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Houston Family Portrait Photographers

Browse these family portrait photographers with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Houston.

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Matthew Rood Photography
4.9
from 69 reviews
  • 125 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Evan H.
Verified review

Matthew is a fantastic photographer that really took the time to shoot some professional headshots with some candid portraits for our family owned property management company. He was given the gist of what we needed captured and his creative energy filled in the rest. Matthew is extremely genuine as I learned that he also donates his time to a senior organization photographing the aged population in creative ways to provide them with extremely cherished momentos. Matthew is a fantastic photographer and provided above and beyond our expectations.

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Caitlin Feltman Photography
4.9
from 52 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 90 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Evette C.
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Caitlin was professional, courteous, patient, and agreeable for family portraits of 18. We will be using her again!

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Albert Chen Photography
5.0
from 45 reviews
  • 55 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Jennifer L.
Verified review

Portrait Photography I would say albert is one of the most outstanding photographers in town. He is punctual, shows professionalism, and provide great quality of photos. We love the style he shot our portrait. A great great photographer with characteristics and stuff. Highly recommended.

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Tracy Eason Photography
5.0
from 40 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 58 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Adriane Y.
Verified review

Tracy has been our families photographer since my daughter was 3 months old and she's done a beautiful job of documenting her growth over the past three years. Thank you, Tracy!

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Riaz K Photography (LLC)
4.7
from 33 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 44 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Robert B.
Verified review

I've only worked with a professional photography once before, but I needed some portraits for a business profile. Riaz made the experience amazing. His communication is top-notch and in person he has a relaxed eagerness that becomes infectious. And of course, I am quite happy with the results. In fact, I've actually been thinking of more reasons to hire him!

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Paperbag Productions
4.9
from 31 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 39 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
David S.
Verified review

Dom is the best in the business! Choosing him as our photographers for our AirBnB photos was the best decision we made. Dom made the whole process enjoyable and it was a joy to work with him. In addition to his professionalism, his work exceeded our expectations. He has a true natural talent for photography and was able to capture every special part of our condo that meant the world to us. His communication was consistent, effective, and efficient, plus his precision to detail is amazing. If you want the most authentic, unique, and awesome photos in town, Dom is your guy. My wife and I can’t wait to use him again for our other properties!

Photography
5.0
from 23 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 77 hires on Thumbtack
Natasha A.
Verified review

We had Lori photograph our family, including young children. She was very professional and patient and made us all feel very comfortable. Even though I have not seen the final product yet, I really enjoyed working with her and can't wait to see the photos! She went the extra mile to get the right photo and was great at directing us.

LifeBeStill Photography
4.8
from 23 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
Brittany B.
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We just had out event today and we already have the pictures. The photographer was timely, professional, and great to work with!

Brandi Waldrep Photography
4.8
from 19 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 47 hires on Thumbtack
Brittany G.
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I love taking Boudior photos and to find a photographer that makes me feel comfortable is exactly what I found with Brandi. I had a great time and she is such a sweet nice lady. I didnt feel uncomfortable, or embarrased; it was very laid back. The session lasted about a hour, and throughout it I had several outfit changes. She is a complete professional and I plan to use her in the future with not only myself but when I want pictures of my kids as well.

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Otto Nero
4.9
from 18 reviews
  • 38 years in business
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Bruce M.
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Otto provides excellent event, portrait, and industrial photography and video. He brings technical and creative skills along with state-of-the-art equipment to ensure great results. He also has superb organizational skills to make sure the job is done efficiently while meeting client needs.

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Purpose Photography
4.9
from 17 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
John M.
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Photographs did an excellent job of portraying subject. I was pleased with the variety, and quality of the photos. I would recommend Purpose to anyone.

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RSVP Studios
4.9
from 16 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Alice D.
Verified review

Scott responded to my request within minutes. My daughter's senior pictures session was quite fun for her. Additionally, I asked Scott to please recreate some family history poses with her, and he did with no problem. I'm not too tech savvy and had a bit of difficulty figuring things out regarding ordering the photos, but Scott was very kind and explained the way it worked. And now, of course - I can see that it's very easy to do. Additionally, I had a hip surgery immediately after the session and it was several weeks before I could get back on the site to order the pictures. Scott understood our situation and didn't hassle us at all about taking so long. The portraits are great, my daughter and I love them, and the school says the high resolution download photo for the yearbook is exactly what is needed. This was a totally enjoyable experience for both of us. Thanks, so much, Scott! We live far, but it was worth it for us. We'll definitely recommend you!

Daniel J Martinez
5.0
from 15 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
Kirby C.
Verified review

Daniel did the photograpy for our wedding and reception on June 27th. He showed up 30 minutes early and took a few final requested shots after our allotted time was up. Daniel did a great job with a complexed situation. We were married on our boat and Daniel was all over it to get some great shots. He took photos from the bow, the stern, the second story fly bridge and the third story tuna tower. He had some creative compositions that proved to be "spot on" in the final photos. We looked into several photographers for our wedding and are very pleased that we went with Daniel at Positive Studios. He was not the least expensive nor the most expensive photographer, but we liked the detail in his sample photos. Daniel had our final photos ready for us in two weeks. I would highly recommend Positive Studios to anyone looking for a wedding photographer.

Jay O Vision Photography
5.0
from 12 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Kelly S.
Verified review

Amazing photographer. So happy with our family photos!

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Jimmy Loyd
5.0
from 12 reviews
  • 21 years in business
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Terri E.
Verified review

Jimmy was very proactive in responding to my request. He confirmed the day before and was at the beach house earlier than appointment- ready for family photo shoot. He was great with our 6 dogs and 6 family members. Pictures turned out perfect.

Grady Richardson Photography
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
Tiffany B.
Verified review

I requested an outside maternity photo shoot at 34 wks pregnant. At 34wks pregnant and also due to some unforeseen complications, it has been a little difficult for me to ambulate without assistance. With this in mind, Grady chose a location that was easy to access and beautiful. Unlike any other photographer I have worked with, he also suggested scheduling an early morning session that would allow great photos and a cooler outside temperature. Grady was very professional, considerate of my condition, understood my needs and provided personalized service. He was able to capture what I envisioned and more. His attention to detail and willingness to hear my requests makes him a cut above the rest. The turnaround time for reviewing the proofs also exceeded my expectations - they were uploaded within hours. I will use his service again and I am very pleased with my entire experience.

  • 8 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
Cheyenne J.
Verified review

Christopher is a professional photographer. He's very communicative and hard working. He focus on the job and what needs to be brought out for clients. Loved the experience with him and will soon again do another project.

Lanaki Photo
4.9
from 11 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Romano K.
Verified review

Awesome photography and very patient with me and my family to get the right family picture we wanted.

14KaratVisions
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
Jennifer T.
Verified review

Great photographer makes u feel very comfortable and makes it all about you he’s awesome

Tess Catherine Photography
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Ashley C.
Verified review

I would never recommend any one else!!!! She is absolutely amazing, she has a way of taking charge and making everyone feel calm. Something I really appreciated on the day of my wedding. For anyone who has gotten married, you know the whole day can be like herding cats and she can just take charg and make things happen. Creative and beautiful photographs. Highly HIGHLY recommend!!!!

Peter's Photography
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Clarie L.
Verified review

Peter once shot some portrait photo for me. He is very nice to people and has a positive and professional attitude towards photography. He is able to capture the best moments and expression of people. I really like the portrait photos he took. I will recommend it to everyone.

Q & A

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

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 do photographers charge for family portraits?

Family portraits are a great way to mark the passage of time, create lifelong keepsakes and have gorgeous-looking photos for your annual holiday card. The national average cost for hiring family photographers ranges from $150 to $200. Pricing can range higher depending on where you live, length of the photo shoot, the number of edited photos you request, and the background and reputation of your family photographer. Before hiring, make sure you understand their fees up front. Ask how many finished images are included in the quoted price and whether you will receive all the photos taken (not just edited photos). Ask whether you’ll be able to download digital photos or if you’ll have to print them or purchase digital copies through the photographer. Here are some average examples of family photographer pricing:

  • $175 for a one-hour studio session in Kansas.
  • $200 for a one-hour studio or outdoor session in Georgia. Includes two outfit changes, access to an online gallery, and about 200 high-resolution, edited digital photo files on a DVD, with permission to print.
  • $400 for a one-hour outdoor session in Southern California. Includes 25-30 fully edited photos accessible online or via CD/DVD.
  • $425 or more for a one-hour outdoor or in-home session in Illinois. Includes more than 50 professionally edited images, online access and print release.
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