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Top 10 photographers in Palatine, IL

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Cygnet Motion Cinematography

Cygnet Motion Cinematography

New on Fash
Serves Palatine, IL
Drone cinematography for Real Estate, including still photos and full video production. Drone and camera-stabilizer footage of events, including still photos and full video production. Our event production work captures the fun and excitement of your event, emphasizing the spontaneous over the formal. We want to tell the story of your event. Our producer/operator has 6+ prior years as a Steadicam® operator for production of industrial and other commercial videos, as well as an MFA in Film and Video Production from Florida State University.
Eljay Cabrera Photography

Eljay Cabrera Photography

New on Fash
Serves Palatine, IL
I am a part-time photographer. I love capturing people's beautiful moments. I would be happy to be capturing your great memories. Let's get in touch to create a memorable story for you. I am available on weekends and holidays. Contact me on thumbtack, pixieset or instagram.
Teresa Garelli Photography

Teresa Garelli Photography

New on Fash
10+ years in business
Serves Palatine, IL
MY NAME IS TERESA GARELLI My love affair with photography started at a young age. My camera roll would always be filled with photographs of loved ones. That was when I realized how powerful photography can be; that with a click of the shutter button, I can freeze a moment and enjoy it for the rest of my life. I also looked at photography as an extension of my creative self and an ability to express a thousand words through a single picture. My commitment to the craft grew even more at the birth of my first child. That eventful day made me realize the value of each moment and how we always make the most out of the life we have. Since then, I’
Ania's Little World Photography

Ania's Little World Photography

New on Fash
8+ years in business
Serves Palatine, IL
Hello. My name is Ania and I specialize in newborn, maternity & family portraits, and small events (baptisms, birthdays, baby & bridal showers...) photography. Working with me is an experience designed to capture moments that matter, evoke emotions, and tell compelling stories through the lens. Whether it's a portrait session, a family gathering, a special event you celebrate, or a professional portfolio, I'm here to make your vision come to life in the most captivating and memorable way possible. What sets me apart is my technical skills, eye for detail, and commitment to understanding your unique needs and desires. Here's what you can e

Your photography questions, answered

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Fash.

How much does a photographer cost?

The average cost to hire a photographer is $100 to $250 per hour, depending on their experience. However, photography prices vary significantly depending on the type of event or photo session:

Do you tip photographers?

The standard tipping etiquette for photographers depends on the type of photo session or event and how happy you are with the photographer's service:

  • Tip a wedding photographer $50 to $200 if the photographer exceeds your expectations. If the photographer works with a second shooter, be sure to tip the second photographer separately.
  • Consider tipping a family portrait photographer, pet photographer, or newborn photographer if you're happy with the photo session. However, tipping is not expected for family portraits taken at a big box store like JC Penney or Wal-Mart.
  • Tipping a photographer is not expected for headshots, commercial photography, real estate photography, or architectural photos.

If you're happy with the photographer's service, post a positive review online and share their photos on your social media.

How can I save money on a photographer?

Follow these tips to save money when you hire a photographer:

  • Book a "mini-session" – a shorter photo session that lasts only 20 to 30 minutes.
  • Choose your favorite photographers and follow them on social media. Some photographers may provide deals and exclusive offers.
  • Hire a less experienced photographer. However, be sure to review their portfolio to confirm they have enough skill to meet your photo needs.
  • Purchase prints from an online retailer instead of ordering them from the photographer.
  • Bundle multiple photo sessions for a discounted price. Some wedding photographers bundle engagement and wedding photos. Other photographers offer a bundle for newborn photos plus additional sessions as your child grows.

How far in advance should I book a photographer?

Book a wedding photographer as early as possible, ideally as soon as you've confirmed the date with your venue. Headshot, commercial, pet, and family portrait photographers typically don't require as much advanced notice. However, a popular, in-demand photographer may be booked out several months in advance.

How can I find the best photographer near me?

Follow these guidelines when searching for a photographer to ensure you find one who is the best match for you:

  • Look for photographers who specialize in the type of photography you want. A photographer who specializes in weddings won't be the best choice for a newborn baby photo shoot, and vice versa.
  • Review their online portfolios to confirm you like their photography style and aesthetic.
  • Read photographer reviews on Fash and Google.
  • Get a contract in writing before making a deposit.
  • Discuss the photo usage and printing rights to confirm how both you and the photographer can use the images. Photographers typically retain the copyright to the images, allowing them to use the photos for marketing and social media.

What questions should I ask a photographer?

Ask these questions to help you choose the best photographer for your needs:

  • How long have you been in business?
  • What type of photography do you specialize in?
  • What is your photography style?
  • Do you have an online portfolio I can view?
  • How far in advance should I book my photo shoot?
  • What deposit do you require, and is it refundable?
  • Do you have a photo studio? If not, where will you take the photos?
  • What should I do to prepare for the photo session?
  • How will you deliver the final photos to me?
  • How long will it take to get the photos?
  • Do you offer printed items or photo albums?
  • Who owns the rights to the photos?
  • Will you use my images on social media or your website portfolio?

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