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Love her work!

Cathy R. - Livermore, CA


Wow, Cindy…
I’m beside myself, those photos are fabulous!  I can’t believe how incredible they turned out and I can’t believe you got them together THE VERY NEXT DAY!!!!(???)!!!!!! Thank you for the kind words, I will tell you that clearly the stars were aligned when I found you through Thumbtack… I’m very grateful indeed.  Yes, I couldn’t agree more with you about the beautiful pink and gold tones in the room…heavenly!  Oh my gosh what a special day and honestly, Cindy, you being a part of it completely added to the day for me...obviously in that you beautifully captured everything but also in that I really felt like you were my best wingwoman of the day. Of course I will recommend you every chance I get and I thank you again so much for everything you did.
Christina H. - Walnut Creek, CA

Cindy is a phenomenal photographer for that most challenging of subjects - children. She photographed my one-and-a-half year old twins and the outcome was terrific. The girls looked natural, happy and downright joyful in the shots. She really knew how to get them to be themselves. It was a pleasure to work with Cindy, I'd hire her again in a heartbeat!

Anna A. - San Francisco, CA


Cindy was absolutely wonderful! She got to the site early to find the perfect place to shoot. She was professional and friendly. I recommend her to anybody especially with children. The photos are amazing! Thanks Cindy!

Christy U. - Stockton, CA


Cindy was tremendous. We have two kids (2 and 4), and we weren't sure how they would feel about someone new meeting them at the beach to take their pictures all morning. But Cindy put them at ease right away, and they loved her. She took beautiful pictures of the kids and the family, captured some fun and sweet moments, and even let our son use her camera to take a few shots. She mailed us a DVD containing the full resolution images of all of her shots, and we now have a number of them printed and hanging on our walls. We highly recommend Cindy and would work with her again!

Steve G. - Capitola, CA


A local mom's group referred me to Cindy for maternity photos and, after looking through her website and family photos, I loved her style and immediately booked an appointment!  Cindy was so easy to work with and the photo session was fun.  She has a great eye for black and whites as well as using small props to really bring things together (little baby shoes in our case!).  Cindy also had great ideas for poses-- my husband and I didn't feel at all awkward during the shoot.  I loved how the photos turned out and can't wait to show our new little one someday.  We will be hiring Cindy after the baby is born to do a photo session at our home.  Can't wait!

Jessica R. - Oakland, CA


Cindy photographed our daughter's adoption and we absolutely loved working with her. We would jump at the chance to do it again. Here is the email I just sent her..."Thank YOU so much. The pics are GORGEOUS! Just what we were looking for. You made miracles happen given the faces that my daughter was throwing (or not throwing) at you. As we have been sharing the photos, our folks are totally raving. Can't wait to find another opportunity to work with you!"

Lynn J.. - Oakland, CA


No one, in my book, in the San Francisco Bay Area photographs families and weddings with the sensitivity, depth and beauty as does Cindy Hegger. She also photographs weddings and gatherings in Paris. What a gifted professional artist.

Deborah B. - Berkeley, CA


We have made a new friend in Cindy and would love to keep her for ourselves. She helped my wife feel more relaxed and comfortable before the wedding, then continued to honor our family with manners and grace. We can't wait to see our wedding photos and are also anxious to develop other inspirational and motivational media projects with Cindy.

Rick C. - Oakland, CA


We hired Cindy to photograph our wedding at City Hall in San Francisco. We were traveling in from AZ and really did not know much about the venue. Cindy has a lot of experience with City Hall. She got shots on all 4 floors of City Hall plus the ceremony. The entire shoot was 2 hours. The real story here is the quality of the images. The photos were simply amazing. Cindy did a great job of telling the story of our day, from the moment we arrived until the last shot. A few days later we had a link of all of photos to share. You will not be disappointed if you choose Cindy as your photographer!

Vicki V.. - Phoenix, AZ


Cindy was amazing - we hired her to take some holiday pictures of our 1-year old. I would definitely recommend her for anyone looking to have family photography done. She was very easy to schedule with over email and the Thumbtack messaging platform, was flexible with us having to reschedule due to rain, she showed up on-time with terrific ideas for interesting shots in Dolores Park, and, most importantly, took incredible pictures of our family that we are so so happy with. The best pictures (of the probably hundreds she took) were uploaded to an album that day with some light photo refinishing. 
She actually made the photo shoot easy and fun, and I recommend her highly.

Jon L. - San Francisco, CA


Cindy was an incredible addition to our event. She captured great posed shots as well as candidly documented my bridal shower in such a skillfully unobtrusive way. Her artistic abilities are quite incredible and we couldn't have asked for better service--she came early and did not hesitate to stay much much longer upon request. Cindy's insight into our guests' personalties and her feel for the flow of events made for wonderful storytelling. As a bride your events tend to rush past you--Cindy's talent provided me the opportunity to return to my special event over and over again in a way that will allow me to experience everything I didn't get to observe first-hand. She quite literally shaped many fond memories of my bridal shower and I couldn't be happier! I'd highly recommend Cindy Hegger to anyone.

Natalie E.  - Saratoga, CA


Wow!!!!!! Ok...... Not even sure where I should start! Cindy, was truly amazing... When I first met Cindy, instantly I knew she would be a loving addition to "our family". When it comes to your wedding photos, you really want someone with obvious talent, (which she has) and of course an eye for detail and the ability to capture emotion and real feeling... If this is what you are looking for then Cindy is your woman!!!  She didn't stop!!! She took so many amazing high quality photos, that will be a memory for a lifetime....  Grateful for you Cindy!!! And can't wait for future baby photos...

Much love.

Janel B. - Berkeley, CA


Cindy-- these are fantastic.  Just what we hoped for.  Thank you so much-- we had a great time and I can't wait to print some out for Lucy's room!  It will be fun to look back on these one day.  I will definitely be in touch about post-baby photos! 

Jessica R. - Oakland, CA


We recently engaged Cindy to photograph one of our business events. We were delighted with the results! Both her black and white and color photos were stunning. She was responsive, on time / on budget, collaborative and thoroughly professional! It was a pleasure working with her. We look forward to our next joint project.

Susan P.  - San Francisco, CA


It's great to work with Cindy. She even accommodated us with last minute next day appointment. Pictures are great and fast. We receive our pictures in 2 days. Thanks Cindy!

Racheal C.  - San Francisco, CA


Thank you so much for posting the photos so quickly! They look amazing. Great job! You are so pro. Thank you for making our wedding fun. We hope that you will have great holidays. 

Igor A.  - San Francisco, CA

I can't say enough wonderful things about Cindy....My birthday pictures are amazing. Cindy fit in, everyone loved her, she was truly part of the party and at the same time captured the party. I highly recommend her for any event. Cindy, thank you for everything, I have pictures of a lifetime.

Tami S. - Pleasanton, CA


The photos Cindy took of me are amazing, unique and captured my personality in a way that no other photos ever have. Cindy has a natural ability to grab a moment on camera. She makes it fun and easy and - most important - I enjoyed myself. I have received so much positive feedback about my photos that I can't imagine ever using someone else! Thank you Cindy!

Carolyn R. - Redwood City, CA


Cindy did an amazing job for our son's first birthday. She captured everything so beautifully from my hand made decorations to everyone. I am sure to only ask her to do our family pics this fall. I am always going to recommend her for our friends and family events.

Zennet M. - Fremont, CA


Cindy was the candid shots photographer at our wedding and did an amazing job. A great personality moving in the crowd. The photos are gorgeous, professional and creative. They just captured the look and feel of the event. Easy to work with!

Susan B.  - Oakland, CA


Cindy has an amazing eye for beautiful, photogenic pictures. She has an excellent sense for what a good setting would be and also is very in tune with listening to what her clients want. She sets everyone at ease with her personality, calm and balanced. She took stunning photos of our family, when you look at us, you see family, not a "same sex" family. She is a good friend to the LGBT community and I can see working with her for parties, celebrations, anniversaries, head shots or to capture the love on a regular basis.

Lois B. - Oakland, CA


I hired Cindy Hegger recently as my photographer for the retirement/birthday celebration hosted by my husband. I was beyond pleased by the quality of the photographs she took of the event. Cindy is an experienced, talented & extremely sensitive photographer. She is so knowledgable about lighting & presentation. She arrived on time, stayed for the entire event & truly captured the essence & highlights of my party. She was unobtrusive to boot. Her price was competitive. I can recommend her wholeheartedly as I am most grateful for her fabulous work.

Elogeanne O.M.G. - Oakland, CA


I needed a photographer for our yearly family Christmas Card photo but also wanted outdoor, heirloom quality photos for the whole family to keep. We scheduled her for the busy Thanksgiving weekend because that was the only time we would all be together. She squeezed us in. When rain was forecast for the day of the shoot, I asked her to move the day up so we wouldn't have rain. She rearranged her schedule to meet us on a different day. We have 5 grown children with their infants. It wasn't easy juggling 4 different nap times, nursing, grumpy little ones. But Cindy was very flexible and patient, even waited for an infant to wake up from his nap so we could capture him. After the shoot, she offered to re-take some photos that she thought she could improve on another day when it was less sunny. We couldn't be more thrilled with the photos. They are perfect for our family, which is in constant motion. I don't know how she did it but she captured us all at our best. We asked her if she would be our "family photographer" going forward. I would recommend Cindy to anyone who wants an organic, free style with creative angles and locations. She has a great sense of how to use natural light and natural environments to complement the subjects.

Carole F. - Palo Alto, CA


Cindy just helped me feel light and happy during our shoot. I was nervous, wanting a picture for an online dating site-my first venture into new territory after a divorce. The picture turned out great and attracted someone special into my life. Thanks, Cindy!

Toni M. - Albany, CA


Cindy is amazing! She has an eye for art and creativity. She has a vision that is so acute and really gets the true essence of life that surrounds us all. She is fabulous! Funny, serious and engaging in everything. I highly recommend her to catch that very "special" moment. She is an inspiration to all!

Sandy L.  - San Rafael, CA


Cindy's work is art, well thought out at the same time as being spontaneous. Creative and full of her passion. :)

Ro R.  - Suisun City, CA


Cindy has a talent for really catching the perfect moments and it show in her beautiful photos. She is warm, funny, super easy to work with and great with the kiddos. I would recommend her for any event or portrait!

Andrea S. - Oakland, CA


Cindy and I grew up next door to each other so I can attest to the fact that her creativity comes from deep in her soul at an early age. I was reminded of that once again when she was a guest at my wedding and asked me if she could bring her camera and shoot a few pics as a gift to my husband and I. I had already hired a photographer, thinking Cindy would want to visit and relax at a wedding (for once). Her creativity has been perfected over the years - she caught the most important moments and people in a way that only an artist can...they brought tears to my eyes. I can still feel the moment 2 years later when I look at her photographs. The next morning Cindy had posted a few of her favorite shots on Facebook, and a DVD of the 1500 shots from the wedding on my doorstep 3 days after that! The "hired photographer" took 3 months to get pictures to me. I have referred her to friends knowing that without a doubt they will be amazed! Looking through her portfolio of photographs is part of my weekly routine - I am still in awe of her talent, heart and soul just as I was when we were growing up!

Cindy F. - Tracy, CA


Cindy photographed my two daughters and me in Oakland's Mountain View Cemetery. We arrived right on time, and Cindy was already there waiting for us, all her equipment set up. She was professional and friendly, putting two teenagers at ease, which is not an easy task. She took many photographs in so many locations and poses--some more formal, some more relaxed, some really playful. I think she really captured the essence of the girls. The photos were great.

Nina H. - Oakland, CA


Cindy was on time, professional and delivered high quality shots quickly. She organized the shots and made it very easy for me to choose the ones that I liked and had many options available for different prints and accessories.

Drew B. - Alameda, CA


We had a photo session with Cindy at a park in Alameda. She took photos of the 4 of us, me, my wife and 2 kids (ages 8 and 5). The shoot was very casual and relaxed. We started in the playground which allowed the kids to just play and be themselves. After we captured some shots like this we moved into the field and posed for photos. Cindy did a great job connecting with the kids and getting their cooperation. The photos turned out great and are going to be cherished for years to come!!

Colin C. - Los Gatos, CA







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