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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.

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.

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.

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 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.

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.

Reviews for Charlotte professional photographers
Jesus B.
Addie Agarwal - Different PerspectivesAddie Agarwal - Different Perspectives
Candace R.
She is an amazing and engaging professional photographer!
i-CanDee Photographyi-CanDee Photography
Emily B.
Overall very professional and good quality photography.
Rich Taylor PhotographyRich Taylor Photography
Thumbtack Customer
A great professional who produced awesome photos!
Blooming Dreams PhotoBlooming Dreams Photo
Thumbtack Customer
Bryson was great. He took several photos for my professional headshot. He was very professional, had all the right equipment, and took his time in editing and making the photos great.
Bryson WarntzBryson Warntz
Thumbtack Customer
Neil is the true professional. He took time during the consultation to listen to what I needed. The photos came out beautiful and very professional. I will definitely use his photo services again.
Our Family PhotoOur Family Photo
Lauren R.
Although I was a little apprehensive at first, I thoroughly enjoyed the photo shoot and was delighted by the quick turnaround. Chris is very personable and professional and an excellent photographer. I highly recommend him and Vibe Photography! Ramona Patterson
CV PhotographyCV Photography
Raven W.
i-CanDee Photography was nothing but the perfect photo shoot experience. She was extremely punctual, and professional. My family had such a great time. The final copy of the photos were amazing. I will definitely recommend i-CanDee Photography to anyone I know! Thank you for such a great experience.
i-CanDee Photographyi-CanDee Photography
Cammie J.
Excellent photographer! Interacted with the guest and captured every photo from start to finish. Very professional! I will definitely use her for all of my events.
Photography By LashaundaPhotography By Lashaunda
Aksh C.
I had a great time at the photo shoot with Nick. He made the experience interesting and was very professional. I loved how the photos turned out.
Nick Park Photography ⭐️Nick Park Photography ⭐️
Charles K.
I really enjoyed my photo shoot with Shirley. She was very professional and punctual. You won’t find a better all around photographer in the Charlotte area. I’m excited that I have found my new permanent photographer.
Shirley Nim PhotographyShirley Nim Photography
Jonathan D.
Could not be happier with my experience with CV photography. Chris was extremely professional and supportive of my surprise proposal request. In addition - the photos were excellent. Highly recommended.
CV PhotographyCV Photography
Harrison L.
Rich was great. He took professional photos for our real estate team. He was very responsive throughout the process, coached us to good photos during the photos, and send the pictures within 24 hours. Will hire and refer Rich!
Rich Taylor PhotographyRich Taylor Photography
Amanda T.
Thank you for your professionalism & hardwork! I love my photos
Michael E.
My experience with Elizabeth was great, very professional. Excellent in taking photos!
Verjatech MediaVerjatech Media
Rudy was great to work with! He was very responsive, professional, collaborative and knows his craft! After the photo session, he delivered the edited pictures within a couple of days. We will definitely use Rudy for future photography needs and would highly recommend him to friends and family who are looking for a professional photographer. Great job Rudy!
Rudy Diaz PhotographyRudy Diaz Photography
Amelia B.
This was a perfect experience for use! Simply Living Photography was prompt and professional and patient with us with our two squirrely children. She was prompt and quick with after-shoot proofs and with the final edited photos. The photos were lovely and a great value!! Highly recommend!!!
Abundantly  Living PhotographyAbundantly Living Photography
Taryn B.
I would highly recommend hiring Nick for your photography needs. He was professional, friendly, and accommodating throughout the entire process, and our photos came out great!
Nick Park Photography ⭐️Nick Park Photography ⭐️
Latoria C.
Just did a headshot photo shoot yesterday. May I add I had a lot of fun doing this photo shoot. I was only there at the studio for a little bit of time. But it was a fun ,positive , professional, environment. Definitely will be contacting him for more photos.
CV PhotographyCV Photography
Latoya n.
"Awesome experience. My now husband and I didn't know any photographers in our wedding area. Photography and Beyond helped change that. We loved the price .Our photographer was extremely professional and she was extremely fun. Cant wait to see the pictures!"
Photography and BeyondPhotography and Beyond
Thumbtack Customer
Rich did a wonderful job photographing our family pictures! He was so friendly and professional. His photos were great quality, and He processed them very quickly. I would absolutely hire him again if we needed a photographer in the area.
Rich Taylor PhotographyRich Taylor Photography
Thumbtack Customer
I simply needed a professional photo for LinkedIN and my company's internal directory. Excellent, professional and accomodating at a reasonable price.
Pixelworks PhotographyPixelworks Photography
Thumbtack Customer
Jeff did a fantastic job with our photos! He is a true professional and a gentleman. He made the process painless, and the photos look terrific. Will definitely be using Jeff for our next project!
Hammond PhotographyHammond Photography
Thumbtack Customer
Very professional and experienced photographer that was pleasant to work with in the studio. He was accommodating to my schedule and easy to communicate with. The shots look great! I would highly recommend Lenn to anyone looking for a photographer.
Lenn Long PhotographyLenn Long Photography
Adam T.
I'd give James a ten star review if possible. He stepped in at the very last minute after we were let down by another photographer. He was really good to work with - punctual, professional, and talented. Excellent work from an excellent and friendly photographer. We love our photos!
J. Divers Photo & DesignJ. Divers Photo & Design
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