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Long Branch Family Photographers

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Mary Photography
4.9
from 238 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 366 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.

NB Event Productions
4.9
from 146 reviews
  • 19 years in business
  • 274 hires on Thumbtack
Joe M.
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My girlfriend hinted (like beating me over the head with a 2”x4”) that she hoped a photographer would be around to capture our impending proposal. So I did what any 21st century guy would do and hit the internet. I emailed several photographers in the tri-state area, all getting back to me with varying fees and availability. I found Neil Blake on Thumbtack. His personal website showed his experience, so I explained to him that I would like for him to secretly photograph my proposal. I detailed that I had hired a caricaturist (if you’re reading this and also are in the market for a caricaturist, look no further than Jessica du Preez) that would be drawing me on one knee proposing to my girlfriend though we would be sitting next to each other on a park bench. He agreed, and we were set. The big day was a beautiful October Sunday in Hoboken. So perfect, in fact, that there were literally dozens of people taking pictures (with what looked to me like high-end cameras). My girlfriend and I walked around the general area that I had laid out for the caricaturist to set up and for Neil to be ready to find us. I literally had no idea what Neil (or my caricaturist looked like), and so I wasn’t sure if people were taking pictures of us or of the scenery (and it turned out that it was Neil taking a few of those pictures, he really did a wonderful job at being so discreet). Once I found my caricaturist and the drawing was in progress, he would walk by non-chalantly (pretending to be one of these everyday photographers enjoying the beautiful day) and marvel at how well the drawing was coming along and ask my caricaturist if it would be alright if he could take a picture while she sketched and ask us if he could take our picture (of course it was okay! But my girlfriend was still not entirely in the know. It was all for her, and it was perfect. Neil was fantastic. I can’t believe how they went above and beyond to really play the parts that I asked them to play). He walked away and took some other discreetly long-distance shots, shots from behind, everything. You can really tell the entire story from the pictures – leading up to the caricature, during the caricature, after she said yes. And I think that’s more than I could have hoped for when I hired him to be our photographer. After the gig was up, he brought us around for 30 minutes or so posing us against the skyline and taking literally hundreds of pictures. I really feel like I got a lot for my money, and I don’t see how I would do it any differently (and that goes for not only Neil, but also Jessica). I am still blown away by how flawless the day turned out for me and my now fiancée – partly due to the fact that I did not know what Neil (nor my caricaturist, Jessica du Preez, for that matter (whom I also highly recommend, but that is for another review)) looked like, partly because I was hoping for true perfection, and partly due to the stress of getting several pieces (timing, two people (caricaturist and photographer) working together that have never even met, etc) into place without my girlfriend knowing (okay, so she knew it was coming. But she did not know how and what I had planned, so she was still very much in the dark). At the onset of this review, I had hoped that it would be more about the professionalism and expertise of Neil and less about me and the proposal, but let my excitement and joy be a testament to him. For any function at all, consider hiring Neil Blake to capture the story. He will do a superb job.

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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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Joe Jenkins Photography
5.0
from 129 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 215 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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STEVEN DUARTE PHOTOGRAPHY
4.9
from 100 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 138 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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Emily Frances
5.0
from 79 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 108 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Andrea G.
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Emily was amazing! Super professional and took amazing family photos for us that she got to us in days! Would definitely use her again and can't recommend her enough!

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TRC Photography
4.9
from 63 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 108 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Gina W.
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Tom did an outstanding job with our two bulldogs. Sadly, our youngest bulldog will not be with us very much longer, so not only did Tom do the shoot on short notice, but he sent me the photos ASAP so I would have them in time for family photo cards. He was patient, caring, spent a great deal of time with them and was able to remain calm for everyone in a stressful situation, which was great for the dogs. It was total chaos. They were not their usual selves. They were so excited to be there; it was total mayhem, i.e. hair, drool and trying to keep them seated long enough to get the perfect photos. He provided us with wonderful photos to treasure of both our bullies, but especially our beloved Dozer. Would I recommend him? YES, and I have already done so to everyone I know. If I could give him a 10 star rating, I would.

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  • 8 years in business
  • 131 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Dr. L.
Verified review

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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Philmont Photography
4.9
from 61 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 91 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Ashley A.
Verified review

I loved every minute of my session with Philicia. I'm a tough critic when it comes to my pictures because I've taken pictures with a lot of photographers, but she was the best photographer I've ever had by far. Not only was she great at giving suggestions but she also combined both of our visions which seems to be really hard for photographers. It's either they don't give any direction at all or they overpower you with their suggestions, but Philicia did neither. She was the perfect balance. I didn't even know my pictures could come out so great! It was truly art. My portraits came out BEAUTIFULLY! My family loved them and I wouldn't shoot portraits with anyone else. She was simply wonderful and I can't wait to shoot again. My birthday's coming up and already we're thinking of great locations and outfits. I'm so excited to do more!

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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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Luc Kordas
4.9
from 56 reviews
  • 77 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Alisha S.
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Luc had great communication and was extremely professional! One of the best photographers I've ever worked with!

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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 52 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 69 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Cassidy B.
Verified review

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
  • 80 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Bevin D.
Verified review

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!!!

  • 12 years in business
  • 121 hires on Thumbtack
Melissa R.
Verified review

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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Tobia St Germain
4.8
from 33 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 60 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Neerupa P.
Verified review

Tonia is a friendly and professional photographer. She captures the moment very well, and takes great shots. I hired her for my son's christening, and I was really impressed with her work. I am looking forward to hiring her again! Her work is incredible, I love all the photos she took.

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  • 3 years in business
  • 81 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Alexandra S.
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We had a great last-minute shoot with Elizabeth, capturing our family and dog. When we found out our pup was sick, we knew we wanted some professional photos taken as soon as possible. We love the candid and posed images Elizabeth captured and would recommend her to anyone looking for a family photographer!

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  • 11 years in business
  • 38 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Samantha H.
Verified review

Bill was awesome to work with ! The whole vibe of the shoot was amazing. He was able to capture and create stories in my pictures which as an actress, is exactly what I wanted. His critique was informative and relatable. His energy was fun and spontaneous. He taught me ways to help myself stand out which I truly appreciated. He took his time, took risks and was smart with his shooting. He tries to accommodate exactly what you want as the model and gave purposeful feedback For the best possible outcome. He is hands down the best photographer I've worked with so far. My pictures are professional and everyone loves them ! I have gotten so much work because of bills photos. Bill knows the business and he knows the camera. If you have the opportunity to work with bill DO IT!!

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Milch Photography and Video
5.0
from 22 reviews
  • 33 years in business
  • 35 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Taylor R.
Verified review

Mark took photos for us at a graduation party of about 100 people at Belmont Park Racetrack. It was a lot of people spread out over a large area and he still managed to capture nearly everyone at the party including a lot of great group shots. Prior the party he was very responsive, answered all my questions, and understood exactly the kind of photos I wanted. After the party I had my pictures the next day. He was a great addition and I will be highly recommending him to family and friends for future parties.

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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.

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 Portrait Photographer

Atlantic Highlands, NJ

  • Photo type
    Family, Other (Kids band needs photo for Holiday album- 3 people)
  • Photoshoot location
    Photo studio
  • What style of portrait photography are you interested in?
    Traditional/Classic (looking directly at the camera), Artistic (focus on composition, lighting)
  • Photo products
    Online or digital proofs and prints
  • Details
    Kids band with three adults needs a photo for holiday album being released soon.
  • $291.67
    Average price

Need portrait photography

Fair Haven, NJ

  • Photo type
    Family, Children / Baby
  • Photoshoot location
    Outdoors
  • Photo products
    Physical proofs and prints, Ability to purchase prints online
  • Details
    I have 3 children. Ages 5-11. Most would just be of kids
  • $220
    Average price
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