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Des Plaines Professional Photographers

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JZ Studio
4.9
from 105 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 164 hires on Thumbtack
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Lisa V.
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Philip was wonderful to work with and I highly recommend his photography services. He was flexible about scheduling sittings for both my children's individual pictures and very patient. He provided suggestions ahead of time for us to consider and this pro-activeness made our sittings great experiences. The photos turned out wonderful and I have received many compliments on them. I will schedule Philip for our future professional photography needs.

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Carrie Leah Photography
5.0
from 98 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 159 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Melissa A.
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Carrie is awesome. I can tell you that, as a professional photographer myself, I am choosy about who I let do my photos. But, she is fantastic and did a wonderful job for us! I highly recommend her!

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VisualEtiquette
4.9
from 94 reviews
  • 186 hires on Thumbtack
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Jasmine J.
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Emil was great to work with! He did my engagement and wedding photos and they turned out great! My husband and I were very pleased. I would definitely recommend VisualEtiquette Photography.

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Martika Photography, LLC
4.9
from 75 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 129 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Thumbtack Customer
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Being in marketing for commercial real estate, marketing a property online and with marketing materials requires the highest quality photography and Martika delivered exceptional commercial real estate photography. Her professionalism and expertise in photography made the process smooth and seamless. She provided high quality service that met the demands of my photography requests. I highly recommend Martika Photography, LLC.

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Kimia Emami
4.9
from 74 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 115 hires on Thumbtack
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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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Mike Sansone Photography
5.0
from 65 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 111 hires on Thumbtack
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Lauren R.
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I've had headshots done in my past with not so great photographers so when I was looking of a new photographer I was feeling kinda worried about who to chose but I am beyond thankful my friend recommended Mike Sansone Photography to me! Such an unforgettable experience. Mike is very good at what he does and makes you feel so comfortable/ confident behind the camera! Needless to say if you need new headshots done I highly recommend Mike!!

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  • 97 hires on Thumbtack
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Nicholas V.
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Amazing experience working with Nicole. Professional. Flexible. And high quality photography and editing! I highly recommend Nicole to colleagues and friends alike!

Abbey Lauren Photography
4.9
from 58 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 128 hires on Thumbtack
Savitha P.
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I had scheduled a photo session for family and new born portraits at home. Abbey did a great job, she knew how to keep my toddler son busy and at the same time have fun entire photo shoot. Very nice poses with the new born as well. She also was well equipped with lights, backdrops and props. I would definitely recommend her for the amazing work and passion she has for photography Thanks Abbey!! Looking forward to work with you again!

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RC Photography Chicago
5.0
from 34 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 29 hires on Thumbtack
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Magdalena A.
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We truly enjoyed working with Ronald, He is very professional and very polite. He did a great job keeping our daughters focused and just made everyone feel very comfortable. I took advantage of Ronald's Special Fall deal and our pictures turned out Amazing!! We highly recommend RC Photography because of quality of work and affordability.

Ekaterina
4.9
from 34 reviews
  • 34 hires on Thumbtack
Prateek K.
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Kate is passionate about photography, and this shows in her work and attention to detail. I hired Kate to shoot a proposal and she did an outstanding job of capturing the moment. She took the time beforehand to study the lighting, location, and surroundings. She was prompt in all communications, and I'd recommend anyone to contract her services with confidence!

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  • 13 years in business
  • 48 hires on Thumbtack
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Erika T.
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Mike was excellent to work with - he was professional, prompt, and delivered a great end product.

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Life on Prints Associates
5.0
from 31 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 49 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
David L.
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Tony was well aware of the best spots to take our family photos. He was prompt to respond to my Thumbtack listing, on-time for the photo session and willing to take more than enough shots. I wouldn't hesitate hiring Tony for future professional photography needs.

Snappybytes
4.7
from 33 reviews
  • 42 hires on Thumbtack
Elsa C.
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It was great working with this photographer, very responsible and took the time with me and my family for pregnancy photos. Very easy to work with around the schedule I needed. Very patient but very, very professional. I definitely recommend this photographer for any of your photography needs.

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BirdyFinn
5.0
from 21 reviews
  • 15 years in business
  • 26 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Carla P.
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BirdyFinn exceeded all expectations! I am the creative director for a University magazine. I found BirdyFinn on Thumbtack. I sent him examples of what I wanted and had a brief phone conversation. The photography he sent was spot on.

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L Christine Photography
4.9
from 21 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 38 hires on Thumbtack
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Toni B.
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Lauren was fantastic to work with! She was very professional, responded thoroughly and very promptly, made the experience absolutely wonderful, and delivered our photos very quickly! She was so easy and fun to work with, I cannot recommend her services enough!

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eClarke Photography
4.9
from 20 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 35 hires on Thumbtack
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Guadalupe S.
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During my undergraduate year at Dominican University, Eric photographed me for a school project. The project consisted of nude photography. His conduct with me was utmost professional. Eric made me feel comfortable and also asked for my opinion during the session with regards to lighting, positions, and adding props. I would highly recommend Eric's services. He is a great visionary and works well with various groups of people.

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  • 11 years in business
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
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Kelley D.
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Ryan did professional headshots for me and they turned out great!!! I wanted a daylight portrait with a simple background and thats exactly what he gave me. The quality of the digital images were perfect for both print and web. He was very easy going and professional! After a while I barely noticed him shooting. Before I knew it we were done. He quickly reviewed some images me on the spot. Later that same evening I was able to view an online gallery and download images. Very reasonable price for quality!

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Jamie Link Photography
5.0
from 16 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 26 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Bailey N.
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Jamie was absolutely amazing to work with. We needed a photographer at our event very last-minute, and he worked with us to make it happen! Not only was he punctual and professional, but the photos he took are absolutely amazing, and we received them the day after our event. We will definitely be hiring him again!

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Stand Still Photography
4.6
from 14 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Katie O.
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Jeff and his wife were amazing and captured the most amazing pictures of my wedding! I would highly recommend Stand Still to anyone of my friends or family! Can’t wait to hire them again for my maternity and newborn pictures!

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Wanda Lynne Photography
4.9
from 11 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 13 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!

ANIA Photography
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Dominika W.
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Has a good eye for professional photos.

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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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