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The Still Life Photography
4.9
from 116 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 249 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
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 :)

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Carrie Leah Photography
5.0
from 93 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 153 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
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!!

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VisualEtiquette
5.0
from 81 reviews
  • 172 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
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!

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Martika Photography, LLC
4.9
from 71 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 122 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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Mike Sansone Photography
5.0
from 64 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 110 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
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!!

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Geral oris
4.9
from 51 reviews
  • 91 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
TOPE F.
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After meeting with several photographers, she was the ONLY one my wife and i liked. Her professionalism is unlike any other - prompt with responses, super creative and pictures came on time.Geraldine has one of the biggest hearts of anyone I have ever met, and I was absolutely honored to have her play such an important role in my wedding. I can't recommend her enough.

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Lori Strock Photography
4.7
from 47 reviews
  • 15 years in business
  • 124 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
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.

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Sally Blood Photo
4.9
from 44 reviews
  • 60 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Colin S.
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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.

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The Maestro Media
5.0
from 42 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 55 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Sandi E.
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Wow, I could not have asked for a better partner on my project than Isaiah! From the start, he was extremely professional, sincere and attentive. My project wasn't a huge one but he still gave it as much attention as if it were a 4-figure one and that is beyond appreciated. Technically, Isaiah created a work of art. I had a previous video created for me by another videographer/editor on Thumbtack and didn't have the best experience, technically. But Isaiah brought his A-game. Technically, creatively and professionally. He edited speedily and well, tweaked lighting and made all the clips flow nicely. He was a delight to work with, and I cannot recommend him more highly on every level. I'm definitely calling him as my looming next projects arise, and have already sent his name along to colleagues in the advertising field as a guy they want to entrust their work to. Thank you Isaiah!!

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WS Photography
5.0
from 35 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 48 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Jon E.
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Milan and Jelena were amazing! They were so professional and knew exactly what to do. Honestly, we were a little nervous looking for a photographer - we didn't know who to trust. All of the Chicago wedding photographers were either out of our budget or something was a little off when we would meet with them or speak with them on the phone. We read a lot of good reviews and met with Jelena at a coffee shop briefly. We got a good feeling so we decided to go with WS photography. I am so glad that we did! We LOVE our wedding photos! If you're unsure about hiring Milan and his team, don't be. They are great and you will not be disappointed!

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Life on Prints Associates
5.0
from 28 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 45 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Julia F.
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We had a great experience with Tony. He arrived early which was nice to not have to worry about where's my photographer? I had looked through portfolios of other photographers and just really like his style. Although it was a little more than the other quotes I feel I was well worth it. The other examples I saw were pretty average. You can tell that Tony has a lot of experience with photography. My pictures turned out great and he got them done so fast! I would highly recommend this company for your photography needs!

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RC Photography Chicago
5.0
from 28 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 21 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Glen C.
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When booking a photographer, Ronald is the way to go. He’s extremely willing to go the extra mile to help make sure your event/shoot goes well. He comes with his own ideas so don’t worry if you’re not sure about what you want to do. This is all on top of high quality work. You won’t be sorry booking Ronald!

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Snappybytes
4.6
from 27 reviews
  • 34 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Jeffrey K.
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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
5.0
from 21 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 34 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Emily S.
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Michael was professional and courteous and clearly knew his business. He communicated clearly over the course of our two day event and snapped some unforgettable photos that added life to a relatively reserved conference. I would absolutely recommend him to anyone looking for a professional photographer, particularly if they’re hosting a multi-stage event as we did.

Ekaterina
4.8
from 21 reviews
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
Pavel C.
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There are no words to describe the amazing talent of Kate as a photographer. Every picture she took was breathtaking .She is very creative, enthusiastic and so passionate about what she does! She made the whole process enjoyable, natural, and FUN!She has a talent for photography and able to capture every special moment. Her precision to detail is amazing. Kate makes the most authentic, unique, and unforgettable photos.Kate is the best photographer, ever!!!Thank you so much !Can’t wait for future photo session .If you are looking for an energetic, creative and extremely talented photographer, Kate is your girl!

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BirdyFinn
5.0
from 18 reviews
  • 15 years in business
  • 21 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!

  • 11 years in business
  • 15 hires 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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Ryan Gorey Media
5.0
from 15 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 27 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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eClarke Photography
4.9
from 14 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 30 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Guadalupe S.
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During my undergraduate year at Dominican University, Eric photographed me for a school project. The project consisted of nude photography. His conduct with me was utmost professional. Eric made me feel comfortable and also asked for my opinion during the session with regards to lighting, positions, and adding props. I would highly recommend Eric's services. He is a great visionary and works well with various groups of people.

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  • 36 years in business
  • 21 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
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.

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