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Harrisburg Outdoor Family Photographers

Browse these outdoor family photographers with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Harrisburg.

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Custom Creations by Cindy
4.8
from 44 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 80 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Tracy K.
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She is a very creative and professional photographer. She was a blast to work with. I would definitely book her for another event.

Donnelly Images
5.0
from 34 reviews
  • 62 hires on Thumbtack
Nicole B.
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We have found our photographers for life! We have been impressed from start to finish. The Engagement photos included in our package turned out amazing and put us completely at ease on the day of our wedding knowing the Donnelly's were so talented when the big day finally came. We’re are definitely going to use them for holiday photos this year too.

Megan Zeller Photography
4.7
from 21 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 42 hires on Thumbtack
Dustin H.
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Megan was the photographer at my sisters wedding. She did a great job. So much so that we asked her to our wedding the next fall. She is great. Not pushy, open to ideas and doesn't make you feel like a customer but more as a friend. She will be the photographer for my family from now on.

MarJo Media
4.7
from 18 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 40 hires on Thumbtack
Nicole M.
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We used Marjo MEDIA to capture the first time that our oldest daughter met our youngest in the hospital. Marjo MEDIA gave us beautiful photos that brought us to tears. They captured all of the love, joy, and wonder on our oldest daughter's face as she held her sister for the first time. One particular picture is blown-up on a canvas and will hang on our wall for always. Marjo MEDIA also photographed our youngest daughter's baptism and once again the photos are ones that we will treasure forever. Marjo MEDIA photographers were kind, fun, sensitive to our wishes and super good at what they do!

Janet I. Fulcher Photography
5.0
from 14 reviews
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Kristine C.
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Janet was my engagement and wedding photographer in 2009. Her work was exceptional and just recently someone was looking at my album and praising the quality of her work. I truly loved every photo taken. Recently she took photos for my pregnancy announcement and I'm eager to have her take photos of my little boy once he arrives. She's our photographer for all of our important moments!

PdPhotography
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Angie K.
Verified review

Paul has gone the extra mile many times to get to know me and my family! He’s taken photos for us several times and has always done an exceptional job at capturing our personalities. Excellent photographer. Highly recommended!

  • 5 years in business
Kathleen T.
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Sharanda has this very rare ability to find u I question locations. There is nothing cliché or overdone with her work. Recently, she met my family and I at a state park. But not really the park. There was a specific parking lot across from the park that she had scouted and found a secluded yet gorgeous spot. While there she picked up on the personalities of each of my kids and changed plans in the middle of the shoot because of how the kids interacted and played. Bottom line: Sharanda is one of the most underrated photographers in the Hanover area.

Emily Avila Photography
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 2 years in business
Yamelyn O.
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I discovered Emily at a friends wedding! She is awesome to work with, very helpful in providing some ideas and speedy with responding to any questions I had. She is very flexible and her prices are affordable! She made the process of taking our family photos very easy and stress free. Our photos were great! I would definitely recommend her.

Making A Mark Photography
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 5 years in business
Lea Marie Kitzmiller
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Mark took some family photos for me and did a wonderful job. He is very flexible and very easy to work with. His prices are very reasonable as well. Looking forward to having him take more photos for us and capturing more memories.

MaeWood Photography
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 2 years in business
Cindy W.
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Photographed a family of 18, including 8 children, ranging in age from 7 years to 6 months. Jes and Meg's patience and enthusiasm made the shoot a fun event. Only thing I'd change is omitting the kissing pictures. I'd rather have more options of regular family poses. We love our pictures!

Nicokam Photography
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Christina X.
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Nico took our engagement and wedding photos and he was wonderful to work with. My husband and I were a little nervous at the beginning of our engagement shoot but Nico quickly relaxed us and all of our pictures came out great! We received lots of compliments on our pictures from friends and family. We cannot wait to work with Nico again!!

Just Bee You Photography
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Jai W.
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Catherine was very kind and considerate when working with us and our 12 week old son. She listen to our ideas and accommodate our requests as well as collaborate with us on creative compositions. She was very prompt in setting up our appointment and replying to any questions we had. Thank you for a fun family photo outing and the wonderful photos you took. The photographs captured our joy as a new family of three!

  • 1 year in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Pedro D.
Verified review

Awesome photographer! She's passionate about her photography and always strives to make her customers happy.

CAF Photography
4.7
from 6 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Ashley N.
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I hired CAF as my wedding photographer for my backyard wedding . I just received my pictures and they look amazing. Very, very happy with the quality, as well as the quantity. Thank you for making my special day magical through your lenses! Much appreciated.

Sandi T.
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Cheryl Atkins is by far my favorite photographer. When I first met Cheryl, she presented us with her thoughts and ideas and wanted to know exactly what we were looking for. On my wedding day, she mingled with my guests, chatting with them, making them comfortable while photographing them, which to me is amazing. Cheryl took many wonderful pictures. She edited and created a lifetime of wonderful memories for me and for my family... I HIGHLY recommend Cheryl..

Essence Photography
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 6 years in business
Kelly M.
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Our family met Kathleen in the fall of 2013 and she has become one of our favorite people....and definitely our favorite family photographer! We arranged a Friday afternoon date in early November to have our family Christmas photos taken and, because she has a good eye, we asked Kathleen to select the location that she thought would be best. She scouted a location, acquired permission to shoot there and met us ready to go! It turned out to be the coldest afternoon of the season up to that point. We were FREEZING and had little time left for natural light...but Kathleen worked quickly and happily to make the process painless - in about a half hour. We were happy with the results - she captured what we were looking for. The thing we love about Kathleen is that she is not easily ruffled. Having family photos taken can be a stressful experience, but Kathleen is laid-back, adaptable and great with kids! If you're in the market for a photographer...call her! Better yet, go to Essence Photography right now and reserve your time with Kathleen; it's just a matter of time until you have to book her months in advance!

Brittany Ransom Photography
4.8
from 5 reviews
  • 13 years in business
Mary G.
Verified review

Brittany sent me an email asking about a review and I told her I would be happy to talk about our shoot last summer. Brittany did a 4 hour shoot with my 4grand daughters. We met at a beautiful lake in harrisburg and I have all of the beautiful pictures and she printed 3 photo albums for our family. I am looking forward to doing the girls pictures again this summer.

Stolen Moments Photography
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Linda C.
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Tammy took some wonderful photos of my child and our family. I specifically recall a very adorable one of my son and our cat while she was waiting for us to get into a family shot. And, a great one of our son doing karate which we used for a holiday card. She was great to work with.

Heather Noel Photography
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Leesha H.
Verified review

Heather was amazing to work with! She took photos of my family and I and it was a wonderful experience. Heather has a lot of good ideas and knowledge when it comes to photography and she’s willing to work with your ideas too! I couldn’t say enough about her, I would hire again !

Keith Schneider
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Jude C.
Verified review

We hired Keith Schneider to photograph our daughter’s Baptism and were very impressed with the results. Keith is professional, reliable and captured great moments which our family will cherish.

Laura Fiorillo Photography
5.0
from 2 reviews
    Gina S.
    Verified review

    Laura is a very skilled photographer and wonderful to work with! She was able to catch flattering shots and also some incredible candid moments with our son. We've struggled with previous photographers and lighting issues and Laura got it just right. Highly recommended!

    Q & A

    Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

    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.

    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.
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