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Paz Events & Entertainment
4.9
from 57 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 75 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Anna W.
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Sammy with Paz Events and Entertainment did an amazing job at our sons wedding reception. I highly recommended him for your next event. He is professional, flexible and he definitely made our experience a wonderful one. I am thrilled that we chose Paz Entertainment and I’m sure you will be too!

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Doug Ellis Photography
5.0
from 39 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 61 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
DeAnna P.
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Doug was professional and super fun to work with. I brought my husband on the shoot, and Doug even took a couple of fun photos of us together just for kicks. I now have a slew of great looking headshots to use for acting, and all for a great price! Doug knows his stuff, and he can get you some rockin' photos! (Pay attention to the eyes in his photos; you'll notice activity there that SOOOO many other photographers miss when doing actor headshots.)

Bright Bird Photography
5.0
from 36 reviews
  • 16 years in business
  • 48 hires on Thumbtack
Katie E.
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Our family photos turned out beautifully! She was able to capture the kids giggles and more tender moments just as I had hoped; all while dodging waves, waning light and variable cooperation of our 1 and 4 year old boys! She was flexible with time and also with style of photos from spontaneous moments to more formal groupings. I found her pricing very competitive with South Bay professional photographers who generally charge a sizable fee for prints and images on top of sitting fees. Would recommend Bright Bird without reservation!

  • 5 years in business
  • 25 hires on Thumbtack
Kelsey M.
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We found Vanessa Weber Photography through the Thumbtack website and are so thrilled we were able to book her to shoot our wedding. When we began looking at websites from people who responded to our posting, we noticed right away that the VWP website and portfolio stood out leagues above the other communications we had received. From the get go, Vanessa was professional, efficient, and very kind. She made the whole “business process” extremely easy with multiple ways to pay and straightforward contracts. As for the “creative process” she was brilliant in really trying to understand exactly what we wanted and made sure through our meeting beforehand, pinterest boards, and email that she had a clear idea of what we wanted and expected. Day of, her and her partner were absolute pros. They gave great direction and kept our large family on track to get all the pictures we wanted done in an efficient, creative, non awkward way. I am normally one to hide from cameras and was nervous the whole element of photographers would make me really anxious but both Vanessa and her partner Seth made me feel extremely comfortable the whole day. As for the pictures, they are stunning. VWP provided excellent communication post wedding and got our pictures back to us extremely quickly. I’ve had friends wait months to see their pictures and we had ours within a couple weeks. They are absolutely perfect, exactly what we wanted and more. We, with our family, will treasure the pictures forever. We could not recommend Vanessa Weber Photography more!

Pinnel Photography
5.0
from 23 reviews
  • 28 hires on Thumbtack
Sara E.
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Juan was a wonderful photographer, and we were so lucky to find him! We had a handful of photographers fall through, and we were stuck with no photographer, two weeks out from the wedding! Juan was extremely easy to work with, from beginning to finish. He not only gave us an amazing price, but delivered beautiful photographs despite very challenging conditions. Not only do my husband and I have extremely disparate skin tones, but we got married outside, at night, with only ambient lighting. We said our vows in the dark! But Juan even managed to get wonderful photos of those moments. Before the day I had asked him to really focus on the emotions and atmosphere, with a preference for candid, natural photos. He did an amazing job capturing the energy, feelings, and atmosphere for the whole event. He has a great eye for color and composition, and for the few posed photos we took, he tactfully and effortlessly guided us into better lighting and positions. There is always a lot going on at a wedding, but Juan was tuned in and put the utmost energy into tracking down and capturing as many meaningful moments as possible. We all felt very comfortable with him, and he easily meshed with the whole vibe. Everyone is impressed with the results, and it was a great experience.

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Aum Photography
5.0
from 18 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Pamela H.
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Keelin truly has a gift! She's an excellent photographer & made my maternity shoot a blast to do. The pictures she took are some of my favorites & I'll cherish them for many years to come!

Top Pro
  • 38 years in business
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Yair K.
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Shaula and I recently got married in Santa Barbara Courthouse and Bob, together with Paul, his assistant, was our photographer. We really love the pictures they took of us, our family, and our guests. Surprisingly, even though Bob took picture throughout the ceremony, he didn't bother us at all. He was there, but he didn't stage the ceremony. He just let us be, and he managed to get all the unforgettable moments while maintaining great compositions. I would highly recommend hiring Bob as your photographer.

Liz Fourie Photography
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 26 hires on Thumbtack
Jessie L.
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Liz did an amazing job on my wedding photography. We could not have been happier. Liz was professional from start to finish and our pictures came out absolutely beautiful! My husband and I highly recommend Liz Fourie!

Fine Heart Photography
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Rachrl M.
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I've worked with Barbara twice, for both professional photos and family holiday photos. She's creative and extremely professional, funny and kind, and I couldn't be happier with the entire process. I wouldn't hesitate to hire her again. She's the first person I'd recommend if asked about photographers and my go-to gal for any photography project. We love Barbara, and so will you!

Lucia Gill Photography
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Catherine F.
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My daughters head shots came out beautiful. I have checked out other photographers in SB and Lucia is the best by far. We are so thankful to find her. Sommer was very comfortable with her and the turn around time of images was super quick. Love her!!

BassImages
4.8
from 6 reviews
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Elena T.
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Jim is one of the best photographers I have ever worked with. He can go out on a shoot alone and come back with great stuff. He always manages to get the best out of people. I have recommended him to many clients through the years and he has retained all of them. Elena Trevino Elena Trevino Design

Forever After Photography
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Chris A.
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I booked this photographer for a daddy and son package the experience was great she met me at the location and took a ton of photos. This is by far the best bang for your buck per say the price was reasonable for the amount of work she did. The best part is that you get the pics digitally meaning u can keep the pics for ever and share with family and loved ones instantly. By far the best photographer in town. I highly recommend her for your photo needs.

Lalita Segal Photography
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Lucy C.
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We first started working with Lalita when my son Oliver was 1 month old.  I wanted to capture him in this newborn phase because before I know it, he’ll be in college!  I didn’t know what to expect because Oliver can be a handful at home with all his cuddly toys; a studio with new people could be very tricky.  Lalita immediately made us all so comfortable.  She had a heated blanket for Oliver and knew just how to put him at ease.  I was so impressed with her professionalism and her kind nature.  The photos were spectacular!  We’ve done 3 sessions with Lalita now and each group of photos is better than the next!  She even has a squeaky toy app on her phone that Oliver loves!  That was just one of her many tricks that brought out the most adorable expressions from Oliver.  Our most recent shoot was for Oliver’s 1st birthday, taken at the beach.  Despite the overcast skies, we got beautiful shots full of smiles and giggles, complete with crashing waves in the background.  Lalita works so well with kids, we got all the shots we needed and didn’t even miss naptime!  She is now our official family photographer and we wouldn’t have it any other way!  We LOVE Lalita!  I would highly recommend Lalita and Playful Photography for any family occasion!

Silver Seven Entertainment
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 4 years in business
Mike V.
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Silver Seven Entertainment provided the best music for my company party. Always had people in the dance floor and really catered better than any past music entertainment I had hired before. I will use them for upcoming family events and future business. I would recommend Julian to anybody who wants to keep the party going!

Unedited Photography
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 6 years in business
Amrita K.
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I really want to thank loni for taking pics of my sons birthday party.she had done outstanding job and taken some memorable pics of the event. I highly recommend her .For any future events i might have i am not ging to look for any other photographer but Loni...

Gallemore Photos
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 34 years in business
Robert S.
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I hired Gallemore Photos to shoot a major charity event, which included live bands and lots of on-stage action. Diane is a master at capturing live-action shots. She was also superior at taking still photos and event photos for our permanent album. A+ photographer.

Tiffany Israel
5.0
from 1 review
  • 13 years in business
Tracy C.
Verified review

Tiffany took my portrait for me to use for my new business profile. She is an incredible photographer to work with. She makes the subject feel at ease and gives clear direction - I love the photos! She definitely knows what she's doing!!!

Isaiah Kajumba
5.0
from 1 review
    Aulama L.
    Verified review

    Wow! What an amazing photographer! We got married on Dec. 15 at the Santa Barbara Zoo and so many people told us how hard it was to photograph there, Isaiah proved so many people wrong. He was fun and great to work with. His eye for detail blew my wife and I out of the water! His eye to see the small details of every piece of picture really helped. He knew how to blend colors and make us pop and stand out way more than I thought is possible! I highly recommend him to anyone looking for a photographer!!!

    About

    My name is Ryan Martinez, and I had gone to college in Santa Barbara. I will now be pursuing my life towards Santa Monica in which I will be shooting weddings on a daily basis. Email me for inquires.

    About

    As a professional photographer, Photography by David Mark Pesce specializes in the following: * Fine Art Photography * Commercial Photography * Production Stills * Set Photography Note: My basic rates are $150 for a 2hr session, $250 for 1/2 day or $400 for a full day including travel time. For sessions longer than 10hrs in one day, excess hrs. billed at $75/hr. The basic rate gets me & my cameras only, any lighting, props, etc. are extra. Multi-day and overnight travel rates are negotiable. A basic lighting package runs $150 per day/session

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    New To Thumbtack

    • 2 years in business
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