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  • 20 years in business
  • 657 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 2 hours

Diana N.

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We're very happy with the work that DeNoise Studio did for our wedding. We decided at the very last minute (like two weeks beforehand) that we wanted video of the ceremony, and once we found Albert, he hit the ground running. His promptness and efficiency came through not just during the planning process but after the wedding itself, as the turn-around on producing the video was only a few days! And the video turned out exactly the way we wanted: a very simple and beautiful portrait of a wonderful hour of our lives. Thanks so much, DeNoise!

Sandeep C.

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Awesome,Awesome and Awesome. Albert is not just a photographer but an artist. Really liked working with him and appreciate his patience. Thanks Albert and Thumbtack!!

Thumbtack Customer

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Kara from DeNoise was our photographer. And she was lovely to work with during a long day at a tech conference. Absolutely would hire again. Thanks!

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  • 8 years in business
  • 309 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 37 min

Kjirsten G.

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We hired Nabor for my son's senior picture photo shoot. He was extremely personable and professional throughout the session. He had an excellent eye for outfits, poses, and lighting that translated into so many proofs that I'm still struggling to choose between them 5 days later! I would highly recommend Nabor for a portrait or headshot session - update your LinkedIn profile today with a professional portrait!

Justin T.

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Great experience from scheduling through receiving the photos. I could not be happier with the quality of the results. In fact, someone endorsed me for "portrait photography" on LinkedIn - how is that for an endorsement?

Anjana R.

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Nabor is an exceptional photographer - one of the best I have worked with. He took time to understand what I was looking for and did a great job taking my professional portrait. Very highly recommended !!

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

Baljit K.

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It was a pleasure working with Kuks on this photo shoot, he is very personable and patient. Took the time to get to know me a bit before beginning which is pretty important for portrait photography. The pics turned out great, everyone loved them!

Spencer R.

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

Subash S.

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Excellent photographs & photographer & a pleasure to deal with

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  • 14 years in business
  • 181 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 6 min

Megan R.

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I am delighted that I found Cindy Hegger and Thumbtack. The entire experience could not have been easier. Cindy was a delight--on time, cheerful, and from her pictures she seemed to be everywhere at once. I loved the diversity of events in Cindy's portfolio, and her skill with portraits and candids. We asked for lots of people photos, and she delivered. She offered a package that was just right for our budget and got images back to us very quickly. I will definitely recommend her to friends and family!

Erin T.

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Cindy photographed our large extended family on Christmas day. She arrived early, was extremely professional while being laid-back, and worked well with all the members of the family, including a cantankerous uncle, tantrum prone toddler, and excitable dog. We received links to the photos the next day, and the portraits and candids are great.

Iona H.

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Cindy was incredible! When I arrived at the reception several people were already telling me how great the photographer was! Her pictures came within a week and look beautiful!

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  • 9 years in business
  • 206 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 3 hours

Sharon B.

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Sheila did a shoot for our nonprofit organization, Wish of a Lifetime, that grants life-enriching Wishes to senior citizens. This particular Wish was for a 90 year old WWII Paratrooper named James, who we sent from his home in Denton, TX to Napa Valley, CA to go wine tasting. James has overcome significant obstacles in his life and is facing serious health complications, but wine tasting is something that continues to provide him with an unmatched sensory experience. We reached out to photographers to document this special Veteran's Wish using Thumbtack, and Sheila responded almost immediately. The photos are incredible, and Sheila made friends with our Wish Recipient. Thanks to her, we now have photos to remember and share this unbelievable Wish. Thank you Sheila!

Ana E.

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Sheila is not only a talented photographer but also very professional. She is very communicative and was a pleasure to work with. She was a joy to have around during the wedding day and was honestly a "fly on the wall" unlike other wedding photographers who are too "in it". The pictures she takes are beautiful and extremely well priced. I would not hesitate to work with her again. I actually look forward to it.

Deepika G.

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She is really awesome... We had our maternity session now and She made d shoot very friendly and we Ve got many beautiful shots... She made our experience a memorable one... Can't wait to ve our new born session... She s very adjustable with timing... Very reasonable as compared to other photographers... Would definitely use her again and recommend her...

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  • 11 years in business
  • 140 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 58 min

Lind N.

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Dan’s a trustworthy, easy-going, thoughtful photographer. Unlike my experience w/another Thumbtack photographer, you’re not going to get a long contract with a draconian set of requirements where essentially you don’t own the photos even though you’re paying for them. He just takes photos at his preferred outdoor location (extra cost for an alternative location), emails you the photos, edits a few based on your feedback, and sends an invoice.

Stephanie E.

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Very good experience with Dan who took some headshots, portraits and "action" photos of me teaching a class. Some photos definitely came out better than others, but this could have been my error in not hiring a stylist to help with the little details.

David H.

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Dan is an amazing photographer — creative and patient. He was very flexible in terms of scheduling and we were able to accomplish a lot in a very short period. Look forward to working with him again in the future!

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  • 3 years in business
  • 123 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 4 min

Mariah R.

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Just The Little Things' photobooth was the perfect addition to our wedding this weekend! Our guests had so much fun using all the props and loved being able to take home a photostrip. We paid an extra fee (small and totally worth it) to get duplicate photo strips, and asked the guests to tape their duplicate into our guest book and write a message. This made for such an awesome memento for us to look back on. Patricia at JTLT photos was extremely professional in our correspondence, really went above and beyond to make sure I had everything that I wanted for my event, showed up on time, and kept the whole night feeling fun and lighthearted. The cherry on top was the crazy extensive list of props that Patricia has on stock (seriously, so many fun options), and the background options that she has that all look very classy. I would hire Patricia and JTLT again in a heartbeat for my next event!

Lori K.

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Patricia did an amazing job for my son's bar mitzvah party. I was so impressed with the quality of the photos and glad that I paid extra for a memory book so our guests could leave a message next to their photo. I've been to other photo booths and parties before and really think her experience was the best and provided the best photos.

Stacy R.

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I had the photo booth and wedding photographer and they were both great!! Great shots and my guest, especially the kids loved the photo booth . They were both really good with my guest and I would definitely hire again. It was a real pleasure working with them and having them at my wedding reception .

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  • 7 years in business
  • 89 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 12 min

Toni L.

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Diane was a joy to work with. She photographed my sister's bachelorette bash in SF and took us around to some fabulous locations. We got a few shots with the Golden Gate Bridge in the background, at the Palace of Fine Arts, and she even threw in a few aerial shots with her drone! She is an amazing value, a great communicator, and extremely patient. I'd highly recommend her to anyone who needs a photographer in the Bay Area.

Eli Y.

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Diane was amazing! She was completely flexible with my needs and took amazing shots of me proposing to my girlfriend. She went out of her way to make sure she took care of this special moment for me! Her drones shots were also amazing! I highly recommended her if you are in need of a great photographer! One of the best in town!

  • 12 years in business
  • 137 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 2 min

Liliana A.

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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!

Jessie F.

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I not only love the amazing job Chantelle did for my album promotional photos for my latest music release. But the fact that she offers photo, makeup and hair as a complete service package is so easy and allowed me with my very busy schedule to have the time during hair and make up to feel comfortable and get to know her. So that when the time came for her to start taking the shots we were on the same page. My hair was just how I like it, my makeup looked great on camera and the photos turned out really well. Thanks so much for a great shoot Chantelle and for being so collaborative and really connecting with how I wanted things done.

Shell G.

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I did a week trip with Chantelle as a photo group, and she was extremely thorough with every photographer, and was able to fulfill each and everyone's very different needs and styles that were appropriate for each shoot. Her style will meet your expectations every time, as she is hard working, and dedicated to making her clients more than satisfied with her fabulous work.

  • 12 years in business
  • 78 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 47 min

Shelley J.

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I highly recommend Patrick Power! I needed a professional portrait for a legal job application, and I hadn't had one taken in over 20 years. I wanted it to be professional, but also unique. I wasn't sure how to find a photographer, so I just put out a bid on thumbtack. Patrick responded very quickly and with a very reasonable price. I had resigned myself to just getting a studio portrait with a neutral background, but Patrick had the idea of meeting at City Hall to take the photo. I was very nervous and self-conscious about the process. I don't like having my picture taken and I am not very photogenic. It helped that City Hall was full of other photographers taking pictures of brides, grooms, and other people like me, so I didn't really stand out. I had a problem and ended up being pretty late to our meeting, but Patrick was very nice about it. I was sweating like crazy in my suit, but he did a good job of putting me at ease and letting me rest and cool down for a little bit white while he staked out spots to take the photo. He talked with me casually about what I was looking for in the photo, but we also made small talk about our lives and work, so that soon I felt very comfortable with him. As a result, I looked very natural in the photo. Patrick took a lot of shots, and several of them were quite good. I needed the work done on very short notice, including a print. I made the bid on a Sunday, we did the photo shoot on Monday, and I had the print by Tuesday morning. I love the photo, and my family and friends do too. Everyone agreed that not just my appearance, but also my personality comes through in the photo. I will definitely call Patrick again if I need another photo taken in the future!

Marco Z.

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I hired Patrick to shot some family portraits for my mother's 60th birthday. From start to finish, Patrick did a fantastic job. He arrived early so he could check out locations for the shots, used the 2 hours we had together very efficiently, worked great with the little kids in the group, and most importantly got us fantastic pictures! They were so good in fact that someone in the group exclaimed, "I wish he'd shot my wedding! I can't recommend Patrick enough!

Lee M.

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Did some great portrait photography shots for our tech startup. Makes our company and website look a lot more professional. http://runnable.com

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  • 111 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 3 hours
  • Lafayette, CA

Eric M.

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Jen was fantastic in ever way possible and we absolutely love the pictures she took for us! She was great for our engagement photos and then if possible was even better at the wedding. My wife and I love our time and experience with Jen. She was very professional when it came to communicating with us and made sure we would get every photo we could think of and was very prepared before the wedding day ever came. During the wedding day she went above and beyond our expectations, arriving in plenty of time to get a lay of our venue and stayed to the end to capture our "good bye" moment! During the ceremony and reception, based on her fantastic pictures, it seamed like she was everywhere yet we never seamed to notice her as we were so caught up in our wonderful evening. She was the perfect photographer and we could not be happier with our choice to include Jen in our wedding day!

Kimberly M.

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Jen is a great photographer (just look at her portfolio!), as well as a wonderful individual. She met with us before the wedding day, to talk about what kind of pictures we would like. Then, when it all changed, the venue and the ceremony, she was flexible, supportive, and had a good sense of humor about it all! We loved her photographs and will cherish them always! Thank you Jen!

Nancy M.

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I was in need of an updated portrait photo for use in my marketing materials. I scheduled a session with Jennifer and I'm so thrilled with the photos she took. She just has that gift of capturing you at your best. She provided me with my photos very quickly. I will definitely contact her for my future photography needs.

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  • 9 years in business
  • 107 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 3 hours

Monique P.

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Andrea photographed a birthday celebration and family photos for us for a large group of family members who had never taken professional family portraits together and was extremely patient considering there were also cranky infants and toddlers involved. She always remained calm and professional even when I was getting frustrated with some of the subjects. The pictures turned out wonderfully and we are so very pleased!

Quinn B.

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Ahhhh, I absolutely love our photos! Andrea photographed our daughter's first birthday party. She was an absolute pro, on time, low maintenance, sleuth-y. :) The images are amazing and she gave us soooo many. (So often photographers only give 10-20 as part of the rate, but Andrea shared over 200 with us.) She was lovely, talented, and responsible. I would hire her again and so should you!

Christina M.

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Andrea did an incredible job photographing my 3-day business seminar called PleasureCEO Live! She worked well within the setting, and managed to capture some precious moments that I can now use well in my marketing materials. I myself am a professional portrait photographer so my standards are quite high, and I highly recommend Andrea for your events!

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  • 11 years in business
  • 76 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 1 hours

Kathleen M.

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Many thanks to Eric and his assistant for the fabulous and super successful photo session last week. Eric is the ultimate professional — detail-oriented, artistic, kind and flexible. My daughter needed to have a portrait taken for a publication and from the beginning Eric was helpful and easy to work with. He has great ideas for locations in SF and we were able to use two sites in our session with multiple view points. We totally covered the Palace of Fine Arts. The only problem I have will be in choosing a photo because they are all incredibly beautiful. The poses are natural and elegant and my daughter looks happy in every shot. The lighting and composition of each photo really captured the personality of its subject and setting. Eric took extra time with us to explain how our photos would transfer from color to b/w as per the requirements of the publication. Thank you for taking a stressful day and turning it into a fond memory for my daughter and I.

Daniel R.

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Eric was great. He was available in short notice, flexible with scheduling, and was punctual upon arrival. Even with a complicated lighting environment, he was able to capture some beautiful moments from our engagement party. He leveraged both wide angle lenses capturing the whole space and portrait shots with smooth bokeh. We were impressed with the images we were left with, and would work with Eric again.

Kathryn K.

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Eric produced a very professional looking portrait photograph for me. He took the time to understand what I was looking for and was meticulous in adjusting the lighting and the angle to get the right shot. I appreciated his attention to detail, responsiveness, and prompt delivery. Thanks, Eric!

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  • 72 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 25 min
  • Emeryville, CA

Jeffrey R.

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I spent a day shooting photos with Cheshire and had a terrific time. We did a mixture of portrait and full-body shots in a variety of outdoor locations around the East Bay, with a few changes of clothing. Cheshire was very friendly and an absolute pleasure to work with. Best of all, I loved how the photos turned out. They are attractive, presenting me authentically and in my best light. Additionally, Cheshire's rates are good for the quality he offers. I hope to work with Cheshire again in the future!

Nancy C.

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We put on corporate events in cities across the country and having high-quality photos is critical to our business. For the past two years we've had the pleasure of working with Cheshire on several occasions and he's by far one of the best photographers we've worked with. We are most impressed with his ability to capture the spirit and energy of our events with great attention to detail. We have no doubt that you'll have a great experience working with Cheshire!

Ernestine S.

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Cheshire took my headshots and some portrait shots of me and I really enjoyed the entire proces. Right off the bat, he asked if I had any music I wanted to plug in. Also he is very fast with replying to emails and helping you prepare. I felt very comfortable during the shoot. I havnt gotten my pictures yet but I'm positive that they will be great because he sent me some samples. He really knows his stuff. :)

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  • 10 years in business
  • 77 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 50 min

Eddie A.

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Very pleased with Steve's services for my business portrait photos. Excellent profession work. Very detailed and efficient. I have received many complements on the finished product. No hesitation in highly recommending Steve for your photography needs!

Carol S.

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Steve is really a talent photographer! He took amazing pictures for my family. He is also nice and patient to my 20-month-old daughter. If you are searching for beautiful personal portrait and family picture, then contact him :)

Devin D.

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Shot our family portrait and very good experience!

  • 8 years in business
  • 59 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 3 hours

Adam K.

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Tri was exceptionally easy to work with, talented, and generous with his time, both in shooting and in retouching. I was looking for a mix of headshots/portraits: something professional, something fun, something that would display youthful charm and something that would display maturity without being stiff. I got exactly what I was looking for, and Tri even encouraged my dad to join in and took some great father/son shots. I am doing a variety of media appearances and speaking engagements, and I feel like I have enough of a variety to choose a portrait that would work for any different kind of engagement, as well as for my social media accounts. I would highly recommend Tri to anyone looking for an incredible portrait from a photographer that will really take the time to get to know you and deliver photos that capture your personality and essence.

Cindy M.

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I have worked with Tri for a year and a half on a number of photo shoots. He's always professional and possesses excellent photography/photo editing skills. After a shoot, he promptly provides proofs for the customer to review. I highly recommend Tri for portrait, fashion, sports and corporate photo shoots.

Vlad S.

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Tri is a very talented and professional photographer. I would highly recommend Tri to anyone who is looking for an portrait photos.

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  • 6 years in business
  • 69 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 2 hours

Alex C.

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Cat is absolutely easy to work with, not only did she accommodate with us on time, she also gave us great suggestions on locations. She has brought 2 cameras with her and showed us photos on camera screen immediately after she took with her digital one, the amazing outcome soothed my fiancé a lot and made us relaxed. The photos turned out magical, we now are feeling it's difficult to choose the best one for our wedding invitations and thanks cards since there are so many great ones, what a sweet trouble. She is very friendly , no feelings of pressing during the whole photo session, she gave us the right amount of posing directions so the photos look naturally and not staged at all. My fiancé is so satisfied with the airy and light effect, the subtle and creamy color of her photos. I highly recommend her to you if you are seeking a professional, flexible, friendly, and awesome photographer !

Beej J.

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We are very pleased with Cat's Lens Photography and would hire her again! Catherine took candid and posed photographs of our family in various settings, both indoors at our home in San Francisco and outdoors in the city. She was patient and kind with our 4-year old girl who got very comfortable with her. Throughout the photo shoot, she checked in with us often to ensure that our specific goals were being met. If we had a suggestion, an opinion, or wanted to try something different (and we often did), she was open to that. She is certainly a hardworking photographer, and one who can handle all sorts of lighting conditions - sunny, cloudy, indoors. We've selected our favorite photographs and have received the digital files promptly. At the time of this review, we have yet to print them out. Contact her - you won't be disappointed!

William K.

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Catherine is an amazing photographer, we have hired many photographers before because my wife and me want to keep those memories for our children as much as we can. Among all photographers we have hired, Catherine is one of our favorites. She is kind, professional and very artistic. Catherine has even more patience than us with kids! All photos we received were just incredible! The light in the photo was so subtle and beautiful, which makes the photo have a texture of oil painting. We both love them so much and cannot wait to print them out and hang them on our new home's walls. I definitely would love to hire her again in the future and recommend her to my friends.

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  • 28 years in business
  • 27 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 5 hours

Marc I.

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Dennis was an absolutely outstanding photographer to work with. I needed headshots and certain pictures taken for a work website. The pictures came out fantastic! He was great to work with, easy to communicate with and responded timely. I highly recommend Dennis Tyler!

Darlene P.

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Dennis is an excellent photographer. He has taken our group picture and individual shots of our attorneys. The quality of his work is very professional and overall the whole team was very satisfied with his work.

Kelly M.

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Dennis was wonderful to work with! A real artist. He went above and beyond my expectations. I highly recommend him to anyone seeking a great photographer in the Bay Area.

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  • 13 years in business
  • 32 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 5 min

Theresa W.

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I know this is late, but time doesn't take away the from the praise that our family wishes to extend to Mr. Gibson and Photos With a Flair. My Dad's 65th Birthday Party at The Turf Club at Golden Gate Fields pictures were outstanding. We couldn't have ask for better photo coverage for our event. Everyone enjoyed the "Red Carpet" photos, My Dad especially. Mr. Gibson got photos of my family that we will treasure a lifetime. He took the time to get our input of what my sister and I wanted, and delivered on our vision. Thank you again, Mr. Gibson for the excellent service you provided to us. We will most definitely request your services for any events we should need a photographer.

Adriana F.

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The week of my wedding, the original photographer backed out on the job. So, with only a week notice I was able to hire Photos With a Flair. I was so grateful he was available and at a reasonable rate. Mr. Gibson was very professional and captured all the photos I wanted, including "The First Look". With his services, a photo album was included. The album was done very well and great quality. I'm extremely happy with his work and I would highly recommend this company to anyone.

Nedra M.

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I have had several in home portraits done by Photos With A Flair. He is very focused and proffessional. I was truly impressed with the outcome of my photos.

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Jonny Rios

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  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 1 min
  • San Francisco, CA

Thumbtack Customer

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Jonny was hired for our annual company event. He was very responsive, professional, and arrived on time at the event. The quality of his pictures were great. We appreciated the details of his contract and, overall, he is a great guy and has great energy. At the event, some of his equipment didn’t work and he didn’t bring backup. Since he had to go home and get backup he missed a good part of the event and this affected the amount of pictures taken. The end result of pictures for 4hrs of work produced only 150 pictures. Our own team took a significantly larger amount of pictures documenting our event, over 400.

Julia B.

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Jonny was incredibly professional and easy-going. He got along perfectly at our party with all the guests and took a combination of candid and posed photos at guests' requests. The online files were ready quickly and he was very pleasant to work with throughout the process.

Jasmin B.

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Jonny is a great photographer. Very prompt and pays attention to detail. Catches candid photos and we will continue to hire him for our events. He got 3 events done for us in 9 days!!!

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  • 4 years in business
  • 38 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 0 min

Beth S.

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I hired Jason to photograph a 50th wedding anniversary party and the process couldn’t have been easier. Jason was quick to send a quote/samples of his work and answer any questions I had. He showed up on time and was very professional. The party was Sunday afternoon and by Wednesday morning I had access to all the photos he took. Once I finish going through them and let him know which we choose he will do any touch-up necessary and get them back to me. His pricing was very reasonable, the pictures look great, and his service professional. I wasn’t sure if we should hire a photographer but am so glad we did; the photos will provide a wonderful memory of a wonderful celebration Thank you Jason!

Jasmine M.

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Very creative photographer, I told him the shot I imagined and his shot is beyond my imagination. Very recommended!

Steve B.

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Spectacular pictures. Absolutely my favorite photographer that I have hired from Thumbtack. Highly recommended!

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