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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.

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.

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.

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 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.
Reviews for Sandy Springs photographers
Dian H.
Professional and made taking photos with the hubby who hates photos a breeze!
Anthonie Deandre CreativeAnthonie Deandre Creative
Carter G.
Incredible experience with DV Photo. If you need event photography, HIRE them. I got my photos within hours of the event and they are amazing. Can’t recommend enough!
DV Photo VideoDV Photo Video
Pat L.
Dean is a true professional. I've had my photo taken many times and his attention to detail is beyond any other photographer I've used. My photos turned out amazing and Dean's skill with touching up the photos is also amazing. I will certainly use him again and recommend him to anyone needing photography services. Thanks!
Linar StudioLinar Studio
Thumbtack Customer
I did a professional photo shoot and had so many wonderful photos to choose from!
Jenny Levine PhotographyJenny Levine Photography
Rebecca J.
Not only is Paul a friendly and charming person, his photographs were perfect! He captured everything at our Gala - from couples posed to candid shots to the auction and the dancing. As a "photographer" myself, I appreciate photographers who look for shots beyond the typical. Paul will be my recommended photographer from now on.
Paul Ward PhotographyPaul Ward Photography
Allie J.
Matthew was awesome! We hired him for party photography and had a great experience! Can’t wait to see our photos!!!
Thumbtack Customer
Amazing photographer. Punctual, professional, but still very approachable. Took great photos and very passionate about his work. Even stayed after the time was up. Best photographer in Atlanta I had the pleasure of doing business with.
Kaz Artis Wedding/Event/Commercial PhotographyKaz Artis Wedding/Event/Commercial Photography
Evonna W.
Helped us all the way through the process of getting my photos done, and helped me through my nerves and anxiety on the day of the photo shoot. Ended up with some amazing photos. I would definitely recommend!
Veronica C.
Photos look great.
Kent Ruby PhotographyKent Ruby Photography
Tamara J.
Extremely professional A+ photographer!
Joshua Smith-PhotographerJoshua Smith-Photographer
Jennifer V.
Joshua was a great photographer. The photos came out great, and he got them to me very fast. Would definitely recommend!
Joshua Smith-PhotographerJoshua Smith-Photographer
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
Paul K.
DV Photo was awesome to work with. Their professionalism and quality of work is excellent and spot on. I plan to reach to DV Photo for my next event.
DV Photo VideoDV Photo Video
Roland L.
Omg I love the photos he took he made the day so wonderful and also had music so we could be at ease i love his work and quality of the photos.!? Definitely will be booking him for my daughter’s photo shoot
New Lens On Life PhotographyNew Lens On Life Photography
Christina L.
Great experience working with this photographer!
R.L. Duke TirschelR.L. Duke Tirschel
Aman B.
Reja was the photographer at my daughter's first birthday party. She took high quality photos, arrived on time, and overall did a great job!
R S E PhotographyR S E Photography
Thumbtack Customer
Paul was great! He was friendly and provided a very fast turn around on the photos. Plus the photos he took of our event were great!
Paul Ward PhotographyPaul Ward Photography
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
Michaela W.
She is an amazing photographer with great tips and tricks! I highly recommend her. Her photos turned out exactly how I wanted them to!
Renee Rogers PhotographyRenee Rogers Photography
Thumbtack Customer
Great experience. Frank is a great photographer. Very high quality photos. He will work with you to accomplish your goals. Very satisfied. Highly recommended.
Frank Zayas PhotographyFrank Zayas Photography
Rusha M.
He did such a great job! I haven't received the photos yet, but I am not worried about the quality of the photos. Was very accommodating and easy to communicate with.
Frank Zayas PhotographyFrank Zayas Photography
Juan M.
I had a short suspense for headshot photo's! I needed the photo's for my business website and business marketing material. I reached out to 5 to 6 photographer's on Thumbtack which is a online service website that matches you with local professionals based on your zip code. Out of the 6 photographer's Ashley is the ONLY photographer that ask SPECIFIC questions to understand what I needed and was able to schedule an appointment within 2 days! Once we scheduled an appointment, she accepts different forms of payment from PayPal to invoices, I paid by invoice. We met for the session and she has a great personality and made feel very comfortable for my first professional photo's! She took ALLOT of photo's which only took 30 minutes which I LOVE as I'm super busy setting up my new business! I thought it would take 3-4 days to get access to the photo's. To my SURPRISE, the photo's were posted the same day and they were exactly what I needed....thanks Ashley!
ANYoung PhotographyANYoung Photography
Thumbtack Customer
Yesterday I had a photo shoot with Anna. I needed a headshot photo for LinkedIn and more casual photos for a dating site and social media. I loved her patience and guidance during the shoot. The pictures turned out fantastic! I will definitely be using Anna again!
Anna T. Moss PhotographyAnna T. Moss Photography
Thumbtack Customer
We have hired this photographer for a couple family functions. She is always on time and provides the photos in a timely manner. My husband has titled her our "family photographer". We have recommended her to family members and will continue to use her for other events in the future.
J & A Photography LLCJ & A Photography LLC
Krystal K.
Great photographer! Will do business with again.
Kaz Artis Wedding/Event/Commercial PhotographyKaz Artis Wedding/Event/Commercial Photography
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