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Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

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.

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 Brooklyn professional photographers
Wassila S.
One of the best photographer I had. Thanks again for your help and professionalism. The photos are amazing
Digital Merit Photography LLCDigital Merit Photography LLC
William E.
Great photographer, very professional and kind.
Jevaughn McKenzie StudiosJevaughn McKenzie Studios
Aneesa S.
Hassan was a pleasure to work with for both my husband and I for our maternity photoshoot. The photos came out beautiful and professional. I would recommend him to anyone seeking professionally done photographs.
Digital Merit Photography LLCDigital Merit Photography LLC
Thumbtack Customer
Maria did a photo session for me recently. She was very professional during the photo shoot and provided me with my retouched photos within two days later. She's extremely reliable and very likable.
Maria A Vullo LLCMaria A Vullo LLC
Nichele R.
Mariachi was very responsive and professional. This was my first time taking professional photos and she made me feel comfortable during the entire photoshoot. I will definitely choose her as my photographer in the future.
Photo by MariachiPhoto by Mariachi
Shasha M.
Pleasant, professional, & patient in regards to the photo session and overall experience.
Tomoko S.
I highly recommend Blue Haus Photography if you are not sure which photographer to choose for your special events. We are very happy with the entire experience with them. They are very kind, professional and most importantly did an excellent job on our maternity photos :)
Blue Haus PhotographyBlue Haus Photography
Giovanni D.
Great experience , highly professional and received beautiful photos, would highly recommend!
Wild Sound PhotographyWild Sound Photography
Kirsten K.
Chris was a profoundly professional photographer, with a charismatically cool touch. 5stars all the way :)
Kellyman Real Estate PhotographyKellyman Real Estate Photography
Michael P.
Salah was a great photographer very professional and he works with you he doesnt rush you or anything i would definately let him take my photos again🙌🏽
48 Shots Photography48 Shots Photography
Brian G.
1028 Photography was professional, responsive and extremely accommodating. 1028 helped me plan a surprise proposal shoot in NYC and the whole experience could not have been better! The photos speak for themselves
1028 Photography LLC1028 Photography LLC
Harsha B.
Liza is an amazing professional and super friendly. She is a natural and highly creative photographer. Highly recommendable.
Liza Kanaeva-Hunsicker StudioLiza Kanaeva-Hunsicker Studio
Spencer B.
Kim was prompt, professional and took beautiful photographs that captured the event perfectly. Excellent and highly recommended!!!
Kim Crichlow PhotographyKim Crichlow Photography
Thumbtack Customer
It was great , photographer was very positive and comfortable to work with. The pictures taken were very good and professional.
Christian Carroll Photo & VideoChristian Carroll Photo & Video
Nejla A.
Valerie was wonderful to work with -- responsive, professional, flexible and made the overall experience very enjoyable (for professional photos). Highly recommend working with her!
Valerie Terranova PhotographyValerie Terranova Photography
Corinne D.
I hired Luc for some natural setting photos. He was prompt, professional and clearly knew what he was doing. He knew how and where to get the best shots. I found him to be a very talented and professional photographer and a cool guy as well. He definitely knows his craft. I was very happy with how the photos came out. I would highly recommend.
Lucas KordasLucas Kordas
Melissa R.
He is a great photographer. He's patient, attentive and professional. If you hire him, you won't regret it.
Alttr Inc.Alttr Inc.
Kuniko S.
It's really great! His photos are not just beautiful. His photos express who I really am and that's what is required as a professional. I assure that his headshot will bring me to the next level as an actress.
Steven Duarte PhotographySteven Duarte Photography
Krystal H.
Hans did modern portraits for my family last weekend and the photos were phenomenal. He was very professional and continued to take photos even when it began to rain. I would absolutely recommend shooting with Hans!
Hans Gonzalez PhotographyHans Gonzalez Photography
Molly H.
Christian was an absolute pleasure to work with throughout the entire process. He is an extremely talented photographer and I would highly recommend him to anyone! I'm planning on booking him again the next time I need a professional photographer!
Richie Jacobson PhotoRichie Jacobson Photo
Chrystal P.
Skelin is an amazing photographer. My family and I are beyond pleased with his professionalism and would definitely recommend him.
Studio Snafu PhotographyStudio Snafu Photography
Tyran M.
very gifted and talented and professional photographer, patient, great temperament, responsive and his camera is awesome! Got a lot of great photos considering the fact that we were fighting extremely cold weather.. so yes thumbs up to Rasel!!
Monolith Images StudioMonolith Images Studio
Brandon C.
Steven was the ideal photographer for me to work with! I had NEVER taken headshots beyond what was required for the high school yearbook 5 years ago and he truly made me feel at ease. He was late for our shoot appointment but he was extremely apologetic and generously offered me additional re-touched photos in order to make it up to me - which I truly appreciated. The photos ended up coming out FANTASTIC and I'm already using my professional shot for all my networking/Linkedin/email/Slack purposes! For the price, you really cannot find a more personable and professional photographer for whatever style of photograph you are going for.
Steven Duarte PhotographySteven Duarte Photography
Anastasia B.
Loved the experience, it was professional, comfortable, distance convenient and photos were amazing absolutely loved it! Would definitely recommend her!
Dimitris D.
Mariachi is an excellent photographer! I couldn’t have asked for more professionalism and quality of pictures! She exceeded my expectations. Took the time with me to go over the photo shoot and find the best sport of the area that I would pop the question!
Photo by MariachiPhoto by Mariachi
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