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Crystal Lake Event Photographers

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Karolina Heggaton Photography
4.9
from 157 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 305 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Rumya R.
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Karolina photographed our daughter's 1st birthday party. She was professional and punctual, and captured the moments of our party perfectly. The photos were very candid and 'in the moment', as we had requested. She also took some family photos before the event that were lovely. Would highly recommend her to anyone looking for an excellent event photographer!

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The Still Life Photography
4.9
from 116 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 249 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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Carrie Leah Photography
5.0
from 93 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 153 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
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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VisualEtiquette
5.0
from 81 reviews
  • 172 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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Martika Photography, LLC
4.9
from 71 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 122 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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Jack Soltysik
4.9
from 70 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 82 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Michelle Y.
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Jack was an absolute pleasure to work with. Although it was only our first time working together, he made me feel at ease from the very start. He is incredibly thoughtful, informative and has fantastic insight and pointers for improving overall posing and expression. Additionally, his turnaround time for edited photos was quick and as promised, which can often be an issue with photographers. I am looking forward to working with him again in the future. I would highly recommend him for portraiture, street style shoots and events.

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  • 86 hires on Thumbtack
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Carolyn P.
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Nicole responded to my request for a family photographer on short notice. She was easy to work with and the pictures turned out wonderfully. Would recommend if you are looking for a local photographer!

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Geral oris
4.9
from 52 reviews
  • 91 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.

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The Maestro Media
5.0
from 42 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 55 hires on Thumbtack
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Marcy S.
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The Maestro Media did an amazing job capturing all the special moments of our wedding day. We could not be happier with their work. Videographer, Mark Condra, was there working right alongside the photographer, capturing every imaginable detail. He worked so well with us and with our other vendors, helping the day go exactly as planned. The final products are videos we cherish and will use in the years to come to relive our wedding day. They gave us a copy of the full ceremony, footage of the toasts & first dances, a surprise shoutout video from friends & family (which we loved watching on our honeymoon) and such a creative, catchy highlight video that truly depicts the vibe of the whole day. Maestro Media was so quick in getting the final products to us. We won't hesitate to highly recommend them to friends and family looking for a talented, professional videographer.

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  • 9 years in business
  • 74 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro 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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WS Photography
5.0
from 35 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 48 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Jon E.
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Milan and Jelena were amazing! They were so professional and knew exactly what to do. Honestly, we were a little nervous looking for a photographer - we didn't know who to trust. All of the Chicago wedding photographers were either out of our budget or something was a little off when we would meet with them or speak with them on the phone. We read a lot of good reviews and met with Jelena at a coffee shop briefly. We got a good feeling so we decided to go with WS photography. I am so glad that we did! We LOVE our wedding photos! If you're unsure about hiring Milan and his team, don't be. They are great and you will not be disappointed!

  • 13 years in business
  • 45 hires on Thumbtack
Lesly K.
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I can't say enough lovely things about All Corporate Video and Photo. Mike Kozuchowski was so fantastic to work with- I was looking for a last minute photographer for an event I was throwing only a few days before the event. Mike was nothing but professional, easy to work with and went above and beyond what was asked of him. I will definitely work with him again in the future, when another project comes up and I highly recommend to anyone that is looking for a photographer and or a videographer. Thanks Mike!

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Life on Prints Associates
5.0
from 28 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 45 hires on Thumbtack
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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!

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Snappybytes
4.6
from 27 reviews
  • 34 hires on Thumbtack
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Jeffrey K.
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Harry, was a great photographer and very flexible for candid proposals. If you are ever in Chicago and want a candid photo of the moment he is the one to hire. Satisfied.

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Michael Courier Photography
5.0
from 21 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 34 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
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.

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BirdyFinn
5.0
from 18 reviews
  • 15 years in business
  • 21 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Emily T.
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The experience with Chris was fantastic! Not only is he a consummate professional, but he made the experience so fun, easy and positive. Unlike most family photographers, there was nothing staged. He just let us play and talk, and captured the most magical moments of our family being ourselves. I would highly recommend him to any family who is tired of standing by a picket fence or in front of a backdrop for their family photos. It is truly a unique end product that you will treasure!

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Ryan Gorey Media
5.0
from 15 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 27 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
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!

  • 11 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
Molly W.
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Ryan was the photographer for my wedding, and I could not be happier with the photos. Him and his partner were professional, responsive, organized and incredibly easy to work with. I would highly recommend him to anyone looking for a wedding photographer.

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eClarke Photography
4.9
from 14 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 30 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Rachel S.
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Eric took excellent photos of our outdoor event. He was extremely responsive, professional and friendly. I will keep him on file for future events!

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Sargent Studios
4.9
from 13 reviews
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Christina E.
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They were truly an amazing team to work with! Highly recommend them to anyone looking for 5 star event photography.

AngieYong Photography
4.8
from 5 reviews
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Chrissie B.
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Angie is a wonderful photographer who is always willing to learn more. She is quite naturally talented but very intelligent and skilled in her field, while still being engaging with her clients. We can't get enough of her bubbly personality that gives precise directions and professional and timely results.

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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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