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Top 10 family photographers near you

Clients agree: these family photographers are highly rated for knowledge, experience, communication, and more.


6 hires on Fash
Rose L. says, "I had the absolute pleasure and privilege of being photographed by Magnolia! A long time friend and forever creative force that knows all my best angles. Even better than I know myself dare I say. Her keen eye and calm demeanor brings out the inner beauty out into the world— all in one snapshot. Book with her and you’ll see what I mean." Read more
Doug Sanford Photographs

Doug Sanford Photographs

9 hires on Fash
Stephen D. says, "Very good experience, Doug is very thorough in his approach and nice to work with." Read more
Daniel Mcgarrity Photography

Daniel Mcgarrity Photography

8 hires on Fash
20+ years in business
David J. says, "It's that he listens to what I want, makes suggestions towards getting that done, and delivers. Imagine having to do headshots in my own home, how do you make that happen? Daniel brings the gear, makes the "set" and after the selections are made, you can't tell it wasn't done in any studio" Read more
Michael Mason Studios

Michael Mason Studios

Offers online services
5 hires on Fash
16+ years in business
Brad M. says, "Michael was awesome! From the moment we met, he put us at ease and we knew we hired the right guy. He was great at getting people to be where they needed to be and keeping things moving during the family photos. Then during the reception he was somehow everywhere all the time capturing so many amazing moments. On top of being super professional and taking tons of photos, he was friendly and funny. Michael was always willing to take any photos that we or our guests asked for. We are so glad we found Michael Mason Studios and would recommend him to anyone looking for a great photographer for your event. " Read more
Steve Broy Photography

Steve Broy Photography

New on Fash
Offers online services
12+ years in business
I’ve been into photography/videography for a little over 8 years. I bring a great set of skills and positive attitude to the session! Providing customers with a great session from start to finish brings me great joy!
The June Press

The June Press

Offers online services
1 hire on Fash
11+ years in business
Hannah M. says, "Pam was so kind and made the experience very enjoyable. Her expertise and willingness to listen to some of our ideas made the experience amazing!" Read more
Charles Jablow Photography

Charles Jablow Photography

New on Fash
36+ years in business
When you are looking for something very special, something much more than average, something artistic, and so good you can display it on your wall in any size and it will look great -- then it's time to move up to Charles Jablow Photography. We have been creating extraordinary wall portraits for over 30 years. We've been called "Washington's Finest Photographic Portrait Artist," and we live up to that standard with every single portrait. Let us prove to you, too, that you will fall in love with your portrait. It will be your newest family heirloom! You will find our work at


2 hires on Fash
5+ years in business
Sierra S. says, "Shelia is professional and creative. My photoshoot experience was fun and comfortable in large part to Shelia and her assistance. She was instrumental in finalizing a location and that was beyond helpful. The final photos were beautiful! Highly recommended working with Shelima Photos! " Read more

Your Family Photography questions, answered

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Fash.

How much do photographers charge for family photos?

The average cost of a photographer for family portraits depends on the photo session length, location, and the photographer's experience and reputation. A simple family portrait photo session at a big box store can cost as little as $100 for the session, including a limited number of digital images. In comparison, an outdoor family portrait session with a popular photographer can cost $1,000+and may include a printed photo album.

Most family photographers charge $100 to $400 per hour for the photo shoot. Digital copies of the images or customized, printed photo albums typically cost extra, with prices varying by album size, style, and number of photos.

Do you tip photographers for family photos?

Consider tipping a family portrait photographer $20 if you are happy with the photo session or the photographer went the extra mile. However, photographers at big box stores like Wal-Mart and JC Penney do not expect tips for family portraits.

If you are happy with the photographer's work and service, share their photos on your social media and post positive reviews online. Many photographers gain most of their new customers through word-of-mouth referrals and social media recommendations.

What should you wear for a family portrait?

The ideal clothing for a family portrait depends your family's personal style and the image and tone you'd like to convey. However, these guidelines apply to most photo shoots:

  • Wear simple solid-colored clothing that coordinates. If desired, choose a color palette or theme. Perfectly matching outfits for the whole family are not required unless you are aiming specifically for that look.
  • Dark clothing slenderizes, while light clothing often has the opposite effect. However, if looking slender is not a concern, white or light shirts and blouses offer a classic, simple, fresh look.
  • Avoid overly bright colors as they tend to draw the viewer's eye away from your face.
  • Avoid plaids, stripes, and other patterns, as they are distracting and can cause distortions in digital images. Even tiny patterns can cause problems.
  • Stick with long pants and long-sleeved tops instead of shorts and short-sleeved tops.
  • Be selective about the accessories you wear. Simple, minimal accessories work best, while large, bold accessories draw attention from your face.

When in doubt, ask your family photographer for suggestions about what to wear. The photographer can recommend colors that work well for the lighting, time of day, location, and style of your portrait.

How to choose a family photographer?

Follow these guidelines to help you choose a family photographer who is the best match for your needs:

  • Look for photographers who specialize in family portraits. A photographer who specializes in weddings or corporate photography won't be the best choice for a family portrait.
  • Review their online portfolios to confirm you like their photography style and aesthetic.
  • Read family photographer reviews on Fash and Google.
  • Discuss the photo usage and printing rights to confirm how you and the photographer can use the photos. Photographers typically retain the copyright to the photos, allowing them to use the images for marketing and social media.
  • Consider bringing interactive props to the photo session if there is an activity your family loves to do together or a sentimental item you'd like to include.

What questions should I ask a family photographer?

Ask these questions to help you choose the best family photographer near you:

  • How long have you been in business?
  • Do you have an online portfolio I can view?
  • How far in advance should I book our family portrait session?
  • What deposit do you require, and is it refundable?
  • Do you have a photo studio? If not, where will you take the photos?
  • What should we do to prepare for the photo session?
  • What should we wear for the photos?
  • Can we bring our pet to the photo session?
  • Does the session fee include digital copies of the photos?
  • How long will it take to get the photos?
  • Do you offer printed items or photo albums?
  • Who owns the rights to the photos?
  • Will you use our images on social media or your website portfolio?

Reviews for Ashburn family photographers

Recent success stories from people in the Ashburn area.
Rose L.
I had the absolute pleasure and privilege of being photographed by Magnolia! A long time friend and forever creative force that knows all my best angles. Even better than I know myself dare I say. Her keen eye and calm demeanor brings out the inner beauty out into the world— all in one snapshot. Book with her and you’ll see what I mean.
Satish S.
Great experience and I would certainly hire Doug for my next party :)
Doug Sanford photographs
Mallorie W.
Michael was a DREAM to work with! I wish I could leave more than 5 stars! He made our special day so simple! Michael took candid photos for the wedding as well as THE most beautiful Engagement Photos! Michael was flexible with dates and location and his pricing was extremely reasonable. So thankful to have him their to capture our special day!
Michael Mason Studios
Asya C.
It was such a great pleasure to have couple couples taken by SHELIMA PHOTOS. She was very professional and patient. We laughed and enjoyed our experience. Great professionalism! Thank you for capturing beautiful moments of my husband and I!
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