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Gastonia Family Photographers

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

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Rich Taylor Photography
5.0
from 146 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 165 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Bridgett D.
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Rich was very quick to respond to all inquiries we had. We really enjoyed the pride and passion he had in his work. I will definitely hire Rich in the future and recommend him to others in need of a great family photographer. We LOVE our photos!

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Photography and Beyond
5.0
from 71 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 140 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Brian R.
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Dealora was great; she was able to get a good mix of candid and group pictures at our family reunion. Cats successfully herded! The final pictures were spot-on for what we wanted...very pleased!

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madeyoulookphotography
5.0
from 70 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 149 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Haley T.
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Lyn is absolutely amazing! She came to us here in Greenville,SC. She chose an amazing location after I told her exactly what I wanted. Her prices are super cheap for amazing quality! I would never use another photographer again. It was blazing hot and she was extremely patient making sure she got every shot and that they were perfect. I've used a lot of photographers in the past and she outdid them all by a long shot and I couldn't be happier with our amazing photos!

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i-CanDee Photography
4.9
from 41 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 50 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Jesse M.
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Candee is an amazing person to work with. I've been shooting with Candee for about a year and a half now and have loved every shoot that I've done with her. She's friendly, very professional and makes you feel comfortable in front of the camera. She provides pointers when needed but tries to give you as much creative freedom as possible. If you are never sure what pose to strike Candee will offer great direction to make you look unbelievable in any photo she captures. I can honestly say Candee is one of the best photographers I've worked with and I hope to work with her on future projects :)

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Tara Elwell Photography
5.0
from 36 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 51 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Barbara S.
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Tara is an excellent photographer! She is great with both people and pets. She seems to manage to capture that twinkle in their eye and a winning smile. Her professional headshots make the difference when enhancing that professional profile and stepping up your game. When you want to know WHO takes the photographers photo; it’s Tara!

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Anorda Photography
5.0
from 30 reviews
  • 39 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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Cody Hughes Point of Hues
5.0
from 28 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 28 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.

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Rudy Diaz Photography
5.0
from 25 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 30 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Marybeth F.
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Rudy did a fantastic job taking our family photos! He's very patient which comes in handy when you have a 2 year old that won't cooperate. Very impressed with the photos he captured of us and he picked beautiful places with awesome backgrounds!

Cam Richards Photography
5.0
from 22 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 33 hires on Thumbtack
Keira R.
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Cam Richards photography responded to last minute request for a photographer. Even with the short notice, he was able to provide excellent service and amazing pictures. Very professional and easy to work with. I will definitely recommend his services to others.

  • 5 years in business
  • 33 hires on Thumbtack
Trish G.
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Paul was great !!! We used him for our family photos in November and we were so happy we did. Paul made us all feel at ease and the outdoor shoot was great. We had about 13 people and two pets that were in the photos. Paul had our photos in time so we could all use them as Christmas cards. Paul is a true professional and great photographer.!We will definitely use Paul again in the future .

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Victoria Jessica Photography
5.0
from 13 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Rachel D.
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Victoria is an amazing photographer. You will truly be amazed by her work. She goes above and beyond to find the perfect spot for your memorable pictures. And her prices are reasonable and fabulous ! Rachel

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Andrea Esselman Media
5.0
from 13 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Anne C.
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Andrea was a delight to work with and produced beautiful photos. She was very responsive and sensitive to what I was looking for and made the whole experience a pleasure. She not only made me feel comfortable, she was creative and made the shoot fun. She's a gifted photographer, professional to the core, and did a great job editing the final photos. I will definitely use her again and recommend her to my friends!

Lauren Ilg Photography
5.0
from 12 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
Tori P.
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We absolutely loved our photo shoot with Lauren! She was very outgoing and made us feel very natural and comfortable throughout our shoot! Our photos were available the next day! We absolutely love them and I can't wait for her to do our newborn session!!

Marcus Rainey Photography
4.9
from 11 reviews
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
Jessie H.
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I was so pleased with M. Rainey Photography services. As someone who’s worked in the beauty and entertainment industry for over 10 years, I’ve worked with many photographers. Marcus’ attention to detail and professionalism made our important day a stress-free one, knowing every detail would be captured perfectly. I will definitely be booking his services again.

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ChrisLeach Media
4.9
from 11 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Makila S.
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Chris did a great job. Our family pictures came out great!

  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
Jacob S.
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Stephanie did an amazing job. She made us feel comfortable when we both didn't want to be in front of the camera and the photos turned out great! She was very organized and we even got our photos within a week!

Sharon Ashley Photography
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 6 years in business
Carol W.
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Sharon Ashley Photography is my first choice for hiring a photographer for many reasons: 1) Professional, but personable photo sessions 2) Experience with all types of photography - babies, pets, engagements, weddings, proms, family. You name it! 3) Competitive prices & packages 4) Choose your venue, location, or outing, or she can help you decide 5) Delivers top quality photos on time, edited and in the media of your choice 6) Flexible, accommodating, and prepared for each session Photos are an important part of my life. The memories captured in photos are something you will look back on and even share for generations to come. That's why I choose Sharon Ashley Photography - because I trust her abilities and I know that she is going to do the best job possible for me!

  • 8 years in business
  • 21 hires on Thumbtack
Kailan S.
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Amy was by far the best person we hired to do anything for our wedding! She had a clear vision in mind, was super easy to talk to, completely professional, and most of all, an incredibly talented photographer. Our pictures turned out beautifully and I couldn't be happier!

JustShootPhotographyNC
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Tara M.
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I loved this experience and the beautiful moments caught by the photographers! We did a family photo shoot with my two toddlers (1& 3) I was so anxious about how they would manage to get my babies to cooperate and get some good shots.. they were amazing with my children! Had them both smiling, laughing and even COOPERATING! The photos were top quality and edited beautifully! I would recommend them again and again! Professional, amazing with children, top quality photos and wonderful people to work with. Just let them SHOOT you and see for yourself! 😊😊😊

Maq Brown Photography
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Alicia A.
Verified review

Excellent photography. Inspirational studio location and space and the photographers made me comfortable. Maq Brown really went above and beyond with the photo retouches - he really went the extra mile!

HDA Photography
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 20 years in business
Samantha W.
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Love his editing style! One of my favorite photographers!

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 a Portrait Photographer

Gastonia, NC

  • Photo type
    Couple portrait
  • Photoshoot location
    As recommended
  • Photo products
    I'm not sure
  • Details
    Wanting to do Christmas photos with myself, my husband and our miniature dachshund
  • $166.67
    Average price

Need Portrait Photographer

Gastonia, NC

  • Photo type
    Modeling headshot, Other (Whole body as well)
  • Photoshoot location
    Office, I'm not sure yet
  • What style of portrait photography are you interested in?
    High fashion (highlights style)
  • Photo products
    Online or digital proofs and prints
  • Details
    I plan on getting these shots to build my modeling portfolio but I also want to be a photographer and plan on going to school for it in the near future so I may ask a few questions.
  • $155
    Average price
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