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Crystal Lake Birthday Photographers

Browse these birthday photographers with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Crystal Lake.

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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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The Still Life Photography
4.9
from 120 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 257 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Natalie K.
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Nicole and Jay did an excellent job capturing the important and special moments of my wedding ceremony and reception. It truly was our dream wedding and they took beautiful shots. Every time I look at my pictures I love them even more. Nicole took some artistic shots (in between a picture frame on a table) and some really beautiful shots a lake. Nicole and Jay were very friendly and accommodating to take any pictures we wanted and planned their own pictures as well. Overall, we had a great experience with them and would recommend them for your wedding photographers.

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JZ Studio
4.9
from 101 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 159 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Jenny T.
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I spent a long time researching wedding photographers in my area and was hit hard by jz studio's work. After having the opportunity to meet, it was clear how their personality and passion matched their talent, these guys are a force! On our big day they were focused, professional and attentive behind the lens and so much fun during all the bits in between. Group shots were super smooth and efficient, then individual shots with my wife were just a blast. Photography was a big part of the day for us and having the talent and personality of Philip and Zack entrusted with that responsibility was a dream.

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Carrie Leah Photography
5.0
from 97 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 155 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Sarah G.
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Carrie did a fantastic job photographing my grandmother's 90th birthday party! She is professional, personable and talented. She was able to efficiently rangle 40 people including my grandparents and infants for a group photo and do it quick enough not to disrupt the festivities. She mingled well with the family without standing out. She was availble when we needed special photos and discretely photographed the event the rest of the time. My family was very impressed with the quality of the images and Carrie's aesthetic along with her presence at the party. I reccomended Carrie to photograph you family event or portrait for sure.

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VisualEtiquette
4.9
from 87 reviews
  • 181 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.

Jack Soltysik
4.9
from 70 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 84 hires on Thumbtack
Julie S.
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As a photographer myself (no longer in the industry) I know exactly what I am looking for and Jack more than surpassed our expectations. After learning that our "regular" photographer for our fashion campaigns (for social media), had unexpectedly left the country, we were in a time crunch :( There were many challenges throughout the shoot, (None related to the photographer) our location which was booked online did not meet expectations, the outdoor location was barren and the day was extra windy etc. These things happen. However Jack's timely and professional demeanor saved the day. He is very skilled at problem solving and knows his stuff. What we thought was a brightly lit space was not, thankfully Jack was prepared to deal with the lighting issues. Once we received our images we could not be more thankful! Most photographers can get decent shots in a perfect location with all the time in the world. But it takes an amazing photographer to turn the worst of situations dealt to him around and have it so you never knew there were any challenges. We are planning to have Jack be our go to photog from now on.

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Kimia Emami
4.9
from 68 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 100 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Amy A.
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Kimia was so incredibly nice and sweet leading up to my wedding day. She is truly a master of her work in Photography. She is very professional and I knew I didn't have to have a worry about anything. Before the wedding she corresponded with me & provided a contract and invoice, very easy to make payment. I was very impressed. Her portfolio is absolutely captivating and I knew right away she would be the perfect choice for my wedding photographer. She arrived early and set up, talked me thru any photos during the craziness of the ceremony, my family loved her and respected her very much during the process. I can't even begin to describe the feeling of looking at the finished photos. I was sent a link to her website with all the photos and download links. You can even order high quality prints. The photos were so perfect it allowed me to truly look back and have a completely different experience of the wedding all over again. Every picture is perfect and I have never felt so beautiful. I now have special pictures to look back on for the rest of my life of the best day of my life. I give my highest review to Kimia!

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Geral oris
4.9
from 57 reviews
  • 94 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
TOPE F.
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After meeting with several photographers, she was the ONLY one my wife and i liked. Her professionalism is unlike any other - prompt with responses, super creative and pictures came on time.Geraldine has one of the biggest hearts of anyone I have ever met, and I was absolutely honored to have her play such an important role in my wedding. I can't recommend her enough.

  • 9 years in business
  • 77 hires on Thumbtack
Diana D.
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I needed a professional headshot photo in a short timeframe. Since I never had professional photos done before and had no idea how to find a good professional in order to help me out, I was initially relatively intimidated by the process. Looking up the websites from several photographers, most were only advertising wedding and recreational photography services. Robert put me at ease from the very beginning, showing me some sample headshots he took and explaining me the whole process as well as what I could expect. During all of my interactions with Robert, he has been very professional. Also, it is obvious that he is passionate by what he is doing. He overall did exceed my original expectations, delivering some excellent headshots in a very short timeframe!

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RC Photography Chicago
5.0
from 32 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 24 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!

Ekaterina
4.8
from 31 reviews
  • 26 hires on Thumbtack
Ariel C.
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Ekaterina was timely, professional, personable, and artistic in her work. We took engagement photos with her after finding her on Thumbtack. I saw the work posted on her website and was wowed at the quality and artistic creativity. We were unsure of good locations and she provided options for us to choose from and a plan B in case of rain. During the photoshoot, we admitted that we were unsure what to do and she guided us comfortably through the entire shoot. She made us feel comfortable enough to be silly and genuine and the photos came out very natural looking. The photos look beautiful (even before editing), and we have already booked her for our wedding. I look forward to booking her for graduation photos for my M. Ed. I would HIGHLY recommend her to all of my family and friends for a photographer of any type of event or occasion.

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!

  • 10 years in business
  • 44 hires on Thumbtack
Adrian P.
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After a long search for a photographer and party planner for my wife's birthday, I finally came across halo photography by chance and was I sure glad I did. Throwing any type of event is stressful but Mile was so energetic and his wife Irena was so creative that hiring them really made my life that much easier and our party that much more memorable. From lighting and decor to they're portable photo booth. Every moment and detail was captured and on point. Everyone even left with a photo print in hand. My wife loved her party photos so much that she even booked a maternity shoot with the owner Mile. Can't thank them enough! You guys are rockstars!

  • 19 years in business
  • 65 hires on Thumbtack
Heather J.
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We decided late that we wanted a photographer for our annual holiday party. Lino offered to arrive early to set up the backdrop and then photograph during a specified block of time. The pics were so much fun; exactly what we were looking for!! Thank you!

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Markowski Photography
5.0
from 25 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 20 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Avery K.
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Konrad is a true professional. He was responsive, efficient, punctual and very easy to work with. He did a full 5 hour session of posed and candid pictures for my 40th Birthday and turned the pictures around in a little over a week and they were great! I was nervous about using thumbtack for the first time but Konrad exceeded all of my expectations. I would definitely hire him again!

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Studio Soo Inc
4.9
from 19 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Charles R.
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Soo is an experienced photographer, we went for our daughter's first birthday photos and had an amazing experience!! he had endless patience with our daughter Liz. the setting is beautiful. the lights and decor has been planned in detail. he took 4-5 scenes of Liz, and hundreds of photos to find the right one. very attentive to our requests just from the first call. friendly reminder calls and follow up. professional photos. we were contacted to view, review, adjust and review. the photos. had a smooth and happy experience. if you are looking for a photographer for your event, Soo is the right man.

  • 12 years in business
  • 60 hires on Thumbtack
Nicole F.
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Was just recently married in pensacola beach. We found lori at portrait of light. Through the internet when we were searching for photographers as we are from canada. She was amazing from the start. Super friendly. Our pictures are amazing. Highly recommend lori and her services Nicole and derrick florence

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Ivan Glos
4.9
from 9 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Yuriy K.
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Amazing and professional work!!! Me and my girlfriend are very happy with our photoshoot!!! I would definitely recommend Ivan !!!!

  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Mansoor K.
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I had Rafay do the photography for my niece's birthday. He was incredibly kind and friendly. I didn't have to mention what to take pictures of, which was really nice. For the cake cutting ceremony, Rafay stayed close enough to take his shots but blended into the background so our guests were not bothered. Everything went smoothly and I was very happy with the outcome. The quality of the photos were excellent and they were given to us in a timely manner. I was very pleased with Rafay and I will definitely be a customer again in the future.

Ally T. Photography
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Cira L.
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My son was in a wedding that she photographed. She was fantastic.

Giovanni Arroyo Photography
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Debra T.
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Giovanni is an excellent photographer. I have used him both personally and professionally, and I own many of his works of art.

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