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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.

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 Hoboken photo shoots
Melissa L.
Annie was phenomenal Her prep before our shoot was thorough and made me really think about how I wanted my photos to come out She was also extremely responsive and professional throughout the entire process and the photos were A+ Highly highly recommend !
Annie Moy Photography LLCAnnie Moy Photography LLC
We did a maternity photo shoot with Maria, and it was great! She put my husband and me at ease during the session and was attentive to details with the retouching. For a reasonable charge as well. We had a wonderful experience.
Maria A Vullo LLCMaria A Vullo LLC
Timothy D.
I booked S Lizzie for a quick photo shoot for my engagement and the pictures came out incredible!!!! She was an absolute pleasure to speak with, taking the time to meet with me prior to the big event and nailed it, capturing so many great moments from that day. I made two of the best decisions of my life that afternoon , asking for my fiancé’s hands in marriage was one, and hiring SLizzie Photography was the other. AMAZING!!! 5 stars all the way!!!
S Lizzie PhotographyS Lizzie Photography
Thumbtack Customer
I did a boudoir shoot with Theresa as a gift for my husband before our wedding. Theresa was extremely professional and friendly, and quickly put me at ease even though taking boudoir photos can be a little awkward. She took her time and let me do multiple outfits, and even went over the allotted 2 hours we had to make sure I could take photos in all of the outfits I wanted. She provided me with some great edited prints, as well as every image she took, so I had tons of shots to choose from. My sister is a professional photographer, and even commented on how great the images came out! I've already recommended that my friends use Theresa if they're ever in the market for a boudoir shoot - their jaws dropped when they saw how good the pics looked!
Signature LLCSignature LLC
Vanessa N.
Vera was absolutely wonderful. My fiancé and I hired her for our engagement photos. From the very start, she made us feel comfortable the entire time and had great ideas for poses. After the shoot, we got our proofs back in a reasonable amount of time and they were perfect! We couldn’t have asked for more!
Vera RubtsovaVera Rubtsova
Sam s.
We could not have been happier working with M. Images Studio for our surprise proposal/engagement session. The photographer was a fantastic communicator helping me plan out the day and was on time well in advance to get a good vantage point. The actual pictures turned out amazing as a result of the great work. Would recommend this company to anyone looking for an engagement shoot!
Monolith Images StudioMonolith Images Studio
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