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Emanphoto
5.0
from 21 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 23 hires on Thumbtack
Kathryn D.
Verified review

STYLE: All photographs and the wedding photos we have seen by him are very personal specific to each couple. When we met with him, we really felt like we got to know the other people he has photographed for just by looking through his pictures. We were thrilled when our wedding photos arrived and found the same to be true for us! TILTED (DUTCH) ANGLES AND DEPTH Personally, I LOVE his use of dutch angles and depth in photos, so be prepared to arrange yourselves with depth. Example: Groomsmen had a standard "line-up" photo that my traditional granny liked a lot, but there was another groomsmen one where they're seated throughout different pews that I thought was so much more telling of the personality of the men and showed off the natural beauty of the church). So clearly he will give you the 'standard' wedding photos but then the other 80-90% will have a lot of flare and personality that he encourages the subjects to express from within instead of being externally directed. TIMING: 2 WEEKS AND 1450 PHOTOS PLUS SLIDESHOW We had our photos within 2 weeks of the wedding and despite how agonizing it was to wait, considering how stunning the photos were, I can see why it would take a bit of time to sort and send it all! These were miles better than our friends' selfies and cell phone pics that we had to hold us over. EXPRESSION: Something that was pretty cool about receiving his photos was our guests had made a lot of comments to us about our expressions at very specific moments of the ceremony and reception that we just assumed was because they knew us so well. When we saw the photos, it was plain as day to understand what they were talking about and it all lined up with the specific moments mentioned! Clearly Emmanuel has a talent for getting an idea of who people are fairly quickly and then understanding when to focus where for the best representation of each wedding and each couple. ADDED BONUS: PERSONALITY BEYOND THE PHOTOS Every wedding is stressful in its own way, but from our very first meeting Emmanuel was so kind and helpful. Every message and communication leading up to the day was professional and cheerful. The actual day was pretty hectic (they tend to be) but he came and inserted himself into our chaos, capturing lovely instants that we now have the gift of being able to look back on. Even though he was with us all day, he was never in the way and was always helpful. He encouraged friends and family to roll with pose ideas and generally made everyone so comfortable that it's an absolute treasure to look at photos with everyone's REAL smiles instead of just 'picture day' smiles. If you do meet with him, take notice of how in other wedding photos he shows, he manages to capture a group and everyone is smiling their genuine smiles in the SAME photograph. From your oldest grandmother, to your distracted siblings, down to the youngest cousin, all of them seem to have finally been synced in the timing of their expressions of joy. (So no need to photoshop good smiles together) As my husband put it afterwards, "Just him being there added so much joy to how our loved ones celebrated with us. That by itself could be a hireable skill for a wedding day." BUDGETS AND PACKAGES He has a variety of packages to fit different needs. We were on a shoestring budget and this (photographer) was actually a family gift. The package we selected was a bit closer to "normal" wedding budgets than our lower budget, but of all the things that money was spent on, this was the best investment. The day truly flew by and we are so happy and thankful to have such amazing photos to remember it by. You know what they say: families only get together at weddings and funerals, so what a treasure it is to look at both of our extended families in the same place and through such an accurate representation of their personalities! -Plus, when else in your life will you have so many people gather because they love you and are excited to celebrate with you? We had guests from all over and it is so precious to look at them enjoying the day. Even with facebook and google+ sharing options, I've still be printing 4x6 photos to slip into individual thank you cards so that families will have a printed copy of that great photo of their young baby, or new couples will have a special momento from that lovely dance. These are simply too wonderful not to share. OVERALL: If you've continued reading this lengthy review up to this point, then you won't be shocked when I write that we highly recommend Emmanuel. I stuck to comments and points on wedding photos because that was the service he provided to us, but what I have seen of his other works is gorgeous too. In hind sight, I wish we had done an engagement photo session so that we wouldn't have agonized over what to put on Save the Dates, our wedding website, and invitations. Clearly he was a joy to work with and the quality of his product is an absolute treasure to us (I can't say that enough). Hiring him as your photographer gives you quality products and a fantastic experience. Then you'll be free to stress about other things since your photographers and photos are already more than taken care of.

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Plus1 Photography
5.0
from 20 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 54 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Roger W.
Verified review

Laurel did an excellent job on our family portraits. She was on time, professional, and worked really well with our rambunctious 2 year old. The photo quality was amazing, and the edits were really well done. We would highly highly recommend!

JRT Photography
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 19 years in business
Lisa H.
Verified review

Paula was very professional, yet personable worker, who regularly checked into what I wanted to be the focus of my wedding, and important aspects of it. She provided us with a album of the best photos taken, a professional photo book, and thumb drive with all the photos taken throughout the wedding and reception afterwards with the package we chose. I was pleased with her efforts, and photos taken. I did wish some of the photos were not as dark, but since I am a photographer myself, I was able to easily correct this. I really would give her a 4.5 out of 5 rating

Treva Purcell Photography
4.9
from 10 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Lisa M.
Verified review

Treva has done pictures of our family when our son was born and she has also done pictures of our son's baptism and celebration lunch. She came right to our house to do the photo shoot, she brought her own props, and she captured some beautiful pictures of us in our backyard. The quality of the pictures was excellent and we used some of them for our Christmas card! She was very professional and she brought her own unique ideas to the shoot. We will be using her again in the future!

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SyracuseLUX
4.8
from 10 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
De’ Onna B.
Verified review

Matt is by far one of my favorite Photographers to work with! I get a different sense of comfort in knowing that I will ALWAYS have fun while shooting and ALWAYS get amazing, QUALITY pictures back! He provides a great photography experience for any occasion whether it be prom portraits or high fashion editorial! Thanks so much Matt!

Khrystyna V.
Verified review

Denys Vasyleskyy is great photographer. Very organized and professional. His pictures are amazing! I would definitely recommend him!

mdgimages
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 16 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Rebecca H.
Verified review

Michael is a fantastic photographer. His set up and equipment are top of the line and professional. He is capable and extremely flexable. From roller derby headshots/team photos to wedding photos and everything in between ! Michael really cares about the outcome of his photos. He got them back to me within days!!

Lepore Designs
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Brandy R.
Verified review

Mike is an excellent photographer , once he showed up for my wedding preparation pictures he was on the ball ready to go . He knew exactly what I wanted with the pictures and his techniques are astounding . Absolutely beautiful work for our entire wedding day . Capturing the special moments. Great quality and almost 1000 pics delivered within just weeks . I will most definitely use Lepore designs in my future for other photo shoots , and so should you .

Sara Elizabeth Photography
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Jenna R.
Verified review

My fiancée and I were traveling to the Finger Lakes and I was in search of a photographer to take some engagement pictures for us. I looked some on Facebook and emailed a few people and then came across the thumbtack website. At first I was hesitant if I was going to get legit photographers quoting me but I was so pleasantly surprised when Sara first reached out to me. I immediately knew she was who I wanted to work with. She was so so helpful from the beginning, she was so responsive to any messages I sent and asked so many questions on what we were exactly looking for and where we wanted to take the pictures. Since we were traveling from out of state we were not as familiar with the area but she had our entire session planned to the minute and had even called places ahead of time to make sure we could take photos on their property. Our session with Sara could not have gone more smooth with her being so easy going and her directing us exactly how to pose and where to stand. I would recommend Sara a thousand times over!!! I am sad she is in a different area than us or I would for sure use her again!! We are just now receiving our pictures from her after only two weeks and I could not be more happy with how they turned out. You cannot go wrong with Sara Elizabeth Photography in my opinion!

Cassie Ann Images
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Cindy S.
Verified review

Cassie captures beautiful pictures; action shots, team shots, and raw emotion shots. Her work is amazing!

Stephanie B. Photography
5.0
from 3 reviews
    Lindsey B.
    Verified review

    Stephanie is amazingly talented and has the ability to truly demonstrate emotion through her work. She is great to work with, very sweet and always open to your ideas and willing to provide suggestions if you would like them. She is an all around great person it was a pleasure working with her and I absolutely adore the engagement photos she did for my husband and myself. We are hoping to hire her for our wedding as well!!

    Travis Owens
    5.0
    from 3 reviews
    • 4 years in business
    Stef I.
    Verified review

    I always look forward to working with Travis. First and foremost the final products, both videos and photographs, are of the utmost quality; he always captures the best shots!! He’s professional, clearly educated on his equipment and the latest technology and he is artistic as well, with a great eye. Travis is always my top choice when it comes to who I’d want to shoot my videos and photographs!

    AMAR Photo Studio
    5.0
    from 3 reviews
    • 6 years in business
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    Pamela A.
    Verified review

    Dani did an amazing job, all she had to do was take some pics for me for my senior ear pic and she did just that and more. She ent all out for me and she's just such an amazing woman who take gorgeous pictures of so many moments!!! She just really did an outstanding job an took so beautifully amazing moments ! It was just an amazing,experience to work with Dani:):) Thank you Dani and to anyone if you need a photographer, I'm telling you HIRE her! She's amazing and her pictures are just so omg speechless! She's that Good!

    Photography by Melissa
    5.0
    from 3 reviews
      Tonia S.
      Verified review

      Melissa is a wonderful photographer! She does all of our family portraits and any events that come up (sports, school, etc.) She's professional, accommodating, patient and great with kids. I highly recommend her!!

      Shawn Tang Photography
      5.0
      from 2 reviews
      • 6 years in business
      Gahl E.
      Verified review

      Shawn photographed me on a few occasions, notably once for a magazine photoshoot. He is very professional, takes his time on every picture, and pays attention to every detail (telling you where to look, adjusting the lighting, adjusting your pose so it looks most natural etc). He also uses a few different types of cameras (film, polaroid, and digital) and the pictures come out beautiful no matter which one he uses. Shawn is very professional and does a thorough job so that every picture comes out as perfect as humanly possible- I highly recommend working with him!

      Nathan Jones Photography
      5.0
      from 2 reviews
        Nathan J.
        Verified review

        Excellent work!!! Nathan and staff are all so professional. The way they make you feel so comfortable. You know what they say, "time flys when your having fun" If your looking for portrait photographers, Nathan and his team are the ones to do it.

        StarStruck Photography
        5.0
        from 2 reviews
        • 16 years in business
        Gary R.
        Verified review

        Wendy is amazing at photography and catching those perfects moments, and even more so is a true artist when it comes to digital imaging and enhancments to get the best picture quality possible. Lets not rule out the amazing customization she can do to virtually give you exactly what your looking for in your photos. As a mother herself she is amazing at shooting toddlers, children, and family portraits. Looking at some of her other photos she is indeed good with wildlife and outdoor shots along with sports and music venues. her wedding photos are amazing as well. I will use her time and time again.

        About

        We provide portrait photography -- both studio (home based) and on-location from newborn to family and milestones. I have an associate's degree in photography.

        About

        Professional - Dependable - Experienced: Studio Photographer: Model - Athlete Portfolios, Head Shots, Engagement Portraits. Event Photographer: Weddings, corporate events, fundraisers, and sports. Legal/Forensic: Civil Cases, Criminal Reconstruction Forensic Photography Instructor: Syracuse University, College of Arts & Science

        About

        I listen to what the client wants and ask for their active participation in the photographs and graphic design services.

        • 4 years in business
        • 2 hires on Thumbtack
        About

        I believe that my work stands out from others because I am a naturally creative person, so I provide many creative ideas that end up becoming amazing pictures. Also, as a teenager, I feel that I am up-to-date on the newest trends and ideas for photography.

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