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Browse these studio portrait photographers with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Palo Alto.

  • 20 years in business
  • 692 hires on Thumbtack
Lisa B.
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I would highly recommend DeNoise Studio for your photographic needs. Very professional and great pictures! The pictures were back to me before I ever left California!!

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Godoy Shots Studios
4.9
from 199 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 322 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Justin P.
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Very pleased with the professionalism of (Nabor) Godoy Shots Photography Studio. Nabor was efficient with our studio session, and most importantly provided me exactly what I wanted. The photographs from our session were well represented by his online portfolio. I highly recommend Godoy Shots Photography Studio, and will most certainly use him again.

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Brian Byllesby Photography
5.0
from 142 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 228 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Megan R.
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Brian is an excellent photographer. He is very personable and professional. He photographed our wedding and captured our day and dynamic very beautifully. He is very attentive to his clients needs and wants and is a very creative photographer. We certainly recommend Brian and refer clients to him.

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Michael Keel Photography
4.9
from 145 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 311 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Geneva R.
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Michael was the calm on a crazy fabulous day. He works fast and only pulled us away from dinner for around a ten minute shoot, letting us get back to the important stuff. Multiple people have asked us who our photographer was as the pictures are fantastic. He's definitely worth hiring. As a person he is someone to trust and someone you can treat more as a friend than a hired vendor. Michael is a wonderful person who we were happy to work with and have at our wedding. =) Good times.

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Sheila O'Keefe Photography
4.9
from 108 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 214 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Ana E.
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Sheila is not only a talented photographer but also very professional. She is very communicative and was a pleasure to work with. She was a joy to have around during the wedding day and was honestly a "fly on the wall" unlike other wedding photographers who are too "in it". The pictures she takes are beautiful and extremely well priced. I would not hesitate to work with her again. I actually look forward to it.

Sybex Booths
4.3
from 136 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 352 hires on Thumbtack
Zhoey Z.
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Great value for the price! Highly recommended if you want someone who knows what they are doing. We reviewed many different photographers and Sybex Studio really stood out from the rest. We were able to seal the deal with the awesome pricing. Thank you again Ruben for being very helpful.

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  • 9 years in business
  • 92 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Tessa V.
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Tri Nguyen was an excellent photographers. He was very flexible scheduling, and was quite quick when shooting. The process was painless and even enjoyable. Can't wait to see the edited photos!

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J Fairbanks Photography
4.8
from 64 reviews
  • 112 hires on Thumbtack
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Nancy M.
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I was in need of an updated portrait photo for use in my marketing materials. I scheduled a session with Jennifer and I'm so thrilled with the photos she took. She just has that gift of capturing you at your best. She provided me with my photos very quickly. I will definitely contact her for my future photography needs.

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Andrea Rowe Photography
4.9
from 58 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 124 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 60 reviews
  • 15 years in business
  • 124 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Rashmi W.
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I would highly recommend 1shotphotography! We had Fahim as our photographer at our son's first birthday party and he was amazing! We love the pictures, they are beautiful. We were very happy with the service we received. Fahim was extremely helpful and always quick to respond to emails. He definitely knew what he was doing. His photos turned out great! The photos are the most important part of any special event, because they are a treasure you will have forever. Kudos for making my son's first birthday wonderful & memorable! :):)

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North Point Photography
4.9
from 51 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 80 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Ram A.
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Eric did a fantastic job capturing my portrait photos around San Francisco area. Right from corresponding with me for choosing the best locations to building a strong theme for my shoot, Eric was very patient and paid close attention to detail. I highly recommend scheduling any of your photoshoots with him because he is willing to go above and beyond to offer you the best output. His knowledge of SF is reflected in his ability to identify ideal locations for different occasions. I can vouch that you'll be more than satisfied by his excellent work.

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Cheshiredave Creative
4.9
from 54 reviews
  • 78 hires on Thumbtack
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Tiffany C.
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I have worked with Cheshire on a number of photography projects. Personally, he did my business headshots. I should add, I HATE having my photo taken, but Cheshire was great at putting me at ease. He came to my house where I would be in a comfortable environment and was very patient as we worked to get the right shots. Professionally, I have hired Cheshire to photograph candid shots at events and also to shoot promotional images for productions. He has been key in helping my theater company brand itself through the use of stylized photography. You will get a photographer who can synthesize your needs (no matter how off the wall they may be!) and help you to find the perfect image. I can't recommend him more highly.

WOWza Photography
4.8
from 43 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 39 hires on Thumbtack
Edward H.
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Awesome pictures ! I've got stunning pictures from Chris. His work was totally different with the ones from other photographers. Looks so professional and really LOVE it !

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Sean Rossiter
5.0
from 31 reviews
  • 55 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Phillip K.
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Sean was an excellent photographer. He was quick, courteous and amazing. He was able to come down to my office, and take an amazingly professional portrait photo with little notice, and had it edited even quicker. His photos were amazing and he was a pleasure to work with.

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Nicholas Domaguing
5.0
from 25 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 57 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Amy J.
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very happy with the photos & the overall experience - don't hesistate to book this photographer, he's great.

SF Imagery-Portraits
5.0
from 25 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 38 hires on Thumbtack
Tony T.
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Rick took my family portrait ( 20 people include 7 kids which are under 10) and did a very good job. He was very patient with kids and took all the time to get very good pictures. Anteneh

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Alex Vakulin Photography
4.9
from 31 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 63 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!

Nico Garibay Photography
4.9
from 23 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 28 hires on Thumbtack
Rhiannon B.
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I've been modeling for about a year now, and the only reason I was even able to get my foot in the door a fraction of the way was because of Nico. He was the first person I ever shot with. Since that time we have worked together numerous other times. My favorite thing about Nico, besides his obviously gorgeous photographs, is how comfortable he makes me feel when we shoot. I love pushing the boundaries of my art and being able to work with Nico is the only way I'm able to do that. Nico loves what he does and it shows 100% of the way through his work. He cares about making me, and every other model he's worked with I have no doubt, feel respected. This is a huge problem in the industry, but photographers like Nico are hopefully the forefront of a big change that needs to happen. I use so many photo's that Nico has taken of me in my portfolio, and my agent loves them .

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Irina Mikhina Photography
5.0
from 20 reviews
  • 22 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Anthony T.
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Working with Irina was easy from start to finish. We set a date that I had to postpone a couple times because I was sick. When I showed up for the shoot Irina spring into action. She gave good direction and tried a number of different poses. I didn't know how the photos would turn out, but she has a good eye and knows how to bring out the best in the subject. I was more than pleased with the photos. I have worked with other photographers and haven't enjoyed those experiences. This was a great experience and worth the fee!

Krazy Zexy Photography
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 30 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Leah H.
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This was my first boudoir photo session. It was Groupon gift from my boyfriend. I consider myself a socially shy yet professionally confident person. Definitely not easy getting scantily clad and eventually naked in front of a stranger and having him take pictures! Kamran guides you through the initiation well. His assistant,Courtney, and Kamran help schedule the appt and review photos of your lingerie choices. I hired Sara to do my hair and makeup. When I looked in the mirror I was pleasantly surprised at my reflection! Neither Courtney nor Sara are there for the photo session. At the beginning of the session Kamran asks you questions about a memory when you felt particularly sexy and why you are doing the boudoir photo session. At the moment this line of questioning felt uncomfortably intimate to share. Once you see the final product it makes perfect sense. He wants to know so he can capture the spirit and emotion you want to convey in the pictures. This process will make the photos even more personal and appealing to your partner and you. Be sure to give it some thought before the session. He uses natural light to take the photos and his studio is set up well so he has furniture props to pose you on. You may want to look at some boudoir photos and get ideas about posing as I felt I could have used some guidance on that. It was not natural for me to move around like models do during a photo shoot. The studio is small enough you don't have to walk around far in high heels. He has a eye for what is sexy to men and women. The photos were a mix of pretty, feminine, soft to hot and sexy. He was able to photograph me in five outfits. I liked the images so much I bought a full package of photos, hi resolution pics, album and prints. It was expensive needless to say. Heck, these are pictures to look back on when I am in my 80's and I can say, "That beautiful women was me". He was easily available for post photo session communications, about the picture order, by email and text. The ordering process did take a few weeks to finalize but if you have a deadline I am sure he could accommodate that. Overall, a unique and positive experience.

Digital Studio
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 16 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Kim R.
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I was looking for a product photographer to shoot my new products. I am so happy I found Peter and Digital Studio. I have worked with other photographers in the area and unfortunately was not happy with their customer service or the product. When I contacted Digital Studio, Peter was prompt in responding. He asked several questions to understand my products and my vision. He offered his professional and creative advice and introduced concepts that I had not considered. Peter promptly sent a detailed quote so there were no surprises. At the shoot, Peter was professional and easy to talk to. His studio is comfortable, has a place for me to do work if needed and even has free parking! He worked with me during the shoot to make sure all of the captures were to my liking. He even took the time to suggest different angles and shots to really showcase my product. I received all of the images promptly and couldn't be more satisfied. The shots look amazing. I have been using the images to market my products and my sales are up! Whenever I have product photography needs, I will be calling Peter.

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