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Browse these creative portrait photographers with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Washington.

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Third Floor Photo
5.0
from 168 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 318 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Jeff D.
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The whole experience was awesome! Tina was easy to talk to, made you feel comfortable and produced great pictures. If I have any photography needs in the future, I will be calling Tina.

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Winstead Studios
4.9
from 152 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 251 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Nicholas B.
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Winstead is an outstanding photographer! This was my very first photo shoot and he prepared me for it exceptionally! He recommended the type of attire I should bring, he recommended how to pose, which stances to make and when! In the end, the pictures looked prolific! Crazy part is, you get so much outstanding service and his price is the most competitive out of all the other thumbtack photographers recommended to me! Save yourself the hassle and stress--hire Winstead and you'll be glad you took this recommendation! Be blessed!

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Doug Sanford photographs
4.9
from 144 reviews
  • 36 years in business
  • 240 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
David S.
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Doug is a talented photographer with a very creative and discerning eye, and is very easy to work with. He was enormously patient with a photographic neophyte like myself, and was very responsive to the results I sought. I would not hesitate to recommend him to anyone.

Monumental Arts
4.7
from 134 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 319 hires on Thumbtack
Khris H.
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K. Michael was very professional and didn't leave out any information. Also gave suggestions to work with other photographers to get an feel for others work. I would highly recommend him to anyone.

Tamarack Images
4.9
from 108 reviews
  • 16 years in business
  • 271 hires on Thumbtack
Dave R.
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William is a true professional in every sense of the word. His expertise in achieving the goals I had for new professional portraits was top notch. He intuitively understood what I was going for before I even said the first word about it. He was flexible with storage options for the photos as well. Being in the spotlight as a magician makes it necessary that I have updated photos for publicity purposes, but I hate mostly every photo of myself but with his extensive knowledge of incredible lighting effects, William was able to create no less than 20 incredible images for me to pick from. I will definitely be making Tamarack Images my go to photographer for all my professional photos from now on and highly recommend that everyone else do the same.

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Greg Dohler Photography
5.0
from 104 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 188 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Makenzie W.
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Highly recommend Greg as a photographer for family portrait. We had a family reunion in Annapolis and thought it would be nice to get a family picture as we are rarely together. Greg was incredibly accommodating, driving down from Baltimore on a Sunday morning. Further, we had two toddlers who were a bit challenging to photograph. Greg was flexible, patient and resourceful (using his expert editing skills to swap their faces with photographs where they were engaged and smiling - looking at the pictures you would have no idea they were edited). Greg is extremely personable, professional and an excellent portrait photographer.

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Joshua Fernandez Photography
4.9
from 96 reviews
  • 16 years in business
  • 115 hires on Thumbtack
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Lindsay D.
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Josh has a unique eye for photography and I love that he is not your typical portrait photographer. He captures moments more naturally through candids rather than formal poses. His photos as a result are more true to life. He's great to work with, super responsive, and very accommodating.

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Mark F. Jones
4.9
from 77 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 95 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
NIKKY O.
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Exceptional photographer. Our pictures turned out amazing. Clyde went above and beyond to make sure we where comfortable. Communication was great we sent him what we wanted and he came up with locations that fit what we were looking for. Thank you so much for an amazing experience. Would definitely recommend his services.

The Marvelous Real
4.8
from 78 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 106 hires on Thumbtack
Lenora M.
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Gabriel “Gabe” Martinez (The Marvelous Real Photography) works very hard for his shots. The lengths he goes to for his pictures, he not only wants them to be the best, but wants to meet his clients’ expectations. Both me and my guests was very impressed with him. After seeing Gabe's photo gallery and discussing my 50th birthday celebration vision with him, I immediately knew he was the one! As requested, he integrated videography to capture the music performances to retain with my event memoirs. I booked Gabe without seeing another photographer and it was the BEST decision! On my big day, Gabe arrived early, set up, and after a quick run through of the event flow with me, I was completely at ease knowing that Gabe would capture shots in a journalistic photography style that I will cherish for years to come. His professionalism, creativity, cheerfulness, and fun-loving interaction with me and my guests created a great atmosphere and experience for everyone. He knows how to make you feel comfortable event while the camera may be surprisingly aimed directly in your face — He makes taking photos fun! During the event, I sneaked a peek at the photo display. Gabe caught me peeking and showed me a few of the shots. The pictures were stunning! With his creative eye, he captured the timeline of my event while shooting photos in the most unique places. I highly recommend hiring Gabriel “Gabe” Martinez (The Marvelous Real Photography) for any engagement. Gabe exceeded my expectations and I will contact him again for future events.

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Chris Paulis Photography
5.0
from 73 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 86 hires on Thumbtack
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Santa C.
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After a couple years of making volunteer appearances as Santa Claus, I decided to "go professional". A friend recommended Chris Paulis Photography for taking portraits to publish on my new web site. Chris went above and beyond my expectations, before, during, and after our scheduled photo shoot. Once the portraits were published on my web site, talent agents were highly impressed with the iconic images that Chris was able to capture and the resulting opportunities for me to portray Santa Claus were amazing. Most of my clients attributed their interest in my services to the heartwarming portraits taken by Chris Paulis.

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D.I.M. Productions
4.8
from 64 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 89 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Al J.
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Thanks to DIM Productions for an amazing experience! Karmin is THE photographer that you want for familial events, sporting events, weddings, and et-cetera. I've hired Karmin a number of times and have never doubted that it was among the best decisions I've ever made. Karmin has impeccable timing, vision and experience to distinguish a great shot from a good one! She's personable, engaging, down-to-earth and just has a way with people that enthralls and disarms them. She's got an uncompromising standard at events and in her private studio. I cannot commend Karmin highly enough! -Al Johnson

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Visuals by J. McKenzie LLC
4.9
from 58 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 169 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Meg K.
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Working with Visuals By J. McKenzie was a delightful experience. I am not one usually comfortable in front of a camera, but today I felt valued, suitable and excited to be the subject of my own lifestyle portrait photos. He was prompt, attentive (from first contact on Thumbtack all the way through photo day and beyond) and professional. I would highly and repeatedly recommend his services and will do so at my next opportunity.

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Saint Elmo Photography
4.9
from 52 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 64 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Pamela L.
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My experience with Elmo Laing was a powerful trigger of personal memory---from light, to set-up, to processing. By all accounts, he is a meticulous craftsman. Through his eyes and indelible images of my party guests, I am still reliving this momentous occasion ---my 60th birthday celebration. In photograph after photograph, Elmo captured every mood and motion of the affair. He documented the dancing, the band, the striking group portraits, the cake, the room decorum, and of course--ME. His photography has played an important role of constructing memory because the stories leap from their stills. His images are stimulants for remembering---happy lives, families and friends, and what & how we celebrate. I hover over these images! That’s what fantastic photographers do….they show the environment, they show what they saw and they work to compose the best for YOU. That is exactly what Elmo Laing produced for me. Oh, wait a minute, did I mentioned that he is patient, polite, and precise with posing & positioning—a good photographer. Thank you, Elmo for your artistry, storytelling and technical ability. Pamela Lamberth

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Nandor Nagy
5.0
from 36 reviews
  • 46 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Eszter R.
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Nandor was the photographers at our worship service last month in Washington DC. He was reliable, communicative, very creative and professional in every way. I can only recommend him as an excellent photographer.

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STUDIO PRI
5.0
from 34 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 63 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Sars K.
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Studio Pri is amazing! We hired Studio Pri off of Thumbtack and have absolutely no regrets in our decision since there are so many photographers out here! We also used them for our engagement photos which turned out beautifully! Priscilla and her team are easy going and very personal. They make you feel comfortable taking photos since most of us aren't used to it! Priscilla was very responsive to emails and got back to me within 1 day. They had our wedding photos and engagement photos ready for us within weeks! We are amazed at how good we looked in them and would definitely used their services again. Thanks so much for capturing all the amazing moments at our wedding :D

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LNJ Designs Photo
4.7
from 35 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 51 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Melody W.
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I would definitely hire this photographer again. She was hired to photograph our company's holiday party. She was to do candid shots as well as requested photos of groups or couples. She arrived on time and was always busy. While I haven't seen the completed product yet, I am truly looking forward to seeing what she has captured on film. I highly recommend this photographer.

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PicaBoost Photography
5.0
from 32 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 28 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Roseae P.
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We used Metin / Picaboost Photography for my sister's wedding. From the initial contact and throughout the entire, Metin was very responsive. He answered any questions we had right away and even had a phone call with us to talk details before signing a contract. Since we had to push up the wedding, time was crucial and Metin was quick to respond so that was very helpful! We sent Metin a video shot list and he captured everything we asked of him. He arrived early the day of the wedding and was very kind and professional. We only requested raw footage and the footage he sent was great! He cut the footage down so it would not be overwhelming but he still had all of the important parts of the day. We would highly request Metin and Picaboost Photography!

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Naomi Lynn Photography LLC
4.8
from 33 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 73 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Patricia S.
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Naomi is an excellent photographer who is easily attuned to the desires of her client. She is flexible, reasonable and easy to work with. The photographers are of high quality and captured the most significant moments. We would use Naomi again.

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Rachel Walisko Photography
5.0
from 22 reviews
  • 23 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Mary R.
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I can't say enough good things about Rachel. She met with me before the wedding and took time to get know us. She has a wonderful creative eye for settings and a knack for capturing the spirit of the event with her candid photography. Our staged group photos worked smoothly. I received my photos quickly within a few weeks of the wedding. Mostly, Rachel is a smart, intuitive, and sweet person. It was a pleasure to work with her.

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Art Skope Photography
5.0
from 13 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Stacey S.
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Your photos are STUNNING! Thank you so, so much. They are all just spectacular and a gift we will treasure always. Derrick you're an amazing, creative and talented photographer with affordable prices and high quality photos. We look forward to working with you again!

Bria Lynn Photography
5.0
from 13 reviews
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
Angie L.
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My family and I have taken annual family photos for years and by far, we had loved working with Bria the most. She was able to capture the types of photos we wanted (portraits & PJ) and she was so good with my kids. Her price is so reasonable. And her turn around time for the proofs is fast. Excellent, excellent photographer!

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