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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 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.

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.

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 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.

Reviews for Brier Creek family photographers
Thumbtack Customer
Kristyna was willing to do what it took to get our family photos taken. She was very, very friendly to deal with and had many suggestions where we were at a loss. I would call her again for family photos.
K.P. PhotographyK.P. Photography
Thumbtack Customer
Tamisha was very responsive and worked hard with our family to get some great photos!
DVOC PhotographyDVOC Photography
Rachael B.
Putt Photography is amazing! They accommodated our family by coming to our house to do an outdoor photo session, worked great with our kids, and were a joy overall! We are so pleased with our photos :) We highly recommend!
Putt PhotographyPutt Photography
Thumbtack Customer
Steve could not have been any easier to work with or more professional as I hired him to help me with an executive headshot photo to be used at my place of work. In fact, my experience with Steve was the easiest photography session I have ever experienced for myself or my family. From start to finish, Steve was exceptionally prompt in communicating back and forth with me to ensure he knew exactly what end product I was looking for, in setting up the photo shoot, and in his delivery of photos to me within 24 hours of the shoot…I was stunned with how quickly he turned the photos around! The quality of his photography was outstanding and in my opinion, a superb value for the cost. Lastly, Steve is a really nice, easy-going guy which made the photo shoot enjoyable. So if you are a busy person looking for an expedient, top-notch photographer, Steve in your man! I will definitely use Steve again soon, this time for family photos. Thanks Steve!
Novitsky Photography LLCNovitsky Photography LLC
Thumbtack Customer
Eabby and her Husband are a great team! They wanted and made sure the lighting was just right! They worked with our 7 adults and the 5 grandchildren all under 5 years old, to get the best photos! Eabby took dozens and dozens of pictures to capture our family, outside and inside! She made sure to get all the family groupings, mother daughter, father son, and special shots of great grandma! We were extremely impressed with Eabby Verhoeven Photography and want to make this an annual photo shoot event! Highly Recommended!
Eabby Verhoeven Photography, LLCEabby Verhoeven Photography, LLC
Brittany W.
Nicole took our family photos and she did AMAZING!! She was patient with our 3 year old, who just wanted to run everywhere. Her work is amazing and I can’t wait for her to take future photos!! I will be a returning customer for years to come! I would recommend her to anyone wanting upcoming photos!
Pocketful of PosesPocketful of Poses
Thumbtack Customer
I am so happy with the portraits of my family! Phil is a through, patient photographer who has an eye for capturing the best in us. I would recommend him to anyone!
My Pro PhotographerMy Pro Photographer
Carolina E.
Tamisha is so awesome to work with! She was so great at keeping up with our fun family and collaborating to capture great moments. Tamisha is easy to be around, great with kids, responsive and wonderful. If we lived in the same region, we would ask Tamisha to our family photos year after year.
DVOC PhotographyDVOC Photography
Anna T.
Jen was a joy to work with start to finish. Incredibly professional communication and excellent with the kids. Thank you so much for sharing your talents with us, we love our treasured family photos.
jHagan PhotographyjHagan Photography
Cislyn D.
Josh was very prompt in communication and took beautiful photos of my family. He was professional and flexible and made the process very easy for us. I will definitely hire him again! Thanks Josh.
Kim P.
Steve exceeded our expectations in every way. He was prompt, professional, and extremely patient with our two year old daughter, who was less than thrilled about the photo session. The images Steve captured, the candid shots in particular, were beautiful. And they were available for our review the following day. If you are looking for a professional photographer who does quality work at an affordable price, Steve is your guy. Without question, he will be our family photographer from now on.
Novitsky Photography LLCNovitsky Photography LLC
Thumbtack Customer
Tamisha is an amazing photographer! She recently did an anniversary/trash the dress photo session with my husband and I. We were blown away by the pictures she was taking before we even say any editing on them! Her ideas of what we could do were incredible, from a bouquet of balloons to chalk fights and playing in the water. She has an awesome energy that she brings to the session and really makes it so much fun for everyone. We will define be going to Tamisha for all our future family photos. I can't speak highly enough of her!
DVOC PhotographyDVOC Photography
Thumbtack Customer
We had a large family of varying ages and personalities come together for a family photo shoot and Tamisha was fantastic dealing with us! She got great candid shots and staged ones and we can't wait to order prints, especially of the ones of our son who she got some really great ones of. She was super accommodating to our crazy schedule (Christmas Eve morning!) and the roller coaster ride of trying to find a good indoor venue for a rainy day. We were really happy with her easy-going-nature and yet ability to take the reigns when needed with our big bunch. The results of the great photos are the result. We highly recommend her!
DVOC PhotographyDVOC Photography
James D.
I contacted Sree about arranging a photo shoot for our anniversary with our 14 month old child. Sree responded quickly with a quote, questions about location, type of photos we wanted, etc. We met at the location and he was very professional and courteous. The turnaround on our photos was very fast and the quality was g-r-e-a-t-! We've gotten sooo many compliments on Sree's photography. From the clarity to the vivid colors and expressions, he captured our little family perfectly in a variety of settings and backgrounds. He was very patient with our little boy and we thank him so much for that! My wife and I could not be happier. We will definitely contact Sree to photograph us again in the near future! We will also recommend him to all of our friends and colleagues! Thanks, Sree! You did a great job!
MSV PhotographyMSV Photography
Kathryn A.
Josh is terrific! He spent a complete hour, no time wasted, taking many shots and the end result was just what I wanted! My family of 4 felt very confident when the shoot was over that there would be amazing shots and he delivered! We will be using Josh again for our Holiday photos!
Thumbtack Customer
Tamisha was so great to work with! She was incredible flexible and was able to accommodate a last minute change to the original day scheduled for the shoot. She was super professional yet fun and had great ideas for locations around the house to shoot the family photos. She took a lot of extra time and attention to get special Christmas photos of my 18-month old niece, which was not part of the original plan but is so great to have these adorable shots in time for the holidays! I would definitely recommend Tamisha!
DVOC PhotographyDVOC Photography
Heather C.
Steve was great to work with. He was very responsive, suggested a great area for a family photo shoot and was able to capture each of our children's personalities in the hour time we had our shoot scheduled for. He had proofs ready to review in less than week and was very helpful in selecting pictures. Would highly recommend.
Novitsky Photography LLCNovitsky Photography LLC
Thumbtack Customer
I wanted a family photo that wasn't just in front of a backdrop. I am so pleased we chose to go with Steve. Steve is amazing to work with. I never thought I could schedule a shoot, get the photos taken and have the final product back in such a short time. He was great at contacting us and keeping us informed all along the way. We did an outside shoot at Joyner Park in Wake Forest. My daughter is 2 1/2 yo and I'm still amazed we got enough pictures to capture her"sweet" side. We will most definitely use him again when we want more photos.
Novitsky Photography LLCNovitsky Photography LLC
Thumbtack Customer
I will like to thank you for your patience. I didn't think anyone would capture one great picture with my kids running, crying and playing in two different direction. Thanks to you we now have a few pictures of our family. Thanks for all the hard work and great pics. I appreciate you working with my crazy schedule I thank you for going above and beyond to capture them in through the tears and crankiness. You will be our permanent photographer. I hope you enjoy the holidays.
DVOC PhotographyDVOC Photography
Emily H.
Delia was absolutely wonderful to work with. She responded quickly to all my questions and provided all the information I needed up front and clearly. She was flexible and accommodating, working with two families as well as two dogs! She and her husband did an amazing job with our dogs and were obviously experienced at how to capture their attention. The entire shoot felt very laid back and natural, and Delia was excellent at suggesting different poses at various locations. We were so impressed with the resulting photos. I cannot recommend her services enough!
Imagination 2 Infinity, LLCImagination 2 Infinity, LLC
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