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

Find a professional photographer near Columbus, OH

100+ near you

Find a professional photographer near Columbus, OH

100+ near you

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

Zip code

Top 10 Professional Photographers near Columbus, OH

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.
Reviews for Columbus professional photographers
Marissa M.
Very good photographer, professional, and took very good photos!! would recommend
Jonathan Michaels PhotographyJonathan Michaels Photography
Aaliyah A.
B.Artistik was very professional and produced beautiful photos. I am very pleased.
Linda M.
John R Photo is an amazing photographer, and his display of professionalism and customer service are top-notched. He was fun, personable, accommodating, and easy to work with. The dancers were thrilled with the creativity that he exhibited during their photo shoot. We were very happy with the photos and hope to work with him again next year. I highly recommend John!
John R PhotoJohn R Photo
Tiffany H.
We had an amazing experience with BigChamps Photography! Very professional, patient and will work with you!
BigChamps photographyBigChamps photography
Thumbtack Customer
Perfect photos, very professional, amazing editing. She made my senior photo experience 100x better than I was expecting. She works very fast and got me the photos the next day. I loved working with her, and can't wait to schedule another session! :)
Emily Mollineaux PhotographyEmily Mollineaux Photography
Thumbtack Customer
The photographers were energetic, professional, kind, and took so many photos. They constantly asked me what I was looking for, and brought a good amount of their own ideas to the table. I will definitely use them in the future!
Travis Stewart PhotographyTravis Stewart Photography
Nitin was flexible, professional, and provided a high quality set of professional portraits at a very reasonable price point. I highly recommend NitsyDeGo Photography!
NitsyDeGo PhotographyNitsyDeGo Photography
Rahmo A.
Nitin was awesome. He came equipped, very patient, friendly, professional and great work! He helped suggest poses we should take for maternity photos. I would recommend and rehire for another photo shoot.
NitsyDeGo PhotographyNitsyDeGo Photography
Cherry B.
I can't express how much I love my photographs. My entire experience was great. Very professional and fun to work with. I will recommend to anyone. I will be booking again for all of my photography needs
NitsyDeGo PhotographyNitsyDeGo Photography
Thumbtack Customer
Fabulous session! A professionally trained photographer who can capture the essence of personality. Eunice put me completely at ease and I have not had positive experiences with previous photo shoots. She made me look beautiful.
Eunice Montenegro PhotographyEunice Montenegro Photography
Addie P.
Shawtography was excellent to work with. He scouted the venue and sent a mood board for me to review and add input. On the day of, he was organized and professional. We loved the final photos from our pre-wedding couples photo shoot.
Jessica K.
Our experience with Nitin was awesome. He is incredibly professional and his photos are wonderful! I highly recommend using him.
NitsyDeGo PhotographyNitsyDeGo Photography
Lisa S.
John was very professional and responsive. His work was fantastic, and the edited photos were available within 24 hours. Highly recommend!
John R PhotoJohn R Photo
Rebecca Y.
Jonathan was excellent! He was professional and really captured our event. Provided photos very quickly afterwards. It was a pleasure to work with him.
Jonathan Michaels PhotographyJonathan Michaels Photography
Linda O.
We required a professional headshot at the last minute. BLC Images was able to accommodate us very quickly, with high quality photos.
BLC ImagesBLC Images
Amanda G.
It was a great experience having him photographing my wedding ceremony. He was super professional and the quality of his work was amazing. Highly recommended
Kixils PhotographyKixils Photography
Katie S.
Amy did an incredible job taking photos of my active 2 year old. She really captured his personality and we love the candid approach. We will cherish these photos and continue to contact Amy for her talent and professionalism. Our family thanks you Amy!
Beloved Photography, LLCBeloved Photography, LLC
Berena S.
I needed to have some head shot photos taken for professional purposes. Kayla responded very quickly to my inquiry, and was able to fit me in quickly as well. She was very personable and pleasant to work with and the photos turned out very well. I recommend her!
Kayla Bell PhotographyKayla Bell Photography
Wasim S.
Choosing Natasha Anne Photography for our wedding photography is no doubt one of the best decisions we made amidst all the wedding planning. Natasha is so professional, so personable, and super talented. Natasha did such an amazing job with every single photo, whether candid or posed. She captured the shots in outdoor lighting so extremely well. Just looking through the beautiful portfolio that Natasha compiled, we are able to relive those special moments from the wedding. If you are still in the search for a wedding photographer, we absolutely recommend Natasha!
Natasha Anne PhotographyNatasha Anne Photography
Sara M.
I had boudoir photographs done for my husband for our fifth anniversary. He absolutely adored them. Harry was terrific and fun! I thought I would be nervous, but his personality and humor soothed my concerns. I was actually thrilled to be there. His discretion created a professional, classy, and comfortable look for my photos. I saw something in his photographs that I never saw in me before. I looked goooood! I will work with Harry again (Have you seen his other photography?!) and recommend him to my friends!
Harry Acosta Boudoir PhotographyHarry Acosta Boudoir Photography
Thumbtack Customer
could not have been better. She is wonderful, professional, and artist in every since of the word. Both make up and photo.... get her she's great.
Elyse K PhotographyElyse K Photography
Thumbtack Customer
Emily was great! Very professional and makes you feel at ease during your session. The photos turned out great and I'd definitely recommend her.
Emily Mollineaux PhotographyEmily Mollineaux Photography
Alex G.
Brock - thank you for the photo shoot today! Your pictures are excellent and your professionalism exceeded my expectations. Your fees are the best. Highly recommended! A++
BLC ImagesBLC Images
Heather B.
My boyfriend and I LOVED working with Patrick! We hired him for a couple’s boudoir shoot and the whole experience was fantastic: he was very responsive to texts and emails, he was warm and patient and professional during the shoot (even arrived 15 minutes early), he went above and beyond in the number of quality edited photos he provided afterwards, and a very quick turn-around in preview photos and edited photos. We’d recommend him in a heartbeat :)
Creekstone PhotographyCreekstone Photography
Zoe A.
Working with Kelly was a great experience, and the photos she took are fantastic! I had never had a professional headshot done before, and didn't know quite what to expect. Kelly was prompt in communicating and answering questions, gave me tips on where to have the shoot and what to wear, and was an overall pleasure to work with. The photos came out beautifully and she had them to me by the next day! I will definitely work with Kelly again next time I need a photographer!
Kelly Koolhoven PhotographyKelly Koolhoven Photography
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.