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Rochester Family Photographers

Browse these family photographers with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Rochester.

M. D. Lingl Photography
from 41 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 86 hires on Thumbtack
Tracey B.
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Mark did a great job with our family pictures. We loved the way they turned out and he got them back to us so fast!! I would use him again in a heartbeat.

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Bouldin Photography
from 31 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 42 hires on Thumbtack
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Donna H.
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So happy I found her. Love my house pictures. Now thinking of updating my family photo. I will be telling my friends about Linda.

from 16 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 26 hires on Thumbtack
Dani P.
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Absolutely phenomenal people to work with! They are more than just photographers to us now as we have gotten to know them and spend time with them. They always make us feel so comfortable and they make sure we get everything we are looking for in our photos! I HIGHLY recommend these kind, genuine people to take photos of your biggest moments in your life! :)

Abigail Sefkow Photography
from 10 reviews
  • 5 years in business
Brenna W.
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We had a wonderful experience with Abby Sefkow. She was kind, reliable, personably, and professional. We were beyond thrilled with all the photos. Abby chose the perfect location and poses that captured my children's personalities perfectly. Abby is so passionate about her job. She listened to my needs and ideas and executed each photo effortlessly. She was so fun to work with! I highly recommend Abigail Sefkow Photography for your family photos. You will not be disappointed!

Relativity Photography
from 9 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
Christina F.
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Jeremy has done our family photos twice. He was great with the kids, and got lots of natural shots. My daughter is very skeptical of people she doesn't know and he was even able to win her over! Loved the quick turnaround time and that I got to keep a disk with the images.

  • 3 years in business
Holly E.
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Danielle is an awesome photographer. She has an eye for that great spot or position. Everything seems to come so naturally and the photos she takes are truly amazing. I highly recommend working with Danielle. I have used her for family photos, milestone photos and even for parties. She gets so many good shots it's hard to choose your favorites.

Thoreson's Photography
from 5 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Suzie R.
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Thoreson's photography is a great company to work with! They have taken our family pictures for the past five years and we wouldn't think of going with anyone else!! They are creative and easy to work with and we always get quality portraits!!

Stephanie H.
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We have been going to Captured by Maggie to take our photos for almost four years now. Maggie has an amazing talent that captures some of the best candid photos of our children. She is so easy to work with, has a very talented eye, knows what she is doing and is very professional. I would recommend Captured by Maggie to anyone that wants amazing pictures.

Krissy McCabe Photography
from 4 reviews
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Pauline S.
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Krissy is an amazing photographer!!!! She photographed my husband and my wedding in Play Del Carmen, Mexico and also my family photos. There are so many great pictures to choose from; it is hard to choose. She made sure to pay attention to detail from the way my earring was dangling to where the sun was in the sky. She knows how to capture the moments. I have no regrets hiring her.

Brendan Bush Photography
from 3 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Kristina H.
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Brendan was easy to work with from our first conversation. He came to our event on time, well-dressed(not the case with previous photographers!) and the pictures were beyond what I expected! Wish I had another event right away to hire him for, but will for sure call him next year!

JMEG Photography
from 2 reviews
    Kortnie G.
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    She's so energetic and her work is simply amazing. The ideas she has to capture the little moments between two individuals or family has made me want to stay up to date on pictures.

    • 3 years in business
    Marsha A.
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    Alex has done my wedding pictures and Christmas pictures of my grand-babies & just done my grand-babies pictures a couple weeks ago! I would highly recommend her as a photographer for your special occasions or family pictures! She is amazing and is always open to any of your ideas you may have that you want as pictures, she not takes the photos but she spends the time on each & every picture to edit them to give you the very best quality in that picture for you have for a life time :) Amazing Photography

    Jess Olsen Photography
    from 2 reviews
    • 9 years in business
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    Katie J.
    Verified review

    My husband and I hired Jess as our wedding photographer. She did a fantastic job and truly exceeded our expectations. Jess captured every special and important moment of our wedding day so perfectly. We could not be happier with the service we received, as well as the beautiful images that we will always cherish.

    • 7 years in business
    Jennifer B.
    Verified review

    Golden Illusions did our engagement pictures, wedding invitations, wedding photos, and reception photos (the photo wall too!). Jessica's passion for photography really comes out in her work. She was easy to work with - we are looking forward to her taking pictures of our newborn this summer!

    • 8 years in business
    Holly U.
    Verified review

    Brooke has done a bunch of different pictures for my family. She did my daughters grad pictures and our family pictures a number of times. She has such an eye to capture the right photos of you. She has such unique ideas so your pictures won't look like any others that you have seen or had taken. Everyone commented on my daughters grad pictures that they have never seen such beautiful and unique grad pictures. I've seen a bunch of her wedding work as well and she captures each moment of the couples big day. You would be sorry if you didn't hire her to capture your special moment or memory. She has a vision for each client she meets with and then it comes out when you see the pictures she has taken.

    Ethereal Lens Photography
    from 1 review
      Brock O.
      Verified review

      Emma is an outstanding photographer. She knows her stuff. She had great ideas for poses, venues, and was very professional. Would recommend her to anyone who needs a reliable, excellent photographer!


      I shoot sports, events, senior and family portraits, and weddings, and I am open to your ideas. I have a studio in Austin for babies and other portraits. I have top-quality equipment, and my prices are very reasonable.

      • 7 years in business
      • 1 hire on Thumbtack

      I do college seniors portraits, family and children portraits, love stories and engagement sessions, public and personal sports and music events, collages for greeting cards, and posters prints. I will give you between 20 to 30 nicely retouched digital photographs. In most cases, you’ll get them back in two to three days time of the photo session. You own your photos right after that! There are no additional charges for printing copyrighted photos.

      • 32 years in business

      I am a fine artist and traditionally trained photographer with experience in wedding and portrait photography. I have a professional model Epson printer where I do all of my own printing.


      I am an amateur makeup artist and photographer. I love both jobs, and I have studied them from books and internet tips, but I haven't gone to school for both of them.


      We do family, children, and maternity portraiture that are artistic and with creative props. We are specializing in outdoors and natural light settings.

      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.
      Hire skilled professionals for absolutely everything.