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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.

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 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.

Reviews for Paramus professional photographers
Maysa J.
The photographer was great and very professional. He was very patient and took many pictures to make sure to capture the right shot
Monolith Images StudioMonolith Images Studio
Charles R.
Quality of work was amazing!!! We were so impressed with the professionalism and communication needed to get the perfect shots. We now have the best memories through the photos captured on our magical day. Will recommend Denise to all our friends and family
Lil V.
Dorothy Shi Studios is amazing, and I highly recommend taking pictures with Dorothy. Not only is she extremely kind and amazing at taking photos she also has insight into the business. If you're looking for headshots or photos, in general, I highly recommend going to Dorothy. Dorothy has an amazing way of capturing one's eyes that I've never seen anyone else do. If your thinking about getting hair and makeup I have to tell you that the makeup artist and hair stylist Mia is so amazing! Not only is Mia an amazing person; she is extremely good at her craft and will take you in good hands. Then there are the wonderous people who helped with hair and makeup and helped the process go quickly by handling tech aspects as well. This was my first time taking professional headshots, and it was such a great experience! I am so thankful that I took my headshots with Dorthy Shi Studios because not only do they take pictures and do makeup/hair they go above and beyond to make you feel comfortable, and they are all such kind, generous, and amazing people. They also give you career, advice as they truly are professionals that know what they are doing. The atmosphere created by Dorothy Shi Studios is a perfect blend of professionalism, comfort, fun-lovingness, and kindness. So many people pay thousands of dollars for headshots and photos but, do not get the quality and holistic experience that Dorthy Shi Studios can provide you and Dorthy Shi Studios is not nearly as expensive as other photography places are. If your in need of headshots or any type of photo I would 1000% recommend hiring Dorthy Shi Studios.
Dorothy Shi StudioDorothy Shi Studio
Thumbtack Customer
Marcel photographed my daughter's 1st birthday party and captured every detail of the day. The pictures are beautiful and I couldn't be happier! My guests also commented on how easy going and nice he was to work with. And I received the file for my pictures the next day! He is a true professional! I can't wait to use Marcel for future events!! Thank you Marcel!!
Cel's Photography LLC.Cel's Photography LLC.
Alexander V.
My experience with Travis was nothing short of excellent. I needed a professional head shot for my LinkedIn profile ASAP - Travis was very prompt in responding to my inquiry and I was able to book an appointment quickly. When I arrived, Travis was personable and professional. He took great shots and I was able to choose the ones I wanted that same day. The final proofs were ready and available to download to LinkedIn within hours after that. It couldn’t have been easier - Do not hesitate to hire Travis - He’s a great photographer!
Travis Honnick PhotographyTravis Honnick Photography
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