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Top 10 Affordable Photographers near Santa Clara, CA

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1. Allan Kuo Photography
Top Pro
Exceptional 5.0

(96)

Exceptional 5.0

(96)

Portrait Photography, Wedding and Event Photography, Engagement Photography, Headshot Photography

Responds quickly
Offers remote services
  • 158 hires on Thumbtack
  • Serves Santa Clara, CA
Changing Lives With One Click At A Time AllanKuoPhotography.com For me, witnessing a wedding is the greatest honor of being a photographer. Whether in rustic backyards or grand ballrooms, the greatest story is told through the couple and the lens that captures their most powerful moments. I take pride in skill, but most of all, commitment. Some say patience is a virtue; however, commitment transcends time. Commitment to my craft, commitment to honoring the couple, commitment to making their day one to remember. From the Monterey seas to the golden hills of Napa County, I travel to preserve memories. From hilarious happenings to once-in-a-lifetime moments, I strive to capture life's most meaningful memories. Destination to local, I do it all. My years as a wedding and lifestyle photographer have given me a keen eye, deep professionalism and creativity. I shoot in cities ranging from the Monterey Bay Area to Santa Cruz and surrounding areas, as well as the South Bay (Los Gatos, San Jose, Marin County, San Francisco and Mill Valley), and the East and North Bay (Fremont, Oakland, Berkeley, Napa and Wine County).See more

$200

starting cost

$200

starting cost

Changing Lives With One Click At A Time AllanKuoPhotography.com For me, witnessing a wedding is the greatest honor of being a photographer. Whether in rustic backyards or grand ballrooms, the greatest story is told through the couple and the lens that captures their most powerful moments. I take pride in skill, but most of all, commitment. Some say patience is a virtue; however, commitment transcends time. Commitment to my craft, commitment to honoring the couple, commitment to making their day one to remember. From the Monterey seas to the golden hills of Napa County, I travel to preserve memories. From hilarious happenings to once-in-a-lifetime moments, I strive to capture life's most meaningful memories. Destination to local, I do it all. My years as a wedding and lifestyle photographer have given me a keen eye, deep professionalism and creativity. I shoot in cities ranging from the Monterey Bay Area to Santa Cruz and surrounding areas, as well as the South Bay (Los Gatos, San Jose, Marin County, San Francisco and Mill Valley), and the East and North Bay (Fremont, Oakland, Berkeley, Napa and Wine County).
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2. Emily Pillon Photography
Exceptional 5.0

(6)

Exceptional 5.0

(6)

Wedding and Event Photography, Portrait Photography, Engagement Photography, Boudoir Photography

Great value
Offers remote services
Discounts available
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
  • Serves Santa Clara, CA
I am a dedicated photography professional who is passionate about capturing fleeting moments in order to make your memories timeless. I work diligently to assure all of my clients' needs and desires are fulfilled while providing spectacular images. I studied Fine Art and Business Management at the University of California, Santa Cruz, and have had my work displayed in many art exhibitions throughout Northern and Southern California. I've been shooting since 2013 and am always seeking ways to think outside of the box and be creative with my work. I will work tirelessly to assure that your photos are extraordinary!See more

$100

starting cost

$100

starting cost

I am a dedicated photography professional who is passionate about capturing fleeting moments in order to make your memories timeless. I work diligently to assure all of my clients' needs and desires are fulfilled while providing spectacular images. I studied Fine Art and Business Management at the University of California, Santa Cruz, and have had my work displayed in many art exhibitions throughout Northern and Southern California. I've been shooting since 2013 and am always seeking ways to think outside of the box and be creative with my work. I will work tirelessly to assure that your photos are extraordinary!
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5. Marlon Moments
Exceptional 5.0

(16)

Exceptional 5.0

(16)

Wedding and Event Photography, Engagement Photography, Portrait Photography, Headshot Photography

Responds quickly
Offers remote services
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
  • Serves Santa Clara, CA
#marlonmoments. Responds to inquiries on instagram @marlon.moments or email marlonmoments1@gmail Have a blessed day! 😊 ***Please understand that I am auto-charged by Thumbtack as soon as you message me in app. Serious inquiries only please. Thanks! 🙏🏽*** I love making people feel great and I am great at it. My intention is to make my clients their most candid selves and to capture feeling. I shoot in a journalistic fashion to tell stories big or small. I love what I do and feel extremely privileged to have the opportunity to create for a living. I just want to share my passion with others and provide memorable experiences for all my clients! 🥳 My photography stands out from others because I take the time to edit each frame thoroughly. I do not use quick filter solutions, and no one else touches my work but me. I believe in quality in every detail when I provide my services. I will go above and beyond for you each and every step of the way because I have a goal to reach 100 five-star reviews! Will you help get me there? ❤️ Rates: Contact me to discuss. (Varies upon service provided) - In one hour of shooting, I produce around 50-100 images for event coverage - Edited and delivered online in a week or less* - Strives to get every shot right "in-camera" and only uses Lightroom to develop light and colors, no Photoshop. *delivery times vary upon volume of work. Inquiries welcomed!See more

$165

starting cost

$165

starting cost

#marlonmoments. Responds to inquiries on instagram @marlon.moments or email marlonmoments1@gmail Have a blessed day! 😊 ***Please understand that I am auto-charged by Thumbtack as soon as you message me in app. Serious inquiries only please. Thanks! 🙏🏽*** I love making people feel great and I am great at it. My intention is to make my clients their most candid selves and to capture feeling. I shoot in a journalistic fashion to tell stories big or small. I love what I do and feel extremely privileged to have the opportunity to create for a living. I just want to share my passion with others and provide memorable experiences for all my clients! 🥳 My photography stands out from others because I take the time to edit each frame thoroughly. I do not use quick filter solutions, and no one else touches my work but me. I believe in quality in every detail when I provide my services. I will go above and beyond for you each and every step of the way because I have a goal to reach 100 five-star reviews! Will you help get me there? ❤️ Rates: Contact me to discuss. (Varies upon service provided) - In one hour of shooting, I produce around 50-100 images for event coverage - Edited and delivered online in a week or less* - Strives to get every shot right "in-camera" and only uses Lightroom to develop light and colors, no Photoshop. *delivery times vary upon volume of work. Inquiries welcomed!
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7. Vision infinie Photography by Stavan
Top Pro
Exceptional 5.0

(123)

Exceptional 5.0

(123)

Wedding and Event Photography, Portrait Photography, Engagement Photography

Offers remote services
  • 197 hires on Thumbtack
  • Serves Santa Clara, CA

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Vision infinie Photography by Stavan is San Francisco Bay Area’s only creative photography company for clients who are looking for an experience of a lifetime! The founder and creative director, Stavan Shah graduated with Baccalaureate Degree in Photography from The School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, and Diploma Degree in Photography from CEPT School of Architecture & Design, India. Stavan has an experience of over a decade in the photography industry and has been published numerous times in articles and magazines including Forbes. We love creating art that is unique and timeless in every sense. Our work focuses on beauty and intuitive understanding of timing to capture every moment. What makes us unique is the ability to tell stories through our pictures in a creative manner and use of mixed lighting technique. Our team at Vision infinie is a group of very talented, educated, and experienced artists. We make sure we become one of you at the event to make your special day much more comfortable than you anticipated, which in result has given us hundreds of happy couples who now count us like family. An eye for creative compositions and lighting is what makes us the client's first choice, so if you are looking for a creative photographer that is all about artistic details, perfection, quality, and customer satisfaction, then you are at the right place.See more

$250

starting cost

$250

starting cost

Vision infinie Photography by Stavan is San Francisco Bay Area’s only creative photography company for clients who are looking for an experience of a lifetime! The founder and creative director, Stavan Shah graduated with Baccalaureate Degree in Photography from The School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, and Diploma Degree in Photography from CEPT School of Architecture & Design, India. Stavan has an experience of over a decade in the photography industry and has been published numerous times in articles and magazines including Forbes. We love creating art that is unique and timeless in every sense. Our work focuses on beauty and intuitive understanding of timing to capture every moment. What makes us unique is the ability to tell stories through our pictures in a creative manner and use of mixed lighting technique. Our team at Vision infinie is a group of very talented, educated, and experienced artists. We make sure we become one of you at the event to make your special day much more comfortable than you anticipated, which in result has given us hundreds of happy couples who now count us like family. An eye for creative compositions and lighting is what makes us the client's first choice, so if you are looking for a creative photographer that is all about artistic details, perfection, quality, and customer satisfaction, then you are at the right place.
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10. Clouds Inside
5.0

(4)

5.0

(4)

Wedding and Event Photography, Portrait Photography, Engagement Photography, Boudoir Photography

Offers remote services
Discounts available
  • Serves Santa Clara, CA
Hello! My name is Nayza and I'm an elopement, portrait, and child photographer located in San Francisco Bay Area, California. Long story short. I started working in the wedding industry back in 2007 as a stylist, but photography has always been my passion. One day it dawned on me that photography is what I want to do until my last breath:))) As for me, photography is an opportunity to tell stories of my heroes. I think that through photography we can make people, feelings, and events immortalized, and that inspires me. I cherish the beauty of humanity and truly believe love has no boundaries. If you are committed to each other, I’m ready to work with you. Travelling is my biggest joy. I’m happy anywhere surrounded by nature and within driving distance of Starbucks :)See more

$800

starting cost

$800

starting cost

Hello! My name is Nayza and I'm an elopement, portrait, and child photographer located in San Francisco Bay Area, California. Long story short. I started working in the wedding industry back in 2007 as a stylist, but photography has always been my passion. One day it dawned on me that photography is what I want to do until my last breath:))) As for me, photography is an opportunity to tell stories of my heroes. I think that through photography we can make people, feelings, and events immortalized, and that inspires me. I cherish the beauty of humanity and truly believe love has no boundaries. If you are committed to each other, I’m ready to work with you. Travelling is my biggest joy. I’m happy anywhere surrounded by nature and within driving distance of Starbucks :)

Q & A

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

What’s the best way to set up a consultation or an appointment with a photographer during the COVID-19 pandemic?

The best way to set up an appointment or a consultation with a photographer near you during the COVID-19 pandemic is by conducting an online search. Start by scheduling a call with the photographer. If possible, it may be better to use a video call service so that the photographer can get an idea of the site location. Take this opportunity to discuss safety measures you can take during this time, as well as whether it’s safe to complete the project now or simply postpone it.

How can I find out if a photographer is considered an essential COVID-19 service provider?

Consult your city or state’s government websites, which typically have information on which services are deemed essential during the pandemic. 

For national information, visit CISA’s page on Identifying Critical Infrastructure During COVID-19. Here, you can find 16 different types of essential infrastructure sectors that can continue operating unimpeded during the pandemic. But some, not all, jurisdictions follow CISA’s definitions of critical infrastructure.

Do photographers offer remote or virtual services?

Photography happens in person, but photographers may be able to offer other remote services safely during the COVID-19 pandemic. For example, they may be able to offer editing and other post-processing services. 

If you see that a photographer is offering remote services in their profile, contact them and ask what those services include.

Can I use digital payments to pay for wedding and event photography services?

As digital forms of payment and money transfer are becoming more popular, wedding and event photographers are likely to use digital services. These include PayPal, Zelle, Google Pay, Venmo, Square Cash and more. As you search online for local wedding and event photographers, ask them if they accept digital payments and, if so, which ones you can use. And make sure to have a strategy in place for safe social distancing.

Does a photographer need to enter my home?

There are many situations in which a photographer does not need to enter your home. It’s not uncommon for people to prefer to have their pictures taken outdoors. If you're hiring a photographer, maintain safe distances, avoid being in the same room, sanitize all involved surfaces and conduct payment using digital platforms. You can discuss strategies as you complete your search for local photographers.

Do you tip a photographer for family photos?

Tipping a photographer for family portraits is not standard etiquette. A great way to recognize a family photographer who goes above and beyond is to write them a glowing review. You probably found your photographer by reading online reviews, so paying it forward by letting everyone know how much you appreciate their work is a great gift. Write your review after they have delivered the final edited photos on time and you’ve confirmed that you’re happy with the terrific portraits they took.

How much do photographers charge for family portraits?

Family portraits are a great way to mark the passage of time, create lifelong keepsakes and have gorgeous-looking photos for your annual holiday card. The national average cost for hiring family photographers ranges from $150 to $200. Pricing can range higher depending on where you live, length of the photo shoot, the number of edited photos you request, and the background and reputation of your family photographer. Before hiring, make sure you understand their fees up front. Ask how many finished images are included in the quoted price and whether you will receive all the photos taken (not just edited photos). Ask whether you’ll be able to download digital photos or if you’ll have to print them or purchase digital copies through the photographer. Here are some average examples of family photographer pricing:

  • $175 for a one-hour studio session in Kansas.
  • $200 for a one-hour studio or outdoor session in Georgia. Includes two outfit changes, access to an online gallery, and about 200 high-resolution, edited digital photo files on a DVD, with permission to print.
  • $400 for a one-hour outdoor session in Southern California. Includes 25-30 fully edited photos accessible online or via CD/DVD.
  • $425 or more for a one-hour outdoor or in-home session in Illinois. Includes more than 50 professionally edited images, online access and print release.

When should you take newborn photos?

Few styles of portrait photography are as tricky as newborn photos — the unpredictable infant is always in charge! The best way to ensure a successful photo shoot is to work with a local newborn photographer within the first two weeks of the baby’s life. Some photographers even work with hospitals to offer newborn sessions within a day of the baby’s birth. But newborn photographers usually recommend scheduling a shoot during the baby’s first two weeks of life, while the baby is still sleepy and relatively cooperative, especially for posed or studio shots. During this time, babies are easier to swaddle in blankets and dress in hats or headbands, and, because they often nap or nurse, can be staged with various props or be cuddled by their parents. For casual photos, most newborn photographers recommend shooting within the first six weeks of a baby’s life. Lifestyle portrait photography is more flexible and doesn’t require the baby to cooperate with multiple poses or props.

What should you wear for a family photo?

A family photographer captures your family in a series of professionally edited portraits. You can be goofy, you can be formal, you can be exactly how you want to be. To that end, you can wear what makes you feel comfortable and confident — feeling good translates to looking good in photos. However, top family photographers do have some style suggestions that will make your family photos more visually cohesive:

  • Ask the photographer for color suggestions if you’re doing an outdoor photo shoot. Location and time of day can affect which shades will fade in the sunlight and what will stand out in a good way.
  • Stay away from a mix of stripes or plaids on multiple people — the effect is too busy.
  • Steer clear of tiny patterns, which blend together too much.
  • Avoid wearing matching outfits.
  • Do wear outfits that are complementary in color.
  • Choose color over black-and-white outfits.
  • Do choose a theme, such as pastels, fall colors or summer colors.
  • Opt for tonally similar colors.  
  • Go easy on makeup for outdoor photo shoots.
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