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Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 Savannah photographers
Samantha B.
Poor quality photos after a long wait to get them. Half of the photos taken were not received and what was was mostly poor quality. Wish I had chosen my photographer more carefully because we now can't recreate those moments nor do we have them saved now. The photographer was very nice, but just not great quality photography.
Blanchard PhotographyBlanchard Photography
Julian L.
Beautiful day captured amazing photos of our children for Christmas cards. The photos are truly stunning, both lighting and setting/framing.
Beautiful Day PhotographyBeautiful Day Photography
Thumbtack Customer
Miranda was awesome to work with for our wedding and maternity photos! She listened to what me and my husband wanted and was able to produce amazing photos that we are more than happy with!! We also got to preview some of the photos that same weekend!! She has a natural eye for what looks good and is very artistic, we took both traditional and unorthodox photos and she was able to tackle them all! I would recommend her to anyone looking for a photographer, you will not be disappointed!
CameraKoala PhotographyCameraKoala Photography
Olivia F.
I had the greatest time and I am obsessed with the photos she was able to capture. Everyone should absolutely book with CameraKoala Photography.
CameraKoala PhotographyCameraKoala Photography
Anna h.
Dercius did a wonderful job with communicating and listening to what we wanted for our wedding photos. He also was very accommodating to my guest and was very professional. He did an amazing job with the photos! They all look fantastic. I would hire him again for photos in a heartbeat! My husband and I are definitely going to be spreading good words to our friends and visitors about 9184 Designs and hope Dercius will continue to flourish in his photography business! Thank you so much for the photos and your time!
9184 Photography LLC9184 Photography LLC
Brayden W.
Great photos and quick turnaround time.
CameraKoala PhotographyCameraKoala Photography
Beth K.
Matthew did a fabulous job photographing my daughter's wedding! He took shots before, during and after the wedding and at the reception. The photos are beautiful! In addition Matthew was helpful and just a true professional. I am so happy we found Matthew Evans Photography!
Matthew Evans EVO PhotographyMatthew Evans EVO Photography
Daphne K.
Great to work with for our school’s graduation photos!
Lamont Weldon PhotographyLamont Weldon Photography
Alana W.
Great experience! Can’t wait to see the photos!
Luxe by Lindsay PhotographyLuxe by Lindsay Photography
Jessica F.
Mackenzie was such a pleasure to work with, from contact to completion. We scheduled an impromptu 30-minute couple photo session for our first trip to Savannah. She was super helpful in suggesting locations and very responsive to my many questions. We're in love with the photos and highly recommend working with her if you're looking for a talented photographer!
Mackenzie Schaeffer PhotographyMackenzie Schaeffer Photography
Jennifer L.
We are so appreciative of Jennifer Kapicka's photography! She was so easy to work with and put everyone at ease right away. My teens even enjoyed the photo shoot! :) She was so easy going about having our dogs with us and last but not least... the PHOTOS are beautiful! She captured the essence of our family and had our photos ready within just a couple of days! We would love to work with her again! Thank you Jennifer! - Lopez Family
Jennifer Kapicka PhotographyJennifer Kapicka Photography
Ruby A.
Laura is very professional, responsive, love the photos and reasonably priced.
Beautiful Day PhotographyBeautiful Day Photography
Erica G.
My husband and I had a great experience utilizing CameraKoala Photography for our babymoon photos. Our photos are beautiful and artistic. The experience was so fun, and we have so many options to choose from. We’re so thankful this special time has been captured so beautifully. We highly recommend her expertise to others!
CameraKoala PhotographyCameraKoala Photography
Lisa K.
Super fun, creative and we are so excited to see our photos!!
CameraKoala PhotographyCameraKoala Photography
Namrata P.
My husband and I really enjoyed working with Madisen on our maternity photo shoot in Savannah! We were there on our babymoon, and I let Madisen know what we were interested in doing. She really knows how to get fantastic backgrounds to highlight your photos and work with the surroundings. The results came back STUNNING! We are so impressed with the way photos came out, and we are super excited to share the photos with family. Really happy that I have these forever memories with my baby bump and the memories from our babymoon!!
Mad Hip PhotographyMad Hip Photography
Angelique S.
Absolutely loved the photos that were taken at our brief wedding on December 23, 2021. We have so many photos and all are in good quality. Couldn’t have asked for anything better and honestly so happy with the results.
9184 Photography LLC9184 Photography LLC
Inessa C.
It was a pleasure to have such a nice photographer. Beautiful pictures will be our memories for the live time.
Select Shots Photography™️Select Shots Photography™️
Denise F.
If you are looking for an amazing photographer you need to choose Celina. Not only is she a wonderful photographer she’s kind and perceptive. I very seldom saw her at my wedding, she stayed always near by but she was never in the way and the photos show how she really takes pride in what she does. She’s kind with a great eye. I highly recommend her. You won’t be disappointed !
Celena Riley PhotographyCelena Riley Photography
Cierrah G.
This was my best experience with a photographer I have ever had! She really captured the love my husband and I have for one another and the excitement we have for our upcoming baby. She was the sweetest and most understanding photographer. I highly highly recommend her to anyone on the fence about what photographer to hire. She deserves so much. And I’m so thankful for her talent during this time!
CameraKoala PhotographyCameraKoala Photography
Crystal E.
She was awesome, our entire family enjoyed our photo session. The pictures are amazing!
CameraKoala PhotographyCameraKoala Photography
Kim Z.
Calm, friendly, professional. Showed up early. Beautiful photos delivered before two weeks
Simple Moments PhotographySimple Moments Photography
Kenji K.
Darla was an amazing photographer who helped me plan the most perfect proposal at Forsyth Park. She was professional, funny and very punctual. I can’t say enough about her amazing artistry and vision. Please consider Darla and Phoenix Photography. Thanks again.
Phoenix PhotographyPhoenix Photography
Thumbtack Customer
I needed a 'headshot' photo for my new job and Reid responded promptly to the posting. He found a wonderful location near my home to take the photos, paid attention to lighting and background and edited the results quickly and professionally. Friendly and easy to work with as well. A real pleasure.
Clymer PhotographyClymer Photography
Lucia S.
Miranda is a phenomenal photographer! She knows her craft and is so fun and easy to work with, even when little ones are involved! We are in love with our photos!!! So thankful that you beautifully captured our family and such a special time in our lives! Thank you!!! ❤️
CameraKoala PhotographyCameraKoala Photography
Kayla J.
Dericus is a phenomenal photographer. He really can capture what you need without much direction. That's a kind of talent that not a lot of people have. Not only were the photos great, but he is very professional and makes you feel comfortable while shooting. Highly recommend!
9184 Photography LLC9184 Photography LLC
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