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Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

Are there ways to be safe if I hire a photographer when social distancing?

If you decide to hire a photographer, see if the photographer can take photos outdoors or in a large space so all involved parties can maintain the recommended distance between themselves. You should also sanitize surfaces, avoid handshakes, don’t make any other physical contact and use digital platforms to complete payments. Speak with a local photographer in your area to put a strategy in place.

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.

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 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.

Reviews for Atlanta affordable photographers
Vonda S.
My experience with Horizon Photography was by far the best photos ever taken of my family... I would recommend them to anyone looking for an affordable & professional finished product
Horizon PhotographyHorizon Photography
Michaelle V.
Like… this man is sooooooo gifted and sooooooooo talented!! One of the best Photographers in Atl! And soooo affordable 😭👏👏👏👏👏👏 He’s literally a gem! The proof is LITERALLY in the pictures!
LKP StudioLKP Studio
Shakeva S.
Eric was GREAT!!! I contacted him last minute for our surprise elopement and he responded very quickly. He was easy to work with and very accommodating. Also his pricing was affordable. We definitely recommend him to anyone looking for a quality photographer.
Mike o.
I highly recommend this professional lady. She was prompt and has a very pleasant personality. Her shots were candid and posed. The digital images we received were spectacular but even more so were the prints. Vivid and clear. Her talent far surpasses others. Everyone felt very at ease with her. If you need a photographer for any event ....don't pass this one by. Extremely affordable and worth every dollar.
Telless PhotographyTelless Photography
Muhammad A.
This was my first time booking a photographer for a family photoshoot so some apprehensions were there for this new experience. I found Charles through Thumbtack and given his abundance of 5-star reviews, I connected with him. Charles was a breeze to work with: responsive, professional, affordable and accommodating towards my requests. He had a streamlined process from booking to meetup for photoshoot. He was very pleasant and made my family feel comfortable and relaxed for the photoshoot. Tried his level best to make my 6 month old baby girl look into the camera AND smile but my baby lives in her own world. We got some really memorable pictures. Thank you, Charles, for the wonderful experience and I hope you continue this tradition of yours.
A.S. Photo StudioA.S. Photo Studio
Nav S.
Hello Everyone, I would like to share my experience working with Cardell, I hired him for Engagement Photoshoot. This was my fist experience with a photoshoot of any kind, i was a little nervous at the beginning and had a lot of questions about how will it go and how should I do this? Cardell was calm and understanding, This photoshoot was a surprise for my fiancé and I proposed her in middle of the photoshoot. Everything went well as per planning. Cardell captured amazing pictures and quality of pictures were also amazing. He gave us ideas how to pose and pictures looked like more candid. We loved every single picture which he shared. Value - Price what I paid for this photoshoot was affordable compared to other pros on Thumback. Work quality - Work quality was incredible, Shared pictures on google drive, I had a small request for him to wear a mask all the time during Photoshoot and he respected my request and wore a mask all the time. He was flexible and considerate about my requests. Professionalism - He is very professional, he gave us a heads up in the beginning that it will take 7 days turnaround time for picture to be edited and shared with us and he provided it a day before with all the editing and everything. Responsiveness - He responded to all the messages of mine promptly . Punctuality - He was on time and even we had a 2 virtual meetings before the shoot to discuss the project, He was never late and was good with his followups as well. I would recommend Cardell Rosser to any kind of photoshoot he is a great photographer who can do a great job.
Cardell Rosser Studio LLCCardell Rosser Studio LLC
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