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Hastings Family Photographers

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I Love Photography LLC
4.9
from 147 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 325 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Scott L.
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Elaine was very responsive. Very professional. Her cost was almost 1/2 of what other photographers charged. She did some extra work for us at no charge also. Very Very Satisfied.

  • 8 years in business
  • 385 hires on Thumbtack
Chrissy C.
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Giliane is fantastic! We have three small children and she was MORE THAN patient and easy going! She was laid back and delightful! Not to mention very talented! We have tons of high quality adorable pictures of our family and our children! She responded to requests and got us our proofs within a more than reasonable time. We really enjoyed working with Giliane and hope she will now be "our family photographer!" I highly recommend her!

Dave Haas Photography
4.7
from 127 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 298 hires on Thumbtack
Chloe L.
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I had a delightful experience by hiring Dave for a portrait session Dave is friendly puntctual & really talented at what he does I have used a lot of photographers over the years & I have never met one as talented & passionate/artistic as Dave I always concidered myself to be un photo genic until my session with Dave. Dave does not rush hes friendly personality puts you right at ease & he takes the time & listens something which you can really see when you receive your photos they were even more perfect than I could ever of imagined all in all I had a really postive,fantastic experience I highly reccome Dave for any occasion/event.

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Mark Basel Photography
4.9
from 77 reviews
  • 95 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Joseph B.
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Words can't describe just how fantastic this man is to work with. One of the most genuine human beings I have ever had the pleasure of knowing, and one of the most talented photographers I have ever had the pleasure of working with. He was willing to experiment, he was willing to hear what I WANTED, and adjust to what is going to suit ME best. I have received countless compliments from the top agencies and casting directors in the area, and because the shots are so good it will be awhile before I change my headshot. The best part? When I do change my headshot, I'm going right back to MNTalent because I want the nicest looking shots in the area. I assure you, you aren't going to find a man with this kind of talent, care, and passion for his clients. Thank you Mark. Thank you so much.

Little Mac Design
4.9
from 68 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 99 hires on Thumbtack
Hailey L.
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We knew Nicole was going to be the best choice as our wedding photographer after we saw her beautiful pictures and style online. The day of Nicole did amazing, we had multiple people comment about how friendly she was with our guests. Additionally, she has invested a lot of money into her gear and glass to produce absolutely stunning photos. Her photos that she took are to die for. We definitely suggest Nicole and we will be using her in the future for family photos.

Excalibur Portraits
4.8
from 52 reviews
  • 16 years in business
  • 110 hires on Thumbtack
Karen M.
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Dan did an outstanding job with my real estate listing photos. I had a photographer cancel at the last minute and Dan called me immediately was not only able to keep the same exact day for the photo shoot, he sent me the photos within 12 hours of the shoot. The photos of the home are incredible and I will most definitely call Dan for my real estate photos in the future. I'm impressed!

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Nouvelle Design Studio
4.9
from 46 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 73 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Kaci T.
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Elle is a wonderful photographer, very sweet,honest energetic, and fun. She takes amazing pictures and whatever you specifically want she'll find a way to get it accomplished. If I were to ever take professional pictures again it would mist definitely be with Elle no doubt about it! If your looking for a great photographer, this is who you want!

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 31 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 46 hires on Thumbtack
Zaahir A.
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Great photographer. Very professional and made me feel comfortable. Would recommend.

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Welcome Love Photography
4.9
from 26 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 48 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Adrienne D.
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We have utilized Stephie's creative eye for engagement photos, family photos, and photos of our 2 year old son. She joined us on our annual Christmas tree cutting and the photographs of our son in his Halloween costume won him a national contest. We will continue to work with her in the years to come. She has an exceptional eye for detail, and has many creative ideas to capture the perfect shot. She is highly recommended and you will NOT be disappointed.

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LoLo B Designs
5.0
from 25 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 61 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 24 reviews
  • 15 years in business
  • 18 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.

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Jody Lynn Photography
4.7
from 25 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 56 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.

Marla Olivia Photography
4.9
from 21 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 33 hires on Thumbtack
Elizabeth W.
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The photographs for our magazine are outstanding. Marla provided us nearly 150 files with close to a dozen settings from her shoot, so our options for publication were jaw-dropping. She communicated well with our designer throughout the process and has become one of our very favorite photographers. I am told that she was professional, pleasant and efficient at the shoot. I will hire Marla again, without a doubt, should the need arise.

  • 1 year in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
Nikki B.
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Dann is very creative, patient, professional, responsive and easy to work with always. He has a fun and easy going demeanor which makes you feel very comfortable and it shows in the photography. He shares ideas and concepts but also works with you to understand your style. His prices are good and he delivers quality! If you are looking for a professional photographer you definitely want to check him out!

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Unknown Limits Photography
4.9
from 12 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Senthil K.
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Kent was our photographer for our son's first birthday party. We are so pleased his work. Also all our friends that came our party appreciated his work. I would strongly recommend him for your event.

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Boreal-Wealds-Photography
4.9
from 11 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Holly A.
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Great working with you Travis! Thank you for accommodating our last minute need for a photographer for our son's senior pictures!

BD Portraits Studio
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 18 years in business
Shannon Holt
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I was very fortunate to have the privildge of being shot by BDs lens. Many photographers can claim they went to school or have some qualification, but BD really is a world class photographer! The photos he took of me were truly AMAZING and better than I ever thought possible! He is obsessed with lighting, has a true passion for his art, and these qualities and talents set him apart. He is far superior to other photographers.

JG Studios
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 20 years in business
Alyxandra W.
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James is amazing to work with. Not only is he an amazing photographer he does so much more than that when it comes to your shoot. He is very vocal and very good about giving direction in posing. He makes his own sets, and they are always incredible works of art. He is very professional and at the same time makes you feel very comfortable. Like you are an old friend and you guys are just hanging out. That is super important and I have worked with a lot of photographers who lack that aspect. He is always the first photographer I think of when I have a concept in mind that I want executed, because I know he will nail it. I highly recommend James to anyone and everyone.

Photo Affect Photography
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Robyn M.
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Kira was so good with our kids and had a lot of tricks up her sleeve to help them smile 😀 Sometimes it’s awkward to work with photographers, but Kira makes things fun and not awkward at all! The pictures she took turned out so lovely and for the price—I couldn’t be happier! Thanks Photo Affect Photography!

Lauren Kuznia Photography
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Kelsey C.
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What can I say...Lauren is the best! Such a sweetheart and easy to talk to, her personality definitely gives her an edge if you’re looking for a photographer to help you capture those life-changing moments! Her attention to detail and ability to give direction will make your photo shoot a breeze. Don’t look any further if you’re in need of a great photographer!

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.

Actual Requests

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Need a Portrait Photographer

Cottage Grove, MN

  • Photo type
    Graduation portrait
  • Photoshoot location
    Photo studio, Outdoors, I'm not sure yet
  • What style of portrait photography are you interested in?
    Traditional/Classic (looking directly at the camera)
  • Photo products
    CD / DVD, Online or digital proofs and prints, Physical proofs and prints, Ability to purchase prints online, I'm not sure
  • Details
    We need PHS senior portrait taken in August 2015
  • $166.33
    Average price

Need Portrait Photographer

Hastings, MN

  • Photo type
    Graduation portrait
  • Photoshoot location
    Photo studio, Outdoors
  • What style of portrait photography are you interested in?
    Traditional/Classic (looking directly at the camera), Natural/Environmental (photographed in an outdoor setting)
  • Photo products
    I'm not sure
  • Details
    want something simple and affordable
  • $213
    Average price
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