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Top Rated Family Photographers Around Ashburn, VA

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Joe Halpin Photography
5.0
from 35 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 53 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Anna F.
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He came to my house to do some portrait-type photography. I appreciated that Joe was relaxed and friendly and didn't seem rushed. I got the photos back from him very quickly. He was helpful in suggesting good backgrounds as well. I was very pleased with the end result. I think he'd make a great family photographer also.

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Party Favor Photo - DC
4.9
from 95 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 221 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Thumbtack Customer
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We hired Party Favor Photo for a community festival that involved a LOT of kids and people who had never used a photobooth before. The staff was super professional and patient. They made sure each person got a photo, helped set people up in the right place to get the best photo, and moved the line along quickly so everyone could get a photo. As far as communication beforehand, they were very responsive and the online process (contract, questionnaire, etc.) made things very easy. They customized a background for our event that people are VERY excited about. As a non-profit working in low-income neighborhoods, many of our residents don't have photos at home, so our residents were excited to be able to have fun family photos. A few said they were going to frame them! And the customization added another layer of uniqueness to the experience. Finally, they were generous enough to work with our budget (as we are a non-profit), but I would have NO problem hiring them at whatever rate - they were fantastic! Other members of our organization are wanting to use them for future events once they saw how popular the booth was and the quality of the photo printouts. Thanks so much!

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Monumental Arts
4.7
from 126 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 301 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Jennifer V.
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Wow! Kris was our wedding photographer a year and a half ago and was also our family photographer for our daughter's birthday this past weekend. He really listened to what we wanted out of the photo shoot, but also had great ideas himself. He was patient and flexible, and the quality of his work is wonderful! We will continue to use Monumental Arts and Kris for future needs. Awesome job!

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Saint Elmo Photography
4.9
from 47 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 57 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Pamela L.
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My experience with Elmo Laing was a powerful trigger of personal memory---from light, to set-up, to processing. By all accounts, he is a meticulous craftsman. Through his eyes and indelible images of my party guests, I am still reliving this momentous occasion ---my 60th birthday celebration. In photograph after photograph, Elmo captured every mood and motion of the affair. He documented the dancing, the band, the striking group portraits, the cake, the room decorum, and of course--ME. His photography has played an important role of constructing memory because the stories leap from their stills. His images are stimulants for remembering---happy lives, families and friends, and what & how we celebrate. I hover over these images! That’s what fantastic photographers do….they show the environment, they show what they saw and they work to compose the best for YOU. That is exactly what Elmo Laing produced for me. Oh, wait a minute, did I mentioned that he is patient, polite, and precise with posing & positioning—a good photographer. Thank you, Elmo for your artistry, storytelling and technical ability. Pamela Lamberth

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Tamarack Images
4.9
from 108 reviews
  • 16 years in business
  • 271 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
VANESSA A.
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Bill is an amazing photographer. He photographer products for my makeup website and also designed banner ads. Very satisfied! I will be a repeat customer!

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Winstead Studios
4.9
from 131 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 236 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Nicholas B.
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Winstead is an outstanding photographer! This was my very first photo shoot and he prepared me for it exceptionally! He recommended the type of attire I should bring, he recommended how to pose, which stances to make and when! In the end, the pictures looked prolific! Crazy part is, you get so much outstanding service and his price is the most competitive out of all the other thumbtack photographers recommended to me! Save yourself the hassle and stress--hire Winstead and you'll be glad you took this recommendation! Be blessed!

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Joshua Fernandez Photography
4.9
from 68 reviews
  • 16 years in business
  • 102 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Arpita S.
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Josh is an amazing photographer. Not only is his work exceptional but he is kind, courteous, is more then willing to work with your schedule and extremely flexible. It’s my second time having him as our family photographer and i will continue to use him!!

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The Marvelous Real
4.8
from 76 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 105 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Valentina E.
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THIS IS THE PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE DECADE! I come from a huge family and I have been to a lot of weddings and also worked with a lot of photographers in the past. Gabe by far has been the absolute best of the best! He was prompt, he was professional, and he was witty and charismatic all at the same time. Even when photos weren't being taken, he had us all smiling ear to ear. By the end of the night I had a few family members asking for his business card! Loved loved loved him!

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D.I.M. Productions
4.8
from 56 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 73 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Allishia H.
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The photographer was on time prepared and the event was perfectly captured!

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Mark F. Jones
4.9
from 69 reviews
  • 89 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Leonard C.
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Mr. Jones took family photos of our growing family and pet dog in our home. For most it would have been a challenging experience with a newborn, toddler, and Jack Russell. But Mr. Jones displayed the utmost professionalism with an upbeat jovial attitude for the entire session. Will definitely us again and recommend his services.

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Kx Photography
5.0
from 17 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 20 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Clayton K.
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Keith is a great photographer! Very easy to work with, funny, and puts together the shots very well. I will definitely use him in the future and recommend him to everyone!

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Dennis Soans Photography
5.0
from 17 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Mel S.
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Dennis truly understands the needs of his customers . I was totally at ease in front of the camera.Dennis takes the time to work with his models to bring out the best in them. All of my photographs came alive. I highly recommend Dennis Soans Photography, not only for head shots and family portraits, but events as well.

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Jeff Thatcher Photography
5.0
from 15 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Nadia P.
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He is the photographer for all my life events any milestone for my daughter he is the one and only I can trust with those gentle memorable moments I will cherish for life!

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Monique Michael Photography
4.9
from 43 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 77 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Stacey S.
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Monique Michael was outstanding . I am so happy and impressed with the photos of our wedding she captured every moment I got the package with 2 photographers Greg and her were awesome. Their work was so great and the exceeded our expectations by miles. They are great people also. Both of them by the end of the night were loved by everyone in attendance. they knew when to be visible and when not to the were so kind and helped posing some shots got great candid shots and were extremely creative. they got the work back quickly and were very fairly priced . I am so glad I used this site and will continue to us M&M photography for all events of our lives. If you are looking for great work and great people look No further. THIS IS BETTER THEN GREAT ALL AROUND AWESOME PEOPLE AND INCREDIBLE PHOTOGRAPHERS!!!!!!

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Visuals by J. McKenzie LLC
4.9
from 54 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 158 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Shauna L.
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One of the best Photographers the DMV has to offer! We actually came across Jamaal while he was covering my Soror's Wedding in Baltimore this past year! We had been looking for a photographer for the longest time and we were farmiliar with is work, but watching him while he worked is what sealed the deal for us. He floated around the room effortlessly leaving so many smiling faces in his wake, including ours. We didn't even need to see the final photographs, we were already sold(The Photographs were pretty darn awesome too!). We immediately reached out to Jamaal to schedule our engagement shoot and he didn't disappoint! My partner and I were brought to tears by the images. His turnaround is unmatched! (1-2 days). If you're on the fence about booking Jamaal, consider this the push that gets you over the fence. Book him. Now! You will not regret it, we didn't! Not one bit!

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Nandor Nagy
5.0
from 35 reviews
  • 42 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Eszter R.
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Nandor was the photographers at our worship service last month in Washington DC. He was reliable, communicative, very creative and professional in every way. I can only recommend him as an excellent photographer.

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Doug Sanford photographs
4.9
from 136 reviews
  • 36 years in business
  • 238 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Bernetta B.
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We could not have been happier with our decision in choosing Doug Sanford as the photographer for our family photos. He was the first photographer to respond to our needs and price range. He accommodated us with a Sunday shoot, was prompt, professional and worked very well with our family of 11 (which included a 2,4 and 6 year olds). Everyone remained comfortable and relaxed during the entire shoot which included many different locations and extreme heat on outside shots. He did not rush and took every shot we wanted and more. I have just seen the entire portfolio of shots and are ecstatic to say the least. Look forward to working with Doug again on future family photos.

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Cristi's Photography
4.9
from 52 reviews
  • 32 years in business
  • 80 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Gregory L.
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Cristi arrived on time and took over 700 photos. Most of the shots were excellent candid shot which captured the essence of our event. He included a large number of structured photos with family and friends. Picture quality is better than expected. I had asked that his set up not interfere with the event and he delivered - I hardly knew he was on the property the entire afternoon/ evening. A good value for his pricing. I would use his services again.

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STUDIO PRI
5.0
from 30 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 56 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Astrid P.
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Oh my God... Where do I begin? Priscilla is hands down the best photographer my husband and I have met. Pri brings so much energy and passion to what she does, that it's contagious. Her customer service from the moment you reach out to when she delivers your images is spot on. She is open to ideas, creativity, and let's you take control of your shoot, if that is what you are into. Dealing with Priscilla is not like dealing with someone you hired to take your pictures, but a friend that just so happens to be taking your pictures. I do not regret a single thing about choosing Pri as our engagement photographer. We are amazed by the results!! We definitely will be recommending her to all our friends and family, and will be using her as our family photographer for years to come. Thanks Pri!

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Third Floor Photo
5.0
from 165 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 316 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Sarah K.
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Beyond impressed with Tina's incredible talent and flawless ability behind the lens. She spends careful time and does not make you feel rushed in front of the camera. She goes the extra mile to ensure you are most comfortable at all times. She was also one of the nicest, most friendly, energetic and trustworthy photographers I've worked with! I am thrilled with the final product and her creative touch added to my port.

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Chris Paulis Photography
5.0
from 73 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 86 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Wendy R.
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Chris arrived right at "golden hour" and spent several hours working with me to get just the right shots that will absolutely sell my house. Some photographers "over photoshop" the pix and distort the reality of the house... Chris gave my home the warmth and perfect proportion needed to make the house feel like a home... and not a builders model! My Paulis photos are getting 200 views a day on Zillow! Thanks Chris!

Q & A

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

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.

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 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.