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  • 20 years in business
  • 706 hires on Thumbtack
Thumbtack Customer
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Kara from DeNoise was our photographer. And she was lovely to work with during a long day at a tech conference. Absolutely would hire again. Thanks!

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Godoy Shots Studios
4.9
from 203 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 326 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Maria V.
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(SPANISH BELOW) I want to highly recommend Nabor for your next photography project. I was contacted by my book editor asking for a head sot for my next novel. I live in Petaluma, CA and after looking at the rates of local photographers I tried this website. I obtained several bids and since I know very little about photography I asked my son for his opinion (he does photography for fun). After looking at the work of the people who sent bids he advised me that Nabor's work was the best "hands down". I negotiated with Nabor and he traveled to Petaluma to take the photos. We met early in the morning and when I got there he was already waiting for me. I was immediately impressed with his professional demeanor and flexibility. We walked around town and he knew exactly where the right background was. I knew then I was working with an artist. The love for his work is apparent in the photos he took. He got it right from the third photo but went on to take 191 photos!!!. The difficult part for me has been having to decide on just one photo. Nabor is definitely the best photographer I have ever worked with. There is something else beautiful about Nabor and that is that his first language is Spanish which is also my first language. It was truly a pleasurable experience to collaborate with someone passionate about his work. His photo will be a blessing to my novel. Thank you Nabor. (IN SPANISH) Quiero recomendar altamente Nabor para su próximo proyecto de fotografía. Mi editor de libros me pidió una fotografía reciente y profesional para mi próxima novela. Yo vivo en Petaluma, California, y después de mirar los precios de fotógrafos locales decidí probar este sitio web. Obtuve una serie de ofertas y puesto que sé muy poco acerca de la fotografía le pregunté a mi hijo su opinión (él hace la fotografía por diversión). Después de ver el trabajo de las personas que enviaron las propuestas mi hijo me aconsejó que el trabajo de Nabor era el mejor "sin comparación". Negocié con Nabor y viajó a Petaluma para tomar las fotos. Nos encontramos temprano en la mañana y cuando llegué ya me estaba esperando. Me impresionó inmediatamente su profesionalismo y su flexibilidad. Caminamos por el pueblo y él eligió el escenario perfecto para las fotos, sin durarlo mucho. Entonces supe que estaba trabajando con un artista. El amor por su trabajo es evidente en las fotos que tomó. Desde la tercera foto ya había cumplido con su encomienda y sobrepasado mi expectativa, pero siguió trabajando hasta tener ¡ 191 fotos !!!. La parte difícil para mí ha sido decidir en una sola foto. Nabor es sin duda el mejor fotógrafo con quien he trabajado. Hay algo todavía más bello de Nabor y es que su primer idioma es el español, que también es mi primera lengua. Fue realmente una experiencia agradable colaborar con alguien apasionado por su trabajo. Su foto será una bendición para mi novela. Gracias Nabor.

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  • 15 years in business
  • 233 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Brittany R.
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My team & I (6 people total) shot with Kuks last week and were impressed on every level. He was a pleasure to work with, very professional, flexible, and efficient. He provided the full team with a portfolio of pictures to choose from for headshots and our marketing materials as well as team shots. We honestly couldn't believe the quality of the un-edited photos that we received from him. Overall, super impressed with his talent and professional nature. Hire him--you won't be disappointed.

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Thomas Sparks Photography
4.9
from 127 reviews
  • 19 years in business
  • 187 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
  • 218 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Ana E.
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Sheila is not only a talented photographer but also very professional. She is very communicative and was a pleasure to work with. She was a joy to have around during the wedding day and was honestly a "fly on the wall" unlike other wedding photographers who are too "in it". The pictures she takes are beautiful and extremely well priced. I would not hesitate to work with her again. I actually look forward to it.

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  • 7 years in business
  • 96 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Shane B.
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Amazing experience working with Diane! She made our experience very enjoyable, and her work is excellent. She’s even a better human being!

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  • 9 years in business
  • 94 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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Adam & Hanna Photography
5.0
from 69 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 106 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.

Patrick T. Power Photography
5.0
from 67 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 80 hires 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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J Fairbanks Photography
4.8
from 66 reviews
  • 113 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Kimberly M.
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Jen is a great photographer (just look at her portfolio!), as well as a wonderful individual. She met with us before the wedding day, to talk about what kind of pictures we would like. Then, when it all changed, the venue and the ceremony, she was flexible, supportive, and had a good sense of humor about it all! We loved her photographs and will cherish them always! Thank you Jen!

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Andrea Rowe Photography
4.9
from 65 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 133 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 57 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 90 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
  • 81 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 46 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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Usman Baporia Photography
5.0
from 45 reviews
  • 64 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Erika H.
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Usman took pictures for us at our SF City Hall Civil Ceremony and we couldn't be happier with how everything turned out. This was my first time using Thumbtack and I wasn't sure of the process or exactly what to expect, but was extremely pleased with the outcome and how easy it was. As a photographer, Usman was truly a pleasure to work with - he knew the City Hall civil ceremony process and made everything easy for us and a lot of fun. We loved his professional yet laid back style and it made us feel very comfortable and at ease in front of the camera (something that we weren't used to). From getting the quote, arranging details, payment, etc. everything was efficient and fast, but also very well done. He knew the best spots in and around City Hall for pictures - and I couldn't believe how many we were able to take in just an hour with him. We received the retouched photos very quickly (in less than a week!) via Dropbox and absolutely LOVE them. He did an amazing job! We would definitely work with Usman again and will certainly recommend him to our friends and family. Thank you Usman for capturing our day so perfectly! It was a pleasure to have you be a part of it. Thank you!

  • 8 years in business
  • 60 hires on Thumbtack
Casey M.
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Tri Nguyen is the absolute BEST in the business. I was deeply enamored by his work long before I was fortunate to cross paths with him. He is such a wonderful person, it is effortless to feel comfortable with him. It usually takes some warming up to connect with a new photographer to bring out such emotions for the shoot. This is definitely NOT the case with Tri. Tri has a unique talent & eye for capturing raw emotion which compliment his brilliant style perfectly. I am anxiously awaiting our 3rd shoot! Tri is the MAN!

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Alex Vakulin Photography
4.9
from 31 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 66 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!!!

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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  • 9 years in business
  • 46 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Kal G.
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I had to photograph a stool I designed for my portfolio, Tri was easy to communicate with and got back to me with amazing photographs.

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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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Matthew DePauw Photography
5.0
from 16 reviews
  • 28 years in business
  • 20 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Brenda S.
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We recently hired Matt to do some photography for a client project at our marketing agency. We were thrilled with the creativeness that he offered to our project and the final product was nothing short of outstanding! Everything from organizing/planning, to shooting, to delivery of the final artwork was flawless. We will definitely look to using Matthew DePauw Photography for future projects. I also intend to reach out to him for personal use as I know that his personality and fun attitude will be a great match for our upcoming annual family photos!

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