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Les Schwartz Photography
5.0
from 61 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 97 hires on Thumbtack
Darren W.
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Working with Les was such a a great experience! I'm pretty picky when it comes to pictures of myself - especially a picture for my website. Les did an outstanding job of listening to what I wanted and most importantly, produced a terrific headshot (easily the best shot I've ever had of myself). He is very professional, easy to work with, and he doesn't over charge like a lot of other photographers in the area. I highly recommend Les Schwartz Photography!

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Doug Ellis Photography
5.0
from 39 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 61 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Brittney S.
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It has only been such a short time from our wedding and we are still so in awe of the work Doug did. He recommended two photographers for our wedding and even though I didn't think it was very big and necessary, I'm so glad I did! He and Bryan were able to be at different locations and have different views and it was perfect! They were easy to get along with, funny, personable and everyone loved them. The pictures came out absolutely incredible and the turnaround time to completion was impressive. They captured all of our requests plus things we wouldn't have thought of. You can never have a "do-over" for wedding pictures and I am so grateful to Doug and Bryan for the impeccable job they did. I would highly, HIGHLY recommend them to anyone for any photography needs!

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!

Pinnel Photography
5.0
from 23 reviews
  • 28 hires on Thumbtack
Lucia G.
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Juan is not only an amazing photographer, he is also very cool and extremely reliable.He went out of his way to make everything we needed absolutely perfect. We had the best experience with him and made us fee extremely comfortable all the time (he even was amazing with our puppy). Trust me, you won't find a nicer and more professional photographer than Juan!!

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Aum Photography
5.0
from 18 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Leslie P.
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So amazing! You are a wonderfully photographer. I love you:)

Rob Fenton Productions
4.8
from 18 reviews
  • 25 years in business
  • 28 hires on Thumbtack
Ilse O.
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We received beautiful photos and Rob is very professional and a talented photographer.

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  • 38 years in business
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Lu F.
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So im a professional in this industry its just im a Cinematographer, basically a photographer and I wanted to enjoy this party myself. So, Bob was exceptional. Over delivered more than I expected. Came with outstanding equipment. Did more work for me and spent more time than expected which was very nice. And he delivered. Im very thankful.

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!

Danyell Ellis Visuals
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
Blake C.
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This person was so amazing. She took the best video of my wife and i’s wedding day! Not only was the footage great, but she was extremely professional and a pleasure to be around. My wife loved her personality, which made it very easy to act natural when someone is filming them. She got videos of things that I didn’t even get to experience myself as the groom, so watching back again was like a new experience in itself. Her prices are great for the amazing quality I received. I would recommend her for any event, photo and video. We hired her for video, but she took better pictures than the photographer we hired. Thank you Danyell! 5 stars all the way.

Lucia Gill Photography
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Becky L.
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Photographer, Lucia Gill has a great eye for detail and has the amazing ability to make her clients feel comfortable and supported. I enjoyed the time I spent with Lucia during our photo shoot and I think she is highly professional. Lucia really takes the necessary time to create a beautiful and intimate environment to be able to capture the most authentic shots of her clients. I was overjoyed with the photos I received from Lucia Gill and I would highly recommend her. She cares deeply about her clients and cares deeply about the art and magic of photography!

BassImages
4.8
from 6 reviews
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
OC P.
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Jim is an exceptional professional photographer. He photographed me for professional head shots and also took classic portraits of myself and my wife, as well as some lovely candids. I highly recommend him and his work.

Ziba Wedding Films
4.7
from 6 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Barbara B.
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Ben is a super crafted, talented , creative designer of professional videos. He did our daughter's wedding last December, and we were dazzled with his production, and his great taste, as he blended music and film, capturing the story in a brilliant light. I highly recommend Ben for all of those who want to keep the memory golden, and close to the heart.

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!

Unedited Photography
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 6 years in business
Amrita K.
Verified review

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...

Todd Danen Photography
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 16 years in business
Andrea Y.
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Todd created fabulous lasting memories of our wedding day. He was easy to work with, professional and prompt. There were so many photographers to choose from but I know we had the absolute best!

ENKimages
5.0
from 1 review
    Annette H.
    Verified review

    I hired Johnny as a second photographer for my wedding with my new wife. His photos were really amazing. I have pictures of my fans and friends smiling and having an amazing time.

    Janaye Elizabeth Media
    5.0
    from 1 review
    • 8 years in business
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    Erin C.
    Verified review

    Janaye was so much fun to work with. She was very professional and made the whole experience really easy and relaxed, and our photos turned out amazing. Thank you so so so much for capturing such a special moment for us!!

    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    Stephanie N.
    Verified review

    Michael has photographed my family several times over the last 9 years These beautiful framed photos receive so much attention and praise from my many visitors and clients It seems each picture tells a story of a magnificent human life, from the tender delight on the face of my youngest child to the world worn love lined face of great grandma ! Michael will be sensitive to his client and will win their trust

    R&V Photography
    5.0
    from 1 review
    • 9 years in business
    Karen P.
    Verified review

    Henry photographed my wedding and did an amazing job! He captured the most important day of my life so beautifully. I continue to get questioned on who our photographer was as they are very impressed with his work. For those of you in need of a quality photographer, Henry is top notch!

    Milners Photography

    New To Thumbtack

    • 8 years in business
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