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Farmington Hills Family Photographers

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

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Red Archie
4.9
from 86 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 137 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Ciara B.
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My husband and I have worked with multiple photographers for professional and personal reasons in Michigan and could not have been more impressed with Kuwan and the Red Archie photography team. Kuwan is the owner and talent behind RAP. He is also highly motivated and easy to work with. Prior to the photoshoot (our package was 1 hour for professional headshots with 10 edited images), he provided detailed instructions and ideas for wardrobe and location and was even willing to move the date up when our plans changed. He responded to all our emails immediately and was very friendly from the beginning. The day of the shoot he arrived on location on time with a number of tools / camera equipment and was quick to set up and get started. He provided feedback on what looked best and coaching for the optimal posing which was helpful and allowed me to feel comfortable. We did multiple locations / outfit changes and he was patient and receptive to ideas as well as really optimistic with great energy. I appreciated him showing me some of the photos as well as going over the 1 hour window of time so we got all the shots we wanted and didn't feel rushed. In the end, the photos turned out amazing (I get so many compliments on how professional and flattering they are) and the turn around time was even quicker. Once we received the gallery of images and picked our favorites, he had them edited and finalized in 48 hours. We liked more than 10 so he threw in a few extra and made some minor retouching tweaks for me no charge... honestly, it couldn't have been better. I probably sound like a fake review at this point but after having headshots for 4+ companies / websites, this was the best experience I've had with a photographer so I'm happy to sing Kuwan's praises. I would highly recommend him and the Red Archie for anyone seeking portraits, headshots, or a website/business card/LinkedIn revamp. He is an amazing talent in metro Detroit.

Mark Bogarin Photography
4.9
from 66 reviews
  • 23 years in business
  • 109 hires on Thumbtack
Renee W.
Verified review

I have worked with Mark on 2 separate ocassions. Once when he took action shots for the Chelsea Varsity Hockey team 2 years ago and again recently to have my daughters senior pictures taken. Both cases I was extremely happy. Almost too happy as it is almost impossible to choose which pictures we want to order. Thankfully, we are not restricted to a certain amount of posses like you are with some photographers. You order the posses and sizes you want. We saw some of the digital pictures the very next day, the balance of the shots within the week. Turnaround is very fast. He is very professional and open to new ideas. I will definately use his services again.

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  • 4 years in business
  • 59 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Amanda P.
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If you are reading this review look no further! Lynette from Lighting with Love is AMAZING! We found her on Thumbtack.com with a handful of other photographers. After reading her reviews and checking out her website we knew she was the one! Lynette is fun, friendly, creative and an absolute pleasure to work with! We planned our entire Detroit wedding from Charleston S.C. and Lynette was incredibly easy to work with over emails, phone calls and texts. She was quick to respond to messages and was pretty flexible with everything. She was very professional and the quality of her work is top notch! Her wedding packages were reasonable priced and the entire experience turned out better than we could have asked for! On the big day she was everywhere! She captured every little detail and every special moment from every angle. We only had a handful of photo ideas and left the rest of the photos up to her. Lynette was so fun and creative! She had great ideas for picture poses and our wedding photos turned out WONDERFUL! She captured every detail of the day beautifully. From hair and makeup, to the ceremony and the reception, she photographed it all! She even rode our party bus to get the behind the scenes photos in between locations. Throughout the entire day she was smiling and laughing with us. She was even able to tame our rowdy bridal party and keep us focused and on time for the other events. Lynette’s website design for photo review and ordering is great and easy to work with as well. We were able to review and download every single picture. And there were a ton! You can share the login with family and friends so they can review and order prints for themselves as well. Lynette was sweet, fun, professional and creative which made for some of the easiest, no stress wedding planning a bride could ask for! Stop looking and hire Lynette, you will love working with her and you will love the amazing photos!

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Melody Carmody Photography
5.0
from 44 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 66 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Neel V.
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Melody was GREAT. While this was my first ever photo shoot, I must say, Melody has upped my expectations from future photographers because she did an AMAZING job at the photographs and the way she conducted herself. Having said that, I will likely take my next session with her very soon :)

Craig Films
4.8
from 45 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 100 hires on Thumbtack
Jennifer R.
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Very happy with the professional headshots we received from this photographer. He was professional, on time, and easy to work with. His delivery was quick and exactly what we were looking for. He followed instructions well. Would definitely hire him again.

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Newell Photography LLC
4.9
from 38 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 59 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Laura M.
Verified review

Patrick was fantastic! Reliable, easy going, and professional. He took time to send us shot locations before our photo shoot and let us choose what we wanted. He worked with my ideas and allowed us freedom to have fun with our family photos. He kept in good touch with me prior to the photo shoot and was very friendly. Also reasonably priced. I am excited to see our pictures.

J&C Photography
4.9
from 37 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 71 hires on Thumbtack
Marianne C.
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Ryan did a wonderful job capturing our daughters wedding ceremony and celebration. The family photos look great! Thank you Ryan.

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Jeffrey Loos Photography LLC
4.9
from 34 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 80 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Roma V.
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Jeff was really great, very professional and I definitely could trust him around my one year old and family! The pictures came out perfect! We would most definitely book him again!

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Anne's Photography
4.8
from 33 reviews
  • 56 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Jay M.
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Family photos with little ones can be stressful but Anne did not make it feel that way. She was super responsive, understood what I wanted from the get go, and worked around our busy schedule. The photos turned out great and I will cherish them forever!

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Alice Heart Photography
4.8
from 26 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 64 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Shy A.
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Jarrett photographed a clients wedding and I must Sa he was nothing short of amazing. My bride was extremely pleased with his professionalism, skill and knowledge. His creativity with the photos was spectacular as well. I would recommend him to any bride looking for a photographer and will definitely be one of my preferred photographers going forward. Great job and thank you for making a special day even better.

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The Top Pic Collective
4.9
from 25 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 34 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Lola L.
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I gave short notice they came to due a large family photo and did wonderful

Easy Photography Studio
4.9
from 23 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 48 hires on Thumbtack
Cassie Y.
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We had our family photos taken in Delaware park with Yizi. Great experience. She is professional and very patient. We love the photos.

Pask Video and Photography
4.8
from 21 reviews
  • 35 years in business
  • 20 hires on Thumbtack
Joy W.
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I've worked with a few photographers in the past for portrait shooting. Jeff is the most professional and really makes sure you are 100% satisfied with the photograph. Very patient and easy to work with. Will work together for more photos in the future. Definitely recommend to everyone!

J Singleton Photo
4.6
from 16 reviews
  • 23 years in business
  • 26 hires on Thumbtack
Amanda C.
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J was an OUTSTANDING hire for our event. We hosted an alumni reception in Detroit and didnt know any photographers in the area so I looked to Thumbtack. He really worked with our requests and captured everything we wanted! He made sure to get the committee and staff photographed, all of the photos has great lighting, a majority of the photos were staged with alumni looking and smiling at the camera (name tags visible) which is fantastic and exactly what we hoped for! It takes a great photographer to ask people to stage for the camera and yet also capture excellent candid photos. I wish we could use him for every market we visit! Even before the event, he was very professional on the phone and in correspondence. I would recommend him to anyone needing an event photographer.

KhanArt Photography
5.0
from 14 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
Robert E.
Verified review

Came to my home to take family photos. Everything was done in a timely manner and she was good with the kids. The pictures came out perfect. I would recommend her to anyone.

David Franklin Studios
4.9
from 14 reviews
  • 31 years in business
  • 20 hires on Thumbtack
Scott A.
Verified review

David was very pleasant, prepared, easy to work with, and was well equipped. I was a little disappointed with the final outcome and I should have reviewed the photos on the camera prior to leaving the site to make sure that we had captured what I wanted. My mistake was not reviewing on-site - so once I flew back home and received the photos, it was too late to shoot more without the added expense of another shoot.

Zach Hagy Photography
4.9
from 14 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Abby L.
Verified review

Zach is such a fun photographer to work with! His work is always so innovative and unique than any other photographer I know. He has such great respect for the art of photography, and is always so easy and fun to work with.

E4 Digital Marketing
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Vijay G.
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He was an excellent photographer and very patient even on a hot summer day took his time and gave us tips on all the right poses. Highly recommended

  • 3 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Robert A.
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Our experience with Lisa was what every family hopes for. She came to our home, on short notice, with everything she needed including an assistant. She even brought a blanket that perfectly accented the surroundings. She took countless photos of our family, both formal as well as spontaneous. She then professionally and patiently edited the best photos to provide us with a vast array to choose from. We look forward to working with Lisa again and again.

Gil Hooper Photography
4.6
from 11 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
Michelle S.
Verified review

Highly professional and high quality photographer with a dedication and passion for his work! Everyone compliments the work that Gil has done for our family and friends!

Capture Media
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Sara N.
Verified review

Antonio was very professional. He captured all of the shots I wanted and made us feel very comfortable. He also got the shots to me in the promised time. Next time I need a photographer I will hire him.

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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