Hoag Studio
Hoag Studio

Hoag Studio

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Introduction: The quality of the image itself is very important. But there's more than that: headshot is not point and shoot, it's an interaction. More than controlling light and having the right tools, it is about observing and discovering the person in front of the camera, and working with this person. It's about being attentive to details and to the whole, at the same time. I'm also flexible, having the client's specific goals in mind, and committed to excellence in the services I provide. I'm always striving to deliver the best. My favorite thing to do is to photograph people. I'm drawn to faces and expressions. I like finding what is most interesting in a face, and making it visible to others... it's very rewarding when I get to do it!

Hired 32 times

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1 employee

6 years in business

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Cash, Venmo

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Facebook, Instagram

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Jul - Dec

All year

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

Wear gloves during the job

Disinfect surfaces touched during the job

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34 photos

  • Lifestyle Portraits

    Commercial Photography

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

Excellent 4.9

31 reviews


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Thumbtack Customer

I went to Claudia for a professional head shot to be used in a business context and I couldn't be happier with the experience. She's easy to work with and the photos came out great. Would recommend to anyone!
Hoag Studio's reply
Thank you, Marco, great to have you in the studio!
Aug 3, 2020
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Thumbtack Customer

10k Headshots! "Wow!" Although there was back to back photo sessions her energy and approach was fresh, attentive, directs very well without any pressure! I'm usually nervous about headshots but not with Hoag Studio. Gets the job done, quick and efficient. Will see you soon for more and definitely recommend this studio!
Hoag Studio's reply
Thanks for the kind words, JJ, and it was a pleasure to meet you!!
Jul 23, 2020
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Thumbtack Customer

Very very energetic and professional, helped me feel at ease and relaxed and produced amazing quality photos. Ill make sure to work with Claudia in the future!
Hoag Studio's reply
Thank you, Zach, that's so nice to hear (read)!
Jul 23, 2020
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Thumbtack Customer

Had an excellent experience with Claudia. Went to her to get some professional headshots taken and was very happy with the whole experience. She is incredibly professional, has a great eye for what photos will work best, and made the session a lot of fun. Highly recommend.
Hoag Studio's reply
Thank you, Patrick, it was such a pleasure to have you in studio, and glad you got at least one song that you really liked in the session soundtrack :)
Jul 18, 2020
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Kyle D.

Headshot Photography

I'm very pleased and look forward to working with Hoag Studio in the future. I will definitely recommend Claudia Hoag to anyone I know seeking a head shots photographer.
Oct 2, 2017
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Anna Hoag


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

    I'm committed to a high quality service, and do not deliver huge amounts of images. The images are hand picked by the customer, and each image is delivered with excellence. The customer is in control as to whether the individual images serve them.

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

    We check a few things in advance, usually by email, where we go over the client's needs, the wardrobe, and other details. If I never met the client in person, I normally ask for a snap pic just to get an idea of how the person looks, so I can plan it well, maybe even offer additional suggestions that are specific to their look. On the appointed date, in the studio, we shoot against a solid background, typically grey, but it can also be black, or off-white. This setup yields clean, great looking images, and we have more freedom to work the person's expression. Sessions usually take 45 minutes to an hour, it depends on how it goes. We may try a few different clothing options, or hair changes, or even switch the background or change the lighting. I will work with that person until I believe we got the best shots we could get. After the headshot session, the client goes through the images and pick the favorites, and I help them through this process. A final selection is done, and I'll retouch them before delivering. Retouching can take one to three days to complete, depending on volume and availability. The high resolution file(s) of the retouched image(s) are then electronically sent to the client.

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

    I have a Bachelors in Social Communications, which included photography. I'm constantly training, reading, learning from other pros and acquiring new knowledge on photography. My Masters is in Software Engineering, but my passion has always been photography.

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