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Find photographers in Santa Clara, CA

Find photographers in Santa Clara, CA

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Find photographers in Santa Clara, CA

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Top 10 photographers in Santa Clara, 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 Santa Clara, 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
Rabiaz Art Photography

Rabiaz Art Photography

5.0(3)
6 hires on Fash
5+ years in business
Serves Santa Clara, 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
Photobyolivia

Photobyolivia

5.0(2)
3+ years in business
Serves Santa Clara, CA
Louise says, "Rongrong's professional knowledge and enthusiasm really impressed me. She didn't hesitate to take many photos as long as she was satisfied. I want to say that she is reliable. " Read more
Naranjo Photography

Naranjo Photography

New on Fash
5+ years in business
Serves Santa Clara, 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 Santa Clara, 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.
Tiffany Johnson Photography

Tiffany Johnson Photography

5.0(2)
1 hire on Fash
21+ years in business
Serves Santa Clara, 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
Love Knot Photography

Love Knot Photography

5.0(1)
Offers online services
13+ years in business
Serves Santa Clara, 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 Santa Clara, 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...
Shannon Kelli Pictures

Shannon Kelli Pictures

New on Fash
14+ years in business
Serves Santa Clara, CA
Shannon Kelli Pictures is a still and moving picture studio that thrives on creating strong, impactful pictures that illuminate the unique product, person or place they represent. Shannon Kelli Pictures enjoys creating meaningful content for clients that is easily shared on various web-based platforms. Imagery comes delivered in squarespace aspect rations and files sizes, circle cropped for linked in and more - you name it SKP, can deliver it. Richly inspired by each client, Shannon Kelli's team makes every effort in crafting authentic stories that sharply illustrate your businesses and brands messaging. And they do it with a real sense of j...
Pqportraits

Pqportraits

New on Fash
Serves Santa Clara, 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 Santa Clara photographers

Recent success stories from people in the Santa Clara 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
Sophia L.
Olivia is amazing! We hired her for engagement photo session. I am the kind of person who always being shy but Olivia helped us a lot on pose and we had a great communication. Olivia captured many sweet moment. Really love the photos Olivia took! Will definitely go back to her for wedding photo.
Photobyolivia
Yvette T.
Absolutely wonderful experience. Made my daughter feel comfortable and took AMAZING graduation photos. Would recommend to all 👍🏽
Tiffany Johnson Photography
Napa G.
Jody is the most amazing wedding photographer EVER. There were so many incredible pictures – too many to choose from so we ordered them all! Our pictures were truly pieces of art, not just photos. Jody was very professional and walked through what was important to us before the wedding so she was sure to capture all the shots we wanted. She was great with the parents and grandparents. So many of my friends have said to me “I wish I knew your photographer when we got married, she did such an unbelievable job”. Her photojournalist style captured our love in every picture and documented the joy in our family and friends who celebrated with us.
Holman Photography
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