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Adam Michaels Photography

2250 Mary Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15203
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Adam Michaels Photography is an imaging company that serves the Pittsburgh area. Adam Michaels offers various services including family portrait photography. Michaels holds family portrait sessions in outdoor locations such as parks and forests. He takes both candid and posed portraits of clients. Each session lasts for one to three hours. Outfit changes are included in the package, and print release for reproduction rights are also given to clients after the session. Michaels also covers weddings and engagements.

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Jamie Virgin Photography

610 Old Clairton Rd, Pittsburgh, PA 15236
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Jamie Virgin Photography offers family photography sessions for clients in Pittsburgh. Before outdoor shoots are held, they are first discussed through phone consultation so clients can choose their location, outfits, and props. Sessions are available in regular 30-minute shoots and can be upgraded to an hour to allow for a greater variety of shots and edited images. Jamie Virgin Photography also provides professional prints after editing has been completed. Additionally, the company works on newborn and senior photography.

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Kelsey Cunningham Photography

Pittsburgh, PA 15209
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Kelsey Cunningham Photography specializes in family, newborn, and maternity lifestyle portraits. Based in Pittsburgh, Kelsey utilizes natural light to capture authentic, emotion-filled moments. Most sessions last 1-2 hours and are located outside or in-home. Packages are all-inclusive and images are provided digitally.

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Kristi Telnov Photography

3273 Niagara Square, Pittsburgh, PA 15213
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Kristi Telnov is a freelance photographer that operates in Pittsburgh. She specializes in family photoshoots, covering newborns and large-sized groups. Kristi discusses the details of the session with each client, including outfit options and location. She can also assist customers in choosing poses and color coding for the shoots. Her style focuses on natural light, spontaneous moments, and intimate hugs and poses. In addition, Kristi can accommodate wedding and engagement events.

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Leiha Lindner Photography

Mars, PA 16046
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Leiha Lindner Photography provides family photography services to clients in Pittsburgh. Leiha is a natural light lifestyle photographer who offers in-home and location-based sessions. She also has half sessions at specific times during the year. Clients can avail themselves of her inclusive photography packages, which include photo galleries that range from 30 to 50 digital images depending on the type of photography session to be conducted. Leiha aims to produce pictures that are emotional, loving, and fun. She also performs newborn and maternity photoshoots.

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Lisa West Photography

739 Muldowney Avenue, West Mifflin, PA 15122
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Lisa West Photography is a Pittsburgh-based portrait photographer that offers various services including family photography. Lisa West works closely with clients to help them decide on the location and to learn about specific requests that they may have. She captures candid and classic, posed portraits of families. Pets are welcome to join family portrait sessions. West sends edited images through a private online gallery two weeks after the photoshoot. The photographer carries over 15 years of experience in the industry.

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Wood and Lace Photography LLC

827 Fairmont Rd Suite 206, Morgantown, WV 26501
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Wood and Lace Photography LLC is a sole practitioner family photography studio serving customers in the Pittsburgh area. Photographer Shannon provides a fun, stress-free experience to clients seeking to beautiful, meaningful, and high-quality family photo and portrait sessions. She also offers coaching and guidance to customers during newborn photo shoots in indoor and outdoor locations. Wood and Lace Photography takes maternity photos in unique and exclusive places to create precious memories.

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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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