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Studio Souza
4.8
from 130 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 332 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 107 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 164 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 100 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 163 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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VisualEtiquette
4.9
from 96 reviews
  • 189 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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Martika Photography, LLC
4.9
from 76 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 133 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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Mike Sansone Photography
5.0
from 65 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 111 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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  • 102 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Nicholas V.
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Amazing experience working with Nicole. Professional. Flexible. And high quality photography and editing! I highly recommend Nicole to colleagues and friends alike!

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Geral oris
4.9
from 59 reviews
  • 97 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.

Rinker Photography
5.0
from 43 reviews
  • 30 years in business
  • 83 hires on Thumbtack
Angela S.
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David is an amazing photographer! Open communication before, during and after the shoot. He really listened to what I wanted! Very professional with the latest technology and state of the art studio! I got to view my shots as the shoot was happening to make sure everything was looking how I had wanted! Highly recommend him for any headshot/model shots needed!

  • 9 years in business
  • 85 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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  • 13 years in business
  • 49 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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J. WiLDER Studios
4.9
from 32 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 37 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!

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BirdyFinn
5.0
from 21 reviews
  • 15 years in business
  • 28 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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L Christine Photography
4.9
from 21 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 38 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Mary L.
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Words cannot express how much we enjoyed our experience with Lauren! She went above and beyond being a photopher. Her positive attitude, the help she gave with other details, her suggestions of things I would have never even thought about...she in a word was amazing! The photos we've seen so far surpass anything I could have expected. Candid, sweet, fun moments. Thoughtful, endearing pictures that speak a thousand words. Ifor ever I need a photographer again, if I ever hear of someone needing a photographer...she will definitely be my recommendation. She made my wedding day a fairy tale!

  • 12 years in business
  • 65 hires on Thumbtack
Nicole F.
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Was just recently married in pensacola beach. We found lori at portrait of light. Through the internet when we were searching for photographers as we are from canada. She was amazing from the start. Super friendly. Our pictures are amazing. Highly recommend lori and her services Nicole and derrick florence

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Studio Soo | Chicago Baby
4.9
from 19 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Miae K.
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Soo is the best photographer in IL 👍👍👍

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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.

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Stand Still Photography
4.4
from 15 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 27 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Katie O.
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Jeff and his wife were amazing and captured the most amazing pictures of my wedding! I would highly recommend Stand Still to anyone of my friends or family! Can’t wait to hire them again for my maternity and newborn pictures!

Monroe Street Photography
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Jessica R.
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I have been around the block with photographers as I have been styling wedding hair for 18 years. When I work with Ashley, seeing her in “action” and the incredible vision she has completely makes me so appreciative of her talent. She is AMAZING!!🙌🏼

meg adamik creative
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Sharris W.
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I'm a wedding and event designer and reached out to Meg about collaborating together for styled photographs to update my portfiloio. Meg was a dream to work with - she was reponsive and enthusiastic about the project from day 1 and had so many great ideas to enhance the overall session for all vendors that were participating. She was on-time, transparent, professional but fun, and brought along her creative juices to get beautiful shots. Her editing was clean, modern and exactly what I was looking for. Since working together in May, I have considered Meg a preferred photographer and will continue to refer her to any of my clients that want to capture gorgeous and memorable moments!

  • 6 years in business
  • 20 hires on Thumbtack
Tiffany P.
Verified review

Great photographer. Thank you Emily!

Q & A

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 a Family and Couple Photographer

Elgin, IL

  • Photo shoot location
    Outdoors
  • Additional photo shoot details
    We haven't chosen a specific location for our photo shoot
  • Photo products
    CD / DVD
  • Total budget, including services and images
    $100 - $250
  • Details
    I'm really looking for someone to take quality pictures of my wife, kid, and I in a non-staged, natural environment
  • $208.33
    Average price

Need a Pet Photographer

South Elgin, IL

  • Photo shoot type
    Pet / Family
  • Pet description
    Describe your pet(s) here (black lab)
  • Location
    Studio, Outdoors, As recommended
  • Photo products
    I'm not sure
  • Details
    It would be my bf and i plus our lab
  • $143
    Average price
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