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 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 27 times

Serves Chicago, IL

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1 employee

21 years in business

Payment methods

Cash, Check, Credit card, Google Pay, PayPal, Square cash app, Venmo, Zelle

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Jul - Dec

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

127 photos

  • Basic 90-min Headshot Session

    Headshot Photography

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

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Bridgett H.
Nov 23, 2021
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Hired on Thumbtack

Lauren is skilled photographer, an excellent communicator and fantastic collaborator and guide As a subject matter expert in photography, Lauren created pictures that reflect who I am and what my brand represents. She listened to my vision and helped guide me through the creative process. I couldn’t be happier with the outcome, she nailed it amazing pics that exceeded my expectations! I’ve worked with other photographers in the past and Lauren is hands down the best; I’ll definitely work with her again, five out of five stars ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Details: Professional headshot • High fashion (highlights style) • Photo studio • Digital or online download • Flash drive • At the pro’s location

Portrait Photography
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DEBBIE P.
Nov 8, 2021
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Hired on Thumbtack

Lauren was amazing! She was quick to reply and got me into her schedule quickly as I needed the photos ASAP. Her work is fantastic and she made me feel very comfortable in front of the camera.

Details: Professional / business • Home • 1 person • No outfit changes • Digital or online download • My home, venue, etc.

Headshot Photography
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Joshua E.
Aug 25, 2021
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Hired on Thumbtack

Lauren was incredible! The photos were amazing and she was the utmost professional and detail oriented. I will certainly call her again when I need her. Highly recommended.

Details: Photo studio • Website • Print or catalog advertising • Editorial use • Internal use • Artwork • Digital or online download • Flash drive • At the pro’s location • My home, venue, etc.

Commercial Photography
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Laurie R.
Dec 16, 2021
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Hired on Thumbtack

Lauren was a pleasure to work with. She put me at ease and had the artistic touch I was looking for. I would highly recommend her and plan on using her again.

Details: Professional / business • Photo studio • 1 person • 2 outfit changes • Digital or online download • At the pro’s location

Headshot Photography
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Shannon N.
Mar 12, 2021
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Hired on Thumbtack

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.

Details: Family or children's portrait • Candid (captured in the moment) • Home • Digital or online download • My home, venue, etc.

Portrait Photography
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Lauren Herrmann

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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