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ZayRuss Photo
ZayRuss Photo

ZayRuss Photo

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Introduction: I believe that photography creates a time capsule that allows us to stay connected to friends and family. Whether it is a wedding, engagement celebration, birthday party or sporting event, capturing the right moment is the most exciting part of being a professional photographer. I’m passionate about telling stories through my lens and enjoy working with clients to collaborate on bringing their vision to life.

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Hired 67 times

2 similar jobs done near you

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3 employees

11 years in business

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Apple Pay, Cash, Credit card, PayPal, Square cash app, Stripe, Venmo, Zelle

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Currently a top pro

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Jan - Jun

This pro indicated that they reviewed CDC safety guidelines for COVID-19 and pledged to do the following:

Maintain 6 feet of distance from customers

Wear masks during the job

Wear gloves during the job

Disinfect surfaces touched during the job

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147 photos

  • Couples session

    Portrait Photography

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

Exceptional 5.0

48 reviews


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Mir G.

Portrait Photography

There’s just aren't enough words to possibly describe how amazing each and every photo that Zay snaps. He has a magical way of finding the perfect angel, lighting and of course expressions. I would never hesitate to recommend him to anyone who wants a true professional to create a customized photography experience!
Jun 16, 2021
Ethan J.

Engagement Photography

The app will only allow me to select 3 out of 5 items regarding what I liked about the service Zay gave us. If I could, I would select all 5. Zay was a great photographer, he captured the moment perfectly and did so with professionalism and quality. He was punctual and very responsive and attentive to the needs of the evening. I just want to say thank you for your work and I hope we can use your services again!
Jun 2, 2021
Archie H.

Headshot Photography

I am so pleased with the work ZayRuss provided for us. Absolutely professional is the best words to describe him and his service. He responded quickly to any questions and was on time for our photo shoot. I will definitely refer people to him and will be using him for future projects. Also booking and paying for services was extremely easy.
Jun 3, 2021
Tasha B.

Portrait Photography

This was a great experience for me and my family. We really enjoyed our portrait session with Zay! He was awesome. I will definitely be booking future sessions with Zay. He was pleasant, professional and interacted so well with me and my family. Can't say enough how amazing this experience was for us. Thank you Zay!
May 15, 2021
Sheila S.

Portrait Photography

Thank you for guiding us through our first photo shoot!!! He made it relaxing and fun for both my individual and group photos with my family! He is very professional, we felt confident in his work and the photos exceeded our expectations, there were so many great shots, it was hard to narrow the selections. Our session was a great experience, we will definitely use Zay Russ photography again and highly recommend his services to everyone!!!
Apr 29, 2021
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Xavier Russell


  • What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?

    There is a 50% non-refundable deposit to secure date.

  • What is your typical process for working with a new customer?

    I get in touch with the client either via email, phone or in person to go further with details. I like to have a sense of what he or she is looking for. Communication is key and helps the session to go smoother. Once everything is good to go, client and photographer will sign a contract. There is a required non-refundable deposit in order to reserve the session and remaining balance is due prior to session.

  • What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

    I am member of Professional Photographers of America, a great professional organization that promotes learning and collaboration.

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