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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.

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.

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.
Reviews for Atlanta professional photographers
Dian H.
Professional and made taking photos with the hubby who hates photos a breeze!
Anthonie Deandre CreativeAnthonie Deandre Creative
Tamara J.
Extremely professional A+ photographer!
Joshua Smith-PhotographerJoshua Smith-Photographer
Chelsea E.
Professional photographer and very patient!
MB PhotographyMB Photography
Thumbtack Customer
I did a professional photo shoot and had so many wonderful photos to choose from!
Jenny Levine PhotographyJenny Levine Photography
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
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
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
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
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
Kenishelia N.
We received some amazing photos from E&C Photography. Eliot was on time and very professional. We will definitely schedule more project in the very near future.
Happily Ever CapturedHappily Ever Captured
Thumbtack Customer
Very friendly and professional staff. Photos were creative and shots were perfect
Unbridled Love CuratorsUnbridled Love Curators
Vicki M.
Very professional and photos turned out amazing. Will use again! Thanks Mikhaela.
Mikhaela Slavik PhotoMikhaela Slavik Photo
Antonia P.
Brivel Bariki Photograpy was the photographer for my wedding and he was AWESOME! He was very professional and took so many photos! Will definitely be working with him for all of my future events.
Brivel Bariki PhotographyBrivel Bariki Photography
Thumbtack Customer
Paul is a great photographer and very professional. I would definitely use Paul again!
Paul Ward PhotographyPaul Ward Photography
Allison R.
We came from Indianapolis to have photos done at the ATL Botanical Gardens and found Photos by Rosser Studio! An awesome experience from start to finish. Professional and stunning work!Highly recommend!
Photos by Rosser StudioPhotos by Rosser Studio
Thumbtack Customer
I needed photographs for business profiles and resume. Eric was very professional and provided an excellent service.
Headshot Studio Atlanta  an Eric Bern Studio Pr...Headshot Studio Atlanta an Eric Bern Studio Pr...
Stephanie P.
Cardell is one of the best photographers I have ever worked with. He was our wedding photographer. He was on time, professional and he has a great eye and captured every moment of our wedding with expertise.
Photos by Rosser StudioPhotos by Rosser Studio
Samantha S.
We loved working with DV photo video. Forrest captured a rehearsal dinner evening and was on time, professional, friendly and easy to work with. We received the photos extremely fast! Would highly recommend this team.
DV Photo VideoDV Photo Video
Thumbtack Customer
The photography session with Patricia was absolutely fun, collaborative and very professional!!! Patricia was awesome!!! 5+stars!!!!!
P. Villa Photo, PMInc.P. Villa Photo, PMInc.
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
Janell W.
I needed updated professional photos. Sana was very thorough in determining my needs, efficient, flexible with scheduling and reasonably priced. She did a great job and I will go back to her for future photos!
Sana StudiosSana Studios
Kevin C.
Paul was terrific to work with. He was extremely professional and his photos captured the life and spirit of our University of New Hampshire alumni event. I would highly recommend Paul for photography needs you have.
Paul Ward PhotographyPaul Ward Photography
Robert B.
Holland was the ultimate professional and a pleasure to have as my photographer. She is an entrepreneur on the move. Watch out ATL!
Holland Reid Photography, LLCHolland Reid Photography, LLC
Thumbtack Customer
Excellent to work with. Very professional, and photos were exactly what we needed, plus high-quality.
Paul Ward PhotographyPaul Ward Photography
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