Martika Photography, LLC
Martika Photography, LLC

Martika Photography, LLC

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Discounts available
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$200
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Scheduling

Responds in about 2 hours

Introduction: My images speak for themselves, but I think I have an artist's eye. I give a pre-shoot portrait tip sheet and I put people at ease with me, my camera and themselves. I want people to act like themselves when I photograph them. It makes it easier for them to smile and for me to catch them at their best. I want folks to have an enjoyable photo session and if it is an event, I want to go with the flow and add to rather than detract from the fun of the event. I enjoy people and it shows in my work! Be sure to see my lifestyle, fashion and advertising site.martikagartman.com. I am also a Member of the Professional Photographer's of America and the American Photographic Artists professional associations. Plus I give a portrait tip sheet prior to our session so you can be fully prepared! I am prompt and responsive. Call me if you have any questions. I look forward to working with you to exceed your expectations! 630 991 7140 I love people and I really enjoy bringing out the best in their imagery and helping them to feel good about themselves or their product. I want the process to be as painless as possible.
Overview

Current Top Pro

Hired 270 times

1 similar job done near you

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Verified business

2 employees

12 years in business

Payment methods

This pro accepts payments via Apple Pay, Cash, Check, Credit card, Google Pay, PayPal, Venmo, and Zelle.

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This pro indicated that they reviewed CDC safety guidelines for COVID-19 and pledged to do the following:

Maintain 6 feet of distance from customers

Disinfect surfaces touched during the job

Featured Projects

188 photos

  • Headshot Photography - Hinsdale 2022

    Headshot Photography

Specialties
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Reviews

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

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Michelle H.
Aug 27, 2022
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I needed new headshots and Martika was the ONLY photographer to actually call me rather than message and she was even on vacation! She was so friendly and accommodating from the start. She even worked with me when weather caused us to reschedule as I wanted some outdoor shots. She referred me to a fantastic hair and makeup professional and they both were amazing on the day of the shoot, offering guidance and putting me at ease. Martika's studio was comfortable and she uses all the latest technology, it's very impressive. She was quick to adapt when we moved outdoors. I am a Broker and REALTOR® and my personal image and brand is everything and I am so happy I found Martika and Brianna (makeup). My photos are of the highest quality and my absolute favorite I have ever had done. Thank you, Martika! Highly recommend to anyone!

Details: Professional / business • Outdoors • 1 person • 1 outfit change • Digital or online download • My home, venue, etc. • At the pro’s location

Martika Photography, LLC's reply
Thank you so much for your stellar review!
Headshot Photography
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Stracia M.
Feb 10, 2022
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I had an awesome experience with Martika Photography! She was very patient with me and gave me great tips and pointers as this was my first time doing headshots for modeling! I would recommend her 1000x over your regular schmegular person.my pics were beautiful! The quality was superb! Reasonable pricing! Sis is the truth!

Details: Modeling • Photo studio • 1 person • No outfit changes • Digital or online download • At the pro’s location • My home, venue, etc.

Martika Photography, LLC's reply
Thanks Stracia for such a glowing review! Martika
Headshot Photography
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Nicholas L.
Feb 10, 2022
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Hired on Thumbtack

I had Martika take some headshots for my linkedin profile. She was very nice, patient and attentive to detail. Photos came out amazing and she had them delivered quickly. I highly recommend!

Details: Professional / business • Photo studio • 1 person • 1 outfit change • Digital or online download • At the pro’s location • My home, venue, etc.

Martika Photography, LLC's reply
Thank you Nickolas! I love your headshots!!
Headshot Photography
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Ieva J.
Sep 29, 2022
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Martika is an amazing photographer! She took the time to listen to my concerns and was very accommodating throughout the whole process. She made the photo shoot so easy and comfortable. Her work exceeded my expectations! I highly recommend Martika for all your professional photo needs, and I will definitely be working with her again in the near future!

Details: Social media profile • Photo studio • 1 person • 1 outfit change • Digital or online download • At the pro’s location

Martika Photography, LLC's reply
Thanks Ieva! great working with you!
Headshot Photography
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Erica H.
Sep 22, 2021
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Hired on Thumbtack

I needed last minute head shots for a new role that I am starting. Fantastic headshots that I am proud to use on multiple platforms. Martika is warm, personable and works to make the experience meet your needs. Will definitely be hiring for all of my future photography needs!

Details: Professional / business • Home • 1 person • 1 outfit change • Digital or online download • My home, venue, etc.

Martika Photography, LLC's reply
Thanks so much Erica! It was a pleasure working with you today. I love your selection! Martika
Headshot Photography
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Martika Gartman

FAQs

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

    My pricing varies from type of job and depends on the number of final files required or the length of the shoot. I will probably not be the cheapest photographer in the group. I use Canon professional camera and lenses and top quality Profoto professional studio lighting. These are not inexpensive pieces of equipment. I am not a hobbyist. I have invested tens of thousands of dollars in my professional training and education. Additionally I have a backup camera in case of damage, theft or malfunction. I am also insured and I have a good online reputation. Sometimes in life you do get what you pay for.

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

    We chat by phone or if needed in person to discuss the job, agree on the scope of the shoot and pricing, verify it in writing and go from there!

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

    I have been shooting single lens reflex cameras since about 1979. I was on the yearbook staff in junior high, high school and in college. I shot for my university. Although I am largely self taught, I am a member of the Professional Photographers of America and the American Photographic Artists Associations. These are professioanl societies for photographers. i have attended their conference. I also attended Shutterfest each year and I have attenden courses at Calumet Photographic and Progear and Procam. I do online education as well. This year I have been studying with renown LA Photographer Kevin Michael Schmidt in Chicago and in LA and I have invested $8,000-$10,000 in education this year and I am continuing with Kevin as my mentor in the next year as well. I am one of his top students. In January and February, I spent a week in California meeting with Kevin several times. He presented my portfolio at a Canon event in Coasta Mesa in front of a group of 70 photographers. At this point I have invested more in my photographic education than I did for my legal education.

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