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Pittsburgh Family Photographers

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

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A&A Photography
5.0
from 75 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 116 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Amina B.
Verified review

I got Engagment photos done by Adam & his One of The Best photographers out there!!!Had Alot of fun!& Got 917 Perfect photos in 2 hours!! went to 3 locations!!!If anyone wants Wow moments captured Perfectly! I recomend Adam,it was snowing outside,i didnt think i will get good photos but They turned out Just Wow!!!!He Even Made paper hearts for us! For the poses he had in mind with the snow,They Just turned out amazing! thanks Adam alot.We will definitly shoot more photos with you Soon!

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M4J Photography
5.0
from 60 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 74 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Eddie A.
Verified review

Michael is nothing less than magnificent photographer. We could not have asked for a better photographer. His attention to detail from the beginning to end. As a type A, I greatly appreciated how organized and prompt he was with sending the contract and information prior to the session. He was readily available via email and responded faster than the speed of light! We are a family of eight and he was able to catch all of our GREAT angles. He worked great with my 3 yr old niece and 8 yr old nephew. With their short attention span, he was able to keep them engaged and landed AWESOME pictures for us! In addition, he managed 6 adult personalities and requests, and made EVERYONE overjoyed with the results of the pictures. He understood the types of shots we wanted and how to accommodate our large group. We have had horrible family photographer experiences and are thrilled to have met Michael. We are keeping Michael as our family photographer and future events because he is fun, personable, and is an expert in his work! I highly recommend Michael to anyone looking for above and beyond quality and customer service. He truly cares about giving you the best picture to capture your magical moment! Thank you Michael for being the BEST!

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Kukucka Photography
5.0
from 40 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 59 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Roy S.
Verified review

Beth was contacted after I had two other photographers fall short. She stepped up and was ready for the job. In a text Beth stated she went to the scheduled location prior to the photo shoot. That showed GREAT professionalism. The day of the family portraits, Beth was there on time and camera in her hand. The minute we stepped out of the car, she went to snapping pictures. Being that she Was aware of the area, Beth knew where she wanted us positioned throughout the 45min session. We received the pictures on time and happy with her work.

First Blush Photos
4.8
from 40 reviews
  • 66 hires on Thumbtack
Beth T.
Verified review

As a non-profit organization that grants wishes to seniors citizens, we work with dozens and dozens of photographers all over the country. Chris did an awesome job capturing the essence, the smiles and the joy that our wish recipient and her mother experienced being reunited after 20 years. The pictures he took were of superior clarity, quality and creativity. From his responsiveness in communication, to the speed at which he got the photos back to us, we were very pleased with Chris, his professionalism and expertise. We would not hesitate to recommend Chris to anyone looking for a stellar photographer and hope to partner with him again in the future. ~Wish of a Lifetime

Laura Bealko Photography
4.8
from 25 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 41 hires on Thumbtack
Robin V.
Verified review

Laura took pictures of my family numerous times! She is professional, friendly, and affordable! The pictures are beautiful and really captured our children's personalities!

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C5 Photography
5.0
from 24 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 36 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Abby B.
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Great photographer!

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Jamie Steetle Photography
5.0
from 19 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 20 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Lori C.
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Jamie is a classic! She likes to photograph naturally and let's the beauty show through. She has a unique eye and always gives 110%. I wouldn't have any other photographer. She listens to her clients and the turn around for the photos is great! Check out her work! You will not be disappointed!

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Danny Ahmed Visuals
4.9
from 18 reviews
  • 23 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Neal H.
Verified review

Danny is an awesome photographer. He is very creative. Words can’t describe how talented he is with using light in a photography shoot as well as he ability to tell a story with pictures. He is very professional, and he has a keen eye. Please look no further and hire Danny. You will not be disappointed.

  • 24 years in business
  • 22 hires on Thumbtack
Kathy V.
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Thank you for giving us this gift we can share together and with our family and friends for a lifetime. You are a gifted soul. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts. God bless you and your family.

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A&A Films and Photography
5.0
from 12 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Amrita C.
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This is late and long overdue, since our maternity shoot was in August and our newborn shoot was in October - November 2016. But I figure better late than never because I wouldn't want someone to miss out on such a great experience and photographer! Arka did an amazing job capturing some of the most precious memories of our life! I hired him for our maternity and our newborn photoshoot. Our pictures came out amazing, even before the edits! I truly love each one of them. He is very professional person who give his 100% and all hard work to deliver what you need. He reads your mind which is why he delivers exactly what you are expecting. He made me feel comfortable during the maternity shoot and also handles babies quiet well. I highly recommend him as he quotes reasonable price and above all he wont charge you a dime if you dont like his pictures. I am sure you wont be disappointed.

Solasta Photography
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
Maria C.
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Caitlin is awesome to work with! She makes the experience totally flawless and really fun! Our pictures turned out amazing. I couldn’t recommend her enough to anyone looking for a photographer for their most special moments.

Viglione Photography
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 25 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Victoria W.
Verified review

Hands down one of the best photographers in the area. I've shot with Becky many many times and it's always such a pleasure. One of the first photographers I worked with at the beginning of my modeling career and now continue to work with years later. Always has new ideas and a very good eye. Pictures always look amazing and turn around time is incredibly fast. Cannot recommend enough !

Emily Steele Photography
4.8
from 10 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
Justin W.
Verified review

Emily did a great job taking a family portrait of my family of 14. She was extremely easy to work at a great price. I would recommend her services to anyone needing a photographer.

Pavely Photography
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 26 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
William A.
Verified review

Phil went out of his way to make the best product for our wedding. A true gentleman and great to work with from months before our ceremony. He captured all of the best moments, had us get the great poses and all of the on-the-fly events. Phil used amazing lighting sources for our indoor night scenes. His pictures are all so rich in color as the quality of the lenses he uses is outstanding. He has a talented eye for composition. My wife and I were dazzled by the amazing photos. Phil did the job of at least 2 photographers being everywhere and having different lenses for the different effects. He really cares and put his heart into his work. Thank you for such wonderful memories of our wedding!!!

Ficca Video and Photography
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Kathryn G.
Verified review

Anthony was so profesional and helpful with absolutely everything. He gave me awesome photos and we also had a great time doing them. He had so many great ideas to make my photos meaningful. He even caried all my props in my bag. Overall Anthony is very professional and has a great eye for photography. I would recomend him to anyone wanting a photographer.

Jenna Kay Photo
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Tamera L.
Verified review

Jenna is a very professional photographer and creative artist. Working with them was not only an enjoyable and comfortable experience, but I also learned a lot. I would not hesitate to choose Jenna in the future.

Top Pro
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Julie S.
Verified review

Kelsa and Geary were phenomenal on my wedding day and thru out the whole process of planning it. They helped me find my venue, kept my day running smoothly, were there anytime I needed help, and my wedding photos are better than I could have dreamed. The experience was overall astounding

Justin Guadagni Photography
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 1 year in business
Jalina R.
Verified review

Justin did an amazing job on my sons newborn shoot. He listened to my ideas plus had some of his own, which gave us a great variety of pictures! Newborns are very unpredictable and Justin’s patience working with him to get the perfect shot was greatly appreciated. His quality of work, creativity, and turn around time to see the photos is priceless. I would highly recommend Justin to anyone looking for a newborn photographer. I will also be using him for the rest of my photography needs such as first birthdays and family shoots!

  • 21 years in business
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
Beth K.
Verified review

Our company hired Marc to take still shots, drone shots and videos of our digital billboards installed in the Pittsburgh area. Marc did an amazing job - the best quality we have seen! He is a pleasure to work with and went the extra mile for us, making sure we got the nighttime shots and early morning shots we requested. We would highly recommend Marc Soracco Photography.

ELP Photos
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Zoe B.
Verified review

As someone who is more used to friends with an iPhone, it could be intimidaing to be in front of an actual camera with an actual professional. Luckily, that professional is Enzo. He makes you feel completely at ease, makes everything fun and creative, and delivers some beautiful pictures to you in a jiffy. I'd hire him again in a heartbeat: both my headshots and family portraits are truly amazing.

Mario Browne Photography
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Darice W.
Verified review

Mario is a truly talented photographer that brings great vision. I booked him for family photos and he put much thought into the location and style of our shoot and the pictures turned out perfect! Mario’s attention to detail and his level of perfection is evident in the quality photographs he produces. I have since booked Mario for many other occasions when a photographer was needed and he has yet to let me down. His professionalism, quality work, and communication makes him stand apart from a lot of photographers I’ve dealt with in the pass! If you’re looking for a photographer who has a true passion for creating magical memories through portrait, Mario is your guy!

Q & A

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

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.

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.

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Need a Portrait Photographer

Pittsburgh, PA

  • Photo type
    Family
  • Photoshoot location
    Outdoors, Home
  • What style of portrait photography are you interested in?
    Traditional/Classic (looking directly at the camera), Candid (captured in the moment), Natural/Environmental (photographed in an outdoor setting)
  • Photo products
    Online or digital proofs and prints
  • Details
    We have a family of 11 gathering at a family home and would like photos taken next week, Aug 7 or 8th
  • $208.67
    Average price

Need a Portrait Photographer

Pittsburgh, PA

  • Photo type
    Modeling headshot
  • Photoshoot location
    Outdoors
  • Photo products
    CD / DVD, Ability to purchase prints online
  • Details
    Hi, I am a bodybuilder and my friend and I are looking for some to do a photo shoot with. We will be in pgh in sept for a show, and we wanted to get our pictures done in the city, I am thinking on the northside by the stadium along the river. Please let me know if this is something you do , and your pricing Thanks!!
  • $287.5
    Average price

Need portrait photography

Pittsburgh, PA

  • Photo type
    Family, Other (My fiance, Aaron, and I are actually getting married after being engaged for 3 years (not telling anyone until after the fact) in a small ceremony with just our immediate families. We are interested in a couple shots of the ceremony (which will be about 15 mins) and then some pictures of us and our families. It likely will not take any longer than an hour. We are getting married at the Point in Pittsburgh next Friday, June 27 at 6:00.)
  • Photoshoot location
    Outdoors, Other (The Point in Pittsburgh)
  • Photo products
    CD / DVD, Other (digital pictures (online, CD, flash drive, etc.))
  • Details
    My fiance, Aaron, and I are actually getting married after being engaged for 3 years (not telling anyone until after the fact) in a small ceremony with just our immediate families. We are interested in a couple shots of the ceremony (which will be about 15 mins) and then some pictures of us and our families. It likely will not take any longer than an hour. We are getting married at the Point in Pittsburgh next Friday, June 27 at 6:00.
  • $280
    Average price
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