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Lombard Outdoor Family Photographers

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JZ Studio
4.9
from 107 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 166 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Jenny T.
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I spent a long time researching wedding photographers in my area and was hit hard by jz studio's work. After having the opportunity to meet, it was clear how their personality and passion matched their talent, these guys are a force! On our big day they were focused, professional and attentive behind the lens and so much fun during all the bits in between. Group shots were super smooth and efficient, then individual shots with my wife were just a blast. Photography was a big part of the day for us and having the talent and personality of Philip and Zack entrusted with that responsibility was a dream.

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Carrie Leah Photography
5.0
from 100 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 163 hires on Thumbtack
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Sheila G.
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Carrie is amazing! We hired her as our wedding photographer in 2016 and she has since become our family photographer! In addition to our wedding, we have used her for birthday parties and also 2 Christmas card photos, she even gets my dogs to pose! Carrie is amazing!

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VisualEtiquette
4.9
from 96 reviews
  • 189 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Marge V.
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Agnes arrived early. Emil happened to be along so we had TWO photographers! They were so professional and captured everything we asked and much more. They filled the entire two hours of the contract with a constant stream of photos. We were so satisfied we cut the cake early and let Agnes go on to her next event -- we couldn't imagine anything else to be captured. We'd very highly recommend Emil and Agnes!!

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Kimia Emami
5.0
from 80 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 117 hires on Thumbtack
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Radha K.
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I couldn't be happier about the work Kimia did for a baby shower I threw for my brother and sister-in-law. The pictures are beautiful and she captured so many candid moments that my family and I will treasure. In the past, I've always had issues with event photographers not covering everyone - but she was able to capture all of our guests having a good time. She is very prompt with communication and is able to address any questions you may have. With event photography, it's difficult because one you receive the product, there's no going back. You can trust that Kimia will capture the entirety of the event you worked so hard to plan. I highly recommend Kimia!!

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Martika Photography, LLC
4.9
from 76 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 133 hires on Thumbtack
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Warner S.
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I am absolutely 100% satified with Martika P. Gartman Photography. I have hired many Event Photographers for both Family and Church Events over the years. However, I must say that Martika P. Gartman Photography is the "best" Event Photographer that I have ever seen with my own eyes. She knew "exactly" how to pose and line up persons for photographs. She took her time, and the Event photographs are excellent "keep-sakes" for everyone attending the Church Event to hear my daughter, Dr. Sheri Prentiss, give a presentation about her newly published book," WHEN EVERYTHING CHANGED: MY JOURNEY FROM PHYSICIAN TO PATIENT", an inspiring book about Dr. Sheri as a breast cancer survivor. Thank you, Thumbtack Staff for making the "contact" between myself and Martika P. Gartman Photography.

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  • 102 hires on Thumbtack
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Jennifer S.
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I could not be grateful enough to have found Nikki on Thumbtack! She blew us away with her ability to wrangle all 9 of us for outdoor family portraits. She captured the best photos I've ever seen of my three wild nephews (7, 5, and 3 years old). When we posed for pics she helped us all to be at the right angles and coordinated. The boys were totally at ease with her and we all had a really great time. She is very professional, her edits were tasteful (not overly filtered), her prices are beyond fair, and we now have a large album of beautiful photos that capture our family at it's best. Highly recommend contacting Nikki. I'm booking her again for my other side of the family and will continue to reach out to her in the future. THANK YOU, NIKKI!

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Geral oris
4.9
from 59 reviews
  • 97 hires on Thumbtack
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TOPE F.
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After meeting with several photographers, she was the ONLY one my wife and i liked. Her professionalism is unlike any other - prompt with responses, super creative and pictures came on time.Geraldine has one of the biggest hearts of anyone I have ever met, and I was absolutely honored to have her play such an important role in my wedding. I can't recommend her enough.

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Kilroy Dunne Photography
5.0
from 53 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 129 hires on Thumbtack
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Dana K.
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Kristine has taken several rounds of photos of my three kids over the years and I never fail to fall in love with the shots. She has taken indoor and outdoor photos and in both environments her "documentary" style of photography beautifully captures the personalities of her subjects in a way that a typical photo never does. She also has a gift for putting her subjects at ease so the photos never look stiff and posed. I highly recommend her, especially for family photos and kids.

Sally Blood Photo
4.8
from 47 reviews
  • 64 hires on Thumbtack
Colin S.
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Sally is a wonderful, artistic, creative photographer with a unique perspective that results in captivating, dynamic photos. One thing I love about working with her is that she lets me look at the shots as we go, adjust, and offer suggestions. She has a commitment to excellence that makes her the best.

Ekaterina
4.9
from 38 reviews
  • 36 hires on Thumbtack
Ariel C.
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Ekaterina was timely, professional, personable, and artistic in her work. We took engagement photos with her after finding her on Thumbtack. I saw the work posted on her website and was wowed at the quality and artistic creativity. We were unsure of good locations and she provided options for us to choose from and a plan B in case of rain. During the photoshoot, we admitted that we were unsure what to do and she guided us comfortably through the entire shoot. She made us feel comfortable enough to be silly and genuine and the photos came out very natural looking. The photos look beautiful (even before editing), and we have already booked her for our wedding. I look forward to booking her for graduation photos for my M. Ed. I would HIGHLY recommend her to all of my family and friends for a photographer of any type of event or occasion.

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RC Photography Chicago
5.0
from 37 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 31 hires on Thumbtack
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MAYRA M.
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Thank you sooo much Ronald for being at my daughter's event, The pictures are beautiful .! From now on You are the family photographer, as well as a friend, Thanks again! Will be back for a photo session Soon😄

Chicago Portraits
4.9
from 32 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 56 hires on Thumbtack
Kalpana S.
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We hired Chicago Portraits for our wedding and we are so happy that we did! They were very responsive to our needs for multiple events and communicated with us every step of the way. We had Bharani as our photographer, who was eager to understand our vision. We first had a phone conversation to see if Chicago Portraits would fit our needs and once we decided to move forward, Bharani made himself available to meet in person prior to any photo shoot to go over the details. He was very flexible and accommodating to our schedules. Also, we aren't the most comfortable couple in front of the camera, but the photographers put us at ease and even offered suggestions for poses. They were very patient to capture the best photos possible. We're extremely pleased with the results. We intend to hire them again for future events and would highly recommend them to anyone else!

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Life on Prints Associates
5.0
from 31 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 50 hires on Thumbtack
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Tina V.
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This year is my year. I decided to join a dating site. I know that the process starts with a great picture. You simply have to put your best foot forward. Well, I needed a photographer who understood my objective. Tony understood exactly what I wanted to achieve and he gave me many options for profile picture. I did not know which one to select. We went to two different locations with three wardrobe changes in the rain. He offered to reschedule and re shoot if the pictures were not what I wanted. He was very professional and efficient. His initial contact was within minutes of my request for proposal. He returned the finished product to me less than 48 hours later. I had many pictures from which to select. He then did additional clean up on my main photo. I think I have found a new photographer for my family.

JCPhotography
4.9
from 24 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 50 hires on Thumbtack
Richard E.
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We held a 50th wedding anniversary with about 80 people invited for lunch and a slide show. We asked Joan to photograph every guest (as singles, couples or family) as they came in through our greeting reception process. Joan arrived on time amid the chaos of my family setting up the American Legion Hall for the event. (Four people cutting and arranging 270 stems of flowers and decorating 12 tables and we were late!) Joan set up her backdrop and lights in her designated corner and almost immediately started to photograph our guests as they arrived. Joan was amazing with the guests and accommodating with every situation. She photographed guest families with 3 year old children through a blind nun family member with beauty and dignity. Joan understood the general assignment well and executed it beautify with no supervision. When situation were not clear, she asked what was required. Working with her was like working with an old friend of many years. Our friends and family commented on Joan's friendly manner and demeanor in working with them. Joan is a "natural" for this kind of work and exceeded our expectations. We asked for and received a DVD of all her photography on this event which she produced before she left. Our intention is to print pictures to send to our friends and family along with the thank you letters and another set of prints to make what will be a very special 50th anniversary memory book.

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BirdyFinn
5.0
from 21 reviews
  • 15 years in business
  • 28 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Emily T.
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The experience with Chris was fantastic! Not only is he a consummate professional, but he made the experience so fun, easy and positive. Unlike most family photographers, there was nothing staged. He just let us play and talk, and captured the most magical moments of our family being ourselves. I would highly recommend him to any family who is tired of standing by a picket fence or in front of a backdrop for their family photos. It is truly a unique end product that you will treasure!

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L Christine Photography
4.9
from 21 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 38 hires on Thumbtack
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Rashmi D.
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We really had a great time taking summer pictures with Lauren... she made it easy for the family ... our pictures have come out great!! Lauren was very professional, on time and delivered the pictures to us before the due date.... we will be doing another session in fall wirh her...

  • 12 years in business
  • 66 hires on Thumbtack
Yolanda L.
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You guys were awesome! Besides how late my now husband and I were on our wedding day, you guys were there and ready to go! You captured some of the greatest moments perfectly. And besides everything running a bit late, you guys stayed a bit longer than the time said just to make sure all the important events were captured. I'm very grateful for this photography couple. Pictures looked great, a few blurry but I still love them. We had tons of fun!

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Studio Soo | Chicago Baby
4.9
from 19 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Lena B.
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This review is a bit overdue but no less true! I received a recommendation for Studio Soo from a friend who had her daughters 1 year old photos done by Soo. I called Soo to discuss a newborn shoot for my son who was already 6 weeks (a little old for the newborn shoot) and he gave me the wonderful suggestion of waiting for the first smile to happen and then to schedule so that we would get more personality captured in our photos. He was right on with this suggestion and I am so glad we waited several more weeks. Our photos are stunning!! We love every single shot and to be honest it was so hard to narrow down which ones we wanted in our final package because they were all simply wonderful. Everyone that has seen our photos is blown away by the quality of the images and the beautiful backdrops. Now let me tell you, I was nervous as we waited for the initial first look at the photos because my son was cranky and sleepy through most of our hour, but Soo worked his magic and literally captured the sweetest moments. He is truly talented. Soo was professional throughout, giving us good direction and suggestions of what would look good. In total we did four different backdrops and a family photo. We were given extremely fair pricing for all that we purchased and it is safe to say we now have a family photographer that we will be using again and again! Thank you Studio Soo!!!

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James Cryer Photography
5.0
from 18 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Erica L.
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Jim took our engagement and wedding pictures. He took the time to capture everything from the littlest of details to the parade of family shots for us. We took quite a few outdoor photos as well. He was patient with the elements and made sure to maximize nature's backdrop. We had a list of must have shots that he was happy to take but we're also very happy with what he was able to improvise. He was very professional all through the process and the end product turned out great!

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Stand Still Photography
4.4
from 15 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 28 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Katie O.
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Jeff and his wife were amazing and captured the most amazing pictures of my wedding! I would highly recommend Stand Still to anyone of my friends or family! Can’t wait to hire them again for my maternity and newborn pictures!

meg adamik creative
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Lilia P.
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Our family session with Meg was so fun despite the cold day! Meg made us comfortable and relaxed as we played around the park with our toddler. The pictures came out beautifully and captured the fun we have as a family. Meg was responsive to our questions and the turnaround time for our photos was quick. We absolutely love our pictures and show them off to our family. Thanks for capturing this fun moment for us, Meg!

Q & A

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

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.

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.
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