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Crystal Lake Creative Photographers

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

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Karolina Heggaton Photography
4.9
from 154 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 303 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Kim C.
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I researched portrait photographers for a client. Karolina's portfolio looked good. The headshots came put great.

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The Still Life Photography
4.9
from 115 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 243 hires on Thumbtack
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Kerri G.
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What can I say about Nicole and Jay! They have become not only our favorite photographers but our new friends. They are so easy and comfortable to work with, we felt like we knew them for years. Every pose, every location produced such an amazing photo. Turn around time and email responses were so super quick! And the photos of our engagement session and wedding day left us breathless--so so amazing and beautiful! Working with The Still Life is the best decision we made for our wedding day :)

Studio Souza
4.7
from 124 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 324 hires on Thumbtack
Indra Paola P.
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Isabel is one of the most creative photographers I have ever met. She always makes me feel comfortable & helps me with my poses, make up, hair & accessories.

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Carrie Leah Photography
5.0
from 93 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 152 hires on Thumbtack
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Emily M.
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I found Carrie on thumbtack and she was professional yet so much fun to work with! My 3 mo old was stunned by the big camera & would not smile. Carrie pulled out all the stops to try to coax a smile from him & get a couple. Her artistic eye & creative positioning were much appreciated as I am an artist myself. I felt she listened to my input & took it into account. She was a pleasure to work with & I would highly recommend her. Plus her pricing was very reasonable. So many photographers charge way too much for digital photos and that's why I did not go with them. Plus she came to my house! I can honestly say it was a fun and stress free experience thanks to her!!

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JZ Studio
4.9
from 91 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 145 hires on Thumbtack
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Ginny C.
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JZ Studio captured the photos for my wedding. They arrived early on my special day and dressed very professional, I was impressed. They use excellent photography equipment and have a great flash set up in order to avoid shadows or darkness on the face. Not many photographers can get bright, vivid photos of my husband because of his very dark skin tone but JZ Studio did a perfect job achieving the photos I have always wanted to see! All the pictures turned out very crisp and clear. The color is perfect. Philip was very patient with my active 6 year old son. JZ Studio edited the photos wonderfully to enhance the natural beauty of the photo not to change it out of its original character. The turn around time between the photo shoot and receiving the photo is short. I am so very happy that we choose JZ Studio to capture our wedding ceremony because we will now be able to have our memories for a lifetime and share them with all our friends and family. Their photography is something I'm proud to hang on the walls in my home. I highly recommend JZ Studio for any photography needs that you have. I couldn't be more pleased with them.

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Bourelle Photography
4.8
from 89 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 160 hires on Thumbtack
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Liz D.
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Steven is a very enjoyable, extremely talented photographer. I worked with Steven on a outdoor, Autumn-themed photo shoot in 2013, and I had a blast. During the shoot, Steven was friendly, lively, and full of amazing ideas. The photos that resulted from the shoot are gorgeous portraits that I was excited to use on my website and for other promotional materials. Steven also has an enormous amount of experience with event photography. I was lucky enough to be a subject in many of Steven's event photos from the Bristol Renaissance Faire. Gorgeous photos that capture the colors, energy and liveliness of the streets of Bristol. I could have not asked for a better experience with a a more lovely person. I would definitely recommend Steven as a photographer to any of my friends looking for portrait, event, and promotional photography.

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VisualEtiquette
5.0
from 74 reviews
  • 169 hires on Thumbtack
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Justin D.
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Visual Ettiquette's lead photographer, Emil, is an AMAZING photographer and choosing to work with him was one of the best decisions about our wedding!!! My wife and I hired Emil to shoot our photos for our recent wedding in Downtown Chicago. First off, Emil is hands down a great guy who talked with us over the phone before the wedding discussing all the details of our wedding day and offered up some great suggestions for where to shoot around the city. On the day of the wedding he promptly arrived on time, even with all of the crazy Chicago traffic that morning. His warm heart, charming personality, and artistic eye made shooting with him super fun and relaxed. Shooting with him was actually one of the highlights of our day when we went around Chicago getting photographed in the snow around Grant Park and the Planetarium. I can still remember Emil running around (yes actually running) in order to find all the artistic angles to take our photos. He even stood on frozen Lake Michigan to get us the best shots of what ended up looking like photos the wedding photos of our dreams. Oh yeah and for all this, he is 1/4 the price we were quoted by other artistic photographers. Emil gets my wife and I's highest recommendation!!! If you want top notch artistic wedding photography that is still affordable, Emil is your guy! I never knew my wife could be such a supermodel until Emil photographed her!

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Danielle Heinson Photography
5.0
from 69 reviews
  • 108 hires on Thumbtack
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Melissa M.
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Though I did not get a chance to be photographed by Danielle this review is more to compliment her flexibility and thoughtfulness. I had originally planned to have a winter photo shoot for engagement photos and Danielle was ready to be available whenever the weather would cooperate. She agreed to be available with little notice which was something most photographers would never do. Unfortunately, the weather NEVER cooperated so we decided to skip the shoot. I will definitely be considering Danielle for anything I need in the future. She was fun to work with and was so open to my exact vision.

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Martika Photography, LLC
4.9
from 69 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 121 hires on Thumbtack
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Warner S.
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I am absolutely 100% satified with Martika P. Gartman Photography. I have hired many Event Photographers for both Family and Church Events over the years. However, I must say that Martika P. Gartman Photography is the "best" Event Photographer that I have ever seen with my own eyes. She knew "exactly" how to pose and line up persons for photographs. She took her time, and the Event photographs are excellent "keep-sakes" for everyone attending the Church Event to hear my daughter, Dr. Sheri Prentiss, give a presentation about her newly published book," WHEN EVERYTHING CHANGED: MY JOURNEY FROM PHYSICIAN TO PATIENT", an inspiring book about Dr. Sheri as a breast cancer survivor. Thank you, Thumbtack Staff for making the "contact" between myself and Martika P. Gartman Photography.

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  • 85 hires on Thumbtack
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Anne M.
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Nicole was a pleasure to work with. She has a very creative eye and worked well with my kids. I will use Nicole again for my pictures and would recommend her services to others.

Rinker Photography
5.0
from 40 reviews
  • 30 years in business
  • 76 hires on Thumbtack
Franceska L.
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David is creative, professional, and patient. I'm an aspring artist and he captured my personality. The photos are fantastic! I highly recommend David Rinker Photography and will hire him for my future projects. FGL.

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Sally Blood Photo
4.9
from 43 reviews
  • 59 hires on Thumbtack
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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.

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  • 9 years in business
  • 72 hires on Thumbtack
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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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J. WiLDER Studios
4.9
from 29 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 34 hires on Thumbtack
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Nataliya T.
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Not only a talented photographer, Joe is a pleasure to be around! I couldn't recommend him highly enough!

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Michael Courier Photography
4.9
from 19 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 33 hires on Thumbtack
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Ryan J.
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Michael is an incredibly talented photographer and genuine nice guy. He had great energy, took a variety of shots, and was committed to the entire process. I also appreciate his quick turn-around time with tons of pictures to choose from. I highly recommend Michael to anyone who is need of an event photographer.

  • 10 years in business
  • 41 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!

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Markowski Photography
5.0
from 24 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Thumbtack Customer
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This was our first family photo session with our 6 month old. I also had Konrad take professional photos for me. I could not have asked for a better photographer! Konrad was easy to work with from our first call where he asked a lot of great questions, to working through location challenges the day of, to engaging our son so he could get great shots. He brought his assistant who was amazing at suggesting poses and giving guidance. We are so pleased with our images and look forward to having him as our photographer going forward.

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Ryan Gorey Media
5.0
from 13 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 22 hires on Thumbtack
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Jack S.
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Ryan was a great asset to our event! He provided excellent pictures and we enjoyed his professionalism! The quality of the pictures was to the highest standards, and his timely matter was great! I would recommend for anyone looking for a photographer in the area!

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the 606 studio
5.0
from 15 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 20 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Hector E.
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Freddy and his studio are a rare find. He's an exceptionally talented photographer with a very warm and welcoming disposition. I will recommend him to all looking for a world class talent sure to exceed your expectations.

Miroslaw Pomian Photography
5.0
from 14 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Kasia B.
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Extremely talented photographer! We loved working with him! Very professional and nice. He listed to our ideas and created images far beyond our imagination! He was able to capture the most memorable and emotional moments! We loved Mirek! He is highly recommended!

Zhukov Studios
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Cristiano B.
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Great photographer !!! ....very professional , unbeatable eye for lights and colors....

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