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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.

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.

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.

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 Houston professional photographers
Sonya T.
Very professional, nice, efficient, quality photographer and photos!!! :) Will use again:)))
Monika P.
This photographer was prompt, professional and has an artistic eye- I loved working with her for my son's first year birthday photos!
AJ McKee Photo-Video-Digital SolutionsAJ McKee Photo-Video-Digital Solutions
Patrick S.
Amalya is a talented and professional photographer. I got some really great headshots which she retouched to perfection! I would definitely recommend her services for business and professional photos!
Amalya Shandelman PhotographyAmalya Shandelman Photography
Erin W.
Alain takes lovely photos. She is efficient and professional.
Alain Noel PhotographyAlain Noel Photography
Dominique J.
Great job! She's a very professional and insightful photographer.
Wild Ivy Creative by Caitlin Feltman PhotographyWild Ivy Creative by Caitlin Feltman Photography
Thumbtack Customer
Rich is an excellent photographer, with the utmost professionalism. We loved having him photographic our conference and tournaments and would hire him again.
Rich ProductionsRich Productions
Thumbtack Customer
Nona takes Beautiful outdoor photos. She photographed my son and our family for his first birthday. I appreciate how she captured him so well! Professional, great quality photos.
Dana L.
Smile's photography did a great job, I'm very pleased with the photos. Smile's was very responsive and professional. Although they are slightly less experienced, I encourage anyone looking for a good photographer at a good price to consider Smile's Photography. I hope to use their services again in the future.
Smile’s PhotographySmile’s Photography
Shirlane W.
He was a very good photographer and very professional, courteous and prompt.
Segun Ajose PhotographySegun Ajose Photography
John T.
He was great. Suggested great locations for photos. Had his own ideas for good photos and accommodated requests from us. Great value and great professional.
Grey Photography LLCGrey Photography LLC
Thumbtack Customer
So nice and professional. Thank you again for your photography AWESOMENESS!!!
Jimmy Sadler PhotographyJimmy Sadler Photography
Swathy P.
Great job on taking my professional photos. They turned out great.
Laura Q.
Albert was very professional and responsive. I am very satisfied with the photos.
Albert Chen PhotographyAlbert Chen Photography
Leroy T.
Tommy was very professional. He was also very easy to work with. Patient and helped put my husband who is confined to a wheelchair at ease for a professional business photograph. I would highly recommend him. The photos were excellent
Tommy FlanaganTommy Flanagan
Christine L.
Caitlin was all-around outstanding as our engagement photographer. We were completely pleased with the photos, and Caitlin herself was professional, gave helpful direction, and was generally a delight to work with.
Wild Ivy Creative by Caitlin Feltman PhotographyWild Ivy Creative by Caitlin Feltman Photography
Thumbtack Customer
Marsha was fast, convenient and very professional. I was very happy with my photos.
Marsha Lynn Hudson PhotographyMarsha Lynn Hudson Photography
Thumbtack Customer
Very professional, friendly, and took many beautiful photographs! Would definitely recommend!
John Huang PhotographyJohn Huang Photography
Ja' P.
I was looking for a professional photographer due to my wedding ceremony being postponed and my original photographer being unavailable for a last minute micro wedding. Tae with White bear global was amazing! He communicated prior and showed up early, too! I was so impressed with his tenacity to jump right in to taking photos before the ceremony. He was very pleasant and accommodating to all the photos we wanted. This is my first time booking a professional photographer from thumbtack and definitely book with White Bear Global again!
WBG VisualsWBG Visuals
Carlos A.
Great photographer I would definitely hire again and again. Professional and quality work.
Stones MediaStones Media
Thumbtack Customer
Mary Beth was warm & friendly from our first moments with her. It was a comfortable and fun photo shoot. She is professional and did an outstanding job. She will be our "go to" photographer from now on.
Brenda B.
We haven't received the photo's yet, but we were very happy with our event this weekend. He was on time, very responsive and professional and respectful. If you're on the fence, don't be. Hire RS Photography.
Jessica S.
Lee was absolutely accommodating and did an amazing job photographing my wedding! The photos he took and delivered were absolutely beautiful and professional. He was so patient with our group and the pictures we wanted to take. We are so glad we chose him as our photographer. Highly recommend!!!
Beckmann MediaBeckmann Media
Lisa W.
I have had the pleasure of working with Chris a number of times and have enjoyed every one. He is very enjoyable to work with and always handles himself with professionalism. The photo shoots are always well thought out and he can articulate his vision so that you understand what the finished photo will look like. Chris is always really prompt with delivering the photos and in most cases we got our photos the next day! I would highly recommend Chris to photograph any type of photography you need!!!"
Houston Portrait ProsHouston Portrait Pros
Vicky W.
I loved everything about working with Raymond at RS Photography. He is very professional, punctual, super nice and a great photographer. The quality of his work is amazing. I am super picky and I have ZERO complaints about him. I would recommend him for any of your photography needs!
Kate M.
We hired Morteza to photograph a baby shower for a friend. He and his assistant were on time, they were professional and very friendly with us and our guests and the photos are a wonderful capture of our celebration. Thank you Morteza!
Morteza PhotogrphyMorteza Photogrphy
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