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Mary Photography
4.9
from 238 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 358 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Sunil K.
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Mary and her assistant were outstanding. We could not have asked for a better and more professional wedding photography experience. They met with us prior to the wedding at our wedding location. On the day of the wedding they showed up early and stayed late. They took over 800 photos and captured every moment, big and small. They made both us and our 120 guests feel at ease, and documented everything without ever getting in the way. I enthusiastically recommend them to anyone looking to photograph their event, and will call them again if I have the opportunity.

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Harris Bloom
5.0
from 231 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 391 hires on Thumbtack
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Lyudmila B.
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Harris did a wonderful job officiating our wedding ceremony on July 11th, 2016. Our wedding was unique in that it was a Russian-Indian fusion wedding which incorporated both a formal Hindu and Russian (Christian) ceremony. We wanted the day to portray the joining of two different religions and cultures. Harris was very open to all of our ideas in making this vision a reality: he successfully incorporated a russian pre-wedding tradition called "Buyout (Vikoop)", 2 religious Hindu/Christian readings, and our love story into our ceremony while still keeping it short and sweet. Harris was also our most responsive and organized vendor from the initial contact to the wedding day. On the day of, he arrived to our venue an hour early and played a big role in coordinating our wedding party in a very hectic environment. During the ceremony, Harris was articulate, eloquent, warm, and funny/serious at all the right times. He has a wonderful stage presence and exudes confidence and calm. One thing we both definitely did not want was a boring, expressionless officiant that drones on and on. Harris was anything but! Our ceremony was personal, romantic, funny, and perfect for us!

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Miles of Smiles Photos
4.8
from 217 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 738 hires on Thumbtack
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Marlene V.
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We used their service for our wedding. The photobooth attendants were wonderful! They were helpful, friendly, and even stayed after our contracted time in order to accommodate our guests. I was satisfied with the quality of the photos, as well as with the props provided. I enjoyed viewing all the photos later which are provided on a USB drive. No complaints here! I would definitely recommend this company. -Marlene wedding date 10/07/16

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Maria A Vullo LLC
4.9
from 139 reviews
  • 31 years in business
  • 245 hires on Thumbtack
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Helen B.
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Maria is a wonderful person who captured my wedding exactly how I wanted her to with ease and professionalism. I would highly recommend her.

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  • 28 years in business
  • 144 hires on Thumbtack
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Angela A.
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The DJ was so much fun and entertaining. They played all the songs we requested and was interacting well with the guests and the flow of the party. Before the event we kept on changing the music and the order weekly but the DJ was always accommodating and patient with the whole wedding party! Awesome time! Thank you!

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VIP EVENT BOOTHS/Photography
4.8
from 80 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 111 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Nora B.
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If you have second thoughts about whether you need a photobooth at all or if you want to hire VIP Event Booths.... just go ahead and do both! I was very hands-on with the design of the wedding, including designing my own custom backdrop and the print layouts - and VIP Event Booths was super easy to work with. The backdrop I had to get printed myself, but they let us use their stand and the attendant set everything up. The print layout I emailed them as high-quality pdfs and jpgs, and they returned their own proofs each time before they finalized it. Good camera, quick to answer questions, friendly attendant, online gallery.... all great! The only hiccup was that it rained on our wedding day so we had to get married in the reception space. I had wanted the photobooth area already set up to happen half an hour earlier, but the attendant paused the setup while the ceremony was happening and it all worked out in the end. If I could do it all over again, I would've opted for their photostrip guestbook. I had thought it was unnecessary because I did a polaroid guest book.... but the booth was such a huge hit that a lot of people missed it.

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  • 18 years in business
  • 88 hires on Thumbtack
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Gina R.
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Thank you so much Hassan!! I have the greatest experience doing this lovely Photo shooting “Boudoir”! 🤗 you are the best! Everything so perfect: Makeup, Hair, ambient and your professionalism. My fiancé will love it!!! Can’t wait for you to be at our wedding doing photography and video for us! Your studio is amaizing, I felt very comfortable and everything was smooth. 🙌🏼 Thanks again! Counting days for the wedding 👰🏻 Wedding 🎩

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Photobomb Photobooths
4.8
from 58 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 102 hires on Thumbtack
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Priyanka S.
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I hired photobomb for our wedding reception and our guest had a blast. The set up was done on time . The props were fun and the pricing is really great . Special thanks to Pedro for being so responsive to our queries .

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Odessa Wedding Photography
4.9
from 56 reviews
  • 27 years in business
  • 153 hires on Thumbtack
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Rachelle G.
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We are very happy with Nick's work. I've had Nick for both my son's Christening April 2018 and my wedding Sept 2016. We would highly recommend and of course hire him again.

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Chris Waggoner Photography
4.9
from 55 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 78 hires on Thumbtack
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Joseph A.
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Chris was an absolute joy to work with. He made me feel so comfortable in front of the camera; I wasn't self conscious at all. He is very friendly and keeps conversation flowing, capturing your natural self, so your head shots and portraits don't look fake or staged, but like the best version of you. I use the photos he took as my professional acting headshots, and I continually receive compliments on how well shot they are and how well they capture my personality. I would recommend him to everyone I know–for professional headshots as well as family, wedding, or any kind of shoots!

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  • 12 years in business
  • 58 hires on Thumbtack
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Lindsay O.
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Fernando did my wedding photography and it was a perfect experience from start to finish. After my first meeting with them, the photos were the thing I was most excited about, since I fell in love with his somewhat candid, artsy style. His wife Roge is the behind-the-scenes of the operation and she is extremely attentive and excellent at communicating with us and interpreting some of Fernando's ideas. They are also both just genuinely cool people! All my bridesmaids loved the 2 of them and my cousin even reached out to them about doing her fall 2017 wedding because she loved working with them so much. The final photos were everything I had hoped for and more. They captured the day in such a gorgeous, natural way...I cannot recommend them enough! Anyone would be lucky to hire them, in my opinion!!

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Spike Li Film
4.9
from 50 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 66 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Joanne P.
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Spike and his team were awesome. I have received so many compliments on the Quick Edit highlight video they did for us. He did a great job directing the wedding party throughout the day and capturing all the right moments. I can not wait to see the full length video. Thanks Spike! :)

Happy Box Studios
4.8
from 50 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 61 hires on Thumbtack
Jordan R.
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Everything turned out wonderful! Girrard was quick to respond with any questions I had leading up to my wedding, and during the wedding did an amazing job all night long. The photos came out amazing and everyone at the wedding absolutely loved the setting, background, and props. I highly recommend these guys, and was very happy I went with them.

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My Pristine Images & Video
4.9
from 44 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 73 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Jihad R.
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Mark came to shoot our last minute city hall wedding and couldn't have been better. He was on time, super nice, and the value and quality of his work made him the perfect choice.

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  • 3 years in business
  • 52 hires on Thumbtack
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Antonia M.
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Ross made our ceremony unique and personal to us. He captured our relationship perfectly after chatting to us briefly in the month leading up to the wedding and encorporated this into the ceremony which was a lovely surprise! He suggested a beautiful spot in Central Park for our ceremony which made for stunning photographs. We would definitely recommend Ross as an outstanding officiant. We are so grateful to him for making our ceremony everything we had hoped for and more.

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Deva Photography
4.9
from 33 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 49 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Soni I.
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Deva has the artistic ability to create serene magical pictures even in the chaotic environment (which can be most weddings)! We first met Deva for our engagement pictures - we had chosen one of our favorite neighborhood parks. Little did we know that they were doing the yearly "getting ready for fall" gardening and the place was turned upside down. Not only did you not see the destruction happening around the garden, our pictures turning out stunning :) Deva took the time to get to know us over email and a couple phone calls and by the time the wedding day arrived, I didn't have to worry about Deva - she was on the ball, captured all the special moment, and some secret moments as well. She even had staked out a few places near the venue for couples pictures. And icing on the cake, as an anxious bride, we got out pictures way before we expected and they are lovely. Thank you Deva!

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Garden State Photo Studio
4.9
from 33 reviews
  • 15 years in business
  • 75 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Natalya L.
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I must to say only GREAT. Very decent and honestly business . We had problem with time set up photo booth. Mr Friydland did as best for us and save our money.It is TRUTH. This old day in America. Respect customer, respect people. Let's roll in this photo booth. Wedding was 12.4.2016. Natasha @ Vitalik Zarkovsky.

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Electrified DJ Services
4.8
from 31 reviews
  • 28 years in business
  • 48 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Miriam M.
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Thank you for making my parent’s 50th wedding anniversary so wonderful. When you started playing that Old School R&B and Motown, I couldn't get them to take a break from the dance floor. They became the life of the party especially when my father did his impersonation of James Brown. WOW…I get so emotional just thinking back on this day. Ernest & Marlowe, THANK YOU, THANK YOU and THANK YOU!!!!! Yes, I recommend Electrified DJ Services.

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Keyz 2 Life Media
5.0
from 25 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 33 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Dawn D.
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It is hard to put into words how talented Joe is but I will try my very best. Keyz 2 Life was recommended to me by a friend for my wedding. On short notice, he stepped into my life as a photographer and left as a friend. Joe jumped in with both feet and left everyone amazed by his skill, professionalism, personality and attention to time and detail. My day ran smoothly and he just shot as the day moved on. My wedding pictures were so natural, emotional and honest! I show them off any chance I can get! I will be using Keyz 2 Life for any life event that I want documented by photo.

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Bella Couture Events
5.0
from 22 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 25 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Sophia T.
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Bella was friendly and professional! She made sure everything ran smoothly on my big night so I didn’t have to worry about a thing. She ensured she knew all the details of my wedding and the vendors prior to the day of, and handled things well on the fly as they came up that night. I would definitely recommend Bella!

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Oliver Photography
5.0
from 18 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 25 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Mallory M.
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From start to finish Michael Oliver was incredible. We hired him on short notice for our destination wedding in Orlando. His prices were very reasonable for the quality of his work. He is a true artist and his photographs speak for themselves. When he was onsite, he showed up early and made sure to work with us to capture every aspect that was important to us. We had a challenging environment for him to work him but he adapted so well and made himself invisible. He makes his work look so effortless. I literally had no idea that he captured such amazing shots at the time. He came up with really creative ideas on the spot and gave us a gift we will cherish forever. Every time someone looks at our pictures that often comment that they look like they are right out of a wedding magazine. I told Michael and I still stand by it, out of all the vendors we hired for our wedding, he was by far the best decision we made.

Q & A

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

What is a photo booth rental?

A party photo booth is a fun, interactive experience where guests can take a series of photos (usually three or four) that are immediately printed out on a strip as a keepsake. When you rent a party photo booth, the company sets up the booth or photo station at your event; a photographer staffs the booth and coaches guests on how to use it throughout the event. Often the photo booth rental company provides props like silly hats, wigs and glasses. There are different types of party photo booth rentals. An open-air booth has a curtain or backdrop that allows more freedom of movement and enables more people to use it at one time. The traditional enclosed photo booths that you may have seen at the mall or the fair tend to cost more to rent, as they are harder to transport and also cost more for the pros to purchase. The national average cost for party photo booth rentals is $400-$500.

What does a wedding event coordinator do?

Pulling off a large, complex wedding or an elegant, small affair requires juggling myriad details, including the officiant, food, drink, wedding cake, entertainment, transportation, rehearsal dinner, photography, equipment rentals, venue reservations and more. A wedding event coordinator can help you keep track of these details, overseeing the planning process and managing everything on the day of your wedding. Each wedding coordinator (and wedding) is different, but in general you can expect an event coordinator to:

  • Help you devise a realistic wedding budget and hold your vendors to it.
  • Map out a master plan that includes all of the details including ceremony music, favors, the guest book and more.
  • Suggest ceremony and reception locations that fit your wedding size, budget and vision.   
  • Suggest florists, photographers, bands, caterers and other vendors that fit your budget.
  • Negotiate vendor contracts for the best deals.
  • Create a timeline for the day of the wedding that includes each vendor and member of your wedding party.
  • Mail invitations and track RSVPs.
  • Answer questions about wedding etiquette and current wedding trends.
  • Manage the wedding day from supervising vendors and setup to handling last-minute emergencies.

How much do day-of wedding coordinators cost?

A day-of wedding coordinator makes sure that every detail of your wedding day goes off without a hitch, and deals quickly and quietly with any last-minute emergencies. For many brides, the day-of wedding coordinator is their best investment! The average national cost for a wedding coordinator is $800 to $1,000. Although full-service wedding coordinators often charge a percentage of the total wedding budget, most day-of coordinators charge a flat fee plus an additional hourly fee if the day runs long. For example, a 15-hour day-of coordination costs an average of $600, plus an additional $45 per hour if the coordinator works more than the planned 15 hours. Another option is to hire a coordinator to manage the last-minute details leading up to the event; for example, 25 hours of month-of coordination costs an average of $1,200. Several factors affect the cost of day-of coordination, including the region, the planner’s experience, and the specifics of the wedding. If the ceremony and reception are in two different locations, expect to pay more than if they’re in the same place. Also, extra details, such as managing food trucks or setting up snacks in addition to the meal, will increase the cost.

What should you ask a wedding coordinator?

When you hire a wedding coordinator, you want to make sure he or she gets you and can execute perfectly your vision of your dream wedding. To find the very best fit, it’s important to ask these five questions:

  • Are you available on my wedding date? If the coordinator isn’t available on your big day, there’s no reason to continue the interview — unless you’re willing to shift your date to accommodate their schedule.
  • What’s average cost of most of your weddings? If the coordinator’s usual wedding is outside your range, they might not be the right coordinator for you. Ask whether the coordinator requires a minimum wedding budget. In general, the wedding coordinator’s fee should be about 15 percent of your budget.
  • What is your speciality? Some coordinators specialize in day-of coordination, some create the overall vision, and others act as a producer. Make sure your wedding coordinator provides the type of services that will most help you create the event you have in mind, such as selecting vendors and handling their contracts, or managing the guest list and invitations.
  • What are your ideas for fulfilling our wedding vision? After you describe your dream wedding — rustic or sophisticated, traditional or funky — the wedding coordinator should be able to suggest appropriate venues, menus, decorations, etc..

Do you have a portfolio? Ask to see photos of their favorite weddings, especially if they’ve managed any that are similar to what you have in mind. This will help you see if you like their style and if their ideas seem fresh and creative.

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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