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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.

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.

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.

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 Las Vegas family photographers
Melissa L.
Heather did a phenomenal job shooting our family photos. The weather the day of our shoot was cold and windy. Despite the cold Heather was able to get some beautiful photos even though the entire family was miserable from the cold. I would highly recommend Heather Broomhall Photography!
Heather Broomhall Photography LLCHeather Broomhall Photography LLC
Shoyne R.
Mr. Nathan K is a wonderful photographer, nice professional!! Our family photos are priceless . I would recommend him to anyone Who wants professional pictures at A Great price. My entire family took pictures quickly, individual and grouped he definitely knows how to take breathtaking pictures!! Thanks AGAIN
Nathan K PhotographyNathan K Photography
Caroline M.
I am so grateful that we chose Nikola to take some very special family photos. He did a fantastic job and was incredibly knowledgeable about just the right spots to take the perfect photo! Also, he was so kind and patient when I had some issues arriving to our meeting spot, and I am very appreciative to him for that. Nikola was also able to get some great action shots with our energetic dog running around, which was awesome. We are thrilled with our results, and I encourage any families looking to get some beautiful, candid family photos to choose LV photography!
LV PhotographyLV Photography
Aidalynn F.
Jourdan was easy to talk to and the experience was effortless and hasslefree. Poses and photo shots were free-spirited, fun & organic. Just what we were looking for in an outdoor with toddler/family photographer. Thank you Jourdan!
Vegas In The Moment PhotographyVegas In The Moment Photography
Thumbtack Customer
We hired Stacy to photograph my family to commemorate my parents' 50th anniversary, and we couldn't have been happier with the whole experience! She is VERY upbeat and fun to work with, and she takes wonderful pictures. I highly recommend her for your photography needs!
On The Rocks PhotographyOn The Rocks Photography
Alethea R.
We found Ivan &Diana Photography to be very patient and understanding with our 4 generational family gathering. We love the pictures-they captured our spirit & love for each other.
Ivan & Diana PhotographyIvan & Diana Photography
Rachel B.
Christina is amazing! She’s so creative and talented...she recommended a beautiful venue for our family photos (outdoors), and even when the weather was icky, was still willing to brave the weather and do our photos. They turned out beautifully, and we had a wonderful experience from start to finish 😊
Christina Jacob PhotographyChristina Jacob Photography
Jacqueline N.
Derique is a real professional photographer. We do take family portrait at least every 2 years and this time our experience was different. Derique made the photo shoot exciting and fun. Me, my husband and kids love the pictures he took. We are so happy and satisfied with his work. I definitely recommend him.
Deríque Hanché  ImagesDeríque Hanché Images
Thumbtack Customer
Christian is professional, congenial and efficient. He explained all aspects of our outdoor photo family shoot and worked well with my entire which included a 3 year old. I would recommend Christian to everyone.
Christian Purdie PhotographyChristian Purdie Photography
Thumbtack Customer
Kristina Alexis was my first ever professional photographer experience. I hope there's enough room to describe the pleasure our family experienced with her, from the greeting g to the goodbye, she felt like apart of our family. Kristina Alexis, made us feel comfortable in regards to our negative self images. she worked well with our untrained (very precious dogs). I will use Kristina Alexis for every photographic need from here on out!!! on a scale of 1 to 10 , she ranks @100 easy ?????
Kristina Alexis PhotographyKristina Alexis Photography
Nina P.
Christina is amazing. She is very friendly, professional and responds fast on any inquiries. She doesn’t disappoint. Our family got a lot of great photos from our smash cake session! I’d definitely hire her again in the future.
Christina Jacob PhotographyChristina Jacob Photography
Thumbtack Customer
I have never hired a professional photographer before, but we decided we should for our maternity photos. I contacted Stacy (owner of Frick Photo) and was immediately impressed by the reasonable price, and by her online portfolio. We took photos at Calico Basin in Las Vegas, and just received our photos (in 24 HOURS might I add!!!). I am SO impressed by her work, I will have newborn photos done by her, and maybe even our wedding!! Not to mention she was so fun & talkative during the shoot, she really put us at ease and we were able to act natural, which REALLY helped the outcome of the pictures. I would recommend her to friends and family for just about any occasion! Thanks Stacy :) -Allison & Scott
On The Rocks PhotographyOn The Rocks Photography
Subash A.
Ralph is passionate about photography and it reflects in his work. He was extremely accommodating, flexible, and professional. He made everything so easy and stress-free for us! The photos were absolutely beautiful, and my wife & I are so thankful to have had the opportunity to work with him. All of my family and friends could not stop telling me how impressed they were with our pictures. They are photos we will treasure forever! Thank you so much for everything! You made our trip so special!
RjaminRjamin
Suvada L.
Teri was a pleasure to work with from start to finish. I was very pleased with our family photos. She was happy to answer all of my questions through phone and email as I booked her from out of state. I highly recommend Teri!
Teri Mae PhotographyTeri Mae Photography
Thumbtack Customer
Stacy is amazing and so much fun to work with. She made everything so easy and she is so accommodating. Lots of great ideas for where to great pictures and not to mention, a great photographer. Our pictures turned out awesome and all our friends and family were in awe... Stacy managed to capture the details just perfect. We are soo happy we used her for our photo shoot. We can not get enough compliments! Thank you Stacy :)
On The Rocks PhotographyOn The Rocks Photography
Thumbtack Customer
Stacy was great! She had lots of energy and was very enthusiastic! Her ideas and feedback was professional and helpful. She made my family comfortable and happy,they enjoyed Stacy as well. She has an eye for photography and I would definitely recommend her to any of my friends. Thank you so much Stacy!
On The Rocks PhotographyOn The Rocks Photography
Thumbtack Customer
Nathan was wonderful! He did family pictures for us and they turned out great! I told him what environment I wanted to do the photo shoot in and he immediately had an exact location in mind. He was very professional and friendly. We will definitely be calling him in the future and recommending him to all our friends!
Nathan K PhotographyNathan K Photography
Tiina B.
I had an amazing experience with Christina! It was my first time hiring a professional photographer, and I am so glad with the decision I made! The entire process from beginning to end with making an appointment, price negotiation, and choosing a location was super easy and effortless. Additionally, Christina was responsive, professional, and flexible when we had to change the photo shoot date due to rainy weather. In all, my daughter absolutely loved the session, and I would definitely recommend booking Christina to my friends and family if they needed any pictures taken!
Christina Jacob PhotographyChristina Jacob Photography
Thumbtack Customer
Stacy is pretty awesome. Just got our pics back and they are GREAT! When my family and i decided to take pictures we knew what type of setting we wanted but we weren't too sure where we could capture that in the LVV. She recommended Floyd Lamb park and boy did she nail it. She also recommended a make-up artist by the name of Kriste who is just as awesome and did a great job on the ladies in my family. If you are looking for an inexpensive yet professional, experienced photographer, Stacy is your lady. She was great with picking out backgrounds, and believe it or not, we took pictures with our 3 month old and he is looking directly in the camera for a lot of the pictures. By the way... She is funny which helped and made out session fun!
On The Rocks PhotographyOn The Rocks Photography
Thumbtack Customer
Brittany was a professional from the beginning to end! I am an aunt, with a nephew graduating from out of town. I wanted to help my sister and buy my nephew's Senior Pictures as a gift. My nephew is so important to our small family. He is the last boy on our family tree. My brother was killed when he was 18, back in 1996. My sister and I were both 8 months pregnant. We had our babies 2 days apart. My brother never saw his niece and nephew. But, I Know he was with me. I felt it as true as I feel the wind blow on my skin. My father, who raised us alone passed away from a heart attack 2 years ago. That leaves me and my 2 sisters...........I miss Our Father and Brother everyday! Even more now, because I would of loved to have celebrated with them, and I would've loved to have told them how old I feel and how surprised I am because our babies are so old...I just can't believe it. Our kids laugh at us! lol I tried another photographer from Thumbtack and she was sweet, until I accepted a last minute scheduling on her insistence. Being from out of town, I found out early the next morning that my nephew had plans and would be out late with friends. I told this other photographer and she said that I owed her $20 for canceling and $20 to reschedule. I was so confused because I hadn't given her a deposit at that point. She was upset with me. I have a lot of stress and anxiety in my life and this made me feel horrible. I am currently on medical leave from my profession as a National Director of Franchise Development because of work related stress and depression from my dad's death... I cancelled the first photographer's services because I felt so much distaste from her that I did not want her negativity around my nephew. Needless to say, I cancelled the whole gesture; I gave up on getting his senior pictures taken. I felt terrible..... My nephew later expressed that he really wanted the pictures taken. I wanted to do this and if he hadn't mentioned this directly to me, I would've NEVER looked at #Thumbtack again. But, he did mention it and I did once again request support from a professional photographer who enjoyed their craft. I was given approximately 14 quotes. ******These are the reasons that Brittany Lei at Brittany Lei Photography stood out to me from other photographers on #Thumbtack: 1) Brittany was nothing but a true professional with a desire to capture the absolute expression of life's moments. 2) Brittany was very easy to talk to. I told her a little bit about my nephew and she provided her expert recommendations so openly and I knew that she could envision what we were trying to capture. 3) All other photographers offer somewhere between 2 maybe 3 outfit changes, and only 1 location. Brittany graciously offers UNLIMITED outfit changes and locations, within reason and with some restrictions. I have never seen this offered before. I was so excited for my nephew, After the photo shoot, Brittany told me that it was done and that I could relax (Phew, one more thing to check off of my 'disorganized list)'! The transaction was smooth and without issues. This is very important to me. The photos were blown up on paper in black and white for his graduation party. They were gorgeous! In fact, as a marketing and advertising expert, I have offered to work with Brittany on the development of her marketing materials as a gift for being such a blessing. I truly want to help her for the only reason being that I want to share my talents with others. I know that Brittany Lei is another individual who understands the dynamics of capturing what is truly important in life. As my doctor said when he put me on medical leave, "Do you want to know what is the secret to life?" I replied, "No..." He said, "To enjoy it!" I repeat this anytime I worry or when I am sad....and it makes me smile. BRITTANY LEI PHOTOGRAPHY...THANK YOU FOR MAKING ME SMILE ALSO! : D Thank you Ms. Brittany Lei for taking care of such an important event to our family and I want to whole-heartedly give my recommendation in support of your talents.
Britt Lei PhotographyBritt Lei Photography
Thumbtack Customer
Shaylee provided a very enjoyable experience for our family picture which included 6 adults and 8 children under age 10. Although we had many little ones running around, she was very patient and excited to do our shoot. We gave her some ideas of locations. She went out days ahead to scope out ideas for certain locations at the park we selected. On the day of the shoot, we lucked out and had great weather conditions, the time she selected was perfect as the sun and shade was giving good lighting conditions. Shaylee arrived promptly and on time and had good communication with me. She had good ideas for posing all of us and more importantly, was great with the kids. They thought of it as a fun field trip. She made sure that we used every bit of time that we paid her for. Shaylee has a great eye for photography and I was impressed with the thought she put into selecting areas at the park before hand and also with the amount of time she spent after the shoot in order to give us the best of all the pictures she took that day. It took almost two weeks to receive our pictures, but the ones we received were great. The lighting and tone was adjusted and pictures were cleanly cropped. We didn't have to sift through hundreds of RAW photos to find a good one. Again, she kept in constant contact with me through the process and arrived early at our agreed pick up location for the pictures. To respectfully provide her feedback of our entire experience, because I would love for her to continue to do well, the only thing that I believe she can improve on is her client interaction. She will be very well served to address and speak to all the adults in the group before and after a shoot to give a more professional experience. A little bit goes a long way for everyone to feel part of the process. This part of business will make her very well rounded. Otherwise, her skill in photography and post processing is great and will most certainly improve with time and experience. In all, we had a great experience, and she is highly recommended! A++
Solee PhotoSolee Photo
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