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Hercules Wedding Photographers

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

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  • 20 years in business
  • 792 hires on Thumbtack
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Jennifer L.
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Albert did a phenomenal job with my wedding video! He was also a delight to work with! He was so patient and worked ever so hard (my wedding was a 12 hour event!) I think the hardest part for him was editing the video and making sure all the highlights I wanted were included in my video. He did not disappoint! I got every clip I wanted, and he incorporated all my favorite music and did everything I had requested. It's been a year since my wedding and recently watched the video again and all the best memories were captured! Thank you Albert for being the most responsive, patient person to work with and developing a quality wedding video that my husband and I (and now our daughter) will always enjoy!!!!

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Lawrence Gerald
4.8
from 177 reviews
  • 20 years in business
  • 302 hires on Thumbtack
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Nicholas S.
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Lawrence was the photographer for our wedding, and we were thoroughly impressed with the job he did. From start to finish, Lawrence brought his obvious skill in, and passion for, photography. In addition, he went above and beyond our expectations, scouting the wedding location in advance to gauge the lighting, doing a fantastic job with the wedding, and even putting together a slide show with music after the event. For any wedding, you want someone who you can trust will do a great job, and Lawrence delivered. Highly recommended!

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Michael Keel Photography
4.9
from 158 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 330 hires on Thumbtack
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Samantha A.
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Michael is beyond amazing. We first met him when he shot our engagement pictures and he was so warm and welcoming, he was very professional and you can tell he knew exactly what he was doing which made me so relieved that he was going to be our wedding photographer. Our big day was finally here and even with all the chaos Michael was calm and collected and took pictures of every little detail, which I'm so happy he did because there were so many things I did not get to see until I saw the pictures. Michael captured all of our special moments and more. I could not be anymore happier with all our pictures that were taken by Michael, he is so friendly and is an amazing photographer. I look forward to working with him for all of our special occasions in the future.

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Sparks Media Group
4.9
from 144 reviews
  • 19 years in business
  • 204 hires on Thumbtack
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Cliff B.
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Thomas did a great job capturing our wedding at Wine & Roses in Lodi! Very professional and friendly person. He was never in the way or distracting like I have seen with other wedding photographers and yet he was still able to take so many amazing and memorable photos. Thank you!

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Sheila O'Keefe Photography
4.9
from 116 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 238 hires on Thumbtack
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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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  • 7 years in business
  • 102 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Urvashi K.
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We had our pre wedding photoshoot done by Diane and it was a great experience. We were visiting SF for a few days and were wondering if we will be able to capture the essence of the place in the photoshoot, but Diane drove us to the most beautiful places in the city and clicked lifelong memories. We had some pictures clicked with our friends as well and they came out really well. Diane was very flexible and it was fun spending the entire day with her. She made us really comfortable and helped us all along the photoshoot. I will highly recommend her to couples for their wedding and prewedding photoshoots.

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  • 3 years in business
  • 141 hires on Thumbtack
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Jen A.
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Last minute booking for next day party. We had many wonderful bids to choose from. There was one lower than this bid, and she sounded great too, but we had already connected with Wendy. The photo booth was fun, cute props, and they surprised the birthday girl with a scrapbook, which is what I really wanted to do. I would hire again. The crew who came were just lovely people and I feel we made a great choice. As a semi-retired event planner I have worked with many vendors and seen tons of photo booths, so I have the professional experience also. Thanks team, for making our party more fun!

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North Point Photography
5.0
from 70 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 103 hires on Thumbtack
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Don S.
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We are so happy we found Eric as our wedding photographer. He was such a pleasure to work with. He was on time but we weren't ready yet. He was so patient and able to work around us. He really knows his craft and has a great eye. He can easily see a great photo opportunity and go with it. We appreciate his professionalism and attention to detail. We are very happy with our photos. Outstanding! We highly recommend Eric and his staff for any big event. Our wedding photos are beautiful. Thank you Eric!

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Jen Fairbanks Photography
4.9
from 68 reviews
  • 113 hires on Thumbtack
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Laura B.
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Choosing Jennifer as our photographer for our wedding day was the best decision we made. Great communication since our first conversation. Our wedding day was chaotic! But she was there trying to do whatever she could to help us. The photos of our wedding beat our expectations, she was able to capture all the love and happiness of our wedding, everyone who saw our pictures loved them! Thank you Jen for being awesome and capturing such amazing images of the best day of our lives!

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Cheshiredave Creative
4.9
from 62 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 87 hires on Thumbtack
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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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Usman Baporia Photography
5.0
from 51 reviews
  • 69 hires on Thumbtack
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Anna F.
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Usman was a spectacular wedding photographer! We were SO happy with our photos and could not have asked for more. He is the best kept wedding secret in town! :)

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ISDesigns Studio
5.0
from 50 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 110 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Bob I.
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I had to do a short congratulatory video for a friend who is collecting a major award at the Cannes Festival. I come from the ad industry so I'm used to working with filmmakers, photographers etc; I found Ilja to be totally professional, easy to work with (even when I switched the brief) and affordable. He also has a good eye for lighting and performance. Would I use him again? Absolutely.

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  • 9 years in business
  • 55 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Oscar S.
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Pleasure working for such a top-notch professional photographer!

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Fifi Fresh Photography
5.0
from 26 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 35 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Emily R.
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Our team loved working with Fifi at an event we held in the office last week. She is an absolute delight and a truly talented photographer—the event was so popular, Fifi kindly stayed an extra half hour as so many folks in our office wanted photos. We are super pleased and can't wait to show off our new professional headshot photos on LinkedIn and beyond. Highly recommended!

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Nico Garibay Photography
5.0
from 25 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 40 hires on Thumbtack
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Rhiannon B.
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I've been modeling for about a year now, and the only reason I was even able to get my foot in the door a fraction of the way was because of Nico. He was the first person I ever shot with. Since that time we have worked together numerous other times. My favorite thing about Nico, besides his obviously gorgeous photographs, is how comfortable he makes me feel when we shoot. I love pushing the boundaries of my art and being able to work with Nico is the only way I'm able to do that. Nico loves what he does and it shows 100% of the way through his work. He cares about making me, and every other model he's worked with I have no doubt, feel respected. This is a huge problem in the industry, but photographers like Nico are hopefully the forefront of a big change that needs to happen. I use so many photo's that Nico has taken of me in my portfolio, and my agent loves them .

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Andre Soto Photography
4.9
from 23 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 28 hires on Thumbtack
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Emma H.
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Andre was amazing. I hired him for a friends wedding. The bride wasn’t planning on hiring a photographer so I hired him as a gift. He was so adaptable to the unorthodox wedding and was able to get up close and really capture all the best moments. Everyone at the wedding mentioned how professional and friendly he was. And he sent me the pictures immediately! Thanks so much Andre!

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Peter Lyons Photography
5.0
from 20 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 35 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Audrey R.
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Peter is a very professional and talented photographer. I would highly recommend him.

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Ivan Duran Photography
5.0
from 18 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 26 hires on Thumbtack
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Murali S.
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Ivan is one of the most innovative and creative photographers out there today. He has a wide variety of equipments to give you a complete experience and constantly keeps upgrading them to be on par with today’s technology. From model photography to wedding photography, he’s very knowledgeable in capturing the right moments. Definitely the photographer you should look out for!

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Whiskey & Champagne
5.0
from 15 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
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Thumbtack Customer
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Melissa came to our home during a family gathering for our 50th wedding anniversary. The photographs she took, candid and posed, were more wonderful than I could have every dreamed! An exceptionally talented photographer!

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Avant-Garde Photo
5.0
from 13 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Fahira F.
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Thank you Avant-Garde for capturing the most important parts of our event!!! Not only was our engagement beautifully photographed, the little details that most photographers leave out were not missed. His pricing is very fair and affordable. I have him booked for my upcoming wedding in May as well.

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Radostina Photography
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
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Jen G.
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I can't say enough wonderful things about Radostina Photography. Not only is she the most talented photographer I've ever met, but she also is extremely punctual and is willing to control crowds to get the shot. She photographed our engagement pictures and wedding pictures and for both shots she was absolutely amazing! She even photographed us with our dogs and she was able to capture each of their personalities amazingly. All in all, I will be hiring her for every milestone in my life because her work is truly breathtaking. You'll be lucky if you hire her for your event! You will NOT be disappointed!

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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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