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Hired 19 times
5 years in business
(Pacific Time Zone)
8:00 a.m. to midnight
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Los Angeles, CA - Engagement
Newport Beach, CA - Family Portraits
Photos and Videos
47 photos and 1 video
Event to be filmed
I was fortunate to have Stephen as our videographer for our wedding. From initial sit-down, to his vision, our ideas and what we wanted to capture was seamless. The day of, he showed up right on time to shoot the behind-the-scenes details of both my wife and I. Stephen’s attention to detail is 2nd to none, the ceremony, first dances and speeches were brilliant. His turn around time was amazing, we were able to share our videos with friends and family within a short while of the wedding. He even provided us a blooper reel when our best man dropped the wedding ring! LOL. Every time someone brings up our wedding, I’m ecstatic to share our video as he was able to capture every special moment of our entire day. Thank you again for the amazing work!Oct 23, 2019
Wedding and Event Videography
I would make sure to look at my appointment book before I tell someone that I could book their event.Oct 19, 2019VerifiedStephen Ochoa's reply
Thank you for taking an interest in my services. Unfortunately, during the consultation over the phone, it seemed like you were unable to understand how the basic hiring process works through this application. You should really get a more savy tech person to help you. Just because you reach out to a professional doesn't mean that they're automatically hired. I told you over the phone the same day that I wasn't available. This is why we did not proceed to the hiring process by sending you to my online booking system where 1.) A formal proposal is presented 2.) the agreement is signed and 3.) payment to lock an official date is sent (NONE OF WHICH YOU DIDNT DO. Without these 3 steps, It would be unprofessional of me to conduct business. Once again, thank you, for reaching out. I hope in your journey you find the right professional.
Wedding and Event Photography
We loved our family photos! Stephen picked just the spot I was looking for. We so excited that he sent our picture gallery so quickly. Our weather was not the best, windy and cold but Stephen was able to capture great pictures despite it all. I would highly recommend Stephen!Oct 30, 2019Verified
Honestly, I wish we hired him for our wedding. He was very professional and was communicating with us in a timely manner. While ours was last minute, he was able to accommodate us. He knows how to think out of the box and suggested things too. When we saw our pictures (mind you we had the photoshoot today, and got them the night) I just want to cry!!! We love all the photos!!!! I hope we work with him again in the future!Oct 31, 2019Verified
We worked together at a wedding destination in Cartagena, Colombia and they were amazing !!!! Please don’t doubt about hire them !!!!Oct 20, 2019
- What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?When I get recruited through Thumbtack, my client's going to get a lot. Because of the website I compete on price with other professionals, my rates must be competitive. I'm reducing my pricing to contend with many other Thumbtack users. If a prospective client discovers me through a Google search or an event planner reference, etc., my quotes will be considerably higher.
- What is your typical process for working with a new customer?I usually like to get to know my potential clients through a conversation and ask questions that will allow me to get to know their photo/video session goals. I will subsequently submit an estimate based on your needs and we can customize the estimate as you wish. I am quite open to creating a personalized package for each customer as each situation, event, and client is unique.
- How did you get started doing this type of work?Growing up in Los Angeles, CA provided me plenty of chances to photograph the urban landscapes, beaches, people, and national parks. I started my college focus and remained engaged in the discipline until I transformed it into my own business.