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from 21 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 23 hires on Thumbtack
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.

Jodi Smith Photography
from 8 reviews
  • 31 years in business
Carol M.
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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!

Sara Elizabeth Photography
from 6 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Jenna R.
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My fiancée and I were traveling to the Finger Lakes and I was in search of a photographer to take some engagement pictures for us. I looked some on Facebook and emailed a few people and then came across the thumbtack website. At first I was hesitant if I was going to get legit photographers quoting me but I was so pleasantly surprised when Sara first reached out to me. I immediately knew she was who I wanted to work with. She was so so helpful from the beginning, she was so responsive to any messages I sent and asked so many questions on what we were exactly looking for and where we wanted to take the pictures. Since we were traveling from out of state we were not as familiar with the area but she had our entire session planned to the minute and had even called places ahead of time to make sure we could take photos on their property. Our session with Sara could not have gone more smooth with her being so easy going and her directing us exactly how to pose and where to stand. I would recommend Sara a thousand times over!!! I am sad she is in a different area than us or I would for sure use her again!! We are just now receiving our pictures from her after only two weeks and I could not be more happy with how they turned out. You cannot go wrong with Sara Elizabeth Photography in my opinion!

Photography with TLC
from 4 reviews
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Jill D.
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I hired Toni to photograph my daughter a couple times. One time was for a holiday session and I was very pleased with outcome. The other time was for a dance photo shoot and was extremely pleased with process. Smooth, effective and timely. Toni went above and beyond to make it a great experience for both my daughter and myself. I would absolutely hire her again.

Josh Phillips Images
from 2 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Christy P.
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Josh listens to what you want and delivers beautiful pictures! The session he photographed was about 30 minutes and he was able to capture the perfect poses in that time. I would highly recommend Josh to take your photos!


I usually take sports and action photos (boxing), but I love taking portraits. We own a boxing gym in Gouverneur and I take all the photos from the fights.


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.


Eleven years of experience, professional training and education, added with a cutting-edge attitude towards what brides want today has given me the ability to provide top of the line work and products to my clients. I come to each wedding with a entourage of equipment, planning, skill and excitement. No guinea pig brides here! They love what they get and trust the process.


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

  • 47 years in business

I have been doing weddings, location photos, and have been a PR-type professional photographer since 1971. I do all types of events, aerial, digital compositions, commercial, and classes in digital photography.

  • 7 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack


I offer photography services at an affordable price. My photos are creative, artistic, and some are traditional as well. I like to capture the small things that may often be overlooked. I am open to any suggestions you may have. Contact me today to discuss your specific needs.


I am a portrait, wedding and fine art photographer and digital artist. I provide exceptional out-of-the-box photography services. I offer special rates for military families. I am now booking senior class pictures and weddings. (Dates are filling up fast.) I am one of 400 photographers nationwide chosen to participate in Portraits of Love and also Operation Photo Rescue.

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