Dear Hart Photography Group
Dear Hart Photography Group

Dear Hart Photography Group

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Discounts available
$200
estimated cost


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Responds in about 1 hour

Introduction: You want the best photos and video experience we are the group that can deliver. I have been a professional photographer for over 20 years and photograph and video everything from weddings to corporate events. I studied photography at Hawkeye Tech in Iowa and know everything there is about lighting, composition and technology. I have grown my company to over 4 photographers and we are a great team. I am extremely customer-oriented and detail oriented. My main goal is to make you happy by giving you the best photos/video possible and best experience ever. When the photographer and client work well together it makes for a overall great experience and that is what we do at Dear Hart.
Overview

Current Top Pro

Hired 353 times

Serves Edwardsville, IL

Background checked

4 employees

30 years in business

Payment methods

Cash, Check, Credit card, PayPal

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2019

Featured Projects

161 photos

  • Headshot Photography - Saint Louis 2022

    Headshot Photography

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Reviews

Customers rated this pro highly for professionalism, responsiveness, and work quality.

Excellent 4.9

186 reviews

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Nicole P.
Oct 26, 2021
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Hired on Thumbtack

Hired on Thumbtack

Darin was very responsive and wonderful to work with! I could tell he had a lot of experience because he knew exactly what shots to take. The engagement photos he took of me and my fiancé turned out amazing and I couldn’t be happier!

Details: Posed engagement photoshoot • Candid • Natural or environmental • Outdoors • One location • Online or digital proofs and prints • At the pro’s location • My home, venue, etc.

Engagement Photography
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Aditya K N.
4 weeks ago
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Hired on Thumbtack

I am so grateful that I found Darin and hired him for my headshots. Darin was extremely responsive and flexible with our appointment, and got my edited photos back to me on the very same day. His prices are also extremely reasonable. Aside from being a fantastic photographer, what really sets him apart for me is how kind and genuine he is. I haven’t met someone like that in a very long time. I will 100% be hiring him again in the future!

Details: Professional / business • Home • 1 person • No outfit changes • Digital or online download • At the pro’s location • My home, venue, etc.

Headshot Photography
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Chyna S.
2 weeks ago
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Hired on Thumbtack

Darin is by far one of the best photographers I’ve ever worked with. I used his services for business photos for my website/brand and he thoroughly delivered. He arrived early at our location and scoped out the best photo spots. Upon my arrival, I was greeted by Darin’s friendly personality and then we chatted about how the session would go. Afterwards, he immediately got straight to work providing the perfect amount of direction and guidance to successfully capture tons of eye-catching shots. He is extremely knowledgeable about lighting, position, props, and other aspects that make the overall photo shoot experience efficient, strategic, and most of all…fun! I’m so happy that I chose Dear Hart Photography and I would not hesitate to recommend or use his services again. Thank you so much for a wonderful session, Darin!

Details: Professional / business • Office • 1 person • 1 outfit change • Digital or online download • My home, venue, etc.

Headshot Photography
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Christine S.
Mar 31, 2022
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Hired on Thumbtack

Hired on Thumbtack

Dear Hart was incredibly pleasant to work with, very responsive, and went above and beyond in every way. I felt very heard with any questions I had, and I always received quick and concise answers. They showed up exactly when they said they would, and got to work immediately, and they were fun to be around, too. It was an entirely enjoyable experience working with them. They made a wonderful day even better! If/when I need photography services in the future, I would absolutely hire them again. 10/10.

Details: Wedding • 50 - 99 guests • Indoors • Digital or online download

Wedding and Event Photography
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Kayla R.
Mar 4, 2022
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Hired on Thumbtack

Darin was such a pleasure to work with! Booking him was a breeze, he was early and accodomated our every need! We had a very limited time in our venue and he was like a ninja in there taking shot after shot of absolute perfection! He is not just a photographer, he is an artist with a keen eye for beauty. He thinks outside of the box and has fun ideas for creative shots that turned out absolutely spectacular!!! Also he was super fast returning the photos. All around an amazing experience and we have already booked him again for another event! Thanks so much Darin and look forward to working with you again soon!

Details: Wedding • Fewer than 25 guests • Indoors • Digital or online download

Wedding and Event Photography
Credentials
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Darin Hartlieb

FAQs

  • What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?

    I work around everyones budget and am very competitive with my pricing!

  • What is your typical process for working with a new customer?

    Making customer feel comfortable around the camera.

  • What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

    I graduated from Hawkeye Tech in Waterloo Iowa in 92 with a photography degree. Same year started Dear Hart Photography. I worked at SIUE for a year until the grant expired. Went to work for Venture stores as their photographer for 5 years taking photos of everything they sold for Sunday paper. I then moved to True Manufacturing for 20years as their photographer until I decided I can do much better on my own and run Dear Hart Photography full time and I was right.

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