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Godoy Shots Studios
4.9
from 205 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 329 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Kjirsten G.
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We hired Nabor for my son's senior picture photo shoot. He was extremely personable and professional throughout the session. He had an excellent eye for outfits, poses, and lighting that translated into so many proofs that I'm still struggling to choose between them 5 days later! I would highly recommend Nabor for a portrait or headshot session - update your LinkedIn profile today with a professional portrait!

Sybex Booths
4.3
from 143 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 366 hires on Thumbtack
Autumn K.
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Sybex was on time and was able to accommodate the crowd going into the booth. Ruben worked on our template for our photos and it came out great. He came with props and made sure the guests kept a photo and signed our guest book while putting a copy of the photo with their message to us. One suggestion I would make is when purchasing a Guest book/photo album through them please use a book for the occasion. I will be buying another scrapbook that is wedding themed instead of using the green/pink one they provided. But overall great service and price!

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Sheila O'Keefe Photography
4.9
from 111 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 219 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Laysan A.
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We just did our family portrait with Sheila. She is amazing!!! She were at location on time and with a happy spirit. She captured beautiful images. We definitely will do business again. I highly recommend her.

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  • 7 years in business
  • 101 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Marissa D.
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It was great working with Diane. Her photos came out beautiful- she is a very talented photographer and great to work with. She was also extremely flexible with schedule which was very helpful. We will definitely be using her again!

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Adam & Hanna Photography
5.0
from 71 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 112 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Anna P.
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It was such a pleasure working with Adam & Hanna. They were flexible when we were running late due to a makeup artist mishap & were great in getting our puppy within our engagement photos. They sent us a link to sample photos the very next day, which turned out beautifully. I would highly recommend them!

Patrick T. Power Photography
5.0
from 68 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 81 hires on Thumbtack
Shelley J.
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I highly recommend Patrick Power! I needed a professional portrait for a legal job application, and I hadn't had one taken in over 20 years. I wanted it to be professional, but also unique. I wasn't sure how to find a photographer, so I just put out a bid on thumbtack. Patrick responded very quickly and with a very reasonable price. I had resigned myself to just getting a studio portrait with a neutral background, but Patrick had the idea of meeting at City Hall to take the photo. I was very nervous and self-conscious about the process. I don't like having my picture taken and I am not very photogenic. It helped that City Hall was full of other photographers taking pictures of brides, grooms, and other people like me, so I didn't really stand out. I had a problem and ended up being pretty late to our meeting, but Patrick was very nice about it. I was sweating like crazy in my suit, but he did a good job of putting me at ease and letting me rest and cool down for a little bit white while he staked out spots to take the photo. He talked with me casually about what I was looking for in the photo, but we also made small talk about our lives and work, so that soon I felt very comfortable with him. As a result, I looked very natural in the photo. Patrick took a lot of shots, and several of them were quite good. I needed the work done on very short notice, including a print. I made the bid on a Sunday, we did the photo shoot on Monday, and I had the print by Tuesday morning. I love the photo, and my family and friends do too. Everyone agreed that not just my appearance, but also my personality comes through in the photo. I will definitely call Patrick again if I need another photo taken in the future!

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Andrea Rowe Photography
4.9
from 67 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 135 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Christina M.
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Andrea did an incredible job photographing my 3-day business seminar called PleasureCEO Live! She worked well within the setting, and managed to capture some precious moments that I can now use well in my marketing materials. I myself am a professional portrait photographer so my standards are quite high, and I highly recommend Andrea for your events!

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1shotphotography
4.9
from 61 reviews
  • 15 years in business
  • 125 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Michael Z.
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Fahim was awesome! He did an amazing job capturing our wedding party photos. Communication was always a breeze from start to finish. He was both friendly and professional. Our guests loved him. He was great with staging our photos and made sure to get all the portraits we wanted. He edited the photos and got them back to us promptly. He included a very lovely photo book, DVD and USB. His cost was very reasonable considering the high level of quality. I absolutely recommend him as a photographer for your wedding or any event!

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North Point Photography
4.9
from 58 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 91 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Kathryn K.
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Eric produced a very professional looking portrait photograph for me. He took the time to understand what I was looking for and was meticulous in adjusting the lighting and the angle to get the right shot. I appreciated his attention to detail, responsiveness, and prompt delivery. Thanks, Eric!

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Cheshiredave Creative
4.9
from 58 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 81 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Mary J.
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If you’re reading this to find out more about Oaktown Boudoir... STOP! Just email Chesire and DO IT! I wanted to make a boudoir book for my fiancé as a wedding day gift. I started my search initially through Groupon which then led me to Yelp and finally Oaktown Boudoir. I emailed and Chesire quickly responded. He was extremely helpful in answering all my questions and helping me set up an appointment to meet and plan for the photo shot. Please don’t mistaken his quick response as a pressure to do business but rather his enthusiasm (not once did I feel pressured). He offered exactly what I had envision for the gift (a small fold out accordion book to be given on the wedding day). We quickly clicked and planning was absolutely a breeze. Don’t be fooled by the studio and it’s “small appearance” from the outside. Inside is amazing. The studio has many different rooms and Chesire is able to recreate any backdrop you envision. I looked to his Instagram page to provide samples of what I wanted. During our initial meet we planned out the different pictures I would like to have taken and discusses timing to utilize natural lighting as much as possible. Now for the actual day...I was so nervous. It’s not everyday I’m taking photos in lingerie, let alone in front of strangers. Hair and Make Up was completed by his Artist Thuy. They have been working together and you can tell by the chemistry they have. She worked on my hair and make up and was a complete sweet heart. She was absolutely so sweet. Completed my make up and made me feel simply amazing. To calm my nerves he has an array of beverages and the bubbly. Oh wait did I mention a cheese, crackers and fruit platter?!?!?! Music was playing while we got ready. He ever contacted me before to inquire about my music taste so he could make a personalized playlist for the photo shot. The photo shot was amazing. Thuy stayed and helped with my hair and make up in between photos to ensure I looked amazing. We shot for several hours but only because Chesire wanted to complete and be able to take all the pictures I wanted. If you’re wondering about the extra time and if I had to pay extra...he didn’t charge me. He wanted to make sure he got all the photos and I would be happy (I just made sure I included a tip to make up for some of the time) The pictures came back rather quickly and boy were they amazing!!! He not only captured my natural bubbly self but also captured this seductive-lip-biting-bra off side I didn’t even know I had!!! When it came down to picking out the photos for the book...it was so hard because we had sooo many good photos but Chesire definitely took the time to help me pick out the photos and was extremely patience with all my corrections and edits. We probably made about 10 different drafts before we settled on a final book. If you’re wondering what my fiancé thought of the book...some things are better left as a secret ;)

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Steve Fogel Photography
5.0
from 49 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 80 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Eddie A.
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Very pleased with Steve's services for my business portrait photos. Excellent profession work. Very detailed and efficient. I have received many complements on the finished product. No hesitation in highly recommending Steve for your photography needs!

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ISDesigns Studio
5.0
from 47 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 95 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Crystal M.
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Ilja from ISDesigns was a pleasure to work with! Our company CEO was presenting with one of our main clients at a conference in SF Union Square (Sept. 2016) and we needed to turn the presentation into a video, and we needed it to show the presentation as well as a screen with a high-resolution version of the slides. From the start, Ilja was friendly, a good listener to our needs, and communicative about his process. He planned to set up ahead of time, and was good at improvising when something minor came up at the presentation that was out of his control. Ilja's post-production work was excellent! He really listened to my vision, kept our branding consistent and also made suggestions when he saw fit. I would not hesitate to hire him again next time we need his services in SF area. Thank you Ilja!

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Usman Baporia Photography
5.0
from 47 reviews
  • 66 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Olga B.
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Usman has done a fantastic job with our wedding photo-shoot in a limited time on a limited budget! We were very comfortable around him and he told us how and where to stand, so we felt at-ease. It was a natural and relaxing process, which we are grateful for. We got great portrait photos and picturesque views of us and majestic City Hall. We don't regret our photographer choice even a second and I would recommend him to everyone!

WOWza Photography
4.9
from 47 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 46 hires 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!

  • 8 years in business
  • 61 hires on Thumbtack
Adam K.
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Tri was exceptionally easy to work with, talented, and generous with his time, both in shooting and in retouching. I was looking for a mix of headshots/portraits: something professional, something fun, something that would display youthful charm and something that would display maturity without being stiff. I got exactly what I was looking for, and Tri even encouraged my dad to join in and took some great father/son shots. I am doing a variety of media appearances and speaking engagements, and I feel like I have enough of a variety to choose a portrait that would work for any different kind of engagement, as well as for my social media accounts. I would highly recommend Tri to anyone looking for an incredible portrait from a photographer that will really take the time to get to know you and deliver photos that capture your personality and essence.

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Alex Vakulin Photography
4.9
from 31 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 67 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Lana Z.
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Alex IS AMAZING!!! Talented, patient, soft spoken, flexible and super creative. We are not much of a photogenic people on the first place, and my husband doesn't really like to take pictures. But our photos turned out better than we hoped every single time! And we are so happy that we've created wonderful memories to look back at thanks to Alex. From lovebirds photo shoot to maternity, to baby pictures and family portraits, Alex was able to capture incredible moments and details. And he is so good with capturing kids! Those moments of sweet smiles and silly giggles that you can almost hear through the picture are priceless. We had wonderful time every time we took pictures, I don't think there was a single photo we didn't love. I can't say enough of how happy we are to have Alex as our photographer. Now with another baby coming up in super exited and can't wait to create more memories. I would highly recommend Alex! You will not be disappointed!

stayreddy photography
4.8
from 31 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 50 hires on Thumbtack
Sandi W.
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I was extremely impressed with the professionalism, experience and talent of Ashleigh's work. Ashleigh is an amazing make up artist and has a great eye for photography!! I did a fitness inspired photo shoot and my prints turned out amazing!! She also performed my make-up services for the shoot which made the experience very convenient!! Can't wait to work with her again :-)

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Allan Kuo Photography
5.0
from 28 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 48 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Navi M.
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He's super easy to work with & doesn't mind others coming along to support & help you with portrait designs! DEFINITELY would recommend to all my friends & family for any photography event

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Nicholas Domaguing
5.0
from 26 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 61 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
TK B.
Verified review

We had Nic for a small get together, and he did a great job capturing our event. He reached the location half hour ahead of schedule (to set up) and was very flexible about the timing. He was easy to work with and showed a lot of energy and enthusiasm. He has a great eye and timing for portraits. The best part, he gave us the final product in two days! Definitely recommend hiring him for your next event.

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Steven Pham Photography
5.0
from 21 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 25 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Emily W.
Verified review

Steven is a talented photographer, who puts a lot of attention and detail into his photography and editing. He's receptive to feedback and will keep shooting until you get the shot you want. He has a lot of experience working with both natural lighting and strobes. I've worked with Steven multiple times for both portrait and fashion photography, and his work never fails to impress me.

Ebrithil Photography
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Neha H.
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Wenyuan is very punctual and friendly. He is good with kids. He clicked pictures for my son's 1st Birthday party and even few family portraits. The pictures were amazing and he captured nice moments. I would recommend Wenyuan to everyone looking out for a good photographer.

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