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Third Floor Photo
5.0
from 168 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 319 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Salvatore L.
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Tina did an absolutely fantastic job on my photos. It was my first time being with a professional photographer and she helped me be at ease and calmed my nerves through the process. I love my pictures and can not recommend her enough. Get her as your photographer!

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Winstead Studios
4.9
from 153 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 261 hires on Thumbtack
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Kirsten W.
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Winstead produced a gorgeous natural-looking makeup for a family photo shoot, producing a stunning effect for photos. He was professional, on-time, pleasant, and efficient. I would not hesitate to recommend him to my friends and use him again!

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Doug Sanford photographs
4.9
from 147 reviews
  • 36 years in business
  • 245 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Robert E.
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There are good photographers, there are excellent photographers, then there are GREAT photographers- Doug Sanford is in the latter group, & I speak from experience having dealt with many photographers in L.A. & NYC. Bring Doug onboard, describe to him what you’re looking for & let him show you his interpretations. You will be very pleased. Of that I can assure you!!! ;<)

Monumental Arts
4.7
from 140 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 325 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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Party Favor Photo - DC
4.8
from 116 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 250 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Syreeta W.
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My resident holiday party was an absolute success! The residents really enjoyed their keepsake photo's of their family and friends. It was an Ugly Sweater themed party which made it even more memorable! Josh was our Photo Booth Operator and he was super professional and very accommodating to all of our guests. He showed up on time and was incredibly engaging with every guest! Thank you so much and we will for sure reach out to use Party Favor Photo again and again and again!

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Greg Dohler Photography
5.0
from 106 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 189 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Bryan L.
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Greg shot photos of an outdoor corporate event and ribbon cutting ceremony. He's a true pro and delivered beautiful photos. I definitely recommend.

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Joshua Fernandez Photography
4.9
from 102 reviews
  • 16 years in business
  • 125 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
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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Mark F. Jones
4.9
from 79 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 100 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Jessica G.
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Mark did a great job photographing my outdoor dinner at dusk, capturing candid moments between guests as the light changed. He read the crowd really well, too, and was able to get cool shots without being invasive during our intimate conversation. On top of it all, Mark was responsive and professional throughout the booking process. Highly recommend!

The Marvelous Real
4.8
from 79 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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Hassan Malik Photography
5.0
from 67 reviews
  • 65 hires on Thumbtack
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Aisha H.
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I've worked with numerous photographers before, but none of them compare to Hassan Malik. He has an eye for taking pictures that focus on the subjects and soften the background. He takes the best angles of the subjects (for me it was my fiancé and myself for our engagement session) to ensure that the subjects look the best. His editing skills are phenomenal. He uses airbrush to remove blemishes off of the subjects' faces, he correctly uses saturation and contrast, he plays with the lighting well especially in outdoor photos, and he knows how to take photos that highlight the subjects and make unforgettable memories. Something else that doesn't speak as much to Hassan's photography and editing skills but I think is so important is how professional Hassan is. Not only does he take his job seriously (arriving on time, with the appropriate equipment, etc.), but he truly wants to take wonderful photographs. He goes out of his way to take the photos, sometimes even positioning himself in awkward places so he gets the perfect photographs. He is fun to work with, very easygoing, and he truly wants to provide his clients with the best photographs. I would highly recommend him to anyone (in fact, I've already recommended him to a few friends who are looking for photographers!). I am so glad we chose Hassan for our engagement session photos - they are amazing and my fiancé and I will cherish them for forever!

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D.I.M. Productions
4.8
from 68 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 94 hires on Thumbtack
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Al J.
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Thanks to DIM Productions for an amazing experience! Karmin is THE photographer that you want for familial events, sporting events, weddings, and et-cetera. I've hired Karmin a number of times and have never doubted that it was among the best decisions I've ever made. Karmin has impeccable timing, vision and experience to distinguish a great shot from a good one! She's personable, engaging, down-to-earth and just has a way with people that enthralls and disarms them. She's got an uncompromising standard at events and in her private studio. I cannot commend Karmin highly enough! -Al Johnson

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Visuals by J. McKenzie LLC
4.9
from 63 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 177 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Tiffanie B.
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Jamaal was an absolute professional for our shoot. He was considerate, patient and timely. Our union members loved him. It was truly my pleasure to work with him. I hire photographers from throughout the country regularly. We plan on working with Jamaal again for our convention.

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Quantized Pixels, LLC
4.9
from 59 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 113 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Gretchen P.
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Great experience working with Gethro. He was one of the few photographers in the area who could provide printed photos on the spot (with our company logo, no less) and we were very happy with his work.

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Saint Elmo Photography
4.9
from 57 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 70 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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Jeff Berger Communications
4.9
from 52 reviews
  • 81 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Kirsten H.
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Jeff is by far one of the best photographers that I've had the pleasure of ever working with in my career. His photos are superb and his professionalism is exceptional. I will definitely hire him for all of our D.C. based shows.

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PicaBoost Photography
5.0
from 47 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 48 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Daniel M.
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Metin did a wonderful job as the photographer for our wedding. Would hire again!!! Thank you, Metin!

Catherine Rae Photography
4.9
from 41 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 67 hires on Thumbtack
Liz S.
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My experience with Miranda was one of my favorites ever with a photographer. I do amateur modeling thanks to Miranda who got me started! Some photographers are extremely tough to get along with and she is someone who can adapt to any situation! She makes you feel like family when photographing you. She always has music on which is nice considering some photographers like it quiet. She is always having a good time with the photo sessions and is always so accommodating. She did my husband and I's engagement photos in the middle of a snow storm in old town Alexandria and she was sooooo patient as I was freezing and wanting to stop. But the hubs and her were persistent saying the shots would be great with snow in them. She has done all sorts of photo sessions with me from engagement & boudoir to frontals & portfolios. I love working with Miranda and would suggest it to anyone looking for a family/personal photographer.

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Joe Halpin Photography
5.0
from 39 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 57 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
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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Nandor Nagy
5.0
from 39 reviews
  • 47 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
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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STUDIO PRI
5.0
from 34 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 69 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
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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Lees Photos
4.9
from 21 reviews
  • 29 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
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.

Q & A

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

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.

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.
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