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Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

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.

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.

Are there ways to be safe if I hire a photographer when social distancing?

If you decide to hire a photographer, see if the photographer can take photos outdoors or in a large space so all involved parties can maintain the recommended distance between themselves. You should also sanitize surfaces, avoid handshakes, don’t make any other physical contact and use digital platforms to complete payments. Speak with a local photographer in your area to put a strategy in place.

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.

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.

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.

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 Las Vegas affordable photographers
Thumbtack Customer
Frick Photo is personable, affordable, and flexible. It was a great experience. The clarity of the images are outstanding and her angles were very considerate and flattering.
On The Rocks PhotographyOn The Rocks Photography
Thumbtack Customer
You need look no further your search for a photographer is done. Alan was very professional and humble. He has an impeccable reputation on Wall Street as a professional photographer. It was an honor to be photographed by Alan. He succeeds his promise "AMRPhoto is remarkably affordable and prides itself in providing its clients with the highest standards of quality and service".
Marlene m.
My husband and I eloped on November 5th at A Little White Wedding Chapel. We are actually getting married in 2024, but wanted to surprise our friends and family with our little adventure to Vegas at our actual wedding with professional photos. Parker was AMAZING! We're not models by no means, but after receiving our album, we felt like supermodels! Parker arrived early and we were able to get some photos outside the chapel prior to the ceremony. He walked us through every pose, explaining them in a way that we both understood. It was very obvious that he is passionate about photography. After the chapel, we got in our limo to head to The Fabulous Las Vegas sign. In route, our limo actually broke down. Parker was already on his way to the sign during a street shutdown, so traffic was very back up. He offered to personally transport us to the sign. However, we thought it would make for a great story to capture the memory of our car problems. He met us outside The English Hotel, which is where the limo broke down. He captured the most beautiful photos of us outside the hotel. We wouldn't have changed a single thing with the limo mishap. We had the best time and he really captured the moment! Affordability was definitely a concern of mine when I was researching elopement photographers. For the quality of the photographs, the price was shockingly affordable! Parker was so much fun! We highly recommend him for any couple looking for a fun, affordable, and passionate elopement photographer!
PRL Film + PhotoPRL Film + Photo
Kevin H.
This was my first time looking into getting headshots for job applications and I was more than happy with the work from Jarek. He’s a professional photographer doing work at a very affordable price. He gives you quality work. If this is your first time looking into getting headshots choose Jarek!
Jobi T.
Easily the best experience with a photographer to date! Gabriel is super personable and very talented at his craft. There are not enough words to possibly describe how amazing each and every photo is that Gabriel snaps. He has a magical way of finding the perfect angle, lighting and of course expressions. To put it simply he creates magic, he captured one of the most special moments of our lives, and our pictures are proof of just that. I would never hesitate to recommend him to anyone who wants a true professional to create a customized photography experience, at an affordable price- I am truly so grateful that I stumbled across 18BPhotography, thank you again Gabriel!
Candace M.
OMG. I cannot even begin to express my delight, gratitude and satisfaction with Adam's work, and the overall experience. My husband and I were looking to have a "fun" wedding in Las Vegas - and were originally planning to have a friend take photos on an iPhone. Being that I wanted the pictures to be taken by someone that wasn't in our wedding party - I reached out on Thumbtack to find a skilled photographer that could take some quality shots, for not 'full wedding package' prices. After reviewing several responses and sample work, I replied to Adam, based upon his very fair quote and sample photos. Best decision I've ever made. The photos = remarkable The price = affordable and fair Adam = Cool, fun, personable and amazing to work with. Adam is the reason that I will have cherished wedding photos forever. When the time comes for us to have our "traditional wedding" in a couple years, I am thrilled that I have already found a photographer. Super duper a million times happy! A + a million +'s
Adam Trujillo PhotographyAdam Trujillo Photography
Denisse G.
OMG I don’t even know where to start, I’m so grateful for finding Glenn looking in the website for our wedding photographer, first Glenn answered every question rapidly, he always kept in touch with us, our wedding wasn’t a traditional wedding and we decided to have a photo shoot on the strip, sounds easy and many places offer photo shoots on the strip but the hard part was finding someone who accepts to photo shoot our wedding with our 22 guests in the strip, our ceremony was in the suite, our dinner at Cosmo and we ended the night on a party bus with our whole crew, Glenn join us every moment everywhere, he is a very nice and cool guy and make everyone feel comfortable taking lots of pictures, everybody enjoyed posing and we even had fun while he photograph us, next day for surprise of everyone he had our pictures ready to be share, in a nice link and he categorized them into separate folders for each location we visited, wonderful memories, and the price is very affordable and we get way more value that the money we paid. He will be our family photographer for sure, highly recommend.
Glenn GuiaoGlenn Guiao
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