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Island Style Images
4.9
from 69 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 114 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Joelle U.
Verified review

We began using Joanne as our family photographer when our son was 6 months old (in Hawaii)…and I'm so happy we did!!! She's help capture his precious infant/toddler years in her Watch Me Grow & Watch Me Grow Some More package…which we all LOVE looking through now that he's almost 6 years old. Joanne is AMAZING with infants & toddlers! She's patient and sweet, and kids love her! We've even used her as our photographer for our preschool…and the images were incredible! Our favorite photo session with her was a couple of months ago at Disneyland! She captured the essence of our favorite times at the place "where dreams come true."

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1Man1Woman Designs
5.0
from 47 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 68 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
JO R.
Verified review

From my first inquiry about the project to delivering our finished photos, I found Jessica to be a true first-class professional. Even my skeptical husband (who didn't think we needed professional photographers for a family shoot) was blown away with the photos and my entire family of 5 truly feel that we hit the "photographer jackpot" when we found Jessica and Bobby. Thank you for listening to our needs and for making us feel very comfortable during the shoots at Sunset Cliffs. My children loved the time you both spent with them and how you added some special creative magic to make some playful pictures for us. We really appreciate how you were also so responsive after the shoot, and for delivering our photos within a 3 day turnaround. We are definitely enjoying digitally viewing our family and individual photos now, but the hard part is selecting which photos of the many we all love to be "printed or framed." Bottom line, we are confident Jessica and Bobby will also exceed your expectations like they did ours. Your overall experience will be nothing short of remarkable.

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  • 1 year in business
  • 62 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Obie I.
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Heather did such a wonderful job during my photo shoot. Before the shoot she helped me prepare very well by creating a Pinterest board for potential looks and conference calls to discuss parking, location, hair and what type of makeup will look best in the pictures. During the shoot she was very friendly, punctual, and made me feel at ease while taking the pictures. She was very professional, outgoing, friendly, and made sure I got the best shots. After the photoshoot, I was very surprised how quickly Heather uploaded the photos, she also kept me updated the entire process. Everyone who saw Heather "in action" was very impressed and now want to book her! If you want quality service, photos, and a great photographer, please book Heather! Thank you again Heather, for such a great photoshoot and making my birthday special!

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Elena U. Photography
5.0
from 41 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 41 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Alexander M.
Verified review

We had vacation in Souther California and hired Elena for a family photoshoot. She did great portrait photos of our family and we love the outcome. We even was able to print those pictures and hang it in our living room. I would recommend her to anyone who looking for great family photos.

Top Pro
  • 28 years in business
  • 67 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Laura M.
Verified review

5⭐️ experience. Hired Gabriel for a family portrait while vacationing in San Diego. We love our portraits and the experience was great. Thank you!!

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Wasio faces
5.0
from 26 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 22 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Terres G.
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I needed some professional photos for my LinkedIn account and WASIO photography was the perfect place. Sasha and Yaneck are two very talented photographers. I felt their humble presence created such an inviting atmosphere which made it easy and comfortable to be in front of the camera. Both of these photographers really take time to capture their client's personality. I appreciated their attention to detail; they understood that the smallest of details such as the position of a hand can improve the overall photo. I was very impressed with the level of skill and concentration that went into each photo. I really enjoyed my experience with WASIO photography and I know you will too.

Debora Barreto Photography
5.0
from 25 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 25 hires on Thumbtack
Noemy G.
Verified review

Debora is an amazing and talented photographer. She photographed our elopement. She was very friendly and professional. My partner and I were nervous for our big day but she helped made us feel comfortable and at ease while having fun. She's so creative and captured so many beautiful moments. We couldn't be happier with the end results. She is also affordable which also helped a lot as we were on a budget. We would highly recommend her. Thank you again Debora!

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Gleimlight Photography
5.0
from 21 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 25 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Jessica C.
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Great experience with Gleimlight! They took beautiful photos of my newborn, and they were very flexible, and worked well with my baby.

Crosthwaite Photography
5.0
from 14 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Aimee P.
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My husband and I worked with Ryan Crosthwaite photography for our maternity photos. The photographer was very professional & personable and knew which locations would be most suitable for an optimal setting. We appreciated his charisma and thoughtfulness throughout the entire session!

Lacey Khiev Photography
5.0
from 12 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
Joanna B.
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We found Lacey when we were looking for someone to take pictures for our family to celebrate my mom’s 70th. We are from out of town so we were a little nervous about choosing the right photographer, but everything went better than we imagined. Lacey was very patient and friendly and her pictures are the best ones that my family and I have ever taken. I’ve attached a few. She was able to capture everyone’s personalities perfectly! Thank you Lacey!!

Angelika's Photography
4.8
from 12 reviews
  • 17 years in business
  • 26 hires on Thumbtack
Tabitha S.
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Super professional and an amazing photographer. -mother of the bride

Art by Joni Conner
4.7
from 12 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Joanna L.
Verified review

I have been a client of Joni’s twice! The first time she did our family portraits at Balboa Park and with my then two-year-old son running around and not sitting still (once), she was able to capture many smiling portraits and adorable candids. She was not afraid to get on the floor and in tight spaces to ensure she got great photos of my little one! Second time she did solo photos of my son in and around our home. Joni is very accommodating and has lots of patience when it comes to photographing little ones. She’s also got experience on how to get them to interact with her so they are always looking at the camera! She even was kind enough to take portraits of our Australian cattle mix dog and chihuahua! The dog portraits came out great. Joni is always there to make her clients feel important and she ensures the work is of the highest quality.

Alan Crosthwaite Photography
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Patrick M.
Verified review

Alan is a consummate professional and regards every client as unique. You tell him what you want or need your portrait for and he "designs" the photos positioning for that requirement. An excellent eye, top-notch equipment, at a fair price. Highly recommended.

Megan Leigh Photography
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 20 hires on Thumbtack
Heather S.
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Megan captures beautiful pictures that you will cherish forever! She is so sweet and easy to work with. We had her do our maternity pictures at Old Poway Park and our newborn pictures for our second baby at her adorable studio in Fallbrook. We only wish we had found her for our first baby as well! Our 2 year old daughter was in some of the maternity and newborn pictures as well, and Megan was able to capture amazing shots of her too, which isn't always easy since she is quick and always on the go. Megan has beautiful outdoor locations that you can choose from to have your pictures taken, and her studio has the cutest props and backdrops to use for newborn pictures! We adore the newborn pictures she captured of our baby boy and love showing them off to our family and friends! You definitely won't regret choosing Megan for your photography needs! We can't wait to use her in the future!

CBui Photos
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Mackenzie W.
Verified review

Chris is one of the most professional photographers. Very personable and experienced. I needed my engagement photos urgently and he was very quick with sending me photos when I needed them. Will definitely book a session with Chris again.

  • 19 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Brandi R.
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..My complete photography experience with 15th Street Photography from beginning to end was exceptional! I put alot of time into interviewing photographers and reviewing their photo work when it came to my daughters baby pictures as I wanted to find great photography work and also a personality of outgoing openness in someone that loved their work. After seeing Monica's photo work I was greatly impressed and after communicating with her via email and phone I knew I had found the one. Right from the start Monica went above and beyond to find the perfect location, going to different places to check for the right sunlight, if the grass was nice, etc. The day of our photo session I was so impressed with the time she had spent to prepare for our session, the props and ideas she came up with were excellent! I can't say enough great things about Monica's photo work but I will try. I was blown away when I received the images of my daugher. Monica knows her stuff and loooves what she does and it completely is displayed in her end product. Thanks so much Monica for the wonderful experience and caring to make my visions come to life!

Matin Nazari Photography
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Olumide G.
Verified review

Matin in exceptional photographer and photo editor I’ve worked with over the last years across various genres of photography. From commercial real estate to beautiful portraits his expertise is quakes formidable. His attention to detail is flawless and I would recommend him wholeheartedly to anyone looking for the highest quality of work and professionalism.

Scott Carmella Photography
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Jill J.
Verified review

Scott has done numerous photo shoots for me of my artwork and also portrait work/headshots for promotional purposes. The quality of his work is always amazing and he's very reasonably priced. At request, he provided multiple file formats and sizes. He also shot a top-notch promotional video about me and my artwork - filmed, edited, transitions, music, the whole deal. It is amazing in terms of technical quality and editorial content. I can't recommend him highly enough!

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Eric Scire
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Big H.
Verified review

I hired Eric to take portraits/headshots. His outdoor, natural light photography aesthetic is really natural, cool, and conveys individuality and genuineness. Working with him was easy, fast, and professional. I will definitely recommend him to other San Diego based individuals looking for beautiful shots.

Selah Photography

New To Thumbtack

    About

    I'm a San Diego based on-location, natural-light portrait and event photographer. I have always had a passion for photography and love capturing moments in a candid and photojournalistic style that is all my own. I have a special passion for children's photography and military homecomings, but am available for all kinds of events and portraits. I especially tend towards a lifestyle type of photo session when doing portraits, so be prepared to come hang out, relax and have fun while I shoot away! I look forward to each and every session, and put my heart and passion into each photo; I hope it shows as Selah means: to pause, ponder or reflect. Blessings, and thank you for contacting me! I am available in SoCal.

    • 5 years in business
    About

    I am a San Diego-based portrait photographer specializing in women's portraiture and head shots. I also work with small businesses to create visuals to help build a strong brand.

    Q & A

    Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

    Where is the best place to take baby pictures?

    Baby pictures are among the most popular types of portrait photography, and most newborn photographers are well versed in the best places to take baby pictures in their local areas. Some newborn photographers will come to the hospital to shoot the baby within a day or two of birth, while others have set up their studios to accommodate the needs of infants. Some parents prefer to have the newborn photographer come to their home or travel to a favorite park or other outdoor location. Like any portrait photography, the best place to take baby pictures is the place you like best and that will yield the types of photos you want of your baby, whether that’s posed and carefully lit studio portraits or spontaneous, casual photos at home. Work with a local newborn photographer to find a safe, calm location with great lighting and some privacy for your family.

    How much does baby photography cost?

    Portrait photography provides parents with lasting images of the first whirlwind months of a newborn’s life. The cost varies based on several factors, including the length and location of the session, the number of photos provided, and the amount of editing and retouching the photographer does. The national average cost for baby photos is $150-$200. Some baby photographers charge by the number of photos provided, typically ranging from an average of $299 for 20 high-resolution edited photos, to an average of $399 for 35 photos, to $499 for all of the images taken in a single session. Props and location affect the cost, too; an elaborate studio shoot with props and professional lighting may increase the cost to $600-$700 for 20-50 photos. Adding a second location or asking the photographer to travel can add $70-$250 to the cost of the session. Photographers may also charge extra fees for providing additional photos and DVDs, scheduling weekend sessions, and shooting siblings. Expect to pay at least a $50 deposit when you book a portrait photography session.

    When should you take newborn photos?

    Few styles of portrait photography are as tricky as newborn photos — the unpredictable infant is always in charge! The best way to ensure a successful photo shoot is to work with a local newborn photographer within the first two weeks of the baby’s life. Some photographers even work with hospitals to offer newborn sessions within a day of the baby’s birth. But newborn photographers usually recommend scheduling a shoot during the baby’s first two weeks of life, while the baby is still sleepy and relatively cooperative, especially for posed or studio shots. During this time, babies are easier to swaddle in blankets and dress in hats or headbands, and, because they often nap or nurse, can be staged with various props or be cuddled by their parents. For casual photos, most newborn photographers recommend shooting within the first six weeks of a baby’s life. Lifestyle portrait photography is more flexible and doesn’t require the baby to cooperate with multiple poses or props.

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    Need a Portrait Photographer

    San Diego, CA

    • Photo type
      Solo portrait, Modeling headshot, Other (fitness modeling portfolio)
    • Photoshoot location
      Photo studio, Outdoors, As recommended, I'm not sure yet
    • What style of portrait photography are you interested in?
      Artistic (focus on composition, lighting), Natural/Environmental (photographed in an outdoor setting)
    • Photo products
      I'm not sure
    • Details
      Nike wanted me to sign a contract before I went to college but decided toplay NCAA sports instead and you are not allowed to do both! Now that I am done with sports, I would like to see if I am able to again
    • $240
      Average price

    Need Portrait Photographer

    San Diego, CA

    • Photo type
      Solo portrait
    • Photoshoot location
      Outdoors, Home, As recommended
    • What style of portrait photography are you interested in?
      Candid (captured in the moment), High fashion (highlights style)
    • Photo products
      Online or digital proofs and prints
    • Details
      Getting this pics for my online profiles
    • $219
      Average price

    Need a Newborn Portrait Photographer

    San Diego, CA

    • Newborn photo shoot location
      Hospital
    • Newborn portrait style
      Candid (captured in the moment), Artistic (focused on composition, lighting), Other (Ill have some ideas pulled from pinterest :))
    • Photo products
      I'm not sure
    • Total budget for photographer's services and images
      $100-$200
    • Details
      I dont need a full photoshoot, just someone to capture a few good quality photos of this amazing experience.
    • $150.2
      Average price
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