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Vancouver Outdoor Family Photographers

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Patrick F Smith Photography
4.9
from 126 reviews
  • 17 years in business
  • 153 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Holly C.
Verified review

Patrick receives an 5 star rating from me for exceeding all of my expectations in the areas of customer service, quality of work offered, price, timeliness, and most importantly the finished product. Let me preface my review by stating that I have had extensive prior experience working with photographers in Portland over the years including my year as Mrs. Oregon. When I went to choose a photographer for my fifteen year old daughter's headshot, I had several top photographers in mind. After reviewing his work on his site and finding it to be comparable to the best photographers in PDX, I selected Patrick over the others who were more well known to me due in great part to his flexibility, responsiveness, and customer service skills. (sadly these skills are rarely seen among top notch photographers.) I took a risk with someone I wasn't as familiar with and was pleasantly surprised to have all my expectations exceeded. Let me explain. Personality/Skill....My daughter had no prior experience with posing other than school photos. Additionally, she was apprehensive about going into a studio to take her head shots. Patrick put her at ease, was able to coach her through the basics of posing, and even brought in his makeup artist to give her some tips. To see the quality of her posing improve so much so very quickly over the course of the single session was nothing short of amazing. Makeup/Hair..One thing I was looking for in a photographer was a skilled makeup/hair artist. Not really knowing what to expect, I hoped for the best. It isn't uncommon to get a cookie cutter makeup look for all clients from a makeup artist. I was extremely impressed with Ashley. To begin with she cared enough about her work to ask for photos in advance of my daughter as well as the look she was going for. The final result was nothing short of amazing. She was able to achieve two distinct looks that we provided with precision. She is a perfectionist. It is her personality, however, that was perfect for our needs. She is a young woman who relates to teens extremely well. She brought my daughter out of her shell and put her at ease. I highly recommend paying extra to use her to do your makeup. It was money well spent as she created the foundation of the look that Patrick was able to capture very artistically. Price/Value..The photos are stunning. I didn't want a senior portrait photo being marketed as a headshot. Patrick really knows the local industry and what they are looking for in the various niche markets. We have a great assortment of photos reasonably priced. In my opinion, a photographer who is very skilled will charge a reasonable photo session fee and then charge for each photo selected individually. Don't get sucked into packages as you may end up with only one or two good shots while paying for many mediocre ones. Patrick is confident enough that he will get enough great must have shots that you will love that he will end up making the same or more money from me than a photographer who mandates a package. He doesn't need to force clients into packages. I literally love dozens of the final photos. When all is said and done, I will have paid less than I would have for a package with no assurance of quality. Customer Service..In the end the customer service is the most important part. Patrick was responsive to my initial inquiry and all follow up questions. The proofs were done remarkably fast. I will be scheduling a follow up session to pay for my final selections. He so cared about my daughter's experience, however, that he let her have a few of her favorite shots right away. That is something you would never see from a large photo studio. In short, you can't go wrong with Patrick.

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Steady State Studios
4.9
from 91 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 156 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Christine P.
Verified review

It was great working with the photographers. We were just supposed to have one photographer, but we ended up with two, so more photos! It was an outdoor wedding and the weather didn't fully cooperate; the photographers did a good job working with the elements and caught some nice moments.

  • 4 years in business
  • 95 hires on Thumbtack
Victoria P.
Verified review

I've had the privilege of working with Jerrad on several occasions, including family photo sessions and photographing my son's newborn photos. Jerrad is very professional and helps make what could be a stressful day very enjoyable. He takes the time to make each session personal and unique to what we envision, and didn't stop until we got the shots we wanted. He also helped us find other creative ways to capture moments that we couldn't see. He has a great eye for candids and we are so thrilled with the outcome. We will definitely be using him in the future and would recommend him to anyone looking to make lasting memories!

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Kelly Mooney Photography
4.9
from 56 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 92 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Tabitha B.
Verified review

Kelly Mooney is absolutely the best photographer our family of 6 has ever used! She is creative, and truly captures the essence of the people she is taking photos of. She has taken 2 of our children's senior photos, family photos and birthday party photos. She has a natural ability to bring out the best in those she is photographing.

Deanna Leach Photography
4.8
from 47 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 77 hires on Thumbtack
Matt M.
Verified review

Had a great time with Deanna. She was very flexible in the timing and was able to provide a venue for outdoor shots of our family. This was to our benefit because that's the setting we wanted, and hers because she did not have to travel anywhere and knew the landscape and how to best shoot in it. The preview pictures we've seen so far look wonderful, exactly what we were looking for. Thanks!

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Ryan Erlandsen Photography
5.0
from 30 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 36 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Christine M.
Verified review

We enjoyed our photo session with Ryan. He put us at ease and was professional and efficient. He took some beautiful outdoor pictures.

KISPIX LLC
5.0
from 30 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 49 hires on Thumbtack
Susan E.
Verified review

Juan is a treasure we were fortunate to discover in Portland when we were searching for a photographer to shoot our family's portrait. Nothing disturbs this artist and all our requests were satisfied. He is a true professional and we are very happy with the photographs. Hire Juan and your photography concerns will be answered. Brian & Susan in Hawaii.

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Rob Corpuz Images
5.0
from 25 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 20 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Nancy M.
Verified review

I found Rob on thumbtack and really liked the uniqueness and quality of his photographs. He was excellent in working with our family both with our tight schedules and with an infant. He took extra time editing the photographs and taking me through the steps to review, download and purchase the memorable family pictures that will last a life time. I would recommend him for anyone who wants excellent photography for any family or special event. He was great to work with, prompt, helpful and professional.

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New World Industries
5.0
from 18 reviews
  • 19 years in business
  • 29 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Chelsy R.
Verified review

Adam was wonderful to work with. He helped to put our staff at ease and captured some very professional images. He even offered to come and re-shoot any that we needed without charging us extra. The images are exactly what we were looking for. He is both prompt and extremely reasonable. I would recommend him to anyone looking for an experienced photographer. We will be using him going forward.

Pastores Photography
4.9
from 18 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
Sh S.
Verified review

All of the photographers and staff for Pastores Photography were kind, diligent, professional and fun to work with! As a model, I really enjoyed working with them! Hope to work together again sometime!

KMJ Photography
4.9
from 16 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 29 hires on Thumbtack
Diana M.
Verified review

Kalie did some really outstanding photos for my son's senior picture and a family photo. She was really easy to work with and had some great ideas. I would hire her again the next time we need pictures.

Top Pro
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Corina A.
Verified review

There is NOT enough one could say about the Professionalism, kindness, work ethic and punctuality that Stunning Photography offered. The photographer knows what she is doing, gets along very well with her clients, helps them feel at ease and all along with a beautiful genuine smile on her face.

  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Barrie F.
Verified review

Abby distinguished herself from the pack at the get go by her warmth, professionalism and competitive pricing. I hired her for my sister's post wedding black tie party as a wedding gift. It was the best decision I made! She perfectly captured the spirit of the evening which was so happy and filled with love. Her eye and her sense of whimsy added a dimension to the photographs of this special evening that I think few photographers could capture. I wish I could give her 10 stars! Thank you Abby!

Dana Dyer Photography
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Rebecca A.
Verified review

Dana is one of the best photographers I have ever worked with. She has a unique perspective which has given me the most beautiful and creative pictures I have ever had taken

  • 7 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Julie C.
Verified review

Rachel is so easy to work with. She is the perfect photographer for family portraits. We had two babies in our portrait and she has a knack for getting that perfect shot! She makes you feel very comfortable and that translates to a photo that really captures the moment. I would work with her again!

Megan Craig Photography
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Gregory S.
Verified review

This is such an amazingly gifted photographic artist. My wife and I are so pleased with the way the photos turned out. All of her photos will become our family keepsakes.

Kevin Perkins Photo
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Marco P.
Verified review

We had Kevin Perkins come out to one of our outdoor events to capture some of the riders on the track in action. After seeing the photos he took, we were blown away how awesome they looked. Anyone looking for a professional photographer in any setting from weddings, sporting events to nature, he is the man to go to.

Betty Boyce Photography
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Shannon R.
Verified review

We have contracted with Betty three times now — engagement photos, wedding photos, and professional headshots for a book. We have been thrilled with the photos and our experiences and interactions with Betty and her other photographers. They make everything easy and we love the results. We also love supporting veteran owned businesses and this is one. Highly recommend!

Crystal Genes Photography
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
Jay G.
Verified review

It could've all been a disaster, but it wasn't. Most people have the notion that super heroes wear capes and/or a mask, but I don't. Crystal Genes is a superhero, who by the way happens to be a professional photographer. Our engagement photo shoot was scheduled for a Friday evening but somehow, I had the belief that it was scheduled on Thursday. My fiancée payed for her makeup to be done that Thursday, we rushed home to get ready, we arrived at the meeting point for our shoot 15 minutes before the start time. And as I messaged Crystal that we were at the location, she messaged me back, confused because our photo shoot wasn't that day but the following evening. My heart sank immediately. I can't believe I was so anxious to take our engagement pictures that I "assumed" it was on Thursday instead of Friday. Luckily, Crystal and Rob were sympathetic enough to reschedule their Thursday evening plans to accommodate this last minute change for my fiancée and I. It could've been a disaster, but it wasn't. So thank you and Rob for saving the day. -Jay and Susan

e&b photography
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Heather C.
Verified review

My wife and I hired Chris as our wedding photographer. He was professional, arrived early, and was flexible with our requests. Everyone loved the photos he took. He found some great backgrounds near our venue to use. The pictures ranged from very candid to staged; but all of them looked awesome! We were lucky to have hired such a great photographer last minute. We'd highly recommend Chris to anyone looking for an event photographer.

  • 3 years in business
Carrie E.
Verified review

Amy and her team are AMAZING! So much fun to work with! I met with her and her team over coffee before booking her for our engagement photos. We loved them so much! We then booked her to do videos and photos of our wedding day. She captured so many beautiful memories! I am forever grateful for her and her team! Her work was prompt and exactly what I wanted AND within my budget! She is my photographer that I refer to all of my family and friends!

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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