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Elmhurst Affordable Photographers

Browse these affordable photographers with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Elmhurst.

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The Still Life Photography
4.9
from 116 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 248 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Kerri G.
Verified review

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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The Maestro Media
5.0
from 42 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 55 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
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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J. WiLDER Studios
4.9
from 30 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 35 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Nataliya T.
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Not only a talented photographer, Joe is a pleasure to be around! I couldn't recommend him highly enough!

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VisualEtiquette
5.0
from 80 reviews
  • 172 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Abby K.
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Hired VisualEtiquette as our wedding photographer and the engagement session was included in the package. We just received our engagement photos back and could not be more pleased. Emil was able to capture every moment, many un-posed and many posed. He has great ideas that he will share with you, but also encourages you to bring your own style and props if that is the route you want to go. Friends and Family are raving about the photos, saying they are some of the best engagement photos they've ever seen! VisualEtiquette has competitive pricing yet exceptionally better quality compared to some of the very high priced photographers we interviewed while choosing our vendors. Emil is a busy photographer, so it sometimes takes 2-3 days for him to get back to me, but he never fails to answer our questions.

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eClarke Photography
4.9
from 14 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 29 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Mariana N.
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A pleasure to work with and very professional. Pictures were quality!

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WS Photography
5.0
from 35 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 48 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Ashley C.
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If you're like me, then you heavily base purchasing goods and services on reviews. I take feedback from others very seriously, so if you do as well but don't have time to read my full review just know - the WS Photography team were my FAVORITE vendor of my entire wedding and you just need to hire them now! If you do have time to read my full review, read on for more details. When I first found WS photography, I couldn't believe that such an amazing photographer was A. available for my wedding date and B. such an affordable price. I was in such disbelief that I showed their work to two of my friends who are professional photographers and graphic designers and they reassured me that WS was an excellent choice and had stellar portfolios. From our initial talks, I learned that Ana and Milan had only been in Chicago for a short time but have been shooting weddings around the world for years. Ana was so accommodating during our first talk and even sent over a mock timeline to help me with my decision making. After I hired them the communication was still amazing and we settled on a timeline that worked for all of us since my husband and I were doing a first look and shooting all the photos beforehand. Ana even helped me talk through saving time and money by letting Milan scout out places to take cool photos outside the venue instead of trying to get everyone on a shuttle to go downtown. The day of the Wedding, WS did not disappoint. They were on time and friendly from the beginning and got straight to work. They gave great direction and made everyone in our bridal party feel so comfortable. When we didn't know how to pose or what to do, they gave us direction and sometimes even moved us into the ideal places we needed to be! I think WS will be one of the busiest photographers in Chicago very quickly so do yourself a favor and get on their calendar NOW! The work and service are unmatched and you'll be extremely happy to have them capture your big day!

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Karolina Heggaton Photography
4.9
from 157 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 305 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Cherea J.
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Her services were absolutely awesome!! Very affordable and professional!!

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Snappybytes
4.6
from 27 reviews
  • 34 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
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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Mike Sansone Photography
5.0
from 64 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 110 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
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!!

  • 11 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
Kelly D.
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Working with Ryan was a pleasure and I couldn't be happier with the photos he took. Choosing a wedding photographer can seem like a daunting task and I'm glad I found Ryan. Him and his assistant were helpful and creative when taking the pre-wedding photos with just my groom and me, and at the ceremony and reception they were attentive and present to capture every moment. Ryan made the picture-taking process fun, as well, and instead of feeling stiff and awkward with cameras pointed at us my groom and I were at ease and enjoying ourselves. Can't recommend him enough!

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BirdyFinn
5.0
from 18 reviews
  • 15 years in business
  • 20 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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JZ Studio
4.9
from 93 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 146 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
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.

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Geral oris
4.9
from 51 reviews
  • 90 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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Michael Courier Photography
5.0
from 21 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 34 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Emily S.
Verified review

Michael was professional and courteous and clearly knew his business. He communicated clearly over the course of our two day event and snapped some unforgettable photos that added life to a relatively reserved conference. I would absolutely recommend him to anyone looking for a professional photographer, particularly if they’re hosting a multi-stage event as we did.

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Martika Photography, LLC
4.9
from 70 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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Need an Event Photographer

Park Ridge, IL

  • Event type
    Corporate
  • Number of attendees
    50-100
  • Indoors or outdoors
    I'm not sure yet
  • Photo products
    CD / DVD, Online or digital proofs and prints
  • Total budget for photographer's services and images
    $500 to $1,000
  • Details
    Corporate event, sales meeting with multiple exec
  • $800
    Average price

Need a Wedding Photographer

Elmhurst, IL

  • Photo needs
    Wedding preparation (e.g. getting ready), Wedding ceremony, Wedding reception, I'm not sure yet
  • Guests
    100-150
  • Photographer required to travel to multiple locations?
    Yes - describe distance/mileage (Yes)
  • Photo products
    CD / DVD, I'm not sure
  • Total budget for photographer's services and images
    $800-$1,000
  • Phone call or meeting
    In-person meeting
  • When is the best date for a call or in person meeting?
    As soon as possible
  • Best time
    Late afternoon (3-6pm)
  • Engagement photos needed
    No
  • Details
    Would like to see samples of work / portfolio.
  • $896.8
    Average price

Need Commercial Photographer

Elmhurst, IL

  • Photo shoot type
    Corporate / Business
  • White backdrop needed?
    No
  • Photo shoot location
    Outdoors, Indoors
  • Photo usage
    Website
  • Total shots needed
    I'm not sure
  • Number of shoots
    Multiple
  • Photo products
    CD / DVD, Online or digital proofs and prints
  • Total budget for photographer's services and images
    Under $250 (please indicate)
  • Details
    We want to get a quote for a series of events (a block of 3 days or 2 Full days and 2 half days)
  • $1766.67
    Average price
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