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

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Godoy Shots Studios
4.9
from 199 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 322 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Karen K.
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Nabor Godoy did a great job--from photo direction to photo retouching. We got some outstanding photos out of an hour photo shoot. Nabor is a true professional and very easy to work with.

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Brian Byllesby Photography
5.0
from 142 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 228 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Jodi M.
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I recently got acting headshots from Brian. It was great working with him! He was very friendly, and I felt comfortable enough to try out some awesome expressions/poses/etc. We would do a series of shots, then look at them on his laptop so that I could see what was working and what wasn't and adjust accordingly. With previous photographers, they would just do a bunch of shoots, then show me the photos online the next day. Brian found a great hair and makeup professional who made me look and feel beautiful! And finally, I appreciated that Brian was really flexible about timing, editing, background setup, etc. Thanks Brian!

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Michael Keel Photography
4.9
from 145 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 311 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Anita M.
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Neither of us had experienced being photographed formally before, unless you're counting work headshots (and I'm not), so trying to find a wedding photographer was a little intimidating. I spent a number of years on the east coast as part of an informal photography group that had several professionals as members... so we went into the search feeling pretty confident that we knew what we were looking for... and I'm happy to say we found it. Michael's documentary style suited us perfectly. We had to reschedule our park-setting engagement shoot about four times because it rained so much here last winter and Michael was flexible, informal, easy to work with, didn't make us feel awkward or odd while posing, and clearly loves his work. We had fun! When the wedding day arrived, he was prompt, friendly, and kept up with our rather unique event. He was so kind with family while posing us after the ceremony, and he was both creative and efficient with the shots of us as a couple also - we weren't rushed, and we made it to the cocktail hour! The shots of our first dance (we'd learned to swing dance for the occasion) are some of my favorites, as well - the angles he picked were perfect. He knew how to be unobtrusive, but also when to speak up to cue us for a specific shot. Best of all, the photos were edited and back to us even faster than he'd promised them. Michael's a quality human, making quality photos... we'd highly recommend him to anyone!

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  • 15 years in business
  • 232 hires on Thumbtack
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Christina Z.
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Mr. Singh did headshots for a group of about 10. He was easy to work with, and made people feel comfortable in front of the camera. The whole process was seamless, and we had great communicaiton. He tried to accomodate us, and was flexible. We uploaded the pictures immediately. They definitely didn't need to be retouched - high quality. Overall, a great experience.

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Sheila O'Keefe Photography
4.9
from 108 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 214 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
John F.
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It was a pleasure working with Sheila on my professional headshots. The location is very nice and allows for outdoor (with mature trees and many types of plants) as well indoor photos. Sheila took many shots in different attire. We then reviewed the photos and selected the photos I liked. The entire process took about an hour. She emailed the photos to me later the same night. The quality of work was very good. I highly recommend Sheila.

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Dan Stroud Photography
4.9
from 79 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 142 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Alex D.
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Dan did a nice job with my headshots. He was easy to work with and communicated back and forth throughout the process. I enjoyed working with him.

ChantelleStudio
5.0
from 65 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 139 hires on Thumbtack
Jessie F.
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I not only love the amazing job Chantelle did for my album promotional photos for my latest music release. But the fact that she offers photo, makeup and hair as a complete service package is so easy and allowed me with my very busy schedule to have the time during hair and make up to feel comfortable and get to know her. So that when the time came for her to start taking the shots we were on the same page. My hair was just how I like it, my makeup looked great on camera and the photos turned out really well. Thanks so much for a great shoot Chantelle and for being so collaborative and really connecting with how I wanted things done.

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  • 9 years in business
  • 92 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Leilani L.
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The photoshoot went smoothly and much easier than I expected. I am extremely happy with the end product, the headshots look great!

Patrick T. Power Photography
5.0
from 67 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 80 hires on Thumbtack
Anna S.
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We engaged Patrick for a 1-day corporate photo project involving shooting a lab facility and executive headshots. Patrick was very professional and exceeded our expectations. He took the extra time before the shoot date to scope out the location, which saved set-up time on the day of the shoot. He was professional, friendly and easy to work with. I would highly recommend his services!

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North Point Photography
4.9
from 51 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 80 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Alex W.
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Worked with Eric on headshots for LinkedIn/Social media - he helped bring out the best in my smile and made our location work for us. Would do again - thanks~

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Cheshiredave Creative
4.9
from 54 reviews
  • 78 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Gina G.
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Cheshire did a great job with my headshots - it was easy to work out a time to meet, and the session was fun! He took time to understand what I wanted (professional but not-too-corporate) and made it happen. It is clear that he has a ton of experience - and I really appreciated that he was able to guide and direct me to bring out my best features. The turnaround for final photos was quick, and I am really pleased with the results.

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James Garrahan Photography
5.0
from 47 reviews
  • 30 years in business
  • 54 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Sandra R.
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James really impressed us. I brought a group of my business executives to get new professional headshots. James is a pleasure to work with, communicative about how to get the best photo and his end product was outstanding. I plan to work with James again and I am a customer that is generally hard to impress.

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Alex Vakulin Photography
4.9
from 31 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 63 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Michael B.
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Alex took a few headshots for some of my colleagues. He did a great job!

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Dennis Tyler Photography
5.0
from 23 reviews
  • 28 years in business
  • 27 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Marc I.
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Dennis was an absolutely outstanding photographer to work with. I needed headshots and certain pictures taken for a work website. The pictures came out fantastic! He was great to work with, easy to communicate with and responded timely. I highly recommend Dennis Tyler!

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Fifi Fresh Photography
5.0
from 24 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 28 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Lori W.
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Fifi was great! I am one of those people who hate, hate, hate getting my picture taken. The Queen of Unphotogenic. Fifi was easy to work with and made me feel so comfortable that I actually look good in my photos! And they capture my personality. I recommend her highly!

SFImagery-Head Shots
4.9
from 13 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 22 hires on Thumbtack
Drexwell J.
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I hired SFImagery (Rick) to take some headshots. I am not the type of person who practices their smile in the mirror or makes any special effort when posing for pictures. So, I was not exactly nervous about getting some corporate head shots, but I was not looking forward to it. Rick was great. He made everything very easy, from scheduling the session to the actual shoot. He paid meticulous attention to lighting, positioning, clothing, etc., and he made me feel very comfortable. Best of all, the pictures turned out great, which of course, is what really matters.

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Irina Mikhina Photography
5.0
from 20 reviews
  • 22 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Bernice B.
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Irina arranged a fabulous beach session for me; was very flexible and attentive to my interest in a nearby site; even helped with wardrobe selection and made me feel completely comfortable and natural. It felt like spending the afternoon at the beach with a great friend, and she far surpassed my expectations in terms of the quality of the photos, the artistry in each photo's composition, and the "feel" that I was going for. It felt like a very fun session but with strikingly beautiful results like Vogue or Vanity Fair

Margaret Austin Photography
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
Marissa M.
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Margaret exceeded my expectations for my professional headshot photos. She made me feel very comfortable, has a great demeanor and went above and beyond with the final product she delivered. Her eye for detail, openness to push the boundary within the requirements and overall creative eye was off the charts. I have and will continue to refer Margaret to my colleagues and other lifestyle photography needs. A+!

Larry Zhou Photography
5.0
from 12 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Dina L.
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Working with Larry was a great experience. He made a boring task like taking professional headshots fun. He had lots of ideas for how to get the best shot. I was happy with the final results

Vanessa Karel Photography
5.0
from 12 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Nick R.
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I needed some new head shots for my portfolio. Vanessa answered promptly and gave me all the information I needed very clearly and was exactly what I needed for a fair price. The headshots came out beautiful, she exceeded my expectations and I would recomend her to everyone!

J. Davis Photography
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 29 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Rebecca N.
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Johnny is very professional and made me feel completely at ease during my headshots. Johnny adapted the photographs to the changing light of the day, weather, and discovered beautiful and natural backdrops that highlighted my outfits perfectly.

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