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Elgin Event Photographers

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Studio Souza
4.8
from 129 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 331 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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JZ Studio
4.9
from 106 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 164 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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VisualEtiquette
4.9
from 94 reviews
  • 186 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!

Kathy Crane Photography
5.0
from 80 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 138 hires on Thumbtack
David G.
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Kathy is great! I needed professional head shots on very short notice and she went out of her way to accommodate my schedule. She has been a professional photographer for a long time and it shows in her work. During the 20 minute shoot she was very friendly, and very helpful in telling me what to do, how to position myself, etc in order to get the best shots. She even edited and emailed the pictures that night! If you're reading this you probably already know she also has the most competitive price for a professional photographer in the area. Thanks again Kathy!

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Martika Photography, LLC
4.9
from 76 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 130 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 75 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 116 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 59 reviews
  • 97 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
  • 83 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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RC Photography Chicago
5.0
from 35 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 29 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
MAYRA M.
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Thank you sooo much Ronald for being at my daughter's event, The pictures are beautiful .! From now on You are the family photographer, as well as a friend, Thanks again! Will be back for a photo session Soon😄

Ekaterina
4.9
from 34 reviews
  • 34 hires on Thumbtack
Pavel C.
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There are no words to describe the amazing talent of Kate as a photographer. Every picture she took was breathtaking .She is very creative, enthusiastic and so passionate about what she does! She made the whole process enjoyable, natural, and FUN!She has a talent for photography and able to capture every special moment. Her precision to detail is amazing. Kate makes the most authentic, unique, and unforgettable photos.Kate is the best photographer, ever!!!Thank you so much !Can’t wait for future photo session .If you are looking for an energetic, creative and extremely talented photographer, Kate is your girl!

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  • 13 years in business
  • 48 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro 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 31 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 49 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!

Chicago Portraits
4.9
from 27 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 45 hires on Thumbtack
Kalpana S.
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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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Ryan Gorey Media
5.0
from 21 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 33 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!

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L Christine Photography
4.9
from 21 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 38 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
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!

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eClarke Photography
4.9
from 20 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 35 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Julie T.
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I hired Eric for my holiday party in 2017 and already booked him for this year’s! He was on time, really nice, took great photos and everyone loved him. Look forward to seeing him again!

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  • 11 years in business
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro 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.

Precise Look Photo
4.9
from 18 reviews
  • 19 years in business
  • 22 hires on Thumbtack
Nicki H.
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We recently hired Dave for a commercial photography shoot. It was last minute, and he was highly flexible and accommodating. But what we appreciated most was his experience. We work with a lot of photographers, and admittedly, our standards are very high. Dave exceeded our expectations! He provided us with exactly the shots we needed the first time around. Thanks, Dave!

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Jamie Link Photography
5.0
from 16 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 26 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Amanda C.
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Jamie is a great choice for an event photographer. He was kind enough to lower his normal rate to work with us because we are a non-profit, which really helped out budget for the event. He arrived on time and I believe he may have event stayed longer than scheduled to capture important moments. After the event, he posted photos quickly and they looked great! His website also allows participants to purchase photos. Overall, the photos are crisp, clear, and capture key moments, and as a photographer he was polite, always smiling, and kept moving around the event to try and capture all aspects of the day.

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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!

AngieYong Photography
4.9
from 7 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 9 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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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 Event Photography for a Christmas Party

Schaumburg, IL

  • Event type
    Corporate
  • Number of attendees
    More than 100
  • Photo products
    CD / DVD, Online or digital proofs and prints, Ability to purchase prints online
  • Details
    This is a Christmas Party. We would like a photographer to take candid shots mingling with the guests, and then perhaps later have an area where guests can go and have their picture taken against a holiday background.
  • $464
    Average price

Need a Photographer for a Birthday Event on October 20

Berwyn, IL

  • Event type
    Birthday
  • Number of attendees
    51-100
  • Photo products
    CD / DVD, Physical proofs and prints, Online or digital proofs and prints, Ability to purchase prints online, Album
  • Details
    If there is any background drops available.
  • $490
    Average price

Need an Event Photographer for a 70th Birthday Party

Worth, IL

  • Event type
    Birthday
  • Number of attendees
    51-100
  • Photo products
    CD / DVD, Ability to purchase prints online
  • Details
    70 birthday party
  • $522.5
    Average price
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