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Garden City Family Photographers

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Mary Photography
4.9
from 250 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 385 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Vinny A.
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The entire experience with Mary was really great from start to finish. She was friendly, professional and most importantly, genuinely passionate about what she was doing. Mary was punctual and she was immediately polite, reassuring and excited. We took plenty of photos at City Hall, while walking to the subway, during the ride and then finally at Central Park with some great fall colours in the background. The pictures came out great and we loved talking to Mary and Ali, who were courteous and professional at all times. Mary was really generous with her pricing and took into account the fact that it was just my wife and I. Unlike a lot of quotes from other photographers, hers was one of the few that really reflected this fact. We highly recommend Mary.

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Maria A Vullo LLC
4.9
from 156 reviews
  • 31 years in business
  • 305 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Patrick T.
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Maria was beyond a pleasure to work with! She is a seasoned photographer with years of professional experience as well as top of the line equipment and resources. Maria made me feel super comfortable and took her time to walk me through all aspects of the shoot explicitly which made the whole experience an amazing one. I have worked with many photographers for various reasons, and Maria is hands down one of my favorites. I would recommend her services to any and anyone looking to get professional photos taken for any occasion!

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Joe Jenkins Photography
5.0
from 133 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 221 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Carly S.
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Joe was extremely professional and responsive. I have worked with many photographers before and Joe was definitely the most "on-top-of-it"! Besides being easy to work with, the work product was amazing. Very clear and professional head shots. The subjects of his photos said he made them feel comfortable.

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STEVEN DUARTE PHOTOGRAPHY
4.9
from 111 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 152 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Jennifer M.
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I had a very last second demand to get some digitals taken and he fit me in day of helped me with my looks/ hair/ style/ posing, he definitely showed his work integrity by how well he worked with me! He took as many photos just so we could have the perfect one of each pose it was such a late shoot not to mention I needed edits done also night of and he stayed over time just to get all the work done! I have worked with many photographers he by far is in my top 2 (and he’s not #2) lol but seriously thank you I am so happy I got to work with you and everything came out even better than I expected! Amazing work

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S Lizzie Photography
4.9
from 98 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 129 hires on Thumbtack
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Madeline R.
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Stop wasting your time looking for other photographers—Lizzie is your girl! She produced incredible photos (much more than we were expecting), had a great location recommendation, and she was just generally a pleasure to work with. I couldn’t recommend her more and I personally can’t wait for my next excuse to hire her again!

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Photo by Mariachi
4.9
from 79 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 95 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Mercedes K.
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We hired Marijana to take photos of our wedding ceremony at the NYC City Hall. She was a true pleasure to work with - very patient throughout the entire (lengthy) process, and even willing to cross the Brooklyn Bridge for some post-wedding shots with the NY skyline. Marijana doesn't have years of professional training or experience, but she has a good eye and you can tell she's very passionate about her work and relationships with her clients. To me, that is really the difference between Marijana and other photographers!

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Philmont Photography
4.9
from 71 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 110 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Ashley A.
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I loved every minute of my session with Philicia. I'm a tough critic when it comes to my pictures because I've taken pictures with a lot of photographers, but she was the best photographer I've ever had by far. Not only was she great at giving suggestions but she also combined both of our visions which seems to be really hard for photographers. It's either they don't give any direction at all or they overpower you with their suggestions, but Philicia did neither. She was the perfect balance. I didn't even know my pictures could come out so great! It was truly art. My portraits came out BEAUTIFULLY! My family loved them and I wouldn't shoot portraits with anyone else. She was simply wonderful and I can't wait to shoot again. My birthday's coming up and already we're thinking of great locations and outfits. I'm so excited to do more!

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Tina B Foto
5.0
from 70 reviews
  • 80 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Susan D.
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Tina and I had a 90-minute headshot session at the International Center of Photogrsphy in midtown Manhattan. I asked Tina to engage a makeup artist to prepare me for the shoot; while I think she did a good job, she could not stay for the shoot itself. The last two photographers with whom I have worked had theirs stay for the duration, and it was helpful to have the makeup rechecked and touched up - especially for a woman my age. I think Tina is a really good photographer - and an artist in her own right. But sometimes her focus on expression and composition means that she doesn’t always see the details of her subject. There were numerous shots that she selected for my review that I couldn't use because a stray lock of hair was falling into my eye. I am not the one looking through the lens, and I can't see what the photographer does. One word, and I could easily have fixed it. We also spent the majority of the session with me wearing the same blouse - even though we had selected 2 additional wardrobe changes. As a result, the number of usable photos in those two changes was somewhat limited. We did come up with a number of really good headshots; Tina retouched my favorites herself, and I am having two of them reproduced as I write this. I appreciated the energy and encouragement that Tina brought to her work, and I would recommend her work to my fellow actors.

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  • 11 years in business
  • 97 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Martina C.
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I have been using Beth Madison Photography for my family photos for several years, and I couldn’t be happier. I have 3 girls ranging in age from 22months to 10 years old and we've worked with Beth on birth, christening, first communion and other family events! Beth connected with my girls right away, put them at ease and got them giggling. Needless to say with 3 girls Beth has an abundance of patience a very important trait in dealing with a chaotic environment! At our shoots, she was meticulous in her preparation acknowledging in working with children the importance of keeping the actually photo shoot short and concise. Beth did a combination of candid and posed shots and always went above and beyond to make everything work together even with last minute changes! She always delivered beautiful images of my children happy and being themselves. What’s more, she gave us lots of time and personal attention and I was involved in every step of the process if that's what I preferred. Otherwise, she was very happy to make suggestions referring back to her extensive experience in the art of photography. When I first started looking for a photographer, I considered using larger photographer companies and high-end portrait photo chains. I wanted something more personal for my family, I found Beth Madison Photography, and I’m thrilled with the results and will continue to use Beth to capture other family milestones in the future.

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  • 18 years in business
  • 95 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Morshed A.
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It was real pleasure to get the images from this company. Hassan is a brilliant photographer and the photos that he took for us in our wedding ceremony came out so vivid and beautiful that I couldn't believe; truly the photos were beyond my expectation. This kind of sincere work and dedication is very rare these days; I honestly recommend this company and Hassan to anyone who are looking for some talented and brilliant photographers for any occasion.

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Jovana Obradovic Photography
5.0
from 61 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 93 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Cassidy B.
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I searched for a photographer online and did my research by looking at reviews as well as the websites of several photographers. I was impressed with Jovana’s photos on her website so I booked her for headshots as well as some dance poses. I’m so glad I did all that because Jovana was an absolute pleasure to work with. So professional and made me feel at ease. The images came beautiful and I have so many great shots to choose from. I couldnt be happier!

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Chris Waggoner Photography
4.9
from 58 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 82 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Michael S.
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Chris had great communication setting up the engagement photos in central park and afterwards took a bunch of family pictures of us and showed us central park which was great because we hadn't been there before. He was professional, engaging, funny and friendly. We felt comfortable working with him.

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Lena Di Photography
5.0
from 51 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 98 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Bevin D.
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Absolutely AMAZING photographer and truly a beautiful person!!! Lena immediately makes you feel at ease as she captures your best moments. Lena photographed my daughter's first birthday party and all of my family and friends loved her! She gave us so many stunning photos that we are so grateful to have! Every photo that Lena takes looks gorgeous and it is due to her talent and artistry. So, put down your iPhones​, people. They take good photos but Lena takes incredible ones that you will treasure forever! THANK YOU, Lena!!!

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Laura Jane Brett Photography
5.0
from 41 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 55 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Lizabeth A.
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Laura was amazing! She took the time to get every shot just right. While other photographers might keep shooting and rush a bit, Laura slowed everthing down until the shot was perfect; lighting, position, vibe, etc. I felt in excellent hands with Laura. I really relaxed, which is key in regard to getting good shots that look like me. She made me feel that her goal was to make me comfortable in order to get the best shots possible! She is a sweetheart. She’s been great at doing light retouching. Nothing drastic. My agents are thrilled, and so am I. I will definitely go back to Laura!!!

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Let's Dew Photography
4.8
from 41 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 50 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Fary L.
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There is no word to describe how happy and satisfy I am that I selected this photographer for my special day. He was patient and professional during all photo sessions. He work quality is top notch, you ask he delivers. He os a visionary and perfectionist because ypu can tell he cares about his job and how these pictures will come out to the point he makes it his business to be at the location before you and seek areas where he thinks is right for the pictures. He responsive and willing to answer any question without delay. I can not thank him enough to capture my special one time in the life moments that I will have for the rest of my life to show my family and friends. Priceless.

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Tobia St Germain
4.8
from 38 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 65 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Eren O.
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We did not work together but appreciate quick turnaround and value, will certainly consider in the future!

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Alison Kelly Photography
4.9
from 36 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 33 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Shannon W.
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Alison did a wonderful job photographing my family for my sons college graduation at the Garden City Hotel. She was pleasant and very competent. She had creative ideas. We can’t wait to see the photos. Would highly recommend Alison.

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Deva Photography
4.9
from 35 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 54 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Orchowski S.
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We've worked with Deva twice for family photos, and she is always very kind to us and works well with our children.

VIOLAGOphoto
5.0
from 19 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 22 hires on Thumbtack
Michelle R.
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Michael did a great job. He was flexible when we needed to reschedule, he had a great eye for what would make a good photo, and he delivered wonderul family photos to us promptly. Working with Michael was a pleasure.

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CFD Images
5.0
from 15 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Jeremiah R.
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Great, flexible photographer. Would definitely use again!

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Emily Chan Photography
5.0
from 13 reviews
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Yaakov B.
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Emily is one of the top photographers I've worked with. I hired her to shoot at a fundraiser gala and was extremely pleased. Here's me with two of my guests – isn't she great at capturing the moment? Also, Emily had the photos to me in extremely quick fashion. What a great experience!

Q & A

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

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.

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.

Actual Requests

See other requests for family photographers in Garden City

Need a Portrait Photographer

Levittown, NY

  • Photo type
    Professional headshot, Modeling headshot
  • Photoshoot location
    Photo studio, As recommended
  • Photo products
    Online or digital proofs and prints
  • Details
    My name is Taylor and would like to get some shots done so I can build up my composite card. Im interested in pricing I'm from the plainedge area and willing to travel.
  • $275
    Average price

Need a Portrait Photographer

East Meadow, NY

  • Photo type
    Couple portrait
  • Photoshoot location
    Outdoors
  • What style of portrait photography are you interested in?
    Candid (captured in the moment)
  • Photo products
    Online or digital proofs and prints, Physical proofs and prints
  • Details
    Engagement Photos... we are unsure of the location right now but somewhere outdoors... hopefully in October
  • $334
    Average price

Need a Portrait Photographer

New Hyde Park, NY

  • Photo type
    Professional headshot, Other (Glamour, Beauty)
  • Photoshoot location
    Photo studio, Other (United States)
  • Photo products
    CD / DVD, Physical proofs and prints, I'm not sure
  • Details
    I'm a photographer myself but I don't have any great current images of myself. I would like to experience being on the other side of the lens. I'd like some beauty portraits that show my personality as well. I want to use them on my website (bio page) and some just for personal use. Thanks!
  • $255.8
    Average price
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