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WestBoundary Photography
5.0
from 34 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 67 hires on Thumbtack
Thumbtack Customer
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I hired WestBoundary Photography for taking pictures of my house for real estate listing. I must say the pictures came out amazing! Very professional quality, like the ones you see in magazines. Charles was very professional and came exactly on time. He also delivered the pictures very promptly. I would definitely recommend them for any photography projects.

  • 9 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
Brian R.
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Kayleigh is extraordinarily gifted in photography. She is equally gifted in working with children. We've been so fortunate to have her capture stunningly beautiful moments of our daughter and our family on two separate occasions. Simply the best! If I could capture in a review what she captures on film, you'd be calling her now!

Glass Locket Film
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • New on Thumbtack
Andra G.
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Avni's talent, passion and knowledge for photography are truly outstanding. In a time where people can take pictures constantly, she blends modern technology with old-school thoughtfulness to make more than just a snapshot...rather a keepsake to last a lifetime. The photoshoot itself was very fun and she was a professional at guiding me (laughing, at times) into the right poses. Turnaround time was very fast and the end result was amazing. She of course photographed me beautifully, but I still looked like myself which was important. I highly recommend Avni.

Sean P Walker Photography
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Mouctar D.
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Sean is one AMAZING photographer! I found Sean through Thumbtack and could not be happier! Sean’s professionalism is unlike any other - prompt with responses, super creative. He was friendly, the nicest guy to work with, and yes he price was the most affordable in the San Francisco Bay area. Sean has an incredible eye for the "right" shot, he made sure to get every shot right. You will NOT be disappointed in his work, my photos are simply amazing and I couldn't have asked for a better photographer. By the way his dogs were very friendly too!

  • 7 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Chris A.
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Dan is a great photography and Adobe Lightroom instructor. I am a wildlife photographer in East Africa, and I wanted to improve my shooting skills out in the field. My other goal was to have a deeper understanding of editing in Lightroom. I have taken lessons with Dan for a year and a half, and my skills have greatly improved. He has the unique ability to explain highly technical photography techniques in a way that is clear, and concise. His vast photography experience is very apparent in his in-depth teaching style. Dan has helped me in improving my editing workflow, and I learned so much from him about Lightroom. Whether you are new to photography, or very experienced, I highly recommend Dan as an instructor. Whenever I visit the States, I plan on taking more lessons from him. ~Chris Austria www.ChrisAustria.com

Lisa Sze Photography
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
Cossette D.
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Lisa has photographed me and my family for over 15 years. She is a blast to work with, makes kids and adults laugh and feel comfortable in front of the camera. Her photographs are artistic and beautiful. She is highly professional and extremely talented.

K-Photography
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • New on Thumbtack
Eugene K.
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Great photos! Like it!

Manol Manolov Photography
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
Marie T.
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It was really great working with Manol. He is easy to work with and very knowledgeable. He really understands lighting and composition and how important these are to the whole process. He's willing to travel to different locations for your shoot and comes prepared for that. I'm also very happy with the final product. The pictures are great!

ChristopherChe Photography
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Savannah P.
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Chris got to know my story before he shot photos of my boyfriend and I for our first shoot together. I felt like he really understood the look and feel I was going for. He makes us look great (I've hired him more than once) and also authentic. Chris is also versatile. I've used him for professional product shots, lifestyle work, artistic installations, personal use, and corporate events. Most importantly, he's a total blast to work with. I couldn't recommend ChristopherChe Photography more.

Icarian Photography
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Natalie A.
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Melissa did a great job capturing our family during our twin newborns' first days. We love our photos and can't wait to work with her again.

RAR Pictures
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Usman S.
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Robert did a great job on scenery and the photographs looked great

Shanice Xaili Photography
5.0
from 1 review
  • 5 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
Tyler B.
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My photos turned out even better than I could have hoped for, a fantastic experience all around!

Odell Hussey Photography
5.0
from 1 review
  • 6 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Curtis L.
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Odell was a professional through and through. Arrived on time, took amazing photos and had them uploaded and sent to us the same day. Definitely recommend!

  • New on Thumbtack
Susie B.
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Taking Holman Turner's class helped jump start me into creating a viable business for my photography. His detailed explanation of what goes into a billable hour painted a true picture of what is needed to succeed. An added benefit to the class was listening to Holman's stories, based on his experiences - both professional and personal. He is a true gift to the art of photography.

  • New on Thumbtack
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I am a professional photographer and educator. I have been teaching digital art and design for about a decade to youth and adults as well. My own artwork entails an interdisciplinary approach to multimedia and I have just received my MFA from John F. Kennedy University. Whether you are an experienced, traditional photographer or a novice, a technophobe or technophile, I can help you to achieve your desired creative results. I am an advanced user of Adobe Photoshop and have extensive experience in Dreamweaver and Flash.

  • New on Thumbtack
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With over 30 years of experience, our photography portfolio consists of many beautiful people and moments. We are experts in shooting weddings, family portraits, and live events. We also have a studio in Los Gatos complete with lighting and digital processing.

  • 17 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
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Kristin Nelder is a leading Bay Area photographer with over 15 years of commercial, event, headshots, and corporate photography experience.

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My passion is photographing people whether it's capturing a special time in their lives or creating imagery that promotes professionals toward meeting their personal goals. Helping people through photography is my business. What life event may I capture or which personal goals may I help you reach.

  • New on Thumbtack
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I strive to bring a personal touch to wedding photography. I pride myself in becoming friends with my clients and love to follow up on them after the wedding to see where life has taken them. I shoot in a photojournalism style.

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I have been a photographer and photography instructor going back to the 1980s, with professional experience - portraiture, nature, abstract, film (multiple formats), digital. My portraiture preference these days is on simplicity, with available lighting situations. I know what to do in a studio environment, I choose not to work there. As instructor, I have helped students across a range of backgrounds and skills levels. I am comfortable in classroom settings, as well as in field situations.

  • 42 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
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After over 35 years in the photography industry, including 25 years at George Lucas' Industrial Light and Magic, I am eventually rising to become their senior visual effects photographer. I now have the opportunity to follow the loves of my professional photography career in architectural photography, feature film production photography and my love of teaching. My career spans from the days as an eager college student, learning how to process a roll of black and white film, then eventually on to traveling the globe, photographing all of A-list actors in Hollywood. I feel that I have a lot to offer to the photographic community. I feel the need to give something back but at the same time, continue to learn. The wonderful thing about photography is that you never stop learning, teaching or sharing; there is always something new. It is a wonderful combination of art, science and experience.

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