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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 Minneapolis photo shoots
Wendy H.
Great guy! Mark really brought out the personality of my son during the photo shoot. Excellent photos!
Mark Basel PhotographyMark Basel Photography
Tyler F.
I had a blast doing a photo shoot. Would definitely recommend for someone who is looking for a great photographer.
All Around ProductionAll Around Production
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
Olga H.
We had great photo shoot with James. James is very professional, personal, fun to work with and the photos were wonderful. Would definitely recommend James to anybody interested in good quality professional photos. Thank you very much!
JG StudiosJG Studios
Darshan B.
Our photo shoot was planned last minute on a very cold day, but Laura guided us through the shoot and made it a great experience for us. She was very professional, friendly, and we had a lot of fun working with Laura!
Laura Brenden PhotographyLaura Brenden 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
Stephanie A.
Emily was a great communicator, she took into account the ideas my husband and I wanted for our couple's photo shoot. It was a pleasant experience.
Emilys PhotographyEmilys Photography
Thumbtack Customer
Working with Elle was wonderful! I was doing a fashion shoot and it was so fun! She's very nice, funny, and professional, the shoot went like that! She has a very keen eye and did wonderful work! Very happy with my photos. Thanks, Elle!
Nouvelle Design StudioNouvelle Design Studio
Jill s.
Very friendly and great working with her! She shared a few sneak peak pictures right after the shoot! We are excited to see the final photos!!
Sara Tucker PhotographySara Tucker Photography
Thumbtack Customer
Just had our photo shoot last night, haven't seen the pictures yet, but am very pleased with everything. I expect the photos will be great. It was a wonderful evening "on location" at the Sculpture Garden---Julia made great use of the natural lighting and the environment.
Julia Auerbach PhotographyJulia Auerbach Photography
Thumbtack Customer
I am not someone who takes the time to write reviews - but in the circumstance of Courtney's service and our experience during the shoot, I felt it necessary to provide important feedback to other potential customers. Courtney went above and beyond my expectations: she was easy to work with, fun and energetic, and flexible with our somewhat different shoot (we did a photo shoot as part of a bachlorette party). We just received our pictures back and are beyond happy with the quality and clarity of all of the photos. I would highly recommend Courtney and hope I get the privilege to work with her again in the future!
CC Photo ArtsCC Photo Arts
Ellen Y.
Savanna did my first ever photo shoot with my boyfriend and I. She made us feel very comfortable and relaxed, and helped guide us into poses. She arrived at the location 10 minutes before our scheduled time and brought along a changing room in case we needed it. We walked throughout the park and found many awesome, unique shooting locations. The price was totally affordable and worth the amazing photos. The turnaround time was also very fast. Overall I would definitely recommend Lau Haven for all your photography needs!
Lau HavenLau Haven
Thumbtack Customer
Elaine helped myself and a co-worker with headshots for a relaunched web site. She quoted us a great price and was efficient with our time. She was engaging and easy to work with during the photography shoot.
I Love Photography LLCI Love Photography LLC
Thumbtack Customer
Elaine, did a fabulous job! I can't say enough great things. She made me feel very comfortable and made the shoot enjoyable and fun. I can't wait to see the photos :)
I Love Photography LLCI Love Photography LLC
Paulette B.
I had a blast working with Pallavi from start to finish. She is very professional and you get the most value out of the experience. She worked with me collaboratively to understand the vision for my shoot. Additionally she takes into account customer likes and disliles without offense amd has impeccable editing& photography skills. Can't wait for another shoot with her! 📸
Shutter Glee PhotographyShutter Glee Photography
Thumbtack Customer
Cindy is amazing photographer! During the shoot she came up with amazing ideas and I loved it! Also what she did with the pictures afterwords is unexplainable! I really love what she did with the pictures!!!
Cindy Kirn PhotographyCindy Kirn 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
Noah S.
Sophie was amazing to work with for our wedding. She was very easy to get in contact with before the event and did a fantastic job shooting. All of the photos turned out great and we couldn't have asked for a better experience.
Sophie Kuelbs PhotographySophie Kuelbs Photography
Deb N.
If you need a photographer for a headshot , or for that matter , any event, you cannot go wrong with Mark . I needed a headshot for professional purposes in a magazine . I chose Mark and received MUCH info prior to the shoot with info on what to wear , colors and even videos which would help me prepare for best sitting possible. I am astounded with the outcome of the shoot - he was able to take about 20 years off my appearance and produced a really great professional photo . I love it ! Also , professional, fun and a joy to work with . Chose Mark!
Mark Basel PhotographyMark Basel Photography
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
Heather J.
This photo shoot was a gift for my Mom's 70th Birthday and it couldn't have been more perfect!! There is just a warmth & kindness & a whole lot of fun that Charnell has herself. She was able to bring out in us, then capture it in the photographs. I cannot wait to see the rest of our pictures. Thank you SO much for this wonderful experience and our forever memories of that day!
Charnell Timms PhotographyCharnell Timms Photography
Laura T.
I would highly recommend working with Jessie. We did a mini shoot for maternity. From communication to the quality it was a great experience and she was very prompt with getting us the photos. She was a pleasure to work with and I look forward to working with her again.
Jessica Strobel PhotographyJessica Strobel Photography
Thumbtack Customer
I was nervous for this photo shoot because it was my first time but Elle made me feel comfortable.She helped me with my poses and i love the way my picture turned out.It was really fun working with Elle and i highly recommend her.
Nouvelle Design StudioNouvelle Design Studio
Darla D.
We had a great experience with Charnell doing our 2 oldest kids graduation pictures. We loved the spot she suggested & handled the double photo shoot with ease. We also arranged a group photo of all 5 of our kids as well. I cant wait to see all the pics. We will definitely be using Charnell for future events. Thanks again....The Davis Family
Charnell Timms PhotographyCharnell Timms Photography
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