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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 San Antonio photo shoots
Jeremy G.
Least stressful family photo shoot ever!
Texan Charm PhotographyTexan Charm Photography
Whitney H.
Had a great photo shoot with her this morning
Rachel Grahmann CreativeRachel Grahmann Creative
Jessica R.
Jazmyne was very professional and helpful during our photo shoot. She was very patient and kind. I am completely satisfied with my maternity shoot.
Jazmyne Huerta PhotographyJazmyne Huerta Photography
Thumbtack Customer
Fantastic experience!!! Will be back for personal photo shoot with friends and will be referring all of my professional colleagues to Scott Photography. Hands down the best experience I have ever had with a photographer.
Scott PhotographyScott Photography
Daisy R.
I thought the photos were great! I liked her suggestions for poses during the shoot.
Jazmyne Huerta PhotographyJazmyne Huerta Photography
Leilani F.
The photo shoot was really good. Very helpful and didn’t make me do any awkward losses. I wanted a more natural and candid photo shoot, and she did a great job. We are waiting for the final product only. But overall l, she is really nice !!!!
Texan Charm PhotographyTexan Charm Photography
Taylre S.
Jazmyne was fabulous! I just received my images from our announcement photo shoot and they are amazing! She is very professional, quick at responding and addressing all questions. The shoot was detailed, went smoothly and on time. She was also very patient with our little pup that we brought along for photos. We will definitely be customer again for future photos. Highly recommend!
Jazmyne Huerta PhotographyJazmyne Huerta Photography
Thumbtack Customer
Doug Carter did a great job with my daughter's head shots. He took about 350 pictures and provided them on a disk at the end of the shoot and a document giving us the rights to the photos. He had an assistant there to see the photos as the shoot was going to suggest pose changes or to fix stray hairs or other imperfections. Then he edited about 10 of the photos that we picked as our favorites. It was very difficult to narrow it down to 10 because they were all so good! I will use him again as it warms up for an outside shoot.
Doug Carter ImagesDoug Carter Images
Thumbtack Customer
Andres was awesome!! I hired him for a surprise family photo shoot for my future in-laws/family and they absolutely loved it! He showed us a great location, worked with us (and the terrible on/off rainy weather), and the pictures we got immediately after the photo shoot were beautiful. I would definitely hire Andres again!
Andres PhotographyAndres Photography
Zachary B.
Kelsi was amazing! She had to coordinate an engagement photo shoot that was a surprise. Very responsive. Very quick turn around. Excellent quality.
Texan Charm PhotographyTexan Charm Photography
Abdiel F.
Bob was a amazing photographer and guy to work with, he stayed up to date with me all the way until the shoot date and even suggested some spots to shoot my proposal, our photos came out great! and his turn around time was very quick also. I look forward to working with bob in future events when in San Antonio!
Bob Dunlap PhotographyBob Dunlap Photography
Bryan R.
My experience with Bob Dunlap Photography was nothing short of incredibly AWESOME!!! Reluctant as I am of taking photos, Bob created a vibe that not only made me comfortable but it also made the photo shoot amazing! I would recommend and would definitely do business again!
Bob Dunlap PhotographyBob Dunlap Photography
Thumbtack Customer
Doug was such an easy going and personable guy to work with while taking my photos. He put me at ease, kept me informed of the process, shared all the info he could with me, AND the photos came out great! I completely recommend Doug for YOUR photo shoot!
Doug Carter ImagesDoug Carter Images
Anthony C.
Wow!!! Just wow!!!!! She did an amazing job with my session and I am definitely going to be using her for my wedding and other photo shoots as well.
MVA PhotographyMVA Photography
Thumbtack Customer
Andrew was very respectful and patient with us. It was extremely hot the day of the shoot and he was willing to reschedule the shoot for us. After sending us the pictures, he touched up all the pics I was interested in until I was satisfied. Overall, Andrew did a good job. We are happy with the photos.
1st Shot Media1st Shot Media
Wesley W.
Worked with Abel and had a great experience. We came late to the photo shoot and he still worked with us for the full amount of time plus some to ensure we had great shots. The photos came out great. Would definatly recommend.
Grey Bug PhotographyGrey Bug Photography
Austin J.
Kelsi was very very good! She was right on time and right where I needed her to be. Very helpful with the little photo shoot afterwards, and made sure to capture every moment. I would recommend her to anyone who needs engagement photos!!
Texan Charm PhotographyTexan Charm Photography
Tina F.
Super easy to work with, she totally captured my vision for my maternity shoot. Very professional and quickly had our photos ready. Would definitely book again 😊
Texan Charm PhotographyTexan Charm Photography
Thumbtack Customer
I hired Adrian to shoot my graduation photos. I'm happy to say that I got to send out some fantastic-looking announcements to my friends and family. My favorite thing about hiring Adrian was the shoot. I've had formal "location shoots" done before, but Adrian captured both myself and my campus with a creativity and focus I rarely see. He really has an eye for good backgrounds. Plus, he shared some tips with me about how to appear natural in photos. Even now, I still use this tricks when someone is snapping a casual picture of me.
Thumbtack Customer
Kelsi was very professional and personable. She accommodated our needs from start to finish. Our photo shoot was a lot of fun and the pictures turned out amazing. Overall great experience!
Texan Charm PhotographyTexan Charm Photography
Dominique A.
For our engagement photo shoot Maria and her daughter were AMAZING. They were so very kind and punctual. They had great suggestions and ideas of poses for our engagement photos. They made us look even better than we already look lol. Can’t wait to see the rest of the photos and have them at my wedding day.
Andie’s Photography LLCAndie’s Photography LLC
Tiffany H.
Nitro Media GroupNitro Media Group
Thumbtack Customer
We're so happy we found Rachel to shoot our engagement photos. Everything throughout the entire process was very smooth - she was very flexible and made us feel comfortable. We absolutely LOVE how our photos came out - Rachel is an absolute joy to work with.
Photos By RachelPhotos By Rachel
Thumbtack Customer
Doug did a shoot with our 3 year old and the shots were amazing. He was so personable and worked perfectly with our daughter. We will be using Doug for all of our photography needs!
Doug Carter ImagesDoug Carter Images
Joshua R.
Texan Charm Photography gave us the absolute best experience. Kelsi was by FAR the fastest response I got from any contacted photographer in the area. Her rate was very affordable and the photos were of amazing quality. She did a great job and gave us a wonderful experience. I would HIGHLY recommend her services for any engagement shoots!
Texan Charm PhotographyTexan Charm Photography
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