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Dover Family Photographers

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Mary Photography
4.9
from 238 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 363 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Vinny A.
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The entire experience with Mary was really great from start to finish. She was friendly, professional and most importantly, genuinely passionate about what she was doing. Mary was punctual and she was immediately polite, reassuring and excited. We took plenty of photos at City Hall, while walking to the subway, during the ride and then finally at Central Park with some great fall colours in the background. The pictures came out great and we loved talking to Mary and Ali, who were courteous and professional at all times. Mary was really generous with her pricing and took into account the fact that it was just my wife and I. Unlike a lot of quotes from other photographers, hers was one of the few that really reflected this fact. We highly recommend Mary.

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Maria A Vullo LLC
4.9
from 140 reviews
  • 31 years in business
  • 246 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Patrick T.
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Maria was beyond a pleasure to work with! She is a seasoned photographer with years of professional experience as well as top of the line equipment and resources. Maria made me feel super comfortable and took her time to walk me through all aspects of the shoot explicitly which made the whole experience an amazing one. I have worked with many photographers for various reasons, and Maria is hands down one of my favorites. I would recommend her services to any and anyone looking to get professional photos taken for any occasion!

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Penguinmoonstudios
4.9
from 136 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 201 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Raj M.
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Working with Denise at Penguinmoonstudios was a pleasure. She had the best pricing of over 30 photographers I had asked for a quotation for a 2 hour photo shoot at our Veterinary Hospital. She arrived on time and with all of her camera equipment. Denise was patient, and instructed all staff and customers present for the photoshoot on where and how to stand for the best photo quality. Denise promptly send me medium resolution photos for review and request photoshopping of photos if I thought necessary. Of the 200+ photos she took, only 3 or 4 needed some light retouching! She then mailed me a DVD containing all the high-resolution photos! If I ever get married or have another photo session, Denise would absolutely be re-hired!

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Joe Jenkins Photography
5.0
from 128 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 214 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Carly S.
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Joe was extremely professional and responsive. I have worked with many photographers before and Joe was definitely the most "on-top-of-it"! Besides being easy to work with, the work product was amazing. Very clear and professional head shots. The subjects of his photos said he made them feel comfortable.

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  • 2 years in business
  • 148 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Corey F.
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I don't know where to begin when describing how great Cheyanna is. I researched and spoke with at least a dozen different photographers when planning my surprise engagement photo session and Cheyanna was by far the most professional, talented, and friendly of all of them. She worked with me over several weeks to plan the perfect surprise engagement. She was always responsive whenever I called or texted and always helpful. The quality of her work is unparalleled and my fiancée and I are now ecstatic that our engagement was captured so beautifully. End your search for a photographer, hire Cheyanna.

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STEVEN DUARTE PHOTOGRAPHY
4.9
from 97 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 136 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Kristin K.
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Never had such authentic and beautiful photos taken of me as those taken by Steve. Ended up paying more to order additional photos, I loved them all so much and could not narrow down to just a few favorites. FYI I am 47 & terribly shy and awkward in front of a camera. Steve was extremely professional, patient and persistent and gave me great direction to get the shots. He has an intuitive instinct, high expectations for his work and the greatest integrity. So much so that at first, the pictures weren't "working" according to him, so he retreated and booked a studio where we got our amazing shots. Most photographers would not have spent the extra time, would have just ploughed through. Not Steve. Consider yourself lucky if you can book with Steve. My guess is he won't be available for thumbtack booking for long. THX Steven!! You are amazing!!!

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  • 8 years in business
  • 133 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Dr. L.
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Bin did an excellent job as our videographer for our son's Christening. We were very happy with the results. In addition, she also took several pictures of our family when she was not using the video camera. She has a great eye-- spent a significant amount of time making sure the pictures were the best quality. Guests commented to us that the photographer really spent a lot of time getting great pictures. Bin is dependable and easy to reach. She is also very personable and is a pleasure to work with!

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  • 18 years in business
  • 89 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Morshed A.
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It was real pleasure to get the images from this company. Hassan is a brilliant photographer and the photos that he took for us in our wedding ceremony came out so vivid and beautiful that I couldn't believe; truly the photos were beyond my expectation. This kind of sincere work and dedication is very rare these days; I honestly recommend this company and Hassan to anyone who are looking for some talented and brilliant photographers for any occasion.

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Chris Waggoner Photography
4.9
from 55 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 78 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Michael S.
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Chris had great communication setting up the engagement photos in central park and afterwards took a bunch of family pictures of us and showed us central park which was great because we hadn't been there before. He was professional, engaging, funny and friendly. We felt comfortable working with him.

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Jovana Obradovic Photography
5.0
from 51 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 69 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Cassidy B.
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I searched for a photographer online and did my research by looking at reviews as well as the websites of several photographers. I was impressed with Jovana’s photos on her website so I booked her for headshots as well as some dance poses. I’m so glad I did all that because Jovana was an absolute pleasure to work with. So professional and made me feel at ease. The images came beautiful and I have so many great shots to choose from. I couldnt be happier!

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Lena Di Photography
5.0
from 44 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 79 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Bevin D.
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Absolutely AMAZING photographer and truly a beautiful person!!! Lena immediately makes you feel at ease as she captures your best moments. Lena photographed my daughter's first birthday party and all of my family and friends loved her! She gave us so many stunning photos that we are so grateful to have! Every photo that Lena takes looks gorgeous and it is due to her talent and artistry. So, put down your iPhones​, people. They take good photos but Lena takes incredible ones that you will treasure forever! THANK YOU, Lena!!!

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Memories by MMM
5.0
from 36 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 67 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Danielle A.
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Mary did a wonderful job!! She was very professional and accommodating to all our requests for certain photographers.

  • 12 years in business
  • 121 hires on Thumbtack
Melissa R.
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I have worked with several photographers in the past but have decided to keep going back to Justin. I have done two photoshoots with Justin and was very pleased with the way both sets of pictures came out. He definitely has a good eye for photography - he sees the big picture but also pays attention to the details. He is also a great guy and easy to work with....flexible and responds quickly. I look forward to working with him again.

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Deva Photography
4.9
from 33 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 49 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Orchowski S.
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We've worked with Deva twice for family photos, and she is always very kind to us and works well with our children.

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Let's Dew Photography
4.9
from 33 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 43 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Karen C.
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What an amazing time we had for my brothers surprise birthday party. The photo booth was the highlight of the night. Everyone enjoyed the great selection of props as well as the amazing backdrop. The service was excellent and the pics are clear, crisp, and bright. Of all the photo booth company's we came across Lew's photography fit well into our budget. That's why we're going to recommend them to our family and friends and will continue to hire them for our future events.

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Justin Hedderich Photography
5.0
from 31 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 41 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
John M.
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Justin gets all of our accolades! Absolutely fabulous and talented photographer to work with! He covered our wedding; Church ceremony as well as the reception at the Waterside restaurant on the Hudson overlooking Manhattan. The photos are magical! He arrives early to scout out each location well before the participants and guests arrive. His framing and composition great, imaginative. And one of the most impressive of his aspects is the talent to blend in with everybody unobtrusively, comfortably! You almost don’t realize you've got a photographer snapping away at your event! After printing all of the photos, the colors are all nice and saturated and there’s a great selection, he accommodated all of our photo requests and a lot more! This guy is the best! 10x star review from a very rough critic who happens to be in the business, I’m a film editor! Thanks Justin!

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Natalia Wajda Photography
5.0
from 21 reviews
  • 21 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Angelina K.
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We absolutely loved our entire experience with Natalia. She responded very quickly, and stayed in touch after we confirmed the booking, sending us suggestions for the locations, and inquiring about our ideas and themes for the shoot. Her communications before the meeting show her genuine interest in ensuring her clients get what they want and need out of the shoot. It was very easy to spend an hour with Natalia, while taking pictures. There were no awkward moments, and the setting for the photos happened very naturally. Natalia is also really great at giving you a quick sneak peek at the photos during the session, that way if you see that you loved the composition, but hate your face or pose in it, you can quickly re-do it. No later than 12hrs after the shoot, Natalia responded with 120 proofs, of which we could choose 40 to be retouched, and available for download. She returned the final, downloadable photos 3 days after we finalized our selection, which is super fast for photographers. Because Natalia lets you peek at the photos during the shoot and select your favorites out of the preselected 120, you end up with 40 photos that you absolutely love, and you can use all of them (no blinking or hair in your mouth). Overall, we highly recommend Natalia for her professionalism and great photo quality, and hope to have a chance to work with her again!

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DMV CREATIONS
4.9
from 21 reviews
  • 16 years in business
  • 29 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Nicole R.
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Dee was amazing! Extremely patient with my two dogs. One of my dogs is very friendly and the other one is not, she tends to bark at strangers and is very protective of her family. Surprisingly she was able to warm up to Dee fairly quick and we were able to get great photos! It wasn't easy to get both of the dogs looking at the camera but somehow she did it! If you're looking for a pet photographer Dee is your girl. Very professional and very kind. I loved working with her and my mom was very pleased with the pictures for her Mother's Day gift. Since it was a gift I needed the photos quick and it was a last minute decision. Dee was able to work around our schedule and get the pictures edited the night after. Amazing work, I would definitely hire her again. Thank you!!

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Photography by Jake
5.0
from 19 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Lucy F.
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I hired Jake to take pictures of my family and pets for portraits. I was amazed at the way he juxtaposed the light with the dark, giving the photos lifelike quality. Jake also captured very unique angles of us and objects around us, with a great eye for detail. Very professional and easy to work with. I strongly recommend Jake for all types of photography!

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Oliver Photography
5.0
from 18 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 25 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
James B.
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Michael was very professional and a great photographer. Everyone at the party commented on how he seamlessly blended in while taking pictures. I was very pleased with how the pictures turned out. I would definitely hire him for our next event, and I would highly recommend Michael for all of your photography needs.

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Nickdepicts
4.9
from 15 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Joshua V.
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I tried to find someone who could take professional quality photos of me and my family. I found Nickdepicts online. I was able to schedule a session at a very reasonable price. Great photos of lasting memories. Need a great photographer to capture all your memories.... Wedding, baby shower, birthday, etc? Check out Nickdepicts.

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

See other requests for family photographers in Dover

Need a Portrait Photographer

Wharton, NJ

  • Photo type
  • Photoshoot location
    Photo studio, Outdoors
  • Photo products
    Online or digital proofs and prints
  • Details
    We are looking to do professional photos for our musical band.
  • $170.6
    Average price

Need Family Portrait Photography

Parsippany, NJ

  • Photo type
    Family
  • Photoshoot location
    As recommended
  • Photo products
    CD / DVD
  • Details
    holiday photos. some with 2 adults 1 child. some just child.
  • $143
    Average price

Need Portrait Photographer

Morris Plains, NJ

  • Photo type
    Family
  • Photoshoot location
    Outdoors
  • What style of portrait photography are you interested in?
    Natural/Environmental (photographed in an outdoor setting)
  • Photo products
    Online or digital proofs and prints
  • Portrait Photo Budget
    $200-$300 (Basic)
  • Details
    Would like to do fall family session within the next 2 weeks at a picturesque park
  • $218
    Average price
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