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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.

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.

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.

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.

Reviews for Memphis photo shoots
Curzetta A.
I enjoyed my photo shoot.
Prim64 PhotographyPrim64 Photography
Farah I.
Whatever vision you have for your photos, this man'a got you. He does some amazing work, and I really enjoyed my photo shoot as well as our conversations. I absolutely recommend him to anyone who needs a photo shoot done. He's got your back!
Mark Yates PhotographyMark Yates Photography
Thumbtack Customer
We made a maternity shoot. From communication prior, attention during the shoot, and listening to our input, we were impressed. The cost was appropriate and the finished photos were well done.
Cody & Allison PhotographyCody & Allison Photography
Jordan N.
John was a pleasure to work with and provided exactly the type of professional photograph I was looking for. I've gotten numerous compliments of the photographs from the shoot. Would highly recommend!
John MooreJohn Moore
Electora G.
Very Friendly and he was on time and picked a beautiful place for our photo shoot and we loved the price very affordable.
Prim64 PhotographyPrim64 Photography
Morgan M.
She was very responsive and professional. She answered any and all questions I had and was very welcoming during the shoot. The photos came out very beautifully.
Jess Roberts Media DesignJess Roberts Media Design
Alysia M.
Mark was amazing!!! My wedding photos turned out better than I could have imagined. Looking forward to hiring him for my maternity shoot!!!
Mark Yates PhotographyMark Yates Photography
Kamran A.
great photography shoot! had some awesome photos and Joseph worked with us through outfit changes and scene location changes to and did an awesome job. He's quick to respond and helped us find nice locations to take our engagement photos at. Got our photos back in a week and would gladly ask for his help again to capture our favorite moments. Highly recommended!
Joseph Choi PhotoJoseph Choi Photo
Kijan B.
I’m so pleased with the speed, professionalism, and quality of the experience. This was my very first photo shoot and Devin made it easy and fun. He was just as adventurous as I was and the photos turned out wonderful. I’ll use these images for my professional website. I highly recommend working with him!
BlackHawk VisualsBlackHawk Visuals
Chao D.
I contacted Julie last minute for a family photo shoot. Julie responded my inquiry fast. We are a group of 10, including 4 children of different ages. Julie was very good with kids. She accommodated our team of 10 very well. She sent us the photos quite fast. The quality of the photos was wonderful. I highly recommend Julie if any of you are looking for a professional photographer.
Britney A.
I Loved My Experience, & My Pictures Came Out Perfect! Got My Photos Back A Week After My Shoot. I Will Be Returning For My Daughters Newborn Pictures. Highly Recommend His Work!
Prim64 PhotographyPrim64 Photography
Carmen C.
From his website he is definitely a "portrait" photographer. Must be harder to get good shots with multiple people, sunlight, movement and/or objects to shoot around. This was his first wedding I believe. There are several shots that were good enough to post.
Joseph Choi PhotoJoseph Choi Photo
Thumbtack Customer
She was very organized, professional and handled my baby so gently! She was very patient and took time making sure during the photo shoot that my baby was happy and content. The pictures she did were absolutely beautiful! I will definitely be using her again!
Olivia Ward PhotographyOlivia Ward Photography
Thumbtack Customer
Kaamilya is a very sweet and understanding person. I knew nothing about how my prom day was supposed to flow with makeup, hair, and photography appointments but Kaamilya went above and beyond and helped me. When we met for the signing of the contract, she was very organized and professional. The day prom came, I had to cancel my prom photo shoot with her for personal problems. She was very understanding about the entire situation. Although I did not actually take pictures with her, just working with her up until, showed me the great professional she is. Seeing her past photographs shows that her work is amazing. I highly recommend Kaamilya Pleas to any and everyone.
Pure Water ImagesPure Water Images
Thumbtack Customer
My fiancé was skeptical about having our engagement pics taken, but after meeting Jason he was so comfortable that I think he enjoyed the engagement pictures session more than myself. Jason is friendly and flexible, not only with creating an affordable package that was within our budget, but also working around our busy schedule. Our engagement session was simple. We walked around downtown Memphis while he stayed discretely behind capturing those serendipitous moments. He pretty much let us do our own thing and every once in a while he would suggest a pose and then fade into the background. We never felt rushed or uncomfortable and he took great pictures (he let me check them out throughout the shoot to make sure I was happy with the result). The session only took about an hour and half and the pictures came out amazing. Jason is awesome at what he does. He is a very talented and natural photographer, he is passionate about what he does and you can tell by the quality of his work and the way he engages with you. I can’t wait to have him in our wedding in Mexico next year!
Matt Phoenix PhotographyMatt Phoenix Photography
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