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Flourish Photography by Bree
5.0
from 123 reviews
  • 16 years in business
  • 256 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Shelby B.
Verified review

I had seen Bree’s work on Facebook when a longtime friend had some pictures done for her boyfriend. My friend looked beautiful, and I wondered if my hubby would be interested in me taking any pics as a present for his big 4-0. I showed him Bree’s photos and he was all in. We looked at other photographers and their work, and we agreed Bree’s work was definitely the right style for us. I didn’t need to look like an art piece, heck, if I turned out half as gorgeous as my friend, it would all be okay by me! So I picked up the phone on a Saturday afternoon and talked to Bree. Working with Bree was easy. In one phone call I was set up for a session with so many choices I thought my head would spin. While I had the option of choosing an outfit from her extensive collection with lots of size range, I ended up using an outfit from home with one small missing piece. I could not find shoes I liked, and here was Bree to the rescue with not only one, but 3 pairs of shoes to choose the right pair! My makeup made me look at least 10 years younger, my hair was beautiful, and the Mimosas divine! Bree is really good at getting to know you in a short period of time so you are comfortable and opens up her home studio in an absolutely welcoming way. She’s good at her job, and has great passion for showing her subject in a way that is visually striking, and yet very true to the personality of the person on the other end of the camera. I was apprehensive, being in the midst of a weight loss journey, and not being as confident at photographing well, and Bree put me at ease. The only complaint I had was that I smiled so much I should have brought Vaseline for my teeth like a supermodel. :-) Then we got the images. I was so beautiful. Shames me to say I forgot I could look so beautiful. I don’t think my husband has skipped looking at the photos at least once a day since we got them back! This was a total game changer for my self confidence and I would do it again in a minute- and then do it again!

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Shawn H. Nichols Photography
5.0
from 112 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 207 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Jaclyn O.
Verified review

I hired Shawn Nichols for a corporate event which took place in late February 2016. Shawn definitely deserves all five (if I could give any more, I would) stars and a glowing review! I will admit I was hesitant to hire someone off Thumbtack – it was my first experience using Thumbtack and I didn’t quite know what to expect – but he blew it out of the park, completely delivered and really exceeded any of my expectations, with his work for this event! Shawn is going places with his photography, professionalism and strong work ethic and I look forward to following his career. Part of me hates to write such a great review for my own selfish reasons – I want him for all of our events! :] Shawn was hired for our annual corporate Employee Appreciation Event, which I fully planned (and attended) for the first year since starting with my company. One of the things I had noticed about previous years’ events was the lack of good photography. I had seen previous years’ photos and thought they really left something to be desired. When I put out a bid on Thumbtack looking for photographers, Shawn’s website and artwork jumped out immediately, I believed he could deliver. I spoke with him first on the phone and let him know what I was looking for – more artistic shots – and his time, thoroughness and genuine excitement was clearly evident from our phone call. It seemed like he was exactly who I was looking for. About a month before the event, I called Shawn and asked him if he could meet me for coffee that week, to have about a fifteen minute meeting to discuss some items for the party. He went out of his way (literally) to be flexible to my schedule and that fifteen minute meeting turned in to over an hour of his time sitting in Starbucks and talking Photography. From there, he then drove with me to Joann Fabrics to hand-select a backdrop for the event that would photograph well and tailored to my vision. This whole afternoon he spent meeting with me and shopping for photography backgrounds was unpaid. He didn’t have to do these extra things, he just did – he was really going above and beyond before the event even took place! Fast forward to the day of the event. Shawn and his two assistants (oh yeah – he brought two additional photographers to help him capture the night. I really felt we got a huge deal here because for the price of one photographer, we really got three! This was just another way Shawn went out of his way to ensure our event success) came a few hours early to set up one of our photography station backgrounds, and the get shots of a list of things before the event started. Leading up to the event, Shawn was incredible thorough in his communications; answering phone calls and emails quickly and in detail. He even thought of details I hadn’t and prompted me to provide a list of shots I wanted to get prior to the event, during the event, asked for an event timeline and for specific individuals whom he and his assistants should be aware of. I really appreciated those questions in retrospect, as I think they really added to the coverage of the event, and with the laundry list of to-dos I had leading up to the party, I appreciated him taking the time and initiative to look out for our ultimate priorities – photography and otherwise. Shawn and his assistants Rachel and Jeremiah were extremely professional, gracious, thoughtful to guests and efficient. They not only succeeded in my hopes for an hour of couple photos as guests arrived, then roaming event coverage; all three of them really went above and beyond to make sure every shot on that shot list was completed. Our guests loved having the backdrop couple photos, and I loved having all three of them there photographing – it was amazing to get the extra coverage during that couple photo hour that I didn’t know we would have! Shawn let me know the timeline of when I should expect photos delivered back, as the party wrapped up that night, but delivered a few days earlier. He met every goal I had with the photography aspect of the event. I told him several times that he was the easiest/best/nicest/most efficient vendor or staff I had working on our event, and I really do mean that. The photos back to me were in several files, so easy to open and access, and ranked by him in order of importance (for me). His love of photography and art is intrinsic and clear in his work. His photographs are beautiful and really highlighted the event for me, my company and so many of our guests. I look forward to having – and using – these photographs for years to come! During the time I was planning the event, and had been working with Shawn, I saw another opportunity come up within my company which I suggested Shawn, and he was hired for. Those pictures came back prior to our event, and when I saw those beautiful photos, I knew i was going to be happy with his work on the event. I can’t say enough great things about Shawn Nichols. You are lucky if you get the opportunity to hire him for any event, wedding, party, or general photography needs. Shawn will make you feel like you are his only client, and will really take your vision and bring it to life. He is so genuine and charismatic and it is wonderful to see someone excel at something they love, and do so well! I look forward to working with Shawn (and hopefully Rachel and Jeremiah too!) on any future business, event or personal photography needs I have!

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Zoe Burchard Photography
4.9
from 107 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 183 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Kristen H.
Verified review

Zoe photographed my daughter for her senior pictures. She is a very talented photographer who is professional, with prompt communication and fantastic people skills. My daughter was looking for a photographer who could capture her personality in the photos. She wasn't interested in the tradition senior pictures but rather a portrait of her artsy, nerdy and unique side. Zoe was very creative in finding the right setting for the photographs as well as bringing out my daughter's true personality. I can't speak more highly of Zoe's talent and professionalism.

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Motio Media
5.0
from 82 reviews
  • 16 years in business
  • 176 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Diana F.
Verified review

Dan was extremely proffessional, on time and did a wonderful job capturing all the important moments of my wedding. The dvd's turned out even better than I expected. I really like how he had part of it on black and white then back to color. My husband sang his vowls and Dan captured his amazing voice on our dvd, its like we were back at the wedding. He worked really well with my photographer and they never got in each others way. I look forward to working with Dan again in the future. Diana

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Klear Photography
5.0
from 62 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 81 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Mia M.
Verified review

There are photographers everywhere nowadays. It seems like anyone can go out and buy a fancy camera and study some poses and suddenly, they are a photographer. But what most photographers lack is a true artistic eye for detail, emotion and unique style that is true to their clients. Kyle is not only professional and great to work with, but he brings an experienced and detailed perspective that most other photographers cannot and do not offer. My family hired Kyle to take photos at our latest family reunion, and we were not disappointed. He did an amazing job capturing candid moments that showcased the joy, love and laughter within my family. My grandmother just turned 90 and we never know when our last gathering with her will be. But I feel really grateful knowing that Kyle helped us capture beautiful memories with her that look authentic and true to us. I will definitely be hiring Kyle again for other photography services!

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Jason J Kim Photography
5.0
from 56 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 66 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Amanda C.
Verified review

We were thrilled with the pictures from Jason Kim Photography! He was easy to work with, responded quickly and agreed to meet us in our preferred location. He clearly loves his work and his enjoyment was infectious - my son reluctantly agreed to getting senior pictures taken but ended up really enjoying the process and the results. My husband and I are amateur photographers but were disappointed with our own results when trying to photograph our son, so we're so glad we decided to work with Jason. We never would have able to get such amazing results; we can take good pictures but nothing like what Jason was able to produce. And I felt like the pictures we received were better than a lot of my friends who spent much more. He's a pleasure to work with, gives great results quickly and is a great value. I highly recommend!

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Alex Levine Photography
5.0
from 53 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 77 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Caleb M.
Verified review

We were looking at photographers for our wedding and after going through dozens of other photographers albums, we came across Alex Levine's and were immediately captivated by the composition of his photos and ability to capture his audience in the perfect moments. He was very responsive and flexible, even when our venue had to be changed at the last moment. His charismatic personality made posing our family for the initial photos both fun, and easy. Upon receiving our downloadable photo album (which was delivered incredibly fast), I couldn't believe the clarity and amazingly captured candid moments from the entire night. I highly recommend Alex Levine, and am very happy to say that he was able to capture the love and energy of our wedding night in a way that completely exceeded my expectations.

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Jacki Marie Photo
5.0
from 41 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 62 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Waqas G.
Verified review

Our experience having Jaclynn photograph our wedding was beyond EXCELLENT! From the initial online message exchanges on Thumbtack to all the way till the final photo galleries came out, Jaclynn has been extremely friendly, hardworking and passionate with what she does! She went above and beyond for all our photography needs, and gave us her full attention, time and care throughout. 1. Her price point by far was the most cost effective from all the quotes we received through thumbtack. On top of that, she included extra's like photo album, canvas prints, and a complimentary additional day for an outdoor photo session! 2. She reserved her services for us for the complete wedding day! She accompanied us to our salon to photograph candid getting-ready shots, and accompanied us all day getting photographs at all the different locations (Salon, Downtown Bellevue, Elliot Bay Marina Seattle) 3. She also had another awesome photographer accompany her to capture our wedding, that she was training. We had two photographers taking pictures from multiple angles throughout! 4. She met us a few days before the wedding for finalizing all the details. She was very friendly, and genuinely cares for her clients, and gave us her full time and attention! 5. She was very friendly with all the guests at the wedding, and immediately got along with everyone she photographed! It was great to have her around! 6. Her turnaround time for the final photos was very good. The online delivery method was perfect, with all the photos conveniently accessible and downloadable through her online portal. 7. She is very passionate about what she does and FULLY strives to make her clients happy! 8. Ours was a traditional Pakistani wedding, which you don't have many of in the US. Still Jaclynn fully understood how the wedding needed to be captured and did a truly impressive job! Me, my wife and all our guests fully recommend Jaclynn for all your photography needs! Waqas & Maha

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JLThomas Portraits
4.9
from 41 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 59 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Kris B.
Verified review

It was wonderful working with Jeniffer. She was thoroughly professional in all aspects. It was first time for us working with a professional photographer and she made it comfortable to us. Was well versed with the location and knew where we would get best pictures. She sent us the pictures well before she said she would. Would be very happy hiring her again.

Rachel Alves Photography
4.9
from 40 reviews
  • 44 hires on Thumbtack
Leah K.
Verified review

Rachel is an amazing portraite photographer! She really cares about what her customers want, who they are, and what is a natural setting for them. She captures something of the essence of people with her images. It was a pleasure to work with her.

Jeffrey Fong Photography
5.0
from 36 reviews
  • 23 years in business
  • 26 hires on Thumbtack
Francine S.
Verified review

I am writing this testimonial for a true artist and a professional photographer. I’ve met Jeffrey after enrolling in one of his classes many years ago. I was nicely surprised and very impressed by his knowledge of the subject and his passion for photography which make him a fine photographer. We all know that strategy matters and passion rules. Jeffrey has both in addition to being very creative and meaningful. He knows how to operate a camera, how to use it in order the get the best effect, and always capture the essence of the image. After meeting him as an instructor, I decided to use his service for my professional business because I know he would capture the important as he really gets the thorough picture of what we want to see and get. Photography is an art and Jeffrey is truly a competent photographer and an artist in his field. He is very experienced and knows his camera and any other camera students bring in the classroom. As a teacher, he is able to help you getting to know your camera and using it at its best. As a personal professional photographer, he knows what you need and the result is always impressive.

Epilogue Photography
4.9
from 32 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 76 hires on Thumbtack
Rachel A.
Verified review

Edward and Julie were easy and fun to work with. They were flexibe on location for pictures and were very patient with our 3 dogs. Pictures were great quality. I would highly recommend their service to anyone looking for professional photographers.

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Donley Photography
4.8
from 30 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 34 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Iphigenia R.
Verified review

Phil is an awesome photographer and he creates a really professional, fun shoot environment. As a model, I interact with a lot of different photographers and working with Phil has been one of my best experiences. He makes the work fun, problem solves with ease, and is always responsive to questions and requests.

SayCheeseorNot photography
5.0
from 24 reviews
  • 28 hires on Thumbtack
William G.
Verified review

Prasanthi did a wonderful job - I highly recommend her to anyone that wants a great photographer that gets the shots without being intrusive!! She did an amazing job!!!

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Ford Video Inc.
5.0
from 21 reviews
  • 31 years in business
  • 38 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Gidget H.
Verified review

The lovely ladies that videotaped and photographer our event were wonderful to work with. I can hardly wait to see the video and pictures! Susy made sure that she captured this important moment just the way I wanted it and made it possible for those were unable to make it to the ceremony to be a part of the day by videotaping the letters we read and making the day extra special. So thankful to have found this company.

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Achong Photography
5.0
from 17 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 31 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Emily S.
Verified review

Andrew Achong is AMAZING! He delivers high level professionalism with a unique creativity I have yet to see others exude. In fact, when we were taking bridal portraits at the White House hotel in Biloxi, several staff members commented on the uniqueness of the shoot. They said that they see photographers in there constantly but all of them take the same shots. Not Andrew. He was laying on the ground, climbing on furniture and ledges, making you laugh (or in my case, helping me not be awkward) all to get the PERFECT shot. He definitely knows how to capture the moment. He loves black and white photos but, of course, is amazing with color as well. He shares a passion for photography that so many photographers have lost. You can tell he has fun doing it and that shows in his work. He is super flexible, efficient and accommodating. So much so that he was able to get my bridal portraits shot, edited, printed and displayed in less than a week before the wedding. Delivering the impossible! He is an exceptional guy and an even more remarkable photographer. He is incredible to work with and you will not be disappointed in his shots. He excels in capturing action shots with impeccable timing. He is super responsive and we always received our pictures from him so quickly! I used him for family portraits (including one baby and a toddler {takes skill}), bridal portraits, rehearsal dinner, and our wedding. I can’t say enough positive things about Andrew. I absolutely, without a doubt, recommend his services to EVERYONE. You will love reliving the moment with his photos.

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S2 Photography LLC
5.0
from 16 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Rhonda M.
Verified review

You will not find a more talented photographer. Stanley has a natural eye for beautiful photos. I was absolutely thrilled with the results, and have continued to use him for other important life events that I want to remember forever. I have, and will continue, to refer all my family and friends to him. Thanks Stanley S2 Photography you are truly an amazing artist!

  • 10 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Grace Ingrid K.
Verified review

Imogen shot some crazy hq headshots for me last year that I am still using to book gigs today. It was a little tough to coordinate our schedules at first, since we're both so busy 'living the creative life', but once we got into the studio together, I knew for sure it was worth the wait. I was really glad I asked her to do it, since she thought of things other photographers have missed in the past - she gave me great tips for posing and facial expressions, and I guess that's where her background as a director comes in. Overall, Imogen is a smart, hard working lady who pushes the limits with her creative vision. We went to school and worked together, and she was definitely one of the best in the program - and in the dept. Any time I needed photo or video done, she would be my top pick!

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Jermaine Mendoza
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Kaitlin V.
Verified review

We were in need of a videographer to film a luncheon at the end of the week. Jermaine Mendoza was able to film with such short notice and was able to provide a professional video with a very quick turnaround. He was professional from beginning to end, and I look forward to using his company in the future. Highly recommended!

S. Wolfe Photography
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Tondi R.
Verified review

Sarah was our wedding photographer and she was amazing to work with! She is so fun to be around and helps non-photogenic folks like myself relax and have a good time while capturing beautiful photos that we absolutely cherish. She was super professional, even when a snake slithered through our photo shoot! We have incredibly lovely memories of our wedding day thanks to Sarah. Book her now!

  • 16 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Tammy H.
Verified review

We have used Marc's photography services for the past 15 years. His ability to connect and create a relationship with his subjects is top-notch. You know he loves what he does and has fun with the people he works with. His attention to detail and making sure he captures just the right image is a talent he has mastered. His professionalism and dedication to his trade has set him apart and has made him a great photographer. I would recommend Marc for any photography project you may have. Tammy Holten

Q & A

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

What is a videographer and what do they do?

A videographer professionally films weddings and other events and edits the footage to create film keepsakes or marketing materials for their clients. Wedding videographers record all the key elements of your wedding day, ceremony and reception, and then edit the hours of film during post-production to make a wedding video, social media highlight reels, and any other film features you choose. Wedding videography captures, in live action, your vows, the cake-cutting, the first dance, reception toasts, the decor, the guests and all the details of your day. Many wedding videographers also interview guests (based on an interview list provided by the couple) and incorporate the recorded responses into the wedding video. Event videography typically costs less than wedding videography, as events are shorter with less detail. The national average cost for event videography is $500-$760, while the national average cost for wedding videography is $990-$1,260. A videographer usually does not need to be licensed, but it is important to confirm they have insurance and good standing in the business community, as well as good client reviews. A great majority of the work happens during post-production. The pros watch and blend together the hours of footage they took (sometimes from multiple cameras) to capture the story of your wedding day or event.

How do you choose a wedding videographer?

A wedding videographer will create a lifetime memory for you from edited video footage of your wedding day, ceremony and reception. Choosing a wedding videographer starts with looking online at portfolios of their past work. There’s no need to talk to anyone unless you love what you see. Next, make sure they have good reviews and past client experience; don’t be shy about asking for references if there aren’t any posted online. When you find someone who has a style you love, ask if they are available on your wedding day. If so, it’s time to talk pricing. Be clear about your maximum budget, and ask what kind of packages they offer. Pricing will depend on the number of crew needed for filming, the hours they are required to be onsite, post-production editing, and the length of the final product. Talk with several wedding videographers to get a feel for what prices are like in your region. Nationally, the average cost for wedding videography ranges between $990 and $1,260 per event. Once you agree on a product and have a plan, get everything in a written and signed contract. Clearly state the details of what is expected for your wedding day and from the final product. Be prepared to pay a deposit to reserve their services for the day, then pay the remainder upon receiving the video.

What should you ask your wedding videographer before hiring?

Finding the perfect wedding videographer doesn’t have to be stressful. Asking a few key questions upfront will help you find the right fit for your big day. Before talking with wedding videographers, research their work online. Look at their websites, business profiles and social media, and see what their finished wedding videos look like. If the style fits what you’re envisioning, it’s time to reach out. During initial contact, make sure you get along with the person. This is important since they’ll be interacting with you and your guests.

Your first question should be about their availability; there’s no point in going further if they’re booked on your wedding day. Ask to see references if they’re not readily available online. Next, it’s time to talk about money. Ask how they determine rates or what kind of packages they offer. When you settle on a rate and the services you want, make sure to have a written contract that outlines everything, including cost, length of time they film, what post-production will include, and when you can expect to receive the edited project.

How much is videography for a wedding?

Wedding videography is one thing many couples regret not paying for. It may seem like just another expense during wedding planning, but it’s really special to have a moving memory of your big day. The national average cost for wedding videography is $990-$1,260. Pricing can vary depending on wedding length, special film features, the amount of editing required, and how many videographers are needed to cover the event. Many videographers offer packages that provide different levels of service. A very simple wedding documentary could be $600 or more, while a full-scale cinematic experience involving multiple videographers could be $2,500 or more. Here’s an example of average package pricing:

  • Package 1: $1,400
    • Footage during and after the ceremony, including highlights requested by the couple.
    • Two cameras with audio equipment.
    • DVD including a 3- or 4-minute edit to a song of the couple’s choice and a 45- to 50-minute raw edit covering the entire event.
    • Recordings of guests’ good wishes to the couple.
  • Package 2: $1,800
    • Includes everything from Package 1, plus an additional videographer (2 total) and aerial videography.  

How much does it cost for a photographer for a wedding?

Finding the right wedding photographer can make a big difference for your ceremony. Nationally, the average wedding photographer’s price ranges from $800 to $1,000, but costs can be much higher in areas like Chicago, New York or Los Angeles where some couples spend $2,000 to $5,000 or more for the photographer they want. Factors that can affect your wedding photographer prices include the photographer’s reputation and experience. Heavy hitters can command top rates, especially during wedding-season weekends. Day of the week also affects your cost. You may get a $200 discount on wedding photographer prices if you get married on a Friday in November rather than a Saturday in June. Time onsite is also an important cost factor. Hiring a photographer to snap photos from the moment you wake up until after last call at the reception is going to cost more than five hours of pictures during the day. Multiple photographers, special lighting, and videography will also increase your costs. Ultimately you want to find someone who has a style you love and can provide the number of edited shots you want for a price you can handle. Learn more about hiring a wedding photographer.

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