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TOP PRO
  • 5 years in business
  • 223 hires on Thumbtack
  • Sunnyvale, CA 94086

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I recently got acting headshots from Brian. It was great working with him! He was very friendly, and I felt comfortable enough to try out some awesome expressions/poses/etc. We would do a series of shots, then look at them on his laptop so that I could see what was working and what wasn't and adjust accordingly. With previous photographers, they would just do a bunch of shoots, then show me the photos online the next day. Brian found a great hair and makeup professional who made me look and feel beautiful! And finally, I appreciated that Brian was really flexible about timing, editing, background setup, etc. Thanks Brian!

TOP PRO
  • 15 years in business
  • 232 hires on Thumbtack
  • San Francisco, CA 94102

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Extremely professional. Did a great job and highly recommend Kuks. One of the best photographers I've ever dealt with.

  • 11 years in business
  • 161 hires on Thumbtack
  • Los Gatos, CA 95032

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Doug and Melinda went above and beyond for my wedding. It rained on my wedding day but that didn't stop our photographers from taking beautiful rain shots, it actually added to the magic! We originally wanted photos at the Palace of Fine Arts but that wouldn't have worked out with the rain, so we came up with a plan B after the wedding ceremony and Doug was flexible with the sudden change. Later that day, my mother and my aunt could not figure out how to pin my bustle, Melinda stepped in like a pro and saved the day! Not only are they great photographers but they really helped us keep the flow of the wedding. We saw a preview of our wedding photo gallery and it was beautiful, we cannot wait to see all of the photos and create our album. We especially loved the candid shots during the wedding ceremony as well as the rain shots.

  • 12 years in business
  • 137 hires on Thumbtack
  • San Francisco, CA 94123

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Chantelle was AMAZING! She went above and beyond what I expected. I hired her to do my hair and makeup for my wedding. She showed up on time ready to go. Like always in a great mood. My makeup came out perfect and stayed on all night (noon to 1am). I switched my hair last minute and she had no issue with it and my husband loved it. She also helped out my bridesmaids with some eyeliner and even did a quick up do for another. My photographer called and said she was running late so she wouldn't be able to take any pics of me getting ready. I was a little bummed......BUT CHANTELLE HAD HER CAMERA. She started snapping away and was able to get the shots my photographer missed. Thank you so much Chantelle for making me look and feel incredible on my wedding day!

TOP PRO
  • 15 years in business
  • 120 hires on Thumbtack
  • Tracy, CA 95304

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Fahim was awesome! He did an amazing job capturing our wedding party photos. Communication was always a breeze from start to finish. He was both friendly and professional. Our guests loved him. He was great with staging our photos and made sure to get all the portraits we wanted. He edited the photos and got them back to us promptly. He included a very lovely photo book, DVD and USB. His cost was very reasonable considering the high level of quality. I absolutely recommend him as a photographer for your wedding or any event!

  • 77 hires on Thumbtack
  • Suisun City, CA 94585

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Overall, we want to give our highest recommendation to KRA Image Designs (Anna and Jonathon). After an extensive search for an engagement photographer, we came across KRA Image Designs and ultimately decided to go with them because of the beauty of their photography, value, and quick communication. Since we were getting married in San Francisco, we wanted to capture some of the iconic SF landmarks like the Golden Gate Bridge, Presidio Park, and Legion of Honor. Anna and Jonathon were very knowledgeable about the area, and suggested areas that would look aesthetically best on camera. When meeting them on the day of our engagement shoot, their friendliness and warmth quickly made us feel comfortable in front of the camera. Despite the fact that I did not know American Sign Language, communicating with them was never a problem. It was very nice to see how Anna and Jonathon work with each other - taking turns with the camera, posing us (which we really needed guidance on), and giving one another feedback for the best shot. They did a perfect mix capturing posed shots, and candid shots. We had an outfit and location change, and they were patient and accommodated the time it took us to change and relocate areas. We previously encountered photographers that scrutinized the clock and once their scheduled time was over they would dart away, but Anna and Jonathon wanted to take advantage of the lighting, scenery, and mood to capture the right photographs. Normally, we are very awkward on camera, but somehow Anna and Jonathon worked magic to make us comfortable with the camera. The time it took to receive our photographs was fairly quick - a little less than a month after our engagement shoot. When we received the CD of our photographs in the mail, we were dreading how we would look, but our photographs turned out amazing. We had so many excellent photos to choose from, and it was difficult hand picking just a few to display at our wedding. We were very proud to show them to our friends and family, and really could not ask for more. Thank you Anna and Jonathon – we were so lucky to work with such a talented team of photographers.

  • 10 years in business
  • 83 hires on Thumbtack
  • San Jose, CA 95119

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Jen is a wonderful photographer and we are very pleased with the photos. She is a lot of fun and has excellent ideas. I would definitely recommend Jen for family pictures!

  • 55 hires on Thumbtack
  • San Francisco, CA 94109

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Nick was with my wife and I throughout the entire wedding day. He showed up bright and early at our home as we were getting ready, and he stayed until the bonfire at the end of the night. All the while getting great shots of the ceremony, reception, and the little details in between. He was hands on when we wanted him to be, helping us to relax for some of the more 'posey' shots, but he also knew to step back when we wanted some alone time. Your wedding is one where you only want close friends/family around, so were a little skeptical of having a photographer around the whole day, but Nick fit effortlessly in like we had known him for years. Oh, and again, the pictures...fantastic. The lighting, the composition, and the fact that unlike some other wedding photographers work, his photos seem very natural. Totally captured the spirit of the day. Thanks Nick!

  • 7 years in business
  • 74 hires on Thumbtack
  • Sacramento, CA 95822

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She did my Pin-Up photo shoot at Davis Ranch and she was just amazing!!! The pictures came out fabulous and I am booking her again for my next photo shoot!!! She is very creative and professional one of my favorite photographers! :)

  • 9 years in business
  • 57 hires on Thumbtack
  • Palo Alto, CA 94306

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Dennis is the consummate pro. I needed a headshot for my web site and saw that he was a leading member of Peter Hurley's Headshot Crew, a worldwide team of the best headshot photographers. Then it was a no brainer. He lived up to his reputation and got me some great headshots for a fair price. Had some fun too. I recommend him without hesitation.

  • 9 years in business
  • 54 hires on Thumbtack
  • San Francisco, CA 94112

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Ashleigh is a true professional. In the two hours we had her, she captured all the requested shots plus many impromptu special moments. Her personality and kindness is what separates her from other photographers I have worked with in the past. Many friends and family members commented on her cheerfulness and smile. Her photos are as beautiful as she is. We all enjoyed having her here on our special day. I would hire Ashleigh again for any corporate or private function that I have in the future.

  • 8 years in business
  • 38 hires on Thumbtack
  • Modesto, CA 95357

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“Richard Brady and His Daughter Jennifer are fantastic photographers! They captured the energy and fun and laughter of our wedding day, seeing the photos we re-lived the day and saw so much that we had missed, it was amazing. Right from our first meeting Richard made us feel completely comfortable and showed genuine interest in our ideas and plans for the big day. The Engagement/family photo shoot was the perfect way for us to get comfortable with the camera, laugh a lot and helped us see what works best for us. His wife Debby was also there and helped us out. She is such a sweet caring lady. Most importantly of all we absolutely LOVE our wedding photos, they capture so many special memories. We will treasure them forever. Thank you Richard, Jennifer , and Debby, we cannot recommend you highly enough. Such innovative and inspirational photographers.”

  • 4 years in business
  • 43 hires on Thumbtack
  • Pacific Grove, CA 93950

Karla E.

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Linda was phenomenal. Funny, attentive and professional. Took all the pictures we wanted and listened to us. Highly recommended photographer and was loved by all our family and friends at our wedding. The couple pictures I have seen from the wedding look amazing. And she even stayed longer than her contracted time to take some more pictures of fun faces happening. Thank you linda. You were such a please to work with!

  • 8 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
  • San Jose, CA 95121

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Tara is not only a very talented photographer, but she is courteous and is willing to go the extra mile to get the perfect shot! Myself being a photographer I understand the challenges faced when dealing with clients (especially myself. Even when getting portraits done I am a stickler for details which she handled beautifully ), and I must say Tara not only handles every part of her job professionally, but with a grace rarely seen these days in such a demanding field of work. Myself being not personally a fan of "photoshopped" images can say that her touchup work is subtle, and as with all artists can use just a tiny bit more. That being said, I highly recommend Tara and TLC photography to anyone looking to capture those special moments in a way very few can.

  • 12 years in business
  • 23 hires on Thumbtack
  • Santa Cruz, CA 95062

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I found StudioR online when I was searching for a professional photographer to help me create great images for my business website. I am a women’s empowerment coach, and in my business, I am my brand. It was really important to me to work with someone who could truly capture my essence and the qualities that I stand for. Further, I didn’t want images that looked too staged or posed. I wanted something that felt natural and authentic to me. Reija did an amazing job! She took the time to get to know me, and she easily helped me connect with my vision and my purpose. I am usually very uncomfortable getting my picture taken, and Reija instantly put me at ease, and actually made the entire experience fun for me. In addition, the level of service she provided was exceptional – she responded quickly to all of my requests, and her turn around time and results were fantastic. She was a true joy to work with and I highly recommend her services.

  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
  • Ben Lomond, CA 95005

Sarah S.

Verified review

Not only did Danyelle photograph my senior portraits way back when, she just recently photographed my wedding. She does a great job making everyone feel comfortable. She even got my camera shy groom to crack a few smiles and have a good time. She did an amazing job capturing every detail and priceless moment! I look forward to using her in the future to capture more memories!

  • 38 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
  • Carmel Valley, CA 93924

Christine W.

Verified review

I highly recommend Craig Lovell and Eagle Visions Photography. I have been very pleased with his work and have found him to be responsive to the particular needs of the shoots I required. His work is of the highest quality, creating images with sensitivity and artistic talent. COMMERCIAL PHOTOGRAPHY: I have worked with Craig on product photography, fashion model shoots for both my print and online catalogs all of which he performed to my satisfaction, often bringing elements to the shoot that I may have overlooked. He is wonderful with people, putting everyone at ease. WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY: Craig also photographed my son's wedding. We were thrilled with the results. Again Craig's sensitivity to his subjects played a big role and many people commented on how much they enjoyed working with him. He shot beautiful portraits and formal wedding compositions, as well as memorable candids. I am sure you will be very pleased with Craig's work, and like me, would come back for more. Christine Wood

  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
  • Carmel, CA 93923

Lisa F.

Verified review

We had traveled to Carmel to celebrate our 20th wedding anniversary & contacted Robert for a photo session. Robert was very accommodating & willing to work with our schedule. He has a great personality & made the experience quite enjoyable. We love the pictures he took & are having a difficult time narrowing down which ones to frame. We would definitely reccomend Robert to anyone looking for an outstanding photographer in the Carmel/Monterey area! We are planning on scheduling a family photo session with Robert in the fall.

  • 7 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
  • Santa Cruz, CA 95060

Raimond S.

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Tatiana was very quick in replays to our e-mails. She answered all of our questions very promptly and provided needed details. It was clear that she wanted to work with us. She was flexible in her schedule and it was easy to find time that works for all of us. She was very calm, nice and happy in person. I was real joy to work with her. Our kids also liked her, too. She had different ideas for photos, but allowed us to just be ourselves as well. The photos game our as we expected or exceeded our expectation. She has specific style which can be seen on her web site. Our pictures match her style very exactly. We liked that she had some pictures that documented our current family and also had some artistic photos which were live and full of emotions. Many pictures look like they are made with film camera in the most positive sense. She use mostly prime lenses which have certain restrictions and make photographer think more how to capture the moment.

  • 5 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
  • Campbell, CA 95008

Patrick W.

Verified review

I had a great time working with Diane for some professional headshots. Her product is unique and eye-catching, but professional enough to use in a variety of settings. Her speedy response times, eye for color and light, and friendly demeanor merits five stars from me. Invest in Diane for your photography needs! I plan to hire her for other portraits in the future. -Patrick W.

  • 4 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
  • Alviso, CA 95002

Al I.

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I really liked Ahmad. He came to my office 15 minutes (ahead of schedule) to take a portrait photo of me. What was unique about was taking the time with me as to what were my specific needs. He took about 30 photos using different angles and lightening. After the photo shoot I picked several to be touched up. What's amazing when he used photo shop, it's like a complete makeover. Definitely recommend him to any one. I had many compliments.

  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
  • San Jose, CA 95112

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James William Moore has been photographing his view of the world for more than ten years. He has been trained in his art through the New York Institute of Photography. He looks forward to sharing his art and services with you. James has traveled the world and brings his own way of looking at those so often missed moments into every shot. He can bring this eye into what your photographic needs may be, if you just let him.

Giftprints

New To Thumbtack

  • Fremont, CA 94538

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Our photography services include: * school and sports * dances * dance competitions * proms * little leagues We provide great services with affordable prices. All of our photographers are professionally trained and have at least 5 years of experience.

  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
  • Santa Cruz, CA 95060

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We offer video and photography for your special day! We have been providing videography and photography services to the larger Monterey Bay area since 1985. We excel in special event coverage that provides state-of-the-art coverage which provides high-definition videography for your special day! A unique feature of our service is to not only provide you with high-definition video, but also still photography that is based on our use of high-definition video. Contact us and we will explain how this coverage can enhance your special day!

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