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Hollins Family Photographers

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Mark East Photography
4.5
from 76 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 104 hires on Thumbtack
Brittany D.
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We hired Mark East for a corporate Grand Opening event and he when above and beyond. We needed the photos immediately after the event for PR needs and he accommodated. He was extremely responsive which was must appreciated with our short lead time. He also catered to our unique requests, including uploading the photos right after he takes them and uploading to two different links. Not only was he accommodating but his photos were beautiful, professional and exactly what our client needed. We had him booked for four hours but he finished early, capturing everything on the shot list and then some. I do have to say that he didn't take and upload TOO many photos either. We have hired photographers in the past that take so many photos it takes hours too look through them all, Mark's were the perfect quantity. I recommend hiring him for your photographer needs.

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Jeff Hofmann Photography
4.9
from 34 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 37 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Lynne B.
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Timely response, professional and personable, great photos and reasonable rates- would not hesitate to use again and recommend to family and friends.

Skyflix-Productions LLC.
4.6
from 22 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
Kayetan K.
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Excellent and licensed drone photographer, has great equipment, held constant communication with me, answered all questions, has good experience with shooting real estate sites and followed all specifications/requirements and even made helpful recomendations. More importantly, had the know-how to get proper permissions for a site 3 miles from airport. Will hire again!

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Brenda L Johnson Photography
5.0
from 17 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
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Dakota H.
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Out of all the photographers I've worked with, Brenda has been the most enjoyable. I hired her to do a photo shoot with my fiance and I on our vacation. She really made us feel comfortable and the shoot was enjoyable and fun. By the next day she had already sent us some of the pictures which was the fastest turnaround I've experienced. They are very good quality. I'm very happy with how our session went and with the photos. I absolutely recommend her!

Christopher Risch Photo/Film
4.9
from 15 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 23 hires on Thumbtack
Joy T.
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Chris was great to work with. He has a very fun, laid back, southern vibe which was perfect for a southern girl like me! He worked so well with me and my husband and all of our family and guests that it felt like I knew him already. Chris not only worked well with us, but also our photographers. He was very punctual and had great communication with me and my husband through the process. We were very happy with our decision to work with Chris and we love our wedding video and all the cool extra footage and photos!

DeFosse Photography
4.9
from 14 reviews
  • 34 years in business
  • 34 hires on Thumbtack
Erin A.
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Russ & Carolyn photographed my husband and I beautiful lakeside wedding in June, and we couldn't have asked for better photographers, they were both outstanding. Very personal and listened to everything I wanted. We met a few times before the wedding to get a fell of what we wanted and i had no doubt in my mind we get great pictures which is a great feeling for a bride to be. Our pictures came out more then beautiful. They know how to capture very special Moments of your life that you will cherish forever. People are still telling us how beautiful our pictures came out. : ) I would definitely recommend them if your looking for a wedding Photographer. I look forward to booking them again we have our babies on the way!

Taylored Images
5.0
from 12 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Betty T.
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I had a great experience with Taylor (Taylored Images). He's very accommodating and easy to work with. He has a very down to earth personality and is extremely professional. I hired him to take pictures for my daughter's 3 year old birthday party. There was approximately 65 guests and it was a bit chaotic with all the kids running around but Taylor was unphased and got great shots of my daughter, family, and friends. I hope to work with him again in the future!

Dark Hat Productions
4.7
from 12 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
Lorena Z.
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My family pictures turned out great! Jake captured all the images we wanted. We have a very big family with all different age ranges, the youngest being 1. Instead of it being a stressful situation, Jake was patient and proffessional. Not only that but we got great photos in a half hour session. I think its safe to say we will make this a yearly thing.

Samuel sapp photography
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Greg S.
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Awesome photographer! Does a great job. Highly recommended!

  • 17 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Tabatha N.
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She was fun to work with when getting photos taken! Was not uptight and she went with the flow of things! Always up for trying new ideas and also has a wonderful eye that some other photographers just wouldnt see! Cant wait to get pictures done with her again!

Joy Shots Photography
4.2
from 5 reviews
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Brianne F.
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Erika has been doing our family photos for years! She works great with kids and she has new and fresh ideas!! Her editing is beyond amazing. We just love her!

Gritstone Studios
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Katherine F.
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Emily captured photos of our family and does an amazing job! She is easy to work with and is extremely talented. We will use her again for sure!!

Dennis Deacon Photography
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Rebecca T.
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This is the second time I have used Dennis Deacon as my photographer for taking head shots! He captures the true me in photos and he is a pleasure to work with anytime. I highly recommend Dennis!

Jae Studios
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Belinda J.
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I have hired Janine to photographer my husband and I's 10 year wedding anniversary & renewal of vows ceremony. So far she has been fantastic to work with, very organized in her questions and very receptive to what my husband and I are looking for. We are both very excited to be working together and my husband and I look forward to seeing the final pictures and for course seeing her at our renewal. After our renewal (June 24, 2017) - I will post an additional review. -

Kimhymesphotography
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 2 years in business
Melissa B.
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Super easy to work with, had great ideas for pictures, and the pictures turned out amazing. I would highly recommend working with Kim.

Anne Sampson Photography
5.0
from 1 review
  • 6 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Min J.
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Ms. Sampson photographed a recent party held in our honor. She absolutely captured the personalities of all of the folks she photographed. She has a talent for capturing the photos "between" the photos, moments where the subject has stopped posing and forgotten about the photographer. I can't say enough about the quality of her work.

Maya McMahon Photography
5.0
from 1 review
  • 7 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
About

I love photography, and I love photographing the special moments of your life, from the engagement to the family and everything in between. Photos are a lasting memory, and I want to create something to help you treasure your memories. Maya McMahon Photography provides professional photography services for locations around Christiansburg, Blacksburg and the New River Valley of Virginia and beyond. Our goal is to provide our clients with high-quality, creative photographs, capturing memories that last a lifetime.

About

I can do weddings, school photos and events, graduation, birthday parties, families, couples, single persons, pets, children and toddlers, newborns, babies and more. I also do photography editing (black and white, sepia, collages, frames, selective coloring and more). All of this for a small negotiable price. The best part is, I do not print your pictures. I edit them, remove red-eye, adjust colors and any editing you might like done. I then put them on a CD for you to keep. You can take them to Wal-mart or any other photo place even and get them printed. You can print them at home or e-mail them to friends and family. Unlimited copies and use for you. All you are paying for is the time and my skills. Please call or e-mail me if interested. (My camera is a Nikon D90) Kelly Woodford Phoenix Photography

  • 37 years in business
About

Personality and poise have a lot to do with event photography. To pushy UGH, not enough- no pics. Just the right amount and thats a good combination. Posing people for the shot can be delicate at times. Patience and the right attitude is essential.

  • 24 years in business
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Quality time spent with clients

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While the quality of our work is important and we are continually working on improving it each day, we have found that it is far more important to develop relationships with our clients. We want our brides to have fun with us and that shows in their photos.

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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