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Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

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.

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.

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.

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 Gainesville photographers
Thumbtack Customer
very professional and friendly.Offered positive feedback and advice for posing and selection of photos. Photography session was a very pleasant experience. Especially pleased with the delivery time and method of delivery of the photos.
Simpson Custom Photography LLCSimpson Custom Photography LLC
Angelica M.
Pleasant to work with! Very happy with my photos!
Mikhaela Slavik PhotoMikhaela Slavik Photo
Thumbtack Customer
I can highly recommend Tiffany Lynn Photography. Tiffany was professional and created an atmosphere that was easy to work with. Her photography was of very high quality and I am pleased with the result.
Tiffany Lynn PhotographyTiffany Lynn Photography
Thumbtack Customer
Wonderful experience. Awesome photographer. Will definitely use again.
Frank Zayas PhotographyFrank Zayas Photography
Miracle A.
Great experience. Awesome photos. Plan to use again in the future.
David Wilson StudioDavid Wilson Studio
Thumbtack Customer
Very sweet. Made sure I was comfortable the entire time. Took a billion photos and went over them with me so I could help choose! Best photography experience I've ever had.
Simpson Custom Photography LLCSimpson Custom Photography LLC
Thumbtack Customer
Took many shots and very quick turn around. Gave me time to review the proofs. Great photographer!
Simpson Custom Photography LLCSimpson Custom Photography LLC
Ramona M.
She is great. Great photo, great personality, I cannot say enough good about my experience. I would greatly recommend using her!!!!!!
Swapna photographySwapna photography
William g.
Came on time, took plenty of time taking photos including an un-cooperative newborn. selected on basis of price. Definitely one time when you can pay less and get more
Heard PhotographyHeard Photography
Thumbtack Customer
Paul did an incredible job photographing my daughters high school graduation party at our lake house. He was very professional and kind. He captured some awesome pics on the lake. I will definitely keep him in mind for future events!
Paul Ward PhotographyPaul Ward Photography
Thumbtack Customer
The whole experience was fun! Although I did want a female to do the boudoir photos he was just as good! He made me feel comfortable and I loved the experience! My pictures turned out amazing and there is nothing I could say went wrong
Simpson Custom Photography LLCSimpson Custom Photography LLC
Working with Diego and his wife, Patricia, was very easy! They're both very nice and professional. They were prompt to the event and accommodated some special requests we had. They were flexible with us and the photos turned out great!!! I will cherish these forever!!! Would hire again!
Prelude To A Kiss Photography by Diego HugoPrelude To A Kiss Photography by Diego Hugo
Thumbtack Customer
What a great job Dave did on my head shots today. I feel certain that I am much more professionally represented on online media. I would most definately recommend Dave for any photography needs. Excellent! Marti Strand VP Revenue Cycle Operations
Simpson Custom Photography LLCSimpson Custom Photography LLC
Tracy C.
I don’t even have enough words to explain how much I appreciate Cory’s work! He was on time, very professional and knows his craft!! This was my first photo shoot and thought I’d be awkward in front of the camera but just a few shots in Cory was able to make me feel comfortable and confident enough to bring out the best in me! What stood out to me most was how he went ABOVE and BEYOND to ensure that I got the shots I needed! Now the pictures! Just... wow. Not only are they amazing but they go beyond just being images to telling stories. He really has an eye for capturing great moments because my favorite shots were either off guard or unplanned! I cannot wait to book Cory for my next event and you should too! Cory - thank you thank you thank you! You are amazing!!
Capture the Journee PhotographyCapture the Journee Photography
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