Eliana Melmed Photography
Eliana Melmed Photography

Eliana Melmed Photography

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Introduction: Hi! I'm Eliana, and I'm a visual storyteller. I've been doing photography professionally for more than six years – first as an event photographer for the Univeristy of Chicago, and then as a family, couples, and wedding photographer! Thank you for being here! I believe that photography should be FUN, and that’s why every shoot is filled with little prompts and games to help you have a blast. You don’t need to worry about practicing your smile because I’m here to help your real one shine during our session. I’ve been doing photography for more than six years and have photographed all ages — from 0 to 105! No matter who you are or what stage of life you’re in, if you’re looking for a fun-filled session that will leave you giggling and giddy, you’re in the right place. I never alter or photoshop bodies because I’m here to help you capture your beautiful self! I love fostering connections with my clients. The best pictures come when you feel comfortable and confident in front of the lens, and I'm here to help you get there! Every session comes with a pre-shoot consultation where we'll get to know each other and you can tell me exactly what your vision is. Each shoot is customized to your needs, and it's important to me that if we choose to work together, you feel like I'm the right fit for you. I love using photography to turn moments into memories. Let me help you tell your story!
Overview

Current Top Pro

Hired 6 times

Serves Chicago, IL

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1 employee

5 years in business

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Apple Pay, Cash, Check, PayPal, Venmo

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Maintain 6 feet of distance from customers

Wear masks during the job

Featured Projects

69 photos

  • Engagement Photography - Chicago 2022

    Engagement Photography

  • Surprise Engagement Photoshoot

    Engagement Photography

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Reviews

Customers rated this pro highly for professionalism, work quality, and responsiveness.

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Morgan S.
Oct 4, 2021
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Hired on Thumbtack

Eliana was amazing! I would 100% work with her again. You can tell that she loves doing photography. Our pictures turned out excellent.

Details: Posed engagement photoshoot • Natural or environmental • Outdoors • One location • Online or digital proofs and prints • My home, venue, etc.

Engagement Photography
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Biayna A.
3 weeks ago
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Hired on Thumbtack

My fiancé and I absolutely LOVED working with Eliana! She helped us create a customized package to meet our needs, did a wonderful job of communicating with us prior to the day of the shoot, and during the photoshoot she was so fun to be around! We are also beyond obsessed with our pictures from the photoshoot! I highly recommend her for anyone else wanting to do a couples photoshoot!

Details: Posed engagement photoshoot • Traditional posed • Candid • Artful composition and lighting • Natural or environmental • Outdoors • One location • Online or digital proofs and prints • Physical proofs and prints • Ability to purchase prints online • My home, venue, etc.

Eliana Melmed Photography's reply
Thank you so much, Biayna! I loved running around the city with you and Daron. You two made the early wakeup worth it, and I'm so glad you like the photos!
Engagement Photography
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Vu P.
1 month ago
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Hired on Thumbtack

Eliana was awesome! She helped made my surprise proposal happened flawlessly! She went above and beyond. Great quality works!

Details: Proposal photoshoot • Natural or environmental • Artful composition and lighting • Traditional posed • Candid • Outdoors • One location • Online or digital proofs and prints • Physical proofs and prints • Ability to purchase prints online • Album • At the pro’s location

Eliana Melmed Photography's reply
Thank you, Vu! I loved creating our "sneaky" plan and I'm so glad it all went flawlessly. Wishing all the best to you and Lan as a newly engaged couple!
Engagement Photography
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Joy O.
May 14, 2022
SHE IS AMAZING!!! Not only did she take my graduation pictures, but I loved working with her so much that she just had to do our anniversary photoshoot as well!! My boyfriend hates taking pictures but she made us both feel so comfortable and we had so much fun that it shined through in our actual pictures. Hands down my favorite photographer in Chicago and I cannot wait to keep working with Eliana for years to come :)
Eliana Melmed Photography's reply
I'm so glad I had the opportunity to work with you again, Joy! You and your boyfriend brought so much fun and energy to the session and I had a blast with your creative poses. If you ever need a photographer in the future, you know I'm your gal!
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Samantha L.
May 6, 2022
Eliana was great! My partner and I had a couple's shoot and she made the experience fun and easy. She was quick in editing the photos and they turned out beautiful. I would recommend her!
Eliana Melmed Photography's reply
I loved working with you, Samantha!
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FAQs

  • What is your typical process for working with a new customer?

    If you're a new customer, it's important to me that we get to know each other before the session so that I can understand what you'd like to get out of it. I want to make sure we're a good fit for each other. When you're comfortable and excited about the shoot, your pictures will glow!

  • What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

    In addition to taking college-level coursework on photography and documentary production, I've worked as a professional photographer for the University of Chicago's Editorial Team throughout my years in college. This role has taken me to countless events and introduced me to so many inspiring individuals that it's been a pleasure to capture on camera!

  • How did you get started doing this type of work?

    I've been fascinated by photography and camerawork since I was in high school. I've always loved playing around with the settings on my camera and the way I frame subjects to create an image that is juuuust right!

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