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Tacoma Family Photographers

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Flourish Photography by Bree
5.0
from 114 reviews
  • 16 years in business
  • 232 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Shelby B.
Verified review

I had seen Bree’s work on Facebook when a longtime friend had some pictures done for her boyfriend. My friend looked beautiful, and I wondered if my hubby would be interested in me taking any pics as a present for his big 4-0. I showed him Bree’s photos and he was all in. We looked at other photographers and their work, and we agreed Bree’s work was definitely the right style for us. I didn’t need to look like an art piece, heck, if I turned out half as gorgeous as my friend, it would all be okay by me! So I picked up the phone on a Saturday afternoon and talked to Bree. Working with Bree was easy. In one phone call I was set up for a session with so many choices I thought my head would spin. While I had the option of choosing an outfit from her extensive collection with lots of size range, I ended up using an outfit from home with one small missing piece. I could not find shoes I liked, and here was Bree to the rescue with not only one, but 3 pairs of shoes to choose the right pair! My makeup made me look at least 10 years younger, my hair was beautiful, and the Mimosas divine! Bree is really good at getting to know you in a short period of time so you are comfortable and opens up her home studio in an absolutely welcoming way. She’s good at her job, and has great passion for showing her subject in a way that is visually striking, and yet very true to the personality of the person on the other end of the camera. I was apprehensive, being in the midst of a weight loss journey, and not being as confident at photographing well, and Bree put me at ease. The only complaint I had was that I smiled so much I should have brought Vaseline for my teeth like a supermodel. :-) Then we got the images. I was so beautiful. Shames me to say I forgot I could look so beautiful. I don’t think my husband has skipped looking at the photos at least once a day since we got them back! This was a total game changer for my self confidence and I would do it again in a minute- and then do it again!

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Shawn H. Nichols Photography
5.0
from 108 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 198 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Jaclyn O.
Verified review

I hired Shawn Nichols for a corporate event which took place in late February 2016. Shawn definitely deserves all five (if I could give any more, I would) stars and a glowing review! I will admit I was hesitant to hire someone off Thumbtack – it was my first experience using Thumbtack and I didn’t quite know what to expect – but he blew it out of the park, completely delivered and really exceeded any of my expectations, with his work for this event! Shawn is going places with his photography, professionalism and strong work ethic and I look forward to following his career. Part of me hates to write such a great review for my own selfish reasons – I want him for all of our events! :] Shawn was hired for our annual corporate Employee Appreciation Event, which I fully planned (and attended) for the first year since starting with my company. One of the things I had noticed about previous years’ events was the lack of good photography. I had seen previous years’ photos and thought they really left something to be desired. When I put out a bid on Thumbtack looking for photographers, Shawn’s website and artwork jumped out immediately, I believed he could deliver. I spoke with him first on the phone and let him know what I was looking for – more artistic shots – and his time, thoroughness and genuine excitement was clearly evident from our phone call. It seemed like he was exactly who I was looking for. About a month before the event, I called Shawn and asked him if he could meet me for coffee that week, to have about a fifteen minute meeting to discuss some items for the party. He went out of his way (literally) to be flexible to my schedule and that fifteen minute meeting turned in to over an hour of his time sitting in Starbucks and talking Photography. From there, he then drove with me to Joann Fabrics to hand-select a backdrop for the event that would photograph well and tailored to my vision. This whole afternoon he spent meeting with me and shopping for photography backgrounds was unpaid. He didn’t have to do these extra things, he just did – he was really going above and beyond before the event even took place! Fast forward to the day of the event. Shawn and his two assistants (oh yeah – he brought two additional photographers to help him capture the night. I really felt we got a huge deal here because for the price of one photographer, we really got three! This was just another way Shawn went out of his way to ensure our event success) came a few hours early to set up one of our photography station backgrounds, and the get shots of a list of things before the event started. Leading up to the event, Shawn was incredible thorough in his communications; answering phone calls and emails quickly and in detail. He even thought of details I hadn’t and prompted me to provide a list of shots I wanted to get prior to the event, during the event, asked for an event timeline and for specific individuals whom he and his assistants should be aware of. I really appreciated those questions in retrospect, as I think they really added to the coverage of the event, and with the laundry list of to-dos I had leading up to the party, I appreciated him taking the time and initiative to look out for our ultimate priorities – photography and otherwise. Shawn and his assistants Rachel and Jeremiah were extremely professional, gracious, thoughtful to guests and efficient. They not only succeeded in my hopes for an hour of couple photos as guests arrived, then roaming event coverage; all three of them really went above and beyond to make sure every shot on that shot list was completed. Our guests loved having the backdrop couple photos, and I loved having all three of them there photographing – it was amazing to get the extra coverage during that couple photo hour that I didn’t know we would have! Shawn let me know the timeline of when I should expect photos delivered back, as the party wrapped up that night, but delivered a few days earlier. He met every goal I had with the photography aspect of the event. I told him several times that he was the easiest/best/nicest/most efficient vendor or staff I had working on our event, and I really do mean that. The photos back to me were in several files, so easy to open and access, and ranked by him in order of importance (for me). His love of photography and art is intrinsic and clear in his work. His photographs are beautiful and really highlighted the event for me, my company and so many of our guests. I look forward to having – and using – these photographs for years to come! During the time I was planning the event, and had been working with Shawn, I saw another opportunity come up within my company which I suggested Shawn, and he was hired for. Those pictures came back prior to our event, and when I saw those beautiful photos, I knew i was going to be happy with his work on the event. I can’t say enough great things about Shawn Nichols. You are lucky if you get the opportunity to hire him for any event, wedding, party, or general photography needs. Shawn will make you feel like you are his only client, and will really take your vision and bring it to life. He is so genuine and charismatic and it is wonderful to see someone excel at something they love, and do so well! I look forward to working with Shawn (and hopefully Rachel and Jeremiah too!) on any future business, event or personal photography needs I have!

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Zoe Burchard Photography
4.9
from 102 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 179 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Ari B.
Verified review

It was so great working with Zoe on a recent family photo shoot at my house. She was incredibly responsive and easy to work with. She was flexible with her schedule when I had to move the date due to one of my kids being sick. And she and her assistant, John, were great at working with my three kids during the shoot. It was a great family portrait session and the photos turned out beautifully.

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Klear Photography
5.0
from 53 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 70 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Mia M.
Verified review

There are photographers everywhere nowadays. It seems like anyone can go out and buy a fancy camera and study some poses and suddenly, they are a photographer. But what most photographers lack is a true artistic eye for detail, emotion and unique style that is true to their clients. Kyle is not only professional and great to work with, but he brings an experienced and detailed perspective that most other photographers cannot and do not offer. My family hired Kyle to take photos at our latest family reunion, and we were not disappointed. He did an amazing job capturing candid moments that showcased the joy, love and laughter within my family. My grandmother just turned 90 and we never know when our last gathering with her will be. But I feel really grateful knowing that Kyle helped us capture beautiful memories with her that look authentic and true to us. I will definitely be hiring Kyle again for other photography services!

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Jason J Kim Photography
5.0
from 53 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 62 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Amanda C.
Verified review

We were thrilled with the pictures from Jason Kim Photography! He was easy to work with, responded quickly and agreed to meet us in our preferred location. He clearly loves his work and his enjoyment was infectious - my son reluctantly agreed to getting senior pictures taken but ended up really enjoying the process and the results. My husband and I are amateur photographers but were disappointed with our own results when trying to photograph our son, so we're so glad we decided to work with Jason. We never would have able to get such amazing results; we can take good pictures but nothing like what Jason was able to produce. And I felt like the pictures we received were better than a lot of my friends who spent much more. He's a pleasure to work with, gives great results quickly and is a great value. I highly recommend!

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Sierra Photograph Photobooth
5.0
from 48 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 57 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Steve E.
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Sierra Photography is the most reliable, dependable, photobooth , photography company in the Pierce county area. Your guests will be wonderfully impressed and left with photo memories that they just might not have after your event. A very interactive way to get the guest involved. Elizabeth has theme booths for every event. Where else can I get a photobooth and an event photographer in a one stop shop? They even have photo's of my event on the internet for my guest to order! Thank you Sierra Photograph Photo, I wont hesitate to use you again. Steve Eason " Iceworks"

Katrina Shelby Photography
4.9
from 44 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 82 hires on Thumbtack
Nicole W.
Verified review

My family hired Katrina to do a photo shoot for my Grandmother's 75th Birthday dinner. The event was at Indochine Restaurant in Tacoma, and lasted for about four hours. Katrina was absolutely fantastic. We have a large family, and she accommodated all of our requests (which was no small feat) without any concern or frustration. We now have a large collection of family photos, both candid and staged, that have been beautifully edited and will don the walls of our homes for many years to come. I cannot thank her enough, and there is absolutely nothing I would change from the work that she completed. I would absolutely hire Katrina again, and you should too!

Rachel Alves Photography
5.0
from 33 reviews
  • 33 hires on Thumbtack
Victoria N.
Verified review

I'd seen Rachel's work around the city from various contacts within my network and had wanted to use her for some headshots for a long time. But I'm one of those people who hates being in front of the camera. Knowing that she excels in making her studio sessions comfortable and enjoyable, I went ahead and made my appointment. I just had the headshots done this past weekend and WOW; I was so not disappointed. I pointed to some examples she had on the wall - some high-profile model photos - and she totally incorporated those looks in our shoot. I started out feeling super awkward and inhibited. But by the time we were finished, I actually loved some of the shots she got, even before editing. And I honestly enjoyed the shoot. Her work speaks for itself. She is cutting edge and impeccable. She is kind and engaging. She possesses that gift that artists have to get the key moment and amplify it beautifully. I am so very glad I took the time and investment to get these photos done and plan to return for some family photos soon. In my opinion, she's too good and too cheap for the quality and type of work she produces. I highly recommend using her now. She won't be undiscovered for very much longer.

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JLThomas Photography
4.9
from 29 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 42 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Kirstyn B.
Verified review

JENNIFER IS SO AMAZING. Seriously, she understands what's happening at every angle. She plans and executes. She is perfect!!!! Never loved a photographer so much!

By George Photography
4.9
from 28 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 27 hires on Thumbtack
Nicolette T.
Verified review

I just had my first photo shoot with George and was extremely pleased. He was professional but also fun! I love my photos and will be having him as my family's photographer. I highly recommend him!

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Donley Photography
4.8
from 24 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Iphigenia R.
Verified review

Phil is an awesome photographer and he creates a really professional, fun shoot environment. As a model, I interact with a lot of different photographers and working with Phil has been one of my best experiences. He makes the work fun, problem solves with ease, and is always responsive to questions and requests.

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Duffernutter Photography
5.0
from 21 reviews
  • 16 years in business
  • 30 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Thumbtack Customer
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John is by far one of the best photographers we've worked with—we hire photographers in 12 cities for corporate events we produce. He arrived early, took all the shots on our shot list, and is just a friendly guy. His work is just as great—the composition, color, and style. It's not easy to find a corporate photographer whose work and professionalism are of high-quality. Duffernutter Photography is our top pick for Seattle photography—and it should be yours too!

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aMp Concepts
5.0
from 21 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 25 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Thumbtack Customer
Verified review

Alex had done a phunemonal job at my son’s birthday party. He was very professional and very patient with our big family. All the photos came out really nice and brought a smile to everyone’s face. I would definitely recommend Alex to everyone in need of great photographer.

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Achong Photography
5.0
from 17 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 30 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Emily S.
Verified review

Andrew Achong is AMAZING! He delivers high level professionalism with a unique creativity I have yet to see others exude. In fact, when we were taking bridal portraits at the White House hotel in Biloxi, several staff members commented on the uniqueness of the shoot. They said that they see photographers in there constantly but all of them take the same shots. Not Andrew. He was laying on the ground, climbing on furniture and ledges, making you laugh (or in my case, helping me not be awkward) all to get the PERFECT shot. He definitely knows how to capture the moment. He loves black and white photos but, of course, is amazing with color as well. He shares a passion for photography that so many photographers have lost. You can tell he has fun doing it and that shows in his work. He is super flexible, efficient and accommodating. So much so that he was able to get my bridal portraits shot, edited, printed and displayed in less than a week before the wedding. Delivering the impossible! He is an exceptional guy and an even more remarkable photographer. He is incredible to work with and you will not be disappointed in his shots. He excels in capturing action shots with impeccable timing. He is super responsive and we always received our pictures from him so quickly! I used him for family portraits (including one baby and a toddler {takes skill}), bridal portraits, rehearsal dinner, and our wedding. I can’t say enough positive things about Andrew. I absolutely, without a doubt, recommend his services to EVERYONE. You will love reliving the moment with his photos.

Catherine Solin Photography
4.9
from 16 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 34 hires on Thumbtack
Pam D.
Verified review

Photos taken at local part. Catherine is an excellent photographer. The work she did is wonderful. She is a pleasure to work with.

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April Staso Photography
5.0
from 15 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Cameron A.
Verified review

April was all that you could ask for in a headshot photographer. Made the experience fun, went above what called for, and was very responsive in providing the finished shots. Would go back for an additional session in a heartbeat.

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Vuong Vu Photography
4.9
from 13 reviews
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Sumithra B.
Verified review

Vuong is a talented photographer and is professional and also friendly. We had some family pictures taken and Vuong had very good ideas to create variation in the pictures she took and we were pleased with the quality of her work. She is also super responsive, which speeds up communication. We enjoyed working with Vuong and would definitely consider hiring her again the next time we have the need. I recommend her.

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Camille Docena Photo
5.0
from 12 reviews
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Melanie K.
Verified review

I'm glad that I chose Camille as our photographer. My boyfriend and I had a pleasure working with her. Her work is amazing and our photos came out beautiful. Looking through our photos brought me indescribable feelings of happiness, love, and every emotion in between! Camille was able to capture all the beautiful moments we can look back on for the rest of our lives. She's the type of photographer who will give you 100% of her timeless effort and will exceed your expectations! I would highly recommend her! She deserve to be recognized with her amazing skills.

  • 1 year in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
April J.
Verified review

My daughter and I did a portrait session with Candace. I couldn’t believe she was charging introductory prices for such quality work! We’re doing family photos with her this spring! Great value :(

Golazo Photography, LLC
4.8
from 12 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 23 hires on Thumbtack
Jennifer D.
Verified review

I have had a delightful experience with Dave. He was great to work with, made me feel comfortable. He got the proofs to me the next day. I will definitely refer Dave to other friends, co-workers and family!

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  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Samantha S.
Verified review

My husband and I have been looking for a good photographer that also has affordable prices, so we were really happy to stumble spoon heavenly creations photography! Lisa, the owner, was wonderful and made us feel so comfortable. We are pregnant with our first child so we really wanted to get pictures of this special time in our lives. She was on time, very friendly, and had a lot of cute ideas for pictures. Definitely would recommend to a friend and we will be using her services again in the future!

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.

Actual Requests

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Need portrait photography

Tacoma, WA

  • Photo type
    Professional headshot
  • Photoshoot location
    As recommended
  • Photo products
    I'm not sure
  • Details
    Looking for an author jacket image. I am open to suggest about location and wardrobe consideration.
  • $143.33
    Average price

Need a Portrait Photographer

Tacoma, WA

  • Photo type
    Solo portrait, Modeling headshot
  • Photoshoot location
    Photo studio, Outdoors, As recommended
  • What style of portrait photography are you interested in?
    Traditional/Classic (looking directly at the camera), Candid (captured in the moment), Artistic (focus on composition, lighting), Natural/Environmental (photographed in an outdoor setting), High fashion (highlights style)
  • Photo products
    CD / DVD, Online or digital proofs and prints
  • Details
    Honestly, I want better photos to make my dating profile more appealing.
  • $129
    Average price

Need a Portrait Photographer

Tacoma, WA

  • Photo type
    Couple portrait
  • Photoshoot location
    Photo studio, Outdoors, As recommended
  • Photo products
    CD / DVD, Physical proofs and prints
  • Details
    My boyfriend and i just want to do pictures for our families for christmas
  • $168.33
    Average price
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