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Sublime Moments Photography
5.0
from 85 reviews
  • 15 years in business
  • 136 hires on Thumbtack
Bev C.
Verified review

Had a great fall family photo shoot, I was intrigued by the style of Eugen's photos and they came out wonderful. I had teens, a 3 year old, and I wanted to also capture my mom and I; Eugen managed to cover all we wanted and even captured some candid moments we will cherish!

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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 68 reviews
  • 23 years in business
  • 112 hires on Thumbtack
Renee W.
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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
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Stephanie S.
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Lynette was wonderful to work with! I booked her for my September 2017 wedding and then last minute decided to have engagement pictures in February. She found us a beautiful indoor location to take the photos since outdoor photos were not an option. Lynette was very easy to work with and made us feel at ease. My photos turned out great and everyone commented on how beautiful the background was. I would highly recommend booking her for your photos!

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Newell Photography LLC
4.9
from 38 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 59 hires on Thumbtack
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Laura M.
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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 38 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 73 hires on Thumbtack
Lanell J.
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Based on a referral, my fiance', Gary, and I hired Ryan Jakubowski for our wedding photographer. From the initial contact with Ryan, through the delivery of our wedding pictures to our front door, he was knowledgeable, helpful, personable and professional. We found Ryan so easy to work with! On our wedding day, he maintained a balance of providing direction and allowing space. Although our ceremony included a small group, and was relatively brief, he was creative and thorough in capturing all the poses and moments that we wanted, and we will cherish the pictures. We are sure Ryan would provide the same high level of service and professionalism for any size wedding event!

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Jeffrey Loos Photography LLC
4.9
from 35 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 81 hires on Thumbtack
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Bruce M.
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I am very happy to have met and hired Jeffrey to be the photographer of my mother's 80th birthday party & family reunion. Very professional and respectful all while asking people to get in the right position for the photo shoot. I receive many positive comments from family members on Jeffrey's professionalism and friendliness. For my next event, I will be contacting and hiring Jeffrey Loos Photography!

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Anne's Photography
4.8
from 34 reviews
  • 56 hires on Thumbtack
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Fouz B.
Verified review

Anne was so Nice and patient with our kids!! She had everything u can need for the photoshoot in her big IKEA bag 😄 We loved working with her and we already planned our next outdoor photoshoot!!! She's the kind of person u wanna hire for ur family photoshoot coz she doesn't stress u out even if the kids loose it!😅 And of course the photos are beautiful!!

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The Top Pic Collective
4.9
from 26 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

Pask Video and Photography
4.8
from 22 reviews
  • 35 years in business
  • 21 hires on Thumbtack
Renay A.
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Jeffrey Pask is one of the most kindest photographers/videographers out there. He is professional and personable at the same time. If you have a creative/fun idea for your project, he will most-likely always be up for it. Jeffrey helped me start my modeling/acting career by shooting my first photoshoot ever. Since it was my first time, I was super nervous. He saw that I was nervous and made me laugh the whole time with his hilarious jokes. That really reduced the tension of it being my first photoshoot, and after that, I decided I wanted him to be my main for all of my photography needs. If it wasn't for Jeff, I wouldn't have such a great portfolio to show agents and casting directors. He is dedicated and will always make sure that you get the results that you want, even if it entails a 9 hour shoot! ;)

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Michael Andaloro Photography
4.9
from 18 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
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Donna S.
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Mike was a total professional. I found him easy to work with and very attentive to my goals for the photo shoot. The portfolio of photographs of my property (all outdoor shots) that he provided afterward was incredible & exceeded my expectations. He will be the first person I call if I need a photographer again in the future.

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.

E4 Digital Marketing
4.9
from 14 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Ashar K.
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I had a great experience. He took excellent pics and delivered them to me on the next day. I would recommend E4 Digital Marketing for any kind of event photography

Gil Hooper Photography
4.7
from 14 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 20 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!

Russell Photography
5.0
from 13 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
Amie F.
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I interviewed 9 different wedding photographers for my wedding. Each of them had been in the photo business a long time. Nobody impressed me more than Michelle and Wally Russell, Russell Photography. I liked that I was hiring the owners to do my photographs and that I got to know them when they did my engagement photos. We went with their “Dream Package”. They were worth every penny we spent. I can’t say enough good things about them. They were very reasonably priced. Other photographers wanted thousands more and would provide less. Everything they said they would do for us, they did do. I can tell you Wally calmed my mother down about the wrong wine being delivered and sent one of his assistants to get the correct Chardonnay. It could have been a disaster. The photography was perfect, better than perfect – I did not believe I could look so good in pictures. Our wedding album is the envy of our friends and my sister-in-law. I have so many beautiful memories and my wedding day was great because I went with Russell Photography.

  • 3 years in business
  • 4 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.

Badr Photography
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Joe D.
Verified review

Very talented and passionate photographer with a professional approach, he knows how and when to capture the perfect moment 👌🏼 Very positive experience😄

6of6photography
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Marc D.
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I highly recommend 6of6 photography for your needs. The owner, Eric replied to my email very quickly, set up a shoot and to accommodate my schedule, he was even able to travel to me for a 'mobile' shoot. Bringing with him all of the necessary equipment, you'd never know the shoot took place in my home and not at a studio. In my case it was for promotional photos. (I'd also add that prior to this, we hired 6of6 photography as our wedding photographer. We couldn't be more pleased with the quality, which is evident by the many compliments we receive about our photos).

TruePhotography
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 19 years in business
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
Lisa D.
Verified review

Steve is AWESOME! He took candid shots of my fiancé and I when my fiancé proposed and I couldn't be happier! We have several great outdoor photos with excellent lighting, images that were candid and tell a beautiful story. Steve was completely professional, gave our photos to us very quickly and we are both so happy! Steve was a wonderful person to work with and I would highly recommend him!

Bel amour photography LLC
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Andrea S.
Verified review

Bel Amour Photography is amazing! Our family pictures came our great and she was amazing working with our whole family. I will be recommending Bel Amour to family and friends!

John Small Photography
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Sedrick R.
Verified review

AllMy guest Isrr still raving about what a professional and creative photographer John was

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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