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Drew Zavala Media
Drew Zavala Media

Drew Zavala Media

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Introduction: For me, witnessing a wedding is the greatest honor of being a photographer/videographer. Whether in small backyards or grand ballrooms with high ceilings, the greatest story is told through the couple and the lens that captures their most powerful moments. I take pride in skill, but most of all, commitment. Some say patience is a virtue; however, commitment transcends time. Commitment to my craft, commitment to honoring the couple, commitment to making their day one to remember. From the Monterey seas to the San Francisco Bay Area, I travel to preserve memories that you will make. From hilarious happenings to once-in-a-lifetime moments, I strive to capture life's most meaningful memories. Destination to local, I do it all. My years as a wedding and lifestyle photographer have given me a keen eye, deep professionalism and creativity. I shoot in cities ranging from the Monterey Bay Area to Santa Cruz and surrounding areas, as well as the South Bay (Los Gatos, San Jose, Marin County, San Francisco and Mill Valley), and the East and North Bay (Fremont, Oakland, Berkeley, Napa and Wine County).

Hired 3 times

Serves Salinas, CA

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2 employees

8 years in business

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Apple Pay, Cash, Check, Credit card, PayPal, Square cash app, Stripe, Venmo, Zelle

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Featured Projects

110 photos

  • Naval Post Graduate School Wedding

    Engagement Photography

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Customers rated this pro highly for responsiveness, punctuality, and value.

Great 4.8

13 reviews


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Paige D.

Portrait Photography

I was in a time crunch and he responded very quickly with an estimate that was within my budget. He chose a great (free) location and brought his wife to ensure that they would be able to capture great photos. Love his work
Jul 12, 2017
Thumbtack Customer

We hired Drew to photograph our family as we commemorated my parents 40th wedding anniversary. We hadnt taken professional pictures together in over 30 years and with 9 adults and 7 kids it was a big deal. Drew stepped right up to the challenge. He was easy to book, quick to respond to my questions, punctual, professional and easy going. He helped us feel and look relaxed amidst the cold weather. Additionally, his rate was very reasonable. Needless to say, the pictures turned out beautifully and we couldnt be happier.
Dec 18, 2019
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Thumbtack Customer

Drew is such a talented photographer He did a wonderful job on my daughter grad pictures capturing the scenery and background My faves are pictures with a gorgeous horse These pictures truly capture the moment and feeing of love and human emotion
Oct 31, 2019
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Thumbtack Customer

I got Drew to photograph my proposal at Pebble Beach Golf Course at Hole #7. Drew was easy to coordinate with in advance of the proposal, and also provided solid communication leading up to the event. Drew's photos managed to make an already scenic backdrop even more spectacular. After the proposal action shots, he then led us through numerous poses and different settings. All the photos came back great and with a quick turn around time! Throughout the entire experience, Drew was extremely professional and kind.
Aug 13, 2019
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Thumbtack Customer

Drew did an absolutely amazing job with my wedding photos! He was early to the wedding and very quick to edit and send us the photos! I would recommend his photography services to anyone!
Apr 24, 2019
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Joseph Zavala


  • What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?

    I know how hard you work for you money and I keep that in consideration when pricing my work. You will always receive a high valued product.

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

    I try to get to know them. See what interests they have and see how I can work with them to give them exactly what they are looking for.

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

    Many hours of self help courses online. Being mentored by local photographers in my area who have been in this business for many years now.

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