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Avatar for South East Visuals | Robert Burns II Photography
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4. South East Visuals | Robert Burns II Photography
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Sports Photography, Commercial Photography, Engagement Photography, Headshot Photography, Portrait Photography, Wedding and Event Photography, Real Estate and Architectural Photography, Aerial Photography, Boudoir Photography

Offers remote services
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
  • Serves Columbia, SC
Consumer Services: 1. Wedding Photography & Videography 2. Engagement and Bridal Portraits 3. Drone Photo and Video 4. Event Photography & Videography 5. Family & Graduation Portraits Corporate Services: 1. Real Estate & Aerial Photography/Videography 2. Event Photography and Videography - Small and Large scale 3. Lifestyle and Products 4. Branding 5. Interview Videos ✔️✔️✔️✔️✔️ CLIENT REVIEWS _______________________________________________________________________ ✔️ "I worked with Robert over the last 2 years at Acts Retirement-Life Communities. As Regional Director of Construction, I'm responsible for overseeing/managing the construction of the retirement homes at the community level. Robert worked to bring attention to these multi-million dollar projects, in a variety of ways, including the drone for aerial video support to provide visual updates on the construction projects which helped us to fix outstanding issues with contractors and tighten up the projects. He made it a priority to get licensed, and to increase his skills to a point of high technical proficiency. I enjoyed working with him greatly, and recommend Robert without reservation." - Peter Delgado, Director of Construction, Acts Retirement-Life Communities ________________________________________________________________________ ✔️ "We just wanted to say a special “thank you” to Robert Burns II for being such a special part of our wedding day. We appreciate your professionalism and enthusiasm donning multiple hats while going above and beyond. You’ll always have a special place in our hearts, Robert.♥️ We would wholeheartedly recommend Robert Burns II Wedding Photography and Videography for your special day" - Jenny & Jayson Pratt ________________________________________________________________________ ✔️ "I still talk about Robert’s incredible photography and video/drone skills til this day! If you want a talented and skilled PR professional to help get your message across, then Robert is your man! I post and share the social media videos he has made for my hotel with pride. Always tasteful, relevant and professional. Robert has the most creative mind and carefully thought out videos that make a difference for your business. Robert has been great to work with— he is always on time, professional, responsive, supportive and one-step ahead of you at all times! Robert has worked with me on several projects. He took my interior/exterior photos of my hotel to be placed on our business website. There are a lot of rules and regulations to follow regarding how the photos should be taken— he followed them to the T without having to redo any of them! He is a perfectionist. He also created a drone video of our hotel and it came out incredible! It definitely gave a “wow” effect and showed every aspect of our hotel. Robert has also worked with me in capturing the memories of important client events and providing me with user friendly links to easily share with my fellow colleagues and post to social media. These links included music that went with the photos and videos that captured the moments that truly mattered. Robert has done such an impressive job that the owners of my company hired him for all of the hotels they own in the Charlotte market. I recommend Robert a thousand times over and guarantee he will make a difference for your business!" - Nadiah Taintor, Director of Sales, Hilton Properties (Ballantyne) ________________________________________________________________________ ✔️ "Robert took some photos of one of our students at the studio and they are absolutely gorgeous!!!" - OM Yoga, SC ________________________________________________________________________ ✔️ "5Star Photographer Hands Down! Seen His Work & Very Humble Guy That Takes Pride In His Work! Very Professional & Guides U To Be A Better Model to Get Great Shots! Works with U to Make Sure U Are Comfortable & goes Beyond His Work For Satisfaction! Also Highly Recommend!!!" - Tuan Tran ________________________________________________________________________ ✔️ "Thank you so much for making our wedding amazing! I can't wait to see your work! You did an amazing job with everything and I will highly recommend you to anyone!" - Amber Bogart ________________________________________________________________________ ✔️ "We contacted Robert to do some maternity/family portraits done. He was super easy to schedule with, and did an amazing job! He worked great with our 9 and 7 year old, was able to keep them Focused and happy. The end product was great. Highly recommend Robert for any family pictures you need done!" - Sarah & Greg Schieve _______________________________________________________________________ ✔️ "My fiancé and I had a fantastic photo shoot with Robert. He does amazing work and super easy to work with. He captures realistic moments. No posing and no pressure. I highly recommend him to anyone who wants great photos with a creative, laid back guy who know exactly what's he's doing. Thank you so much Robert!" Gena & Mark Wise ________________________________________________________________________ ✔️ "I must say that my fiancé and I were beyond satisfied with the level of service and professionalism provided to us and our kids. We look forward to working with you on our wedding date this year! Thank you again Robert for providing to us a memorable experience." - LaTosha & Michael Wooten ________________________________________________________________________ ✔️ "Robert it was such a pleasure! I truly thank you for getting back to me so quickly. The photos are Gorgeous! I look forward to doing business again. Thanks so much everyone loves my pics!!!" - Shavon Hudnall ________________________________________________________________________ ✔️"It was a pleasure shooting with you today! I am so excited about the shots we got! I not only thank you for the time you took to shoot me today and the fabulous pictures I know you captured, but you patience and kindness while coaching me with poses. Easy going yet hard working.. Kind and Professional.. Awesome experience working with you! " - Maribeth Greene ________________________________________________________________________ ✔️ "These are all excellent. I am very pleased with my decision to hire you, Robert! It makes my job at addressing Town Council so much easier. Again, Thank you!" - Charles Luther, President, RR TOASee more

$150/hour

estimated cost

$150/hour

estimated cost

Consumer Services: 1. Wedding Photography & Videography 2. Engagement and Bridal Portraits 3. Drone Photo and Video 4. Event Photography & Videography 5. Family & Graduation Portraits Corporate Services: 1. Real Estate & Aerial Photography/Videography 2. Event Photography and Videography - Small and Large scale 3. Lifestyle and Products 4. Branding 5. Interview Videos ✔️✔️✔️✔️✔️ CLIENT REVIEWS _______________________________________________________________________ ✔️ "I worked with Robert over the last 2 years at Acts Retirement-Life Communities. As Regional Director of Construction, I'm responsible for overseeing/managing the construction of the retirement homes at the community level. Robert worked to bring attention to these multi-million dollar projects, in a variety of ways, including the drone for aerial video support to provide visual updates on the construction projects which helped us to fix outstanding issues with contractors and tighten up the projects. He made it a priority to get licensed, and to increase his skills to a point of high technical proficiency. I enjoyed working with him greatly, and recommend Robert without reservation." - Peter Delgado, Director of Construction, Acts Retirement-Life Communities ________________________________________________________________________ ✔️ "We just wanted to say a special “thank you” to Robert Burns II for being such a special part of our wedding day. We appreciate your professionalism and enthusiasm donning multiple hats while going above and beyond. You’ll always have a special place in our hearts, Robert.♥️ We would wholeheartedly recommend Robert Burns II Wedding Photography and Videography for your special day" - Jenny & Jayson Pratt ________________________________________________________________________ ✔️ "I still talk about Robert’s incredible photography and video/drone skills til this day! If you want a talented and skilled PR professional to help get your message across, then Robert is your man! I post and share the social media videos he has made for my hotel with pride. Always tasteful, relevant and professional. Robert has the most creative mind and carefully thought out videos that make a difference for your business. Robert has been great to work with— he is always on time, professional, responsive, supportive and one-step ahead of you at all times! Robert has worked with me on several projects. He took my interior/exterior photos of my hotel to be placed on our business website. There are a lot of rules and regulations to follow regarding how the photos should be taken— he followed them to the T without having to redo any of them! He is a perfectionist. He also created a drone video of our hotel and it came out incredible! It definitely gave a “wow” effect and showed every aspect of our hotel. Robert has also worked with me in capturing the memories of important client events and providing me with user friendly links to easily share with my fellow colleagues and post to social media. These links included music that went with the photos and videos that captured the moments that truly mattered. Robert has done such an impressive job that the owners of my company hired him for all of the hotels they own in the Charlotte market. I recommend Robert a thousand times over and guarantee he will make a difference for your business!" - Nadiah Taintor, Director of Sales, Hilton Properties (Ballantyne) ________________________________________________________________________ ✔️ "Robert took some photos of one of our students at the studio and they are absolutely gorgeous!!!" - OM Yoga, SC ________________________________________________________________________ ✔️ "5Star Photographer Hands Down! Seen His Work & Very Humble Guy That Takes Pride In His Work! Very Professional & Guides U To Be A Better Model to Get Great Shots! Works with U to Make Sure U Are Comfortable & goes Beyond His Work For Satisfaction! Also Highly Recommend!!!" - Tuan Tran ________________________________________________________________________ ✔️ "Thank you so much for making our wedding amazing! I can't wait to see your work! You did an amazing job with everything and I will highly recommend you to anyone!" - Amber Bogart ________________________________________________________________________ ✔️ "We contacted Robert to do some maternity/family portraits done. He was super easy to schedule with, and did an amazing job! He worked great with our 9 and 7 year old, was able to keep them Focused and happy. The end product was great. Highly recommend Robert for any family pictures you need done!" - Sarah & Greg Schieve _______________________________________________________________________ ✔️ "My fiancé and I had a fantastic photo shoot with Robert. He does amazing work and super easy to work with. He captures realistic moments. No posing and no pressure. I highly recommend him to anyone who wants great photos with a creative, laid back guy who know exactly what's he's doing. Thank you so much Robert!" Gena & Mark Wise ________________________________________________________________________ ✔️ "I must say that my fiancé and I were beyond satisfied with the level of service and professionalism provided to us and our kids. We look forward to working with you on our wedding date this year! Thank you again Robert for providing to us a memorable experience." - LaTosha & Michael Wooten ________________________________________________________________________ ✔️ "Robert it was such a pleasure! I truly thank you for getting back to me so quickly. The photos are Gorgeous! I look forward to doing business again. Thanks so much everyone loves my pics!!!" - Shavon Hudnall ________________________________________________________________________ ✔️"It was a pleasure shooting with you today! I am so excited about the shots we got! I not only thank you for the time you took to shoot me today and the fabulous pictures I know you captured, but you patience and kindness while coaching me with poses. Easy going yet hard working.. Kind and Professional.. Awesome experience working with you! " - Maribeth Greene ________________________________________________________________________ ✔️ "These are all excellent. I am very pleased with my decision to hire you, Robert! It makes my job at addressing Town Council so much easier. Again, Thank you!" - Charles Luther, President, RR TOA

Q & A

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.

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.

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.

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 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.

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.

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