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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.

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.

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.

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.
Reviews for Atlanta photographers
Dian H.
Professional and made taking photos with the hubby who hates photos a breeze!
Anthonie Deandre CreativeAnthonie Deandre Creative
Carter G.
Incredible experience with DV Photo. If you need event photography, HIRE them. I got my photos within hours of the event and they are amazing. Can’t recommend enough!
DV Photo VideoDV Photo Video
Jasmine W.
I had a great experience with Telles Photography. My photos are beautiful. She was on time and very professional. I would definitely use her for other photography needs.
Telless PhotographyTelless Photography
Pat L.
Dean is a true professional. I've had my photo taken many times and his attention to detail is beyond any other photographer I've used. My photos turned out amazing and Dean's skill with touching up the photos is also amazing. I will certainly use him again and recommend him to anyone needing photography services. Thanks!
Linar StudioLinar Studio
Angela H.
Jordan was phenomenal, you cannot ask for a better photographer. From his personality to his professionalism everything was above par. He will definitely be the photographer I turn to for all my photography needs from now on. I highly recommend him to anyone who is looking for quality, and excellent photos.
Jd PhotographyJd Photography
Teaa A.
My request for an event photographer was last minute but I was blessed to receive a response from DV Photo Video. I highly recommend! The turnaround time for my photos was impressive! Will definitely hire again!
DV Photo VideoDV Photo Video
Rebecca J.
Not only is Paul a friendly and charming person, his photographs were perfect! He captured everything at our Gala - from couples posed to candid shots to the auction and the dancing. As a "photographer" myself, I appreciate photographers who look for shots beyond the typical. Paul will be my recommended photographer from now on.
Paul Ward PhotographyPaul Ward Photography
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
Jeromette B.
I enjoyed working with the photographer. He was professional and fun to work with. All my photos turned out great.
A.S. Photo StudioA.S. Photo Studio
Ashley C.
My photographer was Billy Cinematic and he was great! He arrived early, very friendly and professional. Captured great photos and the turn around time was super quick! I received my photos within a few hours 😳
Candidly - Your Neighborhood Photographer  AtlantaCandidly - Your Neighborhood Photographer Atlanta
Allie J.
Matthew was awesome! We hired him for party photography and had a great experience! Can’t wait to see our photos!!!
PendryPhotoPendryPhoto
Tamara J.
Extremely professional A+ photographer!
Joshua Smith-PhotographerJoshua Smith-Photographer
Veronica C.
Photos look great.
Kent Ruby PhotographyKent Ruby Photography
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!
theimperiallens.comtheimperiallens.com
Thumbtack Customer
Amazing photographer. Punctual, professional, but still very approachable. Took great photos and very passionate about his work. Even stayed after the time was up. Best photographer in Atlanta I had the pleasure of doing business with.
Kaz Artis Wedding/Event/Commercial PhotographyKaz Artis Wedding/Event/Commercial Photography
Jennifer V.
Joshua was a great photographer. The photos came out great, and he got them to me very fast. Would definitely recommend!
Joshua Smith-PhotographerJoshua Smith-Photographer
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
Paul K.
DV Photo was awesome to work with. Their professionalism and quality of work is excellent and spot on. I plan to reach to DV Photo for my next event.
DV Photo VideoDV Photo Video
Aman B.
Reja was the photographer at my daughter's first birthday party. She took high quality photos, arrived on time, and overall did a great job!
R S E PhotographyR S E Photography
Thumbtack Customer
Paul was great! He was friendly and provided a very fast turn around on the photos. Plus the photos he took of our event were great!
Paul Ward PhotographyPaul Ward Photography
Chris M.
Chris was a pleasure to work with and captured great photos at our Emory University event. I recommend him if you're looking for a skilled photographer in the Atlanta area.
Montyangelo ProductionsMontyangelo Productions
Rusha M.
He did such a great job! I haven't received the photos yet, but I am not worried about the quality of the photos. Was very accommodating and easy to communicate with.
Frank Zayas PhotographyFrank Zayas Photography
Thumbtack Customer
Great experience. Frank is a great photographer. Very high quality photos. He will work with you to accomplish your goals. Very satisfied. Highly recommended.
Frank Zayas PhotographyFrank Zayas Photography
Michaela W.
She is an amazing photographer with great tips and tricks! I highly recommend her. Her photos turned out exactly how I wanted them to!
Renee Rogers PhotographyRenee Rogers Photography
Krystal K.
Great photographer! Will do business with again.
Kaz Artis Wedding/Event/Commercial PhotographyKaz Artis Wedding/Event/Commercial Photography
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