I recently started using Thumtack as a way to find work as a photographer. Ideally I would work solely from referrals, but I'm not there yet and Thumbtack has been a great way to find some work.
One of the first people to hire me through the service, and the first person I photographed was Sarah Khan. She was looking for some photos to build her modeling portfolio. We worked together to pick a location that would have the look and feel we were going for and decided on Big Cottonwood Canyon, Utah. We shot for about 40 minutes between a few different locations in the canyon and got some pretty awesome shots. Check out Sarah's graphic design site at www.sarahimankhan.com.