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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.

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.

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.

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 photo shoots
Thumbtack Customer
I did a professional photo shoot and had so many wonderful photos to choose from!
Jenny Levine PhotographyJenny Levine Photography
Aggie K.
Awesome photo shoot experience with her. Highly recommend
Milona Ina PhotographyMilona Ina Photography
Thumbtack Customer
Yesterday I had a photo shoot with Anna. I needed a headshot photo for LinkedIn and more casual photos for a dating site and social media. I loved her patience and guidance during the shoot. The pictures turned out fantastic! I will definitely be using Anna again!
Anna T. Moss PhotographyAnna T. Moss 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
Edgar G.
Keira was fantastic to work with! Since day one, she was on point with understanding what I wanted from my proposal photo shoot. Keira’s professionalism and personality was a pleasure to work with. She made the photo shoot easy and stress free. If you’re looking for a quality photographer, I highly recommend Keira.
Keira Davis PhotographyKeira Davis Photography
Casie M.
Frank did a great job! He made our photo shoot easy and comfortable!
Frank Zayas PhotographyFrank Zayas Photography
Sidney M.
This photo shoot was absolutely perfect! I scheduled this shoot as an "adult cake smash" for my birthday. From beginning to end, Kenneth was a complete professional and helped me with suggestions of poses so I could capture the moment perfectly. He also had a great understanding of where we could capture amazing shots in Piedmont Park, and he was delightful to chat with in the interim between photos. I cannot say enough about how pleased I was with the entire experience. Top notch photographer in every sense of the word. I will definetly book future photo shoots with this gentleman and recommend his services to friends. My photo shoot will forever be a great memory of this moment in time, and the pictures turned out phenomenal!
Brazzell FotoBrazzell Foto
Cathy W.
Diego was very professional with the photo shoot, we had a mix up on the photo selection, but it was corrected very quickly. I would recommend them for future business.
Diego's PhotographyDiego's Photography
Thumbtack Customer
Very talented photographer with a deep range of experience to help get the most out of your shoot. Very happy with my pictures and had a great time shooting. I would absolutely recommend Holland to anyone.
Holland Reid Photography, LLCHolland Reid Photography, LLC
Evonna W.
Helped us all the way through the process of getting my photos done, and helped me through my nerves and anxiety on the day of the photo shoot. Ended up with some amazing photos. I would definitely recommend!
SKCphotographySKCphotography
KARTHIK P.
Linda was a wonderful photographer to work with. She was very flexible to my needs and showed great patience and professionalism throughout the pre-planning and the actual shoot. I hired her to help with my surprise proposal photo shoot and she took fabulous pictures. She had some great suggestions for me while in the planning phase as well. Definitely recommend!
LC PHOTOGRAPHYLC PHOTOGRAPHY
Heather O.
David really knows what he's doing, and he knows how to produce great work. One can tell he's very passionate about creating great photography, and the photo shoot was fun!
One Soul PhotographyOne Soul Photography
Roland L.
Omg I love the photos he took he made the day so wonderful and also had music so we could be at ease i love his work and quality of the photos.!? Definitely will be booking him for my daughter’s photo shoot
New Lens On Life PhotographyNew Lens On Life Photography
Thumbtack Customer
I loved Holland work! She went above and beyond with a great photo shoot and support. She also brought a great makeup artist and the final result was outstanding!!!! Holland has a great and amiable personality. She is fun to work with, making her customers to feel comfortable and relaxed for the shoot. Holland now is my go to person for any kind of professional photographs.
Holland Reid Photography, LLCHolland Reid Photography, LLC
Datreion E.
Anne-Marie was amazing. Her and her husband came to shoot our engagement and they made the night so special. The photo shoot went so smoothly and they were so professional. They captured a lot of important moments for us and we are extremely grateful to them.
DV Photo VideoDV Photo Video
Thumbtack Customer
Kaz is an awesome photographer. He was on time to our photo shoot and was courteous and patient with my 1 1/2 year old. When we need more memories captured we know who to call.
Kaz Artis Wedding/Event/Commercial PhotographyKaz Artis Wedding/Event/Commercial Photography
Thumbtack Customer
Firstly, Holland Reid is a very agreeable person. Secondly, she is highly competent. With her excellent people skills she made the photo shoot fun. She continued to shoot until she got the right photos with the right light not considering the time ticking. It was a great experience and thank you Holland for the excellent work! I recommend her as OUTSTANDING! Marcelle Cunningham-Rousseau
Holland Reid Photography, LLCHolland Reid Photography, LLC
Astra A.
Loves my photos and he’s very friendly. He made me feel very comfortable with my shoot and had such a great turn around time
Joshua Smith-PhotographerJoshua Smith-Photographer
Thumbtack Customer
My wife and I hired Lisa for a special photo shoot to announce the newest addition to our family. She recommended a great location and went above and beyond what we were expecting. The photos turned out great! -The Lazareks
L.M. Pane Photography LLCL.M. Pane Photography LLC
Benjamin V.
Jordan is a great photographer. He is extremely easy to work with and takes really nice pictures. After our shoot, he got the photos to me very quickly, something that I appreciated (and hasn't been the case with other photographers I've used in the past). I highly recommend working with Jordan.
Jd PhotographyJd Photography
Carla P.
Great Guy! Very personable. We really enjoy working with Mark at our engagement shoot and cant wait for the wedding photos! Mark is professional and great to work with!
Mark Ha PhotographyMark Ha Photography
Thumbtack Customer
Niche Photography was extremely professional. He provided direction during the shoot and was very knowledgeable and patient. I look forward to working with him in the future for additional projects!
Niche` PhotographyNiche` Photography
Advi R.
Danielle was excellent in taking candid photos of our engagement shoot. She knew our chosen location very well and did a great job in making us feel comfortable all through the shoot. I am really happy with the outcome of the pictures. I truly recommend her work.
Danielle Brown PhotographyDanielle Brown Photography
Vince S.
Dean is a fabulous photographer — personable, professional, and a pleasure with which to work. It was my first photo shoot and he immediately set me at ease. I never smile, and Dean made ME smile! If you need a first class photographer — give Dean at HD SHOT STUDIO a call. You’ll be glad you did!
Linar StudioLinar Studio
Duckhwan K.
We took engagement photo with Diego. We talked with him via phone call, text, email a lot before the shooting. He suggested a lot of different concepts of photos and we choose piedmont park. He set up the time for us to have both day view and night view. He knows well various points in piedmont park. During the shooting, he tried to make us comfortable and be relaxed. We took about 3 hours for our photoshoot and he was very passionate during the shooting. He never said "ok good enough" easily. He wanted the perfect shoot and he made it. After 2 weeks, we could get proof version of photos and we selected some of them to be editied. He responses very well and never ignore our opinion. We really enjoy working with Diego
Diego's PhotographyDiego's Photography
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