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  • 20 years in business
  • 690 hires 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 199 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 322 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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  • 20 years in business
  • 255 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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Michael Keel Photography
4.9
from 145 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 311 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Rabell A.
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Michael was so incredible to work with! He was very patient even though I was 45 minutes late to our shoot due to various bridal delays. This shortened our available time for our portrait session but Michael used the time he had to get as many amazing shots of me and my husband as possible. Furthermore, he made us feel incredibly comfortable even though both of us aren't used to being in front of the camera. It was a pleasure working with Michael and I would definitely recommend him to anyone looking for a really cool, affordable photographer =)

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Thomas Sparks Photography
4.9
from 121 reviews
  • 19 years in business
  • 183 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Cat L.
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Thomas Sparks is an amazing photographer. His eye for lighting and positioning is exceptionally skilled, he captures precious moments that many photographers may not catch. He has tremendously creative, easy to work with and affordable. Can't say enough about this photographer! You won't be disappointed.

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Sheila O'Keefe Photography
4.9
from 108 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 213 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...

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Jeff Rumans Photography
5.0
from 84 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 156 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Jennifer W.
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Jeff was smart, prepared, and professional. I selected him over other photographers because my impression was that he approached a job with the customer's needs at heart, and his work at our event certainly bore that out. He communicated well, was unobtrusive and helpful, and oh by the way he took some wonderful pictures of people engaged and working together at our event. You will enjoy working with Jeff, I promise.

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  • 8 years in business
  • 124 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Deborah W.
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Stavan did a great job photographing of our wedding! His pictures were lovely, and plentiful, and he did a great job of getting the right shots without getting in the way (like some photographers). Very highly recommended!

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  • 7 years in business
  • 93 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Lorraine Y.
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Diane was wonderful. She photographed my daughter's wedding in Santa Cruz, CA. When I first contacted her she was very professional and extremely friendly and took the time to answer all of my questions. The few times I needed to contact her prior to the wedding she responded very quickly. On the wedding day she was on time and again very professional. The guests and our family members liked her very much as she was polite and blended very nicely with the group, never getting in the way. Most importantly the bride and groom really liked her and were very glad that she was my choice. She made them feel very comfortable. I received the pictures very quickly and they are beautiful. Everyone loves them and I look at them almost every day. So excited to get prints made. The price was very reasonable and I feel I definitely got my money's worth and then some. I highly recommend Diane and hopefully can work with her again some time. Lorraine Eugene, OR

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Adam & Hanna Photography
5.0
from 66 reviews
  • 97 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Lisa Y.
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Adam and Hanna are the best photographers we ever had! They did an outstanding job during our wedding! They were there taking all the pictures we wanted but they never got in the way. They are a wonderful married couple and so friendly and easy to work with and very professional at the same time. The quality of their photographs is of the highest order! We are so happy we chose them. We give Adam and Hanna our highest recommendation for your wedding or for any major event you have.

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J Fairbanks Photography
4.8
from 64 reviews
  • 112 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Jennica S.
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Jennifer was the best photographer and witness my husband and I could have wished for. My husband and I got eloped at the San Francisco City Hall in February 2017. Jen was our photographer and sole witness. She was very helpful in guiding us around the city hall and she took the most beautiful and sincere pictures! My husband and I aren't very "romantic" or extroverted, so we were worried that we'd be put in cheesy awkward poses for our wedding pictures. But that wasn't the case at all! Jen was able to pick up on our personalities very quickly and she was able to feature the real us through her camera lens. Her experience, professionalism, and down to earth personality relaxed our wedding jitters and made us completely at ease. She was the perfect complement to our wedding day. I highly recommend Jen for any event :)

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  • 9 years in business
  • 91 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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Andrea Rowe Photography
4.9
from 58 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 124 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
4.9
from 51 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 80 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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  • 14 years in business
  • 102 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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Cheshiredave Creative
4.9
from 54 reviews
  • 78 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!

SF Imagery-Portraits
5.0
from 25 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 38 hires on Thumbtack
Nancy W.
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Mr. Ashley took sufficient time and great care to give me just the portrait I wanted. A very professional photographer!

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Alex Vakulin Photography
4.9
from 31 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 63 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.

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Unstain
4.8
from 23 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 37 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Jocelyne M.
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David is a great photographer for starters! He takes his time and selects the best photos from the shoot to edit, and sends them back to you in a timely manner. I recommend him!

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  • 1 year in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Thumbtack Customer
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The event for which I hired him was a surprise and he showed up early and was ready to go right when I needed him. The pictures he took were very high quality though there were some instances where better angles could have been used - only minor flaws though. All in all, I would recommend him if you’re looking for a punctual photographer that will produce high quality photos for a reasonable price

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CDA Films
5.0
from 15 reviews
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
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Tony C.
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Nice guy--reliable and dependable. Took good pictures for a reasonable price.

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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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