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Carol Stream Affordable Wedding Photographers

Browse these affordable wedding photographers with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Carol Stream.

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Studio Souza
4.8
from 127 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 330 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
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!!

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The Still Life Photography
4.9
from 121 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 258 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Natalie K.
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Nicole and Jay did an excellent job capturing the important and special moments of my wedding ceremony and reception. It truly was our dream wedding and they took beautiful shots. Every time I look at my pictures I love them even more. Nicole took some artistic shots (in between a picture frame on a table) and some really beautiful shots a lake. Nicole and Jay were very friendly and accommodating to take any pictures we wanted and planned their own pictures as well. Overall, we had a great experience with them and would recommend them for your wedding photographers.

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JZ Studio
4.9
from 102 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 162 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
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.

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Carrie Leah Photography
5.0
from 97 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 155 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Sheila G.
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Carrie is amazing! We hired her as our wedding photographer in 2016 and she has since become our family photographer! In addition to our wedding, we have used her for birthday parties and also 2 Christmas card photos, she even gets my dogs to pose! Carrie is amazing!

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VisualEtiquette
4.9
from 90 reviews
  • 183 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
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.

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Martika Photography, LLC
4.9
from 73 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 127 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Warner S.
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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.

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Danielle Heinson Photography
5.0
from 71 reviews
  • 113 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
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.

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Kimia Emami
4.9
from 71 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 103 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Amy A.
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Kimia was so incredibly nice and sweet leading up to my wedding day. She is truly a master of her work in Photography. She is very professional and I knew I didn't have to have a worry about anything. Before the wedding she corresponded with me & provided a contract and invoice, very easy to make payment. I was very impressed. Her portfolio is absolutely captivating and I knew right away she would be the perfect choice for my wedding photographer. She arrived early and set up, talked me thru any photos during the craziness of the ceremony, my family loved her and respected her very much during the process. I can't even begin to describe the feeling of looking at the finished photos. I was sent a link to her website with all the photos and download links. You can even order high quality prints. The photos were so perfect it allowed me to truly look back and have a completely different experience of the wedding all over again. Every picture is perfect and I have never felt so beautiful. I now have special pictures to look back on for the rest of my life of the best day of my life. I give my highest review to Kimia!

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Geral oris
4.9
from 58 reviews
  • 95 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Nancy P.
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Geraldine photographed my wedding 3months ago and I couldn't be happier with the results.she did such an amazing job capturing the best moments! My baby shower is in a few weeks and there is no doubt I am hiring her again!

  • 9 years in business
  • 80 hires on Thumbtack
Diana D.
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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!

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RC Photography Chicago
5.0
from 32 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 25 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Magdalena A.
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We recently did a Christmas Family shoot with RC Photography and we love how the pictures turned out ! Ron did a great job keeping everyone engaged , he's super nice and always very professional ! We really like the Christmas decorations he had set up for the photo shoot ! The whole experience was very enjoyable! Thank you Ron !

Snappybytes
4.7
from 31 reviews
  • 41 hires on Thumbtack
Judy N.
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We hired Harry for our small simple wedding. The wedding was held at Pinstripes in South Barrington. We have not received the photos as yet because it was less than a week ago. Harry was very professional, showed up early and seemed to be everywhere snapping pictures. I can't wait to see the photos he shot! Even at the reception I got several compliments regarding how good he was. Harry was very easy to work with and eager to please. I highly recommend him for any occasion. Very reasonably priced as well.

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Retiro Photography
5.0
from 28 reviews
  • 32 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Sarah M.
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I can't say enough wonderful things about Mark and our experience with him as our wedding photographer. Mark is amazing to work with because not only is he incredibly talented, his easy-going personality made our wedding day so much more relaxed! We connected with him instantly and he goes out of his way to capture those small, wonderful moments that would have otherwise been missed. He is truly a gifted storyteller and it shows in the amazing images he creates!

  • 19 years in business
  • 65 hires on Thumbtack
Erica L.
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My wedding was last night and I hired Lino on a short notice...he was on time, very professional and made sure my special moments with loved ones were photographed. Can't wait to see the finished product!

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Markowski Photography
5.0
from 25 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 20 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Agnieszka K.
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Konrad was exceptionally easy to work with! We had several specific time restrictions, split up sessions etc. and Konrad gracefully worked with us throughout all of this. He is polite, professional and friendly. My husband and I really enjoyed working with him and will definitely hire him again for future events...our daughters baptism for starters. Not only were the final pictures beautiful, we had a lot to choose from and the price was just right! We have had a ton of compliments on our wedding photos....and we love them. He captured our special day with a lot of detail and focused on just about everything and everyone. If you want a modern, kind, easygoing person to work with seriously consider Konrad, you won't be disappointed!

Weddings by Val and Andy
5.0
from 25 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 42 hires on Thumbtack
Brenda C.
Verified review

Andy did an awesome job with our wedding photography and made the day so enjoyable! I would definitely recommend him!

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BirdyFinn
5.0
from 21 reviews
  • 15 years in business
  • 26 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Emily T.
Verified review

The experience with Chris was fantastic! Not only is he a consummate professional, but he made the experience so fun, easy and positive. Unlike most family photographers, there was nothing staged. He just let us play and talk, and captured the most magical moments of our family being ourselves. I would highly recommend him to any family who is tired of standing by a picket fence or in front of a backdrop for their family photos. It is truly a unique end product that you will treasure!

  • 12 years in business
  • 64 hires on Thumbtack
Kelly C.
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Lori and Shaun we're absolutely amazing!!! They made sure to capture my list of special photos and were there for all of the special wedding first looks with my father and new husband. I didn't have many ideas but Lori was creative and brought us some great photos ideas!! I can't wait to see our final pics!!! And the photo booth was a hit!! My friends and family are still raving about it!!! Thanks so much Lori for capturing my special night!! 😘😘

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  • 11 years in business
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Kelly D.
Verified review

Working with Ryan was a pleasure and I couldn't be happier with the photos he took. Choosing a wedding photographer can seem like a daunting task and I'm glad I found Ryan. Him and his assistant were helpful and creative when taking the pre-wedding photos with just my groom and me, and at the ceremony and reception they were attentive and present to capture every moment. Ryan made the picture-taking process fun, as well, and instead of feeling stiff and awkward with cameras pointed at us my groom and I were at ease and enjoying ourselves. Can't recommend him enough!

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James Cryer Photography
5.0
from 14 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Rebecca K.
Verified review

Very talented photographer! We have used him for our wedding, family pictures and just snap shot of our little man. I love every picture he sends and I love working with him! He has a great eye to capture the perfect shot and makes you free very comfortable. I will 100% keep going to him for all my photographer needs!

AngieYong Photography
4.9
from 7 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Erica A.
Verified review

Angie is a amazing photographer and super personable. On our big day, she made all of our friends/ family feel comfortable and got some great images. From the intimate shots of us getting ready to party time on the dance floor, Angie got it all! Our wedding photos are simply beautiful and it is was exactly what we wanted. We are so thankful to have these memories for years to come!

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Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

How much does it cost for a photographer for a wedding?

Finding the right wedding photographer can make a big difference for your ceremony. Nationally, the average wedding photographer’s price ranges from $800 to $1,000, but costs can be much higher in areas like Chicago, New York or Los Angeles where some couples spend $2,000 to $5,000 or more for the photographer they want. Factors that can affect your wedding photographer prices include the photographer’s reputation and experience. Heavy hitters can command top rates, especially during wedding-season weekends. Day of the week also affects your cost. You may get a $200 discount on wedding photographer prices if you get married on a Friday in November rather than a Saturday in June. Time onsite is also an important cost factor. Hiring a photographer to snap photos from the moment you wake up until after last call at the reception is going to cost more than five hours of pictures during the day. Multiple photographers, special lighting, and videography will also increase your costs. Ultimately you want to find someone who has a style you love and can provide the number of edited shots you want for a price you can handle. Learn more about hiring a wedding photographer.

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Need wedding photography

Wheaton, IL

  • Photo needs
    Wedding ceremony, Wedding reception
  • Photographer required to travel to multiple locations?
    No, there's only one location
  • Photo products
    I'm not sure
  • Engagement photos needed
    No
  • Details
    About 35 people; ends at 10pm so you can still attend a New Years party!
  • $450
    Average price

Need wedding photography

Carol Stream, IL

  • Photo needs
    Wedding ceremony, Wedding reception, Family photos
  • Photographer required to travel to multiple locations?
    Yes - describe distance/mileage (church and recepetion )
  • Photo products
    I'm not sure
  • Engagement photos needed
    No
  • Details
    Any suggestions we can take to make this afforadalbe since we are paying for the whole thing would be appreciated.
  • $552.25
    Average price

Need an Event Photographer

Carol Stream, IL

  • Event type
    Life Event
  • Number of attendees
    25-50
  • Indoors or outdoors
    Other (Both indoors and outdoors.)
  • Photo products
    CD / DVD, Physical proofs and prints, Ability to purchase prints online
  • Total budget for photographer's services and images
    Under $250 (please indicate)
  • Details
    It's a surprise 70th Bday and retirement party together.
  • $900
    Average price
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