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Top Pro
  • 20 years in business
  • 742 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Sandeep C.
Verified review

Awesome,Awesome and Awesome. Albert is not just a photographer but an artist. Really liked working with him and appreciate his patience. Thanks Albert and Thumbtack!!

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Godoy Shots Studios
4.9
from 213 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 340 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Chris D.
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Nabor was awesome! Both my wife and I had headshots done and he made us feel relaxed and comfortable. We were also invited to select our favorite shots vs him selecting for us.

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Lawrence Gerald
4.8
from 168 reviews
  • 20 years in business
  • 275 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Faye P.
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I was looking for an affordable, no frills, family photographer-- I received 10 bids thru thumbtack, and Lawrence's bid was LESS than 1/3 the cost of the others-- PLUS he gave us the DVD with all the prints (most photographers will only allow you to order prints thru them). He scouted out a location, met us the day after Christmas, and had our photos ready on DVD the very next day. I highly recommend him for anyone looking for high quality, basic family photos.

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Michael Keel Photography
4.9
from 151 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 316 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Natalie S.
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Michael shot our wedding a few weeks ago, and we cannot say enough how thankful we are!!! 150 guests and shooting for 12 hours - not an easy task. He was so patient with our crazy families, and especially my mother in law.... Hopefully she doesn't see this! We hired Michael specifically for his non- wedding type photos, much like a documentary style. We wanted to stay away from the "typical" posed photos we see over and over. Another way he is different from other photographers, is that he doesn't charge individually for photos, he gives a lot more photos back at once. Our images are really out of this world. Very natural, artful, refreshing and new. Did I say gorgeous already? If you are thinking about hiring a "photographer" a real photographer.... Look no further, you've found him. Kind, professional, relaxed, unique. We will be using his services again in the near future for my parents vow renewal. Cheers Michael, thank you so much! Everyone loved you and we are constantly getting compliments on your great work.... Art!!! 

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Cindy Hegger Photography
4.9
from 124 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 181 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Maia S.
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Thank you Cindy for fantastic wedding photos! My favorite part about working with Cindy is that she is professional. For me, this means several things: she was always timely with email responses throughout the process, she was prompt and ready on the day of, and her turn around time for the photos was super short! But the ultimate reason that Cindy is an amazing professional is that she is invisible! I have heard plenty of horror stories of photographers that drag the bride and groom away from the fun and make the occasion all about the pictures. Cindy was great at taking very little of our time to do couples shots. We were able to be completely present in the moment at all our events and Cindy captured them without us even knowing she was there. We have some excellent candids of friends and family as well as posed shots of the two of us. She stayed close at the beginning of the reception so that I could ask her for specific shots but she also wandered around and got a great picture of almost all 150 people at the event :) We are very happy with the pictures and the experience!

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Sheila O'Keefe Photography
4.9
from 114 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 224 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Sharon B.
Verified review

Sheila did a shoot for our nonprofit organization, Wish of a Lifetime, that grants life-enriching Wishes to senior citizens. This particular Wish was for a 90 year old WWII Paratrooper named James, who we sent from his home in Denton, TX to Napa Valley, CA to go wine tasting. James has overcome significant obstacles in his life and is facing serious health complications, but wine tasting is something that continues to provide him with an unmatched sensory experience. We reached out to photographers to document this special Veteran's Wish using Thumbtack, and Sheila responded almost immediately. The photos are incredible, and Sheila made friends with our Wish Recipient. Thanks to her, we now have photos to remember and share this unbelievable Wish. Thank you Sheila!

Top Pro
  • 8 years in business
  • 155 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Qiuyi P.
Verified review

It's wonderful to have Stavan as our photographer on our ceremony day. He is very professional, accommodating, patient and easy to talk with. He showed up early on the day and captured the precious moments throughout the event. He knew his work and he sent us the edited copies pretty fast. More importantly, the photos turned out awesome. We felt really comfortable working with Stavan and would highly recommend him to anyone who wants his/her precious memories to be photographed! To note that our request was made kinda last minute, but Stavan handled it promptly and considerately. 100% recommend.

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Jeff Rumans Photography
5.0
from 87 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 162 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Jennifer W.
Verified review

Jeff was smart, prepared, and professional. I selected him over other photographers because my impression was that he approached a job with the customer's needs at heart, and his work at our event certainly bore that out. He communicated well, was unobtrusive and helpful, and oh by the way he took some wonderful pictures of people engaged and working together at our event. You will enjoy working with Jeff, I promise.

Top Pro
  • 9 years in business
  • 101 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Tessa V.
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Tri Nguyen was an excellent photographers. He was very flexible scheduling, and was quite quick when shooting. The process was painless and even enjoyable. Can't wait to see the edited photos!

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ChantelleStudio
5.0
from 72 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 146 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Shell G.
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I did a week trip with Chantelle as a photo group, and she was extremely thorough with every photographer, and was able to fulfill each and everyone's very different needs and styles that were appropriate for each shoot. Her style will meet your expectations every time, as she is hard working, and dedicated to making her clients more than satisfied with her fabulous work.

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Andrea Rowe Photography
4.9
from 71 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 143 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Quinn B.
Verified review

Ahhhh, I absolutely love our photos! Andrea photographed our daughter's first birthday party. She was an absolute pro, on time, low maintenance, sleuth-y. :) The images are amazing and she gave us soooo many. (So often photographers only give 10-20 as part of the rate, but Andrea shared over 200 with us.) She was lovely, talented, and responsible. I would hire her again and so should you!

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Patrick T. Power Photography
5.0
from 70 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 82 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Shelley J.
Verified review

I highly recommend Patrick Power! I needed a professional portrait for a legal job application, and I hadn't had one taken in over 20 years. I wanted it to be professional, but also unique. I wasn't sure how to find a photographer, so I just put out a bid on thumbtack. Patrick responded very quickly and with a very reasonable price. I had resigned myself to just getting a studio portrait with a neutral background, but Patrick had the idea of meeting at City Hall to take the photo. I was very nervous and self-conscious about the process. I don't like having my picture taken and I am not very photogenic. It helped that City Hall was full of other photographers taking pictures of brides, grooms, and other people like me, so I didn't really stand out. I had a problem and ended up being pretty late to our meeting, but Patrick was very nice about it. I was sweating like crazy in my suit, but he did a good job of putting me at ease and letting me rest and cool down for a little bit white while he staked out spots to take the photo. He talked with me casually about what I was looking for in the photo, but we also made small talk about our lives and work, so that soon I felt very comfortable with him. As a result, I looked very natural in the photo. Patrick took a lot of shots, and several of them were quite good. I needed the work done on very short notice, including a print. I made the bid on a Sunday, we did the photo shoot on Monday, and I had the print by Tuesday morning. I love the photo, and my family and friends do too. Everyone agreed that not just my appearance, but also my personality comes through in the photo. I will definitely call Patrick again if I need another photo taken in the future!

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North Point Photography
5.0
from 62 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 94 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Nicole F.
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Eric and his lighting assistant, Claire, did an AMAZING job at my recent wedding on February 17, 2018 at the Elks Lodge in South San Francisco! I HIGHLY recommend them to anyone in search of a local photographer. Amidst wedding planning and looking at expenses, my now husband and I, finally decided that we should have a photographer after all. We were nervous about prices, and after contacting many other photographers, we felt that it might be out of our desired budget. I came across Thumbtack on Facebook, and requested photography services. Eric contacted me within minutes, and quickly followed up via email and later phone. He was super easy to work with, creative, and really had a great vision for what we wanted captured on our special day. He also offered an incredibly reasonable price for all that he offers. He helped put our minds at ease, and assisted us with coming up with a tentative schedule that ended up working effortlessly. He is very great at giving direction when taking photos, and makes everyone feel comfortable. He is also great at working with other vendors, as he worked very well with our DJ to coordinate our evening's events. I couldn't be happier with the "Quick Peek" that he sent me a few days later, and am incredibly excited to see the rest! The photos are beautiful! Thank you so much, Eric and Claire for providing us with such wonderful memories! http://www.npointphoto.com/Clients/Current-Clients/Nicole-and-Rene-Wedding-Quick-Peek/

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Cheshiredave Creative
4.9
from 60 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 85 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Tasha H.
Verified review

Im soooo happy I finally got to shoot with this guy! For all you models & non-models looking to do a sexy boudoir, follow/hit up Cheshire! I have to say, he’s one of the best boudoir photographers I’ve ever had. Not only is his studio simply gorg, but he also makes you feel comfortable & incredibly beautiful. Meeting you with champagne, grapes/cheese/crackers while you’re getting ready makes you feel like you’re the only special one during your shoot. I felt like a million bucks shooting in front of him. By being so taken care of, your photos will definitely reflect that and turn out AMAZING! Even my unedited photos were simply beautiful! Whether you’re doing a boudoir for yourself or for your loved one, reach out to @oaktownboudoir for your bookings!

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Usman Baporia Photography
5.0
from 49 reviews
  • 66 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Michael D.
Verified review

We chose Usman because of his incredible portfolio, and his experience in shooting at City Hall. We knew we were getting someone who knows the best angles and lighting, but we didnt realize we were also getting someone who knew the entire process of where to go, what to do, etc, throughout the marriage process. He was like a wedding planner, helping to make things comfortable and seamless. Not only that, we loved the photos, he really captured our most special moments better than we could have hoped. He is an incredible photographer at a very reasonable price. Highly recommend!

  • 8 years in business
  • 62 hires on Thumbtack
Casey M.
Verified review

Tri Nguyen is the absolute BEST in the business. I was deeply enamored by his work long before I was fortunate to cross paths with him. He is such a wonderful person, it is effortless to feel comfortable with him. It usually takes some warming up to connect with a new photographer to bring out such emotions for the shoot. This is definitely NOT the case with Tri. Tri has a unique talent & eye for capturing raw emotion which compliment his brilliant style perfectly. I am anxiously awaiting our 3rd shoot! Tri is the MAN!

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sreel Photography
5.0
from 37 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 72 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Georgia R.
Verified review

I hired Sumit to take head shots of our physicians and executive team through Thumbtack. I interviewed five different photographers and decided on Sumit after viewing his outstanding portfolio. He showed up right on time and brought all of his equipment to our office to set up a mobile studio. The whole process was much easier than I imagined. Sumit makes people feel comfortable and that shows in the photos. We are very pleased with the results. He is a true professional and I highly recommend him.

Top Pro
  • 9 years in business
  • 54 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Oscar S.
Verified review

Pleasure working for such a top-notch professional photographer!

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Nico Garibay Photography
5.0
from 23 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 29 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Rhiannon B.
Verified review

I've been modeling for about a year now, and the only reason I was even able to get my foot in the door a fraction of the way was because of Nico. He was the first person I ever shot with. Since that time we have worked together numerous other times. My favorite thing about Nico, besides his obviously gorgeous photographs, is how comfortable he makes me feel when we shoot. I love pushing the boundaries of my art and being able to work with Nico is the only way I'm able to do that. Nico loves what he does and it shows 100% of the way through his work. He cares about making me, and every other model he's worked with I have no doubt, feel respected. This is a huge problem in the industry, but photographers like Nico are hopefully the forefront of a big change that needs to happen. I use so many photo's that Nico has taken of me in my portfolio, and my agent loves them .

Top Pro
  • 1 year in business
  • 30 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Mike B.
Verified review

Jean Paul is a fantastic photographer and we really enjoyed working with him on this project. Would highly recommend him and would definitely hire him again!

  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Alecia H.
Verified review

One of the best photographers I've worked with. Completely professional. Replied to emails quickly, arrived early, was proactive and made sure to capture the shots we wanted for the production. I would absolutely hire him 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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Need a Headshot Photographer

Palo Alto, CA

  • Headshot type
    Modeling, Professional / Business, I'm not sure, Other (creative professional)
  • Photo shoot location
    Studio, Office, On Site, Not sure
  • Session Needs
    Right to license images
  • Details
    Please take a look at our website -- we are trying to replace the existing headshots we have, and want to have professional photos but ones that stand out from the rest of the venture capital space.
  • $186.25
    Average price
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