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El Cajon Portrait Artists

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  • 10 years in business
  • 88 hires on Thumbtack
Kristin D.
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We hired Dominique for my daughter's birthday party and he also provided his photobooth. He was simply amazing! Great with kids, super nice guy and the BEST photos I could have ever hoped for! I have hired photographers on Thumbtack several times and he is by far the best! Highly recommend him for any event or portrait photography!

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Clay Chapman Photography
5.0
from 27 reviews
  • 21 years in business
  • 46 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Dave O.
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We needed a product photographer,which is a big enough challenge by itself. But we ALSO needed an ART GLASS product photographer for our new e-commerce website. There are not many of those around. We needed approximately 1200 pix and they all needed to be perfect. Clay came in after the first photographer self-destructed. He brought in a totally professional attitude and an experienced artistic ability that really added a creative artistic facet to the job. Being artists ourselves we were very pleasantly suprised by the added creative abilities that Clay brings to our work. I can tell you that his photography makes our Art Glass look BETTER than real life and that never happens!

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Elena U. Photography
5.0
from 33 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 31 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Alexander M.
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We had vacation in Souther California and hired Elena for a family photoshoot. She did great portrait photos of our family and we love the outcome. We even was able to print those pictures and hang it in our living room. I would recommend her to anyone who looking for great family photos.

Kelly Jett Photography
5.0
from 24 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 41 hires on Thumbtack
Nancy B.
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Kelly was our daughter's senior portrait photographer and we had a great experience with her and got outstanding results. Love what she was able to capture! Very natural but still very flattering shots, and lots of creativity too. Thank you again Kelly!

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Wasio faces
5.0
from 26 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 21 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Polina S.
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It was a great pleasure working with WASIO Photography. Yaneck and Sasha were very proactive about researching the location of our session, gave us directions and were very prompt about answering our questions. Yaneck and Sasha have awesome energy and are fun to work with. They made us feel relaxed in front of the camera and we had a great time being photographed. They give plenty of direction and advice on posing, which we really appreciated as we felt a bit awkward in front of the camera. Yaneck’s artistic style and keen eye for detail, as well as overall composition come through in beautiful photographs we will cherish for years to come. We would definitely recommend WASIO Photography!

Deborah McDevitt Photography
4.9
from 10 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
Mary R.
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Deborah is a wonderful photographer. Whether it is a landscape, an event or a portrait, she is able to capture the moment and the true nature of her subjects. I have Deborah's work hanging in my home and truly appreciate her talent.

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Gleimlight Photography
5.0
from 16 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Jennifer M.
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Christina & Jake made this year's family photo session a wonderful, hassle free experience -- which can be challenging when a 5 year boy is involved! We don't live in California, so I was initially stressed about the time involved to research photographers & their styles in addition to a location that would be unique. From the initial request for info all the way through receiving the portrait package -- they were extremely responsive, amazing & were very thoughtful in their location recommendations based on what I was looking for (even though I didn't really know what I was looking for). In person, they immediately made us all feel at ease and made it a fun experience. The pictures turned out AMAZING ...and they sent them to me the next night -- UNBELIEVABLE turnaround time! I would highly recommend them; in fact I have already told my friends who live in the SD area about them. We would definitely use them again!!!!

MariaLozano Photography
5.0
from 15 reviews
  • 15 years in business
  • 23 hires on Thumbtack
Devon W.
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Maria went beyond helping us capture a very special moment in our lives, she helped pick the exact spot, the manner in which it happened and brought the champagne for afterwards. My birthday surprise to my girlfriend was a trip to San Diego. Unbeknownst to her I was planning my wedding proposal for that trip. We had never been to San Diego before and Maria went out of her way to help choose the best location for the proposal (A particular spot on Sunset Cliffs). I wanted to capture this moment with a professional photographer but I also wanted it to be a surprise. Maria was willing to act as if she was at the spot taking photos to build her own portfolio and if we were willing to be captured in a few. After some initial pictures she had my now fiancé turn toward the water where I was able to get down on my knee and Maria prompted her to turn back around. It was perfect!! In addition to all that she went the extra mile and bought a bottle of champagne (with her own money) for afterward with cups that said 'She Said...' 'Yes'. That was never in the plan she just did it! The pictures turned out amazing. My fiancé was(is) in shock and was very surprised. Couldn't have asked for a better result. So in conclusion if you want a engagement planner, actress, professional photographer, and all around great person I highly recommend Maria Lozano.

  • 6 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
Tamara S.
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I can't say enough positive things about Jayson Phillips/Juxtaposition Photography. I have a cabin in Julian that is going to become a vacation rental, and of course photos are the single most important selling tool. I was impressed with the artistic and beautiful photos I saw on Jayson's site. He has a way of capturing the character of place that is unique and stunning. Jason drove up to Julian for the job. He spent meticulous energy composing shots, even moving things around so that each shot is a work of art... Yes, he juxtaposed the best of what is here so that it looks even better. He was professional yet had an open and friendly demeanor which I found a perfect combination of personality to work with. The finished photos are exquisite... again each is a work of art. Once I post them, this place will be booked at maximum capacity. You can't find better than Jayson Phillips at Juxtaposition Photographic Arts.

Megan Leigh Photography
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 20 hires on Thumbtack
Erica G.
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Megan is such a great photographer! My 11 day old son was being a little complicated and I loved how Megan was able to handle the situation. I'm really looking forward to my newborns pictures and can't wait to see them! Thank You Megan Once Again!

Namuun Bat Photography
4.8
from 8 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
Sara K.
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Namuun was our wedding photographer and she did a fantastic job. We were looking for a photographic artist who could capture our special moments with a candid perspective. Very professional , we loved the results.

Eric Scire
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Big H.
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I hired Eric to take portraits/headshots. His outdoor, natural light photography aesthetic is really natural, cool, and conveys individuality and genuineness. Working with him was easy, fast, and professional. I will definitely recommend him to other San Diego based individuals looking for beautiful shots.

SHOOT THROUGH STUDIO
5.0
from 14 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Gabi G.
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Heena is awesome! We had an engagement photo session with her and it was great. She answered every question per text and she was on time. Very friendly and lovely. She had great ideas, very creative. The photo shoot was so much fun! Even my fiancé was very relaxed. Can't wait to see the pictures.

Jimmy Wu Photography
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Kristina L.
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We hired Jimmy Wu of Jimmy Wu Photography for the Grand Opening of our social enterprise coffee businesses. We had many attractions and entertainment that day and over 300 attendees. Jimmy was able to capture candid moments of customers enjoying themselves, our artists and musicians performing, as well as product photos for future use. Jimmy was punctual, extremely professional and delivered the final product promptly. We will definitely hire him again for our future events!

Art by Joni Conner
4.0
from 10 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Joanna L.
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I have been a client of Joni’s twice! The first time she did our family portraits at Balboa Park and with my then two-year-old son running around and not sitting still (once), she was able to capture many smiling portraits and adorable candids. She was not afraid to get on the floor and in tight spaces to ensure she got great photos of my little one! Second time she did solo photos of my son in and around our home. Joni is very accommodating and has lots of patience when it comes to photographing little ones. She’s also got experience on how to get them to interact with her so they are always looking at the camera! She even was kind enough to take portraits of our Australian cattle mix dog and chihuahua! The dog portraits came out great. Joni is always there to make her clients feel important and she ensures the work is of the highest quality.

  • 20 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Stacy B.
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I have used Unveiled for wedding coverage and portrait photography. They are professional, friendly, talented and fun. In addition to weddings and portraits, I have seen their commercial work which is also top notch. I have recommended Unveiled to friends who were equally as ecstatic with their coverage and experience.

JEDZANT Photography
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Caroline C.
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As a dancer (with an interest in modeling), working with photographers on the side is nothing I'm estranged to. Modeling has been part of my journey as an artist, but I can say without hesitation, my experience working with Jonathan has been one of the best. Not only does he have an inviting and warm disposition that left me laughing the entire shoot, but he also has a brilliant eye. He gave me direction and feedback that guided me through the experience so I was able to feel comfortable and confident. He could easily pick out locations that had the best backdrops and lighting without hesitation and made sure that I shined through in every photo. All in all the experience was 10 out of 10 easily. I have had so many friends ask me if I could set them up with him after they saw his final product from our set. He is a born talent in what he does. The integrity of his work shines through with all of his photos. What I truly love most about his work is it enhances natural beauty. He doesn't make people skinnier/taller/whiter teeth/ etc. than they really are; in fact he specifically asked me not to wear fake eye lashes (which is regular for me). Anyone who works with him will have the opportunity to see how beautiful they truly are through other's eyes. That is a gift he gave to me that I will cherish it.

Scott Carmella Photography
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Jill J.
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Scott has done numerous photo shoots for me of my artwork and also portrait work/headshots for promotional purposes. The quality of his work is always amazing and he's very reasonably priced. At request, he provided multiple file formats and sizes. He also shot a top-notch promotional video about me and my artwork - filmed, edited, transitions, music, the whole deal. It is amazing in terms of technical quality and editorial content. I can't recommend him highly enough!

Artsy Chick Photography
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Jenny C.
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In addition to seeing a lot of her great exhibited works this past year, Maribel took some awesome portraits of shy me on a suspension bridge in San Diego that I just love. She is passionate about her work and always so friendly and fun to work with. I look forward to seeing more of her work!

Marisa McDonald Photography
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Maggie D.
Verified review

My family has had two portrait sessions with Marisa McDonald so far, and the sessions were the best investments we've ever made. We will treasure these images for the rest of our lives. Marisa's eye is amazing, her work is topnotch, and the experience is totally professional and organized every step of the way. I have nothing but praise.

Photography Services
5.0
from 1 review
  • 5 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
Memo R.
Verified review

Diva is a very proffesional and artistic photogrpher. Her pctures are amazing and her work ethic as well! Pics were beyond my expectations and done in a very timely fashion!

Actual Requests

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Need portrait photography

Spring Valley, CA

  • Photo type
    Other (cosplay)
  • Photoshoot location
    As recommended
  • Photo products
    I'm not sure
  • Details
    I'm sorta camera shy but I'm trying to get past it.
  • $202
    Average price

Need portrait photography

El Cajon, CA

  • Photo type
    Family
  • Photoshoot location
    Outdoors
  • What style of portrait photography are you interested in?
    Candid (captured in the moment)
  • Photo products
    I'm not sure
  • Details
    Just want them to be nice
  • $158.33
    Average price

Need portrait photography

El Cajon, CA

  • Photo type
    Family
  • Photoshoot location
    Photo studio
  • Photo products
    CD / DVD, Physical proofs and prints
  • Details
    To adults & one Rottweiler dog.
  • $225
    Average price
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