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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.

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.

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 Marietta family photographers
Frank U.
He made my first family photo memorable. Will definitely use him again soon.
Diego's PhotographyDiego's Photography
Katie R.
Loved working with Keira for photos of my son. She is a natural, talented and made us feel completely at ease. My son was as goofy with her as he is with family! The photos turned out great. Will definitely book Keira again.
Keira Davis PhotographyKeira Davis Photography
Dustin T.
Working with Lindsey was fantastic! Not only did she allow us to include our furry family members, but she blended right in like a part of the family too. The images she captured truly exemplify our family's quirks and fun-loving nature. We had a blast and it shows. We will definitely be using Lindsey's expertise for our future photography needs.
Lindsey Eltinge, Product and Lifestyle PhotographyLindsey Eltinge, Product and Lifestyle Photography
Thumbtack Customer
Having Audra take my senior portraits was the best decision i've made this year. She is a very generous professional photographer. I was looking for someone who could smooth out and retouch my skin while still looking natural....and well, my acne/blemishes are not in the photos i'm sending out to family and friends :)
Audra Mitchell PhotographyAudra Mitchell Photography
Marla M.
Elizabeth did an incredible job in providing us beautiful outdoor family photos. There were 5 of us including a 2 and a 3 year old (who lose patience for sitting still and posing quite easily) and Elizabeth was able to capture an array of photos that will bring us sweet memories for years to come. Thank you so much for working with us in the midst of such a hectic day. The photos you delivered give absolutely no indication of the chaos that went on during the shoot ;-). An absolute professional.
Elizabeth Stephenson PhotographyElizabeth Stephenson Photography
Rebecca S.
Keira was great! We absolutely loved our photos!! Every single one of them! Keira was very flexible with scheduling as we got rained out more than once. She was adaptable and very willing to make it work for us! She was such a delight to take photos with. It was like hanging out with a friend. We talked and wandered around the park, stopping to take pics along the way. I totally recommend hiring Keira for your family session!
Keira Davis PhotographyKeira Davis Photography
Uzi S.
Where do I begin? Shantel was AMAZING!!!!!!! I had the privilege of working with Shantel to cover my sons first birthday party. I was traveling for the party to Atlanta from Florida. I definitely plan on hiring her again in the future to do a family photoshoot for me. She was so sweet and friendly. All of my guests loved her presence and I definitely have been recommending her to my family and friends in Atlanta. She was polite and took initiative at the party to get to know my guests and take photos of them with their consent. I would highly recommend booking her for any kind of event or shoot!! Thank you again Shantel for taking such memorable photos for us!
Telless PhotographyTelless Photography
Sue F.
I contacted thumbtack for a professional photographer in Georgia. I am not from the area. I wanted to give our daughter a gift for her birthday. 5 companies contacted me. Out of them all, E. Elise Photography was the company that answered my question and made me feel most comfortable with setting up an appointment. Erin was willing to travel to anyplace my daughter choose. She was very open with dates and was will to change the date we set up because of a planning error. On the day of the shoot, she not only contacted our daughter but me as well. Once they were finished, Erin contacted me to let me know that everything went great and my daughter and her family were a delight to work with. I have not seen the finish product as of yet, the shoot was over last weekend but, I'm sure we will be very satisfied. I definitely would use E. Elise Photography again and give her name out to friends and family. Thank you Erin! Sue Friedrich
E. Elise PhotographyE. Elise Photography
Sade B.
Clayton was extremely patient with my family. He did extremely well photographing my twins for their 1st birthday/cake smash party! He took his time, he is passionate, and although my twins started to get fussy towards the end, Clayton remained professional while at the same time capturing those great moments that my twins will have the pleasure of viewing 20 years later! Lol.
CDW PhotographyCDW Photography
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