Takahashi Photography
Takahashi Photography

Takahashi Photography

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Introduction: Hello, My name is Hide(he-day) and thank you for taking the 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. Even though some of you couldn't marry last year because of the Covid, one thing for sure is that Love Never Stop! Yes, I say it again, Love Never Stop!!! So you’re engaged! And I can see the bling on your ring finger!! We are so happy for you! But with what is going on right now, it’s probably not what you expected when planning your wedding. Maybe you just started planning or maybe you had to change your date and now having to find alternatives for the photographer or the DJ you had booked. And that’s okay! You are not alone… But the MOST important thing is that YOU have an amazing time! And the best wedding EVER! And this time right now can’t stop that dream, no matter how much it wants to. You CAN still have the wedding you always imagined and dreamt about. If you're planning a big blessing day and are looking for the perfect Photographer to tastefully capture the big moments, small moments, and all moments in between..look no further! You've been waiting for your dream wedding and every bride deserves timeless photos of her unique love story to share with friends and family for generations to come. To get those beautiful photos, it wouldn't be possible without the good communication, organization skills, and experience that my couples know me for. In your search for your wedding photographer, know that I'll go the extra mile with you all the way up to your wedding day. That's my commitment and we're in this together to make your dream wedding come true. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to ask me. I want you to feel absolutely comfortable working with me. Love Never Stop!!! Please contact me and let's talk!!! * 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!!* I'm receiving some one-hour or 2-hour wedding shoot requests recently but I don't do a short wedding shoot. 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 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. * I recently added a short video service also. I can take a video of some segments of the ceremony and I will also take the videos of your guests' congratulatory comments to the bride and the groom and it was very well received by my customers. Reading the congratulatory comments on the book is nice but the video version seems to appeal to my customers much better than the written one. 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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Hired 145 times

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7 years in business

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Paige R.

Wedding and Event Photography

Amazing!!! Hands down the best photographer we have ever hired, and he was able to accommodate us last minute, by last minute i mean about 2 weeks before our wedding! He's a super friendly guy, very professional, his setup was amazing and our photos were out of this world! He was super quick to edit our photos and they were absolutely flawless. Would definitely hire for future events. Trust me, you will not regret hiring Takahashi Photography for any kind of event. Thank you again Hide!
Takahashi Photography's reply
Thank you , Paige, for your kind words! I really liked the outdoor settings you had for your wedding and I was able to get some great shots for you guys. I'm glad that you liked my services. Your family and friends were all nice people and they made my job easy. Thank you!! I wish you a happy life full of love, good health, and prosperity!! God bless you all!!
Feb 18, 2021
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Jennifer H.

Wedding and Event Photography

Hide was amazing to work with! He was very kind and organized. He was on time for every meeting and most importantly, wedding day. He made sure we got all the shots we wanted and went with the flow of the event. Hide is very personable and easy to work with. The photos we received were great and more than we expected! You can’t go wrong with Takahashi Photography!
Takahashi Photography's reply
Thank you, Jennifer, for your kind words! I really enjoyed doing your wedding shoot and I'm glad to know you liked the photos!!
Jan 4, 2021
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Gaby V.

Wedding and Event Photography

Hide is an AMAZING photographer! He’s been so kind and caring from the start, from our first phone call he was very kind. He is really trustworthy, very punctual. He’s really professional in how he acts and as well as his work is top notch! Hide photographed our wedding, it was super short and small wedding, and he did an amazing job at capturing every beautiful moment! He makes you feel comfortable! I definitely recommend him to those who are looking for some one exceptional to photograph their wedding ( or any event!) He has given ( edited) us our photos in a good timely matter, which is great because I can share them with family sooner. Hide is honestly the BEST! I’m honestly so happy to have hired him. Very punctual, professional, kind, caring, extremely talented photographer. My guests really likes him too, he shared his background of photography with them and thought he is pretty cool person too! Thank you Hide for working with us! You are truly an amazing photographer and amazing person!
Takahashi Photography's reply
Thank you, Gaby, for your kind review!! I really appreciate it. The moment I saw that scenic location, I knew I could get some great shots for you guys and everything went in our favor. The location was packed with visitors and I had to deal with 3 other photographers so the first thing I wanted to do was to secure our spot. And that was the beginning of our successful wedding shoot. You guys are a beautiful couple and I sincerely wish you nothing but the best for your new life! God bless you!!!
Dec 1, 2020
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Viviana P.

Wedding and Event Photography

Hide was great! He was very punctual and attentive to all our phot needs. He is very professional and took our direction on photography as well. I definitely recommend him for any event.
Takahashi Photography's reply
Thank you, Viviana, for your review! It was a fun wedding shoot and I'm glad that I was able to get some great shots for your guys!!
Sep 19, 2021
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Alicia H.

Wedding and Event Photography

I couldn’t be happier with our experience with hide. He really went above and beyond capturing our special day! Through all the chaos with trying to round people up he stayed calm and had amazing ideas far more unique than I could have thought up. If you’re looking for an attentive photographer to capture your event this is the guy!
Takahashi Photography's reply
Thank you for your great review,Alicia! It was not only a wonderful wedding but also quite unique because of Cody's Harley Davidson. I've never taken photos of the bride and groom riding on a Harley. It was my first and I will never forget that!! I wish you nothing but everlasting happiness!!!
Jun 6, 2021
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  • What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?

    My price includes: - My time to get to the location. -My shooting time and editing time. -Thumbtack fee and travel expense. -X number of edited photos. -Digital download from your own gallery on my site. - X hours of the shoot. For weddings, I offer some different package pricing and those include a complimentary engagement shoot, some high-quality prints, and a beautiful hard book style USB case. When I send my quote, I include everything in my price and there are no hidden costs at all.

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

    Exploring my client's needs is a must and I always set up a day/time to have a short phone meeting to get details about their shoot. This phone chat is important not only because I will get details about your shoot but also it works very well to break the ice. Some customers have never hired a pro online and it's new to them. So my job is to make them feel comfortable working with me and that I'm a REAL person. Once you decided to hire me, I will ask you to indicate that they hired me on your end at Thumbtack. Some people don't know how to do it and in that case, I can do it on my end. I will always make a contract for all shoots and for wedding shoots and Quinceanera, I usually meet my customer at my favorite meeting spot, Starbucks but Corvid-19 has changed the way I do my business,so instead of meeting my customer, I will make the contract, take a picture with my phone and send it to their email address. If you agree to the contract, then you will sign the last page, take a picture and send it to me. The contract explains what you will get from my services and some legal matters. Then you will pay me a retainer to secure my time for their shoot.

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

    I started out working with a pro for a short period of time and I learned some basics. After he retired,I'm a self-taught photographer. Watch-and-learn is my style and I've watched many professional training videos and I applied the techniques and knowledge for my photography. It's a trial and error but I found my style. I also worked as a second wedding photographer a few times before I started doing my wedding photography business.

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