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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 professional photographers
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
Thumbtack Customer
Giliane took newborn photos of our 3 week old son and did an outstanding job. Her passion and love of photography is evident by her professionalism, kindness and final photos. You will not be disappointed by her, or her work.
Giliane E. Mansfeldt Photography, LLCGiliane E. Mansfeldt Photography, LLC
Simon H.
Shutter Glee Photography was a great experience, very professional and at a great price
Shutter Glee PhotographyShutter Glee Photography
Thumbtack Customer
Sarah is a fun, professional and outstanding photographer! I would recommend her to anyone!
Iris Studios PhotographyIris Studios Photography
Danielle S.
Elle was fantastic. She was able to work within a tight schedule and was very responsive to our needs. I highly recommend this photographer and her artistic approach for your professional photography needs.
Nouvelle Design StudioNouvelle Design Studio
Thumbtack Customer
Liam is a great photographer and very professional. I would definitely use Liam again!
Liam Flahive, PhotographerLiam Flahive, Photographer
Arineith I.
Pallavi was very professional and experienced with directing my family and I to get the best photos.
Shutter Glee PhotographyShutter Glee Photography
Victoria S.
We enjoyed working with Stephie and Tony for our wedding photos. Very professional and organized, exactly what we needed during a hectic day. Our sneak peek photos looked great!
Welcome Love PhotographyWelcome Love 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
Completely flexible- professional :) Really enjoyed working with her. The photos were awesome. Thank you!!!
Elaine Goepfert PhotographyElaine Goepfert 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
Diane S.
We are extremely pleased with my daughters senior photos. She was super comfortable with Abbi, and the direction she gave her was very helpful. She was professional, patient, on time, and a joy to be around. The photos tell a thousand words! Would recommend her to anyone needing a photographer to capture life's special moments!
Abbigail Doeden PhotographyAbbigail Doeden Photography
Caroline S.
Sara Tucker is a gifted photographer! I'm thrilled with the publicity photos she took of me, and she also excelled at responsiveness, punctuality, professionalism, and generally going the extra mile. It was also an incredible value. She's a treasure!
Sara Tucker PhotographySara Tucker Photography
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
Rob S.
John did a great job capturing some beautiful family photos. Very professional, friendly and patient. Highly recommend!
John Molene PhotographyJohn Molene Photography
Shelley M.
TJ photographed our son’s wedding in August and everyone involved enjoyed working with him, from beginning to end. TJ thoughtfully met with the family in advance to insure the bride and groom would be completely satisfied with their photographs. TJ was professional, friendly, Covid-careful, dependable and flexible. We now have so many photos to remember this joyful moment in our lives.
GopherStudioGopherStudio
Thumbtack Customer
Brandon was a talented and professional photographer to work with. He was very collaborative but also had a good vision of what he wanted to achieve.
Brandon HanBrandon Han
Stacy D.
I hired Laura to do our daughters senior photos. Laura was so responsive and just a pleasure to work with. My daughters photos turned out beautiful and we even got a few family photos in too! Unfortunately we had to wait until December to take pictures due to my daughter's braces, but you can't even tell we were all freezing. We had our daughters photos within a week and can order professional prints through Laura, and/or download and print the photos on our own. I would highly recommend her and hope to use her again in the future!
Laura Brenden PhotographyLaura Brenden Photography
Shruthi P.
Robert responded quickly for a last minute request of our housewarming ceremony. He did an exceptional job with the photos and exceeded our expectations . We were caught in such a dilemma selecting the final set of photos that we finally ordered a lot more photos (it did burn a big hole in our pocket ) . We love and cherish the photos so much. I will forever be great full to Robert for clicking the best photos of my life . He is punctual , professional and helps with poses . He is also very warm with a cheerful smile and and easy to work with. He helped us out of the way on the ceremony day. I would highly recommend Lambda/Puget photography to anyone. Thank you so much Robert.
Puget Sound Imagery & DronePuget Sound Imagery & Drone
Jared H.
Michael did a great job of directing me so that he could take some great photos. He was very professional and friendly.
Michael Green PhotographyMichael Green Photography
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
Anna P.
Pallavi was awesome! I went to her for a professional headshot and the result of the final photo was beyond my expectations. She works with you to make sure you get exactly what you want. She really has a great eye for photography. I highly recommend her!
Shutter Glee PhotographyShutter Glee Photography
Lisa S.
I highly recommend Sara Tucker Photography to anyone wanting affordable and quality photos! Sara is professional, fun, friendly and created a stress free experience that everyone in our wedding party enjoyed. She went above & beyond my expectations and we love our pictures!
Sara Tucker PhotographySara Tucker Photography
Matina k.
Even though he has not done my work yet but he seem to be a good and professional photographer and can't wait for he to do mynwork.
John Molene PhotographyJohn Molene 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
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