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Monroe Family Portrait Photographers

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

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Rich Taylor Photography
5.0
from 143 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 162 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Carlita D.
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Have you ever done the whole studio photo session? I too was subjected to the awkward poses, unflattering light, rude workers and really expensive photo packages. Well, working with Rich is NOTHING like that. He is extremely professional, has an artistic eye and is extraordinarily detailed. Most photographers and photo studios have to send their work out to a graphic designer who has no idea who you are and what you want, but having a graphic designer like Rich as the photographer makes all the difference in world. Rich will take your ideas and bring them to life. Our photo session was fun, adventurous, and educational as he took the time to explain the when, what, where, and how of it all. He’s also a good listener and made my husband and I feel comfortable and relaxed. At the end of the session, it was like saying good bye to a family member. Do not hesitate to hire him for all of your photo needs. He is in my book, the BEST you will find, hands down. Simply amazing!

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madeyoulookphotography
5.0
from 70 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 143 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Michelle H.
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We met with Lyn while on a family vacation in Asheville. We've only seen one sneak peak of the family photo shoot so far and can't wait to see the rest! Lyn was great to work with, easygoing, funny, friendly and made it a pleasure to have a family shoot with 15 people. We had a last minute change of location and Lyn was able to accommodate without issue and suggested a great place for us to meet.

Fotografia Stellare
4.9
from 53 reviews
  • 100 hires on Thumbtack
Amy C.
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My husband and I were looking for a photographer to take our family photos at our home and we found Johan on Thumbtack. We could not be more pleased with Johan's professionalism, communication and above all else, his excellent and creative photography skills. The photos he has presented us with are priceless and will be treasured and shared for many, many years. We highly recommend Johan!

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 .

JRAstudios
4.8
from 32 reviews
  • 40 years in business
  • 80 hires on Thumbtack
Judith W.
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JR successfully completed an unusual photo shoot assignment for me, to document a historical property (house and outbuildings), interior and exterior, in order to make a record of the house as it is now, before it is sold at auction. I am neither buyer nor seller but have a love for the home, which my grandfather built. The home is an American Craftsman style home acknowledged on several historical registers. I wanted many photos to document the property, rather than a few artistic photos. To photograph the property, JR had to make arrangements with the auction company and owner for a private showing of the home and travel out of town to the site. I could not be present because I am out of state. He made sure to arrange the shoot for when the light would be best, midday on a sunny day. He provided 200 photos. His photos capture the warm wood tones of the 1920s paneling. He took special care with many photographic details such as getting the light on the interior stairs. It is sometimes hard to get someone to do your bidding when you are not there to guide them, especially when the assignment is not a typical job such as photographing real estate for sale. JR was willing to listen and take on the assignment and complete it in the time allocated (before the auction), and deliver the photos quickly. He takes pride in his work and cares about the quality of his photographs.

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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
Sharon W.
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Awesome photographer! Highy personable and interactive!

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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
Barbara H.
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Point of Hues, Cody was great to work with..........he took care of everything & we just had to show up!! That's the way I like it. He had great ideas and a choice of locations. But the most important thing to our family was his genuinely friendly, fun, relaxed personality......... = great, fun & relaxed family portraits! We will be calling Cody for any of our future photo opps !! Thanks again Cody! Caroline & Crew

  • 9 years in business
  • 27 hires on Thumbtack
Aaron C.
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I had Lindsey photograph my bodybuilding show as well as do a fitness photoshoot the day after the contest. The photos turned out great! The quality, lighting, and angles were perfect. Her photos were far superior than the 'official' photographer that was working the show. It takes me around 4 months to get ready for a contest, so quality pictures are a must! Can't say enough good things about her 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
Russell H.
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Victoria is amazing! We booked her for our out of town wedding and she was fantastic to work with. She insisted on a “kick-off call” and then checked in with us weekly before our event. She went to the location weeks in advance to scope the location and choose her equipment. She came early on the day of the event, and stayed late until the last guest left. And the best part!? We got our photos the next day! Definitely recommend and can’t wait to use again

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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
Jennifer S.
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Lisa Hilburn Photography was great when she shot my wedding in March 2016. We got married up on the Blue Ridge Parkway in Virginia. She was great at picking the best spots so we would get the most amazing backdrops. We had a handful of a family for picture taking and she handled us all with grace and structure. Me and my husband don’t like taking pictures and she made it fun and stress free for us both. Lisa was attentive and got our pictures back promptly! We were so happy with our wedding experience we are getting Lisa Hilburn Photography to do my maternity pictures this coming spring!

  • 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.

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

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!

the_impresso
4.9
from 9 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Lionel B.
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Krupanidhi shot our family portraits and they came out really well. He is very friendly and discussed about what our expectations and I must say he delivered his best to our requirements. He is an great photographer to hire.

ShiningLightsPhoto.com
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Mil J.
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My family was blessed by Shining Lights Photo Agency! It truly was a blessing to have them video tape and take pictures for our son's college graduation service. The entire package we received was done professionally and the quality of it was awesome! Mr. Ravon Nichols is a fine representer of what he is executes! He knows what to do, book him today and you'll be blessed as we have! Best regards, Mil

Kevin Streeks Photography
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 8 years in business
Barbara B.
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Kevin's work as a photographer is excellent! His shots (whether of people, still life or sceneries) are almost flawless. He is gifted at creating the right setting for every occasion. Whether the subject is a new born or senior citizen, he captures the essence of that subject, before ( as well as during) a shoot, you get a clear impression that he is a perfectionist. His charming and professional demeanor makes the client feel at ease throughout the shoot. Kevin has worked for me at three events and as always, his professionalism made the events quite successful. So far, I have found no faults with his work, so when I need a professional photographer, his name is the first that comes to mind! If you are looking for an honest, patient and creative photographer, give Kevin a call. You will forever be thankful that you did!

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.

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.

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    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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