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Abbe McCracken Photography

Matthews, NC 28105
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Abbe McCracken Photography is an award-winning Charlotte, North Carolina, photography business that specializes in family photography and high school senior portraits. It serves clients in the greater Charlotte area and throughout the Southeast. McCracken is a member of the National Association of Professional Child Photographers and specializes in natural light photography and candid, spontaneous images.

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Amanda James Photography

Fort Mill, SC 29708
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Amanda James Photography is a newborn, baby, children and family photography studio based in Charlotte, NC. Amanda James specializes in natural light and on-location sessions and describes her style as photojournalistic in nature; capturing interactions and moments as they are. The company provides full assistance to clients in artistic direction, as well as choosing props and locations for each session.

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Amanda McQuade Photography

Charlotte, NC 28226
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Amanda McQuade Photography takes family pictures for clients living in Charlotte and nearby areas. The studio handles photo shoots in outdoor environments that could pose difficulties, such as harsh lighting. The crew also takes on maternity projects and weddings and memorializes childhoods in portrait forms fit for heirloom use. Amanda McQuade hails from a photojournalism background and is fond of traveling. She channels her experience in the field to capture moments in varied settings like private estates, beaches, and vineyards.

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Brittney Mundy Photography

Albuquerque, NM 87102
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The husband and wife team at Brittney Mundy Photography strive to go above and beyond to give every customer a comfortable and memorable experience and the highest quality of custom portraits they can cherish for years to come. The company specializes in wedding, lifestyle, travel, and portrait photography using a soft, candid style that captures the true characters and emotions of families, children, and couples. Customers can choose from a range of cost-effective portrait packages, including the basic package that offers one shooting location for families of up to five people and delivers 20-30 beautiful, expertly edited portraits that customers can share and enjoy for years. The company's website features photo galleries that customers can browse for inspiration, as well as a contact page where customers can request details about services and schedule a consultation with the company's team of friendly, creative photographers.

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Carolyn Ann Ryan Photography

5802 5 Knolls Drive, Charlotte, NC 28226
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Carolyn Ann Ryan Photography is a Charlotte-based studio that has been offering family and children portraiture since 2015. The photographer captures family portraits that can be hung on walls and fireplaces and make family members smile. She takes shots of parents hugging and laughing with children because she believes in the beauty of images shared between them. Appointments include pre-session consultations, actual sessions, and ordering consultations. Carolyn Ann Ryan's works have been featured in publications such as New Jersey Family and American Baby Magazine.

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5.0 / 5 (6)
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Chelsea Mowery Photography

Charlotte, NC 28201
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Chelsea Mowery Photography is a photography studio in Charlotte, NC that specializes in senior portraits and family photography. Lead Photographer Chelsea founded the company in 2013 and has since expanded their creative services into photo editing. She also provides photography advice and editing tips for aspiring creatives.

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Chrissy Winchester Photography

Charlotte, NC
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Chrissy Winchester Photography is a full-service photo studio that serves the Lake Norman and Charlotte NC area. The company specializes in natural light, maternity, newborn, child, family, and brand photography. Owner and lead photographer Chrissy's style is natural and organic, as well as timeless. All clients have access to their carefully curated studio wardrobe, professional hair and make-up team, and design + install services.

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Erika Holifield Photography

1330 Secret Path Dr, Fort Mill, SC 29708
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Erika Holifield Photography is a Charlotte, North Carolina-based photographer offering services to clients in the locality and the surrounding areas, including Fort Mill, South Carolina. Erika Holified specializes in shooting newborns, maternity, family, and high school seniors. She describes her style as organic and laid back, and her goal is to capture the connection and love between a family through the most natural and genuine expressions. She's a member of the National Association of Professional Child Photographers and Professional Photographers of America.

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FireWife Photography

Charlotte, NC 28226
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Firewife Photography is a Charlotte-based photo studio that specializes in newborn, child, and family photography. The company also offers couples, portraits, and headshots, as well as birthday and holiday sessions. Lead Photographer Jennifer's style is very outdoorsy and is known for turning the most normal of places into the perfect backdrop. Firewife has since developed a considerable amount of clientele who have given her high praise for her work.

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Grace Hill Photography

Charlotte, NC 28205

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Grace Hill Photography is a photo studio based in Charlotte, NC that specializes in lifestyle and wedding photography. Owner and Photographer Kelly started her career in photography shortly after her wedding. Her style is natural, bright, subtle but with a touch of vibrancy. She is also fond of candid and stolen shots which capture genuine interactions between her subjects. The company also extends a helping hand when it comes to choosing wardrobe and accessories.

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Jessica Devinney Photography

Rock Hill, SC 29730

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Jessica DeVinney Photography is a high-end photography service based in Rock Hill, South Carolina, and serves neighboring cities within 30 miles including Charlotte and Fort Mills. The company specializes in senior portraits and family photography and has been in business since 2013. Primary Photographer Jessica is particularly fond of candid shots and describes her style as clean, colorful, and emotional. JDP is also available for lifestyle, wedding, and newborn photography, as well as maternity sessions.

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Krista Gantt Photography

Charlotte, NC 28201
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Krista Gantt Photography is a newborn photo studio that serves the North Carolina area. Lead photographer Krista Gantt is a registered Neonatal Intensive Care Nurse and member of NAPCP with years of experience handling babies. She is known for her professionalism, patience, and ability in posing babies, and has since been highly recommended by previous clients. In 2016, Krista started offering baby and preemie photography services for NICU families in hospitals around NC.

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LKN Images

114 Freshwater Lane, Mooresville, NC 28117
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Photographer Kathleen Martin of LKN Images offers Charlotte clients photography experiences in a variety of possible locations. Kathleen offers packages for family photographs, high school seniors, sports teams, businesses, and business-related photography. Kathleen Martin combines and decades of experience with excellent equipment. LKN Images and its work has been featured in the news, on TV, magazines, and online media.

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Lora Denton Photography

Charlotte, NC 28201

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Lora Denton Photography is a Charlotte-based photo studio that specializes in birth and family photography. Lora's work is candid mixed with formal portraiture and lifestyle. She describes her style as light and natural which gives her photos a genuine feel to them. Her work is dedicated to preserving memories for families to look back to for years to come.

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NicSo Studio

2406 Creek Manor Dr, WAXHAW, NC 28173
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NicSo Studio is a photography company that serves Charlotte residents. The studio is led by Sofia Patrao. Patrao specializes in several photography services including family portraits. The photographer has several go-to outdoor locations for family portraits. Her style of shooting for this photography area is fine art and editorial. Patrao's family portraiture is dominant in soft and warm colors. The photographer also holds newborn, baby, and toddler portrait sessions in her studio. Patrao also specializes in maternity portraits.

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NorthLight Photography

Charlotte, NC 28205
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NorthLight Photography is a studio based in Charlotte. The company specializes in children and family photography but has since developed a passion for photographing weddings. Each project is client-focused; striving to make sure that the bride and groom's personality, and or family members' personalities are captured on camera. Owner Janet Borschker founded NorthLight Photography in 1994, after working as a photographer, herself for many years. She earned her Professional Photographers of America's Master's degree in 1995, a Craftsman's degree in 2000, and is part of the PPA International Affiliates where she toured the world inspiring others in photography. She has placed first in the Kodak Gallery Awards for children and women category, and second for Group category in 2005 and 2007 respectively.

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Piper Warlick Photography

Charlotte, NC 28205
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Piper Warlick Photography is a photo studio based in Charlotte, NC that specializes in wedding photography. The business' other services include children, family, and animal photography as well as headshot sessions. Owner and Photographer Piper's style plays with light and shadow and focuses on natural interactions among the bride, groom, and loved ones. She is known for her good working relationship with clients, which goes beyond just taking pictures, where she is often rehired to take pictures of other milestones of previous clients.

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RaeElla Photography

Waxhaw, NC 28173
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RaeElle Photography is a photography studio in Waxhaw, NC that specializes in family photography. Husband and wife, Rich and Heather Becker started their business in 2007 and named the company after their daughters Rhea and Ella. The couple is known by their customers for their professionalism and excellent customer care. The company encourages clients to choose the locations for each shoot to ensure relaxed and meaningful sessions.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Introduction

A family photographer is a skilled professional who uses artistic ability and a camera to take pictures of families. These professionals use photography equipment and photo editing software to create visually pleasing images of small and large family groups.

You can have this type of photo taken when welcoming a new family member, such as when a baby is born or a child is adopted. You can have family photos taken annually to show how fast your children are growing or to commemorate an annual event or favorite holiday.

Additionally, you can choose the type of setting and fashions that best fit your lifestyle for these photos. You can be as formal or casual as you like and have the pictures taken indoors or outside to suit your family’s preferences.

What is family photography?

Family photography is taking pictures of groups of family members. These can be small groups of immediate family members or large groups that include members of your extended family. Settings can involve casual or formal events that are held indoors or outdoors.

Why do you need family photos?

Family photos create a visual record of your family. These photos can create memories for you to cherish for a lifetime. Family photos also make way for future generations of your family to feel connected to you and your family.

What do family photographers do?

Family photographers help you choose a visually interesting setting. They also typically manage lighting to help your photos come out looking bright and easy to see. These photographers may work in a studio that you visit, or they can also sometimes come to a location you choose.

Why do people get family portraits?

People get family portraits to display at home and to share with loved ones. The photos can be used to commemorate the birth of a new family member and also be used to show how much family members change over the years.

How long should a family photo shoot last?

A family photo shoot can be as short as half an hour or take as long as a couple of hours. Things that affect the amount of time it takes to complete a family photo shoot include the number of outfit changes and background settings you want.

How many pictures are in a session?

The number of proofs you get from a family photo session varies based on the package you choose to buy. However, it’s common for a family photographer to provide a client with 35 to 60 images per session.

What do people wear for family photography sessions?

People typically wear clothes that represent the family’s lifestyle. For outdoor-themed photos, casual outfits in colors that stand out from the chosen background are common. For indoor or family photos to be taken at weddings, people typically choose dressier outfits.

Where to take family photos?

For indoor family photos, you can have the photographer visit your home or head to the studio. One advantage of the studio is the photographer can prepare the lighting and backdrop ahead of time. You could also head outdoors to a park or a location that’s significant to your family.

What should I look for in a family photographer?

First, look at a photographer’s portfolio to see examples of past work. If the photographer doesn’t have a portfolio, search the internet for information, such as ratings and past experiences, of other clients. Finally, check to see if they have any professional certifications from an educational institution or Professional Photographers of America.

How much does family photography cost?

Family photo sessions typically cost between $175 and $350. However, it can be much lower or higher depending on the photography package details. A photo shoot that involves several clothing changes or numerous locations can cost more.

Are you supposed to tip photographers for family photos, and how much?

If you’re having family photos taken at a studio in a retail setting, tipping isn’t typically expected. If an independent photographer takes your family photos at a location outside the studio, a 5% to 10% tip is considered a friendly way to thank your photographer.

Where can I print family photos?

Some stores that provide photo services can print your family photos. However, it’s important to discuss copyright with your photographer before you do this. If your photographer sells printed images, your photos are likely copyrighted. That means stores can’t print them without violating your photographer’s copyright.

How do I share photos with my family?

You can share digital photos with family or have them printed to share. Printed images can then be framed for display or placed in photo albums. Framed images can become part of the decor in a loved one’s home, and when placed in an album, the photos can be carried when traveling.

What can I do with old family photographs?

You can create a memory wall to display old family photos. You can choose favorite old photos to make into keepsakes, such as coffee mugs or pillows. If storage space is limited, you can have old family photos digitized, share them on a website, or upload them onto sharable flash drives.

How does someone become a family photographer?

While there are institutions that offer photography courses, many photo professionals learn the skill through practice or apprenticeships. To get started, photographers can pick up good-quality photography equipment and begin practicing. Photo editing is also an important skill to learn when becoming a family photographer.

How much can a family photographer make?

The median annual pay for a photographer, which includes family photographers, is $41,280. This breaks down to around $19.85 per hour for full-time family photographers. The pay range is from just under $11 per hour to slightly over $40 per hour.

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