A note to our community regarding COVID-19. Learn more
Find a creative photographer near Nashville, TN

Find a creative photographer near Nashville, TN

100+ near you

Find a creative photographer near Nashville, TN

100+ near you

Give us a few details and we’ll match you with the right pro.

Zip code

Top 10 Creative Photographers near Nashville, TN

Your burning questions: answered

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.

Are there ways to be safe if I hire a photographer when social distancing?

If you decide to hire a photographer, see if the photographer can take photos outdoors or in a large space so all involved parties can maintain the recommended distance between themselves. You should also sanitize surfaces, avoid handshakes, don’t make any other physical contact and use digital platforms to complete payments. Speak with a local photographer in your area to put a strategy in place.

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 Nashville creative photographers
Thumbtack Customer
Ray was amazing. his personality makes it so easy to get great candid photos. his creativity surpassed every photographer i have ever used. i will definately be using him for photos again!!!!
Tennessee Photo & VideoTennessee Photo & Video
Elaine J.
We had an amazing photo shoot! Michael and Vicky welcomed us to Nashville and captured some great family pictures. He was open to suggestions and adjusted as needed. The attention to detail was great and the professionalism combined with creativity left us with some adorable photos. We highly recommend Eagle Wings!
Eagle Wings PhotographyEagle Wings Photography
Thumbtack Customer
Ray did an amazing job on our engagement photos! He gave great direction, made things comfortable, is professional, fun, and worked with us to make our creative ideas of photos come true! His communication is great and he is open to any creative things you want to do- we wanted a shot with river rocks for our save the date and he even brought the chalk to write on the rocks for us. We were able to go to many locations around Nashville during the session and he lets you look at the photos throughout the shoot. I would recommend him to anyone! He does a fabulous job.
Tennessee Photo & VideoTennessee Photo & Video
Christine N.
Michael was wonderful to work with. He was professional, creative, and an expert on what worked for our casual and more formal portraits. We received proofs of the work the same day - now that is what I call a WOW!! I HIGHLY recommend Michael for your Photographic needs.
Eagle Wings PhotographyEagle Wings Photography
Heather H.
This was a true blessing. This was no small job I requested. Taking a job for a person who takes photos, having have the patience to deal with a client who wants to help direct the shoot. My daughter has grown up with a camera in her face and hates it, but yet he captured some of the best photos of her I have had in a long while. Super creative, great after the shoot, quick turn around time, great knowledge, super personality. Would totally recommend this for all your photo needs. Great work for a unbelievable value.
Eagle Wings PhotographyEagle Wings Photography
Tami A.
Tennile did a phenomenal job with my photos! She made me feel so comfortable and beautiful while making the experience really fun. She has such a creative eye and was able to make my ideas a reality, while also adding some ideas I didn't think of but I'm glad she did. I love her natural lighting photography, it really makes all the difference in the finished product, and I was really impressed with her work. Best of all she's really upfront and honest about her pricing. I find that a lot of photographers these days will sneak in a last minute $100 or something crazy like that, but Tennile tells you right at the beginning, so there's no sticker shock at the end, and let me tell you, she's worth every penny. I highly recommend Tennile, you'll be glad you picked her, I know I am!
Moments by TMoments by T
Felicia H.
I was completely blown away by Autumn's expertise and skill! She was right on time, clearly very knowledgeable about lighting, angles, setting, and posing. I especially appreciated her help with hitting flattering poses. I came with some pose ideas and not only did Autumn assist me with pulling off those poses but she also had creative, fun, and flattering pose ideas of her own. Anyone short of a professional model will benefit from her posing tips! You're in good hands with Autumn. I will 100% be returning to Autumn to all future photography needs!
Autumn Moultry PhotographyAutumn Moultry Photography
Ready to find a pro?

See more reviews, compare prices, and hire your favorite pros all with Thumbtack.

Why hire professionals on Thumbtack?
Free to use

You never pay to use Thumbtack: Get cost estimates, contact pros, and even book the job—all for no cost.

Compare prices side-by-side

You’ll know how much your project costs even before booking a pro.

Hire with confidence

With access to 1M+ customer reviews and the pros’ work history, you’ll have all the info you need to make a hire.