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Island Style Images
4.9
from 68 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 113 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Cathy L.
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Joanne is one of the most creative photographers we have ever met. She was very professional and she was such a pleasure to work with. We were totally comfortable during the session and she was very punctual. She had a state of the art camera and the finished photos were spectacular; so gorgeous. We would highly recommend Joanne to anyone looking for a photographer for a high end photo shoot.. Joanne, thank-you for a great day; you are amazing! Cathy and Jessica Thank-you Joanne you are wonderful.

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1Man1Woman Designs
5.0
from 47 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 65 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
JO R.
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From my first inquiry about the project to delivering our finished photos, I found Jessica to be a true first-class professional. Even my skeptical husband (who didn't think we needed professional photographers for a family shoot) was blown away with the photos and my entire family of 5 truly feel that we hit the "photographer jackpot" when we found Jessica and Bobby. Thank you for listening to our needs and for making us feel very comfortable during the shoots at Sunset Cliffs. My children loved the time you both spent with them and how you added some special creative magic to make some playful pictures for us. We really appreciate how you were also so responsive after the shoot, and for delivering our photos within a 3 day turnaround. We are definitely enjoying digitally viewing our family and individual photos now, but the hard part is selecting which photos of the many we all love to be "printed or framed." Bottom line, we are confident Jessica and Bobby will also exceed your expectations like they did ours. Your overall experience will be nothing short of remarkable.

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  • 1 year in business
  • 56 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Leyla R.
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AMAZING photographer!!!! Heather has always done great work. She isn't just a photographer, she is an ARTIST!!!! Heather Photography is also competitive in his pricing. I HIGHLY recommend her.

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Elena U. Photography
5.0
from 40 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 41 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Niraj J.
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Elena was truly amazing to work with - I had kind of a particular engagement plan that had a lot of moving pieces but she was totally upbeat and willing to go along. She totally kept a surprise from my fiance who didnt realize that we were in an engagement session. Additionally, the photographs were really great and Elena did a good job of getting the finished photos back to me very quickly. I liked all of the natural light that we used in our pictures and she really did capture the candid moments very well. Highly highly recommend Elena to anyone looking for a photographer and hope to work with her another time I am in San Diego :)

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Paloart
5.0
from 37 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 43 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Darlene E.
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He was very professional and coordinated well with the photographers. He arrived early to capture the bridal parties getting ready and stayed throughout the evening until the reception was almost over. We are excited to see the beauty he captured of our special day!

  • 4 years in business
  • 45 hires on Thumbtack
Rylee B.
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Olga was an amazing photographer. She was very professional, on time, and efficient. She took beautiful pictures and was friendly and made us feel comfortable. Her pictures were outstanding. I reccomend hiring her for any kind of event!

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Aiya Photography
5.0
from 36 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 73 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Jessica J.
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Had an amazing experience with Aiya Photography for my wedding. I would highly recommend them!! I was very pleased best photographer around!!

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Laura Carrasco Photography
4.9
from 35 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 55 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Jessica B.
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The best experience I’ve had using a professional photographer. Laura was so easy to work with and I truly felt like she captured some amazing photos of my family.

ArroyoPhotos - SD
4.7
from 25 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 53 hires on Thumbtack
Ashley T.
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Jesse and his team were highly professional and accessible leading up to our event and throughout the night. We had two photographers total; one at the photo booth with lighting and one roving the party. this was a perfect set up for what we required. Will definitely book Jesse next time my company comes to town for a party!

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Gleimlight Photography
5.0
from 20 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Jennifer M.
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Christina & Jake made this year's family photo session a wonderful, hassle free experience -- which can be challenging when a 5 year boy is involved! We don't live in California, so I was initially stressed about the time involved to research photographers & their styles in addition to a location that would be unique. From the initial request for info all the way through receiving the portrait package -- they were extremely responsive, amazing & were very thoughtful in their location recommendations based on what I was looking for (even though I didn't really know what I was looking for). In person, they immediately made us all feel at ease and made it a fun experience. The pictures turned out AMAZING ...and they sent them to me the next night -- UNBELIEVABLE turnaround time! I would highly recommend them; in fact I have already told my friends who live in the SD area about them. We would definitely use them again!!!!

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Lucas Barbieri Photo
4.9
from 17 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 23 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Thumbtack Customer
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Great job! Lucas is very good photographer. Will get him again next time👍 Sharon

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Heather Lee Photographs
5.0
from 16 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 38 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Krista R.
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I booked Heather to photograph our wedding but later shfound out she had another commitment. She was able to find another photographer to cover my wedding. I trusted heather when she said this new photographer was awesome. She was right!! Heather could of just canceled but then I would have been so stressed hunting to find a replacement. Everything worked out fine.

Meg Marie Photography
4.9
from 16 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
Daniel C.
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Megan was a pleasure to work with! I've worked with several photographers before and one thing that seems to be the difference between the good and the bad are their ability to direct the subject. Megan gave great feedback the entire shoot and together we were able to come out with some excellent headshots and photos to use for my business! Highly recommended!

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Da Drone Dude
4.9
from 15 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Anthony B.
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My photographer was out of town, and I needed a sub fast. Mario was right there, did a great job, and was a pleasure to work with. I would highly recommend Mario to anyone in need of a professional photographer. Quality, professionalism, great service, and just a real nice guy are what you can expect... Anthony B.

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Juliana Louise Photography
4.9
from 14 reviews
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Erin M.
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Julianna took our engagement photos and they came out fantastic. She was genuinely nice and made us feel very comfortable throughout the whole shoot. Julianna is an amazing photographer and I highly recommend her.

Robert Dennis Photography
5.0
from 13 reviews
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Razia S.
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Robert Dennis is a very good photographer. He catered to our event perfectly and the pictures came out wonderful.

Patrick Sanford Photography
5.0
from 12 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Franz S.
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As a business owner it is imperative that I contact and utilize the services of other professionals to help me with the areas that I lack in. I got on Thumbtack last week for the first time and contacted photographer Patrick Sanford. Patrick was able to see me within two days of our initial conversation and I was very pleased with his quick response and ability to squeeze me into his schedule. I have a personal training studio and was in need of some high quality fitness photos. WOW. I was blown away by the quality and look of the photos and the editing job was done in less than 24 hours. He met me and gave a thumb drive with over 200 edited professional images. I am very grateful for his expertise and willingness to meet my needs as promptly as he did. I highly recommend Patrick as a photographer. Professional, great eye and super cool. I will be doing more work with him in the future!

Puneet S Ghai Photography
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Ken C.
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Puneet was amazing to work with. Gave fantastic guidance and suggestions while keeping the atmosphere light and fun, allowing us to relax and enjoy ourselves while he captured beautiful moments. The pictures came out great. I would highly recommend him for a couples or family photo shoot. Great with dogs too!

Deborah McDevitt Photography
4.9
from 11 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Ron M.
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Deborah has a keen sense of what makes a great photo and has the ability to capture those unforgettable moments, even the ones you never saw happen. She took action shots of my son during his beach volleyball tournament and they were amazing. I used to think I could take a pretty good picture with my phone, now I know what a huge difference a professional photographer makes. I would highly recommend her if you need some professional and amazing pics! We also had her take my daughters graduation announcement photos and they were outstanding. She really knows how to get that perfect shot!

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Jimmy Wu Photography
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Cindy L.
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Great photographer. He's able to find good angles to capture the moment.

Rick Ward Images
5.0
from 3 reviews
    Eirene M.
    Verified review

    Rick took some amazing photos of my work that helped me build my online business. The truly beautiful photos were way beyond what I could do with the camera on my phone (which is what I was using before.) My small business has picked up dramatically since posting the photos he took. What a difference professional photographs are to online traffic. Rick is a professional, quality photographer with a great eye for detail. I plan to enlist him again to continue photographing my future projects.

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