9th Island Photography
9th Island Photography

9th Island Photography

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$150
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Introduction: hello. hello. hello. Hey you! CJ and Justin here. Allow us to introduce ourselves (Definitely a Jay-Z reference): I’m justin born and raised on the island of Oahu and have been a resident of Vegas for around 6 years. I started out in the work force in various kitchens in hawaii, then moved my way along the strip through high level fine dining restaraunts. I’ve always loved photography as a hobby without even realizing it, since around 2014. During the pandemic my wife & I started a clothing business (because why not?) and instead of hiring a photographer, we bought our own gear and dove head first. I’d spend days doing shoots with my friends and nights editing just stoking on how well we were doing. Still at this point, I didn’t even consider photography as a career. Up until CJ and I got married and hired a photographer on our own. We talked a bunch and I loved the freedom he had to do whatever, whenever. And just the fact that he actually enjoyed what he was doing and being compensated well for his time. Kitchen life is real cut throat, isn’t really built for everyone and for the most part, very toxic. The time(especially with my family of 4) and freedom that this business has given me has been unreal. Some days I look around and can’t believe this is my life. Ive been to places I thought I’d never go and worked with companies/people I never would have had the chance to meet. I’ve never had the smoothest upbringing but I’m sure that has something to do with where I’m at now. I never really had the option to fail because no one would really be there to save me. Thank you to my clients and people that support us I love y’all. Thank you for changing my life! hey yall! it's cj. born in the philippines, raised between vegas & colorado springs. i came back to vegas because 1. snow is pretty, but not fun to deal with & 2. vegas felt more like home for me. i'm a very analytical person which is why i'm usually involved in the back end of 9th island photography. as an asian american, you just never think to go into the arts industry. you're pushed very early on in life to commit to professions that'll "make money" because becoming a photographer or artist is not realistic. so, i've built my business & marketing skills from the roles i have been in in the past (healthcare & business consulting) however, it drained me to my core. so once justin and i started shooting our beautiful clients, it definitely made me excited to "work" again & opened up the box for me as a creative. i'm now a photographer and social media manager which is so crazy! best part of this career is learning and capturing every individual's personality and story. i'm so passionate about making our clients comfortable and confident during our sessions, too. i love being yall's hype woman. it was never in my wildest dreams that i would end up here, but i'm so grateful for all of our family and friends who continue to support us and our clients that have gotten us to this point. being thankful is definitely an understatement! justin & cj
Overview

Current Top Pro

Hired 151 times

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2 employees

2 years in business

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This pro accepts payments via Apple Pay, Cash, Check, Credit card, Venmo, and Zelle.

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2022

This pro indicated that they reviewed CDC safety guidelines for COVID-19 and pledged to do the following:

Wear masks during the job

Disinfect surfaces touched during the job

Featured Projects

500 photos

  • Venetian Hotel wedding

    Wedding and Event Photography

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Reviews

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

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Nancy M.
Oct 12, 2022
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Hired on Thumbtack

CJ and Justin were one of the best photographers we could have asked for! They responded in a timely manner to all questions we had, and were polite and patient to all our family and friends. We showed them inspiration pictures we wanted, and they ensured they got it done on the day of our wedding. CJ was on top of our picture schedule and requests and ensured all of our requests were completed. Best duo for any wedding or event! CJ was with me and my bridesmaids and Justin was with my husband and his groomsman making sure our special day was documented for us to always remember!

Details: Wedding • 100 - 149 guests • Indoors • Digital or online download

Wedding and Event Photography
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Gabriella B.
4 weeks ago
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Hired on Thumbtack

Hired on Thumbtack

CJ was absolutely amazing! I was beyond happy that eventually I decided to hire a professional. I got even more than I expected. She was punctual, quick, confident and knew perfectly how to position us and take the best photos!! I felt very comfortable with her. She was also very responsive in texts and emails even over the holidays and very flexible. The pictures turned out wonderful and we are very happy with her work! 😊

Details: Wedding • Fewer than 25 guests • Indoors • Digital or online download • Flash drive

Wedding and Event Photography
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Monica L.
3 weeks ago
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Hired on Thumbtack

Hired on Thumbtack

We really enjoyed working with the photographer, she was very personable and listened to our wants of poses and gave us great ideas for poses. The whole family had a lot of fun and she even made the children feel comfortable. The pictures turned out beautiful and we can't wait to use them again.

Details: Family or children's portrait • Traditional / classic (looking directly at the camera) • Candid (captured in the moment) • Natural / environmental (photographed in an outdoor setting) • Outdoors • Digital or online download • Physical proofs and prints • My home, venue, etc.

Portrait Photography
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Katie C.
4 weeks ago
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Hired on Thumbtack

Hired on Thumbtack

My husband and I had such a great experience with 9th Island Photography! I booked a very last minute elopement photoshoot and CJ was so helpful and quick to make it happen. Justin was wonderful and absolutely nailed what we wanted and was such a joy to meet and work with. It was a lovely experience and we can't recommend them enough!

Details: Couples portrait • Candid (captured in the moment) • Photo studio • Digital or online download • My home, venue, etc.

Portrait Photography
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Brenda J.
Dec 30, 2022
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Hired on Thumbtack

Fantastic photographer! The photos were so beautiful. I could not be happier that I chose 9th Island for my daughter’s wedding.

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

Wedding and Event Photography
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Justin Alabaro Vierra

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