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Melissa Batman Photography
5.0
from 45 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 70 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Ellen B.
Verified review

This talented and gracious lady and her son are about to get very, very busy; that is, if they are both not already so. In today's world, it seems so very rare to find gems like these people whose talent, service, and professionalism is so profound that it is literally impossible not to stand up and take notice. In the world of photography, there are those that own an expensive camera and some nice equipment who take pictures for money, and then there are experienced, talented, professional photographers. Digital camera technology has become so advanced and so affordable that just about anyone can buy a fancy looking camera kit at the local discount store or online and start advertising "professional photography services" to anyone who will search for and read their post. Many think it is simple, and that they can provide such services for half price or less than true professionals must charge; the reality is that those folks are seriously and sadly mistaken. While state of the art equipment is most certainly helpful in capturing excellent images, it is not the camera and lens that capture the "moments"; only talented, experienced, professional photographers can do that. The equipment does only what the operator instructs it to do; no more, no less. It's the individual's personal traits, talent, and collective experience that qualify them to do this job well; that is what it takes to produce "Oh my gosh!" photographs that captivate the onlooker. These things are neither easily nor as readily accessible as the hardware has become. In fact, they are extremely rare and quite difficult to find, even at overpriced levels. It takes someone with a keen eye, a total devotion to their craft, and years of trial and error, to hone the skills necessary to truly capture not just images, but "moments" filled with human emotion, human reaction, the essence of true love, the substance of that thing we call "life". Those traits combined with a nimble finger and quick shutter release will produce nothing less than what we perceive as pure magic; and Melissa Batman from Melissa Batman Photography is such a person. Melissa was not the most expensive professional photographer we interviewed and she certainly was not the least expensive. But rest assured that she is absolutely a true professional in every sense of the word; she has extensive experience capturing things most others simply are unable to see. Her expertise with local venues, proper lighting, correct exposure, stunning backgrounds, delicate poses, and an absolute knack for perfect timing are what you are going to receive if you choose to hire her as your wedding photographer. Simply put, Melissa's services are the best value I have ever found in the world of contract photography; she will capture memories and moments that you and your family will treasure for a lifetime. She is the photographer that, after you view her work, say to yourself, "I bet she is REALLY expensive; I wish I could afford her." The good news is that you can afford her, and you definitely should hire her. Believe me, after she is done, you will be very, very, very glad you did. The only thing I have left to say is to Melissa directly: Thank You, Thank You, Thank You Melissa, for capturing not only the beauty and essence of Lauran and Shane's wedding moments, but the very essence of who Lauran and Shane are as two people so deeply in love and so committed to a forever marriage; a union that will surely inspire others to seek the same. And to top it all off, you managed to get it all done while following our crazy and hectic timetable! You are not only an amazing professional wedding photographer, but you were focused (pun intended), patient, and persistent, keeping everyone on schedule in order to make certain you could get every picture and video moment captured for our forever memories. It truly was a pleasure and an honor to work with you and Ben and to watch you both exercising your craft in order to fulfill the dreams of others. You are both truly A-M-A-Z-I-N-G !! God Bless you!

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Scott Photography
5.0
from 35 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 57 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Charlotte W.
Verified review

I contacted Mr. Scott to have some updated profile pictures taken. His professionalism is outstanding and his encouragement to get me to just be myself while he was taking the photos, really made me feel at ease. The quality of the photos were outstanding. If you're in need of a professional photographer, I definitely recommend him, hands down.

King Photo
4.8
from 29 reviews
  • 52 years in business
  • 57 hires on Thumbtack
Nadine V.
Verified review

Great experience, recommend them to anyone. They were fun, got us to do some crazy pictures and very professional.

C. King Photography
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Sid L.
Verified review

Really enjoyed my photo shoot session with King. Not only was he prompt and professional, but he was also cordial, personable and even delightful. He knows just how to get you to display a genuine smile with little effort. I highly recommend him to any and all seeking professional photography!

Keep It Koala Photography
4.8
from 23 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 34 hires on Thumbtack
Karen C.
Verified review

Kristine is exceptionally talented. When I took my first photos with her they were boudoir, which can make anyone feel uncomfortable but she had great direction and made me feel at ease. I was quickly able to tell that we were on the same page as to what I was comfortable with and what looked good. She maintained professionalism whilst helping me see how strong her passion for photography is. She made me laugh to help me loosen up and enjoy myself. I would have Kristine photograph me again and would recommend her to friends!

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Hunter Sheldon Photography
5.0
from 20 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 20 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Hales P.
Verified review

I highly recommend Hunter Sheldon Photography. He photographed my core group (small group Bible study) a year ago, and I still look fondly on the pictures. Since I was graduating, this was a very sentimental time for me, and it was important to have pictures with this group. Hunter rose to the occasion. He was was punctual and prepared with all of his gear; he directed us well toward locations with the best lighting and aesthetic; and my favorite part was that he created an atmosphere where we could be ourselves. He really captured the love and quirkiness of my group of friends. He was patient while we went through and did every possible pose and combination of people. Despite being a close friend, he remained very professional throughout the whole shoot, and he delivered stellar photos in a timely manner.

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Mary G Family Photography
5.0
from 18 reviews
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Janson S.
Verified review

Mary G Family Photography does exceptional work! Her newborn pictures really capture the innocence of a child, and she has everything you need. I would highly recommend Mary G to any and everyone who needs pictures!

Ameigh Photography
5.0
from 15 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
Amy T.
Verified review

Miss Katie was the photographer for my wedding. She was most professional and really took time pre-wedding to figure out what I expected and wanted. I was so happy with the photos she took and the "moments" she captured on our special day. I look back at our album and just smile, cry, and laugh thanks to Ameigh photography. 100% satisfied.

  • 4 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
Angelo D.
Verified review

She did a pencil sketch from photos and did an excellent job. Great at correspondence

  • 8 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Teresa M.
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She was very easy to work with and VERY helpful. My biggest thing on the wedding day was the calmness she reassured my daughter and husband when they were waiting to March down the isle and the music kept messing up. According to my husband she kept them calm, kept the mood light, provided reassurance while helping troubleshoot the problem. My biggest suggestion is for any bride to plan, meet and make sure "she" (the bride) has thought about and discussed all details and relayed them to Colleen. She is very willing to help do anything. My daughter just wasn't into all the fine details she needed to be. The wedding was a 100% do it yourself so it had been chaotic up til wedding time. Maybe have Colleen come earlier on wedding day which she would have but I didn't know I would need her. I was able to really hand things over to her and really enjoy the wedding and reception experience. Teresa

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Tiffany F.
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Daniel was a pleasure to work with! He was very eager to hear my ideas and make them come to life--he went above and beyond to get the best pictures for our once-in-a-lifetime day. We moved very efficiently through our photos which was very important to us so we were able to maximize the time with our guests. He made it fun, quick, and painless for our entire wedding party. He was even able to get some smiles out of the guys that despise photos--he was our very own miracle worker! He comes highly recommended in our book! We have not received all of the photos from our wedding yet, but from the sneak peeks, we know we will love them all! Great work by an even greater guy!!

W.Wooten Photography, LLC
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Pantea H.
Verified review

I hired Wendy to take maternity pictures and milestone pictures of my newborn throughout her first year. Wendy was a pleasure to work with. Not only were the photos that Wendy took of my family absolutely beautiful, she was wonderful at putting myself, my husband and infant daughter at ease. Wendy is very patient when working with infants. Wendy is a consummate professional yet easy going and was happy to take any photos that I suggested; she was very approachable regarding any ideas I had. Wendy was always prepared with not only great photo ideas but props as well. I would recommend Wendy to anyone looking for a photographer (and I do!)

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Ameture photography team starting off to give you the full Fairytale experience. Now booking weddings, birthdays, portraits and other special events.

  • 15 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
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"Making moments last a lifetime" is the motto I live by, capturing each event through the eyes of an energetic creative artist and retelling the story through photographs with a mixed combination of styles as well as custom made diamond packages to accommodate your budget when it comes to a wedding. Dana Dillon Photography is an indoor and outdoor professional photography studio providing an array of different backgrounds and scenes for portraits that will last a lifetime. I have been a photographer for over 20 years. I personally photograph every event to ensure you get exactly what you are looking for.

  • New on Thumbtack
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We photograph everything from commercial real estate to wild animals. We put the time into getting the perfect shot.

  • 16 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
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I am a food photographer who specializes in creating image libraries for restaurant and hospitality clients.

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I am a very detail-oriented person and love to capture the beauty in all things. I have a very patient personality which allows for a great and successful photo session. I am also flexible on prices!

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I am a photographer in the Roanoke area with experience in a variety of photography styles. Right now, I don't have a studio, so I use on-location photography and a portable studio to get the shots you want. I am also experienced in graphic design and layout, so I can create beautiful photo books for you or your event.

  • 6 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
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Kelly Williams Photography serves Harrisonburg, VA and surrounding areas, and specializes in studio-based newborn custom photography.

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We offer wedding photography, portrait sessions, senior photography, children's photography, etc. We are also specializing in videography!

  • New on Thumbtack
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I'm 20 years old do photography for fun I love it. I'm out of a job and want to take my hobby to the next level and show people what I can do

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