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  • 20 years in business
  • 726 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Lynn J.
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The folks from DeNoise were professional and fast and very affordable. They shot the end of summer camp performance for our company plus tons of B roll and some testimonials that we can use for promotional purposes. I was amazed at how fast and efficient they were. Great work. Would definitely work with them again!

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Godoy Shots Studios
4.9
from 211 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 334 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Tobias O.
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I very thanks full to Nabor and Laura for been my wedding photographers. They're a excellent team, and they were able too reach and to capture our most intimate moments. I highly recommend! Thanks guys!!!

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Lawrence Gerald
4.8
from 165 reviews
  • 20 years in business
  • 271 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Noah F.
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Clearlight Video & Photography captured the best of my wedding. Lawrence is professional, kind, outgoing, curious, thoughtful, and takes the initiative to get the perfect shot. He calmly and tactfully directed our guests into the frame to get all the compositions we asked for (and more). Lawrence has a natural ability to capture real emotion and personality from strangers, such that many of our best photos are his candids. Moreover, all of our guests complimented us on his professionalism, friendliness, and ability to get people in the shot to compose good images. Lawrence was easy to work with throughout the process. We negotiated a price easily, even though my situation was fairly unique. Lawrence also allowed me access to his RAW files, something many photographers refuse to do. When I was unable to transfer the files to my computer after the event, Lawrence made additional arrangements to ensure I received them. Lawrence even continued to work on some of my images after the event had completed and he had been paid in full, sending me his alterations gratis. In sum, I speak for all of my guests in saying we were incredibly impressed with Lawrence's work. Measured by quality, I can see the services of Clearlight Video & Photography easily costing in excess of $2,000, especially in the Bay Area. I consider Lawrence's photography services to be the best bargain of my wedding, and give him my highest recommendation.

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Sheila O'Keefe Photography
4.9
from 113 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 221 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Deepika G.
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She is really awesome... We had our maternity session now and She made d shoot very friendly and we Ve got many beautiful shots... She made our experience a memorable one... Can't wait to ve our new born session... She s very adjustable with timing... Very reasonable as compared to other photographers... Would definitely use her again and recommend her...

Top Pro
  • 7 years in business
  • 101 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Urvashi K.
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We had our pre wedding photoshoot done by Diane and it was a great experience. We were visiting SF for a few days and were wondering if we will be able to capture the essence of the place in the photoshoot, but Diane drove us to the most beautiful places in the city and clicked lifelong memories. We had some pictures clicked with our friends as well and they came out really well. Diane was very flexible and it was fun spending the entire day with her. She made us really comfortable and helped us all along the photoshoot. I will highly recommend her to couples for their wedding and prewedding photoshoots.

Top Pro
  • 9 years in business
  • 98 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Tessa V.
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Tri Nguyen was an excellent photographers. He was very flexible scheduling, and was quite quick when shooting. The process was painless and even enjoyable. Can't wait to see the edited photos!

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ChantelleStudio
5.0
from 70 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 144 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Marian S.
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Chantelle is AMAZING. You would be totally crazy not to pick her! First of all, she's hilarious and a blast to spend time with. Secondly, she has mad skills. I hired Chantelle for my wedding and did both a trial run and the day-of with her. I have NEVER felt so beautiful while still feeling like I looked like myself. The make-up lasted all day, I didn't break out (bonus points!) and my hair stayed perfect and bouncing. On top of all this, she's incredibly affordable, responds quickly to texts/email and shows up on time. I seriously couldn't be happier and now refuse to hire anyone else next time I need my face done ;-)

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Patrick T. Power Photography
5.0
from 70 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 82 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
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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Andrea Rowe Photography
4.9
from 68 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 137 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
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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North Point Photography
5.0
from 60 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 92 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Nicole F.
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Eric and his lighting assistant, Claire, did an AMAZING job at my recent wedding on February 17, 2018 at the Elks Lodge in South San Francisco! I HIGHLY recommend them to anyone in search of a local photographer. Amidst wedding planning and looking at expenses, my now husband and I, finally decided that we should have a photographer after all. We were nervous about prices, and after contacting many other photographers, we felt that it might be out of our desired budget. I came across Thumbtack on Facebook, and requested photography services. Eric contacted me within minutes, and quickly followed up via email and later phone. He was super easy to work with, creative, and really had a great vision for what we wanted captured on our special day. He also offered an incredibly reasonable price for all that he offers. He helped put our minds at ease, and assisted us with coming up with a tentative schedule that ended up working effortlessly. He is very great at giving direction when taking photos, and makes everyone feel comfortable. He is also great at working with other vendors, as he worked very well with our DJ to coordinate our evening's events. I couldn't be happier with the "Quick Peek" that he sent me a few days later, and am incredibly excited to see the rest! The photos are beautiful! Thank you so much, Eric and Claire for providing us with such wonderful memories! http://www.npointphoto.com/Clients/Current-Clients/Nicole-and-Rene-Wedding-Quick-Peek/

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Cheshiredave Creative
4.9
from 59 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 84 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Nancy C.
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We put on corporate events in cities across the country and having high-quality photos is critical to our business. For the past two years we've had the pleasure of working with Cheshire on several occasions and he's by far one of the best photographers we've worked with. We are most impressed with his ability to capture the spirit and energy of our events with great attention to detail. We have no doubt that you'll have a great experience working with Cheshire!

Top Pro
  • 14 years in business
  • 103 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Jessica M.
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I can't say enough good things about Daryl! So pleased and beyond impressed with him as an individual, made you feel comfortable, absolute pleasure to be around, great with ALL the guests, and got the most memorable shots you could imagine. Very down to earth and so affordable, UNMATCHED PRICES! With UNLIMITED hours of pictures. And he even had teezers the NEXT DAY! Thank you Daryl!

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Alex Vakulin Photography
4.9
from 37 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 67 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Meagen L.
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I found Alex on Thumtake and he was a wonderful find. The package he provided us was just what we needed, and very affordable. The pictures came out amazing and I will definitely use him again.

Top Pro
  • 9 years in business
  • 51 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Oscar S.
Verified review

Pleasure working for such a top-notch professional photographer!

Kept In Time Photography
4.9
from 29 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 52 hires on Thumbtack
Jennifer R.
Verified review

Planning a wedding is stressful enough, but not knowing what the results are from the vendors you choose can bring the plans to a standstill. That's where I was before finding Jenn on thumbtack. When she replied to my photography request it was not the estimate that made up my mind; it was the fact that she answered my call! After the first two minutes speaking with her, I knew I found my photographer. Jenn was very upfront with what I could expect from her for the price she was offering. There was nothing that she didn't cover in terms of her contract, the deposit, and the final product. I liked Jenn from the very first moment I spoke with her. Every step of the way she worked with me either by telephone or email. I was fortunate enough that our schedules allowed for a site visit where we had the opportunity to meet in person prior to the big day. Jenn brought her camera and took some "test" shots that she posted on her blog. All I can say is A-M-A-Z-I-N-G!! Now I was excited for the wedding day! September 3rd finally arrived and I am still bragging to anyone willing to listen about my awesome photographers. Jenn and Shannon were truly a dream to work with. They are super relaxed and not worried about the "perfect picture" but photographing the perfect moment. Jenn and Shannon let my hubby and I call all the shots as far as who and where. Our families were a bit difficult to gather at times, and I worried this could irritate the photographers; not Jenn and Shannon! They made sure that we did not miss our sunset photos and always asked our thoughts on their creative visions. Every once in awhile, Jenn would give me a sneak peek at an amazing shot she just captured! I loved that about her. Anyone thinking of hiring Kept in Time Photography by Jenn & Shannon Mormon will not be disappointed. Their photos are stunning and they are two of the nicest people to work with. I am more than satisfied with the entire experience and will be using them for all future photography needs. Highly recommended by a very happy Bride!!

Ananda Rochita Photography
4.8
from 28 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 36 hires on Thumbtack
Bethany C.
Verified review

Ananda was awesome! She was able to do our pictures on such short notice and they turned out great. Her prices were very affordable and she was able to get our pictures back to us the following day.

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Larry Zhou Photography
5.0
from 22 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Jason S.
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I have hired Larry for two separate events I've hosted recently through two professional organizations: a local community of Bay Area influencers - www.FactionSF.com - and an alumni social club for my MBA program - NiteCo.Social. He was professional / thoughtful, prompt with the photos, and very affordable! I hope to continue to use him again and again. :)

Top Pro
  • 1 year in business
  • 27 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Chi T.
Verified review

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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Ivan Duran Photography
5.0
from 15 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 21 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Murali S.
Verified review

Ivan is one of the most innovative and creative photographers out there today. He has a wide variety of equipments to give you a complete experience and constantly keeps upgrading them to be on par with today’s technology. From model photography to wedding photography, he’s very knowledgeable in capturing the right moments. Definitely the photographer you should look out for!

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Avant-Garde Photo
5.0
from 13 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Fahira F.
Verified review

Thank you Avant-Garde for capturing the most important parts of our event!!! Not only was our engagement beautifully photographed, the little details that most photographers leave out were not missed. His pricing is very fair and affordable. I have him booked for my upcoming wedding in May as well.

Lighthouse Asset Photo
5.0
from 12 reviews
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Sam L.
Verified review

I absolutely loved the photographer and the quality of the photos she produced. It was very easy to work with her and the outcome of the photographs were stunning! The raw images she took of our event were exactly what I was looking for and she took my directions and overall vision into consideration while taking her pictures. She was worth every penny and it was a great price that didn't compromise on quality. She also does beautiful landscapes as well, despite the pictures for my event being mostly people. Ultimately, the photographer was a superstar that delivered on personality, professionalism, and beautiful photographs.

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Need Commercial Photographer

Oakland, CA

  • Photo shoot type
    Product
  • White backdrop needed?
    No
  • Photo shoot location
    Indoors
  • Photo usage
    Website
  • Total shots needed
    5-10
  • Number of shoots
    Single
  • Photo products
    Online or digital proofs and prints
  • Total budget for photographer's services and images
    $250 to $500
  • Details
    I have an ongoing need for shots that have decent lighting, and can get turned around quickly.
  • $360
    Average price

Need real estate photography

Oakland, CA

  • Interior or exterior photos?
    Interior and exterior
  • Number of properties to be photographed
    2
  • Type(s) of real estate
    Apartment, Commercial building, Retail space
  • Approximate square footage
    I'm not sure
  • Total shots needed
    I'm not sure
  • Photo products
    I'm not sure
  • Additional services
  • Details
    Hi, We are a Commercial Real Estate office looking for a photographer for 2 properties right away and potentially more in the future. Please get back to me at your earliest convenience and please send me a pricing sheet if possible. Thank you!
  • $162.5
    Average price

Need Real Estate Photographer

Oakland, CA

  • Interior or exterior photos?
    Interior and exterior
  • Number of properties to be photographed
    1
  • Type(s) of real estate
    House
  • Approximate square footage
    500 - 1000
  • Total shots needed
    20-30
  • Photo products
    Online or digital proofs and prints
  • Additional services
    Virtual tour - still photos
  • Details
    Need next Wednesday October 8
  • $245
    Average price
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