Gill Couto Photography

Scottsdale, AZ

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About this pro

How does your service stand out?

The attention to detail I put into creating a good photo is something that shows in the final results. I also learn from each photo shoot by experimenting with new ideas. I particularly enjoy a good challenge and making the best of difficult scenes.

What do you enjoy about the work you do?

It blends the right amount of art with technical knowledge in a way that only improves with experience. It also involves personal contact with clients and lets me learn about them, I always learn something new.

Location

Scottsdale, AZ 85254

Background check

Complete

Years in business

7

Number of employees

1

Times hired on Thumbtack

45

Reviews

30 Reviews
  • Kristin W. Jun 9, 2017
    Real Estate and Architectural Photography
    Verified Review
    Gill's ability to take gorgeous photos of a home is amazing! I have been looking for the perfect photographer to photograph our custom homes, and I've found him!
  • Glenn M. May 18, 2017
    Real Estate and Architectural Photography
    Verified Review
    Easy communication. Executed great pictures
  • Bill H. Apr 16, 2017
    Real Estate and Architectural Photography
    Verified Review
    Professional
    Gill was very prompt and the photos were what was expected for a $700k listing.
  • Edmund M. Apr 14, 2017
    Real Estate and Architectural Photography
    Verified Review
    Thanks Gill
    Service provided was to photograph clients home for market preparation. Gill was very professional, completed task and provided very nice photo's of home and did what he said he would do complete with follow up. Thanks Gill will look to do future business
  • Aspen S. Feb 24, 2017
    Real Estate and Architectural Photography
    Verified Review
    Highly Recommended Professional
    Gill did an absolutely fantastic job on our real estate photo shoot! His photos made our property look gorgeous from every angle. His expert knowledge, polite and courteous demeanor, and willingness to give 110% make him a stand-out professional in the field -- but his talent truly speaks for itself. A wonderful experience all around. Thank you Gill!
  • Mark E. Feb 23, 2017
    Aerial Photography
    Verified Review
    Reliable Professional
    Gill provided us with Drone Aerial Photography of a commercial property in AZ. He communicated clearly and effectively. He listened to our feedback and was happy to get us the shots that we requested.
  • Tammy C. Feb 22, 2017
    Real Estate and Architectural Photography
    Verified Review
    Awesome!
    Very professional, timely, high quality work. Great experience working with Gill!
  • Joe J. Nov 17, 2016
    Real Estate and Architectural Photography
    Verified Review
    Thank you very much!!
    Excellent work, thank you very much! I hope we can work together again soon.
  • Hannah B. Nov 15, 2016
    Real Estate and Architectural Photography
    Verified Review
    DEF would use again
    Excellent photos, timely service, and reasonable price
  • ANDREA R. Sep 22, 2016
    Commercial Photography
    Verified Review
    gill was great!
    gill was great! delivered photos on time and updated me with everything
  • Dana R. Aug 17, 2016
    Real Estate and Architectural Photography
    Verified Review
    Got exactly what we wanted with a quick turnaround
  • Terri B. Aug 4, 2016
    Real Estate and Architectural Photography
    Verified Review
    Gill delivered exactly what I needed for my project - I will definitely use him again. Excellent work!
  • Krysten P. Jul 31, 2016
    Real Estate and Architectural Photography
    Verified Review
    The pictures were outstanding, and he was very professional.
  • Hannah R. Apr 27, 2016
    Event Photography
    Verified Review
    Did an amazing job, delivered photos on time and exactly how we discussed. Would definitely recommend and work with him in the future.
  • Douglas F. Mar 15, 2016
    Real Estate and Architectural Photography
    Verified Review
    Gill is more than a photographer He brought a professional and artistic eye to photograph our house and in the process, we became friends.
  • Adam S. Jan 27, 2016
    Sports Photography
    Verified Review
    Gill met all expectations at our Under Armour All-American Pre-Season Baseball event. His photo quality was exceptionally pleasing to the client (Under Armour) and he was prompt, understanding to changes and flexible with our needs. We would definitely consider hiring him again for future events.
  • Federico A. Aug 18, 2015
    Real Estate and Architectural Photography
    Verified Review
  • Melissa C. May 11, 2015
    Real Estate and Architectural Photography
    Verified Review
    So good, I am using him for all of my listings!
  • Thomas T. Mar 7, 2015
    Real Estate and Architectural Photography
    Verified Review
    His pictures will sell our house
  • Aamer S. Jan 25, 2015
    Real Estate and Architectural Photography
    Verified Review
    Gill showed up on time, was professional and stayed late to capture the perfect twilight shots. The photos were ready for me the next day and looked great. I would highly recommend Gill to anyone looking for professional Real Estate photography. -Aamer Syed, Realty Executives.
  • Kym S. Jan 18, 2015
    Event Photography
    Verified Review
    It was a pleasure working with Gill. Great photos at a reasonable price and he had them ready by the next day. I will use him again.
  • Shimali P. Jan 13, 2015
    Real Estate and Architectural Photography
    Verified Review
    Easy to coordinate long distance & and we were happy the photographs.
  • Patricia A. Jan 11, 2015
    Commercial Photography
    Verified Review
  • David M. Dec 18, 2014
    Commercial Photography
    Verified Review
    Gill did an outstanding job photographing some very difficult product samples. Products were of stainless steel, brass and aluminum. In addition there were also that material, but in a mirror finish. Getting the lighting and reflections right was a relative breeze. The final pics are outstanding. I would most certainly use Gill again. Very professional.
  • Deila M. Nov 1, 2014
    Great to work with, understanding, knowledgeable and fast beautiful pictures for my listing. The pictures have really generated calls!
  • Thomesa L. Oct 27, 2014
    Recently, I used Gill's services for two of my listings. First and foremost, Gill was very accommodating with all the variables regarding each property. His desire to capture THE best of the best in each frame was apparent in his end results. I would highly recommend Gill's services to my fellow realtors! Thanks Gill for a job well-done!
  • Alexis A. Oct 26, 2014
    Gil is an absolute pleasure to work with. As an interior designer the type of photos I need for my website are more detailed than what Gil told me he was used to a real estate photographer. He was so willing and flexible to try new angles with me and was easy to collaborate with. I used him twice in one week and I know I'll be using him on all of my future projects. He was on time, efficient and absolutely professional. I completely recommend Gil for interior and exterior shots.
  • Scott C. Oct 23, 2014
    Gil does an outstanding job with his photography. His photos come to life with their vibrancy and focus on detail. I will be using his services again and again on all my home listings. Scott Clayton Champion Realty
  • Rachel G. Sep 28, 2014
    Commercial Photography
    Verified Review
    Gill took quality, professional indoor shots of our commercial office. We were happy with his use of lighting and angles to highlight our space. His prices were fair and the overall experience was very good. I would recommend him to others.
  • Marie D. Jul 29, 2014
    Gill is absolutely fantastic! I received several calls from other realtors asking about the photographer who shot my listing. I wholeheartedly recommend Gill for any project, you will be very happy with his work and prices!

Q&A

What is your typical process for working with a new customer?
The first thing I do is advertise in places like this website and other similar sites. Customers contact me for info and a quote, I respond, they review it against other potential photographers. Communication is very important, not just speed, but also content quality, and I do my best to fulfil my part.
What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
I stay current with new technological developments, new photo techniques and ideas, new photo and electronic products, and more everyday. There are a lot of amazing photo products coming out every year.
Do you have a standard pricing system for your service? If so, please share the details here.
Only in the beginning, it faded over time because of the great variety of requirements each client has. I do have a basic rate for real estate shoots intended for typical online MLS listings. It is $150 for 25 photos at 1200-pixels.
How did you get started doing this type of work?
It all started with a camera and some free time in the outdoors. More and more dedication as an amateur eventually led to requests from others to buy my photos. Digital cameras then took my photography into overdrive, websites, and then my own company dedicated to the professional photography you seek.
What types of customers have you worked with?
Typical photo shoots are for MLS & FSBO property sales listings, vacation rentals, and home builders. I also photograph commercial properties, empty lots, portraits, products, events and even more.
Describe a recent project you are fond of. How long did it take?
A home designed by a German woodworker caught my eye at first sight. The natural lighting was perfect inside and out, and the photos came out perfect. It did have it's challenging angles which I wasn't entirely confident about until I edited photos to perfection. I wowed my own self which doesn't always happen.
What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?
Look through their sample photos, compare with other providers, hire the one that delivers the style and quality you prefer.
What questions should customers think through before talking to professionals about their project?
Everything about the subject and the desired end product. Sample images are a great idea!