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Party Favor Photo - DC
4.9
from 108 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 243 hires on Thumbtack
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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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Saint Elmo Photography
4.9
from 51 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 59 hires on Thumbtack
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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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Vijay Britto Photography
5.0
from 26 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 23 hires on Thumbtack
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Mirriam L.
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He is an amazing photographer I do not regret hiring him. We have even decide to make him our family photographer. We loved his service God bless him

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Joe Halpin Photography
5.0
from 37 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 56 hires on Thumbtack
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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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STUDIO PRI
5.0
from 30 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 58 hires on Thumbtack
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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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Joshua Fernandez Photography
4.9
from 95 reviews
  • 16 years in business
  • 111 hires on Thumbtack
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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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D.I.M. Productions
4.8
from 63 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 82 hires on Thumbtack
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Allishia H.
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The photographer was on time prepared and the event was perfectly captured!

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JustInFocus Photography
5.0
from 16 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
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Thumbtack Customer
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Justin and I started a conversation a little over a week ago. I was looking for a photographer who would be able to take us some couples photos for the holiday season. From the very start, Justin was punctual and he continued to be punctual through to the delivery of the photos. Often times when people hire photographers, people complain that photographers lose momentum once they’ve been offered the gig or once they’ve received payment. This is absolutely not the case with Justin. Justin’s punctuality definitely has been a plus point all the way. I also appreciated that Justin works with clients across varying price points. In addition, I must say Justin’s offer was definitely reasonable given that we’re situated in the DMV. Interacting with Justin, one of the first things I let him know was that I just wanted a quick photo shoot that would be a leg up from our usual selfies. Justin understood exactly what I was expecting out of our photo shoot. Justin and I worked out the details over text, and the photo shoot was quick and effortless. Though I didn’t end up calling him myself, I did pass on Justin’s phone number to a few colleagues of mine - he had such a great offer that I had to share with others! On that note, if you need to hop on the phone to talk details, just ask for his phone number. I am absolutely all about Pinterest and all things Pinterest related. I had ideas of poses but when we met up, my mind sort of went blank (I blame the cold!) and Justin had great ideas which resulted in some beautiful photos of the two of us. I also have to praise Justin’s understanding of space, lighting, and photography concept. Justin took a handful of posed and candid photos, which we both appreciated. Not only is Justin talented, but he is easygoing too. And that’s definitely a plus point when hiring a photographer. If you can’t be yourself around your photographer or if the photographer can’t get you to feel relaxed and at east, then you might as well throw in the towel because you won’t get quality photos. Thank you, Justin, we love love love our photos!! PS: Hire Justin. If my photos are any testament, I’m sure you too will be more than satisfied with yours!

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Mark F. Jones
4.9
from 75 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 94 hires on Thumbtack
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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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Nandor Nagy
5.0
from 36 reviews
  • 45 hires on Thumbtack
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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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Lees Photos
4.9
from 21 reviews
  • 29 hires on Thumbtack
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Dina R.
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We hired Lizzy to help us take pictures for my father's 90th birthday. We did a lot of family portraits and singles. We also used Lizzy to take pictures of the event. Lizzy was sweet and very professional. She suggested many ideas during the picture taking process. She was very patient with my father who moved slowly. Thanks Lizzy you were great.

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Primtyme Photography
4.9
from 61 reviews
  • 24 years in business
  • 113 hires on Thumbtack
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April L.
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Shelia and Tony were amazing, they kept in constant contact with me from the day we contacted them but they were so helpful during my ceremony and were personable to not just me but all of my guests. They took amazing photos and are so reasonably priced! I couldn't have asked for more friendly or professional photographers!

The Marvelous Real
4.8
from 78 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 106 hires 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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Third Floor Photo
5.0
from 167 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 317 hires on Thumbtack
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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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Greg Dohler Photography
5.0
from 103 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 187 hires on Thumbtack
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Makenzie W.
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Highly recommend Greg as a photographer for family portrait. We had a family reunion in Annapolis and thought it would be nice to get a family picture as we are rarely together. Greg was incredibly accommodating, driving down from Baltimore on a Sunday morning. Further, we had two toddlers who were a bit challenging to photograph. Greg was flexible, patient and resourceful (using his expert editing skills to swap their faces with photographs where they were engaged and smiling - looking at the pictures you would have no idea they were edited). Greg is extremely personable, professional and an excellent portrait photographer.

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Candace Boissy Photography
5.0
from 20 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
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Paul K.
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Candace was great to work with. She is creative and takes artful photos our family will love for years to come.

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Julie Bonebrake
5.0
from 37 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 44 hires on Thumbtack
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Maisy C.
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Julie did a in-home newborn/family photo session for us and she made it so enjoyable! She is great with guiding you what to do through each photo and she’s not afraid to tell you where to move, or what to look at. Previous photographers weren’t as assertive and made it very difficult for us to know what to do. Our pictures turned out amazing! If you use her you won’t be disappointed!

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Mang Photo
4.9
from 64 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 151 hires on Thumbtack
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Elizabeth M.
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To start with, He is really great. Hands down, great! I am an awkward person but I immediately felt comfortable and confident to have a fun shoot with him in Georgetown. I needed fun and flirty headshots photos for my blog so nothing too serious but he was eager and helpful to tackle the task. He is professional and courteous and his turn around time is quick (seriously its amazing)! I was looking for several photographers but they would all tell me that I get 5-6 photos for double the price. I will always recommend him! Thanks for everything, Robert and I look forward to working with you again!

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Christy Koonts Photography
4.9
from 10 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
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Dev R.
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Christy was one of the many photographers who had contacted for my new born son’s photoshoot. But the reason we choose her because of her wonderful previous work and professional behavior while explaining the way she is going to do the photoshoot. On the day of photoshoot,she was before time, came with all the props we asked for and started working with my new born, and immediately we saw the intense professionalism in her working style. She exactly knew what was she doing. She had a proper plan and a right approach to take pictures that she wanted to provide us. Overall my wife and I were very impressed with the final product that came up. Also Christy immediately provided few pictures on the same day to help me building a Mother’s Day gift for my wife. I will definitely recommend Christy to all my friends and family in near future.

Monumental Arts
4.7
from 131 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 311 hires 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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Naomi Lynn Photography LLC
4.8
from 32 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 72 hires on Thumbtack
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Patricia S.
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Naomi is an excellent photographer who is easily attuned to the desires of her client. She is flexible, reasonable and easy to work with. The photographers are of high quality and captured the most significant moments. We would use Naomi again.

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.