Evelyn Images

Waltham, MA

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About this pro

How does your service stand out?

I have been told from time to time that my work has a very realistic look. The reason for this is simply because I refuse to approach a subject, any subject, without a clear vision of the intended outcome. If the image isn't sharp, crisp and vibrant, you know it's not my photo. : ) The key to a great photo is lighting. The secret to an awesome photo is knowing which light to use for a specific look.

What do you enjoy about the work you do?

Everyone is taking pictures these days but most have zero understanding of light which is the key to any great photograph. So, what do I like most about my job? That would be using a simple thing such as light to make people happy.

Location

Waltham, MA 02451

Background check

Complete

Years in business

29

Number of employees

1

Times hired on Thumbtack

65

Reviews

62 Reviews
  • Brianna S. Jun 6, 2017
    Commercial Photography
    Verified Review
    Jerry is a real pro. He grasps the situation and is able to follow complex directions when working via phone and internet on a remote shoot. He is quick and creative and immediately understands what you are looking for. I would hire him again in a heartbeat.
  • Sarah C. Apr 26, 2017
    Commercial Photography
    Verified Review
    Excellent service, warm welcoming, quick and efficient job, perfect outcome: the pictures taken exceeded my expectations. I recommend Gerry for any professional photography.
  • Karen R. Mar 13, 2017
    Commercial Photography
    Verified Review
    Definitely would recommend!
    Gerry came to our location to shoot stills for us. He was a pleasure on set, very flexible and did a great job! We will definitely work with him again.
  • Krick C. Jan 12, 2017
    Commercial Photography
    Verified Review
    Fien Art Photography
    Gerry was lovely to work with. He was prepared, professional, thoughtful about his approach and efficient with his time (and mine too!). It was a joy to witness Gerry's craft...his art....and I would not hesitate to use him again or recommend his photography services to anyone I know.
  • Karen B. Nov 17, 2016
    Commercial Photography
    Verified Review
    Most excellent photographer!
    Gerry is a pro! His studio was professional and ready to shoot my merchandise. He had a great attitude and engaged with me throughout the process. I was completely satisfied and impressed with his efficiency. I will be back with my next group of products for my website!!!
  • Arieh L. Nov 16, 2016
    Commercial Photography
    Verified Review
    Excellent photographer, a real professional
    Gerry is a consummate professional. Besides for taking excellent shots, he is communicative, timely, and a hard worker. He is skilled behind the lens and in post-production, and we will be sure to work with Gerry again!
  • Tim K. Oct 12, 2016
    Commercial Photography
    Verified Review
    True professional with a great personality.
    He is a true artist. Made everything happen just the way we needed it with plenty of "after-shoot" support. We are already planning to use him again in the next three months.
  • Andrew I. Sep 23, 2016
    Commercial Photography
    Verified Review
    Great guy and great photographer!
    I couldn't have had a better experience working with Gerry. He's a great guy and really knows his stuff. Fun, friendly and he works quickly. We did a series of four product shots and the time flew by and I love the images he provided. Thanks Gerry!
  • Nicole B. Aug 30, 2016
    Commercial Photography
    Verified Review
    Gerry from Evelyn Images is a true professional. We will definitely call back and recommend to others in our network. He was very proactive and efficient and worked well with others making them feel comfortable in the shoot. His work is outstanding.
  • Preston T. Jun 15, 2016
    Commercial Photography
    Verified Review
    Gerry took product photography for us and we are happy with it! His communication and work was quick and on point.
  • Andrew S. Jun 10, 2016
    Commercial Photography
    Verified Review
    Studio shoot for a fussy client...Gerry hit every mark. Crisp, quality work and fast turnaround.
  • Bruce R. May 23, 2016
    Corporate Headshots
    Verified Review
    I needed a professional headshot on short notice. Gerry was able to schedule, shoot, retouch, and deliver it quickly. He was very professional and his price was reasonable. Thank you Gerry!
  • Karen D. May 16, 2016
    Commercial Photography
    Verified Review
    To say it was a pleasure working with Gerry Evelyn would be an understatement. Choosing him to photograph my glass art was the best decision. He knows exactly what he is doing, my photos are beautiful!!! Gerry is very creative and was highly respectful of my art, which by the way is all glass and very difficult to capture just right. The shoot was much fun! It was an honor and a relief to work with a real professional. I have found my product photographer! My husband Ray and I can't thank Gerry enough!!! Karen & Ray Dewhirst, Milton, Ma
  • Ara B. May 5, 2016
    Commercial Photography
    Verified Review
  • Gabriel D. Mar 14, 2016
    Commercial Photography
    Verified Review
    Gerry went above and beyond to make sure that all of my product shots were the best that they could be. I've never in my life worked with someone who wanted to make sure that everything satisfied his customer as much as he has. He allowed me to get into the picture and make manual changes that I thought were needed for the shot to come out good and he even helped me with his expert advice. He explained and taught me everything that he was doing, which made the entire process more exciting. Gerry even checked up on me after the shoot to make sure that I was satisfied with all of my pictures. Thank you so very much for your amazing work Gerry. I will be going back to you very very soon for some other shots.
  • Ann M. Feb 12, 2016
    Commercial Photography
    Verified Review
    Contacted Gerry for a one day shoot of lighting fixtures (always challenging). Gerry was early, he listened to the direction of the product details and what was important in the photography. Gerry was efficient, paid attention to the details, worked hard and was a pleasure to spend the day working with. We will hire him again.
  • Caitlin P. Dec 9, 2015
    Corporate Headshots
    Verified Review
    Gerry is a wonderful professional and I would recommend his photography work to anyone! He recently took some corporate headshots for my company. The photos came out perfect and he delivered them almost immediately! We will definitely be doing business with him in the future.
  • Tahsin S. Nov 25, 2015
    Headshot Photography
    Verified Review
    Gerry was very professional and patient, even when I was having trouble following directions for my headshots! He has a good eye for what looks professional and charismatic. Would recommend him easily for any other professionals.
  • Rahul S. Nov 23, 2015
    Commercial Photography
    Verified Review
    Gerry was great! He was extremely flexible to get the work done on time, and kept me updated on the status. The quality of his work is great and delivered as promised and more. Will be hiring him again for more work.
  • Carl H. Oct 5, 2015
    Headshot Photography
    Verified Review
    Gerry was a pleasure to work with. I highly recommend him.
  • Joanna M. Sep 8, 2015
    Headshot Photography
    Verified Review
    Gerry was very professional and was able to put our entire team at ease, making them feel comfortable while taking their photos. His work is fantastic and we cannot wait to use the headshots on our website. Thanks to Gerry for his professionalism and timeliness. We would most definitely recommend Gerry to friends and family and would use him in the future. Thanks again, Gerry!
  • Lucky O. Aug 21, 2015
    Headshot Photography
    Verified Review
    It was great experience working with Gerry. Very considerate and understands the clients perspective
  • Deborah J. Aug 9, 2015
    Commercial Photography
    Verified Review
    We hired Gerry to assist us with photos for a new website. We had some difficult layout requirements which Gerry navigated extremely well. He took both posed and candid shots and was able to put everyone at ease and get some great shots. We were extremely pleased and would definitely hire Gerry again.
  • Mariela V. Jul 30, 2015
    Headshot Photography
    Verified Review
    What a wonderful, wonderful experience! I could not believe my eyes when I saw saw what Gerry can do! Thank you.
  • Tiago V. Jul 22, 2015
    Commercial Photography
    Verified Review
    Great product photographer, did exactly what was promised in an expeditious manner
  • Mark K. Jul 12, 2015
    Commercial Photography
    Verified Review
    Gerry works at a rapid pace and produced excellent, sharp pictures at a very reasonable price. We managed 30 people and product shots in about 5 hours. Gerry went out of his way to make the shoot successful, helping to carry heavy pieces up the stairs to his stuio, and even rounding up some furniture for a "set". I am extremely pleased!
  • John E. Jun 22, 2015
    Headshot Photography
    Verified Review
    Gerry is very professional and has an easy going style that made the process pain free. I am pleased with the results.
  • Patricia M. Jun 14, 2015
    Headshot Photography
    Verified Review
    With a long career in advertising and marketing, I'm used to working with excellent photographers -- and Gerry is right up there with the very best. This job involved several head shots for self-promotion, but Gerry spent the time it took to "coax my personality into the shot." Fabulous results -- and he's a joy to work with. My highest recommendation!!
  • Carl S. Jun 11, 2015
    Headshot Photography
    Verified Review
    Gerry really did an excellent job taking a "head shot" of me. When I arrived, he was ready for me. He was friendly, not overly so; made me feel at home; and clearly had a happy demeanor. He had a wonderful mix of professionalism and encouragement. He got me to smile naturally, not necessarily an easy thing to do. He took a number of pictures; helped me pick out the best one; gave me a CD with the cropped head shot; and emailed me the chosen picture. (My wife commented on the quality of the photo and she isn't easy to impress). Just before leaving his studio, I paid him; got an electronic receipt; and then left, having completed the visit in less than 45 minutes. I would recommend him to anyone wanting a great picture and excellent service, from a remarkable photographer!
  • Jacqui J. Jun 11, 2015
    Commercial Photography
    Verified Review
    I had the pleasure of working with Gerry on a recent product shoot that is going to be used for a new corporate website. In a word, Gerry was AMAZING!! The project kicked off months ago and he was extremely patient in waiting for us to be ready with our product. He took the time and care to make sure we were capturing exactly what we wanted/needed. On top of his professionalism he is a very kind and friendly man which made working with him a most pleasurable experience! I highly recommend Gerry if you are in the market for photography!!!
  • Silvia A. Jun 11, 2015
    Commercial Photography
    Verified Review
    Working with Gerry was a great experience. He is very professional, knowledgeable and energetic. His positive attitude and cheerful character made this complex project fun and successful. Highly recommended!
  • Jenny K. May 20, 2015
    Headshot Photography
    Verified Review
    Timely and professional- made everyone feel comfortable
  • Charles P. Mar 27, 2015
    Headshot Photography
    Verified Review
    I needed a head shot for a variety of corporate communications. Not having been in a studio since my mother dragged the whole family to one when I was five, I had no idea of what to expect. Gerry was there on time...he met me at the door...and he was all set up to take the shot. His studio is spacious and just screams "this guy knows what he's doing." He took about 30 shots, which he then loaded into his computer for us to view. After I selected the two shots I liked the best, he went to work on them with Photoshop, making subtle changes until they looked exactly like I wanted them to look. Well...maybe not exactly--Photoshop isn't going to get me to look like Anderson Cooper--but the work gave the pictures a more polished, professional look. They were just what I was looking for. Gerry was terrific to work with. He was straightforward and professional, but I never got the sense that I was being hurried and he took the time to appreciate my warped sense of humor. I was in and out in about an hour and everyone I have showed the photos to has been impressed with their quality.
  • Jeanine O. Mar 13, 2015
    Headshot Photography
    Verified Review
    Gerry was great to work with. As soon as a camera is pointed at me I make the most unattractive faces. He made me feel comfortable allowing me to really smile. It took a bit, but he was extremely patient. I have received many compliments on the photos. Thanks Gerry!
  • Jill I. Feb 9, 2015
    Gerry is fantastic to work with. I am gun shy when it comes to having my photo taken. A few years back I needed my picture done professionally and he made me feel like a million bucks. So relaxed and a real pro. Recently I brought my staff to Gerry for their professional photos. He was everything I remembered! I highly recommend Gerry to anyone that needs a true professional photographer.
  • Autumn O. Jan 27, 2015
    Commercial Photography
    Verified Review
    Very professional and efficient. Allowed me to confidently direct the shoot remotely without any worry! Speedy delivery of image files afterwards too!
  • Larry B. Nov 21, 2014
    Headshot Photography
    Verified Review
    Most importantly my wife loved the image Gerry created. Enough said. Gerry is very professional, engaging, and very technically proficient. He made the session fun, and I don't like photographs taken of me.
  • Frank F. Nov 19, 2014
    Headshot Photography
    Verified Review
  • John B. Nov 16, 2014
    Headshot Photography
    Verified Review
    Gerry was great. He was polite, efficient, and skillful. I am very happy with the portrait photo he took and would refer him to friends, family, and colleagues.
  • Cheryl O. Nov 11, 2014
    I recently hired Gerry to take some headshots for our organization. He was a pleasure to work with, very professional and made our team feel very comfortable in front of the camera. If you’re looking for an experienced photographer that produces excellent work – look no further.
  • George X. Nov 10, 2014
    Headshot Photography
    Verified Review
    Gerry from first contact to conclusion of the project was outstanding and displayed the upmost professionalism. Having worked with other photographers before on different projects, Gerry stood out from his peers. Overall, it was an outstanding experience and highly recommended.
  • Melina S. Sep 18, 2014
    Headshot Photography
    Verified Review
    I am not used to writing reviews but this time I feel I have to...I'm extremely pleased to highly highly recommend Gerry as the photographer deal you can find in MA. He is exceptional in all aspects: professionalism, kindness, environment, and of course outcome. My headshot depicts exactly what I was looking for and I could not be happier. I'm not an easy customer but Gerry experience was a blast! Keep up the great work and thank you so much! MS
  • Sharon P. Sep 15, 2014
    Headshot Photography
    Verified Review
    We had Gerry come to the office to take head shots of employees prior to a meeting. Gerry was prompt, professional, and flexible when asked on the spot to change up the original expectation. Gerry even doctored up a few flaws people were self-conscious about and all were thrilled with the final result. Thank You Gerry!
  • Danielle A. Sep 10, 2014
    Photo Restoration
    Verified Review
    My experience with Gerry was amazing! I brought to him an old photograph of my husband and his mother and it had experienced significant wear and tear. Gerry went above and beyond my expectations on what he could actually do to restore the picture! Looking at the photos side by side, it was amazing. My husband was almost in tears! Gerry invited me to watch the entire process. He was very personable and professional. I would with use him again in a heartbeat!
  • Beth D. Aug 25, 2014
    Headshot Photography
    Verified Review
    I had contacted Gerry via Thumbtack after searching the web for local photographers for a professional headshot photograph I've been putting off having taken for some time. Gerry made it a very pleasant and easy experience. I didn't know what to expect and Gerry made it very comfortable and simple for me. I'd highly recommend him, the resulting photo is terrific.
  • Shane R. Aug 21, 2014
    Commercial Photography
    Verified Review
    Working with Gerry of Evelyn Images was a very positive experience. He was very flexible and came to our facility to shoot. Gerry is the consummate professional. His attention to detail is fantastic and does what it takes to please his clients. The final product exceeded our expectations.
  • Justin W. Aug 14, 2014
    Commercial Photography
    Verified Review
    It was a pleasure working with Gerry. Great energy during the our photo shoot. As a company we are very happy with his creative shots and his work overall.
  • Adriel M. Aug 6, 2014
    Mr. Evelyn is a very professional, very courteous and talented weilder of the camera. I've had the opportunity to work with him and was thoroughly impressed by his work ethic, attention to detail and knowledge of the art of photography. You will not be disappointed in any aspect of your business with him.
  • Stephen C. Aug 1, 2014
    great person to work with, was able to provide product shot as directed with great results. Would us again on my next project
  • Michelle P. Jul 1, 2014
    Headshot Photography
    Verified Review
    Gerry was professional, friendly, and quick! Great experience
  • Lana M. Jun 10, 2014
    Gerry photographed my salon for my website. Gerry is very professional and patient. He has a great vision, and I highly recommend working with Gerry; he's wonderful!
  • Michael S. Apr 24, 2014
    Headshot Photography
    Verified Review
    Excellent work!
  • Celeste W. Mar 26, 2014
    Commercial Photography
    Verified Review
    In a field saturated with “professionals”, Gerry is a true professional. Not only is he outstanding to work with, but offered same day turnaround time on our product shoot. Most Importantly Gerry, made me look great with my boss.
  • Alfred L. Mar 22, 2014
    Headshot Photography
    Verified Review
    Gerry took some very successful professional headshots for me. He was responsive to my request and efficient through the process. He also demonstrated technical proficiency touching up the photos with Photoshop. I'd recommend him to anyone in the area!
  • Brian S. Feb 9, 2014
    Headshot Photography
    Verified Review
    I recently had a great experience when I went in to meet with Gerry to have my profile picture taken. He had already prepped the studio when I arrived for the scheduled appointment. He was sincere and very keen to ensure that I enjoyed the final photo. Great overall experience!
  • Janice C. Dec 30, 2013
    Photography
    Verified Review
    Gerry Evelyn was a true professional. Completed the shoot in a very efficient and timely manner, but took time to ask questions to get the best result for our corporate photo shoot. Personable and energetic, he was a pleasure to work with and did an outstanding job. We were very well pleased with his work and would recommend him since he wouldn't be happy unless you were!
  • Alastair I. Dec 12, 2013
    Headshot Photography
    Verified Review
    Had a one hour appointment for a professional headshot. A perfect experience. Gerry is friendly, welcoming, highly professional and made sure that I got exactly what I wanted. The headshot photos that he took for me are outstanding.
  • Kathy W. Oct 30, 2013
    Commercial Photography
    Verified Review
    My experience with Gerry was great. He was able to accommodate the project requirements in quick fashion. His high energy enthusiasm is noteworthy. I would definitely recommend him.
  • Heratch E. Oct 13, 2013
    Gerry is a true professional. He approaches each assignment with enthusiasm and calmly, confidently, gets the job done. It's a pleasure to work with him.
  • Tammy E. Oct 5, 2013
    Mr. Evelyn at Evelyn Images has over 20 years of professional experience. He brings honesty, integrity, and loyalty to every transactions. In sum, Evelyn Images is quality service with exceptional results!
  • Adria F. Oct 3, 2013
    G. Greene Construction has a long-lasting relationship with Gerry Evelyn. I can't say enough about him professionally and personally. Excellent product, fairly priced and the best person to work with. Not only is he a business partner but also a friend. Awesome.
  • Ian H. Oct 2, 2013
    I have had the pleasure of working with Gerry at Evelyn Images for many years in my capacity as Art Director, always my vendor of choice, especially since the majority of items we have worked on together require expert control of light and reflections being constructed mostly of steel, glass and translucent plastics, tricky items that Gerry handles expertly and professionally. I highly recommend Gerry for his mastery of lighting and composition, handling of at times tricky shots to achieve in camera, and as an added bonus, he has a great personality so any day at his studio is a pleasure.

Q&A

What is your typical process for working with a new customer?
From the outset, it is very important that I have a good understanding of what my client is looking for. This way I can preform at my best, making sure that my client gets exactly what they need.
What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
I studied photography at Benjamin Franklin Institute of Boston, and managed a commercial photography studio at Consolidated Graphics printing company in Needham MA, prior to launching my business.
Do you have a standard pricing system for your service? If so, please share the details here.
I have a 2 hour minimum studio rate, half day rate and full day rate. I can be flexible after project discussion has been made. Please call to discuss project details, and get a 100% guaranteed quote.
How did you get started doing this type of work?
When I was just a small boy, my dad gave me an inexpensive camera for my birthday. It wasn't long before I discovered that great photography had nothing to do with camera but everything to do with lighting. In photography school, my professor reminded his students that although its important to have a good camera to record, its most important to have good lighting for it to record.
What types of customers have you worked with?
For the most part, I produce product and conceptual photos for catalog, website and magazine use. I shoot for a number of footwear and sporting goods companies. I also enjoy capturing personalities through head shots. My images are used for a variety of applications from website to billboards.
Describe a recent project you are fond of. How long did it take?
I recently won a bid via Thumbtack. An advertising agency in New York needed a commercial photographer ASAP. They needed a number of high quality photos taken at one of their client's office location in Massachusetts. My assistant and I arrived at the office location at 8:00 AM sharp and by 3:30 PM we were packed up and ready to go. Leaving with a number of high quality controlled images. At the end of the day, my new client was very happy as I was able to deliver the edited files to her via a link the very next morning. I'm pleased to announce that the client has been using me on several other occasions. "When my clients are happy, I'm happy." : )
What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?
Look at the content of their website but most importantly, look at what customers are saying about them by reading reviews from several different sources. You can be sure that a satisfied client will always speak the truth, and so would unsatisfied ones. Before trusting any service provider, always trust their previous and current customers first.