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Lawrenceville Family Portrait Photographers

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Steve Glass Photography
5.0
from 171 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 308 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Dallas K.
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Steve did an amazing job! Couldn't have asked for a better photographer and end photo!

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Frank Zayas Photography
5.0
from 81 reviews
  • 29 years in business
  • 135 hires on Thumbtack
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Jessica L.
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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!

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Diego's Photography
4.9
from 76 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 117 hires on Thumbtack
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David G.
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Diego was AWESOME! He was great to help us relax when posing for our wedding pictures. Great sense of humor too! He saved our special day being available with such a short notice. We totally recommend him to anyone needing a great photographer. There wasn't a single picture that he missed! David and Alvin

  • 7 years in business
  • 88 hires on Thumbtack
Susan M.
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Very professional, creative eye, great to work with. Took our family photo and loved it! Will definitely book again and I highly recommend her.

Kent Ruby Photography
4.8
from 59 reviews
  • 15 years in business
  • 90 hires on Thumbtack
Bishop T.
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Portrait photos, done professionally. Extremely pleased.

Mikhaela Pozhoga Photo
4.9
from 45 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 66 hires on Thumbtack
Pearl D.
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My experience with Mikhaela has been stellar. I cannot find a single thing to complain about. She's been responsive and flexible. During the shoot she made my family and I very comfortable with her kindness and genuine excitement about capturing our images. She gave great direction and was patient. She works very well with children also. She captured amazing shots of us and I can't wait to share them with loved ones. I plan on working with her again and would recommend her in a heartbeat.

  • 11 years in business
  • 41 hires on Thumbtack
Vanessa D.
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Karl has been excellent to work with. He is professional, creative and communicative. His work is beautiful and he feels like an extension of my creative team even though we are located on opposite sides of the country. I would love to post images of his final work but I'm not at liberty to do that at this time. I hired Karl to take black and white portraits of employees for a multinational medical/pharmaceutical company. He brought so much character and drama to the imagery. I would hire him again in a heartbeat and highly recommend him.

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Pendry Photo
4.9
from 31 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 48 hires on Thumbtack
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Brandon P.
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Matt came and did some 1 year photos for our family with our daughter. We used someone different for her birth photos and while they were good photos before, Matt had a great eye for where to take photos and how to take them that other photographers seemed to miss or lack. He found some beautiful outdoor spots in our town and took us there for several hours of shooting. They turned out great and he also sent us all the electronic files, edited for the best shots. We look forward to using him again!

Nina P. Kozlova
5.0
from 28 reviews
  • 22 hires on Thumbtack
Judy M.
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Nina asked me if she could do a portrait sitting of our family for her portfolio. I thought about it, and realized what I really wanted was photos of our two Golden Retrievers, by themselves and with my husband and me. The dogs are ages 10 and 11, and, although I have lots of cell phone photos of them, they are not of great quality, nor am I in any of them! I knew Nina was a dog owner herself, so I asked her if she would consider doing such a photo shoot, and she was excited to accept. She arrived bright and early on the appointed day. She quickly made friends with Eddie and Bridget, the two dogs, and we got right down to business. The first thing I wanted to do was to recreate a pose from an 11-year-old photo where I’m holding Eddie in my lap, on the day we brought him home as a 9-week-old puppy. I even put on the same shirt I was wearing in that long ago picture! It was a little difficult to get a 70-lb. dog to curl up in my lap the way he did as a puppy, but we finally managed to do it, and I was very pleased with the results. Then Nina took many shots (500+), both inside and outside, first of each dog alone, then of the dogs with my husband, then with me, then of all four of us together, then of the dogs together playing with their favorite toys. Nina was very imaginative in the poses she suggested for us and for the dogs. She did a great job of working with them, using every manner of sound and body language to get them to look at the camera! We had such fun with her that day. She made it easy to be relaxed and just enjoy the dogs. I have a terrible smile when I’m being told to smile, but she didn’t have to tell me to smile once all morning! Within three days, she had distilled those 500+ photos down to the best 81, which she sent to us in a ZIP file. There are so many different groups of shots, and as hard as it was, I think I’ve finally identified my favorites in each group. I’m going to have a few of my very favorite ones printed for framing. She helped us to preserve some very precious memories. I would highly recommend Nina for her photographic skills. She is also very personable, and fun to work with, and is able to coax winning smiles out of dogs and humans alike!

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LC PHOTOGRAPHY
5.0
from 26 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 54 hires on Thumbtack
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Terri-Lynn P.
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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!

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HD Shot Studio
5.0
from 24 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 28 hires on Thumbtack
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Lori M.
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I very seldom take the time to post reviews regarding service; however, because I was so impressed with the service I received from HD Shot Studio I wanted to share my experience. I was working on a proposal as part of a consulting team and the decision was made on a Friday to include headshots for each team member and it had to be submitted by Sunday. Because I did not have a professional headshot I immediately contacted photographers in the area that could accommodate my short timeframe and deliver the headshot in the same day. I contacted HD Shot Studio from my Google search and talked with Dean who worked me in on Sunday and delivered the photos within a few hours. Given that I hate taking pictures, Dean was professional, easy to work and with made the photo shoot fun. He gave me different options with background and poses and spent enough time to deliver a terrific headshot. Thanks again Dean! I would recommend your service.

  • 12 years in business
  • 46 hires on Thumbtack
Elvoria B.
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Wayne, is an excellent photographer! I love my pictures. He made my experience exciting, wonderful & super fun! He's a down to earth man, cool guy & I will definitely use Wayne again absolutely. Please give him a try bc you want be sorry he's also very reasonable in price. Wayne thank you so much I truly appreciate it.

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Renee Rogers Photography
4.9
from 19 reviews
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
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Amanda V.
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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 ;)

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Aaron Coury Photography
5.0
from 18 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
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Danielle J.
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Aaron was wonderful! He took gorgeous pictures of me and my family and even got shots of our unruly toddler and pup. Hire him! He’s great.

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Just Bartee Photography
4.9
from 16 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
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Christine F.
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As a professional wedding coordinator for 11+ years I have had a lot of experience with photographers. Bartee was engaging without being intrusive. He's that perfect fly on the wall secretly capturing moments that would have been lost forever on a camera phone. I was blown away by the raw emotion in the pictures and how expertly he portrayed the mood even in a low light space that can be tricky for other photographers. I would whole heartedly recommend Just Bartee! The rehearsal is a uniquely intimate time during the hustle and bustle of a wedding weekend. Everyone feels the excitement and importance of the moment without the anxiety of onlookers. Having such gorgeous photos of your best friends and family is sure to be a treasure.

RATU MEDIA
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Jay M.
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Will was awesome! Everything about his work was great! Very communicative, was willing to meet up in advance to go over what we were planning and how we wanted it done and it all worked out perfect! I planned a surprise engagement for my fiancé at the time and he helped me plan it all out as well as snapping every moment. He joined the whole party as well for dinner where he still managed to capture so many photos. He also made sure to get pictures with us and every single person who was there. He went over and beyond what I’d imagined to get out of a photographer. What made it even better was that my wife and I still look back at those photos and are extremely satisfied and happy with what we received. I will definitely recommend him to anyone who needs a photographer for a photo shoot for any type of event.

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Sam Adams Photography
4.9
from 10 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
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Lisa A.
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Sam was a joy to work with for my daughter's portrait session. For the price, I got some amazing photographs that I will cherish forever!

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Milona Ina Photography
4.9
from 10 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Mary D.
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Right on time, responsive to requests, quick on picture composition and photos in family situations.

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True - Light Photography
4.9
from 8 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Laura H.
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Daphne was very cooperative and pleasant to work with. She was on time, brought good props and had a variety of suggestions for various poses. She also captured some great shots where she was working with what the family was doing ( not posing for the camera ). She was absolutely fantastic with our two year old, which is the most difficult in our family to capture good photos.

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Waldorfotography
4.9
from 8 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Leesha C.
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Peter is an awesome, highly skilled photographer. He is extremely friendly, professional, and very easy to work with. I've done individual shoots as well as a couples shoot with him. My husband hates getting his picture taken, but Peter made it lots of fun and comfortable for us during our engagement shoot. Peter kept it fun and exciting and had great energy! He knew exactly where to go and how to direct us for each background. Peter also has lots of great ideas for where to do shoots, so even if you don’t know the area very well, Peter can help out big time. We also felt like his pricing was very reasonable and that we got every penny’s worth and then some in every precious moment he captured. We are absolutely thrilled that we chose to go with Peter every time we need photos.

  • 2 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Casey H.
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Working with Chelsea has been AMAZING! After a post online looking for a local photographer, she responded immediately. After reviewing her portfolio, my fiance and I decided we would love to use her for our wedding! Chelsea was up front with us that it would be her first wedding shooting, but her work spoke for itself. Her images, eye, and editing were everything we were looking for. She met with me on multiple occasions to go over my desires for the day, a photo check list, and day of needs. We also planned a family shoot prior to the wedding which went over spelndidly. She arrived early, prepared and and in a fantastic mood. She also worked with a novice photographer at our wedding to help her grow her skill set. I can not say enough positive things about working with Chelsea & can't wait for our next shoot!

Q & A

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

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 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.
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