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Top 10 photographers in Park Ridge, IL

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Eljay Cabrera Photography

Eljay Cabrera Photography

New on Fash
Serves Park Ridge, 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.
Cygnet Motion Cinematography

Cygnet Motion Cinematography

New on Fash
Serves Park Ridge, 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.
Steve Ewert Photography

Steve Ewert Photography

5.0(4)
6 hires on Fash
43+ years in business
Serves Park Ridge, IL
Steve F. says, "Helped me to relax and get good pictures. " Read more
We_Versee Images

We_Versee Images

5.0(3)
15+ years in business
Serves Park Ridge, IL
Miranda C. says, "Very professional. Always ontime and ready for each photoshoot. He gives great posing tips abs is patient. " Read more
Randall Bullen Photography

Randall Bullen Photography

5.0Exceptional(6)
20+ years in business
Serves Park Ridge, IL
Steve F. says, "He had another photographer there with him, and they both knew what they were doing." Read more
Negus Photography

Negus Photography

5.0Exceptional(5)
Offers online services
1 hire on Fash
10+ years in business
Serves Park Ridge, IL
Michael T. says, "Everything! Not only was his timing excellent but he did such a great job capturing the important moments of my engagement. Was very grateful and so impressed by his quality of work! He is an amazing photographer!" Read more
RobertShivertsPhotography

RobertShivertsPhotography

New on Fash
7+ years in business
Serves Park Ridge, IL
Am skilled as a commercial and fine-art photographer. Have been lead/managing photographer heading up a team of 3-5 photographers at many major professional trade shows throughout the United States. I have also had shows of my fine-art photography in the United States and France. I have innovated quality and creativity in public relations photographs utilizing in camera double exposures for Chicago Auto Show, NAB, CES and other medical shows.
Yosmertmphotography

Yosmertmphotography

5.0(2)
14+ years in business
Serves Park Ridge, IL
Anais says, "Yosmer is absolutely an outstanding photographer and wonderful person. A friend we have in common recommended him. I researched a lot and I noticed almost instantly that Yosmer had amazing pictures. His portfolio reflects his ability to work with different lights and styles based on the season and weather. It was important to me because the wedding was in Chicago and the weather can be unpredictable. We appreciate his enthusiasm, professionalism and smiles showed during all day with us, including our family. He played an important role in our special day. We highly recommend him to anyone! " Read more
JCPhotography

JCPhotography

5.0(1)
2 hires on Fash
12+ years in business
Serves Park Ridge, IL
Jessica says, "Joani is incredible! She made us feel so comfortable during our session and our pictures came out beautiful!" Read more
John Shelves Photography

John Shelves Photography

5.0(1)
1 hire on Fash
39+ years in business
Serves Park Ridge, IL
Tim F. says, "I came in the other day to work with John on photographing my drums. He was incredibly professional. It was genuinely a pleasure to work with him. John was very kind and open to ideas. He is very creative and brought lots of ideas and energy to the project. His pictures really made the drums pop and come to life. I'd highly recommend John for anyone who has a project in mind. I certainly will be using him in the future." Read more

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?

Reviews for Park Ridge photographers

Recent success stories from people in the Park Ridge area.
Erika G.
⁠ It's a surprisingly personal question; no one else can decide how you measure your own success and it's allowed to evolve over time. My definition has certainly transformed over the past 7 years as I shifted from focusing on how life looks to how life feels.⁠ ⁠ I used to think success was about checking boxes and collecting gold stars: I was a corporate-climbing mom who could "do it all and do it with a smile". It looked great on the outside. ⁠ But, on the inside, I felt hollow and like I was never doing enough. There was always more to do/be/achieve. When my infant daughter had serious spinal surgery 7 years ago, it made me reevaluate how I was living, and for whom. Thankfully, she’s healthy, but it became the pivot point where my life has since become before and after.⁠ Now I know success means having the courage to create a life of authenticity and impact. By letting go of who I think I should be, it freed me up to embrace who I am and who I am to become.⁠ We are most impactful when we’re most authentic so, ultimately, success is living into my full range and building a life aligned with my values, purpose and gifts in order to inspire others to do the same. ⁠ I am humbled and honored to be included in Steve Ewert Photography's series on Successful Women in Chicago.⁠ I'd love to hear from you: What does success mean to you? How has your definition evolved?
Steve Ewert Photography
Venna
Great customer service
We_Versee Images
Brian S.
Randy is a genuinely nice person who takes the time to make sure he gets all the right shots.
Randall Bullen Photography
Nedra M.
So he was on time before me on my daughter prom and he also took some beautiful pictures of my daughter prom I will be book him again for my event he a nice person and do good work thank u 🥂🤗
Negus Photography
Bismarck R.
Excellent photo, He has the best eye for brides.. I love his photos...
Yosmertmphotography
Sandra N.
His work is beautiful and he has excellent work ethics.
JAG PHOTOGRAPHY LLC
Rachel N.
Keith was a pleasure to work with and his photos were great! Very high quality and he was very helpful with a short project timeline.
Keith French Photography
Gmala D.
The best photographer you’ll find in the Chicago area! Hands down the nicest most professional photographer I’ve ever known. Call now! Creative, clean, and cost friendly photos for all your memories!
Kristal Lee Photography
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