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Hired 13 times
13 years in business
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9:00 a.m. to midnight
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It has been my great good fortune and pleasure to work with Randy Cummings as Official Photographer of Tri-Cities Opera for the past few years. In that time he has captured beautifully all of our main stage operas and second stage events as well as many fundraising projects, most notably our MUTT-ropolitan Opera Dog Calendars of 2012 and 2014. Many of the dog owners commented to me that they've never had better photos of their pets nor did they ever believe it possible that their pets could sit still for our sessions they way they did. All credit is due Randy for that, as four-legged and human subjects alike respond to his calming and unobtrusive presence during any session or event. Good-natured, kind and a real delight to work with, I would recommend Randy for any of your special events or portrait sittings. He is first-class in every way. I would gladly speak personally for Randy if contacted.Jun 26, 2014
Randy shot our wedding and he was awesome at capturing "in the moment" shots! He had our pictures ready super fast too, which is great becasue you're always anxious to see them! :) He was a pleasure to work with and I definetly recommend him for any of your photography needs!Sep 20, 2016Verified
Randy at Bunn Hill photography was AMAZING. He communicated well with us throughout the whole process leading up to the big day. He even asked about little details beforehand so he could be best prepared. On our wedding day he came to the salon to take pictures. Then, photographed our wedding at the venue. We could rave about him for days! His photos are high quality and natural. The best part was, we were able to enjoy our wedding day with all the people we love, rather than spending the majority of our day taking pictures. The authenticity with which Randy can capture a moment is a skill seldom found in any photographer!Oct 18, 2016Verified
I had put off getting new headshots for various reasons. The main reason being, I didn't know where to start. I also assumed it would be a long process. How do I find the right photographer and how long before I would be holding one or more finished 8x10's in my hand? I then found myself facing a deadline to produce a current headshot of myself in less than 2 weeks. This, of course, only added to my stress about putting this endeavor off for so long. And so my quest began. What better place to start than online. Actually, is there even any other way anymore? Well, I stumbled across Thumbtack shortly after beginning my search, and within mere hours I received an email response from Randy! Right away I was impressed by him! His professionalism was apparent in his extremely prompt initial response, and in our continued exchanges. I was provided a link to his website and was able to view galleries of his work. It was impressive to see the range of events he photographs, everything from formal once-in-a-lifetime wedding events, to personal one-on-one headshot sessions such as I required. After seeing the beautiful images he captured, and reading the glowing client reviews, I had every confidence that I had found my photographer! Randy was extremely accommodating and flexible, which meant we were able to set up an appointment just a few days later! Randy made me feel comfortable and relaxed right away. It was so helpful that he spends time conversing and getting to know his clients, instead of just jumping into a photo session the minute you enter his studio. I appreciated him understanding how to help people relax and feel more natural during the actual session, so that he can capture those images of your best, natural self! As far as the photos themselves, I told Randy I would be pleased to have just 2 or 3 shots I was happy with. I wasn't expecting to have so many images to choose from that it actually made it difficult to select what headshot to use for my immediate need! It was a great problem to have! I would definitely recommend Randy to anyone needing a professional, collaborative, accommodating, friendly, talented photographer! Thank you, Randy, for an amazing photo session and so many headshots that I love!Oct 29, 2014Verified
Our appt had been lost at another photo place. I looked up Randy and called him at 5pm on a Friday. He said "come on over"! He sure did make our day!!!!! His prices were reasonable and his pictures were fantastic!Nov 20, 2015
- How did you get started doing this type of work?I have had a camera of some sort since I was a youngster, and my favorite subject was always people. I lived and worked overseas for over 20 years as a social anthropologist so I had lots of opportunities to photograph a wide range of people in very different surroundings, though more as a hobby than a vocation. Back in the US, I was able to devote more time to photography, and when I got my first digital SLR camera, I knew that I wanted to become a professional photographer. My training and experience naturally led me to concentrate on photographing people: weddings, portraits, head shots, and special events. It is what I was destined to do.
- What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?Ask for references and examples of their previous work. Everyone has a camera these days, and many people think they are a photographer. Don't entrust your wedding, birthday, or reunion photography to someone who hasn't the skills and experience to capture the event competently and professionally. These are once-in-a-lifetime events. You don't want a botched job.
- What questions should customers think through before talking to professionals about their project?I work hard to master my craft. I try to photograph people as much as I can. I volunteer my services at several organizations in order to have the opportunity to photograph people in different settings and under different conditions. I will also go to public events like fairs, rodeos, parades, and farmers markets to photograph people. At other times I will just walk around the city streets photographing people. This constant photographing of people is something I love to do, but it also allows me to practice and improve my photographic skills and ultimately become a better photographer.