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  • 5 years in business
  • 297 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 59 min

Tiffany P.

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Hi, I recently worked with Karolina to do my family Christmas card photos and I'm still speechless. I was nervous about having a new photographer but Karolina completely changed that feeling and did everything possible to make it such a great experience. Her quality of photography down to her personality are just impeccable. I will definitely be using Karolina for future pictures and events. More specifically, I was impressed as she knew what kind of pictures I wanted without having to direct her or even say a word.

Fiona R.

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I was looking for a photographer to do photos for my brother who eloped at the end of last year but I live in the UK and he lives in the US. I found Karolina and she was friendly, helpful and the style and quality of her photos were exactly what we were looking for! Can’t wait to see the finished product and thanks again to Karolina for being awesome! :-)

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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  • 5 years in business
  • 241 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 11 min

Fareeha B.

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I chose The Still Life Photography to photograph my wedding ceremony and reception and was so glad I did! It was a pleasure working with Nicole because she was very accommodating and took the time to learn about the various traditions surrounding my Islamic Wedding Ceremony. I sent Nicole a whole folder of photo ideas that I wanted and she made it a priority to make sure I was content with all the shots taken on the day of! She also took it upon herself to incorporate her own artistic style into the photos. I was initially drawn to her and Jay's candid, "captured in the moment" photos on the website and I can't wait to see the final edited photos. I was very impressed with her professionalism and enthusiasm and would definitely recommend The Still Life Photography.

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.

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 :)

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  • 7 years in business
  • 144 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 11 hours

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!!

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.

Danay F.

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Excellent photographer! 100% recommendable! I love her work and she's very joyful and fun to work with. She made our wedding day the most beautiful day of our life. My husband and I are very pleased with Carrie. Not only did our pictures turn out beautifully - but she was incredibly easy to work with from beginning to end. 100% trust worthy.

TOP PRO
  • 13 years in business
  • 138 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 14 min

Heather M.

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Kathy was a pleasure to work with. I arrived to find everything setup for the shoot and she was prepared and ready to go. After a brief conversation discussing ideas and suggested shots we began. Kathy is easy to understand and will bring out the best in her clients. I would recommend Kathy for any picture/photo shoot.

Christian L.

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Kathy was very quick with all follow ups, made me feel at ease and provided lots of advice for the pictures. Made extra ones with different backgrounds & was very accommodating to help with different ties for my professional portrait.

Angela F.

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Kathy was fun, creative, patient with the kids, and captured some wonderful family portrait photos, along with a ton of super fun candid shots. I highly recommend Kathy.

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JZ Studio

4.9

(86)

  • 6 years in business
  • 141 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 17 min

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.

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.

Missy M.

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Loved the pictures! Our photographer Jacob was great and very patient with my kids. Will definitely use them again.

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  • 161 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 30 min
  • Schaumburg, IL

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!

Marge V.

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Agnes arrived early. Emil happened to be along so we had TWO photographers! They were so professional and captured everything we asked and much more. They filled the entire two hours of the contract with a constant stream of photos. We were so satisfied we cut the cake early and let Agnes go on to her next event -- we couldn't imagine anything else to be captured. We'd very highly recommend Emil and Agnes!!

Jamie M.

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He focussed on in-the-moment, action shots, just like I had asked. We were able to enjoy ourselves without feeling an overwhelming presence from a photographer. The pictures came out beautifully, and really captured how much fun everyone had. Though Emil was solo, he seemed to be everywhere. I would highly recommend him, especially for people who don't like to pose for pictures.

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Kimia Emami

4.9

(61)

  • 3 years in business
  • 87 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 2 hours

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!

Onos B.

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She is my Photographer for life.She is excellent in what she does and she is just a great joy to work with and I got tons of excellent pictures .super happy

TOP PRO
  • 7 years in business
  • 109 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 37 min

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!!

Angela P.

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My husband's experience with Mike was wonderful. He came home from his appointment with Mike saying that his office space was incredible & Mike was vety professional and really knew what he was doing when it came to photography. His photos were the best headshot photos I think I've ever seen!

Jobcase T.

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Mike has a great way with people, putting them at ease to get excellent results. We appreciate his flexibility and desire to get shots that people can truly be proud of. I've met many headshot photographers over the years, and I consider Mike to be among the best of them.

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  • 8 years in business
  • 112 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 22 min

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.

Courtney S.

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It was great working with Martika for my daughter's 1-year-old birthday party AND cake smash photos. It was a lot to cram in to a short amount of time and limited space, and she was very flexible, accommodating and had great suggestions. The photos are GORGEOUS and she had a very fast turnaround time! Also, she's very quick at responding to questions/emails which is great. Would definitely recommend Martika as a photographer! Thank you!

Deb V.

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Martka took our family portrait and our son's senior pictures. She knows her stuff and loves what she does. Martika thinks artistically and will come up with some great locations for your shoot. She takes her time and will give you many great photos to choose from.

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  • 7 years in business
  • 127 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 4 min

Laura A.

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Kristine took headshots for my daughter for an upcoming theater audition at her college. I couldn't have asked for more beautiful or professional photos. She took a variety of poses and expressions in front of real backgrounds and really brought out the personality of my child. Kristine has also been the eighth-grade portrait photographer at my children's school for a number of years. The children look like angels in her pictures. Her portraits of my oldest two children are treasured by my kids. You can't go wrong with Kristine. She is the best!

David K.

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Kristine is an outstanding photographer and an even better person. She was genuinely concerned and offered to reshoot when I seemed less enthusiastic about our holiday shot of the children than a family picture. It took me a short while to realize she indeed had a great pic for our cards. She surprised me by adding a beautiful picture of the family shot in my package of pictures. I hope to return the favor and refer my friends and wholeheartedly recommend Kristine to anyone interested in a first rate photo session.

Louise M.

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Kristin is phenemonal!She was on time,she responded to me promptly and was friendly and professional.She let me do what I envisioned and more than willing to explain everything she does as a portrait artist.

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  • 80 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 3 hours
  • West Chicago, IL

Jennifer S.

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I could not be grateful enough to have found Nikki on Thumbtack! She blew us away with her ability to wrangle all 9 of us for outdoor family portraits. She captured the best photos I've ever seen of my three wild nephews (7, 5, and 3 years old). When we posed for pics she helped us all to be at the right angles and coordinated. The boys were totally at ease with her and we all had a really great time. She is very professional, her edits were tasteful (not overly filtered), her prices are beyond fair, and we now have a large album of beautiful photos that capture our family at it's best. Highly recommend contacting Nikki. I'm booking her again for my other side of the family and will continue to reach out to her in the future. THANK YOU, NIKKI!

Jose L.

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I hired Nikki to take photographs of a painting which was located in her local area. From the get go, Nikki was ON TOP of this project, coordinating with museum personnel, keeping me posted and making recommendations. Lastly, she used her flawless photographic skills to provide me with FAR MORE than what I expected! She is a true professional and I highly recommend her!

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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  • 57 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 56 min
  • Chicago, IL

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.

Mike L.

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I needed to have some portrait work done for an upcoming press release. Sally not only talked to our marketing group ahead of the shoot to understand their needs, but then followed up after to help retouch, etc. Outstanding working with her.

Michael A.

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Very professional and excellent results - the subjects in our group were very pleases with their portrait photos! Would use again and recommend to all in need of professional head shots.

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  • 7 years in business
  • 52 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 7 min

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.

Marissa Y.

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Isaiah and team were phenomenal to work with. They were flexible, made everyone on camera feel comfortable, and listened to our suggestions. We are happy to have found them. Their price was right in our range and they produced excellent work.

Aga L.

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Mark is very professional and easy to communicate with. I chose to work with a friend on my photo project, big discount :). But I am looking forward to work with Mark on my video.

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  • 9 years in business
  • 66 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 25 min

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!

Cynthia A.

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I hired Robert to shoot some boudoir photographs before Valentine’s Day. He is really talented, nice, and was very easy to work with in his studio. Despite being a mature woman, he made me appear elegant and pretty but with just enough spice to create an edgy/sultry look. I first noticed his work in a fine art show and he is equally talented with people. I am planning on using him in the future for a professional portrait as well. Highly recommend him.

Jazmin G.

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Robert did a wonderful job with the family portrait. The pictures turned out better than I expected! My only regret is not bringing my dogs with to include them in the picture. Maybe next time!

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  • 3 years in business
  • 35 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 2 min

Zach C.

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I recently hired Lauren to photograph my engagement. She went above and beyond. Her pictures turned out excellent, but what impressed me more was her professionalism. She truly cared about making sure the experience was perfect and I received everything I needed. I contacted her to make sure she was ready for us to arrive and she had been setup waiting well in advance. I had many moving parts to my proposal and I did not have to worry at all about her doing her job. It was fantastic! She was also proactive and efficient in returning my photos quickly. If you want a photographer who cares about providing a personal experience for her clients then you need to hire Lauren! She will go the extra mile.

Mary L.

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Words cannot express how much we enjoyed our experience with Lauren! She went above and beyond being a photopher. Her positive attitude, the help she gave with other details, her suggestions of things I would have never even thought about...she in a word was amazing! The photos we've seen so far surpass anything I could have expected. Candid, sweet, fun moments. Thoughtful, endearing pictures that speak a thousand words. Ifor ever I need a photographer again, if I ever hear of someone needing a photographer...she will definitely be my recommendation. She made my wedding day a fairy tale!

Mike J.

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What an incredible girl and talented photographer. I highly recommend her for any job (big or small), our memories will last a lifetime thanks to Lauren!

TOP PRO
  • 5 years in business
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 3 min

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.

Jami A.

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We had Konrad of Markowski Photography shoot our engagement shoot and he was perfect. He was approachable, confident, knowledgeable and made us feel totally comfortable. I was worried the session would be awkward but it was actually really fun. He has a unique photojournalistic style that I love. Highly recommend him.

Mike M.

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Connor did such an amazing job! He captured my proposal extremely well. Very professional, and the pictures turned out perfect! If you are looking for a photographer he is a great choice! You will not be disappointe!

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  • 15 years in business
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 45 min

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!

Sadie B.

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I hired Chris George to take photos of our family last fall and it was such a fun experience. Chris is great with kids, and made the afternoon just a regular fun afternoon and he captured it all beautifully. I can't wait for another photo session- our photos capture the moment and my daughter's 5yr old personality perfectly. Thanks chris!

Mary K.

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Chris was excellent to work with. He was punctual, professional, accommodating and had some great advice. He did a 28 person family portrait and then individual family shots and some candid pictures. Our proofs were ready in 48 hours. I would highly recommend Chris. He was great to work with.

  • 12 years in business
  • 50 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 5 min

Hillary G.

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We used Portrait of Light photo booth for our wedding on October 21st. They were punctual and very professional! We heard tons of positive and great reviews from our wedding guests. And at the end of the night we received a photo book of all the picture strips taken during the night. I would highly recommend them to anyone looking for a photo booth for any type of event.

Jon M.

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Had a Marine reunion that used portrait of light. Lori was very professional and the photo booth was so much fun. All photos taken by her were great. She caught numerous things that happened, that had she not been there, there would be no proof of. Thank you again Lori...

Terry S.

Verified review

Portrait of Light did a wonderful job with our wedding photos. We were extremely pleased with the staff and the quality of their photography. Not only do I recommend them to others, but would use them again for other events. Thanks Lori!

TOP PRO
  • 4 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 7 min

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!

Mike K.

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great guy and perfect pictures

  • 1 year in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 2 min

WoonJee J.

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Soo took my maternity portrait when I was 8months pregnant. I was a bit nervous because I can be a bit camera shy. ;) Soo and his wife are professional and caring and have a lot of techniques for helping me to relax and feel comfortable. Most of all, I felt so beautiful. ; ). I cannot thank Soo enough for the most wonderful experience! I was happy with not only the photos (photos are FANTASTIC) but my experience at studio Soo as well. I definitely recommend them.

Jieun L.

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It was a great experience! We had a family portrait session for my father in-law's 60th birthday. The experience was great! He was very friendly and professional. And we love our photo results! Glad we chose Studio Soo to take our family portrait. We will be back for sure :)

Carrie T.

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Soo did such a great job photographing our family. He is very professional and detail oriented. Most of all, he was very kind and patient with our kids. We all know taking family portraits with young ones can be a challenge sometimes :).

  • 6 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 10 min

Rachel H.

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Emily was on time and sent us back beautiful photos within the two weeks she asked for! I’m surprised she didn’t charge us double!

Alyssa F.

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Emily is a great photographer with a dedication to professionalism and quality. I would his her again!

Tiffany P.

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Great photographer. Thank you Emily!

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