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Les Schwartz Photography
5.0
from 60 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 96 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
  • 59 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 38 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!

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Bright Bird Photography
5.0
from 34 reviews
  • 16 years in business
  • 47 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
  • 28 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!

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.

Rob Fenton Productions
4.7
from 17 reviews
  • 25 years in business
  • 27 hires on Thumbtack
Ilse O.
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We received beautiful photos and Rob is very professional and a talented photographer.

  • 38 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
Lorraine W.
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Portrait photographs turned out fabulous. Bob was very conscientious and professional. Would highly recommend him

Remember When, by Ceci
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • New 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.

Danyell Ellis Visuals
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 12 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.

Unedited Photography
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
Amrita K.
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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...

BassImages
4.7
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.

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

  • 2 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
Amir R.
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We're so happy with choosing Alex for our family portraits! He was quite a professional from the very beginning, explained to us how the process works, accommodated our needs and busy schedule and provided us with some remarkable photos!

Lucinda Kinch
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • New on Thumbtack
Aparna K.
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I got Goddess portraits from Lucinda. She came to my garden in Santa Barbara and we had the most fun and creative one hour together. She is gentle, nurturing and has a vision of you that you could not even imagine. My photos are beyond gorgeous. I love her creativity, her integrity, her attention to detail. I loved it so much, I gifted my sister a session with her and also booked her to shoot my wedding.

Fine Heart Photography
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Claudia B.
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Babs is a photographer extraordinaire. Her creativity captures the beautiful moments in people's lives like I've never seen before.

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!

ENKimages
5.0
from 1 review
  • New on Thumbtack
Annette H.
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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.

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!!!

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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.

  • 32 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
About

I am an editorial/magazine portrait photographer. My clients include Los Angeles Magazine, Ventana Magazine, The LA Weekly, The New York Times, The Washington Post and several other print publications.

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