We needed a professional photographer in Grand Rapids for a genealogy conference headshot event that we were sponsoring.
I Googled into Thumbtack and was contacted by a few photographers but in my first minute of talking with Sheryl, I knew I'd feel comfortable working with her, and I offered her the job on the spot.
Sheryl is both pleasant and professional and that's a great combination! She replied quickly to email questions, provided a formal contract with a requested addendum unique to the situation, and was ready to begin the photoshoot at the appointed time.
As I watched her work, I was impressed with two things: her positive, supportive approach to setting people at ease and the knack that she had for coaching people in order to get the best shots.
More than one person stood up from the chair, took a look at the photos Sheryl had just taken, and responded with a genuine, heartfelt "Wow, that's really good!" I think that says it all.