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  • 6 years in business
  • 80 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 11 hours

Vin A.

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I hired Jack for my daughter's Baptismal in Midtown, NY. Out of 3 photographers that sent their qoute, Jack's was the cheapest one. I visited each one's website and they both have nice shots. I picked Jack because of his reviews. He responded right away after I messge him. That was a month ago before the event. Two weeks before the baptism, there were changes in time, instead of 10:30 am it was moved to 8:30 am. Worrying that he will conplain or will not do the event anymore, but after I emailed him, with no complaint or hesitation, he said it's okay and still will be in the event. During the event, he came early before us (that is very professional). He introduced himself and asked me if I wanted something specific. I told him to just take pictures while the mass and the ceremony is going on. He was very good and we even received good comments about how accommodating he is. He told me to wait until Wednesday for the pictures (the event was Saturday) but I received the photos afternoon of Tuesday (one day early which is another plus). Told him to see him again in the future events. I will try to hire him in all my daughter's special events. Thank you again Jack! HIRE HIM!

Julie S.

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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.

Michelle Y.

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Jack was an absolute pleasure to work with. Although it was only our first time working together, he made me feel at ease from the very start. He is incredibly thoughtful, informative and has fantastic insight and pointers for improving overall posing and expression. Additionally, his turnaround time for edited photos was quick and as promised, which can often be an issue with photographers. I am looking forward to working with him again in the future. I would highly recommend him for portraiture, street style shoots and events.

  • 30 years in business
  • 74 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 24 min

Lisa S.

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David was great from start to finish. Worked so well with our budget and with what we wanted for our daughter's senior portraits. Professional, great follow up and all in all a 5 star experience. I would definitely recommend Rinker photography to friends (and already have!).

Greg B.

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David was very patient and clearly explained everything. He is a true professional who enjoys his work. I recommend Rinker Photography to others who require a studio photographer

Stanley N.

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Professional, courteous, engaging and excellent photographic artist! Recommending this firm to other business colleagues.

TOP PRO
  • 9 years in business
  • 66 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 25 min

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!

Cynthia A.

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I hired Robert to shoot some boudoir photographs before Valentine’s Day. He is really talented, nice, and was very easy to work with in his studio. Despite being a mature woman, he made me appear elegant and pretty but with just enough spice to create an edgy/sultry look. I first noticed his work in a fine art show and he is equally talented with people. I am planning on using him in the future for a professional portrait as well. Highly recommend him.

Jazmin G.

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Robert did a wonderful job with the family portrait. The pictures turned out better than I expected! My only regret is not bringing my dogs with to include them in the picture. Maybe next time!

  • 3 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 6 hours

Erik D.

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We had BriAmo take our family photos and we very happy with them. Briane came to our house, and took fantastic pictures of our entire family as well as just the kids. She was amazing with the kids, captured some great shots and even let our 4 year old son snap a few pictures. We were very pleased with BriAmo and would recommend to anyone looking for a professional photographer!

Maureen A.

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Briane was very friendly and gave us a lot of creative ideas for our family portraits. She was very friendly and related to everyone very well. She was also open to our suggestions and usually improved upon them. We received the proof copies the same day at the sitting and they were fantastic. I would highly recommend BriaAmo to any one.

Pam S.

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Briane is awesome; willing, and happy to accommodate everyone! I have an office that needed a professional photographer to do their headshots and she gave us options and a very reasonable package deal! Briane is friendly and does great work. She has photographed many of my colleagues and made them look fabulous! Absolutely fabulous!

  • 26 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
  • Rockford, IL

Sidra L.

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As a makeup artist I had the pleasure of working with Jamie on a shoot at the Aqua Building in downtown Chicago. His work is clean, creative and his lighting is excellent. I appreciated that he was on time, organized and efficient. He's a great photographer, I highly recommend him.

Ricky W.

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Jamie was very professional and I appreciated his quick response. Within a few days he shot the photos and we got digital images. I would highly recommend him to anyone looking for a high quality photographer.

Rachel S.

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Jamie is extremely talented and a pleasure to work with. I worked with Jamie for real estate photography and my clients and I were beyond impressed with the final product!

  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 3 hours
  • Cherry Valley, IL

Sue G.

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Excellent photos taken by Tracy and Lynell .. they know how to work with anyone .. especially my Grandson that doesn't like to smile when it's picture time and Tracy was able to capture his innocent moments ! Very patient with photography! Beautiful pictures that have captured our memories!

Scott S.

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Excellent service, very thorough and professional, gave me lots of ideas that I would of never thought of glad I used this photographer.

Thumbtack Customer

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Excellent photographer! I will definitely use again, I highly recommend

  • 8 years in business
  • Cary, IL

Lorraine F.

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Jimmy photographed our daughter's wedding last September. the pictures are amazing - all of the traditional shots you would expect, but so much more. He had some very unique ideas for special photos of the wedding couple, the rings, the venue, etc. Jimmy is so personable that everyone felt comfortable around him. He mingled all day and evening and we have candid shots of every guest and the wedding party. We would highly recommend him for any event!

Sara W.

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Jimmy has an excellent eye for things we would have never thought of on our own and had us use the landscape in ways that made our wedding photos so special. He made our entire family feel comfortable and captured each moment so authentically -- you could really see each person's personality shine through. His professionalism, creative eye and editing skills are unmatched and we were so thankful we used him to capture our special day.

Ashley L.

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An amazing photographer! Some of the most beautiful photos I have seen from our wedding day. I am so happy he was there to capture the moments. He is such a pleasure to be around and so easy to work with. Highly recommend!

  • 3 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 10 min

Joseph S.

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Working with Abby was great. She had some amazing ideas to make our daughter's photoshoots very memorable and she was very willing to work with my wife and I to incorporate some of our idea into the mix as well. The end result was a huge plethora of well crafted photos capturing numerous themes. Recently my daughter has been going through a bit of stranger danger but she took to Abby far quicker than most adults making the photoshoots much easier to go through than some experiences we've had in the past. Not only that but the turnaround for processing the photos and obtaining the final result was minimal, and in some instances only a few days for wonderful professional photographs We books four sessions in advance and as a result some of the later sessions would occur during very hectic times but Abby was very willing to work with our schedules allowing everything to move by smoothly. We would definitely recommend Abby to anyone who is looking for a photographer for their needs.

Ashley M.

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Abby is amazing! We used her for our engagement and wedding photos and we couldn't have chosen any better. She came prepared and really cared about what we wanted and had amazing ideas. The quality of our photos are Perfect!She's the best! Can't wait to use her again for family portraits. 🙂

Catey R.

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Got 1 year portraits done of my nephew and they turned out beautiful. She was able to keep him engaged and smiling in order to get some amazing pictures. Very nice, very talented photographer!

  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
  • Saint Charles, IL

Kristine P.

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Angie is very professional, reliable and easy to work with. She was flexible and communicated well leading up to and on the day of our daughter's Baptism. Angie took the journalistic approach captured many candid moments at the church and reception that would have been lost had we just settled with a family photographer or none at all. She met and exceeded all of our expectations from start to finish. Her prices are reasonable without hidden costs and I would recommend her to anyone looking to hire a great photographer for their special day. Thank you so much for your work and efforts, Angie!

Erica A.

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Angie is a amazing photographer and super personable. On our big day, she made all of our friends/ family feel comfortable and got some great images. From the intimate shots of us getting ready to party time on the dance floor, Angie got it all! Our wedding photos are simply beautiful and it is was exactly what we wanted. We are so thankful to have these memories for years to come!

Chrissie B.

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Angie is a wonderful photographer who is always willing to learn more. She is quite naturally talented but very intelligent and skilled in her field, while still being engaging with her clients. We can't get enough of her bubbly personality that gives precise directions and professional and timely results.

  • 18 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 2 hours

Christina K.

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I have used Pamela Sage Photography for multiple projects, and each experience has been wonderful. I purchased sporting event photos from Pam, and she took outdoor, action photos of my sons (9 and 4) “playing football”. Pam was so wonderful with my sons. She was so patient during their photo shoot. She allowed them to be themselves and really captured their personalities. When it was time to review my photos, reviewing, selecting, and purchasing my photos was a breeze. The only problem was which ones to pick! I’ve also hired Pam to take still product shots for my company. This, too, was a great experience. Pam was very fast and sent me proofs to review right away. My team suggested a few minor tweaks, and she sent new photos in record time. The photos looked great and made our product look great. I highly recommend Pam for any photography needs!

Julie S.

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Pam was so great with setting up a last minute portrait photoshoot that I needed for a billboard in Times Square. She provided me with several great shots to choose from. The end product looked great on the billboard, and I couldn't be more pleased. Pam is very responsive, friendly and professional. I will definitely work with her again and I will highly recommend her for any photo needs of friends and family.

Kailey J.

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Pam is such a great photographer. She obviously has so much passion for what she does and it shows through with her work. She had such great ideas for photos and recommended great places for scenery and backgrounds. I would easily recommend Pam as the only photographer I'll be using in the future. Just beautiful photos and outstanding work.

  • 6 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 10 min

Rachel H.

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Emily was on time and sent us back beautiful photos within the two weeks she asked for! I’m surprised she didn’t charge us double!

Alyssa F.

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Emily is a great photographer with a dedication to professionalism and quality. I would his her again!

Tiffany P.

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Great photographer. Thank you Emily!

  • 4 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 49 min

Sierra B.

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Jeff and his wife Angie are amazing! They worked with a space that had difficult lighting and came out with incredible pictures of our winter wedding. From ceremony candid photos to arranged family portraits, we LOVE the album from our special day. Best of all, we had a great time being directed and seeing the creative shots that they put together for us! :) Thank you Jeff Gathman Photography!

Annie Z.

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Jeff and Angie are very nice and extremely professional. Our photos are beyond expectations. We also got them very quickly. I would definitely recommend to everyone.

Kelly M.

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Jeff was very patient with our four year old. Took breaks when he needed to run and even got shots during these breaks that were just amazing!

  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
  • Crystal Lake, IL

Jenny B.

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Chris was great, very professional and really helped me with the whole picture taking thing, since its not something I am used to. He really made me feel comfortable and confident and made the process very easy. In less than a day I have a beautiful selection of final pictures and have already posted one to my LinkedIn profile. There is nothing that I can say that needs to be better, the experience was perfect and given the chance I will recommend Chris to others! Thank you Chris!

Helen T.

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I hate being photographed. However this was not the case with Chris. When I walked into his studio I immediately felt comfortable. The resulting photos were better than I expected. I would gladly make the 41 mile one-way trip if I need photography services again!!!!

Nicole E.

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Chris did a great job. My daughter needed some new shots for her portfolio and Chris was wonderful. He was professional, on time and made Hailey feel very comfortable. She really enjoyed the shoot and the pictures came out great. I would recommend Chris to anyone.

  • 10 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 6 min

Nancy O.

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Had a great experience working with Rocky. He was professional, friendly, made me feel relaxed, and he communicated well from the very start and even sent me a reminder the day before the shoot. I highly recommend him.

Laura K.

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I would not hesitate to recommend recommend Rocky

  • 11 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 8 hours

Mike B.

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Adam would patiently wait for just the perfect time for the perfect shot, and he wouldn't move on to another prop till he perfected the shot. The result is nothing short of magic! I think the key was having his assistant Ela with him. In between shots, she'd coo, coddle, and hug, swaddle, and rock him till he fell asleep or till Adam could get that perfect one in a million smile shot. Together, as a team, they showed the love for what they do, and you won't be disappointed with the results. We've been with two other previous photographers (both more expensive), so my wife and I can compare, and nothing compares to the no rush, take care of everything, professionalism and talent that they both provide.

Dorothy H.

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Adam is a real professional. He knows what he is doing. Very Knowledgeable. Knows how to interact with kids to take perfect pictures. He is thinking out of the box when it comes to poses or ideas. His work is amazing. Definitely will recommend him to everyone! Thank you Adam for an amazing job on takings photos of my family and portraits!

Jason B.

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Adam did a photo shoot our family (Mom, dad, 1 year old and 3 year old) in Lincoln park. We were very satisfied with his professionalism and the final product that we received from him. Highly recommend his business, will be using him again.

  • 5 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
  • Amboy, IL

Laini D.

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Working with Terry was amazing! I was on a mission to have some professional photos taken (very last minute), and Terry offered me a deal that met my needs. When I arrived to her studio, she already had several shots in mind, based on what I previously told her I was looking for. Her and her husband (such a great team) worked together to make sure I felt and looked comfortable in the shots. I am very pleased with the final product of my collaboration with Terry. She worked with me throughout the editing process to MAKE SURE that the photos looked exactly the way I wanted. She went well above and beyond my expectations for the project. If you are looking for a photographer who will go out of their way to meet the client's needs and capture beautiful shots, I would highly recommend you give Terry a call. Thanks again, Terry!!!!

Amber D.

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She's just a lovely person to be around. Her and her husband. Her pictures always turn out so tremendous and we've never been disappointed. She truly loves what she does and puts her whole heart into every picture. She has gone out of her way to buy things for our family just for shoots and her husband hand crafts a lot of the props. Just wonderful people

Cyndi W.

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Terry took wonderful pictures of my family. She did a outstanding job and was very passionate on everyone. She was right on top of everything and the quality of the pictures was amazing. We did the pictures outside at the park. I have to say it was the best picture day with the family that I have ever had.

  • 37 years in business
  • Harvard, IL

About

I like to keep the memories alive. I capture those moments that you want to keep forever. I have over 25 years of experience. I specialize in family portraits, weddings and commercial photo shoots.

About

Sarah Johnston offers award-winning portrait photography service. Our business focus is children, families, pets, and high school seniors. Offering top-quality service and products, Johnston Photography has been serving Crystal Lake and McHenry County for over 25 years.

  • 6 years in business
  • Leaf River, IL

About

I do makeup for movies and photo shoots. I have worked on set for multiple independent films. I am trained in photography and have done work all around the area. I studied at Whiteside Area Career Center, and I am continuing my art education still.

About

I offer personal newborn and baby photography that is affordable and includes a unique touch with adorable props and handmade accessories. 100% natural lighting is provided in my cozy home studio. All session fees include your CD of edited high-resolution images in full color, black and white, and vintage finishes with printing rights.

  • Saint Charles, IL

About

David Joseph is a portrait photographer who likes to work in advertising, beauty, editorial, fashion, destination wedding and event photography.

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