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Introduction: Hi, my name is Al Bracken! Please >>ONLY<< contact me if you would like to book me for your shoot and do not contact other photographers because it is not free for photographers to receive messages from clients. I do not offer videography as well. Also, please check out my automatic quote and determine if it is in your price range before reaching out. Thanks! I'm primarily a fashion photographer that does "everything else !" I shoot for 6 Midwest-based model/talent agencies and the top ones I've shot for include Ford Chicago, Wilhelmina New York, Wilhelmina LA, and Red New York. I've photographed Michael Belhing, co-star on 'All American', Makenzie Roony, winner of 'Making a Model with Yolanda Hadid,' Top Model Achenrin Madit, and have been published in Vogue and L'Officiel. I think that is what helps me stand out locally, my background in fashion and entertainment. I also shoot events, weddings, themed shoots, you name it! Thanks for reading this and talk soon! Al

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Hired 89 times

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9 years in business

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

Excellent 4.9

81 reviews


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Acacia D.

Engagement Photography

Al did a great job with our engagement photos. His work was a mix of creative poses and more natural-looking shots. We picked a location that you had to hike through the woods to get to, and he was a trooper about walking there with his equipment! Would recommend highly.

Details: Posed engagement photoshoot • Artful composition and lighting • Candid • Natural or environmental • Outdoors • Two locations • Online or digital proofs and prints • CD / DVD • My home, venue, etc.

Jun 15, 2021
Maria R.

Portrait Photography

I highly recommend Al, he is a very nice guy, very responsible and professional, he is the first photographer that has been paying attention to all the details before taking my pictures and he was even showing them to me right in the moment that he was taking them, he was super punctual sending the pictures and they are amazing!!! Maria Roberts

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

Mar 27, 2021
Souvik M.

Engagement Photography

I contacted Al, thanks to Thumbtack, to shoot my engagement. It was a surprise proposal and my fiancée did not even know that I am going to show up with a ring and a photographer. There were other photographers who did not want to take this project up because there were so many things that could go wrong because of the surprise component of it. But Al encouraged me from the get go. Also he had covered surprise proposals before, so that experience also proved valuable. I hired him and I am glad I did. He did a splendid job capturing the moments beautifully. I wanted natural moments or rather ‘candid’ pictures rather than posing in front of the camera. He did a great job in that regard. He was by there on time and we had to wait for almost an hour in the cold outside because we had to be at the chosen spot well before my fiancée showed up there. He knew he would have to wait and he did that without any fuss because he understood that patience was important for this project to be a success. He delivered the photographs right on time within a week. His editing is also to my liking because he does not overdo it. He already told me in the confirmation document that the photographs will be lightly retouched and I wanted exactly that. So all in all it was a wonderful experience and I mean it. I would definitely work with him again if I get an opportunity. I am immensely grateful to him. He is simply awesome!

Details: Proposal photoshoot • Candid • Artful composition and lighting • Outdoors • One location • Online or digital proofs and prints • At the pro’s location

Feb 19, 2021
Brian W.

Headshot Photography

Al did a great job with my headshots! He was very professional, spent extra time with me, and produced a very high quality result. It is one of my favorite photos of myself ever! Thanks Al!

Details: Professional / business • Photo studio • 1 person • No outfit changes • Digital or online download • At the pro’s location

Jan 30, 2021
Patrick E.

Wedding and Event Photography

We hired Al for our small wedding on very short notice after our original photographer cancelled on us about a week before the event. Al was able to step in and handle the job without missing a beat. The value for the money was hard to beat. Would definitely hire again.

Details: Wedding • Fewer than 25 guests • Outdoors • Digital or online download

Nov 16, 2020
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Albert Bracken


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

    Not complicated at all! Just tell me what you want!

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

    My typical process for working with a new customer includes them telling me a general idea or concept of what they want, I go away with that info and develop a customized shoot plan after researching modeling agency portfolios /portraits/ business head shots (whatever the project calls for) that I think would work for the client, then I send the plan to the client via email and they give me their feedback. After that, it's left to confirming the shoot date, time and how many edits they need.

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

    I am mostly self taught, however, I did take a few classes as an undergraduate psychology major and more recently in 2016. I currently shoot for a talent agency in Chicago.

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