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Doug Sanford photographs
4.9
from 147 reviews
  • 36 years in business
  • 247 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Robert E.
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There are good photographers, there are excellent photographers, then there are GREAT photographers- Doug Sanford is in the latter group, & I speak from experience having dealt with many photographers in L.A. & NYC. Bring Doug onboard, describe to him what you’re looking for & let him show you his interpretations. You will be very pleased. Of that I can assure you!!! ;<)

Monumental Arts
4.7
from 146 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 338 hires on Thumbtack
AMaureen B.
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We were SO thankful to find Monumental Arts and K on such short notice - we had our wedding in a museum in Alexandria and our friend, an amateur photographer, fell through just 2 weeks before our February 21st wedding - I was so scared because the wedding photos are SO important to me, I even still have my parents album and their wedding picture at home! He met with us and we discussed our wedding plans, laid out our timeline, and he showed me the most beautiful wedding albums and enlargements from weddings he photographed before - my fiancé even liked them! We decided right then and there Even though we were just having a shorter wedding, nothing all day, we still went with his more expensive collection (I think it was the Sapphire Collection) because we knew we would be getting an album and wanted two photographers. He showed up on the wedding day and walked us through everything we asked for - even suggesting some outdoor pictures I didn't expect to get because the weather turned out beautiful!! Plus, he stayed an extra 30 minutes after things starting running behind, which was so nice of him. We are so thankful for his work and professionalism! We met with him to discuss the photos we want in our album and to order enlargements, and he made it so easy to do everything. I have two other friends getting married this year in Northern Virginia, and we've definitely recommended K and his team to them!

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Party Favor Photo - DC
4.8
from 118 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 253 hires on Thumbtack
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Marty S.
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Party Favor Photo was so much fun to have at our wedding reception! They were punctual and set everything up with no issues at all. They were completely professional and very easy to communicate with in the days leading up to our wedding, and they had all of our digital photos available for viewing the day after the event, which was faster than I expected! Our guests loved having both the photobooth prints and the digital versions available for viewing, and the pictures turned out really well. One thing I appreciated beyond words is that the photobooth attendant flagged my husband and I down at the end of the night, right after our send-off, and told us that we should do a quick shoot in the photobooth since we hadn't had a chance to do so over the course of the very busy and hectic night. That was so sweet and thoughtful, and we both appreciated her thinking of that for us. I had no complaints and wouldn't hesitate to use them again, or recommend them!

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Joshua Fernandez Photography
4.9
from 107 reviews
  • 16 years in business
  • 132 hires on Thumbtack
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Nickie L.
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Josh is an amazing artist, professional, and overall person! He is amazing at what he does and I could not have been happier with having him as my wedding photographer. He is so easy to talk to and so easy to work with. From the moment I talked to him on the phone I knew he was the one I wanted for my big day! I cannot express how great the photos turned out and for such an amazing price. He is my go to photographer for any future events!

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Pure Light Images
5.0
from 85 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 119 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Eric B.
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Five stars are not enough. In four simple words, Laurie saved our wedding. When our photographer cancelled with less than a week before our wedding, I sought out to find a replacement on Thumbtack who could not only do it last minute but for our budget. After sifting through many talented photographers on this site who bid on the job (and several who could not do the job but were willing to help me find one), we selected Laurie. The reasons are many. First, she was incredibly responsive to our needs during the negotiation phase, jumping on the phone with us right away to discuss our style, needs, and hopes for our photography. As a former photojournalist, she understood our desire for the photography to capture those great candid moments that evoke the spirit of the moment. She was a pleasure to work with during the day of, quickly working with us, our massive families, and the cold to get all the photos we needed. She was always there to get that perfect shot, yet not intrusive at all. She quickly turned around the photos and within a month we got extraordinary photos that even a month later we can't stop looking at. It was like reliving the wedding all over again. There is simply no better choice than Laurie.

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Chris Paulis Photography
5.0
from 75 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 89 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Diane C.
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Chris is most professional and creative. His work is outstanding, excellent and unique. He did my daughter's senior portraits outdoors and included candid shots that are my favorite even now 4 years later. He then took photos of my children outside in beautiful historic scenery. I also have his photo of a lighthouse hanging in my living room. My daughter and fiancé have now hired him to take their wedding photos. It will be a day to remember and I know we can trust Chris to bring those memories to life in pictures. He is 'c'est magnifique!' Chris you are just the best out there!

LARA images
5.0
from 68 reviews
  • 17 years in business
  • 106 hires on Thumbtack
William J.
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What an amazing artist! Was very nervous about my and my fiancees first ever photo shoot. Paul was so laid back and so professional . He really made it a comfy atmosphere and just very natural. He really took his time and made sure we had the best session we could. He made my super shy fiancee very comfortable. The pictures were edited and given to us in a very timely fashion. Not only was our engagement photos amazing and the session a huge success but we have also decided that even though we live in NJ he will be our wedding photographer he is worth every sent and with that being said i highly recommend Paul for your photo needs you cant go wrong. Thank you so much Paul

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Picaboost Studios
5.0
from 59 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 57 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Daniel M.
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Metin did a wonderful job as the photographer for our wedding. Would hire again!!! Thank you, Metin!

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Jeff Berger Communications
4.9
from 58 reviews
  • 89 hires on Thumbtack
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Troy M.
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Working with Jeff has been a great experience. He offered to take photos for my wedding. His preference is for small to medium weddings - so ours was right in his wheelhouse. Working with a small budget and very short notice he managed to provide professional photographs that have exceeded my expectations. He managed to get many pictures without being intrusive. And many of them are so amazing because they are so candid and unexpected. These are some of my favorites ones. I highly recommend Jeff to anyone who is looking for a reasonably priced photographer for their wedding or special event.

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Saint Elmo Photography
4.9
from 57 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 70 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Tiffany A.
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Elmo is exceptional at capturing unique, special and genuine candid moments. He patiently worked with us on our outdoor wedding day on an extremely chilly and windy day. We needed pictures taken in a few settings that involved tricky lighting, included two kids and some were taken in our apartment which is very small. All of our wedding pictures turned out so incredible and are exactly as we would have liked--not super staged and stiff but instead reflected our personalities and the love we share for one another. Elmo went way above and beyond what we even imagined and we are so thrilled with our wedding photos. Elmo also has such a calm demeanor and I would imagine for bigger groups, he would be so skilled at getting people to work together to get the perfect pictures.

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Ashshanae Chew
4.9
from 46 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 67 hires on Thumbtack
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Khamisa A.
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What a talented photographer and even amazing human being. I hired Ashshanae as my wedding photographer, she was so professional through out the whole process. She went above and beyond to make sure every thing was perfect. She listened to all of my requests and made sure everything was as I wanted it to be. My contract with Ashshanae only included pictures however out of courtesy she even video recorded the ceremony. She was very professional, punctual and responsive. Her work is amazing and I am so glad I choose Ashshanae as our wedding photographer. Thank you Ashshanae!!!

Z.Miller Photography
4.8
from 41 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 65 hires on Thumbtack
Cintya C.
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Zach was really great! He did an incredible job at the wedding and with the pictures themselves. Great attention to detail. Would happily re-hire him.

sjsFoto
4.9
from 29 reviews
  • 17 years in business
  • 32 hires on Thumbtack
Sarah A.
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sjsFoto was a miracle worker with editing photos from my brother’s wedding! We had a family photo that was beautiful, but missing my father. SjsFoto took a photo of my father from the same event and added him into the family photo. The quality was amazing and you’d never know the photo was edited. We now have a beautiful photo to display.

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JustInFocus Photography
5.0
from 25 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 29 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Tiffany F.
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Justin truly is a gifted and professional photographer! I hired him for my little cousins 1st birthday party and I was blown away by the photos. I have hired many different photographers both expensive and affordable and Justin was not only the most timely in sending the finished photos, but his quality of work was exceptional. I am always in need of a photographer and I actually have a "go to" person, but that person had a last minute change in schedule. I had to find an affordable and reliable replacement FAST and booked Justin about 3 days before the party. Hiring him was a seamless transaction and I couldn't have been more pleased. Looking forward to hiring him for many more occasions to come!

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Rachel Walisko Photography
5.0
from 25 reviews
  • 27 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Kate D.
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Rachel is a real pro - if you are looking for beautiful, real, crisp, clear portraits, engagement and wedding photos, family photos - anything - look no further. Rachel instantly made me feel at ease in front of the camera and knew exactly how to guide my fiance and I to capture authentic and natural photos. She is brilliant at using natural light, too. We could not be happier!

KE Photography
4.8
from 25 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 29 hires on Thumbtack
Lauren A.
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Kari did an absolutely wonderful job at our wedding. I sought her out because she photographed my sister's salon, and was blown away by her prices, which were cheap for the area! But the quality was top notch! It took a bit to get the photos in the end, but it was WELL worth the wait. Kari managed to capture the beauty, excitement, and joy of my wedding. I would definitely recommend her to anyone in the area.

Untouchable Shots
4.7
from 25 reviews
  • 25 hires on Thumbtack
Bre M.
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He was a photographer for an event and he was simply amazing! I would recommend him to anyone in the DMV area.

Forest Heart Photography
4.9
from 23 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 58 hires on Thumbtack
Taibeen K.
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Our wedding was on March 15, 2014. We chose Fox & Owl Photography based on the recommendation of a friend and we couldn't be happier with our decision. A few weeks prior to our ceremony we had a meeting over coffee with both Carrie and Allison, where we discussed the type and style of photography we desired. My wife and I had poured over at least two dozen other portfolios, so we already had zeroed in on a style that both of us really liked. We wanted photography that showed off our love and affection for one another without being too saccharine. We also wanted some shots that highlighted our venue which was right on the Chesapeake watershed. We also listed out the individual moments over the course of the ceremony that we wanted captured on film. During this meeting they took extensive notes, and together we created a layout of the ceremony site and came up with a strategy for how to give the photographers the best sight-lines and ease of movement during the event. We also came up with contingencies for weather. We took a huge risk having an outdoor ceremony in the middle of March. Carrie and Allison exuded confidence and assured us rain or shine (or snow!) that they'd be able to work with whatever conditions were on the ground and still capture our wedding. On the day of the ceremony this planning proved very helpful. Thankfully it was a sunny day in the 60's! Another choice we made was to have the ceremony device-free. This allowed the photographers to do their jobs without distraction or interference. It also provided a serene atmosphere for our guests during the ceremony. We wanted very bold photography, outdoors in sunlight on the waterfront--shots that utilized light and shadow. During our initial meeting I used words like "brooding" and "melodramatic" to describe what I wanted. Fox & Owl came through in a big way. They produced photography that gave that sense exactly, while still keeping it romantic. There were plenty of photos that captured our joy and laughter as well--my wife's bridal portraits were stunning and her "getting ready" photos seem to be by consensus among our friends, the best sets. Carrie and Allison were cordial and professional throughout the day. Their style appeared to be to discreetly capture moments as they happened rather than to be vocal about staging people, Still, some of the best shots they took were when they directed us and asked us to pose in a particular way. Their instincts were dead on especially as the sun was going down. The sunset shots were spectacular and their use of that lighting was ideal. They adapted well to changes. There was plenty that went wrong during the day. Key friends and my own parents were so late they missed their photography times. Knowing that having these pictures were very important, we were able to make time after the ceremony and we got some family photos. In total, Fox & Owl delivered 377 high quality digital photographs on DVD soon after the ceremony. We couldn't wait to have our pictures and they replied to our update request promptly and kept their promised delivery date, which was faster than we were expecting. We narrowed down the best ones for printing and we decided we liked 99 of them. Of those 99, to break it down, I'd say 10 were exceptional, about 50 were excellent and the remaining 40 were very good. We honestly did not expect to have that many great photographs from the day. We spent over a week arguing over what photos should go in which frames and albums. It was a very good problem to have. We would happily recommend Fox & Owl to any couple that desires artistic, high quality wedding photography.

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Lees Photos
4.9
from 21 reviews
  • 29 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Katherine D.
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Lizzy captured our wedding beautifully, taking spontaneous pictures that made possible to live that special moment again. She is very sweet, which makes her presence light and enjoyable, professional, and flexible to last minute changes. I am very happy with the results.

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KC Photography Baltimore MD
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Anthony C.
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KC Photography was my first choice for photobooth when planning my wedding, and they did not disappoint. The quality of the photos were top notch, and Kaye's service was uncomparable. My wife and I couldn't be happier.

Saxton Photography
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Bryan T.
Verified review

Mr. Saxton has provided photographic services on numerous occasions for an organization I support. He is extremely professional, courteous and organized. He has a very calm and happy demeanor which puts you in just the right mood for terrific pictures. His attention to detail and helpful suggestions during the process has always resulted in producing an awesome final product. I would definitely recommend Mr. Saxton to anyone looking for a photographer. He is a highly skilled professional and a great individual. I know that we will use his services again and again.

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How much does it cost for a photographer for a wedding?

Finding the right wedding photographer can make a big difference for your ceremony. Nationally, the average wedding photographer’s price ranges from $800 to $1,000, but costs can be much higher in areas like Chicago, New York or Los Angeles where some couples spend $2,000 to $5,000 or more for the photographer they want. Factors that can affect your wedding photographer prices include the photographer’s reputation and experience. Heavy hitters can command top rates, especially during wedding-season weekends. Day of the week also affects your cost. You may get a $200 discount on wedding photographer prices if you get married on a Friday in November rather than a Saturday in June. Time onsite is also an important cost factor. Hiring a photographer to snap photos from the moment you wake up until after last call at the reception is going to cost more than five hours of pictures during the day. Multiple photographers, special lighting, and videography will also increase your costs. Ultimately you want to find someone who has a style you love and can provide the number of edited shots you want for a price you can handle. Learn more about hiring a wedding photographer.

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