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Lake Forest Wedding Photographers

Browse these wedding photographers with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Lake Forest.

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Studio Souza
4.8
from 129 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 331 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Cheryl C.
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I am so happy that my search for an experienced and affordable photographer for our son's wedding led us to Isabel Souza. When I viewed her profile on Thumbtack, I immediately knew she was the photographer of choice after viewing 5-6 other profiles as well. From the first meeting at her studio to the final moments of photographing Steve and Ka Yu's wedding and reception, Isabel was amazing! She has a calm, quiet and very patient demeanor while endeavoring to get the most from the posers. Her style is different from the normal "stock" poses and photos you get from other wedding photographers. She is very creative and as an eye in taking photos that "say" what she sees when looking through the lens. She captures the very thoughts of the ones she is photographing. Just several days after the wedding Isabel began posting wedding photos in small batches and they were absolutely beautiful! Isabel provided us with a wonderful montage of photos of Steve and Ka Yu's wedding day that will be forever cherished. Isabel is not only an excellent photographer but she is a true artist and it was a genuine pleasure to have met her and worked with her. If you are looking for something different in your photos, I highly recommend Isabel Souza.......she will not disappoint you!!

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JZ Studio
4.9
from 105 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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Carrie Leah Photography
5.0
from 98 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 159 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Meg M.
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Carrie was amazing from start to finish. She took time to meet with me prior to the event, and showed me wonderful samples of her work. Carrie made sure to explain everything fully and put all worries I had about the day to rest. She is quick to respond and very open to discussing ideas. Carrie was early on the day of our wedding and worked with everyone to create beautiful memories of our day. Several of my guests commented on how fantastic our photographer was after our wedding. The final pictures that Carrie returned to us are gorgeous, and we couldn't be happier! I highly recommend Carrie- don't pass her up!!!

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VisualEtiquette
4.9
from 94 reviews
  • 186 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Anna C.
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We hired Emil with Visual Etiquette after interviewing a few photographers for our wedding. We felt at ease with him after our first meeting. He was straight forward and to the point. He wasn’t pushy. He didn’t try to sell you some expensive photo packages that you don’t need. He did an excellent job. He was on time, professional, patient, and truly likes what he does and it shows. He made us comfortable throughout the day and made it easy to get such amazing wedding shots. He showed us how to pose which I like and the pictures came out great. We could have paid hundreds more for the beautiful pictures with someone else. I highly recommend him. Anna H.

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Kimia Emami
4.9
from 74 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 115 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Blake W.
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Kimia was very professional and showed up early to make sure my surprise engagement was captured. She did a phenomenal job and made the process and transactions very simple. Very pleased with the experience and final product.

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Geral oris
4.9
from 59 reviews
  • 97 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Nancy P.
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Geraldine photographed my wedding 3months ago and I couldn't be happier with the results.she did such an amazing job capturing the best moments! My baby shower is in a few weeks and there is no doubt I am hiring her again!

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RC Photography Chicago
5.0
from 34 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
Ariel C.
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Ekaterina was timely, professional, personable, and artistic in her work. We took engagement photos with her after finding her on Thumbtack. I saw the work posted on her website and was wowed at the quality and artistic creativity. We were unsure of good locations and she provided options for us to choose from and a plan B in case of rain. During the photoshoot, we admitted that we were unsure what to do and she guided us comfortably through the entire shoot. She made us feel comfortable enough to be silly and genuine and the photos came out very natural looking. The photos look beautiful (even before editing), and we have already booked her for our wedding. I look forward to booking her for graduation photos for my M. Ed. I would HIGHLY recommend her to all of my family and friends for a photographer of any type of event or occasion.

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  • 13 years in business
  • 48 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Kate M.
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We hired Mike and Kimberly as photographers for our company event/picnic at the end of June and we were extremely impressed with their work. They were extremely polite and friendly and even with the extreme heat they never slowed down! Mike even went above and beyond and brought his video came and was able to do an aerial time lapse of our event which was awesome! I highly recommend them for anyone looking for a photographer or videographer for their next company event! We will be using them again for sure! Kate ADP

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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
Maria I.
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I am so glad we went with Life on Prints for our wedding photographer. We loved working Tony and Michelle - they were able to get all of the requested family photos, and still got many creative shots. We just got our online gallery and the photos turned out beautiful! Can't wait to see our album and order prints!

Snappybytes
4.7
from 33 reviews
  • 42 hires on Thumbtack
Precious D.
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Harry was Amazing! He was very patient and took some great photos! My wedding started late and he still stuck around to make sure he got every shot I needed. I will definitely book again if I ever need a photographer.

  • 19 years in business
  • 65 hires on Thumbtack
Erica L.
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My wedding was last night and I hired Lino on a short notice...he was on time, very professional and made sure my special moments with loved ones were photographed. Can't wait to see the finished product!

Chicago Portraits
4.9
from 25 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 45 hires on Thumbtack
Pete O.
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It was a pleasure working with Chicago Portraits; Barney and his team. Professionalism goes a long way and Barney went above a beyond to show this; he accommodated many changes in our photoshoot times and was extremely patient during the entire sessions. Very easy going, perfectionist and an eye for great location and surroundings. I had initially contacted Barney to have him shoot our wedding photos but later on agreed to have him take our pre-wedding photos, which turned out stunning. The photoshoots were both seamless and exciting because he would describe, guide and explain how he would like the pictures taken. The whole process seemed professional but also with a bit of silliness and fun involved which helps in capturing good moments. They made us feel comfortable and at ease and most importantly, the photos look great and unique I recommend Barney not only because of the end product (beautiful stunning pictures) but because of the experience and the way he worked with us. He was patient, punctual and his attention to detail is impeccable. We look forward to working with you again in the near future. Many Thanks!

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BirdyFinn
5.0
from 21 reviews
  • 15 years in business
  • 26 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 20 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 35 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Mariel I.
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Eric was such a fantastic hire and I highly recommend him for any type of event you're planning for. I reached out last minute for a full day conference and he replied immediately, arrived early the day of, and was a kind and professional presence throughout the day. He took a lot of initiative to be proactive about getting specific shots so I had time to focus on other details instead of checking to make sure he knew where to go. As a photographer myself, I was particularly impressed by the quality of his photos, the unique angles, and candid shots of our participants. We've used them for our website, professional development and partner outreach, and I will use him again in the future.

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  • 11 years in business
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro 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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Jamie Link Photography
5.0
from 16 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 26 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Sasha E.
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One of the top photographers in the country.

Miroslaw Pomian Photography
5.0
from 15 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Dominika W.
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I have worked with Mirek twice now- he took my wedding photos and most recently, photos of my newborn. He is always a pleasure to work with. The quality of his photos is outstanding. I personally love the black and white photos the most. In addition to his exceptional work, Mirek is very kind and professional, and always very responsive. We hope to continue working with him for years to come.

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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!

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La Vita Photography
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Rajat N.
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We recently did our family photography with Vita and had a very positive experience. Vita took the time to understand our requirements and gave really good suggestions and ideas. In fact, of all the photographers we talked to, Vita was the only one who talked about the comfort of our 4 month old baby in the photography session. The photography session was very relaxed and Vita connected well with the family, which really helped. The final pictures look great and I would definitely work with Vita again.

ANIA Photography
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Aga W.
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Ania is such a joy to work with! I always feel so awkward when posing for the camera, and she knows exactly what to do to make you look your best. She makes you feel so comfortable working with her, and that shows in the photos she produces. I highly recommend Ania for a personal photoshoot, engagement session, wedding, family event, etc.

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Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

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 an Event Photographer

Gurnee, IL

  • Event type
    Birthday
  • Number of attendees
    25-50
  • Indoors or outdoors
    Indoors
  • Photo products
    CD / DVD
  • Total budget for photographer's services and images
    $250 to $500
  • Details
    Its a kids Birthday Party
  • $341.67
    Average price

Need a Wedding Photographer

Grand Haven, MI

  • Photo needs
    Ceremony photos, Reception photos, Family photos
  • Wedding style
    Small / Intimate, Outdoor
  • Details
    This wedding will be very small and informal, around 13 adults and 4 children
  • $350
    Average price
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