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Jim Holtan Media
Jim Holtan Media

Jim Holtan Media

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Introduction: Communication is the most important element in a successful media project. I take the time to listen to you and understand your needs before we start. That way, we can identify the most effective ways to meet your objectives. Apple Certified Pro - Final Cut Pro X; FAA certified drone pilot (Airman Certificate: 4416693)

Hired 43 times

Serves Oakland, CA

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1 employee

7 years in business

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    Wedding and Event Photography

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Customers rated this pro highly for responsiveness, professionalism, and punctuality.

Exceptional 5.0

24 reviews


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Kevin D.

Real Estate and Architectural Photography

Working with Jim Holtan Media was an excellent experience from start to finish. They had a full understanding of the photos required for the job, provided fantastic communication, and delivered photos very quickly. I'd be happy to work with them on future projects!
Jim Holtan Media's reply
Kevin, thank you so much for this. It was a pleasure working with you. Let me know if I can serve you any way in the future. Jim Holtan
Jan 8, 2021
Charlen e.

Sports Photography

Jim is absolutely wonderful! It was my first time ever planning this type of event and Jim made sure I was at ease! I would definitely recommend him for all your photo needs!
Jim Holtan Media's reply
Charlene, how kind of you to leave this review! It was a pleasure working with you and I was impressed on how your put your event together.
May 23, 2017
Jacquie W.

Wedding and Event Photography

Jim was very friendly, easy to work with and I have some great photos of our wedding reception and posed pictures with our bridal party. I would use him again.
Oct 12, 2016
Strider B.

Wedding and Event Photography

We held a 2-day Toddler Balance bike race event at Pier 35 in San Francisco and had never worked with Jim before. Wow! He was punctual, professional, talented and very conscientious. And I thought an outstanding value for the time he spent with us! Would hire him again in a minute!
Jim Holtan Media's reply
Kyla, how kind of you to write this nice review! It was a pleasure working with you and the entire Strider organization. Great event!
Aug 3, 2016
Camila M.

Wedding and Event Videography

Jim was a pleasure to work with. He was extremely helpful and professional. He used multiple cameras to videotape our event, which was incredibly useful for our editing purposes.
Jun 21, 2016
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  • What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?

    I offer half-day and full-day rates. For large projects, I work on a package price. This gives you the confidence to go into a project without worrying about cost overruns at the conclusion.

  • What is your typical process for working with a new customer?

    I always begin with a complimentary consultation. We will go over your project and make certain your objectives are clear. This allows us to develop the best plan for meeting your objectives effectively and efficiently.

  • What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

    Continuing education is one of the most important elements in digital era communications. As a member of Canon Professional Services, I am constantly working to advance my skills in photography and video. I attend conferences and workshops throughout the year, including Adobe Max.

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