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Newton Family Photographers

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

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Mark Wilson Images
4.8
from 166 reviews
  • 25 years in business
  • 312 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Carrie G.
Verified review

It was a great experience working with Mark. He was flexible with scheduling, reasonably priced, and most importantly I'm very happy with the head shots. Mark also got the images to me quickly which was helpful for my timeline. I'm not very comfortable in front of the camera, but Mark was easy to work with and interesting to talk with which helped. I have even asked him about doing family photos when the weather gets better.

Mind on Photography
4.8
from 144 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 414 hires on Thumbtack
Emma B.
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Ivan was a pleasure to work with and delivered exactly what we wanted. We requested fairly simple photography for our wedding -- ceremony and a couple hours of reception only, no "first look" or anything -- which perhaps might have frustrated a lesser photographer in capturing intimate moments. But all of Ivan's photos were both stunning and meaningful; he has an excellent eye not just for the larger scene but also for the small, special moments between people. On top of it, his rate is EXTREMELY reasonable, considering that his quality of work exceeds that of many other photographers we found who charged MUCH higher. We would happily hire him again!

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Paradiso Photography
4.8
from 110 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 198 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Marilyn T.
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We hired Paradiso Photography to do a family shoot in Martha's Vineyard. Everything went right! Jeanne is a true professional. She scouted the location ahead of time to select the spots for the best shots. She arranged each group photo quickly and with ease. And her winning smile and sincerity helped everyone relax and get into the posing mode. The quality of the photos are simply wonderful! We would definitely call Jeanne again for any type of photography job!

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Keene Vision Photography
4.9
from 79 reviews
  • 22 years in business
  • 130 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Myriam M.
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Bob was GREAT! He was able to navigate my crowd without any direction and was able to get the detail shots that I needed. Will definitely keep him in my rolodex of event photographers

  • 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
  • 102 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

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  • 8 years in business
  • 69 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Christian R.
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Out of the couple of dozen bids I received on Thumbtack, Mansour's portfolio really stood out, and at a competitive price. He was my first choice by far, and I don't regret making that choice one bit. Working with Mansour was a pleasure, and I'm very happy with the result. He made me feel comfortable, got me talking about this and that, and before I knew it he'd taken a ton of great shots that captured several different dimensions of my personality—exactly what I was looking for. After looking at snapshots of me and chatting about what I was looking for from the session, he even "down-sold" me from his more expensive 2-hour shoot package with hair and make-up artist. And sure enough, we got what we needed out of the 1-hour social media package. You don't see that kind of service often; I think most photographers would have just taken the money. As a result, I know who I'll be returning to next time I'm looking for headshots. I couldn't recommend him more highly.

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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Ann-Marie Ford Photography
4.9
from 40 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 76 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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  • 4 years in business
  • 46 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Madison S.
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My company and I have had the pleasure of working with David on two events. Both times he exceeded our expectations; this, based off of our experience with previous photographers. David's level of professionalism is reflected through his presence when shooting an event, and in the final product. With this in mind, David Bruno is a fantastic event photographer. He delivers magazine-ready images, that in our case, wind up making it to print. And, ultimately, he has helped us create a portfolio of beautiful, head-on + candid images, that showcase everything our company is made of. For this, we are infinitely grateful.

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  • 2 years in business
  • 48 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Kristen P.
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Kristen took photos for my daughter's first birthday as well as some family pictures and did an absolutely fabulous job! From the initial communication (including being available to take photos within the same week!), to the idea of where to take the pictures, to painting letters to match her birthday color scheme....I was impressed before even meeting her! And she definitely didn't disappoint. She was timely, professional, and easy going which made it a very comfortable experience. Not to mention that my daughter's pictures came out fantastic! We left with a flash drive and will be able to have gorgeous pictures for her party. We definitely plan to use Kristen again as we encounter more family milestones!

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Essence Photography, LLC
4.8
from 35 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 43 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Faith-Ann B.
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Working with Pablo was amazing!!!!! He was so fun to work with and he was affordable!!!! We just had a baby so my now husband and I were on a tight budget. We couldn't find any photographers with decent prices, then I found Pablo!!! He's such a love to work with and he really helped keep a some what stressful day fun and light. What I have seen so far of the pictures is amazing and I will definitely be using him again in the future!! His assistant was great too!!!

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Chuck Nacke
4.9
from 34 reviews
  • 38 years in business
  • 72 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Reed M.
Verified review

With Chuck Nacke, you will experience a true professional from your first contact through the completion of your photos. Most importantly, you will find that he is a superb photographer, lighting carefully and well, and ensuring that you have numerous excellent photos among which to choose your portrait. I cannot say enough about my experience with Chuck. If he costs a bit more than the other photographers, do not hesitate, his product is well worth it. For a few more details about the experience, Chuck came to my home, set up his gear and backdrops, and allowed me several wardrobe changes. We also did some shots outside and with my puppy Gretel. So besides checking that professional box, I have a wonderful shot of me and my dog that I will treasure for the rest of my life. Oh, and the icing on the cake is that Chuck is a fascinating guy with fantastic life stories. You will feel like a mini-celebrity and really enjoy your time with him.

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vssp photography
4.9
from 33 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 47 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Pelumi H.
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Veera was absolutely amazing! He was professional, punctual, and very patient! I’d highly recommend him to anyone in need of a professional photographer. I’ll definitely be utilizing his services for my other upcoming events

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Zvi Jalfin Photography
4.9
from 30 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 26 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
David G.
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Great job photographing out family event! Wonderful images and the final book was done really well. Strongly recommend this photographer.

Hannah Rose Photography
4.7
from 28 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 31 hires on Thumbtack
Jim O.
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Hannah is a great photographer! I would definitely recommend her!

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Shell Hofstadter Photography
4.9
from 17 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 23 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
COnnor S.
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Shell is a fantastic photographer and professional. She provided prompt, high quality service, which was completely tailored to myself. 10/10 recommend to anyone in the area.

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Elyse Pono Photography
4.9
from 17 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 24 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
5.0
from 12 reviews
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Nhu N.
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Arlene was really sweet and responsive. She arrived at the photoshoot session early and got the pictures done on the same day. She got two professional cameras which helped a lot in capturing those shots. Overall, it was a good experience.

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Dennise Day Photography
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 11 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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AnOriginal
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 19 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Seane M.
Verified review

An is highly professional. She's gone above and beyond to support us on photographing our event. She was able to setup a website where guests could download their photos or order prints, and create a printed card to pass out to guests directing them there. I give her my highest recommendation!

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.

Actual Requests

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Need portrait photography

Newtonville, MA

  • Photo type
    Modeling headshot
  • Photoshoot location
    I'm not sure yet
  • What style of portrait photography are you interested in?
    Traditional/Classic (looking directly at the camera)
  • Photo products
    Physical proofs and prints
  • Details
    Im applying for a job as a model on the price is right. I would like a head shot and 2 full body shots
  • $225
    Average price

Need Portrait Photographer

Waban, MA

  • Photo type
    Professional headshot
  • Photoshoot location
    Outdoors, Office
  • What style of portrait photography are you interested in?
    Traditional/Classic (looking directly at the camera)
  • Photo products
    Online or digital proofs and prints
  • Details
    We are co-authors of a forthcoming book and need separate shots; possibly one together. Serious book; we are both hospice chaplains (rabbis).
  • $202
    Average price

Need a Portrait Photographer

Auburndale, MA

  • Photo type
    Graduation portrait
  • Photoshoot location
    Photo studio
  • What style of portrait photography are you interested in?
    Traditional/Classic (looking directly at the camera)
  • Photo products
    I'm not sure
  • Details
    I need senior portraits for my son - one for the yearbook; I'd like some indoor, some outdoor (preferable fall foliage or late summer)
  • $264
    Average price
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