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Hayward Local Wedding Photographers

Browse these local wedding photographers with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Hayward.

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  • 20 years in business
  • 737 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Mayra M.
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Great experience with DeNoise! We will definitely use DeNoise for all our future events and highly recommend them to everyone. Our wedding video is beautiful and is everything we hoped for.

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Lawrence Gerald
4.8
from 167 reviews
  • 20 years in business
  • 273 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Jyoti C.
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Larry is the best wedding photographer. We highly recommend him. He came to the venue 2 hours before the guests arrived. He coved all parts of our wedding. He even came back for a photoshoot after our wedding to ensure we get the best photographs. We are so glad we choose him.

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Brian Byllesby Photography
5.0
from 149 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 238 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Jeannine C.
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Awesome...and...Awesome ! Both working with Brian and his pictures! Brian is the nicest, most easy-going guy and everyone loved him! He came to the venue the day before the wedding and we talked about the different photo op locations and ideas my daughter had. He was open to whatever we wanted, very flexible and hard working. He had to go up and down the mansion stairs multiple times to capture both the girls getting ready upstairs and the groomsmen downstairs. He was all over the place! He fit right in with all of us, and I felt like we'd known him for years! He stayed working for as long as we needed to get all of the events recorded and never missed a beat (or shot)! His rate for the day was very very reasonable for the amount of work he did and while processing time for all of the pics (over a 1000) will take several weeks, he was able to upload up a generous number of shots highlighting the whole day to a website for viewing and downloading within about a week! And his pictures are truly amazing! He captured so much love and happiness in everything and everyone! I'm so happy we chose Brian to shoot my daughter's wedding and can't recommend him enough to anyone looking for a wedding photographer! He just the right person for the job. Hands down. I can't wait to see the rest of the pictures and we'll definitely use him again for any other big photography events!

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Michael Keel Photography
4.9
from 151 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 316 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Sharon K.
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Michael was awesome as our wedding day photographer. He made us all feel super comfortable and was conscious about making sure we did not feel like the picture taking was stealing time away from our wedding festivities. He also was great about where and when to get the best shots and was super accommodating to any ideas we had. he was also quick with the turnaround and the end result pictures were amazing! Would highly recommend for a shoot.

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Sheila O'Keefe Photography
4.9
from 114 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 224 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Ana E.
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Sheila is not only a talented photographer but also very professional. She is very communicative and was a pleasure to work with. She was a joy to have around during the wedding day and was honestly a "fly on the wall" unlike other wedding photographers who are too "in it". The pictures she takes are beautiful and extremely well priced. I would not hesitate to work with her again. I actually look forward to it.

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  • 8 years in business
  • 154 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Solo T.
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Stavan and his team were the photographers and videographer at our wedding a couple of weeks ago in Gilroy CA. They were reliable, energetic, personable, very creative and professional in every way. The showed us on time. Every guest was impressed how approachable they were. We can't wait to see the photos! My wife is counting down the dates to get the pictures and I feel sure they are going to amaze us! I will return with more reviews after we get the pictures and videos.

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Jeff Rumans Photography
5.0
from 87 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 162 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Bob O.
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I hired Jeff to photographed our 50th wedding anniversary celebration of 63 people. He discussed the event several times in advance. He arrived 30 minutes before the posed fmaily pictures were takes to set identify scenic background at winery in Napa and set up proper lighting for the scene which was heavely backlit. He took posed pictures of 11 family members in various groupings, informal pictures at reception and during dinner and at Renewal of Weddding Vow ceremony. Picture were very good- sharp and good lighting. He composed 3 different albums for members of the family and was very quick in re-arranging the order of the pictures and making requested edit. . He was very professional to work with and guests enjoyed having him take their picture. He was very prompt ( within 3 days) in posting on his website a gallery of about 100 pictures of the event, which guests can review , download and order prints. He completed composing 3 different albums in 10 days. I was very pleased and recommend Jeff for event photography.

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Adam & Hanna Photography
5.0
from 74 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 117 hires on Thumbtack
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Jaclyn H.
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Wonderful photographers for our big wedding day! They were flexible and worked with us very well :)

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Patrick T. Power Photography
5.0
from 70 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 82 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Lincoln L.
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Patrick was our wedding photographer, and he went above and beyond for us in too many ways to list. He was professional, hardworking and thoughtful in every way, disappearing into the background yet catching so many amazing moments throughout the evening. Patrick is not your traditional wedding photographer, but that was not what we were looking for. His work speaks for itself, and we recommend him highly.

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Andrea Rowe Photography
4.9
from 70 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 142 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Jan C.
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I got my sister an engagement style shoot in sanfrancisco as a part of her wedding present. I wasn't sure if she would like it (she isnt really that into pictures) but I am so happy that I did. They said that they had an absolutely amazing experience and that Andrea is literally the nicest most awesome photographer in the world. She brought champagne made the experience special, hung out with them, made them feel relaxed, took 2 hours of amazing photos at multiple locations, and then even gave them a lovely restaurant recommendation and then checked in after to see if they liked with. She was easy to work with, super helpful in arranging and planning everything, and a very fair price. Thanks Andrea!

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North Point Photography
5.0
from 61 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 93 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Lisa T.
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Eric and his assistant, Claire were so professionally unobtrusive during my daughter’s wedding event, I did not even notice they were there. The proof of their presence is in the captivating candid photos and the beautiful artistic photos that recorded the entire day. Everyone looks amazing. Eric perfectly captured the unique personalities of the bride and groom throughput the day. I was not able to meet Eric until the day of the wedding because I live overseas. I chose based upon his portfolio and online communication. What could have been a series of pretty pictures of a cookie cutter country club wedding with another photographer is instead a perfect blend of photojournalism, fine art, and traditional styles, Eric’s and Claire’s work show the very present, palpable feelings between the bride and groom. Perfect.

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Cheshiredave Creative
4.9
from 60 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 85 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Ashley G.
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If you’ve been waiting for “that one review” to really prove that Oaktown Boudoir is the way to go- don’t wait anymore! Cheshire Isaacs is a true exemplar of all that a professional boudoir photographer should strive to be. He is open and receptive to his client’s ideas without losing focus. He is honest and genuine without ever being insensitive. He is incredibly professional without ever being stuffy. The Bay Area is filled with Boudoir Photographers, so I guess the best way to write a proper review is to outline what exactly my own (popular) concerns were and how Cheshire proved triumphant! 1. Will I be comfortable? As a young woman, I was a little concerned about being erotically photographed by a man. Having been through a shoot, it’s obvious that Cheshire cares- from his personally designed music playlists (made in the interest of making the experience as comfortable as possible) to his handmade cheese and cracker platters. He continually went above and beyond for my session and I admire his passion, enthusiasm, and dedication. It shows in both his beautiful work and the long-lasting relationships he has with his clients. He spoke about his wife and daughter frequently, something that showed me his appreciation and respect for women, immediately putting me at ease. 2. Can his studio fit more than one “style” of photoshoot? Cheshire’s studio is open, bright, and filled with possibilities. He can transform the space to fit, I kid you not, any personality and style. In a matter of minutes (just enough time to refill a wine glass), his studio can go from a brightly lit angelic state to a dark, sexy, and sultry one. He mentioned having custom-designed the space alongside his wife, something that told me just how invested he was in the style and overall vibe of his studio. For my images in particular, I knew that I wanted little editing and wanted the images to be as “real” as possible. Somehow Cheshire still made it look like I was a model and knew exactly how to manipulate each pose to accentuate all the good and cleverly soften all the bad (without photoshop). 3. Will I get my money’s worth? Whichever amount of time you decide to book Cheshire for, know that not a minute will be wasted. He knows how to get down to business and not waste time while simultaneously not rushing through any poses. This guy was sweating as he climbed up and down ladders, moved heavy couches and bed sets, and adjusted lights. His hard work pays off in the beauty of his finished products! His experience in the field is obvious in the way he can quickly evaluate a pose and make small nuanced changes in position to get a desired look. I am but a poor college student and Cheshire’s prices were definitely better than most photographers around. He could easily charge three times as much for his services and would still be the deal of a lifetime. 4. Will my images be published? Cheshire was very thorough and attentive when listening to what I was comfortable with. He assured me that no images would be posted without explicit approval. In the end, his work was so beautiful that I would have been fine with it being printed on billboards and bus ads- really! 5. What about makeup? Cheshire notified me in one of our first correspondences that he had a partnership with a makeup artist, Thuy, who would be on-site for a small fee. Let me tell you- Thuy is more than simply a makeup artist- she really does it all. Not only did she do an absolutely spectacular job with my makeup, but she was the ultimate hype-woman!!! She stayed for nearly the entire session for touch-ups, glamour, and enthusiastic words of support. The experience wouldn’t have been the same without her. Every person that sees the finished images says, “Wow, I wish I’d done something like this.” Don’t be that person! Don’t wait another day, don’t look for another review, don’t google “Boudoir Photographer” again. Oaktown Boudoir is that good. Doing a boudoir shoot is obviously a large lump sum of money to dedicate to something that isn’t necessarily “necessary,” but my experience with Oaktown Boudoir is something that I will truly treasure for the rest of my life and always reflect on with a smile and a deep, deep appreciation for Cheshire Isaacs! He knows how to make a client feel like a friend, and that’s something you don’t come by often.

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  • 3 years in business
  • 114 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Ashley J.
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We used LuvlyProduction for our wedding photobooth in May 2018. I was impressed by their responsiveness and their desire to make sure we had a good experience working with them. Our guests really enjoyed the props and enclosed photobooth!!! I had no complaints from our coordinator about setup or teardown. Would not hesitate to book again :)

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Usman Baporia Photography
5.0
from 48 reviews
  • 66 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Sarah P.
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We hired Usman for both our wedding photographer and videographer in March 2017. From the very first meeting he not only saw our vision but he walked us through the entire process. Even before our wedding day I knew we made the right choice. On our wedding day Usman and his wife blended in perfectly and captured exactly what we wanted. I highly recommend him, you will not be disappointed.

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  • 9 years in business
  • 54 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Henry P.
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We hired Tri to do some commercial photography for our hotel project. Tri was very professional and willing to cater around our hectic schedule. From start to finish, Tri was extremely responsive in communication. We would definitely recommend Tri to any other business owners seeking professional commercial photography for their business!

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Nicholas Domaguing
5.0
from 26 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 61 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Erin D.
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Nicholas did an amazing job capturing all of the special moments and details in our wedding with an articstic eye! Our friends and family are still raving about his work! He was also very accommodating and went above and beyond to film everything we asked for and more. Leading up to the wedding, he was always responsive immediately within the day if not hour and even after the wedding during the editing process he was like this! He has always been professional, polite, and friendly. He got along great with our photographer. He got our wedding video to us very quickly and edited everything beautifully while making sure to cleverly add in our special songs and props. If you are looking for someone professional, creative, friendly, accommodating, and affordable for your special occasions look no further!

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Nico Garibay Photography
5.0
from 23 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 28 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Dagney H.
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Before working with Nico, he was already one of my favorite photographers. His style always caught my eye, but working with him cemented his place in my heart! He is professional and hilarious. We had so much fun searching for impromptu spots and making jokes while shooting. The way Nico posed me during shoots was effortless and easy. He has very clear ideas, and explains how he wants the shot to look so the model has a clear idea of the vision. He was open to my ideas and I felt like we were creative equals. I cannot wait to shoot with him again. A wonderful experience!

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Meeta Ahlawat
4.8
from 20 reviews
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Stavan S.
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Meeta is a very professional with her work. She not only has creative ideas but is also open to new ideas. She knows what she does and is very attentive. I would definitely recommend Meeta for all event and wedding photography needs.

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Victoria Garcia
4.9
from 15 reviews
  • 29 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Megha A.
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Victoria is an amazing photographer. She got really nice pics of my family & kids... I would definitely recommend her to everyone

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The Goodfolk Film Co
5.0
from 14 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Marcel C.
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Mauricio was great. We used him for our wedding videographer services at the Kohl Mansion in burlingame CA. He communicated often and openly during the pre/post process and I'd definitely recommend him again.

Inna Elsie
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Amy H.
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Amazing experience! She is so kind and thoughtful and very clearly talented. I follow her on Instagram and amazed by the quality of her work. I hired her for wedding getting ready pictures and ended up having her stay for the whole wedding. She showed me various shots as she was taking them to make sure I knew what kind of shots she was able to get, which I appreciated as most photographers don’t have anything to show you until many weeks later. She was very respectful of time and my other wedding photographer, but willing to help guide through what wound otherwise by a very hectic day! She was very responsive to time and location changes. I can’t say anything but positive things!! Please choose to work with Inna, you won’t regret it!

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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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