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Joliet Photographers And Videographers

Browse these photographers and videographers with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Joliet.

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Karolina Heggaton Photography
4.9
from 169 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 308 hires on Thumbtack
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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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Studio Souza
4.8
from 131 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 333 hires on Thumbtack
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Indra Paola P.
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Isabel is one of the most creative photographers I have ever met. She always makes me feel comfortable & helps me with my poses, make up, hair & accessories.

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VisualEtiquette
4.9
from 99 reviews
  • 193 hires on Thumbtack
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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!

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Kimia Emami
5.0
from 80 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 119 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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Martika Photography, LLC
4.9
from 77 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 134 hires on Thumbtack
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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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  • 11 years in business
  • 82 hires on Thumbtack
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Jonelle J.
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He is a great photographer!

  • 15 years in business
  • 134 hires on Thumbtack
Chris R.
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Lori was early to the site, and very flexible. She even met me on a holiday. Her photos are fantastic. Price is competitive with other area photographers. She does great work, highly recommend her.

Chicago Portraits
4.9
from 41 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 66 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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RC Photography Chicago
5.0
from 39 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 34 hires on Thumbtack
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Andrea T.
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We could not have asked for a more fun, professional, quality photographer. Communication with Ronald was comfortable and very timely. Ronald was such a wonderful part of our day. Our elopement felt so special and not in the least bit intruded upon while our ceremony took place. Ronald celebrated and laughed with us. He captured every possible moment from intimate, to candid, to posed all without creating any bit of awkwardness. The poses suggested by Ronald fit us so well and weren't unnatural or stuffy. His passion for his craft is evident. He was the absolute perfect choice for us.

Ekaterina
4.9
from 39 reviews
  • 38 hires on Thumbtack
Amanda s.
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Working with Kate was an absolute delight. She was super responsive on emails/texts prior to our wedding day and on our actual wedding day, she made the day go so smooth. She captured really special and beautiful moments!! I didn't expect to receive our photos as quickly as we did and they were sooo beautiful!!

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  • 11 years in business
  • 26 hires on Thumbtack
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Lisa C.
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Didomi Design is one of the most creative and talented photographers I have ever worked with! He is very professional, always on time, puts great pride and time into his talent and work. He always makes sure you get the best quality pictures! His desire is to always work with a spirit of excellence an that he does!

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Lane Cameron Photo
5.0
from 30 reviews
  • 22 years in business
  • 42 hires on Thumbtack
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Phil M.
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I have worked with a number of photographers over my 40 year as a clay artist, and Lane Cameron is , by far the best of any of them as far as professionalism and quality of his work. The work was done in and around my studio in suburban Chicago. Lane spent most of an afternoon on the job, and I cannot think of anything that could have been done better. I would highly recommend him to anyone who is looking for quality work done in a skilled and professional manner

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3Eagles Imagery
5.0
from 24 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 40 hires on Thumbtack
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Melissa W.
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We used 3Eagles for a commercial real estate drone photography shoot. Arber had a quick turnaround time, beautiful photos, and reasonable pricing. Exactly what we were looking for. We have used 3Eagles multiple times & will in the future.

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BirdyFinn
5.0
from 22 reviews
  • 15 years in business
  • 28 hires on Thumbtack
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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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  • 3 years in business
  • 34 hires on Thumbtack
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Marie L.
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If you have a chance to work with Kevin you must! He does absolutely beautiful work and is extremely responsive. We needed to complete 2 corporate video testimonials and he was extremely professional and even helped me with managing a distracted client. I would hire him again shall we need a videographer in area.

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James Cryer Photography
4.9
from 19 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
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Rebecca K.
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Very talented photographer! We have used him for our wedding, family pictures and just snap shot of our little man. I love every picture he sends and I love working with him! He has a great eye to capture the perfect shot and makes you free very comfortable. I will 100% keep going to him for all my photographer needs!

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Stand Still Photography
4.5
from 17 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 29 hires on Thumbtack
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Valerie J.
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Jeff was so great to work with - made everything very easy and was very quick to turn around images from our corporate event on that Saturday and provided the images to me the following Monday for my recap. Very responsive and great quality photos!

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Will Fedanzo Videography
5.0
from 13 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
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Emily L.
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Will was our wedding videographer. He is talented at his craft, easy to talk to, and willing to create a product that encompasses his artistic style as well as his client's wishes. We love our video and enjoy sharing it with friends and family!

  • 8 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Don K.
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It is rare that a photographer is both an expert professional with a camera and setting but also a true creative artist

ganc.io
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Will Y.
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These guys did an amazing job editing the videos I sent them. They had a lot of good ideas on how to improve my videos, and they knew pretty much how I wanted the videos edited.

More Done
4.7
from 3 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Mercedes J.
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My husband and I had the pleasure of working with Ben for our wedding on August 31, 2018. Ben was highly professional and the entire experience was wonderful. Initially we thought we had a plan of what we wanted but once speaking to our photographer, Ben, he reshaped our thinking and with his advice our photo shoot was amazing. Ben suggested a scenic garden for the after ceremony photo shoot. This alternative location offered the best backdrop for our pictures, unlike the marsh we initially opted for. Ben also suggested video of the ceremony. We're definitely happy we took the cinematography portion, too. On our wedding day everything was awesome and timed to schedule. The entire photoshoot was our favorite experience, so private! Ben was very patient and gave posing instructions when needed. All of the photos and videos were prepared of top quality and we received our final footage before the promised completion date. We now consider Ben our new family photographer. Thank you Ben and More Done!

Q & A

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

What is a videographer and what do they do?

A videographer professionally films weddings and other events and edits the footage to create film keepsakes or marketing materials for their clients. Wedding videographers record all the key elements of your wedding day, ceremony and reception, and then edit the hours of film during post-production to make a wedding video, social media highlight reels, and any other film features you choose. Wedding videography captures, in live action, your vows, the cake-cutting, the first dance, reception toasts, the decor, the guests and all the details of your day. Many wedding videographers also interview guests (based on an interview list provided by the couple) and incorporate the recorded responses into the wedding video. Event videography typically costs less than wedding videography, as events are shorter with less detail. The national average cost for event videography is $500-$760, while the national average cost for wedding videography is $990-$1,260. A videographer usually does not need to be licensed, but it is important to confirm they have insurance and good standing in the business community, as well as good client reviews. A great majority of the work happens during post-production. The pros watch and blend together the hours of footage they took (sometimes from multiple cameras) to capture the story of your wedding day or event.

How do you choose a wedding videographer?

A wedding videographer will create a lifetime memory for you from edited video footage of your wedding day, ceremony and reception. Choosing a wedding videographer starts with looking online at portfolios of their past work. There’s no need to talk to anyone unless you love what you see. Next, make sure they have good reviews and past client experience; don’t be shy about asking for references if there aren’t any posted online. When you find someone who has a style you love, ask if they are available on your wedding day. If so, it’s time to talk pricing. Be clear about your maximum budget, and ask what kind of packages they offer. Pricing will depend on the number of crew needed for filming, the hours they are required to be onsite, post-production editing, and the length of the final product. Talk with several wedding videographers to get a feel for what prices are like in your region. Nationally, the average cost for wedding videography ranges between $990 and $1,260 per event. Once you agree on a product and have a plan, get everything in a written and signed contract. Clearly state the details of what is expected for your wedding day and from the final product. Be prepared to pay a deposit to reserve their services for the day, then pay the remainder upon receiving the video.

What should you ask your wedding videographer before hiring?

Finding the perfect wedding videographer doesn’t have to be stressful. Asking a few key questions upfront will help you find the right fit for your big day. Before talking with wedding videographers, research their work online. Look at their websites, business profiles and social media, and see what their finished wedding videos look like. If the style fits what you’re envisioning, it’s time to reach out. During initial contact, make sure you get along with the person. This is important since they’ll be interacting with you and your guests.

Your first question should be about their availability; there’s no point in going further if they’re booked on your wedding day. Ask to see references if they’re not readily available online. Next, it’s time to talk about money. Ask how they determine rates or what kind of packages they offer. When you settle on a rate and the services you want, make sure to have a written contract that outlines everything, including cost, length of time they film, what post-production will include, and when you can expect to receive the edited project.

How much is videography for a wedding?

Wedding videography is one thing many couples regret not paying for. It may seem like just another expense during wedding planning, but it’s really special to have a moving memory of your big day. The national average cost for wedding videography is $990-$1,260. Pricing can vary depending on wedding length, special film features, the amount of editing required, and how many videographers are needed to cover the event. Many videographers offer packages that provide different levels of service. A very simple wedding documentary could be $600 or more, while a full-scale cinematic experience involving multiple videographers could be $2,500 or more. Here’s an example of average package pricing:

  • Package 1: $1,400
    • Footage during and after the ceremony, including highlights requested by the couple.
    • Two cameras with audio equipment.
    • DVD including a 3- or 4-minute edit to a song of the couple’s choice and a 45- to 50-minute raw edit covering the entire event.
    • Recordings of guests’ good wishes to the couple.
  • Package 2: $1,800
    • Includes everything from Package 1, plus an additional videographer (2 total) and aerial videography.  

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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