Erik Dobecky Photography

Frederick, MD

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About this pro

Get professional and unforgettable candid portraits that tell your story in a unique way and have your event treated with the professionalism and care it deserves.

Take a look at my online portfolio and see what sets my work apart. See what meticulous attention to detail and experience-based knowledge can create.

Location

Frederick, MD 21702

Years in business

4

Number of employees

3

Times hired on Thumbtack

70

Reviews

44 Reviews
  • Chesley E. Mar 30, 2015
    Event Photography
    Verified Review
    Very helpful and flexible. Definitely recommend!
  • Laura P. Feb 19, 2015
    Event Videography
    Verified Review
    Erik has done excellent work for me-specifically doing videography. I had two different speaking engagements I needed to capture, and he showed up on time and did what needed to be done. He also went above and beyond his call to duty giving me excellent advice about presenting and presentations. And, in the second gig, he handled a situation that was a bit dicey really well--when we got there none of the power outlets worked. Luckily the engineer got it going again. Meanwhile Erik was brainstorming alternatives. Definitely hire and count on Erik. He's worth paying above average rates because he delivers excellence.
  • John G. Feb 18, 2015
    Portrait Photography
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    Erik did a fantastic, professional job on short notice. I would definitely hire him again.
  • Christina F. Dec 30, 2014
    Engagement Photography
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    Erik did a fantastic job re-shooting our wedding formal pictures! He was very professional, had all the necessary equipment and understood how to get the best shot while also making us look good :) I only we wish we had warmer weather and more time with the venue!
  • Gustav P. Dec 18, 2014
    Commercial Photography
    Verified Review
    Erik was a true professional from start to finish. He was attentive to our needs and worked with us to create a superb photo shoot with outstanding photographs and customized the photos for our website. It was great to work with him and would highly recommend him!
  • Lola W. Sep 28, 2014
    Headshot Photography
    Verified Review
    Erik is so amazing, professional and awesome, he made me feel extremely comfortable, and he really worked with me, in trying to capture my perfect headshot. He even goes into the smallest details with you..thank you Erik and can't wait to work with you again.
  • Chris H. Sep 17, 2014
    Commercial Photography
    Verified Review
    Erik was great to work with and very responsive to email and phone calls. I definitely recommend him to others, especially those looking for head shots or editorial photos.
  • Cathy S. Sep 16, 2014
    Event Photography
    Verified Review
    Can't recommend highly enough.
  • Andrew P. Sep 8, 2014
    Headshot Photography
    Verified Review
    Great shots, just what we needed!
  • Randy B. Sep 3, 2014
    Event Videography
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    Erik is great to talk to and put your mind at ease. I highly recommend that you talk to him before hiring and you will see what I mean. He's professional, flexible and a great guy. Oh, and his work is 5Star!
  • Jeffrey T. Aug 31, 2014
    Commercial Photography
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    Erik was very patient with me, knowing I had a lot on my mind he took the Initiative to take care of every aspect of this project.
  • Kim I. Aug 4, 2014
    Event Photography
    Verified Review
    Incredible!! Highly recommend Erik.. The pictures are amazing he capture perfect moments as well as emotions. Excellent!
  • Sweta T. Aug 1, 2014
    Event Photography
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    Eric was a professional and most importantly very flexible. It was a short notice but he was able to work with my schedule. He was open for suggestion and mingled with the crowd very well, making everyone comfortable.
  • Lisa R. May 28, 2014
    Event Videography
    Verified Review
    We needed Erik's help to record an educational event at a classroom location. As one of the project's producer's, I was feeling a bit anxious, but Erik set up his gear quickly and efficiently in the space and was professional throughout the shoot, inspiring confidence. Afterward, he worked with us to deliver the footage we needed, the way we needed it, and was sensitive to our deadlines. We would definitely recommend Erik to others.
  • Josh W. May 28, 2014
    Headshot Photography
    Verified Review
    Erik totally was on time and very professional in every regard. He not only met, but exceeded our expectations. He produced high quality professional photos for our team of Realtors that can be used in a variety ways. We are very pleased with the results and would highly recommend him.
  • Alexis A. May 28, 2014
    Real Estate and Architectural Photography
    Verified Review
    Eric did a fantastic job on the photography for my centers. I knew he would considering his fantastic portfolio. Even still I was pleasantly surprised as he really outdid himself. I will definitely work with him on other projects in the future. Thanks Eric!
  • Betty B. May 27, 2014
    Event Photography
    Verified Review
    Erik did a great job of capturing our client's award ceremony, the emotion, the happiness and the excitement of the day was clearly evident on the faces of the participants. Thank you again!
  • Diane P. Apr 27, 2014
    Event Photography
    Verified Review
    Outstanding is the ONLY way to describe Erik, and his attention to customers and detail. When we planned a 90th birthday party for my aunt, we didn't know what to ask for in the way of photos. Erik took the initiative and posed small groups, larger groups and one huge group. His candids captured the mood and emotions of the party. I highly recommend him for photographing any important event.
  • Ellen S. Apr 27, 2014
    Event Photography
    Verified Review
    Erik was prompt, flexible, understood intuitively what we needed. He stayed unobtrusive but at the ready to snap some wonderful candid shots and had good ideas about how the formal shots should look. I would recommend him highly for anyone looking for a professional photographer at any kind of event.
  • Townley K. Apr 22, 2014
    Headshot Photography
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    Erik is the consummate professional, arriving early and dealing with whatever you "throw" at him for a photo shoot. I wanted head shots and he provided great advice for what to wear, lighting, and poses. The total shoot took an hour, and he had all the proofs to me to select from that evening. Definitely recommend him!
  • Tiffanie B. Apr 10, 2014
    Event Photography
    Verified Review
    Erik took direction well and was very timely with the delivery of the photos. Would use again.
  • Tim O. Apr 6, 2014
    Event Videography
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    Erik provided a clear offer and met all my expectations for a reasonable price. I look forward to working with him again.
  • David J. Apr 4, 2014
    Event Photography
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    Erik is a very talented photographer. He worked a high profile event for us that included a number of high ranking politicians. He was extremely reliable and professional throughout the entire event. I would recommend him to anyone looking for an event photographer in the DC area.
  • Piper C. Feb 27, 2014
    Headshot Photography
    Verified Review
    Erik was great to work with. He worked quickly on site, made the execs we were getting headshots of feel at ease. That night I got the gallery of shots and had people reviewing them. No one came back with a "I hate every shot" which is pretty common in my experience helping get headshots done -- there's always at least one... :) He even took the time to take a quick passport friendly shot for one exec that had a passport renewal coming up.
  • Scott L. Feb 8, 2014
    Portrait Photography
    Verified Review
    Erik responded to our thumbtack request very quickly and was very attentive to our requirements. He did some enhancements to our photo to make us look our best and we could not be more pleased with his service.
  • Wendi G. Jan 5, 2014
    Headshot Photography
    Verified Review
    Erik did a great job with our photos, is delightful to work with and is very flexible. I would certainly recommend him.
  • Caryn M. Dec 30, 2013
    Portrait Photography
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  • Billie B. Dec 25, 2013
    Portrait Photography
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  • Jeremy R. Dec 23, 2013
    Did a good job working with the kids
  • Erin C. Dec 22, 2013
  • Jenn S. Dec 21, 2013
    Eric did a wonderful job shooting action and posed shots of young children. He was patient and his pictures turned out great. I highly recommend him.
  • Jenn M. Dec 19, 2013
  • Dave C. Dec 19, 2013
    Eric was really great working with the kids. He was patient when he was doing the posed pictures, as you know kids can be a challenge. The game shots reay turned out amazing as well. We were so lucky to have him capture our son doing what he loves. I would highly reccomend Eric.
  • Drew M. Dec 19, 2013
    The pictures produced in the few minutes with our high energy 3-5 year old soccer team was exceptional. As I have been on 100s of teams and many team photos I can say this was one of the easiest and effective photo events I have ever been part of. His ability to get the children focussed and still is uncanny. The picture quality is great and I am very pleased. I highly recommend Erik for any Photographic event. Thanks.
  • Lindsay O. Dec 18, 2013
    Erik took some amazing shots and some great candids! Amazing task for children who always like making crazy faces when they know someone is looking! His mastering of lighting was also very impressive. I am experienced with his outdoor shots in natural settings (where you can't pick your light). Great find!
  • Maureen W. Dec 17, 2013
    Headshot Photography
    Verified Review
    Easy to work with. Professional workmanship. Very pleased with results! 5 stars :-)
  • Johnnay S. Dec 8, 2013
    Erik has taken family pictures for us over the last year. He is easy to work with and has great ideas for pictures. He is able to catch those magic moments perfectly. We would recommend Erik for anyone's special moments.
  • Candace K. Dec 8, 2013
    Great photos of my sons soccer team. He did really well with a team of 4year olds.
  • Stacy A. Dec 5, 2013
    Portrait Photography
    Verified Review
    I can't speak enough wonderful words of our experience with Erik. He was very accommodating, flexible around our time restraints, and very professional. His pictures are just beautiful. We will definitely request his services again. I highly recommend him, You won't be disappointed. Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!
  • Taylor O. Nov 23, 2013
    Event Photography
    Verified Review
    Erik was a pleasure to work with. I has less than 24 hours to find a talent to take video and photos of a work event. I thankfully found Erik and he was very flexible to fit my project into his schedule. He went above and beyond by working with my non-english speaking colleagues to understand what they needed. The material Erik delivered was on time and of very high quality. Throughout the entire project Erik was very easy to get ahold of and communicate with. I will definitely contact him again for my future projects in the Washington DC area. I recommend him to anyone.
  • Lesa S. Nov 6, 2013
    Headshot Photography
    Verified Review
    Erik arrived on time and did a great job
  • Leighton L. Nov 5, 2013
    Portrait Photography
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  • Vicky O. Oct 27, 2013
    Event Photography
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    What can I say. Erik did a great job. Thanks for making my mum's birthday a very special one. I am so impressed , he came on time and was very professional.
  • Katherine H. Oct 15, 2013
    I was first interested in Erik's cityscapes, but was blown away by his work in portrait photography. Its hard to find photographers who are able to capture both genres so intensely with such rich quality. Erik also has the ability to capture what his clients want without losing his artistic twist on his work. I would definitely recommend him professionally as well as personally.

Q&A

What types of customers have you worked with?
I don't have common jobs. I don't shoot the same for any client. I can honestly say this because I want to know what each clients wants to accomplish to set themselves apart from everyone else with their photos. I want my work to excel and I assume that each of my clients wants their project to do the same.
What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?
Ask any potential photographer to identify their best work. A self-respecting photographer that really cares about their work --and will ultimately care about your work --should answer somewhere along the lines of, "I haven't shot it yet". I know I haven't.