Martika Photography, LLC
Martika Photography, LLC

Martika Photography, LLC

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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.
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Hired 238 times

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2 employees

11 years in business

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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

36 photos

  • Headshot & Branding Photography for a Medical Practice-2021

    Headshot Photography

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Reviews

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

Excellent 4.9

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Erica H.

Headshot Photography

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!
Martika Photography, LLC's reply
Thanks so much Erica! It was a pleasure working with you today. I love your selection! Martika
Sep 22, 2021
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Taneika W.

Headshot Photography

Not only is Martika a truly talented photographer, she is also a genuine person. My session with her was fun, friendly, and efficient. I ordered professional headshots and she exceeded my expectations.
Martika Photography, LLC's reply
Thanks so much for your lovely review. I enjoyed working with you!
Feb 22, 2021
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Kevin M.

Headshot Photography

Got some headshots taken for work. I am very camera shy, but Martika took the edge off and was able to get some good photos.
Martika Photography, LLC's reply
I love your selections Kevin! Thanks for your wonderful review. Thanks for your business. Martika
Feb 18, 2021
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Connie M.

Headshot Photography

Martika was wonderful. I needed a professional headshot and so not enjoy having my photo taken. She made the overall experience quick, easy, and enjoyable. And I really like the finished product. Thank you!
Martika Photography, LLC's reply
Thank you Connie for your very gracious and kind review! I love the portrait you chose! Martika
Feb 4, 2021
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Julia A.

Headshot Photography

I had an amazing experience getting my headshots for medical residency taken with Martika! She was incredibly professional, kind and an all around fun person to hangout with during the shoot. She made me feel so comfortable and the pictures turned out better than I could have imagined. I highly recommend her to anyone in need of any type of professional photography. Thank you Martika!
Martika Photography, LLC's reply
Julia! Thanks so much for your detailed and very complimentary review. It was my pleasure working with you! Martika
Jan 26, 2021
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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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