Celeste Drake Photography
Celeste Drake Photography

Celeste Drake Photography

Offers remote services
Offers remote services
$300
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Introduction: Looking for a portrait photographer? I specialize in posing and natural interaction between couples, families, friends, coworkers, etc. Looking for an event photographer? I specialize in capturing the moments you want to look at for years to come. Looking for a real estate photographer? I specialize in architectural photography and highlighting features of a home or commercial business. Looking for a product photographer? I specialize in studio lighting and placement of items. Let’s capture the moments. ** Please keep in mind that I charge $300 for the first hour only. Each additional hour is $250. Thumbtack does not allow photographers to set that in our settings, so you will see $300/hour, but it is in fact $300 only for the first hour and $250 for each additional hour. Thanks! **
Overview

Current Top Pro

Hired 60 times

Serves Glendale, CA

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1 employee

6 years in business

Payment methods

Apple Pay, Cash, Check, PayPal, Venmo, Zelle

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Facebook, Instagram

Currently a top pro

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Jan - Jun

Current Top Pro

This pro indicated that they reviewed CDC safety guidelines for COVID-19 and pledged to do the following:

Maintain 6 feet of distance from customers

Wear masks during the job

Disinfect surfaces touched during the job

Featured Projects

109 photos

  • Engagement Photography - Los Angeles 2021

    Portrait Photography

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Reviews

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

Excellent 4.9

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Jessica Z.
2 weeks ago
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Hired on Thumbtack

Celeste was a pleasure to work with! She arrived prior to our contracted time, communicated extensively throughout our entire experience, and show great patience with all our little ones in the family. Celeste continued to show her professionalism after the photo shoot by delivering in a timely manner high quality pictures that the entire family fell in love with. We were all very impressed with our experience with Celeste Drake and would hire her for future projects!

Details: Family or children's portrait • Traditional / classic (looking directly at the camera) • Candid (captured in the moment) • Artistic (focus on composition, lighting) • Natural / environmental (photographed in an outdoor setting) • Outdoors • Digital or online download • My home, venue, etc.

Portrait Photography
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Zita S.
Dec 23, 2021
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Hired on Thumbtack

So happy we found our photographer!! Celeste was a pleasure to work with - very kind and very professional. She did an amazing job with our daughter’s photoshoot. My husband and I will cherish these precious moments forever, and in what better way than with these beautiful photos she captured of our daughter. Celeste is very talented and her work is beautiful - love her natural light style. She went above and beyond to make sure everything was perfect - very prompt and excellent communication with us throughout the process. We will definitely be working with her again in the near future! So happy :)

Details: Family or children's portrait • Candid (captured in the moment) • Natural / environmental (photographed in an outdoor setting) • Traditional / classic (looking directly at the camera) • Artistic (focus on composition, lighting) • Outdoors • Digital or online download • At the pro’s location • My home, venue, etc.

Portrait Photography
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Brett H.
Nov 26, 2021
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Hired on Thumbtack

Celeste was fantastic to work with. We had a 4 year old and a 1 year old to wrangle and everything went super smoothly. She delivered a beautiful set of family photos one week after our shoot. I would happily use Celeste again.

Details: Family or children's portrait • Traditional / classic (looking directly at the camera) • Natural / environmental (photographed in an outdoor setting) • Photo studio • Digital or online download • Physical proofs and prints • At the pro’s location

Portrait Photography
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Patty K.
Nov 26, 2021
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Hired on Thumbtack

Very professional, personable, easy going, Flexible with large family group. Can’t wait to see the photos. I will call her the next time I want photos

Details: Family or children's portrait • Candid (captured in the moment) • Natural / environmental (photographed in an outdoor setting) • Traditional / classic (looking directly at the camera) • Outdoors • Digital or online download • My home, venue, etc.

Portrait Photography
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Levi T.
Nov 18, 2021
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Hired on Thumbtack

Working with Celeste was a pleasure. She really has an eye for photography and my fiancé and I were almost immediately comfortable with her. She was also very flexible. Would definitely recommend .

Details: Proposal photoshoot • Candid • Traditional posed • Outdoors • One location • Online or digital proofs and prints • My home, venue, etc.

Engagement Photography
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FAQs

  • What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?

    I charge $300 for the first hour and $250 for each additional hour. Thumbtack does not allow photographers to set this in our settings so you will see $300/hour. However, it is in fact $300 for the first hour only and $250 for each additional hour. The photographer professionally base edits all good photos for you, regardless of the type of shoot! Each additional editing request after that is $5. After the photographer sends you your photos with professional, basic editing, you may make further requests. This includes blemish removal, teeth whitening, color changes, liquify use, wrinkle/oil reduction, etc. I will often give discounts for large quantities of requests. The base price includes a 2 week deadline for photos to be delivered. If you’d like to have it rushed, there is a fee of $50 per week added to the charge. If we discuss this before the shoot however, I often give discounts. Headshots: Favorite 5 photos receive free retouching. After that, each additional request is $5. At my personal studio I accommodate a max of 3 people per photo. If you’d like larger groups in each photo, I offer rental studios for a fee based on the studio size/props you choose. The cheapest studio is $30/hour.

  • What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

    BA in Photography

  • How did you get started doing this type of work?

    Model turned photographer!

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