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Third Floor Photo
5.0
from 168 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 319 hires on Thumbtack
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Robert W.
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As a guy that is not comfortable in front of a camera, Tina quickly made me feel at ease. The studio is well setup and inviting. She is a very capable and professional photographer. It was amazing how quickly she processed the photos. I could not be more pleased with the photos and highly recommend her for anyones photography needs.

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Winstead Studios
4.9
from 153 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 256 hires on Thumbtack
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Vikki A.
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I hired Winstead to take professional industry headshots of my son, and I cannot say enough about the entire experience from start to finish. * Outstanding photographer * Professional quality work * Excellent Customer Service * Courteous * Accommodating * Excellent Communicator I definitely recommend his services, and we will hire him in the very near future for our family photos. Thank you Winstead!!

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Doug Sanford photographs
4.9
from 147 reviews
  • 36 years in business
  • 243 hires on Thumbtack
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Wendy C.
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I needed to hire a professional photographer to feature one of our outstanding alumni from Western State Colorado University. Since the alumni lived in Washington, and we didn't have any contacts in the area, we carefully researched local photographers and spent hours pouring over reviews and samples. I'm very pleased that we selected Doug Sanford as our top choice. He responded very quickly to all calls, texts, and emails. Doug handled the arrangements for the photo session with the alumni, and produced exceptional pictures which exceeded our expectations. The price was exactly as quoted and a good value for such high quality work. This couldn't have gone more smoothly, even if it had been in our own town. Doug made my job easier. Do yourself a favor and go with Doug Sanford.

Monumental Arts
4.7
from 140 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 326 hires on Thumbtack
Khris H.
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K. Michael was very professional and didn't leave out any information. Also gave suggestions to work with other photographers to get an feel for others work. I would highly recommend him to anyone.

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Party Favor Photo - DC
4.8
from 114 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 249 hires on Thumbtack
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Jill S.
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I first met Joe Lee in 2011 when I spent seven days with him as we traveled with the Wreaths Across America convoy from Maine to Arlington National Cemetery. Joe conducted himself with the utmost professionalism at each of our many stops along the way. He captured the special moments on audio, video and in still shots enabling me to recount the entire trip as if I was there in person again. This past July, Joe flew to Minneapolis to volunteer as the photographer and videographer for a two day memorial event held in honor of my son, an Army Ranger KIA in 2009. The morning of the first day, my house was struck by lightning and a fire ensued. Joe lost some of his equipment but quickly replaced it on his own so he could still do what he came to. This was a chaotic situation that others may have become discouraged from, but not Joe! He stayed the course and never faltered from his commitment. Joe Lee is not only very professional, he is a very personable guy whose positive presence will add to any event. Highly recommend!

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Joshua Fernandez Photography
4.9
from 102 reviews
  • 16 years in business
  • 121 hires on Thumbtack
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Kevin R.
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I'm a medical professional and needed a set of photos for job applications. Working with Joshua was a painless and truly enjoyable experience. He is kind, personable and responsive. Joshua obviously cares a great deal about his work and his clients. His photography style and skill speaks for itself if you have a chance to look through his portfolio. Furthermore, Joshua is aware of the subjectivity of photography and made sure to get to know me prior to the shoot to understand what I was aiming for with my photos. His quote for the project was less than his competitors but without any sacrifice in quality. I would recommend him without reservation to anyone looking for a professional photographer.

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Hassan Malik Photography
5.0
from 66 reviews
  • 65 hires on Thumbtack
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Aisha H.
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I've worked with numerous photographers before, but none of them compare to Hassan Malik. He has an eye for taking pictures that focus on the subjects and soften the background. He takes the best angles of the subjects (for me it was my fiancé and myself for our engagement session) to ensure that the subjects look the best. His editing skills are phenomenal. He uses airbrush to remove blemishes off of the subjects' faces, he correctly uses saturation and contrast, he plays with the lighting well especially in outdoor photos, and he knows how to take photos that highlight the subjects and make unforgettable memories. Something else that doesn't speak as much to Hassan's photography and editing skills but I think is so important is how professional Hassan is. Not only does he take his job seriously (arriving on time, with the appropriate equipment, etc.), but he truly wants to take wonderful photographs. He goes out of his way to take the photos, sometimes even positioning himself in awkward places so he gets the perfect photographs. He is fun to work with, very easygoing, and he truly wants to provide his clients with the best photographs. I would highly recommend him to anyone (in fact, I've already recommended him to a few friends who are looking for photographers!). I am so glad we chose Hassan for our engagement session photos - they are amazing and my fiancé and I will cherish them for forever!

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D.I.M. Productions
4.8
from 67 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 90 hires on Thumbtack
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Al J.
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Thanks to DIM Productions for an amazing experience! Karmin is THE photographer that you want for familial events, sporting events, weddings, and et-cetera. I've hired Karmin a number of times and have never doubted that it was among the best decisions I've ever made. Karmin has impeccable timing, vision and experience to distinguish a great shot from a good one! She's personable, engaging, down-to-earth and just has a way with people that enthralls and disarms them. She's got an uncompromising standard at events and in her private studio. I cannot commend Karmin highly enough! -Al Johnson

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Saint Elmo Photography
4.9
from 57 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 70 hires on Thumbtack
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Jeffrey W.
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Elmo is the most professional photographer I have met! His photography captures moments in natural settings. Elmo will go out of his way to accommodate schedule and deliver quality way above and beyond what is expected. I highly recommend him to anyone looking for an exceptional Photographer.

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Ian Herbst Photography
4.9
from 54 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 61 hires on Thumbtack
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Ariana L.
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Ian is a great photographer with true attention to detail. Easy going personality. Awesome results. You can't go wrong hiring him.

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GaganHarnav Photography
4.9
from 47 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 66 hires on Thumbtack
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Hanadi E.
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Gagan is a professional photographer, she stayed longer to ensure the coverage of the whole event. I am waiting anxiously to receive the photos.

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PicaBoost Photography
5.0
from 40 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 39 hires on Thumbtack
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Roseae P.
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We used Metin / Picaboost Photography for my sister's wedding. From the initial contact and throughout the entire, Metin was very responsive. He answered any questions we had right away and even had a phone call with us to talk details before signing a contract. Since we had to push up the wedding, time was crucial and Metin was quick to respond so that was very helpful! We sent Metin a video shot list and he captured everything we asked of him. He arrived early the day of the wedding and was very kind and professional. We only requested raw footage and the footage he sent was great! He cut the footage down so it would not be overwhelming but he still had all of the important parts of the day. We would highly request Metin and Picaboost Photography!

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Life Reflecting Images
5.0
from 40 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 65 hires on Thumbtack
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Palak P.
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We hired Mark for my Indian engagement party, which included a couple's shoot. We had Mark do the photography and his wife do videography. Mark made sure to keep in touch regularly in the weeks leading up to the event. He would ask us ample of questions and he also researched the Hindu engagement ceremony to be able to better capture the important moments and we really happy with that. On the day of the event, they arrived exactly on time, in fact 30 mins earlier than we expected, giving enough time to set up the cameras, lighting and conduct a photoshoot before the event. Very professional attitude throughout the function. He was very hardworking, and my entire family noticed it. He's one of the only vendors at our event that we felt fully satisfied with. Same goes for his wife, who was taking videos. When the pictures came in, we were in complete love with them. Very high quality and artistic shots. Mark was able to capture the event beautifully and the editing was on point too. I had a bunch of suggestions for editing and Mark was nice enough to incorporate those ideas when editing some important pics, and they came out great. The video was okay too, Mark supplied us with 3 copies of a DVD with the main highlights of the event and also an SD card with basically everything they had captured. We wanted to make sure that the ceremony, speeches, performances, games and free-dancing elements of the night wouldn't go unnoticed and we didn't want to burden any of our close friends or family to take videos for the entire night. That's when we got the idea to hire a team of two photographers and have one of them do the video. Mark's wife is not a professional videographer so some videos were shaky and kept going out of focus but that's because they didn't have a professional video camera which we agreed on to begin with. Overall I have no complaints with this team and I will definitely be hiring Mark and his wife for other family events.

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Joe Halpin Photography
5.0
from 39 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 57 hires on Thumbtack
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Melanie A.
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Joe is incredibly talented and a fantastic photographer. I work remotely from the location of the shoot, but he was able to capture exactly the shots we wanted. Thank you for all your help. You'll be hearing from us again soon!

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STUDIO PRI
5.0
from 34 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 65 hires on Thumbtack
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Keshika M.
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We really enjoyed working with Pri to get our engagement pictures! She makes sure you are comfortable in front of the camera and really helps you bring out your best for the pictures. If you're looking for a warm and professional photographer- Pri is your gal!

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Naomi Lynn Photography LLC
4.8
from 33 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 75 hires on Thumbtack
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Patricia S.
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Naomi is an excellent photographer who is easily attuned to the desires of her client. She is flexible, reasonable and easy to work with. The photographers are of high quality and captured the most significant moments. We would use Naomi again.

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Vijay Britto Photography
5.0
from 28 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 25 hires on Thumbtack
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Aaron S.
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Vijay is one of the best photographers I’ve worked with. Not only were his final pictures extremely high quality, but he made every effort to make sure they exceeded expectations along the way. Highly recommend!

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Tony Ventouris Photography
5.0
from 26 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 44 hires on Thumbtack
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Reagan U.
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Tony was professional and explained the contract, set up, and process in full detail. We had to reschedule the shoot at the last minute and he was understanding. If you need a professional photographer, I highly recommend Tony.

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MomentsbyShoshana
5.0
from 24 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 22 hires on Thumbtack
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Rachel B.
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Shoshana is one of the most professional photographers I have worked with. She is simply amazing! I hired her for my daughter's 6-month milestone party photos and I am beyond happy with how the photos came out. She is very creative and has a great eye for detail. She has a very pleasant personality and my daughter was very comfortable with her, too. I highly recommend her!

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JustInFocus Photography
5.0
from 23 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 25 hires on Thumbtack
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Thumbtack Customer
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Justin and I started a conversation a little over a week ago. I was looking for a photographer who would be able to take us some couples photos for the holiday season. From the very start, Justin was punctual and he continued to be punctual through to the delivery of the photos. Often times when people hire photographers, people complain that photographers lose momentum once they’ve been offered the gig or once they’ve received payment. This is absolutely not the case with Justin. Justin’s punctuality definitely has been a plus point all the way. I also appreciated that Justin works with clients across varying price points. In addition, I must say Justin’s offer was definitely reasonable given that we’re situated in the DMV. Interacting with Justin, one of the first things I let him know was that I just wanted a quick photo shoot that would be a leg up from our usual selfies. Justin understood exactly what I was expecting out of our photo shoot. Justin and I worked out the details over text, and the photo shoot was quick and effortless. Though I didn’t end up calling him myself, I did pass on Justin’s phone number to a few colleagues of mine - he had such a great offer that I had to share with others! On that note, if you need to hop on the phone to talk details, just ask for his phone number. I am absolutely all about Pinterest and all things Pinterest related. I had ideas of poses but when we met up, my mind sort of went blank (I blame the cold!) and Justin had great ideas which resulted in some beautiful photos of the two of us. I also have to praise Justin’s understanding of space, lighting, and photography concept. Justin took a handful of posed and candid photos, which we both appreciated. Not only is Justin talented, but he is easygoing too. And that’s definitely a plus point when hiring a photographer. If you can’t be yourself around your photographer or if the photographer can’t get you to feel relaxed and at east, then you might as well throw in the towel because you won’t get quality photos. Thank you, Justin, we love love love our photos!! PS: Hire Justin. If my photos are any testament, I’m sure you too will be more than satisfied with yours!

Dennis Soans Photography
5.0
from 19 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 23 hires on Thumbtack
Lana M.
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This was my first time hiring a professional Photographer for some head shots taken. Dennis was very helpful to calm my nerves and provided helpful tips. I loved my picture and happy I decided to do this. I highly recommend Dennis . We will definitely hire him again soon for family portrait .

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