TheZenPhoto
TheZenPhoto

TheZenPhoto

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Introduction: Hello, welcome to theZenPhoto. My name is Ren. I have a passion for photography and I grew my skills over the years. I offer wedding, family, senior, event and lifestyle sessions. What can be more rewarding than helping my clients collect precious moments in their lives. There are some memories we cherish even without a picture, for everything else, you have theZenPhoto.
Overview

Current Top Pro

Hired 86 times

Serves Western Springs, IL

Background checked

2 employees

1 year in business

Payment methods

This pro accepts payments via Cash, PayPal, Venmo, and Zelle.

Featured Projects

171 photos

  • Wedding

    Wedding and Event Photography

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Reviews

Customers rated this pro highly for work quality, professionalism, and responsiveness.

Excellent 4.9

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Camila M.
May 19, 2022
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Hired on Thumbtack

Ren provided us with an amazing service on the day of our wedding, he was always so nice and open to take all of our expectations and put them into his work.. He was great at capturing very intimate, one-time, special moments during our church ceremony and our reception. Also, he didn't take too long to send us all the pictures like other photographers do. All the pictures turned out amazing and we all loved them.. We'll definitely call Ren again to assists us on other events in the future and would recommend him to whoever is looking for a great and professional photographer.

Details: Wedding • Fewer than 25 guests • Indoors • Digital or online download • Physical proofs or prints

TheZenPhoto's reply
hi Camila I enjoyed working with you and John very much. you both have very lovely families! it's a great celebration. I am glad I was there to save some precious moments. thanks!
Wedding and Event Photography
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Pam D.
Oct 20, 2022
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Hired on Thumbtack

Hello I cannot say enough good things or positive things about the experience we had with Zheng Ren he was absolutely amazing beyond beautiful photography and super easy to work with we were coming to Chicago for 25th wedding anniversary as I grew up in Chicago and we now live in Arizona but the process was as smooth as could be The price was amazing and we received the photos quicker than I ever received photos from a photographer prior if anyone is in need of a photographer this is the photographer you want thank you

Details: Couples portrait • Outdoors • Digital or online download • Album or photo book • Flash drive • My home, venue, etc.

TheZenPhoto's reply
Pam thank you for being so easy to work with even though I was little bit late. I wish you a warm winter in Arizona and come visit Chicago again hot or cold!
Portrait Photography
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Leslie s.
Sep 18, 2022
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Hired on Thumbtack

Honestly would choose all qualities of what I loved working with Zen photo. There was some misunderstanding with timing of the place we chose to take photos, but he was very understanding of my school and work schedule and worked with us to make it happen. I am also not the most photogenic person, but he was very patient and helped to guide me on how to stand and such. Just overall a very good experience. Thank you so much!

Details: Posed engagement photoshoot • Candid • Natural or environmental • Outdoors • One location • Online or digital proofs and prints • Physical proofs and prints • Ability to purchase prints online • My home, venue, etc.

TheZenPhoto's reply
was great working with you and your family! everyone is very cooperative that made my job easier! thanks!
Engagement Photography
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Joanne K.
Jul 5, 2022
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Hired on Thumbtack

REN was great professional to work with. He was responsive and prompt. His personality was fun and easy going. He really captured the personality of our wedding party and his work product was outstanding. I love the photos.

Details: Wedding • 150 - 199 guests • Outdoors • Digital or online download • Flash drive

TheZenPhoto's reply
hi, Joanne. it was great knowing you and working with you and your wedding party. You were very kind. I really enjoyed the wedding!
Wedding and Event Photography
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Isabelle J.
Jun 18, 2022
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Hired on Thumbtack

I searched for a photographer who take my family portraits for our first visit to Chicago. I looked into most of the photographers who worked in Chicago and their portfolios and reviews. I liked Zheng's photos the most. He was very responsive. He answered all my specific questions and was very permissive with my requests. I sent him the composition and examples about what I expected from his work. We set a date and one mire date for make-up. The night before the shoot, he contacted me to change the time as his car was broken. We changed the time from 6 pm to 4 pm. I had to rearrange my schedule because of that, as a result, it didn't affect the shoot a lot. (It was a little bit hotter than we expected though) He was on time. He knew good spots to take good photos. We spent about 40 minutes as my 5 years old son got tired to do more. We had a little bit of miscommunication about the waiting time until I got the images from him. I thought he would share all the images he took first, and then I chose some images I liked and he would retouch them for the final images. But he retouched most of the images which took more time and I hurried him... Eventually, I received final images and I liked mist of them. I also asked him to erase a obstacle which I didn't like to be in the phone, he did that for me. I really appreciate his responsibility, patience and professional skills. I really wanted to share many images but ultimately decided to share one for protection of my family privacy. I definitely recommend him to my friends for photos in Chicago!

Details: Family or children's portrait • Natural / environmental (photographed in an outdoor setting) • Outdoors • Digital or online download • My home, venue, etc.

TheZenPhoto's reply
hi Isabelle thanks for the review! you have a lovely family and I enjoyed working with you three. hope you like Chicago and hope to see you all again in the future!
Portrait Photography
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Zheng Ren

FAQs

  • What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?

    I enjoy what I do. so I offer discount to customers who are willing to have a great business opportunity together.

  • What is your typical process for working with a new customer?

    1) we will have a zoom meeting together, usually about 15 minutes. 2) I will prepare the list of questions to discuss before the meeting 3) hopefully most questions will be discussed during the meeting 4) we leave contact info and keep communicating till the project day

  • What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

    I do have a master degree in science research. photography is about digital processing these days. for the art part, I taught myself from you-tube like everyone else.

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