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Mary Photography
4.9
from 203 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 309 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Vinny A.
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The entire experience with Mary was really great from start to finish. She was friendly, professional and most importantly, genuinely passionate about what she was doing. Mary was punctual and she was immediately polite, reassuring and excited. We took plenty of photos at City Hall, while walking to the subway, during the ride and then finally at Central Park with some great fall colours in the background. The pictures came out great and we loved talking to Mary and Ali, who were courteous and professional at all times. Mary was really generous with her pricing and took into account the fact that it was just my wife and I. Unlike a lot of quotes from other photographers, hers was one of the few that really reflected this fact. We highly recommend Mary.

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Joe Jenkins Photography
4.9
from 122 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 205 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Jamie L.
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Joe was wonderful to work with. He arrived early, and was set up and ready for our event before the start-time. He made his way throughout our crowd of employee and took a lovely mix of portraits and candids. He managed to capture every employee in a few pictures. They turned out beautifully, and the team is so excited to have pictures to remember the night. Quick turn-around time too. Thanks so much!

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Maria A Vullo LLC
4.9
from 106 reviews
  • 31 years in business
  • 185 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Zane B.
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Unfortunately, Thumbtack only gives me the ability to rate on a scale of 1-5 stars... for Maria, there should be an option to rate her 100 stars!! She was so incredibly communicative and invested in the success of the event she was photographing. While it sounds corny, I could feel that she genuinely cared about us and our guests, and about capturing the moments as well as she could. Her communication and involvement aside, she is also an amazing photographer. All of her photos were of the highest quality, and she captured various moments with all of the 80+ guests we had for our party. I could not recommend Maria with enough enthusiasm and conviction... if you're looking for a caring professional to capture the special moments of an event you're holding, then there is NO other option- Maria is the photographer for the job!!

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  • 14 years in business
  • 266 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Meagan M.
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As a project manager for a magazine, I have to book photographers in cities across the country, not knowing anything about them. For us at the magazine, it's always a risky operation because we don't have an established relationship with most of the photographers, plus we're always under tight deadlines, AND we can't physically be at these photoshoots. When we found JoAnne, we booked her that day for a shoot the following day. When I spoke with her she was so professional and so bubbly I felt like I could trust her with our clients immediately. This totally put my mind at ease considering all the bad experiences we've had in the past. When we received the photos from JoAnne, the quality of photos was amazing and the shots were exactly what we needed. JoAnne even went above and beyond the count that we asked for which gave us a lot of variety. Our magazine looks great because of J Richards! If we have to book a photographer in this area again, we will be coming straight to her.

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STEVEN DUARTE PHOTOGRAPHY
5.0
from 86 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 114 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Divy K.
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I have never taken a professional photograph before, maybe when I was a kid but I wanted one to use in online profiles, Linkedin etc. I found Steven and his photography through thumbtack. Since this was my first session I didn't know what to expect but Steven was very nice and calm and walked me through the process. We took all the photos outside and Steven was able to pick good spots outside. I would highly recommend him for anyone looking for portrait photos!

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  • 18 years in business
  • 208 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Pit N.
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Alex was the consummate professional to work with from start to finish. He answered every question I had and was very flexible with my schedule (even having to reschedule once on my short notice). I hired Alex to take both my self- and family portraits for my recent graduation at Columbia and I don't believe any other professional could have captured this very special moment in my life any better. Alex was very professional and so friendly throughout the process that my family and I had a wonderful time walking through campus taking multiple shots. Alex even finalized my photo portfolio the same day and I greatly appreciated such a swift and short turnaround! I will be hiring Alex for future photo shoots and know that I am in great hands for amazingly, high quality photos.

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S Lizzie Photography
4.9
from 74 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 97 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Tony L.
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Lizzie was OUTSTANDING! Her professionalism from our very first Thumbtack message exchange to the delivery of our photos and photobook have just been amazing! She has an absolute gift for photography - capturing so many priceless moments of my parents 50th Anniversary Celebration! The images were pure artistry! And she was so incredibly professional throughout the entire process. If you are trying to decide between photographers - stop deciding and push the "HIRE" button now! Believe me - you will not regret it. WOO HOO Thank you Lizzie and may God bless you for He has absolutely blessed us with you!

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Emily Frances
5.0
from 74 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 103 hires on Thumbtack
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Karen K.
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We love Emily. I hired her for a family portrait photo session and she worked well with my toddler and newborn baby. She is very professional and pleasant person, she listened and gave suggestions of how we can have our photos taken. My husband and I were both happy with the photos she delivered after 2 days. We will definitely hire her again for more photo sessions in the future.

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TRC Photography
4.9
from 63 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 107 hires on Thumbtack
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Mary F.
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I'm an author with a small press, which means I get to pull things most big publishers won't let you get away with. One of these things was picking my own cover models, and I had two local teens in mind. I wanted a photographer who did more than just your general portrait and event photography, because these had to be character shots. So I wanted someone with a great sense artistry, and Tom's portfolio (which include some fantastic fashion and actor shots) was really the only one in the central Jersey area that I liked. To say Tom was great to work with is the understatement of the year, but despite being a paid wordsmith, I don't know how else to put it! Fantastic to work with? Amazing? Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious? He really went above and beyond what I expected, providing vision for the project that an untrained eye like me would never have thought of. And two teen models had a great time with all the interesting poses Tom came up with. Tom was great at coaching these two aspiring kids and turning them into bona fide models! And not to mention just very friendly and great at making the teens feel at ease. I was on set (to watch and give a input about the characters), and the whole thing was both very professional and a lot of fun at the same time, which really is the best way it could have gone. Tom was really quick about editing the shots and putting them through post-production too - I was impressed by the quick turnaround. And they looked fantastic! My publisher and I were very happy. I would definitely hire Tom Castles again should another occasion come up, and I certainly recommend him and his work.

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K&R Photos
5.0
from 54 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 82 hires on Thumbtack
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Pranav M.
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I asked Kevin and Rebecca to take some headshots for me and the results were amazing. They were super easy to work with and understood exactly what I wanted. I would definitely recommend them to anyone looking for photographers.

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Dagomatic Photographic
4.8
from 53 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 87 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Alexander S.
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An excellent photographer who understands that details are an element that is important in our business. I always hire Mr Bennström whenever we are doing events in NYC. To reiterate, I HIGHLY recommend Mr Bennström to anyone needing an event or portrait photographer....

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Alex Staniloff Photography
4.9
from 49 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 59 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Laura F.
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Alex is a talented and professional photographer and great person to work with. Always punctual, helpful and responsive, it's been an absolute pleasure to work with him on our company portfolio, he has captured our projects perfectly and the end results are fabulous! His skills in both shooting and editing are rare and top class and therefore I'm delighted to recommend him!

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Hans Gonzalez Photography
4.8
from 52 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 60 hires on Thumbtack
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Bethany H.
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I enjoyed my shoot with Hans. He was very patient. I showed Hans pics of what I wanted to recreate and he said we couldn't do some of them (use of props, etc) but with the help of my friend that I brought with me --we were able to recreate most of the poses, shots I hoped for. This was a shoot for my birthday so I wanted to get really creative --I think Hans is more of a family portrait photographer. Either way--beautiful pictures. Thank you!

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Chris Waggoner Photography
4.9
from 47 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 65 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Morgan K.
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Chris was great to work with! I was nervous about my headshot because previously I had a bad experience with different photographer and ended up with photos I hated. Chris made me feel at ease at our very first meeting. During the shoot, he kept me laughing and feeling myself, which is how I ended up with a headshot that represents me. He also would show me some of the shots in camera and ask me what I thought about them. This made me feel like I was also in charge of the final product. I recommend Chris to anyone who wants a great experience, a personable photographer, and a photo that represents their personality.

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Philmont Photography
4.9
from 45 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 55 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Ashley A.
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I loved every minute of my session with Philicia. I'm a tough critic when it comes to my pictures because I've taken pictures with a lot of photographers, but she was the best photographer I've ever had by far. Not only was she great at giving suggestions but she also combined both of our visions which seems to be really hard for photographers. It's either they don't give any direction at all or they overpower you with their suggestions, but Philicia did neither. She was the perfect balance. I didn't even know my pictures could come out so great! It was truly art. My portraits came out BEAUTIFULLY! My family loved them and I wouldn't shoot portraits with anyone else. She was simply wonderful and I can't wait to shoot again. My birthday's coming up and already we're thinking of great locations and outfits. I'm so excited to do more!

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TheABview Photography
5.0
from 44 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 63 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Diana N.
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loved my photographer. photos came out amazing!!!

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StudioBasel
5.0
from 25 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 37 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Adriana F.
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It went amazing. Basel was SUPER awesome. Directed me because it was my first shoot and it helped so much. He is also a very genuine person & VERY comfortable to talk to which is a HUGE thing for me and asked my ideas & I really felt like it was teamwork instead of me and a photographer. Was just overall an awesome experience honestly.

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Let's Dew Photography
4.9
from 22 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 32 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Olga N.
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Elvin is an outstanding photographer, truly empathic, professional, detail oriented and quick in response. Highly recommending for all kinds of events, private shoots and campaigns! Thank you so much!

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Alison Kelly Photography
4.9
from 29 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 28 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Chastity R.
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From the very beginning, Alison was very responsive to all my emails and texts. She understood what I was looking for from a photographer, and excuted it well on my big day. On the day of my baby shower, she was extremely professional, punctual and captured great candids and stills. Alison worked well with others and was able to take direction, as well as direct with ease and professionalism. The overall quality of her work was great and her demeanor and ability to work in a fast paced and chaotic party environment was excellent. I would definitely use her for future events and would recommend her to others. Thanks Alison!

  • 12 years in business
  • 98 hires on Thumbtack
Silvia Z.
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Justin is one of the most talented photographers I have ever worked with. He's top notch

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Briana G Photography
4.6
from 12 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Christopher B.
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Briana was a very humble and professional photographer! She took my fiancée and I’s engagement photo near the Empire State and the turn around time was super quick! Would def consider her for future work.

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