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New Braunfels Outdoor Family Photographers

Browse these outdoor family photographers with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in New Braunfels.

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John Huang Photography
5.0
from 77 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 143 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Danette L.
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John did an excellent job taking outdoor photos of our family. He had lots of great suggestions for locations and poses and he was very kind and patient with our three young kids. We were very happy with the results. We definitely recommend him and would book him again in the future.

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Wild Rose Photo Studio
4.8
from 79 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 129 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Lo M.
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Andrea Reesing is an AMAZING photographer with the ability to make anyone and anything look amazing. When shooting with her, I felt completely comfortable and she brought out the best in me!! I got my photos within 24 hours, which I can't say that most photographers do. She has a love for photography that most creative people don't. I will definitely be booking her again!!!!

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  • 19 years in business
  • 117 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Natalia H.
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Anna made a wonderful professional photo shoot of our family of three people. We photographed our one year old baby and Anna caught such unique moments! We' ve got our photos on DVD on the same day. We highly appreciated her work. Natalia & Brian.

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Time and Place Photography
5.0
from 53 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 80 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Neha P.
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Mindi is an incredibly talented photographer. I recently had the pleasure of working with Mindi for a family photo shoot f. It was so much fun working with her and the pictures turned out amazing! It was my first time planning a family photo shoot with a toddler. She helped me think through and plan all the details to ensure it went as smoothly as possible. She captured exactly what I wanted – photos that are professional but still have some style, character, and playfulness. I would highly recommend her to anyone looking for a magical photographer!!

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Mary Arcuni Photography
5.0
from 41 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 56 hires on Thumbtack
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Cathy S.
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Mary was great to work with. 1) She always responded to emails and phone calls quickly. 2) She was flexible with our schedule for the bridal portraits (my daughter lives out of town) and got them back quickly so we could have a print to display at the wedding. She had no problem with the wedding being at our church and the reception at another location. 3) I LOVE her pictures. One thing that impressed me on her web-page was the indoor shots - many photographers have lots of outdoor shots but few indoor ones. The wedding and reception were both inside (it was July!) and she did a great job. She was very discreet and managed to capture the beauty, sacredness, and joy of the day. Somehow she managed to convince my daughter and her husband to step outside for some quick (and wonderful) shots and then continued the magic indoors. 4) Compared to many other photographers, she has very reasonable rates. 5) She truly loves her job and her joy bubbles out to everyone around - it was more like she was an old friend rather than "just" a photographer. I will definitely contact Mary for other occasions!

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Photo by Mesh
5.0
from 35 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 34 hires on Thumbtack
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Krushna B.
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Mesh is an exceptional photographer. I did a family portraits photo shoot and it was a great quality. He's very passionate about his work.

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Errich Petersen Photography
5.0
from 33 reviews
  • 34 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Rachel B.
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Errich was an awesome photographer to work with - outdoors and in the studio. My agency was able to choose from a variety of photos for my portfolio. I recommend booking Errich for headshots and lifestyle shoots.

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Debbie Laughlin Photography
4.7
from 25 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 52 hires on Thumbtack
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Erin J.
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Debbie was fantastic! We booked her for our wedding and we're super pleased with the photos we've received. Her attention to small details really sets her aside from other photographers. We don't need 500 pictures of just the two of us; We want to be able to remember the whole day, and she made that possible. She makes ordering/sharing your photos very easy.

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  • 17 years in business
  • 41 hires on Thumbtack
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Sam & Derema B.
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Alex did our Beach Wedding, and the experience was truly Amazing! His attention to detail and being able to capture every aspect was again Amazing! We have worked with a few photographers before but none of them matched Alex and his "Eye" for capturing the perfect moment with every shot! Definitely using him for our Vow Renewal at our 10 Year Anniversary.

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Steve Byrd Studio
5.0
from 19 reviews
  • 25 hires on Thumbtack
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Joan L.
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I had Steve do portrait and family photography. The pictures came out fantastic. He was very patient with us. He had great ideas and used his creativity to produce great photos. The fact that he does not post examples of client photos made me a little nervous at first because I couldn’t see examples, however, he let me do a test shoot that eased my concerns. Actually, it is comforting to know that my personal pictures won’t be posted on his site without my approval. I was very pleased with his work and would recommend him to others and I will definitely use him in the future.

Ryan Rose Photographer
4.8
from 20 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
Stacy S.
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Ryan did an amazing job photographing our event! 150 people, a very large awards program, dancing, great food and decor... She captured it all so beautifully! My best friend and my husband are both photographers and are my usual go-to's for the many charitable and social functions I put on but they were off duty that night. I was nervous that we wouldn't get the same quality and caring from a hired gun (so to speak). But myself and our group members were all so pleasantly surprised that Ryan got some amazing shots and in the challenging environment of a relatively low light hotel ballroom. Excellent job and highly recommended!

Tim Laielli Photography
4.9
from 15 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
Kylie H.
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Loved working with TL Photography! not only was he the perfect combination of laid back and professional, making our shoot comfortable and fun, but the pictures turned out beautiful! We will definitely be calling him for our next family photos.

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Jodi Daniel Photography
5.0
from 14 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
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Rachel B.
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I adored working with Jodi! I hired her for my sister's wedding. She also did my sister's and my engagement photo shoots, as well as my sister's bridal portraits. She has an eye for detail and composition; her photos are stunning and the finished product looks like it belongs in a bridal magazine. She is a great value -- priced well below other photographers whose work does not measure up to hers. I will absolutely hire her for my wedding when we pick a date. In addition to her photography skills, she is professional, sweet, cheerful, and personable. Thank you, Jodi!

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Moodyography
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Courtney H.
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John is the best! He came out to my in-law’s ranch and somehow managed to get amazing shots of our crazy family - including camera shy adults, two dogs, a busy toddler and fussy one month old. He is super sweet and down to earth and delivered our photos as promised. We will definitely be using him again in the future!

Photography by Diana
4.5
from 12 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 27 hires on Thumbtack
Charese R.
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Diana took wedding photos. She met me before the wedding at the venue to make sure of the place and the lighting. She was very professional and sweet. She took very good photos of the wedding and the family. She also provided the photos online and gave a password that we could give everyone. And she provided 50 prints. We are so pleased with her help and would give her a full recommendation. The only suggestion I would give is to make clear about taking photos at the reception of all the tables and have people smiling and aware. These were off the cuff and so we didn't get the best of our friends. Overall a fabulous experience and huge recommendation!

Lavender Lane Photography
4.7
from 11 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
Nichole S.
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Amazing, wonderful, perfect are just a few of the words to describe Tanya! She is by far the kindest, most decaded person I have ever met. When I found her on Thumbtack 2 weeks before my wedding, she made me feel confident that this was all going to work and it was going to be beautiful! After a bad experience with my previously hired photographer I was nervous. She was not only the best photographer a bride could ask for, she instantly became my friend. She went above and beyond on so so many occasions!! I highly recommend her for anyone who wants a great photographer, who has great prices and so much more to offer than many other photographers!!!

Andie’s Photography
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Gabriela G.
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Andie is very professional and friendly. Has great ideas for where to take outdoor photos.

Deanna Mazzei Photography
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Vanessa E.
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For very reasonable prices, she takes amazing pictures and works with you. She’s open for all ideas and places to shoot at. Excellent photographer! 😊

John Robert Mack
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 8 years in business
Andrew S.
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When I needed headshots to promote my musical services, John gave me an excellent price then proceeded to go the extra mile to ensure excellent photos, understanding my unique needs rather than going for easy, run of the mill poses. Finally, he touched up the photos as part of the package, something many other photographers would have charged extra for.

  • 2 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Chris T.
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Ms. Barnes has a keen eye for photography. She seems to always capture those priceless moments. In addition to her excellent photography skills, Ms. Barnes is a pleasure to work with. She carries herself as a professional, but also has a warm and friendly demeanor. Without question, I highly recommend Ms Barnes to anyone needing a photographer for an event. You will not be disappointed.

Small Red Thread
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Kelsey J.
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Tamara was the least intimidating photographer I’ve ever used. She made us feel instantly at ease, made jokes and was just fun to be around. We had a last minute civil ceremony and honestly didn’t expect much from the pictures because of that. But we were blown away, we couldn’t even believe the pictures we got were from that day! I can’t say enough good things; her style is unique and natural, her pictures end up absolutely beautiful, she’s fun to be around... she was the best decision we made (besides getting married, of course) If you have any doubts, don’t, just hire her!

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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