Mitch completely exceeded all of our expectations.
My fiancé and I are from Houston. We had planned to spend a few days visiting northern New Mexico. We thought it would be terrifically convenient if we could coordinate this time away from work with our engagement photos. We used Thumbtack to describe our request for a photographer that could incorporate us into natural New Mexican backdrops and requested samples before making a commitment. We received and evaluated two bids and chose Mitch (the higher bid) based on the samples he provided, his cumulative online presence and reputation, and his intimate familiarity with the landscapes of northern New Mexico as a regionally prominent landscape photographer. We did not use a "professional" photographer with a polished commercial website because they seemed to have mediocre featured photographs, inflexible schedules, and rigid pricing and copyrighting schemes which cumulatively left us only tepidly enthused. This motivated us to try Thumbtack (new to us both) to access equivalently talented professionals who may simply lack the polished commercial web presence of full-time photographic studios.
Mitch met us at our accommodation in Santa Fe at 10 am. He was promptly on time with unexpected refreshments and snacks in tow for what would be an 11 hour day covering 190 miles and some of the most picturesque scenes in northern New Mexico. He had driven from Albuquerque that morning to meet us. We were super excited and had packed a few extra outfits which he could easily accommodate in his SUV.
Throughout the day and evening and as the light changed, we visited, hiked through, and did photographs in areas including Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument, the Chama Valley, and Plaza Blanca, and we were even able to incorporate some long-exposure night photographs replete with a starry sky. Mitch always had the appropriate photo-gear in hand, even when we hiked distances over 1 mile to the scenes he recommended. This gear included silver screens, multiple tripod lights and flashes, alternative lenses, and occasional photo props.
600 photos later we were home. We had the proofs 4 days later and selected a relatively small subset of these for editing and a subsequent additional subset for printing. The quality of the editing and the printing was outstanding and everything arrived on time. We highly recommend Mitch, especially to anyone who is looking to do engagement photographs in northern New Mexico.