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Shakopee Family Photographers

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

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I Love Photography LLC
4.9
from 145 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 323 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 125 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 294 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
  • 92 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.

Excalibur Portraits
4.8
from 52 reviews
  • 16 years in business
  • 110 hires on Thumbtack
Karen M.
Verified review

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!

  • 8 years in business
  • 40 hires on Thumbtack
Maggie M.
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Was an amazing experience. Had a beautiful and professional space. Talked about what I envisioned for the shots before beginning, and allowed me to collaborate in my preferences for the shot. Every couple frames he would show me the shots and asked me what I liked and didn't like, and we'd work off of that. Was quick and efficient, I got eight photos I really liked in under an hour with an outfit change (private dressing room as well). After the meeting, I got my proofs the next day, and once I chose my favorites, I got the final edits the FOLLOWING DAY. In my past experience with photographers it has taken weeks and even months to get the proofs, and then a similar amount of time to get the edits, so I was beyond impressed. Was very flexible and open to new ideas, I would 100% recommend. Only bummer was that his address was wrong on my maps and his sign was still up at the old place, so I stood outside the locked door trying to contact for about 20 minutes before he responded and told me that was the wrong place. Luckily, his new place was right across the street and he walked over to help me find my way.

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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!

Ray Photography
4.6
from 31 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 42 hires on Thumbtack
Zaahir A.
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Great photographer. Very professional and made me feel comfortable. Would recommend.

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LoLo B Designs
5.0
from 24 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 53 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 23 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.

Marla Olivia Photography
4.8
from 20 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 30 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
  • 13 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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Anders Bybjerg Photography
5.0
from 17 reviews
  • 31 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Amanda V.
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Anders is extremely easy to work with. Our whole family felt very comfortable with him and it showed in our photos. He's extremely talented and has a great eye for the whole photo and pulls colors together so well in his work. We will surely be hiring him for all our family photos.

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Images by Angela Atwood
5.0
from 13 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Kim C.
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Angela did family photos for our immediate and extended family of 10. She was in time, flexible, creative, patient and ultimately we loved the outcome. Our pictures were great! The value was very fair as well. We would hire her again any day!

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JMallon Photography
4.9
from 13 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Mike K.
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John was a pleasure to work with. His quality of work is outstanding. He was on time and personable. He got his work done faster than I even expected. He is one of the best photographers I have ever worked with and I hope I have the chance to work with him again.

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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.

Anthologie, LLC
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Dan M.
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I have hired several photographers on Thumbtack, but the quality of photos from Dan at Anthology are the best I've gotten. Amazing work, would definitely hire again.

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Boreal-Wealds-Photography
4.9
from 11 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 16 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!

JG Studios
5.0
from 8 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.

Johnny Inthasone Jr
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Malik H.
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great photographer and person. Captures the moment forever.

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

Minneapolis, MN

  • Photo type
    Family, Other (senior sister and separate portraits)
  • Photoshoot location
    Photo studio, Outdoors
  • Photo products
    CD / DVD, Online or digital proofs and prints, I'm not sure
  • Details
    I want to have some cute photos with me and my sister because it's her last year with me before she goes to college but I also want some separate photos of each of us
  • $176
    Average price

Need a Portrait Photographer

Eden Prairie, MN

  • Photo type
  • Photoshoot location
    Outdoors
  • Photo products
    CD / DVD, Physical proofs and prints, Album
  • Details
    Headshots
  • $141.25
    Average price

Need a Portrait Photographer

Eden Prairie, MN

  • Photo type
    Family, Children / Baby, Professional headshot
  • Photoshoot location
    Photo studio, Outdoors
  • Photo products
    CD / DVD, Online or digital proofs and prints, Ability to purchase prints online
  • Details
    Family portraits please, 1 year old, mom, dad, aunt, grandparents, maybe greatgrandpa.
  • $474.74
    Average price
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