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Best LA Headshots
4.9
from 201 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 322 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 161 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 128 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 279 hires on Thumbtack
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Melissa S.
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Brad was fantastic! When he arrived at our location, he quickly scanned the scenery, and within seconds was able to determine the most beautiful spots to shoot. He picked several places based on existing architecture, landscape and foliage. His vision was amazing! A true photographer. I was worried about all the people in the area, but he knew how to set up the shots so it looked like we were the only ones there. He was also able to direct us into poses that may have felt unnatural, but translate wonderfully to the finished photo. The results were beautiful! I'm always concerned about color and lighting - I see so many photographers get it wrong, but our photos are truly professional quality. If you want someone who strikes a nice balance between efficiency, artistry, and reasonable pricing (and who doesn't?) then I highly recommend Brad!

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Richard Hartog Photography
4.9
from 123 reviews
  • 31 years in business
  • 236 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
  • 204 hires on Thumbtack
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Joyce E.
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I was asked by a university to have my pictures taken professionally for an article that is going to be published. Fortunately, I didn't have a lot of time to think about it, because I was becoming quite nervous. Kelli arrived with all of her equipment. She suggested I pull out a few accessories from my closet. I had a couple of clothing ideas in mind. She recommended I add some scarves and jackets that were added to compliment what I chose. She helped me relax, knew just what would look good inside the house and outdoors. She has an eye for backgrounds, lighting, and an exuberance comes out that makes the subject have fun and really enjoy the experience. I loved that she would show me some of the shots as we went along, and I loved the ability to veto pictures taken so the publisher couldn't choose them. If you need professional pictures,she is the photographer to call! Thank you, Kelli!

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Sheryl Bale Photography
4.9
from 74 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 127 hires on Thumbtack
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Jessica J.
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Sheryl was the photographer at our wedding, and I cannot say enough about the amazing job she did. Everything from her communication to her professionalism was outstanding. She made everyone at the wedding feel comfortable and at ease. I was so impressed with the little things she did like making sure my dad has his boutonniere on before the ceremony and capturing the moments that I would never have thought of. Above all if you want a photographer to be creative and use her artistic skills to create breathtaking results, then Sheryl is the one!

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Amina Touray Photography
5.0
from 60 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 82 hires on Thumbtack
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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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Aloha | Dinocean Photography
5.0
from 59 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 67 hires on Thumbtack
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Ted A.
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Dino did some portrait photos for me to use for my office's website, and he worked magic with what is usually a not so photogenic subject. He knew how to bring the best out in me while all the while being laid back, genuine and professional. I highly recommend his services. You will come away with a good experience and great photos.

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Samer Yousef Photography
4.9
from 56 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 73 hires on Thumbtack
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Brianna C.
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Wonderful time working with Samer! He was very professional, flexible with our needs, and the pictures turned out great! I highly recommend using him for your photography needs!

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Trittonproductions.com
5.0
from 52 reviews
  • 57 hires on Thumbtack
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Test J.
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Jordan made everything so easy. For my portrait shoot he was perfectly punctual and came with a vision so the whole shoot went very smoothly. Even though it rained on the day we were shooting he improvised with some crafty umbrella work and was able to produce some great shots regardless. He also turned everything around way earlier than I expected, which was an added bonus and I supremely appreciate. Would definitely recommend.

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Attis Photography
5.0
from 40 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 71 hires on Thumbtack
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Adam B.
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Hiring Attis Photography for our wedding was one of the best decisions my wife and I made. We met with so many photographers, but Attis definitely stood apart from the rest. Anita is extremely organized and will get out of you exactly what you're looking for. Chris takes beautiful photos and has great attention to detail. We hired them for both our engagement photos and our wedding photos, and they did an amazing job on both. If I could go back, I would absolutely hire them again. And I definitely recommend them to anyone looking for a wedding photographer.

Jeff Bandy Photography
5.0
from 37 reviews
  • 15 years in business
  • 51 hires on Thumbtack
David S.
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I used Jeff for my headshots. He is the most reasonable priced, skilled photographer that I came across after looking at the work of over 20 photographers in the area. Highly recommend him to anyone. Call me if you have questions about his work. 818-421-2170

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Mukaila: The Photographer
5.0
from 34 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 51 hires on Thumbtack
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Cecelia C.
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I could not be happier with the photos Mukaila took. He captured our family get together with candid shots, group shots and individual photos. We will all get to relive that day thru his work. Thank you so much Mukaila. Hope to get to do this again.

Tommy Flanagan
4.8
from 34 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 40 hires on Thumbtack
Raven B.
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Tommy is the best photographer around! I love his work and he has such a great bubbly personality!

April Rocha
4.9
from 25 reviews
  • 16 years in business
  • 53 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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Elizabeth Dixon Photography'
5.0
from 22 reviews
  • 39 hires on Thumbtack
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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.

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Studio M Productions, Inc.
5.0
from 20 reviews
  • 17 years in business
  • 23 hires on Thumbtack
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Shawn L.
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I hired Michael to do a jewelry shoot for my retail business and unlike 6 other photographers that I interviewed, Michael easily understood my budget and what I wanted to accomplish with my pictures. Working with him was like working with a friend, he listened well and my pictures could not have turned out any better. I highly recommend him to anyone who needs a photo shoot done right in an enjoyable environment.

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Yanira Scalise Photography
5.0
from 14 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
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Liz O.
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Yanira was an amazing photographer. She photographed my daughter's 15th birthday and captured every important moment beautifully. She was professional and was so willing to do all I had asked of her with grace and professionalism. At very late notice, I asked her to come early to photograph my daughter as she was getting ready and without hesitation she granted my request, was prompt and went right to work! She is reliable and was outstanding at capturing every detail of our party including pictures with family members and friends, flowers, decor, all the special moments I would have never thought of! She left no detail unnoticed. The pictures are of the highest quality and perfect! I would highly recommend her and I am definitely using her again! I am grateful for having the all the special moments so beautifully captured by Miss Yanira!

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Sasha Renee Photography
5.0
from 13 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 18 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.

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Stephanie Klotz Photography
5.0
from 13 reviews
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
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Edith E.
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Stephanie was so patient and understanding with us! We actually showed up about 10 minutes late and she used that time to scope out the location to make sure we shot in the absolute best places. What an angel! This was me and my partner's first photoshoot and we were a little nervous but Stephanie immediately made us feel comfortable. Within minutes we were laughing, giggling, and we forget there was even a camera! The pictures came out spectacular and I cannot be more grateful for what Stephanie has captured. The picture I attached was perfect timing and that encapsulates the way she photographs, her timing is everything!!! I can't wait to get these printed and put up in our apartment. For those of you who might be nervous, she is a great photographer for first-timers. She isn't afraid to get dirty for the perfect shot and her smile and warmness makes you feel at home.

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Olive Grove Photo
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 16 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Richel M.
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Jacqueline was everything I wanted and more in a photographer. She has a wonderful eye for detail and is very easy to work with. She was able to capture so many beautiful moments. I will forever treasure the photos she took.

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