Monesson Photography

Venice, CA

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About this pro

How does your service stand out?

I am a master with lighting and have a keen eye that is far superior to most others in my field.I offer outstanding portraiture, product and event photography with very reasonable rates and rave reviews.

What do you enjoy about the work you do?

I can see the fruits of my immediately and clients give me rave reviews.

Location

Venice, CA 90291

Years in business

10

Number of employees

1

Times hired on Thumbtack

161

Reviews

61 Reviews
  • Julia K. Mar 16, 2017
    Portrait Photography
    Verified Review
    Great Photographer for Headshots!
    Quick, Easy, painless. and great photos! Thanks.
  • Sanaz M. Feb 27, 2017
    Portrait Photography
    Verified Review
    Great!
    Professional, fast, got the job done well.
  • Joyce E. Sep 6, 2016
    Headshot Photography
    Verified Review
    Looking Forward to Future Photo Shoots Here!
    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.
  • Dan T. Aug 17, 2016
    Corporate Headshots
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  • Reid L. Aug 11, 2016
    Corporate Headshots
    Verified Review
    Professional, experienced and thoughtful.
  • Sue T. Jun 25, 2016
    Portrait Photography
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    Head shots for online dating. Good photographer with good ideas. A gentleman all the way.
  • Alister K. Apr 24, 2016
    Headshot Photography (Package Options)
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    Josh was awesome! Makes you feel comfortable, and it went really well.
  • Christina S. Apr 8, 2016
    Headshot Photography
    Verified Review
    Josh was really great to work with. He was professional and took beautiful pictures. I was really happy and would definitely hire him again.
  • Daana A. Mar 5, 2016
    Headshot Photography
    Verified Review
    Josh is a very experienced photographer. Being that neither of us are ever too comfortable in front of the camera, Josh helped us to loosen up and, with a little direction, to accomplish the look we were after for our head shots. His editing skills are great and we couldn't be happier with the final product. To add, Josh was mindful of our eager timelines and we received the final product within a few days.
  • Wendy A. Feb 2, 2016
    Headshot Photography
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  • Smadar R. Jan 20, 2016
    Architectural Photography
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  • Tanu P. Jan 6, 2016
    Commercial Photography
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  • Alanna Z. Nov 4, 2015
    Commercial Photography
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    Changed pricing AFTER quote when NOTHING changed with my project. Also took 3 weeks to get back to me after calling 5 times and then agreed to a day and then booked someone else. #Beware
    Joshua M. Nov 4, 2015

    thanks for your honest review, alanna. it is unfortunate that we never worked together. you initially asked for a "one look" headshot. i responded with a quote of $125. you explained me you needed to call me to discuss, and i told you that i was working out of the country in remote locations and could only text or email in most places. i followed-up with you the evening i got back to los angeles. you then asked for a series of four lifestyle shots and six product shots, so i revised my bid in writing to reflect the change in your needs. even after over 50 texts we were unable to come to an agreement. unfortunately, i was unable to serve serve you on the day you requested because i was never hired, never received a deposit for my services and we never even came to an agreement on the cost of the project. i am so sorry this did not work out for you. i value your feedback and appreciate the opportunity.

  • Thomas M. Oct 26, 2015
    Corporate Headshots
    Verified Review
    Josh is excellent. Creative, flexible and fast! Does what he says, when promised. From simple to complex, he is a great resource. Thanks Josh!
  • Philip S. Oct 16, 2015
    Headshot Photography
    Verified Review
  • Robert H. Oct 5, 2015
    Headshot Photography
    Verified Review
    Friendly, professional, and creative.
  • Linda D. Sep 29, 2015
    Headshot Photography
    Verified Review
    Josh is the definition of professional while creating a relaxing environment. He managed all details from suggesting clothing to booking makeup. The final headshots were perfect.
  • Jenelle B. Sep 14, 2015
    Corporate Headshots
    Verified Review
    The photos were just ok. I paid for 24 hour rush editing and 3 weeks later he still could make the requested edits. I called to discuss and never heard back. I hoped to find a photographer for multiple projects and unfortunately it won't be him.
  • Chris K. Aug 24, 2015
    Headshot Photography
    Verified Review
    Very professional (i.e. he does this for a living not a hobbie) and fair price. I would recommend this photographer for personal to commercial photography
  • Jessica L. Jul 18, 2015
    Headshot Photography
    Verified Review
    I brought my 13 year old daughter from Arizona to shoot with Joshua Monesson and we could not be happier with the results! He immediately made her feel comfortable. The way he was able to find different locations and get the most incredible pictures surpasses any other photographer we have worked with in the past. We loved the pictures so much we are coming back for family portraits. There are not enough stars for this photographer!
  • Evan L. Jul 13, 2015
    Portrait Photography
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  • Rishad B. Jul 2, 2015
    Headshot Photography
    Verified Review
    Just an overall amazing experience. He was very helpful and responded whenever I needed him in a timely manner.
  • Stephanie E. Jun 28, 2015
    Headshot Photography
    Verified Review
    Josh is a consummate professional. He made me feel comfortable and important from the moment I arrived and was very thorough and detailed in his explanation of the process and how we would go about executing the shoot. He listened to my thoughts and offered insightful suggestions for location shooting, positioning, posing, etc. He was never afraid to be honest with me and offer advice on how to improve the look of the photo. I was slightly nervous, what with this being my first photo shoot ever, and Josh made it so easy and smooth from start to finish. He is a gifted photographer who has a particular penchant for finding the perfect lighting depending on your skin/wardrobe/the look you're trying to achieve. I cannot recommend him more highly!
  • Christina E. Jun 1, 2015
    Portrait Photography
    Verified Review
    I was very happy working with Joshua Monesson. He is a very professional and fun person to work with. He was very patient and accommodating with my large family, we were all very happy with our photo session. I would definitely recommend Joshua to all my friends and family!
  • Rafie I. Jun 1, 2015
    Headshot Photography
    Verified Review
    I had the most amazing experience with Josh! He really listened to what I wanted for my professional headshots. The look, feel and locations were spot on. He makes you feel very comfortable and has a great sense of humor to loosen up the moment to get the shot you want! I would absolutely partner with him again for a shoot and would recommend him!
  • Breana M. May 28, 2015
    Event Photography
    Verified Review
    This was such an amazing experience! We took family photos at the Venice pier and although the weather wasn't all that great, Josh worked with what we had. He took awesome shots and the pictures came or so much better than I would have thought. He made us all feel so comfortable, especially my kids. It's hard to get a 6 yr old, a 3 yr old and a 1 yr old to focus for so long but somehow he was able to keep them going. I will definitely be recommending friends and family to him and also call him when need a photographer!
  • Evy W. May 27, 2015
    Portrait Photography
    Verified Review
    Great photographer. Exceeded our expectations. Super responsive and professional.
  • Bryan M. May 24, 2015
    Headshot Photography
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  • Craig O. Apr 20, 2015
    Headshot Photography
    Verified Review
    Very knowledgeable and professional. Had a simple headshot and I didn't know good I could look.
  • Dani S. Apr 8, 2015
    Event Photography
    Verified Review
    Josh is fantastic! He was on time, asked questions (ie: are there specific people you wanted him to photograph, etc), and was extremely nice. I've already hired him for my next event! Thank you, Josh!!!
  • John W. Feb 18, 2015
    Headshot Photography
    Verified Review
    Had a great experience with Josh who is an excellent photographer.
  • Amy E. Feb 16, 2015
    Headshot Photography
    Verified Review
    Josh took the time to make sure we got every shot right! Thanks Josh:)
  • Hetty M. Jan 7, 2015
    Event Photography
    Verified Review
    We hired Josh to photograph at our daughter's Sweet Sixteen "High Tea" and he did a fabulous job! He was a pleasure to work with and took very artistic pictures. We especiallythe love the pictures he took of our daughter! He did a great job capturing the essence of the party, too!
  • Brian G. Dec 29, 2014
    Portrait Photography
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  • Judith N. Oct 23, 2014
    Headshot Photography
    Verified Review
    Josh is a professional extraordinare. Would use him again!
  • Derryck G. Oct 20, 2014
    Headshot Photography
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    I needed some quality photos at the last minute and wasn't sure what I was going to do. I contacted Josh and he squeezed an appointment in and was really flexible and cool about the whole thing. I wasn't sure what to expect but Josh was really funny and creative which made the experience worthwhile, which reduced the stress of getting my photos done with very little time to spare. And the photos were excellent. I will definitely work with Josh again in the future.
  • Rialda L. Oct 20, 2014
    Headshot Photography
    Verified Review
    Best Photographer in town. If you need great headshots, quick and cheep, well...Joshua is the answer.
  • Mike W. Sep 12, 2014
    Portrait Photography
    Verified Review
    With the subtlty of a fine artist, Joshua has a way of bringing out the best look in you. He works with you and does an excellent job accommodating what you need. I highly recommend him.
  • Steve D. Aug 25, 2014
    Headshot Photography
    Verified Review
    The shoot was pleasant and professional. He was very flexible and helped me find the perfect location. I haven't seen the finished product yet (just shot earlier today) but I have no reason to doubt that I will like what I see. More later...
  • Stein H. Aug 7, 2014
    Headshot Photography
    Verified Review
    He did a great job. We took a whole bunch photos in a couple of locations and after some experimentation and some great editing we came up with a couple of photos I was quite happy with. Definitely recommend.
  • Charlie L. Jul 24, 2014
    Commercial Photography
    Verified Review
    Very professional, crisp, clear photography. Enjoyed the photography experience with Joshua. Will definitely use him again.
  • Justin C. Jul 23, 2014
    Headshot Photography
    Verified Review
    A really great experience from beginning to end. Everything was smooth and efficient. I ended up with some really great shots. A very good value. Couldn't have asked for more!
  • Casey K. Jul 17, 2014
    Headshot Photography
    Verified Review
    This was the easiest, most professional session I have ever done. Photos are fantastic!!! Do not hesitate to hire Josh
  • David V. Jun 22, 2014
    Engagement Photography
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    Josh was so accommodating from the first call! I proposed under the Santa Monica pier and wanted Josh to get some paparazzi shots of our night. Afterwards he made amazing suggestions to get some more formal photos. They turned out amazing! Our memories will live forever because of Josh's incredible eye. Thank you!
  • Robin D. May 14, 2014
    Commercial Photography
    Verified Review
    Joshua replied very quickly and it was easy to work out a deal and and appointment. He was very thorough and conscientious in taking the photos I needed. Overall, great experience.
  • Kiah F. Mar 4, 2014
    Headshot Photography
    Verified Review
    Joshua M. is a great photographer. He is professional and really personable. He was easy going and made the guests feel comfortable. He was prompt and accommodating. Would definitely recommend him to a client. I will keep him in mind for future events with DIRTT. :)
  • Hassan U. Feb 14, 2014
    Portrait Photography
    Verified Review
    Extremely professional and sensible. He even booked my session last minute on valantines day! Josh is your choice!
  • Nina N. Feb 3, 2014
    Headshot Photography
    Verified Review
    Josh did a very good job making me feel comfortable and took plenty of shots so that I could feel confident in my decision. I enjoyed spending the time with him and I am happy with my quality pictures.
  • Jennifer F. Jan 28, 2014
    Portrait Photography
    Verified Review
    Josh did an outstanding job! He literally was willing to chase my little boy all over the beach to get so many great pics. He is intuitive and knows how to work well with people. The photos are beautiful and I have a hard time choosing which ones to frame. Thank you!!
  • Mary T. Jan 7, 2014
    Headshot Photography
    Verified Review
    Joshua was awesome. Not only is he pro and knows what he is doing, he is delightful to work with! I would highly recommend him to anyone who wants a great photo!
  • Melanie H. Jan 5, 2014
    Headshot Photography
    Verified Review
    I recently found myself in need of a corporate headshot in a hot hurry. Josh won my business initially with his pricing, professionalism, and outstanding portfolio. Mind you, I'm really uncomfortable having my picture taken and just wanted to get the shoot over with. All that changed after seeing the great shots Josh was getting... I was elated! After making my final selections, he delivered pristine photographs and I made my deadline with plenty of time to spare. Josh has my business for life, and I'm referring anyone and everyone I know that needs photography!
  • Steve V. Dec 16, 2013
    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.
  • Ron M. Dec 14, 2013
    Portrait Photography
    Verified Review
    Josh was punctual, very good communication and ready to work with our schedule. Josh is very personable and made us feel like we had know one another for some time, which put my wife at ease making the shoot a most plesant experience. Our main purpose was to get professional photos of our thirteen month old and "Uncle Josh" had our son laughing and really putting on a show for us! Josh took an amazing number of shots in the hour we were there, both outdoors and indoors with several outfit changes. The only problem we have now is choosing which pix we want!! Thanks Josh, you.re the BEST!
  • Gena L. Dec 5, 2013
    Headshot Photography
    Verified Review
    I would definitely use this photographer again, he allowed me to see the work before the shoot and during the shoot to select the best poses, seated are standing. Thanks Josh for all your help.
  • Janet S. Nov 13, 2013
    Headshot Photography
    Verified Review
    Joshua is a pleasant man and is a very skills photographer with a unique eye for natural looking pictures. You will NOT be disappointed.
  • Roxanne L. Nov 7, 2013
    Headshot Photography
    Verified Review
    The shooting was a wonderful experience, and I got really good headshot from it... Joshua made sure that I was happy with the pictures before we concluded the shoot, and helped me choose what to wear and what to go for in terms of expression.
  • Shoshana C. Nov 6, 2013
    Headshot Photography
    Verified Review
  • Ronald T. Oct 7, 2012
    Photography
    Verified Review
    Great photography to say the least. Josh was very pleasant and knew everything needed for the job and more including a great set of spots. The quality can't be beat especially with pricing like his.
  • Karen L. Apr 6, 2012
    Headshot Photography
    Verified Review
    Joshua gave me exactly the headshot I was looking for. He really listened to me, and he was great at getting a good "look" from me. I love that I had so many shots to choose from. Technically everything was excellent--lighting, retouching, etc. Also Josh's communication skills were really good. We had to go back and forth a bit for scheduling, but he always got back to me right away and he was really flexible. I also thought the cost was very reasonable. I would recommend Josh to anyone looking for photography of any kind--wedding, product, portrait, whatever.
  • Edgar L. Sep 15, 2010
    Josh was very friendly and makes you feel comfortable through out your experience there. He has professional equipment and knows how to use it. You will be happy with his service!
  • Daniel S. Sep 12, 2010
    I was getting some head shots from Joshua, that I picked him because he was close. I expected two or three shots that would be good. He took a lot of shots, in a short amount of time( while he was in his own world, I tried making small talk and he'd respond, "couCouldld you move a little to the right" ) I got about 20 excellent shots for 95 dollars (minus the purchase of prints). He is all bizz and it shows. I highly recomend him. I'm a photographer and these shots shocked me! Excellent,Excellent, Excellent! DR Daniel Slavin.....

Q&A

What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
I am always enrolled in new workshops...
What types of customers have you worked with?
Headshots, portraits and photos for business, online dating and social networking sites
What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?
1) look at their website 2) be prepared 3) bring suitable wardrobe 4) only settle for the best
What questions should customers think through before talking to professionals about their project?
I am a professional and award-winning photographer based in Venice.