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Crystal Lake Event Photographers

Browse these event 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
Christina W.
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Isabel is absolutely wonderful! She did a great job shooting my wedding, she's so easy to work with. The photos are amazing, I couldn't be happier! I would highly recommend her to anyone in need of a photographer for an event.

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The Still Life Photography
4.9
from 121 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 258 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Carly S.
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Nicole was a very accommodating and fun photographer to work with. Having two photographers was a treat because they were able to take photos from different perspectives of the same moments. They anticipated the moments you want to cherish and caught them with the click of a button. We were very pleased with their pricing as well as their service. I thought they did an incredible job, and I can't emphasize enough how accommodating and low stress they were to work with. They were very insightful and gave us photos that are all over my home. When I look at them, I don't just see a photo, I feel the emotions I had in that moment and it makes me happy.

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JZ Studio
4.9
from 102 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 162 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
  • 156 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
DIEM L.
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We had looked and talked to many photographers before we found Carrie and we love her style which is very delightful, fun and romantic. Carrie is experienced and very creative to capture the beautiful and meaningful moments. We just got the photos from her today and we are impressed by the great job she did. Personally i'm a little bit picky and demanding with the professional photos but Carrie did win me. We really appreciate her help and would love to recommend people to this modern delightful photograph style.

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VisualEtiquette
4.9
from 91 reviews
  • 184 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
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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Martika Photography, LLC
4.9
from 74 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 127 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
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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Kimia Emami
4.9
from 71 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 106 hires on Thumbtack
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Claudia C.
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I couldn't have asked for a better photographer! Kimia is very professional yet she feels like a very good friend! She will always update you through email/text and I always get a reply from her right away! She took my pictures in downtown Chicago and she picked out beautiful locations to take the photos. I had so much fun with her and I would 100% recommend everyone to hire Kimia!! Not only does she focus on detail, she is also very knowledgable about photography and she knows how to get the perfect natural lighting/angle in every picture. She made me feel comfortable and it was easy to express myself! All the pictures turned out amazing and I have never been more satisfied in the results! Her pricing is also very reasonable compared to other photographers in the area who charge almost double! She is perfect for portraits, weddings, family photoshoots, senior portraits, headshots, etc...! Her work is absolutely amazing and I will definitely be working with her again in the future! Thank you Kimia for a wonderful experience!

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Geral oris
4.9
from 58 reviews
  • 95 hires on Thumbtack
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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
  • 81 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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Life on Prints Associates
5.0
from 31 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 47 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Julia F.
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We had a great experience with Tony. He arrived early which was nice to not have to worry about where's my photographer? I had looked through portfolios of other photographers and just really like his style. Although it was a little more than the other quotes I feel I was well worth it. The other examples I saw were pretty average. You can tell that Tony has a lot of experience with photography. My pictures turned out great and he got them done so fast! I would highly recommend this company for your photography needs!

  • 10 years in business
  • 45 hires on Thumbtack
Gar O.
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Both Mile and Irena were wonderful to work with....The moment I contacted them for a quote they were responsive and professional. Our family photo shoot not only went smoothly but the pictures were amazing! They're so creative with their unique staging ideas and make you feel so comfortable. Our boys started to get antsy and they were so patient and even entertained them while making sure we got all our shots. They had our photos ready for us very quickly! We also rented one of their photo booths for our son's birthday and brother's wedding. All the guests loved it! Such s fun touch. I would highly recommend using halo photography for photos and all event needs. They're the best!!!

  • 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
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.

Chicago Portraits
4.9
from 21 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 22 hires on Thumbtack
Kalpana S.
Verified review

We hired Chicago Portraits for our wedding and we are so happy that we did! They were very responsive to our needs for multiple events and communicated with us every step of the way. We had Bharani as our photographer, who was eager to understand our vision. We first had a phone conversation to see if Chicago Portraits would fit our needs and once we decided to move forward, Bharani made himself available to meet in person prior to any photo shoot to go over the details. He was very flexible and accommodating to our schedules. Also, we aren't the most comfortable couple in front of the camera, but the photographers put us at ease and even offered suggestions for poses. They were very patient to capture the best photos possible. We're extremely pleased with the results. We intend to hire them again for future events and would highly recommend them to anyone else!

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eClarke Photography
4.9
from 19 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 34 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Briana H.
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Loved working with Eric! Super great and professional! I can't wait to work with him again! Thank you for everything!

  • 12 years in business
  • 64 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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  • 11 years in business
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Kelly D.
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Working with Ryan was a pleasure and I couldn't be happier with the photos he took. Choosing a wedding photographer can seem like a daunting task and I'm glad I found Ryan. Him and his assistant were helpful and creative when taking the pre-wedding photos with just my groom and me, and at the ceremony and reception they were attentive and present to capture every moment. Ryan made the picture-taking process fun, as well, and instead of feeling stiff and awkward with cameras pointed at us my groom and I were at ease and enjoying ourselves. Can't recommend him enough!

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Wanda Lynne Photography
4.9
from 11 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Jessica B.
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Wanda Lynne photography made my wedding day memorable forever! She made us feel so comfortable and was open to all our our photo op ideas as well as giving great instruction. I would recommend her for any event!

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Ivan Glos
4.9
from 10 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
JILLIAN M.
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Ivan and his team were amazing to work with. Very professional and creative. Our pictures were absolutely gorgeous and the video was everything we hoped it would be and then some! Thank you so much Ivan for making our day special and being flexible to what we needed.

Jen Poulos Photography
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Sasha H.
Verified review

Jen with Jen Poulos Photography is AMAZING to work with! She is extremely talented and her quality is awesome! Her prices are very competitive. She has done my families photography for years! I highly recommend her!!!!!!

  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
Sameet D.
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Rafay was great. Easy to reach and responsive. Was punctual and needed little direction amidst a chaotic party of close to 100 people. Captured the event beautifully and picture quality was great. And his rate is extremely reasonable given the exceptional quality of his work. Will definitely go back to him if we need a photographer in the future.

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Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

How much does it cost for a photographer for a wedding?

Finding the right wedding photographer can make a big difference for your ceremony. Nationally, the average wedding photographer’s price ranges from $800 to $1,000, but costs can be much higher in areas like Chicago, New York or Los Angeles where some couples spend $2,000 to $5,000 or more for the photographer they want. Factors that can affect your wedding photographer prices include the photographer’s reputation and experience. Heavy hitters can command top rates, especially during wedding-season weekends. Day of the week also affects your cost. You may get a $200 discount on wedding photographer prices if you get married on a Friday in November rather than a Saturday in June. Time onsite is also an important cost factor. Hiring a photographer to snap photos from the moment you wake up until after last call at the reception is going to cost more than five hours of pictures during the day. Multiple photographers, special lighting, and videography will also increase your costs. Ultimately you want to find someone who has a style you love and can provide the number of edited shots you want for a price you can handle. Learn more about hiring a wedding photographer.

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Need Wedding Photography Service

Crystal Lake, IL

  • Event type
    Wedding
  • Number of attendees
  • Indoors or outdoors
    I'm not sure yet
  • Photo products
    Online or digital proofs and prints, Ability to purchase prints online, I'm not sure
  • Total budget for photographer's services and images
    Under $250 (please indicate)
  • Details
    We will have to get a few portraits, but I would rather have more stylized shots (think Pinterest) and candid pictures. I'm also very interested in a second shooter. Thank you! :]
  • $1625
    Average price

Need wedding photography

Crystal Lake, IL

  • Photo needs
    Wedding preparation (e.g. getting ready), Wedding ceremony, Wedding reception, Family photos
  • Photographer required to travel to multiple locations?
    Yes - describe distance/mileage (Hotel to venue, less than a mile.)
  • Photo products
    CD / DVD
  • Engagement photos needed
    Yes
  • Details
    6 Groomsmen and 6 bridesmaids
  • $1498
    Average price
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