Richard Hartog Photography
Richard Hartog Photography

Richard Hartog Photography

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Introduction: Hey there! Welcome to my profile! Richard Hartog is an award-winning photographer with over 25 years of experience. He specializes in wedding, event, corporate, portrait, family, sports, and concert photography. He's been hired 365 times on Thumbtack and almost ALL of his verified reviews are 5 stars! No other photographer comes close! His clients are always happy, and they are often repeat customers. Look at his website, Instagram, and Facebook photography page - You'll see that capturing the moment in a candid, photojournalistic style is what he does best. Having photographed major sports, international news and entertainment as a staff photographer at the Los Angeles Times for over 10 years, Hartog knows that getting the photo the first time is the only option. Hartog has been named "Photographer of the Year" by the National Press Photographers Association, the California Press Photographers Association and three times by the Press Photographers Association of Greater Los Angeles.
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Current Top Pro

Hired 367 times

6 similar jobs done near you

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3 employees

35 years in business

Payment methods

Apple Pay, Cash, PayPal, Square cash app, Venmo, Zelle

Social media

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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

Featured Projects

185 photos

  • MARRIAGE PROPOSALS

    Engagement Photography

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Reviews

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

Excellent 4.9

177 reviews

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Carissa b.
4 weeks ago
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Hired on Thumbtack

Hired on Thumbtack

Photographed me and my husband’s courthouse ceremony. We had such a great time! Even through dealing with windy conditions, he managed to get some adorable shots! Would definitely recommend!

Details: Wedding • Fewer than 25 guests • Outdoors • Digital or online download • CD / DVD • Flash drive

Wedding and Event Photography
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Fred R.
Jan 17, 2022
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Hired on Thumbtack

Hired on Thumbtack

Richard provided a superlative photo experience for my wedding. He has a great imagination to create lasting wedding memories. It is joyful experience posing for him.

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

Wedding and Event Photography
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Cassandra W.
Nov 13, 2021
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Hired on Thumbtack

Hired on Thumbtack

Richard shot an event for me when I was keynote speaking and the images were STUNNING!! His skill and talent with framing, angles, and speed of shooting is exceptional. Couldn’t be more please with the entire experience from his very quick response to the project, to his communication leading up to the event, to execution, to final image delivery. Can’t wait to work with him again and again!

Details: Corporate event • 100 - 149 guests • Indoors • Digital or online download

Wedding and Event Photography
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Kathy R.
Jul 6, 2021
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Hired on Thumbtack

Hired on Thumbtack

What a pleasure it was having Richard take our family pictures! He was sooooo kind to our small grandsons and so patient with the men in our family who hate having their pictures taken. He really got the best out of all of us. Richard has a great personality, warm and caring. He was very determined to try to find the best outdoor light on a "way to sunny and bright day". We were all wearing white shirts or dresses which didn't help with the brightness. Little did I know that a cloudy day is better for photos! Regardless Richard found a way and snapped a gazillion photos. I haven't seen the end result yet, however, Richard would stop once in a while and show me how he was capturing our moments through his camera. I know this celebration of my 70th birthday will be evident in his great photos. I am grateful and thankful to have met him and to have had him as our photographer!

Details: Birthday party • Fewer than 25 guests • Outdoors • Digital or online download

Wedding and Event Photography
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Puru P.
Jun 30, 2021
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Hired on Thumbtack

Hired on Thumbtack

Richard photographed our Indian wedding and did a great job! He was very responsive and respectful, captured all the moments we wanted, and did a great job. We got the photos very quickly, and we couldn't be happier with the results. I highly recommend him - thanks Richard!

Details: Wedding • Fewer than 25 guests • Outdoors • Flash drive • Digital or online download

Wedding and Event Photography
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Richard Hartog

FAQs

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

    When I get hired through Thumbtack, my client is getting a great deal. Because I'm directly competing with other photographers on the platform, my rates have to be competitive. I reduce my rates to compete with the other photographers on Thumbtack. If a customer finds me through a Google search or a referral from an event planner, etc., my quotes are a lot higher.

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

    When a new client sees my work and reviews on Thumbtack they know they're in good hands. They're hiring me for my eye and I will always come up with great photo ideas. At the same time, I look at my shoots as a collaboration. I have no ego and my goal is to get you the photos YOU want. I won't be happy unless you're happy. I love when my customers are proactive. If you have a specific requests or an idea for a photo, I definitely want to hear about it and we'll make it happen!

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

    I took my first very photography class in high school. I continued my interest in photography at UCLA where I took photo classes and I also worked at the college newspaper, the Daily Bruin. From there I was able to build up my portfolio and get a couple of paid newspaper internships while I was still a student. After college, I was offered a full-time Staff Photography job at The Outlook/Daily Breeze newspapers in the Santa Monica and South Bay areas. I worked at the medium size newspaper chain for ten years and I earned an amazing wealth of experience while at the same time working on my portfolio and building up my reputation within the photojournalism community. I joined the the Los Angeles times as a Staff Photographer and I worked there full-time for over ten years. I left the Los Angeles Times in 2008 and I've been running by own full-time photography business since then.

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