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Charlotte Outdoor Family Photographers

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

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Rich Taylor Photography
5.0
from 143 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 162 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Kathryn M.
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Our outdoor family photo event could not have been better! This has been, by far, the best experience we have ever had capturing our memories!

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madeyoulookphotography
5.0
from 70 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 143 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Kathryn D.
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Lyn did a fabulous job of photographing our family of 12 yesterday. She arranged four family groupings with ease. Working well with 4, 7, 9 and 12 year olds with such cooperation at an early morning photo shoot was very impressive. The quality of work and her style are highly recommended for any occasion!

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Photography and Beyond
5.0
from 68 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 134 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Rachele S.
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CREATIVITY and authentic family fun photography!

Fotografia Stellare
4.9
from 53 reviews
  • 100 hires on Thumbtack
Allesha B.
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Johan was a great photographer! He photographed our outdoor wedding in March of 2017. He directed us well and made us feel comfortable. Plus, his prices were pretty affordable (his quote was only beat by one other photographer and we liked Johan's work better than even the more expensive photographers). We received a a disc with our chosen photo as the cover. It had been lost in the mail the first time Johan sent it to us (he sent another one) so it took a bit to get our disc, but not any crazy amount of time. We liked how most of the photos turned out and overall were very pleased.

Verjatech Media
4.9
from 50 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 67 hires on Thumbtack
Jasper H.
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Outstanding photographer and person ... Very creative , communative and receptive. I highly recommend .

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Anorda Photography
5.0
from 28 reviews
  • 35 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Samuel Z.
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We had "Sam" take photos at a family reunion which included 10 adults 5 kids aged 3 - 10. There were many combinations of people that we wanted photographed and she patiently worked with everyone. She was excellent with the little kids.

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Light Rapture Photos
5.0
from 25 reviews
  • 46 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Looking E.
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Tonya is an amazing photographer, we are so blessed to have her take beautiful photos at our 1st Annual Scholarship Gala!!!! She is extremely professional and wonderful to be around!!!! We will definitely hire her again for our future events!!!!

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Cody Hughes Point of Hues
5.0
from 22 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 22 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Pat V.
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I was in a pinch (timewise) to have my professional headshot completed for a presentation the same week. Cody was immediately responsive to my request (less than 5 minutes) and was present at my office the very next business day before noon. We took a variety of shots and chose various backdrops that were lit in different ways. Cody selected the best shots and sent them via Dropbox the next day. So while there are many local photographers in the greater Charlotte, NC area I would recommend Cody for any of your project needs based on his professionalism and availability and quality work.

  • 9 years in business
  • 27 hires on Thumbtack
Steph M.
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The girls and I had a great time while working on my photoshoot. Lindsey and Jamie are both laid back, and pleasant to work with. Lindsey had some ideas beforehand, so we didn't go blindly into the shoot- everything worked out smoothly, and it didn't take long at all (compared to other shoots that I've done)! Excellent photographers with top notch work!

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Victoria Jessica Photography
5.0
from 13 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Patrice B.
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Victoria’s personality makes the photography session more of an experience. She takes pride in her work and offers a personal touch. She also has an amazing way of handling kids during the photography experience. I would highly recommend her.

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ChrisLeach Media
4.9
from 11 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Harrison B.
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Amazing photos! Truly caught the real ness of my family, not just posed pictures.

Lisa Hilburn Photography
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Laura P.
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Working with Lisa was such a wonderful experience! Blair and I had never been on a shoot before, so we had no idea what to expect. Lisa was really great at making the experience fun and easy by giving great tips, and by making us laugh. I would highly recommend her to anyone seeking a professional photographer for any occasion!

Kassandra Glover Photography
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 8 years in business
Sheilita J.
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I never use anyone else for school pics. Kassandra is great with my 7 year old. She has a great eye. I love that his pictures are done outdoors. I would definitely recommend Kassandra Glover Photography for family pics and kid pics to capture the moments I never want to let go.

  • 3 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Anell B.
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Chris was an amazing photographer. He is very professional and fun at the same time. He is very patient and easy to work with before and while he is photographing. Chris is very talented and will provide exceptional service. You can tell being a photographer is his passion. If you need and want a committed photographer then Aerial 7 is the one.

Moments by Heather Edmunds
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Naomi R.
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Heather is an amazing photographer! She gets great angles and shots and can get the kids that "hate pics" to look and smile! Her quality is far superior to other area photographers and her personality and patience are unmatched! She's amazing and will be our family photographer forever!

Ashlee Alaina Photography
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Jackie G.
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Ashlee Alaina Photography did my son's wedding in September 2017. She did an awesome job and was very easy to work with. If you have a special event and want someone that is dependable, trustworthy and professional then let Ashlee Alaina Photography take care of you on your special day. Jackie-Morganton, North Carolina

the_impresso
4.9
from 9 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Rashyra S.
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He did an amazing job on my graduate portraits! He was very professional and willing to let me take control of where I wanted my photos taken on campus. I'm so grateful to have these beautiful pictures as memories of graduating college! Excellent photographer!

ShiningLightsPhoto.com
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Badimus B.
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Give him a chance! He is an excellent photographer!

Melissa Cockman Photography
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 10 years in business
Teresa H.
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Melissa has been our family photographer for years. She has captured their personalities wonderfully and works wonders with her camera. She's very personable and takes pride in her work. I recommend her to all of my friends.

Infinite Photography, LLC
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 9 years in business
Grace S.
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Our choice to hire Infinite Photography for our seasonal family photos was, without a doubt, one of our best decisions! Paul Culver's skill in capturing children's smiles and personality was the strongest selling factor as we have 2 boys- aged 3 and 6 who have fleeting, often misdirected smiles!!! Paul exceeded our expectations with his thoughtful communication and professional expertise throughout our experience! He was upfront with all anticipated costs and considerations prior booking, and offered flexibility in packages and value in his pricing. He put all 4 of us at ease as he worked efficiently to deliver our desired nature shots. We have gotten so many compliments on our pictures!!! Our greatest challenge was deciding our absolute favorite image since Paul captured our faces and natural lighting with outdoor scenery so beautifully. It couldn't have been easier to view our proofs online, and we are eternally grateful that Infinite Photography allowed us to purchase all images for convenient use from a CD. We will certainly be using Paul for years to come, and have no reservation in recommending Paul's flawless service!

Sarah V.
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We have had the pleasure of having Becca photograph our family 3 times. She was able to adapt to each situation with incredible flexibility and skill. The first time was a whole family (11 people including 4 children under the age of 7). Becca put everyone at ease and was able to capture the whole group at once. The pictures were great. We did fall pictures with just my daughters. These were perfect. She got the perfect mix of personality candids and sweet sister poses. Finally she took pictures at my daughters swim meet. The action shots were amazing. Becca was prompt, professional, skilled and fun to work with. My family will treasure these pictures 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.
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