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2. CV Photography
Top Pro
Exceptional 5.0

(108)

Exceptional 5.0

(108)

Wedding and Event Photography, Headshot Photography, Portrait Photography, Engagement Photography

In high demand
  • 262 hires on Thumbtack
  • Serves Kannapolis, NC
We've invested into a customer relationship management software that allows us to ensure that each client has the same level of service each and every time we interact with them. This software is great in that it also allows for our clients to have their own portal to view and manage the details of their upcoming shoot. Most importantly, every tasks that is needed to manage the shoot is built into the system ensuring that you get our best service. Photography allows you to go many places and meet many people on a personal level. Our team is a very social bunch and this industry allows us to be social, but yet, perform a job with lasting memories for everyone.See more

$150

starting cost

$150

starting cost

We've invested into a customer relationship management software that allows us to ensure that each client has the same level of service each and every time we interact with them. This software is great in that it also allows for our clients to have their own portal to view and manage the details of their upcoming shoot. Most importantly, every tasks that is needed to manage the shoot is built into the system ensuring that you get our best service. Photography allows you to go many places and meet many people on a personal level. Our team is a very social bunch and this industry allows us to be social, but yet, perform a job with lasting memories for everyone.
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4. i-CanDee Photography
Top Pro
Excellent 4.9

(72)

Excellent 4.9

(72)

Pet Photography, Portrait Photography, Headshot Photography, Engagement Photography

Offers remote services
  • 88 hires on Thumbtack
  • Serves Kannapolis, NC

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COVID 19 NOTICE: Due to our current situation my sessions are no contact with social distancing. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ My name is CanDee and I am a family photographer who loves natural light photography and I have a full service studio in Charlotte. I love country living and being outdoors. You will see my love for the outdoors in much of my work. Photography is an art form and my creative outlet. My sessions are a blend of created poses, but also natural movements and emotions. I have NO TIME LIMITS on my sessions as creating art takes time. I want my clients feeling relaxed so they can be who they really are, not who a photographer tells them to be. I have arranged my gallery by categories in the "Project" section so it's easier for my clients to view the particular session they are interested in. Thank you so much for reading and I hope to be meeting you soon!See more

$175

estimated cost

$175

estimated cost

COVID 19 NOTICE: Due to our current situation my sessions are no contact with social distancing. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ My name is CanDee and I am a family photographer who loves natural light photography and I have a full service studio in Charlotte. I love country living and being outdoors. You will see my love for the outdoors in much of my work. Photography is an art form and my creative outlet. My sessions are a blend of created poses, but also natural movements and emotions. I have NO TIME LIMITS on my sessions as creating art takes time. I want my clients feeling relaxed so they can be who they really are, not who a photographer tells them to be. I have arranged my gallery by categories in the "Project" section so it's easier for my clients to view the particular session they are interested in. Thank you so much for reading and I hope to be meeting you soon!
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7. Fotografia Stellare
Excellent 4.9

(54)

Excellent 4.9

(54)

Wedding and Event Photography, Portrait Photography, Headshot Photography, Pet Photography, Engagement Photography

  • 103 hires on Thumbtack
  • Serves Kannapolis, NC
I take time to get to know clients, especially for wedding photography. The driving force behind my services is knowing that my clients are comfortable during, and satisfied after their event. I pay special attention to the little details, from the carefully planned ceremony, to the perfect layout of the reception venue - everything deserves to be captured. I was awarded the "Best of 2015" title and named the #1 professional photographer in the Charlotte area for 2015, both by Thumbtack. One simple word - satisfaction. Knowing that my clients are happy with the memories I capture for them - whether it be a birthday party or a large, formal wedding - that is what means the most to me.See more

$175

starting cost

$175

starting cost

I take time to get to know clients, especially for wedding photography. The driving force behind my services is knowing that my clients are comfortable during, and satisfied after their event. I pay special attention to the little details, from the carefully planned ceremony, to the perfect layout of the reception venue - everything deserves to be captured. I was awarded the "Best of 2015" title and named the #1 professional photographer in the Charlotte area for 2015, both by Thumbtack. One simple word - satisfaction. Knowing that my clients are happy with the memories I capture for them - whether it be a birthday party or a large, formal wedding - that is what means the most to me.
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8. Addie Agarwal - Different Perspectives
Top Pro
Exceptional 5.0

(152)

Exceptional 5.0

(152)

Wedding and Event Photography, Portrait Photography, Headshot Photography, Engagement Photography

In high demand
Offers remote services
Discounts available
  • 284 hires on Thumbtack
  • Serves Kannapolis, NC
We offer only the best work. No corners cut. We are full time photography and video production professionals offering a range of services including photography, videography and postproduction. Photos and videos are your memories and we don't make bad ones. We are our biggest critiques and pay special attention to our customers. Good photos and videos are not just about the perfect shot, they are also about the perfect moment. Services Offered: Consumer Services: 1. Wedding Photography & Videography 2. Engagement and Bridal Portraits 3. Family & Graduation Portraits 4. Event Photography & Videography 5. Drone Photo and Video Corporate Services: 1. Headshots 2. Event Photography and Videography - Small and Large scale 3. Lifestyle and Products 4. Branding 5. Interview Videos 6. Real Estate & Aerial Photography/Videography + 3D tours We are a group of super friendly, prompt, and punctual people. We love what we do and you'll love our work.See more

$190

starting cost

$190

starting cost

We offer only the best work. No corners cut. We are full time photography and video production professionals offering a range of services including photography, videography and postproduction. Photos and videos are your memories and we don't make bad ones. We are our biggest critiques and pay special attention to our customers. Good photos and videos are not just about the perfect shot, they are also about the perfect moment. Services Offered: Consumer Services: 1. Wedding Photography & Videography 2. Engagement and Bridal Portraits 3. Family & Graduation Portraits 4. Event Photography & Videography 5. Drone Photo and Video Corporate Services: 1. Headshots 2. Event Photography and Videography - Small and Large scale 3. Lifestyle and Products 4. Branding 5. Interview Videos 6. Real Estate & Aerial Photography/Videography + 3D tours We are a group of super friendly, prompt, and punctual people. We love what we do and you'll love our work.

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.
Reviews for Kannapolis professional photographers
Robyn W.
I hired Isaiah to take (long overdue) family pictures at my mother's 90th Birthday dinner. The process for hiring Hillway Photography was seamless and the response time for my questions, event confirmation, etc. was done quickly and professionally. Isaiah arrived shortly before the scheduled time and was very pleasant and professional during our photo session. He made my family feel at ease and we enjoyed the entire session. Isaiah was very clear about what to expect from our session and I received our beautiful photos within the time frame as promised. I would definitely hire Hillway Photography for our future events!
HillWay PhotographyHillWay Photography
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