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

  • 20 years in business
  • 723 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 210 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 334 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 148 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 236 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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Sheila O'Keefe Photography
4.9
from 112 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 220 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.

Martino Mingione Photography
4.9
from 75 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 180 hires on Thumbtack
Tanguy W.
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I've had the chance to use Martino's services last month, when I needed to do the commercial photo shoot of a new outdoor bench. I greatly appreciated his work and would highly recommend it for anyone needing a freelance quality photographer. Before the photo shoot, Martino has been very reactive to emails, understanding of our needs and proactive to have everything ready by the D-day (including reserving a blue screen for our white background shots). During the photo shoot, Martino made things very easy for us. He went through all the desired shots with precision and rapidity, easily switching from one spot to the other and adapting to our environment constraints. His easy-going and friendly temper made the work very enjoyable and helped being natural facing the camera. Martino also arrived right on time and made sure we had all our shots done before leaving. After the photo shoot, Martino did a great work at retouching pictures. The end results exceeded our expectations, considering the short time period (3,5 hours of shooting), the very bright afternoon light for outdoor shots and low luminosity for indoor shots. The whole deal was set at a very fair price too considering the amount of work and time flexibility. It feels great in the end!

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  • 9 years in business
  • 97 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!

Patrick T. Power Photography
5.0
from 69 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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1shotphotography
4.9
from 62 reviews
  • 15 years in business
  • 125 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
5.0
from 60 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 92 hires on Thumbtack
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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 59 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 84 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Tasha H.
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Im soooo happy I finally got to shoot with this guy! For all you models & non-models looking to do a sexy boudoir, follow/hit up Cheshire! I have to say, he’s one of the best boudoir photographers I’ve ever had. Not only is his studio simply gorg, but he also makes you feel comfortable & incredibly beautiful. Meeting you with champagne, grapes/cheese/crackers while you’re getting ready makes you feel like you’re the only special one during your shoot. I felt like a million bucks shooting in front of him. By being so taken care of, your photos will definitely reflect that and turn out AMAZING! Even my unedited photos were simply beautiful! Whether you’re doing a boudoir for yourself or for your loved one, reach out to @oaktownboudoir for your bookings!

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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!

WOWza Photography
4.9
from 48 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 48 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 !

  • 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 37 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!

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Kept In Time Photography
4.9
from 29 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 52 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Jennifer R.
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Planning a wedding is stressful enough, but not knowing what the results are from the vendors you choose can bring the plans to a standstill. That's where I was before finding Jenn on thumbtack. When she replied to my photography request it was not the estimate that made up my mind; it was the fact that she answered my call! After the first two minutes speaking with her, I knew I found my photographer. Jenn was very upfront with what I could expect from her for the price she was offering. There was nothing that she didn't cover in terms of her contract, the deposit, and the final product. I liked Jenn from the very first moment I spoke with her. Every step of the way she worked with me either by telephone or email. I was fortunate enough that our schedules allowed for a site visit where we had the opportunity to meet in person prior to the big day. Jenn brought her camera and took some "test" shots that she posted on her blog. All I can say is A-M-A-Z-I-N-G!! Now I was excited for the wedding day! September 3rd finally arrived and I am still bragging to anyone willing to listen about my awesome photographers. Jenn and Shannon were truly a dream to work with. They are super relaxed and not worried about the "perfect picture" but photographing the perfect moment. Jenn and Shannon let my hubby and I call all the shots as far as who and where. Our families were a bit difficult to gather at times, and I worried this could irritate the photographers; not Jenn and Shannon! They made sure that we did not miss our sunset photos and always asked our thoughts on their creative visions. Every once in awhile, Jenn would give me a sneak peek at an amazing shot she just captured! I loved that about her. Anyone thinking of hiring Kept in Time Photography by Jenn & Shannon Mormon will not be disappointed. Their photos are stunning and they are two of the nicest people to work with. I am more than satisfied with the entire experience and will be using them for all future photography needs. Highly recommended by a very happy Bride!!

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Allan Kuo Photography
5.0
from 28 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 48 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Katherine M.
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Allan was really great! He was very professional and made my daughter feel very comfortable during the photo shoot. The pictures turned out beautifully and we will be using him again soon around prom!! I highly recommend hiring him!

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Nicholas Domaguing
5.0
from 26 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 61 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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Dennis Tyler Photography
5.0
from 23 reviews
  • 28 years in business
  • 28 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Marc I.
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Dennis was an absolutely outstanding photographer to work with. I needed headshots and certain pictures taken for a work website. The pictures came out fantastic! He was great to work with, easy to communicate with and responded timely. I highly recommend Dennis Tyler!

Aboutthatphoto
4.9
from 20 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
Ananth K.
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Hired Bhushan to take photographs on my son's first birthday party. Even while communicating with him before the event I got the impression that Bhushan is very passionate about his work, which turned out to be true during the event. He went an extra mile by creating a backdrop for creating portrait pictures for my son using the stuff he had brought. Bhushan was very patient throughout the event and was not a person looking at the clock, and more focusing on taking photos. He came half hour early before the event to set-up the stage for portrait pictures and stayed almost to the end of the event. Very glad that we hired Bhushan for my son’s first birthday party as he has captured the special occasion so well. In short the photos are amazing and the price I paid was very reasonable.

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Laurie W. Photography
4.8
from 14 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
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Heidi E.
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Laurie was such a great photographer. We had her for our San Francisco kids birthday party. She captured every moment and covered more than 50-60 kids each having their special moments. She even climbed into the bouncy house to take picture of them while playing. We would love to work with her again.

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