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Fredericksburg Family Portrait Photographers

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

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Third Floor Photo
5.0
from 168 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 318 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Jessica M.
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Tina has been great to work with! She is professional, friendly, and gets the job done quickly. We have done head shots with her as well as family photos. I couldn't be happier!

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Winstead Studios
4.9
from 152 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 251 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Nicholas B.
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Winstead is an outstanding photographer! This was my very first photo shoot and he prepared me for it exceptionally! He recommended the type of attire I should bring, he recommended how to pose, which stances to make and when! In the end, the pictures looked prolific! Crazy part is, you get so much outstanding service and his price is the most competitive out of all the other thumbtack photographers recommended to me! Save yourself the hassle and stress--hire Winstead and you'll be glad you took this recommendation! Be blessed!

Monumental Arts
4.7
from 134 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 322 hires on Thumbtack
Jennifer V.
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Wow! Kris was our wedding photographer a year and a half ago and was also our family photographer for our daughter's birthday this past weekend. He really listened to what we wanted out of the photo shoot, but also had great ideas himself. He was patient and flexible, and the quality of his work is wonderful! We will continue to use Monumental Arts and Kris for future needs. Awesome job!

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Tyler Mahal Photography
5.0
from 109 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 150 hires on Thumbtack
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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.

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Party Favor Photo - DC
4.8
from 112 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 247 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Syreeta W.
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My resident holiday party was an absolute success! The residents really enjoyed their keepsake photo's of their family and friends. It was an Ugly Sweater themed party which made it even more memorable! Josh was our Photo Booth Operator and he was super professional and very accommodating to all of our guests. He showed up on time and was incredibly engaging with every guest! Thank you so much and we will for sure reach out to use Party Favor Photo again and again and again!

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Mark F. Jones
4.9
from 77 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 96 hires on Thumbtack
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NIKKY O.
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Exceptional photographer. Our pictures turned out amazing. Clyde went above and beyond to make sure we where comfortable. Communication was great we sent him what we wanted and he came up with locations that fit what we were looking for. Thank you so much for an amazing experience. Would definitely recommend his services.

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D.I.M. Productions
4.8
from 64 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 89 hires on Thumbtack
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Al J.
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Thanks to DIM Productions for an amazing experience! Karmin is THE photographer that you want for familial events, sporting events, weddings, and et-cetera. I've hired Karmin a number of times and have never doubted that it was among the best decisions I've ever made. Karmin has impeccable timing, vision and experience to distinguish a great shot from a good one! She's personable, engaging, down-to-earth and just has a way with people that enthralls and disarms them. She's got an uncompromising standard at events and in her private studio. I cannot commend Karmin highly enough! -Al Johnson

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Primtyme Photography
4.9
from 62 reviews
  • 24 years in business
  • 114 hires on Thumbtack
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Maria M.
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Sheila and Tony were exceptional. They came the next day at the agreed upon time, were professional and efficient. My daughter's headshots were beautiful and better than what we imagined. We are so grateful to have met them and will be hiring them again for family portraits soon.

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Visuals by J. McKenzie LLC
4.9
from 58 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 169 hires on Thumbtack
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Meg K.
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Working with Visuals By J. McKenzie was a delightful experience. I am not one usually comfortable in front of a camera, but today I felt valued, suitable and excited to be the subject of my own lifestyle portrait photos. He was prompt, attentive (from first contact on Thumbtack all the way through photo day and beyond) and professional. I would highly and repeatedly recommend his services and will do so at my next opportunity.

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Nandor Nagy
5.0
from 37 reviews
  • 46 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Oyunbat C.
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I needed some memorable portraits about me and my friend..but didn't know exactly what kind of pictures i wanted at the time. But this guy helped us with some ideas and provided us with great quality pictures that we've never experienced before. He seemed to us as a really dedicated and accountable person. Me and my friend are really happy with our pictures and i highly recommend this guy to you without any doubt.

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PicaBoost Photography
5.0
from 36 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 32 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Roseae P.
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We used Metin / Picaboost Photography for my sister's wedding. From the initial contact and throughout the entire, Metin was very responsive. He answered any questions we had right away and even had a phone call with us to talk details before signing a contract. Since we had to push up the wedding, time was crucial and Metin was quick to respond so that was very helpful! We sent Metin a video shot list and he captured everything we asked of him. He arrived early the day of the wedding and was very kind and professional. We only requested raw footage and the footage he sent was great! He cut the footage down so it would not be overwhelming but he still had all of the important parts of the day. We would highly request Metin and Picaboost Photography!

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Captured Moments By Melodie
5.0
from 32 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 53 hires on Thumbtack
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Neeky P.
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She was very friendly and great to work with! Worked around my little one who kept running around but she got some great pictures of my family and I.

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Naomi Lynn Photography LLC
4.8
from 33 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 73 hires on Thumbtack
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Donna L.
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Naomi was very pleasant to work with and everyone LOVED the family photos that she shot.

MemoriesByRobyn Photography
5.0
from 26 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 36 hires on Thumbtack
Julia D.
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A great photograph requires more than just a camera, it needs an artist’s eye for color and composition, a stage-manager’s ability to set a scene, a professional’s experience with lenses, shutter speeds, and lighting, and a talent for editing and digital layout. Robyn’s photographs are amazing—she did my daughter’s graduation pictures, portraits of my children, and recently, she took some wonderful pictures of me and my partner. She makes me look so good that I had her do the author photos for my books and website! Robyn always manages to capture something special about the subjects in her photographs—the portrait of my two kids perfectly reflects who they are, and how they feel about each other. In one perfect image that I’m looking at right now, while I’m typing this. In addition to all this, she is a lovely person who makes what can be a very stressful experience (I HATE having my picture taken) into something that is not only fun but rewarding. I just can’t recommend her enough.

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Candace Boissy Photography
5.0
from 23 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
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Paul K.
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Candace was great to work with. She is creative and takes artful photos our family will love for years to come.

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Rachel Walisko Photography
5.0
from 22 reviews
  • 23 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Kate D.
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Rachel is a real pro - if you are looking for beautiful, real, crisp, clear portraits, engagement and wedding photos, family photos - anything - look no further. Rachel instantly made me feel at ease in front of the camera and knew exactly how to guide my fiance and I to capture authentic and natural photos. She is brilliant at using natural light, too. We could not be happier!

KE Photography
4.9
from 22 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 23 hires on Thumbtack
Vinu I.
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We loved working with Kari for our family portraits! She was very patient with us (and our 18 month old!), very responsive through having to reschedule due to weather, suggested a great location for the shoot, and most importantly, took amazing pictures of our family that we love!

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  • 1 year in business
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
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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.

Dennis Soans Photography
5.0
from 18 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 21 hires on Thumbtack
Lana M.
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This was my first time hiring a professional Photographer for some head shots taken. Dennis was very helpful to calm my nerves and provided helpful tips. I loved my picture and happy I decided to do this. I highly recommend Dennis . We will definitely hire him again soon for family portrait .

Bria Lynn Photography
5.0
from 13 reviews
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
Angie L.
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My family and I have taken annual family photos for years and by far, we had loved working with Bria the most. She was able to capture the types of photos we wanted (portraits & PJ) and she was so good with my kids. Her price is so reasonable. And her turn around time for the proofs is fast. Excellent, excellent photographer!

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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.

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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