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Island Style Images
4.9
from 68 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 113 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Cathy L.
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Joanne is one of the most creative photographers we have ever met. She was very professional and she was such a pleasure to work with. We were totally comfortable during the session and she was very punctual. She had a state of the art camera and the finished photos were spectacular; so gorgeous. We would highly recommend Joanne to anyone looking for a photographer for a high end photo shoot.. Joanne, thank-you for a great day; you are amazing! Cathy and Jessica Thank-you Joanne you are wonderful.

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1Man1Woman Designs
5.0
from 47 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 65 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
JO R.
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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
  • 56 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Leyla R.
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AMAZING photographer!!!! Heather has always done great work. She isn't just a photographer, she is an ARTIST!!!! Heather Photography is also competitive in his pricing. I HIGHLY recommend her.

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Elena U. Photography
5.0
from 40 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 41 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Hind A.
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Super sweet flexible photographer Worth it !

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Paloart
5.0
from 37 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 43 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
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!

  • 4 years in business
  • 45 hires on Thumbtack
Stephanie H.
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After only speaking with her a few times she was already so attentive! I really appreciate the quick replies. Being that I needed to hire a new photographer last minute (my wedding being in 8 weeks and my last photographer cancelled) she was so reassuring in her communication and organized that it made the decision very easy.

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Aiya Photography
5.0
from 36 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 73 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Asaadullah K.
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Aamir with Aiya Photography has astounding talent linked with an amazing personality. Pictures come out so much better when you are working with someone where you can be yourself and have fun with . His creative art of taking photos I've seen on several occasions: Senior portraits, couple shoot with girlfriend, and also photos for a business marketing campaign. I am 100% confident when I am in front of a camera that Aamir is behind that the photos will be excellent, and that he will catch every important moment. I'm looking forward to many more shoots with Aiya Photography, and will definitely be giving him my business for the most important moments needing capturing. -Asaadullah Khan

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Laura Carrasco Photography
4.9
from 35 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 55 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
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.

ArroyoPhotos - SD
4.7
from 25 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 53 hires on Thumbtack
Ashley T.
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Jesse and his team were highly professional and accessible leading up to our event and throughout the night. We had two photographers total; one at the photo booth with lighting and one roving the party. this was a perfect set up for what we required. Will definitely book Jesse next time my company comes to town for a party!

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Gleimlight Photography
5.0
from 20 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Jennifer M.
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Christina & Jake made this year's family photo session a wonderful, hassle free experience -- which can be challenging when a 5 year boy is involved! We don't live in California, so I was initially stressed about the time involved to research photographers & their styles in addition to a location that would be unique. From the initial request for info all the way through receiving the portrait package -- they were extremely responsive, amazing & were very thoughtful in their location recommendations based on what I was looking for (even though I didn't really know what I was looking for). In person, they immediately made us all feel at ease and made it a fun experience. The pictures turned out AMAZING ...and they sent them to me the next night -- UNBELIEVABLE turnaround time! I would highly recommend them; in fact I have already told my friends who live in the SD area about them. We would definitely use them again!!!!

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Lucas Barbieri Photo
4.9
from 17 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 23 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
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

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Heather Lee Photographs
5.0
from 16 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 38 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Krista R.
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I booked Heather to photograph our wedding but later shfound out she had another commitment. She was able to find another photographer to cover my wedding. I trusted heather when she said this new photographer was awesome. She was right!! Heather could of just canceled but then I would have been so stressed hunting to find a replacement. Everything worked out fine.

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Da Drone Dude
4.9
from 15 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Anthony B.
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My photographer was out of town, and I needed a sub fast. Mario was right there, did a great job, and was a pleasure to work with. I would highly recommend Mario to anyone in need of a professional photographer. Quality, professionalism, great service, and just a real nice guy are what you can expect... Anthony B.

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Juliana Louise Photography
4.9
from 14 reviews
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Erin M.
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Julianna took our engagement photos and they came out fantastic. She was genuinely nice and made us feel very comfortable throughout the whole shoot. Julianna is an amazing photographer and I highly recommend her.

Robert Dennis Photography
5.0
from 13 reviews
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Tasha R.
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Robert was early and did a fantastic job of capturing so many moments. He also was very patient with my mother and I as we requested several group photos throughout the evening. I would definitely reccomend him and use him again should we have a need for a photographer.

Patrick Sanford Photography
5.0
from 12 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
George E.
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Excellent photographer, very talented in terms of poses, colors, scenes. He works with the couple to really aim for the vision they want with the shots and seeks to get the perfect shot, which he did! My husband and I are extremely happy with the pictures, they are just beautiful and the experience was fun! Would definitely recommend Patrick!

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Voltage Digital
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Allie P.
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Jamie was on time and very professional. We used him for an office photo shoot and he blended in seamlessly. We were able to work as we normally do and he was just a fly on the wall documenting our everyday work life. I would definitely recommend Voltage Digital for photography!

Puneet S Ghai Photography
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Petal and Oath L.
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I hired Puneet to do a shoot for my business. He was very responsive, professional and artistic. It was so fun working with him and seeing the different ways he was highlighting my products. When I received my online gallery, I was in love. I couldn’t believe how amazing the photos turned out.. and with such quick turn around. I will definitely be hiring him again with my next batch of products.

Deborah McDevitt Photography
4.9
from 11 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
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!

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Jimmy Wu Photography
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Sunny E.
Verified review

Jimmy was a very easygoing and flexible photographer. He was very patient as he photographed our large extended family of 15 (including my wily 3 year old son!). We went over in our allotted time and he graciously didn't charge us more for that. Need I say that he was a great value. We got our pictures, edited, back so quickly too, which made it nice because we needed some of the pictures for our holiday cards. He responded to emails very quickly. It should be noted that we were a very rambunctious, 'Type A' sort of group and we provided a lot of the ideas of how we would be composed in each picture. We might have benefitted from more direct guidance from Jimmy on how to be arranged, what angles would look best on us, and getting both kids and adults to look into the camera, but he was probably just going with the flow. A small comment, because we think he would provide that guidance if we were to ask for it. We would definitely utilize his services again! Thanks Jimmy!

Darryn St John Photography
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 20 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Cynthia C.
Verified review

Darryn St. John captured the natural beauty and unique surroundings of Quail Haven Farm in the photographs of us at our wedding reception. Darryn is very creative and took advantage of the blooming wisteria, which he knew would add so much to our photographs. He also selectively changed the focus of the backgrounds as we moved around the farm. Darryn was efficient and made sure we were able to get photos of family and friends before the festivities got under way. He also took time to capture those photos that aren’t planned – the grandchildren dancing with the bride, friends and family celebrating and more. Darryn was pleasant to work with and we enjoyed our time with him. We received an email link within a couple days so we were able to view and share our beautiful photos with family that were still in town. We would definitely work with Darryn again.

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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.

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