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Akron Outdoor Family Photographers

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

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Ken Love Photography LLC
4.9
from 187 reviews
  • 28 years in business
  • 256 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Maevie B.
Verified review

THANK YOU Ken Love for capturing our wedding's special moments. It was a successful life-changing event because of YOUR presence. You were more than just photographers but we've considered you our friends. Joseph and I felt your passion for your craft and support (seeing our marriage succeed). You were one of our lucky charms that made our BIG DAY extraordinary! Awesome work indeed! Keep up the GREAT WORK

Dad and Daughter Photography
4.9
from 71 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 121 hires on Thumbtack
Chanel C.
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Amazing, Amazing, Amazing!! I cannot say enough good things about Dad and Daughter Photography. They are outstanding photographers, have plenty of good ideas and are willing to follow you in whatever you want for your photos and prices are super reasonable! I would definitely use them again!

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David Paul Photography
4.9
from 55 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 100 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Paul M.
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David Paul Photography did excellent work at the October 15, 2016 wedding of my daughter. David was an all-around delight to work with! Upon our first meeting, he presented his work with enthusiasm, pride and friendly confidence. With the three of us coming from different cities, he was great to coordinate meetings between our multiple locations in Northeast Ohio. The day of the wedding, he arrived on time and was very generous to offer photography of family groups aside from the usual wedding groupings. He was dressed appropriately, courteous and thoughtful of the families and guests. Most importantly he was virtually INVISABLE during the ceremony! After photographing the processional, he disappeared! I had a friend tell me she was looking for him because she thought he had left! I actually looked for him once myself, although I was confident he was there somewhere. He got absolutely beautiful pictures of the entire ceremony, all of the outdoor chapel, the musicians and readers without once being seen by anyone or interrupting the ceremony. At the receiving line, he was equally unobtrusive and captured a close photo of my daughter laughing with her 92 year-old-grandfather with a tear on her cheek. A priceless image! During the reception, he got great candid photos of everyone along with the traditional cake cutting. We offered him a challenge with a lantern launching and he captured a stunning panorama photograph of the twilight sky, dark tree-line and a foreground of guest launching the lighted lanterns. He captured incredible photos of the newlyweds walking among the towering pines, in front of the colorful autumn trees and generally goofing off. As a full moon rose above the trees, David used back lighting to capture a touching moment with newlyweds. The wedding was both beautiful and fun; and the photographs show just that! He was extremely receptive to all of our suggestions in planning, shooting the photos and designing the wedding album. At the first meeting, we had chosen to purchase a photo album and David gave excellent guidance on photo selections to “tell the story” of the day. The final outcome was the most stunning album I have ever seen. I highly recommend David Paul Photography to capture images of your wedding day. You will have photos to cherish forever.

  • 3 years in business
  • 80 hires on Thumbtack
Shruti K.
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Harshita is extremely creative and has an excellent eye for capturing unique pictures. Her pictures are always well composed and go well beyond ones expectations. She doesn't need to take too many shots to get the perfect one, so she is very efficient. Additionally, she was able to direct even our 3-1/2 year old son with ease. Our experience with her taking pictures in an outdoor setting resulted in the most memorable and beautiful pictures we have ever had taken. The results were widely appreciated by friends and family worldwide.

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Distraction Photo
5.0
from 35 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 48 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Sarah S.
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Dana was a pleasure to work with and her pictures were amazing. We have three children and she as able to get some wonderful shots of them. She was on time, gave us great feedback with what to expect and the end result was pictures that last a lifetime! I highly recommend Dana to anyone who is looking for great family photos.

Casalandra Photography
4.9
from 22 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 21 hires on Thumbtack
William H.
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Justin Casalandra is by far the best photographer that my family has found. He is very amiable and professional. He is also patient. Despite having a busy two year old who doesn’t like to stay still, Justin was able to get magnificent shots. I will continue to schedule all of my family’s future photo’s with Justin and would recommend to anyone that they do the same.

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Jasmine Lea Photography
5.0
from 19 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 22 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Haylee G.
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If you are looking for a fun and enthuastic photographer that is willing to go everywhere and anywhere just to please you. You have found her. Jasmine has done a fabulous job with our engagement pictures and wedding, everybody says they have never seen anything like it! She will help find you places to have sessions at and she is very flexible on dates and she is quick to get your pictures back to you too! She has a great personality and she makes it easy to feel comfortable around her. She is a natural at what she does! If you want quality pictures with a good time and laughs Jasmine is your girl!

Grafixer Studio
4.7
from 15 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Adina S.
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Mr. Tabak is very patient and shows a real love for photography. Because of this, he is the perfect photographer for an "on location" photo shoot or a family with young kids. He enjoys the work and will take the time to keep shooting until he has many pictures to work with in order to create a finished product. He took family pictures for my family of 8, and graciously waited between wardrobe changes and bubbly kids who needed to run around every few minutes. In the end, there was no one picture of all the kids smiling together, but Mr. Tabak has great vision, and with his photoshop expertise, he created an image that hangs in my living room and impresses all who see it. Nobody can spot which kids had to be superimposed. The end result is truly a piece of art. I have always dreaded family photo shoots. This was a great experience!

Herb Bias Photography
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 30 years in business
Savannah H.
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Herb Bias is truly one of the best photographers! The quality of his work and attention to detail sets him apart from most! I’ve had the pleasure of working with Herb for several years and he continues to grow in his craft and always deliver above my expectations!

Cutetiful Kids Photography
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Natalie M.
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She is by far one the areas most talented photographers!

  • 3 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Nicole K.
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Rodrigo was absolutely great. He worked around our schedule and was extremely flexible with time and location. We did a 3 hour outdoor first birthday and family photo shoot. He brought many ideas for us and also was willing to use the ideas we had in mind. The pictures turned out fantastic. We had so many to choose from. He got the final pictures back to us on a flash drive quicker then I could have ever asked for. We will definitely use him again and strongly recommend him to anyone that needs a photographer.

A. Lynn Photography
4.5
from 8 reviews
  • 5 years in business
Deborah Z.
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She's awesome!! She did an outside photo shoot of my family. She was willing to go to any spot we wanted and worked with us when my husband had a crazy work schedule. My daughter wasn't even a year old yet so it took a bit of time getting her to sit still. Ashley was super patient! Never once felt rushed. She even got some great candid photos of us that I didn't even know she got! They all came out so beautiful! I will never again go to an over priced photography studio!

Mr. Williams Photography
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Alicia M.
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My portraits were flawless and Mr. Williams Photography provided quality service! I recommend Ernest to all of my family and friends for their photography needs!

LAM Photography & Design
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 4 years in business
Chad S.
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Lisa was attentive to the needs of the photography needed at my wedding. She is professional and helpful and we trusted her to get every moment of the ceremony without having to think about whether we were going to "catch" the moments. We love the photographs she took of our once in a lifetime event!!!

  • 7 years in business
Jeanele H.
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To say that Marissa is an exceptional photographer would be the understatement of the year. Not only is she punctual and professional, but she strives to provide a comfortable and relaxed atmosphere as well. She very patiently and kindly guides you through every part of the process. She has a remarkable eye for detail and the quality of her photos are phenomenal. I would highly recommend her to anyone.

Isaac Williams Photography
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 2 years in business
Jermaine W.
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As a working model and Actor I've worked with some of the best photographers this industry has to offer. That being said I would definitely say without a doubt that hands down Isaac would be in the top 5 photographers I have ever had the pleasure of working with and that is saying something but, I believe above all his work speaks for itself.

Photoriffic Memories
4.3
from 6 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Karen M.
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David from Photoriffic Memories was a pleasure to work with. He was one of the first to respond to my request and was very accommodating to working at my outdoor block party. The pictures came out great and everyone enjoyed it!

  • 5 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Megan C.
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It can be difficult working with photographers getting commercial retail photographs since our marketing department has very specific needs. Matthew was very attentive to our requests and even went back to get more shots for us.

Sky Aerial Works LLC
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Emily G.
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Used Sky Aerial Works for outdoor family portrait, editing turn around was speedy. Very pleased.

Lakehouse Photography
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Sandra R.
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What a wonderful experience for family pictures. Great location, outdoor space, very relaxed atmosphere. High quality work and professionalism couldn't ask for anything more.

Crile Hart Photography
5.0
from 3 reviews
    Noelle J.
    Verified review

    Crile is fantastic to work with! She is a gifted photographer, able to capture expressions of wonder and delight during festivals and events. She intuitively understood the kind of shots I was looking for and delivered high quality photos the next day. I highly recommend Crile as a photographer for your event, family reunion, or senior 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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