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Eden Prairie Outdoor Family Photographers

Browse these outdoor family photographers with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Eden Prairie.

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I Love Photography LLC
4.9
from 143 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 320 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Gretchen B.
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I Love Photography was so great with our family! She was so warm and friendly with our kids! Our photographs turned out amazingly! I will definitely be using her again!

  • 8 years in business
  • 382 hires on Thumbtack
Kelsey G.
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Giliane was an outstanding photographer! We had a large family with two 6 month olds and one 2 year old. She was very efficient and respectful of all of our needs when dealing with young children. She also captured amazing photographs! Would highly recommend her!!

Dave Haas Photography
4.7
from 125 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 293 hires on Thumbtack
Erin E.
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Dave did a great job, even when it was freezing outside, for our family photo session. Dave was able to give us the country, rustic look we were looking for.

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Mark Basel Photography
4.9
from 75 reviews
  • 92 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Shuo W.
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Mark was excellent. He absolutely knows what he's doing as a portrait/headshot photographer. His studio, setup, and equipment are top notch. For me, the goal of this was to have headsets for the next 5-10 years that I can use in professional environments and on linkedIn. I think having good photos for presentations is one of the subtle details that are important. Mark was able to finalize some excellent photos that I am 100% satisfied with. If I ever to do something else with photography (family photos, etc.), I'd go to Mark first.

Little Mac Design
4.9
from 68 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 96 hires on Thumbtack
Eleanor C.
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Our wedding photographer 6/4/2016 Nicole did a fabulous job on our wedding pictures! She is professional and just a sweet woman. As a person, she is extremely hard working (just ask her about her multiple jobs) and her dedication and love for her family shows. As a photographer, I am extremely happy to have found her on this site and I love what she has done. I am an artsy and creative person myself and was picky about who to hire for these cherished photo memories. I couldn't be happier. Final Product + $cost of hire$ = you are getting a good deal!

Excalibur Portraits
4.8
from 52 reviews
  • 16 years in business
  • 109 hires on Thumbtack
Dan D.
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Dan was awesome! Trust me, I am hard to please and he did a great job with the pictures of this listing. I never used a photographer before for my listings, and now I will never list a house without photographer! Dan was very reasonably priced in comparison to the many I checked, had great ideas for staging the rooms, came out day after I called, pictures were back to me that night! Had questions abot pics and how they worked on the MLS and he answered my calls at 8pm on a Friday night! Couldn't be more pleased :)

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Jennifer Burks Photography
5.0
from 47 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 51 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Cathy H.
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Jennifer was a fantastic photographer for our fall family photos! She knew of a great location in the metro twin cities and we got excellent outdoor family pictures with our young kids and dog! We finished a complete photo session in different areas of the park, and we were very happy with the results. She was very prompt in response, flexible to our schedules and we had our finished photos THE SAME DAY... highly recommended family photographer! So fun to work with, reasonable rates for great work. Thank you!

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Nouvelle Design Studio
4.9
from 46 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 73 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Kayti B.
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Elle of Nouvelle is armed with such myriad talents that it was comparable to having hired an Artistic Director, wardrobe specialist, set designer, and conceptual consultant as well as a photographer. She was very creative and thoughtful in scouting locations and checking light levels in so many places. Prior to the wedding, she helped the bride conceptualize the vision and offered many wonderful ideas and inspiration.The way that the event was captured through her magical lens was extraordinary and the photos are absolutely priceless. I recommend getting Nouvelle at your event now before she becomes exceedingly (and deservingly) expensive.

  • 8 years in business
  • 40 hires on Thumbtack
Maggie M.
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Was an amazing experience. Had a beautiful and professional space. Talked about what I envisioned for the shots before beginning, and allowed me to collaborate in my preferences for the shot. Every couple frames he would show me the shots and asked me what I liked and didn't like, and we'd work off of that. Was quick and efficient, I got eight photos I really liked in under an hour with an outfit change (private dressing room as well). After the meeting, I got my proofs the next day, and once I chose my favorites, I got the final edits the FOLLOWING DAY. In my past experience with photographers it has taken weeks and even months to get the proofs, and then a similar amount of time to get the edits, so I was beyond impressed. Was very flexible and open to new ideas, I would 100% recommend. Only bummer was that his address was wrong on my maps and his sign was still up at the old place, so I stood outside the locked door trying to contact for about 20 minutes before he responded and told me that was the wrong place. Luckily, his new place was right across the street and he walked over to help me find my way.

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Orfield Photography
5.0
from 29 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 35 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
B. C.
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We have hired Orfield Photography for multiple event endurance events over the last 2+ years and he always does a great job! Very professional and easy to work with.

CC Photo Arts
5.0
from 29 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 47 hires on Thumbtack
Fatme Y.
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I contacted Courtney for a family shoot. She recommended the perfect location for what I had envisioned. Because of weather and health reasons, I had to reschedule our session more than 4 times and Courtney was always very understanding and accommodating. She was awesome with my little kids, especially my 4 years old boy who wanted nothing to do with pictures! She saved the day and managed to make him have fun and give his cutest smile. After only a week, I received my photo gallery, which is very fast! Some time I had to wait a month with other photographers. Pictures are terrific! Highly recommend Courtney!

Ray Photography
4.6
from 29 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 39 hires on Thumbtack
Zaahir A.
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Great photographer. Very professional and made me feel comfortable. Would recommend.

Alanna Olson Photography
4.9
from 25 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 40 hires on Thumbtack
Sue A.
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We were running out of time to get senior pictures taken/submitted to the yearbook staff. Alanna gave us plenty of dates/times, and lucky us had awesome weather for our outdoor photos. We were able to review our photos w/in a week. PLUS, Alanna was able to format our pictures to the yearbook's specs and she gave us two imaging diskettes (one formatted for the yearbook and one for us). ANOTHER PLUS, she did a fabulous job on blemish touch-up! She's not a super chatty person, so if you have a somewhat quiet child like I do, you'll find this experience very comfortable.

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Jody Lynn Photography
4.8
from 23 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 52 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Shruti R.
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We had a family photography session with Jody. We wanted pictures of our daughter who is 10months old with the Fall colors in the background. She was extremely patient and made us feel comfortable. We couldn't get as many fall colors as we wanted due to our timing and location. However, she did a fab job with the pictures based on whatever was available. Thanks Jody and keep up the good work.

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Give It A Think
4.9
from 20 reviews
  • 16 years in business
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
John C.
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You have just found the photographer of your dreams. We met Albert here on my phone and within 2 days he made our Instagram post take off. Modern Shelving is our business and we have have met photographers all over the USA this year! Albert is one of the TOP 3! Check out AltrFit on Flickr under our account: Modern Shelving and you will see what I mean. More work is coming his way ASAP.

Charnell Timms Photography
5.0
from 18 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
Marilyn C.
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Great photographer.! I will use her again. All my family and friends will know about her.

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LoLo B Designs
5.0
from 18 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 36 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Daniel B.
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Laura has taken photos for us multiple times. Each time she felt more like family, than just a photographer at our event. She always has a smile and is able to bring them out of us as well.

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Noemi Photography
5.0
from 18 reviews
  • 15 years in business
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Daniel F.
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Noemi was the perfect photographer for our family photos. She was responsive, punctual, and personable. She had great ideas for the photos and not only captured our posed shots, but took some candids along the way to really capture our family dynamic. She was patient with our three-year-old when he was ornery and matched our six-year-old enthusiasm. If you're looking for a great family photographer who will make sure to get the perfect shot, definitely hire Noemi.

Shorewood Photography
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Eveline R.
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We have used Steve for friends and family portraits for a few years. He does an excellent job with picking ambience and fine tuning the photographs. But do make clear what you are looking for. Emailing or texting him is best way to communicate. Nice guy.

  • 3 years in business
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
Kelly L.
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Lifetime Adventures Photography was wonderful to work with on capturing my family photos. Kayla was very accomodating with scheduling, and she worked wonders with my two boys who hate sitting still! She was able to capture the multiple amazing photos for our use, and had them ready for our viewing quickly.

Hello Buffalo
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 16 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
Tina K.
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Absolutely wonderful photographer for our family! Had the kids laughing, lots of natural shots, in our own front yard. Fabulous!

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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