Takahashi Photography
Takahashi Photography

Takahashi Photography

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Introduction: Hello, My name is Hide(he-day) and thank you for taking your time to read my profile. I'm a photographer located in beautiful Palm Springs. I do both local wedding shoots, family photoshoots as well as destination wedding shoots that I cover most of Southern California. If you're looking for a wedding photographer, you're looking at the right photographer! Every time I talk to my customers, they always ask me various questions. So this question and answer will give you a good idea about if I'm the right photographer for you. Q: I'm shy and my fiancée and I really don't know how to pose. Do you help us how to pose? A: Yes, I do. I'm good at making people feel comfortable in front of the camera and once you get relaxed, any pose I give you will look natural. Q: Do you take any requests during the wedding? A: Yes, I do. As a matter of fact, they always ask me to take photos with someone. I will take any photos you request during your wedding and that's my job. Q: Are you expensive? A: No, not really. But I'm not super cheap, either. My price is fair. I have a pride in my work, and I charge accordingly. Sometimes, they decline my offer because they found out that one of their family members or a friend would do their shoot free. If you think that your friend can do your wedding shoot, then please do so. No pro would do your wedding shoot free. Like many Thumbtack pros here, I would rather work with customers who would appreciate my quality of work and have some respect for me and that they are comfortably willing to pay my price. Q: Are you willing to work my budget? A: Yes, I'm willing to work the budget but you'll have to talk to me first. Obviously, if your budget is quite lower than my suggested price, it probably won't work. Q: If I want you to edit only some ceremony photos and all my family photos, will the price still be the same? A: No. If that's all you want me to edit, then I can give you a discount. You will get those selected edited photos as well as all unedited photos. Q: what kind of photo editing do you do? A: In my price, a basic photo editing is included: exposure correction, composition correction, sharpness and editing out some unwanted objects in the background. I don't do body alterations such as fixing double chin, making your body slim. If you ask me to do it, then you'll need to select which photos you will want me to do this special photoshop work and that there will be extra charges. Q: What fees are included in your price? I don't want to see some hidden fees. A: There are no hidden fees, and all the fees are explained in my price quote. Those fees are typically the Thumbtack fee ($60-110) and traveling fee ($50-100), a flash drive with your wedding photos in a custom case ($60, I sometimes list as an option). The traveling fee means gas expense. Q: what is your turnaround time? When do I get all my edited photos? A: For 4- 5 hours of the shoot, you will get the first batch of photos in about 4 weeks after the wedding and it will take 90-150 days till you will get all edited photos. If you want a fast editing, its service is available for an additional fee. If you want all your edited photos fast, I have fast editing service and you will get your photos in two weeks or less for an additional price. For 6 hours plus shoot, you will get all edited photos in about 2 weeks. Special editing fee is included in the price. This service works quite well if you're doing your wedding anywhere between September and November. You will get all your wedding photos before Thanksgiving or Christmas. Q: Do you drink during the wedding? A: No. I once had a glass of cold beer because the groom strongly recommended it to me. But after I had a beer, I couldn't concentrate on my job well. Since then, I never drink any alcohol during my job. I'd rather have a cup of coffee and some sweet snacks. Q: What is your shooting style? A: For a wedding shoot, I will use both natural light and flash and I take some setup shots and some candid shots. My photography is going to be your unique story about your wedding. Q: I'm a catholic, have you done a wedding shoot at catholic church? A: Yes, I've done many wedding shoots at catholic church, and I know their rules. Q: I want to hire you but when am I supposed to pay you a deposit? A: Before you pay me a deposit, I will make a contract for your wedding shoot, and I want you to sign the contract. I will send you the contract to your email and you will sign it electronically. Only after you signed it, then you will pay me the deposit and you will pay me the balance before or at the end of the wedding. Q: When you come to our wedding, what do you wear? A: If it's not too hot, I will wear a white dress shirt, a tie, black pants and a black jacket and a pair of black shoes. If it's hot, I won't wear a jacket nor a tie, but I will always bring a tie with me just in case. Q: I want you to communicate with my guests. Are you good at socializing with people? A: Yes. I'm quite easy-going and I'm not shy about socializing with people. This is very important to make them relaxed before I take their photos. Q: Do you do video service as well? A: Yes, I do. I have two videographers in my team, one in LA and the other one in San Diego area. If their schedule is available, I can do a video service. But sometimes, people can't afford to hire a videographer, but they still want a short video. In that case, I will offer my video service at a reduced price. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- * I have a FREE guide, "7 Ways to Plan Your Wedding in a Smart Way". Please go to my site, go to the Home page or the About page and fill out the form and send it to me. You'll get my FREE guide immediately. *I tried to verify my license on the Thumbtack page but I just couldn't find the right job category in my county. I asked Thumbtack if they could help me to verify it but they simply said they couldn't. But I have my business license. *Attention!!* My minimum wedding shoot is 4 hours and if it's a local one(Palm Springs area), I may do a 3-hour wedding shoot. It just doesn't make a business sense if I have to drive 2 hours or more just for a one-hour or a 2-hour shoot. * Also, I welcome serious inquirers only, please. And I also offer full video service. I have a videographer on my team so go to my site and click on the video. You'll find a link to his work. *I get a lot of telemarketing calls or robocalls every day and if I don't know who's calling me, I usually won't answer the call. So please send me a text message first before you call me. Thank you!!
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Christina j.
Oct 15, 2022
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I am so happy I hired Takahashi photography, he was absolutely great. He was in time and began taking photos right away. He was very kind and made us feel very comfortable. My friends and family loved him and even my guests were telling me after the wedding how much they liked him and wanted his information. I would gladly hire Takahashi photography again, highly recommend!

Details: Wedding • 100 - 149 guests • Outdoors • Physical proofs or prints • Flash drive • CD / DVD • Digital or online download

Takahashi Photography's reply
Thank you, Christina, for your kind words! It was a wonderful wedding and I really enjoyed doing your wedding shoot. I like to interact with the guests, and they were all nice people, and they made my job easy. I wish you guys everlasting happiness, good health and prosperity!!!
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Hugo g.
Aug 28, 2022
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He was awesome and responsive from the moment we booked him. Our wedding had lots of last minute changes and he adapted quickly with no hesitation. Great attitude and interacted with our wedding guests so perfectly. We highly recommend him!

Details: Wedding • 50 - 99 guests • Outdoors • Digital or online download • Flash drive

Takahashi Photography's reply
First of all, congratulations to you and Veranda! It was a beautiful wedding and I really enjoyed doing your wedding shoot. Through the lens, I saw a strong love between you guys, and I thought it was a beautiful sight God bless you!!
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Cecilia V.
Aug 24, 2022
My wedding photos came out amazing! I received all of my photos edited and in a custom case with a flash drive of all the photos taken throughout my wedding! Hide is a wonderful photographer and is fun to work with. His prices were also a great value for all the photos we received! I highly recommend him for your events!
Takahashi Photography's reply
Thank you, Cecilia! It was a wonderful wedding, and I felt a strong love between you and Vincent through the lens, all day!! I'm glad you liked my work and God bless you all!!!
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Duyen T.
Jun 13, 2022
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I hired Hide for wedding photography for my wedding on May 7, 2022 and I’m extremely glad I found him on Thumbtack! Since day 1, Hide has been very responsive and professional. I had to change the photography agreement a few times and Hide was super accommodating and was always happy to talk through the wedding timeline with me. On the actual wedding day, Hide showed up early to set up his equipment and had a cheerful attitude the entire day. I would highly recommend Hide for wedding photography because he’s very punctual and captures beautiful photos! Thank you Hide!!

Details: Wedding • 50 - 99 guests • Indoors • Digital or online download

Takahashi Photography's reply
Thank you for your great review! I really appreciate it. You and Travis were very easy-going, and you guys made my job easy. It was a beautiful wedding at a beautiful venue. I really enjoyed doing your wedding shoot. I wish you guys nothing but a happiness, a good health and prosperity!!
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Jessica D.
Jun 3, 2022
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Hide was truly amazing. So happy we were able to have him photograph our wedding. He knows exactly what to do and when to do it. He sees opportunities and takes them. I am so excited to see the final photos. Thank you for capturing the memories of the most perfect day.

Details: Wedding • 25 - 49 guests • Outdoors • Physical proofs or prints

Takahashi Photography's reply
Thank you, Jessica, for your kind words! It was a beautiful wedding, and I was able to get some great shots and I really enjoyed doing your wedding shoot. God bless you all!!
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