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  • 5 years in business
  • 296 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 1 hours

Brooke S.

Verified review

Karolina took my our photos with my family and was absolutely wonderful! Her personality is so sweet and she is great working with young children especially! Definitely knows how to get their attention. We have already received a sneak preview of our photos and will be receiving the rest of them in 2 weeks. I already love how the photos turned out! Can't wait to see the others! It's a feeling like Christmas that you can't wait to see what you got as a present and to open it up! :) I definitely recommend Karolina as your photographer! She's reasonable in price and does a GREAT job!! I would definitely use her again!!! :)

Michael V.

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My son, Austin, had a one hour photo shoot with Karolina at her home studio. We explained what we were looking for in the pictures and she delivered excellent shots in the time she promised. She was excellent to work with and I would definitely work with her again. What a difference a professional photographer makes!

Kim C.

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I researched portrait photographers for a client. Karolina's portfolio looked good. The headshots came put great.

TOP PRO
  • 5 years in business
  • 240 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 54 min

Rachel W.

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​Nicole - ​ We wanted to thank you so much for your amazing ability to capture the our family in such an enchanting way. You were such a pleasure to deal with from start to finish - from organizing the time and place, helping orient us and set us up ​for each photo, and being so quick and flexible on the day of.​ We absolutely love the photos you took ​- they totally capture each of our personalities so perfectly. We can't wait to share them with our friends and family. We would recommend your services to anyone who is looking for a talented, professional photographer who is a joy to work with and has the ability to put you at ease. Thank you again for everything. ​

Carly S.

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Nicole was a very accommodating and fun photographer to work with. Having two photographers was a treat because they were able to take photos from different perspectives of the same moments. They anticipated the moments you want to cherish and caught them with the click of a button. We were very pleased with their pricing as well as their service. I thought they did an incredible job, and I can't emphasize enough how accommodating and low stress they were to work with. They were very insightful and gave us photos that are all over my home. When I look at them, I don't just see a photo, I feel the emotions I had in that moment and it makes me happy.

Kerri G.

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What can I say about Nicole and Jay! They have become not only our favorite photographers but our new friends. They are so easy and comfortable to work with, we felt like we knew them for years. Every pose, every location produced such an amazing photo. Turn around time and email responses were so super quick! And the photos of our engagement session and wedding day left us breathless--so so amazing and beautiful! Working with The Still Life is the best decision we made for our wedding day :)

Studio Souza

4.7

(122)

  • 12 years in business
  • 322 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 21 min

Cheryl C.

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I am so happy that my search for an experienced and affordable photographer for our son's wedding led us to Isabel Souza. When I viewed her profile on Thumbtack, I immediately knew she was the photographer of choice after viewing 5-6 other profiles as well. From the first meeting at her studio to the final moments of photographing Steve and Ka Yu's wedding and reception, Isabel was amazing! She has a calm, quiet and very patient demeanor while endeavoring to get the most from the posers. Her style is different from the normal "stock" poses and photos you get from other wedding photographers. She is very creative and as an eye in taking photos that "say" what she sees when looking through the lens. She captures the very thoughts of the ones she is photographing. Just several days after the wedding Isabel began posting wedding photos in small batches and they were absolutely beautiful! Isabel provided us with a wonderful montage of photos of Steve and Ka Yu's wedding day that will be forever cherished. Isabel is not only an excellent photographer but she is a true artist and it was a genuine pleasure to have met her and worked with her. If you are looking for something different in your photos, I highly recommend Isabel Souza.......she will not disappoint you!!

Jennifer E.

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Isabel is a very creative professional photographer. My experience was great from start to finish . She is prompt attentive to client. At the wedding she worked entire time up til the end. She was patient with the wedding party and guests. I can't speak more highly of Isabel. Cathy Miramontes

Indra Paola P.

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Isabel is one of the most creative photographers I have ever met. She always makes me feel comfortable & helps me with my poses, make up, hair & accessories.

TOP PRO
  • 13 years in business
  • 138 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 14 min

David G.

Verified review

Kathy is great! I needed professional head shots on very short notice and she went out of her way to accommodate my schedule. She has been a professional photographer for a long time and it shows in her work. During the 20 minute shoot she was very friendly, and very helpful in telling me what to do, how to position myself, etc in order to get the best shots. She even edited and emailed the pictures that night! If you're reading this you probably already know she also has the most competitive price for a professional photographer in the area. Thanks again Kathy!

Brittney B.

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Kathy did an amazing job with our family pictures. We had a large group and needed several smaller group photos as well as large ones with 15+ people. She was so patient with us when it took some a while to arrive and also when trying to take pictures of the kids who didn't want to sit still. I would highly recommend Kathy to anyone needing a photographer. :)

Alexa S.

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Great photographer!

TOP PRO
  • 7 years in business
  • 144 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 42 min

Emily M.

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I found Carrie on thumbtack and she was professional yet so much fun to work with! My 3 mo old was stunned by the big camera & would not smile. Carrie pulled out all the stops to try to coax a smile from him & get a couple. Her artistic eye & creative positioning were much appreciated as I am an artist myself. I felt she listened to my input & took it into account. She was a pleasure to work with & I would highly recommend her. Plus her pricing was very reasonable. So many photographers charge way too much for digital photos and that's why I did not go with them. Plus she came to my house! I can honestly say it was a fun and stress free experience thanks to her!!

Shawn D.

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My husband and I had the pleasure of meetimg and working with Carrie for our 20 year wedding anniversary. We chose to renew our vows and we did not have a professional photographer for our first wedding. So the outcome of these photos meant the world to us and Carrie delivered. She came up to our suite before the event and took pics of the bride getting ready and she went over to where the fellas were and captured priceless moments..we have reviewed the photos and are very pleased to say that she did a wonderful job and she had a great personality to go along with it..THANK YOU CARRIE for capturing our very special day...Mr. and Mrs Duty!!

Melissa A.

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Carrie is awesome. I can tell you that, as a professional photographer myself, I am choosy about who I let do my photos. But, she is fantastic and did a wonderful job for us! I highly recommend her!

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JZ Studio

4.9

(85)

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

Ginny C.

Verified review

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.

TOP PRO
  • 161 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 32 min
  • Schaumburg, IL

Justin D.

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Visual Ettiquette's lead photographer, Emil, is an AMAZING photographer and choosing to work with him was one of the best decisions about our wedding!!! My wife and I hired Emil to shoot our photos for our recent wedding in Downtown Chicago. First off, Emil is hands down a great guy who talked with us over the phone before the wedding discussing all the details of our wedding day and offered up some great suggestions for where to shoot around the city. On the day of the wedding he promptly arrived on time, even with all of the crazy Chicago traffic that morning. His warm heart, charming personality, and artistic eye made shooting with him super fun and relaxed. Shooting with him was actually one of the highlights of our day when we went around Chicago getting photographed in the snow around Grant Park and the Planetarium. I can still remember Emil running around (yes actually running) in order to find all the artistic angles to take our photos. He even stood on frozen Lake Michigan to get us the best shots of what ended up looking like photos the wedding photos of our dreams. Oh yeah and for all this, he is 1/4 the price we were quoted by other artistic photographers. Emil gets my wife and I's highest recommendation!!! If you want top notch artistic wedding photography that is still affordable, Emil is your guy! I never knew my wife could be such a supermodel until Emil photographed her!

Anna C.

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We hired Emil with Visual Etiquette after interviewing a few photographers for our wedding. We felt at ease with him after our first meeting. He was straight forward and to the point. He wasn’t pushy. He didn’t try to sell you some expensive photo packages that you don’t need. He did an excellent job. He was on time, professional, patient, and truly likes what he does and it shows. He made us comfortable throughout the day and made it easy to get such amazing wedding shots. He showed us how to pose which I like and the pictures came out great. We could have paid hundreds more for the beautiful pictures with someone else. I highly recommend him. Anna H.

Marge V.

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Agnes arrived early. Emil happened to be along so we had TWO photographers! They were so professional and captured everything we asked and much more. They filled the entire two hours of the contract with a constant stream of photos. We were so satisfied we cut the cake early and let Agnes go on to her next event -- we couldn't imagine anything else to be captured. We'd very highly recommend Emil and Agnes!!

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Kimia Emami

4.9

(61)

  • 3 years in business
  • 87 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 1 hours

Claudia C.

Verified review

I couldn't have asked for a better photographer! Kimia is very professional yet she feels like a very good friend! She will always update you through email/text and I always get a reply from her right away! She took my pictures in downtown Chicago and she picked out beautiful locations to take the photos. I had so much fun with her and I would 100% recommend everyone to hire Kimia!! Not only does she focus on detail, she is also very knowledgable about photography and she knows how to get the perfect natural lighting/angle in every picture. She made me feel comfortable and it was easy to express myself! All the pictures turned out amazing and I have never been more satisfied in the results! Her pricing is also very reasonable compared to other photographers in the area who charge almost double! She is perfect for portraits, weddings, family photoshoots, senior portraits, headshots, etc...! Her work is absolutely amazing and I will definitely be working with her again in the future! Thank you Kimia for a wonderful experience!

Onos B.

Verified review

She is my Photographer for life.She is excellent in what she does and she is just a great joy to work with and I got tons of excellent pictures .super happy

TOP PRO
  • 7 years in business
  • 109 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 34 min

Lauren R.

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I've had headshots done in my past with not so great photographers so when I was looking of a new photographer I was feeling kinda worried about who to chose but I am beyond thankful my friend recommended Mike Sansone Photography to me! Such an unforgettable experience. Mike is very good at what he does and makes you feel so comfortable/ confident behind the camera! Needless to say if you need new headshots done I highly recommend Mike!!

Jobcase T.

Verified review

Mike has a great way with people, putting them at ease to get excellent results. We appreciate his flexibility and desire to get shots that people can truly be proud of. I've met many headshot photographers over the years, and I consider Mike to be among the best of them.

Chris H.

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Mike was super funny, professional and even taught me how to turtle. He's by no means your typical mall photographer and is definitely worth the extra Benjamin.

TOP PRO
  • 108 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 2 hours
  • Chicago, IL

Daniel S.

Verified review

GREAT, GREAT, GREAT! I can not recommend Danielle Heinson enough! My wife and were on a budget and posted an ad seeking a wedding photographer on Craigslist but we were nervous about doing so. We were bombarded with responses. Most of which were mediocre photographers and basically what you would expect from posting to Craigslist on a whim. Two photographers stood out to us and we in the end decided on Danielle. We could not be happier with that choice. She was an absolute joy to work with! Easy to contact with and to do so on your time. Oh, and her photos are FANTASTIC! You can not go wrong. She is very easygoing while maintaining a professional relationship. She really did a great job and we can not recommend her enough.

Jing C.

Verified review

We are very lucky to have Danielle! I fell in love with her photograph work right away after checked out her website. Exactly the style and perspective that I'm looking for. To put it in this way, if I will be a photographer one day, that will be exact the style I will have. :) We booked Danielle for both engagement pictures and wedding day pictures. I was able to meet up with Danielle before our engagement session to get to know each other. Our engagement pictures turned out to be great~ Very natural. We didn't get a lot of instructions about how to pose during the session, but Danielle was able to capture all the moments. :) We are looking forward to having her for our wedding day!!!!!!

Melissa M.

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Though I did not get a chance to be photographed by Danielle this review is more to compliment her flexibility and thoughtfulness. I had originally planned to have a winter photo shoot for engagement photos and Danielle was ready to be available whenever the weather would cooperate. She agreed to be available with little notice which was something most photographers would never do. Unfortunately, the weather NEVER cooperated so we decided to skip the shoot. I will definitely be considering Danielle for anything I need in the future. She was fun to work with and was so open to my exact vision.

TOP PRO
  • 8 years in business
  • 109 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 27 min

Warner S.

Verified review

I am absolutely 100% satified with Martika P. Gartman Photography. I have hired many Event Photographers for both Family and Church Events over the years. However, I must say that Martika P. Gartman Photography is the "best" Event Photographer that I have ever seen with my own eyes. She knew "exactly" how to pose and line up persons for photographs. She took her time, and the Event photographs are excellent "keep-sakes" for everyone attending the Church Event to hear my daughter, Dr. Sheri Prentiss, give a presentation about her newly published book," WHEN EVERYTHING CHANGED: MY JOURNEY FROM PHYSICIAN TO PATIENT", an inspiring book about Dr. Sheri as a breast cancer survivor. Thank you, Thumbtack Staff for making the "contact" between myself and Martika P. Gartman Photography.

Courtney S.

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It was great working with Martika for my daughter's 1-year-old birthday party AND cake smash photos. It was a lot to cram in to a short amount of time and limited space, and she was very flexible, accommodating and had great suggestions. The photos are GORGEOUS and she had a very fast turnaround time! Also, she's very quick at responding to questions/emails which is great. Would definitely recommend Martika as a photographer! Thank you!

Tim C.

Verified review

Martika is highly skilled and extremely professional. I'd recommend her to anyone searching for an excellent photographer.

TOP PRO
  • 7 years in business
  • 127 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 4 min

David K.

Verified review

Kristine is an outstanding photographer and an even better person. She was genuinely concerned and offered to reshoot when I seemed less enthusiastic about our holiday shot of the children than a family picture. It took me a short while to realize she indeed had a great pic for our cards. She surprised me by adding a beautiful picture of the family shot in my package of pictures. I hope to return the favor and refer my friends and wholeheartedly recommend Kristine to anyone interested in a first rate photo session.

Tim R.

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I worked with Kristine for professional photographs. She is a talented photographer committed to delivering quality work. She created a comfortable environment resulting in photographs that exceeded my expectations. Scheduling and communication were also easy and flexible. Would highly recommend.

Michelle S.

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We took the photo shoot outdoors in Millennium Park. Kristine is a very creative and talented photographer. She will make sure that you look your absolute best. She will guide you through the poses that will make you look great.

TOP PRO
  • 80 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 3 hours
  • West Chicago, IL

Sarah P.

Verified review

From start to finish Nikki was positive and professional to work with and our wedding photos came out exactly the way we wanted! She took great care in researching beautiful locations in our area, planning for the forecasted rain, and making sure we were comfortable. All of the careful planning shows in the gorgeous photos we received. We could not recommend Nikki more highly if you are looking for a photographer to capture a private/intimate ceremony.

Dominique J.

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Nikki is an amazing photographer! She responded to my request for an elopement photographer quickly. On the scheduled date for the session with Nikki, my husband and I were encountering so many problems that we were running extremely late but Nikki was VERY accommodating and understanding and had no problem letting us reschedule. And the quality of her work is amazing. I would highly recommend Nikki to anyone I know.

Carolyn P.

Verified review

Nicole responded to my request for a family photographer on short notice. She was easy to work with and the pictures turned out wonderfully. Would recommend if you are looking for a local photographer!

  • 30 years in business
  • 73 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 24 min

Leigh A.

Verified review

David was a total pro from start to finish. He understood just what I wanted and my finished photos are wonderful. He was responsive, prepared and engaging. I recommend him to anyone looking for a great photographer who not only does great work, but is a pleasure to work with as well.

Greg B.

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David was very patient and clearly explained everything. He is a true professional who enjoys his work. I recommend Rinker Photography to others who require a studio photographer

Kimberly B.

Verified review

Wonderful expierence! Would proudly recommend to anyone looking for a photographer in the area!

TOP PRO
  • 15 years in business
  • 112 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 4 min

Chris R.

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Lori was early to the site, and very flexible. She even met me on a holiday. Her photos are fantastic. Price is competitive with other area photographers. She does great work, highly recommend her.

Carmen C.

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Lori is always available when I need her. I had another photographer that didnt show up to a property and I immediately called Lori and she was there. She got all my business going forward.

Bill C.

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Superior Results that position you, your products and services to close more sales! That’s why Lori Strock is my photographer of choice.

TOP PRO
  • 57 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 9 min
  • Chicago, IL

Colin S.

Verified review

Sally is a wonderful, artistic, creative photographer with a unique perspective that results in captivating, dynamic photos. One thing I love about working with her is that she lets me look at the shots as we go, adjust, and offer suggestions. She has a commitment to excellence that makes her the best.

Rocio P.

Verified review

It was a great experience. Sally is not only a great photographer, she is a gifted makeup artist, patient and takes care of every detail. I highly recommend her.

Anthony F.

Verified review

Great photographer. Would highly recommend to others

TOP PRO
  • 9 years in business
  • 66 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 25 min

Diana D.

Verified review

I needed a professional headshot photo in a short timeframe. Since I never had professional photos done before and had no idea how to find a good professional in order to help me out, I was initially relatively intimidated by the process. Looking up the websites from several photographers, most were only advertising wedding and recreational photography services. Robert put me at ease from the very beginning, showing me some sample headshots he took and explaining me the whole process as well as what I could expect. During all of my interactions with Robert, he has been very professional. Also, it is obvious that he is passionate by what he is doing. He overall did exceed my original expectations, delivering some excellent headshots in a very short timeframe!

Scott N.

Verified review

Robert was the photographer at our daughter's Batmitvah. We were excited to get a photographer of his caliber at our event. The photos from the event are outstanding and creative. The added bonus was that Robert was the consumate professional and his debonair style added to the event.

Iris A.

Verified review

Robert was a very fun photography to work with. I felt very comfortable and he was great at giving direction. I will definitely continue to use him as a personal photographer and refer him to anyone looking for a great and professional photog to work with!

TOP PRO
  • 5 years in business
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 3 min

Thumbtack Customer

Verified review

This was our first family photo session with our 6 month old. I also had Konrad take professional photos for me. I could not have asked for a better photographer! Konrad was easy to work with from our first call where he asked a lot of great questions, to working through location challenges the day of, to engaging our son so he could get great shots. He brought his assistant who was amazing at suggesting poses and giving guidance. We are so pleased with our images and look forward to having him as our photographer going forward.

Alona B.

Verified review

Konrad was a real pleasure to work with. Very easy to communicate with, very personable and friendly. We had our anniversary photo shoot done and are very happy with the photos and Konrad's work. Highly recommend Konrad for your future photography needs.

Mike M.

Verified review

Connor did such an amazing job! He captured my proposal extremely well. Very professional, and the pictures turned out perfect! If you are looking for a photographer he is a great choice! You will not be disappointe!

TOP PRO
  • 36 years in business
  • 21 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 6 min

Erika T.

Verified review

I occasionally hire photographers to shoot projects where I am not present, and this was one of those instances. A problem I've encountered in the past is getting shots that are different, or not inclusive, of the directions I provided. Not so with Michael! He showed up on time, shot everything I asked for, turned the images around quickly, and delivered high quality work. He has a great eye and excellent technical ability. I would definitely hire him again for any project in his area.

Christina C.

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I've used Michael Lipman twice for commercial real estate photography. On both occasions, the finished product was professional and of great quality. I will be sure to use him again when I have new properties in the Chicago, IL area.

Nicole C.

Verified review

Easy to work with and that was especially important since we weren't on site or even in the same state! The photos and angles were exactly what needed - I highly recommend.

TOP PRO
  • 4 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 7 min

Jack S.

Verified review

Ryan was a great asset to our event! He provided excellent pictures and we enjoyed his professionalism! The quality of the pictures was to the highest standards, and his timely matter was great! I would recommend for anyone looking for a photographer in the area!

Charise J.

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Ryan was excellent from the scheduling stage to the finished project. He was punctual and professional, as well as friendly and personable. Our office event was documented perfectly and we would definitely choose Ryan again for future events.

Mike K.

Verified review

great guy and perfect pictures

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

Eta T.

Verified review

Emily came very highly recommended to me and her work for several other bands really sealed the deal for me when I was looking for someone to assist with photography for my band’s profile. Her shots are an excellent combination of artistic and professional, and she delivers them punctually and in the most ideal formats for intended use.

Alyssa F.

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Emily is a great photographer with a dedication to professionalism and quality. I would his her again!

Tiffany P.

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Great photographer. Thank you Emily!

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