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South Bend Family Photographers

Browse these family photographers with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in South Bend.

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Inspired Media
4.9
from 53 reviews
  • 88 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Shinnell L.
Verified review

I want to preface this review by saying I'm really apprehensive about conducting business on the Internet as I'd rather conduct business face-to-face. This experience with Andy (Inspired Media) was my first time conducting personal business over the Internet and I'm so glad I did! Andy is the absolute best. I put in a request for a quote and Andy provided a quote within 24 hrs. Andy explained everything in great detail and from the time I put in a request for a quote, to having our edits back was all within one week. Andy's professionalism is top notch. We have beautiful family pictures that truly captures the moment. Andy was great with our two small children in engaging them and getting them to do the poses. I was nudged to research photographers online and I was nudged to go with Andy and I'm so glad I was obedient to that nudge. Andy traveled to our location in Indiana and he didn't include extra fees and charges for traveling. Additionally, Andy offered us discounted printing for our photos! All in all, the entire process was a great experience and our family highly recommends Andy and our family would certainly work with Andy again in the future. Thank you so much Andy for our beautiful memorable family pictures. May God continue to bless you and your family richly.

Courageous Photography
4.7
from 26 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 49 hires on Thumbtack
Candice M.
Verified review

I was searching for a Boudoir Photographer for awhile when I came across Thumbtack. Holli responded with wonderful email introducing herself and she seemed like the perfect fit. I had spoken to and or emailed several other photographers but Holli stood out among all of them. We had our boudoir session and she put us totally at easy. The photos are wonderful and we are already planning another session.

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Judy Gray Photography
5.0
from 17 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Jill S.
Verified review

Judy has taken senior pictures for 3 of my kids and will be taking my youngest child's this summer. She does such an amazing job and works to get great smiles out of even the toughest ones. I couldn't be more pleased with her photography and our family will use her as long as she is available!

Britne Lynne Photography
4.7
from 15 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 26 hires on Thumbtack
Yesenia S.
Verified review

We visited Hawaii in October and wanted to capture our vacation by taking some family pictures. Britne came to our location and did a great job with our pictures. She mailed our pictures to us in Illinois and they were beautiful. I wish she lived closer to us, we would take family pictures with her every year!

Loryn Eaton Photography LLC
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 20 hires on Thumbtack
Stacy P.
Verified review

I feel like I could have gone through 1000 photographers and not found one better than Loryn! She is laid back and enthusiastic. Most of all, the finished product came out great - better than I ever could have expected and her turn around time was FAST! We really couldn't be happier! Loryn is worth every penny!

Exie Joy Photography
4.8
from 11 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Elena D.
Verified review

Pros: - my pictures turned out beautiful. - We shot at 5 locations so the base rate was very reasonable considering the multiple locations. - Bethany sent me the ideas of the locations and she was responsive. Cons: ( why I did not give 5 stars) - Bethany was not very engaging or friendly with me. I am used to working with photographers who do small talk or work harder at making you feel comfortable with them. Here, I felt if I would not talk, she would not talk. - She did not give me any directions as to how to pose. Overall, I think you can get great pics at a good price if you are experienced in front of the camera. If you hate the camera or are shy, you may want to tell her that beforehand.

Gabrielle Sukich
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 23 hires on Thumbtack
Anastasia Z.
Verified review

Gabrielle was very lovely to work with, friendly, professional, easy to get in touch with and quick to respond to all of my inquiries. She arrived early and went the extra mile, staying late to capture some special moments with my family. Gabrielle's offer's great pricing for the quality of work she provides, we definitely recommend her for an engagement/wedding shoot! Thank you for making my day that much more special, Gabrielle!

Welch Foto, LLC.
5.0
from 8 reviews
    Emily S.
    Verified review

    Abbie has an indescribable talent. She has such an attention to detail which makes her photographs stand out above all others. She has done my families photos for years, most recently my daughter's newborn photos. She has such a beautiful, gentle touch with babies and a genius set-up to keep them warm and cozy. Her equipment and techniques are state-of-the-art and she is always striving for perfection in her work.

    • 6 years in business
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    Jessica S.
    Verified review

    Grace did my husband and my wedding and engagement photos. I would recommend her to anyone she was really sweet and went above and beyond what most photographers do. She is very good at directing people and helping relieve wedding day stress to get good pictures. Grace is very genuine and truly seemed to care about me and my husband and wanted us to be 100% happy with the pictures. I haven't seen all of our pictures yet but I couldn't be happier with the ones I have seen and the overall experience of working with Grace!

    Barefeet Photography
    5.0
    from 4 reviews
    • 4 hires on Thumbtack
    Brook B.
    Verified review

    By far the kindest person I have met Id highly recommend her to anyone. She made our night so special and her pictures are phenomenal great with all the children and definitely does her job very well. Not only an amazing photographer but a really cool person. Thank you so much. !!😁

    3thirteen Photography
    5.0
    from 3 reviews
    • 2 hires on Thumbtack
    Dawn W.
    Verified review

    Amanda did a wonderful job for the "Cousins Get Together "in September. Everyone enjoyed meeting her as she took pics and they all liked her. I'd recommend having her any time any occasion that you need a photographer.

    Tia Lee Photography
    5.0
    from 3 reviews
    • 2 hires on Thumbtack
    Rick G.
    Verified review

    Tia Drudge is an excellent photographer that really gets into her work. Taking pictures since she was a little girl she has perfected her art. Always a joy to work with and really great with kids.

    Nic's Clicks Photography
    5.0
    from 3 reviews
    • 6 years in business
    Sarah J.
    Verified review

    Professional, sweet, and completely knowledgable. Had a great experience in Chicago shooting my senior pictures with Nicole! Can't think of a better go-to photographer!

    Eiffel House Photography
    5.0
    from 2 reviews
      Susan M.
      Verified review

      We had specific photographic needs for our special wedding day and Tiffany was able to accommodate our request. We loved every single photograph she shot that day. All throughout the event, she captured all the special moments, whether it was posed or cameo, and that included photos of all our guests, too. It was a whirlwind day and I just wish we had more time that afternoon for posed shots of beude and groom, but she worked well during the short time we had available.

      3rd Coast Photo Arts
      4.0
      from 2 reviews
      • 14 years in business
      • 2 hires on Thumbtack
      About

      I believe my work captures spontaneity, emotion, and beauty inherent in the subject and in the environment.

      EP Art & Design
      5.0
      from 1 review
      • 6 years in business
      Lucy P.
      Verified review

      Me and my husband were disappointed with the engagement picture that another photographer took. I talked to Edoarda and she took amazing picturess. My husband and I are really happy with her work.

      Wendi W.
      Verified review

      We were excited to have our 25th Anniversary & Family photos taken. Cameron/FII&P was very professional, patient and reasonably priced.Our photos turned out great! We have, and will, recommend our family and friends to Forever Impression Invites and Photography.

      • 5 years in business
      • 2 hires on Thumbtack
      Maggie J.
      Verified review

      Mackenzi took photos of my daughter for her graduation pictures. They turned out unbelivebly well. Mackenzi was so great to work with. I will be going back to her every time I need a photographer.

      Huss Family Photography

      New To Thumbtack

      • 8 years in business
      About

      RH Photographic Memories

      New To Thumbtack

        About

        I offer creative professional photos with great services and negotiable pricing. You are my top priority.

        Photography By Desa

        New To Thumbtack

          About

          I am a Northwest Indiana based photographer who specializes in family portraits and wedding photography. I have a great passion for capturing special moments and memories in every single one of my clients' lives.

          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.
          Hire skilled professionals for absolutely everything.