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Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

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.

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.

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 Macon photographers
Thumbtack Customer
A very professional photographer with lots of good ideas.
Kaz Artis Wedding/Event/Commercial PhotographyKaz Artis Wedding/Event/Commercial Photography
Devan H.
Andrina picked a perfect place for the photos, and did a wonderful job capturing exactly the theme I was going for. She was a pleasure to work with, which are the experience more fun, and in my opinion helped result in better pictures. The quality of the pictures received is phenomenal, and they were delivered in a very timely manner. I am very happy my choice to use Andrina's photography and would recommend her to anyone looking for quality work.
Andrina's PhotographyAndrina's Photography
Stephanie T.
Drew is absolutely amazing! He made the booking process very easy and always responds in a timely manner. He had a lot of great ideas for our maternity photos and they turned out great! I definitely recommend his services!!
Drew Ellis PhotographyDrew Ellis Photography
Jorden S.
Trey was GREAT! We had an amazing shoot. I would definitely recommend! He was very helpful with my many questions along with being very patient with us. This was our first shoot and he made it the best experience. If your looking for a photographer, definitely choose him! 10/10
Trey Walker StudioTrey Walker Studio
Shamedra w.
He was on time, taking pics of the venue before the wedding, the pictures came back within 3 days..Very nice photos, did exactly what i asked plus more..I highly recommend him to anybody...he's a very sweet, friendly person also..We felt like we had known him for years..Thanks for making our day special..#TheLawsons
Moments In Time by JosephMoments In Time by Joseph
Thumbtack Customer
Kaz was total pleasure to work with for my husband's retirement celebration. In the planning process of trying to find a photographer it struck me how unprofessional many of the potential vendors were in trying to win my business. Kaz had a complete, up to date website and was responsive when I called asking questions. I completely changed the requirements for the shoot and Kaz rolled with it. I just finished looking at my client gallery today and had a wonderful time reliving the moments from my husband's ceremony and party. He was able to clearly capture all of the emotions that were present that day. Thank you Kaz! Hire Kaz and you will not regret choosing such a great professional.
Kaz Artis Wedding/Event/Commercial PhotographyKaz Artis Wedding/Event/Commercial Photography
Lauren K.
Jess was so amazing to work with. She did a 3 day shoot for our retirement community's Thanksgiving family visits. During Covid, our residents have had to follow some strenuous regulations which included not being able to see their families for months. We arranged outdoor visits, gave everyone care packages of Thanksgiving goodies, and still had to maintain social distancing guidelines. Jess captured these, sweet, heartfelt visits, and with that we were able to provide our residents and their families with memories they will be able to cherish for a lifetime. I simply cannot say enough wonderful things about her or her work. You can tell that her heart goes into every shot and she has a passion for capturing life's wonderful moments. She is amazing and I would highly recommend her to anyone looking for a photographer who will treat their event as passionately and with as much heart as if it were her own.
From Georgia With LoveFrom Georgia With Love
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