Emily Dean Photography
Emily Dean Photography

Emily Dean Photography

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Introduction: Hi there! My name is Emily. You can view my portfolio and contact me at emdeanphotography.com :) I'm a photographer based out of San Diego, California. I'm most passionate about capturing moments as they are for couples, families, and individuals. I love working with couples to capture intimate engagement photos, backyard weddings and elopements. One of my favorite things about photography is getting to know my clients and figuring out what they want to portray through their photos. Outdoor portrait sessions are a specialty of mine, and I love natural light. I pride myself in making people feel comfortable and confident in front of me and my camera because I believe that each person holds an indescribable amount of beauty and light that deserves to be captured, preserved and remembered, and we're all the most beautiful when we're just being ourselves. Think of me for individual portrait shoots, engagement photos, small weddings & elopements, brand shoots, family photos, graduation pictures, or any scenario when you're looking for artistic, timeless and free-spirited photos. My style is not traditional. I'm a photographer for people who view photographs as art! NOTE: I do not offer newborn or cake smash sessions
Overview

Current Top Pro

Hired 53 times

Serves La Jolla, CA

Background checked

1 employee

4 years in business

Payment methods

This pro accepts payments via Apple Pay, Cash, Check, and Zelle.

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2021

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

Featured Projects

214 photos

  • Surprise Engagement Photoshoot

    Engagement Photography

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Reviews

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

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Austin S.
Sep 17, 2021
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Hired on Thumbtack

Emily was amazing for our surprise engagement photo shoot and we couldn’t be happier with the pictures she took! Emily was always very responsive and did whatever she could to make the process as smooth and easy as possible. We are already planning to use Emily again in the future for more pictures! Couldn’t recommend enough!

Details: Proposal photoshoot • Natural or environmental • Candid • Outdoors • One location • Online or digital proofs and prints • Physical proofs and prints • Ability to purchase prints online • My home, venue, etc.

Emily Dean Photography's reply
Thank you so much for your kind words Austin! It was so fun getting to be a part of that moment for you guys :) looking forward to working with you in the future!
Engagement Photography
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Sean S.
Jul 10, 2022
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Hired on Thumbtack

Emily is a consummate professional with a passion for her field and an adroitness (as I’ve unfortunately learned with two other photographers I had the misfortune of going with previous to her) that is to be commended. I highly recommend.

Details: Professional / business • Photo studio • 1 person • 3 outfit changes • Digital or online download • At the pro’s location

Headshot Photography
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Hannah O.
Jun 27, 2022
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Hired on Thumbtack

We hired Emily for our wedding reception and we couldn’t be happier with her work! She is incredibly personable and she made it fun and enjoyable. Even our guests loved her. We definitely will reach out to her with any photography needs!!

Details: Wedding • 50 - 99 guests • Outdoors • Digital or online download

Emily Dean Photography's reply
Thank you so much Hannah! I had a great time photographing you and your friends and family. It was a beautiful night :)
Wedding and Event Photography
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Dominique P.
May 17, 2022
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Hired on Thumbtack

Emily was so wonderful to work with!! She is very kind and so good at what she does. She always finds the best lighting and angles, and her photos turn out beautiful. Emily did my college graduation photos and I could not have hoped for anyone better, the pictures turned out better than I could have hoped.

Details: Graduation portrait • Outdoors • Digital or online download • My home, venue, etc.

Portrait Photography
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Patty L.
Dec 1, 2021
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Hired on Thumbtack

We couldn't love our photos more! She did an amazing job capturing the sweetest family photos, even though we had a very cranky 2-year-old and an uncooperative 6 month old. Everyone looks great and I love the special moments she captured. She also returned the photos promptly and within the promised timeframe. I can't wait to share these photos with our friends and family. 100% recommend!

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

Emily Dean Photography's reply
Thank you so much for your kind words, Patty! I am so happy you love your photos :)
Portrait Photography
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Emily Dean

FAQs

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

    My rates vary depending on the number of people being photographed, the length of the shoot, the location of the shoot, the props for the shoot, the number of outfits being photographed, etc. Before I quote you a price, I will need to ask you some questions so I have a clear outline of what is expected from me.

  • What is your typical process for working with a new customer?

    When a new customer reaches out, the first thing I'll do is ask a set of questions to better determine their needs. From there, I will quote the customer a price based on those needs. If the customer agrees to the price, we will find a date for the shoot that works best for the both of us. At this point, the customer will be expected to pay a nonrefundable deposit that will be deducted from the price of their shoot in order to hold their spot.

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

    I have a degree from the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism where I trained in photo-journalism and received extensive photography training.

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