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Takoma Park Family Portrait Photographers

Browse these family portrait photographers with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Takoma Park.

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Third Floor Photo
5.0
from 168 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 318 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Jessica M.
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Tina has been great to work with! She is professional, friendly, and gets the job done quickly. We have done head shots with her as well as family photos. I couldn't be happier!

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Doug Sanford photographs
4.9
from 145 reviews
  • 36 years in business
  • 241 hires on Thumbtack
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Bernetta B.
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We could not have been happier with our decision in choosing Doug Sanford as the photographer for our family photos. He was the first photographer to respond to our needs and price range. He accommodated us with a Sunday shoot, was prompt, professional and worked very well with our family of 11 (which included a 2,4 and 6 year olds). Everyone remained comfortable and relaxed during the entire shoot which included many different locations and extreme heat on outside shots. He did not rush and took every shot we wanted and more. I have just seen the entire portfolio of shots and are ecstatic to say the least. Look forward to working with Doug again on future family photos.

Monumental Arts
4.7
from 134 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 322 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 112 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 247 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 105 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 188 hires on Thumbtack
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Makenzie W.
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Highly recommend Greg as a photographer for family portrait. We had a family reunion in Annapolis and thought it would be nice to get a family picture as we are rarely together. Greg was incredibly accommodating, driving down from Baltimore on a Sunday morning. Further, we had two toddlers who were a bit challenging to photograph. Greg was flexible, patient and resourceful (using his expert editing skills to swap their faces with photographs where they were engaged and smiling - looking at the pictures you would have no idea they were edited). Greg is extremely personable, professional and an excellent portrait photographer.

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Joshua Fernandez Photography
4.9
from 98 reviews
  • 16 years in business
  • 116 hires on Thumbtack
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Lindsay D.
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Josh has a unique eye for photography and I love that he is not your typical portrait photographer. He captures moments more naturally through candids rather than formal poses. His photos as a result are more true to life. He's great to work with, super responsive, and very accommodating.

The Marvelous Real
4.8
from 78 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 106 hires on Thumbtack
Jennifer M.
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Gabe is the most phenomenal photographer I have ever had in my life. Let me start by saying I wish Gabe was my wedding photographer. Gabe photographed a birthday party for my daughter. He was so great with communication and wanted to get my perspective before the party so he was able to see my vision. He was around taking pictures without being in the way. Gabe remembered so many people's names and people were happy to smile for the camera because of Gabe's charm. When I walked around, I heard a guest say, "I want to hire him for my next party!" I couldn't imagine any future parties any other way! Gabe, you are amazing and we can't wait to see you for the next party! Thank you for EVERYTHING!

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Chris Paulis Photography
5.0
from 73 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 86 hires on Thumbtack
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Mark G.
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Chris works for Living on the Lawn magazine. A private resident community magazine that I am the publisher for. Each month I ask Chris to capture our feature family and his portrait work is as good as it gets. As publisher I trust him to deliver to me every month a series of images of our feature family. One image of the family goes on the cover and his other images fill out the remainder of the feature. He is great with the families. I love his work, but better yet the families love his work and enjoy working with him.

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D.I.M. Productions
4.8
from 64 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 89 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
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 58 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 169 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Meg K.
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Working with Visuals By J. McKenzie was a delightful experience. I am not one usually comfortable in front of a camera, but today I felt valued, suitable and excited to be the subject of my own lifestyle portrait photos. He was prompt, attentive (from first contact on Thumbtack all the way through photo day and beyond) and professional. I would highly and repeatedly recommend his services and will do so at my next opportunity.

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Quantized Pixels, LLC
4.9
from 56 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 99 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 54 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 66 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Allison M.
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Hire him!! Elmo was phenomenal. My wedding gift to my best friend the bride was the photography. It was nerve wracking to take that on as I did not have a referral and chose St. Elmo solely based on the website and reviews. Elmo is an expert at putting people at ease, blending in with the crowd, getting natural shots as well as posed photos. When I need a photographer again, I will hire him. I recommend him without reservation . You will not regret it.,, hire him...

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Nandor Nagy
5.0
from 37 reviews
  • 46 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Oyunbat C.
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I needed some memorable portraits about me and my friend..but didn't know exactly what kind of pictures i wanted at the time. But this guy helped us with some ideas and provided us with great quality pictures that we've never experienced before. He seemed to us as a really dedicated and accountable person. Me and my friend are really happy with our pictures and i highly recommend this guy to you without any doubt.

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Julie Bonebrake
5.0
from 37 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 44 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Jamie S.
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It has been years since we have taken family pictures because we were always told to sit in a position and smile. That at which did not work for my family and all we ended up with was fake smiles! With Julie, she interacted the whole time and had us laughing and having fun! I am over the moon estactic with our pictures! Thank you Julie!

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PicaBoost Photography
5.0
from 36 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 32 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Roseae P.
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We used Metin / Picaboost Photography for my sister's wedding. From the initial contact and throughout the entire, Metin was very responsive. He answered any questions we had right away and even had a phone call with us to talk details before signing a contract. Since we had to push up the wedding, time was crucial and Metin was quick to respond so that was very helpful! We sent Metin a video shot list and he captured everything we asked of him. He arrived early the day of the wedding and was very kind and professional. We only requested raw footage and the footage he sent was great! He cut the footage down so it would not be overwhelming but he still had all of the important parts of the day. We would highly request Metin and Picaboost Photography!

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STUDIO PRI
5.0
from 34 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 63 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Emily M.
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Pri was great. She was easy to communicate with and quickly answered all of my questions as we planned our photo shoot. When the weather that day was terrible, she was able to reschedule so we got pretty weather. On the day of the shoot, she was friendly and professional. I could tell she was used to kids and babies because she made all kinds of goofy sounds to get my son to smile in the pictures. I'm really happy with the beautiful family portraits and will definitely book Pri again in the future.

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Naomi Lynn Photography LLC
4.8
from 33 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 73 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Donna L.
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Naomi was very pleasant to work with and everyone LOVED the family photos that she shot.

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Rachel Walisko Photography
5.0
from 22 reviews
  • 23 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Kate D.
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Rachel is a real pro - if you are looking for beautiful, real, crisp, clear portraits, engagement and wedding photos, family photos - anything - look no further. Rachel instantly made me feel at ease in front of the camera and knew exactly how to guide my fiance and I to capture authentic and natural photos. She is brilliant at using natural light, too. We could not be happier!

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JustInFocus Photography
5.0
from 17 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 21 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Thumbtack Customer
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Justin and I started a conversation a little over a week ago. I was looking for a photographer who would be able to take us some couples photos for the holiday season. From the very start, Justin was punctual and he continued to be punctual through to the delivery of the photos. Often times when people hire photographers, people complain that photographers lose momentum once they’ve been offered the gig or once they’ve received payment. This is absolutely not the case with Justin. Justin’s punctuality definitely has been a plus point all the way. I also appreciated that Justin works with clients across varying price points. In addition, I must say Justin’s offer was definitely reasonable given that we’re situated in the DMV. Interacting with Justin, one of the first things I let him know was that I just wanted a quick photo shoot that would be a leg up from our usual selfies. Justin understood exactly what I was expecting out of our photo shoot. Justin and I worked out the details over text, and the photo shoot was quick and effortless. Though I didn’t end up calling him myself, I did pass on Justin’s phone number to a few colleagues of mine - he had such a great offer that I had to share with others! On that note, if you need to hop on the phone to talk details, just ask for his phone number. I am absolutely all about Pinterest and all things Pinterest related. I had ideas of poses but when we met up, my mind sort of went blank (I blame the cold!) and Justin had great ideas which resulted in some beautiful photos of the two of us. I also have to praise Justin’s understanding of space, lighting, and photography concept. Justin took a handful of posed and candid photos, which we both appreciated. Not only is Justin talented, but he is easygoing too. And that’s definitely a plus point when hiring a photographer. If you can’t be yourself around your photographer or if the photographer can’t get you to feel relaxed and at east, then you might as well throw in the towel because you won’t get quality photos. Thank you, Justin, we love love love our photos!! PS: Hire Justin. If my photos are any testament, I’m sure you too will be more than satisfied with yours!

Bria Lynn Photography
5.0
from 13 reviews
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
Angie L.
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My family and I have taken annual family photos for years and by far, we had loved working with Bria the most. She was able to capture the types of photos we wanted (portraits & PJ) and she was so good with my kids. Her price is so reasonable. And her turn around time for the proofs is fast. Excellent, excellent photographer!

Edward C. Jones Photography
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Janyce J.
Verified review

Mr Jones has an uncanny knack of capturing the star quality in All of his photographic subjects and scenes! He is able to shed more life, joy and dignity, wherever his lens takes him. He is our official family photographer, for all times......

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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