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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 Eagan creative photographers
Rachel K.
Abbigail was super professional and was so creative when it came to the location and poses! Super excited to see how the photos turned out!
Abbigail Doeden PhotographyAbbigail Doeden Photography
Clarice C.
Jeannette was personable, creative, patient and really enjoys her work. My son's senior photos were just perfect and I plan to use her services again.
Jeannette Appold PhotographyJeannette Appold Photography
Michelle S.
Sara was wonderful to work with. We thoroughly enjoyed our photography session in our backyard. She was patient and creative with our children to get them to look at the camera. She was creative in her placement to bring out the best in our yard and our family. We look forward to working with her again.
Sara Tucker PhotographySara Tucker Photography
Judi N.
It was wonderful to work with Stephie for an outside photo session of our family, including four adults, a baby and a dog. Stephie was creative, professional, and patient, and the pictures turned out wonderfully. Highly recommend!
Welcome Love PhotographyWelcome Love Photography
Thumbtack Customer
The quality of what we had delivered was exactly what we asked for and more. The results were excellent and we would recommend Orfield Photography to those who need professional service and a creative eye to their projects.
Orfield PhotographyOrfield Photography
Thumbtack Customer
Giliane has a great personalty. And we felt so comfortable working with her. She had alot of creative ideas for her my daughters photo shoot and she made us feel very welcome.
Giliane E. Mansfeldt Photography, LLCGiliane E. Mansfeldt Photography, LLC
Amanda C.
Working with Laura was easy and a pleasure. The quality of her photos were wonderful and we had such a wide variety to choose from. She also was creative and thoughtful about the various poses for our family portrait. I'd highly recommend her to anyone!
LC PhotographyLC Photography
Tony D.
As a small start-up business, I needed a food photographer for our hummus products that were quality, creative, but also within a small business budget. To say I was thoroughly pleased with the finished photos is an understatement -- I couldn't love them more, and am already looking forward to having Elle help us with more shoots as we expand. This was my first time hiring a photographer and I knew I could use someone who would have options, suggestions and could understand what kind of photos I was hoping for. Elle quelled any concerns I may have had about my inexperience and made it a very easy and fun process. I would not hesitate to recommend her to those seeking the same!
Nouvelle Design StudioNouvelle Design Studio
Alicia T.
I could not be more pleased with Alex and the work I have seen so far. We hired Alex as our wedding photographer, and he also did an engagement session. I have not seen the wedding photos yet, but did receive the engagement pictures. Alex did a great job making me and my now-husband, both of us rather uncomfortable with being photographed, look quite good. He managed to get quite a few photos of us with natural looking smiles and poses that don't look posed. He is a very skilled photographer with a knack for capturing candid moments, genuine smiles, and real emotions. We received a number of compliments from wedding guests who were impressed with how creative and hard working he seemed. I really enjoyed working with him; he put us at ease even though there was a camera in our faces. I would highly recommend Alex to anyone.
French Touch PhotographyFrench Touch Photography
Thumbtack Customer
Giliane took my daughter's Senior photos this past Saturday in downtown St. Paul. It was a beautiful day & Giliane was very creative & imaginative in getting some really neat shots of my daughter. She was highly professional & eager to hear our input in regards to poses, etc. I liked that she was open to hearing our suggestions & incorporate them into what works for lighting, etc. I just received the first proof & it's lovely!
Giliane E. Mansfeldt Photography, LLCGiliane E. Mansfeldt Photography, LLC
Jane G.
Charnell was a dream to work with. She is very creative, fun, energetic and makes everyone feel comfortable in front of the lens. She responded promptly to our first email inquiry about her services and was always responsive to any questions up until the wedding day and after. She arrived on time and stayed late to take extra pictures of the entire wedding group. Her prices are very competitive and she mailed the usb with proofs back within 2 weeks of the ceremony. Charnell captured our love and happiness in her lenses and we will have them forever. She has such an easy going style and wonderful warmth and smile to make you feel at ease when you're going crazy with nerves and excitement. We definately recommend Charnell for all your photography needs~you won't be disappointed.
Charnell Timms PhotographyCharnell Timms Photography
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