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  • 7 years in business
  • 654 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 6 hours

James H.

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The oictures were great and the photographer William did a great job. He was very patient with the Elementary students that were using the photo booth and they were able to use fun props that were provided by Triumph Photobooth. Thanks for making our event even better.

Chalee W.

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I really enjoyed working with Triumph Photobooth. My photographer, William, was awesome! He was punctual and very friendly. My guests really loved him and had so much fun with the photobooth. I will definitely use them again.

Aisha H.

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Pictures came out great! Our photographer was super prompt, and everyone really enjoyed the booth. I'll definitely be booking again.

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  • 8 years in business
  • 312 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 7 min

Brooke B.

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I've had three headshot sessions with Adam and each time I've walked away with amazing photos! He's very friendly and between his neighborhood and studio he provides a wide variety of backgrounds for any kind of look. other photographers will over-photoshop your pictures so you are completely flawless and plastic looking. Adam provides touch ups that exentuate your best features and best of all, you still look like you. Adam is always the first person I recommend for any sort of photography needs from portraits to weddings

Jennifer T.

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I'll start off by saying that I do my research, so when I decided to look for a photographer to take some much overdue headshots, it was no different. I checked out the portfolios of many photographers and selected Adam Southhard of Best LA Headshots. I am very happy with the pictures he took and the experience that I had. Adam Southard is a very talented photographer; very professional, patient and timely. My research paid off. 5 Stars - I highly recommend Best LA Headshots.

Urian M.

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I've been to many photographers before, but they're not up to par compared to my head shots Ive taken with Adam. I actually had to have him edit a recent headshot I took by another photographer even though he didn't take the pic himself. I highly recommend you check out his work. Also, for the people of color, he knows what lighting works with different shades of skin complexions - so no worries, he's got you covered! :) Thank you Adam!

TOP PRO
  • 12 years in business
  • 349 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 6 min

Lorna C.

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We hired Desert Rose for one photographer for a charity event originally. But, after talking to Will, who is lovely, we decided to hire them for two photographers and their awesome photobooth! They came to our event and set everything up with no fuss. People loved the photobooth, which printed out right then and there and also could text or email photos. It was a real hit! Will and his staff are super nice and very professional and we will never need Thumbtack to find an LA area photographer again as we will be using Desert Rose ;)

Jessica C.

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We hired Will to shoot two large group photos for a corporate training and deliver prints by the next business day and he completed the job seamlessly and professionally. He was easy to get in touch with and very reliable. I coordinated this training in 15 different markets with 15 different photographers, and Will was one of our favorites! I would recommend Will for any photography job in the area!

Mike D.

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Extreamly professional. Worked from start to completion. The photo quality was extreamly amazing. It's hard to find good photographers and this is one I will use again

TOP PRO
  • 15 years in business
  • 302 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 48 min

Ryan B.

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Finding the perfect photographer who would document our special day was not an easy task. My husband and I met with a few photographers and each time we would leave saying to ourselves that we need to keep looking. So we kept searching online for vendors until i found LADigital photo through Simply Bridal. Tom Keene of LADigital Photo did our engagement and wedding photos. He was extremely professional, friendly and funny. He has a good eye for detail and he is able to capture those special moments that would last a lifetime. On our wedding day we asked him one big favor, which was a photo to announce the coming of our little one. After 10 days my husband told me that our pregnancy announcement photo was up on LA Digital's Photo's page. The photo was so beautiful, i teared up just looking at it. I tell you, Tom and Kaitie were a dream to work with!!! They are amazing, they went above and beyond the call of duty. I couldnt think of anyone else who would have done a better job. We would highly recommend their services and would use them again in the future.

Brandt B.

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Tom and Lara were amazing. I had a last minute request and Tom was quick to help and accommodate. Unfortunately he was already booked the weekend I needed but Lara, one of his photographers was fantastic. She really listened to my needs and made a great day very special. Couldn't be happier with the service and the way the pictures came out. -Brandt

Samantha F.

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Tom shot my wedding and did an incredible job. He is very professional and extremely easy to get along with. He captured my wedding in exactly the way I had hoped. I would highly recommend his services to others. He is very accommodating and does the job of 10 photographers.

TOP PRO
  • 5 years in business
  • 198 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 49 min

Charles D.

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MacTaggart Media worked with my organization during a three day conference in San Diego and everyone with our company was impressed with her professionalism and the high quality of her work. Over the years, I have engaged photographers all around the country for corporate events and Kelli MacTaggart is the best I've ever hired.

Celeste S.

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Kelli and her husband did my wedding photography. They did an AMAZING job! We loved all of the photos! They had them all edited and given to us quicker than I expected! Plus, they were so nice, friendly, and super easy to work with! I would totally recommend them as photographers!!

Jamie A.

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Kelli is an amazing and artistic photographer who really captures the essence of the events she shoots. She is fun and we loved working with her and were so happy with the end result!

TOP PRO
  • 8 years in business
  • 114 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 14 min

Nicole M.

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Tom is an exceptional photographer! He is very kind and has terrific qualities that stand out in his work. Aside from the amazing photographs that he takes the quality that sets him apart from other photographers is that he listens to the client. Often photographers take control in a way that doesn't necessarily produce the photographs of your choice. Tom doesn't do that. He asks questions of your wants and desires, and prepares for it. Before finding Tom I crossed off about ten other photographers who came across as arrogant, and very pushy. Tom works for you! He does the shoots the way you want them done. I hired Tom to do a maternity and newborn shoot. It was by the far one of the best experiences that I've had with a photographer. We discussed the locations prior to the shoots, and it was so fun and easy. I was very impressed by how personable Tom is. I felt as if it was a friend doing these shoots. Don't waste your time and money on photographers who pop up first on google search. Hire someone who is actually Good!

Kristen E.

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I could not ask for more!!!! Two photographers at a great price plus so many beautiful pictures!!! I had so many guest say your photographer was everywhere and they are taking so many great pictures!! I truly recommend Tovicand Photography!!! They are the best in my book! https://scontent-https://scontent-

Gretchen B.

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Excellent service from beginning to end from a VERY talented photographer!

TOP PRO
  • 11 years in business
  • 169 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 1 hours

Steve V.

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I needed some photos done for work. Josh was professional, creative, responsive, I have nothing but high praise for his work product. He has a keen eye for lighting, angles, background. I highly recommend him for professional shots.

Janet S.

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Joshua is a pleasant man and is a very skills photographer with a unique eye for natural looking pictures. You will NOT be disappointed.

Robert H.

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Friendly, professional, and creative.

TOP PRO
  • 17 years in business
  • 124 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 1 hours

Katelyn R.

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I would first like to say, I NEVER write reviews but Jami is so great I truly felt like taking the time to share this. If you're looking for an awesome professional photographer that will take amazing photos then Jami is your girl. Not only was she easy to work with, responsive, timely and all around just lovely to deal with - she took the most beautiful photos. She blends right in with the crowd as though she's one of your friends capturing special moments. I loved working with her so much, I've already hired her again for another event. This was my first time using Thumbtack and it was the best because of Jami. I wish I could give her 6 stars for everything.

Chelsea M.

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Jami was amazing to work with!! She was very prompt in responding to my emails and messages. When she arrived to the event, she was on time and ready to get to work. Her pricing was very affordable and she delivered great pictures. She was able to capture some amazing photos of my 30th birthday. I would definitely recommend Jami to anyone looking to hire an amazing photographer!

Carla E.

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Jami is a pleasure to work with. She is very creative and knows how best to market your business. Jami has worked with me on several projects from helping market my business to priceless videos of my children that I could never recreate. My overall experience is 5 star PLUS!!!

TOP PRO
  • 7 years in business
  • 76 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 1 hours

Lady E.

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I worked with Amina Touray when shooting my album cover in May 2013, which ended up with a NAACP Image Nomination! We shot outside in Pasadena during 3-4 hours and I felt very comfortable and relaxed in her presence. Amina and her make up artist were on time, ready for me and listened to my concerns and specific needs regarding the make up and angles of the shooting my body. I was very impressed with her way of giving me instructions and feedback, which helped me get what I wanted-the perfect pic for an album cover. The only thing that could have been better, was the area to get my make up done at, but that's more of a convienience issue than a must. Amina is by far one of the most talented photographers I've worked with, and I've since done 2 more shoots with her, as well as purchased her services for 2 friends of mine, so that they could get to feel like a superstar for a day, like I did.

Maritza W.

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Amina is an all around great person and is very reliable and easygoing. In the past I struggled with photographers who weren't trustworthy, so shooting with Amina was such a treat! Amina also has great, artistic vision and a good sense of timing which definitely reflects in the work that she does. I give this girl 2 thumbs up!!!!

Kez O.

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Great photographer! Creative, patient and professional. She's awesome!

TOP PRO
  • 8 years in business
  • 135 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 7 min

Yasminka N.

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Rand Courtney is the most professional Creative I know. I don't have to compromise timeliness and organization for a creative masterpiece through his unique lens. Rare. He can also produce under very tight deadlines. You will not regret commissioning Rand as your creative partner. Yasminka Nemet, CMO, MV Transit.

Gabrielle P.

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Rand is first and foremast a truly gifted creative professional. I've had the pleasure of working with him on a quite a few projects that I'm proud to have taken part. He's able to clearly express the vision, the process, and execute stellar work. He's also just a ton of fun to be around.

Vicki D.

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I've worked with Creative Deviants on many projects all with terrific results. Professional, creative and always able to take your projects to the next level.

  • 10 years in business
  • 62 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 1 min

Tran H.

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We had a great experience with Natalia. She was so warm and friendly, and was able to get our toddler to smile for the pictures! She went the extra mile for us and was very thorough and detail oriented with setting up the pictures and background. She's a true professional who has a great eye and talent for photography. She was also very quick with sending us our pictures! Could not be happier with her! Will definitely rehire her for our next family photos!

Ivone T.

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Outstanding Experience!!! Natalia from Umbrellashot was INCREDIBLE!!! I used her service to photograph my family before Christmas. She was very enthusiastic, professional and creative. We were absolutely HAPPY with the results as well as the service. Needless to say she was super fast at delivering images. I highly recommend her!

Caroline G.

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Amazing!!! Natalia is so professional and creative. We are from out of state and really wanted beach photos, she weathered the unseasonably cold twind and weather to make our vision come to pass. I know the photos will be GREAT!

TOP PRO
  • 34 years in business
  • 50 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 10 min

Anthea R.

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John is Awesome. Very professional. Very motivated. You can tell that he loves what he does & that makes it better for whoever he's working with. He did a photoshoot for me & the outcome was amazing. He's also very prompt to get my pictures back to me (which is a relief when I've had photographers take months without any communication). Overall, I love him & his work.

Cynthia M.

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John is a very professional and talented photographer. He was at the location on time. During my shoot he guided me through the whole process of all my poses in such a pleaseant way that made it easy for me to feel comfortable. I felt at ease the entire time. He made me feel great. Thank you John your are the best.

Natalia C.

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Amazing photographer! Works with you one on one to get your best shots, and treats you like family. He is the nicest photographer I've ever met, and his dog is the cutest! (Photographers apprentice!) I highly recommend this photographer to anyone looking for professional looking photos!

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Tony

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  • 1 year in business
  • 62 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 15 min

Christine L.

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I hired Tony to take pictures for my son's 2nd birthday party. Working with Tony was super easy and he was very professional the entire time. After our initial contact, he reached out the day before to make sure that he had all the party information. His pictures were great to go through and he got some great shots of my son and his friends. The quality of the photos is excellent. He also told me that the pictures would be sent 2 days later and he actually did it! That was very impressive. I have worked with different photographers and when they say one thing, I often don't get my hopes up, but Tony did a great job and in the time frame he said he would. I would recommend him to anyone and now know who I can use in future years.

Christina S.

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Tony is a very GREAT photographer. He listened to what I wanted and delivered exactly that and more. His photos came out so GOOD. I could not be any happier with his work. He truly did an OUTSTANDING job. I look forward to working with him in the future. I wish he lived closer. I feel bad he had to drive a little distance but he was okay with that. Please give him a shot. I promise you won't regret it. THANK YOU again Tony.

Vinay S.

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Tony was a fantastic photographer! He did an awesome job taking both candid shots of my party goers as well as great family shots and of the birthday ceremony. He was professional and didn't get in anyones way. I got my photos two days later and they were excellent. I would highly recommend him to anyone reading these reviews. Go with Tony and you will not regret it. I will definitely be reaching to him again!

TOP PRO
  • 7 years in business
  • 62 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 1 hours

Irina T.

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If you want your precious moments to be captured by a professional I would highly recommend Nataliia. She is an amazing and very talented photographer.

Leslie C.

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Natalie was very patient with everyone trying to be amateur photographers, she got lots of great shots, would recommend her highly!!

Maria S.

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She so professional Photographers with her assistant it's perfect!!!

TOP PRO
  • 1 year in business
  • 54 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 1 min

Dani F.

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Excellent work. Very professional, Joe did everything that was requested in a timely manner and instant communication. His photography is awesome. I know his photos in my listing will help sell my property much faster than normal realtor street shots.

Domonique B.

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One of the best videographers nationwide. We hired him to take pictures and video of a vacant property we wanted to sell. He was quick at responding, quick turnaround, and just took beautiful pictures. He is the ONE to hire.

David D.

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We needed an aerial drone photographer for a wedding we were filming and Joe came in and got great aerial shots of the wedding ceremony. He is professional and easy going. We hope to work with him again!

TOP PRO
  • 6 years in business
  • 52 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 19 min

Thumbtack Customer

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Samer did a great job for my bday. He was extremely punctual and attentive the whole night. Took incredible photos which he delivered fast after the event. He was easy to communicate to and always responsive. I recommend him to whomever wants a professional and talented photographer for their event.

Brenda A.

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Packages prices are very affordable comparing to other photographers in my city. Samer showed up 15 minutes before time and was very patient and didn't rush me to take the photos and go.

Sayeh S.

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Samer was very professional and punctual. Great camera pix, he knew exactly how to work the camera! My guests loved him as he is so friendly and creative! Will deffinetly hire again 👍

TOP PRO
  • 27 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 4 min
  • Los Angeles, CA

Alexander P.

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Jordan Tritton can easily be considered one of the most professional cinematographers and photographers I have worked with. He has a great attitude, easy to work with, skilled, and brings ideas to the Table.

Khalid A.

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Jordan is a great photographer he put me at ease with his very down-to-earth attitude. I highly recommend him specially with Outdoor photo-shoot where he has a Keen Eye for amazing natural light photos.

Geana J.

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Jordan Tritton is a very talented artist video and photographer. I'm very pleased with the jobs I have hired him for.

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April Rocha

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  • 16 years in business
  • 32 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 24 min

Katie B.

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April was amazing! We hired her for photography for our annual gala for the boys & girls club. We were so pleased. Her photography is beautiful and she captured the evening perfectly! She is also extremely organized, a great communicator and has a cheerful personality! Five stars

Joshua S.

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April was fantastic for our corporate event! She arrived on time and ready to go! She did a great job of getting people together for photographs and took some amazing candid photos. Thank you, April!

Thumbtack Customer

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April was a pleasure to work with and her photos were topnotch!

TOP PRO
  • 8 years in business
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 2 min

Marco C.

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Forrest did a commercial job for and his attitude and work were fantastic. He made the subject feel relaxed, his energy was great and the shoot was professional and fun. End result, beautiful and artistic images. He put in substantially more time and effort that I could possibly have expected. I just hire him again, to shoot my personal headshots and portrait photos for my professional use. Forrest made me feel totally at ease and he made the shoot fun. Love the photos and hight recommend him. He is a pleasure to work with and a motivated and talented photographer. Great photos, responsive and fast results and super professional. I highly recommend him on all levels.

Katrina O.

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I'm a fashion stylist and hired Leo for a street style inspired shoot around LA. He's so easygoing and professional, he immediately made me feel at ease. We scouted the best locations to bring the concept to life and I couldn't be happier with the results! Highly recommended!

Beatriz L.

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Forrest is a great photographer! I look forward to working with him again.

TOP PRO
  • 8 years in business
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 1 min

David D C.

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Daniel came on time, got right to work in an extremely professional and friendly manner, snapped his pictures and was on his way. He sent me the processed photos in 24 hours and was great with communication to ensure I got what I needed. I will definitely use him again.

Elza B.

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Daniel is an awesome photographer. He's very responsible, professional, and has wonderful ideas. It's a pleasure working with him and I would highly recommend Daniel to anyone looking to get some great real estate photos and drone videos.

Gary O.

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Great photo taker. I call him for all of my listings. This one sold in 5 days!

TOP PRO
  • 21 years in business
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 6 min

Gianna C.

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MIchael shot family portraits for my family. He was professional, courteous and helped our whole family feel comfortable in front of his camera. I would highly recommend his photography services.

Scott S.

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Amazing photographer. Really good with lighting and setting up shots. Fun, nice guy and total pro. Would not only hire again, but recommend to anyone.

Maks K.

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Amazing photographer!

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