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Lockport Family Photographers

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  • 20 years in business
  • 321 hires on Thumbtack
Tracy B.
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I spent a lot of time researching photographers for my daughters senior pictures. I called a few of them to ask questions to make sure they could accommodate mine and my daughters needs. Upon calling Carl Gerace from "A moment in time photography" I instantly booked the session with him and our search was over, he was the first and only that made me feel that everything we were asking for, he was willing to make it happen. We had the session this weekend and I couldn't be more satisfied with the overall experience. My daughter is very shy however, felt extremely comfortable with Mr, Geraces personality and the ideas he had for different poses and location suggestions that he knew would create beautiful photos. Due to the fact it was for Senior pictures and we only did about 40 shots, he was able to send me the link to the photos THAT NIGHT! I knew they were going to be amazing and I was super anxious to see them, so being able to get them that fast was exciting. Every photo was perfect. From the clarity to the color, the background and the different poses was everything that her and I were hoping for. He knew what to focus on to make her "pop" in the photos yet still have a beautiful background that wasn't too much and didn't take away from her. I am so thankful that we chose "A moment in time photography", he made that moment one to remember as my daughter starts her journey into her senior year. I have included two of the many beautiful shots for you to see for yourself what an amazing job he did.

Lily Catherine Photography
from 17 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 25 hires on Thumbtack
Kathryn S.
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We hired Lily to take family portraits as a Christmas present for my mother. I was nervous because I had booked everything online from Washington, DC, but Lily was really responsive and kindly replied to every confirmation I sent! She came to our home in Elba, NY for about an hour and took a lot of portraits in various locations around our house. I cannot say enough about Lily - she was kind and thoughtful, but also willing to provide a little direction (that we definitely needed). She was very punctual, and did a really wonderful job. The best part was, she got our photo CD out to us almost immediately! My mom was really excited to get them the day after Christmas. They turned out beautifully and we were really impressed with Lily's work! We wouldn't hesitate to hire Lily again in the future. She has a great career ahead of her. Thanks so much Lily!!

Stefan Ludwig Photography
from 15 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 37 hires on Thumbtack
Mike M.
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Stefan (and his assistant) were fantastic & amazing and I can't recommend them enough. The bride absolutely loved them & said they made her feel completely comfortable & relaxed and they had a lot of laughs as well. 100% professional & thorough - we could tell they were constantly working over the 9+ hours, yet very good at blending in like ninjas. When it came time to do our bride and groom shots, they had already scouted the locations & gave us great guidance of how to stand and pose - much appreciated, as I look like a big nerd from about 95% of angles. "Tilt your head this way, put your hand there, etc" Very helpful! For the price, I feel like I should have paid 5x as much but could never have afforded that. We couldn't have asked for a better wedding photographer - thank you Stefan!!!!!!!!

Kiran Kandola
from 14 reviews
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Lauren S.
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Kiran took the most incredible pictures of my family to commemorate my dads 70th birthday. She has an amazing eye & the pictures turned out better than any of us could have imagined. She even got great photos of my dad (who’s smile is never very natural) and my 6 month old! We will be using her again & would recommend her to anyone look for a photographer for any occasion. -Lauren

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RJZ Photography
from 13 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
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Zachary J.
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Elizabeth and Bob are great to work with. I hired them to take some family portraits, which came out amazing. Their work is great, the prices are good, and they're super easy to work with.

Macey M.
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Absolutely wonderful photographer!! She did my sisters wedding and was wonderful took so many pics!! If you are looking for a great photographer she's the one you wont be disappointed!

TBC Photo
from 9 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Steven D.
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We had a great experience working with Tara for on-location family pictures at a historic museum in Buffalo! She was extremely professional and experienced, which was especially important for our family as we chose to drive from Toronto, Canada to meet Tara for the first time and do a photo session. Above all, she was also very competitively priced especially against local photographers in Canada. We would definitely work with her again (she provided all of the "negatives" as well!)

Daqwan Koenig
from 8 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Maria H.
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I've had five sets of professional pictures taken by Daqwan. He was truly amazing. He knows so many different locations to match your preferences and is willing to go to all of them. He is hands down the best photographer in Rochester.

  • 6 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Rachael P.
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Andrea photographed our family portraits for my grandmother's 85th birthday. There were 17 of us, 4 kids under 3. She made everyone feel comfortable, was prompt and efficient with her communication, gave a really reasonable quote, and the pictures turned out gorgeous! She made everyone feel comfortable that day as well. I would strongly recommend her!

Wilmack Photography
from 4 reviews
  • 61 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Katherine G.
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Very professional and organized. Was extremely patient with all of the people we needed him to photograph. Enjoyed working with John.

Essjay Photography
from 3 reviews
    Theresa R.
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    Steve is the utmost professional who prides himself on his work. He took some professional photos for my business and they were exactly what I wanted. He aims to please and asks for feedback to ensure everyone is on the same page whereas other photographers I’ve worked with will only pick and edit their favorites. He does great work!

    Ashley Austin Photography
    from 3 reviews
    • 10 years in business
    Sarah S.
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    I have hired Ashley Austin Photography for family pictures and a fitness photo shoot. I could NOT have been happier with her professionalism, and the quality of the pictures she took. Ashley made my entire family feel comfortable and at ease, even my young sons! She was able to get natural looking, beautiful pictures that I will cherish forever. My fitness shoot was exactly what I envisioned. Ashley made me feel comfortable and confident. The pictures were just what I wanted. Ashley is knowledgeable and extremely talented and I will hire her as often as I need professional pictures of any kind.

    Matt's Next Level Media
    from 2 reviews
      Greg G.
      Verified review

      Highly Recommend Matt's Next Level Media. Matt is one of those guys that almost feels as if he is part of your wedding party and immediately takes the awkwardness of being on camera away. You end up just having fun with it. Matt also worked extremely well with the other vendor's that made our day such a great experience. Extremely professional! Matt can put himself in your shoes and understands what you are looking to accomplish with the video. In our case, the majority of my relatives were overseas and unable to attend our wedding, and this video would be the only connection they would have to our day. Matt took the time to capture the details of the night, from the dress, décor, cake, and the guests present. Memories were truly captured at 100% and we have heard nothing but positive remarks from the family who has had a moment to see the footage. When it comes to the final product, we were blown away. The flow of the video is incredible and the 1hr 40mins encompasses everything we wanted. A lot of emotion captured as Matt would always be at the right place at the right time. We had a remembrance candle near the alter which would be lit before the ceremony. The meaning behind this was that we lost a family member to cancer a few months prior and the bride's grandfather a week before. Matt got the shot on camera without being intrusive of such a meaningful moment. The video is not simply entrance, vows, exit as many small details (such as the candle) that made our night unique are included in the video. If you are on the fence about video, or looking for the perfect videographer for your special night, I highly recommend calling Matt. You will not be disappointed!

      WNY Hitman Photography
      from 2 reviews
        Donna B.
        Verified review

        Dan was our wedding photographer. He did such an amazing job with our wedding photos everyone asked us who he was! He took amazing, beautiful pictures! We didn't have to wait for our photos either. He not only delivered beautiful pictures he got them to us quickly! I would use him over and over again and recommend him to everyone!

        from 2 reviews
        • 3 hires on Thumbtack
        Schyrell W.
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        Kim is amazing to work with!!! She is professional and talented!!! She is very responsive to email and text, which was critical because we are from out of town. She took our pre and post wedding photography for our wedding. We originally only had her scheduled to do our pre-wedding photos but last minute I wanted post wedding photos as well and Kim graciously accommodated this last minute request!! The sneak peek revealed stunning photos and I can't wait to receive the rest!! I highly recommend Kim and any time I'm in need of a photographer she will be the first person I contact!!!

        M.R.C Photography
        from 1 review
          Laurie G.
          Verified review

          Mike does an outstanding job capturing action photos of the upmost quality. I’ve also purchased several beautiful scenic photos he has done at Letchworth State Park. Great photographer, very professional and outstanding value!!

          MK Yeager Photography
          from 1 review
            Brenda D.
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            Michelle is a very talented photographer, with an exceptional eye to detail.

            • 4 years in business
            • 2 hires on Thumbtack

            Check out my website to see some of my creative fine art photography using a wide range of different camera techniques.


            We provide photography, and we are specializing in proms, graduations, sport teams, and special events. We offer specialty backgrounds for your specific prom theme. We cover all sporting events.


            Here at Fantasy Art Studios, we want to provide a unique high-quality photographic and video graphic artwork that is very different than the regular portraits that we are all used to seeing. We are geared to give people the experience of a high-budget photo shoot or video to the everyday person. So no matter if you're an older person looking for a vanity-fair look that you've seen in a magazine, or the comic nerd who wants to live like a superhero, or the inspiring fashion model looking to build her/his portfolio, or you're looking for the best wedding experience ever -- we will accomplish it all with skill and over 25 years of expertise for a price that anyone can afford.


            I am a professional photographer serving the Greater Rochester, Buffalo, and Syracuse New York areas. We are a husband-and-wife team, with over 19 years of experience in photography.

            Q & A

            Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

            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 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.

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            Need Portrait Photography

            Lockport, NY

            • Photo type
              Graduation portrait
            • Photoshoot location
            • What style of portrait photography are you interested in?
              Natural/Environmental (photographed in an outdoor setting)
            • Photo products
              Online or digital proofs and prints
            • Portrait Photo Budget
              $100-$200 (Budget)
            • Details
              It is my senior photos
            • $123.33
              Average price
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