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Studio Souza
4.8
from 127 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 330 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro 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 97 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 156 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
DIEM L.
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We had looked and talked to many photographers before we found Carrie and we love her style which is very delightful, fun and romantic. Carrie is experienced and very creative to capture the beautiful and meaningful moments. We just got the photos from her today and we are impressed by the great job she did. Personally i'm a little bit picky and demanding with the professional photos but Carrie did win me. We really appreciate her help and would love to recommend people to this modern delightful photograph style.

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VisualEtiquette
4.9
from 90 reviews
  • 183 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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Martika Photography, LLC
4.9
from 74 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 127 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
  • 104 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
  • 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!!

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Geral oris
4.9
from 58 reviews
  • 95 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Lama A.
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Words cannot do the justice of how breathtaking the pictures were! Geraldine was our photographer for my bridal shower and we did a photoshoot before the actual shower. The photos turned out absolutely amazing!! She was there, on time, so excited and just gave us such positive vibes. We truly enjoyed working with her. She let us be ourselves but took absolutely stunning GQ type shots as well. I wish I had known of her before because she is honestly one of the best photographers in Chicago. If you’re looking for one and ran across her page. Look no more! We had at least 10% of the people attending asking us about her name and info because they absolutely loved her work!!

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Kilroy Dunne Photography
5.0
from 53 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 129 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
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.

Sally Blood Photo
4.8
from 46 reviews
  • 61 hires 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.

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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RC Photography Chicago
5.0
from 32 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 25 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!

Snappybytes
4.7
from 31 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.
Verified review

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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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
  • 33 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Mariel I.
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Eric was such a fantastic hire and I highly recommend him for any type of event you're planning for. I reached out last minute for a full day conference and he replied immediately, arrived early the day of, and was a kind and professional presence throughout the day. He took a lot of initiative to be proactive about getting specific shots so I had time to focus on other details instead of checking to make sure he knew where to go. As a photographer myself, I was particularly impressed by the quality of his photos, the unique angles, and candid shots of our participants. We've used them for our website, professional development and partner outreach, and I will use him again in the future.

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  • 11 years in business
  • 16 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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James Cryer Photography
5.0
from 14 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Rebecca K.
Verified review

Very talented photographer! We have used him for our wedding, family pictures and just snap shot of our little man. I love every picture he sends and I love working with him! He has a great eye to capture the perfect shot and makes you free very comfortable. I will 100% keep going to him for all my photographer needs!

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Photojenicity
4.9
from 11 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Yvonne G.
Verified review

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.
Verified review

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!

Markham Jenkins Images
4.4
from 7 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Natasha B.
Verified review

Wonderful photographer, very talented and easy to work with!

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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