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Carlsbad Affordable Photographers

Browse these affordable photographers with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Carlsbad.

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Sechrest Photos
4.9
from 90 reviews
  • 24 years in business
  • 160 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Tammy S.
Verified review

Alan and Ina are wonderful photographers. They really takes the time to get to know you and make your experience everything you want it to be. They shot my wedding in May and the pictures are beyond beautiful!!!! Every picture shows our love & happiness. They captured the emotion of the day. We have a lifetime of memories because of them. I highly recommend you use them for all your photography needs!!!!

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Danielle Penn Photography
5.0
from 80 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 148 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Jason B.
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My family and I were vacationing in Newport from out of state and chose Danielle to capture our beach fun. I had never been to the area before and didn't know any photographers much less any good spots that would work well for family photographs. After exchanging some emails a few weeks before our arrival, we set a date and location for our photos. Danielle was prompt, professional, and chose an excellent location for the photos. Our session was no easy task because I have two small children, ages 5 and 2. Combine that with water and sand and you get a recipe for disaster, but Danielle was able to somehow capture great photographs of my family. I would definitely use her again in the future.

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Island Style Images
4.9
from 69 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 114 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Cathy L.
Verified review

Joanne is one of the most creative photographers we have ever met. She was very professional and she was such a pleasure to work with. We were totally comfortable during the session and she was very punctual. She had a state of the art camera and the finished photos were spectacular; so gorgeous. We would highly recommend Joanne to anyone looking for a photographer for a high end photo shoot.. Joanne, thank-you for a great day; you are amazing! Cathy and Jessica Thank-you Joanne you are wonderful.

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1Man1Woman Designs
5.0
from 47 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 68 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
JO R.
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From my first inquiry about the project to delivering our finished photos, I found Jessica to be a true first-class professional. Even my skeptical husband (who didn't think we needed professional photographers for a family shoot) was blown away with the photos and my entire family of 5 truly feel that we hit the "photographer jackpot" when we found Jessica and Bobby. Thank you for listening to our needs and for making us feel very comfortable during the shoots at Sunset Cliffs. My children loved the time you both spent with them and how you added some special creative magic to make some playful pictures for us. We really appreciate how you were also so responsive after the shoot, and for delivering our photos within a 3 day turnaround. We are definitely enjoying digitally viewing our family and individual photos now, but the hard part is selecting which photos of the many we all love to be "printed or framed." Bottom line, we are confident Jessica and Bobby will also exceed your expectations like they did ours. Your overall experience will be nothing short of remarkable.

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  • 1 year in business
  • 62 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Darren B.
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I highly recommend Heather as a photographer. She was very accommodating and handled some tough lighting conditions without hesitation. She went out of her way to make sure that I was happy with both the images that she took, but also with the entire logistical process. She arrived to our event well repaired and skilled with your equipment. I'm very happy with Heather and her services.

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Hugh Foster Photography
4.9
from 42 reviews
  • 17 years in business
  • 72 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Charlie G.
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Hugh is a great guy, a real pro photographer, easy to work with, and creative at a thumbtack competitive rate. I'm a Realtor and have worked with other photographers before. Set a time to meet and he even scouted the area beforehand for multiple locations ready to shoot; and spent a lot of time with us too. Offered a proof sheet, we picked out favorite photos, and he retouched the photos and delivered with a fast turnaround. Will use him again.

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Elena U. Photography
5.0
from 41 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 41 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Hind A.
Verified review

Super sweet flexible photographer Worth it !

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Paloart
5.0
from 37 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 44 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Michal D.
Verified review

Palo and Alex were our wedding videographers and put together an amazing edit! It was super easy working with them leading up to our big day and the day-of. They're fun people and got along well with our photographers and other vendors. We received our deliverables ( + raw footage) within reasonable amount of times. HIGHLY recommend them for any wedding. Your wedding day really is a blur, and we were more than happy with our decision to go with Palo to capture all the feels of the day/night.

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Laura Carrasco Photography
4.9
from 36 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 59 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Thumbtack Customer
Verified review

She did a great job at the actual wedding but what really impressed me was the sending of the USB and photo frame with a picture form the wedding inside of it. The USB itself was actually inside of a custom made wooden box and the USB was a wooden card with her company name on it. She chose a beautiful picture from the wedding to put in the photo frame that matched the beach these of our wedding. She is affordable, professional, and an amazing deal. Definitely recommend.

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Chasing Light
4.9
from 34 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 59 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Shaunna C.
Verified review

My fiance and I hired Chasing Light to do our photo and video for our wedding. Their pricing was perfect for what we were looking for and we were very excited to be getting both photo and video by the same team. We recently had our engagement photos and cannot begin to explain how happy we are to have chosen them. Our photographer, Russ, was very flexible with the date and even helped us find the perfect location. He definitely listened to what we had in mind and was even ok with my fiance wearing his sunglasses for some of the shots. Russ was very easy to work with and had 2 preview images back to me within the next hour! On top of that, he had the rest of our images ready the next day and they are everything we hoped for and more! I have friends who had to wait weeks to get their engagement photos back. Needless to say, we are obsessed with our engagement photos and CANNOT wait to see how our wedding photos and video turn out.

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Michael & Dia Photography
5.0
from 30 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 57 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Daniel C.
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If you are looking for photographers look no further! Dia and her husband are true professionals who created wonderful memories for us. They braved the rain for our wedding day, all while still taking truly wonderful photos. They made every effort to please our timeframe and we couldn’t have asked for more. When we head back to Huntington Beach for more photos we now have found our photographers. Thank you guys once again

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Wasio faces
5.0
from 26 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 22 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Monzelle D.
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I had an awesome overall experience with Wasio faces! Sasha and Yaneck are wonderful and really made my first experience getting headshots taken a fun and professional one! They made me feel so comfortable and at home as well. If you are looking for professional photographers either for weddings, headshots or any other event, I highly recommend Wasio!

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Equinox Photo
5.0
from 26 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 22 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Zulema H.
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I you are thinking of using Equinox photo, you will not be disappointed. Tricia absolutely surpassed both me and my wife's expectations. We absolutely loved every photo she took...from our engagement session to our big wedding day. Tricia will absolutely make you feel comfortable in front of a camera. She is 100% professional, but also makes the photo shoot fun! We loved her contagious positive energy, and unique style. Every one of our pictures came out perfect--like bridal magazine perfect! I was so shocked at how she was able to capture every moment so beautifully. On the day of the wedding, Tricia and her husband, LJ, made the stress of the day simply go away with their delightful personalities. Having great wedding photos was one of the most important things that we wanted. My wife was very particular about how she wanted our photos to look, but Tricia surpassed even my wife's high standards :) From the moment we met with Tricia, we know that she would be someone that we could connect with and be open with. We didn't realize at the time how important that would be. There are thousands of photographers out there, but Tricia truly is one in a million. Thank you, Tricia, for everything!

ArroyoPhotos - SD
4.7
from 27 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 60 hires on Thumbtack
Ashley T.
Verified review

Jesse and his team were highly professional and accessible leading up to our event and throughout the night. We had two photographers total; one at the photo booth with lighting and one roving the party. this was a perfect set up for what we required. Will definitely book Jesse next time my company comes to town for a party!

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Da Drone Dude
4.9
from 15 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Anthony B.
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My photographer was out of town, and I needed a sub fast. Mario was right there, did a great job, and was a pleasure to work with. I would highly recommend Mario to anyone in need of a professional photographer. Quality, professionalism, great service, and just a real nice guy are what you can expect... Anthony B.

Robert Dennis Photography
5.0
from 14 reviews
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
Alma A.
Verified review

Robert was very easy to work with, was on time, and did exactly as I asked. He got the pictures back to with very quickly and gave us all copyrights for printing. Very affordable and dependable

Lacey Khiev Photography
5.0
from 12 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
Joanna B.
Verified review

We found Lacey when we were looking for someone to take pictures for our family to celebrate my mom’s 70th. We are from out of town so we were a little nervous about choosing the right photographer, but everything went better than we imagined. Lacey was very patient and friendly and her pictures are the best ones that my family and I have ever taken. I’ve attached a few. She was able to capture everyone’s personalities perfectly! Thank you Lacey!!

MAdPhotography
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
Rick S.
Verified review

Michael De Cesare is the most professional, quality photographer I've ever hired. I was very impressed with the range of photos he shot. He was very nice to work with and I look forward to hiring him in the future.

Alan Crosthwaite Photography
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Chris C.
Verified review

Working with Alan is a pleasure every time. To find someone in business that I can trust to do the right thing, produce excellent quality products and services, all while making sure he treats his customers fairly is a rare gem and I'm lucky to get to work with him. Photography: He excels at and enjoys the art and discipline of photography. This is the best sort of photographer to work with! You will be thrilled with the products/services you get from him. Integrity: His morals and conscience point due North. If something goes wrong, he makes a huge effort to make sure it's righted again. Honesty: He is truly the "Do unto others" type. I love working with him because there has never been a feeling of unease or mistrust. If he says he is going to do something, he makes good every time. There are plenty of questionable characters we encounter in business, Alan is NOT one of them! Timeliness: Alan understands life is busy but commitments mean something. He is respectful of others' time and does what he says he will do when he says he will do it. I will do business with Alan every chance I get because I know I will be treated fairly, my expectations will be met or exceeded, and I will walk away from the transaction delighted with the results and the experience.

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ecardella photo//video
4.9
from 9 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
John S.
Verified review

Very good photographer, I would hire him again. Thanks John Awaiting your photos

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Alyssa Boynton Photography
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Tiffany W.
Verified review

I have loved being in touch with Alyssa for my big day! She's talented and easy-going. An awesome photographer!

Q & A

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

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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Need pet photography

Oceanside, CA

  • Photo shoot type
    Pet / Family
  • Pet description
    Describe your pet(s) here (He's a chihuahua, his name is max. Very sweet and photogenic.)
  • Location
    Outdoors
  • Photo products
    Physical proofs and prints
  • Details
    I would like them to be gifts to my grandparents for Christmas.
  • $116.67
    Average price

Need real estate photography

Oceanside, CA

  • Interior or exterior photos?
    Interior and exterior
  • Number of properties to be photographed
    1
  • Type(s) of real estate
    House
  • Approximate square footage
    1500 - 2000
  • Total shots needed
    20-30
  • Photo products
    Online or digital proofs and prints
  • Additional services
    Photo editing / touchup
  • Details
    need by thursday night
  • $208.75
    Average price

Need real estate photography

Oceanside, CA

  • Interior or exterior photos?
    Interior and exterior
  • Number of properties to be photographed
    1
  • Type(s) of real estate
    House
  • Approximate square footage
    2500 - 3000
  • Total shots needed
    20-30
  • Photo products
    Online or digital proofs and prints
  • Additional services
    Virtual tour - still photos
  • Details
    Need bright and clear, wide-angle shots that make the home look as large and beautiful as it is.
  • $525
    Average price
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