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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.

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.

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 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.

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 Lawrence professional photographers
Linda H.
She was an amazing photographer! Very friendly and professional!
Monette Wagner PhotographyMonette Wagner Photography
Thumbtack Customer
Very Professional. Outstanding work. The best photographer around.
FotoCross PhotographyFotoCross Photography
Abdurrahman A.
This is my first time taking a professional photos of my self. I thought it would be so hard for the first time. But after I send a request to Chelsea she respond immediately and we arrange a photo shoot session without any problems. At the same day we managed to meet and take the photos. And at the same day she managed to send me the photos. She did a great job on the photos within a reasonable time. I would like to recommend her for anyone trying to take professional photos. She can manage to work with a first time client or a professional model. You can see some of her work in the photos I will include in this review. Thanks, Abdurrahman
Chelsea Sherrill PhotographyChelsea Sherrill Photography
Thumbtack Customer
Very professional and accomodating to customer needs. A photographer I would hire again.
J. Mikael StudiosJ. Mikael Studios
Sherrea G.
I contacted Justin to have some photos taken for a graduation. Justin got back with me immediately, he was professional and courteous. My plans changed and I no longer needed a photographer however I would recommend Justin for professionalism and punctuality.
Justin Casterline PhotographyJustin Casterline Photography
Lauren D.
Brian was a great photographer for our company's two events. He was on time, professional, and went above and beyond to get great shots. He shared the photos with me in a timely manner. He was also very responsive and considerate. I would recommend using Brian to photograph any type of event.
bstagephotographybstagephotography
Emily W.
Al Bracken Photography responded super quick, and was easy to work with! He is extremely professional and prompt.
Al Bracken PhotographyAl Bracken Photography
Thumbtack Customer
Brian was professional, knowledgeable and patient during my shoot. I would recommend him in the future to anyone looking for professional quality photo's.
bstagephotographybstagephotography
Sherrea G.
I had reached out to Al for graduation photos for a friend completing his masters. Al got back with me immediately and he immediately started his consultation for my photo needs which was very impressive. Unfortunately my plans changed and I no longer needed a photographer but Al’s professionalism and timely response was very impressive as well. He also knew exactly what to do to start planning my photo shoot with his consultation. And I would recommend him going forward for his professionalism and punctuality.
Al Bracken PhotographyAl Bracken Photography
Clarice M.
Cory did such a great job with our wedding photos! We got hundreds of photos, all great quality and edited nicely. Everyone that I show the photos to comment on how good they are. She was also very knowledgable day of, telling us the best poses to do and was just overall friendly and professional. I would definitely recommend!
Cory Harbour PhotographyCory Harbour Photography
Anna F.
We hired Joe Chung Photography for a corporate event in Indy. Joe was very professional. His price was exactly was he said it was going to be (no hidden fees). The turnaround on photos was about a week (which is awesome) and the pictures turned out great!
Joe Chung PhotographyJoe Chung Photography
Thumbtack Customer
My experience with john and JRS Photography was positive. His face shots were high quality and John was prompt and professional.
JRS DesignsJRS Designs
Sue G.
Melissa was professional, yet fun. We had an awesome time doing family photos after our small wedding. She got all the shots we requested and had creative ideas for more. She was flexible and working with her was easy. I won't hesitate to call her if I need professional photos in the future.
Melissa LaGuire PhotographyMelissa LaGuire Photography
Kaytlin E.
Our organization hired Al for our conference/award ceremony and are thrilled with the results. He was on time, friendly and professional, delivered an impressive number and variety of photos for the time he was there, and got the edited photos back to us very quickly. Would definitely recommend!
Al Bracken PhotographyAl Bracken Photography
Natasha H.
My photo shoot was an amazing experience! Danielle is an incredible photographer that exceeded all of my expectations. Incredibly down to earth and professional. I felt so comfortable and empowered by listening to my needs and wants. She captured incredible headshots of me for my graduation, making it so hard to choose which photos to have edited. I highly recommend working with Danielle of Natural Nerd Designs!
Natural Nerd DesignsNatural Nerd Designs
Shanique R.
Unfortunately I did not get a chance to do the photo shoot, Al was very quick with responses and answered all of my questions. Very professional.
Al Bracken PhotographyAl Bracken Photography
Trai E.
Al came out and did a great job despite not feeling well. Very professional and welcoming personality. We will be using him for all of our photography needs!
Al Bracken PhotographyAl Bracken Photography
Cynthia H.
Very professional, communicative and creative! Impressed with personality as well as dedication to customer service and making clients happy! 5 stars! Can’t wait to do the photo shoot!
Wedding Crash KingsWedding Crash Kings
Morrise H.
Monette was a true professional, she was timely, creative and made the photo shoot fun and engaging. I definitely would work with her again and recommend Monette as a someone to work with.
Monette Wagner PhotographyMonette Wagner Photography
Lynette M.
Elham was very professional, flexible and accommodating. I was very pleased with the head/shoulder shots needed for LinkedIn and business cards. I highly recommend Elham's photography services!
Beauty PhotographyBeauty Photography
Thumbtack Customer
Taking engagement photos with Rhiannon was so much fun and they turned out amazing! She is great at what she does, very professional, and makes you feel comfortable!
Rhiannon Loyd PhotographyRhiannon Loyd Photography
Stephanie H.
Easy to work with, non-invasive, professional, and great photos! Our event had 500+ attendees and we didn't have a single complaint. Couldn't recommend him more!
bstagephotographybstagephotography
Thumbtack Customer
James was great. Very professional set up and attitude. His flexibility was paramount during the execution of this project. I would not hesitate to recommend him to anyone needing a great photographer!
James J. Black PhotographyJames J. Black Photography
Sharon L.
Al was very generous with his time and delivered on all his promises regarding the photo shoot and timing of photo availability. He was extremely patient with our family - dealing with 5 children under the age of 8 plus 10 adults could have been overwhelming but Al approached us with professionalism and humor and kindness. We ended up with really good photos of the entire family, each child and his/her family and all the different groups we came up with. I would call him again without hesitation.
Al Bracken PhotographyAl Bracken Photography
Thumbtack Customer
Joe was a truly professional and talented photography and he went to great lengths to accommodate all of us that night while we celebrated my mother and father's 50th Wedding Anniversary. I cannot thank him enough for making the evening a real gift and treasure for my whole family. I would recommend Joe to anyone who needs photography services. Thank you Joe.
Joe Chung PhotographyJoe Chung Photography
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