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Raquel Creative
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Raquel Creative
Top Pro

Exceptional 5.0

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Exceptional 5.0

(13)

Portrait Photography, Headshot Photography, Engagement Photography

  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
  • Serves Davis, CA

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Nada E. says, "Raquel was just amazing. I've never seen someone so passionate about their craft until I met Raquel. She was super clear and transparent about her process. She was very flexible with her rates. She even explored the area before our shooting a few days before. She was really looking for a way for us to feel welcomed as we were doing this photoshoot very far from home. She made it feel like home, away from home, since she comes from Spain and we come from Morocco. She was even looking for ways to understand us, understand our story. We even got to hop onto a Zoom call with her before the photoshoot. Her dedication was just top-notch. I was very touched by the fact that she really wanted to bring in our vibe as a couple. She even asked for music and during the photoshoot, she got to play it all throughout and we got to dance. It just felt so fluid and natural with her. We were able to be ourselves, we were able to kiss in front of her and be super comfortable. I love that she shares things about her life. She even gave us life advice. It felt like Raquel was not really working. She was there to live her passion and bring in the value to the world that she did not even keep track of time. I think there are very few people like Raquel in this world. I just wanted to let you know that if you're thinking about her to be a part of your business, to work on your products, photographs or branding or design, as a designer myself, I can see that she has that designer eye. She's looking for quality, perfection and value over money or a transaction. I think that's a very rare thing to find in the United States. Personally, I'm looking forward to working with her on other projects and I loved her work as part of our album. I love the fact that she was super excited. Although she had a concert planned right after our photoshoot, she was super excited to actually go home and send us a quick draft just for us to be able to share the first samples with our family. She was very communicative all throughout as she was editing, working on the pictures, sharing with us bits as she was working on that. I think I've had the best experience with her as a client and as an acquaintance now and hopefully a friend. I love Raquel's way of being and working and I really, really recommend you work with her for anything relating to branding, design, photoshoots, for business and for your personal family celebrations or events. Thank you."See more
Nada E. says, "Raquel was just amazing. I've never seen someone so passionate about their craft until I met Raquel. She was super clear and transparent about her process. She was very flexible with her rates. She even explored the area before our shooting a few days before. She was really looking for a way for us to feel welcomed as we were doing this photoshoot very far from home. She made it feel like home, away from home, since she comes from Spain and we come from Morocco. She was even looking for ways to understand us, understand our story. We even got to hop onto a Zoom call with her before the photoshoot. Her dedication was just top-notch. I was very touched by the fact that she really wanted to bring in our vibe as a couple. She even asked for music and during the photoshoot, she got to play it all throughout and we got to dance. It just felt so fluid and natural with her. We were able to be ourselves, we were able to kiss in front of her and be super comfortable. I love that she shares things about her life. She even gave us life advice. It felt like Raquel was not really working. She was there to live her passion and bring in the value to the world that she did not even keep track of time. I think there are very few people like Raquel in this world. I just wanted to let you know that if you're thinking about her to be a part of your business, to work on your products, photographs or branding or design, as a designer myself, I can see that she has that designer eye. She's looking for quality, perfection and value over money or a transaction. I think that's a very rare thing to find in the United States. Personally, I'm looking forward to working with her on other projects and I loved her work as part of our album. I love the fact that she was super excited. Although she had a concert planned right after our photoshoot, she was super excited to actually go home and send us a quick draft just for us to be able to share the first samples with our family. She was very communicative all throughout as she was editing, working on the pictures, sharing with us bits as she was working on that. I think I've had the best experience with her as a client and as an acquaintance now and hopefully a friend. I love Raquel's way of being and working and I really, really recommend you work with her for anything relating to branding, design, photoshoots, for business and for your personal family celebrations or events. Thank you."
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Love In Photos
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Love In Photos

Exceptional 5.0

(8)

Exceptional 5.0

(8)

Portrait Photography, Wedding and Event Photography, Engagement Photography

  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
  • Serves Davis, CA
Nancy D. says, "I recently had the pleasure of working with Eddie and Bianca. I contacted them for our upcoming wedding in October 2024, and we just completed an engagement photo session with them. I can confidently say that their talent and professionalism exceeded all my expectations. From start to finish, every aspect of the experience was nothing short of exceptional. First and foremost, Eddie and Bianca are incredibly easy to work with. My fiance and I never had professional pictures taken and were a bit shy to begin with. Their warm demeanor and genuine enthusiasm immediately put us at ease, making the entire process enjoyable and stress-free. Despite my initial nervousness about being in front of the camera, they effortlessly guided us through each pose and shot with patience and encouragement. Eddie and Bianca have a knack for creating a welcoming and supportive atmosphere, allowing me to express myself naturally and authentically. We still cannot get over how great the pictures turned out, and seeing the loving moments between my fiance and I that they were able to capture. I am also impressed with their lightning-fast response time. Whether it was answering questions, scheduling appointments, or providing updates, they were always prompt and efficient in their communication. This level of responsiveness not only demonstrates their dedication to their craft but also ensures a smooth and hassle-free experience for their clients. They have been very flexible and accommodating with our change of plans. Overall, I cannot recommend Eddie and Bianca highly enough. Their exceptional talent, professionalism, and ability to make their clients feel at ease. If you're looking for a photographer who not only captures stunning images but also makes the entire experience enjoyable and memorable, look no further than Love in Photos. They truly deserve every bit of their five-star rating. I cannot wait to work with them again for our upcoming wedding."See more
Nancy D. says, "I recently had the pleasure of working with Eddie and Bianca. I contacted them for our upcoming wedding in October 2024, and we just completed an engagement photo session with them. I can confidently say that their talent and professionalism exceeded all my expectations. From start to finish, every aspect of the experience was nothing short of exceptional. First and foremost, Eddie and Bianca are incredibly easy to work with. My fiance and I never had professional pictures taken and were a bit shy to begin with. Their warm demeanor and genuine enthusiasm immediately put us at ease, making the entire process enjoyable and stress-free. Despite my initial nervousness about being in front of the camera, they effortlessly guided us through each pose and shot with patience and encouragement. Eddie and Bianca have a knack for creating a welcoming and supportive atmosphere, allowing me to express myself naturally and authentically. We still cannot get over how great the pictures turned out, and seeing the loving moments between my fiance and I that they were able to capture. I am also impressed with their lightning-fast response time. Whether it was answering questions, scheduling appointments, or providing updates, they were always prompt and efficient in their communication. This level of responsiveness not only demonstrates their dedication to their craft but also ensures a smooth and hassle-free experience for their clients. They have been very flexible and accommodating with our change of plans. Overall, I cannot recommend Eddie and Bianca highly enough. Their exceptional talent, professionalism, and ability to make their clients feel at ease. If you're looking for a photographer who not only captures stunning images but also makes the entire experience enjoyable and memorable, look no further than Love in Photos. They truly deserve every bit of their five-star rating. I cannot wait to work with them again for our upcoming wedding."
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Avatar for TJ Ness Photography
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TJ Ness Photography
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TJ Ness Photography
Top Pro

Exceptional 5.0

(28)

Exceptional 5.0

(28)

Engagement Photography, Wedding and Event Photography

  • 38 hires on Thumbtack
  • Serves Davis, CA
Kelsey W. says, "Thomas was such an amazing photographer for our June 1 wedding in mammoth lakes ca . He vibed with both our families and friends and took amazing photos of each family . I love all the memorable moments he has captured ! His artistry in photography was so creative and we gave him an ideas of what we were looking for and he captured it and we enjoyed watching him do his magic ! So nice and kind and great communication through out the whole wedding he even hung out with us for a bit ! I would definitely recommend him . Would love for him to come to our baby shower ! We did the reception at campground and ceremony in the mountains ."See more
Kelsey W. says, "Thomas was such an amazing photographer for our June 1 wedding in mammoth lakes ca . He vibed with both our families and friends and took amazing photos of each family . I love all the memorable moments he has captured ! His artistry in photography was so creative and we gave him an ideas of what we were looking for and he captured it and we enjoyed watching him do his magic ! So nice and kind and great communication through out the whole wedding he even hung out with us for a bit ! I would definitely recommend him . Would love for him to come to our baby shower ! We did the reception at campground and ceremony in the mountains ."

Q & A

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

How much does a baby photography cost?

Portrait photography provides parents with lasting images of the first whirlwind months of a newborn’s life. The cost varies based on several factors, including the length and location of the session, the number of photos provided, and the amount of editing and retouching the photographer does. The national average cost for baby photos is $150-$200. Some baby photographers charge by the number of photos provided, typically ranging from an average of $299 for 20 high-resolution edited photos, to an average of $399 for 35 photos, to $499 for all of the images taken in a single session. Props and location affect the cost, too; an elaborate studio shoot with props and professional lighting may increase the cost to $600-$700 for 20-50 photos. Adding a second location or asking the photographer to travel can add $70-$250 to the cost of the session. Photographers may also charge extra fees for providing additional photos and DVDs, scheduling weekend sessions, and shooting siblings. Expect to pay at least a $50 deposit when you book a portrait photography session.

Where is the best place to take baby pictures?

Baby pictures are among the most popular types of portrait photography, and most newborn photographers are well versed in the best places to take baby pictures in their local areas. Some newborn photographers will come to the hospital to shoot the baby within a day or two of birth, while others have set up their studios to accommodate the needs of infants. Some parents prefer to have the newborn photographer come to their home or travel to a favorite park or other outdoor location. Like any portrait photography, the best place to take baby pictures is the place you like best and that will yield the types of photos you want of your baby, whether that’s posed and carefully lit studio portraits or spontaneous, casual photos at home. Work with a local newborn photographer to find a safe, calm location with great lighting and some privacy for your family.

How much do photographers charge for family portraits?

Family portraits are a great way to mark the passage of time, create lifelong keepsakes and have gorgeous-looking photos for your annual holiday card. The national average cost for hiring family photographers ranges from $150 to $200. Pricing can range higher depending on where you live, length of the photo shoot, the number of edited photos you request, and the background and reputation of your family photographer. Before hiring, make sure you understand their fees up front. Ask how many finished images are included in the quoted price and whether you will receive all the photos taken (not just edited photos). Ask whether you’ll be able to download digital photos or if you’ll have to print them or purchase digital copies through the photographer. Here are some average examples of family photographer pricing:

  • $175 for a one-hour studio session in Kansas.
  • $200 for a one-hour studio or outdoor session in Georgia. Includes two outfit changes, access to an online gallery, and about 200 high-resolution, edited digital photo files on a DVD, with permission to print.
  • $400 for a one-hour outdoor session in Southern California. Includes 25-30 fully edited photos accessible online or via CD/DVD.
  • $425 or more for a one-hour outdoor or in-home session in Illinois. Includes more than 50 professionally edited images, online access and print release.

When should you take newborn photos?

Few styles of portrait photography are as tricky as newborn photos — the unpredictable infant is always in charge! The best way to ensure a successful photo shoot is to work with a local newborn photographer within the first two weeks of the baby’s life. Some photographers even work with hospitals to offer newborn sessions within a day of the baby’s birth. But newborn photographers usually recommend scheduling a shoot during the baby’s first two weeks of life, while the baby is still sleepy and relatively cooperative, especially for posed or studio shots. During this time, babies are easier to swaddle in blankets and dress in hats or headbands, and, because they often nap or nurse, can be staged with various props or be cuddled by their parents. For casual photos, most newborn photographers recommend shooting within the first six weeks of a baby’s life. Lifestyle portrait photography is more flexible and doesn’t require the baby to cooperate with multiple poses or props.

Do you tip a photographer for family photos?

Tipping a photographer for family portraits is not standard etiquette. A great way to recognize a family photographer who goes above and beyond is to write them a glowing review. You probably found your photographer by reading online reviews, so paying it forward by letting everyone know how much you appreciate their work is a great gift. Write your review after they have delivered the final edited photos on time and you’ve confirmed that you’re happy with the terrific portraits they took.

What should you wear for a family photo?

A family photographer captures your family in a series of professionally edited portraits. You can be goofy, you can be formal, you can be exactly how you want to be. To that end, you can wear what makes you feel comfortable and confident — feeling good translates to looking good in photos. However, top family photographers do have some style suggestions that will make your family photos more visually cohesive:

  • Ask the photographer for color suggestions if you’re doing an outdoor photo shoot. Location and time of day can affect which shades will fade in the sunlight and what will stand out in a good way.
  • Stay away from a mix of stripes or plaids on multiple people — the effect is too busy.
  • Steer clear of tiny patterns, which blend together too much.
  • Avoid wearing matching outfits.
  • Do wear outfits that are complementary in color.
  • Choose color over black-and-white outfits.
  • Do choose a theme, such as pastels, fall colors or summer colors.
  • Opt for tonally similar colors.  
  • Go easy on makeup for outdoor photo shoots.

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