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Trenton Family Photographers

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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.
Verified review

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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Matthew Porter
4.9
from 79 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 96 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Tasha T.
Verified review

Matthew Porter is by far one of the best photographers I've ever worked with, and I've worked with many. He's very professional and always creates stunning works of art. He is truly passionate about what he does and it shows in his work. He has just relocated not that long ago and he is already missed. Matthew is an unbelievable visionary and has an incredibly unique way of brining his visions, and those of others, to life. I would recommend anyone to work with thus amazing photographer.

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Pro Click Photo Video DJ
4.9
from 73 reviews
  • 33 years in business
  • 184 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Claudia S.
Verified review

Our photographer had put excellent attention to detail and was very creative! I loved the experience of being photographed by him. The people at our wedding commented on how amazing the photographer was. Everyone felt included! Thank you so much for taking our wedding photos!

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J&J Studios
4.9
from 72 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 121 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Amy S.
Verified review

Our experience with John has been outstanding from start to finish. He is very professional and extremely responsive. Every e-mail I sent, he would respond almost immediately. We used him for our daughter's Bat Mitzvah; and he was more than willing to come to the temple in the morning and then in the evening to a different location for the celebration. As we got closer to the day, I realized that I wanted to add an additional hour to our contract, which he did without any problem and was very reasonable about the incremental cost. We would definitely hire John again, whether for an event like this, or just to take some family photographs. Thanks so much for wonderful pictures to remember our special day with.

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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.
Verified review

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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Nina's Photography
4.9
from 34 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 63 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Kate M.
Verified review

Nina did an excellent last-minute job taking holiday photos of our family. On a frigid day she managed to capture many great candid and posed shots of my almost-3 year old an 15-month old (truly a feat to get them to smile at the same time!). With just under a 45 minute session and one day turn-around (over-delivered! She said mid-week and they came to us 24 hrs later!), she gave us so many options. She was also very communicative in advance of the shoot so we could tell her our preferences and not waste time the day-of. I'd recommend Nina highly and look forward to her doing the next shoot with our family!

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  • 3 years in business
  • 81 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Alexandra S.
Verified review

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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William West Studio, LLC
4.8
from 30 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 80 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Thumbtack Customer
Verified review

I have to say that my experience with Willam was very disappointing. From the beginning he was hard to get a hold of and was never available for calls or meetings. I understand that we all are busy, but isn't meeting with clients how you maintain your business? I always had to reach out to him to see what the status was with our engagement and wedding pictures. Because William was so busy, he didn't even shoot our pictures. The photographers that we decided to go with through him were beyond amazing! It felt like they actually cared about creating this amazing moment for us. William never called to ask how the session went with the other vendors or if we were satisfied. He was always quick to ask for payment but not quick to provide great service. Again, after receiving my wedding photos there was no follow up to see if I was satisfied or if I had even gotten them. The whole process was sad. I wish I would have gone with the actual photographer that shot our wedding. I would have been willing to pay more for her, she was definitely worth it. She was kind and asked questions that William never even bothered to ask. It was concerning when the photographer mentioned her surprise that communications were lacking from William and she was shocked at the level of service that we were getting. We had to ask for a few sneak peeks from our wedding almost three weeks after the wedding. Our photographer mentions that this what she normally does two to three day after and it is something most photographers do as well. Only after sending William an email asking him about this did he send us anything. While we did get a great price for our photos, I don't believe that means that we should get a lower experience. If we weren't worth his time he shouldn't have taken us on as clients. When a bride is planning her wedding the relationships that she forms with the vendors can really enhance or complicate the experience. This experience in all was just very sad.

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HKB Photography
5.0
from 28 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 44 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Cathy W.
Verified review

Holden did a wonderful job taking our family photos. The pictures turned out amazing. He worked great with our children and our four legged friend as well. Highly recommend him and we will definitely be using him for future projects. Thank you for such beautiful pictures!!!

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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!!

Vxpressionsphotography.com
4.8
from 23 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 22 hires on Thumbtack
Poonam K.
Verified review

I am extremely happy with Vxpressions and I would definitely recommend them to my friends and family. They did an amazing job taking pictures on my milestone birthday. Each moment at the party was captured and will be cherished for ever. I am going to have them for my next photo shoot for the outfits for by business. They are the best.

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Photos By Julie Michelle
5.0
from 22 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 34 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Erica E.
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I hired Julie to photograph my wedding in 2014. Her prices were very competitive and my package included our engagement session. She even drove to State College so my fiancé and I could have a Penn State themed engagement session. On my wedding day, she not only took amazing photos but stayed with me the whole day so I didn't have to worry that all of our special moments wouldn't be captured. I was extremely pleased with the quality of our photos and found that they rivaled the work of other photographers who were far more expensive and offered far fewer personal touches. I would highly recommend her to any future bride!

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Wedding Bug
4.4
from 25 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 60 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
David M.
Verified review

The photographers Lynne assigned were professional, punctual, and took outstanding photos.

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Fisher Visuals
5.0
from 16 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Kelly Z.
Verified review

Donte shot a family photo shoot for my family and I. The outtakes were incredible and he was highly creative in his usage of the indoor/outdoor space. I would highly recommend Donte as your photographer for any shoot. In addition, he makes you feel extremely comfortable and he is very professional.

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GlenAboluPhotography
5.0
from 16 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 63 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Shayla K.
Verified review

Overall satisfied with my completed project! Photographer had current and advanced equipment necessary for high quality photos. Photographer was very attentive to my vision, and complimented my ideas with his editing talent and shooting expertise. I felt very comfortable and had a blast during the shoot. Reasonable pricing, and great results! I definitely will use Glen Abolu Photography in the near future.

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Nickdepicts
4.9
from 15 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Joshua V.
Verified review

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.

C Pallas Photography
4.8
from 14 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
Theresa P.
Verified review

Christine took maternity photos of me my husband and our 1.5 year old toddler (whom had a meltdown during the session) she was patient kind understanding and still managed to capture great photos! We loved working with her so much that she'll be coming to our home to take newborn photos now that our son has arrived !

  • 11 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Alan S.
Verified review

Working with Bill Persons has always resulted in a professional and rewarding experience. Bill has done several photo shoots of my wife and I ranging from a Princeton U. campus session to a private home party to a select holiday events. Bill was my go to photographer for a recent concert charity event to raise funds for the Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund. I would most definitely recommend Bill to anyone looking to hire a top notch professional.

Svetlana Boyko Photography
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Natalya K.
Verified review

We had an amazing photo session with Svetlana! She's very easygoing and creative and comes up with the endless ideas that turn into wonderful pictures. She made us all feel comfortable including our 2 year old son and the results exceeded our expectations. Thank you for the great family photos and memories! 🙂

  • 2 years in business
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
Christina L.
Verified review

Chris is wonderful to work with. I highly recommend him for photographing your family or any special occasion photos. I had Chris take photos of my toddler several times and I was nervous that he would struggle capturing photos because she is nonstop and doesn’t listen very well. I couldn’t believe the gorgeous photos he captured and how patient he was with her. We received our photos extremely fast so the turnaround was quick. Our family is thrilled to have beautiful photos that we can cherish for many years!

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The White Barn Studio
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Katie P.
Verified review

I hired The White Barn Studio for family portraits, Marc was great to shoot with! We've had portraits done before elsewhere but they don't even compare! Very good with the kids and really listened to what we were looking for! Absolutely loved the photos and look forward to the next session! 5 stars+

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 Trenton

Need portrait photography

Lawrence Township, NJ

  • Photo type
    Family, Children / Baby, Couple portrait
  • Photoshoot location
    Home
  • Photo products
    Online or digital proofs and prints
  • Details
    Need Christmas photos
  • $198.75
    Average price

Need portrait photography

Trenton, NJ

  • Photo type
    Professional headshot
  • Photoshoot location
    Photo studio
  • Photo products
    Online or digital proofs and prints
  • Details
    Hi _____, Greetings from Washington DC! One of our clients is needing a few portraits taken in their ____ office and I was hoping to get an estimate from you. The company is Navigant Consulting and they recently did a firm-wide photo shoot with us a few months back. As of right now, there are only a few people in ___ that missed their photo during the initial sweep, but the idea would be for this relationship to continue moving forward with any new employees they hire. The portraits are very basic: half body shot on white which will also be cropped as a headshot (one shot cropped two ways). The selected image will be merged with a standard background, but you would not need to handle that part. See attached for samples of a final photo as well as some sample contact sheets of the unedited shots. I also included some basic art direction. Do you have a ____ studio or is this something that would need to be handled at their office? And could you possibly give a rough per person estimate for both at their office as well as in your studio (if available)? Here's a fee structure that we've established in other cities, so it would be great if you could use this format in your estimate: IN STUDIO $$$/person (first 1-5 people) $$$/person (6-10 people) $$$/person (11+ people) ON LOCATION $$$ location fee $$$/person (first 1-5 people) $$$/person (6-10 people) $$$/person (11+ people) Thanks and be sure to let me know if you have any questions. Tiffany
  • $276.33
    Average price

Need Portrait Photographer

Trenton, NJ

  • Photo type
    Family
  • Photoshoot location
    As recommended
  • What style of portrait photography are you interested in?
    Candid (captured in the moment)
  • Photo products
    CD / DVD
  • Details
    I'd like to do 'one year wedding' pics. Mostly of my husband and I but some with our 18 month old daughter too.
  • $166.67
    Average price
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