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Avon Lake Family Photographers

Browse these family photographers with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Avon Lake.

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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
Tonya D.
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We are new to the area and we were looking for an affordable photographer for family photos. We found Ken and are very impressed with his work. He fit us in quickly and we received the finished photos in less than a week from our shoot date! He is flexible, friendly, and great with kids. We will be repeat clients and recommend him to anyone looking for affordable and professional quality photos!

Dad and Daughter Photography
4.9
from 71 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 121 hires on Thumbtack
Destiny D.
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Family pictures are always a nightmare because you don't know what you will get when so many personalities collide. Throw in a dash of heat, tantrum driven three year old and antsy dog and you're sure to send anyone running in the opposite direction. My family has experienced our share of photographers but this year we had the pleasure of having Chuck and Erika take our pictures; they were everything we could have hoped for and more. Professional and patient beyond belief. I would gladly work with them again and/or refer anyone to them

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David Paul Photography
4.9
from 55 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 99 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Morgan H.
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What first drew us to David was the great quality of his pictures; his album and arrangements stood out in contrast to other photographers who left something to be desired. We knew, with him, we would not be disappointed. We were right! The finished product was beautiful and he gave us some of the best pictures we've ever had. He was also wonderful to work with: kind, considerate, funny, and always professional. I would recommend him to anyone I know!

  • 3 years in business
  • 80 hires on Thumbtack
Sarah P.
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Harshita did a wonderful job with our family photos. We were impressed with her passion for her work and the amount of care she has for our wishes. Thank you, Harshita!

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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
Colleen G.
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We have used Justin as our family photographer for many years now. He has done our engagement, wedding, and multiple family photo sessions for us. He has always been able to accommodate us on short notice and has even come to our home to capture our families memories! He does excellent work and I receive many compliments on the portraits that hang on my walls! I would recommend his work to anyone!

Lavar Elliott Photography
5.0
from 21 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 33 hires on Thumbtack
Tiffany L.
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Lavar's work is amazing. He catches views that people wouldn't see with their own eye. Lavar took my senior pictures and prom pictures. It was hard for me to believe that those pictures were of me because they came out so well and the shots were perfect. I was amazed! By far one of the best photographers I've met.

  • 9 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Jillian A.
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Svetlana completed our engagement pictures...and needless to say WE ARE IN LOVE!! They turned out great which is nothing less than what I expected after seeing some of her other work as a photographer and artist. She was very easy going and made us feel comfortable while kissing and laughing in front of the camera. Sveta even captured some great pics with our 2 year old golden retriever and a herd of cattle!! She got the edited pictures to use in a timely manner and the experience we had with her and capturing those moments for us will never be forgotten!

Herb Bias Photography
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 30 years in business
DaShawn M.
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Mr. Bias shot our engagement shoot. We had no idea what we wanted and he stepped right in, and got us together! All the pics were stunning! He also edited and retouched the photos we selected. We definitely will be scheduling family photos soon!

  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
Anna H.
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Loved our wedding Photos!

  • 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.

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  • 1 year in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Justin B.
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Melinda was absolutely fantastic. She was very informative and flexible with everything I requested. She was able to get the candid shots I was looking for. The biggest thing I was looking for was to get shots that were "in the moment" and she delivered! I highly recommend Melinda to anyone who needs a professional photographer with a great eye.

  • 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.

Photography by D. Kiml
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Samantha M.
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We hired photography by d.kiml for our wedding this past summer and they were so amazing! They really got to know my husband and I and personalized our pictures to match us! They went way beyond what we expected and for an awesome price! I would definitely recommend them :)

BThomasHart Photography
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Juan E.
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There were a lot of moving parts in our event. I appreciated that I could give Brian a description of the event and some key shots and then he managed the shoot so I could focus on other matters. I'll definitely reach out to Brian again.

Regovich Imaging Company
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Laura F.
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Cory is amazing! First of all, she was very accommodating when we showed up late for our session. And she was able to capture really great photos! She's very mellow and fun to work with. I would recommend her to anyone who wants to hire a photographer.

Aditya Bora Photography
5.0
from 3 reviews
    Claire H.
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    Since I've modeled in shoots for Aditya I have seen him improve his work quite a bit. In the beginning he had a good eye for better angles but is now able to communicate his directions much more clearly. His attention to detail has grown and therefore the quality of his work has increased. Although his style of editing has changed with his experience, the overall passion for photography has not diminished. Aditya is a photographer that I recommend to my friends and acquaintances.

    Lakehouse Photography
    5.0
    from 3 reviews
    • 4 years in business
    • 5 hires on Thumbtack
    Jack K.
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    Photographer visited the site prior to the photo shoot and was prepared right on time for the photo session. Excellent value for the quality of the photograph. Very effective working with a large group and posing members of the group.

    MG Video
    5.0
    from 3 reviews
    • 1 year in business
    Kristina G.
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    I cannot say enough wonderful things about Matthew, and this company! I used Matthew for the videography for my wedding last September. Not only did he show up early, stay late, was professional and kind to all of our guests, everything you would want in a videographer, but the product he gave us was exactly what we were wanting! He captured all of the important moments beautifully, and even the additional shots that I would have never thought of. My husband and I are beyond grateful that we decided to have Matthew as our videographer, and are able to watch our special day again and again! I would highly recommend him and his team! Since the wedding we have also taken family portraits with him, which turned out amazing! You will not be disappointed if you decided to hire this company!

    Goldville Fete Photography
    5.0
    from 3 reviews
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    Deborah B.
    Verified review

    I needed someone at the last minute to take some family pictures. They came and were very professional. They had lots of equipment and set up in our home. They had a lot of ideas on how to make our pictures more creative. We had fun. The pictures were delivered the day after we had them taken. Very prompt and professional.

    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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