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

Regarding Joanne's response, she acknowledged I am in need of an author photo. Joanne had asked if my book is print or online, she also mentioned photography will be high definition, which is also what my publisher had requested. I will share more after Joanne and I meet.

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  • 1 year in business
  • 62 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Melissa L.
Verified review

Heather did a phenomenal job shooting our family photos. The weather the day of our shoot was cold and windy. Despite the cold Heather was able to get some beautiful photos even though the entire family was miserable from the cold. I would highly recommend Heather Broomhall Photography!

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

Elena did my engagement photos and they came out beautiful, my husband and I never took professional photos before, so she guided us until we got comfortable. She definitely listened to what we wanted and it came out beautiful. Elena also did our wedding and we're waiting on the pictures but I know they'll be great! She was so wonderful! Thank you!

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  • 28 years in business
  • 67 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Damien H.
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My wedding photographer fell through the cracks, I was getting married on Wednesday & I met Gabriel the Monday prior, 3 days before to be exact. We met - he was exceptionally friendly & professional. We agreed to a deal. He delivered on his word & we were blown away with his talent, his eye for exceptional photography, his kindness, his bilingualism & all around excellence. The wedding was incredible 1 of the best days of my life thus far & could not have been done without a true pro - Mr Gabriel Hernandez. When your special day is on the horizon look nowhere else but to Gabriel. He will deliver on his word & provide you exceptional photography a exceptional attitude exceptional patience/quality within your budget. To sum it up Gabriel you over-delivered & I will let all my people, family, friends, colleagues know that with Gabriel you are in excellent hands. God bless you & yours Gabriel.

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Paloart
5.0
from 37 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 44 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Staci R.
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I've worked with Palo on several photography and videography projects, but the highlight was the video he made for my sister's wedding. He was on time, professional, and gracious for the entire day, which was so helpful amid the stress of a wedding. Palo didn't miss a thing, and the footage from the wedding is perfect. From tiny details on the dress and rings, to gorgeous aerial shots of the venue, and sweet moments throughout the evening, the final video is the perfect recap of an awesome day. The video is set to music perfectly, with snippets of vows which were an unexpected and amazing surprise. Everyone in my family LOVES the video, especially the bride and groom. If you haven't considered videography for your wedding, do it--and book Palo. You will not be disappointed!

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Laura Carrasco Photography
4.9
from 36 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 59 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Kathleen P.
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Hi, I will be hiring Laura Carrasco Photography for my upcoming wedding. So far she has been very punctual and professional in her responses. I will update this review after the job is done.

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Michael & Dia Photography
5.0
from 30 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 57 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Lindsay G.
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Dia and Michael were amazing! Ours was a small intimate wedding and they were so accommodating and professional. I would highly recommend Meraz photography! They really made our day special, even when our teenage daughter started being "sassy" they handled it with poise and grace! I cannot say enough great things about Meraz photography! You won't regret hiring them for your event!

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Wasio faces
5.0
from 26 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 22 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Magdalena L.
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Sasha and Yaneck did a MAGNIFICENT job on our Save The Date photo. They listened to my fiance and I's vision and basically brought it to life. From know the best location, to using the best lighting, to positioning us in a way where our best features showed, to their editing skills -- just wow. Take a look at the photo yourself!!!! I HIGHLY recommend hiring Wasio photography for your total wedding experience.

ArroyoPhotos - SD
4.7
from 27 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 60 hires on Thumbtack
Monica M.
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Jesse is AWESOME! I have worked with him on numerous occasions from corporate events to even my own wedding. He and his staff are great to work with. Jesse always arrives on time, comes prepared and gets involved with the clients to establish a personal relationship and not just be all business. I continue to refer him to any and all of my clients as his services are a great addition to any event. I highly recommend Jesse Arroyo for all your photography needs!

Debora Barreto Photography
5.0
from 25 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 26 hires on Thumbtack
Amy B.
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She is extremely professional and personable. We took pictures on the beach and they came out amazing no matter the light. Then she took a selection and did a wonderful job editing them for touch-ups. I would definitely recommend Debora Barreto Photography!

MariaLozano Photography
5.0
from 16 reviews
  • 15 years in business
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
Devon W.
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Maria went beyond helping us capture a very special moment in our lives, she helped pick the exact spot, the manner in which it happened and brought the champagne for afterwards. My birthday surprise to my girlfriend was a trip to San Diego. Unbeknownst to her I was planning my wedding proposal for that trip. We had never been to San Diego before and Maria went out of her way to help choose the best location for the proposal (A particular spot on Sunset Cliffs). I wanted to capture this moment with a professional photographer but I also wanted it to be a surprise. Maria was willing to act as if she was at the spot taking photos to build her own portfolio and if we were willing to be captured in a few. After some initial pictures she had my now fiancé turn toward the water where I was able to get down on my knee and Maria prompted her to turn back around. It was perfect!! In addition to all that she went the extra mile and bought a bottle of champagne (with her own money) for afterward with cups that said 'She Said...' 'Yes'. That was never in the plan she just did it! The pictures turned out amazing. My fiancé was(is) in shock and was very surprised. Couldn't have asked for a better result. So in conclusion if you want a engagement planner, actress, professional photographer, and all around great person I highly recommend Maria Lozano.

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Heather Lee Photographs
5.0
from 16 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 42 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Marie B.
Verified review

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.

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Da Drone Dude
4.9
from 15 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 15 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.

Robert Dennis Photography
5.0
from 14 reviews
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
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.

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Voltage Digital
5.0
from 12 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 19 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!

  • 6 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
James P.
Verified review

My family has been using Juxtaposition for years because we're impressed with the level of experienced photography they bring every time, their affordable pricing and professionalism. I would highly recommend them and we'll continue to use their services for years to come. Thank you!

  • 9 years in business
  • 23 hires on Thumbtack
Jennifer W.
Verified review

Donald was great. The appt was on time, the prep information was really helpful. I got the photos back quickly and I thought the price was good. The photographer was very professional. I have already recommended this business.

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ecardella photo//video
4.9
from 9 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Geoff S.
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Eric was the photographer for my military retirement on the Midway Museum. We could not have had a better experience! He showed up early, and stayed until we were sure we had all the pictures we could've wanted. He had excellent communication, and the pictures were fantastic! From the candid shots we didn't even know he was taking, to the group and posed shots were all perfect! He turned the pictures around quickly despite a busy schedule. I would definitely use Eric again for any photography I might need!

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Troy Gittins Photography
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Monique S.
Verified review

A complete professional from start to finish. I highly recommend Troy Gittins Photography! His images are amazing!

Adrian Burlaza Photography
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Erika B.
Verified review

Adrian's a wonderful photographer! He really listens to how you want your photos to look. He makes the photoshoot feel fun and comfortable! The quality of his images are amazing and I would definitely recommend him for any event photography or portrait session!

Stylish 1 Photography
4.8
from 6 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Virginia N.
Verified review

I found Stylish Photography to be excellent on all levels. The photographer took excellent pictures, the turnaround was great. In addition, he was punctual, asked my input on what I expected, was punctual and the pricing was fair.

Q & A

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

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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