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Boston Outdoor Family Photographers

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

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Mark Wilson Images
4.9
from 167 reviews
  • 25 years in business
  • 320 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Julia R.
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Mark is a professional photographer who takes great candid and posed photos. He was on time for my outdoor graduation shooting. I thank him for being flexible and patient. I had a wonderful experience with him.

Mind on Photography
4.8
from 144 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 420 hires on Thumbtack
Kelly M.
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Ivan took family photos of us at an outdoor shoot a few weeks ago. We really enjoyed working with him; he was great with my children and put us all at ease. He was extremely professional and had scouted the park location for good spots prior to our arrival. He was really directive and the results were AMAZING! We love the pictures. I urge you to hire Ivan, he's awesome!

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Keene Vision Photography
4.9
from 80 reviews
  • 22 years in business
  • 132 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Kevin P.
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Bob was able to come the next day I requested service. My project was a luxury condo unit in a high rise in Downtown Boston. Bob shoot mainly the interior (and some exterior) and I am totally satisfied with the outcome. He took the photos with different screen and light settings and I was able to choose those I prefer. Bob delivered his work within the time frame he promised. I think he really knows what a realtor is expecting. Thank you.

  • 28 years in business
  • 140 hires on Thumbtack
Kathleen S.
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Very few event photographers in my experience have manages to be everywhere yet unobtrusive. Many of the guests commented to me on his professionalism and his pleasant demeanor. Do hire Frank. You won't be disappointed.

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Caparell Photography
4.9
from 57 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 103 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Bill W.
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We let 3 photographers do a test shoot. Greg was by far the best! We needed lifestyle shots so we gave Greg some samples. He found the model, picked the location, and without direction on his own produced the best shots we have ever seen

Jeremiah Sjoberg Photography
4.8
from 57 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 123 hires on Thumbtack
Christine M.
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Jeremiah recently photographer our family outdoors at a park near our home. We had a wonderful experience working with Jeremiah and are very pleased with the results! Jeremiah had a tough crowd at first with our 9 month old son, but he was very patient with us and our son. We have had many compliments on our new family portraits and a few people have requested Jeremiah's information. I am so happy we discovered jeremiah. It is such a treasure to have natural light photographs of our son in action exploring nature!

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Stephen Almeida
5.0
from 54 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 112 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Jessie V.
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Everything about Stephen and Chris is absolutely amazing. Professional, respectful, personal, talented, patient and pleasant to work with. All of that is so hard to find these days! We started off with an awesome engagment shoot in newport and recieved our pictures in no time. Stephen helped make my day even better knowing that they were getting all the shots I would want. My husband and I could not have asked for better people to capture our best day ever. They were there with us all day and always ready to take the shot. I had a huge wedding party and they are quite the rambunctious crowd and I know there are not many photographers that would have been able to handle us. They were incredible. And they handled my huge, loud, Portuguese family very well. My husband and I are also photographers and choosing other people to photograph our wedding was HUGE. We are so happy with our decision and would use them again, I'm already thinking 1 year anniversary! HIGHLY recommended.

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  • 8 years in business
  • 74 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Leena M.
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Igor did an outdoor family shoot with grandparents outside of a home and at a nearby park. He captured beautiful moments and expressions, and the images came out high quality with great lighting and perspective. Igor was flexible, easy to work with, and responsive to requests. Thumbs up!

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Ann-Marie Ford Photography
4.9
from 42 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 80 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Devin D.
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Working with Ann-Marie was amazing! She was able to go with the flow and got some great photos of our family even before she edited them. I would recommend Ann-Marie to anyone looking for a photographer!

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vssp photography
5.0
from 40 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 52 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Sunil K.
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Veera is a very wonderful photographer.. He listened to each and every one of my requirements and took care to incorporate it in his work.

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  • 2 years in business
  • 53 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Aubri L.
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We had such a blast with Kristen at our outdoor family shoot! My little one is very energetic and I knew we couldn’t do a formal photo shoot... and I am SO glad we found Kristen! From day one she’s been very professional and personable, and was clear and helpful with suggestions and quick communications prior to our time together. I had some general ideas about what I was looking for, but she helped find the perfect setting and adapted the full session around what we wanted. My son got through over an hour session with smiles and laughter, mainly because Kristen knew how to capture my family at its best. I am so happy with the sweet pictures she took, and cannot wait to come back to her to help capture other special memories!

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  • 4 years in business
  • 49 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Rosemarie D.
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David took great photos of all of our family members & friends at Roger's 50th party. From beginning to end his beautiful photos showed the journey our family & friends that shared this special day with us. We were so grateful to David for his friendly personality & he always got the right shot at the right moment He was very attentive to my special request photos. We were happy to also have some outdoor photos with the beautiful beach & sunset shots so beautiful! Special moments to remember with poses with the band that played. .Quality of pictures to view were so life like how everyone really looked being themselves.Memories we will always treasure. Rosemarie & Roger

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Chuck Nacke
4.9
from 34 reviews
  • 38 years in business
  • 72 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Bayo O.
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I had a project in mind - I wanted to have a glamorous photoshoot for my wife as a birthday gift. I needed a photographer to pull this off. A Google search led me to Thumbtack and I put in a quote and description of what I wanted. I received only one response - Chuck. Chuck was professional and very interested in making the shoot and final pictures what I had desired. However, after my initial brainwave of the photoshoot I was lost for ideas. Chuck asked the right questions to lead me in the right direction Come the day of the shoot, I was expecting a photographer with a couple of cameras and maybe a few accessories but Chuck arrived at my house with a full studio! He set up everything and the shoot went ahead. My wife was speechless and had so much fun! The shoot took about 3 hours or so The pictures at the end of the shoot were brilliant and excellent. Overall, Chuck went above and beyond - he was on time, met all his deadlines, communication was excellent and he was very understanding and patient despite the rigors we put him through. I highly recommend Chuck for your photography work.

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Kristen Roome Photo
5.0
from 32 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 37 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Danielle T.
Verified review

AMAZING! The only photographers I trust with all my family special moments. They were perfect at catching precious photos of my newborns and other treasured moments for us!

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Elyse Pono Photography
4.9
from 19 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 27 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
April R.
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Elyse Pono took such beautiful family photos! I highly recommend her!

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Sitti Arlinda
4.8
from 19 reviews
  • 27 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Angelette M.
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Sitti arrived at the location of our wedding earlier than we have set, and she patiently waited for us. She was both professional and friendly. My partner and I had no experience of being professionally photographed, and Sitti gave us superb ideas on how to pose for the camera. Photos came out better than we have expected! She was able to capture the small details and the intimate moments of our wedding. We are greatly thankful that Sitti was our photographer on our very special day. Will definitely hire her again! :)

Sharonphotography
5.0
from 17 reviews
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
Arezou F.
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Sharon photography IS AMAZING! Creative , patient , very reasonable ,and so easy to work with.Ihave to mention ,she is the NICEST PERSON EVER.We did a family photo shoot with her ,My family and freinds couldnt belive how beautiful our photos turned out. She did an amazing job capturing naturally beautiful my little daughter’s moments instead of cheesy poses and my daughter was immediately comfortable around her.I was impressed with the variety of shots and her attention to details. She is super responsive over text and phone calls. I couldnt recommend her enough! Thank you Sharon! Nariman’s family

Joseph Mouzon Photography
5.0
from 13 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Nathan D.
Verified review

Joe came to our house and took family portraits in our back yard and indoors. He was terrific with our kids (7 and 2) and they had a great time working with him. He captured some outstanding, fun photos that reflected our two daughter's personalities. We received a large collection of digital images from him as part of the package that we used for holiday cards, gifts to family, and framed photos for our home. He will be our first choice next time we have family photos done.

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Dennise Day Photography
4.9
from 12 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Brenda P.
Verified review

Dennise is an amazing photographer. This was the first time we were taking professional pictures with our dogs so we were a little nervous of what to expect with them, but Dennise managed it awesome. Dennise even brought them a toy that kept them attentive during the photo shoot and gave it to our dogs as a gift after! So nice. She found amazing spots to take our family pictures, and after we saw the final photos, we loved every single one of them. Definitely recommend her.

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Aaron Kaufman Photography
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Scott S.
Verified review

One of Aaron's greatest contributions to his photography is the great care he takes in framing and developing the right photos. He is an archivist and collector by upbringing; a keeper of memories long before he took up the camera. Having Aaron available for family photos gives me complete peace of mind that someone is capturing the right moments and handling them with care.

  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Amber N.
Verified review

Lindsey captures the essence of every person she shoots. Whether it be for headshots, editorials, grad photos and commercial photography, she can capture it all.

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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