Martika Photography, LLC
Martika Gartman is a Chicago Business, Event, Portrait, Family, Child and Headshot Lifestyle and Photographer. She is a Virginia native with a 20 year career in law and politics who picked up her Canon and hung up her lobbying shoes after marrying Randy and moving to Illinois. Her career experiences include working as an intern in the White House, serving as a member of a Governor's personal staff, lobbying for the Medical Society of Virginia, serving as an Assistant Attorney General, Employment Law and serving as a lobbyist for State Farm a Fortune 500 insurance company. Her work has appeared in Oak Brook Life, Neighbors of Westmont and Neighbors of Darien magazines. The Chicago Tribune and Crain's.
Martika possesses a unique combination of corporate and political background and right brained and left brained communication skills. She interacts with her clients and subjects to create images with a dash of elegance and a touch of whimsy where appropriate. This unique flavor combination results in timeless, realistic and vibrant images that are suitable for many applications.
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Frequently asked questions
What is your typical process for working with a new customer?
I tailor my sessions to each client's needs so I like to chat with you first to see exactly what your needs are and send you a detialed estimate so we are clear what all the charges are and there are no surprises. I also give a portrait tip sheet for headshots and family sessions.
What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
I have actually invested more person funds in my photography education than in my law school education. I take classes and workshops yearly and my work shows the investment.