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Mary Photography
4.9
from 249 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 384 hires on Thumbtack
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Eliza A.
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I cannot say enough great things about our experience with Mary!! Mary and Ali photographed our intimate NYC wedding - following us from our hotel, to city hall, to our evening rooftop reception. They asked us from the beginning to think of them as friends rather than photographers, and by the end of the day they were great friends indeed!! They attended to every detail, guided us to get the best shot, and made us and our guests feel effortlessly glamorous and comfortable. They were both extremely professional, clearly talented, and responsive to our preferences. It was obvious that they cared as much about our day as we did! I highly, highly recommend their services and would hire them again in a heartbeat!

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Maria A Vullo LLC
4.9
from 155 reviews
  • 31 years in business
  • 297 hires on Thumbtack
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Megha S.
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One of the best photographers I have ever worked with. She was amazing - took amazing pictures, captured all the special moments. Picture quality is amazing, and moreover, she felt part of the party, and made it fun :)

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Joe Jenkins Photography
5.0
from 133 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 219 hires on Thumbtack
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Evelyn S.
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Joe Jenkins is an expert in what he does! He was punctual which was extremely important to me being that my event took place near the WTC and it was very early in the morning. He is very thorough, he followed up my phone calls, text messages and emails promptly. He has a very friendly and warm personality (unlike the typical annoying photographers). His quality work speaks volumes! I received outstanding quality images in a timely manner. He is truly a professional and you can tell he works extremely hard (especially behind the scenes) to provide the best images possible.

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STEVEN DUARTE PHOTOGRAPHY
4.9
from 110 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 146 hires on Thumbtack
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Amber D.
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Steven did an amazing job! You can tell that he's very dedicated to his work. Our first phone conversation he said "if you don't look good and I don't look good" and I've never heard a photographer say that. Most of the photographers that I've met are doing their job for the money, but I can't say the same about Steven. He spoke about has craft with passion. He made me feel so comfortable, and he knows exactly what he's doing. If anyone is looking for a photographer who specializes in headshots, reach out to Steven immediately, you will not be disappointed. Thank you so much Steven!! I'll definitely be recommending you to all my fellow actors.

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S Lizzie Photography
4.9
from 97 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 128 hires on Thumbtack
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Allison F.
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Lizzie was amazing! The entire experience of our holiday photos was great from initial contact through the final images. Lizzie is prompt and thorough in her communications. She is very thoughtful in her preparations as well giving consideration to location and bringing some great props to make the photos extra special. She was great with our 1 year old and our large, stubborn dog! We plan to use Lizzie for all of our family photography needs in the future and would recommend everyone else do so as well!

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Marc Solomon Photography
5.0
from 86 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 135 hires on Thumbtack
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L. R.
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Mr.Marc Solomon was punctual and polite. He was courteous, professional and arrived prior to the start of the event. He made time to take photos with special attention to family photos with scenic backgrounds provided by the hall. He displayed an array of knowledge in photography which family members repeatedly complimented. He offers package deals and is willing to work with you and your photography needs. I would definitely recommend him to others as well as acquire his services again. Thank you for making my event a memorable one. LRod.

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Emily Frances
5.0
from 80 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 109 hires on Thumbtack
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Madeline L.
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Emily was very accommodating and professional. Easy to work with and very personable. She was good at suggesting poses and backgrounds. Our outdoor family shoot was a very pleasant experience. So glad we found her!

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Photo by Mariachi
4.9
from 78 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 95 hires on Thumbtack
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Vinka M.
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Marijana has photographed my family twice, once outdoors with 2 kids and second time indoors when our third baby arrived and she was great as a person and as a photographer, making my kids laugh and entertaining them and the outcome- the photos came out great, we will hire her again and we definitely recommend her.

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Tina B Foto
5.0
from 70 reviews
  • 79 hires on Thumbtack
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Gloria S.
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Tina was exceptionally sweet and professional! She made my husband and I feel very comfortable during our maternity photoshoot, and it showed in the pictures. She also went above and beyond what we expected, being that we've had terrible experiences with photographers in the past. We could tell that she loves what she does as she was smiling and was very charismatic throughout the entire session. I would recommend her, hands down, and we are for sure using her in the future! We are very glad we found her!

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Philmont Photography
4.9
from 69 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 110 hires on Thumbtack
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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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  • 11 years in business
  • 96 hires on Thumbtack
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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
  • 94 hires on Thumbtack
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Jackie B.
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Awesome job! Great photographer, had the photos back within a few days! He also has a great studio that was excellent to shoot in!

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  • 8 years in business
  • 134 hires on Thumbtack
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David R.
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Bin was fantastic. I hired her for our wedding rehearsal dinner fairly last-minute, and it could not have worked any better. She took great photographs and produced great edits, was very punctual and professional, and everyone spoke very highly of her at the rehearsal dinner. This was my first experience with Thumbtack. My wife and I hired a separate wedding photographer, but I wanted something less formal for the rehearsal dinner. I had a quick chat with Bin beforehand and asked her to focus on natural/candid shots since we had much more formal photos planned for the next day. Bin blew away expectations and fit the bill perfectly. Thanks again!

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Jovana Obradovic Photography
5.0
from 60 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 91 hires on Thumbtack
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Mohamed I.
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An absolutely Amazing experience working with Jovana . I was visiting New York and was very interested to take some professional shots as a memory to this lovely city, Jovana helped me to capture my visit beyond my expectations, she is a true artist and master of her work. Emphasis on Artist! she takes outdoor photos to a whole new level. I have never had so much fun taking photos as I did with Jovana. The photos were just beyond anything I could have imagined.

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Chris Waggoner Photography
4.9
from 57 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 81 hires on Thumbtack
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Nadja V.
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Chris did an excellent job, was super reliable and punctual. Can fully recommend him as event photographer!! The pictures look great.

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Let's Dew Photography
4.8
from 40 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 48 hires on Thumbtack
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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
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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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  • 3 years in business
  • 60 hires on Thumbtack
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Amoya D.
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So I did my 16th birthday photoshoot with Shanta. & of course there were other photographers available to me, but something about her really grabbed my attention & I can tell you that it was a wonderful experience. She was very patient & upbeat, she made sure that I was comfortable & not only posing for a picture. I can tell that she really puts her heart in her work & not to mention the final result, they were gorgeous. Thank you so much for an unforgettable experience!

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Alison Kelly Photography
4.9
from 36 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 33 hires on Thumbtack
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Dev M.
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Alison is a great photographer she is very professional. She was on time and works with you to get the best pictures. I definitely recommend her.

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

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Sweet Jacob photo studio
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
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Sherieka E.
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My husband and I were in a frantic to find someone to take professional pictures for our courthouse wedding and it was extremely stressful as we only needed someone for a few hours rather the package deal so many others offered which was unnecessary for a 10 min court house wedding ceremony. While searching on Thumbtack, the first person to message me was Ji. He was so polite and professional upon initial conversation yet reasonable too. Through checking others, I kept coming back to Ji. He was the only real professional while sesrching on Thumbtack.. Upon calling Ji, i explained to him that I only needed someone for a few hours. He assured me how the process, pictures, contract and ideas for pictures would be done. Weddings are already stressful so it was a sigh of relief to deal with Ji. He shared his portfolio and information to get an idea of his work and he was so calm, yet professional and knowledgeable about his work and art where you can see he is passionate and dedicated to his craft. Its not just a job for him but what he enjoys doing, which was satisfying to know. On my wedding day, April 6th 2018, Ji was prompt, punctual and extremely professional. Although my family members were bidding to get pictures, Ji owned his place and took beautiful pictures more than what i expected to be honest. He instructed positions, stances and suggested scenes for the pictures, which was helpful and awesome as I was anxious on my special day. Everything ran smoothly and finished in the alloted time we agreed. Ji was kind enough to send a few edited pictures on the same day which is usually unheard of as normally photographers are busy, but Ji was so kind enough to go out of his way just to make me happy and I was excited to see them. It took only 2 days for the remainder pictures plus Ji is giving me 10 printed 8 by 10 pictures which is included. That is so awesome and appreciative. Personally, I would highly recommend Ji gir any future events or to anyone seeking a professional photographer who knows how to take good photographs for their special events, who is reasonable, punctual and actually makes you a priority as a customer. I really couldn't ask for more and I am so thankful I gave Ji the opportunity for my wedding.

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.
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