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Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

What’s the best way to set up a consultation or an appointment with a photographer during the COVID-19 pandemic?

The best way to set up an appointment or a consultation with a photographer near you during the COVID-19 pandemic is by conducting an online search. Start by scheduling a call with the photographer. If possible, it may be better to use a video call service so that the photographer can get an idea of the site location. Take this opportunity to discuss safety measures you can take during this time, as well as whether it’s safe to complete the project now or simply postpone it.

Does a photographer need to enter my home?

There are many situations in which a photographer does not need to enter your home. It’s not uncommon for people to prefer to have their pictures taken outdoors. If you're hiring a photographer, maintain safe distances, avoid being in the same room, sanitize all involved surfaces and conduct payment using digital platforms. You can discuss strategies as you complete your search for local photographers.

How can I find out if a photographer is considered an essential COVID-19 service provider?

Consult your city or state’s government websites, which typically have information on which services are deemed essential during the pandemic. 

For national information, visit CISA’s page on Identifying Critical Infrastructure During COVID-19. Here, you can find 16 different types of essential infrastructure sectors that can continue operating unimpeded during the pandemic. But some, not all, jurisdictions follow CISA’s definitions of critical infrastructure.

Do photographers offer remote or virtual services?

Photography happens in person, but photographers may be able to offer other remote services safely during the COVID-19 pandemic. For example, they may be able to offer editing and other post-processing services. 

If you see that a photographer is offering remote services in their profile, contact them and ask what those services include.

Can I use digital payments to pay for wedding and event photography services?

As digital forms of payment and money transfer are becoming more popular, wedding and event photographers are likely to use digital services. These include PayPal, Zelle, Google Pay, Venmo, Square Cash and more. As you search online for local wedding and event photographers, ask them if they accept digital payments and, if so, which ones you can use. And make sure to have a strategy in place for safe social distancing.

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 does a baby photography cost?

Portrait photography provides parents with lasting images of the first whirlwind months of a newborn’s life. The cost varies based on several factors, including the length and location of the session, the number of photos provided, and the amount of editing and retouching the photographer does. The national average cost for baby photos is $150-$200. Some baby photographers charge by the number of photos provided, typically ranging from an average of $299 for 20 high-resolution edited photos, to an average of $399 for 35 photos, to $499 for all of the images taken in a single session. Props and location affect the cost, too; an elaborate studio shoot with props and professional lighting may increase the cost to $600-$700 for 20-50 photos. Adding a second location or asking the photographer to travel can add $70-$250 to the cost of the session. Photographers may also charge extra fees for providing additional photos and DVDs, scheduling weekend sessions, and shooting siblings. Expect to pay at least a $50 deposit when you book a portrait photography session.

Where is the best place to take baby pictures?

Baby pictures are among the most popular types of portrait photography, and most newborn photographers are well versed in the best places to take baby pictures in their local areas. Some newborn photographers will come to the hospital to shoot the baby within a day or two of birth, while others have set up their studios to accommodate the needs of infants. Some parents prefer to have the newborn photographer come to their home or travel to a favorite park or other outdoor location. Like any portrait photography, the best place to take baby pictures is the place you like best and that will yield the types of photos you want of your baby, whether that’s posed and carefully lit studio portraits or spontaneous, casual photos at home. Work with a local newborn photographer to find a safe, calm location with great lighting and some privacy for your family.

When should you take newborn photos?

Few styles of portrait photography are as tricky as newborn photos — the unpredictable infant is always in charge! The best way to ensure a successful photo shoot is to work with a local newborn photographer within the first two weeks of the baby’s life. Some photographers even work with hospitals to offer newborn sessions within a day of the baby’s birth. But newborn photographers usually recommend scheduling a shoot during the baby’s first two weeks of life, while the baby is still sleepy and relatively cooperative, especially for posed or studio shots. During this time, babies are easier to swaddle in blankets and dress in hats or headbands, and, because they often nap or nurse, can be staged with various props or be cuddled by their parents. For casual photos, most newborn photographers recommend shooting within the first six weeks of a baby’s life. Lifestyle portrait photography is more flexible and doesn’t require the baby to cooperate with multiple poses or props.

Reviews for Boston professional photographers
Thumbtack Customer
Our company hired Grant Terzakis to take professional head shots and team photos for our new website. We were very happy with both the photography session and final edited photos. Grant is great to work with - very friendly, talented, and professional!
Grant Terzakis PhotographyGrant Terzakis Photography
Gregory L.
Very professional and photos came out great!
Navdeep PhotographyNavdeep Photography
Frankie P.
Gabrielle was extremely professional and had the photos ready in an extremely punctual manner! She gets my highest recommendation for any photography needs
Gabrielle Marie PhotographyGabrielle Marie Photography
Kimberly D.
Grant was very professional and took great photos of our event!
Grant Terzakis PhotographyGrant Terzakis Photography
Alexander C.
Great photographer, very professional and I enjoyed his work
David Bruno Event PhotographyDavid Bruno Event Photography
Sergey S.
Brian’s professionalism made our photography experience one for the ages.
Brian C ImageBrian C Image
Thumbtack Customer
Chuck Nacke is a world-class professional photographer. He photographed our organization's conference in Boston and did a fantastic job. His shots are amazing- candid and posed. A true professional, Chuck arrived with his cameras and lighting in tow early and stayed well past the end to ensure all photos were taken. We received the photographs touched up to professional magazine quality in record time. I would not hesitate to recommend him to my friends!! Thank you, Chuck!
Chuck NackeChuck Nacke
Josephine P.
Mark was great to work with. He was very flexible with change of plans and easy going. Photos came out beautiful. Will call again if we need professional photos!
Mark Wilson ImagesMark Wilson Images
Thumbtack Customer
Very professional. He was incredibly stealth while photographing my meeting.
Mark Wilson ImagesMark Wilson Images
Isabel F.
Highly recommend for professional photography. They were very accommodating to my schedule and took wonderful photos quickly. I’m very pleased with how everything turned out!
Navdeep PhotographyNavdeep Photography
Christopher B.
Zvi Jalfin Photography was great to work with, very professional and great value!
Zvi Jalfin PhotographyZvi Jalfin Photography
Sahar J.
Jeanne is great - she was very professional and the photos turned out awesome!
Paradiso PhotographyParadiso Photography
Na G.
Lune photography was professional, really responsive and super nice. So easy to work with
Lune Rustique PhotographyLune Rustique Photography
Zhulinzi W.
Fantastic experience! Ivan is a professional photographer who exactly know what he wants and guid us patiently. The photos turn out great, we love the quality and style!
Mind on PhotographyMind on Photography
Thumbtack Customer
What a sophisticated and humble and professional photographer. Cyrus is prompt and takes incredible shots. I used him for an event and for professional head shots. I would definitely use him again and I would recommend him to anyone needing photos!
picsilated photographypicsilated photography
Ian b.
Was incredibly responsive and easy to work with. Would definitely recommend to anyone looking for a professional photographer!!
Yanis Garcia's Photography and VideographyYanis Garcia's Photography and Videography
Toni A.
Sarah was great. It was my first time taking formal photos like that. She made us feel comfortable and made great suggestions. She was very friendly and professional. We loved the photos!
S.Saab PhotographyS.Saab Photography
Thumbtack Customer
very responsive - professional - on time - great photos! - great experience overall - will use them again!
Sound & Color ProductionsSound & Color Productions
Becky J.
Excellent to work with. Very professional. Wonderful photos. Look forward to working with him again. Thanks!
Rob Tannenbaum Photography, Inc.Rob Tannenbaum Photography, Inc.
Chau V.
Mark was an amazing photographer to work with. We did an outdoor photoshoot for my graduation portraits and Mark was prompt, responsive, and professional. My family and I love the photos we received. I highly recommend Mark.
Mark Wilson ImagesMark Wilson Images
Scott H.
Lindsey did a great job in the surprise proposal. She helped find the perfect spot to capture the moment and then did a great job of taking candid photos. I would highly recommend her for very artistic and professional photos.
Lensy Michelle PhotographyLensy Michelle Photography
Chandler B.
Mark was friendly, professional, and accommodating. When the photos became available the night after the shoot, my girlfriend woke me up in the middle of the night, crying, because the photos were so incredible. Mark is standout in his skills.
Mark Wilson ImagesMark Wilson Images
Thumbtack Customer
Mark was a pleasure to work with - responsive, professional, timely, and his photos are fantastic. Looking forward to working with him again!
Mark Wilson ImagesMark Wilson Images
Angelique U.
We had a wonderful experience with this photographer. He was very professional and punctual. He was able to capture both portrait type photos and candid shots perfectly. He was a pleasure to deal with and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend him and also plan on hiring him in the future. Overall, a fantastic experience and couldn't be more pleased with how the photos turned out!
vssp photographyvssp photography
Thumbtack Customer
Shooting with Nhan and Dat was an absolute pleasure. They took the time to scope out our location and find all the perfect places for our photos. They were very professional and personable, my fiancé and I had a great time and experience. The photos are all stunning!!
Arborway StudioArborway Studio
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