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Ferndale Family Photographers

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

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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.
Verified review

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.

Top Pro
  • 4 years in business
  • 59 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Amanda P.
Verified review

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!

Craig Films
4.8
from 45 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 105 hires on Thumbtack
Jennifer R.
Verified review

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.

J&C Photography
4.9
from 40 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 77 hires on Thumbtack
Marianne C.
Verified review

Ryan did a wonderful job capturing our daughters wedding ceremony and celebration. The family photos look great! Thank you Ryan.

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Newell Photography LLC
4.9
from 38 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 60 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
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.

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Anne's Photography
4.8
from 36 reviews
  • 57 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Jay M.
Verified review

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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Jeffrey Loos Photography LLC
4.9
from 35 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 84 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Roma V.
Verified review

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!

Top Pro
  • 2 years in business
  • 35 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Lola L.
Verified review

I gave short notice they came to due a large family photo and did wonderful

Odd Fern Photo LLC
5.0
from 15 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 20 hires on Thumbtack
Lisa E.
Verified review

I asked Megan to do Spring pictures of my kids last year (2015). She let me choose the place, I chose a local park. She talked with me about where to take them once we arrived to the park. She never tried to push me or my kids to go outside of our comfort zone and had some really spontaneous ideas for goofy family pictures that I loved! She even went ahead and did impromptu pictures after a ice cream truck came by and captured the innocence of my children. I also had her photograph my youngest sons first birthday so I didn't have to stress about taking photos myself or bothering a relative to do it. I am so incredibly pleased with her work that I have recommended her to everyone that even remarks about needed a photographer. The time she takes to make sure every photo is well edited is extraordinary. I can't rave enough about her ability to capture those spur of the moment memories that will last forever. I've even booked her for my five year vow renewal and I can not be itching with anticipation more to see how those will turn out! Hands down you will not regret hiring this woman.

Darrel Ellis Photography
4.9
from 15 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
Kim G.
Verified review

Darrel is a dynamic and highly talented professional with a portfolio of work that is simply breathtaking. He is incredibly responsive and a pleasure to work with. We reviewed over 50 photographers for our small business project and he stood out well above all of the others. Our highest recommendations. Thank you, Darrel.

Zach Hagy Photography
4.9
from 14 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 9 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.

Gil Hooper Photography
4.7
from 14 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 21 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!

  • 3 years in business
  • 5 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
Que S.
Verified review

Outstanding experience, our family pictures came out great and his staff was very helpful and patient..highly recommended

6of6photography
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Janelle A.
Verified review

Our family had a great time shooting with Eric! He was really helpful in choosing an interesting location in downtown Detroit utilizing the beautiful architecture. He had a relaxed, but guided demeanor with our kids, allowing them to explore while getting candid and playful pictures. It felt more like an outing at a park than a photo shoot. The pictures turned out beautiful, and we're already planning our next set of family photos.

  • 9 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Brian A.
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My wife & I first met Amanda nearly two years ago when she took our sons newborn photos! He came over a month early and she fit him into her schedule without hesitation. She had such patients and talent that we were very pleased with his newborn photos. We have since had his 6months, 1yr, engagement, wedding and even Holliday photos through her. We constantly received compliments on our photos and people asking for her information so she can help capture their special moments also! My wife and I are both very satisfied with her work and ability. Amanda has became a friend and not just our photographer. You definitely won't regret choosing her as your photographer too. Thanks for everything, Amanda!

The Larson Lens
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Zachary B.
Verified review

As a businessman, one of the main things I look for in the people I associate with is ambition, which is exactly how I met Jenny Larson. She volunteered on multiple occasions to assist in various roles in projects I have directed or produced. And I was happy to bring her on in a more official capacity as Set Photographer on a video shoot for The Tonwnsend Hotel in Birmingham, MI, one of the most prestigious hotels in the world. I am producing their new social media video campaign, and having Jenny on set was an absolute BLESSING. Not only is she incredibly easy and fun to work with, she is a true professional. She impressed the hell out of my colleagues, delivered edited photos in just three weeks, and took beautiful, beautiful shots documenting what ended up being a very special day for us. I couldn't be happier with the photos and look forward to working with her again.

PixelsPlus Photography
4.9
from 7 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Tracey D.
Verified review

The photographer was very professional. He knew the right poses and suggested a great location for our wedding photos. I am very satisfied with his work and would recommend or use him again.

John Small Photography
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Charlena P.
Verified review

If you are looking for someone who is very professional, who values his work plus reasonable pricing......then this is the man for you. Mr. John Small is a great photographer and I would definitely recommend him to others.

Madelyn Grace Photography
4.8
from 6 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Debra J.
Verified review

Holly is the best! She was very professional, yet very personable. She took outstanding shots, (some I had not thought of). All of the guest were commenting on how wonderful a photographer she is. I will definitely recommend her and if I could give her an outstanding +, I would. We will be using her for our future needs!!!!

Wedding Bug
4.4
from 5 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
Melissa D.
Verified review

I'm looking forward to working with Wedding Bug in August!

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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Need a Portrait Photographer

Southfield, MI

  • Photo type
    Children / Baby
  • Photoshoot location
    Other (Birthday party)
  • Photo products
    CD / DVD, Album
  • Details
    I want to capture every moment of my daughter's 1st birthday party to create a scrapbook.
  • $200
    Average price
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