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  • 8 years in business
  • 26 hires on Thumbtack
  • Utica, NY

Sara B.

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Courtney Astalfa is an extremely talented photographer. She is very professional, while at the same time, creates a comfortable atmosphere for you, the client. She takes the time to figure out what exactly you are looking for in a photograph, as well as explains how she will create it. Courtney is extremely knowledgeable of Photoshop. I recommend her to anyone looking for any type of photo session, you won't regret it!!

Terry L.

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Courtney was a delightful young photographer that we hired for my parent's 60 Wedding Anniversary party. She arrived punctually, did a wonderful, professional job and delivered beautiful pictures as promised. She was a delight to work with!! I highly recommend her!!

Samantha F.

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I have been going to Courtney for the past there years to do family photos and photos of my daughter for her birthday and holidays. She does a fantastic job and is great to work with

  • 8 years in business
  • 50 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 4 min

Shannon M.

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Plus1 Photography was great! We had soo much fun with the 3 of them! Yes I said 3! All my guest commented on the availability of a photographer for every special moment! During the reception they were on the dance floor with us snapping photos and being part of the crowd too! The ability to multitask was amazing! Best I town and stayed for the whole reception, I have been told this is a bonus!

Roger W.

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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!

  • 18 years in business
  • 23 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 12 min

Kathryn D.

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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.

Gwyn L.

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My husband was a groomsmen in a wedding in June and Emmanuel was the photographer. He did such a great job I so wish we had him for our wedding. Emmanuel has such a great love of life and an unique gift in being able to capture the precious little moments. Every photo is beautiful and makes you feel like you are experiencing it with them. We were so very impressed with his love, passion, and enjoyment of life and how he can get people to relax and be real in the photographs. The passion Emmanuel has for his work and the quality of his photos are simply amazing. We were lucky to have meet him and have an important time in our lives with dear friends and family forever preserved.

Chris K.

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I was the best man at a wedding recently where Emmanuel was the photographer. I can't say enough about how well he did working with everyone. Emmanuel has great ideas for pictures and got everyone on board with his vision...which was fantastic. A great photographer makes everyone feel comfortable and Emmanuel did just that. I will recommend Emmanuel to anyone that has a need for a photographer going forward

  • 14 years in business
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 23 min

Sarah C.

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Josh shot me working with my clients for my website and print advertising. He was truly outstanding. I work with infants and mothers, and he was calm and unobtrusive - really able to capture the magic of our session as though he wasn't even there. Not easy to do with sensitive, curious babies as the subject! I liked him so much I re-hired him to shoot a family get together, and his candids were amazing. He trailed us as we had our afternoon and shot us "documentary" style. Some of the moments he 'caught' spoke so deeply to me that I wept when I saw them. And artistically speaking, I'm no expert, but every image has so much balance as far as composition and colors that they are so pleasing. And yet somehow he also seems to pull these surprise moments out of thin air. You can see on his website - funny, amazing images that just kind of catch you. Also, Josh is so professional - he responds to emails right away, he edits and returns the photos so quickly. I've had other experiences with photographers that have been a nightmare! I recommend Josh wholeheartedly for any commercial or personal photography you might need.

Sitong Z.

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Josh did a really really great job! He is quite professional and he worked so hard on the pictures. The pictures are perfect, if I ever need to work with a photographer again, I would say I'll definitely work with Josh! He's the best!

Kait M.

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Josh was amazing to work with! He captured all of the special candid moments throughout the day as also got some great portrait shots. His film images are just stunning.

Viktor M.

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Words can not explain how amazing Denys Vasylevskyy photography skills are. He truly go above and beyond my expectation. He is more than flexible with setting appointments with you which is exactly what we needed with our crazy schedule. Denys made our photo shoot absolutely perfect scoping out the best areas for shots of the city and surrounding areas and made us feel so at ease and natural during the whole photo shoot. I highly recommend EVERYONE to use Denys Vasylevskyy Photography because you will be great hands!

Martin R.

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I can't say enough about Denys's professional expertise from start to finish. His job for me was to be in six places at once and he did so without question. I wanted Denys to photograph my family outdoors on a ski slope in the cold weather as we ran in a cross country race. He captured everyone multiple times at all angles and covered in mud. I could not be happier with the results as all pictures were on a personalised CD. I will hire him again to shoot my own family in two weeks

Orysia B.

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Looking for a professional photographer who takes amazing photographs you will cherish for years to come, makes you feel comfortable and won't make you wait months at a time to get your photos back? Look no further than Denys Vasylevskyy! I highly recommend him as he is one of the best photographers in the area, hands down! He truly captures the feeling of the day. He has photographed our family a number of times and we plan on utilizing his photography again and again.

  • 23 years in business
  • West Winfield, NY

Heather D.

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She did my photography at my first wedding and the photos were phenomenal! My very favorite picture ever taken of my mother and I came from that shoot. I was so pleased that years later when I found myself marrying a second time, I called on this photographer and was even more pleased with the results!

Brittney S.

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Lolly is a riot to work with, her photos are so amazing I'm wanting her to photograph for my upcoming wedding. She actually reminded me why I started modeling in the first place.

Caitlyn P.

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Lolly is an amazing photographer and fun to work with! She made my experience awesome and gave me photos to last a life time. I am very pleased with her work!

  • 31 years in business
  • Response time: 5 min
  • Oswego, NY

Nicole S.

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Jodi was the photographer at my wedding. I had no idea what I wanted, but she did. Her creativity gave me the most beautiful wedding photos. Her eyes see things we don’t see! She has taken photos of my children and captured many precious memories that will last a lifetime. Jodi is fun to work with, yet professional. I promise you are good hands with this photographer!

Courtney G.

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Jodi took family photos for me and my daughters. She already had beautiful locations picked out, was willing to go with the flow even when dealing with a 3 year old- which is not always easy! The photos turned out beautifully and it was an awesome experience overall!

Megan P.

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Jodi did a wonderful job with our family photos. I couldn't have asked for better quality!

  • 5 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
  • Cortland, NY

Kari Y.

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Courtney is an amazing photographer! Her great attitude and good nature make her very pleasant to work with! She continually goes above and beyond for her clients, ensuring that their photos are everything they dreamed of!! She also gets the photos back to clients exceptionally quickly, allowing them to enjoy and share their beautiful photos with family and friends! You do not often find an affordable photographer that produces such exceptional quality work in such a timely manner! You can clearly tell she takes pride in what she does and thoroughly enjoys it! She is truly a gem! I cannot wait to have her capture more of my family's precious moments in the future!

Erin H.

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Courtney did my daughters six month pictures and did a amazing job, she did all shots that were requested and went above and beyond to make sure I got all the pictures and poses I wanted as we'll as being patient, professional and best photographer I have ever delt with! Loved all the pictures I recieved and will be going back to her for more pictures in the future!

Lauren D.

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Courtney was my photographer for my daughter luna's first birthday cake smash and omg!! So professional and sweet luna warmed up to her and loved the props!! Definitely using her again for future photos

Lindsey B.

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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!!

Samantha I.

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I have been working with Stephanie for over a year. Most of our photo-shoots are creative and for fun, but she also photographed my senior pictures. No matter what, the pictures turn out phenomenal and I am never disappointed. Stephanie is an amazing, extremely talented person, and I absolutely love working with her!

Jessica B.

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Works very well with kids. My son hates getting his pictures done so we go to Stephanie. He gets to run around and play and she always gets amazing shots! She's very interactive and always has the best place in mind to get awesome photos!!

  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 55 min
  • Clay, NY

Meghan M.

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I could literally go on for days about how much I enjoy working with this incredible photographer. No one does outdoor photography half as well. He is so creative, resourceful, and talented, as well as just fun to work with. Every time I shoot with him I know I'm going to get quality pictures and have a great time doing it. And he is extremely time efficient as well. Which is amazing to find for all of us models.

De’ Onna B.

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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!

Aconda W.

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Working with Matt is always a pleasure. It's truly a collaboration! I'm always more than satisfied with the work we create and look forward to working with him again in the future. He's professional, creative in ideas and has a great personality.

  • North Rose, NY

Tonia S.

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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!!

Brenda B.

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Melissa did an amazing job with my daughters senior pictures. They turned out absolutely beautiful and also with a very affordable price. Couldn't be happier with them!

Julie G.

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you could not ask for a better photographer...she will make your children feel so relaxed and her work is phenomenal

  • 6 years in business
  • Syracuse, NY

Gahl E.

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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!

Carlos Daniel U.

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Excellent service, he really knows what he's doing. I never expected the photos to turn out as great as they did, really pleased with the results, and I look forward to using him in the future

  • Syracuse, NY

Cynthia R.

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Nathan Jones and his team do AMAZING work. They not only made me feel comfortable at all times but they are just such nice people. I had my portraits done for my business cards and website and strongly suggest that If you need any portrait work done, these are the guys to do it.

Nathan J.

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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.

  • 5 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 18 min

Christy B.

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I've used him since 2014 after moving to NY from Iowa. His prices are too good to be true, his work.. outstanding! I have multiple canvases from him & pictures. He's great at making my 2 year old behave & smile.. SMILE! My son doesn't even smile for me! He has awesome ideas and I have never been disappointed. He has a life long customer & I recommend him to anyone looking to get any type of pictures done! He's done my kids, my wedding, my husband & I, he came to hospital (highly recommend this to any expecting mommy's!), done all of our holiday photos.. & he will be seeing much more of us. Like I said, I've never been disappointed! I promise you won't be either!!

Brenda S.

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scott was very professional with chris and i when we got our maternity photo shoot done. we have 3 other children this was first time doing this i had no idea what to expect, he talked us threw it all. I also had to change our apt time 2 days befor our photo shoot and he had no problem with that at all. Also i noticed big time when looking for a photographer that his prices are so affordable compared to everyone else in our area. Cant wait for our BOY to be born so he can take his baby photos also. Deffently will use scott for a spring photo shoot outside of my whole family!!

Cortney A.

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Awesome person, very professional, great work!

  • 5 years in business
  • Cortland, NY

Nikki S.

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Courtney photographed my wedding. She was wonderful! She was very involved in everything making sure I had exactly what I wanted and more. She went above and beyond researching different ideas and different styles, and she handled every request flawlessly. She perfectly captured every beautiful moment that I will always be able to cherish. She made this experience truly wonderful, and I am forever grateful. I look forward to using her services in the future and would highly recommend her to others.

  • Trumansburg, NY


I'm a photographer offering professional headshots; senior portraits; and children, newborn, and maternity portraits. I'm available for events and portraits at your location. I also specialize in schools, leagues and large programs that require hundreds of headshots. Call me, and we can discuss your specific needs.


I am a high-volume portrait photographer for over 30 years, specializing in family and individual portraits.

  • 4 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
  • Syracuse, NY


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.

  • Oswego, NY


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


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.


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

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