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Colonial Heights Family Portrait Photographers

Browse these family portrait photographers with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Colonial Heights.

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Tyler Mahal Photography
5.0
from 109 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 150 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Tracy B.
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I recently hired Tyler for my father's 80th birthday party. He showed up on time, he was extremely focused and professional. He managed to successfully photograph a diverse group of partygoers - from babies to seniors - both indoors and outdoors. Additionally, he was respectful of the fact that this was an important event for my family and was willing to stay a little later than contracted to make sure I was satisfied. The pictures were quickly made available to me on his website, and I am extremely pleased with them! He managed to capture the moment regardless of whether it was a candid shot, or a more posed family portrait shot. I would recommend Tyler without reservation.

David Keith Photography
5.0
from 42 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 68 hires on Thumbtack
Mitch N.
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David Keith photography was an excellent experience for our family portrait. He was able to arrange our family into multiple settings quickly and get some great shots. I would recommend David to anyone!

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Wingo Visual Arts
4.9
from 39 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 64 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Alicia F.
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Jeff did my daughter's senior portraits, and they turned out beautiful. He chose several different locations keeping in mind what she wanted, and he edited the best shots. I would highly recommend him.

Crystal iPhotos LLC
5.0
from 25 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 27 hires on Thumbtack
Robert W.
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John is my photographer of choice for family photos as well as photos and video for my professional blues band. He is always prompt, easy to work with, and delivers fantastic photos and video. My wife and children really enjoy working with him. I give John my highest recommendation.

  • 4 years in business
  • 20 hires on Thumbtack
Britt C.
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We have used Brittany for our daughter's senior portraits and also for a family 50th anniversary party. We will be using her again for sure. Highly recommend! She is great working one on one or with big groups.

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  • 1 year in business
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
ES G.
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We have had the pleasure of Kenny DJing for us on several occasions & of him taking photos at a big family function. He always worked with us to give our family the DJ & photographic experiences we desired.

Shooting Richard
5.0
from 12 reviews
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Brittany G.
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Richard Bailey is an excellent Director and Photographer. He is always the first one up, ready to get work done and the last one fine tuning the script/edits/graphics to make sure you are seeing the best film possible.

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Alyse Michelle Images
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Jessica H.
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Gosh, where do I begin? Simply put, Alyse captures the magic of life and love. The first time the fella and I met her in person was on our wedding day and she immediately felt like an old friend, putting us both at ease. And she killed it behind the lens! We have so many incredible pictures to remember that special day forever ever. Alyse was THE photographer we wanted for our wedding, but wasn't sure we'd be able to find.

ChrsRox Photography
4.7
from 11 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
Sujin H.
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Wow Christina was awesome! She was very friendly and made us feel very comfortable. I can't wait to work with her on my family portraits! I love my portraits and working with a person who loves her job. Thanks again!

  • 7 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Sarah S.
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I have had several sessions with Joseph at CBO Images. I was very pleased with all the work. Not only was he able to capture the memories, but we had a great time! He did my daughter's two year old pictures, and family portraits and even was able to include my American Bulldog! We love all the creative poses he came up with for us! All around great experience.

Brian Matchick Photography
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Lisa F.
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Brian did some outdoor family portraits for us, and they are wonderful! Before the shoot, he took the time to speak with me about location, clothing, and the types of poses I was looking for. During the shoot, he was very professional and organized; plus, he was great with my three kids! He also gave us lots of tips and suggestions throughout the shoot. The photos turned out beautifully! I would definitely recommend Brian and plan to use him again in the future.

Scott Adams Photography
4.8
from 9 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Bethanie C.
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Scott worked with my husband, baby, and me for a family photo shoot. We appreciated his patience with me having lots of ideas for landscape backdrop and positioning. We took our time and got lots of good shots.

Louise Ricks Photography
5.0
from 8 reviews
    Jamie F.
    Verified review

    Family photos were fun and easy! Done in about an hour and the photos are beautiful!

    Joy Sumpter Photography
    5.0
    from 7 reviews
      Debbie K.
      Verified review

      We booked a "head shots only" session a few weeks in advance, as we are Realtors and needed updated photos for our marketing. Joy did a fantastic job! She started on time! She was able to get a lot of shots in a very short amount of time, as she has a great eye and knows what she wants to capture. And we were VERY pleased with what she captured. She even got our pics back to us the very same day! That was awesome!! THANK YOU, JOY!!! If you are looking for a creative and quality conscious photographer, don't hesitate to schedule Joy Sumpter Photography. We can recommend her for head shot, family photos, senior portraits, weddings, class pictures (as I've seen samples of all of this work)...and so much more. We look forward to having her do a family photo session later in the year!! If you are a Realtor needing to update that 10 year old head shot of yours, Joy is very reasonably priced and you will not be disappointed. Call her TODAY! ~Jack & Debbie Knapp, Realtors with eXp Realty, LLC

      S. Williams Photography
      5.0
      from 7 reviews
      • 8 years in business
      • 15 hires on Thumbtack
      Maria M.
      Verified review

      Sarah was amazing! Someone that can put up with a big and loud family to take pictures at an event where family is reunited after more than one year together, can handle everything! Thanks for everything, Sarah! 200% recommended.

      Elizabeth Crea Photography
      5.0
      from 6 reviews
      • 16 hires on Thumbtack
      Elaine K.
      Verified review

      I was looking for a photographer for my Mom's Wedding. It was a smaller gathering, some of it pretty casual. Elizabeth was absolutely wonderful. She was professional in all of our communication and dealings. She was so incredibly flexible and accommodating to our specific needs, and the pictures she took were stunning! She captured so many wonderful moments. Our whole family if very grateful that she was there to help us make such special memories!

      • 3 years in business
      Skinnyy H.
      Verified review

      High Club Productions is amazing! Quality work, dope studio, and the photographers are true down to earth souls ! I recommend everyone to book with them.

      Tiffany Michele Images
      5.0
      from 4 reviews
      • 1 hire on Thumbtack
      Shan C.
      Verified review

      Tiffany was very punctual and focused and attentive to our needs the whole time she was at our wedding. The pictures were colorful and very professional looking. I will keep her as my photographer for all my events.

      Jeannette Gregory
      5.0
      from 1 review
        Kristyn O.
        Verified review

        I was so honored to have Jeannette shoot my wedding in October of 2016. She was so patient, understanding and beyond professional! My wedding day was a tough day for me as my Dad passed away a little over a year beforehand. My dad was my best friend and not having him there on my big day was tough. Jeannette not only captured beautiful pictures of me, my husband and family but captured such meaningful pictures of special things I had to make sure my dad was present that day. I cannot say enough about Jeannette as friend or as a professional photographer.

        Love Snapped Photography
        5.0
        from 1 review
        • 6 years in business
        • 1 hire on Thumbtack
        Laurie B.
        Verified review

        Melanie was wonderful to work with from the first contact all the way through the delivery of my portrait photos. I love them! She is kind, communicative, flexible, and knows just how to put you at ease for the most flattering pictures ever. She had my online gallery ready to view and download in just a few days. I highly recommend her. Her assistant Sandra was delightful, too. Thank you both.

        Beattie Photography

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          About

          Hello, and welcome to Beattie Photography! Since 1999, we have been providing professional photographic services in the Richmond and surrounding areas to include portrait photography for: - Children - Families - High school seniors - Weddings - Corporate, sports and special events In addition to our traditional studio, we also feature a stunning, one-of-a-kind outdoor garden studio full of trees, flowers and exceptional settings for that timeless portrait. Beattie Photography works with only the most up-to-date editing equipment and cameras to capture the special moment in time. Our commitment and experience to creative photography shines through in the range of pictures we take. Our blend of artistic, photojournalistic and traditional approaches to photography helps to reflect your individual personality and style.

          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.
          Hire skilled professionals for absolutely everything.