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Saint Paul Family Photographers

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

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I Love Photography LLC
4.9
from 142 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 320 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
  • 382 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 125 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 293 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 75 reviews
  • 91 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
  • 96 hires on Thumbtack
Jessica J.
Verified review

We hired Nicole for our wedding this past June. I cannot find enough good things to say about her. She captured our big day better than I could have ever hoped for. She has a amazing style of photography. I would recommend her to anyone and we plan on hiring her again this fall to capture family photos. Thanks again Nicole. You rock!

Excalibur Portraits
4.8
from 52 reviews
  • 16 years in business
  • 109 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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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
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!

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Orfield Photography
5.0
from 29 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 35 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Angela K.
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Matthias did a great job with our recent family photos. We had a anniversary party with a few separate families and Matthias got some beautiful shots. He was extremely responsive and I highly recommend him. Thanks!

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
  • 38 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 24 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 44 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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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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LoLo B Designs
5.0
from 18 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 35 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 17 reviews
  • 15 years in business
  • 16 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.

Marla Olivia Photography
4.8
from 17 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 26 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
  • 10 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!

Shorewood Photography
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Kristin M.
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Steve was wonderful to work with. He was able to capture just what I was wanting for my family photos. Worked with me on both time and place.

  • 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.

Lauren Kuznia Photography
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Kelsey C.
Verified review

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!

Lens On Records LLC
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Stuart G.
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Mishereen has an endearing personality and was very confident in sharing her work as a professional photographer. My associates really valued the work she demonstrated.

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.

Actual Requests

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Need portrait photography

Saint Paul, MN

  • Photo type
    Modeling headshot
  • Photoshoot location
    Outdoors, Other (United States)
  • Photo products
    CD / DVD
  • Details
    make up should be included
  • $140
    Average price

Need portrait photography

Saint Paul, MN

  • Photo type
    Family
  • Photoshoot location
    I'm not sure yet
  • What style of portrait photography are you interested in?
    Traditional/Classic (looking directly at the camera), Candid (captured in the moment), Artistic (focus on composition, lighting)
  • Photo products
    Ability to purchase prints online
  • Details
    We have a toddler who doesn't smile on command;)
  • $197.5
    Average price

Need portrait photography

Saint Paul, MN

  • Photo type
  • Photoshoot location
    As recommended
  • Photo products
    Online or digital proofs and prints
  • Details
    Need senior indoor/ outdoor pics asap
  • $167.5
    Average price
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