Bruce Crippen Photography LLC
Bruce Crippen Photography LLC

Bruce Crippen Photography LLC

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Introduction: As a CINCINNATI-BASED career newspaper photographer (The Cincinnati and Kentucky Post), it was my job to create quality visuals day in and day out. Newspaper photographers have to be able to shoot anything, and I can. I won my share of awards. I have been freelancing full time since 2007, and as a sideline have taught several photography and lighting classes at the University of Cincinnati, Northern Kentucky University and Antonelli College. I schedule quickly and if needed, can provide digital files on the spot. Please be aware I HAVE NO STUDIO. I shoot outdoors, in your home, at your office, or any other place we have space to work. I especially like shooting environmental portraits, and I have portable studio equipment complete with lights and background. If you want the studio look, you won't know if the shot is taken in a dedicated photo studio or in another location when I use my portable set up.
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Current Top Pro

Hired 46 times

1 similar job done near you

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1 employee

15 years in business

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This pro indicated that they reviewed CDC safety guidelines for COVID-19 and pledged to do the following:

Maintain 6 feet of distance from customers

Wear masks during the job

Wear gloves during the job

Disinfect surfaces touched during the job

Featured Projects

162 photos

  • Families

    Portrait Photography

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Customers rated this pro highly for professionalism, work quality, and responsiveness.

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Ema R.
1 month ago
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Hired on Thumbtack

Bruce was very professional and helpful. We were late for the appointment and he still managed to give us the time and capture beautiful family photos. He was patient with us and our toddler. I would highly recommend him.

Details: Family or children's portrait • Traditional / classic (looking directly at the camera) • Candid (captured in the moment) • Natural / environmental (photographed in an outdoor setting) • Outdoors • Digital or online download • Flash drive • My home, venue, etc. • At the pro’s location

Portrait Photography
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Carmelle w.
Nov 29, 2021
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Hired on Thumbtack

Bruce went above and beyond for photos for my partner and I. He made sure to stay on the job until we felt like we had the perfect shot! We took photos at several locations at Eden Park, and they turned out better than I could have expected. Bruce also specializes in pet photography, and got some great shots of our 4month puppy!

Details: Family or children's portrait • Candid (captured in the moment) • Natural / environmental (photographed in an outdoor setting) • Traditional / classic (looking directly at the camera) • Outdoors • Digital or online download • My home, venue, etc. • At the pro’s location

Portrait Photography
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Jami R.
Oct 11, 2021
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Hired on Thumbtack

We had a great experience with Bruce. He did great photographing my two young kids. I like that he would show me a preview of the pics. He was above my expectations- we went to more than one location and he spent extra time with us then he needed to. On top of that he sent me the pictures that evening.

Details: Family or children's portrait • Natural / environmental (photographed in an outdoor setting) • Outdoors • Digital or online download • At the pro’s location • My home, venue, etc.

Portrait Photography
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Megan B.
Apr 28, 2021
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Hired on Thumbtack

I stage Airbnb’s throughout the country. Recently decided to venture out and book a pro photographer. I had 5 apartments that needed photography. Bruce did above and beyond. He asked me the right questions and took enough time to get it right. Even when I needed him last minute he was available and punctual. Very kind and easy to work with. I would use his services again in the future.

Details: Interior architecture photos • 2 - 5 properties • Residential • Less than 1000 sq ft • Digital or online download • Flash drive

Real Estate and Architectural Photography
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Shelly M.
Feb 14, 2021
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Hired on Thumbtack

Bruce was very quick in responding and patiently listen to make sure he understood my requirements. I was not aware of technical details involved in 360 degree photography he took time to explain it to me. And gave his frank opinion about why he won’t be able to do this for me.

Details: Real estate sale photos • 1 property • Residential • 3000 - 4000 sq ft • Digital or online download

Real Estate and Architectural Photography
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FAQs

  • What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?

    My corporate hourly rate is $125./hour plus expenses. Thumbtack users often receive a discounted rate. Out of the Cincinnati area, travel expenses might be imposed, but clients will always know up-front what the extra charges will be. Clients are always free to back out if costs exceed their budget. We can also negotiate until we find a middle ground acceptable to both parties.

  • What is your typical process for working with a new customer?

    For every job, I want to know the needs and desires of every new and existing client. It helps me prepare for the shoot and have the equipment I need to satisfy my customer. I absolutely guarantee my work.

  • What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

    My bachelor's degree is in journalism with an area of specialization in photography. I attended Bowling Green (OH) State University. Some graduate work was done at Ohio University. I shoot stills, video, and extensively use off-camera lighting. Periodically, I attend ongoing education seminars for professional photographers. I have taught photography, photojournalism and studio & location lighting at Northern Kentucky University, Antonelli College and the University of Cincinnati. As well, I am a member of the National Press Photographers Association and the American Society of Media Photographers.

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