Art by Art

Los Angeles, CA

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About this pro

How does your service stand out?

I create relationships. Every client is different. i work around the needs of my clients and taylor exactly what they need and deliver it fast and effortlessly via dropbox.

What do you enjoy about the work you do?

I love what i do and i put my heart into it. I love photography in general. i love educating people, sharing my knowledge with others and paying it forward

Location

Los Angeles, CA 90004

Background check

Complete

Years in business

4

Number of employees

1

Times hired on Thumbtack

77

Reviews

63 Reviews
  • Megan H. Aug 16, 2017
    Real Estate and Architectural Photography
    Verified Review
    loooove
    Art K. Aug 16, 2017

    ABSOLUTELY love working with you! Thanks for being direct and to the point! Look forward to our new business relationship. Have a fantastic day!

  • Domonique B. Aug 14, 2017
    Aerial Photography
    Verified Review
    He is a harasser. I repeatedly told him to stop messaging me and he did not listen. He will bother you if your budget does not meet his requirements. Do not hire or respond to him. There are many other great freelancers who can do the job.
    Art K. Aug 15, 2017

    I don't even know where to begin to write a reply to this lie. You made a request on Friday, you indicated that you wanted photos and a video and as soon as possible. I replied immediately, provided samples of work, and you didn't even bother replying till today. After the initial request you indicated that you wanted a raw video and photos, which were not mentioned in your request. I replied " If it's OK for you to add stuff after-the-fact why is it not OK for me to change my price if you pay somebody 350 and are looking for a new photographer for each of your new projects that means the other people were not that good because you're not going back to them. Yes there will be people pricing less doesn't mean their work any good. These people gave it to you for that price because they just want to get into the game they're building their portfolio because they don't have media of their own to promote themselves. It's like me going taking a real estate license and then going around and offering to sell their house for 1% less what everybody else is offering so I can put some sales under my belt" While I was providing you my explanation why it would cost more, you sent one message stating the following: "Excuse me, please no longer bid on our projects. We have paid numerous freelancers for similar projects like this at $350. and gave them recurring business. Do not message again. No one forced you to bid on a project with this set budget." And then "No, actually it is because we have listings out of state and in other areas of California. Learn the business before you open your mouth." I didn't not see your message to me until I sent my last one. Because I was in the middle of typing. And yes I agree other parts of CA and out of state it might be cheaper based on cost of living, so why shouldn't it be higher here? You never asked me MULTIPLE TIMES TO NOT MESSAGE YOU. YOU OBVIOUSLY DONT UNDERSTAND WHAT THE TERM SLANDER MEANS. I SUGGEST YOU LOOK IT UP. and THEN YOU MARKED ME HIRED, left a review and unmarked me as hired - you talk about professionalism? MA'AM I SUGGEST YOU LOOK UP THAT TERM AS WELL. AND WHILE AT IT PLEASE DO A RESEARCH ON AVG PHOTOGRAPHY PRICES IN CA AND LICENSING FEES WHILE AT IT. IT IS EASY FOR YOU TO SIT BEHIND YOUR KEYBOARD WITHOUT PROVIDING YOUR PHONE NUMBER OR THE NAME OF COMPANY YOU WORK FOR AND THINK THAT YOUR OPINION MATTERS. My attorney will be contacting you. HAVE A GREAT DAY!

  • Joe J. Jul 26, 2017
    Real Estate and Architectural Photography
    Verified Review
    Great work, Art! Thank you very much! Great overall experience.
    Art K. Jul 26, 2017

    Thank you Joe! look forward working with you in the near future!

  • Abbie C. Jul 24, 2017
    Real Estate and Architectural Photography
    Verified Review Updated
    Art K. Jul 26, 2017

    Thank you

  • Verified Review Original
    I don't know how he has 5 stars. I have hired 50+ photographers all over the country and i have never seen this level of unprofessionalism. Art was rude, abrasive, erratic and confrontational. He quoted me $300 for daytime shots, and $300 for night time shots. I received 20 photos in total for $600, and only received 3 night shots ($100 per photo), one of which was usable. when i asked if he had any other night photos he could send me, he told me no, he only took those 3. We had several phone calls and emails where he called me unprofessional, because when i hired him on Friday i forgot to give him the address. Minor issue in my opinion, because when he asked for the address on Friday morning before the shoot, i replied in less than 10 minutes, no harm no foul. He also called me unprofessional for not emailing him to tell him how much i liked the photos (which i didn't, because I only got 3 night photos), and later in an email he called me a "glass half empty kind of person". I have a great relationship with all of my photographers, and i just cant believe how Art treated me. The examples above are only the beginning. Anyway, to anyone who is thinking of hiring him, keep looking!
  • Joey O. Jul 20, 2017
    Real Estate and Architectural Photography
    Verified Review
    Class act! Art was on time, pictures provided ahead of time frame given and the quality of the photos are amazing. What else is there to say? See you on my next listing Art!
    Art K. Jul 26, 2017

    Thank you Joey look forward working with you in the near future!

  • Thumbtack Customer Jul 11, 2017
    All around great experience working with Art. Very professional, quality work, and very easy to get a hold of.
  • Jessie V. Jul 7, 2017
    Really nice guy, he did a great job, besides keeping us all laughing while he was there. We loved the final touch on the pictures. Definitely recommend him!!
  • Lindsay C. Jun 21, 2017
    Real Estate and Architectural Photography
    Verified Review
    Great photos and great tips on how to stage our home for the photos!
  • Jerry O. Jun 14, 2017
    Real Estate and Architectural Photography
    Verified Review
    Awesome job!!
  • Thumbtack Customer Jun 1, 2017
    Art did a great job.
  • Kristi C. May 17, 2017
    Real Estate and Architectural Photography
    Verified Review
    Art was amazing!
  • Julianne W. Apr 28, 2017
    Real Estate and Architectural Photography
    Verified Review
    Great service!
    Art provided a great service! Shots were beautiful and drone shots added that special value that impressed my clients. Thanks Art!
  • Melissa J. Apr 25, 2017
    Real Estate and Architectural Photography
    Verified Review
    Thank you!
    Art has a true gift and it shows in his work. Thanks Art my client, Bar Works, and myself are very pleased with the photographs! Best regards, Melissa Jones Licensed Real Estate Agent
  • Jim P. Apr 25, 2017
    Real Estate and Architectural Photography
    Verified Review
    Art did an excellent job photographing my house for an upcoming listing. He took the time to test his shots for lighting and exposure and with his photos I'm confident my house will sell for top dollar.
  • Erica H. Apr 21, 2017
    Real Estate and Architectural Photography
    Verified Review
    Gorgeous shots of my VRBO rental home!! Would definitely hire again!
  • Michael N. Apr 7, 2017
    Real Estate and Architectural Photography
    Verified Review
    Smart choice for Art
    Art provided my company with Outstanding Exterior photography and his professionalism is exemplary.
  • James D. Mar 25, 2017
    Real Estate and Architectural Photography
    Verified Review
    Can't go wrong with Art
    Art had a very good understanding of light and composition. His photographs brought out the best in my property.
  • Jenny M. Mar 17, 2017
    Real Estate and Architectural Photography
    Verified Review
    Great!
    Great work and communication
  • Louie M. Feb 20, 2017
    Aerial Photography
    Verified Review
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    Art was great and understands my concerns and what I needed. Highly recommended.
  • Danielle D. Jan 30, 2017
    Real Estate and Architectural Photography
    Verified Review
    Beautiful work, friendly and fun!
    Art was a pleasure to work with. He took amazing photos of my client's condo in Century City and was very prompt and friendly in all of our correspondence. I will definitely keep him on my short list of photographers in the area.
    Art K. Feb 2, 2017

    It was a pleasure meeting Danielle! Look forward working with you again!

  • Shane W. Jan 3, 2017
    Real Estate and Architectural Photography
    Verified Review
    Art by Art
    Art was awesome to work with! I've used him for 2 photo shoots now and was on time for both, a pleasure to work with, very professional and accommodating both experiences. The pictures turned out great and I will definitely be using Art again for future projects. Thanks again Art!!
    Art K. Feb 2, 2017

    Thank you Shane you rock!!

  • Johnny F. Dec 1, 2016
    Real Estate and Architectural Photography
    Verified Review
    True Artist!
    Art did an unbelievable job with my listing! I would recommend him to anyone.
    Art K. Dec 9, 2016

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  • Rick S. Nov 18, 2016
    Real Estate and Architectural Photography
    Verified Review
    There’s
    It was an excellent experience. He literally called me within about 2 minutes of me inputing what I needed into Thumbtack. He was able to accomodate my short and tight schedule and was there on time. Straight to work, knew what he was doing and was in and out within an hour. The results were really good. No way I could of done that myself. He knew how to move things around to make each picture look its best. I would definately use him again with my next listing.
    Art K. Dec 9, 2016

    Thank you!!!

  • Amy C. Nov 2, 2016
    Real Estate and Architectural Photography
    Verified Review
    Highly Recommend!
    Art is a wonderful professional. I look forward to working with him again.
    Art K. Dec 9, 2016

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  • Dan U. Nov 2, 2016
    Real Estate and Architectural Photography
    Verified Review
    Great work by Art
    Art did a great job and took his time to make sure the shots were right. I will be using him again!
    Art K. Dec 9, 2016

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  • Simone J. Oct 7, 2016
    Aerial Photography
    Verified Review
    Professional, friendly and fast turn around!!
    Was able to do a very last minute shoot for me. Very friendly and professional and super fast too. Aerial shots turned out great. Would highly recommend.
    Art K. Dec 9, 2016

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  • Dana H. Oct 6, 2016
    Architectural Photography
    Verified Review
    Great attitude, does what it takes to get the shot
    I hired Art to photograph a skylight installation at the top of a staircase in an El Segundo home. It was a very challenging assignment because of the height of the skylight and tight space in the stairwell. Art managed to get six beautiful photographs of the space from various angles. He laid down on the landing and shot up. He stuffed himself into a corner and, with a wide-angle lens, shot a gorgeous image that captured not only the skylight but the cedar plank wall and a wooden sliding door at the top landing. Art arrived on time and was very pleasant to work with. He made everyone feel at ease. We were also shooting a video and he easily shot around the other activity. Prior to the shoot, we worked together to develop a shot list with prospective shots and the total number of photos to be delivered. And they were delivered on time. Thanks, Art. If we're back in LA, I will definitely hire you again.
    Art K. Dec 9, 2016

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  • Andrea B. Oct 3, 2016
    Aerial Photography
    Verified Review
    Great service
    Prompt delivery of images - will be working with Art again
    Art K. Dec 9, 2016

    Thank you!!!

  • Mary S. Sep 15, 2016
    Real Estate and Architectural Photography
    Verified Review
    BUYER BE WARE
    Started out fine, he was accommodating on times to come to the house to shoot photo's of our home. After that, I was appalled at his unprofessionalism. I've owned my own business for 20 years and I know how to treat my customers. We agreed on 30 photo's for $200. There were 22 usable picture, but that's not the problem, his arrogant, rude, confrontational, demanding, frightful, attitude of righteousness, is what you should be ware of! I sure wish I could post his emails to me, unfathomable that he could talk to a customer the way he did. His work is SUB-par and when I questioned the photo's he went crazy! I would look elsewhere if you want a true professional.
  • Alfonso L. Sep 7, 2016
    Real Estate and Architectural Photography
    Verified Review
    Excellent service and quality photos.
    I've worked on several projects with Art, and have been more than happy every time. Always provides great customer service, he's a natural talented photographer, and ultimately always delivers quality photos. I've already recommended to my team, and would definitely recommend to anyone out there in need of photography. Thanks again!
    Art K. Sep 7, 2016

    Thank you Alfonso! It's a pleasure working with you!

  • Alex O. Aug 24, 2016
    Real Estate and Architectural Photography
    Verified Review
    I'm very pleased that I was able to book Art for the Estate Photos I needed. He was very sensitive and personal and professionally on top of his game. He shoot several pictures of the property and they came out perfect. I can highly recommend him.
    Art K. Aug 26, 2016

    Thank you very much Alex! Look forward to working with you!

  • Danielle C. Aug 18, 2016
    Real Estate and Architectural Photography
    Verified Review
    Art was an absolute pleasure to work with! Not only did he drive to Bakersfield to provide video, images, and a virtual tour for a listing. The extreme Bakersfield heat damaged his equipment and without hesitation he went out and purchased new equipment and came back to the property, stayed late into the evening, and produced a wonderful outcome, which we received in less than 48 hours after the appointment! We could not be happier and will certainly be using his services in the future! Thank you Art, you are a natural!
    Art K. Aug 29, 2016

    Thank you Danielle! when i promise someone something, i like to deliver it. i was able to fix my equipment and return the other without any problems! Thank you again for the opportunity to work with you and look forward working with you in the future!

  • Sharon F. Aug 13, 2016
    Real Estate and Architectural Photography
    Verified Review
    I was really pressed for time and needed my house to photographed..Art came through and quickly made an appointment for me on short notice and didnt charge me extra. Hes very friendly and helpful with suggestions. He knows what hes doing. I would hire him again.
    Art K. Aug 13, 2016

    Thank you Sharon! Pleasure meeting you! Good luck with everything!!! Look forward to working with you again if you ever need my services.

  • Mark B. Aug 12, 2016
    Aerial Photography
    Verified Review
    Art is a true professional. Not only did he shoot some amazing aerial photos of our home, he also did so at the last moment - extremely accommodating to our needs. In addition, Art is a great communicator, which is another great bonus. I would highly recommend (and already have actually) Art to anyone looking for aerial photography or video.
    Art K. Aug 13, 2016

    Thank you Mark!!! Told you, "you are in good hands" I meant every letter of it! Good luck on your next journey!

  • Tianna R. Jul 28, 2016
    Real Estate and Architectural Photography
    Verified Review
    Art was great to work with and delivered some top-notch, professional interior and exterior shots of our home. He also gave us a bonus drone video and aerial views. Awesome! Will definitely use him again!
    Art K. Aug 29, 2016

    Thank you! it was a pleasure meeting you! Look forward working with you in the future!

  • Ryan C. Jul 23, 2016
    Real Estate and Architectural Photography
    Verified Review
    Great Real Estate Photography. Would Use Again.
    Art K. Jul 25, 2016

    Thank you!!!!!! Look forward working with you again!

  • Jason K. Jun 28, 2016
    Real Estate and Architectural Photography
    Verified Review
    Art was fantastic! My wife and I hired him to shoot a 3-bedroom, 2-bathroom vacation house we manage near Universal City. He was on time, incredibly efficient, very attentive to detail, and produced an array of stunning pictures. We would definitely hire him again and would definitely recommend him to others in need of real estate photography.
  • Yulia B. May 27, 2016
    Real Estate and Architectural Photography
    Verified Review
    Art did most beautiful pictures for my listing and on a very short note. Prompt, on time, reliable and just a pleasure to work with.
    Art K. Jul 25, 2016

    Thank you!!!!!! Look forward working with you!!!!

  • Chuck B. May 14, 2016
    Real Estate and Architectural Photography
    Verified Review
    Art has been very helpful and accommodating in setting up a session that is mutually workable. I expect to have a good experience during our photography session and will post a review afterward.
    Art K. May 25, 2016

    Thank you Chuck! much appreciated

  • Dan R. May 5, 2016
    We have been working with Art on our commercial properties since June of 2015. He consistently delivers an outstanding product. Art's photos show our properties in their best potential light and give us a competitive edge in our investment offering memorandums. Buyers of our properties often later request a copy of the photos for their own company website/marketing materials.
    Art K. May 10, 2016

    Thank you Dan for your continues job offers! pleasure working with you and your staff!

  • Joyce L. May 5, 2016
    Real Estate and Architectural Photography
    Verified Review
    Art did a great job taking pictures for my listing. He is polite and very professional.
    Art K. May 10, 2016

    Thanks Joyce! Look forward working with you!

  • April T. May 4, 2016
    Real Estate and Architectural Photography
    Verified Review
    Art K. May 10, 2016

    Thanks AriAnna! Look forward working with you!

  • Tony F. May 4, 2016
    Real Estate and Architectural Photography
    Verified Review
    Art did a fantastic job! He was a pleasure to work with and will use him for the next job! Great job Art!
    Art K. May 10, 2016

    Thanks Tony! Look forward working with you!

  • Diana C. Apr 19, 2016
    Real Estate and Architectural Photography
    Verified Review
    Art did a fabulous job. I was very happy with his work and would recommend him anytime. I promise you will be very happy! Diana
    Art K. May 10, 2016

    Thank you Look forward working with you!!!!!

  • Terri B. Apr 13, 2016
    Aerial Photography
    Verified Review
    We really enjoyed working with Art on our nature trail idea. He was super informative and efficient. Highly recommended! We will have him back for the "after" shots.
    Art K. Apr 18, 2016

    Thank you Terry! it was a pleasure meeting you and i look forward working with you in the future on you finished project!

  • Jessica P. Mar 21, 2016
    Real Estate and Architectural Photography
    Verified Review
    Art K. Apr 13, 2016

    Thank you!

  • Patrick B. Mar 12, 2016
    Art did a stunning job with the photography of my latest listing. The photographs he took transformed the ordinary condo into a warm and inviting home and my listing was under offer and in escrow in just 10 days! Art is polite and courteous arrived on time and was respectful of the owners possessions. A great value! Highly recommended!
    Art K. Mar 14, 2016

    Thank you Patrick! and congrats on the sale!!! look forward working with you in the near future!!!

  • Roy F. Mar 3, 2016
    Real Estate and Architectural Photography
    Verified Review
    Great Job, completed the job exactly as promised
    Art K. Mar 11, 2016

    Thank you Roy! look forward working with you in the future!

  • Sara S. Mar 1, 2016
    AMAZING!!!! I have nothing but great things to say about Art. I'm a Realtor and had never met Art before but was referred to him from a friend. I needed some photography done for a house that I am listing. He was on time, professional, organized and has a wonderful eye. His photos are works of art (pun intended) and he can make anything look beautiful. I had Art photograph with a camera and a drone. All of the pictures are really terrific. The house we were shooting was old and outdated but he still managed to make all the pictures look fabulous. I'm very, very happy with his photography and to add icing on the cake he's a very nice guy. I really appreciated how he was flexible with ideas, creative, worked with what we had and very efficient. What would take most photographers three hours took him one. I'm very impressed and so happy that I will be referring him to all of my Realtor friends. Not only do I LOVE the pictures but my client is also thrilled with the photography. It makes me look good. Thanks, Art!
    Art K. Mar 11, 2016

    It was a pleasure meeting you Sara!!! congrats on your fast sale!!!

  • Yale S. Feb 26, 2016
    Art was fantastic! He was on time and really took the time & attention to detail a customer like myself wants. The end results were fantastic and we couldn't have been more pleased!
    Art K. Mar 1, 2016

    Thank you Yale!! looking forward working with you in the future!

  • Jeff W. Jan 22, 2016
    I've been a realtor for 24 years. Art was one of the best photographers I've worked with. Professional, prompt and completely prepared. I highly recommend him. His drone shots were amazing. My seller though I paid a fortune. I use him for all my home photography. Jeff White with Remax.
    Art K. Feb 26, 2016

    Type your response to this review.Thank you Jeff! look forward working with you more!!!

  • Cari C. Jan 22, 2016
    Real Estate and Architectural Photography
    Verified Review
    I cannot recommend Art highly enough! He was the consummate professional. Punctual, helpful, creative and delivered an outstanding product for my property!
    Art K. Jan 22, 2016

    Pleasure working with you Cari! look forward to working with you in the future!

  • Justin P. Sep 24, 2015
    Art made a virtual tour and took marketing photos for a listing of mine. His eye to capture a property's unique characteristics. His photography was top notch and I would highly recommend his services to anyone looking for high quality photography and virtual tours!
    Art K. Sep 25, 2015

    Thank you! pleasure working with you! looking forward to more business!

  • Lida J. Sep 24, 2015
    Art is great to work with and a very talented photographer! His personality and humor are a big part of my experience with him, too. He helps get people to feel comfortable and at ease very quickly! He's also very flexible, and patient; he's willing to to keep working with you until you feel good about the images. I would definitely recommend him to others!
    Art K. Sep 25, 2015

    Thank you! pleasure working with you!

  • John S. Sep 24, 2015
    Art was absolutely great to partner with! He took 100+ photos of our teaching corps and staff, and delivered on quality for a reasonable price. His working style made all of our teachers and staff feel comfortable, and working on back-end contracts and payments was easy with Art. Would definitely work with Art again and recommend him to other partners.
    Art K. Sep 24, 2015

    Thank you John! your company inspired me! don't stop doing what you guys are doing!

  • Beverly B. Aug 5, 2015
    Nature Photography
    Verified Review
    really easy to work with and nailed the photo shoot. Thanks Art!
    Art K. Aug 6, 2015

    Thank you Beverly! I look forward working with you soon!

  • Paula M. Jul 28, 2015
    Real Estate and Architectural Photography
    Verified Review
    Don't hesitate to hire Art. He responded quickly to my inquiry to shoot an important real estate listing and he made scheduling so easy. His turn around was quick and most importantly the photos turned out stunning. The sellers were very pleased, what more can you ask for. Art is a true professional, Thank You Art!
    Art K. Aug 6, 2015

    Thank you Paula! look forward working with you in the near future!!!!!

  • Joe F. Jul 10, 2015
    I needed to update some headshots for various social media. Art gave me a good price and delivered great work. He was easy to work with and was creative in suggesting several different photo options. He put me completely at ease during the shoot and delivered the photos promptly. I strongly recommend him.
    Art K. Jul 16, 2015

    Thank you Joe! Great working with you!

  • Austin W. Jul 7, 2015
    Commercial Photography
    Verified Review
    Art responded to our request right away with a competitive quote. I hired him Monday evening and upon receiving instructions Tuesday morning he got right out to the job site. I would definitely recommend Art to my colleagues.
    Art K. Jul 16, 2015

    Thank you Austin! Look forward working with you and your office again!

  • Jamal P. Jun 4, 2015
    Real Estate and Architectural Photography
    Verified Review
    Art provided exceptional photos of a commercial building I'm listing. He was prompt, professional and did great work. I will definitely use Art for my future listings!
    Art K. Jul 16, 2015

    Thank you Jamal!

  • Kristina T. May 2, 2015
    Real Estate and Architectural Photography
    Verified Review
    Art earned my business responding immediately and having great following through. He's reliable, punctual, and takes Great photos. Me and my clients were very impressed with his work. Very friendly! I found my new photographer for all my future listings, and will refer Art to other professionals in my industry! Thank you!
    Art K. May 5, 2015

    Pleasure working with you!

  • Lauren K. Apr 28, 2015
    Real Estate and Architectural Photography
    Verified Review
    Art did an outstanding job. He captured all the shots we requested and went out of his way to include a drone photo that we were not expecting. I would highly recommend him.
    Art K. May 5, 2015

    Thank you Lauren!

  • Amanda M. Apr 21, 2015
    Real Estate and Architectural Photography
    Verified Review
    Art saved me! The photos I had taken of my house were terrible and I needed them reshot and edited in a day. Art went out of his way to drive the long distance to the house, shoot the photos in the morning, and send back the edited versions to me before sundown! Not to mention the photos were amazing! Best part, we reviewed the photos on site. So many photographers won't let you see anything before edited. This was a huge bonus for me since I had a total vision on how I wanted to present the house. He totally got it!
    Art K. May 5, 2015

    Thank you!!!

Q&A

What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?
200$ for real state photos for properties up to 2500 sq ft. 250 for 25001 sq ft up to 4000. drone shots 200 for 8 shots. for commercial properties its 400 and 400 for drone shots. as many photos as it takes no limit
What is your typical process for working with a new customer?
i want to learn what they want, what their goal is, and crate a package that fits their needs,
What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
Working on my Photography certificate form UCLA Extension
How did you get started doing this type of work?
I do photography, mainly landscape and aerial shots, so it felt natural doing real estate and architectural photography
What types of customers have you worked with?
I have worked with Non-Profit, Real Estate brokerage offices, Independent contractors
What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?
Photography is a form of art. it takes time and effort to create art :-). Thank you for your consideration.