Ethan Applegarth Photo
Ethan Applegarth Photo

Ethan Applegarth Photo

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Introduction: “We chose you because these are the pictures we want people to see for the next 100 years.” --Marie Krug, Davis, CA I AM CHARGED EVERY TIME YOU ASK FOR A QUOTE - WHETHER I AM BOOKED OR NOT (from $30-200+per quote request is how much I am paying) PLEASE REVIEW MY STYLE CAREFULLY TO SEE IF WE ARE A GOOD FIT. Welcome! After travelling around the world (three years, six continents), I now live in Davis with my family. I’m a desert native, originally from Coachella, California. Ask me about my white wolf incident from when I was in the high Canadian Arctic, or my years as a counterterrorism intelligence officer in Washington DC. I’ve crossed part of the south Pacific in a motorboat, written a book of poetry, speak professional Spanish, am a certificated California teacher, avid backpacker and wildlife observer, and mix a MEAN gin martini. MA from Middlebury, BA from Bennington, Arts Diploma from the Idyllwild Arts Academy. Sitting and watching the full moon rise over the desert with my children is the best experience I’ve ever had, especially listening to the coyotes. Be comfortable with wilderness in your heart. Words to describe me would be funny, brave, hungry, and curious about EVERYTHING. My specialty is in dynamic, active photography that shows the essence of the subject. I love the challenge and excitement of taking action-filled shots. I am a portrait specialist for weddings, family shoots, newborns, grad pictures, UC Davis events, headshots, and corporate + charity events from Sacramento to the Bay. I’ve worked everything from birthday parties to events with 700+ guests. I am a full-time portrait photographer; my time is yours, you are in good hands with me. Clients To Be Proud Of I have worked for Apple Inc, Kerosky & Gallelli law firm, McDonald AMC, DJUSD, Davis Living Magazine, Davis Crisis Nursery, the Catholic Diocese of Oakland, Chabad of San Rafael, Kopper, Morgan & Dietrich law firm, The Redwoods Land Conservancy, and others. Experience Is On Your Side I shoot, and edit photographs for a variety of corporate and institutional clients, on work spanning event photography to promotional material. I offer video work as well. Happy Clients “Wonderful photographer!“ “We hired Ethan for our California Assessors Conference and he delivered rapid service at an amazing quality, his event work is stunning…” “Ethan has a way of getting a natural shot that does not seemed staged“ “Ethan works his tail off to get you good photos!” “We will definitely treasure these photos and would go back to Ethan!” “He really made my son feel comfortable who is normally camera shy” “He is great with kids and got my kids to smile on camera!” “What an excellent experience!” --All testimonials from Yelp and Google Business

Serves Davis, CA

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8 years in business

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Customers rated this pro highly for work quality, professionalism, and responsiveness.


3 reviews


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Megan G.
Jan 26, 2023
Ethan has a wonderful energy and is great about engaging the whole family right away! We had such a fun photo shoot with him and he had great ideas that resulted in beautiful photos. The turn around time was very quick, less than a week and we received way more photos than promised which was such a nice surprise! Ethan is very professional and we can’t say enough about him - you can’t t go wrong choosing him to capture your precious moments!
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Thank you for the stellar review, Megan!
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James N.
Jan 27, 2023
Ethan Applegarth provides all the things you want in a great photographer plus so much more. His work is of the highest quality and his ability to create those magic moments with a photo is nothing less than an art. In the search for a photographer I must have looked at over a dozen different local photographers and studios. All of them looked the same. Ethan’s work stood out as being something truly unique and special, which was exactly what I wanted. After contacting Ethan he promptly got back me and we schedule a phone consult. We must have talked for an hour and he was so generous with taking his time to hear my ideas and answer my questions. He wanted to really nail the look and vibe I was going for and asked for reference materials to help him put together concepts for our shoot. I really appreciated that extra attention to detail and it definitely came through in the shots he took. The shoot went flawlessly. He arrived on time and ready to dive in. We did an in home day-in-the-life shoot followed by an outdoor promo shoot. His ability to connect and make me feel comfortable and relaxed was most impressive. I wasn’t expecting to get photos back for a while seeing as I knew we took a lot of shots, but he had a link in my inbox the next day! The photos came out better than I could have hoped for and not only that he over delivered by giving way more images than I had expected!!! All this to say, I was blown away not only by his level of talent and skill as a professional photographer but also by his authentic desire to want to give the very best to his client. If you’re looking for a true pro that will go above and beyond for you then do yourself a favor and stop searching. Hire Ethan Applegarth!
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Marie K.
Jan 27, 2023
Ethan Applegarth has been photographing our family for years. We have always been happy with both the photography session and the photos. He's very responsive to emails, so it's super easy to book a session. He delivers the edited photos in a timely manner, which I really appreciate. He's also great with our kids- we always get unique natural shots that capture their personalities in addition to the traditional posed family photos. Highly recommend!!!
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