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Brian Byllesby Photography
5.0
from 149 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 238 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Christopher B.
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Brian shot our baby shower and did a wonderful job. We hosted the event in the back room of a restaurant which ended up being pretty tight but Brian managed to navigate the space and capture some really wonderful candid photos of our guests. He also took photos of my wife, dog and me at our home which we were also pleased with. I have used much more expensive photographers in the past and I would say that Brian's work stacked up well against any of them.

Sybex Booths
4.3
from 145 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 367 hires on Thumbtack
Zhoey Z.
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Great value for the price! Highly recommended if you want someone who knows what they are doing. We reviewed many different photographers and Sybex Studio really stood out from the rest. We were able to seal the deal with the awesome pricing. Thank you again Ruben for being very helpful.

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  • 8 years in business
  • 155 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Deborah W.
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Stavan did a great job photographing of our wedding! His pictures were lovely, and plentiful, and he did a great job of getting the right shots without getting in the way (like some photographers). Very highly recommended!

  • 11 years in business
  • 158 hires on Thumbtack
Mark M.
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Doug did our wedding at SF City Hall and we were very pleased with his services. He was much more affordable than most other photographers we considered and was very pleasant to work with. He showed up to the location a couple hours before we did just to prepare and make sure he knew all the best places to shoot. When we arrived he took pictures as we stepped out of the limo and then through the entire affair. We think the photos turned out great. He also charged one fee for the whole shoot, which was as low as others charged hourly. Overall very friendly, well prepared and provided professional services at an unbeatable price.

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Jeff Rumans Photography
5.0
from 87 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 162 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Jennifer W.
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Jeff was smart, prepared, and professional. I selected him over other photographers because my impression was that he approached a job with the customer's needs at heart, and his work at our event certainly bore that out. He communicated well, was unobtrusive and helpful, and oh by the way he took some wonderful pictures of people engaged and working together at our event. You will enjoy working with Jeff, I promise.

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Adam & Hanna Photography
5.0
from 74 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 117 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Lisa Y.
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Adam and Hanna are the best photographers we ever had! They did an outstanding job during our wedding! They were there taking all the pictures we wanted but they never got in the way. They are a wonderful married couple and so friendly and easy to work with and very professional at the same time. The quality of their photographs is of the highest order! We are so happy we chose them. We give Adam and Hanna our highest recommendation for your wedding or for any major event you have.

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Steve Fogel Photography
4.9
from 50 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 84 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Steve E.
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Great service and photographer!

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WOWza Photography
4.9
from 50 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 49 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Edward H.
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Awesome pictures ! I've got stunning pictures from Chris. His work was totally different with the ones from other photographers. Looks so professional and really LOVE it !

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Allan Kuo Photography
5.0
from 30 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 50 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Sanjay K.
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Allan is of the best photographers I have ever worked with. His punctuality, friendly demeanor, faithfulness, and passion for capturing memories that will last a lifetime are his best qualities in business. He has all the right equipment, talent, and skill, and comes at a great price! I used him for my graduation photos and now use one of his photos for my linked in profile picture. He's an awesome guy and I'm really glad I hired him!

Big Smile Videos
4.8
from 31 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 95 hires on Thumbtack
Xiaochun L.
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Very friendly. Give us some extra time. Good quality pictures. My parents are very happy with the photographer.

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Nicholas Domaguing
5.0
from 26 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 61 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Erin D.
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Nicholas did an amazing job capturing all of the special moments and details in our wedding with an articstic eye! Our friends and family are still raving about his work! He was also very accommodating and went above and beyond to film everything we asked for and more. Leading up to the wedding, he was always responsive immediately within the day if not hour and even after the wedding during the editing process he was like this! He has always been professional, polite, and friendly. He got along great with our photographer. He got our wedding video to us very quickly and edited everything beautifully while making sure to cleverly add in our special songs and props. If you are looking for someone professional, creative, friendly, accommodating, and affordable for your special occasions look no further!

Stefan A. Photography
4.9
from 24 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
Krystle B.
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Stefan is truly one of the greatest photographers we have ever met! He is always on time, punctual, very professional and friendly as well as easy going. The quality of this work is exceptional and we are very happy to have Stefan for our go to photographer for all of our future projects. Go Stefan!!!

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Meeta Ahlawat
4.8
from 20 reviews
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Yeshodhan K.
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Meeta is a brilliant photographer and can really bring your photos to life. I hired Meeta for an event, after seeing her work on her website. From being a photo-journalist for one of the finest newspapers and having studied photography, she sees and captures the moments in a different perspective that we cannot see. She was punctual, responsive and gave me the edited pictures within a week after my event. My previous experience in dealing with other professional photographers has not been so good, where I had to wait more than a month before I could get my hands on the photos. I highly recommend Meeta and will hire her again for any of my photography needs in the future.

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Lorinda K. Photography
5.0
from 18 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Chandra S.
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Lorinda is an awesome photographer! She is both professional and pleasant. She set my nieces at ease and creatively positioned them to take charming photos. Ones that I believe will be cherished by our family and friends.

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Victoria Garcia
4.9
from 16 reviews
  • 29 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Megha A.
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Victoria is an amazing photographer. She got really nice pics of my family & kids... I would definitely recommend her to everyone

  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Tony C.
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It was a perfect day captured beautifully by the perfect photographer. Justins professionalism and skill made our day so much easier. His eye for lighting, posture and scenery gave us memories that will last a lifetime.

Caroline Tudor Photography
5.0
from 12 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
Jon D.
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She was a great partner on a some recent photo shoots I had. I would recommend her highly for anyone who wants a no nonsense talented photographer.

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Kavya Iyer Photography
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Kaitlyn R.
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Kavya could not have done a better job with our engagement photos! She was prompt to reply and arrange a rather quick appointment with us as we were on a deadline. She was friendly and professional throughout the shoot, providing the right amount of suggestions/tips to get the perfect shots without being overbearing. She is also quite adventurous, climbing down rocks with camera in hand to get to a beach in order to get the perfect shot! I ended up with so many great pictures that she sent within 2 days after the shoot. I would definitely recommended her for all your photography needs.

GH Photo
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Akash A.
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Darius is a great photographer to work with. He is calm and considerate. We enjoyed our photoshoot with him and were happy with the end result.

Gregory Allenn Photography
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Simone C.
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Working with Leosupermoon is enjoyable and rewarding. The photographer has a unique creative eye, and is personable and professional. You will have great photos and a great experience.

Ashley
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Erin C.
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Ashley is professional, knowledgeable, patient, flexible, respectful and kind. She was great with our newborn, helping to calm him and soothe him during the photo session. We are so happy with the photographs and the time Ashley took to make sure good quality photographs were captured.

Q & A

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How much does it cost for a photographer for a wedding?

Finding the right wedding photographer can make a big difference for your ceremony. Nationally, the average wedding photographer’s price ranges from $800 to $1,000, but costs can be much higher in areas like Chicago, New York or Los Angeles where some couples spend $2,000 to $5,000 or more for the photographer they want. Factors that can affect your wedding photographer prices include the photographer’s reputation and experience. Heavy hitters can command top rates, especially during wedding-season weekends. Day of the week also affects your cost. You may get a $200 discount on wedding photographer prices if you get married on a Friday in November rather than a Saturday in June. Time onsite is also an important cost factor. Hiring a photographer to snap photos from the moment you wake up until after last call at the reception is going to cost more than five hours of pictures during the day. Multiple photographers, special lighting, and videography will also increase your costs. Ultimately you want to find someone who has a style you love and can provide the number of edited shots you want for a price you can handle. Learn more about hiring a wedding photographer.

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