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Lake Forest Event Photographers

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Karolina Heggaton Photography
4.9
from 157 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 305 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Rumya R.
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Karolina photographed our daughter's 1st birthday party. She was professional and punctual, and captured the moments of our party perfectly. The photos were very candid and 'in the moment', as we had requested. She also took some family photos before the event that were lovely. Would highly recommend her to anyone looking for an excellent event photographer!

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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
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.

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Carrie Leah Photography
5.0
from 93 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 153 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
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.

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JZ Studio
4.9
from 93 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 146 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
5.0
from 80 reviews
  • 172 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!

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Martika Photography, LLC
4.9
from 71 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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Abbey Lauren Photography
4.9
from 52 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 111 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Jessica R.
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I've had the pleasure of working with Abbey on several occasions. Most recently, she took photos of my impromptu civil wedding. She met my partner and I at city hall equipped with two bouquets of roses and ready to shoot. She captured the emotion of the moment despite the mundane setting and made a trip to the courthouse feel like a beautifully orchestrated wedding ceremony. If you're looking for a pro photographer with outstanding customer service, look no further; Abbey is the professional for you!

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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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  • 9 years in business
  • 74 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro 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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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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WS Photography
5.0
from 35 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 48 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Jon E.
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Milan and Jelena were amazing! They were so professional and knew exactly what to do. Honestly, we were a little nervous looking for a photographer - we didn't know who to trust. All of the Chicago wedding photographers were either out of our budget or something was a little off when we would meet with them or speak with them on the phone. We read a lot of good reviews and met with Jelena at a coffee shop briefly. We got a good feeling so we decided to go with WS photography. I am so glad that we did! We LOVE our wedding photos! If you're unsure about hiring Milan and his team, don't be. They are great and you will not be disappointed!

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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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John Manning Photography
5.0
from 21 reviews
  • 31 years in business
  • 26 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Joaquin B.
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great photographer

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Michael Courier Photography
5.0
from 21 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 34 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Ryan J.
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Michael is an incredibly talented photographer and genuine nice guy. He had great energy, took a variety of shots, and was committed to the entire process. I also appreciate his quick turn-around time with tons of pictures to choose from. I highly recommend Michael to anyone who is need of an event photographer.

Piero Pierrot Photography
4.8
from 26 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 33 hires on Thumbtack
Pamanpreet B.
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Friendly and professional photographer!

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RC Photography Chicago
4.9
from 27 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 20 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Nesreen S.
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I will definitely hire Ron again! So professional, talented, punctual, easy to work with and will take amazing pics for your event. He sent me the digital images within a few days! Thanks so much Ron!

  • 10 years in business
  • 43 hires on Thumbtack
Gar O.
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Both Mile and Irena were wonderful to work with....The moment I contacted them for a quote they were responsive and professional. Our family photo shoot not only went smoothly but the pictures were amazing! They're so creative with their unique staging ideas and make you feel so comfortable. Our boys started to get antsy and they were so patient and even entertained them while making sure we got all our shots. They had our photos ready for us very quickly! We also rented one of their photo booths for our son's birthday and brother's wedding. All the guests loved it! Such s fun touch. I would highly recommend using halo photography for photos and all event needs. They're the best!!!

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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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eClarke Photography
4.9
from 14 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 29 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Rachel S.
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Eric took excellent photos of our outdoor event. He was extremely responsive, professional and friendly. I will keep him on file for future events!

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Ryan Gorey Media
5.0
from 14 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 27 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!

  • 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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Need wedding photography

Lake Forest, IL

  • Photo needs
    Wedding ceremony, Wedding reception, Family photos
  • Photographer required to travel to multiple locations?
    No, there's only one location
  • Photo products
    Physical proofs and prints
  • Total budget for photographer's services and images
    $400-$600
  • Engagement photos needed
    No
  • Details
    It is a 2nd wedding so we don't need a bunch of crazy pictures
  • $664.67
    Average price
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