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Carrie Leah Photography
5.0
from 93 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 153 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Sarah G.
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Carrie did a fantastic job photographing my grandmother's 90th birthday party! She is professional, personable and talented. She was able to efficiently rangle 40 people including my grandparents and infants for a group photo and do it quick enough not to disrupt the festivities. She mingled well with the family without standing out. She was availble when we needed special photos and discretely photographed the event the rest of the time. My family was very impressed with the quality of the images and Carrie's aesthetic along with her presence at the party. I reccomended Carrie to photograph you family event or portrait for sure.

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VisualEtiquette
4.9
from 83 reviews
  • 175 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Kristi G.
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Emil of Visual Etiquette shot my wedding on August 14th and did an amazing job. I am a graphic designer and do photo art direction professionally, so I am very critical of photographs and I couldn't be happier. Emil worked within our tight time frame without a single complaint, and still managed to get fantastic shots both indoors and out. He never stopped taking photos and captured so many great moments without interrupting the ceremony and party. On top of it all, he was friendly and nice to everyone there, I had many compliments from guests. I would not hesitate in recommending him as your wedding photographer!

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Kathy Crane Photography
5.0
from 80 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 138 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Angela F.
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Kathy was fun, creative, patient with the kids, and captured some wonderful family portrait photos, along with a ton of super fun candid shots. I highly recommend Kathy.

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Martika Photography, LLC
4.9
from 71 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 123 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Deb V.
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Martka took our family portrait and our son's senior pictures. She knows her stuff and loves what she does. Martika thinks artistically and will come up with some great locations for your shoot. She takes her time and will give you many great photos to choose from.

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  • 8 years in business
  • 101 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Laura H.
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Zachera is sweet as pie, and was absolutely wonderful with my baby for newborn portraits. She produced great photographs in my home and didn't need all the props and flare to make beautiful photos like most newborn portraits. I would definitely recommend her for your newborn photo session.

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Kimia Emami
4.9
from 66 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 93 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Reem J.
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Kimia is an artist. She's very patient and pleasant to work with. The photography session was so much fun and we loved the final photos. We hired her twice and planning to work with her more in the future.

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Mike Sansone Photography
5.0
from 64 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 110 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Melissa B.
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Mike Sansone provided easy portraiture that captured the personality of our firm and the subject. I highly recommend Mike Sansone Photography for your next portrait session.

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Geral oris
4.9
from 54 reviews
  • 92 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Rachel M.
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Anyone who has never had a photoshoot, I would highly recommend Geraldine. Geraldine and Tyler came in and were so helpful with capturing portraits for our company. I am beyond pleased with the photos she took! Cant wait until our next shoot.

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Abbey Lauren Photography
4.9
from 53 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 111 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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Sally Blood Photo
4.9
from 45 reviews
  • 61 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Mike L.
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I needed to have some portrait work done for an upcoming press release. Sally not only talked to our marketing group ahead of the shoot to understand their needs, but then followed up after to help retouch, etc. Outstanding working with her.

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  • 9 years in business
  • 76 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Cynthia A.
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I hired Robert to shoot some boudoir photographs before Valentine’s Day. He is really talented, nice, and was very easy to work with in his studio. Despite being a mature woman, he made me appear elegant and pretty but with just enough spice to create an edgy/sultry look. I first noticed his work in a fine art show and he is equally talented with people. I am planning on using him in the future for a professional portrait as well. Highly recommend him.

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WS Photography
5.0
from 36 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 48 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Michelle H.
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Milan and his team are outstanding and they were such a pleasure to work with. We couldn't be happier with our decision and the pictures are phenomenal!! I'm so excited to be able to recommend him to anyone else who is looking for a professional photographer who is both an artist, and fun to work with!!! Thank you so much for making our day special and capturing every moment.

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Retiro Photography
5.0
from 27 reviews
  • 31 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Kelsi D.
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Mark was an amazing photographer. We booked him for our engagement photos, and we had such a great time with him and are extremely impressed with the photos he has sent us. He had an amazingly fast turnaround time for some sample photos with just a 2 day wait from our shoot. For the rest of the photos it only took him a couple of weeks! His work with lighting was spectacular, and he really made my fiancé and I enjoy the whole experience. We would highly recommend him to anyone wanting any photos taken, whether engagement, wedding, or even just portraits.

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Snappybytes
4.7
from 29 reviews
  • 36 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Stacey C.
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Harry, of Snappybytes, did a wonderful job for our wedding reception photos. He was very professional and he dressed very professional as well. Harry was early, he was humble, and he was focused. He blended in well with our crowd and stayed in the background. Harry was so hardworking! He didn't sit down at all. I really appreciate Harry's flexibility, advice, and direction. Hiring Harry is one of the best investments I ever made because the photos are outstanding. He did a great job with portraits, candid shots, and he captured the scenery very well. I would hire him again because he's talented and his services are a great deal for the price. I highly recommend him for your event and I hope he's available for my next event!

Ekaterina
4.8
from 25 reviews
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
Laura F.
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I did an outdoors portrait photography session with Kate and she made me feel comfortable from the moment I met her. The proses was fun and easy and the shots were beautiful! She gave me a lots of options as far as location , poses and lighting. Kate totally portrayed me at my best.

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BirdyFinn
5.0
from 19 reviews
  • 15 years in business
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Mary K.
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Chris was excellent to work with. He was punctual, professional, accommodating and had some great advice. He did a 28 person family portrait and then individual family shots and some candid pictures. Our proofs were ready in 48 hours. I would highly recommend Chris. He was great to work with.

  • 12 years in business
  • 57 hires on Thumbtack
Nicole F.
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Was just recently married in pensacola beach. We found lori at portrait of light. Through the internet when we were searching for photographers as we are from canada. She was amazing from the start. Super friendly. Our pictures are amazing. Highly recommend lori and her services Nicole and derrick florence

Studio Soo Inc
4.9
from 15 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
WoonJee J.
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Soo took my maternity portrait when I was 8months pregnant. I was a bit nervous because I can be a bit camera shy. ;) Soo and his wife are professional and caring and have a lot of techniques for helping me to relax and feel comfortable. Most of all, I felt so beautiful. ; ). I cannot thank Soo enough for the most wonderful experience! I was happy with not only the photos (photos are FANTASTIC) but my experience at studio Soo as well. I definitely recommend them.

Joe Robertson Photography
4.8
from 13 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Christian G.
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Joe is absolutely an amazing photographer. He made me feel very comfortable during the shoot and gave me a lot of tips on how to pose and express myself in front of the camera. Joe is energetic, professional, artistic, and creative, and his work is really stunning. I was very happy with the outcome. I would recommend him to anyone!

Zak Yasin Photography
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Johnathan L.
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Zak provided an amazing photography experience during my portrait sessions. Zak’s critical eye distinguished and emphasized the best features of me through the photos he took. Zak went above and beyond to first understand my needs, then conducted a thorough pre-shoot consultation to ensure I was prepared to look and shoot my best, and finally was very accommodating. Thanks to his insights and perspective, he suggested attention to details and attractive poses I would have never considered otherwise. He is highly educated, incredibly organized, and passionate about his craft. Zak might charge a bit more than other photographers, but is definitely worth his rate given the experience and effort which shows through his work. Trustworthy, candid, and fun describe Zak. I look forward to choosing him again for my future photography needs. Highly recommended!

Josh Tortuga Photography
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Erik H.
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Josh's pictures are professional quality, and he always knows how to take the best picture to fit the occasion. He is adaptable to any event, whether promotional videos to portraits.

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