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Mary Photography
4.9
from 238 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 364 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Eliza A.
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I cannot say enough great things about our experience with Mary!! Mary and Ali photographed our intimate NYC wedding - following us from our hotel, to city hall, to our evening rooftop reception. They asked us from the beginning to think of them as friends rather than photographers, and by the end of the day they were great friends indeed!! They attended to every detail, guided us to get the best shot, and made us and our guests feel effortlessly glamorous and comfortable. They were both extremely professional, clearly talented, and responsive to our preferences. It was obvious that they cared as much about our day as we did! I highly, highly recommend their services and would hire them again in a heartbeat!

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Maria A Vullo LLC
4.9
from 140 reviews
  • 31 years in business
  • 246 hires on Thumbtack
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Logan F.
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Me and my girlfriend went to a broadway show. Got out a little late but she was able to follow us taking picture until I was able to propose at time square. My now fiance didn't know a thing. Great photographer. Great pictures and just what I needed.

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Joe Jenkins Photography
5.0
from 129 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 215 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Mia P.
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We hired Joe to do a family portrait session for us in early August. From beginning communications to the end result, we were thoroughly impressed by Joe, and we would highly recommend him for anything and will look forward to using him again. Joe was extremely professional, timely in communication as well as production of our photos, and helpful in recommending locations and creative ideas for the shoot. In addition, Joe listened to our ideas and made the utmost effort to see those ideas come to life during the shoot. We were thankful to have found him and are very satisfied with the overall experience. Good luck in your future ventures Joe!

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  • 2 years in business
  • 148 hires on Thumbtack
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Ed B.
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Cheyanna did an amazing job capturing our elopement in Central Park. My wife and I wanted an intimate ceremony to celebrate our marriage and Cheyanna captured it perfectly. During the ceremony I didn't even notice she was there - but the photos she captured were beautiful. After, Cheyanna was the perfect host, tour guide, and photographer as we took pictures throughout Central Park. It felt like our best friend was guiding us through the park and taking amazing photos. Cheyanna was also a great choreographer of the photos helping us find natural, fun, and wonderful poses to that perfectly highlight our love. Thank you Cheyanna, we will treasure these photos forever.

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STEVEN DUARTE PHOTOGRAPHY
4.9
from 100 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 138 hires on Thumbtack
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Amber D.
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Steven did an amazing job! You can tell that he's very dedicated to his work. Our first phone conversation he said "if you don't look good and I don't look good" and I've never heard a photographer say that. Most of the photographers that I've met are doing their job for the money, but I can't say the same about Steven. He spoke about has craft with passion. He made me feel so comfortable, and he knows exactly what he's doing. If anyone is looking for a photographer who specializes in headshots, reach out to Steven immediately, you will not be disappointed. Thank you so much Steven!! I'll definitely be recommending you to all my fellow actors.

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Emily Frances
5.0
from 79 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 108 hires on Thumbtack
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Karen K.
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We love Emily. I hired her for a family portrait photo session and she worked well with my toddler and newborn baby. She is very professional and pleasant person, she listened and gave suggestions of how we can have our photos taken. My husband and I were both happy with the photos she delivered after 2 days. We will definitely hire her again for more photo sessions in the future.

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  • 8 years in business
  • 132 hires on Thumbtack
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Scott S.
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I recently booked Bin Song to capture the moment I proposed to my girlfriend. I had heard this was a trend and wanted to find the right photographer. I found Bin Song’s website and saw she had experience shooting marriage proposals. She was extremely helpful. We discussed the location (Rockefeller Center) and what the best time to be there was for lighting, and what angle I should be in for the best background (I felt like an actor talking to the director on a movie set, it was so cool). She explained that in order to get the best natural shot, my girlfriend could not know she was there - so it was important for me to be in the right place at the right time for the perfect photos. After I proposed and she said “yes”, Bin Song came over to congratulate us and take some portrait photos as a new couple to compliment the proposal ones she had just taken. Her photos were beautiful, catching the total look of surprise and happiness on my fiancee’s face; and, with the ice rink and statue at Rockefeller Center in the background, it looked like something out of a magazine. Bin Song did everything I requested. Before and after photos of the proposal, along with a video of the proposal itself. I would definitely book her again… and have her shoot our wedding.

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  • 18 years in business
  • 89 hires on Thumbtack
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Jackie B.
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Awesome job! Great photographer, had the photos back within a few days! He also has a great studio that was excellent to shoot in!

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Chris Waggoner Photography
4.9
from 55 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 78 hires on Thumbtack
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Morgan K.
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Chris was great to work with! I was nervous about my headshot because previously I had a bad experience with different photographer and ended up with photos I hated. Chris made me feel at ease at our very first meeting. During the shoot, he kept me laughing and feeling myself, which is how I ended up with a headshot that represents me. He also would show me some of the shots in camera and ask me what I thought about them. This made me feel like I was also in charge of the final product. I recommend Chris to anyone who wants a great experience, a personable photographer, and a photo that represents their personality.

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Jovana Obradovic Photography
5.0
from 51 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 69 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Christina P.
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After looking at Jovana's portfolio I knew immediately she would be perfect for the photos I imagined, and she was. These are by far some of the most beautiful photographs we have of our little family and really exceeded my expectations. Meeting and working with Jovana in Central Park was an absolute pleasure. Thanks again, Christina, Thierry and Ange

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TheABview Photography
5.0
from 50 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 71 hires on Thumbtack
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Diana N.
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loved my photographer. photos came out amazing!!!

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Anj Photographer
4.9
from 50 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 81 hires on Thumbtack
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Michelle P.
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I had Andrea from Ang photography do my maternity pictures-because I loved her so much-she did my newborn shots, cake smash, 1st birthday pictures and Christmas pictures. She is fantastic!!

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Lena Di Photography
5.0
from 44 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 79 hires on Thumbtack
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Larisa P.
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Probably best portrait of all of us we've ever had done by anyone. Lena has a unique gift in finding the best and most flattering angle while making the photos incredibly approachable. Plus she's friendly and a pleasure to be around. Will definitely continue sending everyone who needs headshots/portraits to her beautiful studio.

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Memories by MMM
5.0
from 37 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 68 hires on Thumbtack
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Sharon B.
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Super professional and she took amazing family photos. Will certainly be calling Mary again the next time we have an event. Additionaly, she got the pictures to us in days - edited and in a online album within 48 hours of the event. Highly recommend!

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Tony David Photography
4.9
from 35 reviews
  • 19 years in business
  • 37 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Susan J.
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Tony is a true professional. His studio is inviting, relaxing and he makes you feel very comfortable. I'm pleased with my pictures, and he went the extra mile and helped me with a comp. card. I've already referred him to a few friends for portrait, and action pics. for their children. Lastly, he is close to where I live, and that was a bonus. I'll be back at some point for more pictures. Susan

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Deva Photography
4.9
from 33 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 49 hires on Thumbtack
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Michelle G.
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Deva was a great photographer, we were very happy with the pictures

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Let's Dew Photography
4.8
from 34 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 44 hires on Thumbtack
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Olga N.
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Elvin is an outstanding photographer, truly empathic, professional, detail oriented and quick in response. Highly recommending for all kinds of events, private shoots and campaigns! Thank you so much!

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Natalia Wajda Photography
5.0
from 21 reviews
  • 21 hires on Thumbtack
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Jillian K.
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My experience with Natalia Wajda Photography was enjoyable and unique. It was wonderful to work with a professional who values you and your desires! She listened to my ideas while still incorporating her own artistic vision. I had one shoot in particular with Natalia Wajda and one of my friends that was the most fun I've ever had while having pictures taken. It was so relaxed and simply FUN! We found ourselves really comfortable with Ms. Wajda as our photographer. As a result, the photos turned out great! I can't wait to have more inspiring and fun shoots with Natalia Wajda Photography!!!

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Oliver Photography
5.0
from 18 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 25 hires on Thumbtack
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Michelle M.
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Great photographer. Loved me pictures. Excellent service and very professional.

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Edward Grant
5.0
from 16 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Faith M.
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I was really anxious about a portrait for my LinkedIn page. Edward has a very calm demeanor which immediately put me at ease. He knows what he's doing and he has competitive pricing which enhances his accessibility for a job seeker. I'd recommend him without reservation.

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Del Rossi Photography
5.0
from 14 reviews
  • 17 years in business
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Christy W.
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Michael shot a studio portrait of me for my business last year. He made me feel completely at ease and the results were fantastic. It was clear that he wasn't an amateur with a camera, as is the case so much these days, but a real pro who knew how to light and direct. I recommend him without reservation!!

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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