyable! I couldn't have asked for a more perfect proposal and photo shoot. Colleen immediately went to work editing photos, and we had several photos available that evening to share with friends and family. All the other photos were available the next day. Absolutely loved her work! All in all, the greatest thing about this experience was the personal touch Colleen offered. She was genuinely excited to be a part of this moment, and it showed in both her work and her willingness to help me plan out the perfect proposal. For anyone out there who has tried to plan a proposal in an unknown location, it can be pretty stressful. Colleen helped minimize this stress and left us with some amazing photos in the process! I've gotten countless compliments on the photos and will forever be happy that we have such beautiful documentation of our engagement.

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MYB Photography
4.9
from 33 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 79 hires on Thumbtack
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Rachel P.
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Michelle and Bill were absolutely wonderful! We could not have chose better photographers for our wedding day!!! They were great people and they definitely captured every special moment. We can not wait to see the photos!

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Doodle Fly Photography
5.0
from 30 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 41 hires on Thumbtack
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Jessica F.
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DoodleFly Photography has recently photographed our engagement session. They were very well versed on how to shoot and the outcome truly does show the love my Frankie and I possess. I can't thank them enough for the work they do, and very excited for our wedding! We feel honored that they accepted our "proposal" to be our wedding photographers...but more than that, they are family to us and have been since our first meeting.

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JVK Photography
5.0
from 26 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 27 hires on Thumbtack
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Christine G.
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We had Jessica do our family photos on the beach while visiting Siesta Key. She did a great job and was great to work with.

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Paul Emmanuel Kreative
5.0
from 26 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 38 hires on Thumbtack
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Nathan L.
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Very friendly, professional individual who took our thoughts, wants, and desires and made them work with the setting we had. Quick turn around with getting final product to us. Even drove completely out of his way to come and work with us. Would recommend to anyone wanting a fun experience with their hired photographer. 10/10!

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Sunshine Portrait Studio
5.0
from 25 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 26 hires on Thumbtack
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Rebecca F.
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Highly recommend. I had never met a more aim to please the customer photographer!! Made my family and I very comfortable and she was very patient. We are so pleased with our family photos😊 Can't wait until our fall session

Skydream Weddings
5.0
from 15 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 25 hires on Thumbtack
Tamara H.
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I hired Rev Pete through Thumbtack, of the 3 responses I received, Rev Pete was the most reasonable priced for what my husband and I were looking for. We got married May of 2014 with a small ceremony and were having a larger wedding this year and we needed a speaker to perform our ceremony. Rev Pete personally drove from South of St.Petersburg to Kissimmee to meet with me before we even signed a contract. He helped me and my husband in the process of writing our own vows. And he was never further than an email away whenever I had any concerns regarding our big day. Of all the vendors I worked with for our wedding I can honestly say that Rev Pete was the most attentive to our needs. We did not feel like just another client. Other vendors only signed contracts and then showed up the day of the wedding. But not Rev Pete! We were very happy with our wedding and with the services provided to us by Rev Pete. He worked with us to create a personalized ceremony that embodied both my husband and I perfectly. He even went the extra mile when we stayed for our sunset photos on the beach and assisted our photographer and videographer when needed. We have nothing but great things to say about Rev Pete! :)

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Paula Lee Photography Inc.
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
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Cathlin B.
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Paula was so wonderful to work with! She was prompt in answering and offered different packages to suit our needs. She was willing to travel to our location. She arrived early to scope out the perfect location. She was able to control our rowdy group and had wonderful ideas for poses. We couldn’t have asked for a better photographer to work with during our vacation! Thank you, Paula!

  • 6 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Joanna C.
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I've had the pleasure of working with Christin Coblentz Photography for the past 7 years. As a busy designer, stylist and curator, I'm always working on a new project and requiring a professional and detail oriented photographer whom can bring my vision to life in photos. I've hired Christin for product shots, fashion/couture photography, family portraits and event photos. Christin is a delight to work with and is always impressing me by her ability to capture things I "don't see" from my perspective as a stylist. She is a hard worker and is always open to trying new ideas I have for shoots. She easily adapts to her surroundings and always makes everyone feel at ease in front of the camera.

  • 5 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Alicia A.
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Overall my experience with Orange Blossom Photography Studios was amazing! Lisa was very attentive to our family and was very patient when capturing the most adorable shots of our children. She did a family photo shoot for us at Sunset Beach and we were very pleased to see the end result. We have very intimate photos (at great quality) of us to cherish for many years to come! I would highly recommend her for any of your photography wants/needs as she is extremely experienced and super fun to work with!

Tropical Focus Photography
4.9
from 11 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 39 hires on Thumbtack
Audrey N.
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When my arranged photographer cancelled one day before the event, Bob agreed to come at very short notice. For that I am extremely grateful. I needed four generation photos at the beach (included all age groups from 2 weeks old to 93). He was very professional, on time, and efficient. He was able to quickly form rapport with every age group. He offered minimal suggestions for backgrounds, which would have been helpful. He also did not offer suggestions for improving the poses of group shots (which would have been helpful, especially when some people were not readily visible in large group photos), but he took several candid portraits which I liked. Overall, the photos were very good, although I was disappointed that basic editing was not included in the original price. He told me up front he did not have experience with infant photos, and it showed...these photos could have been better. Overall, the quality of the photos was sharp and photos were well-composed. He was flexible and amicable throughout each photo session. It appears from his portfolio, that wedding photos are his forte. I would use him again for vacation photos.

Expressions Of You By Lori
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 10 years in business
John B.
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I met with Lorraine prior to my event and she showed me some of her work and it was very impressive. Lorraine was wert personal and listened to what I wanted to do, but also offered suggestions and options I hadn’t thought of doing. The price was right and she had all the equipment , including beautiful backdrops to really enhance my experience. Lorraine was very patient with my family and I when it came to posing and taking the pictures. The overall experience was very pleasant and I would recommend Lorraine to anyone who wants professional grade photos and experience without having to pay the high costs that Studio Photographers charge. You definitely need to call Lorraine for any event and talk to her about your options.

Mizell Media Productions
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Troy J.
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Unbelieveable to work with. Clear on pricing. Sincere and caring of his portraits like they are his own. Well recommended to anyone wanting a reliable atmosphere for portrait scenes. Mike has been prompt with his calls and meeting times and I will return for future pictures as I extend my family. Thanks a lot mike. Tremendous job.

Sweet Looks Photography
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 1 year in business
Marjorie M.
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Sweet look photography was a dependable, professional, creative photography experience. I really enjoyed the beautiful photos taken of my family.

Lancaster Photography
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 14 years in business
Alison M.
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Lancaster Photography is the best! Katie photographed our newborn daughter at 1-week old and took beautiful photos that we will always cherish. We cannot say enough about her! She is so easy to work with, very professional, and really respected (and had patience with!) the limitations that come with a newborn. She also took some "lifestyle" photos of our family interacting with our new daughter and did such a great job capturing the love in these intimate moments! We highly recommend Lancaster Photography!

Hurley Images
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 7 years in business
Kayla C.
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Every year for the past 5 years I have trusted in Hurley Images to capture our family photographs. I love their professionalism, creativity, and patience. Their prices are very reasonable and I have absolutely loved every picture!!!

Alt Photography
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 11 years in business
Jamie B.
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We have been using Amanda for over 9yrs. She is amazing! Not only does she somehow get smiles out of my family of 6, but she captures beautiful moments! Sunrises on the beach or newborn pics at my house, hands down best photographer in the industry!

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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