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  • 20 years in business
  • 768 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Sonia A.
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Excellent photographer on a budget

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Godoy Shots Studios
4.9
from 219 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 348 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Tobias O.
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I very thanks full to Nabor and Laura for been my wedding photographers. They're a excellent team, and they were able too reach and to capture our most intimate moments. I highly recommend! Thanks guys!!!

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Lawrence Gerald
4.8
from 175 reviews
  • 20 years in business
  • 289 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Faye P.
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I was looking for an affordable, no frills, family photographer-- I received 10 bids thru thumbtack, and Lawrence's bid was LESS than 1/3 the cost of the others-- PLUS he gave us the DVD with all the prints (most photographers will only allow you to order prints thru them). He scouted out a location, met us the day after Christmas, and had our photos ready on DVD the very next day. I highly recommend him for anyone looking for high quality, basic family photos.

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Michael Keel Photography
4.9
from 154 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 319 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Natalie S.
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Michael shot our wedding a few weeks ago, and we cannot say enough how thankful we are!!! 150 guests and shooting for 12 hours - not an easy task. He was so patient with our crazy families, and especially my mother in law.... Hopefully she doesn't see this! We hired Michael specifically for his non- wedding type photos, much like a documentary style. We wanted to stay away from the "typical" posed photos we see over and over. Another way he is different from other photographers, is that he doesn't charge individually for photos, he gives a lot more photos back at once. Our images are really out of this world. Very natural, artful, refreshing and new. Did I say gorgeous already? If you are thinking about hiring a "photographer" a real photographer.... Look no further, you've found him. Kind, professional, relaxed, unique. We will be using his services again in the near future for my parents vow renewal. Cheers Michael, thank you so much! Everyone loved you and we are constantly getting compliments on your great work.... Art!!! 

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Sparks Media Services
4.9
from 143 reviews
  • 19 years in business
  • 202 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Cat L.
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Thomas Sparks is an amazing photographer. His eye for lighting and positioning is exceptionally skilled, he captures precious moments that many photographers may not catch. He has tremendously creative, easy to work with and affordable. Can't say enough about this photographer! You won't be disappointed.

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Cindy Hegger Photography
4.9
from 124 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 181 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Maia S.
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Thank you Cindy for fantastic wedding photos! My favorite part about working with Cindy is that she is professional. For me, this means several things: she was always timely with email responses throughout the process, she was prompt and ready on the day of, and her turn around time for the photos was super short! But the ultimate reason that Cindy is an amazing professional is that she is invisible! I have heard plenty of horror stories of photographers that drag the bride and groom away from the fun and make the occasion all about the pictures. Cindy was great at taking very little of our time to do couples shots. We were able to be completely present in the moment at all our events and Cindy captured them without us even knowing she was there. We have some excellent candids of friends and family as well as posed shots of the two of us. She stayed close at the beginning of the reception so that I could ask her for specific shots but she also wandered around and got a great picture of almost all 150 people at the event :) We are very happy with the pictures and the experience!

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Sheila O'Keefe Photography
4.9
from 114 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 234 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Ana E.
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Sheila is not only a talented photographer but also very professional. She is very communicative and was a pleasure to work with. She was a joy to have around during the wedding day and was honestly a "fly on the wall" unlike other wedding photographers who are too "in it". The pictures she takes are beautiful and extremely well priced. I would not hesitate to work with her again. I actually look forward to it.

Top Pro
  • 9 years in business
  • 103 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
John G.
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Enjoyed working with Tri; he was fast, friendly, and efficient. Also, after looking through many similar photographers in the Bay Area, I was most impressed with Tri’s work. Certainly that quality came through in the photos he took of me - I was very happy with the end result.

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Patrick T. Power Photography
5.0
from 71 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 84 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Shelley J.
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I highly recommend Patrick Power! I needed a professional portrait for a legal job application, and I hadn't had one taken in over 20 years. I wanted it to be professional, but also unique. I wasn't sure how to find a photographer, so I just put out a bid on thumbtack. Patrick responded very quickly and with a very reasonable price. I had resigned myself to just getting a studio portrait with a neutral background, but Patrick had the idea of meeting at City Hall to take the photo. I was very nervous and self-conscious about the process. I don't like having my picture taken and I am not very photogenic. It helped that City Hall was full of other photographers taking pictures of brides, grooms, and other people like me, so I didn't really stand out. I had a problem and ended up being pretty late to our meeting, but Patrick was very nice about it. I was sweating like crazy in my suit, but he did a good job of putting me at ease and letting me rest and cool down for a little bit white while he staked out spots to take the photo. He talked with me casually about what I was looking for in the photo, but we also made small talk about our lives and work, so that soon I felt very comfortable with him. As a result, I looked very natural in the photo. Patrick took a lot of shots, and several of them were quite good. I needed the work done on very short notice, including a print. I made the bid on a Sunday, we did the photo shoot on Monday, and I had the print by Tuesday morning. I love the photo, and my family and friends do too. Everyone agreed that not just my appearance, but also my personality comes through in the photo. I will definitely call Patrick again if I need another photo taken in the future!

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Jen Fairbanks Photography
4.9
from 68 reviews
  • 113 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Sara S.
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Jen was a pleasure to work with and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend her to anyone looking for a great Bay Area photographer. She knew her way around city hall and the civic ceremony process, which helped calm our nerves. Her directions during the photo shoot were clear, helpful, fun, and gentle. She is fantastic! Thank you so much, Jen.

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North Point Photography
5.0
from 65 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 97 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Nicole F.
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Eric and his lighting assistant, Claire, did an AMAZING job at my recent wedding on February 17, 2018 at the Elks Lodge in South San Francisco! I HIGHLY recommend them to anyone in search of a local photographer. Amidst wedding planning and looking at expenses, my now husband and I, finally decided that we should have a photographer after all. We were nervous about prices, and after contacting many other photographers, we felt that it might be out of our desired budget. I came across Thumbtack on Facebook, and requested photography services. Eric contacted me within minutes, and quickly followed up via email and later phone. He was super easy to work with, creative, and really had a great vision for what we wanted captured on our special day. He also offered an incredibly reasonable price for all that he offers. He helped put our minds at ease, and assisted us with coming up with a tentative schedule that ended up working effortlessly. He is very great at giving direction when taking photos, and makes everyone feel comfortable. He is also great at working with other vendors, as he worked very well with our DJ to coordinate our evening's events. I couldn't be happier with the "Quick Peek" that he sent me a few days later, and am incredibly excited to see the rest! The photos are beautiful! Thank you so much, Eric and Claire for providing us with such wonderful memories! http://www.npointphoto.com/Clients/Current-Clients/Nicole-and-Rene-Wedding-Quick-Peek/

Top Pro
  • 7 years in business
  • 87 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Miranti O.
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I've hired many photographers in the past for various events such as wedding, corporate parties and other events and William J Simpson trumps all of them by far! I knew I would enjoy his artistic take on photography and I love his eye for great moments and angles. Who knew it would take a first birthday party to finally find the right photographer! :) He was very punctual, responded quickly to my emails, and such a joy to work with during the event. Professional and personal at the same time. You won't regret hiring him for your next project or event. I know I'll be coming back to him for future events!

Top Pro
  • 9 years in business
  • 54 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Amanda L.
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Tri was very easy to work with. He is very friendly, professional and puts people at ease, which is important for a photographer to be able to do. He was very competitive on his fees as well.

Ryan Shiver Photography
4.9
from 29 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 29 hires on Thumbtack
Susan G.
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We had an amazing experience with Ryan. He was so responsive to calls, texts and emails while we were planning our event. He showed up more than half an hour early so we could get even more pictures taken. He was fun and relaxed and made us feel relaxed even though we have no experience getting our picture taken and were very stiff/nervous in the beginning. By the end we felt so comfortable because Ryan made the whole thing easy and enjoyable! AND not to mention the photos turned out so great! He is not only a great people person but a very talented photographer! Thank you Ryan!!

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Fifi Fresh Photography
5.0
from 25 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 30 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Sarah L.
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Fifi did a great job responding to the exact style of headshots that I was looking for. She made me feel confident and comfortable. Would highly recommend to friends!

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Scott Maddern Photography
5.0
from 25 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 27 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Paul D.
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I needed some head shots for my new website featuring my latest music. Scott recommend a spot for outdoor pictures incorporating an urban feel. Never would have thought use such a simple but clever cityscape backdrop. Not only does he have a great eye and creative idea's but also top end equipment. I've used other photographers before with half the results. If your looking for a pro he's your guy.......

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Nico Garibay Photography
5.0
from 23 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 32 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Dagney H.
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Before working with Nico, he was already one of my favorite photographers. His style always caught my eye, but working with him cemented his place in my heart! He is professional and hilarious. We had so much fun searching for impromptu spots and making jokes while shooting. The way Nico posed me during shoots was effortless and easy. He has very clear ideas, and explains how he wants the shot to look so the model has a clear idea of the vision. He was open to my ideas and I felt like we were creative equals. I cannot wait to shoot with him again. A wonderful experience!

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Alana Snyder Photography
4.8
from 23 reviews
  • 20 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Rachel S.
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I was looking to get some photos of our newborn done but didn't want to spend an enormous amount on them. I luckily found Alana through a website. Alana was super great to work with. She was timely, professional and extremely responsive. We received our photos very quickly and really enjoyed quite a few of them. As she gains more experience, I see Alana becoming a fabulous photographer.

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Rich Jarvis Photography
4.9
from 21 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 28 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Diane S.
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Rich is a true professional. He took the pictures/poses we requested and sent the proofs back to us in record time. We will definitely use him in the future.

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Lara Onac Photography
4.9
from 19 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 36 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Jacobella L.
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Lara is one of the best photographers I have ever worked with. Not only does she have an AMAZING eye for the photos you want and for her art, but she is lovely to be around and makes the shoot so incredibly easy. You will absolutely get the results you want working with her!! She is fabulous!!

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SKJ Studios by Samerial
4.9
from 18 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 25 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Cathy C.
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A lovely, responsive, professional and gifted photographer.I appreciated the quick appointment twenty and her patience. Cathy

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How much does it cost for a photographer for a wedding?

Finding the right wedding photographer can make a big difference for your ceremony. Nationally, the average wedding photographer’s price ranges from $800 to $1,000, but costs can be much higher in areas like Chicago, New York or Los Angeles where some couples spend $2,000 to $5,000 or more for the photographer they want. Factors that can affect your wedding photographer prices include the photographer’s reputation and experience. Heavy hitters can command top rates, especially during wedding-season weekends. Day of the week also affects your cost. You may get a $200 discount on wedding photographer prices if you get married on a Friday in November rather than a Saturday in June. Time onsite is also an important cost factor. Hiring a photographer to snap photos from the moment you wake up until after last call at the reception is going to cost more than five hours of pictures during the day. Multiple photographers, special lighting, and videography will also increase your costs. Ultimately you want to find someone who has a style you love and can provide the number of edited shots you want for a price you can handle. Learn more about hiring a wedding photographer.

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