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Syracuse Outdoor Family Photographers

Browse these outdoor family photographers with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Syracuse.

Court Astalfa Photography
5.0
from 23 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 28 hires on Thumbtack
Sara B.
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Courtney Astalfa is an extremely talented photographer. She is very professional, while at the same time, creates a comfortable atmosphere for you, the client. She takes the time to figure out what exactly you are looking for in a photograph, as well as explains how she will create it. Courtney is extremely knowledgeable of Photoshop. I recommend her to anyone looking for any type of photo session, you won't regret it!!

Emanphoto
5.0
from 21 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 23 hires on Thumbtack
Kathryn D.
Verified review

STYLE: All photographs and the wedding photos we have seen by him are very personal specific to each couple. When we met with him, we really felt like we got to know the other people he has photographed for just by looking through his pictures. We were thrilled when our wedding photos arrived and found the same to be true for us! TILTED (DUTCH) ANGLES AND DEPTH Personally, I LOVE his use of dutch angles and depth in photos, so be prepared to arrange yourselves with depth. Example: Groomsmen had a standard "line-up" photo that my traditional granny liked a lot, but there was another groomsmen one where they're seated throughout different pews that I thought was so much more telling of the personality of the men and showed off the natural beauty of the church). So clearly he will give you the 'standard' wedding photos but then the other 80-90% will have a lot of flare and personality that he encourages the subjects to express from within instead of being externally directed. TIMING: 2 WEEKS AND 1450 PHOTOS PLUS SLIDESHOW We had our photos within 2 weeks of the wedding and despite how agonizing it was to wait, considering how stunning the photos were, I can see why it would take a bit of time to sort and send it all! These were miles better than our friends' selfies and cell phone pics that we had to hold us over. EXPRESSION: Something that was pretty cool about receiving his photos was our guests had made a lot of comments to us about our expressions at very specific moments of the ceremony and reception that we just assumed was because they knew us so well. When we saw the photos, it was plain as day to understand what they were talking about and it all lined up with the specific moments mentioned! Clearly Emmanuel has a talent for getting an idea of who people are fairly quickly and then understanding when to focus where for the best representation of each wedding and each couple. ADDED BONUS: PERSONALITY BEYOND THE PHOTOS Every wedding is stressful in its own way, but from our very first meeting Emmanuel was so kind and helpful. Every message and communication leading up to the day was professional and cheerful. The actual day was pretty hectic (they tend to be) but he came and inserted himself into our chaos, capturing lovely instants that we now have the gift of being able to look back on. Even though he was with us all day, he was never in the way and was always helpful. He encouraged friends and family to roll with pose ideas and generally made everyone so comfortable that it's an absolute treasure to look at photos with everyone's REAL smiles instead of just 'picture day' smiles. If you do meet with him, take notice of how in other wedding photos he shows, he manages to capture a group and everyone is smiling their genuine smiles in the SAME photograph. From your oldest grandmother, to your distracted siblings, down to the youngest cousin, all of them seem to have finally been synced in the timing of their expressions of joy. (So no need to photoshop good smiles together) As my husband put it afterwards, "Just him being there added so much joy to how our loved ones celebrated with us. That by itself could be a hireable skill for a wedding day." BUDGETS AND PACKAGES He has a variety of packages to fit different needs. We were on a shoestring budget and this (photographer) was actually a family gift. The package we selected was a bit closer to "normal" wedding budgets than our lower budget, but of all the things that money was spent on, this was the best investment. The day truly flew by and we are so happy and thankful to have such amazing photos to remember it by. You know what they say: families only get together at weddings and funerals, so what a treasure it is to look at both of our extended families in the same place and through such an accurate representation of their personalities! -Plus, when else in your life will you have so many people gather because they love you and are excited to celebrate with you? We had guests from all over and it is so precious to look at them enjoying the day. Even with facebook and google+ sharing options, I've still be printing 4x6 photos to slip into individual thank you cards so that families will have a printed copy of that great photo of their young baby, or new couples will have a special momento from that lovely dance. These are simply too wonderful not to share. OVERALL: If you've continued reading this lengthy review up to this point, then you won't be shocked when I write that we highly recommend Emmanuel. I stuck to comments and points on wedding photos because that was the service he provided to us, but what I have seen of his other works is gorgeous too. In hind sight, I wish we had done an engagement photo session so that we wouldn't have agonized over what to put on Save the Dates, our wedding website, and invitations. Clearly he was a joy to work with and the quality of his product is an absolute treasure to us (I can't say that enough). Hiring him as your photographer gives you quality products and a fantastic experience. Then you'll be free to stress about other things since your photographers and photos are already more than taken care of.

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Plus1 Photography
5.0
from 20 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 54 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Christine O.
Verified review

My experience could not have been better. In fact, I’m trying to think of friends who could also use this company. I would highly recommend contacting them!!!

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Josh Baldo Photography
5.0
from 17 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
John C.
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Josh's work with family photography and creatively sensitive scenic tableaux are compelling

Fausel Imagery
5.0
from 12 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Laura K.
Verified review

Chelsea has done 2 family photo shoots and one 1st birthday cake smash, all of which turned out completely amazing. She was able to capture 2 wild boys in ways that were simply beautiful. She is so talented and patient.

DM Visions
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Hope W.
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DM visions is extremely professional and passionate at what they do! I got so much positive feedback on my engagement photos from friends and family. The quality was so amazing that I use them for everything: save the dates, engagement announcements through social media, invitations, screen savers, etc. All of the outfits and poses captured our love though photography! I look forward to doing more work with them!

JRT Photography
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 19 years in business
Paula C.
Verified review

Great pix. Choose no one else! Family, kid, portraits. Nice job. Tx

Treva Purcell Photography
4.9
from 10 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Fathama A.
Verified review

I am so happy I found Treva! Although it was a cloudy day on my reception, Treva still managed to get our outdoor pictures to look bright and clear; I would highly recommend using Treva for outdoor shots. She also did a great job working out picture announcements and making things run smoothly with the DJ which made my day more enjoyable (less work for me). Lastly, Treva is a laid back and kind person which makes it easy to get comfortable around her within minutes.

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SyracuseLUX
4.8
from 10 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Meghan M.
Verified review

I could literally go on for days about how much I enjoy working with this incredible photographer. No one does outdoor photography half as well. He is so creative, resourceful, and talented, as well as just fun to work with. Every time I shoot with him I know I'm going to get quality pictures and have a great time doing it. And he is extremely time efficient as well. Which is amazing to find for all of us models.

Martin R.
Verified review

I can't say enough about Denys's professional expertise from start to finish. His job for me was to be in six places at once and he did so without question. I wanted Denys to photograph my family outdoors on a ski slope in the cold weather as we ran in a cross country race. He captured everyone multiple times at all angles and covered in mud. I could not be happier with the results as all pictures were on a personalised CD. I will hire him again to shoot my own family in two weeks

Shots by Shana Photography
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 13 years in business
Jeannine R.
Verified review

We have used Shots By Shana Photography for numerous photo shoots for our family, from senior pictures for my two daughters to head shots and a family session. Shana is always professional and offers multiple photo shoot options. She is open to suggestions and makes the whole experience fun and relaxing. I have recommended her to several friends who have been so pleased and impressed with the quality of her work. I strongly recommend Shots By Shana Photography! You won't be disappointed!

TKB Photography
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Brenda S.
Verified review

scott was very professional with chris and i when we got our maternity photo shoot done. we have 3 other children this was first time doing this i had no idea what to expect, he talked us threw it all. I also had to change our apt time 2 days befor our photo shoot and he had no problem with that at all. Also i noticed big time when looking for a photographer that his prices are so affordable compared to everyone else in our area. Cant wait for our BOY to be born so he can take his baby photos also. Deffently will use scott for a spring photo shoot outside of my whole family!!

A. Clos Photography
4.8
from 5 reviews
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Andrea B.
Verified review

Albert was great! Not pushy like other photographers. Excellent photos and believe me, I'm not photogenic!

Gerritsen Photography
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 14 years in business
Ashley C.
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I’ve been fortunate enough to have Danielle photograph personal pictures (for multiple years in a row) of my family along with her being the photographer at my brothers wedding. Every single experience has been amazing. Danielle is personable and professional; she is open to any suggestions but also comes fully prepared with ideas for poses and the best spots for pictures at each venue. She even manages to capture those special moments without being invasive. She is simply the best!!

Into Memories Photography
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Brianna R.
Verified review

Loved working with Pam and Dave of Into Memories Photography! We love our wedding pictures and everyone says they did an amazing job. Highly recommend them!

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!!

    DigiPrO Photography
    5.0
    from 3 reviews
    • 14 years in business
    Elizabeth S.
    Verified review

    Jim is very patient with children and does his best to capture the prefect smile and moment all children are looking at same time! He shows you the photographs at end to choose what photos might want and has even gone above by retaking a couple shots as I the mother thought my children could give better smile than gave. I have been going to Jim since 2005 when I got my maternity pictures done and then have always gone back for my children pictures and family pictures! I suggest Jim to my friends and they go and always say thanks for info he was awesome and we love our photos. The turn around time on getting photos back is not long at all and he really does offer great prices and specials here and there which I always take advantage of!

    Still Memory Photography
    4.7
    from 3 reviews
    • 8 years in business
    Samantha C.
    Verified review

    Krysten took my Maternity Pictures and took Wedding Photos for my family. She always provides a comfortable and fun environment, plus creates the most memorable photos. We even had our dog in our maternity session and it went great! Thanks for all your hard work!

    StarStruck Photography
    5.0
    from 2 reviews
    • 16 years in business
    Gary R.
    Verified review

    Wendy is amazing at photography and catching those perfects moments, and even more so is a true artist when it comes to digital imaging and enhancments to get the best picture quality possible. Lets not rule out the amazing customization she can do to virtually give you exactly what your looking for in your photos. As a mother herself she is amazing at shooting toddlers, children, and family portraits. Looking at some of her other photos she is indeed good with wildlife and outdoor shots along with sports and music venues. her wedding photos are amazing as well. I will use her time and time again.

    Farm Girl Photography
    5.0
    from 1 review
      Larissa B.
      Verified review

      Doreen has taken pictures of my daughter, my dog and my wedding! She caught photos of each occasion that will be moments that can never be replayed but caught in a photo to be remembered forever! My husband and I are truely blessed to know and have Doreen as our photographer. With the pictures of my daughter she took showed details and aspects surrounding my daughter but had a great focus her smile, her wrinkled nose her few teeth everything was brought out in the photos. Doreen helped me with what she may wear that could accent her bright blue eyes and yet to be able to stand out from the nature around her. With the photos of my dog she caught silly moments of him running around and checking out the other farm animals. To catch the moment of curiousity was priceless! The best photos that I am so grateful for was having Doreen as our photographer for our wedding. She set up a check list to ask what I wanted and what I may have forgotten. When the crazy day came she was there and flexiable with accomidating what was occurring and also helped out by organizing other things when my head was in the clouds from the happiness and craziness. Just as the day was ending and all the pictures we agreed upon and many more candid and more, the sun started to set, she was first to notice. The day was suppose to be high winds and hail, having a sunset was a true blessing and to capture that moment with my husband was awesome! I can't not wait to have Doreen take more pictures of my family and maybe some singles of me to feel get my sexy back and give me more self confidence! Because her pictures bring out every beautiful aspect of a person caught at just the right angle!

      • 9 years in business
      Kayla S.
      Verified review

      Recently I had Mallory do my maternity photos. It was a super last minute decision, for I wasn't entirely sure I wanted to get them done. After contemplating I got a hold of her and she responded in such a timely matter. She worked with me on a date and time that would fit into my busy schedule. Mallory even traveled out to me which was amazing seeing so a handful of times in the past I have had to travel to get family photos done. Convenient isn't even the word. I also have an almost two year old that I really wanted to incorporate into some of the photos. Of course, we all know how a toddler can be, but she was beyond patient. She took her time with him and kind of just let him do his thing and take the lead. In the end I am so pleased with the shoot and am beyond blessed with how well the pictures came out. They're absolutely beautiful and I will definitely be using her again in the future for other occasions.

      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.
      Hire skilled professionals for absolutely everything.