Stephen Olker Photography
Current Top Pro
Hired 117 times
5 years in business
Apple Pay, Cash, Check, Credit card, Paypal, Square cash app, Venmo, Zelle
Currently a Top Pro
Top Pros are among the highest-rated, most popular professionals on Thumbtack.
Jan - Jun
Jul - Dec
Wedding with Light Painting
Photos and Videos
He is really so much fun to work with...my maternity photos came out great...we love them. I will definitely be hiring him again... Thank you StephenMar 22, 2020Verified
Stephen took my request on short notice. I was in the area on business but had a day and needed a photo shoot. He responded quickly, picked me up at my hotel, and took me to a couple of sites that fit my personality. His equipment is great and his skills are fantastic.Jan 9, 2018
Stephen was great. His previous work attracted us to go with him and it was worth it! New to an app like this can be hard, but his skills are from new. Will be calling him for our next family photo shoot.Dec 11, 2017Verified
Wedding and Event Photography
Stephen was great to work with! He communicated throughout the hiring process and delivered good quality photos, quickly.Nov 13, 2019Verified
Stephen was kind, easy going, and made me feel very comfortable. I will definitely be using him in the future for my professional photography needs.Dec 7, 2019Verified
- What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?As of November 2019, my current minimum for any project is $200, though I have some flexibility depending on date, day of the week, my demand, and the final deliverables needed. Quotes on thumbtack are updated regularly, but it really depends on the details of the project.
- What is your typical process for working with a new customer?Again, this seems to vary a little, but in general the process is as follows: - Discuss project via email / text / phone. - Agree on date / time / price. - If the project is an event, I send a short survey to be completed. - I send a photo agreement via email which outlines the terms and payment schedule. In most cases, I take an initial payment to reserve the time, the balance and applicable tax is due the day of the shoot. - I create a calendar event with location and invite the customer via email. - Check in the week of appointment to confirm. - Customer can bring a shot list / examples of desired look to the shoot. - After the session, the images are delivered digitally via Dropbox, between 2 and 28 days depending on the type of project. -Prints are always custom and take about 3-4 weeks.
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?I have my remote pilot certification for small unmanned aircraft systems (which is required by the FAA to operate drones for commercial purposes).