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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.

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.

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.

Reviews for New York professional photographers
Les R.
Great photos, very professional!
NYC Headshot SpotNYC Headshot Spot
Kealyn G.
Professional, accommodating, and takes great photos!
Kaddy Tsang PhotographyKaddy Tsang Photography
Thumbtack Customer
Mike was absolutely amazing and took some great photos of our wedding. He was positive and professional and we have some excellent photographs of our special day. I would strongly recommend Mike as a truly excellent professional photographer.
Michael Allen PhotographyMichael Allen Photography
William R.
Kat was amazing! She photographed my engagement and was super responsive and took excellent professional photos. Highly recommend.
Katrine MoiteKatrine Moite
Matthew K.
Fast, professional, great photos. Highly recommended
Miles PhotographyMiles Photography
Sofia D.
Needed professional photos for myself and two associates. Jovana was great to work with, responsive, easy to communicate with, and the photos turned out great!
Jovana Obradovic PhotographyJovana Obradovic Photography
Alice D.
Laura is an excellent photographer! It was a great pleasure to work with her. She responded quickly and took high-quality photos with professionalism. Highly recommended!
Laura Jane Brett PhotographyLaura Jane Brett Photography
Kianndra c.
Needed a photographer for my graduation with very short notice he was easy to reach and was a completely wonderful photographer. Very satisfied with the quality of his photos. He was very professional, patient and friendly. Highly recommend !
Oliver PhotographyOliver Photography
David S.
She took amazing photos in a challenging environment with dark light. She brought an assistant. It was very professional quality photos, covering everyone at the party. Great for professional events and parties. Definitely recommend!
Photo by MariachiPhoto by Mariachi
Gloria G.
A professional photographer. It was freezing cold that day and he was still there working on my photo shoot. He is patient and made me feel comfortable. Ones again Thanks for going above and beyond on my photo shooting!!!
Angry Lensman MediaAngry Lensman Media
Joseph E.
Christian was simply a fantastic photographer. His helpfulness, enthusiasm, and professionalism towards our engagement photos made the entire experience even more of a pleasure. I highly recommend him to anyone for any photography needs.
Richie Jacobson PhotoRichie Jacobson Photo
Geoff B.
Wonderful professional photographer. Was very communicative throughout the process, showed up punctually, organized the shoot and delivered beautiful photos promptly as agreed. Highly recommended
Photo by MariachiPhoto by Mariachi
Carina S.
Jeff is an incredible photographer in every sense. He was kind, professional, and very accommodating to our company's needs for an entire office's headshots. I would HIGHLY recommend Jeffrey Rosenberg Photography and Virtual360ny to any company in need of a professional photographer. Thanks so much for your wonderful work Jeff!!! HYPR appreciates you.
VIRTUAL360NY, JEFFREY ROSENBERG PHOTOGRAPHYVIRTUAL360NY, JEFFREY ROSENBERG PHOTOGRAPHY
Vennissa S.
It was nice working with Dag. He was professional and has a good eye for capturing details in his photos. He was prompt and friendly. And the turnaround time for the photos was really great!
Dagomatic PhotographyDagomatic Photography
Jewell S.
This was only my second time doing a professional photo shoot and Philicia made it so easy to work with her. I needed new professional photos for my website and other marketing, and they came out beautifully. I'm super happy with the results and would highly recommend working with Philmont Photography if you have a chance.
Philmont PhotographyPhilmont Photography
Tan M.
A pleasure to work with. Great photography and very professional and helpful. Highly recommended.
SilkWay Picture ProductionSilkWay Picture Production
Thumbtack Customer
Sharon was very nice and professional. I was very happy with the finished photographs.
Sharon Daniels, LLCSharon Daniels, LLC
Catherine K.
Sharon is an amazing photographer and made me feel super comfortable during our session. This is one of the first times I’ve taken photos with a professional photographer, and it made me excited about doing something like this again. Highly recommend!
Sharon Daniels, LLCSharon Daniels, LLC
Joe M.
Jovana was amazing g. She was early, professionally, and took extraordinary photos.
Jovana Obradovic PhotographyJovana Obradovic Photography
Michael M.
Mark is Very hard worker, professional and great photographer! Mike Madsen
Pristine Images & VideoPristine Images & Video
Jewel L.
Shiying is a true professional! She was on time (even a bit early!), respectful, and provided amazing creative direction throughout the photo shoot. I received my photos within 36 hours and they are amazing! I highly recommend Shiying's photography services.
Shiying Lu PhotographyShiying Lu Photography
Gabriele B.
Professional, superb photos, great rapport -- all around a fantastic experience and I would absolutely work with Dag again. Thank you for the amazing photos of our event!
Dagomatic PhotographyDagomatic Photography
Joseph G.
Overall fantastic. Great photographer, easy to work with, very professional. Will hire again.
ACG EntertainmentACG Entertainment
Corinne R.
Spike was great, very professional and took creative beautiful photos. Highly recommend!
Spike Li FilmSpike Li Film
Carol g.
she was excellent in every way-and the photos are beautiful! thy look totally professional!
Morgan Wynne PhotographyMorgan Wynne Photography
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