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Mark East Photography
4.6
from 66 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 92 hires on Thumbtack
Brittany D.
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We hired Mark East for a corporate Grand Opening event and he when above and beyond. We needed the photos immediately after the event for PR needs and he accommodated. He was extremely responsive which was must appreciated with our short lead time. He also catered to our unique requests, including uploading the photos right after he takes them and uploading to two different links. Not only was he accommodating but his photos were beautiful, professional and exactly what our client needed. We had him booked for four hours but he finished early, capturing everything on the shot list and then some. I do have to say that he didn't take and upload TOO many photos either. We have hired photographers in the past that take so many photos it takes hours too look through them all, Mark's were the perfect quantity. I recommend hiring him for your photographer needs.

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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.
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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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  • 15 years in business
  • 62 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Carey S.
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They are not enough stars to rate Sandy. She was absolutely fantastic. She not only captured my very special event but took care of me by fixing my plate and getting our drinks. She did not have to do anything except take pictures but she jumped in and was a part of our family. We could not have asked for a better, more professional photographer. Thanks again Sandy!

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Jeff Hofmann Photography
4.9
from 33 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 36 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Lindsey B.
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I was very pleased with the quality of work from Jeff Hofmann. We hired him to shoot final photography of a commercial construction project in Pikeville, KY. Not only was he flexible with scheduling, but we were very pleased with our photos. Jeff Hofmann is a talented photographer and I would recommend him for any commercial project.

Brenda L Johnson Photography
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Peyton J.
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Had such a wonderful time working with Brenda! She has amazing suggestions for sites and poses and is always willing to go with new ideas. Such a great listener and a spot on photographer to work with.

Mess E Photos
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Angela H.
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Jonathan Messenger has always gone above and beyond what a photographer should. He's taken sports pictures for my kids on two different seasons, two different teams, and both times I asked him to do something that other photographers refused to do. Once I asked him to print pictures that he didn't even take (I forgot when I ordered that one of my sons wasn't even on that team, duh!) This seemed like no big deal to him - - he asked me to email my own picture to him, and he made both boys have matching sets of pictures, just like I wanted!! The second season, our sports team was so small that several other photographers turned us down. It wasn't worth their while to drive all the way out to our practice, just for a handful of kids. Jonathan and his wife seemed to be more than happy to drive out to us, take fantastic pictures, and even delivered them back to us! I am very pleased with not only the pictures they provide, the the friendly attitude that comes along with!!!

Skyflix-Productions.com
4.3
from 17 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Kayetan K.
Verified review

Excellent and licensed drone photographer, has great equipment, held constant communication with me, answered all questions, has good experience with shooting real estate sites and followed all specifications/requirements and even made helpful recomendations. More importantly, had the know-how to get proper permissions for a site 3 miles from airport. Will hire again!

Jocelyn Horne Photo
5.0
from 17 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 45 hires on Thumbtack
Emily H.
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Jocelyn was an amazing photographer. She was super professional and really worked well with all of my family and friends. The pictures she took went way above our expectations! If you want a reliable and professional photographer who will capture your big day with the most creative and beautiful pictures, you should definitely hire Jocelyn.

Samuel sapp photography
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Greg S.
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Awesome photographer! Does a great job. Highly recommended!

  • 13 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Kristie D.
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I cannot say enough about Ran and Linda. My husband and I were getting anxious about photographers (we didn't have much $ to spend) so we put in a quote on Thumbtack and *poof!* Ran and Linda came to the rescue. For exactly the length of time and price that we were asking, they delivered - big time. Although we haven't received all of the photos yet (there were a lot), Linda was super kind and has been giving us "previews" of our day. They were professional, on-time, flexible, caring, and really seemed to "get" us. I did provide a bare bones list of photos that I thought was "necessary" and I think that helped them out. We worked much more with Linda than Ran and she had a calm professionalism about her that made the day fun. Even when we were wrangling family members (and were failing) she worked with what we were able to give her and I'm sure the rest of the photos will be stunning. I'm somewhat apprehensive about photos taken of me, but Linda seemed to make us (both!!) look amazing from all angles. For anyone thinking about Blue Mountain Weddings I can reassure you that they will come through and deliver what you want and will work with you to do what you need. The end product is professional and the price is right! I included some of the photos, but keep in mind that I had to reduce the resolution so they may look grainy - they are very sharp and perfect in full resolution.

Gritstone Studios
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Elizabeth R.
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Emily is very professional while putting me at ease during our photo shoot. She has a gift for making the most of natural surroundings to bring out the best angles, light, and artistic expression. The resulting photos are just beautiful and polished and I have used them for my professional LinkedIn profile as well as facebook profile. I have been receiving much positive feedback online on how lovely the photos of me are. Emily is a fine photographer and artist!

Kimhymesphotography
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
Josie D.
Verified review

Kim was great, she took great pics and was very professional. She listened to our ideas and what we wanted and did great. She brought many props for us to work with depending on what we wanted to use etc. She got back with us quickly with our edited pics so I could have them printed for our Christmas cards☺ I highly recommend her!

Crystal Leigh Photography
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
Lexus C.
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She definitely has a great taste in photography and a variety of ideas for the pictures ! She’s an amazing photographer and editor !

  • 17 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Tabatha N.
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She was fun to work with when getting photos taken! Was not uptight and she went with the flow of things! Always up for trying new ideas and also has a wonderful eye that some other photographers just wouldnt see! Cant wait to get pictures done with her again!

Maya McMahon Photography
5.0
from 1 review
  • 7 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
About

I love photography, and I love photographing the special moments of your life, from the engagement to the family and everything in between. Photos are a lasting memory, and I want to create something to help you treasure your memories. Maya McMahon Photography provides professional photography services for locations around Christiansburg, Blacksburg and the New River Valley of Virginia and beyond. Our goal is to provide our clients with high-quality, creative photographs, capturing memories that last a lifetime.

Anne Sampson Photography
5.0
from 1 review
  • 6 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Min J.
Verified review

Ms. Sampson photographed a recent party held in our honor. She absolutely captured the personalities of all of the folks she photographed. She has a talent for capturing the photos "between" the photos, moments where the subject has stopped posing and forgotten about the photographer. I can't say enough about the quality of her work.

  • New on Thumbtack
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While the quality of our work is important and we are continually working on improving it each day, we have found that it is far more important to develop relationships with our clients. We want our brides to have fun with us and that shows in their photos.

  • 37 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
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Personality and poise have a lot to do with event photography. To pushy UGH, not enough- no pics. Just the right amount and thats a good combination. Posing people for the shot can be delicate at times. Patience and the right attitude is essential.

  • 24 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
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Quality time spent with clients

  • New on Thumbtack
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I can do weddings, school photos and events, graduation, birthday parties, families, couples, single persons, pets, children and toddlers, newborns, babies and more. I also do photography editing (black and white, sepia, collages, frames, selective coloring and more). All of this for a small negotiable price. The best part is, I do not print your pictures. I edit them, remove red-eye, adjust colors and any editing you might like done. I then put them on a CD for you to keep. You can take them to Wal-mart or any other photo place even and get them printed. You can print them at home or e-mail them to friends and family. Unlimited copies and use for you. All you are paying for is the time and my skills. Please call or e-mail me if interested. (My camera is a Nikon D90) Kelly Woodford Phoenix Photography

  • 16 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
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