Raquel Creative
Raquel Creative

Raquel Creative

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$600
estimated price


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Responds in about 13 min

Introduction: I am a San Francisco-based fine art photographer (and brand designer) from Barcelona, Spain. Creative, enthusiastic, passionate, collaborative, detail-oriented, offering professional, quality brands and photography for over 23 years. My passion lies in portraiture and landscapes. I aim to capture special moments, people, travel locations, and the outdoors from a nuanced art perspective, where details take priority. When focused on people, I seek to capture authentic portraits in a documentary style. My commitment to my craft is constant. I love bringing out the very best in each individual I shoot. My personal motto captures this sentiment: I try hard to get people to be themselves—authentic and natural. My mission is to tell stories that speak to the essence of each human I photograph. Making it matter is essential to my craft, and capturing genuine emotions is paramount. Before taking on any project, I always ask myself why I am doing it, whether it will make a difference, and what it means to me and the observer. Answering these questions enables me to deliver something unique and self-inspired. When photographing the outdoors, I observe nature to find unique landscapes that inspire emotions and a sense of timelessness. Similarly, when photographing travel locations, I aim to capture the mood of the place and the people who make up its culture in a documentary style.
Overview

Current Top Pro

Hired 5 times

Serves Walnut Creek, CA

Background checked

1 employee

14 years in business

Payment methods

This pro accepts payments via Cash, PayPal, Venmo, and Zelle.

Social media

Facebook, Instagram

Featured Projects

233 photos

  • Portrait Photography

    Portrait Photography

Specialties
Photoshoot location

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Reviews

Customers rated this pro highly for professionalism, work quality, and responsiveness.

Exceptional 5.0

13 reviews

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Amine E.
1 month ago
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Hired on Thumbtack

Hired on Thumbtack

Raquel is an extremely thoughtful and talented photographer on top of being a beautiful soul. She really made me & my fiancé feel so comfortable. Her technique is genius. I highly recommend her. Thank you so much for an amazing time!

Details: Other • Fewer than 25 guests • Outdoors • Digital or online download

Raquel Creative's reply
Thank you for allowing me to capture your beautiful moment. It was a pleasure celebrating with you and creating everlasting memories through visuals.
Wedding and Event Photography
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Gina P.
May 13, 2024
Working with Raquel was a joy. She has such a great eye and an instinct for setting up unique shots beyond the obvious. She’s great at staging corporate portraiture but also has a flair for the dramatic. We used her services for both headshots and event photography and were very pleased with the results. Can’t recommend her highly enough.
Raquel Creative's reply
It was a great session with both of you. I really enjoyed the whole process and the opportunity to capture those unique dramatic moments while also taking corporate-style shots. I appreciate collaborating with women like you who value the art of creating. Thank you.
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Christine C.
May 2, 2024
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Hired on Thumbtack

Hired on Thumbtack

Only ONE photographer I have ever worked with; who brings creative energy; professional enthusiasm, and such a novel and aesthetic approach to capturing photos for me.  As a professional bodybuilding athlete, the time it takes to cultivate a physique that is balanced. It’s a lifestyle to continue to sculpt and shape the human body. As a photographer, Raquel understands how to both capture the hard work it takes to create muscular femininity — with tastefulness and artistry. Raquel found the perfect, natural outdoor settings to capture the look of strength and power with softness and grace.  Thank you Raquel for your energetic and positive attitude, for your attention to detail; and light — while always helping me show my best self and my hard work!

Details: Acting / modeling headshot • Candid (captured in the moment) • Outdoors • Digital or online download • At the pro’s location • My home, venue, etc.

Portrait Photography
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Luanna S.
Apr 22, 2024
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Hired on Thumbtack

Hired on Thumbtack

I contacted Raquel for a photo shoot. She was very proactive and listened to my needs and desires, and prepared a comprehensive quote that addressed everything important. Unfortunately, I got sick the week of our scheduled shoot, and was not able to move forward, as I live out of state. I do, however, highly recommend Raquel and will reach out to her again the next time in Northern California.

Details: Solo portrait • Candid (captured in the moment) • Artistic (focus on composition, lighting) • Natural / environmental (photographed in an outdoor setting) • Outdoors • Digital or online download • My home, venue, etc.

Portrait Photography
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Nada E.
1 month ago
Raquel was just amazing. I've never seen someone so passionate about their craft until I met Raquel. She was super clear and transparent about her process. She was very flexible with her rates. She even explored the area before our shooting a few days before. She was really looking for a way for us to feel welcomed as we were doing this photoshoot very far from home. She made it feel like home, away from home, since she comes from Spain and we come from Morocco. She was even looking for ways to understand us, understand our story. We even got to hop onto a Zoom call with her before the photoshoot. Her dedication was just top-notch. I was very touched by the fact that she really wanted to bring in our vibe as a couple. She even asked for music and during the photoshoot, she got to play it all throughout and we got to dance. It just felt so fluid and natural with her. We were able to be ourselves, we were able to kiss in front of her and be super comfortable. I love that she shares things about her life. She even gave us life advice. It felt like Raquel was not really working. She was there to live her passion and bring in the value to the world that she did not even keep track of time. I think there are very few people like Raquel in this world. I just wanted to let you know that if you're thinking about her to be a part of your business, to work on your products, photographs or branding or design, as a designer myself, I can see that she has that designer eye. She's looking for quality, perfection and value over money or a transaction. I think that's a very rare thing to find in the United States. Personally, I'm looking forward to working with her on other projects and I loved her work as part of our album. I love the fact that she was super excited. Although she had a concert planned right after our photoshoot, she was super excited to actually go home and send us a quick draft just for us to be able to share the first samples with our family. She was very communicative all throughout as she was editing, working on the pictures, sharing with us bits as she was working on that. I think I've had the best experience with her as a client and as an acquaintance now and hopefully a friend. I love Raquel's way of being and working and I really, really recommend you work with her for anything relating to branding, design, photoshoots, for business and for your personal family celebrations or events. Thank you.
Raquel Creative's reply
Thank you for the opportunity to celebrate such a wonderful, special day with you. It was a pleasure meeting you both and capturing those candid moments. I appreciate every moment. Thank you.
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