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The Still Life Photography
4.9
from 117 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 253 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Fareeha B.
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I chose The Still Life Photography to photograph my wedding ceremony and reception and was so glad I did! It was a pleasure working with Nicole because she was very accommodating and took the time to learn about the various traditions surrounding my Islamic Wedding Ceremony. I sent Nicole a whole folder of photo ideas that I wanted and she made it a priority to make sure I was content with all the shots taken on the day of! She also took it upon herself to incorporate her own artistic style into the photos. I was initially drawn to her and Jay's candid, "captured in the moment" photos on the website and I can't wait to see the final edited photos. I was very impressed with her professionalism and enthusiasm and would definitely recommend The Still Life Photography.

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Carrie Leah Photography
5.0
from 93 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 153 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Carlos M.
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Working with Carrie was awesome! She is very personable and has a great eye for photography. We took some beautiful outdoor photos that I am very pleased with. I will be hiring Carrie for my next photo shoot. Thanks Carrie!!

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JZ Studio
4.9
from 94 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 149 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Missy M.
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Loved the pictures! Our photographer Jacob was great and very patient with my kids. Will definitely use them again.

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VisualEtiquette
4.9
from 83 reviews
  • 175 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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Kathy Crane Photography
5.0
from 80 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 138 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Angela F.
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Kathy was fun, creative, patient with the kids, and captured some wonderful family portrait photos, along with a ton of super fun candid shots. I highly recommend Kathy.

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Martika Photography, LLC
4.9
from 71 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 123 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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Kimia Emami
4.9
from 66 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 93 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Claudia C.
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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!

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Mike Sansone Photography
5.0
from 64 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 110 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Melissa B.
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Mike Sansone provided easy portraiture that captured the personality of our firm and the subject. I highly recommend Mike Sansone Photography for your next portrait session.

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Geral oris
4.9
from 54 reviews
  • 92 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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Abbey Lauren Photography
4.9
from 54 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 113 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Jessica R.
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I've had the pleasure of working with Abbey on several occasions. Most recently, she took photos of my impromptu civil wedding. She met my partner and I at city hall equipped with two bouquets of roses and ready to shoot. She captured the emotion of the moment despite the mundane setting and made a trip to the courthouse feel like a beautifully orchestrated wedding ceremony. If you're looking for a pro photographer with outstanding customer service, look no further; Abbey is the professional for you!

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Sally Blood Photo
4.9
from 45 reviews
  • 61 hires on Thumbtack
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Michael A.
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Very professional and excellent results - the subjects in our group were very pleases with their portrait photos! Would use again and recommend to all in need of professional head shots.

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WS Photography
5.0
from 36 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 48 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Chandra S.
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WS Photography is so AMAZING! When we looked at the pictures on the website, we were blown away. We knew we had to hire him. You can feel the emotion of the photo. We were not disappointed with our wedding. We wanted vivid memories that we could proudly share and reminisce with our future children. We absolutely LOVED working with WS Photography! These are the best pictures that I have ever seen. I would not consider going with anyone else. Milan captured so many of our most precious moments. Him and his assistant were so pleasant and easy to work with. True artists and dedicated professionals. I cannot wait to have another event/baby/anniversary/something...WS Photography will be the only photographer that I would consider! They made our dreams come alive.

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RC Photography Chicago
5.0
from 30 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 23 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Amy B.
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Ronald was very patient during an outdoor photo shoot with my young children. I am pleased with the pictures and he was very cost effective. He was efficient and responsive. I highly recommend him for a photo shoot.

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Life on Prints Associates
5.0
from 29 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 45 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Maria I.
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I am so glad we went with Life on Prints for our wedding photographer. We loved working Tony and Michelle - they were able to get all of the requested family photos, and still got many creative shots. We just got our online gallery and the photos turned out beautiful! Can't wait to see our album and order prints!

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Retiro Photography
5.0
from 27 reviews
  • 31 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Thumbtack Customer
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Mark was wonderful! Due to our tight schedule, we ended up having our outdoor photo shoot on the coldest day of 2017 in Chicago. With a great sense of humor, easy going personality and adventurous spirit, Mark created a gorgeous set of engagement photos for us at not one but four different locations. He made our visions a reality and has given us incredible photos that we will always cherish! Don't hesitate to hire Retiro Photography for any of your photography needs.

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Snappybytes
4.7
from 29 reviews
  • 36 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Steve S.
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Could not have had a better experience with a photographer. Harry was responsive to my initial requests, was punctual, took candid and nice quality photos of our events (trust me, this is not always the case, even with professional photographers!), he sent me the pics quickly, and top of all that, he generously donated to our cause!

Ekaterina
4.8
from 26 reviews
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
Laura F.
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I did an outdoors portrait photography session with Kate and she made me feel comfortable from the moment I met her. The proses was fun and easy and the shots were beautiful! She gave me a lots of options as far as location , poses and lighting. Kate totally portrayed me at my best.

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BirdyFinn
5.0
from 19 reviews
  • 15 years in business
  • 24 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!

Studio Soo Inc
4.9
from 15 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Heewon S.
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Really love this place and highly recommend Soo Studio !! I visited Chicago from MN because I had to add a photo on my resume. Pretty sure he is a great photographer not only for wedding, but also portrait photo. I had to wear shirt and jacket for my photo ID, but unfortunately I didn't have one. However, thankfully he lent me his shirts and jackets so I could take great photos. He is also very professional doing post-editing. Very professional, nice and friendly. I really thanks for great photos. want to give this place 10 stars !!

Mathias Johnson Photography
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Nia M.
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I am so happy with the job Matt did at our wedding! We threw a few challenges his way and he handled every single one with aplomb, and made us look really good, to boot! The first challenge was getting all our schedules sorted. My husband and I work odd hours, well outside normal 9-5, so meeting up with Matt and getting him to meet our coordinator and see the main space and the outdoor photo areas took a little wrangling. He made it work, no problem. He also scouted the outdoor location on his own time when we couldn't meet up. He was so easy to work with, bless him. He was so easy to work with. On the day of the wedding, he made it to our outdoor photo shoot location early, which was great. Unfortunately *we* were running behind, and we ruined our chance at photos in Humboldt Park's lovely gardens by showing up minutes before a freak torrential downpour. Didn't matter; Matt had us take photos in the cover of the boathouse, and the photos are gorgeous. I don't even miss the garden photos because the boathouse pics have such great drama and framing. The indoor ceremony and reception were held in one place (Revolution Brewing) so Matt shot us in waning indoor summer light, soft candle light, and the harsh glare of the florescent lights in the brewery. All came out great, even with our diverse wedding party--several shades of black, Asian, Hawaiian, and white. It's actually not easy to get good color balance in shots with that breadth of skin tones. He did an amazing job. And he was just fun to work with. Good sense of humor, easy-going, but always professional. Overall a great experience. I would highly recommend him.

Markham Jenkins Images
4.4
from 7 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Alex R.
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Markham is thee best photographer that I had ever met!! Every thing was perfect! The portrait came out better than I expected

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