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Palatine Affordable Photographers

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Studio Souza
4.8
from 127 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 330 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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The Still Life Photography
4.9
from 120 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 257 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Kerri G.
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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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JZ Studio
4.9
from 101 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 159 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Mary D.
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JZ Studio was very easy to work with. He responded right away and provided great pictures at an affordable price.

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Carrie Leah Photography
5.0
from 97 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 155 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Emily M.
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I found Carrie on thumbtack and she was professional yet so much fun to work with! My 3 mo old was stunned by the big camera & would not smile. Carrie pulled out all the stops to try to coax a smile from him & get a couple. Her artistic eye & creative positioning were much appreciated as I am an artist myself. I felt she listened to my input & took it into account. She was a pleasure to work with & I would highly recommend her. Plus her pricing was very reasonable. So many photographers charge way too much for digital photos and that's why I did not go with them. Plus she came to my house! I can honestly say it was a fun and stress free experience thanks to her!!

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Bourelle Photography
4.9
from 97 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 166 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Jennifer L.
Verified review

He did the photos better than I imagined and he made the cover of my book outstandingly. I would go to him again if I weren't moving, he is a great photographer and a amazing person to work with. If I am ever in the area I will use this photographer again.

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VisualEtiquette
4.9
from 87 reviews
  • 181 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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Danielle Heinson Photography
5.0
from 71 reviews
  • 113 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Melissa M.
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Though I did not get a chance to be photographed by Danielle this review is more to compliment her flexibility and thoughtfulness. I had originally planned to have a winter photo shoot for engagement photos and Danielle was ready to be available whenever the weather would cooperate. She agreed to be available with little notice which was something most photographers would never do. Unfortunately, the weather NEVER cooperated so we decided to skip the shoot. I will definitely be considering Danielle for anything I need in the future. She was fun to work with and was so open to my exact vision.

Jack Soltysik
4.9
from 70 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 84 hires on Thumbtack
Julie S.
Verified review

As a photographer myself (no longer in the industry) I know exactly what I am looking for and Jack more than surpassed our expectations. After learning that our "regular" photographer for our fashion campaigns (for social media), had unexpectedly left the country, we were in a time crunch :( There were many challenges throughout the shoot, (None related to the photographer) our location which was booked online did not meet expectations, the outdoor location was barren and the day was extra windy etc. These things happen. However Jack's timely and professional demeanor saved the day. He is very skilled at problem solving and knows his stuff. What we thought was a brightly lit space was not, thankfully Jack was prepared to deal with the lighting issues. Once we received our images we could not be more thankful! Most photographers can get decent shots in a perfect location with all the time in the world. But it takes an amazing photographer to turn the worst of situations dealt to him around and have it so you never knew there were any challenges. We are planning to have Jack be our go to photog from now on.

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Kimia Emami
4.9
from 68 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 100 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
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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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!!

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  • 93 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Carolyn P.
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Nicole responded to my request for a family photographer on short notice. She was easy to work with and the pictures turned out wonderfully. Would recommend if you are looking for a local photographer!

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Geral oris
4.9
from 57 reviews
  • 95 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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Kilroy Dunne Photography
5.0
from 53 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 129 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Carol P.
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I engaged Kristine to do head shots for my new business. I would highly recommend her. She was fun and professional, came to my house and took photos in the comfort of my own home. I was in a rush to get a headshot for a deadline which she generously accommodated. I was very happy with the final product, never knew I could look so good! Affordable too!

  • 9 years in business
  • 77 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 32 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Magdalena A.
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We truly enjoyed working with Ronald, He is very professional and very polite. He did a great job keeping our daughters focused and just made everyone feel very comfortable. I took advantage of Ronald's Special Fall deal and our pictures turned out Amazing!! We highly recommend RC Photography because of quality of work and affordability.

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J. WiLDER Studios
4.9
from 31 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 36 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!

Ekaterina
4.8
from 31 reviews
  • 26 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!

Snappybytes
4.7
from 31 reviews
  • 41 hires on Thumbtack
Steve S.
Verified review

Could not have had a better experience with a photographer. Harry was responsive to my initial requests, was punctual, took candid and nice quality photos of our events (trust me, this is not always the case, even with professional photographers!), he sent me the pics quickly, and top of all that, he generously donated to our cause!

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Markowski Photography
5.0
from 25 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 20 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Thumbtack Customer
Verified review

This was our first family photo session with our 6 month old. I also had Konrad take professional photos for me. I could not have asked for a better photographer! Konrad was easy to work with from our first call where he asked a lot of great questions, to working through location challenges the day of, to engaging our son so he could get great shots. He brought his assistant who was amazing at suggesting poses and giving guidance. We are so pleased with our images and look forward to having him as our photographer going forward.

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BirdyFinn
5.0
from 21 reviews
  • 15 years in business
  • 26 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Emily T.
Verified review

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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Ivan Glos
4.9
from 10 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
JILLIAN M.
Verified review

Ivan and his team were amazing to work with. Very professional and creative. Our pictures were absolutely gorgeous and the video was everything we hoped it would be and then some! Thank you so much Ivan for making our day special and being flexible to what we needed.

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Need a Wedding Photographer

Palatine, IL

  • Photo needs
    Wedding ceremony, Wedding reception
  • Photographer required to travel to multiple locations?
    Yes - describe distance/mileage (15 miles)
  • Photo products
    Ability to purchase prints online
  • Total budget for photographer's services and images
    More than $2,000
  • Engagement photos needed
    No
  • Details
    Alice Millar Chapel (Evanston) and Armour House (Lake Forest). Natural, intimate and timeless feel.
  • $1959
    Average price

Need Engagement Photography Services

Palatine, IL

  • Photo shoot location
    Outdoors
  • Additional photo shoot details
    Please add details here (city landscapes)
  • Photo products
    I'm not sure
  • Total budget, including services and images
    $250 - $500
  • Also need a wedding photographer
    No
  • Details
    We would like to have our engagement photos taken in the city
  • $325
    Average price
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