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Best LA Headshots
4.9
from 199 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 319 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Dee D.
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At the very last minute, my daughter discovered she needed a professional headshot for her med school applications. Adam made him self available within 24 hours - drove from his studio to our home in Westwood. Arrived on the dot, ready to work - with all of his professional equipment. He wasted no time in scouting out the best locations (inside and out), as far as background and lighting. Within one hour, he had set up 3 locations, and had taken over 100 digital shots. He had the proofs ready to review within 4 hours and, when we finally made our choice (a hard one because they were all so good), he offered to professionally re-touch (fly-away hair, wayward shadows, a zit or two!, and more) free of charge. Totally happy with our choice to have him do the job. He's a dad, too, so he has a well-rounded take on life and an easy demeanor. A+ Five-stars! He would be great for family portraits, as well.

Richard Hartog Photography
4.9
from 121 reviews
  • 31 years in business
  • 231 hires on Thumbtack
Jennifer E.
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In this order- Headshots, maternity, and baptism... these were the 3 times I have hired Richard. I cannot wait to hire him for my wedding. Let me just keep this simple. I have worked with many. Never has there been a time it was more fun, fulfilling, exciting, eventful, professional, easy, and worthwhile among other things. I have always kept my endorsements to myself but being consistent 3 times in a row over a 2 year period is hard to come by. Richard is so efficient and also cares a great deep about his work and what "he puts out there". A true artist who brings the most precious moments to life. I cannot get enough of looking at our photos. Not to mention all the compliments I receive on his work when people ask "who was the photographer?" Thanks to him, our memories will be timeless and beautifully captured. Enough said, hire the guy and save yourself the trouble and disappointment of someone else.

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Nona_Photography
4.9
from 113 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 236 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Swamy K.
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Nona is great with her camera. She had lot of ideas for a family portrait. Her work will impress you for sure. She is also very good at making infants pose for her.

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MacTaggart Media
4.9
from 94 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 204 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Kate R.
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We are new to California so we knew no one to do newborn and family portraits. Found Kelli on here and she arrived today and we were so pleased . She was so creative and sweet , made us all feel comfortable and handled my 19 month like a pro! She spent so much time with all four of us and made sure that there was not one pose or moment that we missed ! I would hire her again in an instant and can't wait to see the finished product!

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Tovicand Photography
5.0
from 80 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 121 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Marisa H.
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Tom did an amazing job with our family portrait session. He met us in a great location...traipsed through meadows...and the pictures turned out beautifully! Everything was done quickly and professionally. I highly recommend!!

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Monesson Photography
4.9
from 68 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 176 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Joyce E.
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Joshua at Monesson Photography took my real estate head shots. Joshua was the first to respond to my inquiry and was prompt the entire time. He was very easy to talk to and knew exactly what I needed. I absolutely loved that he was open to my ideas as well. He also recommended a fantastic hair/make-up artist, Annaliza Galo. He was on schedule when shooting and made me feel at ease the whole time. He was great at advising me with my posture, poses and even my outfits! After the shoot, Joshua took care of my edits so quickly! He really went beyond my expectations. I appreciate Joshua's great sense of humor and his dedication to his work in photography. I look forward to working with him again in the future.

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Kenny Goldberg Photography
5.0
from 61 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 67 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Jennifer K.
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I personally used Kenny Goldberg Photography for my daughters High School Senior photo. This was shot on location at Aliso Beach, CA. We spent a good three hours with a few clothing changes. The final product was absolutely beautiful. My daughter used her favorite photo for her facebook page and High School Graduation Announcement. I used Kenny Goldberg Photography for my Professional Linkedin photo, as well, and am very happy with it. I would like to recommend Kenny Goldberg Photography for your personal or corporate event needs. Whether your photography needs are for High School Senior photos, Family Portrait, Professional Headshot, Corporate Events, Prom, etc.., you will be very impressed and satisfied with the quality of Kenny Goldberg Photography services. Kenny Goldberg is passionate about photography. He possess a great eye and ability to bring out the individual personalities of his clients. If you are in the market for a seasoned professional, both for personal or corporate event use, I would contact Kenny Goldberg Photography.

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Amina Touray Photography
5.0
from 60 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 82 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Nancy M.
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AMINA is an excellent photographer. She photographed my daughter at the beach for her Senior photos and they turned out BEAUTIFUL! She made her feel at ease and they had fun which came through in the pictures. She is a true artist with a camera. We will definitely use her again.

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Samer Yousef Photography
4.9
from 53 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 71 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Janan S.
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Samer was a gem to work with over the phone and in person. He is great for portrait and family shots.

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Trittonproductions.com
5.0
from 51 reviews
  • 56 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
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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Natalie Baidi Photography
4.9
from 49 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 72 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Vanessa M.
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Nataliia 's talent can't be denied. She took a portrait and lifestyle session of me on the summer and I absolutely loved how she capture my energy and spirit. She is quite gifted at capturing emotions, gestures and scenes that one can't even imagine they're there. I had a really good time during our shoot, she's a pleasure to work with; passionate yet, patient and specific about what she has envisioned for you. I would be happy to work with her again.

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Attis Photography
5.0
from 40 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 71 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Chris R.
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We hired Chris for our wedding & I recently hired him again to do a portrait I needed for a fast turn around press release. He & Anita are top notch... Chris is very creative & captured every subtle nuance. No need to look any further... Chris is the best!

Umbrella Shot
4.8
from 42 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 64 hires on Thumbtack
Marina G.
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I can proudly say that Natalia has been our family photographer for more than four years now. She is an incredibly talented artist and is truly gifted at what she does - every photo session comes out MAGICAL. My favorite ones are Christmas themed as Natalia is able to capture some truly special moments and reflect the spirit of the holiday. She did our wedding photos/album as well, and all I could say was WOW! I am thankful to have Umbrella Shot as the one capturing some of the best moments of our life. She is professional, easy going, super fast in processing the pictures, and just awesome all the way around. Thank you, Natalia!!

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Jeff Bandy Photography
5.0
from 35 reviews
  • 15 years in business
  • 49 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Valerie S.
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Jeff did a wonderful Job both taking and editing my photos. His studio is clean and professional and was a pleasure to work with. The make up artist that he arranged was wonderful as well. Got 175 likes after posting on face book. would highly recommend Jeff.

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April Rocha
4.9
from 24 reviews
  • 16 years in business
  • 51 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
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

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Elizabeth Dixon Photography'
5.0
from 22 reviews
  • 39 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Allison C.
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Elizabeth was so wonderful to work with! The pictures we're beyond gorgeous and she helped us pose to make them even better. She is professional and talented. Whether it is portrait or event photos I would definitely hire her.

Studio M Productions, Inc.
5.0
from 19 reviews
  • 17 years in business
  • 22 hires on Thumbtack
Emma C.
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Since Michael understood the needs of the project, the photos for my sculptures came out excellent.

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Forrest Leo Photos
5.0
from 13 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 20 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
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.

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Sasha Renee Photography
5.0
from 13 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Anita M.
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Sasha is not only an exceptional photographer with supreme talent, but an incredible human being with the most kind and warm spirit! She did a photoshoot for my 2 year old's birthday, covering the event as well as doing portraits for our family. From the onset, she was remarkable in every aspect…not only was she responsive and professional but also very accommodating and personable! She spent a long time on the phone with me to discuss the project. I was initially very nervous because my baby had stranger anxiety and is camera shy. Sasha put me at ease right away, sharing ideas about how she would make it a fun for my baby and ease her into it. She was very meticulous in noting all my requirements and very cooperative with all my demands. On the day of the photoshoot, she came early to help us setup and got some props and play things for my baby. I was very touched to see how loving she was with my baby and carried her around to make her feel at ease. Everyone in our family loved her and she made the whole process so seamless. Sasha was also very patient and diligent during the subsequent phase of reviews and edits. I have to admit, I'm not an easy person to please but when I saw the finished deliverables with beautiful pictures and absolutely stunning video, I was floored! Despite the low light condition indoors, her photos came our brilliant and vibrant. Best of all, she made everyone look gorgeous! :) LOVE, LOVE, LOVE her work! Sasha will be our go to person for all our photography needs going forward. I would recommend her whole-heartedly for any events as well as personal and professional photoshoots.

Headshots in Los Angeles
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
Samantha M.
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Antoine is a very gifted photographer. I’ve had my headshots taken by many different photographers over the years and the best by far were done by him. They are the ones I currently use on all my acting websites and I get a lot of compliments on them. He will take the time to get the shot you want. He made me feel very comfortable which was huge for me since I always feel awkward taking still shots. All of my future headshots will be done by him.

Holandez Production
4.8
from 6 reviews
  • 36 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Buddy J.
Verified review

Rizanito is a well organized and artistic photographer. I like the portrait he took of me. I recommend him highly.

Actual Requests

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Need a Portrait Photographer

Santa Monica, CA

  • Photo type
    Family, Children / Baby, Couple portrait
  • Photoshoot location
    As recommended
  • Photo products
    CD / DVD, Physical proofs and prints, Album
  • Details
    We have 1yr old and it will be his first pictures
  • $223.75
    Average price

Need a Portrait Photographer

Santa Monica, CA

  • Photo type
    Modeling headshot, Other (fitness Modeling portfolio)
  • Photoshoot location
    I'm not sure yet
  • What style of portrait photography are you interested in?
    Candid (captured in the moment), Natural/Environmental (photographed in an outdoor setting)
  • Photo products
    I'm not sure
  • Details
    I would like someone experienced with working with fitness models. I want shots that would be like those seen on Nike
  • $260
    Average price

Need a Portrait Photographer

Santa Monica, CA

  • Photo type
    Other (Sister photo)
  • Photoshoot location
    Outdoors
  • Photo products
    I'm not sure
  • Details
    My sister and I just lost our mother in January and we are traveling to Santa Monica for our spring break. I would just like to do something special and memorable by doing a photo shoot!
  • $249.33
    Average price
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