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Novato Freelance Photographers

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  • 20 years in business
  • 742 hires on Thumbtack
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Diana Z.
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Albert took my profile photos and I would highly recommend him to anyone looking for a profile photographer. He was very professional and very easy to work with. The photos far exceeded my expectation, and the price was relatively friendly.

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Godoy Shots Studios
4.9
from 212 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 339 hires on Thumbtack
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Maria V.
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(SPANISH BELOW) I want to highly recommend Nabor for your next photography project. I was contacted by my book editor asking for a head sot for my next novel. I live in Petaluma, CA and after looking at the rates of local photographers I tried this website. I obtained several bids and since I know very little about photography I asked my son for his opinion (he does photography for fun). After looking at the work of the people who sent bids he advised me that Nabor's work was the best "hands down". I negotiated with Nabor and he traveled to Petaluma to take the photos. We met early in the morning and when I got there he was already waiting for me. I was immediately impressed with his professional demeanor and flexibility. We walked around town and he knew exactly where the right background was. I knew then I was working with an artist. The love for his work is apparent in the photos he took. He got it right from the third photo but went on to take 191 photos!!!. The difficult part for me has been having to decide on just one photo. Nabor is definitely the best photographer I have ever worked with. There is something else beautiful about Nabor and that is that his first language is Spanish which is also my first language. It was truly a pleasurable experience to collaborate with someone passionate about his work. His photo will be a blessing to my novel. Thank you Nabor. (IN SPANISH) Quiero recomendar altamente Nabor para su próximo proyecto de fotografía. Mi editor de libros me pidió una fotografía reciente y profesional para mi próxima novela. Yo vivo en Petaluma, California, y después de mirar los precios de fotógrafos locales decidí probar este sitio web. Obtuve una serie de ofertas y puesto que sé muy poco acerca de la fotografía le pregunté a mi hijo su opinión (él hace la fotografía por diversión). Después de ver el trabajo de las personas que enviaron las propuestas mi hijo me aconsejó que el trabajo de Nabor era el mejor "sin comparación". Negocié con Nabor y viajó a Petaluma para tomar las fotos. Nos encontramos temprano en la mañana y cuando llegué ya me estaba esperando. Me impresionó inmediatamente su profesionalismo y su flexibilidad. Caminamos por el pueblo y él eligió el escenario perfecto para las fotos, sin durarlo mucho. Entonces supe que estaba trabajando con un artista. El amor por su trabajo es evidente en las fotos que tomó. Desde la tercera foto ya había cumplido con su encomienda y sobrepasado mi expectativa, pero siguió trabajando hasta tener ¡ 191 fotos !!!. La parte difícil para mí ha sido decidir en una sola foto. Nabor es sin duda el mejor fotógrafo con quien he trabajado. Hay algo todavía más bello de Nabor y es que su primer idioma es el español, que también es mi primera lengua. Fue realmente una experiencia agradable colaborar con alguien apasionado por su trabajo. Su foto será una bendición para mi novela. Gracias Nabor.

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Lawrence Gerald
4.8
from 167 reviews
  • 20 years in business
  • 273 hires on Thumbtack
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Ryan J.
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Lawrence Gerald provided an excellent service and at a reasonable price. He was timely, professional, and proved to be very skilled at what he does. The photos were amazing and he even threw in a slide show, which was equally great. I would highly recommend Lawrence to anyone looking for a professional photographer for whatever event. No complaints whatsoever.

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Michael Keel Photography
4.9
from 151 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 316 hires on Thumbtack
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Adam L.
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Amazing time with Michael Keel. His quality and work ethic are second to none. Comparable price to most high quality photographers. Professional in all the right sense. We would book him for any other event should we need professional photography done. Legit, thanks Michael.

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Cindy Hegger Photography
4.9
from 124 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 181 hires on Thumbtack
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Donato M.
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I am a very camera shy guy but I needed a professional headshot. So I met Cindy. Not only I got great photos, but It has been surprisingly fun too! I highly recommend her to anybody who needs a professional photographer.

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Jeff Rumans Photography
5.0
from 87 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 162 hires on Thumbtack
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Sally P.
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Jeff is a very creative photographer who comes up with great ideas for photos! He is enjoyable to work with and easily goes with flow even when the unexpected comes up at a wedding. We have beautiful wedding photos and videos and we loved working with him! Thank You Jeff!

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  • 9 years in business
  • 101 hires on Thumbtack
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Marissa D.
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Great photographer! Very professional. Would definitely use again!

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  • 10 years in business
  • 112 hires on Thumbtack
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Eric S.
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I've hired Danial Blue for my architecture photography. having one of the best photographers in the industry, is such a pleasure knowing that I'll receive professional and prompt service! Highly recommended

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Andrea Rowe Photography
4.9
from 71 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 142 hires on Thumbtack
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Quinn B.
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Ahhhh, I absolutely love our photos! Andrea photographed our daughter's first birthday party. She was an absolute pro, on time, low maintenance, sleuth-y. :) The images are amazing and she gave us soooo many. (So often photographers only give 10-20 as part of the rate, but Andrea shared over 200 with us.) She was lovely, talented, and responsible. I would hire her again and so should you!

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Patrick T. Power Photography
5.0
from 70 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 82 hires on Thumbtack
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Shelley J.
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I highly recommend Patrick Power! I needed a professional portrait for a legal job application, and I hadn't had one taken in over 20 years. I wanted it to be professional, but also unique. I wasn't sure how to find a photographer, so I just put out a bid on thumbtack. Patrick responded very quickly and with a very reasonable price. I had resigned myself to just getting a studio portrait with a neutral background, but Patrick had the idea of meeting at City Hall to take the photo. I was very nervous and self-conscious about the process. I don't like having my picture taken and I am not very photogenic. It helped that City Hall was full of other photographers taking pictures of brides, grooms, and other people like me, so I didn't really stand out. I had a problem and ended up being pretty late to our meeting, but Patrick was very nice about it. I was sweating like crazy in my suit, but he did a good job of putting me at ease and letting me rest and cool down for a little bit white while he staked out spots to take the photo. He talked with me casually about what I was looking for in the photo, but we also made small talk about our lives and work, so that soon I felt very comfortable with him. As a result, I looked very natural in the photo. Patrick took a lot of shots, and several of them were quite good. I needed the work done on very short notice, including a print. I made the bid on a Sunday, we did the photo shoot on Monday, and I had the print by Tuesday morning. I love the photo, and my family and friends do too. Everyone agreed that not just my appearance, but also my personality comes through in the photo. I will definitely call Patrick again if I need another photo taken in the future!

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Fun Frame Photo Booth
4.9
from 62 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 125 hires on Thumbtack
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Kim H.
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Fun Frame Photo Booth were simply wonderful!! They created just want we wanted and everyone enjoyed the photographers very much.

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North Point Photography
5.0
from 61 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 94 hires on Thumbtack
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Arshiya K.
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Eric and Claire were a delight to have as our photographers. Each time we spoke with Eric, he came prepared with ideas on locations. Before the actual day, he scouted out additional locations. We liked his work which is why we picked him. But, our wedding was on Saturday and we've already seen some samples, and we love, love what we've seen so far. Eric is professional, accommodating and his passion for his work is apparent. Even our guests enjoyed his presence at the wedding. We couldn't be happier with our experience of working with him.

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  • 6 years in business
  • 71 hires on Thumbtack
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Lillian V.
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Stephanie is awesome and such an easy photographer to work with. My husband and I were coming from out of state and she made it such a smooth process from beginning to end. She was very prompt and professional. We were so amazed at how fast we received our edited photos. She definitely did an amazing job capturing our special day. I look at my photos and it still makes me tear. Thank you so much Stephanie!

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Usman Baporia Photography
5.0
from 48 reviews
  • 66 hires on Thumbtack
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Erika R.
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Usman took care of our needs and was attentive to our vision. Great photographer to work with.....

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Roger Bolt Photography
4.9
from 43 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 66 hires on Thumbtack
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Janis D.
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I appreciated that Roger took some very nice shots of my dog and me at a rally/obedience trial where pro photographers are seldom present. (Agility is so much more conducive to good action shots...) I was great to see the fruits of our labors so well portrayed.

  • 8 years in business
  • 62 hires on Thumbtack
Vlad S.
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Tri is a very talented and professional photographer. I would highly recommend Tri to anyone who is looking for an portrait photos.

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  • 9 years in business
  • 54 hires on Thumbtack
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Oscar S.
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Pleasure working for such a top-notch professional photographer!

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Nico Garibay Photography
5.0
from 23 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 29 hires on Thumbtack
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Anna C.
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I worked with Nico in August and we did a bikini shoot together. He drove about an hour to Sacramento which is where I live and immediately the vibe I got from him was suuupperrr friendly and positive! Throughout the shoot, he was super funny and personable. He knew exactly what I wanted in the shoot and he was very professional as well. Also not to mention he was great at giving me directions which is something that I’ve noticed not every photographer is good at. He even told me some photography tips that I didn’t even know about. Summers in Sacramento get crazy hot too, of course. Nico made sure that I was comfortable at all times in the heat and would ask me if I needed water or needed a break which I VERY much appreciated! After the shoot and I had received my photos, I was SO in love with all the edits he sent me! They were exactly what I wanted in this shoot! Honestly, my experience with Nico was amazing, not only because is a great and professional photographer, but because how caring and friendly he is as a person. I’m very happy and appreciative I chose to shoot with Nico!

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  • 1 year in business
  • 30 hires on Thumbtack
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Chi T.
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JP is awesome. He is punctual, and knows his craft. He’s not about the money, he’s about the art. JP takes his time to get you the best shot, he’s not in a hurry and makes sure everything is perfection. Hands down the best photographer I’ve ever worked with. Being in the real estate field, I’ve worked with ALOT.

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Andre Soto Photography
4.9
from 18 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 20 hires on Thumbtack
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Amrinderpal S.
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Andre is a great photographer and very easy to work with. The pictures came out great! Highly recommended.

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Peter Lyons Photography
4.9
from 16 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 25 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Audrey R.
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Peter is a very professional and talented photographer. I would highly recommend him.

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