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El Monte Photographers And Videographers

Browse these photographers and videographers with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in El Monte.

Triumph Photobooth
4.8
from 336 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 699 hires on Thumbtack
Chalee W.
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I really enjoyed working with Triumph Photobooth. My photographer, William, was awesome! He was punctual and very friendly. My guests really loved him and had so much fun with the photobooth. I will definitely use them again.

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  • 15 years in business
  • 339 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Samantha F.
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Tom shot my wedding and did an incredible job. He is very professional and extremely easy to get along with. He captured my wedding in exactly the way I had hoped. I would highly recommend his services to others. He is very accommodating and does the job of 10 photographers.

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Desert Rose Photography
4.9
from 166 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 363 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Mike D.
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Extreamly professional. Worked from start to completion. The photo quality was extreamly amazing. It's hard to find good photographers and this is one I will use again

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Brad Zangwill Photography
4.8
from 133 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 283 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Melissa S.
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Brad was fantastic! When he arrived at our location, he quickly scanned the scenery, and within seconds was able to determine the most beautiful spots to shoot. He picked several places based on existing architecture, landscape and foliage. His vision was amazing! A true photographer. I was worried about all the people in the area, but he knew how to set up the shots so it looked like we were the only ones there. He was also able to direct us into poses that may have felt unnatural, but translate wonderfully to the finished photo. The results were beautiful! I'm always concerned about color and lighting - I see so many photographers get it wrong, but our photos are truly professional quality. If you want someone who strikes a nice balance between efficiency, artistry, and reasonable pricing (and who doesn't?) then I highly recommend Brad!

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Richard Hartog Photography
4.9
from 127 reviews
  • 31 years in business
  • 261 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Davida W.
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I would highly recommend using Richard Hartog photography. I have worked with many photographers before and Richard and I got along right off the bat. He was kind and funny and made me feel so comfortable. In effect, the end product turned out awesome!

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  • 6 years in business
  • 278 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Melissa B.
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We needed a photographer who understood our vision for a project we were doing involving taking quick head shots of people within our church and Ivan was great! He had quick turn around on photos and we'd definitely use him again if we needed another photographer. Very professional, showed up on time and ready to work. Easy to access by phone and email. We were pleased with the end product!

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Joe Chung Photography
5.0
from 121 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 208 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Joshua G.
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We have had the pleasure of dealing with Joe for numerous personal as well as business photo shoots. Every personal shoot we have done has been roughly an hour and the professional shoots have varied based on requirement (event coverage). The locations are always based on our personal preference to which he has been more than happy to accommodate to. If we don’t know what we want, he’s been great about suggesting locations to obtain the best scenery and overall feel to suit our needs. Having dealt with around 5 or 6 previous photographers, I have to say that Joe is the only one that I would recommend. He was highly professional, courteous, offered extremely quick turnaround, and an end product that I have always been extremely happy with. I have to say we were impressed when he pulled out his iPad and opened a reference book to help us with different poses. He explained to us what the concept was behind each pose and which ones were more popular or common and which ones were less seen. He excels at capturing the emotion of the shoot rather than just the image itself. It becomes apparent what I mean when you see portraits that feel forced and bland, like no one wanted to be there. We always have fun during our shoots and I believe it really reflects in the end result. All summed up, I’d definitely recommend Joe Chung Photography if you ever photography services. He really goes above and beyond to ensure your satisfaction with all of the pictures he provides. He is professional, courteous, and offers a high quality product that I have always been satisfied with. If you need photography, you need a great photographer, and that’s exactly what he is.

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MacTaggart Media
4.9
from 94 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 208 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Charles D.
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MacTaggart Media worked with my organization during a three day conference in San Diego and everyone with our company was impressed with her professionalism and the high quality of her work. Over the years, I have engaged photographers all around the country for corporate events and Kelli MacTaggart is the best I've ever hired.

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John Glover Photography
5.0
from 92 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 144 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
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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Danielle Penn Photography
5.0
from 88 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 164 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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Grant Terzakis Photography
5.0
from 77 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 86 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
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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Trittonproductions.com
5.0
from 69 reviews
  • 78 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
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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Amina Touray Photography
5.0
from 65 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 91 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Lady E.
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I worked with Amina Touray when shooting my album cover in May 2013, which ended up with a NAACP Image Nomination! We shot outside in Pasadena during 3-4 hours and I felt very comfortable and relaxed in her presence. Amina and her make up artist were on time, ready for me and listened to my concerns and specific needs regarding the make up and angles of the shooting my body. I was very impressed with her way of giving me instructions and feedback, which helped me get what I wanted-the perfect pic for an album cover. The only thing that could have been better, was the area to get my make up done at, but that's more of a convienience issue than a must. Amina is by far one of the most talented photographers I've worked with, and I've since done 2 more shoots with her, as well as purchased her services for 2 friends of mine, so that they could get to feel like a superstar for a day, like I did.

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Keconi Studio
4.9
from 61 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 111 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
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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  • 1 year in business
  • 91 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Domonique B.
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One of the best videographers nationwide. We hired him to take pictures and video of a vacant property we wanted to sell. He was quick at responding, quick turnaround, and just took beautiful pictures. He is the ONE to hire.

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Natalie Baidi Photography
4.9
from 49 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 73 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Maria S.
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She so professional Photographers with her assistant it's perfect!!!

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Kukucka Photography
5.0
from 44 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 62 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Mary F.
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If you want the best photos as a memory of a special day in your life, Beth from Kukucka Photography is for you! She was always available by phone or email and if you had to leave a message she would get back to you ASAP. Beth photographed our wedding August 31, 2018, we planned it within two months so there wasn't much time to lose! I called some of the other photographers I know and they were booked, one of my colleagues told me about Thumbtack, we gave it a try. Boy am I glad we did!!! My husband and I didn't have time to meet with Beth but I spoke to her over the phone extensively (she always made time for me) about us and what we would like; she nailed it!!! When our photos were ready for viewing, the website was super user friendly. We have and will recommend Kukucka Photography!!! Check out her website, you'll see!!! Maryerin and David Voye

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Leslie Rodriguez Photography
4.8
from 40 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 101 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Michelle C.
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She is knowledgable and good at her craft. She did a great job in my product shoot and got the photos to me in s timely fashion. She is now my go-to photographer. Two thumbs up.

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Roxana Tocareva Photography
5.0
from 29 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 72 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Nada E.
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SO talented, absolute pro, and Roxana's pictures are absolute works of art. I've seen alot of professional photographers in the Bay area and she is hands down one of the very, very best. Her eye for composing pictures and capturing light, is incredible. I have the highest recommendations for her and tell all my friends that they NEED to work with her.

Hanson Pictures
5.0
from 25 reviews
  • 17 years in business
  • 39 hires on Thumbtack
Jayn H.
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Terry was the videographer for my 40th class reunion. He was friendly, polite, and provided great service!

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Raffix
5.0
from 22 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 35 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Michael E.
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Exceptional Photography by an outstanding, most professional Photographer who can capture whatever your imagination & madness calls for. Genuinely sincere in wanting to take my unique product line and ensuring that every image catches and captivates its audience. I highly recommend Raffi for commercial and individual Photography.

Q & A

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

What is a videographer and what do they do?

A videographer professionally films weddings and other events and edits the footage to create film keepsakes or marketing materials for their clients. Wedding videographers record all the key elements of your wedding day, ceremony and reception, and then edit the hours of film during post-production to make a wedding video, social media highlight reels, and any other film features you choose. Wedding videography captures, in live action, your vows, the cake-cutting, the first dance, reception toasts, the decor, the guests and all the details of your day. Many wedding videographers also interview guests (based on an interview list provided by the couple) and incorporate the recorded responses into the wedding video. Event videography typically costs less than wedding videography, as events are shorter with less detail. The national average cost for event videography is $500-$760, while the national average cost for wedding videography is $990-$1,260. A videographer usually does not need to be licensed, but it is important to confirm they have insurance and good standing in the business community, as well as good client reviews. A great majority of the work happens during post-production. The pros watch and blend together the hours of footage they took (sometimes from multiple cameras) to capture the story of your wedding day or event.

How do you choose a wedding videographer?

A wedding videographer will create a lifetime memory for you from edited video footage of your wedding day, ceremony and reception. Choosing a wedding videographer starts with looking online at portfolios of their past work. There’s no need to talk to anyone unless you love what you see. Next, make sure they have good reviews and past client experience; don’t be shy about asking for references if there aren’t any posted online. When you find someone who has a style you love, ask if they are available on your wedding day. If so, it’s time to talk pricing. Be clear about your maximum budget, and ask what kind of packages they offer. Pricing will depend on the number of crew needed for filming, the hours they are required to be onsite, post-production editing, and the length of the final product. Talk with several wedding videographers to get a feel for what prices are like in your region. Nationally, the average cost for wedding videography ranges between $990 and $1,260 per event. Once you agree on a product and have a plan, get everything in a written and signed contract. Clearly state the details of what is expected for your wedding day and from the final product. Be prepared to pay a deposit to reserve their services for the day, then pay the remainder upon receiving the video.

What should you ask your wedding videographer before hiring?

Finding the perfect wedding videographer doesn’t have to be stressful. Asking a few key questions upfront will help you find the right fit for your big day. Before talking with wedding videographers, research their work online. Look at their websites, business profiles and social media, and see what their finished wedding videos look like. If the style fits what you’re envisioning, it’s time to reach out. During initial contact, make sure you get along with the person. This is important since they’ll be interacting with you and your guests.

Your first question should be about their availability; there’s no point in going further if they’re booked on your wedding day. Ask to see references if they’re not readily available online. Next, it’s time to talk about money. Ask how they determine rates or what kind of packages they offer. When you settle on a rate and the services you want, make sure to have a written contract that outlines everything, including cost, length of time they film, what post-production will include, and when you can expect to receive the edited project.

How much is videography for a wedding?

Wedding videography is one thing many couples regret not paying for. It may seem like just another expense during wedding planning, but it’s really special to have a moving memory of your big day. The national average cost for wedding videography is $990-$1,260. Pricing can vary depending on wedding length, special film features, the amount of editing required, and how many videographers are needed to cover the event. Many videographers offer packages that provide different levels of service. A very simple wedding documentary could be $600 or more, while a full-scale cinematic experience involving multiple videographers could be $2,500 or more. Here’s an example of average package pricing:

  • Package 1: $1,400
    • Footage during and after the ceremony, including highlights requested by the couple.
    • Two cameras with audio equipment.
    • DVD including a 3- or 4-minute edit to a song of the couple’s choice and a 45- to 50-minute raw edit covering the entire event.
    • Recordings of guests’ good wishes to the couple.
  • Package 2: $1,800
    • Includes everything from Package 1, plus an additional videographer (2 total) and aerial videography.  

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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