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Rochester Family Portrait Photographers

Browse these family portrait photographers with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Rochester.

BRL Entertainment
4.8
from 45 reviews
  • 32 years in business
  • 79 hires on Thumbtack
Santhi Y.
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We had requested Brian's services as a DJ for my sons graduation party, this past weekend. Brian was the most personable DJ i have come across, trying to help wherever we were in crisis. Made our job easier by providing and setting up a projector for the slide show, and also taking more photographs after the photographer left. He did suggest the photobooth which was a big hit at a very good price. Our guests had a blast at the party thanks to Brian's help. I would recommend none other than Brian for any party in the area most definitely for his outstanding services.

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Thomas Mizzoni
4.9
from 42 reviews
  • 28 years in business
  • 86 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Carmen Z.
Verified review

Subject: Family portrait Review: Tom has done our family portraits for many years now. He comes to our home and for a very reasonable price does a wonderful job. We have a beautiful wall of portraits and highly recommend his work. He’s even very patient with children and our pets!.

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Bemont Photo
5.0
from 31 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 41 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Jamie D.
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Andy was very professional, but friendly too! He made it easy and fun, not like other stressful photo sessions in the past. He was patient with the kids and had some really good ideas, not cheesy forced poses. He did some more artistic shots mixed with some classic family portraits. I would definitely recommend Andy for anyone, but for families especially. It is no easy task to get these active kids all sitting for a photo and looking their best, so we are very grateful Andy was so wonderful!

Shawn O Photo
4.8
from 25 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 22 hires on Thumbtack
Karen L.
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Shawn did an awesome job shooting our wedding photos! We have a great mix of traditional and creative shots that really capture our special day in a fun and memorable way. There is one particular shot of us kissing that we get asked about all the time - it was all Shawn! If you're looking for an affordable, professional wedding photographer, Shawn is your guy. He is reliable and will work with you so you get the exact mix of photos that you want. He will not disappoint you!

Roc Focus
5.0
from 17 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 32 hires on Thumbtack
Danielle G.
Verified review

Leif and Kristin work so great together! We were so pleased with our experience of them shooting our wedding. They are truly dedicated photographers and worked hard to get the best shot! We plan on using them in the future for other photo opportunities!

Maggie Gallagher Photography
5.0
from 16 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
Katie S.
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Maggie is an amazing photographer who is not only professional but so much fun to work with! Lee and I loved working with her on our wedding day- she keeps things moving, organized, exciting, and fun! We absolutely love our pictures! Thanks again Maggie! -Katie Sheldon

Lily Catherine Photography
4.8
from 16 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 21 hires on Thumbtack
Kathryn S.
Verified review

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!!

Lidia Lyakhovich Photography
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Vera K.
Verified review

Very talented photographer!She is our family one and only ♥️

D'Marie Photography
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Brian M.
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Denyse photographed our wedding. She was great during the day of the event, and the pictures she took have become cherished mementos we revisit often. We appreciated her work so much that we have since used her to take family portraits. She has our highest recommendation!

AIP Photography
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Rachel O.
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AIP photography was amazing ! I did family photos with my 2 boys who where 8 and 1 1/2 years at the time ( and may I add not the most cooperative ) I got the most amazing memories and we got the best pictures because they took the photos the kids wanted, down on their level , waited patiently .Great stills and actions shots ! They will be my photographer for any future events for family photos and wedding! They are really down to earth who take great photos and get down to your level . You will not regret them at all !

Stephen K's Photography
4.8
from 8 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Mary J.
Verified review

Stephen took group photos of our family. We found him to be very professional, friendly and punctual. The final photos were excellent quality and we had a wide selection of shots to choose from. We would definitely recommend Stephen.

  • 31 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Lori A.
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Larry did my sons senior portraits this fall. My son had a very unique idea that larry took and created a masterpiece! Extremely unique yet very tasteful with tons of people commenting on it!

Helio Sun Photo
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Samantha D.
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Josh was absolutely AMAZING! His work was SO above and beyond! First off, we went with the middle package. He let us use two hours (of the eight) to cover our rehearsal dinner! He also met with the pastor independently to discuss the photo regulations in the church. Then he went to the rehearsal so that he could take test shots and find the best places to stand for the ceremony! He did his own photo both-type deal at the rehearsal dinner so that people could all get shots of themselves! It was BRILLIANT! After, even though I asked to have him from 9:30 to 3:30, he showed up at the ceremony site before I did (at 9!) to take pictures of the venue! Not only was he there, but he had brought a phenomenal assistant for free! He took all the pictures, and the assistant worked on the lighting/getting people to focus! He got INCREDIBLE getting ready shots of me with my family. The ceremony pictures are STUNNING, and he was NEVER in the way! We got great pictures of the first kiss/rings/our exit... He was everywhere at once, and he never missed a single great shot! I gave him a shot list of formal family/bridal party pictures (it was long) and he got multiples of EVERY shot to make sure they were perfect! We met him down by the lake, and he did shots of me and my groom! They all came out AMAZINGLY! He listened to our ideas, and had some brilliant ideas of his own! He also did an AMAZING job at the reception! He got every picture we could have ever hoped for! We got multiple STUNNING shots of the cake, tons of pictures of us cutting it! The toasts were awful, but Josh managed to only get pictures of when we were smiling and laughing, and the one sweet moment in the best man's speech! He also took additional (goofy) pictures on the chaise lounge at our reception! We all had SO much fun. And additional pictures outside! So we ended up leaving the reception at 4:30... Josh gave us an extra hour of coverage, and we didn't even realize we were over because he didn't rush us at all! He was masterful and dedicated to getting the best shot possible! For $950, Josh was a STEAL. I was expecting pictures that looked like they came out of a Sears photo session, but they look INCREDIBLE. They are stunning, easily the quality of photographers I looked at that were three or four times as much. Best of all, he gave us 10 or so proofs in "trendy" washes (super faded, super bright), around 20 in black and white, a couple blue washes, a couple sepia washes, and the other 200 proofs (so just the best of the best) were digitally enhanced but classic pictures! For our 8 hour wedding, we got 237 enhanced proofs, and we get a CD with full reproduction rights for ALL pictures taken at the event! Like I said, Josh is a STEAL for a photographer, insanely brilliant, and I would HIGHLY recommend him!

Priscilla Marie Photography
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 6 years in business
Tracy A.
Verified review

I absolutely love having Priscilla work with my family. She captures everything thats natural and beautiful all in one shoot. Our photographer has captured the most precious moments in our boys lives. Her photos compared to the standard studio sessions are a breath of fresh air! We have NEVER walked away disappointed.

Modney Photography
4.8
from 6 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
Sharon M.
Verified review

Sarah has done 2 family portraits for me and will be doing my daughters 1st bday pictures as well. She does excellent work, is easy to work with, and I love the pictures she captures.

Candid Creations
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 7 years in business
Janine D.
Verified review

Colleen Snyder is an excellent photographer. I couldn't have been more pleased with her work when she recently updated my professional portrait. She has also taken beautiful photos of our family that we have just loved. I have worked with many photographers in my profession and Colleen is on-par with the best of them. Janine DeCook

Photography by Melissa
5.0
from 3 reviews
    Tonia S.
    Verified review

    Melissa is a wonderful photographer! She does all of our family portraits and any events that come up (sports, school, etc.) She's professional, accommodating, patient and great with kids. I highly recommend her!!

    Kathryn McNeill
    5.0
    from 2 reviews
    • 3 years in business
    Hannah K.
    Verified review

    Kathryn did our engagement photos and was one of the photographers at our wedding: she is absolutely incredible! Kathryn is a naturally skilled photographer, is kind and professional, and is adept at making anyone look their best without any odd poses or forced smiles. I LOVED working with her and recommend her highly!

    Raj Marathe Photography
    5.0
    from 2 reviews
    • 3 years in business
    Kristine D.
    Verified review

    Raj was amazingly patient with my 2.5 year old who did not want to be photographed. She was pretty unhappy but Raj still managed to get some great shots! Thank you Raj.

    Amy Lessord Photography
    3.0
    from 2 reviews
      Cara R.
      Verified review

      I'm so impressed with the work I've seen Amy coming out with. She really seems to instinctively know how to bring out the best in her subjects - although I've never met her in person, I feel like I know her children's personalities so well, she really lets them shine with her photography. I can only wish that she lived closer to me, I'd so love to have her do my family shots!

      Jessica LK Photography
      5.0
      from 1 review
        Mary E.
        Verified review

        Wonderful experience! Amazing photos!

        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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