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Godoy Shots Studios
4.9
from 204 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 327 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Maria V.
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(SPANISH BELOW) I want to highly recommend Nabor for your next photography project. I was contacted by my book editor asking for a head sot for my next novel. I live in Petaluma, CA and after looking at the rates of local photographers I tried this website. I obtained several bids and since I know very little about photography I asked my son for his opinion (he does photography for fun). After looking at the work of the people who sent bids he advised me that Nabor's work was the best "hands down". I negotiated with Nabor and he traveled to Petaluma to take the photos. We met early in the morning and when I got there he was already waiting for me. I was immediately impressed with his professional demeanor and flexibility. We walked around town and he knew exactly where the right background was. I knew then I was working with an artist. The love for his work is apparent in the photos he took. He got it right from the third photo but went on to take 191 photos!!!. The difficult part for me has been having to decide on just one photo. Nabor is definitely the best photographer I have ever worked with. There is something else beautiful about Nabor and that is that his first language is Spanish which is also my first language. It was truly a pleasurable experience to collaborate with someone passionate about his work. His photo will be a blessing to my novel. Thank you Nabor. (IN SPANISH) Quiero recomendar altamente Nabor para su próximo proyecto de fotografía. Mi editor de libros me pidió una fotografía reciente y profesional para mi próxima novela. Yo vivo en Petaluma, California, y después de mirar los precios de fotógrafos locales decidí probar este sitio web. Obtuve una serie de ofertas y puesto que sé muy poco acerca de la fotografía le pregunté a mi hijo su opinión (él hace la fotografía por diversión). Después de ver el trabajo de las personas que enviaron las propuestas mi hijo me aconsejó que el trabajo de Nabor era el mejor "sin comparación". Negocié con Nabor y viajó a Petaluma para tomar las fotos. Nos encontramos temprano en la mañana y cuando llegué ya me estaba esperando. Me impresionó inmediatamente su profesionalismo y su flexibilidad. Caminamos por el pueblo y él eligió el escenario perfecto para las fotos, sin durarlo mucho. Entonces supe que estaba trabajando con un artista. El amor por su trabajo es evidente en las fotos que tomó. Desde la tercera foto ya había cumplido con su encomienda y sobrepasado mi expectativa, pero siguió trabajando hasta tener ¡ 191 fotos !!!. La parte difícil para mí ha sido decidir en una sola foto. Nabor es sin duda el mejor fotógrafo con quien he trabajado. Hay algo todavía más bello de Nabor y es que su primer idioma es el español, que también es mi primera lengua. Fue realmente una experiencia agradable colaborar con alguien apasionado por su trabajo. Su foto será una bendición para mi novela. Gracias Nabor.

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Lawrence Gerald
4.8
from 160 reviews
  • 20 years in business
  • 266 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Noah F.
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Clearlight Video & Photography captured the best of my wedding. Lawrence is professional, kind, outgoing, curious, thoughtful, and takes the initiative to get the perfect shot. He calmly and tactfully directed our guests into the frame to get all the compositions we asked for (and more). Lawrence has a natural ability to capture real emotion and personality from strangers, such that many of our best photos are his candids. Moreover, all of our guests complimented us on his professionalism, friendliness, and ability to get people in the shot to compose good images. Lawrence was easy to work with throughout the process. We negotiated a price easily, even though my situation was fairly unique. Lawrence also allowed me access to his RAW files, something many photographers refuse to do. When I was unable to transfer the files to my computer after the event, Lawrence made additional arrangements to ensure I received them. Lawrence even continued to work on some of my images after the event had completed and he had been paid in full, sending me his alterations gratis. In sum, I speak for all of my guests in saying we were incredibly impressed with Lawrence's work. Measured by quality, I can see the services of Clearlight Video & Photography easily costing in excess of $2,000, especially in the Bay Area. I consider Lawrence's photography services to be the best bargain of my wedding, and give him my highest recommendation.

Sybex Booths
4.3
from 143 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 365 hires on Thumbtack
Amanda S.
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I interviewed about 15 photographers to try to find the perfect one and I finally did! I had a lot of specific requests that I wanted photos and video footage of many special things so that my video can turn out the way I want it to and give a specific story,both Ruben and Omar jumped in no problem! They were always around me whenever I needed and it was fast and easy to get pictures with everyone and not waste time. I can not wait to are the final product! So far the preview pictures I have got have had emotion and been beautiful! Here is a picture of my husband and dad and probably one of my favorite photos ever now! I really suggest using these guys... I have already had 3 friends from the wedding ask for their contact information! They won't disappoint!

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Sheila O'Keefe Photography
4.9
from 111 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 219 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Sharon B.
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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!

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Jeff Rumans Photography
5.0
from 85 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 158 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Jennifer W.
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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.

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  • 7 years in business
  • 101 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Joe M.
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Diane always responded quickly, to my questions. She came onsite and was very thorough. Her work was superior to other drone vendors we have used in the past. The stills arrived in 1 day, and the edited video took less than 3 days.

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Adam & Hanna Photography
5.0
from 70 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 112 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Lisa Y.
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Adam and Hanna are the best photographers we ever had! They did an outstanding job during our wedding! They were there taking all the pictures we wanted but they never got in the way. They are a wonderful married couple and so friendly and easy to work with and very professional at the same time. The quality of their photographs is of the highest order! We are so happy we chose them. We give Adam and Hanna our highest recommendation for your wedding or for any major event you have.

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J Fairbanks Photography
4.9
from 67 reviews
  • 113 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Sara S.
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Jen was a pleasure to work with and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend her to anyone looking for a great Bay Area photographer. She knew her way around city hall and the civic ceremony process, which helped calm our nerves. Her directions during the photo shoot were clear, helpful, fun, and gentle. She is fantastic! Thank you so much, Jen.

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North Point Photography
4.9
from 58 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 91 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Arshiya K.
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Eric and Claire were a delight to have as our photographers. Each time we spoke with Eric, he came prepared with ideas on locations. Before the actual day, he scouted out additional locations. We liked his work which is why we picked him. But, our wedding was on Saturday and we've already seen some samples, and we love, love what we've seen so far. Eric is professional, accommodating and his passion for his work is apparent. Even our guests enjoyed his presence at the wedding. We couldn't be happier with our experience of working with him.

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Steve Fogel Photography
5.0
from 49 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 80 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Steve E.
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Great service and photographer!

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ISDesigns Studio
5.0
from 47 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 95 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Bob I.
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I had to do a short congratulatory video for a friend who is collecting a major award at the Cannes Festival. I come from the ad industry so I'm used to working with filmmakers, photographers etc; I found Ilja to be totally professional, easy to work with (even when I switched the brief) and affordable. He also has a good eye for lighting and performance. Would I use him again? Absolutely.

WOWza Photography
4.9
from 47 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 46 hires on Thumbtack
Edward H.
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Awesome pictures ! I've got stunning pictures from Chris. His work was totally different with the ones from other photographers. Looks so professional and really LOVE it !

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Alex Vakulin Photography
4.9
from 31 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 67 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Lana Z.
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Alex IS AMAZING!!! Talented, patient, soft spoken, flexible and super creative. We are not much of a photogenic people on the first place, and my husband doesn't really like to take pictures. But our photos turned out better than we hoped every single time! And we are so happy that we've created wonderful memories to look back at thanks to Alex. From lovebirds photo shoot to maternity, to baby pictures and family portraits, Alex was able to capture incredible moments and details. And he is so good with capturing kids! Those moments of sweet smiles and silly giggles that you can almost hear through the picture are priceless. We had wonderful time every time we took pictures, I don't think there was a single photo we didn't love. I can't say enough of how happy we are to have Alex as our photographer. Now with another baby coming up in super exited and can't wait to create more memories. I would highly recommend Alex! You will not be disappointed!

Top Pro
  • 9 years in business
  • 50 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Amanda L.
Verified review

Tri was very easy to work with. He is very friendly, professional and puts people at ease, which is important for a photographer to be able to do. He was very competitive on his fees as well.

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Nicholas Domaguing
5.0
from 26 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 60 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Amy J.
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very happy with the photos & the overall experience - don't hesistate to book this photographer, he's great.

The Legacy
4.9
from 24 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 65 hires on Thumbtack
Michelle K.
Verified review

They were AWESOME! They brought on a third photographer to help when they realized the size of the wedding events. They made suggestions where they knew better with their expertise and it worked out better than perfect - I.e. when the best time to take family photos. They were on time and ready to go with very creative pictures. I haven’t received my photos or video yet (it’s onky been 1 month today) but I have no doubt they will blow me away. THANK YOU!!!

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Unstain
4.8
from 24 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 39 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Jocelyne M.
Verified review

David is a great photographer for starters! He takes his time and selects the best photos from the shoot to edit, and sends them back to you in a timely manner. I recommend him!

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Steven Pham Photography
5.0
from 21 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 25 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Jacqueline W.
Verified review

I asked Steven to take my Graduation Photos this past May (2017). I was attracted to his dramatic style and was even more impressed with the final photos. Steven's professionalism shone through and made working with him a breeze. He works hard to make sure customers like the photos they are getting -- he asked about what kind of poses I was comfortable with, discussed what colors/style I was looking for, and continuously shared the photos he took throughout the shoot for feedback. He was very accommodating to my numerous requests (which included asking for photos at extra angles, re-taking photos to fix even the most minute details) and was patient in trying new poses and ideas. His attention to detail helped elevate the quality of the final product. This was exemplified during the shoot, through his simple suggestions on how to fix poses, as well as after, when the final photos demonstrated his strong eye for color. Furthermore, having worked with multiple photographers in the past, I have come to realize that being comfortable with the photographer is extremely important for truly natural, candid photos. Steven is both friendly and funny; I didn't feel awkward in front of the camera or too "pose-y." I believe the example photos I attached below show how much fun I had shooting with him! +++, 10/10, would recommend!! I look forward to working with Steven again in the future :)

  • 4 years in business
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
Fabian S.
Verified review

Karla was very professional, friendly, and very easy to work with. Always with a smile and very patient. She is a very natural photographer. The pictures came out really nice too

A Few Good Clicks
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Kristine D.
Verified review

We had a great experience using A Few Good Clicks! Priyanka is a friendly, professional, and talented photographer. Our pictures turned out great and Priyanka was great to work with.

David Antalek Photography
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
Duke T.
Verified review

David's work as a photographer was so intuitive and creative. Every shot seemed to jump off the page. His ability to capture light and shadows made every shot look like a work of art. I would highly recommend him.

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