Doug Ellis Photography
Doug Ellis Photography

Doug Ellis Photography

Offers remote services
Offers remote services
$495
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Responds in about 3 hours

Introduction: Because I will never let you look like a dork or make you stew in an awkward pose! I truly believe that play is at the heart of good work. A great photo is an all over body experience. We get to have a lot of fun and feel more alive by showing the real you, the authentic you and those you care about. I'm Doug, a Santa Barbara-based headshot, family and personal branding photographer who helps people feel at ease no matter the occasion. I have a career and Masters degree in branding/marketing and use somatic coaching and positive psychology and other energetic/body based tools to help you embody and express your best. I am a 2015 and 2016 Best of Thumbtack Award winner as well as a Top Pro and Platinum Member in 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021 and 2022. I have been a professional photographer in Ojai, Santa Barbara, and Montecito for 15 years. My images have been published in national magazines and broadcast television programs, including People, Spirituality & Health, Travel + Leisure, Success, National Geographic, and Oprah's Super Soul Sunday and the Today Show. My approach and process is casually elegant, with a playful, light-hearted quality that is both relaxed and polished at the same time. This is true of my personal portraits, business portraits, and event photography, including wedding photography
Overview

Hired 141 times

24 similar jobs done near you

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3 employees

18 years in business

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This pro accepts payments via Cash, Check, Credit card, PayPal, Square cash app, Stripe, Venmo, and Zelle.

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This pro indicated that they reviewed CDC safety guidelines for COVID-19 and pledged to do the following:

Maintain 6 feet of distance from customers

Wear masks during the job

Disinfect surfaces touched during the job

Featured Projects

155 photos

  • Family Portraits at Ritz Bacara Resort

    Portrait Photography

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Reviews

Customers rated this pro highly for work quality, professionalism, and responsiveness.

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Chloe Y.
Apr 25, 2022
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Hired on Thumbtack

Doug's photos for portraits and action shots were amazing! He understood the brief to a T and captured our model beautifully.

Details: Professional / business • Home • 1 person • 1 outfit change • Digital or online download • My home, venue, etc.

Headshot Photography
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Stephani S.
Aug 13, 2022
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Hired on Thumbtack

We had a great experience with Doug! Would absolutely hire him again. The quality of his work was just beautiful and the shoot was easy, comfortable and everyone had a good time. Highly recommend!

Details: Other • Fewer than 25 guests • Outdoors • Digital or online download

Wedding and Event Photography
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Kai Y.
Sep 17, 2021
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Hired on Thumbtack

We really enjoyed working with Doug. He communicated with us and was great with following up. During our shoot we had lots of fun and didn’t feel rushed or awkward working with him. The photos came out amazing. We would highly recommend Doug.

Details: Family or children's portrait • Candid (captured in the moment) • Traditional / classic (looking directly at the camera) • Artistic (focus on composition, lighting) • Natural / environmental (photographed in an outdoor setting) • Outdoors • Digital or online download • My home, venue, etc.

Portrait Photography
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Hayley S.
Sep 12, 2021
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Hired on Thumbtack

We had a wonderful experience for our family photos with Doug Ellis Photography! Doug was easy to communicate with, flexible and prompt before our session. He was professional, prepared and patient with our squirrelly family of 4 throughout our time together. The photo files were sent to us in a timely manner and we are so happy with how Doug captured our family in our current stage of life!! Highly recommend using Doug Ellis Photography!

Details: Family or children's portrait • Candid (captured in the moment) • Traditional / classic (looking directly at the camera) • Artistic (focus on composition, lighting) • Natural / environmental (photographed in an outdoor setting) • Outdoors • Digital or online download • At the pro’s location • My home, venue, etc.

Portrait Photography
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Kathy J.
May 9, 2022
Doug Ellis was so personable and easy to work with. His artistic eye makes all of his photography a piece of art. You can't go wrong!
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