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Carlsbad Creative Photographers

Browse these creative 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.
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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.
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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
Leyla R.
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AMAZING photographer!!!! Heather has always done great work. She isn't just a photographer, she is an ARTIST!!!! Heather Photography is also competitive in his pricing. I HIGHLY recommend her.

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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.
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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.
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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
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Jessica B.
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The best experience I’ve had using a professional photographer. Laura was so easy to work with and I truly felt like she captured some amazing photos of my family.

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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.
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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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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
Tasha R.
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Robert was early and did a fantastic job of capturing so many moments. He also was very patient with my mother and I as we requested several group photos throughout the evening. I would definitely reccomend him and use him again should we have a need for a photographer.

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Thunder Bird Productions
5.0
from 12 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Gillian M.
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He is the fastest photographer I work with! Love his ability to take minimal instruction and make great pictures happen in a day! I will use him again if I am lucky!

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

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Voltage Digital
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Allie P.
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Jamie was on time and very professional. We used him for an office photo shoot and he blended in seamlessly. We were able to work as we normally do and he was just a fly on the wall documenting our everyday work life. I would definitely recommend Voltage Digital for photography!

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Siren Song Studios
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Denice H.
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Anthony did a terrific job with a series of short fresh videos for our website. He filmed one meeting and worked with film we provided from two other meetings. He also did my New professional headshot photo which I love. Anthony understands our energetic brand and added a number of creative touches to bring that energy into the videos. We appreciate his work and will continue to use his services. We will also happily recommend him to others!

MAdPhotography
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
Shan S.
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Michael is a very professional photographer and just a nice person. We were very satisfied with the job he did and highly recommend him for any event. He was on time to our event and delivered our pics timely. Thank you Michael!

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ecardella photo//video
4.9
from 9 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Peggy M.
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Eric did wonderful work for my music videos. He is creative and will go the ‘extra mile’ to get that certain look that fits your project. I greatly appreciate that Eric continued to work with me to accommodate my various requested changes.

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

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Rick Avena Photography
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Abby B.
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Working with Rick was easy and flexible. Even better, the photos were just what we needed! Highly recommend this photographer, and hope to work with him in the future.

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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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