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  • 12 years in business
  • 349 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 6 min

Melody D.

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SUPERB!!! The whole team was so fun, so nice, so accommodating. You should ALWAYS have a photobooth at your wedding. My guests had a BLAST! Every picture I see is people dying to get into the photobooth. The set up was excellent, the props plentiful and the service phenomenal. They even had a photobook for the guests to sign for me. I was so surprised! At the end they put it all together and gave it to me. Also, not only do they print out 4 copies of the pictures but you can also email them to yourself! It was amazing! Will and his amazing wife were so wonderful to work with and the prices is beyond reasonable for what they offer. Will even reached out to make sure I liked the design they created for us. There are so many cool options! Thank you all so so much! I will recommend you to everyone! :)

Rachelle Y.

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Will Hartman was amazing! Will and his wife, Michelle, designed my wedding photo booth template and it was beautiful. Will arrived early, set up everything and was wonderful during his entire time at my wedding. I couldn't have hired a better professional. The photo booth I had was the LED inflatable backdrop and it turned out great in pictures. The props were also fantastic. I feel like they really go above and beyond to do the best job and I am so grateful they did my wedding. Thanks so much for the wonderful job and for the scrapbook. It really was a lot of fun for everyone there and the moments you captured were priceless. I highly recommend hiring Desert Rose Photography for your wedding or other special event. They were perfect at my wedding!

Christine K.

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This review is long overdue. They stepped in with a photo booth for my wedding on 08/06/2016 after the people we originally booked fell through less than two weeks before our wedding. They travelled for our wedding, were professional, prompt, and the guests loved the booth! Their prices are also amazing! I felt saved by Will and his crew for stepping in at the last hour and being there when I needed them. I hate to say it...but I struggle writing reviews. I don't enjoy it, but really feel like these guys deserve it. I would recommend this photo booth service without hesitation. Thanks so much!

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  • 15 years in business
  • 302 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 48 min

Linda B.

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I highly recommend Tom Keene. Tom is an exceptional Photographer. As a Photographer myself, I can tell you that some people just have a natural eye for it, a talent.. and he is one of them. The photojournalistic style in which he captures moments is stylish, modern, and hip, as well as romantic classic, and poignant. Tom is patient and generous with his subjects. He knows how to capture just the right moments without making them look staged, fake or cliche. He captures the authentic "emotion" and humor of any given moment so your photos become permanent glimpses of that special day. Many of the photos he takes will end up on your mantel or as screensavers, they are that touching and beautiful. Tom was dedicated to capturing the perfect shots all day, and will go the extra mile to do so. He's also a very lovely person to have around, a pleasant and smiling energy which is important and comes across in photos especially on the BIG day. Hes the perfect photographer for weddings as he is always THERE in the right places (you wont find yourself ever yelling out: "Where's the Photographer?!?!") Hes experienced enough to know where and when to be somewhere, and that's key. The photos turned out so beautiful..we were so impressed. They far exceeded our expectations.. and just when we thought we couldnt love them anymore, Tom showed us his talent in post production, which is almost as important. He edits photos beautifully. If youre looking for a Photographer for your wedding, engagement, or whatever special moment you need captured, Tom Keene is your guy. Very happy and satisfied customer. His rates are also amazing for the quality of work. You wont find anyone better. Thank you Tom! Youre the best!!

Alina K.

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Tom was very professional, responsible and good person over all.My husband and i discussed after the wedding that having him as our photographer was one of our best wedding decisions.Not only did our pictures turn out beautifully - but he was incredibly easy to work with from beginning to end.We highly suggest meeting with Tom and booking him for any upcoming photo needs you may have - he's worth every penny! He really is talented and an amazing photographer! Thank you Tom! Alina and Leo

Gabriela G.

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**We just hired Tom as our wedding photographer so this rating is based on the hiring process.** Everything went smoothly and he was very responsive. Great personality and professional, we can't wait to work with Tom for our engagement and wedding photos! We will leave an updated review after our wedding. Thanks LA Digital!!

TOP PRO
  • 6 years in business
  • 256 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 38 min

Omar R.

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Ivan is Great to work with! he showed up on time and works hard the entire time hes there. We had a separate photo shoot with him for our wedding, then at our reception he took hundreds of amazing candids, he truly knows how to capture the moments through his lens. I am glad we chose him for our special day, and I will be recommending him to all my friends and family. You will not be disappointed when hiring him, I can guarantee that.

Patty L.

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We needed a wedding photographer last minute and Ivan was there for us. We had a destination wedding so he even drove far to our location. We wanted lots of family pictures and he provided! Thank you Ivan!!

Ashley D.

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Ivan was a great choice for a photographer for my wedding event!

TOP PRO
  • 14 years in business
  • 272 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 21 min

Pamela W.

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Brad was AMAZING during my Dec. 22nd, 2017 Wedding. I couldn’t be happier with our choice to go with him as our wedding photographer. I had multiple people graciously comment on how professional, punctual, and talented he is. Brad is a very talented photographer, and I wouldn’t hesitate to hire him again for other events or family photos in the future. I will post some photos to show his incredible artistry when I get my pictures back. Don’t think twice about it, HIRE BRAD!!!!! You’ll get a great value, quality, professional, and caring photographer! Thanks Brad for everything! You took so much pressure and stress off of us during our wedding!

Mark F.

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Brad is top notch. My wife and I hired him this past Saturday for our wedding. He was on time stayed a little extra and exceeded our expectations. He is a real artist. He is so instinctively quick and able to capture moments. He also has a strong crew. We opted for photos and video with Brad. We had children in our wedding party whom Brad photographed vivid and candidly. If anyone is in the market for a wedding photographer hire Brad on our recommendation, he could not have done a better job. Pure EXCELLENCE! Irene and Mark

Khori B.

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Brad is truly a one of a kind photographer. I will surely recommend him to my family and friends and I am sure he will be my wedding photographer. I still find myself staring at our photos he did for us each day. He is creative, talented, and professional. He made my family and I feel comfortable from the first meeting and we always trusted his vision. If you are looking for modern yet classic photography then Brad is your guy!! Hands down THE best.

TOP PRO
  • 24 years in business
  • 138 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 23 min

Ted F.

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We chose Alan and Ina from Sechrest Photos for our daughter's wedding. They were awesome. They were very professional and creative in where and what they chose to photograph. They arrived on time and were able to shoot all the family photos in a timely manner yet still allow time for those special shots of the bride and groom They took plenty of photos at the wedding and the reception but they were never too intrusive to interfere with the intimacy of the event. We felt they were a great value but most of all the pictures were better than we expected. We would definitely recommend them. Ted Freese

Daryl D.

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We are very pleased with Mr.Sechrest he offered to do our engagement photos as well as our wedding photos all for one price. We were able to view our engagement photos very quickly, and they were amazing. I feel very confident in our wedding day experience seeing the great job he did on our engagement photos.

Cheryl L.

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I haven’t seen all the photos yet, but I am very excited to! It was a wonderful experience working with Alan. I would highly recommend him to people seeking a wedding photographer. He was punctual, friendly and professional. He worked hard to capture the images that I wanted.

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  • 8 years in business
  • 114 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 14 min

Alok B.

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For context, we hired Tom for our engagement shoot. We wanted two locations for our engagement pictures and our wedding photographer (hired long before we found Tom) was charging us an exorbitant amount to do the second location. That's why we turned to Thumbtack--to find something more reasonably priced. I wasn't sure what to expect, especially given the large difference in prices between our original wedding photographer and Tom. But, my wife and I decided to give it a shot, and we couldn't be more happier with what we got. Tom was awesome and very professional. We wanted a sunrise shoot which meant we would have to get to the site at 6:30 AM. Tom was there before we were!!! Things only went smoothly from there. He knew exactly what he was doing and helped guide us through the shoot (because obviously, we had no idea what we were doing). He went above and beyond with respect to service and his pictures were amazing--we absolutely loved the quality and the timeliness with which he delivered them to us. In fact, we liked him so much, we booked him to do a second event (our rehearsal dinner). Tom was awesome and you can't go wrong hiring him. We would do it again in a second.

Renatto A.

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Tom is an excellent photographer, we couldn't have asked for better service for our wedding. Tom has a way of making you, the client, feel comfortable with the pictures that are being taken, and he makes your guests feel happy getting their pictures taken too! He also has a keen eye for perspectives that are unique, romantic, and artistic, and our moments became extra special because of this. Tom was perfectly on time, and made sure that all of our important pictures were taken with the time we had. For such a high caliber of work, his price is extremely worthwhile. I would recommend Tom in heartbeat to anyone that needs a photographer for their wedding day. If I could give him more than 5 stars, I would.

Krystal W.

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I hired Tom to be a photographer at my wedding in March 2017. I was specifically looking for someone who wouldn't need much direction and could get great candid shots, posed pictures, and environment pictures (I wanted to have pictures to remind me what it looked like after the Big Day!). He did so wonderfully! From starting contact, contract, to day of, and delivery of pictures afterward he was easy to work with and delivered exactly what he said he would. I would definitely recommend him to anyone in the southern California area.

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  • 6 years in business
  • 117 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 52 min

Jessica J.

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Sheryl was the photographer at our wedding, and I cannot say enough about the amazing job she did. Everything from her communication to her professionalism was outstanding. She made everyone at the wedding feel comfortable and at ease. I was so impressed with the little things she did like making sure my dad has his boutonniere on before the ceremony and capturing the moments that I would never have thought of. Above all if you want a photographer to be creative and use her artistic skills to create breathtaking results, then Sheryl is the one!

Samantha L.

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Amazing work. My husband is rather picky about photograpy and we searched long and hard for the perfect photographer for our wedding. We both instantly agreed to Sheryl Bale after viewing her website. Sheryl offers an affordable price and a great eye for beauty. Her engagement photo session and wedding pictures are one of a kind. She is very easy to work with and produces valuable photos. I would definitely recommend her for your needs. I know I will be using her again in the future. Thanks Sheryl!

Laureate S.

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Sheryl was very interactive when it came to our photos. She is definitely a go getter! She was pushy but in a good way!! She was demanding in a good way!! Sheryl, by far, over achieved what we wanted in a wedding photographer!!! She got every moment I wanted. She looked for the best spots to get the best lighting to achieve the best photos! I would abosutelt recommend her!! Can't wait to see more of my photos!! Thank you Sheryl!!

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  • 5 years in business
  • 117 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 16 min

Sturdivant Y.

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I recommend Danielle very highly. My husband and I did an engagement photoshoot last night. Danielle was on time, very fun and adventurous for creative pictures, puts you at ease, she loves what she does and that makes it great because you know the work will be good. We had a sunset shoot and it was perfect! She knew where to go, how to pose and also was open for more ideas if we wanted. We were there before the sunset so had fun before during and after it. We cannot wait to see all the photos! Thank you Danielle :) PS: she will be our wedding photographer as well.

Andrea C.

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Danielle was our wedding photographer for our April 10th wedding. She was amazing! She was very easy to work with and very personalable. Very easy to get along with personality. I felt very comfortable around her and she was really good at directing us for different positions for pictures. You could tell she loves what she does. Her passion really comes out in her work. She also loved my picture ideas that I suggested as well. She really captured the moment for us. Can't wait to see all the pictures! I would be excited to use her again for a future!!

Stephanie W.

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This was our first time working with a professional photographer. Danielle was amazing from the very beginning. She offered creative ideas and took the time to lay every detail out for us. Our engagement shoot turned out amazing. Her turn around time is great. She doesn't make you wait forever. We are looking forward to getting our wedding photos back soon!

  • 7 years in business
  • 95 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 1 min

Anna S.

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We hired John to do our wedding photography and he was great from the start. Good communication and always answered any questions we had. We were a bit shy at first, but he helped ease us into being comfortable with taking our wedding photos. He could tell we weren't the kind of couple that took a lot of pictures together or were comfortable being the center of attention. He helped us get through it though and the wedding was a success. Thanks John for everything, especially with the little incident we had outside the venue, lol...you were a pleasure to work with! If you need a wedding photographer, do hire John, he is fantastic, such a nice guy. We would definitely hire him again! Anna and Alfonso

Luie B.

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My Fiance and I are excited to have John be our wedding photographer! I've always liked the way he captures beautiful moments. He has really good eyes for that :) He's also very patient and a great communicator. He listened to every input and requests that i had and tried to meet all of them. John, keep it up! Thanks for the opportunity to work with you, we are looking forward to have you capture more memories of our lives!

Amberlie B.

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John was the photographer at my wedding and did an amazing job. He has a great eye for detail and fun ideas. He took many candid shots as well as posed and made great use of the beautiful setting we were in. Thanks John for making our memories into treasures!

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  • 4 years in business
  • 66 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 54 min

Leah B.

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I loved Susan's work. She did both our engagement and wedding. She has such a great eye and caught alot of special moments. Prior to each session she set with my husband and I to discuss our vision and what types of shots we wanted to have. During the shoot she patientlysnapped both candid and planned photographs for hours to ensure she provided us with the most beautiful memories. I also really love the edited work she provided us. My wedding was Susans first wedding, she was very professional and did an amazing job! I am so grateful we choose her.

Kaeshon D.

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We had such an amazing time at our wedding reception. Everyone enjoyed the photo booth and the event photography! It was a hit all night with the photo booth scrap book/ wedding guest book. We are so grateful for the amazing time. Would definitely hire again and HIGHLY recommend.

Marteesha F.

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Susan was great from the beginning! She immediately reached out to discuss how she could make our day special and provided all the details regarding her services to allow us to make important decisions sooner than later. Our wedding is 10/7/17 and were excited 😊

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  • 11 years in business
  • 79 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 3 hours

Randy Y.

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Rating: 10/10 Job: Wedding Photos What went well: Orrett is a skilled photographer--and his photos are of good quality. But that's not what makes him great for events, since there are plenty others who can take good photos. What sets Orrett apart is his clear vision of the finished product. He knows what he wants the end product to look like, and he orchestrated each shot accordingly. Trust me, you need a photographer who actually has an artistic vision, so you don't need to tell him what to do. I do have 1 suggestion for Orrett. In the future, he should request 1 helper from the Bride/Groom in wedding events to stand by him the whole time during the family photo-shoot, and have that helper fix the Bridal gown throughout the process. This will both save time and make sure her gown looks tip-top. I came to this conclusion after viewing a few of our post-ceremony family/friends photos. I didn't dock off any points for this--because I didn't think of this myself at the time, and hindsight 20/20. But for Orrett, who will do this for many weddings to come, it may be good to start thinking about that. I'm still waiting on my video, but only 1.5 month has passed, so I have no complaint about the leadtime. Once I have viewed the video...I'll post a video-based review.

Stephanie W.

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I booked Copro Studio for my wedding photographer and videography. Christopher was amazing every step of the way. He was so kind and easy to work with and even got my difficult partner to feel comfortable in front of the camera. He gave us modern but timeless pictures and captured amazing moments. I honestly can't say enough nice things about him. Also, he and his team got the wedding party and the MOH & MOG's approval and everyone enjoyed having them there during the day. He captured my wedding perfectly.

Rachel P.

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Chris was great! He was our photographer for our wedding and he delivered on everything he promised. He was with us for the entire day, from getting dressed, the ceremony, and the venue. Chris was awesome to work with. He was very professional, told us how to pose to get the best pictures, and made us laugh. Him and his team gave us such an amazing experience that day, and we wouldn't trade it for anything else. Thanks Chris!

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  • 3 years in business
  • 48 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 1 hours

Susie H.

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I wish I could have given Jess a 10 star rating!! My daughter had 9 days to plan her wedding. I put an ad up on Thumbtack hoping like crazy that we could find a photographer to just snap a few shots of a civil ceremony. We were thrilled when we saw Jess's portfolio and hired her. We started communicating with her about what my daughter really wanted to capture. Jess was absolutely delightful, graceful and professional - but was also fun to have with us on my daughter's special day. We had digital images in TWO days after the wedding!! They are beautiful and she captured some very precious moments that we will remember forever.

Joanna P.

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This review is long over due. I hired Jess for my wedding last year. My wedding was a super casual, brunch time, mid week, budget conscious wedding in Laguna Beach. Jess came in with an incredible price, was on time to the wedding, arriving before all guests and making the most with our short 4 hour wedding. She was super friendly and I got beautiful pictures. I'll definitely contact her for future events!

Joanna P.

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Jessica exceed all expectations! She was our wedding photographer. Our wedding was a super casual, mid day beach wedding. She caught all the right moments and more. I will definitely be recommending her and requesting her service again!

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  • 6 years in business
  • 25 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 30 min

Kojo A.

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Charles is an amazing professional. He did both the engagement photo shoot and the wedding of my wife and I. I met him for the first time when he shot our engagement pictures. His calming presence immediately put me at ease. Not only did he choose a wonderful location and setting for the photo shoot, but he also came up with creative and thoughtful ideas for poses. My wife and I felt like superstars under the direction of a super photographer. It was way more fun than I could've imagined. Amazingly, Charles outdid himself 6 months later when he shot our wedding. We have friends who still rave about the pictures to this day. Charles has a keen eye for capturing the essence of an event, and the magical timing for being at the right place at the right time to capture those unforgettable moments. I truly can't say enough about his work. I would recommend him to the Obama's if they were looking for a photographer. On top of all his skill, he's an awesome human being with a great sense of humor, a dope husband to a beautiful wife and a dotting father to an adorable baby girl. Book Charles today and, like me, you will be raving about his work to everyone you know. I promise you will not be disappointed!

Rachel A.

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Charles made us feel so comfortable and relaxed! We had a beach wedding, just the bride and groom. Although there were people all around us, Charles made them invisible in our minds. He laughed, he joked and had fun with us! I am from Texas, I found Charles through Thumbtack and I am so pleased!! The photography is amazing and he takes so many pictures at different angles and has so many different poses. I am so glad I found him and would highly recommend him to anyone!

Maria S.

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Charles photographed my wedding and I have to say I don't know how he did it but he captured every beautiful moment! He was everywhere all of my pictures turned out amazing. My husband and I loved his work so much that we booked him for our maternity shoot. Can't wait to see how those pictures turn out! Thank you Charles for capturing one of the most important moments in our lives!

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Paloart

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  • 5 years in business
  • 36 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 33 min

Silvia M.

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Palo is honestly the best wedding photographer and he makes breathtaking videos!!! First, we hired him for our engagement shoot and after we have seen the lovely pictures we had to book him for our wedding day. He is a true artist and made both of us feel very comfortable in front of camera. The images and video came out amazing and after I posted everything on my social media my friends instantly started begging me for his number. Palo, thanks to your amazing talent we have pictures that we will cherish for a lifetime. This review is for all the couples out there looking for the RIGHT photographer; Please do not look any further and book Palo today!!! I promise you won't be disappointed. He ROCKS⚡️

Michal D.

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Palo and Alex were our wedding videographers and put together an amazing edit! It was super easy working with them leading up to our big day and the day-of. They're fun people and got along well with our photographers and other vendors. We received our deliverables ( + raw footage) within reasonable amount of times. HIGHLY recommend them for any wedding. Your wedding day really is a blur, and we were more than happy with our decision to go with Palo to capture all the feels of the day/night.

Mili G.

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When I was looking for a photographer for wedding , I did my research and I came up on Palo website and saw his pictures and was amazed by his work and I had to get a quote and talk to him. I emailed him and got my quote and for his skill set the price was quiet reasonable and right there I knew he was our photographer. Let me just say that photos came out beautiful and am in love with them. We for sure be using Palo again, and I can't wait to work with him again!!

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  • 27 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 4 min
  • Los Angeles, CA

Matthew B.

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Jordan was an excellent photographer for my engagement photos. He was courteous and on top of all the requests that I made. We would certainly recommend him to our friends and family out here on the west coast and any of our friends out east who want a great photographic experience in the LA area.

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.

  • 5 years in business
  • 35 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 25 min

Felisha C.

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Kelly is amazing! I hired Kelly as my wedding photographer in September, and she did a wonderful job in capturing our special day. The day of the wedding, she and her assistant showed up at the venue about an hour early to take pictures of the ceremony site and reception, as well as photos of my family and the wedding party. She captured every single moment of the ceremony and reception, with perfection in the angles and lighting. She was very fun to work with, and made us feel comfortable from the very beginning. My husband and I had a few specific photo poses that we wanted taken, and Kelly made sure to take all of those, which came out even greater than we had imagined. I will definitely be recommending Kelly to all of my friends, and will be contacting her in a few years for a maternity photoshoot! :)

Leslie R.

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Kelly took Boudoir photos of me for a wedding gift for my husband! Kelly was amazing, she had very competitive pricing and offered a customized package to fit my needs. Her home studio is incredibly professional and makes gorgeous photos! Kelly was quick to give me my edited photos yet they were amazing quality. Will definitely be working with Kelly again for all my future photography needs!

Irial L.

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Kelly was our wedding photographer. She handled the chaotic morning and travel great, focused on the moments and stayed upbeat, organized her team well, and gother gorgeous photos I instantly fell in love with.

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  • 3 years in business
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 7 min

Alexander M.

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We had vacation in Souther California and hired Elena for a family photoshoot. She did great portrait photos of our family and we love the outcome. We even was able to print those pictures and hang it in our living room. I would recommend her to anyone who looking for great family photos.

Anahy C.

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I had a portrait photoshoot with Elena. She helped me with posing and it was very easy to work with her. It was very helpfull as i dont have much expirience in posing :) She gave me more than 25 retouched photos and they turned soo good!

Michael M.

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Elena is a great photographer! Had a great experience.

  • 11 years in business
  • 34 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 1 min

Beth S.

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After comparing several photographers and their work, we were most impressed with Jeffrey, and hired him for our baby's 1st birthday party. We were not disappointed! He was very professional and responsive all along. Also friendly and easy to work with. And most importantly, he captured some amazing photos of my baby, friends, family, and details! The quality of the photos, color, and clarity is fantastic. Babies can be tough to photograph, but he got many smiles on camera! We are so happy we hired Jeffrey, and that we'll have these wonderful memories now saved for so many years to come, thanks to him!

Lizzy L.

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Jeffrey came and took photos of my wedding reception. What a nice guy. He stayed for 3 hours when we thought we just wanted some family photos, and he offered to stay for the whole reception. He was friendly, great with the kids and was there at every special moment that needed to be captured. I never had to look for him, always at the right place at the right time. He fit right in and everyone loved him and commented on what a nice person he was. I even made him stop and eat. LOL Thanks Jeffrey, cant wait to see the final photo's. Thanks for all your kindness and professionalism.

Jenny G.

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Working with Jeffrey was a great experience for us and our friends and family that attended the engagement party. I couldn't of asked for a more helpful and amazing photographer. We was flexible with what we needed and delivered on time. We are going to book him for our wedding.

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  • 1 year in business
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 1 hours

Thumbtack Customer

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Samantha was ah-may-zing! My husband and I haven't received our pictures yet but by looking at her other work we are assured that our pictures will turn out great!! Samantha came to the site on time and even had her husband assist her during the photo shoot. My husband and I did a photo shoot at the beach which was absolutely epic! The sunset displayed shades of pink, purple, and orange which was gorgeous. My husband and I adore Samantha and her approachable ways as a photographer. Samantha is both professional and friendly at the same time. We will definitely recommend her to other friends and family! She made our day today and yes, I decided to trash my dress in the waves that were crashing at me which I do not regret. Five stars and up for Samantha Rae Photography! Photos to be uploaded soon!! :D

Doreen S.

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The easiest decision of our daughter's wedding was made when Samantha Rae was recommended to me by a friend. Her passion, enthusiasm and absolutely stunning photos made the decision a simple one. Knowing that Sam was taking so much care documenting the wedding day in the amazing way she does really helped take the pressure off me and allowed me to enjoy my daughter's special day!

Cheyenne D.

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Samantha and Gina were incredible!! Definitely recommend them to anyone out there that needs photographers. They were professional and have a unique modern edge to their style. Thank you ladies so much for taking pictures at my wedding!

  • 12 years in business
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 1 min

Nicole S.

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What can we say about Cornell? She is above and beyond - She was more than we could have hoped for in a photographer. Cornell worked with our small budget and took STUNNING photos! She was very clear, communicative, relaxed, friendly, and she made us feel like a million bucks. We were so nervous for our engagement photos and she completely put us at ease; she is so positive, funny, and incredibly talented (don't tell her, but she could charge SO much more for what she does!). We we're so incredibly fortunate to have found her. I feel so beautiful through her lense - our wedding photos are nothing short of remarkable. Her second shooter was also phenomenal and we highly recommend her as well (Trust us, they are a GREAT team). I hope we get the chance to work with them again in the near future. Meanwhile we are so, so grateful - THANKS CORNELL!!!

Hannah E.

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Cornell did an absolutely INCREDIBLE job shooting our wedding this June 2017. From the first phone call through the finished photos, there wasn’t a second I didn’t enjoy working with her. She was incredibly sweet, fun and helpful, both before and during the wedding. Her and her second photographer, Kearston, knew exactly what they were doing and set to work immediately after arriving at the venue on the day of the wedding. I was so impressed with their ability to just get to work and how they were able to capture so many incredible shots I never even knew they were around to take! Our finished photos are so beautiful and will be a keepsake for us forever. Hiring Cornell was one of the best decisions I made for our wedding. If you are looking for a photographer for your wedding, you can stop because you found her in Cornell!

Josh M.

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This photographer was truly wonderful to work with! Her knowledge, creativity, and professionalism made taking wedding photos both relaxed and enjoyable! They came completed prepared for anything, even a bandaid for my son. We haven't seen the photos yet since the wedding was yesterday but I have complete faith that they are going to look amazing!

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  • 8 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 2 min

Sarah L.

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Ashley was perfect! She was punctual, efficient, thoughtful, observant, and creative. She scoped out our venue before my bridesmaids and I arrived from getting our hair and make up done and figured out tons of places and ways to take pictures. She was really flexible and understanding about changes in the day and plans. Also she doubled as a messenger between some of the other vendors when we needed to change things around to accomodate taking pics and such. I was really worried initially that I would feel overwhelmed or precoccupied by the camera but Ashely was amazing at blending into the background and capturing all these magical shots without being in the way. Besides all that she was super sweet and cute. I just loved her and would personally recommend her to anyone! I love her and her pictures.

Lorne J.

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Ashley took our family photos recently. She was really accommodating when it came to scheduling and was really great with our little ones. There are a lot of photographers out there and I am glad we lucked out finding someone like Ashley on thumbtack that does this full time and not as just a hobby. Money well spent and I will be recommending her to all of our friends and family!

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“Need Wedding Photographer”

Laguna Beach, CA

Photo needs
Wedding ceremony, Family photos
Photo style
Traditional (looking directly at the camera), Candid (captured in the moment), Natural/Environmental (photographed in an outdoor setting)
Guests
Fewer than 20
Photographer required to travel to multiple locations?
No, there's only one location
Photo products
CD / DVD, Ability to purchase prints online
Total budget for photographer's services and images
$400-$600
Phone call or meeting
Phone call
When is the best date for a call or in person meeting?
As soon as possible
Best time
Late afternoon (3-6pm), Evening (after 6pm)
Engagement photos needed
No
Details
Small elopement wedding at the beach
$460
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“Need an Engagement Photographer”

Laguna Beach, CA

Photo shoot location
Outdoors
Additional photo shoot details
Please add details here (montage)
Engagement photo style
Candid (captured in the moment)
Photo products
Online or digital proofs and prints
Total budget, including services and images
$100 - $250
Also need a wedding photographer
No
Details
Looking for someone to take a candid picture during a proposal
$177
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Ventura, CA

Photo needs
Wedding ceremony, Wedding reception
Details
In granada hills
$723
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