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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
  • 301 hires on Thumbtack
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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
  • 220 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 110 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 150 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 97 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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  • 18 years in business
  • 95 hires on Thumbtack
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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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  • 8 years in business
  • 135 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
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 61 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 92 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
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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Luc Kordas
4.9
from 57 reviews
  • 77 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Alisha S.
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Luc had great communication and was extremely professional! One of the best photographers I've ever worked with!

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Lena Di Photography
5.0
from 50 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 97 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Deb R.
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I hired Lena to take photos of my newborn baby girl and I absolutely love the results! Lena is not only very talented, she is extremely professional and fast. She used her artistic vision to help me to build a beautiful album that I will cherish for a lifetime.

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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
Olga N.
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Elvin is an outstanding photographer, truly empathic, professional, detail oriented and quick in response. Highly recommending for all kinds of events, private shoots and campaigns! Thank you so much!

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Tobia St Germain
4.8
from 38 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 66 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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Deva Photography
4.9
from 35 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 54 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Fenney K.
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My husband and I hired Deva to be our wedding photographer. We couldn’t be happier with how our wedding photos came out. They were gorgeous! She made us look great! My first impression of Deva is friendly, warm, and dependable. Prior to our wedding, Deva spent time visualizing our special day by surveying the place of ceremony, reception venue, plus helping us find charming spots for our wedding portraits. And on the wedding day, in spite of the heat and humidity Deva worked really hard for us. Our guests commented how professional and dedicated Deva was. Deva also shot our beautiful engagement portraits. She went above and beyond to make sure we had a wide variety of poses/backdrops to choose from and that the lighting for each shot was perfect. We had a lot of fun during our engagement photo shoot! All we can say is we loved working with Deva and we love her work!

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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!

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Sweet Jacob photo studio
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
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.

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.

How much does 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.

When should you take newborn photos?

Few styles of portrait photography are as tricky as newborn photos — the unpredictable infant is always in charge! The best way to ensure a successful photo shoot is to work with a local newborn photographer within the first two weeks of the baby’s life. Some photographers even work with hospitals to offer newborn sessions within a day of the baby’s birth. But newborn photographers usually recommend scheduling a shoot during the baby’s first two weeks of life, while the baby is still sleepy and relatively cooperative, especially for posed or studio shots. During this time, babies are easier to swaddle in blankets and dress in hats or headbands, and, because they often nap or nurse, can be staged with various props or be cuddled by their parents. For casual photos, most newborn photographers recommend shooting within the first six weeks of a baby’s life. Lifestyle portrait photography is more flexible and doesn’t require the baby to cooperate with multiple poses or props.

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