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  • 28 years in business
  • 66 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 1 hours

Iriana R.

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We hired Gabriel Hernandez for our wedding. After talking to other photographers I decided to hire him because is a person easy to talk to, gives good ideas of what places are good to take the pictures. I was concern about the time and if the pictures of the ceremony would come out nice because it was in the afternoon, he help out taking the necessary equipment. He was on time for our first meeting and we talk about our expectations, he made things much easier for us. For our wedding he got there early, he took very nice pictures before, during and after. We felt very confortable with his service, he is very helpful and easy to work with.

Steven M.

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We did a photo shoot for 3 family members. I was a little worried because it had rained and continued to sprinkle during the shoot. I thought about cancelling, but Gabriel assured me that all would be fine because he has worked in the rain before. I cannot tell you what fun we had. He made the entire experience like a little party!! It was extra special because his family was there to help him. We don't have the photos yet, but I am sure the will be fine. Gabriel used traditional shots as well creative and fun things. He's full of great suggestions. You won't be disappointed.

Grace J.

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On time, creative pics and loved that the photographer took charge of situations

  • 2 years in business
  • 46 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 18 min

Judeanne R.

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We got Susan to do cover our wedding. She was so accommodating and was one of the first to reply on my Thumbtack inquiry. Not only are her rates very competitive the quality of her work exceeds expectations! She and her fiance have an eye for detail and you can really see it when they work. They never rush you and it never felt like "oh lets get to over with". She always takes her time and looks for the best angles. On our first meeting my husband and I knew we booked the right photographer (this was roughly a month before our wedding! talk about short notice). I have nothing but good things to say about our experience. She even was gracious enough to say yes to some last minute location changes. Another thing was her patience! - We had to have all our vendors vetted since our wedding was inside a Naval base - and on such short notice she was able to accomplish all the nitty gritty paper work. It was quite a hassle on her end but was so nice about it. So thank you Suzy! Her bubbly and friendly demeanor would put you at ease, and it does help if you're getting married! lol. We highly recommend her I would give 6 stars if I could! :D we're so happy with the teaser shots she sent us we can't wait to see more photos.

Rhonda S.

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This sweet and enthusiastic photographer was the best! She was interested in what kind of photos I wanted and listened to my ideas and then upon all of the pre-planning to meet my needs she came to the shoot with a creative energy that was inspiring. You can tell she loves what she does. She goes above and beyond to give the best experience and the best of photos for her clients. All good in all areas! I give this wonderful photographer my highest and most enthusiastic recommendation! Awesome experience! The most beautiful photo's! Can't wait for the opportunity to meet with her for another fun photo shoot!

Kayley C.

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I had a great time shooting with Susan! She made me feel comfortable and I had fun during the session. She does amazing work, listens to what you want and has the best ideas to get the right shots. She also does amazing portraits with natural lighting. I got sneak peaks within 24 hours and got all my editing pictures back within days of shooting, I couldn't believe how fast it was! I definitely recommend her for any type of photography session.

TOP PRO
  • 21 years in business
  • 46 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 1 hours

Dave O.

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We needed a product photographer,which is a big enough challenge by itself. But we ALSO needed an ART GLASS product photographer for our new e-commerce website. There are not many of those around. We needed approximately 1200 pix and they all needed to be perfect. Clay came in after the first photographer self-destructed. He brought in a totally professional attitude and an experienced artistic ability that really added a creative artistic facet to the job. Being artists ourselves we were very pleasantly suprised by the added creative abilities that Clay brings to our work. I can tell you that his photography makes our Art Glass look BETTER than real life and that never happens!

Samantha P.

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More than Outstanding! Very talented and professional photographer. Clay is a very driven and passionate man who works in a timely manner! He provides lots of creative ideas and has a special eye that somehow combines creative and professional, perfectly. Clay and his assistant came to shoot a commercial industry shoot. He was very time efficient, talented and most of all an enjoyable photographer to have around! 10 stars!

Mary M.

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Clay was very professional, creative, made great suggestions, and provided photographs that really stood out for us.

TOP PRO
  • 2 years in business
  • 47 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 8 min

Kayla G.

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Laura was WONDERFUL! I could not have asked for a better photographer for my beautiful outdoor wedding. She was available last minute and for a great price. She captured every moment of that special day. From me getting ready to the night ending with everyone celebrating, she took so many beautiful pictures. Laura worked very well with us and was very genuine and sweet. She cares about making sure she gets as many great pictures as she can in the amount of time she has. I would definitely recommend her to others.

Kim S.

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We had Laura do our wedding photos and she did an amazing job! She definitely has a photographer eye and knows the best place to take a photo. She helped set up each shot - making sure we were centered in the shot, that we had not shadows on our face, that our hair looked good. She pays attention to all of the details! I would definitely recommend Laura to anyone looking for a photographer for any occasion.

Jessica B.

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The best experience I’ve had using a professional photographer. Laura was so easy to work with and I truly felt like she captured some amazing photos of my family.

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Paloart

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  • 5 years in business
  • 38 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 30 min

Michal D.

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Palo and Alex were our wedding videographers and put together an amazing edit! It was super easy working with them leading up to our big day and the day-of. They're fun people and got along well with our photographers and other vendors. We received our deliverables ( + raw footage) within reasonable amount of times. HIGHLY recommend them for any wedding. Your wedding day really is a blur, and we were more than happy with our decision to go with Palo to capture all the feels of the day/night.

Darlene E.

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He was very professional and coordinated well with the photographers. He arrived early to capture the bridal parties getting ready and stayed throughout the evening until the reception was almost over. We are excited to see the beauty he captured of our special day!

Anna K.

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He is a very professional and clever photographer with a sense of humor. He has good ideas and can beautify the moment.

  • Response time: 2 min
  • San Diego, CA

Jill J.

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Good to Work With !!

TOP PRO
  • 12 years in business
  • 20 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 4 hours

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.

Monzelle D.

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I had an awesome overall experience with Wasio faces! Sasha and Yaneck are wonderful and really made my first experience getting headshots taken a fun and professional one! They made me feel so comfortable and at home as well. If you are looking for professional photographers either for weddings, headshots or any other event, I highly recommend Wasio!

Sashani N.

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Some of the absolute best photographers I've ever worked with. Yaneck and Sasha not only take breathtaking photographs, but are also super fun to work with. If there were more stars ✨ I would add them. Thank you for being great at your craft, and such fantastic professionals. We are truly fans! ❤️ - Sashani and Jason.

  • 6 years in business
  • Response time: 3 min
  • San Diego, CA

Ron M.

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Deborah has a keen sense of what makes a great photo and has the ability to capture those unforgettable moments, even the ones you never saw happen. She took action shots of my son during his beach volleyball tournament and they were amazing. I used to think I could take a pretty good picture with my phone, now I know what a huge difference a professional photographer makes. I would highly recommend her if you need some professional and amazing pics! We also had her take my daughters graduation announcement photos and they were outstanding. She really knows how to get that perfect shot!

Brandy C.

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Deborah is creative and pays close attention to detail. And, she is fun to work with. Recently, I dressed up for a Halloween costume contest and she took photos of me. We played around with the lighting and the results were amazing! I would highly recommend you use her for your next photo opportunity!

Mary R.

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Deborah is a wonderful photographer. Whether it is a landscape, an event or a portrait, she is able to capture the moment and the true nature of her subjects. I have Deborah's work hanging in my home and truly appreciate her talent.

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

Felina P.

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My husband and I are so lucky to have found Mike and Sofia of You+Me/R3 Films to shoot our wedding video. Not only are they the most fun people ever, they are also super good at what they do! I was never comfortable being in front of the camera and I always thought it was super awkward kissing in front of strangers but our meeting with them prior to the event definitely put me at ease. They made us feel like we were long-time friends. And even if I still felt nervous in front of the camera the day of, they work so seamlessly that I sometimes forgot they were even there documenting the whole thing. They are true professionals, making sure to coordinate with other photographers and vendors to ensure the best cinematography possible; they sat with us to discuss their vision of our video based on our personality; they scoured the venue looking for the best backdrop; they use top of the line equipment so you know you're getting the best quality film; they had their own microphone so the video will have quality audio and not muffled sounds; they were on time --early actually which was awesome; they are priced so much more reasonably than other videographers out there without skimping on the outcome. Basically, if you want the best experience with your videographers on one of the most important days of your life, you will not go wrong with choosing Mike and Sofia. There's no one better!

Candace H.

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Mike and Sofia did our son's wedding a few days ago at the Villa in San Juan. They took the extra time to take them to the Mission to get more footage. Our photographer with over 30 years shooting weddings said they were one of the most professional teams she had ever worked with and everyone at the wedding loved them. You already know this video will be done with the eyes of artists. I wish I could give them 10 stars!

Rebecca K.

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Mike and Sofia were phenomenal! Truly there are not words to describe how incredible they were before, on, and after our big day! They are creative, kind, fun, professional and incredible at what they do! They were more than just a cinematographer team! My husband and I would recommend them in a heartbeat. Trust us you will be forever grateful, they truly are amazing!

TOP PRO
  • 3 years in business
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 8 min

Niraj J.

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Elena was truly amazing to work with - I had kind of a particular engagement plan that had a lot of moving pieces but she was totally upbeat and willing to go along. She totally kept a surprise from my fiance who didnt realize that we were in an engagement session. Additionally, the photographs were really great and Elena did a good job of getting the finished photos back to me very quickly. I liked all of the natural light that we used in our pictures and she really did capture the candid moments very well. Highly highly recommend Elena to anyone looking for a photographer and hope to work with her another time I am in San Diego :)

Gaby K.

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Elaina was a pleasure to work with. She created a very calm and relaxed atmosphere. Had some really creative ideas to snap the cutest pics of our newborn son. Really enjoyed ourselves during this process. Highly recommended! Ps Her lighting was impeccable! Kelly family

Michael M.

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Elena is a great photographer! Had a great experience.

TOP PRO
  • 3 years in business
  • 20 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 39 min

Micha B.

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He did a wonderful job. He even brought along with him an additional photograph at no charge to make sure that the lighting and everything was perfect for my products. I highly recommend him for any business that needs to have their products showcased a's well as any family photography. The pictures of the girls came out amazing and he even took home certain items I needed to be shot in the studio his fees are very reasonable and he is very nice and has very creative ideas. I would recommend him more than other people that I've worked with I highly suggest hiring him for any photography needs

Thumbtack Customer

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Great job! Lucas is very good photographer. Will get him again next time👍 Sharon

Brittany R.

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Lucas is great, highly recommended for packaging and retail photography.

  • 3 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 1 min

Jordan S.

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We had so much fun during our engagement photo shoot with Kelly and the girls! In addition to being courteous and friendly, the ladies all have a great eye for detail and are extremely knowledgable. They really know how to leverage their creativity and technical skills to get stunning images. Our photos came out beautifully just as the ladies took them and required no editing whatsoever. Thanks for the great experience and magical photos, Kufatography!!

Kylene N.

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We did a family photo shoot for my parent's anniversary and Kelly and her girls were so great to work with! They scoped out locations in advance which made it very helpful since I am not local. They were very accommodating and by the end of the evening, we were able to look at the photos as a family!

Andy C.

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The Kufa's took my senior and prom pictures and they were awesome! They really know how to create good lighting and the quality of the photos is exceptional. I would definitely use them again for any pictures I need taken in the future and recommend that you do as well!

TOP PRO
  • 8 years in business
  • 23 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 18 min

Chloe M.

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I hired Urreola Film Weddings for my wedding that took place on March 5, 2016. I hired Raul and Christie for their true love package that included both photos and video. I have to say that booking them was one of the best decisions I made for my wedding day. They, first of all are very professional and very considerate to mine and my husbands needs. They captured every moment I could have possibly wanted and more! I wasn't aware of how much of the day I missed until I received my photos and video.(which I got in less than a month!)They also made my bridal party feel comfortable in front of the camera as well as my guests. Raul is hilarious! He definitely got us laughing which made the footage look so great! Christie is really a really sweet and fun person! I love having her there to capture all of the intimate parts as well as the details. I am so happy that they were there so make my day complete and now my husband and I have something to look back on and cherish for the rest of our lives.

Cindy R.

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Christie and Raul did an amazing job photographing my son's birthday party. They were a pleasure to have at our party and made everyone feel at ease having their picture taken. They captured so many amazing shots for us. I'm usually the one taking pictures so I loved that I could spend time with my family and enjoy the moment while they took pictures. I will definitely be using them again and would highly recommend them to anyone looking for photographers for an event.

Nicole W.

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I was so impressed with the Urreola team at my wedding! Christie seemed more like a friend helping me out than just a photographer taking my pictures. I can't wait for an excuse to recommend them or work with them again!

TOP PRO
  • 6 years in business
  • 25 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 2 hours

Marie B.

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Thank you Heather. You had been so kind. Heather showed up on time and went above and beyond to help us with the setting. She gave us relieve by taking charge and making everyone so comfortable with the camera. We were not an easy crowd, my now husband hate picture time, but she was very professional and very courteous with all, making our wedding event very special. We are now waiting for the final result in 2-3 weeks. We can't wait to have the result. We recommend her highly and we definitely will call her again for ANY our future event. (Of course, we will write a 2nd review based on the result. We are confident that pictures will capture the happiness of the event. Currently we are very pleased with our choice to pick heather as our wedding.

Savannah S.

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If there were more stars on here I would give Heather all the stars!! She is by far the most amazing photographer I've been blessed to have shoot for me. She made my wedding day come to life in photos to remember for the rest of my life. She brought me to tears with the candid photos and impressed me even more with the quality of the photos overall. I would recommend her to anyone and everyone for all photo needs!! I hope to have her do our life events in the future!!

K. H.

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Heather was wonderful as our photographer for our engagement photos and for our wedding! Would definitely recommend her!

  • 21 years in business
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 4 min

Cristina D.

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Guy was amazing! He made sure to always answer my calls and questions and went above and beyond to make sure I was satisfied with the service he provided! Everyone at the party had an amazing time! The quality of the pictures energy of the attendants and guy was amazing ! I'll be recommending him from here on out!

Gary W.

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Excellent service! The photo booth was a blast. Guy and his attendant both setup and handled the booth all evening. The guest loved the props and the 4x6 pics. If you are shopping for a photographer or a photo booth, look no more. Guy is your guy!! Thanks for everything!!!!

Kim G.

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Highly recommend! I chose PPI over others since he also took candid photos of the event as well and we all had digital access to all of the pictures! Will definitely use again!

  • 6 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 11 min

Mekaila M.

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Wow! Absolutely incredible! I would definitely recommend Harmony, she is such an incredible photographer! My fiance and I did an engagement photo shoot with her and we were very impressed. She was very personal and down to earth. She allowed us to have fun and just be ourselves, the majority of our photos were candid and made the photos so much better instead of having awkward stiff poses. Her eye for detail is spectacular! She knows the best angles and lighting which is key in photography. Not to mention, her editing skills are impeccable. Her creativity was amazing and you can tell that she was meant to be a photographer! I am beyond impressed and so glad we had Harmony take our photos! So, if you are looking for an incredible photographer for a great rate and to have amazing photos that you will smile back on, I highly recommend Harmony!

Hana B.

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Harmony is by far the best photographer I've worked with! With her charismatic personality, I felt very relaxed, I even forgot there was a camera separating us! She has a creative eye and always comes up with the best shots, angles, background, and poses. I liked how she had a mix of formal and creative poses. There wasn't a dull moment during the shoot. She edited my photos so quickly and they came out even better than I had imagined! Even before the photo shoot, she had excellent communication with me, was always responsive to my concerns, and prepared me well for the photo shoot. Harmony is very genuine and is very passionate about her photography, which shows in her work. I will definitely use her in the future and highly recommend hiring her!

Jessica Y.

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Harmony is awesome!!! I wish we had known about Harmony's photography services when we got married two years ago because we would have definitely hired her!!! We used her photo services for a maternity shoot and the results were spectacular!! Harmony has such a creative eye and gets some amazing shots!! She is beyond professional and you can tell she puts a lot of time and effort into preparing for her shoots!! Aside from getting great shots she is great to work with and very personable and you can tell she loves what she does!!! I highly recommend Harmony if you are looking for a great photographer for weddings, maternity or whatever family event you have going on!! I promise, You won't be sorry!!

  • 7 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 1 min

Alison H.

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Alex was the best type of event photographer. He was able to capture great images without being a distracting presence. He also sough out unique angles and action shots, so it wasn't just "party pix." He was very pleasant to work with and responsive by email. I'd definitely work with him again.

Laraine H.

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Alex did a wonderful job capturing the details and emotion during my 88-year-old father’s ‘Wish of A Lifetime’ plane flight. He was great to work with and the photos taken on the ground and in the air are outstanding. We can’t thank Alex enough for helping us to preserve this amazing event.

Jenne T.

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Alex was professional; he was able to send us our photos very quickly; and the photos were excellent quality. We'd happily work with him again.

  • 1 year in business
  • Response time: 7 min
  • San Diego, CA

Thega-Alem B.

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Nic has been an amazing photography go work with. I've had a couple of photo shoots with her and she can really execute. I was pleased with her professionalism, responsiveness, and the work quality. She also makes it very comfortable to take the photos. I tend to get a bit shy in front of a camera and don't ever really know what to do, but Nic makes it feel as if I'm just having a conversation with her and I find myself just being myself without the pressure of having to pose to get the best photos. She has an eye for this and I'm always surprised when I see the results. Everyone has their own comfort levels in front of the camera and I think it's pretty amazing that she can meet people where they are and produce stunning work. Simply amazing experience with Nic!

Ivy N.

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Nic was simply amazing. She’s passionate about what she’s doing and her work reflects it. I really enjoyed not just my shoot with her but also Nic as a person. Not only is she professional and helpful, she’s also extremely personable. She made the shoot fun and enjoyable. It never felt awkward or uncomfortable. She listened to what I wanted and was able to turn my vision into reality.Also, you don’t have to worry about waiting weeks for your photos, Nic got me my edited photos within a day!! Nic truly is a hardworking, accommodating and talented photographer; I really enjoyed working with her and would definitely recommend her to anyone and everyone.

Anthony A.

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Nicole was very professional throughout the shoot. Her creative perspective easily shines through into her photographs, and I would recommend her to anybody looking for some sweet photos.

  • 3 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 1 hours

Gabi G.

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Heena is awesome! We had an engagement photo session with her and it was great. She answered every question per text and she was on time. Very friendly and lovely. She had great ideas, very creative. The photo shoot was so much fun! Even my fiancé was very relaxed. Can't wait to see the pictures.

Dominique H.

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Heena is a great and friendly photographer. She is very professional and has a good eye for detail. My sister and I enjoyed our photo shoot with her because she made us feel at home.

Angela P.

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Heena is a delight and really enjoyed my photo shoot with her! She is very creative and professional!

  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 5 min
  • Santee, CA

Vonny S.

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Glenn Tjang helped us with our family pictures (indoor and outdoor) and we truly enjoyed working with him. Before each sessions, he would make sure to gather information about his client(s), to write notes on our goals and expectations, and to excecute them. I love the fact that he is always open for suggestions and able to adjust with our schedule easily. As parents with 2 young children, I know how challenging it is for a photographer to capture the best of us. But Glenn has exceeded our expectations. Glenn Tjang is not only very passionate about his love toward photography, but he is also very professional to work with, always on-time, loves kids, very patience, and brings in tons of creative ideas. One important thing for us when we look for a photographer, is someone who treasure memories, who loves what he/she is doing,and who put interest in his client. I have made the right decision by choosing Gleen Tjang, as our family photographer. The results are amazing and I can absolutely treasure these pictures for years to come.

Jackwind D.

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First this Guy stand for all his work, start from being very punctual, reasonable price and offer. And attention to very detail. He's truly talented photographer, excellent business manner. Easy and straightforward. Good sense of humor make our wedding picture session so much enjoyable and relax. The result. Can't get any better. Thank you! Me and my wife very happy. I recommend His as your future wedding photographer, pre wedding, portrait, anything you consider is important and need to be framed eternally. Glenn is very Reliable. Check this guy out. You'll be very thankful

Ray G.

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Glenn Tjang has been our photographer for a long time. He has been photographing our daughter and son, for multiple events. Some of the events are: 1. Halloween at Pumpkin Farm 2. Family Pictures 3. Birthdays We have always been pleased and satisfied with Glenn's work and result. We especially love that many of his candid pictures really captured the moment and the heart of the events. I highly recommend Glenn to anyone for their future events.

  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 31 min
  • La Jolla, CA

Ariana S.

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Robert took my senior pictures and I was extremely happy with them. I am usually very picky with how pictures of myself turn out but these were great! He was so patient and is so skilled at capturing exactly what you are looking for. I am so pleased with my experience. He is beyond talented and passionate about what he does. The pictures were high quality and looked very professional. I was eager to show my pictures to all my family and friends. I would absolutely recommend Robert Dennis for your photography needs. I can guantee you will not be disappointed.

Katherine B.

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Wonderful pictures from Robert! He did my grad pictures and they turned out amazing! Great quality, will definitely be returning!!

Razia S.

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Robert Dennis is a very good photographer. He catered to our event perfectly and the pictures came out wonderful.

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