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The Still Life Photography
4.9
from 117 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 253 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Brittney H.
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My Fiance and I struggled to find a photographer for our wedding. We have a very laid back style and both hated the idea of wedding pictures that were posed and unoriginal. We wanted someone who could capture the true moments from our day, our family and friends laughing and loving. We didn't want to do an engagement shoot so it was tough to find a photographer whose style we both agreed on without actually having interacted with them in person. From the moment we spoke with Nicole on the phone, she was so open and so confident that she understood the style we were looking for. When our day came, she was punctual, laid back, and so easy to work with. We've seen previews of our photos and they are exactly what we wanted. I seriously can not thank you enough, Nicole! Thank you for capturing our day how we envisioned it. I would totally recommend The Still Life Photography! and would hire her 100 times again!

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Carrie Leah Photography
5.0
from 93 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 153 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Charissa M.
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I discovered Carrie Leah Photography through social media and was so impressed with the work she had done for my friend that I had to have her do our family pictures while I was in her area. I live in California but was coming to Texas to visit family so I booked a session several months in advance. In a word...PLEASANT. That may not sound as amazing as it should, but it is the most amazing compliment. I am the mother of a 2 year old and 7 month old and our first family photo session was actually a very pleasant experience! We left all the details up to the professional. Location, time, props, etc, and Carrie was on point. Not only was our location and time perfect for little ones, but she brought the cutest props for my boys. Best of all was Carrie's attitude. She met my little guys on their level. She was patient yet focused and always encouraging. She was able to capture my family in love and life, stress free. My experience with Carrie Leah Photography was so wonderful that it inspired me to invest in a nice dslr camera only to quickly learn that it is not as easy as she made it look!! HIGHLY RECOMMEND!

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Kathy Crane Photography
5.0
from 80 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 138 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
David G.
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Kathy is great! I needed professional head shots on very short notice and she went out of her way to accommodate my schedule. She has been a professional photographer for a long time and it shows in her work. During the 20 minute shoot she was very friendly, and very helpful in telling me what to do, how to position myself, etc in order to get the best shots. She even edited and emailed the pictures that night! If you're reading this you probably already know she also has the most competitive price for a professional photographer in the area. Thanks again Kathy!

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Martika Photography, LLC
4.9
from 72 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 123 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Andy R.
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Martika went above and beyond what I asked for on this job. Photos came out excellent. I would recommend Martika for your photography needs and I will would love to work with her again!

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Kimia Emami
4.9
from 66 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 93 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Danica D.
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I was truly blessed to find Kimia who photographed my wedding on 11/12/16. This young woman is a beautiful person inside and out. My kids felt comfortable around her and she was able to capture TONS of beautifully candid photos of our special day. I hope to use Kimia for all of our photography needs in the future. She is truly gifted!

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Mike Sansone Photography
5.0
from 64 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 110 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
A.J. G.
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We asked Mike to come and take headshots of our high school actors for the upcoming Fall Play. Mike was very flexible with finding a time to come and work with us. He was very professional and made everyone feel very comfortable in front of the camera. The turn around time on the photos were very quick and they turned out better than anyone could ever hope for. Would not think twice about using Mike Sansone Photography in the future or recommending him to others!

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Abbey Lauren Photography
4.9
from 54 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 113 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Savitha P.
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I had scheduled a photo session for family and new born portraits at home. Abbey did a great job, she knew how to keep my toddler son busy and at the same time have fun entire photo shoot. Very nice poses with the new born as well. She also was well equipped with lights, backdrops and props. I would definitely recommend her for the amazing work and passion she has for photography Thanks Abbey!! Looking forward to work with you again!

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Geral oris
4.9
from 54 reviews
  • 92 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Thumbtack Customer
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We organized a yacht party to celebrate our Engagement for a group of 50 people for 3 hours and Geraldine did an outstanding work by capturing all the moments wonderfully. She has amazing photography skills and I would definitely recommend her for any event. My overall experience with her work was very satisfying.

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Lori Strock Photography
4.7
from 48 reviews
  • 15 years in business
  • 127 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Mark H.
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We hired Lori to photograph our home to assist us in the sale of our home. She was readily available and the pictures were given to us within 24 hours. We were very satisfied with the quality of her work we would highly recommend Lori Strock Photography.

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Sally Blood Photo
4.8
from 46 reviews
  • 60 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Colin S.
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Sally is a wonderful, artistic, creative photographer with a unique perspective that results in captivating, dynamic photos. One thing I love about working with her is that she lets me look at the shots as we go, adjust, and offer suggestions. She has a commitment to excellence that makes her the best.

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WS Photography
5.0
from 36 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 48 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Sanja Z.
Verified review

I have to say that I interviewed a lot of photographers for my wedding and hands down WS photography was my pick. They really made an effort to figure out what I wanted to see in my photos and gave me great advice/recommendations for the shoot. Milan is very creative and helped me to envision exactly what I was looking for. My fiancé and I booked them right away and set up the date for our engagement shoot. Our engagement shoot was a ton of fun and it was nice to have a photographer who was not only talented, but had a fun and positive attitude the entire shoot. It is important I feel for the photographer one chooses to not only be talented in photography, but also a lot of fun to be around since they are sharing your wedding day with. When I got the photos back from our engagement shoot I could not believe how beautiful and cool the pics came out. The day of our wedding Milan and his assistant showed up on time and ready to have fun. The entire day was a blast and I couldn't have asked for a better wedding. Our photos came out even better then I ever thought wedding photos could look and once I posted them on Facebook my friends/family went crazy over the photos. The photos literally looked like they had been pulled out of a magazine. Milan exceeded my expectations and I am so happy that he was there on my wedding day to capture our special moment.

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J. WiLDER Studios
4.9
from 30 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 35 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Laurie S.
Verified review

I wanted to learn how to use my camera to take better quality pictures. I usually left my camera on the auto setting and hoped that the pictures would turn out good. Joe offers classes on learning photography through the J. Wilder Studios. At first I thought I was not certain about this since it was not a class like setting. We sat on the couch in the front of the studio and went over the basics of the shutter and aperture settings. In addition to teaching me the basics of the camera he took the time to go over any questions that I had regarding photography and how to use the camera. I am looking forward to my next class with Joe and what I will learn.

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RedFilm
5.0
from 28 reviews
  • 20 years in business
  • 64 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Loretta V.
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Fantastic! Vic was on time at the venue. He was well prepared for the event photography and was ready to take pictures of each and every moment. I will definitely recommend him to anyone who needs photography! Did a great job!! Family and friends were very happy with his photography skills! Thank u so much Vic!

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Retiro Photography
5.0
from 27 reviews
  • 31 hires on Thumbtack
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Rachel C.
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We loved absolutely EVERYTHING about working with Mark Burch from Retiro Photography. He was extremely organized, easy to work with, and not to mention, a BLAST! As the bride, he made the wedding day go smoothly and made sure we were on time, which was one thing I thought I was going to stress about. He made up an itinerary of our wedding day months in advance which included pictures of the bridal party prior to the ceremony, pictures immediately following the wedding ceremony with specific family members, and the timing of pictures taken at locations prior to the reception. When we met up with Mark before our engagement photo session, my husband and I could really sense his passion and enthusiasm for photography, which made it even easier to hire him. He was extremely easy to work with throughout the whole wedding process, from before engagement pictures up to the wedding day. He communicated very well with us throughout our entire engagement. Our engagement photo session was amazing and we could not be happier with how the photos turned out. So far, we have only gotten a preview of our wedding photos, but what we've seen so far has exceeded our expectations. We are so happy we hired Mark!

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Snappybytes
4.7
from 29 reviews
  • 36 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Raj T.
Verified review

Harry has a passion for Photography. He loves what he dies and the pictures come to life with his art. Thank you for being such a wonderful person and helping out the community. People like you make a difference in the world.

Ekaterina
4.8
from 27 reviews
  • 20 hires on Thumbtack
Prateek K.
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Kate is passionate about photography, and this shows in her work and attention to detail. I hired Kate to shoot a proposal and she did an outstanding job of capturing the moment. She took the time beforehand to study the lighting, location, and surroundings. She was prompt in all communications, and I'd recommend anyone to contract her services with confidence!

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Michael Courier Photography
5.0
from 22 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 34 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Anne L.
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Excellent communicator, on time for job, followed my instructions exactly, produced lively and professional images of my professional conference within 24 hours. Reasonable price for quality produced. Highly recommended for event photography.

3Eagles Aerials Imagery
5.0
from 19 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 29 hires on Thumbtack
Paige M.
Verified review

3Eagles Aerials Imagery really went above and beyond to provide quality service. Arber was very easy to work with as there was no issues with scheduling, he was on time, and he provided great photos. He was receptive to any additional edits I requested and even provided option for video- which was completely unexpected and very greatly appreciated. I highly suggest using 3Eagles Aerials and Imagery for your future photography projects. They have been the most pleasant photography company I've worked with. I will definitely be using again for future projects.

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BirdyFinn
5.0
from 19 reviews
  • 15 years in business
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Carla P.
Verified review

BirdyFinn exceeded all expectations! I am the creative director for a University magazine. I found BirdyFinn on Thumbtack. I sent him examples of what I wanted and had a brief phone conversation. The photography he sent was spot on.

Top Pro
  • 36 years in business
  • 22 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Christina C.
Verified review

I've used Michael Lipman twice for commercial real estate photography. On both occasions, the finished product was professional and of great quality. I will be sure to use him again when I have new properties in the Chicago, IL area.

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Laurie W. Photography
4.8
from 11 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Heidi E.
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Laurie was such a great photographer. We had her for our San Francisco kids birthday party. She captured every moment and covered more than 50-60 kids each having their special moments. She even climbed into the bouncy house to take picture of them while playing. We would love to work with her again.

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