Taka Taira-Kaplan Photo (Please Read Profile)
Taka Taira-Kaplan Photo (Please Read Profile)

Taka Taira-Kaplan Photo (Please Read Profile)

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PLEASE READ BEFORE YOU CONTACT: If you’re a returning customer please use my email & phone number to contact us instead of via Thumbtack to avoid duplicate fees on us professionals. Nowadays real estate companies media companies send their photos to editors in South East Asia to lower their cost and save money. In contrary, my clients will get 100% of the attention that they deserve, the photos and videos will be all processed by me. However this is the exact reason I am not cheapest around. Once my client sees how much work goes into bring all the gears and tethering system to achieve the optimal results in each room with custom lighting I create, they understand how I stay competitive in this business. So if you are looking for the cheapest around, no it won't be me, sorry. I have been working as architectural / interior / real estate photographer since 2014. I have a unique background of working for architectural lighting design industry for 8 years then I stepped out to the world of commercial architectural photography, adding other repertoires like corporate headshots, real estate photography, aerial (drone) photography, real estate videography gradually. My photos will look natural, well-lit, not over-processed photos. I bring my flash gears for interior spaces so that supplemental lighting will help you achieve very natural lighting balanced with the sunlight - as a result of that, my delivery time is very fast (I can do same day delivery if necessary), so if you are in a rush, I may be your best bet. I also offer Matterport / Zillow3D Home 360 virtual tour service and interior / exterior / drone videography as well. Virtual staging is also available (I charge per an image for this added service). Find me online on other websites for more reviews and portfolios if you’re interested.

Hired 10 times

Serves Oakland, CA

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10 years in business

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Chelsea T.
Jan 20, 2022

Hired on Thumbtack

Hired on Thumbtack

Taka is an incredibly talented photographer and consummate professional. We hired Taka to take photos of our apartment to use for Airbnb/Home Exchange. Working with him was easy and made us feel really relaxed. Taka was early to the scheduled shoot and delivered the photos within 24 hrs! Incredible service! He was also proactive with tips about how to stage the apartment for the best look in advance of the session. But most importantly he's a phenomenal photographer who really made our home pop! I would recommend Taka without hesitation to anyone looking to list their home!

Details: Real estate sale photos • 1 property • Residential • Less than 1000 sq ft • Digital or online download

Taka Taira-Kaplan Photo (Please Read Profile)'s reply
Thank you so much Chelsea for the wonderful review. You guys made it super easy to work with too and it was a pleasure working with you. Best of luck with your hosting!
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Brian J.
Dec 30, 2021
Taka is a real professional you can trust. His turnaround time was so fast, and he did an excellent job photographing our office space. I'd recommend him to anyone who needs professional quality of architectural photos.
Taka Taira-Kaplan Photo (Please Read Profile)'s reply
Thanks Brian! I appreciate your opportunity. Best of luck!
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Elaine G.
Dec 17, 2021
I was about to sell my home and a good friend recommended Taka Taira-Kaplan Photography. He was great to work with and knew which were the best framing angles combined with lighting for the perfect shot. The photos came out great! It was a bonus to add photos to our listing to help sell our home. I highly recommend him.
Taka Taira-Kaplan Photo (Please Read Profile)'s reply
Thank you so much Elaine for your kind words. I always do my best! I hope we can work together again, or with your friends / family members if they ever need my services!
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Tom T.
Dec 16, 2021
We worked with Taka to get our house photographed. He was well-prepared with his gears, he asked what exactly we wanted to get delivered, and he delivered beautiful photos in a very timely manner. We loved working with him, he’s friendly and he made everything go easy. I’d recommend Taka for anyone else who wants quality photographs.
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Lily T.
Dec 2, 2021
I highly recommend Taka Taira-Kaplan Photography. I selected him because his website's Architectural photos are stunning! He has a great eye for composition and light. Taka was professional, friendly and easy to work with. We felt at ease with him right away. He also accommodated photo editing, going back and forth, until we were happy with the portrait photos. The end result was beautiful and captured our essence.
Taka Taira-Kaplan Photo (Please Read Profile)'s reply
Thank you Lily for the wonderful review! It was a pleasure working with you.
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