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Browse these creative photographers with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Oakland.

  • 20 years in business
  • 703 hires on Thumbtack
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 202 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 324 hires on Thumbtack
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Carlos T.
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It was a pleasure having Nabor as our wedding photographer. Very creative and very patient! Amazing pictures! And very reasonable in his fees.

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Lawrence Gerald
4.7
from 157 reviews
  • 20 years in business
  • 261 hires on Thumbtack
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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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  • 15 years in business
  • 233 hires on Thumbtack
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Spencer R.
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Extremely professional. Did a great job and highly recommend Kuks. One of the best photographers I've ever dealt with.

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Thomas Sparks Photography
4.9
from 127 reviews
  • 19 years in business
  • 186 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 110 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 217 hires on Thumbtack
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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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  • 8 years in business
  • 133 hires on Thumbtack
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Krupesh M.
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Amazing wedding photographer, creative and professional. Highly recommend for weddings and events. Easy to work with and makes sure everything is covered.

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Adam & Hanna Photography
5.0
from 67 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 103 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Jaclyn H.
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Wonderful photographers for our big wedding day! They were flexible and worked with us very well :)

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  • 9 years in business
  • 94 hires on Thumbtack
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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 62 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 131 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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J Fairbanks Photography
4.8
from 66 reviews
  • 113 hires on Thumbtack
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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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  • 10 years in business
  • 103 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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North Point Photography
4.9
from 54 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 85 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
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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Cheshiredave Creative
4.9
from 57 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 80 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!

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ISDesigns Studio
5.0
from 45 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 91 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Bob I.
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I had to do a short congratulatory video for a friend who is collecting a major award at the Cannes Festival. I come from the ad industry so I'm used to working with filmmakers, photographers etc; I found Ilja to be totally professional, easy to work with (even when I switched the brief) and affordable. He also has a good eye for lighting and performance. Would I use him again? Absolutely.

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Steve Fogel Photography
4.9
from 49 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 80 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Winston L.
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Steve had a relaxed presence that put me at ease when arriving to the studio. The studio was small, but was the equipment was very nice. I utilized his services to get acting headshots, and before beginning to take the pictures, he had a handy book that visually showed how good and bad headshots look. He effectively guided me through various poses, and I had a lot of fun the whole time! Oh, and the photos looked fantastic in the end. Overall, what you'll get from working with Steve is a kind and talented photographer who'll make sure you're getting the bang for your buck.

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  • 9 years in business
  • 46 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Bryan H.
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Tri has been a really great partner on a number of projects. He is thorough, detail oriented, flexible, and really easy to work with. He is a skilled photographer and able to really hone in on the mood that you are trying to evoke. Beyond photography Tri has also started managing our social media accounts which are growing exponentially since he's taken them over. I would highly recommend him.

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UP Logic Media
5.0
from 31 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 63 hires on Thumbtack
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Lauren M.
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My client needed an on-site photographer/videographer that was based in the Sacramento area, and Donald from Up Logic Media was the perfect fit for what we needed. Finding a professional you can trust to get the job done can be a nerve-racking, but Up Logic Media surpassed our expectations by a landslide.

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
  • 65 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Yuliya V.
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Alex is a wonderful and very talented photographer. He is easy to work with, flexible and delivers outstanding results. I think I look better on his pictures then I do in real life. Alex made me feel very comfortable and I enjoyed all my images!!!

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Steven Pham Photography
5.0
from 20 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 25 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Jacqueline W.
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I asked Steven to take my Graduation Photos this past May (2017). I was attracted to his dramatic style and was even more impressed with the final photos. Steven's professionalism shone through and made working with him a breeze. He works hard to make sure customers like the photos they are getting -- he asked about what kind of poses I was comfortable with, discussed what colors/style I was looking for, and continuously shared the photos he took throughout the shoot for feedback. He was very accommodating to my numerous requests (which included asking for photos at extra angles, re-taking photos to fix even the most minute details) and was patient in trying new poses and ideas. His attention to detail helped elevate the quality of the final product. This was exemplified during the shoot, through his simple suggestions on how to fix poses, as well as after, when the final photos demonstrated his strong eye for color. Furthermore, having worked with multiple photographers in the past, I have come to realize that being comfortable with the photographer is extremely important for truly natural, candid photos. Steven is both friendly and funny; I didn't feel awkward in front of the camera or too "pose-y." I believe the example photos I attached below show how much fun I had shooting with him! +++, 10/10, would recommend!! I look forward to working with Steven again in the future :)

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