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  • 11 years in business
  • 157 hires on Thumbtack
Alba R.
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Doug and Melinda went above and beyond for my wedding. It rained on my wedding day but that didn't stop our photographers from taking beautiful rain shots, it actually added to the magic! We originally wanted photos at the Palace of Fine Arts but that wouldn't have worked out with the rain, so we came up with a plan B after the wedding ceremony and Doug was flexible with the sudden change. Later that day, my mother and my aunt could not figure out how to pin my bustle, Melinda stepped in like a pro and saved the day! Not only are they great photographers but they really helped us keep the flow of the wedding. We saw a preview of our wedding photo gallery and it was beautiful, we cannot wait to see all of the photos and create our album. We especially loved the candid shots during the wedding ceremony as well as the rain shots.

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WOWza Photography
4.9
from 50 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 49 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Lenore A.
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Chris was a fantastic event photographer! He was punctual, professional, polite, and his photos are beautiful. He got a ton of great shots both portrait style and candid photos. Love it!

Big Smile Videos
4.8
from 31 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 95 hires on Thumbtack
Maria A.
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I really am happy with the choice I made for my birthday event. The photographer reached out to me prior to the event to get a feel of the chain of events which turned out very helpful; as I was able to make him aware of my expectations. He showed up a little ahead of schedule which was great too and handled himself very professionally. He had a great personality that my family members felt at ease with him and so did I. Having said that; it made it easy for him to work the event so well and capture many great group family photos as well as various scenario type photos of all those who attended. As a result the quality of the pictures taken; came out very nice and with a touch of finesse. Thanks again Big Smile video!!

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Allan Kuo Photography
5.0
from 29 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 49 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Sanjay K.
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Allan is of the best photographers I have ever worked with. His punctuality, friendly demeanor, faithfulness, and passion for capturing memories that will last a lifetime are his best qualities in business. He has all the right equipment, talent, and skill, and comes at a great price! I used him for my graduation photos and now use one of his photos for my linked in profile picture. He's an awesome guy and I'm really glad I hired him!

Fotos Chidas
4.9
from 27 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 37 hires on Thumbtack
Bobby C.
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We had a great experience! We were lucky to find Foto Chidas! Our previous arrangement with photo booth services with another company did not fall through. Foto Chidas was able to work with us up until the event day itself! Our graphic for the prints suggested by Maria was perfect for our Theme! Thank you Robert and Maria! We will contact you again in the future! We are interested in your Mirror Photo Booth - just another addition to your already great Photo Booth service!

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Nicholas Domaguing
5.0
from 26 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 61 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Apoorva S.
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Nic came ahead of time on the day of the event. He coordinated well with the photographer. We hired him for the raw footage of the event and highlights video. He was very responsive over email, and provided raw footage of the event within a week. Highlight video contained well selected scenes.

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Meeta Ahlawat
4.8
from 20 reviews
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Yeshodhan K.
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Meeta is a brilliant photographer and can really bring your photos to life. I hired Meeta for an event, after seeing her work on her website. From being a photo-journalist for one of the finest newspapers and having studied photography, she sees and captures the moments in a different perspective that we cannot see. She was punctual, responsive and gave me the edited pictures within a week after my event. My previous experience in dealing with other professional photographers has not been so good, where I had to wait more than a month before I could get my hands on the photos. I highly recommend Meeta and will hire her again for any of my photography needs in the future.

In This Moment
4.8
from 20 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 31 hires on Thumbtack
Tessa O.
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I had In This Moment cater my daughters first communion. Kristine was great in preparing a menu that worked within my budget. She was very responsive on days leading up to the event, and the food arrived on time too. The best part of the meal was the Lasagna!

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Lorinda K. Photography
5.0
from 18 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Jessica J.
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Lorinda has photographed my family's holidays portraits for 7years. Not only is she amazing at her craft, but is a wonderful person who always makes you feel beautiful and comfortable. I highly recommend Lorinda as a photographer for all your events.

Photosfarm
4.7
from 14 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 34 hires on Thumbtack
Iris D.
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Hok was such a dream to work with for both our engagement and wedding photos. He is very responsive, kind, and flexible, so communication throughout the planning process was a breeze. Good communication was really important to us because we were planning our wedding from across the country! Hok also worked with our budget and we were able to get a package that was reasonably priced (and a great deal compared with other Bay Area photographers). Most importantly, Hok is a great person and his caring and thoughtfulness shows! Being someone who doesn't like photos taken of herself, I found Hok's warmth, humor, and genuine, down to earth nature very comforting and disarming. He really put us at ease. We feel so lucky to have found Hok and we highly recommend him to anyone looking to capture special moments!!

  • 4 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
Fabian S.
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Karla was very professional, friendly, and very easy to work with. Always with a smile and very patient. She is a very natural photographer. The pictures came out really nice too

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Kavya Iyer Photography
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Diane W.
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It was an absolutely wonderful experience working with Kavya. She was very professional and gave great advice during the photo shoot. Only a few days after the event, not only she sent me more pictures than we agreed, but also she added her professional touch to all of them without any extra charge! This was the first time I used Thumbtack and as I am not very tech savvy, I had a hard time to respond to her messages. Kavya patiently walked me through every step including how to submit payment. All the pictures turned out great too.

And Forever More
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Jane V.
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STOP reading this review and hire Paulina immediately! She is so professional, responsive, punctual, and technically great that it is hard to believe that she could be so warm, personable, and reassuring too! From the moment we met Paulina, we knew we were going to hire her. Her bubbly personality and enthusiasm made us even more excited for our own event. On the day of our wedding, she was perfectly on time and directed us through a beautiful and fun "first look." Sometimes it feels awkward to have a photographer taking pictures through an event, but Paulina integrated so well into the crowd that everyone thought that she was one of our friends...at the end of the evening no one wanted her to go! I'm sure that there are many good photographers out there for hire, but if you want someone truly special, who will be part of your team, and make your special day even more special, then look no further. She is truly one of a kind. Thank you Paulina!!!

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Bayou Photography
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Julie L.
Verified review

Amanda was amazing! She photographed our small wedding in Carmel Valley this past Halloween. Before our event, I sat down with her and we discussed which types of shots I'd like her to capture: getting ready, walking down the aisle with my dad, the first kiss, family photos, dancing, photos around the gorgeous property, eating and celebrating with family. She took the time to edit each photo, individually, making each one the best they could be. I appreciate the time she took to make us feel comfortable, and when she took direction, as we are not models and didn't necessarily know how to stand/act. The moments she captured were perfect and we will cherish them forever. Thanks again Amanda!

Gregory Allenn Photography
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Simone C.
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Working with Leosupermoon is enjoyable and rewarding. The photographer has a unique creative eye, and is personable and professional. You will have great photos and a great experience.

Ashley
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Cristina O.
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She was so patient during our photo shoot and sooo creative when it comes angles and poses. Did such an amazing job I’d definitely go back to her!

Ron Lewis Photos
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 20 years in business
Scott W.
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Wow!!!! What an amazing photographer!!! I own an 11,000 sq ft house on a hill in the foothills of Sacramento. It a one of a kind, Gaudí inspired house. It has been photographed MANY times by MANY photographers; and Ron Lewis is the best one by far. He really captured the essence of the house and pulled out every artistic detail. Amazing!! He has an incredible eye for architecture and capturing artistic expression!! Great job Ron!! You are my go-to guy. It will b my pleasure to work with you again and again for any of my photography needs..

Jim Thrall Photographer
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Rob R.
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Jim Thrall is the epitome of professionalism, he has a passion for photography and it shows in his work. Jim is easy to work with. I highly recommend Jim Thrall for your photo needs.

  • 5 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Loretta S.
Verified review

Paulina is a great photographer. She's funny, creative, has a good eye for beautiful photos and does great work overall. She has taken both family portraits and professional headshots for me and I'm always pleased with her work.

  • 28 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Vickie L.
Verified review

Wayne was great! He met us on a Saturday. Gave us a timeline and finished even before his estimate. We are very happy we had him restore this very old family photograph from the 1920's that was damaged. Definitely recommend!

Photograpghy
4.8
from 4 reviews
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Omar H.
Verified review

Amazing photographer! Unforgettable experience. Had a great outdoor photoshoot portrait session at mission beach, San Diego. Very talented, nice, professional true photographer. I'm so happy with the overall experience. We will be back for sure for more photo shoots

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How much does it cost for a photographer for a wedding?

Finding the right wedding photographer can make a big difference for your ceremony. Nationally, the average wedding photographer’s price ranges from $800 to $1,000, but costs can be much higher in areas like Chicago, New York or Los Angeles where some couples spend $2,000 to $5,000 or more for the photographer they want. Factors that can affect your wedding photographer prices include the photographer’s reputation and experience. Heavy hitters can command top rates, especially during wedding-season weekends. Day of the week also affects your cost. You may get a $200 discount on wedding photographer prices if you get married on a Friday in November rather than a Saturday in June. Time onsite is also an important cost factor. Hiring a photographer to snap photos from the moment you wake up until after last call at the reception is going to cost more than five hours of pictures during the day. Multiple photographers, special lighting, and videography will also increase your costs. Ultimately you want to find someone who has a style you love and can provide the number of edited shots you want for a price you can handle. Learn more about hiring a wedding photographer.

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