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Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 Atlanta graduation photographers
Carrie w.
Proud parents of our college graduate, we hired A.S. Photo Studio to take family photos after the graduation ceremony! Charles was great to work with and we love all the photos he took/ fun memories he captured.
A.S. Photo StudioA.S. Photo Studio
Matrice B.
Rachel is a fantastic photographer! She was super nice and made me feel extremely comfortable for my graduation photos! ;)
Rachel White StudioRachel White Studio
Grace A.
Stephanie was great to work with for graduation photos. She was great at helping with poses and angle the shots. All the pictures turned out really well.
The ATL PhotographerThe ATL Photographer
Jessica L.
I hired Telless for my graduation photos and received high quality photos. Everyone loves my photos and thinks she did a great job. My proofs were made available for the time I asked for them. From start to finish, working with Telles was a great experience.
Telless PhotographyTelless Photography
Katherine A.
Sammy is the best! I needed to take some last minute graduation photos and he was so professional and had ultra quality photographs. I was a little nervous, as it was my first ever photo shoot but he gave great direction. Since the shoot, I've already booked him for something else!
The House Of TarantinoThe House Of Tarantino
Lisa K.
I was fortunate to book Jumara last minute for my graduation pictures from medical school. Despite me being late to the session because of traffic from my graduation ceremony, she stayed over time to get my full hour of pictures in. The photos turned out amazing, the editing looked great, and there was a good variety to choose from. They looked very professional. I will value these pictures for years to come. I highly recommend this photographer, worth every cent!
Jew.mar.rah Photography & MediaJew.mar.rah Photography & Media
Caroline L.
Kevin is absolutely amazing! I needed a photographer for my graduation and found him on Thumbtack. Kevin was not only responsive, but also detailed, caring, creative, and just a super sweet person. He is truly an amazing person and photographer and I’m so glad I chose him! Thanks Kevin!
The Simple TheoryThe Simple Theory
Elizabeth M.
I hired Jonathan for my medical school graduation shoot. From the scheduling process, to the session itself, to the speed and quality of the resulting photos, this was nothing short of an EXCELLENT experience. The photo shoot was not only successful but fun, and I simply couldn’t be happier with my photos (and I usually don’t even enjoy photos of myself!). If you want the high quality experience and photos you deserve for your special occasion, look no further!
Alexandra C.
Jerry was very fun to work with! He made me feel very comfortable during the shoot, and he had a LOT of suggestions in terms of different poses and locations on my school's campus for my graduation photos. My photos came out beautiful! I would highly recommend him!
Jerry Ho PhotographyJerry Ho Photography
Jennifer V.
I had such a great experience with Mikhaela! My graduation photos turned out fantastic. She was very nice and friendly, and had good suggestions for a variety of poses. She gave me all of the photos within one week. I really enjoyed the photoshoot session, and would definitely recommend choosing Mikhaela.
Mikhaela Slavik PhotoMikhaela Slavik Photo
Griffin W.
Reja is amazing! She made the whole process easy and seamless along with providing stunning graduation photos. She came directly to the location and got straight to work with such professionalism. In addition she was super nice and personable listening to what types of photos we were looking for along with suggesting great photo ops as well. I can’t say this enough, she is amazing and well worth a hire!
R S E PhotographyR S E Photography
Keno O.
I am really happy about my graduation photos. I enjoyed working with Todd Fuller. He was very committed to providing an exceptional experience and he was able to capture all the good moments. I look forward to working with him in the future.
Todd Fuller PhotographyTodd Fuller Photography
Nandan s.
Kevin was absolutely fantastic at out son’s graduation event. He was punctual, interacted with our guests in the most professional manner and captured the most perfect moments through his photography. He is truly talented and we would use his talents again in a heartbeat.
Kevin Doan PhotographyKevin Doan Photography
Kyuana R.
This is one dynamic duo! I was bummed I couldn't attend my graduation, but CAKESMASH ATL went above and beyond to make sure I could celebrate my graduation in a different way! They have a wonderful eye, captured the right angles and were very professional and friendly. I could go on and on, but I'll keep it short. They worked with me from booking to shooting to product delivery. I couldn't be more happy with the finished product and would recommend them to anyone who is looking for great photos. I hope to work with them again in the future!
CAKESMASH ATL Design & Content CreationCAKESMASH ATL Design & Content Creation
Caitlin W.
Rachel did a fantastic job and was a pleasure to work with in taking my graduation photos (and during a pandemic!). Rachel made me feel at ease in front of the camera and was sure to ask what my preferences were to make sure I got exactly what I wanted! Would highly recommend working with her!
Rachel White StudioRachel White Studio
Jamal R.
Victor was terrific to work with for my graduation shoot. He was everything I needed from the beginning to the end of the photoshoot planning and execution process. Victor was a stylist, hypeman, coach, therapist, and so much more. The photos came out amazing, and I really couldn't be happier. Do yourself a favor and book Victor for your next shoot. You won't be disappointed.
Victor Coker PhotographyVictor Coker Photography
Dianne R.
Paul did an excellent job for our son's high school graduation party where we hosted approximately 100 people for three hours. He supplied us with great pictures, balanced between formal shots in a photo booth with spontaneous shots, along with getting pictures of the entire group together. He was timely, responsive, and made the pictures available to us quickly. Overall an outstanding job.
Paul Ward PhotographyPaul Ward Photography
Terri-Lynn P.
First and foremost, I'd like to state that there truly are no words for how amazing Linda is!! She is such a kind, patient, and down-to-earth person who is a pleasure to work with. She is exactly the type of photographer you want to have on any momentous occasion or special day. Booking with Linda starts with having a conversation before hand regarding the type of event, where you would like the photographs to happen and a little insight into your personality. My family and I chose Piedmont Park to get my medical school graduation pictures done and we have never been very comfortable with coming up with the unique poses required for professional pictures. Linda was so patient and made us feel so comfortable. She had so many creative ideas and poses for us that made for a mixture of beautiful and sillyy photos that my family and I will cherish for years. She edited and processed my pictures within a few days (Ive waited weeks to receive professional photos from other photographers in the past so Linda's turn around time is incredible)!!! She gave me full access to them by making a Shutterfly account and sending the link to my email. This account allowed me to purchase pictures through Shutterfly or download them onto my computer so I could choose my own picture developing company. She truly loves what she does and it is reflected in her passion for the art of photography and the quality of work she produces. She is professional and easy going which are some of the best qualities you want in your photographer, particularly on stressful days. Thank you Linda for taking such beautiful photos that I am so proud to put on display in my home and show my family and friends via social media! I highly recommend anyone and everyone to book Linda/LC Photography for their special event or occasion. You will not be disappointed!! Ive attached just a small fraction of the beautiful photos she took as proof!
Yodit D.
For my daughter's graduation, I wanted to use a professional photographer so that all would remember her perfect day. I contacted a few photographers, and Joseph was a perfect match for several reasons, with one being the quality of pictures compared to the price. Similar quality pictures were around $300-$500, and Joseph offered his services at a fraction of that. I'm really impressed with the results and the quality of the pictures. He stayed for more than our agreed time to make sure that everything turned out well, and I greatly appreciate that. All the guests enjoyed his conversations, and he made everyone comfortable about taking pictures (which can be difficult, especially if it's a group of introverted people). Lastly, he was very respectful of our culture and the way we do things. I would highly recommend him. Seriously, one of the best people on this platform.
Moments In Time by JosephMoments In Time by Joseph
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