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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.

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.

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.

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 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.

Reviews for Alpharetta photographers
Thumbtack Customer
Fantastic photos!!!!! What a great photographer. Will definitely hire again.
"BLESST" Events (Catering, Photo, Video, DJ)"BLESST" Events (Catering, Photo, Video, DJ)
Shraddha p.
The photos came out amazing and thankful for having you as a photographer in time. The photos were back to us within a day. no doubt in the future might come back for your service :)
Grey StudiosGrey Studios
Thumbtack Customer
Frank did a terrific job photographing our company's executive team for our website photos. Everyone was thrilled with how well the photos came out. Only one person felt their photographs didn't come out so well (no fault of Frank's) and he generously and promptly photographed this person again and they were pleased. We'd recommend him and will use him again.
Frank Zayas PhotographyFrank Zayas Photography
Karen W.
Karl did an excellent job !! Anytime we need a photographer we will use KLMoore Photography.
MOORESHOTS LLCMOORESHOTS LLC
Courtney R.
Hien is an amazing photographer! She has a natural eye for photographer and captured truly amazing photos. She also completed the editing of our photos in record time - only 4 days! We could not be happier. She took the time to research places that would have the vibe we were looking for and offer recommendations.
Hien CreativeHien Creative
Patti S.
Really enjoyed working with Victor. He captured my son’s personality...photos came out amazing! I will definitely use Victor Coker Photography in the future.
Victor Coker PhotographyVictor Coker Photography
Pamela M.
Frank was awesome! He was extremely thorough and photos were very high quality and pricing is very reasonable. I plan to use him for all of my photography needs.
Frank Zayas PhotographyFrank Zayas Photography
Nedra H.
Skeptical re: finding random people online. But looking for African American photographer in my area...first time doing professional photos other than at Dept store. Thumbtack website popped up. Reviewed a few photographers- looked at their work and bio. A. S Photo Studio stood out... long history in his industry.. started out as a technician and honed his craft.. the sample photos were very nicely done. I reached out to 2 photographers and Mr Anderson responded promptly. He answered my questions... in one phone call I was booked and he suggested Piedmont Park. Day of photo shoot he was prompt, professional, patient , and personable. We definitely got our steps in!!😅. It was easy and fun.. Mr Anderson is kind, very down to earth, a man of integrity—so important..what he told me on the phone..... the photo shoot happened exactly like he said, $$ transaction simple, easy- I had my proofs later that evening and my finished digital photos the next Day🤗. It was a great experience.. I’ll certainly use him again.. he has a good eye. Soo many photos to choose from. Thank you Mr Anderson. God Bless!
A.S. Photo StudioA.S. Photo Studio
Thumbtack Customer
I was contacted by John when I was soliciting services for my son's first birthday party.Throughout our discussions, John was very professional. John showed up at the party and snapped alot of photos. I received the disk less than five days after the party. After viewing the photos I was very impressed by his photos. The photos were so beautiful that I started crying at my desk! John's prices are very reasonable also. I would highly suggest John if you are looking for a photographer. I would definitly use his services again!
John Render PhotographyJohn Render Photography
Grace C.
Huge thank you for our beautiful birthday photos. We absolutely love every photo and appreciate everything DV did to make our special day so memorable and we will cherish them forever. I’m so glad that I found the right photographer finally. I will definitely hire DV for my next event.
DV Photo VideoDV Photo Video
Madankumar K.
Excellent photography done for my daughters birthday party
Kent Ruby PhotographyKent Ruby Photography
Thumbtack Customer
Wick was awesome and very professional. He was ahead of time and blended right in with everything going on. He was very prompt with posting the photos online (it was the same day as the event). The photos were very professional.
Wick's Clicks PhotographyWick's Clicks Photography
Christina D.
Brian was wonderful to work with and our photos came out great!
Brian at 1967inc PhotographyBrian at 1967inc Photography
Kourtney R.
He was patient, accommodating with scheduling and he did a great job with the photo.
Sam Adams PhotographySam Adams Photography
Anton H.
Our family was extremely happy with the service of Tatacurly Photography. Tatiana interviewed me before the event to understand our preferences and to know our family and guests. Tatiana came on time for our daughter’s birthday party. She took a lot of pictures during the party. All photos are high quality and Tatiana was able to capture the best moments and best memories. I highly recommend Tatacurly Photography.
Tatacurly LLCTatacurly LLC
Allie J.
Oh my gosh! She saved our party by booking with us last minute and taking the most beautiful photos!!! Will definitely book again and you should hire her immediately!!! Perfect experience!!!! Look no further for a great photographer!!!
Bliss By HPBliss By HP
Michael B.
Such a talented and passionate guy with photography! Exceeded expectations and is awesome at what he does!
Frank Zayas PhotographyFrank Zayas Photography
Thumbtack Customer
My husband and I were both in advertising and marketing so we have used dozens of photographers. However, NONE of them measure up to Lindsey. She did a photo shoot of 4 generations of our family, including infant and pets!, and was WONDERFUL to work with. She was so patient with our craziness and indecision and took a gazillion different combinations of poses in many different locations in temperatures over 90 degrees. The pictures turned out so amazing and EVERYONE was thrilled. We have already booked her again for our grandson's one-year-old photo shoot and she is now our photographer for everything. There simply aren't words to describe how great she is as a person and how incredibly talented she is as a photographer. Five stars is not enough to do her justice!
Lindsey Eltinge, Product and Lifestyle PhotographyLindsey Eltinge, Product and Lifestyle Photography
Thumbtack Customer
The experience was fun and we enjoyed the family, the photo shoot and the make up artist.
Peter Togel Photography LLCPeter Togel Photography LLC
Zana A.
Jasmine did a Great job, I’m happy with the outcome of the event photo shoot.
Jasmine Smith PhotographyJasmine Smith Photography
Kathy K.
So easy to work with! Had my photos back super fast! Loved her !!
Christy Lee PhotographyChristy Lee Photography
Antanetta C.
Jordan is professional, friendly and knowledgeable when it comes to photography. We appreciate his work.
Jd PhotographyJd Photography
Thumbtack Customer
The photos she took and edited were stunning! She was extremely nice and fun to work with!
Dailey Alexandra PhotographyDailey Alexandra Photography
Thumbtack Customer
Lindsey did a fantastic job photographing us and our 1-year-old twins. She was great with the kids--catching great candid shots and keeping them focused on the camera for portraits. And the area around her home was a perfect location for rustic outdoor photos. I was especially happy to get access to all retouched high-res photos for a very reasonable price. I highly recommend Lindsey. We'll be using her again.
Lindsey Eltinge, Product and Lifestyle PhotographyLindsey Eltinge, Product and Lifestyle Photography
Thumbtack Customer
I did a boudoir photoshoot with Frank. Everything about my experience was absolutely exceptional; Frank was professional, friendly, and made sure to make the experience wonderful. There was a variety of sets, and I was able to change into all of the outfits I brought, so I had a lovely variety of photos. I had several quotes from thumbtack photographers, but Frank really stood out to me and I am so glad I had him photograph me! :)
Frank Zayas PhotographyFrank Zayas Photography
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