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Santa Barbara Portrait Photographers

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Les Schwartz Photography
5.0
from 59 reviews
  • 95 hires on Thumbtack
Roxanne H.
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Les Schwartz took photos of me for my business cards. I was very pleased with the final photo. He listened to my needs and was very helpful in getting the perfect photo. I would highly recommend him for all your photo or portrait needs.

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  • 26 years in business
  • 58 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Andrew T.
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Portrait photo Excellent results - quick turnaround - great price

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Doug Ellis Photography
5.0
from 37 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 60 hires on Thumbtack
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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!

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Bright Bird Photography
5.0
from 33 reviews
  • 16 years in business
  • 46 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Joanna P.
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We feel very luck to have had Alexa be our wedding photographer!!! The photos were well worth the cost, she was very professional and friendly. We would definitely recommend!

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Madeleine's Photography
4.9
from 21 reviews
  • 33 years in business
  • 27 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Matthew M.
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My first professional portrait experience -- and I am thrilled. Madeleine was very courteous, quick, and efficient, and I got great photos back from her less than two hours after I walked into her studio. Bravo!

Flash Photography ATX-LA
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
Tiffany W.
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What can I say words can't even begin to describe how amazing Ashley is! My daughter has been to numerous photographers and as the pictures may have turned out there was still something missing. My daughter instantly was drawn to Ashley and Ashley made her feel so special!! My daughter smiled and did any pose Ashley wanted her to do and might I add the pictures turned out AMAZING I've used Ashley for 4 shoots now and will continue my business with her she is amazing and knows how to interact with children so they can relax and enjoy it! She also goes anywhere you want her to weather you want your pictures in your house, on a farm, Lake where ever she will drive there for you and her prices are beyond awesome !! The quality of the pictures and phenomenal! I recommend her to anyone and everyone who needs pictures there are so many benefits, price, quality, flexibility, creativity,friendliness and professionalism! If you are looking for a photographer I highly recommend Ashley and flash photography!!

Carlye Ann Productions
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Janet H.
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I have worked with Carlye several times over the past three years. Every time and with every project Carlye delivers beautiful pictures and videos. Carlye is professional, easy to work with, and extremely creative. What is most surprising is the speed in which she delivers a finished project. Most photographers and Video-ographers take weeks to even let you take a peek at your project. Carlye is quicker than anyone I have ever worked with, with no compromise to the finished project. You can ask Carlye to edit her work, for example change music, she does it with ease. I would highly recommend Carlye Ann Productions for any event, wedding or project you may have.

Danyell Ellis Visuals
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 9 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!

Toki Lee Photography
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Maggie J.
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Toki was a pleasure to work with from start to finish. I highly recommend her to anyone wanting to capture the heart of a person, not just a picture.

Gallemore Photos
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 34 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
James M.
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Diane has done my head shots, and photographed an event for me. She is an outstanding photographer, who can capture the best angles in photographing portraits, and she is also Outstanding at capturing the best action shots at events. Would hire her again in a heartbeat.

Todd Danen Photography
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 16 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
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!

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

  • 4 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Marina G.
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Shandi was awesome. She is an extremely talented photographer. We LOVED our maternity photos. She is easy going and this helped us feel very comfortable, since it was our first time doing a photo shoot. We were extremely happy with the final product.

Isaiah Kajumba
5.0
from 1 review
  • New on Thumbtack
Aulama L.
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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!!!

  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Stephanie N.
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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

Tiffany Israel
5.0
from 1 review
  • 13 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
Tracy C.
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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!!!

  • 8 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
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I add an artisic touch and i recieve input from clients

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I have been a photographer for as long as I can remember. I am turning my love and passion for the art into a career. I am taking in classes now, and I am mainly trying to build my portfolio which means I will work for cheap, but the quality of images will be rich. Families, portraits, weddings/engagements, pets, and sports photos are what I love and strive to do.

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I'm an advertising, editorial and fine art photographer, and I specialize in portrait, fashion, food and lifestyle photography.

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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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