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Browse these headshot photographers with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Santa Barbara.

Les Schwartz Photography
5.0
from 61 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 97 hires on Thumbtack
Rick D.
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The assignment was two headshots, which took about 45 minutes. Very pleasant, preparations before the shoot were clear and thorough; he explained what he was doing during the shoot well. I enjoyed the experience. The photos look good.

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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 37 reviews
  • 16 years in business
  • 49 hires on Thumbtack
Jacqueline B.
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As someone who has worked with fashion and advertising photographers in NYC for years, I can confidently say Alexa is a wonderfully talented photographer who delivers amazing work every time. I have had both the pleasure of buying some of her fine art photography, along with hiring her for my own photoshoots and headshots. I am not someone who always feels comfortable in front of the camera, but Alexa immediately made me feel relaxed and comfortable. I also got loads of beautiful, natural, organic shots, where she somehow managed to capture what I feel is my essence. She is also very efficient with time--she just makes it easy. I have hired her multiple times and will continue to choose to use her in the future.

Photographer
5.0
from 25 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 35 hires on Thumbtack
Ernest K.
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I used Laurent for my acting headshots! One of the amazing things is that he traveled to me with all of his equipment and did the shoot at my house. He was a pleasure to work with, made me feel very comfortable, and the pictures turned out great! The price was amazing, the amount of changes and poses, everything. I highly recommend supporting this artist.

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Madeleine's Photography
4.9
from 21 reviews
  • 33 years in business
  • 30 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Laura O.
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I have chosen to work with Madeleine's Photography since 1985 for the many types of professional photography that I have needed- starting with an article that I wrote about Madeleine's business in the Santa Barbara Independent Newspaper. Since then, I have continuously hired her to provide professional headshots for me for my real estate business and for personal photographs that I've shared with friends and family. I also hired her to take several photographs that were published on the front covers of many phone books here in Southern California on behalf of the largest utility phone company. Madeleine's skills and work ethic are impeccable; her personality is warm and inviting; and her resulting photographs are of the highest quality. I will trust no one else for any of my photographic needs- commercial or personal.

  • 38 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Sandy H.
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Overall, it was a great experience working with Baron; I would work with him in the future, and recommend him to friends and family. I hired Baron to take pictures of my extended family at a remote location north of Santa Barbara as a gift to my parents for their 50th wedding anniversary. The group included 15 people - parents, kids with their spouses, and grandkids - ranging in ages 3 to 73. From the start, I appreciated Baron's enthusiasm for the job – he was quick to respond to emails and expressed interest in working with my family. He also had reasonable prices. The day of the shoot, I was pleasantly surprised that he had arrived early to scope out locations and meet each family member. He worked quickly to get large group shots, pictures of each of the immediate families, and headshots of each individual. Baron is a multi-tasker; while shooting a group, he was conscious of keeping everyone in the group engaged by using his comments and jokes, adjusted individual poses, and kept an eye on the overall composition of the picture. The whole shoot took just over an hour. Many family members commented on what a quick and pleasant experience it was getting all the pictures taken. He had a website up within 2 days of the shoot so we could preview and order our pictures. Our pictures came out great! Everyone looked relaxed and natural, the colors were rich, Baron delivered our order promptly after it was submitted. As a bonus, they pictures were mailed to me wrapped in pretty paper and placed in sturdy box. There are only a few details that could have been improved: the colors of the pictures on the website appeared to be slightly richer than the printed pictures, and we somehow overlooked getting an individual picture of my mom. I say “we” because Baron was very good at asking - several times - if there were other pictures we wanted to take, and none of us noticed that my mom didn’t have an individual picture.

Liz Fourie Photography
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 26 hires on Thumbtack
Brian M.
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Liz was absolutely fantastic to work with for our new business photoshoot which included a bevy of headshots and group photos in a number of different backgrounds. She captured great images and knew exactly how to stand and take advantage of the best angles for light. I'd absolutely work with Liz in the future should the opportunity arise.

  • 11 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Quentin H.
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Elizabeth was awesome and very professional for our photo shoot from the very beginning. We had a lot of shifting of possible dates and information and she worked diligently to maintain contact with me and accommodate our companies needs. We needed a number of corporate headshots and a group photo to be taken at a hotel with a high degree of professionalism and Elizabeth with Phase4Photography was fantastic! Her body of work is a great example of the kind of experience and dedication Elizabeth will bring to your project, I would highly recommend her and Phase4Photography.

  • 13 years in business
Robert William V.
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Being a Dutch national, I visited the United States very frequently over a period of nine years, not so long ago. During those prolonged stays, I came across photographic images, made by Desiree Carla Lautman. Her portrait photos I found striking, because of the appropriate backgrounds, excellent composition and obvious talent for pressing the trigger at exactly the right instant.

Lucia Gill Photography
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Angela M.
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Lucia was amazing! She took the time to discuss what I wanted, and then gave her opinion as to what I needed for headshots, which I appreciated. She also ensures that you are relaxed, comfortable, and having fun. She even shows you the photos during the process so you can see if you like them, or want to try something new. It was a great experience!

  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Tamara P.
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The headshots she took of my daughter were the most amazing, beautiful photos I have ever seen. Can't wait to use her services again in the future!

BassImages
4.8
from 6 reviews
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Donna A.
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Jim was terrific, very personable and knowledgeable. I was very happy with the corporate headshots that he took and prepared for me.

Edward Clynes Media Co.
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Jesse S.
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Edward Clynes gave me more headshots in an hour than most people could in an entire day of shooting. His eye for camera angles is sharp and rare: there are few media professionals who can match his experience and knowledge, besides his special ability to treat his clients with kindness. If you are looking for someone who can communicate a vision, capture the moment, confirm client expectations, and yet somehow go above those expectations, Edward Clynes if for you. Edward was able to capture multiple looks in different age groups, and I was able to create an entire modeling and acting portfolio, all thanks to him.

Erick Bech Photography
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 17 years in business
Joey K.
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Having my headshots taken with Erick was a great experience. The studio environment was professional as was the quality of his work. I'm very happy with my business headshots.

Joss Refauvelet
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Kathryn C.
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Joss travelled to me to fit my busy schedule and was an engaging photographer who helped me relax for some amazing shots. I'll be using these headshots for a long time and was very happy with his work.

CMPICSMUA
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 5 years in business
Miranda T.
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I really loved the entire experience, you truly get to know the photographer and the makeup artist during the entire session and you have loads of fun! They get all of your good angles, get the best lighting, and take fun and cute candids. Many jokes are thrown around as well and you share fun and memorable moments. The makeup that was put on me stayed on, looked amazing, and even when I sweat, it didn't come off. You can wear what you wish, this is a photo shoot that you can use to express yourself with, so you can be as creative and as silly as you please! I received the photos the same day, an hour or two after the photo shoot and I was completely satisfied with each and every one. I highly recommend setting up an appointment with them for any needs from headshots for a start to an acting career or simply for an instagram aesthetic, they are able to satisfy your needs or beyond that!

J Martin Freer Photography
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
David M.
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I contacted John through Thumbtack to help me with updating by business headshot. He had me in and out within 30 minutes and the final product was fantastic! He is a real professsional!

S. Morgan Photography
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 7 years in business
Carlos S.
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Shana's photography was fabulous! She stayed professional and took the photos exactly the way I wanted them. She really captured everything I wanted to show in my headshots. I recommend her 100% and I would completely go back to her for any other photoshoots.

Dean Photos
5.0
from 1 review
  • 6 years in business
Brandon C.
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Dean has done an excellent job capturing art and beauty. Engagement photo or headshots. Dean is the man for the job.

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