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Wedding and Event Photography, Boudoir Photography, Headshot Photography, Portrait Photography, Pet Photography, Engagement Photography

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Offers remote services
Discounts available
  • Serves Long Beach, CA
Hi my name is Brittany Gobble and I am from the South Bay. I love to be around little ones so I went to school and got my AS degree in Child Development. In addition, I have been babysitting. I have been happily married since April 29, 2017. Besides loving the little ones I enjoy working out, hiking, spending time with friends, family and my two adorable Australian Shepard, traveling, trying new foods, camping, skiing, and snowboarding. The services I provide are any portrait shots from newborn to wedding to family. What I love about photography is because it captures memories of a lifetime of our love ones that brings happiness and joy. In all of the sessions we can provide your photos either on a cd, 1tb or on a flash drive. I love photography because it captures memories loved ones special moments .In all these session you will get all the pictures on a cd,1tb or flash drive.See more

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$204

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Hi my name is Brittany Gobble and I am from the South Bay. I love to be around little ones so I went to school and got my AS degree in Child Development. In addition, I have been babysitting. I have been happily married since April 29, 2017. Besides loving the little ones I enjoy working out, hiking, spending time with friends, family and my two adorable Australian Shepard, traveling, trying new foods, camping, skiing, and snowboarding. The services I provide are any portrait shots from newborn to wedding to family. What I love about photography is because it captures memories of a lifetime of our love ones that brings happiness and joy. In all of the sessions we can provide your photos either on a cd, 1tb or on a flash drive. I love photography because it captures memories loved ones special moments .In all these session you will get all the pictures on a cd,1tb or flash drive.

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What’s the best way to set up a consultation or an appointment with a photographer during the COVID-19 pandemic?

The best way to set up an appointment or a consultation with a photographer near you during the COVID-19 pandemic is by conducting an online search. Start by scheduling a call with the photographer. If possible, it may be better to use a video call service so that the photographer can get an idea of the site location. Take this opportunity to discuss safety measures you can take during this time, as well as whether it’s safe to complete the project now or simply postpone it.

How can I find out if a photographer is considered an essential COVID-19 service provider?

Consult your city or state’s government websites, which typically have information on which services are deemed essential during the pandemic. 

For national information, visit CISA’s page on Identifying Critical Infrastructure During COVID-19. Here, you can find 16 different types of essential infrastructure sectors that can continue operating unimpeded during the pandemic. But some, not all, jurisdictions follow CISA’s definitions of critical infrastructure.

Do photographers offer remote or virtual services?

Photography happens in person, but photographers may be able to offer other remote services safely during the COVID-19 pandemic. For example, they may be able to offer editing and other post-processing services. 

If you see that a photographer is offering remote services in their profile, contact them and ask what those services include.

Can I use digital payments to pay for wedding and event photography services?

As digital forms of payment and money transfer are becoming more popular, wedding and event photographers are likely to use digital services. These include PayPal, Zelle, Google Pay, Venmo, Square Cash and more. As you search online for local wedding and event photographers, ask them if they accept digital payments and, if so, which ones you can use. And make sure to have a strategy in place for safe social distancing.

Does a photographer need to enter my home?

There are many situations in which a photographer does not need to enter your home. It’s not uncommon for people to prefer to have their pictures taken outdoors. If you're hiring a photographer, maintain safe distances, avoid being in the same room, sanitize all involved surfaces and conduct payment using digital platforms. You can discuss strategies as you complete your search for local photographers.

How much does it cost for a photographer for a wedding?

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.

Do you tip a photographer for family photos?

Tipping a photographer for family portraits is not standard etiquette. A great way to recognize a family photographer who goes above and beyond is to write them a glowing review. You probably found your photographer by reading online reviews, so paying it forward by letting everyone know how much you appreciate their work is a great gift. Write your review after they have delivered the final edited photos on time and you’ve confirmed that you’re happy with the terrific portraits they took.

What should you wear for a family photo?

A family photographer captures your family in a series of professionally edited portraits. You can be goofy, you can be formal, you can be exactly how you want to be. To that end, you can wear what makes you feel comfortable and confident — feeling good translates to looking good in photos. However, top family photographers do have some style suggestions that will make your family photos more visually cohesive:

  • Ask the photographer for color suggestions if you’re doing an outdoor photo shoot. Location and time of day can affect which shades will fade in the sunlight and what will stand out in a good way.
  • Stay away from a mix of stripes or plaids on multiple people — the effect is too busy.
  • Steer clear of tiny patterns, which blend together too much.
  • Avoid wearing matching outfits.
  • Do wear outfits that are complementary in color.
  • Choose color over black-and-white outfits.
  • Do choose a theme, such as pastels, fall colors or summer colors.
  • Opt for tonally similar colors.  
  • Go easy on makeup for outdoor photo shoots.

How much do photographers charge for family portraits?

Family portraits are a great way to mark the passage of time, create lifelong keepsakes and have gorgeous-looking photos for your annual holiday card. The national average cost for hiring family photographers ranges from $150 to $200. Pricing can range higher depending on where you live, length of the photo shoot, the number of edited photos you request, and the background and reputation of your family photographer. Before hiring, make sure you understand their fees up front. Ask how many finished images are included in the quoted price and whether you will receive all the photos taken (not just edited photos). Ask whether you’ll be able to download digital photos or if you’ll have to print them or purchase digital copies through the photographer. Here are some average examples of family photographer pricing:

  • $175 for a one-hour studio session in Kansas.
  • $200 for a one-hour studio or outdoor session in Georgia. Includes two outfit changes, access to an online gallery, and about 200 high-resolution, edited digital photo files on a DVD, with permission to print.
  • $400 for a one-hour outdoor session in Southern California. Includes 25-30 fully edited photos accessible online or via CD/DVD.
  • $425 or more for a one-hour outdoor or in-home session in Illinois. Includes more than 50 professionally edited images, online access and print release.
Reviews for Long Beach professional photographers
Joanamarie A.
Dino is such a great photographer very professional.
Aloha | Dinocean PhotographyAloha | Dinocean Photography
Thumbtack Customer
Tom was very professional and took many photos, we were happy with his service.
LAdigitalPhoto - Rated #1  LA - SD - SF 2015-2019!LAdigitalPhoto - Rated #1 LA - SD - SF 2015-2019!
Thumbtack Customer
We found Landi to be friendly and professional. Very easy to work with and our photos are wonderful!
Bluechild EntertainmentBluechild Entertainment
Thumbtack Customer
Correy was fantastic. He shot my graduation photos outside on the campus of my university. He was very professional and went above and beyond what was expected. Correy was not only professional but had the photos ready quickly. The photos turned out really well, with excellent quality. My family and I look forward to using his services again. I would highly recommend his services.
piCdesignZpiCdesignZ
Oli J.
It was a pleasure to work with our photographer Jason! He was so professional making us feel very comfortable, very interactive getting the right photo with our 6 month old! Awesome work ;) now we have beautiful family portraits that we will proudly display! Thank you!
Aircam - Pro Photos InstantlyAircam - Pro Photos Instantly
Sarah K.
Yana was just all around awesome in photographing our wedding!! She came early to scout out the location, was super professional but also so friendly. My then-fiancé hates taking photos in general, but she made it so easy! She was so patient too with all the hustle and bustle of the whole event! I’m still waiting on the photos (about 4-6weeks wait time) but from what she sent me so far, they look amazing.
Yana's PhotosYana's Photos
Thumbtack Customer
Very professional and passionate about what he does. Would definitely recommend him to anyone looking for high quality for a great price. Did an engagement photo session. Great experience!
LAdigitalPhoto - Rated #1  LA - SD - SF 2015-2019!LAdigitalPhoto - Rated #1 LA - SD - SF 2015-2019!
Thumbtack Customer
Cullen and Lisa helped me achieve a dream, really; I needed some great headshots for my university website and professional organizations, and the results were out of this world. I've never liked photos of myself, and these are beautiful. Cullen and Lisa understand both the art and science of photography, as well as the psychological aspects of how one feels about being photographed up close. They are fun, engaging, intelligent, and truly gifted professionals who will give you exactly what you need with efficiency and grace. They spent hours with me outdoors on my campus and took hundreds of photos; they never gave a sign of being in a hurry or wanting to be done. It was a completely relaxing, enjoyable experience, and I'm very fortunate to have found them. Lisa and Cullen understand setting and lighting so well that you can completely trust their perspectives. And they work beautifully together and complement each other's artistry. The photos we took with their suggestions were hands-down the best of the lot. Run, don't walk to engage with these fine artists.
Heart Rock PhotosHeart Rock Photos
Asher M.
Nicole was awesome to work with! It's the first time I've hired a professional photographer, and I'm always self-conscious about pictures to begin with, so I was nervous. But Nicole is so friendly and engaging that she put me totally at ease, and the end product turned out great. I've already gotten so many compliments on my photos. 10 out of 10, would hire again in the future.
BluePuzzle PhotographyBluePuzzle Photography
Julie B.
Nona shot our family photos at the beach a while back, so this review is long overdue. She was very easy to work with and very professional with guiding family members through natural poses. Her editing was great, and she was able to make it seem like we were the only people on the whole beach (even though it was quite crowded). She was great with the kids too. We love our photos and would highly recommend her!
Nona_PhotographyNona_Photography
Dawn W.
I was conducting a random search on behalf of our organization for a photographer to come to our office and take corporate head shots of 6-10 of our high-level individuals within a very short time frame. This was my first experience with Thumbtack and initially I was skeptical I would not find the right fit for our needs; at least that was until I received a very prompt response from Kenny Goldberg Photography. Not only was Kenny Goldberg himself quick to respond to my initial request, he also remained in constant contact with me throughout the entire inquiry and hiring process. Kenny's high-level of customer service, professionalism, friendliness, and follow-through at the end of the assignment has remained consistently impeccable and impressive. I truly felt as though this assignment meant as much to Kenny as it did to our organization. We are extremely pleased with the results of the photos and could not be more happier. For reasons stated herein, our organization highly recommends Kenny Goldberg Photography for your corporate photography needs!
Kenny Goldberg PhotographyKenny Goldberg Photography
Thumbtack Customer
Joanne did a wonderful job working with my entire family for a photo shoot. We had a total of 5 children 4 years and younger and 8 adults. There were many meltdowns, but Joanne handled it with no problem and got every child to calm down and smile for some beautiful photos. I would recommend her to anyone she did individual, professional, and family shots for us. So whatever you need Joanne can do. A situation that could have been stressful, was an enjoyable experience thanks to Joanne!
Island Style ImagesIsland Style Images
Janel J.
Working with Kenny was such a pleasure! He made all of us ladies feel very confident and comfortable while having our pictures taken! He is very professional and detail oriented! I would highly recommend him to anyone looking for a photographer for all these reasons as well as affordability!
Kenny Goldberg PhotographyKenny Goldberg Photography
Yontz C.
Hello. I hired Danielle for my daughter's Sweet 16 park photo session and I made the right choice. I was surprised. I loved all of my pictures! She indeed knows exactly what she is doing. Out of all the photographers I've had in 20 years, my hat goes off to her. You get what you pay for. If you want quality, she is it. She is a professional. I highly recommend her. She guided us in the posing and controlled the lighting. For those of you holding a once in a lifetime special event or would love an amazing family portrait, or any event that matters capturing in a photo, I truly and highly recommend her. I plan on keeping her in my contacts because her work is beautiful!
Danielle Penn Photography AwardWinningPhotographerDanielle Penn Photography AwardWinningPhotographer
Vickey W.
Life is about capturing the precious moments and my choosing to have A + M Badillo Images was truly a Blessing! Marijo was professional from day one, she asked us which moments were most important and on our wedding day she went over and beyond. Marijo captured all the moments that most people seem to overlook but are most cherished. My wife and I say we aren't photogenic but Marijo made us comfortable and guided us with our poses. When I received my sneak peek of my photos they were so genuine just looking at our photos brought back all the wonderful emotions of our Special Day. A + M Badillo Images provides professional services, high quality photos at an affordable price. I definitely would recommend A+M Badillo to capture any of my family or friend's precious moments! Thank you Marijo for giving us a lifetime of memories.
Andrew and Marijo BadilloAndrew and Marijo Badillo
Yontz C.
Hello. I hired Edbert for candid shots at the venue for my daughter's Sweet 16. He captured a few good shots. He was affordable. $100 an hour. You get what you pay for. If you want quality, capture detail and professional work, you may want to pay a little more and go with a seasoned photographer.
The Storytelling PhotographerThe Storytelling Photographer
Thumbtack Customer
Brad and his team are simply OUTSTANDING! If you're considering a few photo/video professionals, stop and hire Next Level Photo Video. For our wedding, Brad's entire team new exactly how to direct us and the guests when we needed direction and how to blend into the background when it was time to capture those special moments; all with a great attitude and smile. Right away you get the sense that Brad and team truly care about their work and the goal is to turn in timeless memories. I highly recommend Brad and Next Level! Great Job Next Level! Thanks again!
Brad Zangwill PhotographyBrad Zangwill Photography
Carol A.
From the first time I met Amina through Thumbtack, she was professional and helpful. Then, when I met her in person I was even happier! I was concerned about getting photographed because I wasn't feeling that great about myself, but Amina took lots of photos and there were so many pictures I ended up loving. She has a knack for getting the space and moment right. She has a really good eye for how to make you look your best and bring out your personality. I am delighted I met Amina and will be using her again for myself and for family members.
Amina Touray PhotographyAmina Touray Photography
Lori E.
I cannot say enough about the great work that Heather did for us. She was extremely professional and made sure that we weren't stressing even when our plans were thwarted by circumstances beyond our control. She went with the flow, came up with an easy solution and made the best of a flawed situation. We can't wait to see how amazing the photos and video turn out!
Heather Broomhall Photography LLCHeather Broomhall Photography LLC
Thumbtack Customer
We booked Alex to photograph our 40th high school reunion and I would highly recommend him to anyone for their next event. Alex is a delight to work with, always smiling and very pleasant, and he has a great "can do" attitude. Alex took the time to meet with us in person before we had even hired him 3 weeks prior to our event and traveled to our our on site event location in Long Beach just to make sure of what the lighting and layout would be. On the day of our event, Alex arrived 2 hrs early just to set up his equipment and didn't even charge us extra for this. We provided Alex with a pretty extensive list of our schedule of events and the key shots we wanted, and he captured every one of those for us. Alex put extra care and attention to every detail of the photos, and with our large group photos he made sure that everyone could be seen and that everyone was smiling and looking at him at the same time. Alex did a great job capturing the candids we wanted too. Alex took a variety of shots from posed stills, to candids, to large groups, to small groups, and action shots like dancing and people greeting and hugging each other, and did a great job in all contexts. Alex always knew where to be and was always ready at just the right time. We also had hired a videographer for our event, and even the videographer praised Alex on what a great job he did and how Alex took extra care never to block the shots our videographer was filming. We are very happy with our end product photos, they turned out great and Alex edited over 300 photos for us to choose from. Alex also provided each of our 5 committee members with DVDs which had all of the photos he took that night in both high and low resolutions so we could put together a Photo Memory Book for our classmates of our reunion. Alex also set up for us a convenient link to a photo gallery website of our reunion event which provided all our classmates a way to directly order prints of their favorite individual shots in various sizes. Alex was also very prompt at responding to our emails, texts, and phone calls whenever we had questions, and was easy for us to reach. Alex overall is an exceptional professional, with reasonable pricing, with a great attitude, and I would definitely use him again for any of our next events!
Alex Solca PhotographyAlex Solca Photography
Thumbtack Customer
I made an appointment with Rachel for some headshots for my business website. Prior to meeting, she answered all of my questions promptly and thoroughly. She was early to our shoot (we shot outdoors), and immediately made me feel like this was going to be a piece of cake. She took many, many shots in various poses and with different backgrounds, and we were finished in about 30 minutes. I really appreciated how at ease and comfortable she made me, and I'd highly recommend her to anyone needing creative and professional photography of any kind--she's quite talented and I'm very pleased with the results of our shoot.
Rachel Marie PhotographyRachel Marie Photography
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