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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 Detroit photo shoots
Jeremy E.
Darrel was easy to work with and got finished photos back to me within 48 hours of the shoot. The shoot never felt rushed and there were lots of shots to choose from.
Darrel Ellis PhotographyDarrel Ellis Photography
Nilesh P.
Great experience with Michael. Showed up early and was accommodating on the day of the photo shoot. Would hire again for future projects
Click PhotographyClick Photography
Mellodie H.
Iles Art photography was great! Very nice, patient, timely and professional. I would love to do another shoot with her! Awesome experience!
Iles Art PhotographyIles Art Photography
Anthony M.
April was very lively and friendly. She was also very receptive to my photo shoot vision and even gave pointers during the shoot to really expand on my theme and make it look even more amazing. I would certainly do more projects with her.
Red Couch DigitalRed Couch Digital
Darius B.
This guy is an amazing artist. I had him shoot my album cover photos and he did an amazing job. Professional, timely, and a great collaborator.
D. Soto PhotographyD. Soto Photography
Hannah C.
Athena is amazing! From the minute we messaged her looking to book an engagement photo session, we knew we were in good hands. She was extremely responsive and helpful prior to the shoot. Not being from the area, it was great to have her insight on the best photo locations. My fiancé and I had never had our photos taken professionally, so we were initially not sure what to expect. However, upon arrival, any nerves we had immediately disappeared. She was so great to work with—we had so much fun. It’s clear she has a lot of experience. The “sneak peek” photos she has shown us from the shoot so far came out amazing and we are so excited to see the rest. I highly recommend Athena for anyone looking for a photographer in the area!
Athena Mishiyev PhotographyAthena Mishiyev Photography
Sonali S.
Loved doing our engagement photo shoot with Ryan! He is quick to respond to every message and was very accommodating to set up a time amidst our busy schedules. He took photos for us in two locations and provided an online gallery within 2 weeks! The pictures turned out fantastic and we are very happy with the results. Would highly recommend.
J&C PhotographyJ&C Photography
Thumbtack Customer
This was the first time I looked for professional services on Thumbtack so I wasn't sure what to expect. I sent a very specific request for Japanese-style resume headshots, and Steven's reply made clear that he had read all the details of my request and understood what I needed from the photo shoot. I felt at ease.
Steve Pepple PhotographySteve Pepple Photography
Fuhad M.
Justin was the perfect photographer to shoot our surprise proposal picture. He took the time to get their earlier then me and start to give me ideas of where the pictures looked the best and so on. The quality of the pictures came out awesome. Also Justin’s personality was great! Very outgoing and helpful and funny! Me and my fiancé both loved the pictures Justin helped up get.
Justin McAfeeJustin McAfee
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