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Bright Bird Photography
5.0
from 36 reviews
  • 16 years in business
  • 47 hires 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!

Pinnel Photography
5.0
from 24 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 17 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
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Leslie P.
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So amazing! You are a wonderfully photographer. I love you:)

Impromptu Pictures
5.0
from 13 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 23 hires on Thumbtack
Katie V.
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My husband and I hired Impromptu Pictures to photograph our wedding. They were very professional and had the gallery of pictures ready to share in less than 3 weeks! Monica and Derek were very nice and accommodating. They even got a group photo of everyone that attended the wedding. I would definitely recommend them. They are quite personable and take beautiful pictures!

Josiah Haiek Photography
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Christopher S.
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Finiding a photographer that is affordable, professional, and has the skill to capture phenomal shots is hard to find but I reached out to Josiah for my senior portraits and he met all of the above. Josiah was very helpful at an affordable price and my senior photos could not have turned out any better. Thanks Josiah!

Remember When, by Ceci
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Joshua H.
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Over the past several years I've had the pleasure of knowing Ceci as a friend and watching her grow as a great photographer. Last year I had Ceci take my senior pictures. Even though I'm not very photogenic, Ceci worked with me to get some amazing shots. We went to a lot of really rustic places, and a few spots that hold my favorite memories during college. The best part about my shoot was getting to hang out with the Frosts. To them, you're more than just a picture, you're a friend.

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.

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!

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!

Gallemore Photos
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 34 years in business
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.

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.

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

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

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!!!

    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.

      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!!!

      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

      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.

      • 2 years in business
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      We are committed to capturing the special moments that will last a life time.

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      Shoot offers the following services with corresponding rates: * Wedding Packages * 6 hrs - $1250 w/ bridal photos * 10hrs - $2400 w/ bridal and engagement photos * Portrait Sessions - $350-$500

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