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Karolina Heggaton Photography
4.9
from 155 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 303 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Stephanie H.
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Karolina did a fantastic job with our daughters first birthday photos. She was on time, patient and had a way with making it easy and fun! She was professional and took photos we will share and have forever. I would highly recommend her and would use her again!

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The Still Life Photography
4.9
from 115 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 243 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.

Studio Souza
4.7
from 124 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 324 hires 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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Carrie Leah Photography
5.0
from 93 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 153 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Sarah G.
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Carrie did a fantastic job photographing my grandmother's 90th birthday party! She is professional, personable and talented. She was able to efficiently rangle 40 people including my grandparents and infants for a group photo and do it quick enough not to disrupt the festivities. She mingled well with the family without standing out. She was availble when we needed special photos and discretely photographed the event the rest of the time. My family was very impressed with the quality of the images and Carrie's aesthetic along with her presence at the party. I reccomended Carrie to photograph you family event or portrait for sure.

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JZ Studio
4.9
from 91 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 145 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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VisualEtiquette
5.0
from 74 reviews
  • 169 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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JAG Photography LLC
4.9
from 73 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 113 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Megan P.
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Jesus and his teammate shot my grandmother's 90th birthday event. They were warm, friendly, and wonderful to work with. They shot beautiful candid shots, as well as orchestrated group shots with lots of different people of varying ages. They were fantastic with my 5 and 3 year olds too! The quality of the photos are top notch and the turnaround was very fast. Jesus was a joy to work with. My family and I cannot say enough good things about Jesus and his teammate. I would highly JAG Photography for any events or needs!

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Kimia Emami
4.9
from 64 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 90 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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Martika Photography, LLC
4.9
from 69 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 121 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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Abbey Lauren Photography
4.9
from 52 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 106 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Dale L.
Verified review

50th Wedding Anniversary Party--Abbey Prow was wonderful. She was unobtrusive in taking pictures and captured the essence of our celebration. We recommend her highly and would use her photographic services again when the event requires a true professional.

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The Maestro Media
5.0
from 41 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 53 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Marcy S.
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The Maestro Media did an amazing job capturing all the special moments of our wedding day. We could not be happier with their work. Videographer, Mark Condra, was there working right alongside the photographer, capturing every imaginable detail. He worked so well with us and with our other vendors, helping the day go exactly as planned. The final products are videos we cherish and will use in the years to come to relive our wedding day. They gave us a copy of the full ceremony, footage of the toasts & first dances, a surprise shoutout video from friends & family (which we loved watching on our honeymoon) and such a creative, catchy highlight video that truly depicts the vibe of the whole day. Maestro Media was so quick in getting the final products to us. We won't hesitate to highly recommend them to friends and family looking for a talented, professional videographer.

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Snappybytes
4.8
from 26 reviews
  • 33 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Jeffrey K.
Verified review

Harry, was a great photographer and very flexible for candid proposals. If you are ever in Chicago and want a candid photo of the moment he is the one to hire. Satisfied.

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John Manning Photography
5.0
from 21 reviews
  • 31 years in business
  • 26 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Joaquin B.
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great photographer

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Michael Courier Photography
4.9
from 19 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 33 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Ryan J.
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Michael is an incredibly talented photographer and genuine nice guy. He had great energy, took a variety of shots, and was committed to the entire process. I also appreciate his quick turn-around time with tons of pictures to choose from. I highly recommend Michael to anyone who is need of an event photographer.

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BirdyFinn
5.0
from 17 reviews
  • 15 years in business
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Emily T.
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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!

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Markowski Photography
5.0
from 24 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Avery K.
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Konrad is a true professional. He was responsive, efficient, punctual and very easy to work with. He did a full 5 hour session of posed and candid pictures for my 40th Birthday and turned the pictures around in a little over a week and they were great! I was nervous about using thumbtack for the first time but Konrad exceeded all of my expectations. I would definitely hire him again!

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Ryan Gorey Media
5.0
from 13 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 23 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Jack S.
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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!

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Chicago Event Photography
5.0
from 12 reviews
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Alli E.
Verified review

Dakota was prompt with getting us our “sneak peak” photo’s from our event. The ones we’ve received are such great quality pictures. He was on time and less expensive than other photographers I looked at. We had 430+ people at our event and he was able to handle it without a problem! Thanks Dakota!

Hayden Humphrey Photography
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • New on Thumbtack
Nathan G.
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I’ve seen a few photographers in the past and was unsatisfied with the results. Hayden knew exactly what I wanted from the get go asking me insightful questions and directing me the entire time. It was such a positive experience and the photos turned out great! I highly recommend Hayden!

  • 11 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
Kelly D.
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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!

ZALEZPHOTO Chicago
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 24 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Adriana S.
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Francisco is an incredibly talented photographer, very professional and overall a great guy. He delivered beautiful and perfectly composed photographs . He is creative, has the ability to capture the essence of a space, and has a great eye for detail. We highly recommend him and hope to work with him on future projects.

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