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Top 10 photographers in San Jose, CA

Clients agree: these vendors are highly rated for knowledge, experience, communication, and more.
James Thornton III Pictures

James Thornton III Pictures

5.0(2)
6+ years in business
Serves San Jose, CA
Hitesh D. says, "His passion for expressive photography shows in his work - it's not just a smooth, sharp, bright photo - it's an expression of the subject, emotion and event. And he's a great guy to work with! After all, if you're spending time with someone like this, you want to know it's time well spent." Read more
Naranjo Photography

Naranjo Photography

New on Fash
5+ years in business
Serves San Jose, CA
Photo Booth Rental for any occasion Wedding, corporate events, graduation, Birthday, etc. Professional photography, instant prints Custom design of photo templates, premium Backdrops,
Plus Light Media Dba Brian Shoots

Plus Light Media Dba Brian Shoots

New on Fash
Offers online services
2 hires on Fash
Serves San Jose, CA
Personable and talented high quality work. I work with all projects and have an amazing eye. I have great turn around depending upon the length of the project.
Rabiaz Art Photography

Rabiaz Art Photography

5.0(3)
6 hires on Fash
5+ years in business
Serves San Jose, CA
Pasuthorn S. says, "Rabiaz is a good photographer and guide for travel in San Francisco too she so nice and kindness her photo gonna make you all look amazing" Read more
Love Knot Photography

Love Knot Photography

5.0(1)
Offers online services
13+ years in business
Serves San Jose, CA
Hollie W. says, "I was really glad to have Isaac and my photographer on my wedding weekend. He is amazing and super professional. He gave us more to remember on our wedding day. Before the wedding, Isaac had provided some really good suggestions for what would photograph well and tips on flowers. I really appreciated him being able to answer some questions I had in regards to the look and decorations for the wedding. I really trusted his guidance for how things would look in photos. And the finished album looks amazing. He had some great ideas and perfectly done to achieve a super final product. And he was very patient with my wild family, so thank you! Definitely work with him, he's the best!" Read more
Clearlight Video & Photo

Clearlight Video & Photo

New on Fash
26+ years in business
Serves San Jose, CA
I have had a passion for recording audio, making videos and taking photographs since I was in my early teens that led me to study film and aesthetics at Sonoma State University. I learned a great deal there from excellent teachers about how to observe and develop perception skills using both natural and flash lighting techniques to create emotionally moving results with my camera. I later trained at a video production center in Port Jefferson, Long Island, worked on the TV film crew at 510TV, co-founded Clear Light Video Productions, and had the opportunity to develop my video editing skills further with the professional staff at the East Bay...
Tiffany Johnson Photography

Tiffany Johnson Photography

5.0(2)
1 hire on Fash
21+ years in business
Serves San Jose, CA
Alicia V. says, "Everything. She was so thorough and took care of contacting the site I chose for information and she was super accommodating. She was friendly and an amazing photographer " Read more
Michael Loeb Photo And Video

Michael Loeb Photo And Video

New on Fash
Serves San Jose, CA
I offer portraiture and wedding, corporate and event photography. For some, I have pro video, second photographers, drone aerial video and photo booths. I stand out in the way I have always been known for being on the forefront of new styles and equipment and being one of the first to implement the changes. I want to talk about you and hear about what you’re looking for and what photos would please you the most. I have won awards for photography among as being selected for wedding magazine covers. My website is www.loebphoto.net and my Facebook is https://www.facebook.com/photoaesthetic/....
Dear One Studio

Dear One Studio

New on Fash
Serves San Jose, CA
I have been a professional photographer for over 15 years, and I majored in photos. I pretty much always have my camera with me. I have a specialty in taking pictures with models, celebs, families and wedding ceremony. I have been focusing on family photo shoots, engagement sessions, wedding and events definitely.
Pqportraits

Pqportraits

New on Fash
Serves San Jose, CA
Hello there!My name is Pedro and I am a passionate photographer based in the San Francisco Bay Area.I have always had a love for capturing the beauty of the world around me.If you’re looking for a photographer who can bring a unique vision and perspective to your projectI would love to work with you. Let's create something beautiful together!

Your photography questions, answered

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Fash.

How much does a photographer cost?

The average cost to hire a photographer is $100 to $250 per hour, depending on their experience. However, photography prices vary significantly depending on the type of event or photo session:

Do you tip photographers?

The standard tipping etiquette for photographers depends on the type of photo session or event and how happy you are with the photographer's service:

  • Tip a wedding photographer $50 to $200 if the photographer exceeds your expectations. If the photographer works with a second shooter, be sure to tip the second photographer separately.
  • Consider tipping a family portrait photographer, pet photographer, or newborn photographer if you're happy with the photo session. However, tipping is not expected for family portraits taken at a big box store like JC Penney or Wal-Mart.
  • Tipping a photographer is not expected for headshots, commercial photography, real estate photography, or architectural photos.

If you're happy with the photographer's service, post a positive review online and share their photos on your social media.

How can I save money on a photographer?

Follow these tips to save money when you hire a photographer:

  • Book a "mini-session" – a shorter photo session that lasts only 20 to 30 minutes.
  • Choose your favorite photographers and follow them on social media. Some photographers may provide deals and exclusive offers.
  • Hire a less experienced photographer. However, be sure to review their portfolio to confirm they have enough skill to meet your photo needs.
  • Purchase prints from an online retailer instead of ordering them from the photographer.
  • Bundle multiple photo sessions for a discounted price. Some wedding photographers bundle engagement and wedding photos. Other photographers offer a bundle for newborn photos plus additional sessions as your child grows.

How far in advance should I book a photographer?

Book a wedding photographer as early as possible, ideally as soon as you've confirmed the date with your venue. Headshot, commercial, pet, and family portrait photographers typically don't require as much advanced notice. However, a popular, in-demand photographer may be booked out several months in advance.

How can I find the best photographer near me?

Follow these guidelines when searching for a photographer to ensure you find one who is the best match for you:

  • Look for photographers who specialize in the type of photography you want. A photographer who specializes in weddings won't be the best choice for a newborn baby photo shoot, and vice versa.
  • Review their online portfolios to confirm you like their photography style and aesthetic.
  • Read photographer reviews on Fash and Google.
  • Get a contract in writing before making a deposit.
  • Discuss the photo usage and printing rights to confirm how both you and the photographer can use the images. Photographers typically retain the copyright to the images, allowing them to use the photos for marketing and social media.

What questions should I ask a photographer?

Ask these questions to help you choose the best photographer for your needs:

  • How long have you been in business?
  • What type of photography do you specialize in?
  • What is your photography style?
  • Do you have an online portfolio I can view?
  • How far in advance should I book my photo shoot?
  • What deposit do you require, and is it refundable?
  • Do you have a photo studio? If not, where will you take the photos?
  • What should I do to prepare for the photo session?
  • How will you deliver the final photos to me?
  • How long will it take to get the photos?
  • Do you offer printed items or photo albums?
  • Who owns the rights to the photos?
  • Will you use my images on social media or your website portfolio?

Reviews for San Jose photographers

Recent success stories from people in the San Jose area.
Matthew S.
Very professional, knows what he is doing. The pictures turned out great, I highly recommend
James Thornton III Pictures
David T.
Rabia was responsive, flexible, and very easy to work with. She worked precisely to my brief and I was extremely happy with the variety and quality of the photos she took.
Rabiaz Art Photography
Yvette T.
Absolutely wonderful experience. Made my daughter feel comfortable and took AMAZING graduation photos. Would recommend to all 👍🏽
Tiffany Johnson Photography
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