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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 Lubbock professional photographers
Jessica F.
Deanna is a very patient professional! We couldn’t have dreamed of a better photographer
Captured Moments by DeannaCaptured Moments by Deanna
Lauren M.
Working with Kirk was awesome! My photos came out great and he was so nice and professional. I would definitely recommend him to anyone looking to take grad photos around the Texas Tech campus!
YuccaPhota PhotographyYuccaPhota Photography
Lexii M.
Tina is so sweet, creative, and professional. She gave me so many great ideas for woth poses for my graduation photos. I am so glad I hired her because i’d be lost without guidance on posing for pictures! not to mention, the photos came out great!! Would definitely recommend her and would hire again!
Tina Cooper PhotographyTina Cooper Photography
Tanya C.
Tina did an amazing job working with my son for his senior photo session. She was extremely responsive from the time of the initial session request to any questions we had along the way. Tina was there on time and took extra time to make sure the shots were great. We felt at ease and had a ton of fun. We enjoyed Tina's professionalism and ability to have fun and laugh with us (as we can be quite an interesting group). We were blown away by how quickly she was able to get the proofs to us to view as well as the quality of the photographs. She is an exceptional photographer that we will most definitely be using for future photo needs! Thanks again for such a great time and capturing great memories with our "kiddo".
Tina Cooper PhotographyTina Cooper Photography
Eunice A.
Janet is wonderful! She did an amazing job! She was so kind, helpful and creative. She was very patient with me and family. A true professional. You will not regret selecting her to do your next photo shoot. ❤️
With Love PhotographyWith Love Photography
Yao X.
Tina is awesome!! She helped us take so many great photos for our wedding ceremony. She is very professional and patient and we had a great time working with her. She is good at capturing the naturally beauty of people and scenes. She also has her ideas and creativities, aiming to keep these precious moments and memories for her clients. I highly recommend her to everyone who is looking for a photographer!!
Tina Cooper PhotographyTina Cooper Photography
Pastor T.
I reached out to Justin to take some photos of my son for his college graduation. Justin responded very quickly to my request and confirmed the day and time I needed. He showed up for the shoot on time. During the shoot he was professional, relatable and offered creative ideas for the shoot. He provided me that evening with beautifully edited images. Very blessed to have connected with him on Thumbtack I would absolutely hire him again for any and all photography needs!
J's VisionzJ's Visionz
Sharanya J.
It was a pleasure working with Danie!! She is very professional and takes her work seriously. But at the same time she is fun to work with and made me feel very comfortable during my shoot. I would definitely recommend her for anyone looking for quality lifestyle photography!
Danie Dalyn Photography & DesignDanie Dalyn Photography & Design
Eric P.
I was able to set-up a session with him the same day of submitting my project. He was always professional and because I am new to this area he could suggest places to possibly complete my project on such short notice. Upon completion of the session he advised it may take a while to complete the photos and he appeased me on a request to have them sooner. I love the pictures and would work with YuccaPhota again for future projects.
YuccaPhota PhotographyYuccaPhota Photography
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