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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 Dallas photo shoots
Keely B.
Fun shoot with an awesome photographer! Highly recommend.
Ethan Yizong Xie (Ellicia Photos)Ethan Yizong Xie (Ellicia Photos)
Corance O.
This was my first professional photo shoot. I looked great!
CustoMYze Me Photography | DesignCustoMYze Me Photography | Design
Marcus S.
I booked Nicolle for a surprise proposal photo shoot for my now-fiancé. She followed the plan I had set up to the tee and took incredible photos. Nicolle was super easy to work with and made the photo shoot a fun experience by suggesting poses and locations.
Nicolle HoNicolle Ho
Suray W.
Great shoot and prompt turn around for photos. Made it a special experience.
Judge PhotographyJudge Photography
Nikitha P.
Hired zenith media for a post wedding photo shoot. Very professional and accommodating photographer. Had an excellent understanding of frames and lighting. Made us feel Very comfortable during our shoot. Would definitely recommend him to any friends or family.
Zenith MediaZenith Media
Krissy R.
We’ll be booking for every family photo shoot! Absolutely love love love these pictures!!
Ethan Yizong Xie (Ellicia Photos)Ethan Yizong Xie (Ellicia Photos)
Hetal N.
We were very happy with our pregnancy announcement photo shoot and the quality do the photos. Very friendly and easy to work with!! The photographers was great when dogs and it totally helped us for the dogs to cooperate for some of the photos!
Jackson’s Art Studio - Fine Art & PhotographyJackson’s Art Studio - Fine Art & Photography
Blake L.
Ethan is extremely helpful to set up the shooting. The photos are high quality and totally worth. Highly recommend!
Ethan Yizong Xie (Ellicia Photos)Ethan Yizong Xie (Ellicia Photos)
Thumbtack Customer
Very Professional and alot of laughs the whole photo shoot. I am so happy with my photos and the level of excellent I experienced with Shadow House. I would definitely recommend. Great Photographer 😊
VellBerry LLC (fka Shadow House Pictures)VellBerry LLC (fka Shadow House Pictures)
Rachael G.
Lyly did an incredible job with our family photo shoot! Her work was beautiful and she was able to capture our entire family of 17 people including young children and an infant. She was professional, responsive, easy to work with, and we were very happy with how our photos turned out. I highly recommend Lyly for any photo shoot!
Lyly PhotographyLyly Photography
Andy V.
Guillaume was utterly amazing during the photo shoot. He is warm and welcoming from the moment we met him. We had a photo shoot for our podcast Dating and The Big D. Guillaume asked about our project to get us comfortable and we had so much fun
Photos by GuillaumePhotos by Guillaume
Alandra H.
They were both so nice! Yosa made me feel so comfortable and beautiful during my shoot. And the quality of the pictures that she chose are *mwah* chef’s kiss 🤌🏾 will definitely use for future photo shoots.
Jacob & Yosa PhotographyJacob & Yosa Photography
Thumbtack Customer
Joe was easy to work with, punctual, and professional. We took engagement photos outdoors at 2 different locations. Joe was accommodating with the venues and times for the shoot. We are happy with the quality of the photos.
Joe Hernandez PhotographyJoe Hernandez Photography
Taran R.
Amir was such a joy to work with! We’ve never done a photo shoot before and he made us feel super comfortable. Highly recommend booking him for all your photo needs!
Amir FardAmir Fard
Megan S.
Raul and his Fiance did a fantastic job shooting our elopement photos. They were accommodating to our location request and punctual.
R. Romero Photography and FilmsR. Romero Photography and Films
Thumbtack Customer
Everything went well, I have no cpmplaints, Joseph were very paitent and very helpful throughout the entire photo shoot
Joesph Cruz Photography and DesignJoesph Cruz Photography and Design
Sam O.
It was awesome working with Nicolle. She immediately responded to my inquiry, and we quickly arranged a photo shoot. She produced outstanding photos and turned around touch ups in 3 days. Highly recommend.
Nicolle HoNicolle Ho
Daaiyah L.
Amazing photo shoot! Very pleased with the results. Have excellent tips on how to pose and the pictures came out perfect. Will definitely use again.
TNA Media StudiosTNA Media Studios
Rachel P.
Had a great experience with the McAuliffe Photography crew at a bridal photo shoot they did for us! They were very pleasant to work with did an awesome job capturing the bride and working around a bit of inclement weather. Highly recommended!
McAuliffe PhotographyMcAuliffe Photography
Corbin M.
Cai came to the shoot with plenty of pose ideas and guides, and his approachable attitude made our shoot very enjoyable. He entertained our questions about his job, made good conversation, and humored our goofiness. We got our photos in a little over an hour after we finished. (I requested the photos over Google Drive.) Update: Just to clarify, he will edit the photos you request; the examples attached to this review were not edited at my request.
Cai's PicturesCai's Pictures
Tekila J.
Omg the photos he did for my son and daughter prom was sooooo beautiful..he knew what he was doing and took some lovely photos ..I'm so happy with my results and I'm already planning to book him for my son graduation photo shoot
Ethan Yizong Xie (Ellicia Photos)Ethan Yizong Xie (Ellicia Photos)
Alex B.
Working with EJ was great, very communicative in setting things up and helpful & efficient with directing the photo shoot. I would definitely recommend and work with again!
EJ GalvezEJ Galvez
Kyle F.
Amir was great! Got back to be very quickly so we could work something out. When taking the photos he gave us lots of good poses/ideas for the photos. After we completed the shoot, he got the photos back to me quickly! And most importantly we loved the photos! Would highly recommend!
Amir FardAmir Fard
Caroline R.
Amir is a joy to work with! He kept our whole family laughing through the entire photo shoot, which obviously made for some great photos! His turn-around is quick & his pricing is amazing. I love our photos & highly recommend hiring Amir for any photo-op you have!! Thanks Amir!!!
Amir FardAmir Fard
Marlowe W.
Jennifer is phenomenal. I booked her services for a bachelorette party in Dallas where everyone (including the bride) was traveling from out of town. Then a few days before the event, life happened. I was unable to go to Dallas but I still wanted the photo shoot to happen. Jennifer made the process so easy. I was 100% confident in her. She arrived early and put on the best shoot ever. The bride was so thrilled she video called me in the middle of it. And let's not forget the final results. Stunning photos that captured a weekend to remember. Jennifer's services are a value and I can't wait to fly to Dallas so I can do a photo shoot for myself.
Jennifer Dawn PhotographyJennifer Dawn Photography
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