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San Carlos Portrait Photographers

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  • 20 years in business
  • 661 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 2 hours

Diana N.

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We're very happy with the work that DeNoise Studio did for our wedding. We decided at the very last minute (like two weeks beforehand) that we wanted video of the ceremony, and once we found Albert, he hit the ground running. His promptness and efficiency came through not just during the planning process but after the wedding itself, as the turn-around on producing the video was only a few days! And the video turned out exactly the way we wanted: a very simple and beautiful portrait of a wonderful hour of our lives. Thanks so much, DeNoise!

Sandeep C.

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Awesome,Awesome and Awesome. Albert is not just a photographer but an artist. Really liked working with him and appreciate his patience. Thanks Albert and Thumbtack!!

Thumbtack Customer

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Kara from DeNoise was our photographer. And she was lovely to work with during a long day at a tech conference. Absolutely would hire again. Thanks!

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  • 8 years in business
  • 313 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 1 hours

Kjirsten G.

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We hired Nabor for my son's senior picture photo shoot. He was extremely personable and professional throughout the session. He had an excellent eye for outfits, poses, and lighting that translated into so many proofs that I'm still struggling to choose between them 5 days later! I would highly recommend Nabor for a portrait or headshot session - update your LinkedIn profile today with a professional portrait!

Sylvie B.

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I hired Nabor for my professional portrait. While I usually hate being taken in picture, Nabor made it easy and fun. Great experience and I was delighted with the results. Quick, easy, good pricing and excellent result. Strongly recommend him for portraits.

Justin T.

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Great experience from scheduling through receiving the photos. I could not be happier with the quality of the results. In fact, someone endorsed me for "portrait photography" on LinkedIn - how is that for an endorsement?

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  • 5 years in business
  • 223 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 24 hours

Jodi M.

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I recently got acting headshots from Brian. It was great working with him! He was very friendly, and I felt comfortable enough to try out some awesome expressions/poses/etc. We would do a series of shots, then look at them on his laptop so that I could see what was working and what wasn't and adjust accordingly. With previous photographers, they would just do a bunch of shoots, then show me the photos online the next day. Brian found a great hair and makeup professional who made me look and feel beautiful! And finally, I appreciated that Brian was really flexible about timing, editing, background setup, etc. Thanks Brian!

Christopher B.

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Brian shot our baby shower and did a wonderful job. We hosted the event in the back room of a restaurant which ended up being pretty tight but Brian managed to navigate the space and capture some really wonderful candid photos of our guests. He also took photos of my wife, dog and me at our home which we were also pleased with. I have used much more expensive photographers in the past and I would say that Brian's work stacked up well against any of them.

Donna D.

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Brian and I worked together to create a portrait image for a tattoo magazine cover. There are many great shots and we had a fun time. I plan to hire Brian in the future as the need arises. He exceeded my expectations.

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  • 14 years in business
  • 181 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 6 min

Megan R.

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I am delighted that I found Cindy Hegger and Thumbtack. The entire experience could not have been easier. Cindy was a delight--on time, cheerful, and from her pictures she seemed to be everywhere at once. I loved the diversity of events in Cindy's portfolio, and her skill with portraits and candids. We asked for lots of people photos, and she delivered. She offered a package that was just right for our budget and got images back to us very quickly. I will definitely recommend her to friends and family!

Erin T.

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Cindy photographed our large extended family on Christmas day. She arrived early, was extremely professional while being laid-back, and worked well with all the members of the family, including a cantankerous uncle, tantrum prone toddler, and excitable dog. We received links to the photos the next day, and the portraits and candids are great.

Iona H.

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Cindy was incredible! When I arrived at the reception several people were already telling me how great the photographer was! Her pictures came within a week and look beautiful!

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  • 9 years in business
  • 206 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 2 hours

Sharon B.

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Sheila did a shoot for our nonprofit organization, Wish of a Lifetime, that grants life-enriching Wishes to senior citizens. This particular Wish was for a 90 year old WWII Paratrooper named James, who we sent from his home in Denton, TX to Napa Valley, CA to go wine tasting. James has overcome significant obstacles in his life and is facing serious health complications, but wine tasting is something that continues to provide him with an unmatched sensory experience. We reached out to photographers to document this special Veteran's Wish using Thumbtack, and Sheila responded almost immediately. The photos are incredible, and Sheila made friends with our Wish Recipient. Thanks to her, we now have photos to remember and share this unbelievable Wish. Thank you Sheila!

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.

Deepika G.

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She is really awesome... We had our maternity session now and She made d shoot very friendly and we Ve got many beautiful shots... She made our experience a memorable one... Can't wait to ve our new born session... She s very adjustable with timing... Very reasonable as compared to other photographers... Would definitely use her again and recommend her...

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  • 11 years in business
  • 140 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 3 hours

Lind N.

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Dan’s a trustworthy, easy-going, thoughtful photographer. Unlike my experience w/another Thumbtack photographer, you’re not going to get a long contract with a draconian set of requirements where essentially you don’t own the photos even though you’re paying for them. He just takes photos at his preferred outdoor location (extra cost for an alternative location), emails you the photos, edits a few based on your feedback, and sends an invoice.

Stephanie E.

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Very good experience with Dan who took some headshots, portraits and "action" photos of me teaching a class. Some photos definitely came out better than others, but this could have been my error in not hiring a stylist to help with the little details.

David H.

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Dan is an amazing photographer — creative and patient. He was very flexible in terms of scheduling and we were able to accomplish a lot in a very short period. Look forward to working with him again in the future!

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  • 3 years in business
  • 123 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 13 min

Mariah R.

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Just The Little Things' photobooth was the perfect addition to our wedding this weekend! Our guests had so much fun using all the props and loved being able to take home a photostrip. We paid an extra fee (small and totally worth it) to get duplicate photo strips, and asked the guests to tape their duplicate into our guest book and write a message. This made for such an awesome memento for us to look back on. Patricia at JTLT photos was extremely professional in our correspondence, really went above and beyond to make sure I had everything that I wanted for my event, showed up on time, and kept the whole night feeling fun and lighthearted. The cherry on top was the crazy extensive list of props that Patricia has on stock (seriously, so many fun options), and the background options that she has that all look very classy. I would hire Patricia and JTLT again in a heartbeat for my next event!

Lori K.

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Patricia did an amazing job for my son's bar mitzvah party. I was so impressed with the quality of the photos and glad that I paid extra for a memory book so our guests could leave a message next to their photo. I've been to other photo booths and parties before and really think her experience was the best and provided the best photos.

Stacy R.

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I had the photo booth and wedding photographer and they were both great!! Great shots and my guest, especially the kids loved the photo booth . They were both really good with my guest and I would definitely hire again. It was a real pleasure working with them and having them at my wedding reception .

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  • 7 years in business
  • 89 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 12 min

Toni L.

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Diane was a joy to work with. She photographed my sister's bachelorette bash in SF and took us around to some fabulous locations. We got a few shots with the Golden Gate Bridge in the background, at the Palace of Fine Arts, and she even threw in a few aerial shots with her drone! She is an amazing value, a great communicator, and extremely patient. I'd highly recommend her to anyone who needs a photographer in the Bay Area.

Eli Y.

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Diane was amazing! She was completely flexible with my needs and took amazing shots of me proposing to my girlfriend. She went out of her way to make sure she took care of this special moment for me! Her drones shots were also amazing! I highly recommended her if you are in need of a great photographer! One of the best in town!

  • 12 years in business
  • 137 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 2 min

Liliana A.

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Chantelle was AMAZING! She went above and beyond what I expected. I hired her to do my hair and makeup for my wedding. She showed up on time ready to go. Like always in a great mood. My makeup came out perfect and stayed on all night (noon to 1am). I switched my hair last minute and she had no issue with it and my husband loved it. She also helped out my bridesmaids with some eyeliner and even did a quick up do for another. My photographer called and said she was running late so she wouldn't be able to take any pics of me getting ready. I was a little bummed......BUT CHANTELLE HAD HER CAMERA. She started snapping away and was able to get the shots my photographer missed. Thank you so much Chantelle for making me look and feel incredible on my wedding day!

Jessie F.

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I not only love the amazing job Chantelle did for my album promotional photos for my latest music release. But the fact that she offers photo, makeup and hair as a complete service package is so easy and allowed me with my very busy schedule to have the time during hair and make up to feel comfortable and get to know her. So that when the time came for her to start taking the shots we were on the same page. My hair was just how I like it, my makeup looked great on camera and the photos turned out really well. Thanks so much for a great shoot Chantelle and for being so collaborative and really connecting with how I wanted things done.

Shell G.

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I did a week trip with Chantelle as a photo group, and she was extremely thorough with every photographer, and was able to fulfill each and everyone's very different needs and styles that were appropriate for each shoot. Her style will meet your expectations every time, as she is hard working, and dedicated to making her clients more than satisfied with her fabulous work.

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  • 111 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 13 min
  • Lafayette, CA

Eric M.

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Jen was fantastic in ever way possible and we absolutely love the pictures she took for us! She was great for our engagement photos and then if possible was even better at the wedding. My wife and I love our time and experience with Jen. She was very professional when it came to communicating with us and made sure we would get every photo we could think of and was very prepared before the wedding day ever came. During the wedding day she went above and beyond our expectations, arriving in plenty of time to get a lay of our venue and stayed to the end to capture our "good bye" moment! During the ceremony and reception, based on her fantastic pictures, it seamed like she was everywhere yet we never seamed to notice her as we were so caught up in our wonderful evening. She was the perfect photographer and we could not be happier with our choice to include Jen in our wedding day!

Kimberly M.

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Jen is a great photographer (just look at her portfolio!), as well as a wonderful individual. She met with us before the wedding day, to talk about what kind of pictures we would like. Then, when it all changed, the venue and the ceremony, she was flexible, supportive, and had a good sense of humor about it all! We loved her photographs and will cherish them always! Thank you Jen!

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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  • 9 years in business
  • 111 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 1 hours

Monique P.

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Andrea photographed a birthday celebration and family photos for us for a large group of family members who had never taken professional family portraits together and was extremely patient considering there were also cranky infants and toddlers involved. She always remained calm and professional even when I was getting frustrated with some of the subjects. The pictures turned out wonderfully and we are so very pleased!

Quinn B.

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Ahhhh, I absolutely love our photos! Andrea photographed our daughter's first birthday party. She was an absolute pro, on time, low maintenance, sleuth-y. :) The images are amazing and she gave us soooo many. (So often photographers only give 10-20 as part of the rate, but Andrea shared over 200 with us.) She was lovely, talented, and responsible. I would hire her again and so should you!

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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  • 10 years in business
  • 106 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 32 min

Rasa P.

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My mom and I met with Michelle and her husband, who are both professional photographers, for a photo shoot at a location, date and time that we selected. Michelle and her husband alternately took photos of me and my mom. We got about 150 photos that we could choose from. We selected 25. Then Michelle edited them. She asked how we wanted the photos to be edited, and she followed our instructions. The photos look great! The best part is that the photo package was very affordable and we got 25 amazing professional photos. We're using the photos for a Christmas card and for social media profiles. The whole process took less than a week. We will ask Michelle to take our photos again in the future, for the right occasion.

Sofia I.

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Very quick job for a last-minute request. Very accommodating! Mic did a great job with our family portrait photo shoot. She was open to take all of our creative shots and locations. She was very accommodating with our somewhat crazy but fun family and location changes from the studio to outdoors in the park, incorporating props, and capturing natural moments. Without a doubt has a passion for photography and takes pride in her work. It was also easy to view our pictures on Pixieset and choose our favorites after the shoot. We happily recommend Michelle to anyone who wants a photographer who is open to exploring creative ideas and capturing spontaneity.

Amanda Y.

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They were awesome. Having not one but two photographers work in tandem was amazing because we got twice the photos and twice the angles. Great experience. They even helped me fix my whole photos to video problem. The edited and unedited photos turned out great. I also got quite a few photos taken of family that you could tell were candid and in the moment. It was an overall great experience and I will hire again.

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  • 11 years in business
  • 76 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 2 hours

Kathleen M.

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Many thanks to Eric and his assistant for the fabulous and super successful photo session last week. Eric is the ultimate professional — detail-oriented, artistic, kind and flexible. My daughter needed to have a portrait taken for a publication and from the beginning Eric was helpful and easy to work with. He has great ideas for locations in SF and we were able to use two sites in our session with multiple view points. We totally covered the Palace of Fine Arts. The only problem I have will be in choosing a photo because they are all incredibly beautiful. The poses are natural and elegant and my daughter looks happy in every shot. The lighting and composition of each photo really captured the personality of its subject and setting. Eric took extra time with us to explain how our photos would transfer from color to b/w as per the requirements of the publication. Thank you for taking a stressful day and turning it into a fond memory for my daughter and I.

Daniel R.

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Eric was great. He was available in short notice, flexible with scheduling, and was punctual upon arrival. Even with a complicated lighting environment, he was able to capture some beautiful moments from our engagement party. He leveraged both wide angle lenses capturing the whole space and portrait shots with smooth bokeh. We were impressed with the images we were left with, and would work with Eric again.

Kathryn K.

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Eric produced a very professional looking portrait photograph for me. He took the time to understand what I was looking for and was meticulous in adjusting the lighting and the angle to get the right shot. I appreciated his attention to detail, responsiveness, and prompt delivery. Thanks, Eric!

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  • 72 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 1 hours
  • Emeryville, CA

Jeffrey R.

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I spent a day shooting photos with Cheshire and had a terrific time. We did a mixture of portrait and full-body shots in a variety of outdoor locations around the East Bay, with a few changes of clothing. Cheshire was very friendly and an absolute pleasure to work with. Best of all, I loved how the photos turned out. They are attractive, presenting me authentically and in my best light. Additionally, Cheshire's rates are good for the quality he offers. I hope to work with Cheshire again in the future!

Nancy C.

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We put on corporate events in cities across the country and having high-quality photos is critical to our business. For the past two years we've had the pleasure of working with Cheshire on several occasions and he's by far one of the best photographers we've worked with. We are most impressed with his ability to capture the spirit and energy of our events with great attention to detail. We have no doubt that you'll have a great experience working with Cheshire!

Ernestine S.

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Cheshire took my headshots and some portrait shots of me and I really enjoyed the entire proces. Right off the bat, he asked if I had any music I wanted to plug in. Also he is very fast with replying to emails and helping you prepare. I felt very comfortable during the shoot. I havnt gotten my pictures yet but I'm positive that they will be great because he sent me some samples. He really knows his stuff. :)

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  • 10 years in business
  • 78 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 50 min

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!

Carol S.

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Steve is really a talent photographer! He took amazing pictures for my family. He is also nice and patient to my 20-month-old daughter. If you are searching for beautiful personal portrait and family picture, then contact him :)

Devin D.

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Shot our family portrait and very good experience!

  • 9 years in business
  • 57 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 3 min

Debbie M.

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It is a pleasure to "Highly Recommend" the SHEW DESIGN STUDIO for any of your photographic needs. Mr. Shew is a personable and extremely professional photographer. I have seen many examples of his creative talents, from portraits to landscapes , sporting events, dance recitals, and special celebrations. My son and I did a Mother's Day portrait together. Each picture portrayed the essence of my son's personality and our closeness and love. His work is flawless and very reasonable for the quality of his work. Our school faculty retained Mr. Shew to help create a school-wide video to present at a regional conference for an award ceremony. He photographed teachers, the school environment, set up interviews, and children of our school involved in curriculum, choreographing it all to music. It was outstanding! Mr. Shew has made many video collages for our school and my classes . He created a Kindergarten graduation video for all the parents developing an unbelievable collection of the entire year with each child talking and participating in projects that he photographed all year long. His work is absolutely magical!

An C.

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Dennis is the most creative, artistic and nice photographer you will ever work with. Each one of his photos are a piece of art that you will treasure forever. He has a true talent that rarely exists in photographers, he can bring out the best in any format photo--dance portraits, family shots and professional pictures. The only hard part is choosing which photos you like best. He is so easy to work with and works day and night to get your order done right and on time. He is awesome!

Steve F.

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Dennis is the consummate pro. I needed a headshot for my web site and saw that he was a leading member of Peter Hurley's Headshot Crew, a worldwide team of the best headshot photographers. Then it was a no brainer. He lived up to his reputation and got me some great headshots for a fair price. Had some fun too. I recommend him without hesitation.

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  • 7 years in business
  • 53 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 1 hours

Maria E.

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I hired Nicholas to film my Hindu wedding on a Sunday morning at Livermore two months ago. He was punctual and professional, ready with all his equipment in tow. Since there's no rehearsal for a Hindu wedding, I myself wasn't sure where he needs to stand or even go, but Nicholas was able to figure it out once in the event hall. After two weeks, we received the hard drive that held all the raw, unedited footage which is what I wanted and downloaded it onto our external drive. This took awhile for my husband and I to do, but Nicholas was extremely patient with us and reassured me it was okay to take our time. Once every clip was downloaded, my husband and I watched the unedited footage and relived our wedding day through Nicholas' eyes and filming, and it brings tears to our eyes to see the close-up of our expressions, the traditional clothing we wore, and marriage items on the stage. Nicholas also surprised us with still photos of our day even if he wasn't our paid photographer. In addition, the email and texting communication between Nicholas from start to end was prompt, and he was enthusiastic about filming his first Hindu wedding. I am also grateful that Nicholas worked within our budget and stayed the entire day from 9-2pm; he works for the passion of filming, and the money is secondary and I appreciated that commitment. He simply wants everything to be perfect for the bride and groom, and stress-free which it was. I would highly recommend future customers to hire Nicholas to film their special milestones in their lives.

Apoorva S.

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Nic came ahead of time on the day of the event. He coordinated well with the photographer. We hired him for the raw footage of the event and highlights video. He was very responsive over email, and provided raw footage of the event within a week. Highlight video contained well selected scenes.

Amy J.

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

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  • 2 years in business
  • 58 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 1 hours

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!

Diana G.

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We had a family photo shoot with Alex and we couldn't be happier! He was very professional and made our photo shoot a comfortable and fun experience. He had a lot of great ideas and he took a lot of photos of which I'm sure we will find ones we love! I highly recommend Alex not only for his photo creativity and professionalism but also for value! You will not find another photographer in the Bay Area for such a great price. You will not regret having Alex take your photos and I know we will definitely hire him again.

Hermie S.

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Alex and his wife took some family portraits in a park. He has an exeptional instincts on how to have us pose and framing shots. He also edit the photos and they all came out great. I can highly recommend Alex.

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Jonny Rios

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  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 1 min
  • San Francisco, CA

Thumbtack Customer

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Jonny was hired for our annual company event. He was very responsive, professional, and arrived on time at the event. The quality of his pictures were great. We appreciated the details of his contract and, overall, he is a great guy and has great energy. At the event, some of his equipment didn’t work and he didn’t bring backup. Since he had to go home and get backup he missed a good part of the event and this affected the amount of pictures taken. The end result of pictures for 4hrs of work produced only 150 pictures. Our own team took a significantly larger amount of pictures documenting our event, over 400.

Julia B.

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Jonny was incredibly professional and easy-going. He got along perfectly at our party with all the guests and took a combination of candid and posed photos at guests' requests. The online files were ready quickly and he was very pleasant to work with throughout the process.

Jasmin B.

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Jonny is a great photographer. Very prompt and pays attention to detail. Catches candid photos and we will continue to hire him for our events. He got 3 events done for us in 9 days!!!

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  • 4 years in business
  • 38 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 20 min

Beth S.

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I hired Jason to photograph a 50th wedding anniversary party and the process couldn’t have been easier. Jason was quick to send a quote/samples of his work and answer any questions I had. He showed up on time and was very professional. The party was Sunday afternoon and by Wednesday morning I had access to all the photos he took. Once I finish going through them and let him know which we choose he will do any touch-up necessary and get them back to me. His pricing was very reasonable, the pictures look great, and his service professional. I wasn’t sure if we should hire a photographer but am so glad we did; the photos will provide a wonderful memory of a wonderful celebration Thank you Jason!

Jasmine M.

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Very creative photographer, I told him the shot I imagined and his shot is beyond my imagination. Very recommended!

Steve B.

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Spectacular pictures. Absolutely my favorite photographer that I have hired from Thumbtack. Highly recommended!

  • 1 year in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 2 min

Krystle B.

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Stefan is truly one of the greatest photographers we have ever met! He is always on time, punctual, very professional and friendly as well as easy going. The quality of this work is exceptional and we are very happy to have Stefan for our go to photographer for all of our future projects. Go Stefan!!!

Roberto S.

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One of the best experiences when it comes to photography. Stefan was punctual, respectful, and had great communication. I've never felt more comfortable taking pics with a photographer. I would recommend his services a thousand times over! Thank you again for the headshots!

Kara Y.

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Stefan was an awesome amazing photographer for our non-profit event. He was also very affordable! The images were 10X better than previous photographers we have used as well and again far better pricing. We will definitely use him again for an event.

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