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Lauren Herrmann Photography
Lauren Herrmann Photography

Lauren Herrmann Photography

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Introduction: Hi, I'm a freelance photographer located in the city of Chicago. I have both a Commercial and Fine Art practice under the umbrella of my studio. While new to Thumbtack, I have been shooting professional portraits since the age of 18. My experience in both the artistic and technical aspects of photography serve to back up the quality of my work and personability. I look forward to working with you! Commercially, I specialize in portraiture, marketing/advertising photography, food and product photography, and music/performance photography. I have recently started working in video, specifically short promotional videos and music videos. I provide art direction, brand consulting, and ideation if needed. I've worked with over 400 businesses including Audi, Hulu, GoDaddy, WBEZ, and Shapermint. Within my fine art practice, I developed a unique portrait-creating process which I have trademarked, Therapeutic Portraiture. In brief, Therapeutic Portraiture is an approach to portraiture that focuses on the emotional development and internal struggles or accomplishments of an individual. It is a very cathartic and meaningful process. You can learn more at artlifedeathdotcom
Overview

Hired 16 times

5 similar jobs done near you

1 employee

20 years in business

Payment methods

Cash, Check, Credit card, Google Pay, PayPal, Venmo, Zelle

Social media

Facebook, Instagram

This pro indicated that they reviewed CDC safety guidelines for COVID-19 and pledged to do the following:

Maintain 6 feet of distance from customers

Wear masks during the job

Wear gloves during the job

Disinfect surfaces touched during the job

Featured Projects

100 photos

  • Food photography

    Portrait Photography

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Reviews

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

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Shannon N.

Portrait Photography

Lauren did a family shoot with our 4 month old and 22 month old. She was creative in trying to get the kids to smile and laugh. She captured some really special moments. Lauren was so friendly and easy to work with. We also had her take a couple headshots for my husband which were great. The photos came out fantastic. I highly recommend Lauren.
Mar 13, 2021
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Eric R.

Headshot Photography

Meeting Lauren and having headshots taken was an easy, effortless experience. She has an eye for lighting and scenery which produced some great photos. She even edited a couple photos of my choosing afterwards. I would definitely recommend her and would be happy to do it again.
Jan 21, 2021
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Aliya d.

Portrait Photography

I did a shoot today with Lauren of me, my husband, and my 1 year old today and she was great! The weather was kinda miserable, and my baby was nervous about the whole activity and Lauren had so many ideas to help relax him and worked hard to get and keep the baby’s attention. It was really clear that it’s important to her that you get a good photo, she even had this cute headband thing that she’d gotten before the shoot in hopes it would distract the baby! So thoughtful! I would 100% recommend or rehire.
Dec 23, 2020
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Daniel k.

Engagement Photography

Lauren was very friendly and supportive during the shoot. She was flexible with the scheduling and location as well. We had a great time.
Lauren Herrmann Photography's reply
Thanks! I'm glad we finally beat the weather!
Feb 7, 2021
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Rose G.

Headshot Photography

Lauren was fantastic to work with. Very communicative and helpful. Gave great direction! Looking forward to working with her more soon!
Jan 21, 2021
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FAQs

  • What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?

    I have been doing this for 20+ years My prices may be a little higher but they are very competitive, given my level of experience. As far as discount opportunities, I host monthly "studio days" where you can book a 15 minute session with a fixed lighting set-up, digital proof album and 2 edited images. More edited images can be added on. This offer is only sent out through my email list, which you can sign up for through my website. When booking a wedding I offer a 30% discount on additional wedding-related shoots, within a year of the wedding including engagement, rehearsal dinner, family portraits, trash the dress, etc...

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

    I studied photography in middle school, high school and college, culminating with my BFA in photography in 2010 from UIC. I understand that the world of photography is constantly growing and transforming so I try to keep learning new techniques and approaches. I strive to know everything about my craft.

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

    I actually started at the age of 12 through my local 4H photo club, which engrained in me a fundamental photographic knowledge that most photographers don't learn until high school or college.

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