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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 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.

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.

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 Brookhaven family photographers
Renita R.
Leonard was amazing and made our family photo session fun for the whole family!
LKP StudioLKP Studio
Nikki B.
My family had family photos taken by S Yvette photography. She had great communication and was very punctual. Our photos came out beautiful. My 4 and 7 year old children enjoyed taking pictures with her. I would definitely recommend her for you photography needs. Thank you S Yvette!
S Yvette PhotographyS Yvette Photography
Mary D.
Right on time, responsive to requests, quick on picture composition and photos in family situations.
Milona Ina PhotographyMilona Ina Photography
Matthew L.
She was absolutely fantastic! Anyone looking to do family photos should not hesitate to hire Elizabeth.
Elizabeth Stephenson PhotographyElizabeth Stephenson 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
Giorgia R.
Keira is a very personable and professional photographer who has a done a wonderful job for our family portraits!
Keira Davis PhotographyKeira Davis Photography
Courtney H.
Milona was great to work with! She was very responsive, showed up on time and worked well with us for our family photos.
Milona Ina PhotographyMilona Ina Photography
Thumbtack Customer
I hired Jen to take portraits of us and our newborn baby right before we left the hospital. My family and I love her photos. Jen gives great value for your money, very friendly, and professional. Her price is great too. This was the second time she took photos of me and the family. Thanks again Jen.
Jenny Wright PhotographyJenny Wright Photography
Jessica L.
Frank was wonderful! My family and I were traveling to Georgia from out of town and we only had one day to have our family photos taken. He traveled to us and was absolutely spot on of the outdoor location we were considering. He made everything easy, made us feel very comfortable and we really enjoyed the experience. Oh yeah and to no surprise...our photos came out amazing and we have wonderful photos to remember our trip!
Frank Zayas PhotographyFrank Zayas Photography
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
Thumbtack Customer
Lindsey was gracious and fun to work with and accommodated the different styles of photography that different members of my family wanted. I haven't seen the final photos yet, but she did show us shots on her camera as we went along and the photos looked great even before retouching. One of the few photographers who didn't make my 3 year old daughter cry.
Lindsey Eltinge, Product and Lifestyle PhotographyLindsey Eltinge, Product and Lifestyle Photography
Jean C.
She was an absolute delight to work with. Each family had a dog and she encouraged us to take them along to nature center and include them in our family photos. She was so relaxed and it translated to all of us. Even the dogs behaved! Fabulous results.
Lindsey Eltinge, Product and Lifestyle PhotographyLindsey Eltinge, Product and Lifestyle Photography
Kelli Y.
Aiva is a fantastic photographer with top notch photography skills. She treated us with the utmost respect and was very professional and accommodating. Our photos for our first family photoshoot came out gorgeous and she really went above and beyond to work with us and our 1 year old for her first shoot. We will be using Aiva again and will recommend her to as many people as we know.
AGpicture by Aiva GenysAGpicture by Aiva Genys
Christy K.
Charles is great at taking pictures! Very professional! It was a last min thing for me and he seen me the same day for my maternity photos. Definitely will be returning after the baby is born for a family portrait.
A.S. Photo StudioA.S. Photo Studio
Thumbtack Customer
Lindsey did a family photo shoot outside at our house and she was fabulous! In a short period of time was able to capture wonderful images of the whole family, including the dog! We were able to get the whole group as well as different combinations of family members. We have so many good images to choose from. Lindsey was so personable and easy to work with, and very reasonably priced. We definitely plan to use her again in the future.
Lindsey Eltinge, Product and Lifestyle PhotographyLindsey Eltinge, Product and Lifestyle Photography
Barbara A.
I hired Sam to take newborn photos for my sister. She was not planning on having any but I insisted that she try it out. I found Sam on Thumbtack and took a chance since this was his first newborn session. My sister had a wonderful experience with him and would recommend him, they plan on using him for more family photos!
Sam Adams PhotographySam Adams Photography
Kyasha M.
Shante was amazing! She is flexible, good-spirited, and made sure we were happy with our poses. We were taking family photos, so there were 8 of us, but she handled all of us like a pro. Our photos turned out beautifully! I've recommended her to my friends who live in Atlanta and will use her again the next time I'm in town!
Telless PhotographyTelless Photography
Thumbtack Customer
Mikhaela was wonderful. She was very professional yet perfectly laid back, especially working with my crazy family. She had a great eye for visualizing the perfect shot in not so perfect conditions. The photos were amazing and she was very flexible. Mucho Recommendo!
Mikhaela Slavik PhotoMikhaela Slavik Photo
Mary M.
Mr. Jackson's exceeded our expectations when taking photos of our family. Having three grandchildren under three years of age can be challenging. Mr. Jackson made it so easy. My husband and I were impressed with the professionalism, experience, and patience shown by him. The finished product was beautiful. Our daughters and son-in-laws were blown away. Thank you Mr. Jackson for a superbly done photo shoot.
Captured Memories PhotographyCaptured Memories 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!
LC PHOTOGRAPHYLC PHOTOGRAPHY
Thumbtack Customer
Caroline Price was an excellent photographer. She was professional and made great suggestions. She knew exactly what kind of pictures that my family would love. She was able to get my 3 and 6 year olds in a comfortable space so that their photos came out amazing. The final product came back sooner than expected and the quality was outstanding. I highly recommend her work and hope to work with her again next time.
Caroline Price PhotographyCaroline Price Photography
Thumbtack Customer
Holland is professional as well as very pleasant to work with as well! She arrived on time, stayed over an hour and took great pictures of my family in several different settings, both casual and formal, and they are superb! I was able to choose favorites, which she edited, and then I downloaded all the photos to keep at home. She offered to mail a flashdrive with all photos as well, but I do not need it. I will definitely use her services again!
Holland Reid Photography, LLCHolland Reid Photography, LLC
Allison G.
Kat was amazing! I hired her to capture candid moments of my family (grandparents, two families with young kids) and she was professional, patient, and very go-with-the-flow. We had a location change at the last minute; it was cold the morning we were meant to meet in a park, and Kat came to my house and shot inside my living room and in our backyard. To be able to get 2 hours of work and over 1,000 edited photos was such a deal...highly recommend Kat!
Kat Bonilla PhotographyKat Bonilla Photography
Thumbtack Customer
Mikhaela was such a pleasure to work with. Very responsive and quick to make arrangements for our appointment. She made my family feel at ease in front of the camera and was open to our ideas while using her excellent skills to capture some beautiful photos. She was able to overcome a bossy 8 year old and a slightly fussy 9 month old and get some wonderful shots. The turn around for editing was quicker than any photographer I have ever worked with. She is great and I would recommend her to anyone!
Mikhaela Slavik PhotoMikhaela Slavik Photo
Amanda V.
A very different engagement photo shoot that she instantly had ideas on top of my ideas! Proofs came back so quick! I like the website link to send to my family out of state. We were nervous of course but we started warming up and the pictures are better than I could have imagined! Now to just choose the finals ;)
Renee Rogers PhotographyRenee Rogers Photography
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