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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.

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.

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.

When should you take newborn photos?

Few styles of portrait photography are as tricky as newborn photos — the unpredictable infant is always in charge! The best way to ensure a successful photo shoot is to work with a local newborn photographer within the first two weeks of the baby’s life. Some photographers even work with hospitals to offer newborn sessions within a day of the baby’s birth. But newborn photographers usually recommend scheduling a shoot during the baby’s first two weeks of life, while the baby is still sleepy and relatively cooperative, especially for posed or studio shots. During this time, babies are easier to swaddle in blankets and dress in hats or headbands, and, because they often nap or nurse, can be staged with various props or be cuddled by their parents. For casual photos, most newborn photographers recommend shooting within the first six weeks of a baby’s life. Lifestyle portrait photography is more flexible and doesn’t require the baby to cooperate with multiple poses or props.

Reviews for Richardson professional photographers
Kimberly B.
Very professional! My photos are superb. I will use Keva again!
CustoMYze Me Photography | DesignCustoMYze Me Photography | Design
Mercy J.
Minh is an exceptional photographer to work with.Reasonably priced ,creative shots ,extremely professional .
The Les PhotographyThe Les Photography
Tariq P.
Super nice guy very professional but the work quality was not all the best. Most of the photos was a bit blurry and none to little guidance from him before he took the photos. Disappointed to say the least. But a nice guy.
Jackson’s Art Studio - Fine Art & PhotographyJackson’s Art Studio - Fine Art & Photography
Natasha L.
The photos were gorgeous due to her knowledge of when to schedule for perfect natural lighting. Despite a busy schedule, she turned our images around to us within days. She is kind, professional, and we will use her for our photos going forward.
Magnolia Fire PhotographyMagnolia Fire Photography
Jenny Q.
Ethan Yizong Xie has been the best photographer I have worked with. I would like to give him 10 stars if I would. He is highly skilled, very professional. His work could be considered as a piece of art as he tries his very best to creat the photo that represents you, your story, your personality for the one and only YOU. Book him and you will never regret! P.S. Very good value makes it absolutely amazing.
Ethan Yizong Xie (Ellicia Photos)Ethan Yizong Xie (Ellicia Photos)
Kim H.
We hired Amir for family photos and everyone was really pleased with the results. Amir was friendly and professional and did a great job working with the different generations. The pictures are very good quality. We were delighted to get the digital files which makes it easy for each of the families to get exactly the pictures they want. Would definitely recommend.
Amir FardAmir Fard
Thumbtack Customer
It was a kid's st birthday party. We had two photographers, Joe and Chanel and both were very professional and adaptable. They took guest potraits and candid shots throughout the party and were willing to adapt to the needs of the party. They arrived on time and stayed till the time as per our contract. We will definitely rehire them for future projects.
MVMNT Photo & Video for Live EventsMVMNT Photo & Video for Live Events
Christine V.
Flemings Photography is the kind of professional you want on your big day. Ricky made us feel comfortable and our pictures look beautiful and natural. We loved it! He is punctual, super professional and was able to adapt to our schedule and place. We will definitely book him on future occasions and I can’t wait to share our pictures with family and friends. This was certainly the best choice I made on Thumbtack and the reviews I read were absolutely true. He is indeed 5 stars!
Flemings PhotographyFlemings Photography
Eduardo M.
FIVE STARS! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ I wish I could choose more positive attributes. Ethan is EXTREMELY TALENTED! He is professional, highly talented, and kind. He knows how to work with lighting, how to guide your poses for maximum benefit, and he will work with you to capture your goal. I highly recommend him - one of the smoothest, best experiences with a photographer I have ever had. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Ethan Yizong Xie (Ellicia Photos)Ethan Yizong Xie (Ellicia Photos)
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