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Santa Cruz Local Photographers

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Brian Byllesby Photography
5.0
from 150 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 239 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Candace J.
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Brian is now our go-to photographer for EVERYthing-- professional and family! He makes it easy, he's patient and understanding, and just a good human being. Look no further than Brian Byllesby for any and all photography needs!!!!!

Sybex Booths
4.3
from 148 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 380 hires on Thumbtack
Jenny L.
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Ruben and his team were responsive and punctual at our event. We were a little tight on deadline but Sybex Studio luckily had the day open and provided excellent service. If you are looking for photography services, look no further.

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Vision infinie Photography
5.0
from 93 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 157 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Meeta A.
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Working with Stavan has been the most wonderful experience, he is professional, punctual and very talented. The photos are of superb quality and editing is to the finesse! When we recieved the photos that Stavan shot of our wedding, we were speechless. He made us look like stars! The lighting affects were specially really remarkable. I highly recommend Stavan, of vision infinie photography, to shoot your special day ! You will be in good hands.

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Jeff Rumans Photography
5.0
from 89 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 163 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Partnering I.
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Our Annual Awards Ceremony is a very important event to our organization and to our members. Jeff's professional work ethic and his willingness to go the extra mile to get great candid shots were perfect. And I was so impressed by how fast he turned the shareable gallery around for us to share with our members. We will use Jeff for all of our professional photography needs!

  • 4 years in business
  • 183 hires on Thumbtack
Eric W.
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Elyse was very fast to respond, professional and thorough. I used her for product photography and the photos were excellent. I definitely recommend her, and plan to get more photos from her in the future.

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Adam & Hanna Photography
5.0
from 74 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 119 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Kamal S.
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I had photoshoot scheduled few months ago with At Photoshoot Photography and Amgad did amazing job with the pictures, they came out very nice, backgrounds and the locations turned out to be real great too, he is very professional and easy to work with, I would recommend his services to family and friends !!!

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Steve Fogel Photography
4.9
from 51 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 84 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Nanette M.
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I made an appointment with Steve Fogel Photography for some headshots. The session went very well. It was enjoyable and the time spent was used efficiently. I was very happy with the end product and the pricing. I would definitely recommend Steve Fogel Photography to others who are looking for such a service.

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WOWza Photography
4.9
from 51 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 52 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Jane P.
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We are very happy with Chris and his works. He came on time, covered all the guests and the decoration, was very friendly with the guests while taking their pictures, and took excellent photos. We didn't have enough lighting in our party hall, which is a challenge for photography. But the photos Chris took have come out absolutely gorgeous. My experience was really great. I would highly recommend Wowza Photography.

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Allan Kuo Photography
5.0
from 31 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 52 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Joanna D.
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Allan was the photographer for my Senior Clarinet Recital poster. I loved the unique shots and angles he caught of me. He had a very clear vision on poses, backgrounds, and lighting that I agreed with. In addition to photography, he also does poster editing. I am excited to put them up!

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Nicholas Domaguing
5.0
from 26 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 63 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Maryam A.
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We had a photography session with Nicholas for our wedding anniversary. We have done this a couple of times before and I can say that this time the photos came out really great. He paid attention to all the details and helped us with posing which was really important for me (he had lots of great ideas). He also spent enough time for us and did not rush for finishing the session. He is also very nice and friendly. Overall, I highly recommend him and I am sure you will be very satisfied with his service.

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Meeta Ahlawat
4.9
from 24 reviews
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Hae Young D.
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Meeta has a quiet artistic presence and makes one feel at ease. We’ve worked with a few photographers in the past, who use “continuous shooting mode” to get one image; but not Meeta. She waits for the moment then clicks one or two perfect shots with confidence. We met her at an evening party and her photos were exceptional, she made everyone look beautiful. As an interior designer, I recently designed and remodeled our home, and hired Meeta for a home family photoshoot with our active toddler and MIL. She was flexible, worked well with our family, and exceeded our expectations. She was on time, decisive with shots and delivered final photos promptly. I highly recommend Meeta for all your photography needs.

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Lorinda K. Photography
5.0
from 19 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 19 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 18 reviews
  • 30 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Brandan B.
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Victoria was very prompt, patient and helpful while we juggled a bunch of children and adults alike! She made the whole process of pictures easy and I would highly reccomend her for any type of photography in the future!

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Kavya Iyer Photography
5.0
from 12 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 20 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.

  • 9 years in business
  • 47 hires on Thumbtack
Chris B.
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Clarisse and here team were awesome, we had them do both the videography and the Photography for our special day. they were very well prepared we had a couple special shots we wanted which required extra equipment on their end and they pulled off some amazing shots. Clarisse is very nice to work with, very kind and they took the time to find out exactly how we wanted things done and did it. i would strongly recomend using Clarisse and here team great quality for the price.

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Bayou Photography
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Mark S.
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I recently had the pleasure of meeting Amanda and having her take some pictures of me. I typically do not like having my picture taken, but she created an environment in which I felt comfortable and relaxed. She has a very pleasant personality and the quality of her photography left me feeling extremely satisfied with the overall experience.

Lynna Nguyen Photography
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Six V.
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Lynna did our maternity photo shoot and I was very, VERY happy with the end result. It was hard to pick my favorite because I had so many. Personally, I wouldn’t say I am very photogenic, and a lot of times I look awkward in photos, but Lynna really knows how to capture my good angles. Also, because she is so goofy and down to earth, she knows how to make me laugh to get that natural smile. ​ On the technical side, she is definitely talented and has the photography skills, with regards to lighting, background, and she knows the good spots around town, etc, so you don’t need to worry about that. At the same time, she is open to your suggestions, such as what kind of mood do you want your photos to portray? Romantic? Playful? Casual and laid back? Just let her know! She takes your personality into account and will work with you so that you will have your perfect photo shoot; she’s super easy to work with and I felt so comfortable with her. She is definitely going to be our go-to photographer for future life moments. In fact, I just booked her for our son’s 1 year birthday shoot, and I am hoping she can do our destination wedding photoshoot as well. I can’t recommend her enough! You won’t be disappointed. ​ — the Ryan family

Gregory Allenn Photography
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Janina H.
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Greg is fun and easy to work with. Very professional and responds and answers questions on a very timely manner. You really can tell that he loves what he do which is photography. That’s his craft! We were expecting our pictures to be delivered few days after the shoot but he did all the work in less than 24 hrs and they’re all beautiful! I would definitely recommend him and hire him again!

GH Photo
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Cat S.
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GH Photography did my photoshoot for professional headshots. The experience was great! Darius is so friendly. I'm normally quite camera shy, but he made everything so easy and painless! Thank you!

Shannon Yen Photography
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Michael and Angeline B.
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What can I say except that Shannon is a hidden treasure that we found on Thumbtack! Apart from her professionalism, punctuality, and endless patience with our DIY wedding throughout the process, we cannot commend her enough for her energy and passion. She squeezed in an engagement shoot as we were traveling from the midwest to our hometown in the bay area and the pictures turned out amazing! Trust that if you book Shannon, you will get the chance to have wonderful engagement/wedding pictures, but also get to know a lovely and kindhearted person that can work in any environment.

Tiffany Michele Photography
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 11 years in business
Tara A.
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Tiffany is by far the best photographer out there, her work is exquisite and I always end up with beautiful photos.

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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