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Studio Souza
4.8
from 127 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 330 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Andy L.
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Isabel was wonderful to work with. She gave us suggestions such as a photo poster for guest book which Never entered my mind till Isabel mentioned. I thought it was a great idea. My guests loved it. She was accommodating in scheduling several get together. We loved the photos. We actually were not sure about what to expect as we found Isabel thru thumbtack on the Internet. We would have to say our expectations were met. We would contract Isabel again when we need a photographer.

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Carrie Leah Photography
5.0
from 97 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 156 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
4.9
from 91 reviews
  • 184 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Diana N.
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Emil recently photographed our wedding. I can't say enough about his work. So many family members, friends and coworkers remarked at how great he was during the whole wedding. He captured so many moments and I can't believe how beautiful all the photos are. I searched for weeks to find a creative, artistic wedding photographer without completely breaking the bank. Emil's work far exceeded everything we were looking for and his pricing was extremely reasonable. I would highly recommend hiring him for any photographed events. So worth it!

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Martika Photography, LLC
4.9
from 74 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 128 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Deb V.
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Martka took our family portrait and our son's senior pictures. She knows her stuff and loves what she does. Martika thinks artistically and will come up with some great locations for your shoot. She takes her time and will give you many great photos to choose from.

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Kimia Emami
4.9
from 71 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 108 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Jacquelyn P.
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Kimia was absolutely perfect. She was patient, observant, friendly, respectful and just all around amazing! She managed to capture every important aspect of my wedding and I could not be happier! Thank you so much Kamia for capturing one of the most important days of my life on camera ! You're a Rockstar!!!!

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Mike Sansone Photography
5.0
from 65 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 111 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!!

Sally Blood Photo
4.8
from 46 reviews
  • 62 hires on Thumbtack
Rocio P.
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It was a great experience. Sally is not only a great photographer, she is a gifted makeup artist, patient and takes care of every detail. I highly recommend her.

Ekaterina
4.9
from 34 reviews
  • 30 hires on Thumbtack
Brandon W.
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We were hiring Ekaterina to shoot our Family Pictures and we are more than happy to say that she exceeded all our expectations. She is very easy going and fun photographer and all our family being unprofessional in front of the camera was very nervous before actual start but Ekaterina put us all at ease right from the beginning so we didn't worry at all. It's very important to work with professional who knows how to direct families and at the same time produce great result. Very recommending! Thank you so much!

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Life on Prints Associates
5.0
from 31 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 47 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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J. WiLDER Studios
4.9
from 31 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 36 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Nataliya T.
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Not only a talented photographer, Joe is a pleasure to be around! I couldn't recommend him highly enough!

Snappybytes
4.7
from 32 reviews
  • 41 hires 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!

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Retiro Photography
5.0
from 28 reviews
  • 32 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Lauren H.
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Mark and Phil photographed our wedding in July 2017. They were extremely fun and easy to work with. Their professional eye for lighting and detail allowed for unique and elegant photos. Retiro Photo captured our special day, and gave us memories we will always cherish. I would (and do) recommend them for anyone looking for modern, fresh photographers!

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Markowski Photography
5.0
from 25 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 20 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Mike M.
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Connor did such an amazing job! He captured my proposal extremely well. Very professional, and the pictures turned out perfect! If you are looking for a photographer he is a great choice! You will not be disappointe!

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Michael Courier Photography
5.0
from 23 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.

Chicago Portraits
4.9
from 22 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 23 hires on Thumbtack
Kalpana S.
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We hired Chicago Portraits for our wedding and we are so happy that we did! They were very responsive to our needs for multiple events and communicated with us every step of the way. We had Bharani as our photographer, who was eager to understand our vision. We first had a phone conversation to see if Chicago Portraits would fit our needs and once we decided to move forward, Bharani made himself available to meet in person prior to any photo shoot to go over the details. He was very flexible and accommodating to our schedules. Also, we aren't the most comfortable couple in front of the camera, but the photographers put us at ease and even offered suggestions for poses. They were very patient to capture the best photos possible. We're extremely pleased with the results. We intend to hire them again for future events and would highly recommend them to anyone else!

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Visuals
4.9
from 19 reviews
  • 33 years in business
  • 25 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Carol D.
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AAA+ rating I spent 16 years as a professional in the photographic industry. After reviewing numerous photographers work, I chose to work with Al because of his outstanding talent. I've been working with him for almost a year and he never disappoints. Always the consumate professional and just a really great guy. He's taken the best pictures of me I've ever had in my life. - Carol

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eClarke Photography
4.9
from 19 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 34 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
JoZef G.
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eClarke showed up on time and ready to shoot my corporate event. He takes direction well but, he also works great with minimum oversite. Professionalism, resourcefulness, and creativity are what make eClarke stand out. I am very happy with the quality of the finished product.

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  • 11 years in business
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Molly W.
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Ryan was the photographer for my wedding, and I could not be happier with the photos. Him and his partner were professional, responsive, organized and incredibly easy to work with. I would highly recommend him to anyone looking for a wedding photographer.

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Photojenicity
4.9
from 11 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Yvonne G.
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Jennifer was friendly and very organized with her work. i love how she asked for the type of pictures I wanted and also gave ideas to satisfy me. She was on time and very professional, the pictures were outstanding! I would def recommend her to close friend or anyone that needs a photographer

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Tyler Adams Creative
4.9
from 11 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Katrina T.
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I can’t say enough great things! Tyler is a fantastic photographer with a super creative eye for unique lighting and details. He’s very professional, shares great tips, timely with communications and most importantly so talented! Fantastic value too! Will be hiring him again for sure!

  • 5 years in business
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
Karla R.
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Very talented designer and photographer! She works her butt off to get the job done and you'll never be disappointed! Definitely will use her next time!

Q & A

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 Headshot Photographer

Joliet, IL

  • Headshot type
    Actor, Modeling
  • Photo shoot location
    Studio, Outdoors
  • Details
    I am a character actress as well as a character model and I need a shoot that will show the extent of my versatility.
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