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Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

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 Long Island City professional photographers
Cynthia S.
Philicia was so professional and took beautiful photos Thank you !!!!
Philmont Photography (read bio before contacting)Philmont Photography (read bio before contacting)
Thumbtack Customer
Tobia is awesome! She was very patient and professional when taking our photos. She returned our photos quickly and even made some additional edits per our request without hesitation.
Tobia St GermainTobia St Germain
Thumbtack Customer
Hassan was very professional. I hired him to photograph my mother's 70th Birthday, the pictures were great. His price quote was very resonable compared to what other photographers were quoting. I will definitely hire him again.
Digital Merit Photography LLCDigital Merit Photography LLC
Mary H.
I worked with Kevin and he was professional, friendly and took amazing photos. I would highly recommend him and also the AI editing through Candidly.
Candidly - Your Neighborhood Photographer - NYCCandidly - Your Neighborhood Photographer - NYC
Taylor K.
Steven did an incredible job shooting my surprise engagement! Not only did the photos come out fantastic, but he kept me sane throughout the planning process by being extremely responsive to all of my emails/calls and offering his professional advice. Within hours of the proposal we received teaser photos and quickly after that an easy to use gallery. It was truly a pleasure working with Steven and I would recommend him to anyone who is looking for a reliable and very talented photographer!
Steven Michael PhotographySteven Michael Photography
Joseph C.
I hired Chris to take photos of my Engagement proposal. He was where he needed to be on time, and very professional with his work. I would highly recommend.
ChrisBowPhotoChrisBowPhoto
Lenore G.
Noel was very professional, and responsive. I am more than pleased with how my photos turned out. I would recommend him, and work with him again in the future.
EnVisionsPhotographyEnVisionsPhotography
Hector r.
I hired Maria for a photo shoot of my daughters sweet sixteen. She is very professional, super cool and made everyone feel comfortable. She deliver all the picture the next day of the event. My daughter loves every single picture
Maria A Vullo LLCMaria A Vullo LLC
Luíza H.
We loved our maternity photos! Chirs was professional, responsible and was very attentive to details. The pictures look very beautiful and we are very happy and satisfied with his work. He allowed us to be totally comfortable and he listed to all of our needs. We recommend Chris and will certainly hire him in the future again!
ChrisBowPhotoChrisBowPhoto
Andrea S.
John took family photos for our son’s first birthday. They were everything that we had wanted & more. He was extremely professional and worked very hard to get my little one to smile! Our pictures are beautiful and will be cherished for many years to come. I couldn’t be more happy with our decision to work with John and I hope we can work together in the future.
John Camino PhotographyJohn Camino Photography
Stephanie C.
Working with Mary was absolutely wonderful. She is very professional yet was able to make us feel relaxed and at ease. Our engagement photoshoot was fun and easy going, it was like having a friend take our picture(s). What was even more impressive was how she worked our son into the pictures. He can be very energetic at times and she still managed to get some great shots of our family. Our photos came out beautiful and they didn't looked posed or stiff. They flowed naturally and were candid, which is exactly what I was looking for. She exceeded my expectations and was amazing for the price I paid. I would HIGHLY recommend Mary for your photo needs.
MaryMor Photography LLCMaryMor Photography LLC
Milica S.
We had an amazing experience working with Emily! She is very professional and talented. She made us feel very comfortable and did a beautiful job at photographing our wedding! She went above and beyond to catch great moments, has a great eye and her pictures cary a beautiful aesthetic feel without feeling posed. We got the pictures in less then 5 days and they are beautiful, we can't say enough good things about Emily.
Emily Frances OlsonEmily Frances Olson
Thumbtack Customer
We really enjoyed our experience with Logan! She photographed us for our engagement shoot and stayed with us for about 2 hours. We found Logan very professional, accommodating, and cheerful; it was easy to spend a few hours with her and she made my fiancé seem so natural in her pictures (even though he's quite camera shy). We also really appreciated that once the shoot was over, Logan was great in staying in contact and making sure we got the edited final selection quickly and that we were happy with them. Simply a pleasure to work with her!
Logan Roquemore PhotographyLogan Roquemore Photography
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