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  • 9 years in business
  • 272 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 1 hours

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.

Shirin E.

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Mary is an outstanding photographer! The pictures that she took of me are absolutely wonderful! Her artistic talent is apparent in what she does. She was also so friendly and flexible through the whole photography process and it was an absolute joy working with her. I would definitely work with her in the future and I would totally recommend her.

Amid Rajabi R.

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Mary is a great photographer . Her photos are outstanding in any category. She loves her work and anyone can count on her great experience. I can say she is one of the best photographers in the world.

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  • 9 years in business
  • 201 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 29 min

Mia P.

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We hired Joe to do a family portrait session for us in early August. From beginning communications to the end result, we were thoroughly impressed by Joe, and we would highly recommend him for anything and will look forward to using him again. Joe was extremely professional, timely in communication as well as production of our photos, and helpful in recommending locations and creative ideas for the shoot. In addition, Joe listened to our ideas and made the utmost effort to see those ideas come to life during the shoot. We were thankful to have found him and are very satisfied with the overall experience. Good luck in your future ventures Joe!

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!

Carly S.

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Joe was extremely professional and responsive. I have worked with many photographers before and Joe was definitely the most "on-top-of-it"! Besides being easy to work with, the work product was amazing. Very clear and professional head shots. The subjects of his photos said he made them feel comfortable.

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  • 14 years in business
  • 249 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 2 hours

Mary C.

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Needing a corporate portrait, I reached out to Thumbtack to hire a professional photographer. Being somewhat camera shy, I knew it wasn't going to be easy. I received about 5 quotes and spent time going through their reviews. I was quite impressed with how many great reviews JoAnne received. Upon going over her work, I decided to give her a call. I shared with her about my shyness and that I was my worst critic and probably not going to be that easy to work with. She assured me, I wasn't alone and that it would be no problem. Just talking to her on the phone was calming and reassuring to someone as "camera shy" as me. Well, from the moment we met and all through the photo shoot, I felt at ease. She spent time getting to know me and I felt very comfortable throughout the shoot. It was rather fun! I feel that I overcame a fear of sorts...a great feeling in itself! I unequivocally recommend JoAnne Besides all of the above, the images are AMAZING!! The color, the clarity and the poses, all put together made for one beautiful corporate portrait. Thank you so much JoAnne, I will be recommending you to all my friends and family needing a professional, highly qualified photographer. With much appreciation, Mary C

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.

Sabrina V.

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Jo Anne is wonderful! She's amazing to work with, and you get the quality you pay for. Her photos bring out a personality and a beauty in me that I've never seen before! I'd work with her again and I'm so glad I picked her to be my headshot photographer.

TOP PRO
  • 2 years in business
  • 138 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 2 hours

Jen H.

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I recently got engaged and wanted to have photographs taken that could be used for our Save the Date mailings. I am not the most comfortable person in front of a camera, as I tend to be overly critical of my appearance. However, working with Chey was wonderful and I can't say enough about the professionalism that she exhibits and how she was instantly able to make me feel comfortable and relaxed during the entire photo session. What I really appreciated about Chey was that she was very proactive and contacted me well in advance of the day that we had scheduled to shoot the photos and asked me to pick examples of the types of engagement photos and poses that I liked/wasn't a fan of, and also to think about the locations where I would like to have the photos taken. This gave me plenty of time to scout out the best locations in town, and review other engagement photos to see what I thought would work best for us. On the day of the photo session I was a little bummed because the weather wasn't as nice as I would have liked and slowly became more overcast with spotty rain showers. However, Chey really understands lighting and how to still get great results in not so great weather conditions. We went around town to four different locations, each with a different vibe and I feel like Chey captured each PERFECTLY! I had some pretty crazy ideas for poses that I saw online (e.g. a lot of jumping in the air) and Chey indulged me with those shots and I love her for that. I have to say though, some of my favorite photos were actually the ones that she was shooting when we didn't even realize that she was doing it! There are candid shots of my fiancé and I laughing and holding hands that I will treasure forever. I highly recommend Chey as a photographer!!

Thumbtack Customer

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I cannot even express my gratitude for Cheyanna ! Her work is absolutely stunning and blew my mind! I received a lot of quotes before making my decision to hire her but her website images and work is what made me decide for Cheyanna. The price is absolutely fair and she spent all day with us! I have used other photographers in the past but no one has ever been this responsive and understanding. Not only did the photos come way sooner than expected but she also let me know when which is something I appreciate even more. She also sent a sneak peak! I never had anyone do that before and this was even more appreciated. I had other photographers where I constantly had to ask about when my photos would come back and Cheyanna was the opposite! She truly impressed us with her work and communication throughout. Her product is first class and it was also great to spend the day with her as she made us feel comfortable throughout. Don’t even think about hiring someone else and save you the hassle !!!

Corey F.

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I don't know where to begin when describing how great Cheyanna is. I researched and spoke with at least a dozen different photographers when planning my surprise engagement photo session and Cheyanna was by far the most professional, talented, and friendly of all of them. She worked with me over several weeks to plan the perfect surprise engagement. She was always responsive whenever I called or texted and always helpful. The quality of her work is unparalleled and my fiancée and I are now ecstatic that our engagement was captured so beautifully. End your search for a photographer, hire Cheyanna.

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  • 31 years in business
  • 145 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 1 hours

Denise V.

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I hired Maria as a gift for my sister to take pictures at her retirement party. I immediately felt such a good vibe when we would chat on thumbtack about the venue. Maria was so easy to work with. She was professional, talented and took amazing pictures. She was able to capture breathtaking random shots and still photos which all came out beautiful. I would highly recommend hiring Maria. She is truly a pleasure to work with!! She needed no additional instructions. This was the first time I hired anyone over the Internet and the first time I used Thumtack. Both proved to be an excellent experience for me! Ps everyone raved on what an excellent idea hiring a photographer was for a gift. Worth considering if you are attending a party!

Patrick T.

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Maria was beyond a pleasure to work with! She is a seasoned photographer with years of professional experience as well as top of the line equipment and resources. Maria made me feel super comfortable and took her time to walk me through all aspects of the shoot explicitly which made the whole experience an amazing one. I have worked with many photographers for various reasons, and Maria is hands down one of my favorites. I would recommend her services to any and anyone looking to get professional photos taken for any occasion!

Jan N.

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Maria is an absolute gem of a photographer to work with. She is easy to work with, quick to respond and very accessible, and does beautiful photos! Loved working with her!

TOP PRO
  • 10 years in business
  • 104 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 55 min

Kristin K.

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Never had such authentic and beautiful photos taken of me as those taken by Steve. Ended up paying more to order additional photos, I loved them all so much and could not narrow down to just a few favorites. FYI I am 47 & terribly shy and awkward in front of a camera. Steve was extremely professional, patient and persistent and gave me great direction to get the shots. He has an intuitive instinct, high expectations for his work and the greatest integrity. So much so that at first, the pictures weren't "working" according to him, so he retreated and booked a studio where we got our amazing shots. Most photographers would not have spent the extra time, would have just ploughed through. Not Steve. Consider yourself lucky if you can book with Steve. My guess is he won't be available for thumbtack booking for long. THX Steven!! You are amazing!!!

Marie M.

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I met Steven this afternoon for a portrait photo shoot. What an amazingly wonderful photographer, artist and person. He genuinely loves what he does and is awesome at it. I consider myself a non-photogenic person who severely dislikes the camera on me, Steven helped ease my anxiety and fears and just made the experience fun, memorable and engaging. One can also tell he is passionate about his art, photography and bringing experiences to life. He even got on the floor to make shots, I mean, absolutely awesome. Would highly recommend using Steven for your portraits. I know for any future photography work, I will be using him again. Thanks again Steven! Thanks thumbtack for connecting me with an amazing photographer who provided exceptional service!

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
  • 204 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 1 hours

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.

Josephine T.

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Alex was a professional photographer with incredible expertise. He was very professional and took beautiful and stunning family pictures at our twins Baptism ceremony and reception. We will cherish these memories always and are very grateful to him. His photos captured the essence of our loving twins, our family and friends!

Shine D.

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Amazing photographer! We were quite in a rush to get a headshot and Alex made things happen when and where we needed it. He's professional, flexible and very accommodating. The photos we got are wonderful and worth every penny. Will definitely book him again should we need a pro in NY!

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  • 13 years in business
  • 123 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 9 min

Yvonne Y.

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Marc Solomon Was my Photographer for my wedding 5 months ago. I have to say me and my husband were very pleased with Marc. Not only us but 5 months later I am still getting compliments from my guest of how great he was... His personality and energy was perfect for the job. I had a large number of guest at my wedding, and I was surprised on how many photos he was able to take of all the guest. Me and my husband mentioned in the beginning we would like 85% photos of us and 15% of the guest. he hit it rite on the dot. All the photos were amazing. I am still choosing on my main portrait of us, they are all just so breath taking. When I look at the photos it brings me rite back to the day. I was very thankful on his flexibility as well, he stayed later then originally planned, and gave no hesitations to stay later when asked. I cant thank him enough.

Rakesh R.

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Marc Helped us with our twins first birthday party. A to hour event. Marc was easy going yet professional right from the before the event, on the day of as well as after. The quality of the pictures he took were great and will be cherished forever. Getting toddlers to be photo friendly is not an easy task but Marc tried many shots maximzing the chances of getting some really good takes. I look forward to working with him again for our next set of family portraits.

Malcolm D.

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Marc is one of the best, most professional photographers I had the pleasure of working with. A real class act.

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  • 7 years in business
  • 100 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 26 min

Samantha S.

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Emily was fantastic! We wanted unstaged shots to document our event and she did a great job! She was able to recognize when special moments were happening and artfully captured them as they unfolded. The photos had a wonderfully organic quality to them and her candid portraits of the guests were truly beautiful. She was professional and very sweet to boot. We highly recommend her!

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.

Summer P.

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Emily is an amazing photographer - her pictures developed beautifully. She captured candid and formal photos for our launch event -- lighting and quality of her photos were exceptional. I would definitely hire her again for events!

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

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.

Kevin E.

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This was my first ever experience on Thumbtack and I have to say it was awesome. I downloaded the app, plugged in my most egregious procrastination and got 5 proposal back within the hour. Tom was the consummate professional. Very friendly, convenient and skilled as a headshot photographer. We spent just enough time switching outfits, checking the lights and planning the shot. I would recommend Tom to anyone who is in need.

Brian B.

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Tom, is not only a great photographer, he is a wonderful person. I had never taken professional grade photos and Tom made it very easy for a novice. He is a consummate professional with a skilled photographer's touch. I would recommend him highly, 5 stars!!! Brian K. Briel

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  • 3 years in business
  • 72 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 4 min

Doris B.

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I found Mariachi on thumbtack, She answered my email when I was searching for a photographer to do a photo shoot around Central Park in New York for my daughters 21st birthday. I would have to say Mariachi was absoutely the best I've have ever seen at a job. She was very professional, kind and very intelligent when it came to the knowlegde of where to take the pictures through Central Park. Now as for the photos, Mariachi went well above and beyond her quote and the photos are just simply amazing! Thank you so much and I hope to see you in Dallas soon. Kind Regards Doris

Mercedes K.

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We hired Marijana to take photos of our wedding ceremony at the NYC City Hall. She was a true pleasure to work with - very patient throughout the entire (lengthy) process, and even willing to cross the Brooklyn Bridge for some post-wedding shots with the NY skyline. Marijana doesn't have years of professional training or experience, but she has a good eye and you can tell she's very passionate about her work and relationships with her clients. To me, that is really the difference between Marijana and other photographers!

Daniel R.

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When I was looking for a reasonable head shot photographer Marijana responded to me so quickly and I was so happy to made an appointment with her following morning. She gave me a few suggestions for a location for photo shooting and she knew some cool spots very well. Wonderful photographer and also wonderful person. She created very relaxed atmosphere and gave me so many photos to choose from. If you are looking for someone professional with a reasonable price, she won't disappoint you!

  • 8 years in business
  • 124 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 10 min

Scott S.

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I recently booked Bin Song to capture the moment I proposed to my girlfriend. I had heard this was a trend and wanted to find the right photographer. I found Bin Song’s website and saw she had experience shooting marriage proposals. She was extremely helpful. We discussed the location (Rockefeller Center) and what the best time to be there was for lighting, and what angle I should be in for the best background (I felt like an actor talking to the director on a movie set, it was so cool). She explained that in order to get the best natural shot, my girlfriend could not know she was there - so it was important for me to be in the right place at the right time for the perfect photos. After I proposed and she said “yes”, Bin Song came over to congratulate us and take some portrait photos as a new couple to compliment the proposal ones she had just taken. Her photos were beautiful, catching the total look of surprise and happiness on my fiancee’s face; and, with the ice rink and statue at Rockefeller Center in the background, it looked like something out of a magazine. Bin Song did everything I requested. Before and after photos of the proposal, along with a video of the proposal itself. I would definitely book her again… and have her shoot our wedding.

Maya M.

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Bin was very sweet and friendly. At first it took us time to find the right light and location, but once we did it went well. My only criticism is that Bin knew the shoot was for holiday card ( which means a family picture or at least the 3 kids together). Unfortunately there wasn't a big selection of family picture rather than a portrait of each child.

Alexis K.

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Bin is an outstanding photographer! I am still obsessed and in love with all of my photos! She is a pleasure to work with!

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  • 13 years in business
  • 87 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 16 min

Lynn S.

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Rob is a wonderful, professional and kind photographer. He took headshots of our staff in our office and everyone was delighted with the experience, how quickly and painless the sitting was. Highly recommended.

Danielle G.

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Rob is a wonderful photographer, he knew exactly what I want and is guidance was highly appreciated, I will recomande Rob any time

Alexis A.

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Professional photographer- would recommend to others!

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  • 71 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 9 min
  • New York, NY

Susan D.

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Tina and I had a 90-minute headshot session at the International Center of Photogrsphy in midtown Manhattan. I asked Tina to engage a makeup artist to prepare me for the shoot; while I think she did a good job, she could not stay for the shoot itself. The last two photographers with whom I have worked had theirs stay for the duration, and it was helpful to have the makeup rechecked and touched up - especially for a woman my age. I think Tina is a really good photographer - and an artist in her own right. But sometimes her focus on expression and composition means that she doesn’t always see the details of her subject. There were numerous shots that she selected for my review that I couldn't use because a stray lock of hair was falling into my eye. I am not the one looking through the lens, and I can't see what the photographer does. One word, and I could easily have fixed it. We also spent the majority of the session with me wearing the same blouse - even though we had selected 2 additional wardrobe changes. As a result, the number of usable photos in those two changes was somewhat limited. We did come up with a number of really good headshots; Tina retouched my favorites herself, and I am having two of them reproduced as I write this. I appreciated the energy and encouragement that Tina brought to her work, and I would recommend her work to my fellow actors.

Heather T.

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Tina is not just an excellent photographer, she is the whole package; in a city where finding the perfect intsection of talent, value, professionalism, and humanity, is rare at best, Tina proves all of the above exists theough her lense (pun intended). My sister, Mom, and I had a shoot with her and she put everyone at ease, listened to what we wanted, but also offered suggestions that were shockingly perfect. I can hardly wait to see the finished product and can’t recommend her enough. If you are lucky enough to have her as your photographer, get excited to meet an amazing and talented women.

Michiko I.

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We are SO happy about Tina's work for our cross national marriage. She is very professional and personal. She accommodated all of our requests. Tina is s great photographer who embrace multiculturalism!!!

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  • 18 years in business
  • 81 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 31 min

Tanveer S.

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I retained the services of Digital Merit Photography to photograph my Spring-2013 graduation day at the City College of New York. I knew that graduation memories are one of the most precious in life and one of the most to cherish year after year. Therefore, I decided to hire a professional photography company to do the shoot. I did not go wrong when I went with Digital Merit. Every shot they took came out perfect. In addition, the services were very affordable for me as a student, yet very professional in quality. With the state of the art cameras and powerful lenses, Digital Merit staff was able to capture the great moments of my award-taking ceremony on the stage from very far (guest seating was behind the student seating arrangement). The knowledgeable staff's instruction helped me to pose correctly for many perfect shots. Staff was very courteous, competent, and quite experienced. They took many more pictures that I thought I would be possible. I brought my wife and a friend and staff took several group pictures of us that are very nice. I'd highly recommend their services for graduation photography, and more. I am very impressed with both the original and the retouched photos!

Morshed A.

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It was real pleasure to get the images from this company. Hassan is a brilliant photographer and the photos that he took for us in our wedding ceremony came out so vivid and beautiful that I couldn't believe; truly the photos were beyond my expectation. This kind of sincere work and dedication is very rare these days; I honestly recommend this company and Hassan to anyone who are looking for some talented and brilliant photographers for any occasion.

Jackie B.

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Awesome job! Great photographer, had the photos back within a few days! He also has a great studio that was excellent to shoot in!

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  • 3 years in business
  • 72 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 18 min

Vinita H.

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Amazing! Kevin is a brilliant photographer, and is the perfect person to help you execute your vision. I had recently done a dance shoot with him, and he was able to capture the perfect image for my resume. He also has great turn around time, I got my photos with a day! Definitely would recommend him for all your events!

Hieu N.

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Great photographer. Made my experience really enjoyable and comfortable. Kevin does a great time communicating with me and directing his shots where I am confident and comfortable in front of a camera. The photos taken were amazing and I hope to have another session with Kevin again soon.

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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  • 4 years in business
  • 77 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 3 hours

Dana R.

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5 stars isn't enough to give Andrea- super attentive, detailed photographer with a great eye on detail and very artistic. Don't hestitate at all to hire her- we will definetely be using her for future events!!!

Shantar G.

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Anj was amazing. On time. Plenty of helpful hints and guidance to insure memorable photos. Price was amazing for last minute booking. I high recommend This photographer. We had a great time with her.

Cynthia L.

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It was a pleasure to have Angela as our Photographer! I'm beyond pleased with our engagement photos! We cannot wait for her to capture the moments of our wedding this weekend!!

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  • 56 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 26 min
  • New York, NY

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!

Daniel K.

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Alex could not have been a better photographer for our engagement. He was on-time, polite, responsive, and most importantly, got amazing shots of the proposal. He was able to give us edited photos by the end of the day. I know I will be using him for future events.

Alfonso A.

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Alex is a professional photographer. Not only took very good photos, also was punctual, efficient the whole process and accommodated my last minute needs. Good job Alex.

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  • 9 years in business
  • 55 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 25 min

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!

Langston P.

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I was highly amazed by Hans' professionalism and thorough understanding of the world of photography. The photoshoot took place in his spacious living room where he assembled the setup to professional industry-standard in less than 15mins. He really has great direction to bring the out the very best in his clients and for these reasons, I have found myself a new photographer in New York City!!!

Corey R.

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He was quick in the photo shoot and uploading the edited pictures. He also responded very quickly and was able to get me in ASAP. This was really helpful because I needed the photos for a work deadline. He was personable and easy to work with. I would use him again the next time I want to hire a photographer. The pictures came out well.

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  • 5 years in business
  • 58 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 2 hours

Carol G.

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I posted a request for a photographer a little over 24 hours before we needed to hire someone. Jenna was the first person to respond and I looked at her work, read the reviews, and called her on the phone to discuss the job. She was so warm and seemed to be genuinely excited to get the job. I hired her to put her in touch with my son to coordinate the job. Jenna was on time for the job and she is very professional yet you know that she loves what she does and strives to provide an excellent product to the client. She has a calm demeanor and is very accommodating. She told us that the pictures would be ready today and they arrived in the early afternoon. The pictures are amazing. Jenna really captured the proposal and got fantastic pictures of my son, his fiancé, and our families. We highly recommend Jenna and you will have no worries if you hire her. She is reliable, professional, warm, efficient, and she is a wonderful photographer who takes her job very personally. We feel so lucky to have found her.

Joseph C.

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I hired Jenna for my fiance's shower and our wedding. Over that course of time I can tell you one thing for sure - Jenna is as amazing a person as she is a photographer, I would highly recommend her for any type of event. Not only does she have the education and skill set of a high quality photographer, she also brings a passionate, caring and fun personality, which we loved so much. She was VERY responsive and altered many of her plans to accommodate our event. We had ideas in mind, but after speaking with her, we trusted she would lead us in the right direction and she sure did. That was invaluable because it allowed us to not stress and put more time towards other wedding duties. I can not say enough about her quality of work but also just how great a person she was.

Joanne R.

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Jenna did an excellent job capturing our NY wedding in April! She came early and took pictures of our venue and ceremony and receptions. She had a good mix of candids and portraits pictures. She was very flexible and listened to all of our requests. We received around 300 photos within 2 weeks after the event and couldn't be happier! We would highly recommend Jenna for future weddings or other events.

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  • 6 years in business
  • 61 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 7 min

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.

Courtney Y.

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Chris is a talented new photographer who is generous with his time and flexible in his approach. I believe photgraphing my family was his first experience working with small children. He juggled their energy with ease and enjoyed the chaos of working to capture the essence of our busy family. We got great shots out of the session.

Lauren D.

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I loved working with Chris! He really takes the time to understand what I would like to express and capture in a shot. He's an awesome photographer but incredibly personable as well. My personality came out in almost every picture he took.

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  • 3 years in business
  • 59 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 6 min

Catherine C.

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Shanta brought professionalism, perfectionism, and the attitude to bring my fiance and I to open up and be so candid. My fiance and I have been together for 7 years. Other than an arm around the shoulder we never really posed, but after a few minutes with Shanta we had several beautiful, natural looking pictures. Shanta was able to get us out of our comfort zone within 5 minutes. She was so fun and at ease; our photos came out so beautiful. My wife-to-be looks so beautiful in every shot. Highly recommend.

Amoya D.

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So I did my 16th birthday photoshoot with Shanta. & of course there were other photographers available to me, but something about her really grabbed my attention & I can tell you that it was a wonderful experience. She was very patient & upbeat, she made sure that I was comfortable & not only posing for a picture. I can tell that she really puts her heart in her work & not to mention the final result, they were gorgeous. Thank you so much for an unforgettable experience!

Christopher R.

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Our experience with Shanta was fantastic. She was a wonderful photographer and very helpful. She responded very quickly and made the day go very smoothly. I would highly recommend her services!

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  • 2 years in business
  • 47 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 7 hours

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!

Noreen R.

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We partnered for a shoot at Central Park and connected immediately. She's full of ideas, willing to collaborate, and super chill to shoot with. As a blogger, it's important to find photographers who you vibe with to capture the shots. She's definitely one of the best I've ever partnered with--super quick to provide the images back to you and someone I wouldn't hesitate to partner with again.

Jamila H.

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The head photographer at Philmont Photography gets an A for patience! I'm not the most photogenic person in the world and I was really nervous to take pictures. But the photographer was so down to earth that she made me comfortable the whole time! When she let me review the pictures I was surprised! I had no idea I could look so great!

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  • 1 year in business
  • 56 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 2 hours

Tom S.

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Providing clear expectations as well as offering a variety of shooting locations based on my specific needs. Arrived on time, had a great attitude, and works with my special requests during shooting. The final product was delivered within 24 hours which exceeded my expectations. I highly recommend this photographer over the other options I considered on Thumbtack.

Maryia N.

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Alena was FANTASTIC! She was so cool and easy to work with! She helped to come up with some great looking unique photos of me. The pictures were fun to take and very high quality. She was very understanding and always had a smile on her face as this was my first photoshoot. I am so thankful I chose to work with Alena. She really is talented.

Diana N.

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loved my photographer. photos came out amazing!!!

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  • 15 years in business
  • 69 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 3 hours

Debra B.

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Vlad was our photographer. He arrived early to set up. He accommodated our needs and various configurations to document our mother's 80th birthday celebration. He worked to arrange us in ways everyone was featured and the format was balanced. Overall I was satisfied with the service. A number of the photos seemed to be over exposed - bright. And others seemed out of focus or soft. Our setting, a restaurant/banquet area was limited in how we could arrange our large party - which I think Vlad did pretty well with. Overall we were satisfied.

Agnes G.

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Im really glad we trusted our memories with their team the results are AMAZING! Every moment was captured! Their price is reasonable and you will get beyond what you paid for. We had Vlad as our photographer and he is very professional. A prompt replier. A punctual vendor. Everybody was commending his non intrusive shots. All details well captured! Im so glad we pick Garden State Studios! Forever we will bring your photos for life. More power and we hope that you'll have more bookings in the future.

Deborah B.

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Vlad was the photographer for my Wedding on July 16, 2016. He was very professional and prompt and had excellent customer service from start to finish. The pictures taken by him all came out amazing. He has an eye for detail. I would highly recommend him for your photography needs.

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  • 2 years in business
  • 46 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 3 min

Ley T.

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Ambe is an awesome photographer that makes you feel so comfortable and at ease in front of the camera. She's great at making sure you get exactly the type of images you want from your session. I've definitely received an increase in audition requests since getting new shots from her. Can't recommend having Ambe as your photographer enough!!

Chelsea R.

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Ambe was my photographer for a 'boudoir' shoot. I had never done one before, but Ambe was very professional and fun, made me feel very comfortable. And she got some amazing shots, I was very happy with the whole experience.

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  • 17 years in business
  • 38 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 33 min

Bruna G.

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Sharon was amazing with us! I hired her for my daughter portfolio Photos, and from the get go, she was so attentive at every detail, prior to the shoot, during and even afterwards! She gave us great advice about the agencies and managers, made my daughter and. Useless so comfortable about the entire experience. We drive from PA to shoot with her, and it was so worth it! She went above and beyond my very high expectations of that day! And the shots were amazing! She is a phenomenal photographer and I highly recommend her. We can't wait to work with her again! Bruna Gates

Tamara W.

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Sharon Daniels is by far one of the best photographers and re-touchers in the business. Being that she has modeled for many years; she understands what works, how to capture the best photos while creating the mood for the model/talent to feel welcomed and comfortable. I have been in the business over 15 years and I absolutely love love love working with Sharon Daniels!

Josephine P.

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Sharon is a very talented professional photographer. I've had the pleasure working with her on various photo shoots. Sharon has great energy and cares about her clients but most importantly she has the natural ability to create impeccable images. I highly recommend her.

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  • 4 years in business
  • 26 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 25 min

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!

Shannon M.

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Alison Kelly recently shot a wellness expo, and she truly impressed me! The gallery of pictures she took, truly told the story of this incredible event! She was friendly, enthusiastic, and very professional. I highly recommend her if you have an event that you want documented thoroughly and creatively!

Dev M.

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Alison is a great photographer she is very professional. She was on time and works with you to get the best pictures. I definitely recommend her.

  • 6 years in business
  • 44 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 4 min

Fenney K.

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My husband and I hired Deva to be our wedding photographer. We couldn’t be happier with how our wedding photos came out. They were gorgeous! She made us look great! My first impression of Deva is friendly, warm, and dependable. Prior to our wedding, Deva spent time visualizing our special day by surveying the place of ceremony, reception venue, plus helping us find charming spots for our wedding portraits. And on the wedding day, in spite of the heat and humidity Deva worked really hard for us. Our guests commented how professional and dedicated Deva was. Deva also shot our beautiful engagement portraits. She went above and beyond to make sure we had a wide variety of poses/backdrops to choose from and that the lighting for each shot was perfect. We had a lot of fun during our engagement photo shoot! All we can say is we loved working with Deva and we love her work!

Sam O.

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Deva brings her skills and diligence to every thing she does. She is patient and kind, a joy to work with. She listens to your ideas and gave them a try. Her approach to the photo session is like " it's all digital so we can shoot as many as we need to get the right picture". When you are having photo session, you never feel rushed but she also does it in a very efficient manner. She comes up with better ideas using your wishes as a guide. I would recommend her to anyone who likes to have an exceptional photo session experience.

Jaime G.

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Deva was the best photographer I have ever worked with! We are from MI and came here to NY to have our wedding in Central Park. Deva was amazing!! So patient and so professional. I couldn't of ask for anything better. Deva you made this day so perfect for me. Also my husband and family. You knew I was under somewhat of stress from the wedding day, to being out of state, and just dealing with family.. You knew how to keep my smiling! Thank you so much for making this day so perfect and special.

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  • 27 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 3 min
  • Chappaqua, NY

Michael P.

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Adam suggested and picked out a spot to meet with us, and it was an amazing choice. Before we arrived at the shoot he already had the flow planned for us with regards to spots and timing. Adam was educational as well and we learned a lot from him before we started. There is an aura of professionalism with his service, and he was always quick and responsive via email and eventually text leading to the session. He was also receptive to some of our ideas and was willing to be flexible and meet our needs / experiment a bit while taking photos. The prints we've seen so far are incredibly high quality and I have already / will continue to recommend Adam to others.

Jillian K.

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Adam is an amazing photographer! Not only did he take excellent shots, but he was able to give us beautiful, edited images in a short amount of time. He met me at the location of my choice on time and made sure to catch as many images as possible. He was flexible with timing and made sure to get an idea of what kind of images I wanted. He offers you direction during your shoot that will help you achieve the photos you want.

Sammi A.

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Adam was just amazing! He was very professional and really helpful. Our pictures came out to be very beautiful. He is a very talented photographer! I highly recommend him. Thank you Adam for capturing our love in photos.

  • 12 years in business
  • 94 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 2 min

Melissa R.

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I have worked with several photographers in the past but have decided to keep going back to Justin. I have done two photoshoots with Justin and was very pleased with the way both sets of pictures came out. He definitely has a good eye for photography - he sees the big picture but also pays attention to the details. He is also a great guy and easy to work with....flexible and responds quickly. I look forward to working with him again.

Thomas E.

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Justin Shockley is a professional with the eye of a true artist. His photographs have uncanny depth and beauty and I would unreservedly recommend him for any project or event that requires an excellent photographer.

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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  • 5 years in business
  • 20 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 14 min

Krishna S.

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Elvin knows all about Sony Cameras. He is patient, courteous , professional and passionate. I learnt a lot about a6500, lenses, portraiture, macro and manual exposure. He suggested what kind of lenses and accessories to buy. Overall, it was valuable 3 hours and I recommend Elvin wholeheartedly!

Joseph Y.

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Elvin was great. Punctual, professional and very attentive to the crowd. Throughout the party he airdropped photos to individuals phones which I thought was a very nice touch. I would highly recommend using him to photograph your event. Thanks Elvin.

Angie T.

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Havent gotten my photos but he's professional and fast ! Hope you wear black on the big day lol

  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 0 min
  • Ridgefield, NJ

Angelina K.

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We absolutely loved our entire experience with Natalia. She responded very quickly, and stayed in touch after we confirmed the booking, sending us suggestions for the locations, and inquiring about our ideas and themes for the shoot. Her communications before the meeting show her genuine interest in ensuring her clients get what they want and need out of the shoot. It was very easy to spend an hour with Natalia, while taking pictures. There were no awkward moments, and the setting for the photos happened very naturally. Natalia is also really great at giving you a quick sneak peek at the photos during the session, that way if you see that you loved the composition, but hate your face or pose in it, you can quickly re-do it. No later than 12hrs after the shoot, Natalia responded with 120 proofs, of which we could choose 40 to be retouched, and available for download. She returned the final, downloadable photos 3 days after we finalized our selection, which is super fast for photographers. Because Natalia lets you peek at the photos during the shoot and select your favorites out of the preselected 120, you end up with 40 photos that you absolutely love, and you can use all of them (no blinking or hair in your mouth). Overall, we highly recommend Natalia for her professionalism and great photo quality, and hope to have a chance to work with her again!

Jillian K.

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My experience with Natalia Wajda Photography was enjoyable and unique. It was wonderful to work with a professional who values you and your desires! She listened to my ideas while still incorporating her own artistic vision. I had one shoot in particular with Natalia Wajda and one of my friends that was the most fun I've ever had while having pictures taken. It was so relaxed and simply FUN! We found ourselves really comfortable with Ms. Wajda as our photographer. As a result, the photos turned out great! I can't wait to have more inspiring and fun shoots with Natalia Wajda Photography!!!

Lilian Z.

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I am so glad I found Natalia. As a family we have worked with many photographers in the past, but Natalia is special in many ways: she is good at capturing the special bond among the family, she also takes extra time to scout the venue before the session, she is also so responsive. We are super impressed with the photos and would love to hire her in the future to document our family's growth. I recommend anyone who is looking for naturally beautiful pictures to consider Natalia.

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  • 6 years in business
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 28 min

Lizabeth A.

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Laura was amazing! She took the time to get every shot just right. While other photographers might keep shooting and rush a bit, Laura slowed everthing down until the shot was perfect; lighting, position, vibe, etc. I felt in excellent hands with Laura. I really relaxed, which is key in regard to getting good shots that look like me. She made me feel that her goal was to make me comfortable in order to get the best shots possible! She is a sweetheart. She’s been great at doing light retouching. Nothing drastic. My agents are thrilled, and so am I. I will definitely go back to Laura!!!

Don S.

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Laura was laser focused on finding the perfect shots, regardless of the time. I'm no photography expert, but she seemed to have all the equipment/accessories needed to get the right angle, the right lighting and the right expression. Very easy to work with and highly, highly recommended.

Matthew D.

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Laura was perfect! Fun, easy to work with, great photographer and knowledgable! Defenitely recommend!

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  • 2 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 35 min

Sam R.

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Do you want to read about a phenomenal photographer? Then let me tell you about Lauren von Eckartsberg Photography. From the start, Lauren made herself available and walked through my surprise engagement photos plan with me. I was admittedly somewhat neurotic when it came to timing, back story to get my fiancée, Christy, to the right spot, and finding backup locations as I wanted to propose outside. Lauren never once complained about my barrage of questions and requests for her opinion. Not only that, she suggested a perfect backup location in case of rain. Certain people have an uncanny sense of what it takes for the best possible finished product, and Lauren is one of those people. On the day of the proposal, Lauren was at the spot far before I got there in order to set up and find the best locations to shoot. Not only that, Lauren was so well disguised that when I first saw her I wasn't sure it was her. I imagined it might be another tourist as she had the wherewithal to take some photos of the other people who were at the location in Central Park. Lauren also helped to clear the people from the area so I could have an intimate moment in one of the world's most visited parks as she kindly asked people to clear the area for a few minutes before Christy and I arrived. It worked like a charm! Now we come to the picture quality. It blew me away! Lauren's photos PERFECTLY captured the wide range of emotion of the moment. From Christy's surprise when she turned to see me on one knee to the pure joy that we both shared as it started to sink in. My big surprise of the day was to have my Christy's family watch from across Wagner Cove (the proposal location in Central Park) and then come surprise her afterwards. Lauren gladly took Christy's mom's contact information and helped them find the location and to locate the perfect spot to witness the event. Lauren also took amazing pictures of the family surprising Christy. The happiness experienced by all is undeniable in Lauren's photos and we'll be able to look back at them and cherish the moment for the rest of our lives. After reviewing the photos we decided looking at other photographers for the wedding was a complete waste of time, and asked Lauren if she would be our wedding photographer. She graciously accepted and we can't wait to work with her again! Take it from a man with strong opinions, Lauren von Eckartsberg is a diamond in the rough when it comes to photographers for hire. If you want someone who goes the extra mile and delivers an unbelievable product, just stop what you're doing and contact Lauren. I guarantee you won't regret it!

Robert E.

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I hired Lauren to capture the surprise proposal to my (then) girlfriend Rachel on Ellis Island. I cannot have been more happy and satisfied with her services. She went above and beyond the job description and her responsibilities. She showed a personal interest in making this event memorable. The weeks leading up to the event, Lauren was in constant communication with me, helping me choose the perfect location and plan every detail of the day. She did my homework for me— finding all of the information about Ellis Island to help make my dream proposal a reality. On the day of the event my fiancé and I took a ferry in from New Jersey while Lauren took in a ferry from battery park. She scoped out the surrounding area of Ellis Island to find the perfect place for me to ask the girl who I love to marry me. We stayed connected via the findmyfriends app and text message. After indicating the prime location with a dropped pin, I guided Rachel exactly where Lauren had directed. The proposal was absolutely magical and Lauren captured every moment. After the shock wore off Lauren approached us and enthusiastically congratulated us with a very special hand written card. We proceeded to take an engagement photo shoot in various parts of Ellis Island, lead by Lauren's direction. Approximately 2 days after the proposal, we received 34 stunning edited photos from that special day (even though we only agreed to 30). We cannot stop looking through the album and reliving that moment. The emotion that Lauren was able to capture was priceless and everyone we share the pictures with agreed. We liked the pictures so much that we offered to purchase additional photos from Lauren. I whole heartedly recommend Lauren if you want a photographer who is detail oriented, passionate about their work and a true professional. My only complaint is Thumbtack won't allow me to leave 6 stars.

Neama A.

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I absolutely loved working with Lauren. Not only is her work amazing, she is an amazing person. Finding the right photographer you can rely on to capture the essence of a moment can be stressful. But after just a few moments with Lauren, I knew I was in good hands. I loved the way she interacted with me and made feel comfortable through out the whole photo session. She captures emotion at its purest and most candid moments. Do yourself a favor and book Lauren for any life event, she is the best of the best.

  • 17 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 4 min

David S.

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I have recently been at 3 events where Matt was the videographer/photographer. The results were impressive. He captured the experience perfectly and I am still showing his product to people months after to bring back the memories. David

David Matthew G.

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Matt is an excellent photographer and I was very happy with his service and it was very competitively priced. All in all, a very pleasant experience! David Matthew Glynn: Shankill Counselling

Sd C.

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Very professional. Took fabulous photos of my daughter for headshots and portraits. Would highly recommended Matt for any photography needs!

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