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  • 20 years in business
  • 694 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 199 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 322 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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  • 20 years in business
  • 257 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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Michael Keel Photography
4.9
from 145 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 311 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Rabell A.
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Michael was so incredible to work with! He was very patient even though I was 45 minutes late to our shoot due to various bridal delays. This shortened our available time for our portrait session but Michael used the time he had to get as many amazing shots of me and my husband as possible. Furthermore, he made us feel incredibly comfortable even though both of us aren't used to being in front of the camera. It was a pleasure working with Michael and I would definitely recommend him to anyone looking for a really cool, affordable photographer =)

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Thomas Sparks Photography
4.9
from 122 reviews
  • 19 years in business
  • 184 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Cat L.
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Thomas Sparks is an amazing photographer. His eye for lighting and positioning is exceptionally skilled, he captures precious moments that many photographers may not catch. He has tremendously creative, easy to work with and affordable. Can't say enough about this photographer! You won't be disappointed.

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Sheila O'Keefe Photography
4.9
from 108 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 214 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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Jeff Rumans Photography
5.0
from 84 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 156 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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  • 8 years in business
  • 124 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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  • 7 years in business
  • 93 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Lorraine Y.
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Diane was wonderful. She photographed my daughter's wedding in Santa Cruz, CA. When I first contacted her she was very professional and extremely friendly and took the time to answer all of my questions. The few times I needed to contact her prior to the wedding she responded very quickly. On the wedding day she was on time and again very professional. The guests and our family members liked her very much as she was polite and blended very nicely with the group, never getting in the way. Most importantly the bride and groom really liked her and were very glad that she was my choice. She made them feel very comfortable. I received the pictures very quickly and they are beautiful. Everyone loves them and I look at them almost every day. So excited to get prints made. The price was very reasonable and I feel I definitely got my money's worth and then some. I highly recommend Diane and hopefully can work with her again some time. Lorraine Eugene, OR

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  • 9 years in business
  • 92 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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Andrea Rowe Photography
4.9
from 59 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 125 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!

Patrick T. Power Photography
5.0
from 67 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 80 hires on Thumbtack
Shelley J.
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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
4.9
from 51 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 81 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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Fun Frame Photo Booth
4.9
from 49 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 108 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Kim H.
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Fun Frame Photo Booth were simply wonderful!! They created just want we wanted and everyone enjoyed the photographers very much.

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Cheshiredave Creative
4.9
from 54 reviews
  • 78 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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James Garrahan Photography
5.0
from 47 reviews
  • 30 years in business
  • 54 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Jaime B.
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James is one of the finest talents ever in the fashion and beauty photography genre. I have known him and his work for years. The images he creates, never cease to amaze me in quality and range, and in the creativity they display. He is great with his models, knowing just how to create that moment. Always getting the models, Hair & Make-up, stylists etc, to be at their very best. He also does his own retouching and imaging. This is the icing on the creative cake. He sees these images to completion, fulfilling the creative vision that he has at the onset of a shoot. Lets face it, anyone can retouch these days. But those photographers that can put that true creative polish on an shot, delivering an amazing image from the onset of a shoot to final art, are the best of the best. In my opinion, James is one of the very best.

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Usman Baporia Photography
5.0
from 45 reviews
  • 63 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Erika H.
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Usman took pictures for us at our SF City Hall Civil Ceremony and we couldn't be happier with how everything turned out. This was my first time using Thumbtack and I wasn't sure of the process or exactly what to expect, but was extremely pleased with the outcome and how easy it was. As a photographer, Usman was truly a pleasure to work with - he knew the City Hall civil ceremony process and made everything easy for us and a lot of fun. We loved his professional yet laid back style and it made us feel very comfortable and at ease in front of the camera (something that we weren't used to). From getting the quote, arranging details, payment, etc. everything was efficient and fast, but also very well done. He knew the best spots in and around City Hall for pictures - and I couldn't believe how many we were able to take in just an hour with him. We received the retouched photos very quickly (in less than a week!) via Dropbox and absolutely LOVE them. He did an amazing job! We would definitely work with Usman again and will certainly recommend him to our friends and family. Thank you Usman for capturing our day so perfectly! It was a pleasure to have you be a part of it. Thank you!

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  • 52 hires on Thumbtack
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Miranti O.
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I've hired many photographers in the past for various events such as wedding, corporate parties and other events and William J Simpson trumps all of them by far! I knew I would enjoy his artistic take on photography and I love his eye for great moments and angles. Who knew it would take a first birthday party to finally find the right photographer! :) He was very punctual, responded quickly to my emails, and such a joy to work with during the event. Professional and personal at the same time. You won't regret hiring him for your next project or event. I know I'll be coming back to him for future events!

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  • 9 years in business
  • 45 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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Alex Vakulin Photography
4.9
from 31 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 63 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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  • 1 year in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Thumbtack Customer
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The event for which I hired him was a surprise and he showed up early and was ready to go right when I needed him. The pictures he took were very high quality though there were some instances where better angles could have been used - only minor flaws though. All in all, I would recommend him if you’re looking for a punctual photographer that will produce high quality photos for a reasonable price

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Need a Photographer

San Rafael, CA

  • Photo shoot location
    Outdoors
  • Additional photo shoot details
    Please add details here (My home)
  • Engagement photo style
    Candid (captured in the moment)
  • Photo products
    Online or digital proofs and prints
  • Total budget, including services and images
    $100 - $250
  • Also need a wedding photographer
    No
  • Details
    Not engagement, but anniversary pics. We will also include our 2 year old in some.
  • $237.5
    Average price

Need a Commercial Photographer

San Rafael, CA

  • Photo shoot type
    Product, Corporate / Business
  • White backdrop needed?
    Yes
  • Photo shoot location
    Indoors, Photographer's studio
  • Photo usage
    Editorial use, Print or catalog advertising, Website, Large display prints (e.g. trade shows), Internal use
  • Total shots needed
    5-10
  • Number of shoots
    Multiple
  • Photo products
    Online or digital proofs and prints, Ability to purchase prints online
  • Total budget for photographer's services and images
    Under $250 (please indicate)
  • Details
    looking for sexy high tech shots of electronic POS systems..isolated and in use in commercial setting...needs an innovative approach to a very mundane product
  • $1125
    Average price

Need a Real Estate Photographer

San Rafael, CA

  • Interior or exterior photos?
    Interior only
  • Number of properties to be photographed
    1
  • Type(s) of real estate
    Commercial building
  • Approximate square footage
    Greater than 3000
  • Total shots needed
    20-30
  • Photo products
    Physical proofs and prints
  • Additional services
    (Intentionally left blank)
  • Details
    High Rise Parking facility in SF...for legal, trial prep, evidence in Court
  • $435.4
    Average price
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