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Costa Mesa Freelance Photographers

Browse these freelance photographers with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Costa Mesa.

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Desert Rose Photography
4.9
from 164 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 357 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Jessica C.
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We hired Will to shoot two large group photos for a corporate training and deliver prints by the next business day and he completed the job seamlessly and professionally. He was easy to get in touch with and very reliable. I coordinated this training in 15 different markets with 15 different photographers, and Will was one of our favorites! I would recommend Will for any photography job in the area!

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Brad Zangwill Photography
4.8
from 131 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 281 hires on Thumbtack
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Cynthia M.
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Everything went well, the photographer was professional and friendly. I would not hesitate to call him again. My family and I are planning a wedding for the near future, and Next Level will be contacted.

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  • 6 years in business
  • 272 hires on Thumbtack
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Jessica H.
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It was a wonderful experience! We surprised the bachelorette with a photo session and it really worked out well! The bridesmaids didn't know each other from before the wedding so it was great to get everyone together in front of the camera as before the big day. This photographer was so professional, patient, and kind. He did such a great job with our group and we cannot wait to see the final product!!

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Nona_Photography
4.9
from 116 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 240 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Yashesh P.
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Nona Photography did the maternity photo-shoot for us and we had a wonderful experience. She is a professional photographer and it is easily noticeable with the ideas that she brought and the photos she delivered. I would definitely recommend Nona Photography for any photo-shoot you plan.

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John Glover Photography
5.0
from 90 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 141 hires on Thumbtack
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Marcelle G.
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I needed new work headshots and a family photo with my 3 dogs. This was my first time using Thumbtack and I received bids from 5 local photographers. I decided to to with John Glover because of the precision and great attention to detail I noticed in his sample photos. John's photos came out nothing short of amazing, he even captured all my dogs at attention at once. My headshots came out better than any headshots I've ever taken. Highly recommend using him.

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Sechrest Photos
4.9
from 90 reviews
  • 24 years in business
  • 156 hires on Thumbtack
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Claudette H.
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I hired the photographers for a client. They were very professional and punctual.

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Joe Chung Photography
5.0
from 88 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 169 hires on Thumbtack
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Zach B.
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Excellent photographer! Very professional, helpful and went out of his way to ensure my event went well. Will definitely use him in the future, and I hope that others do as well! You will not be disappointed with his work!

Advanced Focus Photography
4.8
from 85 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 184 hires on Thumbtack
Ulysses D.
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Darren is a great photographer, very professional and creative. I was very happy with the results!

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Danielle Penn Photography
5.0
from 76 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 143 hires on Thumbtack
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Stephanie W.
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This was our first time working with a professional photographer. Danielle was amazing from the very beginning. She offered creative ideas and took the time to lay every detail out for us. Our engagement shoot turned out amazing. Her turn around time is great. She doesn't make you wait forever. We are looking forward to getting our wedding photos back soon!

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Sheryl Bale Photography
4.9
from 75 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 128 hires on Thumbtack
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Margaret P.
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My family and I had a great experience with Sheryl. We had a huge family photo shoot due a very meaningful reunion- with a newborn, several Oct. birthday celebrants, and a family member that has been in remission with cancer for one year to the date. I was coming from out of state and I searched online for photographers. What caught my attention and what drew me to Sheryl was her great eye and great shots from her portfolio. The colors in her pictures were vivid and creative and wanted to have memorable family photo shoot. She was very professional, easy to contact and talk with. One family member has to be careful with large crowds due to health issues, and she worked well with the space we had. She was resourceful, efficient and accommodating. And she worked well with all the kids- which were 6 in total! Overall, I highly recommend Sheryl for her professionalism, her talent, and for her thoughtfulness.

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J. Concepts Productions
4.9
from 72 reviews
  • 17 years in business
  • 134 hires on Thumbtack
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Katelyn R.
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I would first like to say, I NEVER write reviews but Jami is so great I truly felt like taking the time to share this. If you're looking for an awesome professional photographer that will take amazing photos then Jami is your girl. Not only was she easy to work with, responsive, timely and all around just lovely to deal with - she took the most beautiful photos. She blends right in with the crowd as though she's one of your friends capturing special moments. I loved working with her so much, I've already hired her again for another event. This was my first time using Thumbtack and it was the best because of Jami. I wish I could give her 6 stars for everything.

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Grant Terzakis Photography
5.0
from 67 reviews
  • 73 hires on Thumbtack
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Marc L.
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Grant was phenomenal! I have been in the event planning business for 25 years and have hired over 500 photographers in this period... I highly recommend him for any type of event .. he was punctual, professional and personable - And the photos he took really captured my guests and the event...

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Kenny Goldberg Photography
5.0
from 64 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 71 hires on Thumbtack
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Heather M.
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Kenny was such a pleasure to work with. He got me in quickly, had great recommendations for hair and makeup. He was very responsive and professional! Additionally, I got my prints extremely quick. I will be referring friends!

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ROF Industries Inc.
4.9
from 62 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 120 hires on Thumbtack
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David U.
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There are photographers and then there are artists with a camera; Nicole Pittman is a true artist. I also hired her husband, Chris. Typically you don't strike gold by having an equally talented spouse - but that's what I found in this spectaclular team. I even hired them for another event. I didn't have the money in the budget but after my client saw the work - we couldn't afford NOT to have them. Oh - and the turnaround was insane. They turned over hundreds and hundreds of photos to me OVERNIGHT and a 5 minute edited video in less than 24 hours. I have NEVER seen such talent in a team. Oh - and they are the nicest couple you will ever meet. I'd hire them just to follow me around and say nice things to me! A MUST HIRE!

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Keconi Studio
4.9
from 61 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 111 hires on Thumbtack
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Sabrina R.
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Sean has been great from the very beginning. He did our Engagement Shoot and our Wedding. Our engagement photos were amazing and from what I have seen so far, the wedding pictures are just as equally amazing. I am really excited to see what he puts together for our video. We really loved working with him and his crew. They were very easy going and worked hard to get all of the shots that I had wanted. I have already recommended him to a few of my friends. Also, he was very affordable and I know for me personally, I was on a tight budget for the wedding, and couldn't afford the rates that most photographer/videographers charge. I really got lucky when I found him. Thank you Sean for everything! And I can't wait to see the rest! :) Sabrina

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Trittonproductions.com
5.0
from 56 reviews
  • 65 hires on Thumbtack
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Alexander P.
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Jordan Tritton can easily be considered one of the most professional cinematographers and photographers I have worked with. He has a great attitude, easy to work with, skilled, and brings ideas to the Table.

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  • 1 year in business
  • 81 hires on Thumbtack
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Ashley S.
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Joe was a terrific photographer. I had to postpone the photos 3 times due to weather, and he was very patient and made himself available throughout the entire process. I would highly recommend him to anyone looking for drone photography and we will be hiring him again for future projects.

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Hugh Foster Photography
4.9
from 41 reviews
  • 17 years in business
  • 70 hires on Thumbtack
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Jean K.
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Reviews Hugh Foster, Professional Photographer. Special Event Photographer The 1st b day is very important to Koreans. I'm going to have to update this post later because there are so many excellent points I'd like to make about Hugh Foster. He is a premier photographer who is extremely talented and versatile. His forte is portraiture and we hired him to make our daughter's first birthday party extra special. Photos are one of the best ways to memorialize those special moments. Memories fade and years from now, my daughter who won't remember her actual birthday, will be able to look back and be reminded of how very special she is to us. Hugh captured moments that only a patient and experienced photographer knowledgeable in the craft is able. We believe in health and fitness and so does Hugh. He has a positive energy, a professional attitude, and his demeanor is friendly. My guests and their many children were impressed with the way he interacted with everyone. He is PATIENT. Hugh waited for the right shots and knew when to take the picture. He snapped away and was able to walk away with several shots more than expected. He also captured moments of our friends’ children that I am going to have printed on high grade photo paper from a photo lab and send to them. These photos are frame worthy and artistic as far as the talented eye goes. He is PUNCTUAL. Hugh was right on time. Hugh arrived early for the event, scoped it out and did the same for our second venue. After the party we went to the Great Park with the big orange balloon and hangar and carousel. We had a blast taking photos. His set up and professional lighting made shots in difficult weather come out perfectly. He is PROFESSIONAL. The turnaround time for our photos was prompt and ahead of schedule. After the event, a professional has to go over the multitude of shots, and retouch them or use photoshop to clean up shots, crop, etc. Hugh knows how to efficiently work through to make sure it’s done. He had all the right EQUIPMENT. Hugh brought long and short lenses, two cameras, flash and lighting equipment, and a other professional equipment needed to get the shot. For those who know what it means to invest money in a photographer know that lighting is everything. Hugh knows what to do in bright sunshine, in the shade, and even knows how to make shadows work for the composition of the photo. I’m going to hire him again for sure. I also want to go to him for head shots. If Hugh has responded to your job post, then you need to book him immediately or you may miss out on a chance to hire him. He’s the One!

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Jess Young Images
4.9
from 38 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 57 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Claudia G.
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It our first time working with a professional photographer. We had such a great experience with Jess and we loved our pictures so much we booked her for our wedding day.

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Mukaila: The Photographer
5.0
from 36 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 55 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Rubie A.
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Thank you Mukaila for being such a great photographer for my son's first birthday! My guests thought that the pictures turned out well. Mukaila communicated well through email with specifics of our party. He also arrived on time and was able to take pictures of all the details of our party like I wanted. He was also able to be inconspicuous when he needed to be to get all the action pictures. Turn around time for the pictures was only a week. That is a lot quicker than a lot of other photographers that I have worked with before. If we ever have another event, I would definitely get a hold of Mukaila again.

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Made It Media
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Brandi K.
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The professional and courteous manner by Made it Media allowed my family to feel comfortable in front of a camera. The enormously talented photographer captured images cherished by our family for years to come.

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