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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.

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.

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.

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 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.

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.

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 Norman professional photographers
Thumbtack Customer
I had Charlie take my graduation photos and they turned out wonderful. He was very professional and created a very comfortable atmosphere. He went above an beyond to make sure I was happy with the photos. He was very creative with a variety of shots and was open to my input and what I wanted from the photo shoot. It was outside and I felt he used the spaces around my university well and made me look great in the photos.
Charlie Neuenschwander Photography, LLCCharlie Neuenschwander Photography, LLC
Ken S.
Heather showed up on time and was very patient during the shoot. She stepped in at the last minute after our original photographer had to cancel, and literally saved my son and his friends' senior prom experience. She was extremely professional, related well to the group she was photographing and incorporated many of their inputs into the shoot.
Plus Five PhotographyPlus Five Photography
Matt D.
This guy knows his photography! Very professional. First time getting headshots for me and he made the whole experience really enjoyable and relaxed. Would highly recommend!
Zachary Lee PhotographyZachary Lee Photography
Curtis F.
I had a great experience! Jeremy was professional, but down to earth. I was very nervous before the experience, but Jeremy's calm demeanor set me at ease. Highly recommended. The best photograph experience I have ever had!
Gossett Productions, LLCGossett Productions, LLC
Carolina N.
This is the first time I hire Heather. She was very professional since the first time I contacted her to the moment of the photo shoot! She worked hard to do a good job We are looking forward to hire her to continue capturing the memories of our little family Thanks so much!
Plus Five PhotographyPlus Five Photography
Teri H.
I needed some head shots for graduation and other uses down the road. I found Nick on the Internet and was very pleased with his responsiveness, price, and final product. He went out of his way to drive to my house, he was punctual and professional. I received proofs within a day or two. I highly recommend using him for all your photography needs!! Teri Hoelscher
Nick’s Clicks OKCNick’s Clicks OKC
Karen l.
Ty was wonderful to work with from the first contact to receiving our wedding pictures (which was very fast!) He was super responsive to our requests, professional but fun! His prices were very reasonable and we appreciated all he did to make our day memorable. He was very punctual, did an awesome job finding great photo opportunities and made us feel very comfortable. It was awesome to look up and notice that he was right on the spot when a photo moment presented itself. It is obvious that he truly enjoys his work and making people smile. We are so glad that we chose him and that he was available for our wedding. We would wholeheartedly recommend him for any event that you wish to capture special memories. Thank you Ty!
Edward Dane PhotographyEdward Dane Photography
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