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JZ Studio

4.9

(86)

  • 6 years in business
  • 141 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 6 min

Ginny C.

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JZ Studio captured the photos for my wedding. They arrived early on my special day and dressed very professional, I was impressed. They use excellent photography equipment and have a great flash set up in order to avoid shadows or darkness on the face. Not many photographers can get bright, vivid photos of my husband because of his very dark skin tone but JZ Studio did a perfect job achieving the photos I have always wanted to see! All the pictures turned out very crisp and clear. The color is perfect. Philip was very patient with my active 6 year old son. JZ Studio edited the photos wonderfully to enhance the natural beauty of the photo not to change it out of its original character. The turn around time between the photo shoot and receiving the photo is short. I am so very happy that we choose JZ Studio to capture our wedding ceremony because we will now be able to have our memories for a lifetime and share them with all our friends and family. Their photography is something I'm proud to hang on the walls in my home. I highly recommend JZ Studio for any photography needs that you have. I couldn't be more pleased with them.

Jenny T.

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I spent a long time researching wedding photographers in my area and was hit hard by jz studio's work. After having the opportunity to meet, it was clear how their personality and passion matched their talent, these guys are a force! On our big day they were focused, professional and attentive behind the lens and so much fun during all the bits in between. Group shots were super smooth and efficient, then individual shots with my wife were just a blast. Photography was a big part of the day for us and having the talent and personality of Philip and Zack entrusted with that responsibility was a dream.

Thumbtack Customer

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Philip was great! We hired him to photograph my grandmother's 100th birthday party, and he was incredibly responsive and punctual. Should I need a professional photographer in the future, I would absolutely choose to work with Philip again.

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  • 5 years in business
  • 156 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 29 min

Liz D.

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Steven is a very enjoyable, extremely talented photographer. I worked with Steven on a outdoor, Autumn-themed photo shoot in 2013, and I had a blast. During the shoot, Steven was friendly, lively, and full of amazing ideas. The photos that resulted from the shoot are gorgeous portraits that I was excited to use on my website and for other promotional materials. Steven also has an enormous amount of experience with event photography. I was lucky enough to be a subject in many of Steven's event photos from the Bristol Renaissance Faire. Gorgeous photos that capture the colors, energy and liveliness of the streets of Bristol. I could have not asked for a better experience with a a more lovely person. I would definitely recommend Steven as a photographer to any of my friends looking for portrait, event, and promotional photography.

Ashley K.

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We had a great experience and LOVE the photos. They are beautiful and everyone looks great. Will hire this photographer again!

Kristine Z.

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Talented photographer that gave us beautiful pictures and great value. Very responsive, flexible and genuine.

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  • 6 years in business
  • 114 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 7 hours

Rachel O.

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Photographer Abbie Miller is delightful. I normally don't like having my picture taken, but she put me right at ease and explained to me, step by step what we were doing and why. I highly recommend her.

Johan A.

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Abbie responded to my request for a photographer almost immediately. She was friendly and professional and took great care to include my requests in the shoot.

Janette H.

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Abbie is a very talented photographer and I would recommend her for your family photos. She made it easy!!

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  • 10 years in business
  • 88 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 2 hours

Jennie A.

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I was so overwhelmed trying to find a photographer like 2 months before my wedding. I stumbled upon Thumbtack and I am so glad I did because Nico did such an amazing job and was so easy to work with. He did beautiful quality work for us and I love that he gives you the freedom to share your photos and get them printed wherever you want. He doesn't hold your photos hostage, like many other photographers. We ended up having the photos printed through his service and they had very high print quality. Also, he jumped in a snowbank without hesitation to get a perfect shot. Can't really get much better than that!

Muffy R.

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Our son had a destination wedding in Jamaica June, 2012. We hosted the reception and hired Nicolas Grasset Photography (Nico himself) to take photographs from 3p to 9p. Because of Nico's artistic background, I knew he would have a 'eye' for candid shots and was not disappointed. He did amazing! We had our photo cd in two weeks as promised and he captured every moment we wanted and more. Our son wished we had taken him to Jamaica for the actual wedding. Both my son and I would recommend Nico to anyone looking for a photographer--he was excellent!

Thip E.

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Nico was very professional and fun to work with. I have not seen my pictures yet but I have faith in him. I would definitely recommend him to anyone who is looking for a photographer!

  • 22 years in business
  • 28 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 4 hours

Debra J.

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I had 5 photographers to choose from and selected Sage Arts because of his previous work (found on his website). Anthony is professional and listened to my needs. The photo's turned out well and he charged me what he said he would. This was my first time hiring a professional photographer and next time I will ask more questions.

Elissa P.

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I had my paper drawings photographed. He was very professional and negotiated the black well, which is heavily used in the drawings. He explained the process and was able to turn the photos around while I waited...will definitely use his services in the near future.

Katrina J.

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I am a recording artist and Anthony Sell took photos for my website and CD cover. He was easy to work with and made me feel comfortable.The results were great because he is not just a photographer but a true artist.

  • 33 years in business
  • 39 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 52 min

Megan M.

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Even with 15-20 people or more in the bridal party on just my husbands side alone, Dennis had such a great amount of patience when my husband wanted an individual photo with all of them side by side. I was even getting tired of smiling, but he took the time and consideration to give each moment he captured the quality and attention it deserved. He was such a creative photographer he memorialized even the smallest moments of beauty that we might have been too busy to even noticed with everything going on throughout the day. So we have photos of our rings hanging on the wishing tree my best friend from college had made- and aerial views of the flowers from the perspective of the bridesmaids looking down on them. Each detail was so unique and even though we weren't sure we would turn out to be that photogenic, he listened to our concerns, and gave us positive feedback that eventually made us feel confident, and proud of who we are and how we look- so we didn't have to worry about the little details, about feeling like we don't look perfect enough, because he made these photos genuinely fun and playful to take- which complemented the silly playful love I shared with the person I married.

Kevin B.

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Dennis was amazing! He is very good at what he does. We used him for our Engagement Photos and our Wedding. Most people know finding a photographer for an important day can be tedious. You want to meet someone that connects with you and can provide direction on what you are looking to get out of your photographs. Upon meeting Dennis we knew right away he was perfect for us. His personality fits what he does. My wife and I had an absolute blast taking our engagement photos in Milwaukee's Third Ward on a cold winter night. As for the wedding, leading up to it he helped us with ideas on when and where in the day to take the pictures. Just like for the engagement photos he was great and came up with great backdrop shots and up close ones as well. He was prompt with getting us our photos (within 2 weeks) and we are very satisfied with them! Thank you Dennis!

Sarah C.

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Dennis Felber was our photographer for our engagement pictures and our wedding day. Hiring Dennis was the best decision we made for our wedding day! He is extremely easy to work with, very professional, and every photo he takes is gorgeous. We are having a hard time deciding which wedding photos to print because there are so many great ones. I would hire him again in a heartbeat.

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  • 4 years in business
  • 42 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 16 min

Jeanette S.

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Jim is super easy to work with.... very nice, professional and flexible! His work products are great.... he provided a lot more options than most other photographers. Turnaround time was excellent; proofs were sent to me less than a day later. I would definitely use him again and I highly recommend him to others. Thanks Jim, for this painless process.

Leah L.

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Such a fantastic photographer. Really cared about the the final results. I will use again for my next Milwaukee project. I am using my photos on our website already!

Eli H.

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The photographer is awesome. Finding the studio location was quick and easy.

  • 7 years in business
  • 33 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 45 min

Lori S.

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Jessica was great! I have twin 2 year old boys and they can be challenging to get good pictures of. She did an amazing job capturing their personalities. I was so happy with the variety she took! She captured moments no other photographer has been able to do. Jessica was also flexible and easy to work with. I would recommend her. We were extremely happy. She will be taking more pictures for us in the future! Lori

Emily V.

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We are incredibly impressed with Jessica's photography! She truly captured great moments we had as a family. She's great with kids and she was patient. We've received numerous compliments from our friends and they want to use her too! We can't wait to have her do our photos again in the future. Thank you, Jessica!

Thumbtack Customer

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Jess was awesome to work with, and our pictures turned out amazing! We got so many compliments!

  • 4 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 11 min

Shannon M.

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Michael did a great job with our engagement pictures in Milwaukee and I can't wait to see our wedding pictures! He was very professional and really has an eye for great picture locations. We got married up in Oshkosh and he went an scopes out the area before our day came so that he knew exactly where he wanted to take the pictures.

Samantha D.

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Mike was very nice to work with, easy to organise the session and very professional. The photos turned out great, with the exception of a few indoor shots where the artificial lighting posed some challenges. He captured nice creative compositions and didn't mind staying over time to make sure we got all the photos desired.

Marla S.

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Me and my husband would like to thank you for photographing our wedding on June 11, 2016. We are very pleased with your performance. You've went above and beyond on our big day. Thank you thank you thank you!! Your amazing and I'll recommend anyone that's looking for a photographer to book you! SIMPLY AMAZING!!

  • 10 years in business
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 44 min

Leah D.

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My husband and I had the pleasure of working with Bill for our engagement and wedding photos in September of 2011. Bill is professional and reliable, and extremely talented in his ability to story tell through photography. Not only was the quality of our photos stunning, but his attitude and easy going nature helped us relax during our big day, letting our happiness (instead of nervousness) shine through in our photos. We will not hesitate to contact him in the future for our photography needs.

Nicki C.

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We worked with Bill to capture one of our wishes. He was very organized, professional, and provided some excellent photos. Bill got the event pictures to us very fast, and was able to get some video footage as well. Overall a great photographer and pleasure to work with!

Andy A.

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Bill was very responsive, and flexible on photography ideas. Friendly and courteous, too.

  • 1 year in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 2 hours

Evelyn B.

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Words cannot describe Alyson’s work. When my fiancé and I were looking to take our engagement photos, we wanted to find someone who’s photography was natural. We did not want our photos to have filters and exaggerated edits. From the very beginning, when I started talking with Alyson, I could tell that she loved what she does. She is not a photographer who just wants “to get the job done”. She will go an extra mile to genuinely get to know you, and make sure that you are satisfied. Alyson answered all of our questions, and on the day of our session, came prepared with ideas, but at the same time, gave us the freedom to just be ourselves. Alyson made us feel very comfortable. That same day of the photoshoot, Alyson already had some of our photos ready. She gave us a sneak peak that kept us at the edge of our seats. When we reviewed our photos, they were just what we had wished for. After the photoshoot, we kept in communication with Alyson to make a few special requests. Alyson responded to our request in a very pleasing way. Not only is Alyson talented and profesional, she is also very sweet and fun.

Sara B.

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Alyson was great at helping me figure out thr best outdoor location for our family photos and was perfectly willing to travel near where i live. Once we met her at location, she arrived early and was very nice and approachable. She made our family feel very comfortable during the photo session and brought some photo examples and suggestions, which turned out to be exactly something i would have chosen. She will be sending me the photos in a few days, but she gave me a sneak peak from her camera and they turned out better than what i wpuld have imagined. I would certainly use Alyson Marie photography for my future photograph needs.

Jennifer R.

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Alyson was a pleasure to work with. Very professional and responsive and friendly. She picked a great location for our outdoor photo shoot, it was nearby and beautiful! Our 1 year old wasn't feeling very "smiley" that morning, but the photos came out beautifully anyway! The only reason I did not give 5 stars was because Alyson did not provide very much direction during the shoot... it was nice that we could do whatever we felt comfortable with, but with a little more guidance we could have gotten a bigger variety of shots. I will still use her services again!

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  • 4 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 52 min

Abbie L.

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Max shot a family gathering of mine and we were so happy with the results! He was very professional at the event and made sure to be where we needed him, when we needed him. He got back to us very quickly after the event with the pictures edited and gave us options several options on how to access the photos (flash drive, CD, etc). Highly recommend Max Cozzi Photography!!!

Franz N.

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While I take a lot of photos myself they are just snapshots. Max really can catch all the angles and lighting that make pictures come to life and become keepsakes. He is a hard working guy and I was very pleased with all his work. If you are looking for a full service photographer who puts his customer's needs first, Max Cozzi is who I would recommend.

Daryl C.

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I could not be happier with the results from our photo shoot with Max! We needed band pictures for our upcoming show, and he delivered them in a very timely manner. He is highly skilled and extremely professional. He even offered effective creative advice to help us achieve exactly what we were looking for. Max is my go to photographer!

  • 7 years in business
  • 20 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 13 hours

Michael C.

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I managed to stumble upon Teresa on Thumbtack, and I'm so glad I did! She beautifully captured our small wedding ceremony, and she was just so pleasant to work with, too. We hadn't actually met prior to the day of, and my wife spoke to her only once on the phone, but I remember saying to my wife that I REALLY liked our photographer, and she excitedly said she did as well. Teresa got our photos to us in under a week, and the number of photos we were allowed to choose was ridiculously fair, given our semi-unique situation of not being the normal full-scale wedding, having her for a shorter duration, etc. 10/10, A+, however you want to put it, Family Tree did a fantastic job for us. Thank you!

Anne N.

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We hired Teresa to take photos of our daughter as she turned 2 years old. Teresa was extremely kind and patient with our daughter and really did a great job making our family feel comfortable during our shoot. All of the pictures turned out great and really captured our daughters fun and unique personality. We continue to receive compliments on the photos Teresa has taken. They are priceless and will be forever charished. Teresa did an excellent job and we look forward to having her be our family photographer.

Amy W.

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Teresa is spirited and a truly gifted photographer! We loved working with her and couldn't be happier with our photos!

  • 14 years in business
  • 20 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 5 hours

Abigail S.

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From the beginning of our project, Tom was very responsive and attentive to detail in order to understand the full scope of what we were looking to achieve. He traveled for us and was very responsive on giving us updates throughout completion. We were very pleased with the photographs and look forward to working with him again on future projects.

Kathy K.

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Tom did a great job in capturing our meeting, taking many many photos to make sure we had what we needed. He also was flexible in his timing for us and charged us very fairly for what we had him do.

Sylvia W.

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Tom delivered great photos of our products. He communicates well, is easy to work with and delivers on time. We will definitely be working together again!

  • 9 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 9 min

Jane M.

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I have had the pleasure of working with David LaHaye as a photographer for our professional providers as they on-board into our organization. It is important to the providers’ practices and to the organization that quality images of new providers are available for publication on our website as well as into various marketing venues. David is well-prepared, prompt and competent with the technology. But more important, he has a way of respectfully putting his subjects at ease, getting the genuine smiles in a professional stance that bring consistently useful images in his submissions to us.

Matt M.

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Dave helped me with some headshots for my new website. I've never had professional photographs taken before, and Dave made sure the process was easy and comfortable. Most importantly, the final results were exactly what I needed.

Manish G.

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Dave did a great job for my daughter's first birthday party. He was an absolutely great photographer! He was attentive and willing to take any shots we wanted. Quality work for a great rate, I would HIGHLY recommend him.

  • 14 years in business
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 5 min

Bill N.

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We tried this service for the first time last week. We were looking for an incredibly talented and versatile photographer. Someone who could shoot both product and people as well as our facilities. We really didn't expect to find someone who could, "do it all" - We were delighted to find Michael and his crew. They understood exactly what we were after, maybe better than we did. It was a great experience, excellent results and done in a timely fashion. We will use them again!

Carrie S.

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Michael is an amazing photographer. I've seen the versatility in his work and been extremely impressed. He is so easy to work with and makes everyone feel comfortable. He is always up for a challenge and does a first rate job. I would highly recommend Firstlight Creative.

Charlie G.

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Outstanding work, fast on time, on budget and always having great ideas. I think Michael Candee and Firstlight Creative Photography brought so much more than I expected. I have used these services more than once and will use them again. Thank you!

  • 25 years in business
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 11 min

Eve W.

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Our DJ, Tim was awesome! He worked well with not only my husband and I but with our photographer and guests. He made sure to play my requested songs while I was on the dance floor, which was pretty hard because I kept getting pulled in a million directions. He also made sure to annouce that those songs were my favs which made people come out and dance with me. The high energy arobics were super fun...people got involved! And, it was super funny that the winners of the musical chair portion became members of the Village People :) We would also like to send thanks for them working with us on the dollar dance request we had. We wanted to make a game out of it...$1 per dance, but same sex dances were $5 and whoever earned the most money won the TV remote for life! By making a game out of it we made more money then we thought we would...and I totally won the remote for life! But, I haven't really won it...my husband still takes it! haha! Our DJ, Tim, was very personable...easy to talk too and some of the ladies asked about him too...haha! By the end of the night he asked if we wanted him to continue playing...at first I said no, but then my husband wanted more music. Without even questioning it, he kept right on playing. All in all, I would definitely recommend High Energy DJs to other people. We will come knocking at their door again too if we have another event that requires a dj. Scott Quimby and Tim were so easy to work with and we couldn't have asked for our event to turn out better than it was. Thank you, Thank you, Thank you!!!!

Peter D.

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High Energy DJs were at our wedding this past Saturday and did an awesome job! Scott helped coordinate and manage everything and had several calls with us before the wedding day to make sure everything was to our liking and planned out accordingly. Craig, our DJ, was fantastic. He took all of our song choices and from there curated a great lineup of background music for cocktail hour and dinner that suited the vibe we were going for. He was super friendly and seemed so happy to be there and be a part of our day. Everything was timed and executed perfectly. He has a perfect voice for a DJ, too, and made announcements and introductions exactly as we instructed and filled in as needed. During the dancing, he took our playlist and curated a full night of dance music out of that, too - the night ended on a super high energy note with everyone on the dancefloor jumping and dancing and having an awesome. It made the day! As a gay couple, everyone could not have been more accommodating, too! 10/10 would recommend Craig and High Energy DJs.

Rachael W.

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Hi Scott, Terry and I want to let you know that we couldn't have asked for a better DJ or perfomance throughout the whole evening. Despite you having someone to train, you were both very professional and very easy to work with. I have to say High Energy DJ delivers the ultimate package; Professionalism, quality, affordability, and comfortability. The involvement with the guests was great as well, the dance floor was hopping! However my favorite part was the engraved picture frame with the first dance. That was an added bonus that we will forever cherish. You made it very easy for both me and the groom to not have to worry about anything on the music end of things, so we thank you for that. We would highly recommend High Energy DJ to any of our friends and family. We will also only have you in mind for any of our future needs for a DJ. Thank you once again for everything! Sincerely, one happy bride, Rachael

  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 2 hours
  • Milwaukee, WI

Denise J.

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I didn't really know what to expect. I asked for a female photographer, but none quoted my photos. Rich quoted because he would bring along a female assistant. Wow, what an experience. I'm shy and self conscious about my weight, but Rich was so professional and relaxed and patient that it made it easy for me to relax too. I found a sensuality that I never knew I had. My husband is thrilled! I had to beg him to only share the less revealing photos with his friends.

Deanna B.

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We have had family pictures taken with Rich several times now. We always receive exceptional photos that capture our family's personality and style. The pictures of our son are always so precious-it is so nice to have professional photos to capture special moments in time as our son grows. Rich is truly a kind person-he has such a pleasant, patient demeanor and is great with kids! We look forward to our next photo session!

Lillian S.

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The photographer was very professional. I felt quite comfortable with him, and the photos he chose were wonderful. I would recommend him to others and work with him again.

  • 10 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 6 min

Nancy O.

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Had a great experience working with Rocky. He was professional, friendly, made me feel relaxed, and he communicated well from the very start and even sent me a reminder the day before the shoot. I highly recommend him.

Laura K.

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I would not hesitate to recommend recommend Rocky

  • 5 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 9 min

Beth S.

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Burton is so reliable and pays special attention to detail which I always appreciate. I've used other photographers who just walk in a property and begin shooting pictures. Burton takes his time evaluating the best angle for photos. I also appreciate being able to view the photos before he leaves a property. His photos are great and I receive many compliments from my clients on his work. I highly recommend him!

Greg C.

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He did an excellent job I'm pleasantly surprised at the quality of his photography and he really takes time and make sure that it's practically perfect

Courtney S.

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Burton has photographed several properties for my real estate business. He is professional, accommodating, and the photos always turn out great!

  • 21 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 8 hours

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I love doing all sorts of photography, and love doing it since 1997(actually even before, but that's when I started doing it professionally). From Weddings to engagements, to families, kids, even pets! I have so many different types of events I can do; and have proof of those photographs. I am from the Waterford, WI area so, we can photograph in my area, or yours. You let me know what you like. If you're not sure, I'd be more than happy to make suggestions.

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