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San Marcos Wedding Photographers

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Sechrest Photos
4.9
from 90 reviews
  • 24 years in business
  • 156 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Cheryl L.
Verified review

I haven’t seen all the photos yet, but I am very excited to! It was a wonderful experience working with Alan. I would highly recommend him to people seeking a wedding photographer. He was punctual, friendly and professional. He worked hard to capture the images that I wanted.

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Danielle Penn Photography
5.0
from 76 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 143 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Sturdivant Y.
Verified review

I recommend Danielle very highly. My husband and I did an engagement photoshoot last night. Danielle was on time, very fun and adventurous for creative pictures, puts you at ease, she loves what she does and that makes it great because you know the work will be good. We had a sunset shoot and it was perfect! She knew where to go, how to pose and also was open for more ideas if we wanted. We were there before the sunset so had fun before during and after it. We cannot wait to see all the photos! Thank you Danielle :) PS: she will be our wedding photographer as well.

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  • 1 year in business
  • 56 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Leyla R.
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AMAZING photographer!!!! Heather has always done great work. She isn't just a photographer, she is an ARTIST!!!! Heather Photography is also competitive in his pricing. I HIGHLY recommend her.

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Elena U. Photography
5.0
from 40 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 41 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Charlie M.
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Easy to work with, had good ideas on setup and photo options, timely with the pictures after the wedding, Overall very happy !

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Paloart
5.0
from 37 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 42 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Sara D.
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First of all Pao i want to say thank you for making us happy. Pao is very professional when it comes to his job his always on time. He did a couple shoot one for my engagement and the other one is for my wedding. its not often that you find a VERY GOOD/ EXCELLENT photographer/videographer and at same time HONEST people. my husband and i are so busy i never know that my husband already pay them and i give them another envelope the payment and a gift. they already leave the place but Pao and his partner came back telling us. that i give them to much money. My family and my visitors in my wedding are glad to hear that in this crazy world good people are still exists. Pao and his partner are not just very good at their job they are honest too. Fyi our engagement photos are extremely pleased....will update about the photos of our wedding soon. To all the couples planning for the best wedding photographer/videographer i recommend this person as soon as he start holding his camera he cant stop!!! The best!!!!

  • 4 years in business
  • 45 hires on Thumbtack
Tabitha W.
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As a bride on budget wedding photography can be extremely overwhelming. We are a simple couple who was interested in natural light photography to capture our special day. Our theme was modern vintage with beachy vibes and Olga nailed it from the very beginning. from the first glance of her website we could tell that she was more than capable of shooting the natural romantic look we were looking for. She was willing to work within our budget and came very well prepared to our first (and only) meeting. Her package included a complimentary engagement shoot, which was wonderful because we didn't have a chance to get one done. We wanted to include our energetic pup in the photo shoot as well, since pets were not allowed oat our wedding venue. She was totally open to the idea and did an AMAZING job capturing our little love. She arrived on time and ready to rock! It was a sunset shoot so she was focused on getting us in position for the perfect angles and had no problem kindly asking folks to to step aside so we can have the proper backdrops. It took her little under an hour to get all the shots we requested and they turned out absolutely adorable. We felt so comfortable and in very good hands for the big day. On the day of, she arrived to our hotel early and had already begun taking pics. She worked seamlessly with our videographer and maneuvered through our busy bridal with ease to get all the necessary getting ready shots. The Groom's suite was downstairs from ours so it was a breeze for her to get his pre-ceremony shots as well. With such a large wedding party (23 in total!) Olga did a great job identifying and highlighting all the VIPs such as the MOH, BM, grandparents and parents, while documenting all the personality of our big bunch. She even kindly offered to escort me and a few of bridesmaids to the venue. Let's just say it was the most memorable ride of life! Olga is a true professional and will do anything in her power to make sure her clients are taken care of and this was no exception. The wedding photos turned out absolutely amazing! My only wish there with two of her, to capture twice the memories. Oh, it was also extremely windy for a summer day. She did a fantastic job of using the elements to her advantage and creating some truly romantic shots. We did go an hour over schedule and Olga had no problem staying later to make sure she covered all the main events of the night. She even sent us a few pics to cherish while on our honeymoon. I can't thank her enough for working with us and recommend her 100%.

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Aiya Photography
5.0
from 36 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 73 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Jessica J.
Verified review

Had an amazing experience with Aiya Photography for my wedding. I would highly recommend them!! I was very pleased best photographer around!!

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Laura Carrasco Photography
4.9
from 35 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 55 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Guadalupe L.
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Laura was my wedding photographer last year and she did an amazing job! She was friendly, professional and paid attention to every all the details. She gave us a beautiful book with all the images from our wedding! We had a great experience; I highly recommend her! Lupita L

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Chasing Light
4.9
from 34 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 56 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Shaunna C.
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My fiance and I hired Chasing Light to do our photo and video for our wedding. Their pricing was perfect for what we were looking for and we were very excited to be getting both photo and video by the same team. We recently had our engagement photos and cannot begin to explain how happy we are to have chosen them. Our photographer, Russ, was very flexible with the date and even helped us find the perfect location. He definitely listened to what we had in mind and was even ok with my fiance wearing his sunglasses for some of the shots. Russ was very easy to work with and had 2 preview images back to me within the next hour! On top of that, he had the rest of our images ready the next day and they are everything we hoped for and more! I have friends who had to wait weeks to get their engagement photos back. Needless to say, we are obsessed with our engagement photos and CANNOT wait to see how our wedding photos and video turn out.

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Michael & Dia Photography
5.0
from 28 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 53 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!

ArroyoPhotos - SD
4.7
from 25 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 53 hires on Thumbtack
Jennelle G.
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I am so happy that I chose Jesse for my wedding's photo booth! He was upbeat, engaging, and very professional throughout the night. My guests absolutely LOVED it and kept telling me how they were so happy I had one. I originally chose Jesse based on the quality of his photos after I was shown a few examples. They are so much better than if I were to just go with the traditional photo booth. The 5x7's were perfect and I loved that he let me design the border for the photos and was okay with me providing my own backdrop. In addition, I received the digital copies of the photos within just a few hours after the wedding! I highly recommend Jesse. Hire him and you will not be disappointed and your guests will have a great time.

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Gleimlight Photography
5.0
from 20 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Cassie R.
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Jake and Christina made our wedding day one to remember forever! They worked with us to customize a package that had everything we were looking for and more. Their attention to detail and overall quality of work is outstanding. Our photos and wedding video were beautiful and we love the experience we had working with Gleimlight. We cannot thank them enough for all their time and amazing work! 10 out of 10, will be recommending to everyone we know.

Crosthwaite Photography
5.0
from 14 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Aimee P.
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My husband and I worked with Ryan Crosthwaite photography for our maternity photos. The photographer was very professional & personable and knew which locations would be most suitable for an optimal setting. We appreciated his charisma and thoughtfulness throughout the entire session!

Patrick Sanford Photography
5.0
from 12 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Katimarie F.
Verified review

Patrick has done our family photos twice now and both experiences were fun, effortless, and comfortable. No forced smiles, no cheesy poses or filters...just really great photos of my family. My children both love him and as a result, he has managed to to capture some of my favorite photos of them which is not an easy feat particularly with my daughter who is very camera shy and reluctant and difficult to photograph! Patrick will be our family’s photographer for as long as he is willing which is a testament to how capable and talented he is if you consider that we have a photographer in our family who is willing to do our photos for free 🙈 We love him and the amazing images he takes of our family but his action shots particularly of surfers are the most breath taking. Follow him on Instagram if you ever want to take a mental retreat to the beach. They are truly amazing and calming to look at. @patricksanfordphotography

Lacey Khiev Photography
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
Joanna B.
Verified review

We found Lacey when we were looking for someone to take pictures for our family to celebrate my mom’s 70th. We are from out of town so we were a little nervous about choosing the right photographer, but everything went better than we imagined. Lacey was very patient and friendly and her pictures are the best ones that my family and I have ever taken. I’ve attached a few. She was able to capture everyone’s personalities perfectly! Thank you Lacey!!

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Jimmy Wu Photography
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Deana D.
Verified review

He arrived early and stayed till he got enough pictures, He was so efficient in all aspects and got amazing photos of the wedding party, bride and groom and our decorations and guests.

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ecardella photo//video
4.9
from 9 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
John S.
Verified review

Very good photographer, I would hire him again. Thanks John Awaiting your photos

Marisa McDonald Photography
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Chris M.
Verified review

We loved having Marisa photograph our wedding. We trusted her in producing beautiful photographs. She was on top of it, and very professional. She wanted us to have the best photographs for our wedding and worked with us in choosing the best sites for our photographs. She is such a talented individual! We recommend her for your wedding!

CBui Photos
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Mackenzie W.
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Chris is one of the most professional photographers. Very personable and experienced. I needed my engagement photos urgently and he was very quick with sending me photos when I needed them. Will definitely book a session with Chris again.

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Alyssa Boynton Photography
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Tiffany W.
Verified review

I have loved being in touch with Alyssa for my big day! She's talented and easy-going. An awesome photographer!

d-stop Photography
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Michael P.
Verified review

I searched around for photographers and found typical ranges of $300-400. I chose David because of his pricing. When I saw the photos, i was shocked that he was not charging when his competitors were. I appreciate him and his work!

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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Need an Aerial Photographer

San Marcos, CA

  • Subject matter
    Commercial real estate
  • Number of sites
    A single site
  • Platform type
    I'm not sure
  • Photo products
    Online or digital proofs and prints, Physical proofs and prints, Ability to purchase prints online, I'm not sure
  • Details
    establish topo measurements for restoring our property from damage to our property due to encroachment: illegal widening and rebanking approx 1/8th mile road. and also excavation of area 15' high x 300' long by 100 feet over our property line parcel # 172-06-315-00 San Marcos, CA need best price and pymnt plan.
  • $593.75
    Average price

Need an Engagement Photographer

San Marcos, CA

  • Photo shoot location
    Outdoors
  • Additional photo shoot details
    We haven't chosen a specific location for our photo shoot
  • Photo products
    CD / DVD
  • Total budget, including services and images
    $250 - $500
  • Also need a wedding photographer
    No
  • Details
    I would like to have my engagement photos taken before the end of August
  • $277
    Average price

Need a Portrait Photographer for a Senior Portrait ASAP

Murrieta, CA

  • Photography type
    Other (senior pictures)
  • Photo products
    CD / DVD: No, Online or digital proofs and prints: No, Physical proofs and prints: Yes, Ability to purchase prints online: No, Album: No, I'm not sure: No
  • Budget
    $200 or less
  • Details
    we want an outside location we need 2-3 photo collage on announcements and some wallets and 2- 8x10s
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