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Brentwood Family Portrait Photographers

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

Tennessee Photo & Video
4.9
from 151 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 274 hires on Thumbtack
Brittany S.
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Ray was nothing short of AWESOME! From the day we hired him as our photographer to now, he was been very easy to contact. I don't think I ever waited longer than a couple hours for a response. A few hours before our engagement shoot, I decided to add a location, and Ray was accommodating (and even told us about a great lake to shoot at-- great photos!). Some photographers would have said "sorry", but Ray was excited with the new idea. Fast forward to the wedding day.... it rained!!! (A bride's worst nightmare) However, Ray and the second photographer, Laurie, made the BEST of the space, and the photos turned out stunning! When there was a break in the rain, they took the opportunity to go outside with us. We even have some great photos with a simple black umbrella. I literally have hundreds (a couple thousand, really) photos from the entire day... All the special moments were captured. We even had access to our entire photo collection about a week and a half after the wedding date. I recommend Ray to shoot other weddings! (I wanted add some photos straight from the wedding photo gallery, but I cannot figure out how to make them smaller than 10MB!)

Me+3 Photography
4.9
from 73 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 101 hires on Thumbtack
Lara J.
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Laurinda is so accommodating, and she works incredibly hard to get as many great shots as possible. She is professional in every way, friendly, punctual, afforadable, and dependable. She is our "go to" photographer for all of our family photos. I recommend her to all of my friends and family, and they have never been disappointed by her. In fact, they all have continued to use her. Me+3 Photography won't let you down!!

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Eagle Wings Photography
5.0
from 57 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 74 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Donna M.
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We were coming to Nashville from out of state for a family reunion and wanted a family portrait. I had a lot of uncertainty and questions, especially since I did not know the area or anyone to give me a personal recommendation, yikes, what was I thinking.... But, I tracked Michael down thru Thumbtack. He responded promptly to all my questions and was "over the top" accommodating with our choice of date, time and he was the one who suggested a fabulous venue. From the first phone call he made me feel that we were in "good hands" and we were. Michael's personality was a great match for my family and he managed all their different personalities, plus he made sure I got the special requested poses we had talked about... he made sure I got a preview of the shots on his camera before we left to make sure we were on the same page and was there another pose I wanted.... We got some great pictures!! I would highly recommend him to anyone!! Donna

Moultry Photography
4.8
from 50 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 68 hires on Thumbtack
Yolanda S.
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Beautiful family portraits were taken at a recent family function. The weather didn't allow for everyone to be photographed but we're looking forward to our next shoot. Thanks Autumn Moultry.

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Kidtee Hello Photography
5.0
from 41 reviews
  • 16 years in business
  • 63 hires on Thumbtack
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Caltha T.
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Katti was awesome!!! Her interactions with our family beyond words. I would love for her to travel with us as our family photographer😀

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Sweet Williams Photography
5.0
from 29 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 40 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Arfa C.
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Becca did an awesome job with my maternity photos! I love all the pictures! She suggested the location, which is a beautiful park. My husband and I both lean towards being camera shy but, she helped us to feel at ease. Super laid back and talented photographer! We will cherish these photos forever. Thank you so much Becca. :)

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Deb Scally Photography
5.0
from 25 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 26 hires on Thumbtack
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Martha G.
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Deb is fantastic! Not only did she take amazing photographs, she was able to juggle my crazy schedule and family during my wedding day. I really felt she did a great job of making everyone feel comfortable and the kids focused which resulted in beautiful family portraits. I even had a couple of comments from family on how sweet she was to them. She showed up with a plan and managed to get all the must have photos we wanted that day. Just an outstanding professional!

Justin Kaicles Photography
5.0
from 20 reviews
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Angela T.
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Justin did a fabulous job taking pictures of our family event. He captured the night beautifully. It was so nice to enjoy the evening and not carry my phone around to snap pictures. He arrived early and stayed through the evening and he made sure that he got all the shots of everything we wanted which included candids as well as posed pictures.. I recommend him highly. He did a great job. I will absolutely use him again in the future.

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Taylor Alexander Photography
4.9
from 20 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
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Shannon H.
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Taylor Alexander is a great photographer! My family and I absolutely love her!

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Sandy Campbell Photography
5.0
from 17 reviews
  • 26 years in business
  • 25 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Thumbtack Customer
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Sandy was incredibly helpful and he did a wonderful job capturing our daughter's personality in her portraits. The fact that the fee included full hair and make-up by an quality professional was an added extra bonus. Highly recommend.

DPB Photography
4.9
from 17 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 22 hires on Thumbtack
Mallik S.
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We take family photos every year and this year we were introduced to Derik Burrows. I am glad I met a wonderful person and an excellent photographer with an eye for perfection, patient and kind heart'ed. We have two kids so patience was a must, Derik was so friendly with my daughters on the day of shoot, he did everything so my daughters kept a smile on their face, he gave us enough time to pick our spots and get comfortable in front of the lens. The pictures came out great, amazing colors and fantastic expressions. You can see Derik's work with our family photos by visiting http://sreesoft.dyndns.org/photo/ Look for photos from 2013. Thank You Derik, we will put a good word for you and will get back to you next year for more memories.

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Pale Heart Portraits
5.0
from 12 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
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Felicia H.
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Matt was the ideal photographer from start to finish! He made the day feel care free and easy, when it would typically be stressful and nerve wracking. Matt will make you comfortable in your own skin, and will make your special event that much more special. If I ever need a photographer again, I'd never call anyone before Matt. Can't say enough how great he is at his craft :)

Kyle Beerman Photography
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Jesse M.
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Describing how INCREDIBLE Kyle is is like describing the vastness of the universe: no words can compare to such greatness! When I was in search of some new family portraits, I knew I wanted superior quality and a modern style, but of course at a price I could reason. After weeks of getting no where after countless let downs of potential photographers, a mentor of mine suggested Kyle Beerman. Known for his enthusiasm, creativity, and empathy, Kyle came across as a brother who I've never had but have always longed for when we first met to discuss my wants and desires for my photos. He was professional in his approach to the job, but personal in his approach to our relationship. We were able to set up our shoot and he took care of everything! I value someone who knows their craft so well, they make others feel confident and prepared along with them. Kyle fits this bill to a tee. We were able to narrow down our ideas for the shoot and execute it all within budget. I recommend Kyle for all of your photo and video needs. He will exceed your expectations and treat you like family rather than a client. And to top it all off, he even sent me a hand written card in the mail a few weeks after our shoot wishing my family and I a happy New Year! We love you Kyle!

A&M Portraits LLC
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 30 hires on Thumbtack
Angela M.
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We did a studio photography shoot in celebration of our 20th wedding anniversary. We are very pleased. Mayur is extremely professional and timely. He communicates well in order to provide an exceptional experience. I would highly recommend PitaPics Photography to others.

Jody Raye Photography
4.9
from 11 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
Julia S.
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We were looking for family photos and I can't imagine using anyone other than Jody. The entire process was a breeze. Her artistic eye and unique composition make her photos standout by far. She was so good with our kids and we ended up with outstanding photos. You get more than your money's worth. I highly recommend her. Thanks Jody!

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Moments by T
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
JUSTIN K.
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Best experience ever! I was planning to propose to my girlfriend on our trip to Nashville and wanted a photographer to capture the moment. Tennille was amazing out of the gate. I let her know what I was looking for and she came up with the perfect game plan. It really put me at ease since I had only been to Nashville once before and didn't know the city all that well. Mother nature was not cooperating with on the day of the proposal/photo shoot. She recommended getting clear umbrellas for photos. They made for some really unique and awesome photos. She got to the location early and scouted out the best spot. She changed the initial location but sent me pictures and a directions on how to find it . It was perfect even in the rain. She even had our favorite song playing on a speaker during the proposal! She captured the proposal and then did a short photo shoot of us. When it was over she even offered to drive us to dinner so we didn't have to wait on Uber. She went way above and beyond and I would hire her again in a heartbeat.

Imagine Photography, Inc
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Jess F.
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She's fantastic at capturing the perfect angle, and her editing brings out so much more to look at. I find myself staring at her photos thinking how much I want to have myself, friends, and family have a photo shoot with Deanie as our photographer. A+++

Weatherly Photography
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Leslie W.
Verified review

Weatherly was able to capture beautiful photographs of my family this summer. She was very personable and able to work with ease in coordinating all my little ones in natural poses that were both authentic and aesthetic and the results are stunning. I was very pleased with her efficiency of time in presenting us with the photographs as well as the high quality of our products. Would highly recommend to others.

  • 4 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
Bella P.
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Alec provides remarkable service. He has a unique creative eye which captured everything I envisioned for the family photo shoot. He is polite, considerate, prompt and a joy to work with. Looking forward to working on future photo sessions with him.

  • 16 years in business
Shelly W.
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My (now) husband and I first met Bobby and Tanya at a friend's wedding and knew instantly we wanted to work with them for our wedding and beyond. We have been blessed with the beautiful work and personal friendship with them since we were married nearly four years ago. They have captured our early love (engagement), our wedding vows, maternity photos, and many sessions as a family of three. I couldn't more highly recommend their gorgeous photography, the personal touches, and ease of experience when working with Frozen Exposure!

LA Exposures
5.0
from 1 review
  • 5 years in business
Alyssa R.
Verified review

Jeremy was more than a wedding photographer for us. He helped take over when other things went haywire. But beyond that, his work is absolutely amazing. He will take the time to understand what you want and make sure that everyone is enjoying themselves while he is shooting. The finished product was so special and we would absolutely recommend him to all of our friends and family!

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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