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San Ramon Family Photographers

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Top Pro
  • 20 years in business
  • 774 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Lashanda P.
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From start to finish, DeNoise studio was better than I expected. Professional and quick response time. They collaborated with me on ideas and made the process extremely smooth... also, amazing onsite!! I want to use them for my family pictures!

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Godoy Shots Studios
4.9
from 222 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 352 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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Brian Byllesby Photography
5.0
from 150 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 239 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Jodi M.
Verified review

I recently got acting headshots from Brian. It was great working with him! He was very friendly, and I felt comfortable enough to try out some awesome expressions/poses/etc. We would do a series of shots, then look at them on his laptop so that I could see what was working and what wasn't and adjust accordingly. With previous photographers, they would just do a bunch of shoots, then show me the photos online the next day. Brian found a great hair and makeup professional who made me look and feel beautiful! And finally, I appreciated that Brian was really flexible about timing, editing, background setup, etc. Thanks Brian!

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Sheila O'Keefe Photography
4.9
from 114 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 235 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Amanda P.
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It great working with Sheila, she did an amazing job with my wedding pictures, captured every special moment! My husband and I are very pleased we chose her as our photographer all of our family was happy she wasn't intrusive. Blended in like family :)

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Adam & Hanna Photography
5.0
from 76 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 120 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Elyse W.
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Adam and Hanna were our Wedding Photographers in November 2016. Everything was very professional from the first time we met them, email communication in between, and on the day of our wedding. They were specific in asking us which photos we desired to be taken and were careful to take these and more! We were very impressed by the results and the price. Adam and Hanna provided us with incredible, professionally done photos that we will cherish for the rest of our lives. Everyone we show our photos to are amazed at the quality. There's no one else out there who charges a great, low price with high quality! I would definitely recommend them to anyone.

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Patrick T. Power Photography
5.0
from 71 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 84 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro 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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Jen Fairbanks Photography
4.9
from 68 reviews
  • 113 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Julie F.
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I have used Jen Fairbanks a few times now because I love her work so much. My first experience was when she took absolutely stunning photos at my wedding and again when she has taken family photos and photos of my daughter. Very professional with beautiful photos. I highly recommend her for any event you need photographed!

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North Point Photography
5.0
from 65 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 99 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.

  • 8 years in business
  • 65 hires on Thumbtack
Vlad S.
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Tri is a very talented and professional photographer. I would highly recommend Tri to anyone who is looking for an portrait photos.

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Alex Vakulin Photography
4.9
from 37 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 68 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Jordan M.
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Alex did a wonderful job taking our family photos, they turned out beautiful! He really knows how to capture his subjects personalities. We highly recommend him. Thank you so much Alex!

Top Pro
  • 9 years in business
  • 55 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Oscar S.
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Pleasure working for such a top-notch professional photographer!

Kept In Time Photography
4.9
from 29 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 52 hires on Thumbtack
Jennifer R.
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Planning a wedding is stressful enough, but not knowing what the results are from the vendors you choose can bring the plans to a standstill. That's where I was before finding Jenn on thumbtack. When she replied to my photography request it was not the estimate that made up my mind; it was the fact that she answered my call! After the first two minutes speaking with her, I knew I found my photographer. Jenn was very upfront with what I could expect from her for the price she was offering. There was nothing that she didn't cover in terms of her contract, the deposit, and the final product. I liked Jenn from the very first moment I spoke with her. Every step of the way she worked with me either by telephone or email. I was fortunate enough that our schedules allowed for a site visit where we had the opportunity to meet in person prior to the big day. Jenn brought her camera and took some "test" shots that she posted on her blog. All I can say is A-M-A-Z-I-N-G!! Now I was excited for the wedding day! September 3rd finally arrived and I am still bragging to anyone willing to listen about my awesome photographers. Jenn and Shannon were truly a dream to work with. They are super relaxed and not worried about the "perfect picture" but photographing the perfect moment. Jenn and Shannon let my hubby and I call all the shots as far as who and where. Our families were a bit difficult to gather at times, and I worried this could irritate the photographers; not Jenn and Shannon! They made sure that we did not miss our sunset photos and always asked our thoughts on their creative visions. Every once in awhile, Jenn would give me a sneak peek at an amazing shot she just captured! I loved that about her. Anyone thinking of hiring Kept in Time Photography by Jenn & Shannon Mormon will not be disappointed. Their photos are stunning and they are two of the nicest people to work with. I am more than satisfied with the entire experience and will be using them for all future photography needs. Highly recommended by a very happy Bride!!

Ryan Shiver Photography
4.9
from 29 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 29 hires on Thumbtack
Sara S.
Verified review

Ryan was the photographer for our daughters birthday party. He was super kind, easy to work with, happy to support all our requests and could not have physically taken more pictures, every single of which looked amazing. Both my husband and I cannot stop raving about his work. We would recommend him to anyone who is looking for a great photographer.

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Nicholas Domaguing
5.0
from 26 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 64 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Erin D.
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Nicholas did an amazing job capturing all of the special moments and details in our wedding with an articstic eye! Our friends and family are still raving about his work! He was also very accommodating and went above and beyond to film everything we asked for and more. Leading up to the wedding, he was always responsive immediately within the day if not hour and even after the wedding during the editing process he was like this! He has always been professional, polite, and friendly. He got along great with our photographer. He got our wedding video to us very quickly and edited everything beautifully while making sure to cleverly add in our special songs and props. If you are looking for someone professional, creative, friendly, accommodating, and affordable for your special occasions look no further!

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Fifi Fresh Photography
5.0
from 25 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 30 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Sigriet F.
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Amazing photographer to work with! Turnaround was very quick and and she was so sweet, professional and delivered only the highest quality of images. I’m so happy with all my photos and I look forward to working with her in the future on more projects.

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Nico Garibay Photography
5.0
from 23 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 32 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
  • 33 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Ashley A.
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Jean-Paul was a perfect photographer for our daughter's Sweet Sixteen. I contacted him last minute through thumbtack (a week before the party) and he gave me an amazing deal that didn't compare to any other quotes I got. He responded quickly, showed up early to the event and was very kind professional and attentive throughout the event. He took many photos, and got back to me with pictures only a couple days after the party. Let me tell you- the pictures were beautiful and captured each moment perfectly. We will definitely be calling Jean-Paul again!

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Rich Jarvis Photography
4.9
from 21 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 28 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Karen D.
Verified review

We hired Rich Jarvis to take senior portraits of my son after a couple of failed attempts by the schools choice. This very special time needed to be captured and remembered. He did a phenomenal job! Not only did he choose a great setting but he worked with my son on multiple clothing changes and props. The hardest part will be choosing which ones to display as each and every photos is amazing! He Was personable, professional, and made sure to get exactly what we wanted. From now on he is the only photographer for our family!

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Lara Onac Photography
4.9
from 19 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 36 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Jacobella L.
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Lara is one of the best photographers I have ever worked with. Not only does she have an AMAZING eye for the photos you want and for her art, but she is lovely to be around and makes the shoot so incredibly easy. You will absolutely get the results you want working with her!! She is fabulous!!

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Victoria Garcia
4.9
from 19 reviews
  • 30 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Danielle R.
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Victoria did an amazing job with my son's newborn and 3 month photo shoots. He was not always cooperative but Victoria was patient. She even came back a second time to try and get some better shots. I was amazed at the outcome of the pictures, they were perfect! Not only that but Victoria suggested a few new ideas that I hadn't thought of that really took the photos to the next level. I will be hiring her for family photos as well as more milestone pictures of my little guy!

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Avant-Garde Photo
5.0
from 13 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Fahira F.
Verified review

Thank you Avant-Garde for capturing the most important parts of our event!!! Not only was our engagement beautifully photographed, the little details that most photographers leave out were not missed. His pricing is very fair and affordable. I have him booked for my upcoming wedding in May as well.

Q & A

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

How much do photographers charge for family portraits?

Family portraits are a great way to mark the passage of time, create lifelong keepsakes and have gorgeous-looking photos for your annual holiday card. The national average cost for hiring family photographers ranges from $150 to $200. Pricing can range higher depending on where you live, length of the photo shoot, the number of edited photos you request, and the background and reputation of your family photographer. Before hiring, make sure you understand their fees up front. Ask how many finished images are included in the quoted price and whether you will receive all the photos taken (not just edited photos). Ask whether you’ll be able to download digital photos or if you’ll have to print them or purchase digital copies through the photographer. Here are some average examples of family photographer pricing:

  • $175 for a one-hour studio session in Kansas.
  • $200 for a one-hour studio or outdoor session in Georgia. Includes two outfit changes, access to an online gallery, and about 200 high-resolution, edited digital photo files on a DVD, with permission to print.
  • $400 for a one-hour outdoor session in Southern California. Includes 25-30 fully edited photos accessible online or via CD/DVD.
  • $425 or more for a one-hour outdoor or in-home session in Illinois. Includes more than 50 professionally edited images, online access and print release.

Do you tip a photographer for family photos?

Tipping a photographer for family portraits is not standard etiquette. A great way to recognize a family photographer who goes above and beyond is to write them a glowing review. You probably found your photographer by reading online reviews, so paying it forward by letting everyone know how much you appreciate their work is a great gift. Write your review after they have delivered the final edited photos on time and you’ve confirmed that you’re happy with the terrific portraits they took.

What should you wear for a family photo?

A family photographer captures your family in a series of professionally edited portraits. You can be goofy, you can be formal, you can be exactly how you want to be. To that end, you can wear what makes you feel comfortable and confident — feeling good translates to looking good in photos. However, top family photographers do have some style suggestions that will make your family photos more visually cohesive:

  • Ask the photographer for color suggestions if you’re doing an outdoor photo shoot. Location and time of day can affect which shades will fade in the sunlight and what will stand out in a good way.
  • Stay away from a mix of stripes or plaids on multiple people — the effect is too busy.
  • Steer clear of tiny patterns, which blend together too much.
  • Avoid wearing matching outfits.
  • Do wear outfits that are complementary in color.
  • Choose color over black-and-white outfits.
  • Do choose a theme, such as pastels, fall colors or summer colors.
  • Opt for tonally similar colors.  
  • Go easy on makeup for outdoor photo shoots.

Actual Requests

See other requests for family photographers in San Ramon

Need Portrait Photography

Danville, CA

  • Photo type
    Family, Children / Baby, Couple portrait
  • Photoshoot location
    Photo studio, Home
  • Photo products
    CD / DVD, Online or digital proofs and prints, Physical proofs and prints
  • Details
    Do we keep all rights to the portraits?
  • $283.33
    Average price

Need a Portrait Photographer

San Ramon, CA

  • Photo type
    Family, Children / Baby
  • Photoshoot location
    Home
  • Photo products
    CD / DVD, Ability to purchase prints online
  • Details
    Having an 80th birthday for my father, would like to have family portraits taken of the group and individual family photos. It will be in December so depending upon the weather, set up my have to happen inside
  • $520
    Average price
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