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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.

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.

Reviews for Manayunk family photographers
Leigh L.
Heather made the experience very enjoyable and captured some beautiful photos of our family! She is a joy to work with.
Heather McBride PhotographyHeather McBride Photography
Thumbtack Customer
On time, very nice to work with. Took all the pictures we wanted and my family enjoyed the photo shoot very much.
Swiger PhotographySwiger Photography
Carrie B.
Lovely experience on a lovely day. Worked with us to realize our vision for our family photos. Can't wait to frame some of these! Thank you!!!
Berridge Photography, LLCBerridge Photography, LLC
Ikeish J.
He was great I would recommend him for all your pictures hell be doing our family photos next thank you and we love the pictures....Ij
HKB PhotoHKB Photo
Anne S.
Abbe was very accommodating in terms of scheduling our family/maternity photo shoot - we originally planned on taking photos the week of the frigid Bomb Cyclone, but rescheduled so we could take pictures outside. It was still freezing, but the pictures came out beautifully and Abbe was able to incorporate our impatient pup into the photos. I still have not received prints yet, but with those included, the value for the session was great.
Abbe Foreman PhotographyAbbe Foreman Photography
Thumbtack Customer
Abbe is a delight to work with and she is very accomodating. Abbe was able to photograph three generations of my family (no easy task) over Thanksgiving weekend. She was able to turn around our pictures in time for me to ship a collage to my parents in Florida for Christmas. The pictures came out great! I would highly recommend Abbe Foreman Photography.
Abbe Foreman PhotographyAbbe Foreman Photography
Victoria V.
Everything was great... he was very pleasant and professional. He captured great family photos of us at Philadelphia’s Magic Gardens. He also made sure he got all the shots we wanted. We are very happy with his work!
HKB PhotoHKB Photo
Thumbtack Customer
Jermaine Parker was terrific! He took hundreds of candid shots outside of my son and his family. So hard to choose from! Jermaine was very professional, flexible, and easy to work with. Can't wait to get the final prints. Thanks Philly Connextion Photography!
Philly Connextion PhotographyPhilly Connextion Photography
Anne P.
Glen did a photo session for my grandmother’s 90th birthday party. My goal was to get at least one family portrait. I should add that my family is pretty large! It was surely an adventure trying to get everyone on the same page but Glen stayed cool, calm, and collected. He knew the perfect spot for portraits. He gave me the digital copies of the pictures in a timely manner. Boy was I impressed with the shots and the editing! There were so many great memories captured in just the short amount of time! I’m so glad that I found him! I highly recommend him for your photography needs.
GlenAboluPhotographyGlenAboluPhotography
Phuong L.
This is first time to work with Jermaine. I am so appreciated his professional work. He is patience to take his time with my family for outdoor picture even though the weather was so cold and snow. I recommend to everyone who want to have photo taken.
Philly Connextion PhotographyPhilly Connextion Photography
Thumbtack Customer
My experience with Mrs. Ada Rodriguez from Mary's Creations was amazing. She made my whole family feel at home and the quality of her work is fantastic. I recommend that any one looking for a photographer for any event should definitely give her a try, they will not be disappointed.
Mary's Creations PhotographyMary's Creations Photography
Paul C.
Holden was a great sport dealing with our sometimes unruly family of three adults, two small kids, and one sometimes uncooperative dog. The whole process was very comfortable, yet professional, and we got our finished photos in a flash once we made our selections!
HKB PhotoHKB Photo
Paul B.
This was our first time using Thumbtack. Donte did an amazing job with taking photos of my 2 week old child. He has experience with children and it shows. He was patient, careful, and creative. Also, setting up the in-home session with him was easy. He came on time, delivered exactly what he said he would at the quoted cost, and actually got the photos to me earlier than expected. I hope to work with Donte again and would highly recommend him to friends and family.
Fisher VisualsFisher Visuals
Sydney W.
I recently did a graduation photoshoot with Nguyen Ho Photography and Nguyen was absolutely amazing! He was very responsive from the beginning and had a very nice website which is what attracted me to him and his work. He was thorough about what was included in the price and even gave assistance for finding a hairdresser. Upon meeting him he was early and waiting on me. We agreed on one area for an hour shoot with at least 5 edited photos. We ended up shooting for longer than an hour in 5 locations and I must have received over 10 edited photos!! He even sent 2 more photos when I asked about certain poses! Nguyen made me feel super comfortable and helped me come up with super cute and fun poses. My family and friends were very impressed with his work and loved the photos as much as I did! I will definitely hire him again if I ever need a photographer in the Philly area and would recommend him to any and everyone!
Nguyen Ho PhotographyNguyen Ho Photography
Greta B.
Working with Elizabeth for a newborn shoot was easy and wonderful. She travelled to our home and seamlessly started to photograph our baby! She was personable and professional, and we are so happy with the special images she captured of us as a new family at home. Elizabeth is super responsive before the shoot and quickly turned around the pictures. Plus, she was fine with our crazy little dog running around when she was here. Thank you, Elizabeth, it was a pleasure to work with you!
Elizabeth Hasier PhotographyElizabeth Hasier Photography
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