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8. South East Visuals | Robert Burns II Photography
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Portrait Photography, Wedding and Event Photography, Engagement Photography, Commercial Photography, Headshot Photography, Boudoir Photography, Real Estate and Architectural Photography, Aerial Photography, Sports Photography

Offers remote services
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
  • Serves Charlotte, NC
Consumer Services: 1. Wedding Photography & Videography 2. Engagement and Bridal Portraits 3. Drone Photo and Video 4. Event Photography & Videography 5. Family & Graduation Portraits Corporate Services: 1. Real Estate & Aerial Photography/Videography 2. Event Photography and Videography - Small and Large scale 3. Lifestyle and Products 4. Branding 5. Interview Videos ✔️✔️✔️✔️✔️ CLIENT REVIEWS _______________________________________________________________________ ✔️ "I worked with Robert over the last 2 years at Acts Retirement-Life Communities. As Regional Director of Construction, I'm responsible for overseeing/managing the construction of the retirement homes at the community level. Robert worked to bring attention to these multi-million dollar projects, in a variety of ways, including the drone for aerial video support to provide visual updates on the construction projects which helped us to fix outstanding issues with contractors and tighten up the projects. He made it a priority to get licensed, and to increase his skills to a point of high technical proficiency. I enjoyed working with him greatly, and recommend Robert without reservation." - Peter Delgado, Director of Construction, Acts Retirement-Life Communities ________________________________________________________________________ ✔️ "We just wanted to say a special “thank you” to Robert Burns II for being such a special part of our wedding day. We appreciate your professionalism and enthusiasm donning multiple hats while going above and beyond. You’ll always have a special place in our hearts, Robert.♥️ We would wholeheartedly recommend Robert Burns II Wedding Photography and Videography for your special day" - Jenny & Jayson Pratt ________________________________________________________________________ ✔️ "I still talk about Robert’s incredible photography and video/drone skills til this day! If you want a talented and skilled PR professional to help get your message across, then Robert is your man! I post and share the social media videos he has made for my hotel with pride. Always tasteful, relevant and professional. Robert has the most creative mind and carefully thought out videos that make a difference for your business. Robert has been great to work with— he is always on time, professional, responsive, supportive and one-step ahead of you at all times! Robert has worked with me on several projects. He took my interior/exterior photos of my hotel to be placed on our business website. There are a lot of rules and regulations to follow regarding how the photos should be taken— he followed them to the T without having to redo any of them! He is a perfectionist. He also created a drone video of our hotel and it came out incredible! It definitely gave a “wow” effect and showed every aspect of our hotel. Robert has also worked with me in capturing the memories of important client events and providing me with user friendly links to easily share with my fellow colleagues and post to social media. These links included music that went with the photos and videos that captured the moments that truly mattered. Robert has done such an impressive job that the owners of my company hired him for all of the hotels they own in the Charlotte market. I recommend Robert a thousand times over and guarantee he will make a difference for your business!" - Nadiah Taintor, Director of Sales, Hilton Properties (Ballantyne) ________________________________________________________________________ ✔️ "Robert took some photos of one of our students at the studio and they are absolutely gorgeous!!!" - OM Yoga, SC ________________________________________________________________________ ✔️ "5Star Photographer Hands Down! Seen His Work & Very Humble Guy That Takes Pride In His Work! Very Professional & Guides U To Be A Better Model to Get Great Shots! Works with U to Make Sure U Are Comfortable & goes Beyond His Work For Satisfaction! Also Highly Recommend!!!" - Tuan Tran ________________________________________________________________________ ✔️ "Thank you so much for making our wedding amazing! I can't wait to see your work! You did an amazing job with everything and I will highly recommend you to anyone!" - Amber Bogart ________________________________________________________________________ ✔️ "We contacted Robert to do some maternity/family portraits done. He was super easy to schedule with, and did an amazing job! He worked great with our 9 and 7 year old, was able to keep them Focused and happy. The end product was great. Highly recommend Robert for any family pictures you need done!" - Sarah & Greg Schieve _______________________________________________________________________ ✔️ "My fiancé and I had a fantastic photo shoot with Robert. He does amazing work and super easy to work with. He captures realistic moments. No posing and no pressure. I highly recommend him to anyone who wants great photos with a creative, laid back guy who know exactly what's he's doing. Thank you so much Robert!" Gena & Mark Wise ________________________________________________________________________ ✔️ "I must say that my fiancé and I were beyond satisfied with the level of service and professionalism provided to us and our kids. We look forward to working with you on our wedding date this year! Thank you again Robert for providing to us a memorable experience." - LaTosha & Michael Wooten ________________________________________________________________________ ✔️ "Robert it was such a pleasure! I truly thank you for getting back to me so quickly. The photos are Gorgeous! I look forward to doing business again. Thanks so much everyone loves my pics!!!" - Shavon Hudnall ________________________________________________________________________ ✔️"It was a pleasure shooting with you today! I am so excited about the shots we got! I not only thank you for the time you took to shoot me today and the fabulous pictures I know you captured, but you patience and kindness while coaching me with poses. Easy going yet hard working.. Kind and Professional.. Awesome experience working with you! " - Maribeth Greene ________________________________________________________________________ ✔️ "These are all excellent. I am very pleased with my decision to hire you, Robert! It makes my job at addressing Town Council so much easier. Again, Thank you!" - Charles Luther, President, RR TOASee more

$120

starting cost

$120

starting cost

Consumer Services: 1. Wedding Photography & Videography 2. Engagement and Bridal Portraits 3. Drone Photo and Video 4. Event Photography & Videography 5. Family & Graduation Portraits Corporate Services: 1. Real Estate & Aerial Photography/Videography 2. Event Photography and Videography - Small and Large scale 3. Lifestyle and Products 4. Branding 5. Interview Videos ✔️✔️✔️✔️✔️ CLIENT REVIEWS _______________________________________________________________________ ✔️ "I worked with Robert over the last 2 years at Acts Retirement-Life Communities. As Regional Director of Construction, I'm responsible for overseeing/managing the construction of the retirement homes at the community level. Robert worked to bring attention to these multi-million dollar projects, in a variety of ways, including the drone for aerial video support to provide visual updates on the construction projects which helped us to fix outstanding issues with contractors and tighten up the projects. He made it a priority to get licensed, and to increase his skills to a point of high technical proficiency. I enjoyed working with him greatly, and recommend Robert without reservation." - Peter Delgado, Director of Construction, Acts Retirement-Life Communities ________________________________________________________________________ ✔️ "We just wanted to say a special “thank you” to Robert Burns II for being such a special part of our wedding day. We appreciate your professionalism and enthusiasm donning multiple hats while going above and beyond. You’ll always have a special place in our hearts, Robert.♥️ We would wholeheartedly recommend Robert Burns II Wedding Photography and Videography for your special day" - Jenny & Jayson Pratt ________________________________________________________________________ ✔️ "I still talk about Robert’s incredible photography and video/drone skills til this day! If you want a talented and skilled PR professional to help get your message across, then Robert is your man! I post and share the social media videos he has made for my hotel with pride. Always tasteful, relevant and professional. Robert has the most creative mind and carefully thought out videos that make a difference for your business. Robert has been great to work with— he is always on time, professional, responsive, supportive and one-step ahead of you at all times! Robert has worked with me on several projects. He took my interior/exterior photos of my hotel to be placed on our business website. There are a lot of rules and regulations to follow regarding how the photos should be taken— he followed them to the T without having to redo any of them! He is a perfectionist. He also created a drone video of our hotel and it came out incredible! It definitely gave a “wow” effect and showed every aspect of our hotel. Robert has also worked with me in capturing the memories of important client events and providing me with user friendly links to easily share with my fellow colleagues and post to social media. These links included music that went with the photos and videos that captured the moments that truly mattered. Robert has done such an impressive job that the owners of my company hired him for all of the hotels they own in the Charlotte market. I recommend Robert a thousand times over and guarantee he will make a difference for your business!" - Nadiah Taintor, Director of Sales, Hilton Properties (Ballantyne) ________________________________________________________________________ ✔️ "Robert took some photos of one of our students at the studio and they are absolutely gorgeous!!!" - OM Yoga, SC ________________________________________________________________________ ✔️ "5Star Photographer Hands Down! Seen His Work & Very Humble Guy That Takes Pride In His Work! Very Professional & Guides U To Be A Better Model to Get Great Shots! Works with U to Make Sure U Are Comfortable & goes Beyond His Work For Satisfaction! Also Highly Recommend!!!" - Tuan Tran ________________________________________________________________________ ✔️ "Thank you so much for making our wedding amazing! I can't wait to see your work! You did an amazing job with everything and I will highly recommend you to anyone!" - Amber Bogart ________________________________________________________________________ ✔️ "We contacted Robert to do some maternity/family portraits done. He was super easy to schedule with, and did an amazing job! He worked great with our 9 and 7 year old, was able to keep them Focused and happy. The end product was great. Highly recommend Robert for any family pictures you need done!" - Sarah & Greg Schieve _______________________________________________________________________ ✔️ "My fiancé and I had a fantastic photo shoot with Robert. He does amazing work and super easy to work with. He captures realistic moments. No posing and no pressure. I highly recommend him to anyone who wants great photos with a creative, laid back guy who know exactly what's he's doing. Thank you so much Robert!" Gena & Mark Wise ________________________________________________________________________ ✔️ "I must say that my fiancé and I were beyond satisfied with the level of service and professionalism provided to us and our kids. We look forward to working with you on our wedding date this year! Thank you again Robert for providing to us a memorable experience." - LaTosha & Michael Wooten ________________________________________________________________________ ✔️ "Robert it was such a pleasure! I truly thank you for getting back to me so quickly. The photos are Gorgeous! I look forward to doing business again. Thanks so much everyone loves my pics!!!" - Shavon Hudnall ________________________________________________________________________ ✔️"It was a pleasure shooting with you today! I am so excited about the shots we got! I not only thank you for the time you took to shoot me today and the fabulous pictures I know you captured, but you patience and kindness while coaching me with poses. Easy going yet hard working.. Kind and Professional.. Awesome experience working with you! " - Maribeth Greene ________________________________________________________________________ ✔️ "These are all excellent. I am very pleased with my decision to hire you, Robert! It makes my job at addressing Town Council so much easier. Again, Thank you!" - Charles Luther, President, RR TOA

Q & A

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

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.

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.

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.

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.
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For Life Studios did an absolute phenomenal job on my surprise engagement photos/video. This husband and wife duo truly create magic with their work! Two of the easiest people I have ever done business with as they followed my instructions and wishes with professionalism and accuracy! They were also very creative and were able to offer unique ideas to make the experience even more special. I would highly recommend them for any photography/videography needs as they are the definition of top notch! Customer service, creative, accuracy, professional and punctual are only a few words I would use to describe them. Awesome team!!!!
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Song is truly gifted in this profession. Her attention to detail, fast turn around times and amazing photography skills truly sets her apart from the rest. She went above and beyond my expectations with the way she adapts to the scenery and locations, along with capturing my creative ideas and pairing them with her artistic and photogenic touch! Blooming Dreams photography will not disappoint!
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Don provided photos for our "house for sale" Don was thorough, creative, very skillful and a pleasant gentleman. Fantastic results and well worth the money. A potential buyer will get a positive and realistic first impression when checking these pix out on the web. Thank You!!
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Kirst was amazing!!! She was very good responding to every text and was punctual at our appointment. Kirst made us feel comfortable during the photography session and was extremely creative. We will definitely be calling her again for our next event. We highly recommend her!
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She was great, when I told her that I am not exactly sure on what I wanted she took initiative and worked with me to figure out some ideas to do for my senior photos. She was creative and extremely helpful, and kind. I would recommend her.
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Rich was great to work with. He was very patient with our group of five plus a puppy. We never felt rushed. He got some beautiful and very creative shots. He made us feel very relaxed and has a great vision for what makes lovely photos.
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We had such an awesome experience for our daughter's senior pictures. As novice graphic design artists, we can appreciate Rich's detail and creativity. I am thoroughly pleased and will schedule additional family sessions. Rich was prompt to the photo shoot, personable and turnaround to view the gallery was quick. Don't miss out North Carolina!
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Victoria L.
Song is AMAZING!! She photographed my wedding day and made the day even more special! In addition to the beautiful pictures, she went above and beyond to make the photo shoot fun and memorable. She also captured some video footage of family and the wedding party sharing how they felt that day, we will cherish these memories forever. It is obvious that Song loves what she does and her enthusiasm is contageous. She was always willing to do whatever it took to get the best angle possible. Song is very creative and captured every moment in a unique way. She works well with groups and knows how to command the crowd. I highly recommend Song as a photographer!
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Lyn is an amazing photographer. Unlike many others, she is patient and will take a TON of shots to ensure she has a large assortment of pictures to please everyone! She is creative and flexible. She has the ability to help someone who is uncomfortable in front of the camera, relax. I cannot wait to book her for my son's senior pictures! I can count on her to help me decide on the perfect location!
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I've recently hired Rich for 3 different photo shoots for upcoming press releases. The 1st was an indoor shoot that contained 6 people, 2nd was an outdoor shoot that had 15 people and 3rd were headshots. He did a fantastic job on each! You can have full confidence that he'll handle your job with perfection. He's professional, timely and has the creativity to make your shot unique! I will definitely hire again for our next project.
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Amit B.
Paul is an extraordinary, creative-minded photographer. There is s absolutely no words to describe the level of satisfaction Paul has fulfilled with his service. First, I told him how desperate I was to make a real pro-level storytelling video for me, and he guaranteed his skill in this work, Paul delivered! Also, He captured a lot of images for me, and the quality of the pictures was perfect, his punctuation, organization, professionalism was right on point! Book him for your next event. I firmly believe he won't disappoint! you!
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Thumbtack Customer
We recently had our engagement photos done with Rich Taylor in downtown Charlotte. We were supremely impressed with his professionalism and creativity. From the moment we made contact with him on thumbtack he was incredibly attentive. He answered all of our questions within hours of our emails. I'm a very detailed oriented person and he took special care to answer each question adequately no matter how silly it was. On the day of the shoot he called to confirm the time and place and then was punctual to a designated time. During the photo shoot Rich made us both feel incredibly comfortable. One of the best parts was that he would make suggestions about what part of our location we should use and how we should position ourselves, but he was also so open to letting us do what made us feel good as well being patient with some of our more cheesy ideas. The turn around on us getting access to our photos was also very impressive. The very next day he sent us one of our photos and then kept sending us a couple as he was working on them. We were able to have access to our complete gallery less than 1 week after we initially met up with him. I have to say that I was blown away with the amount of photos and how he seemed to capture our individual personalities as well as our chemistry as a couple. It was an absolute pleasure to work with Rich Taylor and we could not be more pleased with our overall experience. We will highly recommend him to all of my close family and friends!
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