Richard Hartog Photography

Marina Del Rey, CA

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About this pro

Richard Hartog is an award-winning photographer with over 25 years of experience. He specializes in wedding, headshot, event, portrait and corporate photography.

Look at his website and Facebook photography page, and 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.

There is a difference in the quality of photographers. Hire one of the best. His clients are always happy, and they are often repeat customers. He's been hired almost 70 times on Thumbtack and all of his reviews are five stars.

Location

Marina Del Rey, CA 90292

Number of employees

3

Times hired on Thumbtack

141

Reviews

91 Reviews
  • David M. Aug 17, 2016
    Event Photography
    Verified Review
    You can't do better than Richard for whatever your event. He is detail-oriented, friendly, accessible, tapped into the needs of his clients, and takes amazing pictures. In short, he is an exceptional photographer and a great guy to do business with.
  • Connie L. Aug 16, 2016
    Event Photography
    Verified Review
    Richard was an amazing photographer and captured the heart and beauty of our wedding reception. He was very personable, captured both action and still shots perfectly (and even got the kids to look at the camera!), and listened to any suggestions we had. I would highly recommend you choose Richard as your next photographer.
  • michael k. Aug 10, 2016
    Portrait Photography (Custom)
    Verified Review
    quality work and just a nice guy too.
  • David M. Aug 17, 2016
    Event Photography
    Verified Review
    You can't do better than Richard for whatever your event. He is detail-oriented, friendly, accessible, tapped into the needs of his clients, and takes amazing pictures. In short, he is an exceptional photographer and a great guy to do business with.
  • Connie L. Aug 16, 2016
    Event Photography
    Verified Review
    Richard was an amazing photographer and captured the heart and beauty of our wedding reception. He was very personable, captured both action and still shots perfectly (and even got the kids to look at the camera!), and listened to any suggestions we had. I would highly recommend you choose Richard as your next photographer.
  • michael k. Aug 10, 2016
    Portrait Photography (Custom)
    Verified Review
    quality work and just a nice guy too.
  • Dana R. Jun 28, 2016
    Event Photography
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    Richard was a pleasure to work with! I look forward to seeing the photos for the event. I would definitely hire him again!
  • Andres P. Jun 24, 2016
    Event Photography
    Verified Review
    Richard came out to photograph our game launch party - he did a great job at moving thru the space and got awesome coverage of the event! Hope we cross paths again. Richard was super chill and accommodating!
  • Kimberly L. Jun 8, 2016
    Headshot Photography (Custom)
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    We hired Richard for a corporate photo shoot with one of our C-Level Executives for a refreshed headshot. Richard went out of his way to make us all feel comfortable and relaxed. We were never bored and time flew with him as we were entertained by his creative style and wit. In the end, we got fantastic shots that we weren't even expecting and are completely impressed with the results. We highly recommend Richard for any photos you may need - as we will certainly call upon him ourselves in the future.
  • Kimberly M. Apr 25, 2016
    Wedding Photography
    Verified Review
    Richard not only photographed our wedding but also our rehearsal dinner cruise and our photos before the wedding. Everyone loved his easygoing personality and we really appreciated him being at our beck and call during the reception. He's amazing!
  • Paul M. Apr 20, 2016
    Corporate Headshots
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    I hired Richard to take some Corporate headshots of our sales team for our website. He was great, flexible with our schedule and made it a great experience. The best part is he doesn't take himself too seriously! A great guy.
  • Shannon L. Apr 19, 2016
    Event Photography
    Verified Review
    I loved the pictures Richard took for my birthday party! And he got them to me within a week after the party. Will definitely hire him again. Thanks Richard!!
  • Brandon B. Apr 15, 2016
    Event Photography
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  • Chris K. Mar 29, 2016
    Acting Headshots
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    I had a great experience with Richard for both professional and acting headshots. He is very laid back and accommodating. I had over 400 photos to choose from and was able to get the exact shots I needed.
  • Vijay V. Mar 14, 2016
    Event Photography
    Verified Review
    We are very happy with Richard, it was really good decision to hire Richard as photographer for my daughter first birthday party. He covered the event really well even though we are busy he took care of everything. he came on time and he covered whole event, we only hired him for 3 hours but he stayed little late to cover the event. He is really professional and photography is simply superb. i will definitely suggest him. Thanks Richard.
  • Darren F. Mar 14, 2016
    Engagement Photography
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  • Jamie C. Mar 12, 2016
    Event Photography
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    Richard was the photographer for our school fundraiser. He was on time, professional and follow up quickly. He is a gem! Thank you Richard
  • John P. Mar 5, 2016
    Event Photography
    Verified Review
    Baptism
  • Naomi S. Feb 29, 2016
    Engagement Photography
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    AWESOME & PROFESSIONAL & PERSONABLE !!!! He went above and beyond. Will def recommend his services any time. Naomi -
  • Stacie Y. Feb 9, 2016
    Event Photography
    Verified Review
    I was looking for a photographer less than 24 hours before an event, and Richard jumped on it. He was on time, very personable and friendly with the guests, took very nice shots, and delivered the photos extremely quickly. Would definitely use him again.
  • Michael C. Jan 31, 2016
    Event Photography
    Verified Review
    Richard handled our family Christmas /reunion with aplomb. Everyone enjoyed. Professional follow-through. Great results!
  • Shannon D. Jan 13, 2016
    Wedding Photography
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    Richard photographed our beach front boutique hotel wedding on an extremely hot day. He showed up well on time amidst a room full of chaos and to my delight was able to still capture beautiful and fun pictures of me preparing for my wedding. He then proceeded to get the most beautiful and fun pictures of us and our guests throughout the remainder of the day. He made everyone so comfortable ( including our 10 year old daughter) that he actually felt more like an old friend by the end of the day than our wedding photographer. He took such particulars to get the pictures right and even stayed extra long at no additional charge to get full moon pics just perfect! I would recommend him x 100 to anyone who not only wants beautiful photographs but a person who can make everyone feel comfortable on what can be a very hectic, stressful day. Thank You Richard!!!
  • Charissa B. Jan 11, 2016
    Event Photography
    Verified Review
    This review is way overdue but i promised to accomplish it after the holidays. I apologize for the delay... But my outstanding feedback remains the same. It was a superb experience working with Richard! ? No sign of regret for hiring him for my daughter's Baptism last December 2015. He is indeed very patient and understanding. Very professional in the whole sense of the word. He knows what he is doing. And after just telling him once of the details I need to be taken for the baptismal ceremony, he is there to get the right moment. Very true to his words. The plus factor, he knows how to get the attention of my eldest daughter. This is a 6-yr old kid who has a mind of her own and only looks at the camera only when she wishes. Richard managed to make her look at all of the formal shots with her cutie smile. And her candid shots were all amazing! I gave away copies of the photos to families and friends as Christmas mementos. Feedbacks came out all positively. I enjoyed viewing all the photos on my spare time. And it never fails to put me in a still moment that is like re-living the day once again. If anyone is hesitant on hiring him, stop that thinking now. I was once in your shoe and made many thoughts than you could possibly imagine. There are people who will betray your trust and faith on other people but i found out that Richard will not ruin his name and reputation to run away with your deposit and not show up on a special day.? There are still good and reliable people out there you know! Keep up the good work Richard and many more blessings!
  • Matthew S. Dec 12, 2015
    Headshot Photography (Custom)
    Verified Review
    To be really great at something, you need to have passion for it. I found this in Richard. He was just as into it as I was. It made for a really fun shoot. One of the best experiences I have had working with someone. Very professional guy, but also very funny. Absolutely would recommend!
  • Jihan S. Dec 9, 2015
    Event Photography
    Verified Review
    Richard made my party! He is skilled , professional , friendly , reliable. A great communicator, flexible, loves what he does and is simply awesome! Highly recommended and would use him again and again and again
  • Erina N. Dec 1, 2015
    Event Photography
    Verified Review
    I had a very good experience working with Richard.
  • Thomas W. Oct 28, 2015
    Wedding Photography
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    Super cool dude. Had a great energy that got everyone in a good mood and helped make the photos more genuine. Richard was very easy to get a hold of and followed through with everything he said. Overall, great experience and great photos.
  • Emma G. Oct 23, 2015
    Wedding Photography
    Verified Review
    Richard's wedding photography is very unique and it is for this very reason that I chose him to be our wedding photographer. He brings something to pictures that nobody else does : feeling. I got a physical response from looking at his pictures and I knew he was the right choice for us. We have so many amazing pictures from our wedding that we are having trouble choosing which ones we want to frame!
  • Pat H. Oct 13, 2015
    Event Photography
    Verified Review
    Richard gave us an excellent selection of event shots. The images are all in crisp, beautiful color and capture the fun and excitement of the afternoon. He covered all the requirements on our shoot list and then some. We would definitely recommend him.
  • Karissa C. Oct 6, 2015
    Wedding Photography
    Verified Review
    Richard was amazing. He wAs available for me to answer all questions in the months leading up to my wedding. On the day of the wedding he showed up promptly ready to work with great ideas. He was pleasurable to work with, super fun and all my guests loved him. We got along great. We have seen a small preview of our pictures and could not be happier. He has great ideas and is super easy to work with. We would use him again all over in a heartbeat. Thank you so much Richard we could not be happier with our pictures and our experience with you on our wedding day. We wish you the best!
  • Esther F. Sep 29, 2015
    Event Photography
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  • Joe H. Sep 23, 2015
    Sports Photography
    Verified Review
    Outstanding work, fantastic customer service. Will definitely use again!
  • Paige C. Sep 22, 2015
    Event Photography
    Verified Review
    We hired Richard to take pictures of a conference kick-off party and he went above and beyond. The pictures he provided were spectacular and his positive attitude made it an enjoyable process. We highly recommend Richard!
  • christine p. Aug 31, 2015
    Event Photography
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  • Ruth W. Aug 27, 2015
    Event Photography
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    Extremely satisfied with Richard. He was professional , yet personable, receptive to anything we asked, (including a group picture of 85 people) and produced the excellent photos in a short period of time. I highly recommend him.
  • Lisa O. Aug 25, 2015
    Engagement Photography
    Verified Review
    We hired Richard for our Wedding and he was absolutely wonderful to work with. He was easy going very helpful. He ensured
  • Mandy M. Aug 3, 2015
    Engagement Photography
    Verified Review
    Richard took our engagement photos this past weekend and we had a fantastic time!! He keeps going until he gets the best shots. I can't wait to see the final product!!
  • Marla D. Jul 9, 2015
    Event Photography
    Verified Review
    I booked Richard Hartog for a workshop at The Huntley Hotel in Santa Monica.I was looking for a photographer that could capture the mood of the event and tell a story through the images taken at the workshop. I was incredibly impressed with the work that Richard produced in his portfolio and contacted him regarding this event. In the initial calls Richard was very open and communicative. He told me exactly what I would be getting with his service and thoroughly explained the process. As a result, he was contracted to cover a 6-hour span of my event and in that he captured the true emotion of my guests. From the time I began working with Richard to the time he delivered our photos, Richard was genuine, professional, accommodating, helpful, and eager. He understood the nature of the event and the results we were hoping to obtain. Richard arrived early at the event and stayed through the duration of the event, even past what was contracted. He came dressed professionally and with a positive attitude ready to be a part of the event. During the event he moved throughout the room to capture different angles and guests. He was very attentive to the flow of the event and to the reactions of the Guests. He was consistently in the right place to capture the important aspects of the event and was constantly shooting. Following the event, Richard quickly provided a gallery of images to look through from the event. The quality of the images were great! They captured what was needed and desired. Richard followed up quickly with the contracted images chosen and I was able to use them in all of my follow up event materials. I am greatly impressed with the quality of work, Richard's persona, and professionalism. I would highly recommend the use of this photographer for your future event.
  • Benchmark D. Jul 1, 2015
    Commercial Photography
    Verified Review
    Very friendly, communicative and willing to do whatever it took to get the job done quickly as we were on a time crunch -- the photos turned out GREAT because he took the time to ask the right questions to get the shots we were looking for. Many photos featured on our new web site. Many thanks, Richard! http://benchmarkdesigngroup.com/
  • Khanh T. Jun 18, 2015
    Event Photography
    Verified Review
    Richard was our photographer at our Roaring 20's wedding reception. He was great to work with and has such an upbeat personality. We all loved his pictures and would recommend him to anyone!
  • Dana H. Jun 16, 2015
    Event Photography
    Verified Review
    I hired Richard to photograph a family party and couldn't have been happier. He returned my texts/phone calls very promptly and arrived at the venue on time. He took fantastic photos at the party and was very friendly and personable with all the guests. He even stayed later than I asked just to capture more of the event. Picture quality was great and I was thrilled with how quickly he uploaded all the images. I definitely recommend him!
  • Collin R. May 21, 2015
    Sports Photography
    Verified Review
  • Jessica W. May 19, 2015
    Event Photography
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  • Petek K. May 14, 2015
    Wedding Photography
    Verified Review
    He was outstanding. He worked hard and fast during the day, made us laughed, since he came into our room, he began shooting and stayed with us more hours that we'd dealt before. Took amazing photos which are got high "likes". It was pleasure to share our special day with him, and his journalistic skills add o lot to our photos, because everything was real. We didn't posed, we were doing what we wanted to do and he managed to catch every moment of us.. He's my unseen her!!
  • Tracey J. May 7, 2015
    Event Photography
    Verified Review
    We hired Richard for my grandmothers 100th B day. I was impressed with how he really captured all our relatives and friends in "the moment". It will definitely be a day we will remember! Richard showed up early and asked for any requests for photos groups and shots and then he went to work!!! Like I said "It will be a day we will remember" thanks to Richard
  • Eric S. May 2, 2015
    Event Photography
    Verified Review
    Richard is very professional and does great work. He is also a very nice person and was friendly with everyone at our event. I would highly recommend him!
  • Lisa B. Apr 30, 2015
    Headshot Photography (Custom)
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    Great guy to work with! Very good with kids as well and open to all ideas. I would definitely recommend him.
  • Sondra S. Apr 27, 2015
    Event Photography
    Verified Review
    Richard did a great job with my event! He actually bought printer to accommodate the request for branded prints. Really appreciated his expertise and efforts!
  • Maria H. Apr 2, 2015
    Wedding Photography
    Verified Review
    It was a pleasure to have Richard shoot our wedding yesterday evening. Though it was small and our needs were minimal, he far exceeded our expectations. He intuitively knew what I was looking for and I am thrilled with the shots he shared with us last night. I can't wait to see everything else! Richard was quick to reply to any questions, arrived early and was the consummate professional. I would highly recommend him, and will not hesitate to use him again.
  • Jo B. Mar 20, 2015
    Event Photography
    Verified Review
    Super professional, on time, great pictures of our conference, and very pleasant to work with, great attitude!!
  • Sang A. Mar 13, 2015
    Event Photography
    Verified Review
    Richard was very professional and fun to work with. Got our pictures 3 days after the shoot and they were fabulous. Richard has a good eye and knows how to find good frames even in a pretty crappy neighborhood.
  • Ryan P. Mar 10, 2015
    Event Photography
    Verified Review
    Richard was an amazing photographer. He was so easy to work with and has a great eye when it comes to taking photos. I would totally recommend him to anyone looking for proposal or engagement type photos. I am strongly considering him for my wedding next year. Thanks again for making that day so special for my fiancé.
  • Nanci K. Feb 26, 2015
    Event Photography
    Verified Review
    Amazing photographer and amazing photos...five stars all the way around.
  • Tyler B. Feb 25, 2015
    Headshot Photography (Custom)
    Verified Review
    Easy to work with, highly professional, does whatever it takes to get the job done and provide you with great results. Outstanding!
  • Victoria C. Feb 23, 2015
    Portrait Photography (Custom)
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  • Cindy B. Feb 11, 2015
    Event Photography
    Verified Review
    Richard was very responsive and customer focused. He reached out with questions both before and during the event to gain clarification on our requirements and needs. He went above and beyond to provide photos requested in a very compressed timeframe. The assets he captured at our event met and in some cases exceeded out expectations. Would highly recommend.
  • Jenny E. Feb 9, 2015
    Event Photography
    Verified Review
    Richard's disposition put the guests at ease and the shots of my 50th were fantastic! He was just wonderful and I will use him again and again!
  • Jason S. Jan 19, 2015
    Headshot Photography (Custom)
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  • June M. Dec 23, 2014
    Event Photography
    Verified Review
    Richard is extremely personable and professional, is on time, handles the job per requested and goes the extra mile to ensure you are pleased with the outcome. I would recommend his services to others needing to document business-oriented events.
  • Irina K. Dec 22, 2014
    Event Photography
    Verified Review
    Richard was awesome and very easy to work with. Would definitely recommend him to friends!
  • Alisa T. Dec 15, 2014
    Event Photography
    Verified Review
    Richard was great to work with and very professional. When I was looking for him to capture a particular moment, he was already capturing it! He didn't require any direction and it was great to have one less thing to worry about during our grand opening event. I highly recommend and will totally use him again!
  • Anna C. Nov 30, 2014
    Event Photography
    Verified Review
    An extremely talented photographer at whatever work he does. Richard took pictures at my daughter's b-day party and they turned out to be truly amazing. Looking forward to working with him on other occasions. He's very funny, easy going and hardworking. Highly recommend.
  • Meisam M. Nov 28, 2014
    Wedding Photography
    Verified Review
    Excellent photographer, truly gifted at what he does. His eccentric and exciting personality really made the whole experience that much more enjoyable. His experience really showed itself during the most crucial moments of our wedding. I look forward to working with him again in the future. Thanks Richard!
  • Teal S. Nov 16, 2014
    Richard was amazing to work with! He is very professional, funny, and makes everyone in the room feel at ease. He stayed with us longer than we had requested in order to make sure we got the best shots possible. We were very impressed with the final pictures, which he put up very quickly. He also edited a few images for us and they turned out great. We would definitely recommend Richard to anyone looking for a photographer and will be calling him again in the future.
  • Bobby B. Nov 14, 2014
    Wedding Photography
    Verified Review
    Richard Hartog shot our engagement photographs in the Pasadena and South Pasadena area. He has a calm and easy going personality coupled with high energy and inspirational ideas. He was quick, fun, and open to pretty much any photographic idea we could think of! We love that he did not hold us to an exact set of rules like number of dressing changes, exact times, and only a certain number of locations. Flexible, creative, prompt, and professional. I could rave about him all day but check out his professional website that bears his name and may his jaw dropping career of photographs give the final word. P.S. -Richard is so friendly and helped to create such a fun and relaxing environment for our engagement photos that we all went out for pizza afterwards.
  • Regina C. Nov 13, 2014
    Commercial Photography
    Verified Review
    Richard was awesome to work with. He was very responsive, professional and friendly with an upbeat personality. I literally contacted him the night before the needed shoot and although he didn’t have much time to prepare, he was able to capture the essence of what we were aiming for. Additionally, he directed the subject (an executive of a non-profit agency who is very camera shy) in a manner that brought out a natural look and feel (what we had hoped for). Moreover, his rates were very competitive, especially for the amount of quality photos produced.
  • Keith Y. Nov 12, 2014
    Commercial Photography
    Verified Review
    Richard is an EXCELLENT photographer and I would HIGHLY recommend him! We hired Richard to shoot some pictures of our office and employees for a company website. He was very responsive, and even called me before we hired him to discuss our ideas and ultimate goals for the website. After we hired him, he was very accommodating to our schedule, and showed up early to set-up and meet us. Richard has a friendly personality that puts everyone immediately at ease and makes for better pictures. In addition to being a highly-skilled photographer, he's a lot of fun to work with! The pictures turned out great, and he went above and beyond to make sure we were totally satisfied with his work. He has a great eye, and because of his background as a photo-journalist, he delivered certain shots/angles that blew us away! His work is beautiful and creative. We are so happy that we will be using him for all of our corporate photography needs in the future.
  • Kryss C. Oct 24, 2014
    Headshot Photography (Custom)
    Verified Review
    Richard was pretty awesome all around! Could not have had a better experience. He was open to any location I wanted, had great suggestions, and made the whole experience so comfortable. I have had a few head shots in the past, and never used any of them. I already have 3 of our photos up on my website. He is a talented professional. Never thought it would be so fun! Thank You R!
  • Brittany F. Sep 30, 2014
    Wedding Photography
    Verified Review
    We love Richard and we love his photos! We photographed our engagement photos, rehearsal, wedding day prep and wedding. He is very easy going and easy to get along with. He also gets along with other wedding vendors. Beautiful photographs! He catches the moment, has great ideas and listens to yours!
  • Krystal C. Sep 24, 2014
    Wedding Photography
    Verified Review
    He met me a week before the wedding to scope out places for photos, while keeping in contact via calls and texts all the way up to the event to check in and see if I needed anything or had ideas I wanted him to do. Also, he came early the day of and stayed on top of all the photos that we had talked about that I wanted. He was a seriously reliable and so easy to talk to and took input really well! You would be insane to book any other photographer if Richard is an option for you! You can contact me if you want anymore feed back about him! Also, I recommended him to my best friend who got married a week before me and she had the same type of experience!
  • Mike V. Sep 12, 2014
    Wedding Photography
    Verified Review
    Words can't explain how excited and happy we are with Richard. I've been a professional DJ for over 16 years. I've seen all the good bad and the ugly, needless to say I was hesitant trusting anyone to the most important day if my life. Richard was perfect. He made our wedding the greatest night ever! My wife thought he was funny, professional and made her feel at ease. He even made me look good!! To top it off, while we were on our honeymoon, we got our first round of pictures to look at!! They are beautiful! I'd recommend Richard for any occasion! GREAT JOB and thank you for making our day the most special and enjoyable ever!
  • Denice R. May 8, 2014
    Event Photography
    Verified Review
    Richard was so enthusiastic with this project from the beginning. It was not the easiest to pull pictures of this corporate event but he found a way to make it work. I look forward to the opportunity to work with him on future projects.
  • Diana J. Apr 22, 2014
    Event Photography
    Verified Review
    Richard is a talented, energetic, and positive person! Not only did he take dynamic photos as we had discussed but he also interacted with the guests and built rapport with them on the spot. Even though this was a professional event and Richard has an immense amount of experience shooting for high energy events he was still able to communicate the energy, atmosphere, and vibe of the evening through his photos. My company will be utilizing Richard's services for all of our photography needs!
  • Hetty M. Feb 17, 2014
    Event Photography
    Verified Review
    We were thrilled with the pictures Richard took at our son's Bar Mitzvah. He was a pleasure to work with and his pictures were incredible! He took amazing action shots at our gymnastics event as well. I highly recommend Richard for capturing special memories of an event!
  • Trace R. Jan 21, 2014
    Event Photography
    Verified Review
    Richard was the photographer for our wedding. Richard has an amazing talent for photography. He is professional, on time, and has a great eye. Richard busted his butt for us,long after any other photographers would have called it a day. Richard was full of great ideas, and more then willing to roll with any suggestions. Richard had more ideas then we had time for.That was too bad, because if we had all day, we would have had even more great photos. I would recommend Richard for any of your photography needs.
  • Martha J. Nov 2, 2013
    Event Photography
    Verified Review
    I hired Richard to take photography of a family baptism. I was happy to be working with the caliber of photographer Richard happens to be. At the end of the day his services and his skill set did not disappoint. He was professional and willing to go the extra-mile when working with our entire family. We appreciated that he was approachable, easy to work with and would recommend his services to those in need of an event photographer.
  • Melody M. Oct 30, 2013
    Headshot Photography (Custom)
    Verified Review
    Richard was PERFECT for my last minute job! We arranged our shoot the night before!!! He was ready, prepared, and showed me through his pictures a mirror to who I am in my work and my life! It was an astoundingly beautiful experience to get this kind of immediate, golden, feedback with pictures in a way that words can never be believed. He opened life-changing doors of opportunity and optimism for me with those FABULOUS, AMAZING shots! There is a God, and he resides in Richard's photos! It was one of the best days of my life when I hired him to help me. He made me look like a rock star in my head shots! My eyes were sparkling! The action photos were so dramatic and moving! I will be telling everyone about him...I won't have to, they're already asking!!! The speed he employed in post production was awesome. I made my deadline in no time and everyone was impressed and happy!
  • Gary L. Jul 20, 2013
    Photography
    Verified Review
  • Anthony R. Apr 22, 2013
    Portrait Photography (Custom)
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  • Shannon M. Apr 7, 2013
    I would highly recommend Richard for ANY of your photography needs! He shot photographs of my two children at the beach and I couldn't be happier with how they turned out! He was on time, professional and engaging with my two teenagers who were not too keen on getting their photos taken. He loosened them up, made them laugh, and was all around awesome! I plan to hire him for a big 50th birthday party coming up soon as well!
  • Pame B. Feb 22, 2013
    I hired Richard to do a corporate group photo in Hermosa Beach. Richard took the time to meet me at the venue in the weeks prior to the event to scout the best location. The photos came out great and everyone enjoyed receiving the photo as a memento of the event. Richard can handle a group of any size. He's fun and gets everyone involved. I was so impressed with Richard's work that I hired him to shoot my husband's 50th Birthday Party and we couldn't have been happier with the results. Richard is highly creative and organized. Major plus was his quick response time and making the photos available in a timely fashion. Thanks Richard!
  • Sarah K. Jun 25, 2012
    Photography
    Verified Review
    Richard was excellent to work with. Friendly, punctual and skilled, he was the perfect photographer for my daughter's 3rd birthday. As anyone with a young child knows, capturing good moments with finicky little ones can be a challenge and Richard approached the task with a great attitude. Thanks again!
  • Kat K. Jun 13, 2012
    Richard is a fantastic photographer, super professional and really fun. He photographed my wedding with such a creative eye and gave me a strong collection that documented my entire day to its fullest. The photos are classic as well as spontaneous and beautiful. The best part of working with Richard is he does not make it tiring or disruptive to be photographed, but instead, it's as if your friend is just celebrating each moment with you.
  • Tess H. May 29, 2012
    Wedding Photography
    Verified Review
    Richard is very professional and creative. He had an excellent command of the space to create unique shots that others could have easily missed. He has built a strong rapport with the group so everyone felt comfortable. What I appreciated was also Richard's diligence to scope out the site before the shoot. He came well prepared and his turn around for the proofs was quick! Recommend 100%!
  • Livia V. May 23, 2012
    Headshot Photography (Custom)
    Verified Review
    We used Richard Hartog for a very quick headshot shoot for an executive. Richard was very professional, easy to work with and produced great results. We had an aggressive timeline – less than 24 hours to contract Richard, shoot and see proofs and the shots turned out very well. We were very happy with the shots and would highly recommend Richard Hartog.
  • Anthony T. May 4, 2012
    Photography
    Verified Review
    Hi; I was so pleased I chose Richard; great guy, awesome photographer; great results. Richard was friendly; on time and had fantastic locations; both myself and my agent are extremely happy with the results. Check out who he has shot already in his celebrity gallery. He knows how to capture you.
  • Anthony T. May 4, 2012
    Photography
    Verified Review
    Awesome
  • Stefanie L. Jan 26, 2012
    I had the privilege of having photos taken by Richard that were extremely sentimental to me... to remember my precious dog, Stevie, that I was to put to sleep just weeks after our shoot. I am a young stage 4 Metastatic breast cancer patient and adopted my little Stevie girl, who was a "special needs" dog that just needed love and happiness before the angels came to grace her with her next journey. I knew when I adopted little Steive that she did not have long left to live. But then again, I heard the same thing myself. We both had Stage 4 Bone disease and were not given long. I have survived six years now when docs said I would not survive a year. And the vets gave Stevie about 3 months. She survived 6 months. It was one of the hardest days of my life, to let my little fur baby go... but, she was in too much pain and it was time. Thankfully, I reached out to Richard weeks before to set up a beach shoot so that I could have pics to treasure and cherish of being blessed to know little Stevie, and the honor of loving her during the time we shared together. Richard captured beautiful moments that I will never forget now... and it's all because of the quality of photographer he is as well as being a quality human being that truly understands how to snap a moment of feeling that makes others feel just by looking at the photos. And that's what capturing a moment is all about. Highly recommend Richard and his brilliant and dedicated work. He gave me one of the most valuable gifts I could receive. Another priceless memory.
  • Kiumars R. Jan 8, 2012
    Richard was such a pleasure to work with. He took some close ups of my patients for my website as well as a few headshots for my daughter. Not only is he professional, but he also has a great sense of humor, making the whole process an enjoyable experience. I am so happy with the final products and I would recommend him to anyone and everyone.
  • Whitney E. Nov 5, 2011
    Richard Hartog was a pleasure to work with. I went to him after my manager reccomended his services for my headshots. Richard was friendly and funny which really helped me loosen up for the shoot. He spent the entire day, from the afternoon to sunset, working to get me the perfect shots. He didn't worry about running over time or keep track of the amount of "looks" we shot. The end product was countless amazing photographs that I have been able to use for a variety of projects, including my current Facebook picture. Richard really has an eye for this and I am so glad I went to him!
  • Sandra K. Nov 1, 2011
    Richard with Richard Hartog Photography is highly recommended. Richard was a very easy person to interact with and do business with. Hired for a recent fundraiser, he was very responsive, punctual and most importantly understanding to the needs of a busy venue, which included close to 2,000 people and their pets. His turnaround time in producing and uploading images was an additional plus, and his images speak a thousand words. Most impressed.
  • Davida W. Nov 1, 2011
    I would highly recommend using Richard Hartog photography. I have worked with many photographers before and Richard and I got along right off the bat. He was kind and funny and made me feel so comfortable. In effect, the end product turned out awesome!
  • Mark C. Oct 28, 2011
    My wife, Teresa, and I were fortunate enough to have Richard Hartog as our wedding photographer. Richard was nothing other than professional, endearing, and added a sense of humor to our amazing day. Richard has an eye for detail and had the ability to see our wedding experience the way we envisioned it. At the church, he captured the ceremony beautifully while remaining stealth and considerate of the event. He arrived at the hotel early that day to take shots of the bride and bridal party getting ready and stayed until the last guest had left the reception late that evening. We received the photo package within only a few short days and they were perfect. Richard took well over 500 photos for us capturing every detail of the entire day. Even months after the wedding, Richard still keeps in contact with us to see how we're doing and how married life is treating us. We will recommend Richard Hartog to anyone who is looking for an amazing photographer!
  • Eric F. Oct 26, 2011
    Wedding Photography
    Verified Review
    Richard was one of the best photographers my family, friends and I have ever worked with in over 30 years of throwing events, weddings and birthdays. He was professional, on-time, felt the vibe of the event (even dressed the part). He had the proofs ready in a timely fashion. I will plan on using him again. He also gained many referrals from my event alone as he was one of the stars. Thank you again.