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Best LA Headshots
4.9
from 202 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 327 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
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!

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Desert Rose Photography
4.9
from 164 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 357 hires on Thumbtack
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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

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Brad Zangwill Photography
4.8
from 131 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 281 hires on Thumbtack
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Breanna J.
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Brad was absolutely AMAZING! You can tell he genuinely loves what he does, which is my favorite thing about Brad. I was a bit nervous hiring a photographer that I hadn't officially met in person, especially since photography is one of the most important things for a wedding. Brad did not disappoint. He arrived 30 minutes early, bright eyed and ready to go. He paid SUCH close attention to detail, and was really into getting the perfect shot. He gives you little sneak peaks on his camera so you can see how amazing everything is turning out. He had plenty of equipment, was very creative with his shots, and quick to capture the moments. I knew this man was the truth when he sent over a few highlights the very next morning. I mean, who is so into what they do that they're still working on your stuff after shooting for 8 hours the day before? I can't think of anyone! He was super pleasant, and fun. I felt comfortable talking to him and asking him questions or for certain shots. He wasn't one of those snobby photographers that try to boss you around and don't listen to what you want. Anyway, I could go on and on about how amazing Brad is, but I think you get the picture. If you're nervous about hiring him, don't be. He's the best and you won't regret it!

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Richard Hartog Photography
4.9
from 125 reviews
  • 31 years in business
  • 239 hires on Thumbtack
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Eric F.
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Richard was one of the best photographers my family, friends and I have ever worked with in over 30 years of throwing events, weddings and birthdays. He was professional, on-time, felt the vibe of the event (even dressed the part). He had the proofs ready in a timely fashion. I will plan on using him again. He also gained many referrals from my event alone as he was one of the stars. Thank you again.

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MacTaggart Media
4.9
from 94 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 205 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
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.

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Joe Chung Photography
5.0
from 88 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 168 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Arjuna C.
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Creative photographer but also professional and enjoyable to work which is desirable when doing any sort of business with anyone. Exhibited a strong grasp of photography knowledge and delivered the photographs requested. Enthusiastic. Would recommend.

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Tovicand Photography
5.0
from 82 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 122 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
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-

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J. Concepts Productions
4.9
from 72 reviews
  • 17 years in business
  • 134 hires on Thumbtack
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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.

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Grant Terzakis Photography
5.0
from 67 reviews
  • 72 hires on Thumbtack
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Marc L.
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Grant was phenomenal! I have been in the event planning business for 25 years and have hired over 500 photographers in this period... I highly recommend him for any type of event .. he was punctual, professional and personable - And the photos he took really captured my guests and the event...

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Amina Touray Photography
5.0
from 61 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 83 hires on Thumbtack
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Kez O.
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Great photographer! Creative, patient and professional. She's awesome!

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Trittonproductions.com
5.0
from 55 reviews
  • 64 hires on Thumbtack
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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.

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American Dream Camera
5.0
from 49 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 112 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Teresa V.
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it was a pleasure to have Tatyana as my photographer she was so creative, professional and friendly. She was there from the time we got ready until the party started and I love her work its amazing ! thanks once again for your services

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Natalie Baidi Photography
4.9
from 49 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 72 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Maria S.
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She so professional Photographers with her assistant it's perfect!!!

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  • 1 year in business
  • 80 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Ashley S.
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Joe was a terrific photographer. I had to postpone the photos 3 times due to weather, and he was very patient and made himself available throughout the entire process. I would highly recommend him to anyone looking for drone photography and we will be hiring him again for future projects.

Haldane Morris Photography
4.8
from 46 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 58 hires on Thumbtack
Anastasiya M.
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I had excellent experience with Haldane Morris Photography. He is so professional. He know exactly what he is doing. I spent total three hours and got so much high quality photos. His technique is different compare to many other photographers who i had been working with. With those photos you don't really need a photoshop. He also working with such a talented makeup/hair stylist Keon Cruz, very professional , his light makeup perfect for the headshot. So you can also hiring him as well, if you want to. I highly recommending Haldane Morris Photography. :) Wish you all stay beautiful:*!!!! Anastasiya Mitrunen.

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FD Productions
5.0
from 33 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 73 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Warren O.
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Shaun is one of the greatest professional photographers whom I have ever met. He was willing to educate me on all aspects of how to get the best shots I wanted/needed for my company's real estate project. He made sure that I, as the customer, was happy with everything being done. His prices also seem to be some of the most competitive around for this kind of service. Shaun's professionalism, expertise, and enthusiasm for this work make him an unbeatable player in this field of work. I wholeheartedly recommend him for aerial videography and photography work. Also, his copters are very cool to watch as they fly around!

April Rocha
4.9
from 29 reviews
  • 16 years in business
  • 54 hires on Thumbtack
Amanda E.
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April was awesome to work with!! We have had some bad experiences in the past with photographers and she did an amazing job! I would highly recommend her and will definitely be calling her again if we are in her area!! Thank you April :)

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  • 8 years in business
  • 20 hires on Thumbtack
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Shawn H.
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Daniel's a very professional photographer who's punctual, meets deadlines, and delivers as promised.

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Amanda Clarke Fotos
5.0
from 19 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Jenny L.
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Best photographer I know, been working with Amanda for years. The best eye, and will help you get the shots you want!!!

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Yanira Scalise Photography
5.0
from 14 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 20 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Mo E.
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Omg hire her for beach pics!! We just took ours at Manhattan Beach near Santa Monica (her suggestion) and they came out stunning. She is so punctual, nice, professional, and had great poses for us. We were running late from horrible traffic and she still waited as gave us our whole session time, and we got a sneak pic of pics the next day, and the rest of the pics soon after. She also helped us with poses. At least give her a call—she’s so warm and caring and a definite pro!

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Los Angeles Property Photos
4.7
from 11 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Andrea S.
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Scott is a pleasure to work with! He is a consummate professional photographer, well-trained in real estate photography for over a decade. He shares his skills, time and creativity generously. He is patient, very responsive, and super talented. His prices are a steal for all he provides! The photos of my properties turned out gorgeous. I highly recommended Scott for all of your real estate photo needs :)

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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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