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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 Dallas creative photographers
Anne N.
Ashley is such a creative soul. She turned my idea into the most beautiful picture I had ever seen. I will never use another photographer again! Her dedication and love for photography is so evident in her creative abilities. I can't recommend her enough!
Girl with Camera 📷Girl with Camera 📷
Maddy F.
Ashton has been amazing to work with! We started with an engagement shoot in October, we were super nervous but Ashton made us so comfortable and eased our nerves with her creative direction. This past weekend, Ashton photographed our wedding and the photos are STUNNING! I can’t say enough good things about Ashton Kay Photography and 10/10 recommend her!
Ashton Kay PhotographyAshton Kay Photography
Thumbtack Customer
Simply Amazing! The best photographer I have worked with, very creative and has a great eye for the vision you want to achieve. Easy to talk to, work with and always returned my calls and emails quickly. I hope to work with him again in the future!
Omar Ramos PhotographyOmar Ramos Photography
Jason N.
Lyly was really fantastic to work with. She arrived at our photoshoot early and was ready to go at the agreed time. She really knew how to get us into the correct poses and had a lot of creative ideas for composing the photos. Will definitely reach out to her again and will recommend her to my colleagues.
Lyly PhotographyLyly Photography
Aleksandra A.
I had a really great experience working with photographer Chavella Stephens who photographed my work related event last week and plan on working with her on future projects together soon!!! She was very polite and patient, professional, easy to work with, but the best part is that Chavella has an awesome personality, is super fun to work with and is very outgoing as well which made this a very positive experience for me. I am looking forward to our next creative collaboration soon. A+++++
Shadow House PicturesShadow House Pictures
Baron K.
I cannot say enough good things about this experience. Ethan was incredibly professional, helpful, pleasant, observant, creative, and FAST. He helped wrangle my toddler like a pro, he handled every situation with poise, he made sure my wife looked flattering, he was assertive without being rude. I was absolutely blown away time and again and will absolutely work with him whenever I need more photos taken.
Ethan Yizong Xie (Ellicia Photos)Ethan Yizong Xie (Ellicia Photos)
Sumeya Y.
Ethan is very kind, polite, professional, and hard worker. He was very patient and passionate about his work. He did a great job and I admire his creativity in regards to creating an art and work hard to give a meaning to his photography capturing. I appreciate that not only he captured the pictures, but also he made sure that he gave meaning to it. Great work quality! Thank you, Ethan. Hopefully many more moments to utilizes your service. Keep up the god work!
Ethan Yizong Xie (Ellicia Photos)Ethan Yizong Xie (Ellicia Photos)
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