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Daisy Zimmer Photography LLC

Columbus, OH 43224
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Daisy Zimmer Photography is a full-service imaging company that helps record people's life events and memories in Columbus and its surrounding communities. Its namesake photographer, Daisy, utilizes her camera skills to tell the stories of families. She considers herself a planner who also works spontaneously. Daisy lets clients choose their photoshoot location while striving to create a safe space where they can reconnect and keep each session as natural as possible. She also supports LGBTQIA+, BIPOC, non-traditional, blended, and differently abled families.

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5.0 / 5 (23)
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Brynn Burke Photography

401 W Town St, Columbus, OH 43215
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Based in downtown Columbus, Brynn Burke Photography specializes in family portraiture. Ms. Burke is a wife and mother who uses her lens to capture candid moments between family members in natural settings, including their homes and on location. The photographer's work is noted for its naturalism, using the sun's light and blending creams and whites with seasonal colors to produce organic images of families sharing their love. Ms. Burke also conducts sessions in her studio.

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Emily Dowell Photography

616 Wetmore Rd, Columbus, OH 43214
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Emily Dowell Photography is a lifestyle photographer in Columbus that takes portraits of families. Dowell's family portrait sessions are held at clients' homes, at a park, or at an urban location. Her service includes a pre-consultation wherein she learns about the families and discusses with them the shoot's color scheme, location ideas, and the way they want the final images displayed. Dowell has experience in photographing children with special needs, and she can customize portrait sessions for them.

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Erica Pitcock Photography

Columbus, OH 43201
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Erica Pitcock Photography is the creative work of an on-location, natural light photographer in Columbus specializing in newborn, baby, children, teens, and family photography. Erica offers portrait and newborn session packages that include the photographer’s time, talent, and travel, the on-location photo shoot, custom editing, and access to a minimum of 25 proofs in a private digital gallery. Prints and print packages are available for additional costs. Mini sessions are also available at a local park for children and families.

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Heart Sung Photography

6731 Schreiner St W, Columbus, OH 43085
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Heart Sung Photography, run by Sarah Esposito, offers lifestyle family, maternity and newborn sessions as well as small event coverage. Sarah's number one goal is to create a personalized, professional experience for families that artfully celebrates their loved ones through authentic, fun and colorful photo sessions. With over five years of experience, Sarah has learned that customer service and communication are crucial for providing a great experience for her clients. Heart Sung Photography also specializes in helping clients select fine art prints and products to be cherished for generations to come. Sarah's work has been featured in The Front Steps Project and Voyage Ohio, and she is proud to serve ALL families in and around central Ohio.

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Isabel & Allen Portrait Photography

4199 Arbutus Avenue, Grove City, OH 43123
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Isabel & Allen Portrait Photography is a family photography studio in Grove City that also services clients in Columbus and nearby areas. The photography business specializes in creating timeless family portraits that can be shot outdoors or on-location. Isabel & Allen Portrait Photography also works with newborn babies, one-year-olds, and soon-to-be mothers. Clients of Isabel & Allen Portrait Photography can choose between a one-hour portrait photography session with up to 40 images, and a 30-minute session with up to 15 images.

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Jacquelyn Arora Photography LLC

Columbus, OH 43085
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Jacquelyn Arora Photography LLC specializes in photographing families, children, and seniors at her Columbus studio or on location. Jackie offers custom portrait sessions with one-hour or 30-minute options for families. She has two choices for senior pictures ranging from one hour or two to three hours with one or more locations and outfits. Lifestyle sessions are photographed on location including hospital births, birthday parties, or other special events and are priced according to the event type and time requirements.

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Just A Mom and A Canon

7771 Wareham Drive, Dublin, OH 43016
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Just A Mom and A Canon offers family photography services to residents in Columbus. This studio was established by Ashley Clark, a mom who realized that she wanted to share her passion for photography when she had her third baby. She guides clients on how to prepare for their sessions ahead of time. She also aims to make them as comfortable as possible. Ashley is dedicated to capturing memorable moments for her clients to cherish years down the road.

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Karen Evans Pictures LLC

Columbus, OH 43215
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Karen Evans Pictures LLC is the photography of award-winning wedding and portrait photographer, Karen Evans. She is based in Columbus but willing to travel anywhere to photograph anyone. Karen specializes in weddings and engagements, families with pets included, and every kind of special event. Karen also does headshots for corporate clients and corporate events including annual meetings, alumni get-togethers, anniversary parties, and more.

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Lauren Hillery Photography

Worthington, OH 43026
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Lauren Hillery Photography is a Columbus-based studio that specializes in newborn and family photography. Its owner, Lauren, works with families of various sizes to create clean and timeless photos that they can treasure for life. In each session, she chooses a location that allows clients to walk to several spots and provides them with prompts to capture the most candid moment possible. Lauren has been featured in VoyageOhio Magazine and published in Lensational Model & Photographer Magazine.

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Sarah Cropper Photography, LLC

Columbus, OH 43085
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Sarah Cropper Photography, LLC is a studio in Columbus specializing in the photography of newborns, expecting mamas, children, and families. Sarah prefers soft, neutral colors and natural lighting to place the focus on the baby and offers two types of newborn sessions with limited props or no props at all. Sarah’s love for animals has inspired her to create a unique project called Rainbow Bridge to offer families a complimentary photo session to capture the final days of their beloved pets. A limited number of sessions are available each year.

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Shutterhead Studios

Columbus, OH 43215
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Mike at Shutterhead Studios has been taking pictures of people for more than 10 years. He’s not big on “posing,” so to speak, but rather creating comfortable spaces for families to interact and be themselves with each other. He believes that empowering people to let their personalities shine facilitates an incredibly authentic and endearing final product. Most of Mike’s clients return year after year, never tiring of the honest, artful, timeless photographs he creates. His vision and professionalism is unique and refreshing, and his love for the work he does glows in every finished set of pictures.

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4.9 / 5 (48)
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Steph Jordan Photography

2982 Cornbury Lane, Hilliard, OH 43026
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Steph Jordan is a family photographer that caters to clients in and around Columbus. She captures precious moments through photo sessions for family portraits, couple and engagement portraits, child portraits, and senior portraits. Jordan loves working with families; whether they are a newly-engaged couple, a family welcoming their first child, or one taking their annual family portrait, she is passionate about taking photos for them to cherish. She also offers business photography packages that include events and headshot photography.

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Tammy Dean Photography

Columbus, OH 43085

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Tammy Dean Photography in Columbus showcases the portraiture of professional photographer, Tammy Dean. Tammy specializes in photo sessions for newborns, children, families, and special events with special mini sessions available for established clients or through individual portrait parties held throughout the year. She also offers Shine Bright sessions with a vision to capture the unique beauty of young teenagers as solo events or as the centerpiece of a party.

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Vision & Style Photography

Columbus, OH 43219
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Vision & Style Photography is one of the top rated wedding photography teams in Columbus specializing in weddings, family, and senior portraits. Rashad and Arica are professional photographers with years of experience in capturing those special moments in life. Wedding packages are customized to the client’s specifications and priced accordingly. Portrait sessions include the photographer’s expertise and editing of the images with several options available for creating the perfect photographic art including wall galleries, signature albums, metal prints, and more. Clients reported “one of the best choices I made for my wedding,” “pictures were absolute perfection,” and “very professional, creative, and great with kids.”

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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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