Best Portrait
in Elgin

Why These Portrait Photographers?

Our goal is to connect people with the best local experts. We scored portrait photographers on more than 25 variables across five categories, and analysed the results to give you a hand-picked list of the best portrait photographers in Elgin, IL.

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Our Selection Criteria:

  • 1. Reputation

    A history of delighted customers and outstanding service.

  • 2. Credibility

    Building customer confidence with licensing, accreditations, and awards.

  • 3. Experience

    Masters of their craft, based on years of practical experience and education.

  • 4. Availability

    Consistently approachable and responsive, so customers never feel ignored.

  • 5. Professionalism

    Providing service with honesty, reliability, and respect.

Fly On The Wall Photography

Fly On The Wall Photography is a full service photography studio serving clients in Hampshire and across the entire United States. It specializes in weddings, portraits, parties, and all types of events. Fly On The Wall Photography started operating in the early 1980's but was officially established in 2005 by professional photographer Dwayne Luckett. All of its photographers are members of the Professional Photographers of America and have expertise in the photojournalism, traditional, contemporary, and fine art methodologies. Some of them are ranked as preferred vendors in wedding specialty sites such as Wedding Wire and Past customers appreciate the studio’s professional demeanor, exceptional quality, and fair prices.

Hampshire, IL(708) 280-8574


Kevin Kuster Photography

Kevin Kuster Photography is a professional photography and videography business located in Chicago, Illinois that serves clients in the wider local Chicagoland metropolitan area. The company is headed by Kevin Kuster, who previously served as the Senior Photography Editor for Playboy Magazine and the Managing Content Director of Playboy Digital. Kevin Kuster Photography offers clients a wide range of services, including editorial work, celebrity and fashion photography, portraiture work, food and drink photography, child portraits, product photography, weddings, and more. The company has worked with such illustrious clients as Ray-Ban, AOL, Time Warner, Harley Davidson, Trump Luxury Real Estate, and many others.

North Aurora, IL(312) 890-8582


Mark Black Photography

Specializing in photojournalistic wedding photography in and around Chicago, Illinois, Mark Black’s previous 20 years’ experience as a photojournalist for the Daily Herald, a suburban Chicago newspaper, translated well to wedding photography. Black also enjoys portraiture, working with high school seniors and families to make lasting memories. An online gallery is set up for clients to view proofs and place orders. He has received recognition for his talent from the Wedding Photojournalist Association, National Press Photographers Association, Illinois Press Photographers Association, Chicago Headline Club, and the Associated Press. Clients praise his professionalism and several mentioned that his photography exceeded their expectations.

Saint Charles, IL(630) 945-0437


nFocus Photos

nFocus Photos is a photography studio located in Crystal Lake, IL. nFocus specializes in high school senior photography, but also provides professional headshots as well as portfolio and fitness shoots. nFocus offers a wide range of senior session options starting at just $75. nFocus guides their seniors through every step of the process and uses posing, lighting, location, outfit choices and more to guaranty an exceptional senior photos experience and photos that will make your friends jealous! They only photograph 90 seniors a year, so you'll want to book early. To find out more, contact nFocus Photos to schedule a free senior photo consultation.

Crystal Lake, IL(815) 347-2258


Papadakis Photography

George Papadakis is a nationally and internationally renowned photographer and the owner of Papadakis Photography. For over 25 years, George has served the Chicago market and fulfilled photographic assignments from Los Angeles to New York City. George prides himself on his approachability, relaxed style, and sense of humor, and his images reflect these qualities. Papadakis Photography's studio features state-of-the-art cameras and lighting equipment to facilitate and ensure images are of the highest quality. The staff at Papadakis adapts to any project, and that staff includes a set stylist/designer, hair stylist, makeup artist, location scout, lighting assistant, baby and child wranglers, wardrobe stylist, and talent casting services.

South Barrington, IL(847) 428-4400


Spelman Portraits

Located in Geneva, Illinois, Spelman Portraits is a professional photography studio that serves clients in the surrounding metropolitan area. The company has been in business for more than thirty-five years and offers clients a wide range of services that includes wedding photography coverage, commercial and professional headshots, family photo shoots, and high school senior portraiture sessions. Additionally, Spelman Portraits offers clients a variety of backdrops and accessories for photo shoots as desired by clients. The company has served national and local companies as well as government agencies and can be contacted by phone or email for the purpose of booking.

Geneva, IL(630) 208-0099


Tristen Crow

Tristen Crow is a professional photographer who graduated from Tribeca Flashpoint College and works at Willow Creek Community Church. He has experience as a filmmaker and photographer and strives to use the latest, state of the art equipment to help his customers receive high-quality pictures. He possesses several years of the experience and works with commercial and private clients, with some of his previous customers including Blue Cross Blue Shield Michigan, Broadway in Chicago, Monster Energy, and the Daily Herald. Mr. Crow serves residents of Schaumburg and the nearby region. People interested in his services can check through his portfolios to determine if they like his quality and style.

Algonquin, IL(847) 532-1361


Weiss On Location Photography

Kerri Weiss Photography is a professional photographer serving customers in Saint Charles and nearby communities. Owner and lead photographer Kerri Weiss specializes in family and children’s photography, high school senior portraits, business headshots, landscapes, and equine photography. She strives to bring out that special, unique personality of her subjects, resulting in images that move hearts and souls. Kerri holds a Photographic Craftsman Degree and earned her Masters of Photography through Professional Photographers of America. She is an active member of the Professional Photographers of America, Professional Photographers of Northern Illinois, National Association of Photoshop Professionals, and American Society of Photographers.

Saint Charles, IL(630) 788-9773


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