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Indianapolis Family Photographers

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TigerCat Photography
4.9
from 41 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 77 hires on Thumbtack
Vanessa S.
Verified review

Tigercat Photography was hired for my daughters wedding reception. Rick was very professional, patient and easy to work with. He had all kinds of equipment and was prepared to get the best pictures possible. I would recommend Tigercat Photography to anyone. We will continue to use Rick for all our family photography needs. Thank you so much Rick we truly appreciate the job you done for us. Vanessa Smith

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bstagephotography
4.9
from 35 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 46 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Drew U.
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Brian was very professional and responsive during my time working with him. He was very flexible in his schedule and was able to accommodate some of the requests/shots I was looking for. I would recommend using him for future use by anyone who is need of a talented, and professional photographer.

Le'Anna Lee Photography
4.9
from 29 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 27 hires on Thumbtack
Carey W.
Verified review

Christina is an amazing photographer. I was very impressed with the research she did prior to my session. She takes time to actually gauge - and accurately I might add - her subject's personality. I found her to be flexible as well as interactive. Furthermore, Christina offers suggestions- unlike some photographers who are just downright bossy. Very client-focused. I highly recommend Christina.

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Al Bracken Photography
5.0
from 23 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Joey F.
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Al was simply delightful. He was very professional and made me feel much more comfortable than many other photographers. Give him a shot!

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Jeff Norris Photography
5.0
from 23 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 36 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Jennifer P.
Verified review

Almost a month ago we spent one of my favorite evenings as a family, “doing what”, you ask? “Getting family photos.” I respond. “Wait,” you say, “don’t you have a two-year-old?” “Yep.” “And it was still a great evening?” “Yes!” Jeff is a master at his craft. I’m no photographer, but I know from experience that it takes more than an eye for a good shot to make magic behind the camera. It takes someone who has an eye for people. Right away Jeff appreciated my family for who we are and strove to capture US on film. And he did. He got my two-year-old to open up right away and captured his quirky self in dozens of great photos. He managed to make my husband and I laugh and feel comfortable. Even though we are VERY different people, he was able to connect with both of us and bring out our best in our photos. It was a wonderful night and we have photos to remember if forever. If you have a choice, choose Jeff Norris for your pictures. (My out of town friends are all wondering if they should travel here for photos, we all like them THAT much!)

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Extraordinaire Photography
4.9
from 18 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Roger L.
Verified review

AJ is truly a courteous and professional photographer; a rare find in today's business world. Highly recommend.

Walker Fotografy LLC
4.9
from 18 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
Jacklen S.
Verified review

It's a pleasure working with Mr. Walker. I will recommend him to my family and Friends.

Cory Harbour Photography
5.0
from 15 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
Maddi B.
Verified review

Cory did a fantastic job with my family! We included our puppy in our family photos and Cory went above and beyond to make sure we got some great shots! She was patient and flexible. She met us at our desired location, made sure we had plenty of pictures taken, and was flexible about payment options. She was phenomenal. We can't wait to use Cory as our family photographer as we continue to grow our little family!

RC Fine Portraits
5.0
from 13 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 26 hires on Thumbtack
Jeff H.
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Couldn't be more pleased with the quality and professionalism of ​this team of photographers. They have such an amazing talent for capturing great scenes which is exactly what we asked for and they provided us with first class service. Not only would we recommend them, we plan to use them again for another project. Looking forward to working with Rick and Chrissy again.

Frederics Photo
4.9
from 12 reviews
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
Stephanie B.
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Frederic was very professional. I had a family emergency and he was very understanding when I had to cancel at the last moment.

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Stories Told Photography
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 21 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Jessica H.
Verified review

After seeing some of Aaron's work, I approached him about doing my wedding pictures. He gave us exactly what we wanted and took not only great staged pictures, but captured the entire feeling of the wedding with the candid pictures he took. He captured great moments with our friends and family we can cherish forever.

Kim Robertson Photography
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Shelly R.
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I love all my pictures taken by Kim Robertson. She makes you feel comfortable and at ease as well listening to what you want in a pose! She takes her time with each person to make sure they get what they want! She puts her heart & soul into her photography and is will to go that extra mile for that perfect pic! As for me & my family she is our only photographer!

Brittney Way Photography
4.9
from 9 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Sharae S.
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Brittney has photographed my family on numerous occasions. She always makes us feel very comfortable in front of the camera and has a special ability to grab candid moments as well as posed moments. Brittney has taken photos of us in many different locations. Some were inside and some were outside. Depending on the varying places she's shot us at, it's as if I can see the wheels turning in her mind and she comes up with these brilliant ideas to embrace our surroundings. Not only does she capture us, but she also captures our environment within the photos which just adds that much more to the memories caught in the snap shot. She is very well rounded and has photographed everything from Boudoir photos for me to give my husband as a gift, to our wedding day. She's also taken our child's 12 month photos, she was the photographer at his birthday party, she captured life moments in our first home before we moved, and also maternity photos in our new city prior to the birth of our second son. I can't say enough about her artistic visions. She can find the beauty in literally any situation it seems. When I receive the photos after our sessions, I'm always blown away by how many great images she's given me to choose from. There's not enough wall space in my home for everything I'd like to hang! I could go on and on about how great my experience with Brittney Way Photography has been each time we've worked together. That's why we keep going back for more!

Paz Photography
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Alvin J.
Verified review

I thoroughly enjoy my experience working with Paz photography! I was looking for a photographer to shoot some professional shots for my re-designed website for my business and I was overly impressed with her work. I had a concept of what I wanted to do but Briana went above and beyond to turn my concept into reality. She was prepared for the shoot, very knowledgeable in the various camera angles and lighting to catch the perfect shots. Thank you again for helping to make my business a success and I will definitely use Paz photography in the future.

Kara Lucero Media
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Abby S.
Verified review

Kara was my lady knight in shining armor. The photographer for my wedding backed out two weeks prior to the big day, and I was totally panicked. I was put in touch with Kara by a mutual friend. She made it clear that, though she hadn't done a wedding before, she was willing to do the research and put in the time to make it happen for me at an incredibly reasonable price. Kara was so sweet from the beginning and so much fun to work with. I'm in love with my photos and will definitely be going back to her in the future.

J Simpson Photography
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Chevy N.
Verified review

Jamie has taken our family photos several times, and has done an outstanding job! I am especially grateful for her display of patience during our recent newborn shoot. She spent hours in our home messing with our uncooperative, fussy little boy. Thank you Jamie!

Stacy Wolf Photography
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Emma P.
Verified review

Stacy is phenomenal! Her work is impeccable and she treats you like you are the most amazing person she's ever had the honor to photograph. She listens to what you like as well as finds fun and creative ways for new pictures of your family. We've used her for wedding new born photos and just fun family photos. We will continue using her and recommend her to everyone we know looking for a photographer. Truly AMAZING

Sally Wolf Photography
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Randy M.
Verified review

Sally Wolf is not only an amazing person, but a professional that takes pride in her work. She took great photos of my family and my wife in her maternity dress. She even took suggestions on poses to use from our seven year old, which turned out to be phenomenal ideals. She was very punctual, responsive, and is worth every penny. We will definitely use her again for our infant pictures and hope to retain her as our family photographer for years to come. Thanks Sally and we cannot wait to see the pictures!

JKF Photography
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Deb S.
Verified review

The photography session captured some perfect lighting and skin tones naturally which I was thrilled about since I wore no make up. Photographer was also able to capture the perfect smile which is hard to hold after having strokes. These photos were being used for professional purposes so ideally wanted to represent my best positive happy lifestyle. I think she did that without any reservation in her approach!! Beautifully done!

Stefan Welsh
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Nia B.
Verified review

The location Stefan suggested was perfect and I immediately felt comfortable. I had such a great time. This was also my first time using the Thumbtack app and I am so pleased with my experience. It made my search effortless. I have not received my images yet, but Rome wasn’t built in a day 😉 Besides, I know they are going to be PERFECT!!!! I would highly recommend Stefan for your next photography needs; I know I’ll be booking future sessions for myself and my family! THANK YOU SO MUCH STEFAN from one Colorado transplant to another!!!

Proline Photography
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 40 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Emily H.
Verified review

Mark was great to work with at Proline Photography! He was very prompt with all communications and the delivery of the final pictures. I work at a youth sports sponsorship company and we needed someone to go and take pictures at multiple baseball fields of players in our sponsor's jerseys. Mark was flexible with game schedules and was open to interacting with league coaches/families on-site. Our sponsors were highly satisfied with the pictures and we'll definitely work with him again in the Indianapolis area!

Q & A

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.

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 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.

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Need Portrait Photographer

Indianapolis, IN

  • Photo type
    Couple portrait
  • Photoshoot location
    Photo studio, I'm not sure yet
  • What style of portrait photography are you interested in?
    Traditional/Classic (looking directly at the camera), Artistic (focus on composition, lighting)
  • Photo products
    Physical proofs and prints, I'm not sure
  • Details
    We are an older couple
  • $258.33
    Average price

Need portrait photography

Indianapolis, IN

  • Photo type
    Couple portrait
  • Photoshoot location
    Photo studio, Outdoors
  • Photo products
    Ability to purchase prints online
  • Details
    i would love to do an outside scene and if possiable inside too
  • $108.33
    Average price

Need portrait photography

Indianapolis, IN

  • Photo type
    Professional headshot
  • Photoshoot location
    Other (music studio)
  • What style of portrait photography are you interested in?
    Artistic (focus on composition, lighting)
  • Photo products
    Other (business card)
  • Details
    we are song writers trying to come up with the perfect business card
  • $89
    Average price
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