Salinas, CA245 Photographers near you

Where do you need the photographer?

Answer a few questions

Tell us what you need so we can bring you the right pros.

Get quotes

Receive quotes from pros who meet your needs.

Hire the right pro

Compare quotes, message pros, and hire when ready.

Salinas Photographers

Browse these photographers with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Salinas.

  • 11 years in business
  • 157 hires on Thumbtack
Mark M.
Verified review

Doug did our wedding at SF City Hall and we were very pleased with his services. He was much more affordable than most other photographers we considered and was very pleasant to work with. He showed up to the location a couple hours before we did just to prepare and make sure he knew all the best places to shoot. When we arrived he took pictures as we stepped out of the limo and then through the entire affair. We think the photos turned out great. He also charged one fee for the whole shoot, which was as low as others charged hourly. Overall very friendly, well prepared and provided professional services at an unbeatable price.

Top Pro
WOWza Photography
4.9
from 50 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 49 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Edward H.
Verified review

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 !

Big Smile Videos
4.8
from 31 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 95 hires on Thumbtack
Eric M.
Verified review

Very well done and very professional. All of the guests loved the attentiveness of the photographer l

Top Pro
Allan Kuo Photography
5.0
from 29 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 49 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Sanjay K.
Verified review

Allan is of the best photographers I have ever worked with. His punctuality, friendly demeanor, faithfulness, and passion for capturing memories that will last a lifetime are his best qualities in business. He has all the right equipment, talent, and skill, and comes at a great price! I used him for my graduation photos and now use one of his photos for my linked in profile picture. He's an awesome guy and I'm really glad I hired him!

Top Pro
Nicholas Domaguing
5.0
from 26 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 61 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Amy J.
Verified review

very happy with the photos & the overall experience - don't hesistate to book this photographer, he's great.

Top Pro
Meeta Ahlawat
4.8
from 20 reviews
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Suneil S.
Verified review

It was our great pleasure to work with Meeta for our first assignment. She is a highly professional photographer with lots of patience. She took extraordinary efforts to accommodate all our requirements to deliver the quality work on time. We would highly recommend her for your photography needs.

Top Pro
Lorinda K. Photography
5.0
from 18 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Chanel K.
Verified review

Creative , fun , professional , and experienced !! #1 Monterey peninsula photographer

Photosfarm
4.7
from 14 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 34 hires on Thumbtack
Iris D.
Verified review

Hok was such a dream to work with for both our engagement and wedding photos. He is very responsive, kind, and flexible, so communication throughout the planning process was a breeze. Good communication was really important to us because we were planning our wedding from across the country! Hok also worked with our budget and we were able to get a package that was reasonably priced (and a great deal compared with other Bay Area photographers). Most importantly, Hok is a great person and his caring and thoughtfulness shows! Being someone who doesn't like photos taken of herself, I found Hok's warmth, humor, and genuine, down to earth nature very comforting and disarming. He really put us at ease. We feel so lucky to have found Hok and we highly recommend him to anyone looking to capture special moments!!

  • 4 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
Kent H.
Verified review

Karla did a fantastic job with my daughter for her graduation portraits! She took a genuine interest in her subject, and produced gorgeous photos that I will treasure. I cannot recommend her enough!

Top Pro
Kavya Iyer Photography
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Jenny L.
Verified review

Kavya was great to work with! She was able to capture moments that I wanted, along with some of her ideas. Her pictures turned out great and we received so many comments on them already! We can't wait for her to take pictures of our newborn and new family!

And Forever More
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Jane V.
Verified review

STOP reading this review and hire Paulina immediately! She is so professional, responsive, punctual, and technically great that it is hard to believe that she could be so warm, personable, and reassuring too! From the moment we met Paulina, we knew we were going to hire her. Her bubbly personality and enthusiasm made us even more excited for our own event. On the day of our wedding, she was perfectly on time and directed us through a beautiful and fun "first look." Sometimes it feels awkward to have a photographer taking pictures through an event, but Paulina integrated so well into the crowd that everyone thought that she was one of our friends...at the end of the evening no one wanted her to go! I'm sure that there are many good photographers out there for hire, but if you want someone truly special, who will be part of your team, and make your special day even more special, then look no further. She is truly one of a kind. Thank you Paulina!!!

Top Pro
Bayou Photography
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Mark S.
Verified review

I recently had the pleasure of meeting Amanda and having her take some pictures of me. I typically do not like having my picture taken, but she created an environment in which I felt comfortable and relaxed. She has a very pleasant personality and the quality of her photography left me feeling extremely satisfied with the overall experience.

Gregory Allenn Photography
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Simone C.
Verified review

Working with Leosupermoon is enjoyable and rewarding. The photographer has a unique creative eye, and is personable and professional. You will have great photos and a great experience.

Ashley
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Erin C.
Verified review

Ashley is professional, knowledgeable, patient, flexible, respectful and kind. She was great with our newborn, helping to calm him and soothe him during the photo session. We are so happy with the photographs and the time Ashley took to make sure good quality photographs were captured.

Jim Thrall Photographer
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Alex H.
Verified review

Jim is passionate about photography and very good at what he does. He is always looking for ways to perfect his art form. He loves to be around people and interact with different individuals in a variety of settings. He has worked with families, teens, and kids outside of taking photography which allows him to be able to grab the attention of a kid or teen in order to capture them at their best.

Ron Lewis Photos
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 20 years in business
Scott W.
Verified review

Wow!!!! What an amazing photographer!!! I own an 11,000 sq ft house on a hill in the foothills of Sacramento. It a one of a kind, Gaudí inspired house. It has been photographed MANY times by MANY photographers; and Ron Lewis is the best one by far. He really captured the essence of the house and pulled out every artistic detail. Amazing!! He has an incredible eye for architecture and capturing artistic expression!! Great job Ron!! You are my go-to guy. It will b my pleasure to work with you again and again for any of my photography needs..

Shots By Q
4.8
from 5 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Veronica C.
Verified review

My fiancé and I were so nervous about taking engagement photos, but Qamara from the introduction to sending us the final photos put us both at ease. She brought ideas, and encouraged us to share our own vision about what we wanted in our photoshoot. She really centered us in the process and made the whole thing feel flawless. The pictures came out amazing, and reflected who we are as real people while showcasing our love and excitement for our engagement. She was responsive, prepared (even when we showed up to the shoot really late!), and just a good person to work with. We'll definitely use her services again in the future and wholeheartedly recommend using her photography services. Thanks again, Qamara!

  • 5 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Lisa F.
Verified review

I had Paulina take my Head Shots. She did an excellent job and had them back to me very quickly. I love how she looks through the lens, meaning her artistic talent. I would definitely use her again for any Photography needs. Thank you Lisa F

Photograpghy
4.8
from 4 reviews
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Omar H.
Verified review

Amazing photographer! Unforgettable experience. Had a great outdoor photoshoot portrait session at mission beach, San Diego. Very talented, nice, professional true photographer. I'm so happy with the overall experience. We will be back for sure for more photo shoots

  • 28 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Vickie L.
Verified review

Wayne was great! He met us on a Saturday. Gave us a timeline and finished even before his estimate. We are very happy we had him restore this very old family photograph from the 1920's that was damaged. Definitely recommend!

SSS Photos
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Ramagopal R.
Verified review

I used Thumbtack for the first time to hire a photographer for my daughter's 1st birthday. I am happy with my decision after I got SSS photos. He is very responsive and arrived early at the venue to take some photos before we go there. We are happy with whatever photos he has taken at the event. He is flexible in timings and you can expect prompt response for any queries regarding the photos. Thanks Sasi for the awesome photos. These are the memories we cherish life time.

Q & A

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

How much does it cost for a photographer for a wedding?

Finding the right wedding photographer can make a big difference for your ceremony. Nationally, the average wedding photographer’s price ranges from $800 to $1,000, but costs can be much higher in areas like Chicago, New York or Los Angeles where some couples spend $2,000 to $5,000 or more for the photographer they want. Factors that can affect your wedding photographer prices include the photographer’s reputation and experience. Heavy hitters can command top rates, especially during wedding-season weekends. Day of the week also affects your cost. You may get a $200 discount on wedding photographer prices if you get married on a Friday in November rather than a Saturday in June. Time onsite is also an important cost factor. Hiring a photographer to snap photos from the moment you wake up until after last call at the reception is going to cost more than five hours of pictures during the day. Multiple photographers, special lighting, and videography will also increase your costs. Ultimately you want to find someone who has a style you love and can provide the number of edited shots you want for a price you can handle. Learn more about hiring a wedding photographer.

Actual Requests

See other requests for photographers in Salinas

Need a Portrait Photographer

Paso Robles, CA

  • Photo type
    Portrait(s)
  • Photo shoot location
    Studio
  • Photo products
    I'm not sure
  • Details
    We want a single portrait of us as a couple and an individual of each that can be used in passports.

Need a Graduation Photography Service with Physical Proofs and Prints

Modesto, CA

  • Photography type
    Special occasion
  • Photo products
    Physical proofs and prints
  • Budget
    $200 or less
  • Details
    For a girl. She wants unique ideas for graduation pictures. Graduating from middle school.
  • $260
    Average price

Need an Event Photographer for a Birthday Party on March 3, 2013

San Jose, CA

  • Photography type
    Special occasion
  • Photo products
    CD / DVD
  • Budget
    $200 or less
  • Details
    Birthday party - train themed for 2 boys
  • $200
    Average price
Hire skilled professionals for absolutely everything.