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Best Family Photographers in Wilmington

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Wilmington, NC 28401

Why choose this provider?

Erika Rigger Photography is a Wilmington-based company that serves residents in the area. Erika Rigger holds outdoor family portrait sessions where pets are welcome to join. During the one-hour photoshoot, she asks family members to laugh and play, allowing her to capture candid moments. Thirty high-resolution, edited images are sent to clients after the session. Rigger has photographed hundreds of families in over 10 years. She also takes portraits of expecting mothers and newborn babies.

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5.0

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732 Everetts Creek Drive, Wilmington, NC 28411

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Diane Schafer Photography is a boutique-style photography studio that specializes in coastal portraits in Wilmington. Diane offers different packages for both children and family portraits. Her goal is to create beautiful fine art portraits and make the experience fun for her clients. She also photographs business headshots and events like weddings. She uses professional off-camera lighting both in the studio and on-location and also edits all images before presenting them to her clients.

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5.0 / 5 (19)
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5.0 / 5 (13)

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118-C Princess Street, Wilmington, NC 28401

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Elizabeth Ellen Photography is a professional photography studio based in Wilmington. Elizabeth is a family photographer with a clean and intimate style of photography. Her family sessions are usually done in parks and beaches around the area. She collaborates with her clients before the session to understand their preferences and goals, as well as coordinate regarding locations and wardrobe. Her photography package includes high-resolution digital images and printed products. She aims to capture relationships and genuine dynamics between families and translate them into photographs.

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5.0 / 5 (43)
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5.0 / 5 (34)
Yelp
5.0 / 5 (3)

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300 Brunswick St, Wilmington, NC 28401

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Marcus Anthony Photography is a North Carolina photography studio serving clients in the Wilmington area. Marcus is a professional photographer specializing in family portraits. His family photography sessions usually run for an hour to an hour and a half. After each session, clients can enjoy a cinematic slideshow of their images on a 12-foot projection screen. Marcus' photo sessions can vary from serious natural lighting photographs to quirky and creative shoots depending on the clients' preferences. He also does portrait photography for children and seniors.

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Google
5.0 / 5 (274)
Facebook
5.0 / 5 (124)

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1601 South College Road, Wilmington, NC 28403

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Susie Linquist is a family photographer in Wilmington. For 20 years, she has been covering weddings and has since expanded to portraiture of all types. For family photography sessions, Susie can hold shoots outdoors or in her studio. Candid and fun shots, which capture the personalities of each family member, are her preferences whenever she shoots group portraits. Susie also provides her services to nearby areas like Southport and Oak Island.

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4.9
Facebook
4.9 / 5 (28)
Google
5.0 / 5 (13)
Yelp
5.0 / 5 (8)

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5552 Carolina Beach Road, Wilmington, NC 28412

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Chris Brehmer Photography helps residents in the Wilmington area who seek professionally captured images of their families. Chris Brehmer works to guide clients through setting up and executing family portrait shoots at designated schedules and locations. Brehmer also offers portrait services for weddings, senior graduations, and various headshot purposes. Brehmer has been working as a professional photographer since 2011 and has captured personalities such as Carrie Underwood and Tim McGraw at events across the country.

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5.0
Google
5.0 / 5 (11)

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714 Piner Road, Wilmington, NC 28409

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Twig and Feather Photography provides families in Wilmington with photography services. Recognized by LOOKSLIKEFILM as one of the best family photographers of 2018, the studio also specializes in maternity portraits. Since 2013, company owner Mandy has been taking photos professionally. She searches for shoot locations and creates setups based on the preferences of each client. Mandy also offers newborn photography in a bus studio. She likes to incorporate neutral tones and natural elements in her work.

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4.7
Google
4.6 / 5 (40)
Yelp
5.0 / 5 (8)

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2217 Mimosa Place, Wilmington, NC 28403

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Belinda Keller Photography provides portrait photography services to families, seniors, children, brides, and even professionals in Wilmington and the surrounding communities. Belinda conducts shoots in her studio in Mimosa but she is open to traveling to different locations, according to the preferences of her clients. Her portrait package for individuals includes one finished retouched digital image. Additional digital images are provided if requested by clients. She also offers professional headshots, and shoots elopement and wedding photography.

Reputation:

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5.0
Google
5.0 / 5 (11)
Facebook
5.0 / 5 (1)
Yelp
5.0 / 5 (1)

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FAQs

  • 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.

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