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Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

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.

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.

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 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.

Reviews for Arlington photo shoots
Vimal B.
Rush was a great pleasure to work with and the turn around time on our pictures was great! I would absolutely recommend him for your photo shoot needs.
Rush Urschel PhotographyRush Urschel Photography
Latesha R.
He is wonderful! He took some wonderful pictures of my baby first birthday party! Great photos. So excited to be working with him! I'm happy I have him doing all of my photos. Look forward to working with you in September and for my baby photo shoot.
Eli Mabli PhotographyEli Mabli Photography
Whittni C.
My engagement photo shoot was amazing. I had so many pictures to choose from. Andrew allowed us to be ourselves. When I told him what I was looking for he knew exactly where to take us for the perfect photos. Pictures came out amazing.
Andrew SlatonAndrew Slaton
Erica R.
Sherry did a gender reveal session for us and it turned out fabulous! She was very prompt when responding to emails and she was able to find a great location for the session. I really loved that she came prepared with props and posing ideas which really helped to give us a variety of photo options. During the shoot, she was very patient and communicated very well to us exactly what we needed to do. She was also able to provide us the finished photos quickly and the photo quality/editing is excellent. We have nothing negative to say about our experience with Sherry! Would highly recommend her services and we will more than likely use her for our newborn shoot.
Sherry Lynn PhotographySherry Lynn Photography
Chad H.
Wow! What can I say about the excellent job that Billie did for me? She showed up on time (meeting me at a place of my choosing across town), made me feel real comfortable about the photo shoot (as I despise getting my photo taken), and followed up in a timely and responsive manner. The photo quality and the work she must have put in after the fact was simply amazing! I really got a steal for the price I paid and the amount of work she put into it. If you're wanting photo's made, look no further than Sharp photography. I'm actually going to be taking more photo's at some point and I won't even consider another photographer. Billie Hara Sharp is the very best at what she does!
Sharp PhotographySharp Photography
Bohdan K.
Absolutely LOVE the work he did. 1) Advices me about clothes to prepare for photo shoot. 2) The photo shoot process was easy. He helped me with all the best poses which will be the best. 3) Gave me estimated time when work gonna be done. 4) Through the process he was professional and was giving me examples of his editing to make sure I do not just like it - that I absolutely LOVE it. 5) Did everything on time but then took his extra time to make sure everything is perfect! But I gotta be honest. I already told him that if I can choose from 1 to 5 stars I wouldn't give him 5. Because I would give him 6 stars! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Photos by GuillaumePhotos by Guillaume
Nayeli C.
For this being our very first photo shoot it was a great experience. The location was beautiful and the prints come out so nice. Great work and very professional. He made us feel very comfortable. He was very open to what we wanted and made it a fun. I will definitely be giving him a call back. Thank you!!!!
Mariza R.
Eli was amazing to work with! From the moment I began planning the project to the day of the shoot, he was informative, knowledgeable, very kind, professional, and all o could’ve asked for in a professional photographer. Our family was a huge challenge- 20 people, ranging in ages 4 mos old yo 80 years old...and he helped to muse each photo special, quality and was creative in how we were arranged to get our entire family into some great shots, as well as being patient with our 3 babies under 6 mos old! We are extremely happy with Eli and will definitely use him for future photography needs such as my daughters upcoming senior portraits. I would highly recommend Eli to anyone needing fantastic photography with excellent results!
Eli Mabli PhotographyEli Mabli Photography
Don M.
Eli took his time to explain the game plan right from the start which allowed setting the right expectations from both sides. He was patient at coaching as I told him that it is my first time doing a shoots and that I am nervous in front of a camera. The entire process was made fun and easy as he was a good conversationalist. The photos came out to be more than what I expected.   He was very responsive as well, and with that I mean, he responds as much as he can on time. Negotiating with him was also seamless.
Eli Mabli PhotographyEli Mabli Photography
Thumbtack Customer
My fiance and I hired Crystal to do an engagement shoot for us and even though it was freezing outside we had an incredible time!! Crystal was very friendly and professional. She helped us with posing as well. She made us feel so comfortable and important. You can really tell photography is her passion and it definitely shines through in her work. The pictures turned out absolutely perfect!! She was able to capture the exact look and feel that we were going for! I definitely recommend Crystal and we will be using her in the future!!
Burgess PhotographyBurgess Photography
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