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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 Coon Rapids creative photographers
Lisa N.
No complaints here! Fantastic photographer, creative, and just what we were looking for!
Sage E ImagerySage E Imagery
Thumbtack Customer
Great working with a courteous, knowledgeable, creative, and empathic photographer who treats her clients with respect and dignity while providing her creative flair that enhances the photographic event. Toni's creative professionalism made my daughter's senior pictures come alive, memorable and captured the essence of the of the event far more than I expected.
T. Thomas PhotographyT. Thomas Photography
Thumbtack Customer
Giliane did a great job with my photo shoot. She was very creative, professional, made me feel comfortable and confident and took wonderful photos. I would highly recommend her!
Giliane E. Mansfeldt Photography, LLCGiliane E. Mansfeldt Photography, LLC
Thumbtack Customer
Nicole is a hardworking and professional photographer. We were so very impressed with her. She was respectful of what we wanted but also brought in her creativity. Do yourself a favor and pick Nicole and Little Mac Design as your photographer.
Little Mac DesignLittle Mac Design
Britta S.
Kayla of Lifetime Adventures Photography was wonderful to work with! She was easy to communicate with, punctual, creative with the photos, and incredibly quick in getting images to us! We loved all of the images and felt so comfortable working with Kayla and hope to do so again in the future!
Lifetime Adventures PhotographyLifetime Adventures Photography
Thumbtack Customer
Giliane did a fantastic job on our daughters senior photos. She was very professional and yet also companionate in helping ease a pre photo shoot dilemma. She got out daughter to relax, laugh and have fun during the session. Giliane is very creative and worked with our daughter to help create her own special touch on her photos with the props she brought with to the shoot. All of the photos turned out so beautiful! I would definitely recommend Giliane for your go to photographer for any occasion. Absolutely an amazing photographer!!!
Giliane E. Mansfeldt Photography, LLCGiliane E. Mansfeldt Photography, LLC
Nikhil V.
Working with Ethan was nothing short of a professional and forward-thinking experience. As someone creating a new brand that needed photography work, having Ethan’s perspective, feedback, and creative suggestions was essential in helping craft an solid photo shoot aimed at candids and portraits. Would definitely suggest him for anyone looking for a solid photographer who also has a clear and flexible post-shoot editing process as well.
EthanStrom PhotographyEthanStrom Photography
Fatimah K.
I really enjoyed working with Pallavi! She is so great and very responsive to my needs. We did an engagement shoot with her and so happy with the raw photos turnout! Truly appreciate Pallavi creative eyes!
Shutter Glee PhotographyShutter Glee Photography
Cathleen A.
I hired Cindy to photograph a private event I had with my family and friends. Cindy did an amazing job capturing the entire night. The photos were creative, artistic and exactly what I had asked for. Cindy truly cares about the quality of her work. Along with her professionalism, she was fun and a pleasure to work with. I will be having this event again next summer and Cindy will definitely be my photographer.
Cindy Kirn PhotographyCindy Kirn Photography
Sara P.
We had a small wedding at the beginning of November. Samantha was very professional and punctual, and the pictures were ready within 2 days only. She is also very creative and layed back. I am highly recommending this 5* photographer.
SLicK ImagesSLicK Images
Krishna P.
Pallavi is full of creativity, energy and impeccable photographic skills. Today I had a wonderful photoshoot by this passionate photographer. She can make the subject feel comfortable and she very well knows to extract the best potential out of it. I would love to have another shoot by her during the springs of Minneapolis. Thanks Pallavi for your exceptional work and superior craftsmanship. 😊
Shutter Glee PhotographyShutter Glee Photography
Thumbtack Customer
Cindy photographed my mother's 100th birthday party at Medina Country Club. In the three hours or so she was there, she captured the party goers, the complete family and the entertainment. She has a great skill for organizing the attendees to get the needed shots, and produced an excellent book of wonderful, creative photos as a keepsake for my mother and a collection of photos for us to organize as we please. Communication with her was always easy and timely, and I would heartily recommend her.
Cindy Kirn PhotographyCindy Kirn Photography
Thumbtack Customer
Cindy is friendly, flexible, creative, and produces high quality work! She helped my reluctant daughter open up and was able to capture fantastic senior photos! Cindy was able to meet and exceeded our deadlines. If you want someone who will listen to your requests, Cindy is the one!
Cindy Kirn PhotographyCindy Kirn Photography
Thumbtack Customer
It was such a fun and wonderful experiance! The studio options are vast and creative. The pictures turned out amazing. The only hard part is choosing which pictures we want...so many good shots to choose from. Elaine was highly professional and gave great instruction. I would highly recommend this photography studio.
Elaine Goepfert PhotographyElaine Goepfert Photography
Katy A.
I LOVE my wedding photos. Rachel is a visionary. I had an idea of three photos I wanted to be taken. She took that vision and was able to take so many stunning photos, that are better than I imagined. One of my big concerns was that I would be posing for photos a lot and miss parts of my big day. She heard this concern and was so respectful of my time and experience. I didn't miss a thing and she got great shots from the whole day. Her organization is impeccable, but she is also flexible. She used downtime to take amazing detail shots and photos for my kids! My teenager is so proud of the photos she took of him that he is using one for his senior yearbook picture. She did that on a whim. She found so many creative ways to capture the mood of our celebration and utilized the uniqueness of the venue. I have gotten so many compliments about how our photos really embody the day. Thank you, Rachel, for securing our priceless memories. I am so happy we found you.
Rachel Lahlum PhotographyRachel Lahlum Photography
Lizzie H.
We want to thank Yann for the amazing photo session we had with him last weekend! He was very communicative, helpful and professional. He also was very understanding and accommodating when we had to reschedule our first date and time due to personal reasons. We gave him room to bring his creative vision out and we were blown away with the results! We got some amazing holiday photos but also some very sharp, and bold shots that turned out incredible! The range of candid to dramatic/ fashion photos was such a fun experience and we have so many favorites. I never knew we could be so photogenic. Turn around was less than 24 hours from when the photos were taken to when we received the edited shots. We will be using Yann again for sure!
Symbolix PhotographySymbolix Photography
Lesia L.
I messaged Chris on a Monday and he was able to make time to meet me on that Saturday. He spent his time with us and let us choose any spots we wanted to stop for pictures but also had his own ideas. (Which was great for me with no creative eye!) I got edited pictures back fast and they are so beautiful. He captured the lighting and colors of the fall so well. I will defiantly keep him in mind for more family photos!
Chris Laurents PhotographyChris Laurents Photography
Thumbtack Customer
Shannon Tacheny/Feather Blue Studios-was fantastic. I wanted a more creative than conservative place to photograph. She picked Como Park Pavillian. I was very pleased with the final product. She took many pictures with different poses, face positions and found many flattering angles. (About 1 hour session) I'm self-conscious about my appearance, and was extremely happy with my head shots! I have already referred many friends to Feather Blue Studios
Feather Blue Studios - SmBiz Strategy+StyleFeather Blue Studios - SmBiz Strategy+Style
Renee G.
If we could give Sarah 10 stars we would!! She is so creative and went that extra mile for us! We couldn’t have found anyone better! She was open to our ideas and also helped us think outside of the box for other ideas. She walked with us over 2 miles in the sweltering heat to take perfect photos that represent special moments in our lives!! She is amazing and we would recommend her over and over!!! Thank you Sarah!!!
Smoen PhotographySmoen Photography
Danielle A.
My Fiancé and I got our engagement photos done by Jake and he by far exceeded our expectations. Coming from a couple who doesn’t take many pictures together, he made us feel very comfortable. He was prepared with the location we picked out and had very good ideas where to go and what poses we should do. Jake was very fast at getting our pictures back to us and we’ve got nothing but extremely good compliments on them. We sat down with him because we decided to book him as our wedding photographer as well (of course). He is very organized and asked many questions to make sure our day will be perfect. He shows that he truly cares about what he does and focuses on what is best for the couple. We are so excited we found him and that he will be there on our wedding day. If you want a professional, creative, and passionate photographer, look no further….pick Jake!!!
Two Oaks PhotographyTwo Oaks Photography
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