Daniel McGarrity Photography
Daniel McGarrity Photography

Daniel McGarrity Photography

$275
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Introduction: I’ve been a photographer of Events, Family’s Faces, and Food, for over 18 years. With a very active three year old, i know how challenging it is for families to get that great expression without one person looking at the toddler! Conferences and events, the nuanced looks of reactions and presentations that balance the need for FoMO (fear of missing out) in the intended audience. Portraits, where just smiling isn’t always the intended expression - but what you want the viewer to think about you, whether office, casual, a couple, or for dating sites - i have learned the special blend of light- expression - and composition without relying heavily on editing tricks or looks that seem dated 2 years from now- you will look like you are having a good time, or are in total control with a laughing gaggle of kids. I photograph throughout the Mid Atlantic states- I live in Baltimore, but if you draw a line about 200 miles long- that is my region - and provide pictures for a family on the beach in Ocean City New Jersey, to photography of a startup tech group in Philadelphia, to Christmas photos on the Eastern shore of Delaware , to Diwali celebrations in Richmond Virginia, and numerous conventions and conferences in the places they always appear like DC, Philly, and here in Baltimore. I’m looking forward to hearing from you
Overview

Hired 19 times

Serves Baltimore, MD

3 employees

18 years in business

Payment methods

This pro accepts payments via Check, Credit card, PayPal, Square cash app, Stripe, Venmo, and Zelle.

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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

Featured Projects

500 photos

  • Portrait cafe conference S

    Headshot Photography

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Reviews

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

Exceptional 5.0

12 reviews

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Craig S.
4 weeks ago
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Hired on Thumbtack

I highly recommend Daniel for any and all your photo projects. From our first conversation, he really began to see together the vision I had for my family beach pics. Very engaging in the planning phase and once we met at the site, his suggestions were apot on. We could not be any happier with the way our project turned out. We'll be hiring Daniel McGarrity for our next photo project for sure.

Details: Family or children's portrait • Traditional / classic (looking directly at the camera) • Candid (captured in the moment) • Artistic (focus on composition, lighting) • Natural / environmental (photographed in an outdoor setting) • High fashion (highlights style) • Outdoors • Digital or online download • Flash drive • My home, venue, etc.

Portrait Photography
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Eliza C.
2 weeks ago
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Hired on Thumbtack

Wonderful experience. Daniel responded right away and was the perfect photographer for what we needed. Highly recommended!

Details: Corporate event • Fewer than 25 guests • Outdoors • Digital or online download

Wedding and Event Photography
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Saikumar M.
Sep 2, 2022
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Hired on Thumbtack

Daniel is very punctual and very professional and also very understandable. He helps us with the poses for the photos. Highly recommended.

Details: Bridal or baby shower • Fewer than 25 guests • Outdoors • Physical proofs or prints • Flash drive • Digital or online download

Wedding and Event Photography
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Sarah P.
Aug 21, 2022
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Hired on Thumbtack

Absolutely amazing work and fabulous with our kids! After the session, my kids said, “Mom, he’s the best photographer you’ve ever gotten!” Thank you so much!! Highly recommend!

Details: Family or children's portrait • Candid (captured in the moment) • Natural / environmental (photographed in an outdoor setting) • Outdoors • Digital or online download • My home, venue, etc.

Portrait Photography
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Diego R.
Aug 18, 2022
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Hired on Thumbtack

Daniel really goes the extra mile for you to have the shots you want. It's obvious he has a lot of experience and is very passionate about photography. The difference between standard photos and his work is noticeable and 100%worth it.

Details: Professional headshot • Traditional / classic (looking directly at the camera) • Photo studio • Digital or online download • At the pro’s location

Portrait Photography

FAQs

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

    Professional photographers, like me, price our work based on the cost of doing business, not just the equipment/insurance/our own bills, but charging enough that this is our ONLY job- rather than a side hustle or beer money- Taking the photo is the culmination of years of experience- knowing light- composition - and having the gear- but it is the smallest component of what we do- making sure clients can and want to find us, making sure our work stands far above what clients believe their phones so magically with filters- and editing late into the night to make your pictures not only worth a thousand words, but be a part of your families history- adorning the walls of your grandkids with that picture from the beach- or the first dance- or even the graduation picture. Knowing how to get all that done running our own home and business, all without being in a full or part time job to supplement our incomes- that is what makes up my pricing

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

    talking- i’m a very good photographer, but i’m a terrible mind reader, there is no better indicator or success than a good plan- understanding expectations, logistics and having a plan B for when things don’t go as planned, is the most important part of my process with every client

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

    I went back to school for photography after years of taking picture- with my previous job and life experiences I, like other photographers over 40, have developed a knack for how people behave and react and that “on the job training” tends to be more than a little helpful in every photography situation

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