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West Loop Affordable Wedding Photographers

Browse these affordable wedding photographers with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in West Loop.

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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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Carrie Leah Photography
5.0
from 97 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 156 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Sheila G.
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Carrie is amazing! We hired her as our wedding photographer in 2016 and she has since become our family photographer! In addition to our wedding, we have used her for birthday parties and also 2 Christmas card photos, she even gets my dogs to pose! Carrie is amazing!

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VisualEtiquette
4.9
from 90 reviews
  • 183 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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JAG Photography LLC
4.9
from 78 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 121 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Olga G.
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Best Wedding photographer ever! Personalized service, professional staff and a pleasure to work with!!

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Martika Photography, LLC
4.9
from 74 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 127 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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Danielle Heinson Photography
5.0
from 71 reviews
  • 113 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Daniel S.
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GREAT, GREAT, GREAT! I can not recommend Danielle Heinson enough! My wife and were on a budget and posted an ad seeking a wedding photographer on Craigslist but we were nervous about doing so. We were bombarded with responses. Most of which were mediocre photographers and basically what you would expect from posting to Craigslist on a whim. Two photographers stood out to us and we in the end decided on Danielle. We could not be happier with that choice. She was an absolute joy to work with! Easy to contact with and to do so on your time. Oh, and her photos are FANTASTIC! You can not go wrong. She is very easygoing while maintaining a professional relationship. She really did a great job and we can not recommend her enough.

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Kimia Emami
4.9
from 71 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 104 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Amy A.
Verified review

Kimia was so incredibly nice and sweet leading up to my wedding day. She is truly a master of her work in Photography. She is very professional and I knew I didn't have to have a worry about anything. Before the wedding she corresponded with me & provided a contract and invoice, very easy to make payment. I was very impressed. Her portfolio is absolutely captivating and I knew right away she would be the perfect choice for my wedding photographer. She arrived early and set up, talked me thru any photos during the craziness of the ceremony, my family loved her and respected her very much during the process. I can't even begin to describe the feeling of looking at the finished photos. I was sent a link to her website with all the photos and download links. You can even order high quality prints. The photos were so perfect it allowed me to truly look back and have a completely different experience of the wedding all over again. Every picture is perfect and I have never felt so beautiful. I now have special pictures to look back on for the rest of my life of the best day of my life. I give my highest review to Kimia!

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Geral oris
4.9
from 58 reviews
  • 95 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Nancy P.
Verified review

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!

Ekaterina
4.9
from 34 reviews
  • 30 hires on Thumbtack
Brandon W.
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We were hiring Ekaterina to shoot our Family Pictures and we are more than happy to say that she exceeded all our expectations. She is very easy going and fun photographer and all our family being unprofessional in front of the camera was very nervous before actual start but Ekaterina put us all at ease right from the beginning so we didn't worry at all. It's very important to work with professional who knows how to direct families and at the same time produce great result. Very recommending! Thank you so much!

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RC Photography Chicago
5.0
from 32 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 25 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Magdalena A.
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We recently did a Christmas Family shoot with RC Photography and we love how the pictures turned out ! Ron did a great job keeping everyone engaged , he's super nice and always very professional ! We really like the Christmas decorations he had set up for the photo shoot ! The whole experience was very enjoyable! Thank you Ron !

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Life on Prints Associates
5.0
from 31 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 46 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 31 reviews
  • 41 hires on Thumbtack
Judy N.
Verified review

We hired Harry for our small simple wedding. The wedding was held at Pinstripes in South Barrington. We have not received the photos as yet because it was less than a week ago. Harry was very professional, showed up early and seemed to be everywhere snapping pictures. I can't wait to see the photos he shot! Even at the reception I got several compliments regarding how good he was. Harry was very easy to work with and eager to please. I highly recommend him for any occasion. Very reasonably priced as well.

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Retiro Photography
5.0
from 28 reviews
  • 32 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Sarah M.
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I can't say enough wonderful things about Mark and our experience with him as our wedding photographer. Mark is amazing to work with because not only is he incredibly talented, his easy-going personality made our wedding day so much more relaxed! We connected with him instantly and he goes out of his way to capture those small, wonderful moments that would have otherwise been missed. He is truly a gifted storyteller and it shows in the amazing images he creates!

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  • 11 years in business
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Alicia R.
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Didomi did the photography for my wedding & I could not be happier. David the photographer is easy to work with & very professional. He went prior to our wedding day & explored the area where our ceremony was going to be to get ideas for backgrounds & shots. The quality of our pics were phenomenal. He has a great eye. I have seen his work over the years as my friends have used him as a photographer, as well. His work has always been high quality.

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Markowski Photography
5.0
from 25 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 20 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Agnieszka K.
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Konrad was exceptionally easy to work with! We had several specific time restrictions, split up sessions etc. and Konrad gracefully worked with us throughout all of this. He is polite, professional and friendly. My husband and I really enjoyed working with him and will definitely hire him again for future events...our daughters baptism for starters. Not only were the final pictures beautiful, we had a lot to choose from and the price was just right! We have had a ton of compliments on our wedding photos....and we love them. He captured our special day with a lot of detail and focused on just about everything and everyone. If you want a modern, kind, easygoing person to work with seriously consider Konrad, you won't be disappointed!

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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!

JCPhotography
4.8
from 20 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 46 hires on Thumbtack
Nancy B.
Verified review

Wonderful. May 2, 2015 Celebration our 50th wedding anniversary we renewed our vows. Joan took pictures at the chapel and at the American legion hall where we had a great party We had many children at our party. she was so good at getting their pictures. Working with Joan has been a great pleasure. She works hard to get the great pictures and she does mind taking silly ones. My family are goof offs and hard to get them to take pictures. She was wonderful. We will work with her again and would recommend her highly.

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  • 11 years in business
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Kelly D.
Verified review

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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James Cryer Photography
5.0
from 14 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Rebecca K.
Verified review

Very talented photographer! We have used him for our wedding, family pictures and just snap shot of our little man. I love every picture he sends and I love working with him! He has a great eye to capture the perfect shot and makes you free very comfortable. I will 100% keep going to him for all my photographer needs!

Monroe Street Photography
4.9
from 13 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
MELANIE C.
Verified review

Ashley was great! I booked Monroe Street Photography for my Wedding. She was more than on time. The quality of her work was beyond excellent. We were able to make all of our important shots. The value of her work is just outstanding. I will recommend booking Monroe Street Photography for your next event. I loved working with her and will definitely work with her in the future! Thanks Ashley for making my big day memorable and special.

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Olivia de Vera Photography
4.9
from 13 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Alicia V.
Verified review

Olivia is beyond amazing! She is an exceptional photographer and is very attentive to details. She was punctual and made our wedding so very special. She also is responsive and makes sure you are happy. Thank you Olivia!

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 Event Photography Services

Chicago, IL

  • Event type
    Corporate
  • Number of attendees
    100-150
  • Indoors or outdoors
    Indoors
  • Photo products
    Other (FTP and posting to social media during event)
  • Total budget for photographer's services and images
    $1,000 to $2,000
  • Details
    One walking around taking photos in all the rooms from 7-11 pm · One stationed at the photo booth area from 7-11 pm - (can be background and photog too - want to post to social media directly) · One at the step and repeat for the first hour 7-8 pm
  • $1380
    Average price

Need Wedding Photography

Chicago, IL

  • Photo needs
    Wedding ceremony, Wedding reception
  • Photo style
    Candid (captured in the moment)
  • Guests
    50-100
  • Photographer required to travel to multiple locations?
    No, there's only one location
  • Photo products
    Online or digital proofs and prints, I'm not sure
  • Total budget for photographer's services and images
    $800-$1,000
  • Phone call or meeting
    Phone call
  • When is the best date for a call or in person meeting?
    As soon as possible
  • Best time
    Morning (9am-noon), Early afternoon (noon-3pm), Late afternoon (3-6pm), Evening (after 6pm)
  • Engagement photos needed
    No
  • Details
    This is at a fun chicago loop restaurant. We aren't looking for extensive or many tradition photos, mostly in the moment ones without much prep.
  • $801.8
    Average price

Need an Event Photographer

Chicago, IL

  • Event type
    Other (Career development conference for undergraduate students)
  • Number of attendees
    50-100
  • Indoors or outdoors
    Indoors
  • Event photo style
    Candid (captured in the moment)
  • Photo products
    Online or digital proofs and prints
  • Total budget for photographer's services and images
    $500 to $1,000
  • Details
    We need someone who can do both photography and videography (we need a 2-5 minute event recap video along with photos)
  • $1066.67
    Average price
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