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Browse these family portrait photographers with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in San Diego.

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Island Style Images
4.8
from 67 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 112 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Joelle U.
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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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Laura Carrasco Photography
4.9
from 30 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 47 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Kirsten G.
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Laura did an outstanding job during the photo shoot staying patient with my 17 month old son and orchestrated a beautiful experience for my parents-in-law. And the finished product was absolutely stunning! The photos made me cry! She captured beautiful moments of my family that we will treasure for a lifetime! We've already planned 2 more photo shoots with Laura and will continue to use her as our family photographer! I would HIGHLY recommend Laura Carrasco!

Kelly Jett Photography
5.0
from 24 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 41 hires on Thumbtack
Nancy B.
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Kelly was our daughter's senior portrait photographer and we had a great experience with her and got outstanding results. Love what she was able to capture! Very natural but still very flattering shots, and lots of creativity too. Thank you again Kelly!

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Elena U. Photography
5.0
from 32 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 31 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Alexander M.
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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.

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Wasio faces
5.0
from 26 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 21 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.

Elizabeth Jarvis Photography
4.9
from 17 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 23 hires on Thumbtack
Tasha D.
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I put off having family photos taken for a lot longer than I'd like to admit because I am not a photogenic person. Not only did she take the most beautiful family photos for us, but she took single shots of me that I absolutely love...and I didn't think it was possible! She has an eye for capturing pure beauty in a way that is absolutely unique! She is brilliant!

Deborah McDevitt Photography
4.9
from 10 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
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.

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LensLife Photo
5.0
from 15 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 20 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

Michael & Dia Photography
5.0
from 14 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 31 hires on Thumbtack
Daniel C.
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If you are looking for photographers look no further! Dia and her husband are true professionals who created wonderful memories for us. They braved the rain for our wedding day, all while still taking truly wonderful photos. They made every effort to please our timeframe and we couldn’t have asked for more. When we head back to Huntington Beach for more photos we now have found our photographers. Thank you guys once again

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Gleimlight Photography
5.0
from 16 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 19 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!!!!

  • 6 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
Azi S.
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Jayson is an amazing photographer. We loved our photos and can't stop looking at them and showing them to our friends and family. He really got my two toddlers involved and captured the moments beautifully. He is now officially our family photographer :)

Harmony Haft Photography
4.8
from 16 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Maureen C.
Verified review

Harmony did an excellent job with the family photo shoot I booked her for right after Thanksgiving. She was such a pleasure to work with. My family and I are so happy with the wonderful photographic memories that we have that were captured by Harmony. She was very professional & kept everyone on task setting up each shot. I’m so grateful that I was able to find her for my family session.

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

SHOOT THROUGH STUDIO
5.0
from 14 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Dorota M.
Verified review

Heena is very professional. We had a great time with her during our family photo session.

Jimmy Wu Photography
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Sunny E.
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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!

Art by Joni Conner
4.0
from 10 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 8 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.

Robert Dennis Photography
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Ariana S.
Verified review

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.

Shannon Hammond Photography
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Bridget S.
Verified review

Five stars aren't nearly enough for Shannon Hammond Photography! From the ease of the booking process to the timely receipt of the photos, our experience working with Shannon was fantastic. She is professional, fun and pleasant to work with - our kids had a great time during the photo shoot - creative, and most important of all, a competent and experienced photographer. She took the time to listen to what we wanted, yet offered creative suggestions for location and backgrounds. The resulting family photos have become our favorites. We will be working with Shannon for our future photography needs and cannot recommend her highly enough. Thank you Shannon Hammond Photography!

JEDZANT Photography
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Caroline C.
Verified review

As a dancer (with an interest in modeling), working with photographers on the side is nothing I'm estranged to. Modeling has been part of my journey as an artist, but I can say without hesitation, my experience working with Jonathan has been one of the best. Not only does he have an inviting and warm disposition that left me laughing the entire shoot, but he also has a brilliant eye. He gave me direction and feedback that guided me through the experience so I was able to feel comfortable and confident. He could easily pick out locations that had the best backdrops and lighting without hesitation and made sure that I shined through in every photo. All in all the experience was 10 out of 10 easily. I have had so many friends ask me if I could set them up with him after they saw his final product from our set. He is a born talent in what he does. The integrity of his work shines through with all of his photos. What I truly love most about his work is it enhances natural beauty. He doesn't make people skinnier/taller/whiter teeth/ etc. than they really are; in fact he specifically asked me not to wear fake eye lashes (which is regular for me). Anyone who works with him will have the opportunity to see how beautiful they truly are through other's eyes. That is a gift he gave to me that I will cherish it.

Darryn St John Photography
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 20 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Angela W.
Verified review

Darryn photographed our engagement session as well as our wedding and we were absolutely in love with our photos. He is wonderful to work with and so easy to get along with. He has the best sense of humor and it really made us feel comfortable And be ourselves. Since the wedding we have used him for all our kids and family pics and he continues to Provide quality work. He is very creative and goes out of his way to capture the best picture !!

phoDesigns
5.0
from 1 review
  • 3 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
Julia L.
Verified review

I couldn't be more thrilled with the results that phoDesigns delivered! Besides an amazing selection of photos to now share with family and friends, the experience of working with Jamie was incredibly comfortable and professional—exactly what you want from a photographer. I loved that he arrived ahead of time to scope out locations at the park. And I loved that we got to take photos in so many different spots! Ever since these engagement photos were delivered (quickly delivered the photos after the shoot, I might add), I've chosen one of the photos from the long list for each of my desktop backgrounds. Whenever I need some inspiration during the day, I look at those instead of baby animal videos ;) Plus, my family and friends are all sending me texts ending in "!!!!!"—such enthusiastic reactions after sharing our new favorite photos :D Can't wait to print out nice copies and pick out frames to hang them around the house!!! Attached just a sample of several great photos to share with this review. Thanks, phoDesigns!

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