A note to our community regarding COVID-19. Learn more
Find a graduation photographer near Cincinnati, OH

Find a graduation photographer near Cincinnati, OH

44 near you

Find a graduation photographer near Cincinnati, OH

44 near you

Give us a few details and we’ll match you with the right pro.

Zip code

Top 10 Graduation Photographers near Cincinnati, OH

Avatar for Terry Hampton Photography, LLC
Avatar for Terry Hampton Photography, LLC
7. Terry Hampton Photography, LLC
5.0

(2)

5.0

(2)

Wedding and Event Photography, Portrait Photography

  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
  • Serves Cincinnati, OH

Online now

From day one, he responded early to our questions (both in the app, and later, in email). He scheduled time on the weekend to meet us for coffee (socially distant, of course). Even before the coffee meet-and-greet, he went to our venue and took pictures of it so he would be familiar with it if/when we asked questions, and so he could show US some of his own photos of the venue. Throughout the process, he kept us informed early, was flexible with scheduling (we had rained the day of the event, and scheduled some weekend time later, when the weather was better), and when he was able to bring in his photo partner, worked exceptionally well with her, and made us and our family feel completely welcome and appropriately involved in the process. We definitely WILL work with Terry again. He's wonderful!See more
contact for price
From day one, he responded early to our questions (both in the app, and later, in email). He scheduled time on the weekend to meet us for coffee (socially distant, of course). Even before the coffee meet-and-greet, he went to our venue and took pictures of it so he would be familiar with it if/when we asked questions, and so he could show US some of his own photos of the venue. Throughout the process, he kept us informed early, was flexible with scheduling (we had rained the day of the event, and scheduled some weekend time later, when the weather was better), and when he was able to bring in his photo partner, worked exceptionally well with her, and made us and our family feel completely welcome and appropriately involved in the process. We definitely WILL work with Terry again. He's wonderful!

Q & A

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

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 Cincinnati graduation photographers
Adrienne J.
Steve did an amazing job with the photography at our Event. He arrived early and actually ended up staying later than we had booked and didn't charge us. He was having just as good a time at our graduation as our guests did. The photographs he took were excellent lots of candid shots of our guests during the social hour and after the ceremony when the fun and dancing began. And we had the photographs within 72 hours of our event. I also loved all the different links he sent for the photos, a Flickr album to distribute to our residents and their family, a Dropbox with the full size images for print, and another Dropbox with images resized for web use. Above and beyond in every aspect of our booking. From the beginning his reply response was quick and courteous. Thank you so much we will definitely use Steve again for future Corporate Events and personal events.
SKD ImagesSKD Images
Claire R.
I had set up a photo session to have my graduation pictures taken. My boyfriend and I arrived for the session and Stacy is not there. I contacted her about it she stated she had a family emergency at 1 am and would not be able to do our session. I respected the situation and family is important however getting a text at 1 am knowing she needed to canceled would have been more professional versus driving an hour, showing up, waiting outside shivering for 20 min for the biggest letdown. I had no time to make other arrangments. I'm sure her quality of work is great however my experience was not.
Stacy Nicole Photography LLC.Stacy Nicole Photography LLC.
Ready to find a pro?

See more reviews, compare prices, and hire your favorite pros all with Thumbtack.

Why hire professionals on Thumbtack?
Free to use

You never pay to use Thumbtack: Get cost estimates, contact pros, and even book the job—all for no cost.

Compare prices side-by-side

You’ll know how much your project costs even before booking a pro.

Hire with confidence

With access to 1M+ customer reviews and the pros’ work history, you’ll have all the info you need to make a hire.