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Independence Outdoor Family Photographers

Browse these outdoor family photographers with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Independence.

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Jill Matthews Photography
4.9
from 51 reviews
  • 25 years in business
  • 101 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Tina M.
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Very professional and talented photographer, I loved her work and creativity.

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  • 3 years in business
  • 65 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Lori W.
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We worked with him for my daughter's 1st birthday party. He was very friendly and arrived on time. He was exceptional about floating around the party to where he was barely noticed. He took some wonderful posed shots as well as some great candid ones. We were happy with his work.

Every Atom Photography
5.0
from 21 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 33 hires on Thumbtack
Sara N.
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Jordan and Sarah are great photographers but are also great people. My engagement photos turned out really good and Jordan continued to remain helpful even after they were taken

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Chris Armstrong Photography
4.8
from 18 reviews
  • 21 years in business
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
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Alison H.
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Great experience working with Chris on quick turnaround professional head shots, she was flexible with scheduling and the photos came out excellent. I would highly recommend her and would use her again for professional or family photos.

Images Photo and Video
5.0
from 17 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
Adam H.
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We met Ashley through our venue and she was a dream!We had terrible experiences with local photographers not just in price but in how controlling they were on the event (one even suggested we through ceremony to the side and meet for a photo shoot before we were married on the day of!). She was very open and made our pre shoot all about us. We can't wait to get married and work with Ashley to capture the event! Definitely give her a call!

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Jim Gormley Photography LLC
4.9
from 14 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
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Melissa M.
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Jim was absolutely amazing! Not only is he a great photographer, but he's a really nice person. It doesn't seem like that would be important when looking for a photographer, but I have had friends who have actually gotten into arguments with their photographers on their wedding day and that's the memory that sticks out to them. The only reason I didn't give him 5 stars is because I feel like there could have been more direction as far as how to pose. It felt a little awkward for us because we really didn't know how to stand or what to do, so we were kind of just making it up as we went along. Other than that, I would highly recommend him for your event.

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Triple Joy Photography
5.0
from 13 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
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Tana G.
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We hired Tripe Joy Photography for a client photo shoot and our client raved about how amazing she was and how comfortable she made her feel. The photos were gorgeous! 2 thumbs up!

Nik Wright Photography
5.0
from 12 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
Adil B.
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Nik came on time and took over a hundred family pictures with kids, indoor and exterior, walking and sitting, with a dog and without. A lot of pictures in different settings. Taking family pictures is not easy because of kids getting bored, hungry, tired, hyper, etc., but Nik was great, making sure that he gets nice shots of everyone. He is very efficient and has a good eye for best spots to take photos at.

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Casey Burns Photography
5.0
from 12 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
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Eugene P.
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Casey was a JOY to work with! Not only does she approach her craft with professionalism, she is also fun and down to earth. She wet above and beyond the call of duty and conducted a memorable photo shoot for our family that will last for the ages! We will be repeat customers going forward!

Heymans Photography
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 9 years in business
Elaine K.
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We used Heyman Photography for our Daughters engagement pictures, and then for her wedding. She did a wonderful job of catching those sensitive memorable moments that many photographers miss. She has a wonderful eye, photo's that our family treasures. Thank you so much. We would recommend Heymans Photography to anyone looking to capture those wonderful moments in our lives, birth, birthday, graduations, showers, engagement, wedding etc....

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Joe Hatton Photography
4.9
from 10 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
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Krishna B.
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It was gr8 experience. Joe took effort to find a good outdoor location and help me with corporate pics

Mike Schalk Photography
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Josh N.
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Mike is a great photographer. He always snaps superb shots of me DJing when we are working events together. He also has a positive and professional attitude which is very important. I highly recommend Mike If you’re looking for a worry free experience.

Photography by Mariah Wynn
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 9 years in business
Lauryn D.
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I had my outdoor senior photos done with Mariah and I wish there was more words to describe it other than absolutely amazing! I first had my senior photos done at the typical indoor photo shop where I took the same photos as everyone, where they told me what to do down to the littlest details. But I wanted outdoor ones and was looking for a better experience, so I asked Mariah. She made me feel so comfortable and relaxed. She let me be control on how I posed but still gave me feed back with her opinion. She let me decide how many photos in which outfits and where. She made me feel so relaxed and it was such a breeze. She even had my photos back to me shortly with little edits she added into some photos. I absolutely loved them and so did my friends and family. I still hand them out to family and friends for little keep-sake photos of me and they always compliment how amazing they are. I would most certainly recommend her for ALL your photography needs.

Fresh Start Photo
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Kari V.
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John and Dawn made it very easy and stress free to do a family photo shoot with our 3 children (one at that fun age of 3). They were able to capture each individual personality and quirks in some amazing photos. His candids were priceless! We had an absolute blast that day. AND we have gotten SO many compliments on our photos. We plan on using Fresh Start Photo again. I would highly recommend them!!

PhotoKam Studios
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 5 years in business
Angie R.
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He did an amazing job taking our family pictures and my son's senior pictures. We had fun taking family pictures and for the first time my children didn't complain about having pictures taken. I loved the pictures he took and so did the kids. We will definitely use Keith again he made the experience fun for all of us.

  • 8 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
Michelle W.
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Cara was a pleasure to work with and had fun with my silly request to have pictures taken in the spray park. From what I've seen of the "sneak peek" of our photos they are going to be gorgeous! I would highly recommend her since she is one of the few photographers that still does prints.

Carrie Lynne Photography
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 7 years in business
Hailee H.
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Carrie is a fantastic photographer. She has been doing our family's pictures for years and they always turn out amazing. I'm always impressed with the photos she posts on her accounts- they are breathtaking. I only wish I found her when my kids were newborns. Her newborn and baby pictures are amazing. She has an eye for the perfect pose and shot. She's definitely worth it- you can't put a price on the memories!!!

Tres Magnifique Photography
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Vickie G.
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Tres Magnifique Photography provided me with amazing pictures for an awesome price! Both photographers are very friendly and professional, and were open to any ideas I wanted to try. I would definitely recommend them and will be using them again soon!

Tiarra Jane Photography
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 1 year in business
Jessica B.
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Tiarra Jane Photography is an incredible photographer. She’s very creative and artsy, coming up with fun and creative ideas. Casey is patient, and works well with small children. She’s so easy to get along with which makes the shoot much more comfortable. She took beautiful pictures of my so. I highly recommend!!!!

Photosmith
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Philip C.
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Brad and Suz are amazing. The turned out some wonderful engagement photos as well as our outdoor wedding. They are professional, kind, and fun. I can't do anything but reccomend them to everyone!

Morgan D.
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Brianna photographed my last August wedding and we could not have asked for a more personable, outgoing and professional photographer. Brianna took her time researching photo ideas as well as having my husband and I come up with a list of "MUST TAKE" photos, and Brianna did not miss a single one. She captured our personalities in every picture and was social with our guests and captured so many candid pictures of them that otherwise, my husband and I would have never seen. Brianna is detailed oriented and her bubbly personality makes her so fun to work with! I will always use Brianna for all of my future family pictures!

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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