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Chauncy Smith Photography
Chauncy Smith Photography

Chauncy Smith Photography

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Introduction: Hello my name is Robert "Chauncy" Smith and I am the owner of Chauncy Smith Photography! I've been in business for 3 years now. I'm very passionate about filmmaking and photography and love every detail about developing short films and taking quality photos. I have years of experience in filmmaking, professional headshot, portrait, and product photography. I have a small studio setup to take photos and I can do on location photography as well. I look forward to working with you and making sure you're 100% happy with the services I provide.

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Hired 33 times

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1 employee

3 years in business

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Cash, Check, Credit card, PayPal, Stripe, Venmo, Zelle

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Jan - Jun

This pro indicated that they reviewed CDC safety guidelines for COVID-19 and pledged to do the following:

Maintain 6 feet of distance from customers

Wear masks during the job

Disinfect surfaces touched during the job

Featured Projects

47 photos

  • Headshot Photography - Carlsbad 2020

    Portrait Photography

  • Portrait Photography - San Diego 2020

    Portrait Photography

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Customers rated this pro highly for work quality, professionalism, and responsiveness.

Exceptional 5.0

31 reviews


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Lester P.

Headshot Photography

I’ve worked with Chauncy Smith Photography twice so far and I’m really happy with the results. Robert is very professional, knowledgeable, and passionate about his work and will go the distance to meet the needs of his clients. I really appreciate him being very kind, assertive, and patient with me when working together. Robert has helped me turn my sneaker obsession into beautiful projects of me getting out of my comfort zone and showcasing my love for sneakers.
Feb 23, 2021
Michelle L.

Video Production

Working with Chauncy Smith Photography was INCREDIBLE. His personality, professionalism, work ethic, and talent embodies what the best photographers/videographers should have. Most of all, he pays meticulous attention to detail which I feel like is a "lost art". I am a project manager for a COVID testing company and we needed an instructional video to be made on a very short time notice. I reached out to several professionals and Thumbtack and he was the first to answer. The prices were reasonable but the reason why I decided to work with him was because he was the only one that took an interest in my project by asking relevant questions before he gave me a quote. It really set him apart from other videographers who just threw me a quote without inquiring further about this project. Even though I could have hired someone who had more "experience" up on his portfolio, my gut feeling told me to go with Chauncy Smith Photography and I'm so glad I did! A few days before the shooting was scheduled, he came by to scope out the lighting and props to make sure everything would be okay (TALK ABOUT DEDICATION). On the shooting day, he was responsive, came on time and very friendly. I could tell he truly loved his craft from the way he explained elements of videography and lighting. The lighting in our office where the video was filmed was very difficult to work with but he brought huge bags of equipment and lighting and meticulously set them up. He's definitely a perfectionist as he did not rush the process or gloss over imperfections and inconveniences. He really took the effort to work around every obstacle we had to create a perfect finished product. After filming, a rough draft was ready in only a couple days and he was very responsive to feedback and changes and finished everything in a timely manner. I absolutely recommend him to anyone looking for a videographer/photographer. He provided the value of a director, cinematographer, camera crew, lighting crew and video editor all in one for a fraction of the price of a full production crew. You'd be hard pressed to find a better videographer on Thumbtack.
Oct 15, 2020
Heather P.

Headshot Photography

Robert was great! He made my daughter feel at ease right away. She had so much fun! His photos are stunning and he was a pleasure to work with.
Sep 21, 2020
Passion P.

Real Estate and Architectural Photography

It was so great to work with Chauncy on our house. Getting quality photos for our house was a large priority, and Chauncy exceeded our expectations. His price for the photoshoot was very fair and quality was top-notch. I will definitely be working with Chauncy on future projects and refer him to family and friends.
Sep 4, 2020
Stefanie A.

Real Estate and Architectural Photography

Chauncy was very responsive and took time with my client to provide beautiful Real Estate photos. His photos described the property perfectly!! I will definitely use his services again.
Sep 1, 2020
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Robert Smith


  • What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?

    I want you to get the most out of my services. I do my best to give you the fairest and most affordable prices to work with.

  • What is your typical process for working with a new customer?

    Before meeting the customer/client in person, I usually schedule a call with them to get a better idea of what they would like to hire me to do for them. I may have a place in mind or need to do some location scouting to establish the best place to take the best photos. From there, I'll gather all the necessary gear for the project, schedule a time, and place to meet up to start shooting.

  • What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

    I am currently enrolled in film school to get my bachelor's degree and pursue a career as a Director of Photography (Cinematographer) or Director. I've been a photographer/videographer for five years now but pursuing it professionally for a little over two years currently.

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