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Laurie Z.

Kelly Koolhoven Photography

Kelly was so kind and personable and yet professional and talented as a photographer. She made our family feel comfortable and caught some perfect shots. We will be using her again!

Oct 11, 2018

Lavanya M.

John R Photo

I just loved his pictures. I wanted a photographer for my children's birthday party and hired him. The first thing I liked about John was his prompt response. He contacted me immediately and gave me a very reasonable quote. The next thing was his punctuality. He was in the venue before I came. He listened patiently about my needs. In the whole two hours, not once did he get irritated. He was kind to everyone and most importantly, patient with the kids. The pictures look natural and they capture the emotions. I would definitely hire him again. I would also recommend him to all my friends.

Aug 20, 2018

Elisabeth B.

Harry Acosta Photography

Everything about Harry is GREAT! I would book him any time again without a doubt! He is the best photographer you could have for any event! He is a true professional, stays in contact, respects your wishes, and works with them. At the same time he has a vision, he knows how to talk to people, how to guide them. He has a very fun personality, too. The bridal party loved him! They took fun pictures later the night having a blast. He was always there to catch the right moment. He also brought an assistant with him. We felt very good and relieved having him on our wedding day to catch all the special moments. Harry thank you so much for everything, you are fabulous!!!

Sep 21, 2017

Danielle G.

Chloe Tarrier Photography & Design Ltd.

Chloe did a great job taking family pictures of my husband and I and our 9 month old daughter. She knew exactly where to go and how to keep our little one happy throughout the shoot. She is very professional and our pictures turned out great! It was so nice and easy to be able to download them offline. I especially appreciated how quickly she delivered the final photos. I would highly recommend Chloe to anyone!

Dec 23, 2015

Dale M.

Ron & Joy Thaman

Ron and Joy recently photographed my son's wedding. they are great to work with and the pictures have turned out great. Their price is very reasonable and they went out of their way to see that every aspect of the wedding was covered. I highly recommend them to anyone needing photographers and will use them again if another occasion presents itself. Couldn't be happier. Thanks again to both of you.

Oct 21, 2015

Q & A

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

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.

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.

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