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  • 20 years in business
  • 705 hires on Thumbtack
Lynn J.
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The folks from DeNoise were professional and fast and very affordable. They shot the end of summer camp performance for our company plus tons of B roll and some testimonials that we can use for promotional purposes. I was amazed at how fast and efficient they were. Great work. Would definitely work with them again!

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Godoy Shots Studios
4.9
from 203 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 325 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Tobias O.
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I very thanks full to Nabor and Laura for been my wedding photographers. They're a excellent team, and they were able too reach and to capture our most intimate moments. I highly recommend! Thanks guys!!!

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Lawrence Gerald
4.8
from 158 reviews
  • 20 years in business
  • 261 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.

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Brian Byllesby Photography
5.0
from 144 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 231 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Christopher B.
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Brian shot our baby shower and did a wonderful job. We hosted the event in the back room of a restaurant which ended up being pretty tight but Brian managed to navigate the space and capture some really wonderful candid photos of our guests. He also took photos of my wife, dog and me at our home which we were also pleased with. I have used much more expensive photographers in the past and I would say that Brian's work stacked up well against any of them.

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  • 15 years in business
  • 233 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Spencer R.
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Extremely professional. Did a great job and highly recommend Kuks. One of the best photographers I've ever dealt with.

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Sheila O'Keefe Photography
4.9
from 110 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 217 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Deepika G.
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She is really awesome... We had our maternity session now and She made d shoot very friendly and we Ve got many beautiful shots... She made our experience a memorable one... Can't wait to ve our new born session... She s very adjustable with timing... Very reasonable as compared to other photographers... Would definitely use her again and recommend her...

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  • 8 years in business
  • 136 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Deborah W.
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Stavan did a great job photographing of our wedding! His pictures were lovely, and plentiful, and he did a great job of getting the right shots without getting in the way (like some photographers). Very highly recommended!

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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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  • 9 years in business
  • 94 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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Adam & Hanna Photography
5.0
from 69 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 106 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
4.8
from 66 reviews
  • 113 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Jennica S.
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Jennifer was the best photographer and witness my husband and I could have wished for. My husband and I got eloped at the San Francisco City Hall in February 2017. Jen was our photographer and sole witness. She was very helpful in guiding us around the city hall and she took the most beautiful and sincere pictures! My husband and I aren't very "romantic" or extroverted, so we were worried that we'd be put in cheesy awkward poses for our wedding pictures. But that wasn't the case at all! Jen was able to pick up on our personalities very quickly and she was able to feature the real us through her camera lens. Her experience, professionalism, and down to earth personality relaxed our wedding jitters and made us completely at ease. She was the perfect complement to our wedding day. I highly recommend Jen for any event :)

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Andrea Rowe Photography
4.9
from 64 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 133 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Quinn B.
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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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Cheshiredave Creative
4.9
from 57 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 80 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Nancy C.
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We put on corporate events in cities across the country and having high-quality photos is critical to our business. For the past two years we've had the pleasure of working with Cheshire on several occasions and he's by far one of the best photographers we've worked with. We are most impressed with his ability to capture the spirit and energy of our events with great attention to detail. We have no doubt that you'll have a great experience working with Cheshire!

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North Point Photography
4.9
from 56 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 88 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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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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Alex Vakulin Photography
4.9
from 31 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 66 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Meagen L.
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I found Alex on Thumtake and he was a wonderful find. The package he provided us was just what we needed, and very affordable. The pictures came out amazing and I will definitely use him again.

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  • 9 years in business
  • 46 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Bryan H.
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Tri has been a really great partner on a number of projects. He is thorough, detail oriented, flexible, and really easy to work with. He is a skilled photographer and able to really hone in on the mood that you are trying to evoke. Beyond photography Tri has also started managing our social media accounts which are growing exponentially since he's taken them over. I would highly recommend him.

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Irina Mikhina Photography
5.0
from 21 reviews
  • 22 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Anthony T.
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Working with Irina was easy from start to finish. We set a date that I had to postpone a couple times because I was sick. When I showed up for the shoot Irina spring into action. She gave good direction and tried a number of different poses. I didn't know how the photos would turn out, but she has a good eye and knows how to bring out the best in the subject. I was more than pleased with the photos. I have worked with other photographers and haven't enjoyed those experiences. This was a great experience and worth the fee!

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Steven Pham Photography
5.0
from 20 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 25 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Jacqueline W.
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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 :)

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Jason Chen Photography
4.8
from 20 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 38 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Jasmine M.
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Very creative photographer, I told him the shot I imagined and his shot is beyond my imagination. Very recommended!

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Laurie W. Photography
4.8
from 11 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Shweta J.
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Laurie is not just a good photographer but nice person too. She made everyone in family comfortable during shoot and her ideas and props are nice too. It is nice to work with her and I'll probably hire her again for family photoshoots.

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Need an Engagement Photographer

San Mateo, CA

  • Photo shoot location
    Outdoors
  • Additional photo shoot details
    We haven't chosen a specific location for our photo shoot
  • Photo products
    CD / DVD, Ability to purchase prints online
  • Total budget, including services and images
    $250 - $500
  • Also need a wedding photographer
    No
  • Details
    Indoor and outdoor photos (2-4 locations), please have ideas! Also, will probably have 2-3 outfit changes. Couple and individual photos.
  • $356.25
    Average price

Need a Real Estate Photographer

San Mateo, CA

  • Interior or exterior photos?
    Interior and exterior
  • Number of properties to be photographed
    1
  • Type(s) of real estate
    House
  • Approximate square footage
    2500 - 3000
  • Total shots needed
    5-10
  • Photo products
    Online or digital proofs and prints, Other (downloadable)
  • Additional services
    Virtual tour - still photos
  • Details
    Not sure if I want to do virtual tour....
  • $266.67
    Average price

Need a Commercial Photographer

San Mateo, CA

  • Photo shoot type
    Portrait / Headshot, Corporate / Business
  • White backdrop needed?
    No
  • Photo shoot location
    As recommended
  • Photo usage
    Editorial use, Website
  • Total shots needed
    Over 30
  • Number of shoots
    Multiple
  • Photo products
    Online or digital proofs and prints
  • Total budget for photographer's services and images
    Over $2,000
  • Details
    We're a medical startup, looking for headshots and custom stock that has a polished, real, high tech appeal. Headshots needed in the next week, full custom stock shoot to follow if results work out.
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