Berger PhotoPix
Berger PhotoPix

Berger PhotoPix

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Introduction: Being a professional photographer means something to me. I am a think-on-my-feet creative with the experience to be the photographer for myriad photographic situations. I can shoot events, portraits, and even remain steadfast after shooting over 32,000 photos of runners in the New York Marathon. I’ve been a photographer for over 30 years, many of them as a news photojournalist, shooting sports, portraits, events, as well as being a college photojournalism instructor for ten years. I am flexible with my skills with a singular goal to see smiles of satisfaction from the people I photograph. I am available for any kind of photographic need, including on-location portraiture (families, graduate, corporate, sports, etc.), events (corporate, graduation parties, colleges, weddings, etc.), news, public relations, sports (leagues, portrait, action, teams), and product photography.

Current Top Pro

Hired 28 times

Serves Arcadia, CA

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Currently a top pro

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This pro indicated that they reviewed CDC safety guidelines for COVID-19 and pledged to do the following:

Maintain 6 feet of distance from customers

Wear masks during the job

Wear gloves during the job

Disinfect surfaces touched during the job

Featured Projects

97 photos

  • Portrait Photography - Laguna Hills 2021

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Customers rated this pro highly for professionalism, work quality, and responsiveness.

Exceptional 5.0

22 reviews


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Michelle B.

Wedding and Event Photography

My event required very detailed work and Tim understood the assignment. He took great care in ensuring that we were happy with the result.
Nov 21, 2021
Maxane G.

Photo Editing, Scanning and Restoration

I had two one hundred year old photos mounted on cardboard. One was broken in half. Mr. Berger repaired them and cleaned them, sent the originals backs to me and sent me photos via email to download and print. He took the time to explain every step and answered many of my questions along the way. I am fortunate to have found and worked with Mr. Berger.
Nov 6, 2021
Rue S.

Portrait Photography

Tim is incredibly responsive and prepared. Here's some competitive analysis: 1. # of Deliverables: he gave us hundreds of pictures in 2 hour frame. Usually most photographers on this platform only gives out 35-40 edited picture per hour. 2. Speed: He gave the photos to us a day after. That's wasn't essential to us, but if it is for you. Pick Tim, cuz usually most photographer need 3-5 days or 2 weeks. 3. Communication and punctuality: He was early even driving from Arcadia. And replied me when I double check with him a day prior. 4. Professionalism: He's ex LA Times Photographer and currently teaching at Pasadena college if I recall correctly. 5. Positive energy: He made us smile and laugh and the picture showed. 6. Equipment: He brought a lot of equipment and his own lighting. In case you're indoors, pick Tim 7. COVID ready: He's also vaccinated so he can go indoors with us for our civil ceremony. 8. Willingness to work with your demand: I had a lot of ideas of how I wanted to frame each pictures. Tim took them all in. I think I'm missing a couple things. But we're picking Tim for our next event too.
Nov 23, 2021
Dana M.

Engagement Photography

Tim did an amazing job with our engagement photos! Not only did they turn out better then I expected but he was extremely nice, professional, easy to work with, reliable and made us feel very comfortable!! We absolutely LOVE our pictures!
Sep 16, 2021
Candace L.

Engagement Photography

Our experience with Tim was amazing we booked him for our Engagement party he was very responsive and attentive to our needs. We booked him for our up coming wedding and reception in November.
Berger PhotoPix's reply
Thank you, Candace. It was my honor to photograph your engagement party. I think the portrait area worked well, and the candid images were a nice touch. I’m truly happy you are happy with the work.
Sep 2, 2021
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Timothy Berger


  • What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?

    The prices you see are what I believe is fair compensation for a photographer who has the skills. The photographic categories you see in my profile, such as weddings and events, portraits, corporate, real estate, etc. are all strengths of mine and I assure you that hiring me will yield results that you will truly appreciate. However, if there is a quote you see from me that exceeds your expectations, I encourage you to reach out to me to discuss options. My phone number, that I include in my initial response, is my cell phone and you can call or text me.

  • What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

    Formally, my training in photography started when I was a pre-teen when I sold enough boxes of chocolates to earn a point-and-shoot camera, my first ever camera. I’ve been involved with photography ever since, including photojournalism courses in college that lead me to my first job as a staff photographer for a newspaper. That started a career in photojournalism that lasted thirty years until the pandemic struck and closed the newspaper I worked at last. Currently, I teach photojournalism at a community college, and have started this freelance business on Thumbtack to share my robust experience with clients.

  • How did you get started doing this type of work?

    I first started selling my work in high school by taking advantage of enthusiastic students at a state basketball tournament by selling photomasks of the head coach for $1 each. From there, I’ve worked with event photo companies, portrait companies, commercial photographers, and as you have already read, newspapers. I’ve been published in a few magazines, like Newsweek, but my work has predominantly been published in the San Gabriel Valley Tribune, Pasadena Star-News, Los Angeles Times, Glendale News Press, Burbank Leader, and La Cañada Valley Sun.

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