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Studio Souza

4.8

(121)

  • 12 years in business
  • 322 hires on Thumbtack
  • Oak Park, IL 60301

About

On time, quirky, and easy to work with. my husband and I loved her style of photography even before meeting her. And now that we have our wedding pictures we know we made the right choice. Her prices are reasonable and her work is top notch. 5 out of 5..would recommend and re hire for other events. Thank you Isabel!

TOP PRO
  • 5 years in business
  • 240 hires on Thumbtack
  • Chicago, IL 60656

Brittney H.

Verified review

My Fiance and I struggled to find a photographer for our wedding. We have a very laid back style and both hated the idea of wedding pictures that were posed and unoriginal. We wanted someone who could capture the true moments from our day, our family and friends laughing and loving. We didn't want to do an engagement shoot so it was tough to find a photographer whose style we both agreed on without actually having interacted with them in person. From the moment we spoke with Nicole on the phone, she was so open and so confident that she understood the style we were looking for. When our day came, she was punctual, laid back, and so easy to work with. We've seen previews of our photos and they are exactly what we wanted. I seriously can not thank you enough, Nicole! Thank you for capturing our day how we envisioned it. I would totally recommend The Still Life Photography! and would hire her 100 times again!

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  • 7 years in business
  • 144 hires on Thumbtack
  • Chicago, IL 60618

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I discovered Carrie Leah Photography through social media and was so impressed with the work she had done for my friend that I had to have her do our family pictures while I was in her area. I live in California but was coming to Texas to visit family so I booked a session several months in advance. In a word...PLEASANT. That may not sound as amazing as it should, but it is the most amazing compliment. I am the mother of a 2 year old and 7 month old and our first family photo session was actually a very pleasant experience! We left all the details up to the professional. Location, time, props, etc, and Carrie was on point. Not only was our location and time perfect for little ones, but she brought the cutest props for my boys. Best of all was Carrie's attitude. She met my little guys on their level. She was patient yet focused and always encouraging. She was able to capture my family in love and life, stress free. My experience with Carrie Leah Photography was so wonderful that it inspired me to invest in a nice dslr camera only to quickly learn that it is not as easy as she made it look!! HIGHLY RECOMMEND!

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  • 164 hires on Thumbtack
  • Schaumburg, IL 60193

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My wife and I are pleased that we chose Emil as the photographer for our wedding, which took place on June 6, 2015. He arrived on time and started taking pictures immediately. About fifteen minutes into the ceremony, I, a very hard-to-please person, already felt quite sure that we would end up with plenty of beautiful pictures. We really liked Emil's attention to detail, ideas, and love for photography, as well as his good manners and professional etiquette, which made my wife and I feel like a million bucks from the beginning of the event up to the end. He made sure to capture all of our requested pictures and had tons of great ideas of his own. About four weeks later, we received hundreds of stunning, magazine-quality photos that were literally jaw-dropping! He made our wedding perfect. Thus, we would definitely recommend Emil as your special day photographer!

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  • 8 years in business
  • 101 hires on Thumbtack
  • Chicago, IL 60612

About

I offer fresh, professional photography for Chicagoland specializing in headshot, senior photo, family, wedding, and engagement photography. Clients will experience a relaxed and engaging shoot experience that produces effortlessly beautiful photos. I do everything, from newborn photography to editorial shoots, and love every minute of it. I offer free consultations and customizable package options. Let's get together and have an amazing shoot experience, and after, you will just happen to end up with stunning photos!

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  • 7 years in business
  • 127 hires on Thumbtack
  • Chicago, IL 60630

Dana K.

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Kristine has taken several rounds of photos of my three kids over the years and I never fail to fall in love with the shots. She has taken indoor and outdoor photos and in both environments her "documentary" style of photography beautifully captures the personalities of her subjects in a way that a typical photo never does. She also has a gift for putting her subjects at ease so the photos never look stiff and posed. I highly recommend her, especially for family photos and kids.

  • 25 years in business
  • 159 hires on Thumbtack
  • Arlington Heights, IL 60004

About

We loved the pictures all of our guests still rave about the photographer and will definitely use you guys in the future with their photography needs as well as ours. I was beyond impressed with the photography and services we received at my daughters wedding. Thank you for everything, Sue (mother of the bride)

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  • 57 hires on Thumbtack
  • Chicago, IL 60641

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.

  • 9 years in business
  • 58 hires on Thumbtack
  • Melrose Park, IL 60160

About

George with Pro Art Photo-Video has been an amazing partner for ROCX (Romanian Cultural Exchange) for the past two consecutive years. He contributed to some of the most important events that our organization puts together every year: the Romanian Film Festival of Chicago and the Holiday Party and Fundraiser. From event photography, to DJ, and sound system and lighting, George's company offers a variety of services that will make any event a success. Since we are a non-profit organization, we appreciate all the help that we receive from our sponsors and partners. George is not only very professional and reliable, but he has also been very generous to us. Thank you Pro Art. We are looking forward to working with you in the future.

  • 10 years in business
  • 41 hires on Thumbtack
  • Arlington Heights, IL 60004

About

Hi, everyone! Thank you for stopping by my Thumbtack page. I'm Ashley Hamm, a professional photographer who is located in Elmhurst and serving Chicago and the areas in Indiana, Wisconsin, Iowa, and Michigan, with professional and affordable photography services. I specialize in studio and on-location photography of all ages, including senior portraits, family portraits, maternity sessions, engagement sessions, weddings, baby showers, corporate events, bat/bar mitzvahs and birthday celebrations! After graduating from Northern Illinois University in 2006 with a bachelor's degree in sociology, I knew that I wanted to work with others, finding a way to enrich their lives. With one trip to Paris with a Nikon camera, I was hooked on the art of photography and its ability to freeze moments in time that time seems to let us forget. It has been my goal to create beautiful images that couples and families can treasure for years to come.

  • 9 years in business
  • 38 hires on Thumbtack
  • Chicago, IL 60624

About

I am a full service photography studio. When working with people at events I effortlessly mix traditional photography with photo journalistic styles. At events or private shoots both in my studio and on location I provide gentle direction when necessary to capture photos and memories that exceed my clients expectations, every time. I am patient and fun, even if you "don't like having your picture taken". I photograph everything from fashion, commercial, boudoir, weddings, events, and family portraits, even pets and kids. I also help models with portfolio development. Recently I have been expanding my commercial, product and real estate portfolio.

  • 13 years in business
  • 33 hires on Thumbtack
  • Bolingbrook, IL 60490

About

JDS Photography provides professional photography services. Our services include weddings, engagements, portraits, other special events and commercials. Other services are the following: * Wedding album design/creation * Invitation, poster, or banner designs * Photo restoration, enhancement and editing * Photomontage (pictures to a DVD slide show with an audio background) * Photo printing Our photography has a unique edge by combining art and technology. If you love artistic and modern photojournalism, then you will love my images! Our prices are very reasonable for the quality of photos that you will get. Feel free to visit our site to see our portfolio. Thanks for reading this page.

  • 14 years in business
  • 37 hires on Thumbtack
  • Elgin, IL 60120

About

Herb is a delight to work with! A professional through and through who really listened to what we needed and delivered 100% of what was on our shot list...and then some! I would absolutely recommend Scales Off Media and Herb Staten for any of your commercial or personal photography needs! Paula Wray Superior Felt & Filtration McHenry, IL

  • 26 hires on Thumbtack
  • Chicago, IL 60601

About

We are a full-service photography studio specializing in weddings, mitzvah's, and performance related events. Our Corporate side of the business specializes in headshots and all types of corporate photography. I am the studio owner and have over 15 years experience in professional photography.

  • 7 years in business
  • 37 hires on Thumbtack
  • Blue Island, IL 60406

About

We held a 50th wedding anniversary with about 80 people invited for lunch and a slide show. We asked Joan to photograph every guest (as singles, couples or family) as they came in through our greeting reception process. Joan arrived on time amid the chaos of my family setting up the American Legion Hall for the event. (Four people cutting and arranging 270 stems of flowers and decorating 12 tables and we were late!) Joan set up her backdrop and lights in her designated corner and almost immediately started to photograph our guests as they arrived. Joan was amazing with the guests and accommodating with every situation. She photographed guest families with 3 year old children through a blind nun family member with beauty and dignity. Joan understood the general assignment well and executed it beautify with no supervision. When situation were not clear, she asked what was required. Working with her was like working with an old friend of many years. Our friends and family commented on Joan's friendly manner and demeanor in working with them. Joan is a "natural" for this kind of work and exceeded our expectations. We asked for and received a DVD of all her photography on this event which she produced before she left. Our intention is to print pictures to send to our friends and family along with the thank you letters and another set of prints to make what will be a very special 50th anniversary memory book.

Peer Canvas

4.9

(16)

  • 9 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
  • Beloit, WI 53511

Bridget B.

Verified review

Marjorie was the photographer for our wedding and we couldn't have been happier with her work. She is extremely professional as well as has an awesome creative eye and got us fantastic shots for us the remember the big day. We got tons of shots that were just beautiful and we got them in a very timely matter. Our wedding was in IL and she had no problem making the trip and even met us down there when we went to check the place out prior to our wedding. We highly recommend using Peer Canvas for your big event or any event!

  • 10 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
  • Crest Hill, IL 60403

About

Best. Photographer. Ever! Stunning, magazine quality photography - her work is absolutely beautiful. Friendly, so nice, makes you feel comfortable, relaxed, and happy. She captures the most priceless memories. Highly recommend!!

  • 8 years in business
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
  • Chicago, IL 60605

Amanda C.

Verified review

Jamie is a great choice for an event photographer. He was kind enough to lower his normal rate to work with us because we are a non-profit, which really helped out budget for the event. He arrived on time and I believe he may have event stayed longer than scheduled to capture important moments. After the event, he posted photos quickly and they looked great! His website also allows participants to purchase photos. Overall, the photos are crisp, clear, and capture key moments, and as a photographer he was polite, always smiling, and kept moving around the event to try and capture all aspects of the day.

  • 7 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
  • Chicago, IL 60608

About

Jazi Photo is an eco-friendly boutique style photography studio. We love capturing moments with a lifestyle approach, allowing for moments to happen naturally. Our natural light boutique studio is located in Riverside,IL. We are passionate about capturing love stories and beyond. We specialize in weddings, glamour/beauty for the everyday woman and lifestyle family photography. We are also passionate about giving back and making a change in the world one photo at a time. Through our give back initiative called #Clickforhope, we believe we can make a difference in the world. For every photo shoot that is booked we give one back. We believe in the power of a story, and the healing it can bring to those who read the stories on our blog. May you be inspired... Aside from photography services we also offer cinematography. We film all of our stories with dslrs which really allow for a creative cinematic look. Instead of documenting your special day, we use creative shooting techniques and editing to tell your story. Be sure to check out our portfolio on our website and we look forward to connecting with you! -Jazi {chief light writer} J 1:5 The light shines....

  • Chicago, IL 60626

About

He took beautiful portraits of my 2 year old son. Chad was able to keep him entertained and still get some great shots! I would definitely use him for my family's photography needs again.

  • 12 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
  • Saint Louis, MO 63119

Monica V.

Verified review

We are very pleased with JP and the senior pictures she took of our son! JP was very accommodating in getting the pictures taken and edited on a very short timeline! She was very easy to work with and we could tell she truly enjoyed what she does. Her rates are very reasonable and she offered us an option to take a CD of the pictures with us, this is something that is very rare in Madison, without having to pay extreme package prices to get it! Overall, I would recommend JP!!

  • 25 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
  • Highland Park, IL 60035

Grace S.

Verified review

Amazing service! Utterly professional, personable, and talented. Was additionally happy not to have extended, often unnecessary discussions about usage, royalty, etc. especially in this digital age, when usage rights is irrelevant in most cases. Facebook? Instagram? Blogs? Does anyone have the TIME to manage rights??? Phil was more interested in working hard to get us what we needed. Could not ask for more.

  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
  • Chicago, IL 60608

About

As a documentary filmmaker and photographer, I enjoy capturing moments that people want to remember, from the monumental events like a wedding to the simple moments like a dance recital or first birthday party. I want to let you experience these moments, and I will help document them.

Nate-Netta-Photography

New To Thumbtack

  • 9 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
  • Chicago Heights, IL 60411

About

I shoot a photo journalistic wedding style to chapter candid memorable moments. I use minimal flash to capture the mood. I do non-studio portraits in a natural setting and will enhance the face if desired. I have a low set fee plus you pay by the picture to allow a lower start cost and better client control over the expense.

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