Ariel Palencia Photography
Ariel Palencia Photography

Ariel Palencia Photography

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Introduction
Our prices do start at about $200 per hour. However, Thumbtack clients get a special pricing and we work with all budgets. I love bringing to life artistic images that represent the different sides of my clients lives and occasions. Getting to know different clients, their needs, and what is important to them I strive to bring to life the moment they see in their mind. The important thing in a photo session is for my client to feel comfortable enough to allow their personality to shine thru. We do not stop until we capture essence of their vision. My pasion lies in capturing creative and artistic lifestyle images according to the personality of my clients. I believe that people and love are the reasons and motor that pushes us in everything that we do. It is also those two things that I truly enjoy the most about what I do. Creating an image from what fuels our motivation and vision is the only way to arrive at an artisitic image and bring the vision of what we have in our minds and hearts to life.
Overview

Hired 61 times

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2 employees

13 years in business

Payment methods

This pro accepts payments via Cash, Credit card, PayPal, and Venmo.

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2023

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2019

Featured Projects

156 photos

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    Nature Photography

Reviews

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

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Lawrence A.
Aug 9, 2021
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Hired on Thumbtack

Hired on Thumbtack

Ariel was pleasant to work with. He made the process smooth for us and was very flexible with our schedule. He is very professional and will provide an excellent service. He will always be our person to go to for any photography needs in California.

Details: Posed engagement photoshoot • Natural or environmental • Traditional posed • Candid • Outdoors • One location • Online or digital proofs and prints • Ability to purchase prints online • My home, venue, etc.

Engagement Photography
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Amanda K.
Sep 1, 2019
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Hired on Thumbtack

Ariel was patient, professional and calm for our family photo shoot despite two kids under age 2 presenting several challenges. He was warm and adaptive and a trooper in getting the kids to sit still and coax them into getting their pics taken. It was a challenging shoot but he kept his calm and tried several different times to get us great photos. We will definitely call him again!

Details: Newborn portrait • Traditional / classic (looking directly at the camera) • Candid (captured in the moment) • Home • Digital or online download • Physical proofs and prints • My home, venue, etc.

Portrait Photography
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Dan C.
Aug 18, 2019
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Hired on Thumbtack

I hired Ariel to take photos incognito on 1000 Steps Beach in Laguna Beach of my fiance and I before, during and after I proposed to her at sunset. Ariel did a fantastic job for us and took the time to understand my vision for the whole experience. It didn't feel like I was just hiring a contractor. Rather, he was invested in the process and even brought on an assistant to get different angles. I also surprised my fiance by bring her parents in from Brazil and my sister and mom. Ariel captured the proposal beautifully but also took amazing pictures of us all celebrating on the beach. He was passionate and punctual (which was hugely important given the surprise nature of it!). I would highly recommend Ariel!

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

Wedding and Event Photography
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Craig M.
Aug 14, 2019
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Hired on Thumbtack

Hire Ariel for your photography needs... seriously. Ariel shared complex, detailed information as to the best time to shoot photos at my planned destination days ahead of time like a true professional. Ariel was great, he was waiting for me early at our assigned meeting location when we met in person and he even rescheduled our photoshoot when I had an unforeseen issue come up. Ariel went above and beyond in getting the best shots, getting dirty in the environment we were shooting, and even carried all of my stuff so I wouldn't get dirty for the rest of the photos. Ariel has a great sense of humor and I had a great time chatting about many different topics to break up the slight awkwardness of a photoshoot. Ariel's a true professional and I'm going to make sure all my friends and family use him moving forward.

Details: Landscape • Website photos • 1 - 5 shots • Digital or online download • My home, venue, etc.

Nature Photography
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Tina R.
Aug 5, 2019
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Hired on Thumbtack

My daughters Sweet 16 this past weekend turned out great. Photos are perfect! I would recommend your service to anyone and would use you again in the future.

Details: Birthday party • 100 - 150 people • Indoors • CD / DVD • Digital or online download • Flash drive • Party host • $250 - $500 • Under $250

Wedding and Event Photography
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